|Birth: ||May 17, 1835|
|Death: ||Sep. 8, 1918|
Decatur Daily Review, 9 Sep 1918
ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S COUSIN IS DEAD
Andrew J. Hanks Old Resident of Decatur
WAS 83 YEARS OLD
Former President of Hanks Family Association
Andrew Jackson Hanks, the oldest member of the Hanks familiy reunion association and whose father, James Hanks, was a first cousin of Abraham Lincoln, died at his home, 2107 North Union street, at 10 o'clock Monday morning, after an illness of ten days. His health had been failing gradually all summer. He was eighty-three years of age.
AT HANKS FARM
He was born May 17, 1835, on what was known as the Hanks farm, near Boiling Springs. He lived in Macon county all his life. He was the son of James and Rebecca Hanks. His father died when he was a young man and he came to Decatur at the age of about fifteen years. He was a plasterer and contractor by trade. He was at one time in partnership with Amzi Baker and others. While engaged in the business, he plastered the James Millikin, Hill, Busher and other old residences of Decatur, and also the old high school.
He was married Oct. 2, 1872, to Martha E. Hunter of Decatur. the wife and one son, Harry H. Hanks of Chicago, survive, four children are dead. The son, Harry has been with his father during his illness. There is also one grandson, Patrick Jack Hanks, aged three years. He also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Jane Wood of Cedar Rapids, Ia., Mrs. J.W. Tyler of Indianapolis, and Mrs. W.A. Bridges of Decatur.
IN CENTRAL CHURCH
He was a lifelong member of the Christian church. He joined that church in 1865. At the time of his death he was a member of the Central Church of Christ. At the time the I.O.G.T. was active in Decatur he was a prominent member of the organization.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the residence and burial will be in Greenwood.
James Lewis Hanks (1795 - 1856)
Rebecca E Atherton Hanks (1802 - 1888)
Martha Emeline Hunter Hanks (1849 - 1934)*
Ada Hanks (1874 - 1880)*
Baby Male Hanks (1877 - 1877)*
Baby Hanks (1880 - 1880)*
Roy Hanks (1882 - 1882)*
Isaac Hanks (1819 - 1866)*
Nancy Hanks Muirheid (1821 - 1906)*
Elizabeth Hanks Heckel (1822 - 1892)*
John Lewis Hanks (1824 - 1831)*
Mary Hanks (1824 - 1843)*
Lucinda Jane Hanks Wood (1832 - 1919)*
William Benjamin Hanks (1834 - 1892)*
Andrew Jackson Hanks (1835 - 1918)
Sarah Margaret Hanks Calhoun (1838 - 1875)*
Rebecca Ellen Hanks Tyler (1843 - 1927)*
Susan Malinda Hanks (1844 - 1845)*
Martha Emeline Hanks Bridges (1848 - 1939)*
Created by: Marge
Record added: Jul 17, 2008
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