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A sketch of Reuben HANKINSON taken from 16. Reuben HANKINSON (Francis2, Reuben1) was born 17 April 1812 in Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York and died 26 April 1892 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois (aged 58 years, 6 months, and 17 days). His first marriage was to Ruth SOVEREIGN on 07 September 1836 at London, Middlesex County, Ontario. She was the daughter of John and Miriam (MABEE) SOVEREIGN. She was born 24 March 1819 in Middlesex County, Ontario and died sometime in 1842 in Rochester, Oakland County, Michigan. Reuben's second marriage was to Alvira MASON, daughter of Milton S. and Mary (INGRAHAM) MASON. They were married on 13 March 1845 in Rockford. She was born sometime during November 1826 in New York and died sometime between 1900 - 1910 in Rockford.

Reuben was born 17 April 1812 in Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York. ("Portait and Biographical Record of Winnebago and Boone Counties, Illinois"; Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892; pages 465-466) In 1835, his father moved the family to Middlesex County, Ontario with the aid of one horse and a buggy. (Ibid.) However, his father didn't remain there for long as by fall 1835, he returned to New York. (Ibid.) Reuben decided to stay and while there, met and married Ruth SOVEREIGN, daughter of John and Miriam (MABEE) SOVEREIGN. (Ibid.) Their marriage took place on 07 September 1836 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, London, Middlesex County, Ontario by the Reverend Conrad VANDUSEN. (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/londondist2.htm) After his marriage, he rented the land adjoining his parents' former house and remained there until sometime during 1840 [i] when, he moved back near his parents in Avon, Oakland County, Michigan. ("Portait and Biographical Record of Winnebago and Boone Counties, Illinois"; Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892; pages 465-466). Soon afterwards, sometime during 1842, his wife, Ruth, sadly died. After her death, Reuben moved to Guilford, Winnebago County, Illinois (a journey which took two weeks with two wagons and four horses) where he met and married Alivra MASON, daughter of Milton S. and Mary (INGRAHAM) MASON. (Ibid.) They were wed on 13 March 1845 probably in Guilford. Upon arriving in Guilford, he purchased a tract of land with no improvments made on it, and bought the log house of Judge SHAW relocating it to his property. (Ibid.) A few years later, he had built a brick house on his property. (Ibid.) In 1859, he sold his estate and relocated to Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. At this time, he was engaged in the sale of tin wares but was forced to retire a few years later due to poor health. (Ibid.) Reuben remined in Rockford until his death on 26 April 1892. (Ibid.) Alvira, lived in Rockford until sometime in between 1900 - 1910 when she passed away.

Children of Reuben and Ruth (SOVEREIGN) HANKINSON:

i.Martha E., born 1838

Children of Reuben and Alvira (MASON) HANKINSON:

i.Francis Milton, born 1846
ii.Thomas Mason, born February 1848
iii.Mary Elizabeth, born 16 July 1851
iv.Alice J., born 1853
v.George J., born 1859
vi.Frederick E., born 1861
vii.Katherine J., born April 1863
viii.Henry Reuben, born 1867



17. Gertrude HANKINSON (Francis2, Reuben1) was born sometime during 1812-1820 probably in Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York. She died at a young age, most likely in Montgomery County, New York.[ii]




18. Sarah HANKINSON (Francis2, Reuben1) was born sometime during 1812-1820 probably in Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York. She died at a young age, most likely in Montgomery County, New York.[ii]




19. John Wesley HANKINSON (Francis2, Reuben1) was born 17 May 1820 in Montgomery County, New York (either in Stratford or Canajoharie). ("History of Black Hawk County, Iowa". Western Historical Company, 2001. Orginally printed in 1878. Page 467) Sometime circa. 1847 (probably in Rockford or Guilford) Winnebago County, Illinois he married Mary J. MASON, daughter of Milton S. and Mary (INGRAHAM) MASON. She was born 01 April 1828 in Dutchess County, New York and died in 1912 in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. John died in 1887 at Waterloo. They are both buried in the Elmwood Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

John made the voyage to Middlesex County and back to New York with his parents and siblings in 1835. [iii] ("Portait and Biographical Record of Winnebago and Boone Counties, Illinois"; Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892; pages 465-466) He most likely moved to Avon, Oakland County, Michigan with his parents by 1840. (1840 United States Federal Census of Avon, Oakland County, Michigan) In 1843, He moved to Winnebago County with or very shortly after his oldest brother, Reuben, moved there and probably meet his future wife, Mary J. MASON, throught him as well. Sometime before 1850, say 1847, he married Mary J. MASON in Winnebago County, Illinois and by 1850 was living in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois with his wife and a son, Milton HANKINSON, aged two years (Milton died at a young age). (1850 United States Federal Census of Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois) On 27 December 1854 ("History of Black Hawk County, Iowa". Western Historical Company, 2001. Orginally printed in 1878. Page 467), John and Mary had their second child, a daughter named Hattie J. HANKINSON. Two years later (1856), they moved to Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. (1860 United States Federal Census of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa) They would both remain there until their deaths. In 1850, John was a carpenter in Rockford (1850 United States Federal Census of Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois). Comming to Waterloo, he was involved in the mercantile trade but abandoned it a few years later to persue life as a life insurance agent. ("History of Black Hawk County, Iowa". Western Historical Company, 2001. Orginally printed in 1878. Page 467) He was woking for the Northwestern Life Insurance Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and his office was on the corner of Sycamore and Fourth Street, Waterloo. (Ibid.)

Children of John Wesley and Mary J. (MASON) HANKINSON:

i.Milton, born 1848
ii.Hattie June, born 27 December 1854



20. Levi LeRoy HANKINSON (Francis2, Reuben1) was born in 1822 probably at Stratford, Montgomery County, New York. He likely went to Middlesex County, Ontario with his father in 1835 and returned to New York that following fall. ("Portait and Biographical Record of Winnebago and Boone Counties, Illinois"; Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892; pages 465-466) By 1840 he had moved to Avon, Oakland County, Michigan with the rest of his family (1840 United States Federal Census of Avon, Oakland County, Michigan) and on 23 June 1844 married Jane Elizabeth FOOT in Avon (http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mi/oakland/vitals/marriage/dbn-aug-ha-2004.txt). She was the daughter of Horace and Mary (SAMMONS) FOOT and was born 25 May 1823 in Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York. By 17 July 1850, Levi was living in Independence, Oakland County, Michigan with his wife and his younger brother, Joseph Thompson. He and his brother were both shoe makers.(1850 United States Federal Census of Independence, Oakland County, Michigan) Levi died circa. 1855 (Hankinson Genealogy, unknown author, unknown date) probably in Independence. Jane wouldn't remarry and would spend the remainder of her days living with family members in Fenton, Genesee County, Michigan. Before 1860, she was staying with her mother, Mary (1860 United States Federal Census of Fenton, Genesee County, Michigan); by 1870, she was living with her brother, Ambrose FOOT (1870 United States Federal Census of Fenton, Genesee County, Michigan); and by 1900, she was living with her neice, Ida FOOT (daughter of Ambrose FOOT) (1900 United States Federal Census of Fenton, Genesee County, Michigan). On 06 January 1906, Jane passed away in Fenton at the age of 82 years, 7 months, and 12 days. No childred were produced by this marriage.




21. Francis Henry HANKINSON (Francis2, Reuben1) was born 1825 in Montgomery County, New York (at either Stratford or Canajoharie). He was about the age of ten when he made the trip to Middlesex County, Ontario and back to New York with his parents in 1835.("Portait and Biographical Record of Winnebago and Boone Counties, Illinois"; Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892; pages 465-466) By 1840, he was at Avon, Oakland County, Michigan with the rest of his family (1840 United States Federal Census of Avon, Oakland County, Michigan). On 14 April 1847, he married Malina D. HAYDEN in Oakland County. (http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mi/oakland/vitals/marriage/dbn-aug-ha-2004.txt) She was born 13 October 1825 in New York State. By 27 July 1850, they were living in Groveland, Oakland County, Michigan with their first child. (1850 United States Federal Census of Groveland, Oakland County, Michigan) By 02 June 1860, he and Malinda were still living in Groveland and had five children: two daughters and three sons. (1860 United States Federal Census of Groveland, Oakland County, Michigan) Malinda sadly passed way on 03 August 1867 in Groveland.[iv] (http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/gendisx/scripts/individual.asp?UniqueID=77538) Soon after, he decided to journey to Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia to visit his cousins. (Hankinson Genealogy, unknown author, unknown date) While there, he meet Mary Anne Eliza HURD and married her on 23 July 1868 at the St. Peter's Anglican Church, Weymouth. She was a daughter of George H. and Sophia Jane (TIMPANY) HURD and was born circa. 1841 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. By 10 September 1870, he and Mary were back living in Groveland with four children. (1870 United States Federal Census of Groveland, Oakland County, Michigan) A map of the township of Groveland (dated 1872), shows a F.H. HANKINSON (most likely Francis Henry HANKINSON) having two 40 acre land plots in district number 10. By 03 June 1880, he, his wife, and his two youngest daughters, Emma and Edna, moved to Holly, Oakland County, Michigan. (1880 United States Federal Census of Holly, Oakland County, Michigan) Francis died sometime during 1886 in Bay City, Bay County, Michigan and is buried in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Groveland. (Hankinson Genealogy, unknown author, unknown date) Mary's death and burial information in unknown to the author at this time.

