Lewis C. Hankins,
an enterprising and successful
farmer of Brandywine Township, was born in the township in
which he resides, October 13th, 1851. He was the second child
and only son in a family of eight children born to William and
Hildah G. (Salla) Hankins, a history of whom appears above. He was reared upon the farm and continued with his parents until his
marriage, which occurred February 12, 1880, when Nancy M.
Wright became his wife. She was born in Addison Township,
this county, September 22, 1859, the youngest of seven
children born to Matthias and Amanda (Young) Wright, a biography
of whom appears elsewhere in this work. Immediately after their
marriage Mr. and Mrs. Hankins located upon a farm in Sections 13
and 14, Brandywine Township, where they have ever since resided. They are the parents of three children:
Julia A. G., born February 5, 1881, William, born November 13, 1882, and
Matthias W., born March 9, 1886, all of whom are living. Mr. Hankins
is a member of the F. & A. M. Lodge and an ardent Republican in
politics. He owns a fine farm of 120 acres, about ninety
of which is in an excellent state of cultivation. His farm is
fitted up with a handsome slate-roofed frame residence, which with
a good barn and other substantial improvements, makes one of the
most attractive and desirable places in Shelby County. He is an
industrious and successful farmer.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, "Brandywine Sketches",
Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, page 618.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming.