Lanier, Hankins, Hopkins & Taylor Families

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Houston G. HANKINS
(ca 1811-1861)
Mary "Polly" WEEKS
(ca 1816-bef. 1870)
John Emerson "Jack" GOODLOE
(1811-1899)
Eliza Ann DOBYNS
(-bet. 1846/1848)
Albert Elvie HANKINS
(ca 1838-bet. 1863/1870)
Isabella Jane "Janie" GOODLOE
(1838-1905)
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Thomas Leander "Lee" HANKINS
(1858-1929)

 

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Samantha Angeline PETTY

Thomas Leander "Lee" HANKINS 1807,1808
  • Born: 13 June 1858, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1809,1810
  • Marriage: Samantha Angeline PETTY on 14 May 1879 in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1806
  • Died: 23 April 1929, Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky at age 70 1810,1811
  • Buried: 24 April 1929, Grapevine Cemetery, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1810,1812,1813
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  More Information:

Residence: Hopkins County, Kentucky. Lee was born in Hopkins County and lived their all of his life.

1860 United States Federal Census, Albert Hankins household, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1808: Lee was living with his parents in Madisonville. He was listed as Leander Hankins, age 2, born in Kentucky.

1870 United States Federal Census, Jane Hankins household, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1814: Lee was living in with his mother. He was listed as Leander Hankins, age 11, born in Kentucky.


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Photo: Lee Hankins, ca. 1880, Hopkins County, Kentucky.


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Photo: Hankins brothers: John, Jim (standing) & Lee, ca. 1880, Hopkins County, Kentucky.

1880 United States Federal Census, Lee Hankins household, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1170: Lee, Samantha and their son Dick were living in Earlington. He was listed as farming, age 21, born in Kentucky.

Occupation: Lee was a farmer and a Baptist minister. He was the organizing minister for Frederick's Chapel Church in Webster County, Kentucky in 1904 and Union Grove Church in 1895. He was a minister for the 1st General Baptist Church of Tildon (in Webster County), Union Temple General Baptist Church (in Hopkins County) and Concord Church (in Hopkins County) and Earlington General Baptist Church.


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Photo: General Baptist ministers, bet. 1890 and 1900, Hopkins County, Kentucky. Lee was a member of the Hopkins County General Baptist Ministers.

Newspaper Clipping: Earlington Bee on 27 May 1897 in Earlington, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1816 Church Directory: General Baptist Church
Preaching on the Third Saturday night and Sunday of each month. Prayer meeting every Tuesday evening.
Lee Hankins, Pastor

1900 United States Federal Census, Lee Hankins household, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1162: Lee and Samantha were living in Dalton with their children: Dick, Elvie, Verda, John and Perry. Lee was listed as farming, age 42, born Jun 1858 in Kentucky, married for 21 years.


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Newspaper Clipping: Earlington Bee on 16 April 1903 in Earlington, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1817 The General Baptist church of this place has called Lee Hankins to be pastor.


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Newspaper Clipping: Earlington Bee on 4 August 1904 in Earlington, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1818 Cabin Hill: Rev. Lee Hankins has quit preaching and gone to picking blackberries. [This was apparently temporary as he was preaching again in September according to a later item in the Bee.]


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Newspaper Clipping: Earlington Bee on 11 August 1904 in Hopkins County, Kentucky Someone entered Lee Hankin's house Friday and took three gallons of blackberries.

Newspaper Clipping: Earlington Bee on 8 September 1904 in Earlington, Hopkins County, Kentucky Cabin Hill:
Rev. Lee Hankins returned home Sunday evening from a two weeks meeting at Lisman. He reports a good meeting.

John Bailey spent Sunday at Rev. Lee Hankin's.

1910 United States Federal Census, Tom L. Hankins household, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1186: Lee, Samantha and sons, John, Perry & Jimmy were listed in Mag. District #3. Lee was listed as a farmer, age 51, born in Kentucky, married for 30 years.


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1920 United States Federal Census, Tom Hankins household, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1819: Lee, Samantha and their son, Jimmy were living in on McEuen Ave. in Earlington. He was listed as a minister, age 61, born in Kentucky.

