Capt William Stuart Bankhead

Capt William Stuart Bankhead

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Death 19 Nov 1898 (aged 72)
Courtland, Lawrence County, Alabama, USA
Burial Lawrence County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 47605703 · View Source
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Capt William S Bankhead, aged 72 years and 4 months, died at his home in Courtland last Friday night.
MOULTON ADVERTISER Thursday November 24, 1898
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Capt W S Bankhead was born in Virginia. He was a lineal descendant of President Thomas Jefferson. He was first captain of Company I of Sixteenth Alabama Regiment for a time. He contracted inflammatory rheumatish and returned home on sick leave, and when the regiment passed through Courtland on its way to Corinth, he resigned his commission. He almost lost the use of a leg from rheumatism.
Capt Bankhead married (1) Martha Jane Watkins, on August 6, 1851, daughter of Paul J Watkins and Elizabeth Watt with no living issue. He married (2) Miss Lizzie Garth and they had 2 daughters - Nannie married James Harvey Gilchrist and Lizzie who married William E Hotchkiss.
On Sept 21, 1868, he married (3) Catherine Gilchrist Garth, widow of Capt George Garth and they had one son, John Stuart. John Stuart died young.



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  • Created by: FHTerry
  • Added: 5 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47605703
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt William Stuart Bankhead (9 Jan 1826–19 Nov 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47605703, citing Sykes Cemetery, Lawrence County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by FHTerry (contributor 47011755) .