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Rev. Joesph Banks
First Generation:

Rev. Joseph Banks

Born:  1793,NC

Died: 1883

Married: 1820, Warren Co., TN

Parents:  Harmon, - Mother - UNK



Born: 1803, Warren Co., TN

Died: abt. 1875, Cannon Co., TN

Parents: John FERREL - Mother - name unknown

Rev. Joseph Banks was a Methodist Minister. His wife, Jane, belonged to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and actively support it.

Josephs residence was "on the waters of Dry Creek". At the time of his death he had 35 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Joseph was a Trustee of Dekalb County from 1860 - 62 and a member of the commission that selected the location for the county seat.

We do not have a date of death for Jane: but reading the census information would indicate she had died between the 1870 census and the 1880 census, Jane was said to be deeply involved in the "Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church that was about 10 or 12 miles south of Smithville in Dekalb County, Tennessee.

Both Joseph and Jane were buried in the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery.





1.Anna Banks-b. Oct.18, 1826 Dekalb Co., TN. - m. John Jackson Murphy, Sr.

2. Enoch Harmon Banks b. 5 Feb 1829, TN - d. 23 Apr 1905 - m. (1) Rachel Murphy

   m. (2). Malinda b. Abt Oct.1855 married: 1885 De Kalb, Tn

3. Wesley D. Banks-b. 1831 Warren Co Tn - m. Paralee Murphy

4. Ferrel L. Banks -b. Abt 1833,TN - died in 1879 - m. Mary Jane Dawson

5.Margaret Banks - b.1835 Warren Co TN - m. William P Johnson Aug. 3, 1855 in

    Dekalb Co., TN.

*6.Richard Washington Banks - b. 7-10-1838, Cannon Co., TN - d. 7-1- 1912 in Emblem,

    Hopkins Co., Texas - m. Samantha Elizabeth Parsley

7.John Banks - b.1840, Cannon Co., TN - Union Soldier - died during war.

8.Elizabeth Banks - b. 1842, Cannon Co., TN

9.Nancy Banks - b. 1843, TN

10.Joseph W. Banks - b. 1845, Dekalb Co Tn - m. Lucretia J. Taylor -Married: Jan.25, 1864 in De Kalb Co., Tennessee




 Second Generation:

Richard Washington Banks -

Born: July 10, 1838 in Cannon Co., Tennessee

Died: July 1, 1912 in Emblem, Hopkins Co., Texas

Married: March 2, 1865, De Kalb Co., TN


PARENTS: Joseph Banks - b: 1800 in North Carolina
                     Jane Ferrell - b: ABT. 1803 in Tennessee


WIFE: Samantha Elizabeth Parsley

 Born: ABT. 1845 in Tennessee



PARENTS: James Samuel Parsley b: 1815 in Tennesse
                     Minerva Davis b: 1819 in South Carolina



 It is believe that Richard and Samantha left Tennessee sometime around 1880 and move to Texas.

* Richard W. Banks 16 Tennessee Infantry Co. A - Private - Confederate




1.Jenny Banks b. Feb. 13, 1868 in De Kalb Co., Tennessee - d. Nov. 26, 1893, in   

      Hopkins Co., Texas. - m. John Jackson Murphy Jr.

2.Healen Banks d. 1918 m. (1) William Lasater   (2) McDaniel

3.Francis E. (Fannie) Banks b: ABT. APR 1873 in Tennessee - m. Charley H. Bentley

4.Delia Banks b. June 7, 1875 in TN.  -    m. Henry Peacock

5.Mary Magline (Mollie) Banks b: 6 Dec. 1876 in Tennessee - m. William David Baird

6.Minnie M.Banks b. 1877 in Tennessee - m . John Tom Rowell

*7.Anna Caro Banks b: 9-15-1882 Tennessee - m. Mack Newman Radican

8.Rufus Alvin Banks b: 17 MAY 1884 in Hopkins Co., Texas - m. Hallie Belle Sprague



Third Generation:

Anna Caro Banks

Born: Sept. 15, 1882 in McMinnville, Warren Co., Tenn.  

Died: Jan.7, 1968 in Tulsa, Oklahoma - Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulsa, Okla.

MARRIED: Mack Newman Radican on Married: Jan.1, 1899 in Emblems, Texas.


PARENTS:   Richard Washington Banks - b. July 1,1838, Cannon Co., TN

                       Samantha Elizabeth Parsley - b. ABT. 1845 in Tennessee

 HUSBAND: Mack Newman Radican  

 Born: July 7,1876 in Limestone Co., Al  

 Died: March 27,1940   - Cemetery in Rattan, Ok


PARENTS: James Jefferson Radican - b. May 2,1847 in Tennessee

                     Mary M. Vinson - b. Jan. 10, 1869 in Limestone Co., Ala


Footnote: Mack & Kate Radican marriage of 1/11/1899 - Book MA-Vol 10, Page 133

                 Hopkins County Courthouse in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Texas



1. Lela May Radican - b. 3-18-1901, Texas

2. Cecil Homer Radican - b. 8-5-1903,Texas

3. Ruby Lee Radican - b. 1-30-1906, Texas

4. James Richard Radican - b. 7-2-1908, Roscoe, Texas

*5. Jewell Faye Radican - b. 3-27-1911, Peerless, Texas

6. Maude Nadine Radican - b. 6-20-1914, Texas

7. Grace Murline Radican - b. 11-15-1916,Texas

8. Ruth Kathlyn Radican - b. 10-2-1919, Ridgeway, Texas

9. Noel Newman Radican - b. 5 - 3-1923, Rattan, Oklahoma.

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