Children of Francis Henry and Malinda D. (HAYDEN) HANKINSON:

i.Martha Lavinia, born 1848
ii.William Wallace, born August 1852
iii.Francis LeRoy, born 1854
iv.James Porter, born July 1857
v.Emily M., born March 1860
vi.Charles H. (twin boy), born 1864
vii.unknown (twin boy), born 1864
viii.John P., born 03 August 1867

Children of Francis Henry and Mary Anne Eliza (HURD) HANKINSON:

i.Emma May, born February 1870
ii.Edna Belle, born 1867



22. Sarah "Marie" HANKINSON (Francis2, Reuben1) was born 06 September 1826 in Montgomery County, New York (either at Stratford, or Canajoharie). She likely journeyed to Middlesex County, Ontario with the rest of her family in 1835 and likely returned to New York with her family that following fall. ("Portait and Biographical Record of Winnebago and Boone Counties, Illinois"; Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892; pages 465-466) By 1840, she likely moved to Avon, Oakland County, Michigan with her family. (1840 United States Federal Census of Avon, Oakland County, Michigan) On 08 December 1856 at Springfield, Oakland County, Michigan she married Harvey H. FROST, a carpenter. He was the son of Philen and Eunice (DOPKING) FROST. He was born 1830 in New York and died sometime in between 1880-1900 in Michigan. Marie died 10 March 1909 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

Children of Harvey and Sarah Marie (HANKINSON) FROST:

i.Martha, born 1858
ii.Philo, born December 1859
iii.Henry Harvey, born 21 December 1862



23. William Augustus HANKINSON (Francis2, Reuben1) was born 07 January 1828 probably in Montgomery County, New York (probably in Stratford or Canajoharie). He was seven years old when he and his family went to Middlesex County, Ontario and returned to New York the following fall. ("Portait and Biographical Record of Winnebago and Boone Counties, Illinois"; Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892; pages 465-466) By 1840, he was living with his parents in Avon, Oakland County, Michigan. (1840 United States Federal Census of Avon, Oakland County, Michigan) On 19 August 1850, he was living with his mother, and his older sister, Maria, and his youngest sister, Charlotte. (1850 United States Federal Census of Avon, Oakland County, Michigan) On 01 June 1854, he married Mary HAYS at Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan. [v] She was born 07 August 1831 in Clinton, Dutchess County, New York and was the daughter of James and Charity (COCKS) HAYS. On 09 July 1860, he was living in the village of Holly, Oakland County, Michigan with his wife, Mary, daughter, Malinda, and mother, Martha. He was a farmer. (1860 United States Federal Census of Holly, Oakland County, Michigan) On 08 July 1870, he was living in Holly with his wife, Mary, and three children: Malinda, James, and Charlotte. He was a clerk in grocery. (1870 United States Federal Census of Holly, Oakland County, Michigan) On 22 June 1880, he was now living in Rochester, Oakland County, Michigan with his wife, Mary, and his three children: Linda, James, Lottie. He was a labourer. (1880 United States Federal Census of Rochester, Oakland County, Michigan) The Hankinson Genealogy says that he was a teacher, however his oldest daughter, Malinda, was a school teacher. (Hankinson Genealogy, unknown author, unknown date) William died 11 May 1895 in Rochester and Mary died 08 July 1922 in Avon Township, Oakland County, Michigan. The "Rochester Era" of 17 May 1895 reported the passing of William as follows: "James HANKINSON, of Joliet, Ill., is home, called thither by the illness of his father. He did not get here however, until 2 hours after his death Saturday morning. After an illness of several months William HANKINSON died at his home on Fifth St., last Saturday morning of diabetes. Mr. HANKINSON had been usually active for several days before being stricken down, having worked in his garden on Mon. and Tues. He evidently overdid, for he was taken alarmingly sick on Thurs., went sank into a comatose condition, passing quietly away Sat. morning. Mr. HANKINSON had just passed his 66th birthday, and leaves besides his wife, 3 children-- Linda and Lottie of Rochester, and James of Joliet, Ill, two sisters, Mrs. I. S. LOMASON of Ithaca, and Mrs. FROST, of Bay City, survive him. Funeral services were held from the late home Monday afternoon. Rev. W. J. CAMPBELL officiating. Mr. HANKINSON was a good citizen, an honest man, a kind husband and father. He will be missed by a large circle of friends.". (The Rochester Era, page 1, colume 2, 17 May 1895) They are both beleived to be buried in the Mount Avon Cemetery in Avon.

Children of William Augustus and Mary (HAYS) HANKINSON:

i.Charles Fermont, born 1855
ii.Charity Maria, born 06 April 1857
iii.Malinda, born 19 February 1859
iv.James M., born 21 July 1863
v.Charlotte, born 23 November 1865
vi.Ambrose LeRoy, born 1876



24. Reverend Joseph Thompson HANKINSON (Francis2, Reuben1) was born 07 April 1832 in Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York. In 1835 he went to Middlesex County, Ontario with his parents until the fall of the same year. ("Portrait and Biographical Record of Winnebago and Boone Counties, Illinois"; Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892; pages 465-466) By 1840, he was living in Avon, Oakland County, Michigan with his parents and siblings. (1840 United States Federal Census of Avon, Oakland County, Michigan) On 17 July 1850, he was living with his older brother, Levi LeRoy HANKINSON, in the township of Independence, Oakland County, Michigan. They were both shoe makers. (1850 United States Federal Census of Independence, Oakland County, Michigan) According to the Hankinson Genealogy (unknown author, unknown date), it says that in 1853 he visited his uncle, Daniel LeRoy HANKINSON, in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan where he meet his cousin, Susan "Martha" HANKINSON (see refrence number 65), who was a student at Ballards' Academy. They were married in Grand Rapids on 03 April 1854. She was born 08 March 1834 in Ontario and was the daughter of Daniel LeRoy and Sarah Stanley (ANDERSON) HANKINSON. In 1859, he was united with the Detroit Methodist Episcopal Conference. On 21 June 1860, he was living in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Michigan with his wife, two children (Alice and Willie), and Gertude HANKINSON (relationship unclear). He was a clergyman for the Methodist Episcopal denomination. (1860 United States Federal Census of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Michigan) In 1862, he was ordained elder of the Methodist Episcopal denomination. (Hankinson Genealogy, unknown author, unknown date) On 03 June 1870, he was living in Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan with his wife, three children (Alice A., Emma S., and Mattie G.), and Gertrude HANKINSON. He was a pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church. (1870 United States Federal Census of Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan) On 15 June 1880, he was living in Brooks, Newaygo County, Michigan with his wife, three children (Alice, Emma, J.T.) and two borders. He was a minister. (1880 United States Federal Census of Brooks, Newaygo County, Michigan) Joseph Thompson died 18 March 1893 in Michigan and is buried in the Geenwood Cemetery, East Tawas, Iosco County, Michigan.[vi] ( http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mi/iosco/hsgs/cemetery/cem_GrnwdSxtn1870-97.txt) He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and continued in the Ministry until his death. (Hankinson Genealogy, unknown author, unknown date) His wife, Martha Susan, died sometime in 1907 in Bay City, Bay County, Michigan.

