Genetic Lincoln is grateful to Nancy C. Royce for generously sharing her many years of Hanks family research for the free, non-profit use of our readers. Nancy is an avocational genealogist who, as a descendant of Mark and Peter Lee, brothers of Ann Lee Hanks, the mother of Lucy Hanks Sparrow, has been doing original genealogical research on the Hanks and Lee families for over 40 years. She has been a volunteer at the Friendswood, Texas Family History Library Center for 25 years, and has given seminars and talks on genealogical research in (primarily Southern and Virginia) Census Records, Land and Property Records and Will and Probate Records. Her work has been used by Edward Steers and Paul H. Verduin.
Nancy’s informative, factual and fully foot-noted research reports are provided at the link below. Please return often as we will be adding additional reports as quickly as possible.
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An additional link has been created to accommodate miscellaneous reports re: Abraham Lincoln’s ancestral families. We are grateful to Judy Kellar Fox for providing the first report for this section: Judy Kellar Fox, CG®, “Documents and DNA Identify a Little-Known Lee Family in Virginia,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 99 (June 2011), 85-96.