Sydnor Hanks

  • Birth 1812 Kentucky, USA
  • Death 2 Mar 1877 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 20634804

Parents: Abner Hanks and Elizabeth Goodwin

Wife: Elizabeth Robern Skidmore (married 6 Feb 1834 Henry Co., KY)

Children: Elijah Hanks, Susan J. Hanks Spicer, Sarah Frances Hanks Smith, Matilda Hanks Wirey, James Hanks, Delilah Arene Hanks Vick, John William Hanks, George Washington Hanks, and Joseph Newton Hanks

HANKS, SYDNOR - (All prior records and documents destroyed in Courthouse fire of Nov. 3/4, 1873.) Report, dated March 30, 1874, by Jesse Gant, grdn of Sydnor Hanks, "an insane person". Report dated June 24, 1876: ward is in the State Hospital for the Insane, with little hope of recovery. Final Report dated April 1, 1877: Sydnor Hanks died March 2, 1877: his widow, Elizabeth Hanks is appointed admx of his estate which is place at $85.91. Claims from the Indiana State Hospital for the Insane at Indpls. have the earliest entry in this file - June 28, 1872. Tax receipts for land: E½ NE¼, Sec. 8, T10, R4, 80 acres; SW¼ NE¼, Sec. 8, T10, R4, 40 acres; SW¼ SW¼,, Sec. 4, T10, R4, 40 acres; W½ NW¼ , Sec. 9, T10, R4, 79 acres; SE¼ SE¼, Sec. 5, T10, R4, 40 acres. Box 34, file 6.

Application for Letters of Administration, dated April 3, 1877, Sydnor Hanks died March 20, 1877, Brown Co., intestate. Admx is widow, Elizabeth R. Hanks. Inventory of Personal Property, valued at $232.25, taken by the widow. Final Report dated Sept. 19, 1879: assets equal debts. Box 38, file 8.

Source: Compiled by Helen H. Reeve, Brown County, Indiana -- Abstracts of Probate Records, 1836-1945, Nashville, Ind. : Brown County Historical Society (1992), page 92, Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, F532.B76 R47 1992.


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  • Created by: Mark E. Wirey
  • Added: 25 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20634804
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sydnor Hanks (1812–2 Mar 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20634804, ; Maintained by Mark E. Wirey (contributor 46919974) Unknown.