William  Hanks III.

William Hanks III. (abt. 1774 - 1833)

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William Hanks III.
Born about in Dobbs County, North Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Shelby, Austin County, Texas, USAmap
Hanks-709 created 2 Jul 2012 | Last modified
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"ID: I36445 Name: William HANKS III 1 2 3 4 Sex: M Birth: AFT 1774 in Dobbs, North Carolina, USA Military Service: Veteran War of 1812 Residence: USA 4

Death: 1833 in Shelby, Texas, USA Name: William HANKS III Birth: AFT 1774 in Dobbs, North Carolina, USA Death: 1833 in Shelby Co, Texas Military Service: Veteran War of 1812

Father: Epiphroditus HANKS b: 25 JAN 1746/47 in Northumberland, Virginia, USA

Mother: Unknown LANIER

Marriage 1 Sophie REAMS b: 1780 in South Carolina, USA

Married: ABT 1800


  1. Lemuel Reams HANKS b: 21 JUL 1814 in South Carolina, USA
  2. Stephen HANKS b: 20 NOV 1817
  3. Elizabeth HANKS b: 15 MAY 1804
  4. Sarah HANKS b: 07 DEC 1819
  5. Hezekiah Ira HANKS b: 20 DEC 1820
  6. John E Wesley HANKS b: 17 OCT 1822
  7. Howell Gilliam HANKS b: 27 JUL 1802 in South Carolina, USA
  8. James HANKS b: 18 JAN 1808 in South Carolina, USA
  9. William HANKS IV b: 21 JUL 1816
  10. Mary HANKS b: 15 AUG 1806
  11. Phadran Ann HANKS b: 28 NOV 1809 in South Carolina, USA
  12. Sophia Ellen HANKS b: 07 JUL 1824."


"Epiphroditus Hanks (second cousins) Lucy Hanks b. 25 Jan. 1747 b,1765 Northumberland Co.VA Richmond Co, VA

William Hanks III (third cousins) Nancy Hanks b.1770 b,1784 Dobbs Co, NC Richmond Co, VA

  • William Hanks IV (fourth cousins) Abraham Lincoln

b. 21 July 1816 b.12 Feb. 1809 South Carolina Hodgenville,KY

Millard Hanks Roland Hanks (fourth cousins Of Lincoln, once Lewis Hanks removed.)

Lewis Hanks is my great great grandfather who was married to Sarah Byrd. Who i have always been told was a cherokee Princess, the daughter of Joe Byrd Cheif of the cherokee byrd tribe.I am currently trying to find documentation on this. I Originally started trying to trace my Indian Heritage and it all comes from the Hanks side of the family. If you possibly have any information on this i would deeply appreciate it. In all the documents that i have gathered from family members, i have come across several names that connect me to the cherokee Indian.

William Hanks IV (son of William Hanks III) was married 3 times

1. Sophie Reams Hanks

2. Emily Morton Hanks

3. Emily Miller of Alabama who was the daughter of Benjamin Miller also known as Chief Yellow Feather."


This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.


Name: William /Hanks/ III[1][2][3]
Name: William /Hanks/ III

Found multiple versions of NAME. Using William /Hanks/ III.


Date: AFT 1774
Place: Dobbs, North Carolina, USA
Date: AFT 1774
Place: Dobbs, North Carolina, USA

Found multiple copies of BIRT DATE. Using AFT 1774


Date: 1833
Place: Shelby, Texas, USA
Date: 1833
Place: Shelby Co, Texas

Found multiple copies of DEAT DATE. Using 1833Array

Military Service

Military Service:
Place: Veteran War of 1812/
Military Service:
Place: Veteran War of 1812/


  • WikiTree profile Hanks-709 created through the import of ROBISON Gedcom of DRR Ancestors and Descendants for WikiTree 01 JUL 2012.ged on Jul 1, 2012 by Dave Robison. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Dave and others.
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  • https://www.familytreedna.com/public/HanksDNAProject/default.aspx?section=results
  • https://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/william-hanks_26277957


Note: Except for William IV All children from records of
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On 5 Jul 2017 at 21:02 GMT Patricia (Sparkman) Thomas wrote:

Hanks-709 and Hanks-1105 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth/death dates. Same father. Same wife. Same person.

On 9 Jan 2014 at 02:02 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

The two wives ( Sophie Reams) are born at different times ! One born in 1890 in NC; the other 1780. Did a daughter get attached as a wife ?

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