Compilation Project All Deceased Banks & Bankes Persons of European Origin in the U.S. & Their Immediate Families

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  • ID: I80567
  • Name: Thomas Banks
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1709 in Virginia
  • Death: 23 JUN 1789 in Wilkes Co., Georgia
  • Note:
    bur. Berry Priddy Cemetery, Granville Co., NC.
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    [Note: it was common in this period for a "Jr" to be assigned to a man based on the fact that another man had the same name in the community. It does not necessarily mean the father had the same name Note also that the uncle of this Thomas, also named Thomas Banks, was in Caroline Co., VA in the same period making it difficult to say with assurance that all the Caroline Co. references below apply to this Thomas. To make the situation more complicated, the elder Thomas also had a son Thomas who died probably in Halifax Co., VA, 1773-75 and this latter Thomas could have been in Caroline Co. in this period]
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    [Note also that there is no substantial proof that Thomas here was a son of Ralph Bankes. The name Ralph was later used in the family, but this does not prove that Thomas was son of Ralph. ]
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    Birth date from International Genealogical Index, batch 8523402, p 6.
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    In Jun 1747, Thomas Banks Junr. and Stephen Terry were securities for Robert Williamson in suit brought by William Hunter, Gent., Caroline Co., VA (Caroline County, Virginia, Order Book, 1740-1746, Part 1, Dorman)
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    In Jul 1748, Thomas Bankes the Younger and William Terrell were summoned to the Caroline Co. court to answer the complaint of William Dyer, constable. That same session William Chewing was ordered to pay Thomas Banks Junr. 50 pounds of tobacco for two days attendance as an evidence for him against agt. Mickleburough. (Caroline County Order Book, 1740-46, Part 1, Dorman).
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    In the Mar 1749 term of Caroline Co., VA court, Thomas Bankes Jr. and Lewis Turner were listed as securities for James Southwart who was the defendant. The defendant not appearing the trespass suit was granted to Robert Jinnings, Gent., agent for James Southwart. (Caroline Co. Order Book, 1746-54, Part 2)
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    In Feb 1750, Thomas Bankes Jr and Lewis Turner as securities, the previous judgement was confirmed, Caroline Co., VA. (Caroline Co. Order Book, 1746-54, Part 2)
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    It was possibly this Thomas Banks Jr. whose deed to Eliza. Banks and others, on 13 Feb 1755 in Caroline Co., VA was proved on the oaths of witnesses William Connor, John Estes and Josias Samuel. (Caroline Co. Order Book, 1755-58, Part 1)
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    On 13 Feb 1755, Thomas Banks and others were appointed to appraise the estate of Jacob Burrus, Caroline Co., VA. Likewise, in Apr 1755 Thomas and others were assigned to appraise the estate of John Johnson. (Caroline Co. Order Book, 1755-58, Part 1)
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    In May 1755, in Caroline Co., VA court Alexr. Aberdeen, Esqr. was awarded 41 pounds in his suit against Thomas Banks. (Caroline Co. Order Book, 1755-58, Part 1)
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    In May 1756, in Caroline Co., Thomas Banks was one of the witnesses proving the deed of Wm. Nealing to John Thilman. (Caroline Co. Order Book, 1755-58, Part 1)
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    In Jun 1756 in Caroline Co., Thos. Banks was ordered to pay John Almond 75 pounds of tobacco for 3 days attendance as evidence for him against Pickett. (Caroline Co. Order Book, 1755-58, Part 1)
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    In Nov 1756, Thomas was ordered paid 100 pounds of tobacco for 4 days attendance at court as a witness. In Mar 1757, Thomas and others were ordered to appriase the estate of Wm. Chewing. At the same term he was ordered to pay John Almon 100 pounds for four days attendance as evidence against Johnson. In Jul 1757 Thos. Johnson, Gent. was ordered to pay Thos. Banks 50 pounds of tobacco for 2 days attendance. (Caroline Co. Order Book, 1755-58, Part 2)
