William H. Hankins is listed in the 1885 history of McHenry County, he arrived from New York in lSep 1837 one of the first residents of McHenry Twp, he arrived with his family and Aunt Mrs valentine and her son, and a man named Teabout,they lived in the wagon until they could build a cabin. Young Valentine died the following year when he fell from a tree, Mr Teabout died from the accidental discharge of a gun. Wm Hankins died in 1879.
A John Valentine 29 b NY a farmer is shown in Berton Twp, McHenry Co, his wife Eunice 25 b Pa, dau Helen 3 born Iowa. gone in 1860, no Valentines shown in 1840. Larry