|Death: ||Nov. 16, 1867|
Nancy Cain Hankins was the widow of Joseph Hankins 18 Oct. 1813-5 March 1862 who was a minister at the Milton Baptist Church. He was grandson of Joseph Hankins Sr., the first minister.
Many researchers have confused Joseph and Nancy Cain Hankins with Joseph Hankins (1760/1770-1833/36) and his wife Nancy, maiden name unknown, was born about 1772. However, when two deeds settling Joseph's estate were executed in August 1836, one transferred land to Moses Hankins provided he take care of Nancy, the widow of the elder Joseph. (Statements on Ancestry.com that the elder Nancy was a Quinn is a theory I had expressed which some have taken as proven. I know think she was more likely a Withers, a family allied to the Quinns).
Joseph Hankins, the younger man, was the administrator of Anna Cain, widow of Jacob Cain, in 1842 in Jefferson County, and Joseph Hankins and wife were named as Anna's heirs. The elder Joseph was clearly already dead and his wife Nancy appeared in the household of Moses Hankins in Milton Twp., Jefferson County, in 1850. Moses sold his land to his brother-in-law David Buchanan in 1851 preparing for a move to Jasper County, Ill. The elder Nancy Hankins was in Buchanan's household in Milton Township in 1860.
Joseph Hankins, the younger, was a son of William Hankins (1788-1864), the oldest son of Joseph Hankins Sr. and a brother to Moses. The younger Joseph and Nancy appeared in Craig Twp., Switzerland County, Ind., in 1850, and moved to Jasper County, Ill., about 1857, and founded the church in which his uncle Moses was a member. He and Nancy appeared in Smallwood Twp., Jasper County, in 1860.
After Joseph's death, Nancy and two of her sons, moved back to Milton Township, where she rejoined the Milton Church and was buried in the Hankins family cemetery, that was to become the church cemetery in 1871.
w. of Joseph Hankins age 54 yrs.
Created by: Bob Scott
Record added: Jan 04, 2010
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