Descendants of Thomas Wilkes
Generation No. 1
1. THOMAS1 WILKES was born Abt 1633 in England, Shopshire, Shrewsbury.
Thomas Wilkes was imported by Fernando Austin into Charles City Co., VA on 25 Feb 1653, for which a headright was claimed totaling 1200 acres. Patent Book 3, pp 369, Virginia Land Grants.
Thomas Wilkes participated in, but was not a major party thereto, in Bacon's Rebellion in 1676.
Thomas Wilkes was sued on 14 June 1684 over land in Rappahannoc Co., VA in which he was in possession. Land was at the mouth of Morattico Creek, and was 600 acres. Land was in the tenure of Mr. Robert Beckingham and Thomas Wilkes, and was claimed in behalf of Giles Cale, deceased, who proported to own it, and to have it given as a legacy to Nathaniel Cale, son & heir.
Child of Thomas Wilkes is:
2. i. JOSEPH2 WILKES, b. Abt 1680, VA, New Kent Co.; d. Aft 1734, VA, New Kent Co..
Generation No. 2
2. JOSEPH2 WILKES (THOMAS1) was born Abt 1680 in VA, New Kent Co., and died Aft 1734 in VA, New Kent Co.. He married ELIZABETH ?.
In 1704 Joseph Wilkes owned 250 acres in New Kent Co., VA on which he paid quitrents to the Crown.
On 26 Aug. 1734 Joseph Wilkes deeded land in New Kent Co., VA to Richard Winn of Hanover Co., VA retaining right to live there for the remainder of his natural life.
Most likely Richard Winn was a relative - possibly a brother-in-law (making Elizabeth a Winn), or a son-in-law (husband of a daughter, name unknown).
Child of Joseph Wilkes and Elizabeth ? is:
3. i. JOHN3 WILKES, b. Abt 1710, VA, New Kent Co.; d. November 1778, VA, New Kent Co., Blissland Parish.
Generation No. 3
3. JOHN3 WILKES (JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt 1710 in VA, New Kent Co., and died November 1778 in VA, New Kent Co., Blissland Parish.
Children of John Wilkes are:
4. i. JOSEPH4 WILKES, b. Abt 1735, VA, New Kent Co., Amelia Co., & Dinwiddie Co.; d. 22 November 1784, VA, Brunswick Co. from 1757.
5. ii. BENJAMIN WILKES, b. Abt 1736, VA, New Kent Co.; d. 1795, VA, Charlotte Co., Inventory of Benjamin dated 1795..
6. iii. MINOR WILKES, b. 1737, VA, Lunenburg Co.; d. Aft 8 March 1809, (Will dated 8 March 1809).
iv. THOMAS WILKES, b. Abt 1738, VA, New Kent Co.; d. Aft 1790, VA, Powhattan Co.; m. MARGARET BLACKWELDER, 26 November 1763, VA, Cumberland Co..
7. v. JOHN WILKES, b. Abt 1739, VA, New Kent Co.; d. Bef 1786, VA, Amelia Co..
vi. WILLIAM WILKES, b. Abt 1740; d. VA, Culpepper Co..
vii. DANIEL WILKES, b. 1747.
viii. SAMUEL WILKES, b. Abt 1765, VA, New Kent Co.; d. Aft 19 November 1795, VA, Culpepper Co.; m. REBECCA ?, Abt 17 June 1791, VA, Culpepper Co..
Generation No. 4
4. JOSEPH4 WILKES (JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt 1735 in VA, New Kent Co., Amelia Co., & Dinwiddie Co., and died 22 November 1784 in VA, Brunswick Co. from 1757. He married HENRYETTA ? Abt 1756 in VA, Dinwiddie or Amelia Co..
Joseph Wilkes first bought land in Brunswick Co., VA in 1757, at which time he was then living in Dinwiddie Co. On 2 Dec. 1768 Joseph Wilkes voted for Frederick Maclin and Thomas Stith for election of Burgesses in Brunswick Co.
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN the twenty-fifth of August in the year of our Lord God One thousand seven hundred and Eighty two I Joseph Wilkes of the County of Brunswick do appoint and ordain this my last will and Testament revoking all other, my Soul I Recommend to Gad that gave it, my body to be buried in a Christian manner and for what it has pleased God to bless me with I do Give and Bequeath as follows, to wit:
ITEM I give to my Daughter Sarah Wilkes one negro girl named Lender to her and her heirs forever.
ITEM I give to my son John Wilkes after the death or marriage of my wife the part of the tract of land I now live on lying on the fork of Gilberts branch to the back line the other part of my land to be equally divided between my sons Joseph Wilkes and Thomas Wilkes at the death or marriage of my wife but if either of my three young sons should die under age then their land to be equally divided between the other two to them or their heirs forever.
ITEM My desire is that my negroes should be equally divided after the death or marriage of my wife between my children Burwell Wilkes, John Wilkes, Nancy Wilkes, Thomas Wilkes, Joseph Wilkes, Minah Wilkes and Frances Wilkes or such of them that shall survive the death of their mother to them and their heirs forever.
ITEM I desire that my household furniture at the death or marriage of my wife to be equally divided between my children John Wilkes, Betsy Wilkes, Nancy Wilkes, Joseph Wilkes, Thomas Wilkes, Minah Wilkes and Frances Wilkes or such of them as shall then be living to them and their heirs forever.
ITEM My stock of all kinds at the death or marriage of my wife to be equally divided among all my children then living to them and their heirs forever.
I do appoint Henry Harrison and Burwell Wilkes and my wife Henryetta Wilkes whole and sole executors of this my last Will and Testament IN WITNESS where I have here set my hand and affixed my seal.
In presence of teste: Joseph Wilkes (L.S.)
Brunswick Co. Court
22 day of November, 1784
This will was proved by the oaths of Wm. Harrison, Lucey Vaughain and Caron Vaughain witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And upon the motion of Henryetta Wilkes and Henry Harrison, two of the executors therein appointed, and they having given bond with security and taken the oath according to law, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
Brury Stith, Ct. Clerk
Children of Joseph Wilkes and Henryetta ? are:
8. i. BURWELL BASSETT5 WILKES I, b. 4 June 1757, VA, Brunswick Co.; d. 31 March 1815, VA, Brunswick Co., Charlie Hope, Wilkes Burial Ground.
9. ii. SARAH WILKES, b. Abt 1760.
iii. BETSEY WILKES, b. Abt 1761, VA, Brunswick Co..
10. iv. JOHN WILKES, b. 1762, VA, Brunswick Co.; d. Aft 1858, TN, Davidson Co..
v. NANCY WILKES, b. Abt 1763; m. JAMES OWEN, 26 June 1786.
11. vi. THOMAS WILKES, b. Abt 1764, VA, Brunswick Co.; d. Abt 1810, TN, Davidson Co..
12. vii. JOSEPH WILKES, b. Abt 1765, VA, Brunswick Co.; d. 1 November 1812, VA, Brunswick Co..
13. viii. MINAH WILKES, b. Abt 1778.
ix. FRANCES WILKES, b. Abt 1780, VA, Brunswick Co.; m. LITTLEBERRY BAUGH, 17 June 1801, VA, Brunswick Co., Hummard Saunders Reg., pp 127; Thomas Wilkes, Surety.
5. BENJAMIN4 WILKES (JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt 1736 in VA, New Kent Co., and died 1795 in VA, Charlotte Co., Inventory of Benjamin dated 1795..
There was a Benjamin Wilkes listed as a revolutionary war soldier, Infantry of Virginia, who did not claim bounty land, per list of John H. Smith to Gov. Tazewell of Nov. 25, 1834, pp 214 of Rev. War Records, Vol. 1, Virginia by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, LC E255.B86.
Moved to Charlotte Co., Virginia from Amelia Co., Virginia at time of Revolutionary War.
Child of Benjamin Wilkes is:
14. i. WILLIAM MINOR5 WILKES, b. Abt 1780, VA, Amelia Co.; d. VA, Charlotte Co..
6. MINOR4 WILKES (JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 1737 in VA, Lunenburg Co., and died Aft 8 March 1809 in (Will dated 8 March 1809). He married PHEBE STONE Abt 1759 in VA, Lunenburg Co., daughter of Richard Stone and Mary ?.
Charlotte Co., Virginia has a will of a Minor Wilkes dated 1794, and in 1795 there is an inventory of an estate of Benjamin Wilkes.
Children of Minor Wilkes and Phebe Stone are:
15. i. RICHARD5 WILKES I, b. 1760, VA.
ii. THOMAS WILKES, b. 1759, Va, Charlotte Co.; m. LEICESTER (LESTER), MARY FRANCES, Abt 1780, VA, Lunenburg Co..
iii. JOHN WILKES, b. Abt 1764.
iv. ELIZABETH WILKES, b. Abt 1766; m. MINOR WINN.
v. MARY WILKES, b. Abt 1768; m. CARTER WHITE.
vi. SALLY WILKES, b. Abt 1770; m. WILLIAM SNEAD.
vii. LETTY WILKES, b. Abt 1772; m. JOHN WHITE.
7. JOHN4 WILKES (JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt 1739 in VA, New Kent Co., and died Bef 1786 in VA, Amelia Co..
There was a John Wilkes in Amelia Co., Virginia at the time of the 1790 census, with 5 whites and 12 blacks.
Hennings Statues, Vol. 10, pp 324-5, shows a pardon issued to a John Wilkes, who had been jailed for taking an oath to the King after 1776. Henrico Co., Virginia (next to Amelia Co.) was given as the county, but may have been only the central point, and not the county of his residence.
Children of John Wilkes are:
i. RITTAR "RETTIS"5 WILKES, b. Abt 1766, VA, Amelia Co.; m. ELISHA GUNN, 28 April 1784, VA, Amelia Co., John Wilkes, witness.
ii. ANNE WILKES, b. Abt 1768; m. JAMES OWEN, 26 June 1786, VA, Brunswick Co., Burwell Wilkes, Surety.
Generation No. 5
8. BURWELL BASSETT5 WILKES I (JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 4 June 1757 in VA, Brunswick Co., and died 31 March 1815 in VA, Brunswick Co., Charlie Hope, Wilkes Burial Ground. He married (1) SUSANNA CORDLE 14 May 1782 in VA, Brunswick Co., Joseph Wilkes, witness, Wm. Cordel, Surety, daughter of William Cordel. He married (2) ELIZABETH GUNN 3 December 1787 in VA, Amelia Co., daughter of James Gunn and Elizabeth ?.
Tombstone exists with inscriptions in the Wilkes graveyard in "Charlie Hope", Brunswick Co., Virginia. Burwell Bassett Wilkes was named after a neighbor Burwell Bassett, a well-to-do plantation owner in New Kent, VA. Burwell Bassett Wilkes was a horse breeder, farmer, etc., and freed his slaves much earlier than the Civil War.
The family of Burwell Bassett Wilkes was enumerated in the 1810 census, with wife Elizabeth Gunn and all three of his living children included, including Susanna Cordle Wilkes, child of Burwell's first wife, then deceased.
Burwell Bassett Wilkes was a Sergeant in the Revolutionary War, and was serving in the Virginia Military Dist. of Ohio, St. Continental Line, 11th Regt., at Hillsborough, NC in November 1779. He was included in the list of land warrants granted beginning 8 August 1782, with 3 years service warrant no. 2075, pp 518 of Rev. War Records, Vol. 1, Va. by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, LC E255 .B86 Vol 1.
Susanna Cordle married Burwell Bassett Wilkes, I as his first wife on 14 May 1782 in Brunswick Co., Virginia. Joseph Wilkes was a witness, and William Cordle, father of Susanna, was Surety. Their only child, Susanna Cordle Wilkes, married Phillip Prior on 5 July 1802 in Brunswick Co., Virginia. Their son, Samuel Prior was provided for in the will of Burwell Bassett Wilkes, I.
James & Elizabeth Gunn consented to his second marriage to Elizabeth Gunn, and witnesses were William and Elijah Gunn. Surety was William Gunn, Bond made on 1 December 1787. They were married by the Rev. John King, who noted this on page W-3, Reference 17W(1)45.
In 1847, Burwell Bassett Wilkes was in Brunswick Co., Va., where he received a letter from a cousin Burwell Bassett Wilkes of Holmes Co., Mississippi. He was the son of William Minor Wilkes, and a grandson of Benjamin Wilkes, brother of Joseph Wilkes.
Burwell Bassett Wilkes, I was a noted horse breeder and racer. "Wonder" and "Chantecleer" were two of his great racers.
Elizabeth Gunn Wilkes was living with son Burwell Basset Wilkes, II when the 1840 census was taken. After the death of Burwell Basset Wilkes, I Elizabeth Gunn married Major Phillip Claiborne on 26 May 1817. She is buried in the Wilkes Burial Ground at Charlie Hope, Brunswick Co., Virginia.
His will was probated on 12 May 1815 in Brunswick Co., Virginia.
On his tombstone in the Wilkes Burial Ground in Charlie Hope, Brunswick Co., Virginia, the following is inscribed:
Burwell Wilkes, Born 4th of June, 1757, Died 31st of March 1815. this spot contains the ashes of the just who sought no honors and betrayed no trust. This truth be proved in every path be trod. An honest man, the noblest work of GOD. Davidson, Fecit.
While his full name was Burwell Bassett Wilkes, named after the noted plantation owner of New Kent Co., Virginia, he never used his middle name during his lifetime, nor is it inscribed on his tombstone. However he gave his only son the same full name with which he had been named by his father. This son provided the name Charlie's Hope to the plantation, and via the Post Office there to the entire area.
Elisha Gunn was a witness to the marriage of Burwell Wilkes and his sister Elizabeth Gunn.
Child of Burwell Wilkes and Susanna Cordle is:
16. i. SUSANNA CORDLE6 WILKES, b. Abt 1782, VA, Brunswick Co..
Children of Burwell Wilkes and Elizabeth Gunn are:
17. ii. BURWELL BASSETT6 WILKES II, b. 21 April 1805, VA, Brunswick Co.; d. 14 August 1878, VA, Brunswick Co., Charlie Hope, Wilkes burial ground..
iii. POLLY B. WILKES, b. Abt 1794; d. unknown; m. ALLEN B. DRUMMOND.
9. SARAH5 WILKES (JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt 1760. She married THOMAS FIRTH.
Children of Sarah Wilkes and Thomas Firth are:
i. WILLIAM6 FIRTH.
ii. THOMAS FIRTH.
iii. BETSY B. FIRTH, m. ? RAWLINGS.
iv. POLLY B. FIRTH.
v. SALLY FIRTH.
vi. REBECCA FIRTH.
10. JOHN5 WILKES (JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 1762 in VA, Brunswick Co., and died Aft 1858 in TN, Davidson Co.. He married (1) ELIZABETH "BETSY" STEGALL 26 November 1787 in VA, Brunswick Co., John King, Baptist, p.47; Geo.Stegall, Surety, daughter of Bottom Stegall. He married (2) NANCY EARLY Aft 1858 in TN, Middle.
John Wilkes bought land on the Harpeth River in Davidson Co. TN in 1807, and sold land there in 1814 & 1815.
On 22 Dec. 1787 sold land in Brunswick Co. to Burwell Wilkes for 126 pounds. John Wilkes & Elizabeth his wife, signed John Wilkes and Betsy Wilkes.
Children of John Wilkes and Elizabeth Stegall are:
18. i. BENJAMIN6 WILKES, b. 20 December 1788, VA, Brunswick Co.; d. 6 September 1866, TN, Hardeman Co., Mt. Tabor cemetery.
19. ii. JOHN WILKES, II (JR.), b. August 1791, Va, Brunswick Co.; d. 1873, TN, Gibson Co..
20. iii. THOMAS WILKES, REV., b. 23 April 1797, VA, Brunswick Co.; d. 2 August 1856, TN, Hardeman Co., buried at New Hope cemetery..
iv. MARY WILKES, b. 1799, VA, Brunswick Co.; d. Aft 1855; m. ANDERSON SMITH BRITT, 7 November 1816, TN, Humphreys Co..
21. v. BURWELL WILKES, b. Abt 1800; d. Abt 1847, AK, White Co..
22. vi. JOSEPH WILKES, b. 7 July 1807, Tn, Davidson Co.; d. 4 March 1881, TN, Hardeman Co., Whiteville, New Hope Cemetery.
vii. POLLY WILKES, b. Abt 1809; m. ? BRITT.
viii. ELIZABETH WILKES, b. Abt 1814, TN; m. (1) ? MITCHELL; m. (2) HARDY SAUNDERS, 7 August 1836, TN, Hardeman Co., Thomas Hudson, J.P., Bond by E.R.Belcher; m. (3) ARCHIBALD B. HOUSE, 21 November 1840, TN Reuben House, Surity.
ix. SALLIE WILKES, b. Abt 1817; m. ? MURREY.
x. HARRIET WILKES, b. 1821, TN, Middle; d. 1854, TN, Gibson Co.; m. JAMES WILSON.
Children of John Wilkes and Nancy Early are:
xi. LIZZIE BURWELL6 WILKES.
xii. JAMES WILKES.
11. THOMAS5 WILKES (JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt 1764 in VA, Brunswick Co., and died Abt 1810 in TN, Davidson Co.. He married (1) MARY LESTER 26 November 1787 in VA, Brunswick Co. (Ref. Order Book XIV, 206), daughter of Andrew Lester. He married (2) SALLY GUNN 30 January 1794 in VA, Lunenburg Co., Nottoway Parish, Rev. John Cameron's Register.
Migrated to Davidson Co. Tenn. together with his brother John & Betsy Stegall Wilkes, near the Harpeth River near the city of Nashville. Was a horse breeder. Bought 100 acres on Cumberland River, Davidson Cnty., Tenn. in 1805. His estate settlement and inventory first appeared in Davidson Cnty. in 1810. In settlement, Benjamin Wilkes bought a colt, and Burwell Wilkes of Virginia was paid for a stud horse. This Burwell Wilkes, of Charlie Hope, Brunswick Co. Virginia, was famous in the South for breeding "Quarter Horses" - horses which could run best for a quarter-mile only.
Marriages Ref: Davidson Cnty., Tn. - 1st Marriage Book, 2 Jan 1789-13 Dec. 1837 copied by Sarah Tucker Blair, Nashville, Tn., Feb. 1952.
Was the Surety at the wedding of his youngest sister Frances Wilkes to Littleberry Baugh. Was also a witness at the wedding of his next-to-youngest sister Minah Wilkes to Benjamin Rawlings.
Children of Thomas Wilkes and Mary Lester are:
i. ELIZABETH6 WILKES, b. Abt 1789, Va, Brunswick Co.; m. JAMES GILLIAM, 28 September 1809, TN, Davidson Co..
ii. HENRIETTA WILKES, b. Abt 1792; m. GILES PAGE, 15 September 1812, TN, Davidson Co..
Children of Thomas Wilkes and Sally Gunn are:
iii. JULIA G.6 WILKES, b. Abt 1799, VA, Lunenburg Co.; d. TN, Davidson Co.; m. ROBERT PAGE, 22 December 1819, TN, Davidson Co..
iv. POLLY B. WILKES, b. Abt 1803; m. OSBORNE THOMPSON, 11 January 1823, TN, Davidson Co..
v. WILLIAM ALBERT WILKES, b. Abt 1796; m. NANCY HODGE, 13 September 1821, TN, Davidson Co..
12. JOSEPH5 WILKES (JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt 1765 in VA, Brunswick Co., and died 1 November 1812 in VA, Brunswick Co.. He married MARY GREENE "POLLY" JACKSON 29 January 1795 in VA, Brunswick Co.,Rev.Aaron Brown, Methodist (pp 84), Herbert Hill, Surety, daughter of Ephraim Jackson.
