Oct. 5, 1730 Plymouth Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA
Feb. 23, 1815 Greenwich Washington County New York, USA
Son of Benjamin Hanks and Mary White
Married - Tabitha Hall, 24 Jan 1749, Greenwich, Washington, New York
Children - Abigail Irena Hanks, Isaac Hanks, Tabitha Hanks, Anna Hanks, John Hanks, Ruth Hanks, Elijah Hanks, Mary Hanks, Elisabeth Hanks, Theophilius Sargent Hanks, Azariah Hanks, Diadema Hanks, Enoch Hanks
Married - Martha Huntington, 6 Sep 1791
History - Deacon John served in the Revolutionary War as a Sgt. from Connecticut per the DAR Patriot Index. Served as a Minute Man. On Lexington Alarm from Mansfield per "First Families of America", p. 551.
During the Revolutionary war he entered the army and was in the siege of Boston in 1775 in the 2nd Company of Gen. Putnam's Third Regiment.
John Hanks was for many years a Deacon of the First Congregational Church of Mansfield where he resided until 1799, when he moved to Ashford. Here for a time he was a surveyor.
About 1803 he went to Greenwich, New York to live with his son Enoch and although seventy-three years old still continued in active business dealing largely in real estate, in the later part of his life many of his deeds being signed for him by his sons.
Burial - Enoch Hanks farm, on Bunker Hill, Cassayuna Heights, 11 miles northeast of Greenwich, New York