Reverend Joseph Thomas Hankinson served as a reverend for the Methodist Episcopal Church all his life. From 1862-1863 he was in Saginaw County, Michigan ("History of Saginaw County, Michigan", Michael A. Leeson; pages 801-802), in 1869 he was in Marquette County, Michigan ("History of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan"; pages 419-454), from 1872-1873 he was in Macomb County, Michigan ("History of Macomb County"; page 542), from 1873-1874 he was back in Saginaw ("History of Saginaw County, Michigan", Michael A. Leeson; pages 801-802), from 1876-1877 he was in Oscoda, Iosco County ("208 Years of Methodism - 1784...1992 - 125 Years at Oscoda, Michigan - 1867..1992"; Hazel R. LaVoie; Huron Shores Genealogical Society, Michigan, 1992; pages 4-11), and he also preached in Lenawee County, Michigan and Ingham County, Michigan ("Portrait and biographical album of Lenawee County"; page 1066 & "History of Ingham County, Michigan"; page 346 ). While he was in Oscoda he was said to have "began in peace and continued for some time with unrivaled prosperity, and an extensive revival took place and a great number of persons were received on probation, but for some reason it closed in a fierce storm. A little lack of discretion was exhibited both by pastor and people; finally the people are united, the pastor withdraws, having done a great deal of good in a very objectionable way". ("History of the Lake Huron shore with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers"; page 175)

Children of Joseph Thompson and Susan "Martha" (HANKINSON) HANKINSON:

i.Daniel
ii.Francis LeRoy
iii.Alice Amelia, born 31 December 1854
iv.William, born January 1860
v.Sarah Emma, born 20 February 1860
vi.Martha G., born 23 May 1867
vii.Jay T., born 01 February 1877



25. Charlotte HANKINSON (Francis2, Reuben1) was born 30 November 1833 in Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York. She married Isaac S. LOMASON 15 September 1855 in White Lake, Oakland County, Michigan. He was born 30 June 1831 in New Jersey and died 16 September 1920 in Rochester, Oakland County, Michigan. Charlotte died 09 February 1899. They are both buried in the Mount Avon Cemetery, Avon, Oakland County, Michigan. (http://m.domaindlx.com/Plom5555/mount_avon_cemetery_pics%20IM.htm)

She was very young when her parents brought her to Middlesex County, Ontario in 1835 and returning in the fall of 1835. ("Portait and Biographical Record of Winnebago and Boone Counties, Illinois"; Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892; pages 465-466) By 1840, she was with her parents in Avon, Oakland County, Michigan. (1840 United States Federal Census of Avon, Oakland County, Michigan) On 19 August 1850, she was living at home with her mother and two older siblings (Maria and William). (1850 United States Federal Census of Avon, Oakland County, Michigan) On 01 June 1860, she was living with her husband, Isaac LOMASON, and daughter, Lottie. (1860 United States Federal Census of Avon, Oakland County, Michigan) On 29 July 1870, she was living with her husband, children (Lottie, and Nellie), her mother, Martha, and a farm hand. (1870 United States Federal Census of Avon, Oakland County, Michigan)

Children of Isaac S. and Charlotte (HANKINSON) LOMASON:

i.Linwood, born 02 June 1856
ii.Charlotte Eveline, born 05 February 1860
iii.Nellie, born September 1864



26. Robert HANKINSON (Robert3, Reuben1) was born 19 April 1811 in Sissiboo, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. (Haggan, Ida Louise; "The Haggan Papers (part 4a)"; St. Thomas, Elgin County Library, 1978; page 33; originally printed in 1978) He died 01 July 1836 in Weymouth, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia at the age of 25 years. (Elizabeth Hankinson tombstone; St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia)




The 1864 Church map showing a portion of the villiage of Weymouth. Notice Moody's dam at the mouth of the Sissiboo River (also known as Mill Pond. Also notice the saw mill at the start of the dam. Across the road the residences of W. HANKINSON and R. HANKINSON. 27. William HANKINSON (Robert3, Reuben1) was born 22 October 1813 in Sissiboo, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.[vii] (St. Peter's Anglican Church baptismal records (Reel #1); Admiral Digby Museum; Microfilm #67, Volume I, page 55) and died 15 October, 1902 in Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia. (The Weymouth Free Pree, 17 October 1902; PANS MFM# 2959) He married Mary Amelia TIMPANY sometime during October 1851 in Weymouth. (Haggan, Ida Louise; "The Haggan Papers (part 4a)"; St. Thomas, Elgin County Library, 1978; page 33; originally printed in 1978) She was the daughter of Robert Kingsley and Clarissa (BURNS) TIMPANY. She was born about 1831 and died 10 December 1879 in Weymouth. (William Hankinson tombstone; St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia) They are both buried in the St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia.

William lived all his life in Weymouth. By 1871, he was a millwright and managed a nearby saw mill with one of his brothers. The mill only operated for six months of the year but produced 60,000 boards. The boards were probably for use for the nearby shipyards, such as the Lent/Newcombe/Hankinson shipyard almost across the road from the Riverside Baptist Church.[viii] (1871 Canadian census, Weymouth, Digby County (district #19); PANS MFM# 13619) However, the mill didn't stay in business for much longer because by 1881, he was an inspector of ships. (1881 Canadian Federal Census, Digby County, Weymouth) On 11 June 1878, he was baptized by the Reverend P. J. Filleul and witnesses were G.D. Campbell and Ellen Hankinson. By 1891, he was living with Charles Haines HANKINSON (a first cousin once removed), and by 1901 he was living with his daughter, Clarissa. (1891 and 1901 Canadian Federal Census, Digby County, Weymouth)

The following was two articles were taken from "The Weymouth Free Press" - 17 October 1902:

On Wednesday morning of this week another member of the family William HANKINSON Esq. also passed away at the age of 90 years, the funeral will take place on Friday, from the home of his daughter Mrs. Taylor, at 5 o'clock.

Just a week later, Wednesday of this week Mr. William HANKINSON, a brother of Miss Caroline HANKINSON, died after a brief illness that was not at first considered serious, at the advanced age of 90. The funeral takes place today. The deceased leaves a sister, Mrs. GREEN, of Lynn, two brothers, Mr. George and Mr. Gilbert HANKINSON and a daughter, Mrs. Henry TAYLOR, with whom he had made his home for some years. The Hankinsons were among the earliest settlers of Weymouth and their old homestead is still standing.


Children of William and Mary (TIMPANY) HANKINSON:

i.Maria Elizabeth, born 09 February 1853
ii.Clarissa Jane, born 16 July 1855



28. Susanna HANKINSON (Robert3, Reuben1) was born circa. 1814 in Sissiboo, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. She died on 11 May 1819 in Sissiboo. (Elizabeth Hankinson tombstone; St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia)




29. John Taylor HANKINSON (Robert3, Reuben1) was born 06 November 1815 in Sissiboo, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. (St. Peter's Anglican Baptismal Records; Admiral Digby Museum, Microfilm #67, Volume 1, page 91) He died on 13 November 1901 in Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia and is likely buried in the St. Peter's Anglican Church cemetery, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia.

John lived in Weymouth all his life and was a farmer for most of it. After his father's death, he inherited the southern half of his father's farm. (Robert Hankinson's Last Will and Testament, recorded 07 June 1865, PANS MFM# 19327) From 1871 to 1881, he lived with his sister Susanna. (1871 and 1881 Canadian Census, Weymouth, Digby County) Susanna died in 1888 so by 1891 he was living with his sister Caroline and still was in 1901. (1891 and 1901 Canadian Census; Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia) He was baptized at St. Peter's Church on 04 March 1901 by the Reverend George D. Harris. (St. Peter's Anglican Baptismal Records; Admiral Digby Museum, Microfilm #67, Volume 1, page 91) John never married.

The following was John HANKINSON's obituary which was taken from "The Sissiboo Echo" - 15 November 1901:
The very sudden death of Mr. John HANKINSON, one of Weymouth's oldest and respected residents, occurred at his home on Wednesday last, aged 92 years. He had been in ill health for some time, but up to the day of his death, he had done the chores around the homestead. A sister, Miss Caroline, and two brothers, William and George, survive him. The funeral will probably take place today. The Echo extends its sympathy to the bereaved ones.




30. Reuben HANKINSON (Robert3, Reuben1) was born 10 August 1817 in Sissiboo, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. (St. Peter's Anglican Baptismal Records; Admiral Digby Museum, Microfilm #67, Volume 1, page 88) He died 08 September 1898 in Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia at the age of 81 years. (Reuben Hankinson's tombstone, St. Peter's Church cemetery, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia) He married Eleanor "Ellen" TAYLOR, daughter of Captain George and Phebe (JOURNEAY) TAYLOR, on 01 January 1847 in Weymouth. Eleanor was born 12 September 1821 in Sissiboo (1901 Canadian Census; Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia) and died 21 May 1905 in Weymouth. (Reuben Hankinson's tombstone, St. Peter's Church cemetery, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia) Reuben and Eleanor are both buried in the St. Peter's Anglican Church cemetery in Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia.

Reuben was a master shipbuilder. His primary employer was Colin Campbell, of Weymouth, who was one of the most respected businessmen around at the time. Colin Campbell is credited for influencing the construction of the current St. Peter's Anglican Church in Weymouth North (built in the 1850's). The church was constructed by using ship building techniques (which is part of only a handful built this way) and was primarily paid for by Colin's own personal money. It's been said that he wanted a newer, bigger, and better church for his family because the original one was inadequate. Reuben being a master shipbuilder and an employee of Colin Campbell probably had a leading role in the construction of the church.