Joseph Wilkes and his family were recorded in the 1810 census as being in Brunswick Co., Virginia.
Children of Joseph Wilkes and Mary Jackson are:
i. MARTHA JACKSON6 WILKES, b. 2 December 1795.
ii. COLSON TUCKER WILKES, b. 25 February 1798.
iii. ELIZABETH JARROTE WILKES, b. 12 March 1800.
iv. MARY GREEN WILKES, b. 26 February 1802.
23. v. JULIA GILLUM WILKES, b. 18 March 1804.
vi. HANNAH BAILEY WILKES, b. 7 June 1806.
vii. LUCRETIA ANN WILKES, b. 11 June 1808.
13. MINAH5 WILKES (JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt 1778. She married BENJAMIN RAWLINGS 24 January 1799 in VA, Brunswick Co., Aaron Brown, Methodist (p 110), Thomas Wilkes, witness.
Minah's older brother Thomas was a witness at her wedding to Benjamin Rawlings.
Child of Minah Wilkes and Benjamin Rawlings is:
24. i. HARTWELL6 RAWLINGS, b. Abt 1800.
14. WILLIAM MINOR5 WILKES (BENJAMIN4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt 1780 in VA, Amelia Co., and died in VA, Charlotte Co..
Child of William Wilkes is:
i. BURWELL BASSETT6 WILKES, b. 1809, VA, Charlotte Co.; d. MS, Holmes co..
15. RICHARD5 WILKES I (MINOR4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 1760 in VA.
Child of Richard Wilkes is:
25. i. RICHARD6 WILKES II, b. 1787; d. Bef 1870.
Generation No. 6
16. SUSANNA CORDLE6 WILKES (BURWELL BASSETT5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt 1782 in VA, Brunswick Co.. She married PHILLIP PRIOR 5 July 1802 in VA, Brunswick Co..
Child of Susanna Wilkes and Phillip Prior is:
i. SAMUEL7 PRIOR.
17. BURWELL BASSETT6 WILKES II (BURWELL BASSETT5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 21 April 1805 in VA, Brunswick Co., and died 14 August 1878 in VA, Brunswick Co., Charlie Hope, Wilkes burial ground.. He married (1) LUCY GRAY FEILD, daughter of Richard Feild and Sarah Edmunds. He married (2) MARTHA CRAWLEY SIMMONS Bef 1829 in VA.
Was living in Charlie Hope, Brunswick Co., Virginia when Burwell Bassett Wilkes, a cousin in Mississippi, wrote him.
Children of Burwell Wilkes and Lucy Feild are:
i. SARAH ELIZABETH7 WILKES, b. 31 March 1833; d. 18 October 1915, VA, Brunswick Co., Charlie Hope, Wilkes Burial Ground.
ii. BURWELL BASSETT WILKES, b. 30 January 1836; d. 21 April 1895.
iii. CHARLES WILKES, LIEUT., b. 28 June 1838; d. 25 November 1862, Civil War. Buried in Charlie Hope Wilkes Burial Ground..
26. iv. LUCY EDMUNDS WILKES, b. 1849; d. 1907.
18. BENJAMIN6 WILKES (JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 20 December 1788 in VA, Brunswick Co., and died 6 September 1866 in TN, Hardeman Co., Mt. Tabor cemetery. He married (1) ANNA PATTON 28 December 1815 in TN, Davidson Co., Zed Allen, J.P., Bond on 19 Dec. 1815. He married (2) MARY COLEMAN 28 February 1834 in TN, Hardeman Co., Thos W. Hudson, J.P..
Prim. Baptist Church, Mt. Tabor Cedar Chapel. His land ran down to the Hatchie River.
Was first on the tax rolls of Hardeman Co., Tenn. in 1831.
Purchased 25 acres 16 July 1838, Range 4, Section 6, Dist. 10.
Children of Benjamin Wilkes and Anna Patton are:
i. NARCISSUS JANE7 WILKES, b. 15 January 1817; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM HAMILTON, 27 July 1835, TN (Bond by Burwell Wilkes).
ii. JOHN WILKES, b. 19 January 1819, TN; d. Unknown, TX.
iii. BENJAMIN JEFFERSON WILKES, b. 3 February 1821; d. Unknown.
iv. WILLIAM BARNETT WILKES, b. 30 May 1823; d. Unknown, AK.
v. JAMES ETHERLY WILKES, b. 16 September 1825, TN; d. Unknown, TX.
vi. JULIA ANN FRANCIS WILKES, b. 11 November 1828, TN; d. Unknown, TX; m. EZEKIEL OWEN.
vii. ALBERT HENDERSON WILKES, b. 2 April 1830, TN; d. Unknown, TX, Fayette Co..
Children of Benjamin Wilkes and Mary Coleman are:
viii. MARY ELIZABETH WILSON7 WILKES, b. 29 December 1835; m. JASPER NEWTON SMITH.
27. ix. BENJAMIN WILKES, b. 3 February 1838; d. 8 December 1884, TN, Hardeman Co., Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
x. THOMAS JEFFERSON WILKES, b. 28 July 1840; d. 29 October 1873.
19. JOHN6 WILKES, II (JR.) (JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born August 1791 in Va, Brunswick Co., and died 1873 in TN, Gibson Co.. He married MARY "POLLY" HALLIBURTON.
Came to Gibson Co., Tenn. in 1836. Served in the Creek war under Andrew Jackson.
Children of John Wilkes and Mary Halliburton are:
i. MARCUS S.7 WILKES, b. 1821.
ii. ? WILKES, b. Abt 1828.
iii. ? WILKES, b. Abt 1830.
iv. ELIZABETH WILKES, b. 1832.
v. JOHN M. WILKES, b. 1839.
vi. LUCY WILKES, b. 1839.
vii. WILLIAM H. WILKES, b. 1842.
20. THOMAS6 WILKES, REV. (JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 23 April 1797 in VA, Brunswick Co., and died 2 August 1856 in TN, Hardeman Co., buried at New Hope cemetery.. He married RUTHA JANE SESSOMS Abt 1824 in TN, Humphreys Co., daughter of James Sessoms and Nancy Early.
Owned 60 acres in Hardeman Co. per 1825 tax lists. Land was at Range 4, Sect. 5. Additional land records showed 57 acres on 2 April 1849 and 66 acres on 6 Aug. 1849.
Thomas Wilkes was a Cumberland Presbyterian Minister.
He did not leave a will.
There is an account of his death in the Cumberland Presbyterian church records.
Children of Thomas Wilkes and Rutha Sessoms are:
i. BETTY7 WILKES, b. 1825; m. DAN ROSS, REV..
ii. ELIZABETH A. WILKES, b. 1829; m. ? HOUSE, Unknown.
28. iii. JAMES SESSOMS WILKES, b. 10 September 1832, TN, Hardeman Co.; d. 12 January 1898, TN, Madison Co., buried in Hays Cemetery, Mercer, TN.
iv. JOSEPH H. WILKES, b. 12 October 1833; d. 1 May 1862, TN, Shiloh Battlefield (from wounds of battle).
v. RICHARD S. WILKES, b. 12 August 1838, (was one of twins); d. 4 October 1861, (While in Confederate Army).
vi. WILLIAM S. WILKES, b. 12 August 1838, (one of twins).
vii. BURWELL LAFAYETTE WILKES, b. 29 October 1840; d. 30 April 1910, TX, Kaufman Co., Terrill, Oakland Cemetery; m. SARAH E. ?.
29. viii. BENJAMIN F. WILKES, b. Abt 1845.
ix. RUTHA JANE WILKES, b. Abt 1847; m. F. AUGUSTUS ROBLEY.
21. BURWELL6 WILKES (JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt 1800, and died Abt 1847 in AK, White Co.. He married NANCY ?.
First appeared on Hardeman Co., Tenn. tax rolls in 1834.
Burwell Wilkes was in Hardeman Co., Tenn. on 27 July 1835 and at the time of the 1840 census.
Burwell Wilkes made bond for the marriage of William Hamilton and Narcissa Jane Wilkes on 27 July 1835. William was the son of William H. Hamilton.
Burwell Wilkes moved to White Co, Arkansas before he died, as did a number of Wilkes' from Tenn. before the Civil War.
In addition to the two children known by name, there were two males born between 1830-35, and two females born between 1835-40 according to the census.
Children of Burwell Wilkes and Nancy ? are:
i. NARCISSA JANE7 WILKES, b. Abt 1820; m. WILLIAM HAMILTON, 27 July 1835, TN, Hardeman Co., Bond by Burwell Wilkes (father).
ii. JEFFERSON KEY WILKES, b. Abt 1825.
22. JOSEPH6 WILKES (JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 7 July 1807 in Tn, Davidson Co., and died 4 March 1881 in TN, Hardeman Co., Whiteville, New Hope Cemetery. He married (1) NAOMI M. BARNETT 5 March 1829 in TN, Hardeman Co., John Molly, M.G.. He married (2) REBECCA J. KIRKPATRICK Aft 1847. He married (3) ANN ROBLEY Aft 1875.
Lived 1/2 mile West of the old "New Hope" Campground Church and cemetery.
First appeared on tax rolls in 1829 in Hardeman Co., Tenn.
Had 46 acres on Range 4, Sect 5 on 27 Dec. 1834.
Had 153 acres on Range 4, Sect 5, on 16 April 1849.
Children of Joseph Wilkes and Naomi Barnett are:
i. ELIZABETH J.7 WILKES, b. 29 August 1831; d. 5 July 1832.
ii. MARTHA F. WILKES, b. 1834; m. WILIE SAMMONS, 4 October 1850, TN, Albert H. Wilkes, Surety.
iii. JOHN W. WILKES, b. 17 September 1835; d. 11 August 1897, TN, Old Hickory Creek Cemetery; m. EMILY J. MITCHELL, 17 March 1859.
iv. MARY MARGARET WILKES, b. 17 April 1837; d. 9 August 1899, TN, Hardeman Co., Mt. Tabor cemetery; m. JOHN H. SAMMONS, 26 October 1854.
v. NAOMI T. WILKES, b. 1839; m. JOHN W. SAMMONS, 9 December 1858.
