Info. from the book BANNING BRANCHES, By Leroy F. Banning
SARAH BANNING born May 2, 1778 in Talbot Co., MD. She married John (or Abram) Hill Nov. 25, 1815 in Burke County, NC. He was the son of Swinfield Hill and was born about 1801. She died between 1840 and 1843 in Carter Co., TN. He married 2nd, Elizabeth Haines and had two additional children. He died about March 1877 in McMinn Co., TN. Children: R.B. Hill, Charles Hill, Stephen Hill, Elizabeth Hill, Absolem Hill, Nancy Hill. Sarah was the daughter of Benoni Banning born June 26, 1744. He married Ann Clark on Jan 3, 1769. Ann was the daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth (Williams) Clark, born Dec. 3, 1749 in Dorchester Co., They moved to Washington County, VA where he was in Capt. Campbell's Va. Militia. He was a soldier in the American Rev. War and was stabbed 3 times by British bayonets on Oct. 7, 1780 at the battle of King's Mountain, NC. She died March 3, 1824 and Benoni died on Feb 25, 1827 in Old Fort, NC and are buried in Ebeneazer Cemetery in McDowell County, NC. Benoni is son of James Banning born about 1724 in Maryland and married Angelica Frazier/ d/o Benoni and Cecilah Frazier, born about 1726. They lived in Dorchester Co., MD. He died by July 27, 1767. James was the son of William Banning. He was of age by 1704 and married Jane Spencer about 1722. William's name was recorded as "Bandy" from time to time. William died ca. 1745-46. Jane died on Nov. 14, 1756 from small pox... above info. was found in BANNING BRANCHES, Leroy F. Banning, Heritage Books, Inc.