Reuben oversaw the construction of all but one of Colin Campbell's vessels. All the vessels were named for members of Colin's family. The first vessel built in the Campbell yard was the Colin Campbell, a brig of 169 tons launched in July 1854. In 1857 Campbell built the Douglas, a 110-ton brigantine, and in 1859 the Charlotte, a 71-ton schooner. He launched his first barque, the Helen Campbell, 274 tons, in August 1860. After 1860 both the number and the size of his vessels steadily increased. His first large barques were the 599-ton Susan L. Campbell, launched in July 1863, and the 664-ton Minnie Campbell, launched in November 1865. Over the next ten years six more barques and a brigantine were added to the Campbell fleet. These vessels averaged 688 tons, the largest being the Agnes Campbell built in 1870 at a cost of $29,559, the Harriet Campbell in 1873 at $30,872, and a second Susan L. Campbell in 1875 at $34,336. Three more large barques were added to the Campbell fleet in the late 1870s: the Douglas Campbell, 875 tons, the 1,112-ton Harry Campbell, and the 1,132-ton Campbell, the largest and the last of the Campbell vessels, built in 1879. (Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online; Biography of Colin Campbell; Accessed 04 August 2007; Last Updated 02 May 2005; http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=39537)

Reuben and Eleanor had 15 children, all of whom died in infancy. (Haggan, Ida Louise; "The Haggan Papers (part 4a)"; St. Thomas, Elgin County Library, 1978; page 33; originally printed in 1978)

Children of Reuben and Eleanor (TAYLOR) HANKINSON:

i.George Taylor, born 1848
ii.Annie, born 03 February 1874



31. Samuel HANKINSON (Robert3, Reuben1) was born 29 March 1819 in Sissiboo, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. (Haggan, Ida Louise; "The Haggan Papers (part 4a)"; St. Thomas, Elgin County Library, 1978; page 33; originally printed in 1978) Sometime before 1881, Samuel moved to Port Burwell, Elgin County, Ontario where he worked in the shipyards. (ibid.) By 1881, he was a ship carpenter, was single, and living with his first cousin, Charity (HANKINSON) McCONELL. (1881 Canadian Federal Census, Bayham, Elgin East, Ontario) He was mentioned in his father's Last Will and Testament (dated 07 December 1864) and was bequeathed the northern half of his father's farm. (Robert Hankinson's Last Will and Testament, recorded 07 June 1865, PANS MFM# 19327) He died sometime in September 1896 in Malahide, Elgin County, Ontario.




32. Susanna "Susan" HANKINSON (Robert3, Reuben1) was born 05 November 1820 in Sissiboo, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. (Haggan, Ida Louise; "The Haggan Papers (part 4a)"; St. Thomas, Elgin County Library, 1978; page 34; originally printed in 1978) She died on 24 December 1888 in Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia (Robert T. HANKINSON's tombstone, St. Peter's Anglican Church, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia) and was buried on 27 December 1888 in the St. Peter's Anglican Church cemetery, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia. (St. Peter's Anglican Burial Records; Admiral Digby Museum)

Susanna was mentioned in her father's Last Will and Testament (dated 07 December 1864) and was given a parcel of land adjacent the New Road to share with her sister, Caroline. (Robert Hankinson's Last Will and Testament, recorded 07 June 1865, PANS MFM# 19327) Between 1871 - 1881, she was living with her brother, John T. HANKINSON, on their father's farm.[ix] (1871 and 1881 Canadian Census, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia) She died on 24 December 1888 at the age of 68 years. (Robert T. HANKINSON's tombstone, St. Peter's Anglican Church, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia)

The following was Susan HANKINSON's obituary which was taken from "The Digby Weekly Courier" - 28 December 1888:
HANKINSON - At Weymouth Point, at 10 p.m. Xmas eve, Susan HANKINSON, aged 67.




33. Caroline "Carrie" HANKINSON (Robert3, Reuben1) was born 20 April 1823 in Weymouth, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. (1901 Canadian Federal Census, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia). She died on 08 October 1902 in Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia (Caroline HANKINSON's obituary; The Weymouth Free Pree, 17 October 1902; PANS MFM# 2959) and was buried on 10 October 1902 in the St. Peter's Anglican Church cemetery, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia. (St. Peter's Anglican Burial Records; Admiral Digby Museum)

Caroline was mentioned in her father's Last Will and Testament (dated 07 December 1864) and was given a parcel of land adjacent the New Road to share with her sister, Susanna. (Robert Hankinson's Last Will and Testament, recorded 07 June 1865, PANS MFM# 19327) By the time she was old enough to leave Weymouth and become a nurse, she mostly likely did so, leaving for Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. Between patients she probably visited Weymouth quite often. The only reference of her being a nurse was in 1880 when she was living with Lidier and Aubrey LUSCUM. (1880 United States Federal Census; Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts) From 1891 to 1901, she was living with her brother, John T. HANKINSON, on their father's farm house in Weymouth. (1891 and 1901 Canadian Federal Census; Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia)

The following two articles were taken from "The Weymouth Free Press" - 17 October 1902:

Miss Caroline HANKINSON who has been in failing health for some time passed away on Wednesday 8th at the home of her brother Mr. Geo. HANKINSON. Funeral took place at the Church of England, and was conducted by Rev. Alfred Garden, on Friday afternoon.

The death of Miss Caroline HANKINSON Wednesday of last week removes another aged and well known native of this town. The deceased was 80 years of age and had been confined to her bed for nearly three months. She died at her brother's, Mr. George HANKINSON's, with whom she had been living since the first of August. Prior to that for some time she had been nearly helpless. The funeral took place Friday at the Parish Church. Rev. A. Garden conducting the service; the interment was in the Episcopal Cemetery.




34. George Dexter HANKINSON (Robert3, Reuben1) was born 20 November 1824 in Weymouth, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. (1901 Canadian Federal Census; Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia) He died about 15 August 1905 in Weymouth and was buried on 17 August 1905 in the St. Peter's Anglican Church cemetery, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia. (St. Peter's Anglican Burial Records; Admiral Digby Museum) He married Sarah Jane TIMPANY on 25 November 1856. She was the daughter of Robert Kingsley and Clarissa (BURNS) TIMPANY of Rossway, Digby County, Nova Scotia. She was born 26 June 1837 in Rossway, (1901 Canadian Federal Census; Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia) died 12 October 1920 in Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia (Certificate of Registration of Death; https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=66-268&Event=death&ID=148967; accessed 19 August 2007) and was buried on 14 October 1920 in the St. Peter's Anglican Church cemetery. (St. Peter's Anglican Burial Records; Admiral Digby Museum)

By 1871, George was a ship joiner; (1871 Canadian Federal Census; Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia) by 1881 was a mail courier; (1881 Canadian Federal Census; Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia) and from 1891 until his death was a farmer. (1891 and 1901 Canadian Federal Census; Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia)

Children of George Dexter and Sarah Jane (TIMPANY) HANKINSON:

i.Sarah Dixon, born 24 November 1864
ii.Elizabeth "Bessie", born 24 August 1872



This is a photograph of the Alms House in Marshalltown, Digby County, Nova Scotia. 35. Joseph HANKINSON (Robert3, Reuben1) was born 16 January 1826 in Weymouth, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. (Haggan, Ida Louise; "The Haggan Papers (part 4a)"; St. Thomas, Elgin County Library, 1978; page 34; originally printed in 1978). He died on 27 February 1889 in Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia (Joseph HANKINSON's obituary; The Digby Weekly Courier, 08 March 1889; PANS MFM# 2900) and was buried on 02 March 1889 in the St. Peter's Anglican Church cemetery, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia. (St. Peter's Anglican Burial Records; Admiral Digby Museum) He married Nancy Martha RAY, daughter of James and Rachael (McGRAW) RAY, on 31 January 1864 in Weymouth. (Marriage Registration; https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=1812-11&Event=marriage&ID=36040; accessed 30 August 2007) She was born circa. 1836 in Ireland and died 12 April 1929 at the Alms House in Marshalltown, Digby County, Nova Scotia.[x] (Certificate of Registration of Death; https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=121-592&Event=death&ID=205469; accessed 30 August 2007)

Joseph was born, lived, and died in Weymouth. He was a carpenter for most of his life (the 1871 census enumerated him as a house joiner and a carpenter during the 1881 census). After his death, his wife could not support herself and spent the remainder of her life living in poor houses, dying at the Alms House in Marshalltown in 1929. Also, information regarding their children seem to disappear after Joseph's death.

The following two excerpts were taken from "The Digby Weekly Courier" - 08 March 1889:
Page 2 - Mr. Joseph HANKINSON, a much respected citizen died very suddenly last week. He rose in the morning apparently well, but immediately after breakfast, was seized with a sudden pain in the heart and expired a few minutes after.
Page 3 - HANKINSON - At Weymouth, on the 27th of February, Mr. Joseph HANKINSON, aged 64 years, leaving a wife and four children.

Children of Joseph and Nancy (RAY) HANKINSON:

i.Robert LeRoy, born 23 November 1866
ii.Frances E., born 1870
iii.Joseph L., born 1873
iv.Agnes J., born 1878
v.Caroline Moreland, born 04 November 1883



36. Jane HANKINSON (Robert3, Reuben1) was born 29 January 1828 in Weymouth, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia (Haggan, Ida Louise; "The Haggan Papers (part 4a)"; St. Thomas, Elgin County Library, 1978; page 34; originally printed in 1978) and died sometime during 1879 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. (ibid.). She married William H. ALLEN sometime before 1860. William was born circa. 1828 in Massachusetts (1860 United Stated Census; Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts) and died sometime during 1884. (Haggan, Ida Louise; "The Haggan Papers (part 4a)"; St. Thomas, Elgin County Library, 1978; page 34; originally printed in 1978)

Following in her older sister's footstep, Jane mostly likely moved to Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts to become a nurse when she was of age. Unlike her older sister, she found a husband there and remained in Lynn until her death in 1879. The 1860 United States Federal Census of Lynn, Essex County, Massacshuetts shows her living with William H. ALLEN (32), Sarah IRESON (28), Elizabeth HANKINSON (27), and Elizabeth McALLISTER (25).




37. Elizabeth HANKINSON (Robert3, Reuben1) was born 08 December 1830 in Weymouth, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia (Haggan, Ida Louise; "The Haggan Papers (part 4a)"; St. Thomas, Elgin County Library, 1978; page 34; originally printed in 1978) and married Deacon Doctor Benjamin Franklin GREENE, son of Hezehial and Lydia M. (LOMBARD) GREENE, circa. 1884 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. (1900 United States Federal Census; Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts) He was born 30 May 1822 in Otisfield, Cumberland County, Maine and died 18 September 1905 in Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts. (Benjamin Franklin GREENE's death certificate; http://calebwarner.com/showphoto.php?photo=Benjamin F Greene Death Certificate.jpg&description=Death Certificate for Benjamin Greene&width=100%; last accessed 20 August 2009) Elizabeth would have died sometime after 1902 in Lynn. (William HANKINSON's obituary; "The Weymouth Free Press" - 17 October 1902) Benjamin F. GREENE was first married to Hannah Elizabeth MERRILL, daughter of Reverend Josiah Goodhue and Harriet (JONES) MERRILL, on 03 June 1847 in Otisfield. Harriet was born 20 November 1826 in Otisfield, and died on 12 July 1880 in Coldbrook, Coos County, New Hampshire. Benjamin and Hannah (MERRILL) GREENE had eight children: Albert, Frederick, Charles F. (born 1851), William M. (born 1853), Nellie A. (born 1855), Edward M. (born 1857), Harriet Radin (born 30 July 1865), and Alice Elizabeth (born 22 November 1869).

Elizabeth most likely followed her older sisters (Caroline, and Jane) to Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts to become a nurse when she was of age. In the 1860 Federal Census of Lynn, Elizabeth is residing with her brother-in-law, William H. ALLEN. The following is taken from "The History of the Town of Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire with a Genealogical Register" by Abiel Abbot Livermore and Sewall Putnam, published in 1888: B.F. GREEN was b., Otisfield, ME., May 30, 1822. He grad. from the Medical School in Cleveland, O., in 1846; practised medicine in Lynn, Mass., and came to Wilton in June, 1885, and began to practise. He is the Physician of the County Farm. He m., Washington, Me., June 3, 1847, Hannah E. MERRILL. They have had three sons and three daughters. He was also made a Deacon of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts on 15 April 1855 and an Elder of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts on 12 April 1857. (Benjamin Franklin GREENE's certificates; http://calebwarner.com/bfg_church_document.php; last accessed 20 August 2009)

The following is a poem (probably written sometime between 1884-1888) taken from inside her father's house at Weymouth North:

THE OLD HOMESTEAD
By Mrs. Dr. B. F. Greene, Wilton, N.H.

A cottage by the riverside
Just sitting on the hill,
And when I think upon that spot
My eyes with tears do fill:
Though many years have passed away
Yet I can see it plain,
The house, the barn, the little pool,
And the willow in the lane.

The garden and the apple trees
And John a-plowing, too,
A sister standing in the door -
We use to call her Sue.
Old Jowl a-lying at the door -
His coat both white and tan,
I think I see him springing up
And barking at a man.

The roses on the hill-side,
So fragrant and so fair,
The white ones and the damask ones,
That Mother planted there;
And when I wander to the barn
'Tis there the flock is fed,
And when I look among the flock
'Tis then I see Old Red.

The little heifer too I see
So gentle and so kind,
And when Jane was a little girl
She said, 'That heifer's mine';
Old Blanche is there a-feeding too
Her face is white as snow,
And Buck and Bright are standing there
Just yoked into the bow.

Robert Hankinson's house built between 1780-1800. The sled is lying in the lane
And near it stands the cart,
And Fanny has her harness on
Just ready for a start;
The sheep are feeding on the hill,
Some black, some white their fleece,
And in the little pond below
There sails a flock of geese.

The river too I plainly see
Its waters azure and blue,
The vessels sailing up the bay
And boats a-fishing too;
The lighthouse standing on the edge,
Its tower reflecting light,
And the weir that's built around the coast,
Just filled with fishes bright.

And then I turn my eyes
And look a little higher,
And in the distance I can see
The church hill and the spire;
Beneath that hill the church-yard,
That precious spot on earth
Where sleep a Father, Mother dear, -
The one who gave me birth.

Two brothers and a sister too
Lie there beneath that clod,
Methinks I hear their whispers say,
'Prepare to meet thy God';
And when I turn my eyes to earth
And look to heaven and say,
'Blessed Saviour, those who still remain
Prepare to meet that day.'




38. Benjamin HANKINSON (Robert3, Reuben1) was born 02 February 1832 in Weymouth, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia (Haggan, Ida Louise; "The Haggan Papers (part 4a)"; St. Thomas, Elgin County Library, 1978; page 34; originally printed in 1978), died 08 July 1836 in Weymouth, and is buried in the St. Peter's Anglican Church cemetery. (Robert T. HANKINSON's tombstone, St. Peter's Anglican Church, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia)




39. Gilbert T. HANKINSON (Robert3, Reuben1) was born 14 October 1836 in Weymouth, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia (1901 Canadian Federal Census, Weymouth, Nova Scotia) and died 01 December 1906 at the Alms House at Marshalltown, Digby County, Nova Scotia. He married Mary A. GRANT circa. 1877 in Weymouth (Haggan, Ida Louise; "The Haggan Papers (part 4a)"; St. Thomas, Elgin County Library, 1978; page 34; originally printed in 1978). She was the daughter of Enoch and Margaret (SAXTON) GRANT. She was born 28 March 1838 in Weymouth (1901 Canadian Federal Census, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia) and died after 31 March 1901.

Gilbert was a sailor (1881, 1891, and 1901 Canadian Federal Censuses, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia) and his wife a seamstress (1891 Canadian Federal Census, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia). He must have moved to the Alms House sometime between 1901 and 1906.

Children of Gilbert T. and Mary A. (GRANT) HANKINSON:

i.Robert Watson, born 24 September 1878



40. James Hartshorn HANKINSON (Reuben4, Reuben1) was born 06 July 1815 in Sissiboo, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia and died circa. 1837 from Yellow Fever.(Haggan, Ida Louise; "The Haggan Papers (part 4a)"; St. Thomas, Elgin County Library, 1978; page 34; originally printed in 1978).

The Haggan Papers state that he went to the West Indies and Va. and died of yellow fever about 1837.




41. Ellen HANKINSON (Reuben4, Reuben1) was born sometime during 1818 in Sissiboo, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia and died 28 January 1854 in Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia. (Ellen WYMAN's tombstone, Riverside Baptist Church, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia) She married Jacob WYMAN on 27 April 1842 in Weymouth. He was the son of Jacob and Mary E. (PERRY) WYMAN. He was born 29 April 1824 and died 01 January 1895 in Weymouth. (Jacob WYMAN's tombstone, Riverside Baptist Church, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia) He was a farmer. They are both buried in the Riverside Baptist Church cemetery, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia.

Jacob married a second time to Sarah E. WARNE, daughter of Jesse Keen and Sarah Ann (BALCOM) WARNE, sometime during 1860. They had five daughters: Belle (born 1862), Hannah E. (born 1864), Jessie Mary (born 1866), Annie (born 1869), and Margaret Webber (born 1871). This was Sarah E. WARNE's second marriage. Her first was to Charles Sloggett AYMAR, and they had two children: Drusilla A. (born 1854), and Charles William (born 1855). After Charles Sloggett AYMAR died, and Sarah E. WARNE married Jacob WYMAN, Sarah moved from Hillsgrove, Digby County, Nova Scotia with her two children to Weymouth with Jacob WYMAN and his four children.

