JOHN HOLLIS BANKHEAD
John Hollis Bankhead was born on his father’s farm in Marion (now Lamar) County on September 13, 1842. He was educated in the country schools of his native county and with this meager scholastic preparation became a man of solid and practical learning. He was married November 13, 1866 at Wetumpka, Alabama to Tallulah Brockman and they celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1916 at their home ‘Sunset’ at Jasper, Alabama. At the time of his death there were surviving him, his wife, Tallulah Brockman Bankhead and five children: Louise (now deceased) wife of A. G. Lund; Marie, wife of Thomas M. Owen; John H. Bankhead Jr; William B. Bankhead and Henry M. Bankhead. During the time Senator Bankhead was a member of the Senate, his son, William B. Bankhead was a member of the House.