Below is a transcription from the 1860 Census. "Free Inhabitants of Hamblin Township in the County of Brown in the State of Indiana. Enumerated 14 July, 1860." Page 96. Roll # M653-246.
Syndor and Elizabeth (Skidmore) Hanks were my wife's 2nd great-grandparents. Their son John W., was my wife's great-grandfather.
I've listed the household of James Skidmore because I believe it has some significance since Elizabeth's maiden name is Skidmore. Is this her parents?
Dwelling # 672; Family # 672:
Sidnor Hanks, 49 years old, male, White, Farmer, Value of real estate: $5,000; Value of Personal Estate: $400, from Kentucky.
Elizabeth, 40 years old, female, White, from Kentucky, listed as over 21 years old and unable to read or write.
Susan J., 21 years old, female, from Indiana.
Sarah F., 18 years old, female, from Indiana.
Matilda, 18 years old, female, from Indiana
James, 10 years old, male, from Indiana.
Delila, 7 years old, female, from Indiana.
John W., 5 years old, male, from Indiana.
George W., 2 years old, male, from Indiana.
Dwelling # 673; Family # 673:
James Skidmore, 64 years old, male, White, farmer, Value of Real Estate: $100; Value of Personal Estate: $100; from Kentucky.
Susana, 67 years old, female, White, from Kentucky, listed as over 21 years old and unable to read and write.
Nancy Mayers, 18 years old, female, White, from Kentucky.
This transcription was revised on 28 November 2009. I did not have Susan's middle initial or age correct on this post (I had her as Susan G. Hanks, 81 years old!) The revised information is from the transcriptions I found on both the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com websites. However, I will need to look at the image of the census record to verify the information.
I apologize for any inconvenience that the erroneous info caused anyone. This is a prime example why you should always verify information yourself and not rely of others for your research. Genealogists do make mistrakes (sic).