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    In 1762, Thomas Bankes was one of the executors of the estate of Thomas Cheadle. (Colonial Caroline: A History of Caroline County, Virginia by T. E. Campbell. Dietz Press, Richmond, 1954, p 477)
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    On 11 Aug 1762, Thomas Banks Jr. of St. Margaret's Parish, Caroline Co., VA was deeded land in Quick Sand Creek on south side of Tar River in Granville Co., NC by William Gray and wife Ann of St. John's Parish, Granville Co., NC. Witnesses were Thomas Gain, John Plantt and Brise Parrish. (Granville Co., NC Deed Bk E, p 376) [Quick Sand Creek is near the village of Wilton in southeastern Granville Co.] David Melson of Granville Co. and Ann, his wife, gave Thomas a bond for the deed on 4 Aug 1762 for 500 pounds of Virginia money with condition to make deed to 250 acres for land purchased by Melson from William Gray "where I late live[d]" on both sides of Quicksand Creek, joining Ebenezer Wilson on south side of Tar River. Witnesses were William Wilkerson and Ebenezer Wilson. (History and Genealogies of Old Granville County, North Carolina: 1776-1820. Thomas M. Owen, Southern Historical Press, 1993, quoting county records, 1762-65)
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    On 9 Feb 1763, the 253 acres on which Thomas Banks was living were deeded by William and Anne Gray to William Wilkerson. The property was bounded by the land of Richard Bradford. Witnesses were Francis and Richard Fowler. (Abstracts of the Early Deeds of Granville County, North Carolina, 1746-1765. Zae H. Gwynn. Joseph Watson, publ., Rocky Mount, NC, 1974)
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    On 22 Nov 1763, Thomas Banks bought 75 acres of land near Cannady's mill adjoining his other tract in Granville Co., NC from Ebenezer Wilson for 5 pounds. Witnesses were Thomas Banks Jr. and Simon Jones. (Granville Co., NC, Deed Book G, p 371)
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    In a deed dated 12 Mar 1765, Banks line on the south side of the Tar River was mentioned. (Abstracts of the Early Deeds of Granville County, North Carolina, 1746-1765. Zae H. Gwynn. Joseph Watson, publ., Rocky Mount, NC, 1974)
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    From 1774-81, Thomas was a county justice of Granville Co., NC. (History and Genealogies of Old Granville County, North Carolina: 1776-1820. Thomas M. Owen, Southern Historical Press, 1993)
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    On 25 Nov 1774, Thomas Banks, Richard Banks, John Dickerson and Joseph Blackwell were purchasers at the estate sale of Thomas Banks, Jr., dec'd conducted by the sheriff of Granville Co. (Abstracts of the Wills and Estate Records of Granville County, North Carolina, 1746-1808. Zae H. Gwynn, Joseph Walston, publ. Rocky Mount, NC, 1973, quoting Will Bk I, p 116)
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    On 7 Feb 1775, Thomas Banks was given permission to construct a grist mill "across Tar River at a place where the fish Trap formerly was above the mouth of quick Sand Creek." (History and Genealogies of Old Granville County, North Carolina: 1776-1820. Thomas M. Owen, Southern Historical Press, 1993, quoting county minute books.)
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    In Apr 1776, Thomas Banks of Granville Co., NC authorized to purchase firearms for the troops and keep those taken from Tories. (State Records of North Carolina, vol. 10)
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    In 1776, Thomas was a trustee of a new seminary in Granville Co., NC. (State Records of North Carolina, vol 13)
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    In 1778, Thomas Banks was justice of the peace administering oaths to persons in Granville Co., NC. His son Ralph was one of those taking the oaths (State Records of North Carolina, vol 22)
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    On 6 May 1778, Thomas Banks, Esqr. was listed as justice of the new district in Granville Co. called Beaverdam Dist. (History and Genealogies of Old Granville County, North Carolina: 1776-1820. Thomas M. Owen, Southern Historical Press, 1993, quoting county minute books.)
