DESCENDANTS OF MORRIS SHANKS

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                               Don Norman

 

1.MORRIS SHANKS

 

    Morris Shanks was born in Georgetown MD in 1830 and died before

1900. He married Phoebe Jane Bower. Phoebe, a daughter of Jacob and

Elizabeth Jane (Fredrick) Bower, was born in Marion County VA December

16, 1838 and died in Monongalia County VA February 10, 1937.

    Phoebe is listed as a widow in the 1880 and 1900 Calhoun County WV census.

 

Known children of Morris and Phoebe Jane (Bower) Shanks.

 

  2.  (1). Charles L.              b.Feb 27 1856      d.Feb  3 1938

      m. Columbia R. Ferrell

 

  3.  (2). Maria E.                b.c.     1858

 

  4.  (3). Mary V.                 b.c.     1860

         m. Hamilton Marshall

 

  5.  (4). Emma L.                 b.c.     1864

 

  6.  (5). Albert                  b.c.     1867

 

  7.  (6). James M.                b.c.     1869

 

  8.  (7). Rosa                    b.Jul 29 1872   d.Aug 21 1910

         m. Harvey Jennings Dobbins 1897

 

2.CHARLES L. SHANKS    1.MORRIS SHANKS

 

        Charles L. Shanks, a son of Morris and Phoebe Jane (Bower) Shanks, was born August 27, 1856 and died in Calhoun County WV February 3, 1938. He married Columbia R. Ferrell. Columbia, a daughter of Hiram and Matilda Jane (Rucker or Smith) Ferrell, was born in Calhoun County October 1, 1861 and died there August 3, 1943. They are buried in Big Bend Cemetery in Calhoun County.

 

Known children of Charles L. and Columbia R. (Ferrell) Shanks.

 

  9.  (1). Leona J.                 b.May    1888

 

 10.  (2). Erie R.                  b.May 21 1890     d.Sep 15 1964

         m. Mary E. Kreaps Dec 23 1915

     

 11.  (3). Charles H.               b.Sep    1893

 

4.MARY V. SHANKS    1.MORRIS SHANKS

 

    Mary v. Shanks, a daughter of Morris and Phoebe Jane (Bower) Shanks,

was born in Lewis County VA in 1859. She married James Henry Hamilton

Marshall November 29, 1883. James, a son of David Davis and Elizabeth

Jane (Lockridge) Marshall, was born in Calhoun County VA (WV) December

6, 1857.

 

Known children of James Henry Hamilton and Mary (Shanks) Marshall.

 

 12.  (1). Clara                   b.May    1885

 

 13.  (2). Emma F.                 b.       1889

 

 14.  (3). Rosy M.                 b.       1891

 

 15.  (4). Morris                  b.       1895

 

 16.  (5). William C.              b.       1896

 

 17.  (6). Maude                   b.Dec 13 1912

         m. Harvey Jennings Dobbins

 

8.ROSA TALMADGE SHANKS   1.MORRIS SHANKS

 

    Rosa Talmadge Shanks, a daughter of Morris and Phoebe Jane (Bower)

Shanks, was born December 16, 1838 in Marion County Va and died February

10, 1937 in Monongalia County WV. She married Harvey Jennings Dobbins in 

1897. Harvey, a son of Adam Guy and Vashti (Gainer) Dobbins, was born in

Calhoun County WV December 11, 1873 and died December 6, 1947.

    Harvey married Maude Marshall. Maude, a daughter of Hamilton and

Mary (Shanks) Marshall, was born December 13, 1912.

 

Children of Harvey Jennings and Rosa Talmadge (Shanks) Dobbins.

 

 18.  (1). Hollie                  b.       1902   d.       1919

 

 19.  (2). Lula                    b.       1904   d.       1905

 

 20.  (3). Charles Albert          b.Feb 25 1908   d.May 20 2000

         m.Viola Evelyn Longsworth Mar 28 1931

 

10.ERIE R. SHANKS   2.CHARLES L. SHANKS    1.MORRIS SHANKS

 

        Erie R. Shanks, a son of Charles L. and Columbia R. (Ferrell) Shanks, was born in Calhoun County WV May 21, 1890 and died in OH September 15, 1964. He married Mary E. Kreaps in Calhoun County December 23, 1915. Mary, a daughter of Almeda Alice Hall and an adopted daughter Dominick Augustus Kreaps, was born September 20, 1889 in Wirt County WV and died in Calhoun County Janaury 29, 1969.

        Mary had married Ralph C. Wright in Wirt County September 3, 1905. Ralph, a son of Isaiah Zadock and Emaline Jenkins (Connolly) Wright, was born in Roane County WV about 1885.

 

Children of Ralph C. and Mary E. (Kreaps) Wright.

 (Step children of Erie R. Shanks.)

 

 21.  (1). Florence

         m. Foster Johnson

 

 22.  (2). Edith

         m. Everett R. Ferrell

 

 23.  (3). Edna  

         m. Ralph Waggoner

 

 

Children of Erie R. and Mary E. (Kreaps) Shanks.

 

 24. (1). Yetta E.

       m. Bernard Lynch

 

 25.  (2). Earl E.                  b.Feb 25 1920     d.     1973

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

Anonymous, e-mail to HCPD Jul 15 2003

Conlon, Mildred (Dobbins), letter to Don Norman, Aug 30 2001

Norman, Don, "Descendants of Jacob Bower", "Descendants of John

Dobbins", "Descendants of John Marshall", ?Descendants of William Wright?

1900 Calhoun County WV census

1870 Lewis County WV census