- Born: Oct 1790, Mansfield Center CT
- Marriage (1): Jerusha Freeman
- Died: 1838, Vicksburg, Warren, MS
Events in his life were:
- He worked in 1820-1825 as an instrument maker in Auburn NY
- He worked in 1826-1828 as an instrument maker in Troy NY
- Advertised in the Troy Sentinel (Troy NY), 14 Jul 1826, "PHILOSOPHICAL AND MATHEMATICAL INSTRUMENTS, ETC."
"Horatio Hanks has recently commenced business in Troy, near Starbuck & Gurley's Furnace, Fifth Street and also in the immediate vicinity of Langdon's Steam Engine Factory and Machine Shop, and of the Bell and Cannon Foundry and Mathematical Instrument Factory of Julius Hanks, and offers his services to the public in the various branches of his business. He will make and accurately graduate all descriptions of Mathematical and Philosophical instruments - - having an improved and perfect Graduating Engine of three feet radius, on Toughton's plan, of his own make. He makes and keeps constantly on hand Spirit levels, and warrants them to be accurate. Surveyor's instruments of all descriptions constantly on hand, and warranted superior to imported instruments of the same descriptions. Having very perfect Engine Lathes, he will execute all kinds of Engine Turning, in all kinds of metal, such as Air Pumps, Soda and Beer Pumps, Screws for Coupling Boxes, etc. Steel Taps, etc.
Mr. Hanks invites Machinists and other, who wish to procure any articles of his manufacture to examine his machinery and work, which he is confident will be a sufficient recommendation. He will make all descriptions of Turning and Engine Lathes, from thirty to five hundred dollars each. The location of this establishment is such as presents uncommon facilities for the speedy manufacture of every description of metallic machinery".
Horatio married Jerusha Freeman. (Jerusha Freeman was born in May 1791 in Mansfield Center CT and died in Mansfield Center CT.)