|Birth: ||Feb. 12, 1819|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1898|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
I am hoping to get more information on George Washington Bankhead from his relative as she finds out more.
She says that he was actually born in Tennessee, even though records show him born in Alabama.
It is said that after his arrival in Utah, he settled first in Holladay and then moved to Draper where he made his permanent home. Here he held many positions of trust both in civic and religious affairs. His was a hospitable home and many youths were befriended by this fine man.
George Bankhead, a Southern gentleman and gentle speaking man settled in Draper in 1852. His nephew stayed in Draper and went to school. His wife died at the birth of a baby.
a number of the older settlers say that he did not have a wife when he lived there. He came with 5 slaves. Three of them are named, Nancy, Sam and Alex.
George W. Bankhead received 160 acres from the United States of America on March 10,1870. Mr. Bankhead sold 92.87 acres to Issac M. Stewart on May 8, 1874, for $120.75.
According to family records George adopted Chris Sorenson and schooled him giving him a good education and property. He became a special bookkeeper and he married a Crossgrove girl.
John Black Bankhead (1780 - 1842)
Jane McCurdy Bankhead (1778 - 1857)
Sarah Jane Swinden Bankhead (1833 - 1863)*
Samuel Bankhead (1844 - 1871)*
Walter Bankhead (1846 - 1866)*
Luvina N Bankhead Guyton (1812 - 1887)*
John Henderson Bankhead (1814 - 1884)*
George Washington Bankhead (1819 - 1898)
Note: There is no headstone for George W. Bankhead
Draper City Cemetery
Salt Lake County
Maintained by: Esther Kinder
Originally Created by: Jenny and Andrew Jackson
Record added: Feb 14, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10473348