Your line goes back to a BARKLEY line, the Rev. John BARKLEY who changed his surname to BANKSTON (legally) in South Carolina in 1805.
"The petition of John BANKSTON alias John BARKLEY of Spartanburgh District
and state aforesaid Humbly shewth, that your petitioner hath good cause to
believe and verlily does believe that in law his name is John BARKLEY, but
he is known by and hath retain the name of BANKSTON, and for certain good
causes he now petitions your Honorable body to take his case into
consideration and grant that his name be confirmed and that he be known in
law by the name of John BANKSTON and the anme of BANKSTON shall descend to
his posterity - and your humble petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.----John BANKSTON - 28 Oct. 1805"
1. Nathaniel (Nathan) [nee "Barkley"] BANKSTON was born in 1793.
Nathanial "Nathan" Bankston was the son of Rev. John Bankston (nee BARKLEY) and Mary Lanier
He served in the military military list between 1812 and 1815 in South Carolina. South Carolinans in Wa of 1812http://sciway3.net/proctor/state/1812/1812b.html
Private, Felder's Battalion Artillery SC Militia
He died in Nov 1850 at the age of 57 in Chattooga County, Georgia.
Nathanial Bankston born 1793/1799 in Spartanburg District, South Carolina.
Nathaniel married abt. 1819 in Gwinnett County, Georgia to Sarah Light.
They appeared in the census in 1850 in Chattooga County, Georgia.
Nathaniel (Nathan) BANKSTON and Sarah LIGHT had the following children:
+2 i. James M. BANKSTON, born abt 1825, Greene County, Georgia; married Mary Jane CROWDER, 6 Feb 1854, Chattooga County, Georgia; died bet 1866 and 1870, Georgia.
3 ii. M. A. "Martha Ann?" BANKSTON was born about 1828 in Greene County, Georgia.
4 iii. William R. BANKSTON was born about 1829 in Greene County, Georgia.
5 iv. Mary BANKSTON was born about 1835 in Greene County, Georgia.
+6 v. Henry M. BANKSTON, born abt 1836, Greene County, Georgia; married Elizabeth [--?--] PERHAPS SPANGLER, ca 1862, Georgia.
7 vi. John BANKSTON was born about 1839 in Greene County, Georgia.
2. James M. BANKSTON (Nathaniel (Nathan)-1) was born about 1825 in Greene County, Georgia. He died between 1866 and 1870 at the age of 41 in Georgia.
James M. BANKSTON and Mary Jane "Jane" CROWDER were married on 6 Feb 1854 in Chattooga County, Georgia. They appeared in the census in 1860 in Walker County, Georgia.
James M. BANKSTON and Mary Jane CROWDER had the following children:
8 i. William BANKSTON was born about 1855 in Alabama.
9 ii. Shelton BANKSTON was born about 1857 in Alabama.
10 iii. Louisiana BANKSTON was born about 1859 in Alabama.
11 iv. Missouri BANKSTON was born about 1862 in Georgia.
12 v. Texas BANKSTON was born about 1864 in Georgia.
13 vi. Melinda BANKSTON was born about 1866 in Georgia.
6. Henry M. BANKSTON (Nathaniel (Nathan)-1) was born about 1836 in Greene County, Georgia. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Walker County, Georgia. There's a 21-year-old Henry Bankston with his mother Sarah (widow) living next to James Bankston 35, and his family, which includes a 24-year-old William Bankston .... in Upper Cover, Walker County, GA in 1860 He served in the military private in Co. B, 41 Alabama Inf. enlisted 3 years or war between 1862 and 1865 in Fayette County, Alabama.
Henry M. BANKSTON and Elizabeth [--?--] PERHAPS_ SPANGLER_ were married circa 1862 in Georgia. They appeared in the census in 1870 in Washburn, Scott County, Arkansas.
[Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Washburn, Scott, Arkansas; Roll: M593_63; Page: 662B; Image: 490; Family History Library Film: 545562.]
They appeared in the census in 1880 in Charleston, Franklin County, Arkansas.
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Charleston, Franklin, Arkansas; Roll: 44; Family History Film: 1254044; Page: 840D; Enumeration District: 064; Image: 0391.
Henry M. BANKSTON and Elizabeth [--?--] PERHAPS_ SPANGLER_ had the following children:
+14 i. James M. BANKSTON, born Jan 1863, Georgia; married Willie Ann HENRY, 13 Dec 1885, Sebastian County, Arkansas.
15 ii. William BANKSTON was born circa 1865 in Georgia.
16 iii. Lucinda BANKSTON was born circa 1869 in Tennessee.
17 iv. Charles BANKSTON was born circa 1873 in Arkansas.
14. James M. BANKSTON (Henry M.-2, Nathaniel (Nathan)-1) was born in Jan 1863 in Georgia.
James M. BANKSTON and Willie Ann HENRY were married on 13 Dec 1885 in Sebastian County,
[Source: Arkansas. Arkansas Marriages, 1779-1992 Arkansas Marriages, 1779-1992]
Hunting For Bears, comp.. Arkansas Marriages, 1779-1992 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Original data: Arkansas marriage information taken from county courthouse records. Please contact the appropriate county clerk for original source information.
They appeared in the census in 1900 in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 12, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory; Roll: 1846; Enumeration District: 46; FHL microfilm: 1241846.
James M. BANKSTON and Willie Ann HENRY had the following children (perhaps more):
18 i. Henry J. BANKSTON was born in Dec 1886 in Indian Territory.
19 ii. Lizzie BANKSTON was born in Dec 1888 in Indian Territory.
20 iii. Nancy E. BANKSTON was born in Mar 1894 in Indian Territory.
21 iv. Charles BANKSTON was born circa 1896 in Indian Territory.
22 v. Mary S. BANKSTON was born circa 1899 in Indian Territory.