30. vi. ANN ELIZABETH JOSEPHINE WILKES, b. 19 June 1841; d. 17 February 1894, TN, Hardeman Co., Whiteville, New Hope Cemetery.
vii. HENRIETTA C. WILKES, b. 1843; m. H.A. SAMMONS, 7 November 1859.
viii. JOSEPH THOMAS WILKES, b. 4 May 1845; d. 10 October 1860.
ix. FINLEY WILKES, b. 9 March 1847; d. 10 March 1847.
Children of Joseph Wilkes and Rebecca Kirkpatrick are:
x. ISABELLA JANE7 WILKES, b. Abt 1848.
xi. B.M. "PERRY" WILKES, b. 2 September 1850; d. 16 January 1878, TN, Hardeman Co., Whiteville, New Hope Cemetery.
xii. EMILY WILKES, b. 1854.
xiii. CHARLES C. WILKES, b. 25 August 1855; d. 3 February 1859.
xiv. ALICE C. WILKES, b. 1858.
xv. MITTIE MAY WILKES, b. 1866.
23. JULIA GILLUM6 WILKES (JOSEPH5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 18 March 1804. She married HARTWELL RAWLINGS Abt 1824, son of Benjamin Rawlings and Minah Wilkes.
Julia Gillum Wilkes and Hartwell Rawlings were 1st cousins, since they shared a common set of grandparents, Joseph & Henryetta Wilkes of Brunswick Co., Virginia. Julia's father, Joseph Wilkes, was the son of Joseph & Henryetta. Hartwell's mother, Minah Wilkes, was the daughter of Joseph & Henryetta Wilkes.
Child of Julia Wilkes and Hartwell Rawlings is:
i. W.A.7 RAWLINGS, b. Abt 1826; m. NANCY ?, Bef 1850, TN, Fayette Co..
24. HARTWELL6 RAWLINGS (MINAH5 WILKES, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt 1800. He married JULIA GILLUM WILKES Abt 1824, daughter of Joseph Wilkes and Mary Jackson.
Julia Gillum Wilkes and Hartwell Rawlings were 1st cousins, since they shared a common set of grandparents, Joseph & Henryetta Wilkes of Brunswick Co., Virginia. Julia's father, Joseph Wilkes, was the son of Joseph & Henryetta. Hartwell's mother, Minah Wilkes, was the daughter of Joseph & Henryetta Wilkes.
Child of Hartwell Rawlings and Julia Wilkes is:
i. W.A.7 RAWLINGS, b. Abt 1826; m. NANCY ?, Bef 1850, TN, Fayette Co..
25. RICHARD6 WILKES II (RICHARD5, MINOR4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 1787, and died Bef 1870. He married (1) MARY CORDLE 22 August 1805. He married (2) JENY STONE Aft 1860.
Richard Wilkes, II was a carpenter. He died after 1860 but before 1870.
Children of Richard Wilkes and Mary Cordle are:
i. ?7 WILKES, b. Abt 1810.
ii. ? WILKES, b. Abt 1812.
31. iii. BENJAMIN W. WILKES, b. Abt 1814, VA, Lunenburg Co..
iv. ? WILKES, b. Abt 1818.
32. v. RICHARD H. WILKES, III (JR.), b. Abt 1823, VA, Lunenburg Co..
vi. MARY WILKES, b. Abt 1825.
vii. ? WILKES, b. Abt 1828.
viii. ELIZABETH WILKES, b. 1838.
Generation No. 7
26. LUCY EDMUNDS7 WILKES (BURWELL BASSETT6, BURWELL BASSETT5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 1849, and died 1907. She married WILLIAM A. MADISON.
Child of Lucy Wilkes and William Madison is:
i. JOHN P.8 MADISON, b. 1874; d. VA, Richmond; m. REBECCA "REBA" MACCORKLE.
27. BENJAMIN7 WILKES (BENJAMIN6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 3 February 1838, and died 8 December 1884 in TN, Hardeman Co., Mt. Tabor Cemetery. He married SOPHIA "EMMA" BRAZZEAL 15 August 1864.
Sold land to James Simmons on July 26, 1873: Hardeman Cnty. Deed Book Y, p 341.
Children of Benjamin Wilkes and Sophia Brazzeal are:
i. THOMAS8 WILKES, b. Abt 1865.
ii. ELLA WILKES, b. Abt 1866.
iii. LUCIUS P. WILKES, b. Abt 1868.
iv. ERNEST COLEMAN WILKES, b. 13 March 1970; d. 9 April 1956.
v. ALICE WILKES, m. ? MOODY, DR..
vi. JAMES HERMAN WILKES.
vii. JAMES WILLIAM "BILLY" WILKES.
viii. NORMAN WILKES.
28. JAMES SESSOMS7 WILKES (THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 10 September 1832 in TN, Hardeman Co., and died 12 January 1898 in TN, Madison Co., buried in Hays Cemetery, Mercer, TN. He married (1) LAURA FANNIE DOYLE 23 August 1854 in TN, Hardeman Co., Robt. T. Dodson, J.P., daughter of ? Doyle and ? Newsom. He married (2) JOSEPHINE HAYES 1877 in TN, Mercer, daughter of Miles Hayes.
Born in Madison County, Tenn. in 1830 according to youngest son William Norman "Billy" Wilkes, of Woodruff Co., Arkansas, whose personal history appears to have the most complete and detailed information on his father. Another son, Elbert Hayes Wilkes, says he was born in Haywood Co., Tenn. in 1832, although little other information on his father was provided in his personal history, written while he practiced medicine in Little Rock, Arkansas. According to the recollections of his grandson James Sessoms Wilkes, he was born in North Carolina in 1834. The name Sessoms was in fact that of a famous legislator in North Carolina, and may refer to a maternal ancestor, possibly his mother, whose name is unknown.
First married at Somerville, Tenn., to Laura Fanny Doyle. ; Laura Fannie Doyle died in 1874, at the age of forty.
Secondly married in Madison Co., Tenn. in 1877 to Josephine Hays, daughter of Miles C. Hays, a native of South Carolina. Josephine was a native of Madison Co., and had been married previously to Bryant Gordon, with one daughter Edna. Josephine died in 1913 at Crossett, Arkansas, but is buried in Mercer, Madison Co., Tenn. in the Hays Cemetery.
Like his father Thomas, James Sessoms Wilkes took up farming as a life work, and brought his farm under a high state of cultivation. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted under General Forrest, and served most of the time West of the Mississippi river in the 32nd Arkansas Infantry, Co. A, Confederate Army, participating in various battles in Arkansas. He was captured at Helena, and was held a prisoner of war there. On one occasion he sustained a flesh wound, but recovered and was at the front throughout the period of hostilities, serving for four years.
With the close of the Civil War, he again took up farming in Tenn., and died in 1898. He is buried near Old Hatchie at Toone Station, Haywood County. James Sessoms Wilkes was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He was a democrat. He belonged to the Masonic Fraternity, and took an active interest in its work. He served as Master of the Mercer Masonic Lodge No. 740, which was originally chartered in 1832.
Children of James Wilkes and Laura Doyle are:
33. i. THOMAS NEWSOM8 WILKES, b. 5 November 1858, TN, Hardeman Co., Whiteville; d. 16 July 1942, TN, Alamo, Family lot at the Alamo Cemetery..
ii. ADA E. WILKES, b. 1859.
34. iii. JIM B. WILKES, b. 1861.
iv. JAMES PERRY WILKES, b. 1863.
v. LAURA FANNIE WILKES, b. 1867.
35. vi. CHARLES NEELY WILKES, b. 13 March 1869, TN, Hardeman Co.; d. 13 January 1957, TN, Memphis, Buried in Gates, Tenn. Cemetery.
vii. THEODORE D. WILKES, b. 1876.
Children of James Wilkes and Josephine Hayes are:
36. viii. ELBERT HAYS8 WILKES, M.D., b. 7 October 1878, TN, Madison Co.; d. 7 October 1878, AK, Little Rock.
37. ix. ERMON WILKES, b. 1881.
38. x. WILLIAM NORMAN "BILLY" WILKES, b. 21 July 1885, TN, Madison Co., Mercer; d. Abt 1955, AK, Woodruff Co..
29. BENJAMIN F.7 WILKES (THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt 1845.
Lived in Henning, Tenn. Enlisted in CSA on 1 Feb. 1864.
Child of Benjamin Wilkes is:
i. RUTHA MAE8 WILKES, b. Unknown; m. JIM RAINES.
30. ANN ELIZABETH JOSEPHINE7 WILKES (JOSEPH6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 19 June 1841, and died 17 February 1894 in TN, Hardeman Co., Whiteville, New Hope Cemetery. She married PERRY CLARK WILKES 13 November 1856 in TN, Hardeman Co., P.A. Walker officiating, son of William Wilkes.
Children of Ann Wilkes and Perry Wilkes are:
i. LEILA8 WILKES.
ii. MARY NANNIE WILKES.
iii. EMMA JOSEPHINE WILKES.
iv. PEARL BARNETT WILKES.
31. BENJAMIN W.7 WILKES (RICHARD6, RICHARD5, MINOR4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt 1814 in VA, Lunenburg Co.. He married CATHERINE ?.
Was a carpenter.
Children of Benjamin Wilkes and Catherine ? are:
i. WILLIAM R.8 WILKES, b. 1839.
ii. MARY C. WILKES, b. Abt 1845.
iii. SUSAN I. WILKES, b. Abt 1847.
iv. SARAH S. WILKES, b. Abt 1850.
v. EDMOND A. WILKES, b. 1859.
32. RICHARD H.7 WILKES, III (JR.) (RICHARD6, RICHARD5, MINOR4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt 1823 in VA, Lunenburg Co.. He married DICY ?.
Children of Richard Wilkes and Dicy ? are:
i. WILLIAM8 WILKES, b. 1856.
