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James Shanks
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Birth: 1741
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 1803
Burke County
North Carolina, USA

In the US census, he lived in Salisbury, and in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Military service: July 20, 1778, Enlisted North Carolina Regiment, Revolutionary War
Nationality: Scotch-Irish descent
Will: April 1804, Burke County, North Carolina

Children of James Shanks and a Miss Finwell were: MARY SHANKS, b. 1769, North Carolina; d. November 16, 1842; SARAH SHANKS was born Abt. 1770 in North Carolina, and died Abt. 1840 in Franklin County, Alabama;JANE SHANKS, b. Abt. 1774, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; d. August 29, 1860, Warren County, Tennessee; MARGARET SHANKS, b. October 25, 1775, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; d. October 17, 1857; HANNAH SHANKS was born Abt. 1778 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and died August 03, 1868 in Warren County, Tennessee;ELIZABETH SHANKS, b. Abt. 1780, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

(The above information was extracted from an NSSAR package prepared by a direct descendant. Interested NSSAR or DAR descendants should contact this member (46807993) for additional detailed information and verification) 
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  Mary Shanks McCulloch (1769 - 1842)*
*Calculated relationship
Aged 62 Yrs.
Drucilla Independent Fundamental Cemetery
McDowell County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Armantia
Record added: Aug 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15180852
James Shanks
Added by: Donna Thomas
James Shanks
Added by: Donna Thomas
James Shanks
Added by: Armantia
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Registered by National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, (Ancestor Number) ACN # 55044, Received: 9 Aug 2013 Approved: 10/3/2013, Society: FL, Submitted by DeCody Brad Marble
- DeCody Brad Marble
 Added: Oct. 11, 2013
My 4th great-grandfather. He was an American patriot, involved with the Mecklenberg Declaration of Independence, fought in the American Revolution, and was one of the signers of the petition for the State of Franklin.
- sharlyrob
 Added: Mar. 22, 2013

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