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 Wyatt Hanks, Sr

Wyatt Hanks, Sr

Birth
Kentucky, USA
Death 1862 (aged 66–67)
Liberty County, Texas, USA
Burial Liberty County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 41289405 · View Source
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He died in 1862 and was buried in a family cemetery on George Hanks's farm in Liberty County. His name is on a historical marker for regional pioneers on the courthouse square in Jasper
wife name Hannah GATES married 1816

Texas REV Patriot

HANKS, WYATT (1795–1862). Wyatt Hanks, judge, Texas patriot, and member of the General Council, the oldest of nine children of Peter and Isabella Hanks, was born in Kentucky on November 27, 1795. His father, Peter Hanks IV, was killed in the battle of Tippecanoe, and his grandfather, Peter Hanks III, fought in the American Revolution on the Pennsylvania frontier. Wyatt Hanks served in the War of 1812 and in 1818 moved to Miller County, Arkansas, where he was common pleas judge at Pecan Point in 1820. About the same time he married Hannah Gates Mabbitt, daughter of William Gates and widow of William Mabbitt, an Indian trader. Judge Hanks worked with other settlers at Pecan Point to secure clear title to their land, but an 1825 treaty with the Choctaws allocated the land to the Indians. In 1826 Hanks, his wife, and their children moved to the Ayish Bayou settlement in Texas, where he built a water-powered sawmill, the first of its kind in Texas, a mile above the crossing of the Old San Antonio Road on the Ayish Bayou. His mother and three brothers soon moved to the settlement.


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  • Created by: SnL Roots
  • Added: 29 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41289405
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wyatt Hanks, Sr (27 Nov 1795–1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41289405, citing George Hanks's Family Cemetery, Liberty County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by SnL Roots (contributor 46780348) .