Children of Jacob and Ellen (HANKINSON) WYMAN:

i.Joseph born 1846
ii.Mary Elizabeth born 08 October 1850
iii.Jacob born 02 May 1852
iv.Maria G. born 18 February 1853



42. Captain Elijah HANKINSON (Reuben4, Reuben1) was born 22 June 1820 in Sissiboo, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia and died 17 January 1889 in Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia. (Captain Elijah HANKINSON's tombstone, Riverside Baptist Church cemetery, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia) He married Rachel A. COSMAN, 30 December 1840 in Weymouth by the Reverend Charles Randall. (The Halifax Morning Post, January 30, 1841; PANS MFM# 8144) She was the second daughter of Peter John and Abigail (TRASK) COSMAN. She was born 16 March 1821 in Sissiboo and died 01 May 1899 in Weymouth. (Captain Elijah HANKINSON's tombstone, Riverside Baptist Church cemetery, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia) They are both buried in the Riverside Baptist Church cemetery, Weymouth North, Digby County, Nova Scotia.

Sometime after his marriage, he moved his family on a small piece of land situated to the Southside of the new road leading to Sissiboo Bridge, which was owned by his father-in-law. On 06 September 1850, his father-in-law conveyed to him that parcel of land where he was currently residing. (Land Deed dated 06 September 1850 between Peter COSMAN and Elijah HANKINSON, PANS MFM# 17707, Digby County, Weymouth Deeds (volume 24), page 70) On 04 July 1861, after the death of his mother-in-law, his wife was bequeathed the remaining property where she made her home for the last 20 years. (Land Deed dated 16 October 1890 between Rachel HANKINSON and Frank HANKINSON, PANS MFM# 17727, Digby County, Weymouth Deeds (volume 62), pages 494-495)[xi] Around this time, Elijah, being a skilled mariner, wanted to try his hands in the vibrant shipping business that Weymouth provided. So, in 1860 he purchased a 25 percent stake in the vessel J.C. Bates, the remaining interests were held by Charles and Leslie JONES. The J.C. Bates was a 110 ton, two masted schooner; 75 feet in length, 23 feet in width, and 11 feet in depth; built and registered in 1860 at Weymouth and was only in actual service until 1866; it was officially closed in 1885 when it became stranded off Beaver River (Digby County, Nova Scotia). However, his attempt in the shipping business was short lived. On 04 February 1861, he was summonded to court by Charles and James Leslie JONES for failure to pay his share of the vessel J.C. Bates and was ordered to pay them $1014.97 (Digby County Deeds Book, Volume 30, Page 166, PANS MFM# 17710), which he did by 31 July 1867. (Digby County Deeds Book, Volume 35, Page 38, PANS MFM# 17713) He then decided to become a Master Mariner, receiving his official certificate of service in 1871 bearing certificate number 75819. He didn't undergo a formal examination rather demonstrated sufficient experience managing his vessels. He became the captain of the Minnie Campbell and the John Campbell (vessels which were owned by Colin CAMPBELL and built by Weymouth's own Reuben HANKINSON) and sailed to ports all over the World. Below is a list of his known voyages:

VesselPort of DeparturePort of ArrivalDurationComments
Minnie Campbell-Hamburg, Germany
10 January 1873
--
John CampbellWeymouth, Canada
22 May 1873
Philadelphia, USA
20 June 1873
29 days-
John CampbellPhiladelphia, USA
20 June 1873
Liverpool, England
20 November 1873
5 monthsMade a couple stops in Russia including Saint Petersburg
John CampbellLiverpool, England
22 January 1874
Hamburg, Germany
25 June 1874
5 months, 3 daysMade a couple stops in New York, USA in April. Martin Hankinson deserted there on 29 April.
John CampbellHamburg, Germany
25 July 1874
Philadelphia, USA--
John CampbellDublin, Ireland
01 December 1875
London, England
25 April 1876
4 months, 24 daysMade a stop in Balitmore, 18 March 1876.
John CampbellDublin, Ireland
01 June 1876
London, England
08 October 1876
4 months, 7 daysMade a stop in New York, 30 August 1876.
John CampbellLondon, England
23 October 1876
Liverpool, England
17 April 1877
5 months, 25 daysMade a stop in Philadelphia, 05 March 1877.
John CampbellLiverpool, England
22 May 1877
M[?]
14 October 1877
4 months, 22 daysMade a stop in New York, 23 August 1877.
John CampbellAntwerp, Belgium
22 November 1877
Barrow, England
27 April 1878
5 months, 5 daysMade a stop in Savannah, 02 March 1878.
John CampbellHavre
13 September 1878
Havre
09 April 1879
6 months, 27 days-
John CampbellHavre
13 April 1879
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The following was Elijah HANKINSON's obituary which was taken from "The Digby Weekly Courier" - 01 February 1889 (The Digby Weekly Courier, 04 June 1886 - 26 September 1890, PANS MFM# 2900):
"HANKINSON - At Weymouth, Jan 17th, after a lingering illness, Capt. Elijah HANKINSON, aged 63 years."

Children of Elijah and Rachel A. (COSMAN) HANKINSON:

i.James Thomas "Hartshorn", born 22 November 1841
ii.Margaret E., born 20 October 1843
iii.Rachel E., born 14 June 1845
iv.Elijah A., born 15 October 1846
v.Zelida C., born 21 February 1849
vi.Elizabeth, born 28 July 1851
vii.Alice N., born 01 Octobert 1853
viii.Josephine E., born 25 March 1856
ix.John "Frank", born 08 April 1859



43. David Shook HANKINSON (Reuben4, Reuben1) was born 11 December 1822 in Sissiboo, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia and died 28 June 1859 in Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia. He married Mary Hannah CLEMENTS on 01 January 1849 in Weymouth. She was the daugther of John and Elizabeth (PERRY) CLEMENTS. She was born 19 May 1825 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia and died on 28 November 1893 in Litherland, Liverpool, England.

Children of David Shook and Mary Hannah (CLEMENTS) HANKINSON:

i.Waitstill, born 27 December 1849
ii.Adoniram Judson, born 05 January 1853
iii.Mary E., born 1854
iv.Selina, born 26 May 1855
v.Thomas William, born 04 November 1857



44. Gertrude HANKINSON (Reuben4, Reuben1) was born 10 August 1825 in Weymouth, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia and died during March 1894 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. She married Isaac KINNEY sometime during October 1850. He was the son of John Emerson and Alena Reliance (CROWELL) KINNEY. Isaac was born 24 March 1825 in Weymouth and died 04 March 1894 in Haverhill.

Children of Isaac and Gertrude (HANKINSON) KINNEY:

i.Agnes, born circa. 1851
ii.Charles W., born circa. 1854
iii.Frank Wanson, born 25 December 1855
iv.Ella Zelpha, born circa. 1862
v.Emma, born December 1863
vi.David H., born circa. 1868



45. Daniel HANKINSON (Reuben4, Reuben1) was born 10 February 1828 in Weymouth, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, and died 12 June 1907 in Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia. He married 57. Mary SABEAN (Sarah5, Reuben1) on 15 December 1855 in Digby County, Nova Scotia. She was a daugther to Henry "Charlton" and Sarah (HANKINSON) SABEAN. She was born on 10 November 1833 in Weymouth and died on 18 December 1914 in Weymouth.

Children of Daniel and Mary (SABEAN) HANKINSON:

i.Charles Haines, born 12 October 1856
ii.Leroy, born 03 October 1858
iii.Christina, born 01 August 1861
iv.Willis, born 20 June 1863
v.Henry, born 02 September 1865
vi.Martha, born 24 March 1868
vii.Jennie Mary, born 31 October 1879



A picture of Martin HANKINSON. A picture of Abigail (SAXTON) HANKINSON. 46. Martin HANKINSON (Reuben4, Reuben1) was born 22 September 1830 in Weymouth, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.

Children of Martin and Abigail (SAXTON) HANKINSON:

i.Jane, born 05 August 1861

Children of Martin and Malinda Rogers (KINNEY) HANKINSON:

i.Hellen, born circa 1870







47. Sebina Jane HANKINSON (Reuben4, Reuben1) was born 03 February 1836 in Weymouth, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.

Children of Joseph Henry and Sabina Jane (HANKINSON) RANDALL:

i.Reuben Ellsworth, born 23 May 1856
ii.Edina W., born circa 1863
iii.Annie E., born 10 September 1867



48. Sapphira Augusta HANKINSON (Reuben4, Reuben1) was born 03 February 1836 in Weymouth, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.

Children of A. D. and Sapphira Augusta (HANKINSON) GRUBER:

i.Alfreta, born circa 1860
ii.Harry, born circa 1872



A picture of Thomas Edward and Sarah (LENT) HANKINSON during their 50<sup>th</sup> wedding anniversay on 05 December 1911. 49. Thomas Edward HANKINSON (Reuben4, Reuben1) was born 23 November 1837 in Weymouth, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.





































50. William Chipman HANKINSON (Reuben4, Reuben1) was born 03 November 1840 in Weymouth, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.