Memorial: View Funeral Memorial Card


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Grave Marker: Thomas Lee & Samantha A. Hankins, Grapevine Cemetery, Hopkins County, Kentucky. 1813


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Lee married Samantha Angeline PETTY, daughter of John R. PETTY and Margaret E. THOMAS, on 14 May 1879 in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky.1806 (Samantha Angeline PETTY was born on 3 April 1861 in Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia,1162,1820 died on 7 January 1944 in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1820 and was buried on 9 January 1944 in Grapevine Cemetery, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1812,1813,1820.)

  

Wedding Ceremony: 14 May 1879, Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky. Lee & Samantha were married at the Hopkins County Courthouse.

View Marriage Record 1806

Residence: 1880, Earlington, Hopkins County, Kentucky. 1170 Lee and Samantha were listed in Earlington in the 1880 census.

They received medical attention from Dr. Mike Brown from 1891 to 1908 in Hopkins County, Kentucky. 1205 Dr. Brown's records had several entries for Lee Hankins as follows:
1891 - June 12, $1.50
June 15, $1.00; June 16, $1.00; June 17, $1.00; June 18, $1.00; June 19, $1.00; June 21, $1.00 [All of those records are listed as visits to a child of Lee Hankins. Since Aggie Lee died 2 Jul 1891, it is likely they were visits to her.]
1892 - Aug 16, to visit child, $1.50; Nov 9, credit molasses, $4.00.
1893 - Jan 5, to visit wife, $1.50, paid $1.50; Jan 7, to visit wife, $1.50; Oct 27, credit by cash, $1.50; Dec 22, to visit wife (Obst), $5.00. [This obstetrics visit would have been to deliver John.] Dec 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, to visit child, $1.50 on each visit.
1897 - June 3, to visit wife, $1.50.
1901 - Feb 6, to visit wife, $1.50; Mar 27, to visit wife (Obst), $7.50, and credit by cash $1.00 and by hauling coal, $5.00. [This obstetrics visit would have been to deliver Jimmy.]
1908 - Jan 1, $22.50; Dec 24, credit by cash, $5.00.

Residence: Dalton, Hopkins County, Kentucky. Sometime between 1880 and 1891, Lee & Samantha moved from Earlington to Dalton. The exact date is unknown but they were living in Dalton in 1891 when their daughter, Aggie Lee, died and was buried there.

Residence: 1903 1904, Earlington, Hopkins County, Kentucky. From the Earlington Bee, 19 Mar 1903:
Lee Hankins, of Dalton, Ky., a brother of Sheriff Hankins, has moved to this place and will reside here in the future. Mr. Hankins was a substantial citizen of Dalton and made many friends while there. We welcome him to Earlington.

From the Earlington Bee, 14 Apr 1904:
Mr. Lee Hankins is having a new house put up towards Earlington.

Residence: 1905, Daniel Boone, Hopkins County, Kentucky. By June, 1905, they had moved to Daniel Boone [which is about 10 miles south of Earlington].

From the Earlington Bee, 8 Jun 1905:
Rev. Hankins, of Daniel Boone, baptized Mrs. Traylor at the Lake Sunday evening.

From the Earlington Bee, 27 Jul 1905:
The obituary of Lee's mother, Isabella Jane DeVault lists Lee as living in Daniel Boone.


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Residence: 1910, Magistrial District #3, Hopkins County, Kentucky. 1186 According to the 1910 census, Lee and Samantha were in Mag. Dist. #3. It is unclear exactly where in Hopkins County that was.

Photo: Lee, Jimmie, Perry and Samantha about 1906.


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Residence: 1920, McEuen Ave, Earlington, Hopkins County, Kentucky. 1821 [Photo: Lee and Samantha with one of their grandchildren about 1922.]


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Residence: bef. 1929, West Broadway, Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky. 1822 When Lee died in 1929, they were living on West Broadway in Madisonville so they moved there sometime between 3 Jan 1920 (when the census was taken) and 23 Apr 1929. The house number at that time and when Samantha died in 1944 was 704. In 2005, there were no structures in what would be the 700 block of W. Broadway. Lee & Samantha's house had been renumbered 440.

[Photo on left was taken by a neighbor of Samantha's and shows this house in the background. Photo on the right was taken in 2005.]


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Photo: Samantha & Lee Hankins.


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