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Gen Aaron Hankinson
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Birth: Feb. 7, 1735
Matawan
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1806
Stillwater
Sussex County
New Jersey, USA

Aaron Hankinson was born in Matawan, Monmouth County, NJ on Feb. 7, 1735. At an early age, he moved with his family to Rowland Mills, Readington Twp., Hunterdon County, NJ. He lived there with his family at the "Hankinson Homestead" located near the Hankinson Family Burying Ground (also known as the Vorhees Cemetery). On February 9, 1764, he married Mary Snyder of Kingwood Twp., Hunterdon County. In 1764, Thomas Hankinson, his father, purchased farms of 363 acres each in Stillwater, Sussex County, NJ. The land was given to he and his brother William Hankinson. It is on that land where he settled with his family. He and his wife raised twelve children. Aaron Hankinson served as a surveyor and as a tax assessor in Hardyston Twp., Sussex County in 1774. Shortly after the outbreak of the American Revolution, on July 26, 1775, Aaron Hankinson was commissioned as a captain in the Sussex County Militia for Upper Hardwick under the command of Colonel Ephraim Martin. In 1776 he was commissioned as a Colonel and was detached to Sandy Hook, NJ by way of Perth Amboy, NJ. On February 28, 1777, he served as a Colonel in the 3rd. Company, 2nd. Regiment of the Sussex County Militia under the leadership of General David Forman. They were present at the battles of Brandywine Creek and Germantown. His company of 600 militiamen did not participate in the Battle of Germantown, PA. They were late to the battle but were on their way on the Old York Road. During the Revolutionary War, he and his fellow militiamen were entrusted with the duty of preventing the Minisink Indians and Tories from penetrating into New Jersey by way of the upper frontier near the Delaware Water Gap. They were very successful in that capacity. After the war ended, he was commissioned as a Brigadier General in the Sussex County Militia. He served as a general well into his later years. In addition to his other responsibilities, General Aaron Hankinson served as a Member of the New Jersey Assembly from 1782-1786 and from 1788-1792. General Hankinson also served as an elder in the Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church in Upper Hardwick Twp., Sussex County, NJ. General Aaron Hankinson died on October 9, 1806. He is buried with his wife and several of his children and their descendants in the southeasterly section of the Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Terry W.
July 21, 2010



 (bio by: Rich H.) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Hankinson (1712 - 1783)
  Rachel Mattison Hankinson (1707 - 1784)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Snyder Hankinson (1748 - 1796)*
 
 Children:
  Joseph Hankinson (1765 - 1838)*
  Henry Hankinson (1767 - 1848)*
  Nancy Hankinson Southard (1779 - 1842)*
 
 Siblings:
  Aaron Hankinson (1735 - 1806)
  William Hankinson (1737 - 1796)*
  John Hankinson (1742 - 1823)*
  Joseph Hankinson (1745 - 1825)*
  Joseph Hankinson (1745 - 1825)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
A.H.
In Memory
Brg. General
Aaron Hankinson
Who departed this life
Oct IX 1806
Aged 71years 8months 2days
Let all his children in a word
Unite and praise the eternal God
For the sweet hope that he has gone
To rest with Christ God's only Son
 
Burial:
Yellow Frame Church Cemetery
Frelinghuysen Township
Warren County
New Jersey, USA
 
Maintained by: Terry W.
Originally Created by: Rich H.
Record added: Nov 23, 2003
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Gen Aaron Hankinson
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Rest in Peace.
- Indigo Falls
 Added: Aug. 23, 2010
An American Patriot and Statesman.
- Terry W.
 Added: Jul. 21, 2010
Thank you. Rest in peace
- P.L.M.
 Added: Oct. 9, 2006
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