Children of William Chipman and Elizabeth (SUTHERLAND) HANKINSON:

i.William, born June 1910



51. Benjamin McCONNELL (Sarah5, Reuben1) was born 1817.

Children of Benjamin and __________ McCONNELL:

i.-------



52. Sarah Elizabeth McCONNELL (Sarah5, Reuben1) was born 1819.

Children of ______________ and Sarah Elizabeth (McCONNELL) __________:

i.--------



53. John Taylor SABEAN (Sarah5, Reuben1) was born 05 March 1825.

Children of John Taylor and _________ SABEAN:

i.----------------



54. Haines SABEAN (Sarah5, Reuben1) was born 21 October 1827.

Children of Haines and ________ SABEAN:

i.------------



55. Henry Charlton SABEAN (Sarah5, Reuben1) was born 01 July 1829.

Children of Henry Charlton and __________ SEBEAN:

i.--------------



56. Helen Jane SABEAN (Sarah5, Reuben1) was born 1831.

Children of _________ and Helen Jane (SABEAN) _______:

i.--------------



58. Daniel LeRoy HANKINSON, Jr. (Daniel6, Reuben1) was born 1822.

Children of Daniel LeRoy, Jr. and _______ HANKINSON:

i.---------



59. Hannah A. HANKINSON, Jr. (Daniel6, Reuben1) was born 1823.

Children of _________ and Hannah A. (HANKINSON) ________:

i.---------



60. Gertrude HANKINSON (Daniel6, Reuben1) was born 25 December 1824.

Children of _________ and Gertrude (HANKINSON) __________:

i.---------



61. Elizabeth Jane HANKINSON (Daniel6, Reuben1) was born 1825.

Children of _____________ and Elizabeth Jane (HANKINSON):

i.---------



62. Ellen HANKINSON (Daniel6, Reuben1) was born 1829.

Children of __________ and Ellen (HANKINSON) __________ :

i.---------



63. Rebecca HANKINSON (Daniel6, Reuben1) was born 1832.

Children of ___________ and Rebecca (HANKINSON):

i.---------



64. Susan Martha HANKINSON (Daniel6, Reuben1) was born 08 March 1834.

Children of ___________ and Susan Martha (HANKINSON):

i.---------



65. Cyrina HANKINSON (Daniel6, Reuben1) was born 1836.

Children of ________ and Cyrina (HANKINSON) ___________ :

i.---------



66. Sarah J. HANKINSON (Daniel6, Reuben1) was born 1838.

Children of _________ and Sarah J. (HANKINSON):

i.---------



67. Richard Henry HANKINSON (Daniel6, Reuben1) was born 07 September 1841 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. He married Sarah E. MARTIN 20 January 1868 in Paris, Kent County, Michigan by Andrew J. ELDRED. (http://www.rootsweb.com/~mikent/marriages/court/1845-1870/h.html) She was born circa. 1847 in Salem, Washtenaw County, Michigan, daughter of Thomas W. and Mary A. MARTIN. She died in March 1874 at Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. He married a second time to Etta Martha WILSON on 27 September 1876 most likely in Minneapolis. She was the daughter of James C. and Mary A. WILSON.

He resided on the family farm in Grand Rapid until the outbreak of the Civil War when he enlisted with the Eighth Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry (Company D) [??] ("History of Hennepin County and City of Minneapolis", North Star Publishing Company, 1881, page 557) on 14 August 1861 as a Corporal. On 23 September 1861, his regiment was mustered into the service of the United States at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. On 27 September 1861, they were given orders to rendezvous at Washington, arriving three days later. In April 1862, the regiment encountered the Confederate forces on Wilmington Island, Georgia and was engaged in a fierce battle. Richard would receive a gunshot wound to his left wrist and, on 30 January 1863, was discharged on account of his wound. (Ibid.) On 20 October 1863, he re-enlisted in the First Michigan Light Artillery, 13th Battery as First Sergeant until the close of the war 01 August 1865. (Ibid.) After which, sometime during 1865, Richard, along with his parents and sisters, relocated to Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota (about 950 kilometers). Once there, Richard became employed with the Northwestern Telegraph Company; first as a line builder and repairman (for four years), then superintendent (for three years), then assistant general superintendent until 1878. (Ibid.) In 1878, he helped to organize the Northwestern Telephone Exchange Company, was elected general manager and served as so until March 1880. (Ibid.) In 1881, he moved to Brightwood Township, Richland County, North Dakota which is about 300 kilometers West of Minneapolis. He made his home on 2,000 acres of land with his house built on the shore of Lake Elsie (named after his daughter) where he managed his real estate and loan businesses. His estate contained the latest technologies and was considered to be one of the finest houses in the state. Other ventures included farming and being contracted by various other telegraph companies. He was responcible for building the first telegraph line from Chicago to Minneapolis. His intensions were to build a town on his property on Lake Elsie, which he had already prepared street and avenue plans. A general store, a blacksmith shop, a post office, and a school were soon constructed there. Unfortunately, the initial placement of his town was not in the direct path of the new railroad, and it wasn't in his budget to build a railway system to Lake Elsie, so he moved the buildings four kilometers to the railroad. An application dated 23 August 1886, was sent by Richard asking to name his post office "Hankinson", next the train station was name the same.The railroad station was then called Hankinson. At the time, Hankinson had a population of 250 people. He was elected to the First State Legislature in 1889 and was re-elected in 1896.

Children of Richard Henry and Sarah E. (MARTIN) HANKINSON:

i.Herbert LeRoy, born April 1873

Children of Richard Henry and Etta Martha (WILSON) HANKINSON:

i.Elsie Ella, born April 1881



68. Amelia Annette F. HANKINSON (Daniel6, Reuben1) was born 1844.

Children of ____________ and Amelia Annette F. (HANKINSON) ____________:

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69. Frances Elizabeth HANKINSON (Daniel6, Reuben1) was born 1848.

Children of ___________ and Frances Elizabert (HANKINSON) ________:

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70. Francis McCONNELL (Gertrude7, Reuben1) was born 03 June 1815.

Children of ___________ and Francis (McCONNELL) ________:

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71. Catherine McCONNELL (Gertrude7, Reuben1) was born 19 December 1818.

Children of ___________ and Catherine (McCONNELL) ________:

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72. Richard Haines McCONNELL (Gertrude7, Reuben1) was born 02 September 1820.

Children of Richard Haines and ________ McCONNELL:

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73. Sophia Ann McCONNELL (Gertrude7, Reuben1) was born 02 November 1823.

Children of ___________ and Sophia Ann (McCONNELL) ________:

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74. Mary McCONNELL (Gertrude7, Reuben1) was born 10 August 1825.

Children of ___________ and Mary (McCONNELL) ________:

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75. Jane McCONNELL (Gertrude7, Reuben1) was born 15 July 1827.

Children of ___________ and Jane (McCONNELL) ________:

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76. William McCONNELL (Gertrude7, Reuben1) was born 10 February 1831.

Children of William and ________ McCONNELL:

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77. Joanna McCONNELL (Gertrude7, Reuben1) was born 01 May 1833.

Children of ___________ and Joanna (McCONNELL) ________:

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78. Gertrude McCONNELL (Gertrude7, Reuben1) was born 01 May 1833.

Children of ___________ and Gertrude (McCONNELL) ________:

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79. Moses McCONNELL (Gertrude7, Reuben1) was born 04 March 1836.

Children of Moses and ________ McCONNELL:

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80. John McCONNELL (Gertrude7, Reuben1) was born 15 March 1837.

Children of John and ________ McCONNELL:

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81. William Hartshorne HANKINSON (James8, Reuben1) was born 23 August 1823.

Children of William Hartshorne and ________ HANKINSON:

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82. Charity HANKINSON (James8, Reuben1) was born 1825.

Children of _____________ and Charity (HANKINSON) ________:

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83. Sarah Anne HANKINSON (James8, Reuben1) was born 1827.

Children of __________ and Sarah Anne (HANKINSON) _________:

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84. Caleb Haines HANKINSON (James8, Reuben1) was born 1829.

Children of Caleb Haines and ________ HANKINSON:

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85. Hannah J. HANKINSON (James8, Reuben1) was born 1831.

Children of _________ and Hannah J. (HANKINSON) __________:

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86. Thomas HANKINSON (James8, Reuben1) was born 1834.

Children of Thomas and ________ HANKINSON:

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87. Margaret E. HANKINSON (James8, Reuben1) was born 1836.

Children of _________ and Margaret E. (HANKINSON) __________:

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88. John Arthur HANKINSON (James8, Reuben1) was born 1839.

Children of John Arthur and ________ HANKINSON:

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89. Maria HANKINSON (Richard10, Reuben1) was born 1824.

Children of _________ and Maria (HANKINSON) __________:

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90. Edwin J. HANKINSON (Richard10, Reuben1) was born 25 July 1827.