39. ii. JAMES EDWARD WILKES, b. 4 April 1857, VA, Lunenburg Co..
iii. RICHARD A. WILKES, b. 1859.
iv. ANN E. WILKES, b. 1861.
v. MARTHA E. WILKES, b. 1866.
vi. STERLING S. WILKES, b. 1867.
Generation No. 8
33. THOMAS NEWSOM8 WILKES (JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 5 November 1858 in TN, Hardeman Co., Whiteville, and died 16 July 1942 in TN, Alamo, Family lot at the Alamo Cemetery.. He married TEXIE FARRIS.
Was a circuit rider Methodist minister in rural West Tennessee. At his home in Alamo, just outside Jackson in Madison Co., Tenn., he had an artesian well.
Obituary: Memphis Methodist Conference Yearbook, pp 95 by J.E. Underwood (probably of the year 1942 or 43)
Reverend Thomas Newsom Wilkes, son of James Sessoms Wilkes and Laura Fannie Doyle, was born in Hardeman County, near Whiteville, Tenn. on Nov. 5, 1858.
Reared around a family altar, in a consecrated Christian home, Brother Wilkes received life-long training for outstanding Christian living. The grandson of a Cumberland Presbyterian Minister, and the son of faithful and active parents in the Methodist Church, he was part and parcel of a strong family heritage which was full and forceful in religious experience. With joy and gratitude he wrote and talked about these priceless influences always about him.
He was educated in the Whiteville Academy, Whiteville, Tenn., and for a few years was a public school teacher before entering the work of the ministry. He was licensed to preach on April 26, 1886, and was admitted into the Memphis Annual Conference on trial in November of the same year. His first appointment was Scotts Hill Circuit in the Lexington District where, during the first year of his ministry, he recorded over two hundred conversions.
This was a glorious beginning of more than forth years of active and effective ministry in his home Conference where he served the following charges: Scotts Hill Circuit, Shiloh Circuit, Bethel Springs Circuit, Briensburg Circuit, Cottage Grove Circuit, Henry Circuit, Crossland Circuit, Gardner Circuit, Williston Circuit, LaGrange Circuit, Bartlett and Raleigh, Atwood Circuit, Finley Circuit, Dyer Circuit, Elbridge Circuit, Camden Circuit, Hollow Rock Circuit, and Decaturville Circuit. It isn't unusual to find in the report of his ministry where he recorded more than one hundred and two hundred conversions during a single year. From place to place we trace this warm hearted evangelistic pastor as he went forth preaching with faith and fervor the gospel which he believed and loved. When a small boy, it was the writer's privilege and pleasure to sit under his ministry. We have never lost out of our happy and cherished memories his radiant life and heart-warming messages in the pulpit and in the home. It was good to be in his presence and feel the warmth of his great soul.
On October 30, 1888, Brother Wilkes was happily married to Miss Texie Farris of Shiloh Circuit, which was his second charge in the conference. This devoted and faithful companion, together with five children, Judge Karl K. Wilkes of Jackson, Tenn., Thomas Newsom Wilkes of Dyersburg, Tenn., Mrs. C. H. Fowlkes, Jr., Mrs. Maggie D. Fowlkes and Miss Ruth Wilkes of Jackson, Tenn., survive him, and hold in loving memory the life and ministry of a true husband and father.
Brother Wilkes retired from the active ministry and took the super-annuate relation at the conference of 1928. He moved to his own comfortable little home in the beautiful suburbs of Jackson, Tenn., where he continued to live until in quietude and peace he went to his heavenly home on the afternoon of July 16, 1942, at the ripe age of eighty-four years.
The following tribute comes from the pen of one who knew and loved him well. "He lived very close to the Master. His daily walk reflected it. His attitude toward his fellow man bespoke it. A rich and fruitful life is ended, but the influence for good that was wielded by that life will live on."
The funeral was conducted in the First Methodist Church, Jackson, Tenn., on the afternoon of July 18, 1942, by the writer and Reverend O.C.Wrather, pastor of the Hays Avenue Methodist Church in Jackson. Internment was in the family lot in Alamo, Tenn.
Children of Thomas Wilkes and Texie Farris are:
40. i. KARL KEENER9 WILKES, b. 31 August 1890, TN, Shiloh Battle Ground close to Bloody Pond; d. 13 June 1952, TN, Madison Co., Jackson, Hollywood Cemetery.
ii. LAURA PEARL WILKES, b. 5 July 1893; d. 14 February 1954, TN, Alamo, Alamo Cemetery; m. C. H . FOWLKES.
41. iii. MAGGIE DEE WILKES, b. 18 April 1896.
42. iv. THOMAS NEWSOM WILKES, JR., b. 15 November 1898.
v. DOYLE CHANDLER WILKES, b. 16 December 1900; d. 28 October 1911, TN, Alamo, Family lot at the Alamo Cemetery..
vi. RUTH SULLIVAN WILKES, b. 21 October 1903.
34. JIM B.8 WILKES (JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 1861.
Went to Arkansas. Probably around Searcy, where an Uncle lived.
Children of Jim Wilkes are:
i. ELLIOT9 WILKES, b. Unknown.
ii. ? WILKES, b. Unknown.
35. CHARLES NEELY8 WILKES (JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 13 March 1869 in TN, Hardeman Co., and died 13 January 1957 in TN, Memphis, Buried in Gates, Tenn. Cemetery. He married (1) HATTIE IULA SUTTON 1 November 1891 in TN, Gates, daughter of William Sutton and Tennessee Campbell. He married (2) MAGGIE ELIZABETH WILSON 1904 in TN, Newborn.
Children of Charles Wilkes and Hattie Sutton are:
46. iv. CHARLES OPHIR9 WILKES, b. 16 March 1894, TN, Tipton Co., Dyersburg; d. 29 November 1926, TN, Lauderdale Co., Ripley, Elmwood Cemetery.
v. TENNIE DOYLE WILKES, b. 1 September 1898; d. 27 March 1899, TN, Gates, buried in Beach Bluff Cemetery.
47. vi. GLADYS IULA WILKES, b. 1 June 1900, TN, Gates; d. 5 February 1985, TN, Dyersburg, Parkview Methodist Med.Center, buried in Gates Cemetery.
vii. JOSEPH WARREN WILKES, b. 25 February 1904, TN, Gates; d. 7 April 1904, TN, Gates.
Children of Charles Wilkes and Maggie Wilson are:
43. i. CARLTON NEELY9 WILKES, b. 28 February 1907, TN, Gates; d. 10 November 1980, TN, Memphis, Memorial Park Cemetery on Nov. 15th, 1980..
44. ii. JANES SESSOMS WILKES, b. 5 August 1910, AK, Augusta (during temporary residence by father); d. 20 May 1994, TN, Dyersburg, buried in Gates Cemetery on 23 May 1994..
45. iii. EVA DOYLE WILKES, b. 10 September 1913, TN, Gates.
36. ELBERT HAYS8 WILKES, M.D. (JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 7 October 1878 in TN, Madison Co., and died 7 October 1878 in AK, Little Rock. He married BESSIE LEE MATTHEWS 30 April 1910.
Was a physician in Little Rock, Arkansas.
From: "Centennial History of Arkansas", pub. by S.J.Clarke Pub. Co., 1922, Vol. 2, pp 727-728.
Dr. Elbert Hays Wilkes, an alumnus of the University of Arkansas, who has engaged in practice in Little Rock since his graduation in 1909, was born October 7, 1878 on a farm in Madison county, Tennessee, and is one of a family of two sons and a daughter, whose parents are James S. and Josephine (Hays) Wilkes. the parents were also natives of Tennessee, the former born in Haywood Co. in 1832, and the latter born in Madison Co. in 1842. They were married in Madison county in 1877. The father's death occurred in 1898, while the mother died at Crossett, Arkansas, in 1913. The three children are living. For four years James S. Wilkes served in the Confederate army. He always gave his political allegiance to the democratic party and in days of peace his attention was given to farming.
The youth of Dr. Wilkes was spent on the home farm in his native county and he completed his public school education in the high school at Mercer, Tennessee. He afterward attended the West Tennessee College in Madison county for two years, thus acquiring his more specifically literary training and in preparation for the practice of medicine, he matriculated in the University of Arkansas, completing a course in the medical department with the class of 1909. He has continued his residence in this state to the present time. Locating in Little Rock he has here successfully practiced gaining a substantial patronage as the years have gone by.
On the 29th of April 1910, Dr. Wilkes was married to Miss Bessie Lee Matthews, who was born in the town of Des Arc, Arkansas October 7, 1886, and who attended the Arkansas College at Batesville. They have become parents of two children: Frances Nell who was born May 14, 1911, and Elbnert H. who was born May 30, 1915. Dr. and Mrs. Wilkes are active and consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, in which he is serving as one of the stewards. His political faith is that of the democratic party. His appreciate for the social amenities of life is seen in his connection with the fraternal organizations and in Masonry he has attained the thirty-second degree of the Scottish rite, and has become a member of the Mystic Shrine. He likewise belongs to the Knights of Pythias, and is a member of the Civitan Club, where along professional lines he is connected with the Pulaski County Medical Society, and in 1909 was elected to the presidency of the Prairie County Medical Society. He likewise belongs to the Arkansas State Medical Society and to the American Medical Association, his connection with these bodies indicating his desire thoroughly to acquaint himself with all of the advanced thought of the profession and all those things which have come to light through experience, investigation and research on the part of his contemporaries.
Children of Elbert Wilkes and Bessie Matthews are:
i. FRANCES NELL9 WILKES, b. 14 May 1911.
ii. ELBERT HAYS WILKES, JR., b. 30 May 1915.
37. ERMON8 WILKES (JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 1881. She married A. L. CRUME, DR. (DDS) in AK, Little Rock.
Child of Ermon Wilkes and A. Crume is:
i. WILKES9 CRUME, b. Unknown.
38. WILLIAM NORMAN "BILLY"8 WILKES (JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 21 July 1885 in TN, Madison Co., Mercer, and died Abt 1955 in AK, Woodruff Co.. He married MILDRED ANGUS Bef 1919.
