User:Dhanks/Ephraim Knowlton Hanks

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Madison, Ohio
Year range
1826 - 1896
Eph Hanks in the prime of life



Born: 21 March, 18261,2
Place: Madison, Lake, Ohio, USA4,5,6

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Father: Benjamin Hanks
Mother: Martha Knowlton

Marriages and Children

Harriett Amelia Decker

Married: 22 Sep 1848 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA

  1. Ella May Hanks b: 3 Nov 1863 in Provo, Utah, Utah, USA
  2. Walter Ernest Hanks b: 19 Jun 1865 in Heber, Wasatch, Utah, USA

Jane Maria Capener

Married: 27 Mar 1856 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA

  1. William Albert Capener Hanks birth b: 17 Feb 1859 in Salt Lake City,Salt Lake, Utah, USA
  2. Alice Maria Hanks birth b: 15 Jan 1861 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake,Utah, USA
  3. Sarah Elizabeth Hanks birth b: 10 Mar 1863 in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, USA
  4. Ephraim Knowlton Hanks birth b: 18 May 1865 in Charleston, Wasatch, Utah, USA
  5. George Augustus Hanks birth b: 3 Jan 1868 in Park City, Summit, Utah, USA
  6. David Capener Hanks birth b: 5 Mar 1870 in Park City, Summit, Utah, USA
  7. Louisa Rebecca Hanks birth b: 27 Jun 1872 in Heber City, Wasatch,Utah, USA
  8. Elizabeth Sarah Hanks birth b: 10 Mar 1863 in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, USA

Thisbe Quilley Read

Married: 5 Apr 1862 in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA


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Biographical Sketch

Ephraim Knowlton Hanks was born 21 March, 1826, in Madison, Lake County, Ohio, to Benjamin Hanks and Martha Knowlton. At 16 years of age, Eph ran away from home, and worked on the Erie Canal for a few months. He subsequently signed up for what he thought to be a 'freighting job on the ocean' which turned out to be a nearly 3-year stint with the Navy as a 'first class boy' on board the man-of-war USS Columbus. He returned home to his native Ohio after this voyage and found his brother Sidney had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Eph himself was soon converted to the church's teachings and became a member in 1845. In time he left Nauvoo, Illinois with many of the members of the church and started on the trek West with them. While on the trek West he left the main body of the emigrants with the Mormon Battalion, and marched with them to San Diego, as a private in Company B. Eph eventually arrived in the Salt Lake Valley and soon after married Harriett Amelia Decker. In time he married 3 other women in plural marriage, Jane Maria Capener, Hannah Hardy, and Thisbe Quilley Read. In 1856, Eph played a role in the rescue of the Martin handcart company.


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