Children of Edwin J. and _________ HANKINSON:

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91. Ann HANKINSON (Richard10, Reuben1) was born 1828.

Children of _________ and Ann (HANKINSON) __________:

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92. Charles Byrd HANKINSON (Richard10, Reuben1) was born 1832.

Children of Charles Byrd and _________ HANKINSON:

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93. Daniel LeRoy HANKINSON (Richard10, Reuben1) was born 1833.

Children of Daniel LeRoy and ___________ HANKINSON:

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94. Reuben SAXTON (Ann12, Reuben1) was born 1825.

Children of Reuben and ___________ SAXTON:

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95. John SAXTON (Ann12, Reuben1) was born 1826.

Children of John and ___________ SAXTON:

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96. David SAXTON (Ann12, Reuben1) was born 1830.

Children of David and ___________ SAXTON:

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97. Anna SAXTON (Ann12, Reuben1) was born 1832.

Children of _______ and Anna (SAXTON) ___________:

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98. Susan Catherine HANKINSON (Kenneth14, Reuben1) was born 20 February 1834.

Children of _______ and Susan Catherine (HANKINSON) ___________:

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99. James Henry HANKINSON (Kenneth14, Reuben1) was born 09 May 1836.

Children of James Henry and ____________ HANKINSON:

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100. Ellen Victoria HANKINSON (Kenneth14, Reuben1) was born 16 March 1838.

Children of _______ and Ellen Victoria (HANKINSON) ___________:

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101. Caroline HANKINSON (Kenneth14, Reuben1) was born 16 January 1841.

Children of _______ and Caroline (HANKINSON) ___________:

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102. Sarah Jane HANKINSON (Kenneth14, Reuben1) was born 11 October 1842.

Children of _______ and Sarah Jane (HANKINSON) ___________:

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103. Harriet HANKINSON (Kenneth14, Reuben1) was born 11 January 1845.

Children of _______ and Harriet (HANKINSON) ___________:

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104. Elizabeth HANKINSON (Kenneth14, Reuben1) was born November 1846.

Children of _______ and Elizabeth (HANKINSON) ___________:

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105. Avorintha HANKINSON (Kenneth14, Reuben1) was born 1849.

Children of _______ and Avorintha (HANKINSON) ___________:

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106. Rowlen Taylor HANKINSON (Kenneth14, Reuben1) was born 08 May 1853.

Children of Rowlen Taylor and ___________ HANKINSON:

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FOOTNOTES:


[i] In "Portait and Biographical Record of Winnebago and Boone Counties, Illinois", it indicates that Reuben moved to Avon in 1841 however the 1840 Untied Stated Federal Census of Avon shows Reuben living there.

[ii] Of these two girls, Gertrude and Sarah HANKINSON, the only reference that gives their names is in the Hankinson Genealogy (unknown author and unknown date). As for the censuses, no names are given. The 1820 United States Federal Census of Stratford, Montgomery County, New York shows Francis HANKINSON with two free white females under the age of ten (excluding his wife); the 1830 United States Federal Census of Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York shows one female of five and under ten, one female of ten and under fifteen, and none of fifteen and under twenty (excluding his wife); and the 1840 United States Federal Census of Avon, Oakland County, Michigan shows Francis HANKINSON with one female five and under ten, and one female fifteen and under twenty (excluding his wife). A table representing the information from the censuses are below:

Daughters184018301820Year BornWho
45-10----1835-1830Charlotte
315-205-10--1825-1820Sarah Marie
2??10-150-101820-1815Gertrude or Sarah
1????0-101820-1810Gertrude or Sarah

In conclusion, with regards to Gertrude and Sarah's births, one was likely born between 1812-1815 (after the birth of Reuben) and the other was likely born between 1815-1820 (after the birth of the first daughter and before the birth of John Wesley HANKINSON). As for their deaths, one died sometime between 1830-1820 and the other sometime between 1840-1830. Associating the births and deaths to which daughter is an impossible task with only census data.

[iii] The "History of Black Hawk County, Iowa", mentions that he went to West Canada in 1836 and went to Detroit, Michigan that following fall.

[iv] The "Hankinson Genealogy, unknown author, unknown date" (page 6), has a small write-up of Francis HANKINSON which reads as follows: "Twin boys were born in 1864, but they and their mother, Malinda died at their birth. Francis visited some of his cousins in Nova Scotia in 1865, and married Mary HURD of Yarmouth there." There are two discrepancies between what is mentioned in the genealogy write-up and what I have here. The first being the date which Malinda died. Based on the information online at http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/gendisx/scripts/individual.asp?UniqueID=77538, she died 03 August 1867, which sounds like a more reliable date than what is metioned in the small write-up (1864). Nevertheless, I beleive that she did died during child birth and that she did have twin boys born in 1864, however I beleive that she died on 03 August 1867 shortly after the birth of her son, John P. HANKINSON. Also, Francis now being a widower with six children to support, I beleive that their would have existed some kind of urgency to remarry. Thus, bringing me two the second discrepancy. Which is the date he left Groveland, Oakland County, Michigan for Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia to visit his cousins. Having a need to remarry, if he left in 1864 and married 23 July 1868, that would have been four years which passed. If he left soon after Malinda's death on 03 August 1867 and married on 23 July 1868, a span of eleven months and twenty days would have passed.

[v] There is also mention that he married Margaret J. KENDALL on and at the above mentioned date and place. However, since that censuses gives his wife's name as Mary, it is more likely that his wife's name was indeed Mary HAYES.

[vi] http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mi/iosco/hsgs/cemetery/cem_GrnwdSxtn1870-97.txt indicates that he was aged 69 years, 11 months, and 11 days at his death. If he died 18 March 1893, it would make his birthdate 07 April 1823 which is too early. If he was born 07 April 1832, and died at the age of 60 years, 11 months, and 11 days, that would bring forth a death date of 18 March 1893, which is consistant with the information gathered.

[vii] (1871 census??) The most accepted and published date of birth for William Hankinson is 22 October 1812. However evidence shows that his correct date of birth is 22 October 1813. This was determined by combining the earliest records mentioning his birthdate with census records. The earliest record mentioning his date of birth is in the St. Peter's Anglican Church baptismal records (1878). It gives a date of 22 October 1813. Secondly, assuming that he was born on the 22nd day of October, the second earliest record would be the 1881 Canadian Census, which states William being 67 years of age (taken on 04 April 1881). This would mean that he was born on 22 October 1881. By the 1901 Canadian Census, he gives his birthdate of 22 October 1812 which contradicts the two earlier censuses.

[viii] The 1864 Church Map shows William and Reuben HANKINSON living in the village of Weymouth (now Weymouth North) living opposite Moody's dam between G.D. Campbell and Reverend P.J. Filleul. There is a small saw mill near the dam which William probably owned and was where he worked.

[ix] Robert HANKINSON's farmhouse is still in existence today (2007) and is in good condition. Whether or not Robert bought it from his parents-in-law or built it himself is unknown however it's believed to have been built sometime between 1785 and 1835. The house stands adjacent the Riverside Baptist Church in Weymouth North. There is an old poem, written in 1835, that hangs on one of the interior walls. Most people call the property "The Sack's House". In 1924, George Sacks, of New York and being part of the wealthy Sack's family, bought the property for his summer house. Mr. Sack's also built a wharf across the street from the house which was appropriately named "The Sack's Wharf". The wharf has been demolished for some time now. The property is a Registered Heritage Property within Digby County and can view at http://www.westerncounties.ca/digby/cgi-bin/getProperty01.cgi?sqry=64.

[x] Found a source stating that she was born in Brighouse, Tyrone County, Ireland however am unable to relocate the source information. The Alms House was a municipal funded establishment in Digby County where people from the county could go if they were unable to care for themselves, were physically challenged, or were in financial difficulties. The Alms House was built in 1891, in operation until 1963, and was destroyed by fire in 1995.

[xi] This peice of land has been mainly occupied by the Hankinson family since before 1813. On 13 February 1813, Reuben HANKINSON, Sr. conveyed part of this land to his son, Reuben HANKINSON, Jr. On 25 February 1825 Reuben HANKINSON, Jr. was convyed the remaining land by his mother, Gitty. On 25 May 1825, this peice of land was conveyed to Peter COSMAN by Reuben HANKINSON, Jr. On 04 July 1861 Peter COSMAN coveyed this peice of land to his daughter, Rachel A. HANKINSON (COSMAN), who, in turn, coveyed it to her son, John Frank HANKINSON on 16 October 1890. Since then, it has been passed throught the generations to his grandson, Daniel Frederick HANKINSON.

[??] For more information regarding the Eighth Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry go to: http://www.michiganinthewar.org/infantry/8thinf.htm. For more information regarding the First Michigan Light Artillery, 13th Battery, go to: http://www.michiganinthewar.org/artillery/batt13.htm