Was a sheriff in Woodruff Co., Arkansas, and later commissioner of Mines for the same state.
From: "Centennial History of Arkansas," pub. by S.J.Clarke Pub. Co., 1922, Vol. 2, pp 639-640.
William N. Wilkes of Augusta, who is filling the office of sheriff in Woodruff co. and is making an excellent official by the prompt, capable and fearless manner in which he discharges his duties, was born in Madison Co., Tenn. near Mercer on the 21st of July, 1885, a son of J.S. and Josephine (Hayes) Wilkes, both of whom were also natives of Madison Co., the latter being a daughter of Miles C. Hayes, who was a native of South Carolina.
Miles C. Hayes, a native of South Carolina, constructed and operated a flour mill in West Tennessee which was the first mill of the kind in the neighborhood and most of the machinery which constituted its equipment was made by hand. He also owned land in that locality and had a number of slaves.
The grandfather in the paternal line was Thomas Wilkes, also a native of South Carolina (WRONG!!!), whence he removed to Tennessee and there engaged in farming.
His son, J.S. Wilkes, likewise took up farming as a life work, and brought his farm under a high state of cultivation. At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted under General Forrest and served most of the time west of the Mississippi river, participating in various battles in Arkansas. He was captured at Helena and held a prisoner of war there. On one occasion he sustained a flesh wound, but recovered and was at the front throughout the period of hostilities. With the close of the war he again took up farming in Tennessee and died in that state in 1898, at the age of sixty-eight years, while his wife, who was born April 26, 1845 died on the 24th of January 1913.
In their family were three children: E.H. who is a physician of Little Rock, Ermon, who is the wife of Dr. A. L. Crume a dentist of Little Rock; and William N. of this review.
The father had been previously married, his first wife being Laura Doyle of Tennessee, and in their family were the following children: Thomas, James, Charles, T.D., Ada and Fannie.
The mother of William N. Wilkes had also been married before, her first husband being Bryant Gordon, by whom she had one child, Edna, now deceased.
Both J.S. and Josephine (Hayes) Wilkes were consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, and in his political views he was a democrat. He likewise belonged to the Masonic fraternity, and took an active interest in its work, serving as master of the lodge at Mercer, Tennessee.
William N. Wilkes pursued his education in the public schools of Mercer, Tennessee, and on leaving his native state came to Woodruff Co., after which he was employed in stores in Augusta until 1907. He then matriculated in the State University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and was graduated in 1911 with the Bachelor of Arts degree. He next entered the law school of the State University, in which he pursued his studies for a year, after which he returned to Woodruff Co. and taught in the rural districts for a time. He also served as county examiner of schools and in 1919 was elected to the office of county superintendent, serving through that and the ensuing year. In 1921 he was elected sheriff and collector of Woodruff Co. and continues in the dual position at the present time, making a record in this office as he did in the other positions which he filled, for marked fidelity to duty and faithfulness to every trust reposed in him. In addition to his official activities he gives some attention to his farming interest, being the owner of an excellent tract of land in this section of the state.
Mr. Wilkes was married to Miss Mildred Angus, a native of Woodruff county, and they have one child, William N., Jr., now three years of age. Since attaining his majority, Mr. Wilkes has always voted with the democratic party and fraternally he is a Royal Arch Mason, belonging to Augusta Lodge No. 45, A.F.&A.M. and also to the Royal Arch Chapter. He likewise has membership with the elks Lodge at Newport, also with the Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the Tau Nu Epsilon, two Greek letter fraternities. His religious faith is that of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, while Mrs. Wilkes, having membership in the Methodist church, is serving as secretary of its missionary society and takes a most active and helpful part in all church work. Their influence is ever given on the side of right and justice, of progress and improvement, and they are highly esteemed in August and throughout Woodruff county, where they have a legion of warm friends.
Child of William Wilkes and Mildred Angus is:
i. WILLIAM NORMAN9 WILKES, JR., b. 1919, AK, Augusta.
39. JAMES EDWARD8 WILKES (RICHARD H.7, RICHARD6, RICHARD5, MINOR4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 4 April 1857 in VA, Lunenburg Co..
Children of James Wilkes are:
48. i. LEROY CRAFTON9 WILKES, b. Abt 1924, VA, Lunenburg Co.; d. 4 January 1967.
ii. AUBREY SYDNOR WILKES, d. 30 July 1949.
iii. EDWARD BERKLEY WILKES.
Generation No. 9
40. KARL KEENER9 WILKES (THOMAS NEWSOM8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 31 August 1890 in TN, Shiloh Battle Ground close to Bloody Pond, and died 13 June 1952 in TN, Madison Co., Jackson, Hollywood Cemetery. He married ANNIE ELLEN TEAL Unknown, daughter of John Teal and Almeda Stamp.
Was a lawyer, and later a county Judge in Madison Co. between 1923-1932.
There is a story told by both Carole and James about their grandfather, undoubtedly passed on by their mother Katherine. It is that when he was courting his wife Annie Ellen Teal, her father disapproved of the match, although her mother silently approved. One day when the father escorted her by train to her college, after the father left her and returned by train, Karl Keener Wilkes met her by arrangement, and they went off and got married immediately. He had dressed up in disguise unbeknownst to the father, and had actually ridden the train with them all the way. Annie Ellen of course knew about it, and probably so did her mother, but the father had not recognized him.
Another story is by my sister, Isabel Abbott Wilkes Ellis. Isabel worked for the county government in Nashville. She needed a reference for some reason, and went to Judge Wilkes' office, introduced herself (of course the Judge knew her by name, but hadn't met her earlier), and obtained the reference.
Children of Karl Wilkes and Annie Teal are:
49. i. KATHERINE10 WILKES, b. 25 October 1916, TN; d. 26 November 1993, TN.
ii. MARY ANN WILKES, m. ? NORRIS.
41. MAGGIE DEE9 WILKES (THOMAS NEWSOM8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 18 April 1896. She married FRANK FOWLKES.
Married a Frank. Fowlkes, who was a cousin of the C.H. Fowlkes who married sister Laura Pearl Wilkes. While she lived, she resided at 840 Westwood Ave., Jackson, TN.
Children of Maggie Wilkes and Frank Fowlkes are:
50. i. MARGARET10 FOWLKES.
51. ii. FRANK FOWLKES, JR..
42. THOMAS NEWSOM9 WILKES, JR. (THOMAS NEWSOM8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 15 November 1898.
Child of Thomas Wilkes is:
52. i. MARY ANN10 WILKES.
43. CARLTON NEELY9 WILKES (CHARLES NEELY8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 28 February 1907 in TN, Gates, and died 10 November 1980 in TN, Memphis, Memorial Park Cemetery on Nov. 15th, 1980.. He married GLADYS LAVERNE BELL, daughter of William Bell.
Lived with his older brother Charles Ophir Wilkes while attending high school in Ripley, Tenn. Graduated Cumberland Univ. Law School in Lebanon, Tenn. Became a lawyer, and practiced in Memphis, Tenn. Liked to dabble in politics, but did not run himself. Was famous for his affability, and his love of teasing children, who adored him. Loved to give away silver dollars to friends and children.
Memphis Press-Scimitar for 15 December 1980
CARLTON WILKES' GIFTS OF SILVER DOLLARS BEAR INTEREST, by Jerry L. Robbins, P-S Director
Mr. Anonymous has once again donated $5,000.00 to the Press-Scimitar's Goodfellows in memory of an outstanding member of the Memphis business, civic or professional community. He wrote:
"Enclosed is a gift of $5,000.00 to your Goodfellows Christmas Fund in memory of one of Memphis' outstanding attorneys, Carlton N. Wilkes, who for years in his own personal way made the Christmas season a special event by playing Santa Claus to underprivileged children." He died Nov. 10 at the age of 73.
"A colorful, aggressive man with a bond of affection for children who needed help, Mr. Wilkes in 1931, around the Christmas season, began to give a total of 50 silver dollars to needy children on Memphis streets. To each child he gave a silver dollar, and because of the inflation and rising costs, he later increased the total to 100 silver dollars until 1962, when he boosted it again -- to 150 silver dollars. Once while trying a lawsuit in Somerville, Tenn., he gave away silver dollars to children 'who looked like they needed it.'
"Then in 1964, after 33 years, he had to abandon his silver dollar gifts because of scarcity. He couldn't get them from the banks. He switched his gifts to half dollars, and in 1964 he gave away 200 Kennedy half-dollars and each child got at least two "brand new ones never spent before." He continued to give half-dollars until ill health forced him to quit.
"He enjoyed the humorous responses of the children and said it warmed his heart to see a smile light up a young face. One boy at first refused to take a silver dollar because 'everybody knows a dollar is made out of paper.' He was finally convinced it was a dollar and 'there is a Santa Claus.'
"Born at Gates, Tenn., Mr. Wilkes attended Ripley, Tenn., High School and was a graduate of Cumberland University Law School at Lebanon, Tenn. He began a Memphis partnership in 1929 with Metcalf, Metcalf and Apperson and for 14 years was a law partner of Charles L. Neely. In recent years his law firm was Wilkes, McCullough and Taylor. He actively practiced in virtually every phase of the law. He was a member of the Memphis and Shelby County Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, and on the board of directors of Memphis Plaintiff Lawyers Association.
"Like Carlton Wilkes, who was Santa for years to children on the streets because he saw a need, every donor to the goodfellows in these few days before Christmas can fill Santa's role. Share the joy of giving with Mr. Anonymous and help put the Goodfellows over the top for its greatest 64th year of helping others."
CARLTON WILKES, 73: Services at 1 p.m. today at Memorial Park Funeral Home; burial in cemetery there.
Child of Carlton Wilkes and Gladys Bell is:
53. i. SHIRLEY JEAN10 WILKES, b. 1933.
