WNC History Timeline

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www.childers-shepherd.org, 19 Feb 2011
Andrew Banks + Rachel Ruth Turner                  John Shepherd + Dorothy Jones
1797 - 1857           1794  -  1875  
                                  
 Yancey Co NC             
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Ezekiel McGinnis Banks    +         Melissa "Mira" E. Shepherd
                1834    -    1865                  1852           1835       -    after 1899
                Yancey Co NC      TN/NC                   Yancey Co NC  Yancey Co NC       Yancey Co NC


                                                                        
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  Harriet M. Banks (Elijah Luther Robinson), 1854 - 1895
                                 Wesley M/W Banks, 1855 - after 1879
                                 Margaret S. Banks, 1857 - after 1879
                                 Cornelius Banks, 1859 - after 1869
                                 Rachael Banks, 1862 - after 1869
                                 
Mary Crance Banks (Collett Leaventhrope Harris), 1865 - 1905

Notes: Ezekiel Banks, 24, is listed with "Mira M. Banks", 25, in the 1860 census for Yancey County, NC, but afterward, in 1870 and 1880,
he is not present and Melissa is head of household. In 1880 Melissa was head of the Caney River household #254 including her later
children (see below), while son Wesley (head), and daughters Margaret and Mary were next door at  household #255. In 1900, Melissa
resided in the home of her son Tarpley Banks in Prices Creek, Yancey County, NC. Also present was daughter Sudia Banks.

Several family tree sources and one military source indicate that Ezekiel died in 1865. If anyone can provide evidence that he lived longer,
please
contact us.
Sources: US Census, Yancey Co NC, 1850;
   Ancestry.com's Jackson family tree; Hurst Raby Shepherd family tree; EricLassenFamilyHistory family tree;
  Jane M. Howard, listing of Banks Creek Cemetery, Burnsville NC, www.findagrave.com;
  Jane M. Howard, listing of Clingman Ledford Cemetery, Prices Creek, Yancey Co NC, www.findagrave.com;
                                                           John Shepherd + Dorothy Jones
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[Unknown]          +         Melissa "Mira" E. Shepherd
                                                            1835       -    after 1899
                                                                                Yancey Co NC       Yancey Co NC
                                     
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     Thomas Banks, 1869 -
                 William Banks, 1870 -
                 Marceny Banks, 1872 - after 1879
                 Dulcena Banks, 1872 - after 1879
                 Tarpley D. Banks (Bertha Ann Ledford), 1874 - 1944
                 Sudia Banks, 1876 - after 1899