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Eli Skaggs Hankins

Family Generations

From the Genealogy Files of: Billie Nichols Bennett

Generation No. 1

1. ELI SKAGGS3 HANKINS (JOHN2, ABSALOM1) was born 23 Jan 1823, and died 02 Nov 1887 in Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas. He married ELIZABETH CAROLINE DAY 02 Nov 1887 in Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas. She was born 09 Oct 1830 in Charleston, South Carolina, and died 02 Mar 1911 in Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas.

Children of ELI HANKINS and ELIZABETH DAY are:

i. ARMINDA ANN4 HANKINS, b. 05 Jun 1848, Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas; d. 04 Nov 1881, Priarie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas; m. EDMUND RELLINGER, Mar 1870, Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas; b. Abt. 1845.

2. ii. JOHN MILFORD HANKINS, b. 17 Jan 1851, Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas; d. 26 Mar 1923, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

iii. SARAH MELINDA HANKINS, b. 28 Jun 1853, Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas; d. 30 Oct 1853, Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas.

iv. ELI CLEMMONS HANKINS, b. 03 Feb 1855, Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas; d. 08 Aug 1925; m. IDAN JANE PERRY, 25 Oct 1876, Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas; b. Abt. 1856, Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas.

v. MARY ELLEN HANKINS, b. 12 Aug 1857, Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas; m. SAMUEL M. EEDS, 1883; b. Abt. 1855.

vi. EMMA ELIZABETH HANKINS, b. 06 Feb 1860, Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas; d. 08 Feb 1870, Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas.

vii. WILLIAM GUERRON HANKINS, b. 10 Jan 1862, Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas; d. 30 Jun 1865, Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas.

viii. WILLIAM MARTIN HANKINS, b. 13 Apr 1868, Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas; d. 09 May 1961; m. FLORA MARY HARRISON, 28 Oct 1902, Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas; b. Abt. 1882.

 

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN MILFORD4 HANKINS (ELI SKAGGS3, JOHN2, ABSALOM1) was born 17 Jan 1851 in Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, Texas, and died 26 Mar 1923 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married GLENDORA C. "LOLA" GLASS Abt. 1878 in Texas, daughter of J. GLASS and ? STEVENS. She was born 25 Dec 1850 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX, and died 09 Nov 1932 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

Notes for JOHN MILFORD HANKINS:

GENEALOGICAL ITEMS GLEANED FROM MEXICAN WAR PENSION RECORD OF MARY ANN NICHOLS
Mary Ann’s Application No. 10392, Certificate No. 7929
James Wilson’s Application No. 3853, Certificate No. 2575
James Wilson’s military unit: McCullouch’s Texas Mounted Rifles
He enlisted 2 OCT 1846 at San Marcos
He was discharged 21 OCT 1847. At Austin
Mary Ann was born 23 JUL 1825.
James Wilson died 7 OCT 1891.
James Wilson’s military rank was Corporal.
Mary Ann resided at Kerrville, Kerr Co. TX temporarily at time of application
James Wilson was in the Battle of Monterrey
James Wilson lived in Hays and Blanco Counties after his discharge
James Wilson was 5’10” tall, dark complected, grey eyes at the time of enlistment
Officers and men of his company: Capt. McCulloch, Lt. C.C. Pendley, Sergeants: Riggins and Holt; Privates: James M. Day, Sol Nichols, Asa Sowell, Harden Turner, John D. Pickens
James Wilson resided at Johnson City, Blanco County, TX as of 17 JUL 1886.
James Wilson died at Kerrville, Kerr county because 1) His wife resided temporarily at Kerrville at the time of her pension application and 2) J.M. Hankins, who lived at Kerrville, says he had known Nichols all of his life and had seen him after his death.

 

JOHN MILFORD4 HANKINS gave a statement for Mary Nichols who was living at Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX, wife of James Wilson Nichols, to apply for a pension for Nichols's service to Texas saying that he) J.M. Hankins had known James Wilson Nichols all his life (meaning all the life of J.M. Hankins) and that he had viewed Nichols's body after his death.  John Milford Hankins's mother was Caroline Day, daughter of Johnson Day.  Caroline Day's brother, James Milford Day married Martha Hannah Nichols who was a sister of James Wilson Nichols.  Also, John Milford Hankins's father, Eli Hankins was in the service of Texas during the Mexican War and was in McCullough's group, along with James Wilson Nichols who served in Hays division as a spy with the rank of Corporal.

