Hannah Banta

Kentucky, USA
Death 1886 (aged 61–62)
Burial Garnett, Anderson County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 75414162 · View Source
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The 1850 U. S. Census for Rochester, Andrew, Missouri, shows her as the wife of Allen G. (Glaspy) Poteet, 27. She was listed as 25; daughter Mary J. Poteet was 7.

She married Henry H. Banta 13 Oct 1869 in Anderson County, Kansas. She was 47; he was 44. He was born c1826 in New York.

According to The History of Anderson County, Kansas, chapter 10, page 112:

"In 1857 a family named Banta settled on the South Pottowatomie, about three miles northeast of Garnett. The members of the family were Henry H. Banta, his wife Mary [sic] O. Banta, and their three children. They came from Wisconsin, and were formerly from New York to that State. Banta was then a young man, vigorous and athletic. He was possessed of a considerable sum of money. He built a house on his claim, and commenced opening a farm, where he expected to make a home for himself and family. His wife was possessed of beauty and personal attraction. There settled in the neighborhood, about the same time, a man named Jeremiah Brown, from Kentucky, possessing neither beauty nor talent, money nor personal attraction, but was a sort of uncouth, daring character, representing himself to be a widower. The young wife of Banta, for unaccountable reasons, became attached to Brown, and rumors of their undue familiarity began to circulate in the neighborhood. About that time Banta was taken ill, and lingered for a long time. It was suspicioned [sic] that he was suffering from the effects of poison, and, from the conduct of Brown and Mrs. Banta, it was believed that they had in this manner attempted to dispose of him. The suspicion grew so strong, and the sentiment so increased against Brown, that he left the county in the night time : and Mrs. Banta soon after left for California, where she soon after married another man. She left Banta in a helpless condition. He lingered for many months, and partially recovered, with his lower extremities partially paralyzed, which rendered him unable to perform manual labor. Banta afterwards married a widow lady named Poteet, and now resides in the city of Garnett, almost a helpless invalid."

-information sent by Julie Mangano, Find A Grave ID 49273255

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