Mary Madore Hankins

Daughter of Albert Elvie Hankins & Isabella Jane Goodloe

Summary

Born: 10 March 1863, Hopkins County, KY

Married: Henry Clements, 8 December 1885, Hopkins County, KY

Died: 7 February 1939, Hopkins County, KY

Buried: Grapevine Cemetery, Hopkins County, KY

Photo: Henry & Mollie (courtesy of Rick Thorpe)

Henry Clements & Mollie Hankins

Mary Madore Hankins was the fourth and last child born to Albert Elvie Hankins and Isabella Jane Goodloe.11870 U.S. census, Hopkins Co., KY, population schedule, Precinct #2, p. 20A, dwelling 19, family 19, Jane Hankins; digital image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7163 : accessed 14 Feb 2010); from NARA microfilm M593, roll 471. She was born on 10 March 1863 in Hopkins County, Kentucky, and was called Mollie.2Grapevine Cemetery (Grapevine, Hopkins Co., KY), Clements, Henry and Mollie marker, photographed by Linda McCauley, 30 Oct 2004. Albert died when Mollie and her siblings were young children.3Family story, passed down through the family from Albert’s granddaughter, Aggie Ann Hankins (daughter James W. Hankins), is that Albert was found with a friend in a barn in the company of Confederate deserters, was accused of desertion, and shot.

Mollie married Henry Thomas Clements on 8 December 1885 at her Uncle Thomas H. Goodloe’s home in Hopkins County. Thomas and his wife, Mattie, served as witnesses to the ceremony.4FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/0007720849 : accessed 31 Aug 2021), digital film 007720849, image 458 Hopkins Co., KY, Marriage Licenses 1885, Clements-Hankins, 8 Dec 1885. Henry was born on 9 July 1863 in Tennessee to James Thomas Clements and Martha Ann Devault.5Grapevine Cemetery (Hopkins Co., KY), Clements, Henry and Mollie marker; birthdate. “Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852–1965,” digital image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1222 : accessed 6 Sep 2021), death certificate no. 28591 (1941), Henry Thomas Clements; from microfilm 7016130–7041803, KY Dept. for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort; parents names and birth place.

Mollie and Henry lived in Hopkins County for the rest of their lives. They had one child, a daughter named Zadie Ann. Zadie was born on 11 January 1891 in Hopkins County.6“Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852–1965,” digital image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1222 : accessed 4 Sep 2013), death certificate no. 23899 (1961), Zadie Ann Cothran; from microfilm 7016130–7041803, KY Dept. for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort; birthdate, place, and parents Henry Clements and Mollie Hankins.

In 1900, Mollie and Henry lived on Robinson Street in Earlington near her mother, her brother Jim, and Henry’s parents.71900 U.S. census, Hopkins Co., KY, population schedule, Earlington, enumeration district (ED) 64, sheet 25A, dwelling 468, family 507, Henry Clements; digital image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602 : accessed 17 Feb 2010); from NARA microfilm T623, roll 528; Thomas & Isabella Jane Devault, James and Martha Clements, and James W. Hankins all on same page. By 1920, they lived on Earlington and St. Charles Road.81920 U.S. census, Hopkins Co., KY, population schedule, Earlington, enumeration district (ED) 52, sheet 3B, dwelling 56, family 57, Henry T. Clements; digital image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6061 : accessed 17 Feb 2010); from NARA microfilm T625, roll 576. Henry worked in the coal mines for years but later changed occupations to farming.91900 U.S. census, Hopkins Co., KY, pop. sch., Earlington, ED 64, sheet 25A, dwell. 468, fam. 507, Henry Clements. 1920 U.S. census, Hopkins Co., KY, pop. sch., Earlington, ED 52, sheet 3B, dwell. 56, fam. 57, Henry T. Clements. 1930 U.S. census, Hopkins Co., KY, population schedule, District #2, enumeration district (ED) 9, sheet 6B, dwelling 130, family 135, Henry Clements; digital image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6224 : accessed 17 Feb 2010); from NARA microfilm T626, roll 751; occupation farming.

Mollie died on 7 February 1939 at their home, which was a mile and a half west of Earlington on Dawson Springs Road. A paralytic stroke caused her death. Her funeral was conducted at the Grapevine Church and she was buried in Grapevine Cemetery.10“Sister of Former County Sheriff Dies at 75,” Madisonville (KY) Messenger, 7 Feb 1939, p.1, col.3; digital image, Newspapers.com (https://newspapers.com : accessed 7 Jan 2021). Grapevine Cemetery (Hopkins Co., KY), Clements, Henry and Mollie marker.