 

1900 Kerr Co., TX

Hankins, John M., B. January 1851, age 49, married two years 1898, Texas Tennessee Texas

Lola, wife, December 1850 basis 49, nine children born seven living, Texas Pennsylvania Ohio

Clay, son, August 1877 22, Texas

John, June 1880 19, Texas

Archie, April 1883 17, Texas

Wayne, October 1885 14, Texas

Nona, August 1886 13, Texas

Barney, July 1890 9, Texas

 

1910 San Antonio, Bexar County Texas

John Hankins, born about 1851 59, Texas, Texas Tennessee Virginia

Glendora Hankins, about 1851 59, Texas Pennsylvania Ohio

Wayne Hankins, about 1885 25, Texas

Barney Hankins, bad 1891 19, Texas

 

1920 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

John M. Hankins, about 1852 68, Texas Kentucky Tennessee

Glendora C. Hankins, about 1851 69, Texas Pennsylvania Ohio

Barney Hankins, about 1891 29, Texas

 

1930 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Glendora Hankins, about 1851 79, Texas Pennsylvania Ohio

Mattie Rutledge, about 1852 78, Mississippi Alabama South Carolina

 

Also buried in the cemetery is achild named:

Molly Hankins who were born and died April 1896.

Unknown at this time if these are children of John and Glendora Hankins.

 

More About JOHN MILFORD HANKINS:

Burial: Glen Rest Cemetery, Kerr County, Texas

 

Notes for GLENDORA C. "LOLA" GLASS:

Her death certificate states she was a widow, living at 2923 S. Presa in San Antonio at the time of her death. She died from pneumonia. Informant on her death certificate is listed as John P. Hankins, 2302 Ruiz, San Antonio. This John Hankins is a son of John and Glendora Hankins. He was born June 7, 1880 in Texas, and died January 26, 1950 in the San Antonio State Hospital, San Antonio Texas. His death certificate lists him as married, and to be buried in the Confederate Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. This certificate states that she is to be buried at Kerrville, Texas.

 

More About GLENDORA C. "LOLA" GLASS:

Burial: Glen Rest Cemetery, Kerr County, Texas

Children of JOHN HANKINS and GLENDORA GLASS are:

i. CRAIG5 HANKINS, b. 13 Dec 1878, TX; d. 21 Sep 1895, TX.

ii. JOHN PENN HANKINS, b. 07 Jun 1880, Junction, TX; d. 26 Jan 1950, San Antonio State Hospital, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas; m. LILLIAN ESTELLS ROBIN; b. 25 Oct 1889, TX; d. Nov 1963, TX.

Notes for JOHN PENN HANKINS:

1930 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

John P. Hankins, 50, Texas Texas Texas

Lillian Hankins, 40, Texas Texas Texas

Johnny S. Hankins, 6, Texas

His death certificate lists him as married, and to be buried in the Confederate Cemetery in San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas.

More About JOHN PENN HANKINS:

Burial: Confederate Cemetery in San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas

iii. ARCHIBALD BONNER "ARCHIE" HANKINS, b. 23 Apr 1883, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX; d. 02 Jul 1954, San Bernardino, CA; m. (1) MARY A. ?; b. 1893; m. (2) ALMA CLARKE; b. 1890.

3. iv. WAYNE DAVIS HANKINS, b. 27 Oct 1884, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX; d. 16 Nov 1960, Contra Costa Co., CA.

v. WINONA GLENDORA "NONA" HANKINS, b. 20 Aug 1886, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX; d. 26 Feb 1964, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX; m. JESSE T. (REV.) KING, 15 Dec 1904; b. 1870, TX.

Notes for WINONA GLENDORA "NONA" HANKINS:

1900 Census - Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX

1910 Census - Justice, Llano Co., TX

1920 Census - Kingsville, Kleberg Co., TX

1930 Census - Gonzales, Gonzales Co., TX

vi. ELIZABETH FIDELIA "BESSIE" HANKINS, b. 14 Mar 1889, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX; d. 02 Jun 1889, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX.

vii. BARNEY J. HANKINS, b. 25 Jul 1890, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX; d. 08 Dec 1947, San Antionio, Bexar Co., TX; m. ESTHER MCCLANAHAN; b. 1900, TX.

Notes for BARNEY J. HANKINS:

1900 Census - Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX

1910 Census - San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX

1920 Census - San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX

1930 Cemsis - San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX

 

Generation No. 3

3. WAYNE DAVIS5 HANKINS (JOHN MILFORD4, ELI SKAGGS3, JOHN2, ABSALOM1) was born 27 Oct 1884 in Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX, and died 16 Nov 1960 in Contra Costa Co., CA. He married ZELDA UPDYKE. She was born 25 Aug 1890 in KS, and died 24 Feb 1982 in El Sobrante, Contra Costa Co., CA.

Notes for WAYNE DAVIS HANKINS:

1930 Butte, Chico County, California

Wayne Hankins, 45, married at 29, Texas Texas Texas

Zelda, wife, 39, married at 23, Kansas Illinois Virginia

Barney, 14, California

Van, 10, California

Virginia, 5, California

Children of WAYNE HANKINS and ZELDA UPDYKE are:

i. BARNEY6 HANKINS, b. Abt. 1916, California.

ii. VAN, b. Abt. 1920, California.

iii. VIRGINIA, b. Abt. 1925, California.
 

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