Read full biographies of my great-grandparents Thomas Leander Hankins and Samantha Angeline Petty and their seven children.
Lee and Samantha lived in Hopkins County, Kentucky. Three of their children died young—daughter Aggie Lee as an infant and sons John Corum and William Perry in their twenties. Daughter Verda Waller moved to neighboring Muhlenberg County and raised a large family. Their other three sons all left Kentucky. Thomas Richard spent several years in Nashville, Tennessee, before settling in Birmingham, Alabama. James Bailey picked California, living in the Los Angeles area for many years and then moving to Carlsbad when he retired. And Albert Elvie lived in eight states and had (at least) six wives.