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John Shanks (abt. 1799 - 1870)

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John Shanks
Born about in Boutetourt, Virginia, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Muhlenburg, Kentucky, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Jun 2016
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John Shanks married Sally Jones November the 7th 1822 at Muhlenberg County Kentucky.[1]
1830 Census[2]
1 male 5 and under, 1 male 5 under 10, 1 male 30 under 40, 2 females 5 and under 10 female 20 under 30
1850 Census[3]
John 50 and Sarah 47 at Muhlenberg County Kentucky the children here are Adam M 18, Lurana F 18. Elizabeth F 16, Iva M 14, Nancy f 12, Jesse M 10, John M 8, and Henry M 7.
1860 Census,[4]
John 60 and Sarah 57 are living in Muhlenberg County Kentucky, the others here are Iva male 18, Jesse male 20, John male 17, Henry male 15, E 26 female, Nancy J 3 female
1970 Census[5]
John is 72 listed as a boarder of Anderson Ball 38 the other Ball's listed are Lena 40, Mary 12, Daniel 9, George 8, Sarah 6, Lucy 1, another child Nancy Shanks 13 is listed all listed are born in Kentucky with the exception of Anderson Ball his birthplace is North Carolina.


  1. Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 October 2016), John Shanks and Sally Jones, 07 Nov 1822; citing , Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 557,316.
  2. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 August 2015), John Shank, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States; citing 102, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 40; FHL microfilm 7,819
  3. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), John Shank, Muhlenberg, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States; citing family 387, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. "United States Census, 1860," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 April 2016), Kentucky > Muhlenburg > image 67 of 132; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," database, ( : n.d.); citing NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 October 2014), John Shanks in household of Anderson Ball, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 13, family 94, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,989.


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