44. JANES SESSOMS9 WILKES (CHARLES NEELY8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 5 August 1910 in AK, Augusta (during temporary residence by father), and died 20 May 1994 in TN, Dyersburg, buried in Gates Cemetery on 23 May 1994.. He married RUTH BROWN 14 May 1916 in TN, Crockett Co..
Lived with his oldest brother Charles Ophir Wilkes while attending high school in Ripley, Tenn. Attended law school, and practiced law in Dyersburg, Tenn.
Children of James Wilkes and Ruth Brown are:
i. MARILYN10 WILKES, b. 2 January 1937.
ii. JAMES SESSOMS WILKES, JR., b. 7 January 1939; m. AMELIA MOORE.
54. iii. ALICE WILKES, b. 13 July 1944.
45. EVA DOYLE9 WILKES (CHARLES NEELY8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 10 September 1913 in TN, Gates. She married PAUL JAMES 31 March 1935 in TN, Alamo by Rev. Thomas Newsom Wilkes, Uncle of Eva, son of Henry James and Alice ?.
Lives in Memphis, Tenn. on Colonial Drive, just a few houses down from here her sister-in-law, Isabel Abbott Wilkes, widow of her oldest brother Charles Ophir Wilkes, lived.
Children of Eva Wilkes and Paul James are:
i. PAUL LYNN10 JAMES, b. 15 November 1938; m. MARY LOU WELLS, 12 June 1965.
55. ii. CAROLYN JAMES, b. 31 May 1943.
46. CHARLES OPHIR9 WILKES (CHARLES NEELY8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 16 March 1894 in TN, Tipton Co., Dyersburg, and died 29 November 1926 in TN, Lauderdale Co., Ripley, Elmwood Cemetery. He married ISABEL REBECCA ABBOTT 26 April 1919 in GA, Fulton Co., Atlanta, St.Luke's Episcopal Church, daughter of Milo Abbott and Rebecca Mackey.
Born in Dyersburg in 1894. Moved to Gates, Tenn. about 1897. Moved to Augusta, Arkansas about 1907, and moved back to Gates about 1913. Once the family moved to Texas (date unknown), but quickly returned.
Finished high school at age 15, and went to Union College in Jackson, Tenn. for one semester in 1909. In Feb. 1910 went to telegraphy school in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he probably stayed with his Aunt Ermon Crume (Father's sister). Went to Memphis about June 1910, and stayed with "Uncle Joe", working for Lilly Carriage Shop until about 1913, when he entered Dental College.
Graduated in the 1916 class of Memphis Dental College. Practiced Dentistry about 3 months in Friendship, Tenn. Entered Tenn. Volunteers (National Guard) under Colonel Bacon, serving on the Mexican Borders in the action to suppress Poncho Villa. Joined Medical Corps, and obtained a commission as a dentist. Discharged and sent home to await call in Nov. 1917, and was recalled on 22 May 1918. First served as a First Lt. at Camp Gordon, Georgia, where he served until January 1919, during which time he met the person he was eventually to marry.
Went to Nashville, and worked with Dr. Winfrey, then married Isabel Rebecca Abbott on 26 April 1919 in Atlanta, Georgia, and returned to Nashville. Moved on 9 July 1919 to Gates, Tenn., and moved to Ripley in Sept. 1919, where he purchased the dental practice of Dr. Haltom. Bought the house at 454 Jefferson Ave. (then known as Henning Street) in Ripley in April 1923. Died on 29 November 1926 from blood poisoning, resulting from a foot infection incurred while hunting in the Mississippi river bottomland.
This week Ripley and Lauderdale county mourn the passing of Dr. C. O. Wilkes, whose death occurred at his home on Henning Street about noon Tuesday. For about three weeks he had put up a brave fight, but finally lost to the ravages of typhoid fever and other complications.
Dr. Wilkes was one of the leading young men of the community. Popular with a large circle of friends, prominent in his profession, useful and enthusiastic in church work, loyal and patriotic to his town and nation, he was of peculiar importance to Ripley, and a man who will be greatly missed.
Dr. Wilkes graduated from a dental college in Memphis, and took a post-graduate course in Nashville. When he located in Ripley, he formed a partnership with Dr. Haltom, and later opened his own office which he was conducting at the time of his illness and subsequent death. By his uniform courtesy, close attention to business and proficient service, his clientele grew in numbers until his was one of the largest dental businesses in the city.
When the World War broke out, Dr. Wilkes volunteered and was stationed at Fort Oglethorpe where he was in the service of his country practicing his profession and rendering aid to those of his comrades who needed his sympathies and service. It was during his stay in camp that he met Miss Isabel Abbott of Atlanta, forming a friendship which culminated in marriage and the establishment of a lovely and happy home in Ripley. To this union came two bright sweet children: Isabel, age 41/2 years, and Charles, four months old.
Dr. Wilkes was in his 33rd year. He was a son of Mr. C. N. Wilkes of Gates, and resided in the county most of his life with the exception of the time he was in the army and a short stay in Memphis. He was past master of Ripley Lodge No. 630 F. & A. M., member of the Grotto, steward in the Methodist church and a public spirited citizen. He loved humanity, and kind and congenial and had a large number of friends who are sorrowing today over his departure.
The funeral was held at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Dr. C. A. Waterfield, pastor, and Dr. F. H. Peeples of Dyersburg, his former pastor and personal friend of deceased. Dr. Peeples paid Dr. Wilkes a high tribute as a citizen, friend and neighbor and community builder. The songs by the choir were favorites of Dr. Wilkes and were very appropriate. The floral offerings were beautiful and elaborate, silent testimonies of the love of friends.
Internment was at Maplewood cemetery with Masonic honors, the pall bears being past masters.
Truly a good man has fallen. The town has lost a valuable citizen and hundreds have lost a true friend.
Mrs. Wilkes Parents and sister, Mr. & Mrs. Abbott and Miss Elizabeth Abbott, of Atlanta, Ga. were here several days prior to the death of Dr. Wilkes as was also his father and other relatives of Gates.
Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Dr. P. T. Anderson, Dr. J.E. Hayes, Mr. Cecil Lee, Mr. & Mrs. John Moore, Mr. Tom Wilkes, Mrs. Frank Fowlkes and Mrs. Laura Fowlkes of Dyersburg; Mr. Wm. Wilkes of Little Rock, Ark., Dr. & Mrs. R. B. Wilson, Mr. Clyde Sutton, Messrs. Allen and Elliot Wilkes of Memphis.
From: "Tennessee, The Volunteer State", published 1923 by the S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Volume 3, pages 186-187 as edited by J. T. Moore and A. P. Foster.
CHARLES OPHIR WILKES, D.D.S.
A representative member of the dental profession in Lauderdale county is Dr. Charles Ophir Wilkes, a prominent resident of Ripley. A native of Tennessee, his birth occurred in Dyersburg on the 16th of March 1894, a son of Charles Neely and Iula (Sutton) Wilkes, likewise natives of this state.
In the acquirement of his early educational training, Charles Ophir Wilkes attended the public schools of Lauderdale county, and subsequently entered Union University at Jackson. His earliest ambition was to become a member of the dental profession, consequently he enrolled in the University of Tennessee at Memphis, from which institution he was graduated in 1916 with the D.D.S. degree. He immediately opened an office at Friendship, Tennessee, and practiced there for one year. In 1917 he enlisted for service in the World War. On the 6th of June of that year he joined the First Tennessee Ambulance Corps at Memphis, and on the 4th of October 1917 he was commissioned a first Lieutenant in the Dental Reserve Corps., and sent to Chatianooga, Chickamauga Park. On the 20th of May 1918 he was transferred to Camp Gordon, Georgia, and served in Dental Infirmary No. 1, until receiving his honorable discharge on the 28th of January 1919. In July of that year he came to Ripley and has since resided here. He has the most up-to-date dental offices in this section of the county, and is enjoying an extensive and lucrative patronage. He is a constant student of his profession, keeping in touch with the advancement being made by various eminent members throughout the country, and he has already attained a prominent position among the leading dentists of Lauderdale county.
On the 28th of April, 1919 at Atlanta, Georgia, was celebrated the marriage of Dr. Wilkes to Miss Isabelle R. Abbott, a daughter of Milo H. and Isabelle R. (Mackay) Abbott, the former a native of Vermont and the latter of Georgia. Her grandparents came to this country from Scotland. To the union of Dr. and Mrs. Wilkes one child has been born: Isabelle Abbott, whose birth occurred on the 13th of April, 1921. Mrs. Wilkes is a young woman of much culture and refinement and is socially prominent.
Since attaining his majority, the Doctor has given his allegiance to the democratic party, and the principles for which it stands. Fraternally he is a Master Mason. His religious faith is that of the Methodist church. Dr. Wilkes is an active member of the American Legion, being commander of the Legion for Lauderdale county, and he is a member of the Ripley Gun Club and of the Young Business Men's Club. He is one of those young men, actively engaged in business for themselves, who have gained a reputation for straightforward business dealings and civic loyalty and he is a live wire in every sense of the word.
Children of Charles Wilkes and Isabel Abbott are:
56. i. ISABEL ABBOTT10 WILKES, b. 13 April 1921, TN, Lauderdale Co., Ripley, Sugar Hill Mansion.
57. ii. CHARLES FRED WILKES, b. 19 July 1926, TN, Lauderdale Co., Ripley.
47. GLADYS IULA9 WILKES (CHARLES NEELY8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 1 June 1900 in TN, Gates, and died 5 February 1985 in TN, Dyersburg, Parkview Methodist Med.Center, buried in Gates Cemetery. She married JOHN ASHLEY MOORE.
Children of Gladys Wilkes and John Moore are:
58. i. JOHN ASHLEY10 MOORE, JR., b. 18 September 1919, TN, Lauderdale Co., Halls; d. Unknown, TN, Shelby Co., Memphis.
ii. CHARLES MOORE, b. 5 March 1925, TN, Lauderdale Co., Halls; m. DORIS WHITE.
48. LEROY CRAFTON9 WILKES (JAMES EDWARD8, RICHARD H.7, RICHARD6, RICHARD5, MINOR4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt 1924 in VA, Lunenburg Co., and died 4 January 1967. He married LOUISE T? 17 June 1944.
