William Hanks, Sr.

  • Born in 1764 in Rappahannock County, Virginia
  • Moved to Harristown Township in 1828, becoming the first settler there.
  • Married to Elizabeth Hall, and had 11 children together.
  • Abraham Lincoln’s great uncle
  • Died on October 6, 1851, and was buried at Crum Cemetery in Harristown, IL.
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