Lewis  C.  Hankins

          Lewis C. Hankins,  an enterprising and successful young 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.

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