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    On 29 Nov 1778, Thomas Banks was one of those dividing the estate of Solomon Alston. (Abstracts of the Wills and Estate Records of Granville County, North Carolina, 1746-1808. Zae H. Gwynn, Joseph Walston, publ. Rocky Mount, NC, 1973, quoting Will Bk 1, p 220)
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    On 5 Aug 1779, a young slave woman owned by Thomas Banks was adjudged to be infirm and exempt from the county property tax. (History and Genealogies of Old Granville County, North Carolina: 1776-1820. Thomas M. Owen, Southern Historical Press, 1993, quoting vol 5 of the county minute books.)
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    In the 9 Nov 1779 gift deed of Joseph Blackwell, Joseph's sons, Dunston and Banks Blackwell were to receive 5 slaves when age 21. The Blackwell sons' grandfather, THOMAS BANKS, had paid to Joseph 339 pounds, 4 sh. for these slaves. Witnesses were John Rust, Ralph Banks, Thomas Bradford and John Champion Jr. (Granville Co., NC Will Book 1, p 299, as extracted in Abstracts of the Wills and Estate Records of Granville County, North Carolina, 1746-1808. Zae H. Gwynn, Joseph Walston, publ. Rocky Mount, NC, 1973) It is unclear why this was recorded in the will book.
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    On 26 Jan 1781, William and Sarah Champion [signed with marks] sold Thomas Banks -- both of Granville Co., NC -- for 20 pounds, 240 acres on south side of Tar River adjoining Banks's own land there. Witnesses were Ralph Banks, Valentine Mayfield, James Neal. (Granville Co., NC Deed Book O, p 188)
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    On 1 May 1782, Thomas and Ralph Banks were witnesses to the will of Cade Blalock. Blalock left all his estate to his daughter Elizabeth Blalock. (Abstracts of the Wills and Estate Records of Granville County, North Carolina, 1746-1808. Zae H. Gwynn, Joseph Walston, publ. Rocky Mount, NC, 1973, quoting Will Bk I, p 333)
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    On 6 Aug 1782, Thomas Banks, Esqr. was mentioned as having been collector in Beaverdam and Fort Creek Districts for the year 1781. (History and Genealogies of Old Granville County, North Carolina: 1776-1820. Thomas M. Owen, Southern Historical Press, 1993, quoting vol 5 of the county minute books.)
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    On 6 Sep 1783, Thomas Banks of Granville Co, NC to Susanna Hurt of same, for 146 pounds land joining the land that Thomas Banks lives on containing 292 acres part of two larger tracts granted by the State to William Champion & the sd Thomas Banks on both sides of Mire Branch & Rackoon Branch; bounded by lands of James Ginkens, Volentine Mayfield. Witnesses were Wm Nailing, George (C) Priday, Vollentine Mayfield. (Granville County, NC Deed Book O, p 288)
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    On 31 Mar 1784, Thomas Banks deeded to George White -- both living Granville Co., NC -- for 326 pounds, 18 shillings Virginia money, 1,100 acres of land the place where Thomas was then living [Descendants indicate this George White was brother of Betty White. The Whites were both children of George White of Mecklenburg Co., VA (Genealogical Record of the Banks Family, 3rd ed, Sarah B. Franklin, 1972) ]
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    Security for Thomas's 11 Mar 1786 marriage bond was provided by Thomas Banks and Henry White. White signed with a mark. (reproduced on p. 284A, Genealogical Record of the Banks Family, 3rd ed, Sarah B. Franklin, 1972.
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    On 20 Mar 1785, Thomas Banks of Wilkes Co., GA, but lately of Granville Co., NC, deeded to Lewis Taylor of Granville Co. his 1500 acre tract of land in Granville Co. (Granville Co., NC Deed Bk D, p 409)
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    In 1786, one Thomas Banks patented 800 acres in Franklin Co., GA. [This is not the area where Thomas Banks of Granville Co., NC made his home, so it is unclear whether this is the Thomas Banks under discussion here.] (Index to the Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia, 1756-1909. quoting Bk III, p 536 and 545. Georgia Genealogical Reprints, Vidalia, GA, 1970)
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    On 11 Mar 1786, Granville Co., NC., Thomas married Susannah Priddy. (Genealogical Record of the Banks Family..., 3rd ed., Sarah B. Franklin, ed., 1972, p 57. This unusual marriage to the young Susannah was verified by an article in the Jul 1885 edition of an unstated Georgia medical journal, stating that the aged Thomas Banks married the youthful Susannah) [Speculation: the subject of this article was likely Dr. Richard Banks, for whom Banks Co. GA is named.] Security for Thomas's 11 Mar 1786 marriage bond was provided by Thomas Banks and Henry White. White signed with a mark. (reproduced on p. 284A, Genealogical Record of the Banks Family, 3rd ed, Sarah B. Franklin, 1972) Same marriage info listed in Marriages of Granville County, North Carolina, 1753-1868, by Brent H. Holcomb, GPC, 2003, p 17)
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    On 14 Mar 1786, Thomas Banks and Susannah, his wife, of the State of Georgia, deeded 292 acres to Alexander Carter of Granville Co., NC [this would be 2 days after the marriage to Susannah] for 116 pounds, 14 sh. This land adjoined Lewis Taylor, William White and unstated others. The plot was part of larger tracts granted by the State of North Carolina to William Champion and the said Thomas Banks. The land was located on both sides of Miery branch and Packhoon? branch on the south side of Tar River, with corners adjoining Alexander Carter, Thomas Banks, Valentine Mayfield, Lewis Taylor, William White and James Jenkins. Thomas acknowledged this deed in court and apparently did so in North Carolina. (Granville Co., NC Deed Book O, p 442)
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    In 1787, Thomas Banks was granted 250 acres, Wilkes Co., GA per Book PPP, p 78. (Index to the Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia, 1756-1909. Georgia Genealogical Reprints, Vidalia, GA, 1970) This referenced source also lists a grant in Wilkes Co., GA for 600 acres to Thomas Banks at an unspecified date, quoting Bk III, p 567 and 581.
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    The will of Thomas Banks was apparently in the lost Bk DD, Wilkes Co., GA, 1779-92, p 198-200. There is no probate record for him in Granville Co., NC.
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    Death date from Genealogical Record of the Banks Family..., 3rd ed., Sarah B.Franklin, ed., 1972, p 57.
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    Burial info from Genealogical Record of the Banks Family..., 3rd ed., Sarah B.Franklin, ed., 1972, p 296.




    Father: Ralph Banks b: BEF. 1689 in Virginia

    Marriage 1 Sarah Chandler
    • Married: ABT. 1743
    Children
    1. Has Children Richard B. Banks b: 23 AUG 1744 in Caroline Co., Virginia
    2. Has Children Thomas Banks b: 25 NOV 1747 in Caroline Co., Virginia
    3. Has Children Sarah Chandler Banks b: 4 JUN 1748 in Virginia

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth Chandler b: BEF. 1739
    • Married: ABT. 1748
    Children
    1. Has Children Ralph Banks b: 21 OCT 1757 in Caroline Co., Virginia
    2. Has No Children Betty Banks b: 21 FEB 1761 in Caroline Co., Virginia or Granville Co., North Carolina
    3. Has Children Justine Banks b: ABT. 1765
    4. Has Children William Randd Banks b: 2 FEB 1766 in Granville Co., North Carolina
    5. Has Children James Banks b: 4 AUG 1770 in Granville Co., North Carolina
    6. Has Children John Banks b: 7 APR 1774 in Granville Co., North Carolina

    Marriage 3 Susannah Priddy
    • Married: 11 MAR 1786 in Granville Co., North Carolina
    Children
    1. Has Children Thomas Banks b: 23 DEC 1788 in Granville Co., North Carolina

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