Aggie Lee Hankins

Daughter of Thomas Leander Hankins & Samantha Angeline Petty

Born: 3 November 1889, Hopkins County, Kentucky

Died: 2 July 1891, Hopkins County, Kentucky

Buried: Prospect Cemetery, Dalton, Hopkins County, Kentucky

Aggie Lee Hankins' headstone
Aggie Lee's Headstone
Memorial Plaque for Aggie Lee Hankins & Henry Milton Petty

Aggie Lee Hankins lived one year, seven months, and twenty-nine days. She was born on 3 November 1889 to Thomas Leander Hankins and Samantha Angeline Petty, probably in Hopkins County, Kentucky.1Photograph of Memorial Plaque for Lee Hankins & H. M. Petty; privately held by Sue Morgan London, Az, copy provided to Linda McCauley, Mt. Vernon, KY, 2004; plaque apparently created by Samantha Petty Hankins (since she was the mother of Aggie Lee Hankins and the sister of Henry Milton Petty); location of the actual plaque is unknown. Hopkins Co. Genealogical Society, Hopkins County, Kentucky, Cemeteries, Vol IV, p. 11, Aggie Lee, dau of S. A. Hankins. No record of Aggie Lee’s birthplace exists, but her parents lived in Dalton in Hopkins County when she was born. They moved to Dalton before their son Elvie was born in October 1882 and moved from Dalton to Earlington in 1903.2“Texas, U.S. Death Certificates, 1903–1982,” digital image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2272 : accessed 25 Dec 2012), death certificate no. 31916 (1959), Albert E. Hankins; from TX Death Certificates 1903–1982, TX Dept. of State Health Services, Austin; Elvie’s birthplace. “Short Locals,” Bee (Earlington, KY), 19 Mar 1903, p. 2, col. 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 4 Sep 2013); notes Rev. Lee Hankins moved to Earlington from Dalton.

She died on 2 July 1891.3Hopkins Co. Genealogical Society, Hopkins County, Kentucky, Cemeteries, Vol IV, p. 11, Aggie Lee, dau of S. A. Hankins. The cause of Aggie Lee’s death is unknown, but Dr. Mike Brown’s ledger shows he visited a “child of Lee Hankins” several times during June 1891. The dates were the 12th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 21st. The charge for the visit on the 12th was $1.50, all the others were $1.00.4Dr. Michael Brown, “Ledger,” Hopkins Co., KY; copy privately held by Rick Thorpe, Earlington, KY, 2004. Those visits were likely for Aggie Lee since she died eleven days after the last recorded visit.

Samantha had a memorial plaque made in memory of Aggie Lee and Samantha’s brother Henry Milton Petty at some point after Milt died in 1893. The location of this plaque and whether it still exists is unknown. Based on the wording, Aggie Lee was apparently called Lee.5Photograph of Memorial Plaque for Lee Hankins & H. M. Petty.

In Loving Remembrance of Dear Child & Brother. Lee Hankins, Born Nov. 3, 1889, Died July 2, 1891; Aged 1 Y., 7M., 29 D. H. M. Petty, Born Apr. 3, 1860. Died Apr. 9, 1893; Aged 33 Y., 6 D.

Aggie Lee was buried in Prospect Cemetery in Dalton in Hopkins County.6Hopkins Co. Genealogical Society, Hopkins County, Kentucky, Cemeteries, Vol IV, p. 11, Aggie Lee, dau of S. A. Hankins.

Cite this page: Linda F. McCauley, "Aggie Lee Hankins," Documenting the Details, 25 Mar 2021 (https://documentingthedetails.com/alhankins : accessed [enter current date]).
Written by: Linda F. McCauley
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My Connection: Thomas Leander Hankins & Samantha Angeline Petty (great-grandparents) > Verda Waller Hankins (grandmother) > David Hankins McCauley (father)

Last Update: 25 Mar 2021

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1 Photograph of Memorial Plaque for Lee Hankins & H. M. Petty; privately held by Sue Morgan London, Az, copy provided to Linda McCauley, Mt. Vernon, KY, 2004; plaque apparently created by Samantha Petty Hankins (since she was the mother of Aggie Lee Hankins and the sister of Henry Milton Petty); location of the actual plaque is unknown. Hopkins Co. Genealogical Society, Hopkins County, Kentucky, Cemeteries, Vol IV, p. 11, Aggie Lee, dau of S. A. Hankins.
2 “Texas, U.S. Death Certificates, 1903–1982,” digital image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2272 : accessed 25 Dec 2012), death certificate no. 31916 (1959), Albert E. Hankins; from TX Death Certificates 1903–1982, TX Dept. of State Health Services, Austin; Elvie’s birthplace. “Short Locals,” Bee (Earlington, KY), 19 Mar 1903, p. 2, col. 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 4 Sep 2013); notes Rev. Lee Hankins moved to Earlington from Dalton.
3 Hopkins Co. Genealogical Society, Hopkins County, Kentucky, Cemeteries, Vol IV, p. 11, Aggie Lee, dau of S. A. Hankins.
4 Dr. Michael Brown, “Ledger,” Hopkins Co., KY; copy privately held by Rick Thorpe, Earlington, KY, 2004.
5 Photograph of Memorial Plaque for Lee Hankins & H. M. Petty.
6 Hopkins Co. Genealogical Society, Hopkins County, Kentucky, Cemeteries, Vol IV, p. 11, Aggie Lee, dau of S. A. Hankins.