Lanier, Hankins, Hopkins & Taylor Families

(ca 1809-)
(ca 1802-)
(ca 1807-)
(ca 1835-)
Margaret E. THOMAS
(ca 1836-1876)
Samantha Angeline PETTY


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Thomas Leander "Lee" HANKINS

Samantha Angeline PETTY 1820
  • Born: 3 April 1861, Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia 1162,1820
  • Marriage: Thomas Leander "Lee" HANKINS on 14 May 1879 in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1806
  • Died: 7 January 1944, Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky at age 82 1820
  • Buried: 9 January 1944, Grapevine Cemetery, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1812,1813,1820

  More Information:

1870 United States Federal Census, John R. Petty household, Logan County, Kentucky 1201: Samantha was living with her parents in the Keysburg District. She was listed as Samantha Petty, age 9, born in Tennessee. [Other records indicate that she was born in Georgia.]

1880 United States Federal Census, Lee Hankins household, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1170: Lee, Samantha and their son Dick were living in Earlington. She was listed as Amantha Hankins, wife, age 18, born in Kentucky (although she was actually born in Georgia).


1900 United States Federal Census, Lee Hankins household, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1823: Samantha was living with her husband and 5 children. She was listed as Manthus Hankins, wife, age 39, born Apr 1861 in Georgia, married for 21 years, mother of 6 children, 5 living.

1910 United States Federal Census, Tom L. Hankins household, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1186: Samantha was living with her husband and 3 youngest sons. She was listed as Samantha A. Hankins, wife, age 49, born in Georgia, married 30 years, mother of 7 children, 6 living.

1920 United States Federal Census, Tom Hankins household, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1819: Samantha was living with her husband, Lee, and son, Jimmy, on McEuen Ave in Earlington. She was listed as Samantha Hankins, wife, age 58, born in Georgia.


Photo: Samantha & her horse, Peeples.

1930 United States Federal Census, Samantha Hankins household, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1824: Samantha and 2 of her grandchildren, Helen and Jewel, were living at 704 W. Broadway in Madisonville. She was listed as age 69. [Note: The houses on Broadway have apparently been renumbered since Lee & Samantha lived there. As of 2005, the house where they had lived was numbered 440.].

Residence: 1935, Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky. 1825 Samantha was living at 704 Broadway in 1935 according to 1940 census.

1940 United States Federal Census, Samanthia Hankins household, Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1825: Samantha and her grandson, Jewell, lived at 704 Broadway. She owned the house and it was valued at $1,500. They lived in the same house in 1935. Samantha was listed as a widow, age 79, born in Georgia. She completed the 5th grade.

Newspaper Clipping: ca 1943 1826 Two newspaper clippings about Samantha and a Civil War era train engine named the Texas. Samantha had seen the Texas as a child in Georgia during the Civil War and saw the engine again on a visit to Atlanta, Georgia when she was 81 years old. Also included are childhood memories about her father's service in the Civil War and other family information.

One article was probably from the Madisonville Messenger, the other was from an unknown Georgia newspaper.

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


Samantha married Thomas Leander "Lee" HANKINS, son of Albert Elvie HANKINS and Isabella Jane "Janie" GOODLOE, on 14 May 1879 in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky.1806 (Thomas Leander "Lee" HANKINS was born on 13 June 1858 in Hopkins County, Kentucky,1809,1810 died on 23 April 1929 in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1810,1811 and was buried on 24 April 1929 in Grapevine Cemetery, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1810,1812,1813.)


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

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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.


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.


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


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.]


Photo: Samantha & Lee Hankins.

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