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John Thomas Hanks
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Birth: Jun. 9, 1855
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1909
Clay County
Arkansas, USA

John Thomas Hanks was the son of Franklin Buford Hanks and
Emily (Lewis) Hanks.
He was born in Scottsboro, TN. He married Flora Burkey on Sep 19,1876 in Jackson County, Illinois. He owned a lumber company and sawmill, he traveled around Southeast MO wherever virgin lumber was available and when that was felled he moved his business to Arkansas.

They had six children. Only two lived to adulthood.

Eva Estelle Hanks Aug 12, 1881 - April 19, 1886
Lettie Ethel Hanks Sept3, 1883 - Oct 28, 1884
Emily Ann (Hanks) Sample Aug 11, 1885- Feb 11, 1937
Jesse Fay Hanks April 1, 1887- Died in childhood
Frederick Burkey Hanks March 14, 1892- Jan 1, 1957
Zettie Allis Hanks May 12, 1896 - Feb 26, 1898

His second wife was Nannie Boatright.
They had two sons.

The following Information came from the
Ancestry Library Edition-
ID: I02322
Name: John Thomas Hanks
Sex: M
Birth: 9 JUN 1855 in Scottsboro, Tennessee
Death: 16 JAN 1909 in Success, Clay County, Arkansas
Reference Number: 13985

Father: Franklin Buford Hanks b: 16 SEP 1834 in Maury County, Tennessee
Mother: Emily Lewis

Marriage 1 Nannie Boatright

Marriage 2 Flora Burkey b: 6 SEP 1857 in Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois
Married: 19 SEP 1876 in Jackson County, Illinois
Eva Estelle Hanks b: 12 AUG 1881 in Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois
Lettie Ethel Hanks b: 3 SEP 1883 in Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois
Emily Ann Hanks b: 11 AUG 1885 in Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois
Jesse Fay Hanks b: 1 APR 1887 in Stoddard County, Missouri
Frederick Burkey Hanks b: 14 MAR 1892 in Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois
Zettie Allis Hanks b: 12 MAY 1896 in Stoddard County, Missouri


Dear Ancestor

Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn

You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh and blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own

Dear Ancestor..the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder how you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you.

Author Unknown
Family links: 
  Franklin Buford Hanks (1834 - 1900)
  Emily Lewis Hanks (1834 - 1895)
  Flora Burkey Hanks (1857 - 1897)
  Emily Ann Hanks Sample (1886 - 1937)*
  Frederick Burkey Hanks (1892 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: SJK
Record added: Oct 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59893163

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