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"My mother, who died in my infancy, was of a family of the name of Hanks." A. Lincoln

Nancy Hanks, mother of the 16th president of the United States, was certainly born between 1782 and 1784, possibly on February 5, 1784. She was the out-of-wedlock first-born child of a teen-age girl, Lucey Hanks, and an unnamed, to this day unknown father.

If Joseph Hanks (Lucey's Father) thought leaving (Virginia) would shield Lucey (Nancy's Mother) from prosecution in Virginia, Kentucky offered no protection. On November 24, 1789 Lucey was indicted by a Mercer County grand jury for fornication. The charge was apparently dropped when she married Henry Sparrow in 1791. As was common in such marriages, the illegitimate child (Nancy) was given up to relatives to raise. Early Years

Nancy Hanks went to live with Lucey's sister, Elizabeth Hanks, and her husband, Thomas Sparrow, brother of Lucey's husband. Elizabeth and Thomas also took in and raised Dennis Hanks, the illegitimate son of Nancy's youngest aunt, also named Nancy Hanks. (And while Dennis was unable to name his grandfather, he did identify several children of Joseph Hanks as brothers and sisters of Lucey.


Nancy married Thomas Lincoln (1778-1851) (Abraham & Bathsheba Herring) on 12 June 1806 at Beech Creek, Washington County, Kentucky. [8] Children

Sarah Lincoln (1807-1828) Abraham Lincoln (12 Feb 1809-15 Apr 1865) Thomas Lincoln, Jr. (1812-1812) Death

Nancy Hanks Lincoln died on 5 October 1818 from milk sickness at the Lincoln's home in Pigeon Creek, (now Spencer County), Indiana, at age 34. Thomas buried her on a hillside just south of the family farm.

Trace the Jones Family line back to Abraham Lincoln.

To Lincoln-103 Neumon Brown Jones (1911 - 1986) [1]

Lawson Woodard Jones (1881 - 1952) [2]

Mary M. (Brown) Jones (1843 - 1909) [3]

Redman Brown (1815 - 1871) [4]

Elizabeth (Hightower) Brown (abt. 1756 - 1830) [5]

Susannah (Hanks) Hightower (1725 - 1780) [6]

William Hanks II (abt. 1679 - 1732) [7]

William Joseph Hanks I (1655 - 1704) [8]

John Hanks Sr. (abt. 1681 - abt. 1740) [9]

Joseph Hanks (abt. 1725 - 1793) [10]

Lucey (Hanks) Sparrow (abt. 1766 - abt. 1825) [11]

Nancy (Hanks) Lincoln (abt. 1784 - 1818) [12]

Thomas Lincoln (1778 - 1851) [13]

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865) [14]

Gerald is John's fifth great grand nephew John Hanks Sr. and Gerald Jones are both descendants of William Hanks I.

1. John is the son of William Joseph Hanks I [unknown confidence] This makes William the father of John.

1. Gerald is the son of Neumon Brown Jones [confident] 2. Neumon is the son of Lawson Woodard Jones [confident] 3. Lawson is the son of Mary M. (Brown) Jones [confident] 4. Mary is the daughter of Redman Brown [confident] 5. Redman is the son of Elizabeth (Hightower) Brown [confident] 6. Elizabeth is the daughter of Susannah (Hanks) Hightower [confident] 7. Susannah is the daughter of William Hanks II [confident] 8. William is the son of William Joseph Hanks I [confident] This makes William the sixth great grandfather of Gerald.

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Nancy Hanks Lincoln heritage

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posted by Gerald Jones