I have a book that was written by Dale Hanks of Virginia.Anyway, It gives a on Page 4 THe Lincoln Connection. William Hanks I b. 1650 Richmond Co. VA. Williams Hanks II(brothers)Luke Hanks I b. 14 Feb. 1679b.ca 1681 Richmond Co,VARichmond Co,VA
John Hanks(first cousins) Joesheph Hanks b. 24 June 1714b.20 Dec.1725 Richmond Co, VARichmond Co.VA
Epiphroditus Hanks(second cousins) Lucy Hanks b. 25 Jan. 1747b,1765 Northumberland Co.VARichmond Co, VA
William Hanks III(third cousins)Nancy Hanks b.1770b,1784 Dobbs Co, NCRichmond Co, VA
William Hanks IV(fourth cousins)Abraham Lincoln b. 21 July 1816b.12 Feb. 1809 South CarolinaHodgenville,KY
Millard Hanks Roland Hanks(fourth cousins Of Lincoln, once Lewis Hanksremoved.)
Lewis Hanks is my great great grandfather who was married to Sarah Byrd. Who i have always been told was a cherokee Princess, the daughter of Joe Byrd Cheif of the cherokee byrd tribe.I am currently trying to find documentation on this. I Originally started trying to trace my Indian Heritage and it all comes from the Hanks side of the family. If you possibly have any information on this i would deeply appreciate it. In all the documents that i have gathered from family members, i have come across several names that connect me to the cherokee Indian.
William Hanks IV (son of William Hanks III) was married 3 times 1.Sophie Reams Hanks 2.Emily Morton Hanks 3. Emily Miller of Alabama who was the daughter of Benjamin Miller also known as Chief Yellow Feather.