Children of Leroy Wilkes and Louise T? are:
i. RICHARD LEROY10 WILKES.
ii. WILLIAM AUBREY WILKES.
Generation No. 10
49. KATHERINE10 WILKES (KARL KEENER9, THOMAS NEWSOM8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 25 October 1916 in TN, and died 26 November 1993 in TN. She married JAMES E. STEWART, SEN..
Wrote a letter to Charles F. Wilkes dated Oct. 23, 1968, where she gave a lot of genealogical data on her branch of the Wilkes family, starting with her father Karl.
In the letter she said that one time when she was about eleven or twelve years old, she went to Augusta, Arkansas, to the Wilkes reunion. Her mother, daddy and she carried their grandfather, Thomas Newsom Wilkes, and they had the reunion at a club house on some river. Pictures of the brothers were taken at the time, about 1928. Another picture of the brothers dates from 1911. A copy of one of these is in the possession of Charles F. Wilkes.
In the letter she says that Aunt Ermon Wilkes Crumbe lived with her son who ran a drug store in Hot Springs, Ark.
Her address was at 1585 Hollywood Drive, Jackson, Tenn.
Children of Katherine Wilkes and James Stewart are:
i. CAROLE L.11 STEWART, b. 5 March 1941.
ii. JAMES E. STEWART, JR., b. Unknown.
59. iii. ROBERT KARL STEWART, b. Unknown.
50. MARGARET10 FOWLKES (MAGGIE DEE9 WILKES, THOMAS NEWSOM8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1). She married ROSS LONG.
Children of Margaret Fowlkes and Ross Long are:
51. FRANK10 FOWLKES, JR. (MAGGIE DEE9 WILKES, THOMAS NEWSOM8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1).
Children of Frank Fowlkes are:
i. MARILYN11 FOWLKES, m. B. TISDALE.
ii. KATHY FOWLKES, m. PUCKETT.
52. MARY ANN10 WILKES (THOMAS NEWSOM9, THOMAS NEWSOM8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1). She married IRVIN NORRIS.
Children of Mary Wilkes and Irvin Norris are:
i. ANN IRVIN11 NORRIS.
ii. STANLEY NORRIS.
53. SHIRLEY JEAN10 WILKES (CARLTON NEELY9, CHARLES NEELY8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 1933. She married FRANK MCRAE, REVEREND.
Children of Shirley Wilkes and Frank McRae are:
i. TERESA LYNN11 MCRAE.
ii. STEVEN MCRAE.
54. ALICE10 WILKES (JANES SESSOMS9, CHARLES NEELY8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 13 July 1944. She married RONNIE CALHOUN.
Child of Alice Wilkes and Ronnie Calhoun is:
i. ?11 CALHOUN, b. August 1968.
55. CAROLYN10 JAMES (EVA DOYLE9 WILKES, CHARLES NEELY8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 31 May 1943. She married CHARLES KELLY GOODRICH, JR. 23 August 1964.
Child of Carolyn James and Charles Goodrich is:
60. i. GAIL LYNN11 GOODRICH, b. 7 May 1968.
56. ISABEL ABBOTT10 WILKES (CHARLES OPHIR9, CHARLES NEELY8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 13 April 1921 in TN, Lauderdale Co., Ripley, Sugar Hill Mansion. She married PAUL TEXAS ELLIS 16 September 1946 in TN, Shelby Co., Memphis, Grace-St.Luke's Episcopal Church, Rev. Wm. G. Gehri, son of George Ellis and Bertie Wade.
Children of Isabel Wilkes and Paul Ellis are:
61. i. THOMAS EDWARD11 ELLIS, b. 6 June 1951, TN, Memphis, Methodist Hospital.
ii. FREDERICK LEE ELLIS, b. 31 March 1955, TN, Nashville, Baptist Hospital; m. DEBORAH RUTH LANDAU, 12 December 1987.
57. CHARLES FRED10 WILKES (CHARLES OPHIR9, CHARLES NEELY8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 19 July 1926 in TN, Lauderdale Co., Ripley. He married (1) YUKIYE YAMAI 6 June 1951 in CA, San Francisco, S.F. Honganji Buddhist Church, Rev. Sanada officiating., daughter of Sakaichi Yamai and Mitsuko Yokoyama. He married (2) ANGELECIA TIMAN LEBAJO 11 February 1993 in CA, Santa Clara Co., San Jose, County Courthouse, daughter of Apolinario Lebajo and Emiliana Timan.
Charles and Yuki were married in the San Francisco Buddhist Church, a sect of the Higashi Honganji church of Japan. The Rev. Sanada officiated, and witnesses included Mr. Kobuke, who died one week later. In attendance were many friends of both participants, and the two younger sisters of the bride, Miyeko and Shigeko. The best man was Bob Bowman, who had been with Charles the first time he met Yuki.
After the wedding, a reception was held at their apartment on Geary St. near to the Church, where the wedding cake was cut. Following the reception, all were invited to the Yamato Japanese restaurant on California Street, just above Grant Avenue in Chinatown of San Francisco.
Children of Charles Wilkes and Yukiye Yamai are:
62. i. CHARLES AKIRA11 WILKES, b. 31 August 1954, CA, Santa Clara Co., San Jose, San Jose Hospital.
63. ii. TINA HIKARI WILKES, b. 2 August 1958, CA, Alameda Co., Oakland, Kaiser Hospital.
64. iii. CAROL MIYURI LEILANI WILKES, b. 14 October 1962, CA, Alameda Co., Oakland, Kaiser Hospital.
58. JOHN ASHLEY10 MOORE, JR. (GLADYS IULA9 WILKES, CHARLES NEELY8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 18 September 1919 in TN, Lauderdale Co., Halls, and died Unknown in TN, Shelby Co., Memphis. He married KATHLEEN LAWRENCE Unknown.
Children of John Moore and Kathleen Lawrence are:
i. ROBERT11 MOORE, b. 12 November 1942, TN; d. Unknown, TN, Shelby Co., Memphis.
ii. PATRICIA MOORE, b. 31 March 1947, TN.
Generation No. 11
59. ROBERT KARL11 STEWART (KATHERINE10 WILKES, KARL KEENER9, THOMAS NEWSOM8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born Unknown. He married LISA FAIL.
Children of Robert Stewart and Lisa Fail are:
i. ALANA12 STEWART, b. Abt 1986.
ii. KRIS STEWART, b. Abt 1987.
60. GAIL LYNN11 GOODRICH (CAROLYN10 JAMES, EVA DOYLE9 WILKES, CHARLES NEELY8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 7 May 1968.
Child of Gail Goodrich is:
i. UNKNOWN12 DAUGHTER, b. Abt 1992.
61. THOMAS EDWARD11 ELLIS (ISABEL ABBOTT10 WILKES, CHARLES OPHIR9, CHARLES NEELY8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 6 June 1951 in TN, Memphis, Methodist Hospital. He married DONNA MAE SANTANGELO 17 June 1978 in IL, Champaign, daughter of Frank Santangelo and Clorinda Magroo.
Children of Thomas Ellis and Donna Santangelo are:
i. STEVEN MATTHEW12 ELLIS, b. 21 September 1982, CA, Los Angeles Co., El Segundo.
ii. KEVIN ALEXANDER ELLIS, b. 27 November 1991, CA, Los Angeles Co., El Segundo.
62. CHARLES AKIRA11 WILKES (CHARLES FRED10, CHARLES OPHIR9, CHARLES NEELY8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 31 August 1954 in CA, Santa Clara Co., San Jose, San Jose Hospital. He married CHARLOTTE MARIE GALSON 6 August 1977 in VA, Alexandria, Annandale, daughter of Walter Galson and Jean Pell.
Child of Charles Wilkes and Charlotte Galson is:
i. CATHERINE MARIE12 WILKES, b. 21 September 1987, VA, Norfolk, Norfolk General Hospital.
63. TINA HIKARI11 WILKES (CHARLES FRED10, CHARLES OPHIR9, CHARLES NEELY8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 2 August 1958 in CA, Alameda Co., Oakland, Kaiser Hospital. She married FAKHRI GAAFARY 26 May 1985 in DC, Washington, Islamic Center.
Was married at an Islamic ceremony in the beautiful Islamic Center of Washington, DC. In attendance was both sets of parents, plus her father's mother, Mrs. Isabel Abbott Wilkes, who was 88 years old at the time. Jeff's parents had traveled from Israel for the occasion. Tina was dressed in a formal, white wedding gown. At this time, Tina formally converted to the Islamic religion, since not having a formal religion of her own, she decided to join her husband in his religion.
Children of Tina Wilkes and Fakhri Gaafary are:
i. HUSAIN CHRISTOPHER12 GAAFARY, b. 30 May 1987, SC, Greenville.
ii. DANIELLE AMIRA GAAFARY, b. 14 September 1993.
64. CAROL MIYURI LEILANI11 WILKES (CHARLES FRED10, CHARLES OPHIR9, CHARLES NEELY8, JAMES SESSOMS7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 14 October 1962 in CA, Alameda Co., Oakland, Kaiser Hospital. She married CARL RAMAN HENN 21 December 1986 in MD, Montgomery, Rockville, Methodist Church, son of Dwight Henn and Diane Snyder.
Carol was born by cesarean section at 5:53 AM in Oakland's Kaiser Hospital, attended by Dr. H. Sakai.
Carol and Carl were married in a small, charming Methodist Chapel in Rockville, Maryland. Both sets of parents were present at the wedding, including the siblings of both participants. The brother of Carl sang a song accompanied by a guitar. There was a reception afterwards for their parents and friends.
Children of Carol Wilkes and Carl Henn are:
i. JESSICA MITSUKO12 HENN, b. 17 March 1989, MD, Gaithersburg, Shady Grove Hospital..
ii. ALLISON YUKIYE HENN, b. 7 October 1993, MD, Gaithersburg, Shady Grove Hospital.