Banta, Abram
March 01, 2007 10:47PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 732.
[Nicholas County] [Carlisle City and Precinct]

ABRAM BANTA, farmer, P. O. Carlisle, youngest son of Henry Banta's (see
Peter Banta's history); he was born April 18, 1805, and attended school
about three months, during which time he received his theoretical
education. He remained with his parents until in the year 1839, when he
came to the farm upon which he now resides. He was married in 1828, to
Miss Dorcas Hedges, born July 28, 1806, to James and Annie (Forman)
Hedges, who were heirs in the famous "Hedges Estate." The Bantas and
Hedges are among the early settlers in the "Region" and noted for their
longevity. Mr. Banta is the father of eight children, all of whom grew
to maturity. They were: Scythia A., born Dec. 24, 1829, was wife of
Samuel Fulton, and James H., born Aug. 14, 1831; both are residing at
Ridge Farm, Vermillion County, Ill.; Margaret L., born May 28, 1833, wife
of Thomas Campbell, residing in Headquarters Precinct; Andrew J. died a
prisoner at Camp Morton, Aug. 20, 1864, aged twenty-nine years, Sarah F.,
born April 4, 1830, died March 19, 1877, leaving one child, Nannie; J. M.,
the father, Edwin Collins, engaged in business at Carlisle, William F.,
born May 28, 1841; farming in Edgar County, Ill.; Elizabeth, a twin sister
to William F., wife of Lon Campbell, of Carlisle; Amie Marie, born Aug. 9,
1847, wife of Henry Bogart, of Vermillion County, Ind. The parents are
vigorous old people, highly esteemed citizens of the community in which
they live and with their family belong to the Christian Church.

Banta Hedges Forman Fulton Campbell Bogart
Vermillion-IL Edgar-IL

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