At the time of Mollie’s death, Zadie and her family lived across the road from Mollie and Henry, and he lived with them in 1940.11“Sister of Former County Sheriff Dies at 75,” Madisonville (KY) Messenger, 7 Feb 1939. 1940 U.S. census, Hopkins Co., KY, population schedule, District #2, enumeration district (ED) 54-11, sheet 1B, Will Cothran; digital image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2442 : accessed 13 Nov 2021); from NARA microfilm 627, roll 1318. Henry died at Zadie’s home on 5 December 1940 and his funeral was conducted there on 7 December.12“Henry T. Clements, Suthard Farmer, Dies,” Madisonville (KY) Messenger, 7 Dec 1940, p. 1, col. 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 8 Nov 2021). Henry was buried by Mollie in Grapevine Cemetery.13Grapevine Cemetery (Hopkins Co., KY), Clements, Henry and Mollie marker.

Cite this page: Linda F. McCauley, "Mary Madore Hankins," Documenting the Details, 20 Nov 2021 (https://documentingthedetails.com/mmhankins : accessed [enter current date]).

Written by: Linda F. McCauley
Copyright © 2021 Linda F. McCauley. All rights reserved.

My Connection: Albert Elvie Hankins & Isabella Jane Goodloe (2nd great-grandparents) > Thomas Leander Hankins (great-grandfather) > Verda Waller Hankins (grandmother) > David Hankins McCauley (father)

Last Update: 20 Nov 2021

Sources

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1 1870 U.S. census, Hopkins Co., KY, population schedule, Precinct #2, p. 20A, dwelling 19, family 19, Jane Hankins; digital image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7163 : accessed 14 Feb 2010); from NARA microfilm M593, roll 471.
2 Grapevine Cemetery (Grapevine, Hopkins Co., KY), Clements, Henry and Mollie marker, photographed by Linda McCauley, 30 Oct 2004.
3 Family story, passed down through the family from Albert’s granddaughter, Aggie Ann Hankins (daughter James W. Hankins), is that Albert was found with a friend in a barn in the company of Confederate deserters, was accused of desertion, and shot.
4 FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/0007720849 : accessed 31 Aug 2021), digital film 007720849, image 458 Hopkins Co., KY, Marriage Licenses 1885, Clements-Hankins, 8 Dec 1885.
5 Grapevine Cemetery (Hopkins Co., KY), Clements, Henry and Mollie marker; birthdate. “Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852–1965,” digital image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1222 : accessed 6 Sep 2021), death certificate no. 28591 (1941), Henry Thomas Clements; from microfilm 7016130–7041803, KY Dept. for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort; parents names and birth place.
6 “Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852–1965,” digital image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1222 : accessed 4 Sep 2013), death certificate no. 23899 (1961), Zadie Ann Cothran; from microfilm 7016130–7041803, KY Dept. for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort; birthdate, place, and parents Henry Clements and Mollie Hankins.
7 1900 U.S. census, Hopkins Co., KY, population schedule, Earlington, enumeration district (ED) 64, sheet 25A, dwelling 468, family 507, Henry Clements; digital image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602 : accessed 17 Feb 2010); from NARA microfilm T623, roll 528; Thomas & Isabella Jane Devault, James and Martha Clements, and James W. Hankins all on same page.
8 1920 U.S. census, Hopkins Co., KY, population schedule, Earlington, enumeration district (ED) 52, sheet 3B, dwelling 56, family 57, Henry T. Clements; digital image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6061 : accessed 17 Feb 2010); from NARA microfilm T625, roll 576.
9 1900 U.S. census, Hopkins Co., KY, pop. sch., Earlington, ED 64, sheet 25A, dwell. 468, fam. 507, Henry Clements. 1920 U.S. census, Hopkins Co., KY, pop. sch., Earlington, ED 52, sheet 3B, dwell. 56, fam. 57, Henry T. Clements. 1930 U.S. census, Hopkins Co., KY, population schedule, District #2, enumeration district (ED) 9, sheet 6B, dwelling 130, family 135, Henry Clements; digital image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6224 : accessed 17 Feb 2010); from NARA microfilm T626, roll 751; occupation farming.
10 “Sister of Former County Sheriff Dies at 75,” Madisonville (KY) Messenger, 7 Feb 1939, p.1, col.3; digital image, Newspapers.com (https://newspapers.com : accessed 7 Jan 2021). Grapevine Cemetery (Hopkins Co., KY), Clements, Henry and Mollie marker.
11 “Sister of Former County Sheriff Dies at 75,” Madisonville (KY) Messenger, 7 Feb 1939. 1940 U.S. census, Hopkins Co., KY, population schedule, District #2, enumeration district (ED) 54-11, sheet 1B, Will Cothran; digital image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2442 : accessed 13 Nov 2021); from NARA microfilm 627, roll 1318.
12 “Henry T. Clements, Suthard Farmer, Dies,” Madisonville (KY) Messenger, 7 Dec 1940, p. 1, col. 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 8 Nov 2021).
13 Grapevine Cemetery (Hopkins Co., KY), Clements, Henry and Mollie marker.