Wonder if he is a son of Isaac Danks and Lucy Earll (dau. Robert Earll and Mehitable Watson)? Isaac Danks was b. Northampton, MA, son of Benoni and Mary (Morris) Danks. He and his wife moved to Onondaga, New York. Isaac Danks' sister, Roxana Danks, who married Hezekiah King, was my 5th Great-grandmother.
Benoni Danks was son of Robert Danks and first wife, Rebecca Rust (dau. of Israel Rust and Rebecca Clark) and Mary Morris (dau. of Isaac Morris and Mary Heath). Benoni's grandfather, Robert Danks came from England (probably first to Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester or Salem), married Elizabeth Swift (dau. Thomas Swift and Elizabeth Capen) the widow of his close friend, John Webb. The Morris family came from Essex, England to Roxbury. Many of the first settlers of Northampton in 1655 were Puritan followers of John Strong and came originally from Dorcester, Hingham and Roxbury.