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George Wilson Banta
Birth: Jan. 29, 1841
Clarksville
Red River County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 1937
Medina
Bandera County
Texas, USA

One Hundred Years in Bandera, page 74 special edition newspaper, On March 15, 1937, there passed away at Medina, one of the outstanding citizens of Bandera County. He was George Wilson Banta, 96 years old, active and alert to the day he died. Born at Clarksville, Texas, January 29, 1841, he was one of thirteen children in the family of Isaac Banta, a pioneer citizen of that section. When the War Between the States came on he enlisted in Company I, 18th Texas Cavalry, and participated in several desperate engagements. He was captured and sent as a prisoner to Camp Douglas, on Lake Michigan, afterwards being exchanged, and went to Richmond, Virginia, to enter General Bragg's army. He was in the battles of Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain, Chickanauga, and down to Franklin, Tennessee, and was wounded three times. On March 15, 1865, he was married to Miss Susan Rippey, and they moved to Gillespie County, where they resided on the frontier for several years. In 1886 they moved to a location near Medina, where they reared their family of twelve children. Mrs. Banta passed away at the faimly home in Medina March 15, 1930. One of thir sons, Ernest J. Banta, has served as postmaster in Medina City for more than twenty-five years.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac William Banta (1800 - 1855)
  Eliza Barker McDonald (1806 - 1903)
 
 Spouse:
  Susan Melissa Rippy Banta (1848 - 1930)*
 
 Children:
  George W. Banta (1869 - 1871)*
  Charles William Banta (1872 - 1939)*
  Roxie A. Banta (1873 - 1875)*
  Almeda Emma Banta Keese (1877 - 1970)*
  Bertha L Banta (1880 - 1882)*
  Ernest John Banta (1883 - 1954)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Wilson Banta (1823 - 1887)*
  Mary Ann Banta Langford (1825 - 1870)*
  William Banta (1827 - 1897)*
  David Riley Banta (1829 - 1917)*
  Celesteen Banta Gibson (1831 - 1926)*
  John Walter Banta (1833 - 1914)*
  Jacob Rhinerson Banta (1835 - 1866)*
  George Wilson Banta (1841 - 1937)
  Permelia Victoria Banta Holden (1843 - 1891)*
  Elizabeth Perlina Banta Sellers (1844 - 1935)*
  Josephus Isaac Banta (1848 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Lord remember us when thou comest unto Thy Kingdom
 
Note: SSA Susan Melissa Rippey Banta
 
Burial:
Oak Rest Cemetery
Medina
Bandera County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Kelli Smythe
Record added: Jun 10, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6494395
George Wilson Banta
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George Wilson Banta
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