Name: Gardner WILBANKS
Given Name: Gardner
Birth: 15 Mar 1797 in 96 Dist., Union, SC
Death: 27 Dec 1888 in , Johnson Co., TX
Reference Number: 126
Gardner & Sarah identified as Emeline's parents by Paul Hollander's 26 Jul 1996 e-mail.
Change Date: 5 Feb 2009 at 11:06:56
His 17 Jul 1997 e-mail: Gardner's birth, 15 March 1797, Union Co., SC,
marriage to Sarah Nance about 1828,
death about 1870, Johnson Co., TX. [actually later]
Lists 7 children, born 1829 thru 1837 in Weakley Co., TN. [There may be more children.]
12 Mar 1998 e-mail from Barbara C. Coker:
1832 Weakley Co. TN Tax List -- 1 free poll for Garner Wilbanks and Hiram Woolbanks.
15 Mar 1998 e-mail from Robert M. Wilbanks IV:
Gardner was 19 years old in 1826 when he was a security on the guardianship bond for his minor siblings. This would indicate an 1807 birth date, which would seem logical related to recorded birth dates of some of the other children.
Lila Lee Hagerty's 1997 gedcom:
Lists 11 children with birth dates & places - [I'm adding Benjamin, Doctor, Daniel, and Sarah.]
1839 Nov 4 - Gardner, along with brothers(?) Hiram & Jesse arrived in Texas.
1840, Red River Co., TX - Gardance listed with 4 slaves.
1845, Rusk Co., TX - land granted to Gardance.
1850, " - on census.
1851, " - Gardener sold land to daughter Emeline. In another deed record he sold her 2 slaves.
1854, " - on a land record.
1870, Johnson Co., TX - Gardner & wife Sarah living in the house of Benj. VINSON & wife Susan (a daughter). Living near them were Sara C., age 23 (a daughter), and sons H.H., A.N., & Calvin.
E-mail from L.D. Pierce, citing Gail Hazelwood's book: 19 June 1999
Gardner Wilbanks moved to Rusk Co., TX from TN in 1839. He fought in the war which won Texas independence from Mexico and was given a land grant in Rusk Co. for his service. Gardner, his son Hiram Henry, and their families, moved to Johnson Co., TX before 1893.
David Wilbanks' 2 Apr 2002 biography proves that Gardner did not fight in the war of Texas independence.
1850 census, Rusk Dist, Rusk Co., TX l
WILBANKS Gardiner Wilbanks 53 m Farmer 2500 SC
Sally 36 f TN
William 20 m Farmer TN
Allen 19 m Farmer TN
Hiram 17 m Farmer TN
Calvin 16 m Farmer TN
Jesse 13 m TN
Benjamin 12 m AR
Doctor 11 m TX
Daniel H. 7 m TX
Susan 5 f TX
Sarah C. 4 f TX
1860 census, Alvarado, Johnson Co., TX
WILBANKS Gardner Willbanks 63 M Farmer 2846 13625 SC
Sarah 45 F Housewife TN
Allin 25 M Farmer TN
Calvin 23 M Farmer TN
Jessee 22 M Farmer TN
Benj. 20 M Farmer TN
Danl. H. 16 M Farmer app TX
Sarah C. 13 F TX
WILLBANKS Hiram Willbanks 24 M Farmer - 3952 TN
Frances 22 F Housewife GA
Patience 3 F TX
Allen 2 M TX
From: "David Wilbanks" <email@example.com> 22 Jan 2002
Gardner Wilbanks (b. 15 March 1797) had a second wife he married when he was 77. He married Mary B. Goodwin on May 31, 1874. Mary was forty-one years younger than him. They are listed in the 1880 Census in Cleburne, Johnson Co., on E. Chambers Street in what is now the 200 block on the north side. between Chambers and Henderson.
Look at 1880 Census Johnson Co ED #79 page 10 line 11. It shows Gardner age 83 with no occupation and his wife Mary age 42 keeping house. She was born in Tenn and so were both her parents. She has two children from her previous marriage listed as Ada Goodwin (age 17) and Emmitt Goodwin (age 16). Emmitt is listed as a Farm laborer. Ada and Emmitt were born in Miss.
As some of you know, he died in Dec 1889. (NOTE: I've also seen 27 Dec. 1888.)
However, I don't think anyone knows where he is buried. Has anyone out there run across his grave?
See David A. Wilbanks' biography of Gardner Wilbanks in my word processor. -- LaVere
Father: Marshall WILBANKS b: ABT 1774 in 96th Dist., Union, SC
Mother: Suzannah wife Marshall WILBANKS b: from 1777 to 1780 in , , SC
Sarah (Sally) NANCE b: Bet 1810 & 1815 in , , TN
in , Weakley, TN
- Emeline F. WILBANKS b: ABT 1829 in , Weakley Co., TN
- William W. WILBANKS b: ABT 1830 in , Weakley, TN
- Allen Nance WILBANKS b: 11 May 1832 in , Weakley, TN
- Hiram Henry WILBANKS b: 11 Jan 1834 in , Weakley, TN
- Calvin WILBANKS b: 1836 in , , TN
- Jesse WILBANKS b: 9 Jun 1836 in ,Weakley Co., TN
- Benjamin Franklin WILBANKS b: ABT 1838 in , , AR
- Doctor WILBANKS b: ABT 1839 in , , TX
- Daniel WILBANKS b: ABT 1843 in , , TX
- Susan Jane WILBANKS b: 22 Sep 1845 in , Rusk, TX
- Sarah Caroline WILBANKS b: ABT 1846 in , , TX
Mary B. GOODWIN b: ABT 1838 in , , TN