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James Wilkes

Male 1739 - 1792  (53 years)


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  • Name James Wilkes  [1
    Born 1739  Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 2 Feb 1790  Bertie, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 1792  Bertie, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Will 1798  [4
    North Carolina Will Abstracts, 1760-1800, Page 31, 1798 WILKES, JAMES, Mary (wife), James and Micajah. 
    Person ID I12563  tng Genealogy

    Father Francis Wilkes,   b. 1700, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1745, Edgecombe, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Grace Lnu,   d. 1749 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1740 
    Family ID F4426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Thorogood,   b. 1742, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1792, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 20 Apr 1779  Bertie, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. James Wilkes, Jr,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
    +2. Micajah Wilkes,   b. 1765,   d. 8 Jul 1841, Bertie, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     3. Reuben Wilkes,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
    Family ID F4428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1739 - Frederick, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Apr 1779 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 2 Feb 1790 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1792 - Bertie, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • James had a grand-son Jesse Wilks.
      James and Micajah Exrs. Test, Jos. Horn, Josiah Pulle, Noah Harrell Nov. term 1798. Bertie Co. Wills.

      Bertie County, North Carolina Vital Statistics, 1700s-1920
      Name: Wilkes, James
      Birth Date: Bef 1764
      Death Date: After 1831
      Spouse's Name: Mary Thoroughgood
      Date of Marrige: Apr 20, 1779
      Place of Birth: Bertie co., NC

      Source Information:
      Herrin, Cynthia, comp.. Bertie County, North Carolina Vital Statistics, 1700s-1920 2001. Original data: Sentinel Publications. Bertie Beginnings: The Story of Our County and Its Distinguished Citizens. Kinston, NC, USA: Sentinel Publications, 1921.

      Will of James Wilks, Bertie Co., NC, Nov. Term 1792, Book E?, page 50 or 59. In the name of God Amen. I James Wilks of the state of North Carolina & County of Bertie being of sound and perfect mind and memory (blessed be God). Do this second day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety, Make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner following. First I lend to my beloved wife Mary Wilks during her widowhood a dwelling house with ten thousand corn hill of cleared ground with woodland ground sufficient to support her with Timber and firewood beginning on the swamp even with my dwelling house thence down the swamp as far as is sufficient to make the ten thousand corn hills of clear ground as nearly I guess as possible not to extend further from the swamp than even with my dwelling house. Also I lend to my beloved wife Mary Wilkes during her widowhood one feather bed and furniture also one linen wheel and one woolen wheel one pair of Cotton Cards. Also one pine Shelf (Cheff) one iron pot and pot hooks one pewter dish one pewter postle bafoon and two pewter plates six pewter table spoons and one half dozen table knives & forks. I also lend her my said beloved wife Mary Wilks one cow and calf one sow and pigs during her widowhood. Also I give her my beloved wife half of all my flax and cotton which is ready made by me and as much corn and pork as may be ajudged sufficient for her one years provision. Also I lend to my beloved wife Mary Wilks one horse such as shall be judged sufficient to do her work or service during her widowhood. Item I give to my son James Wilks the Plantation where on he now lives with all woodland ground from a line of Mark Trees which line begins on Cashy? Cofhy? Swamp and running a north ? to pine standing in my line joining Benjamin Coxes land. I give the above said land to my son James Wilks his heirs and assignes forever. Also I give to my son Micajah Wilks the land and plantation whereon I now live from a line of marked trees which divides my land from my son James Wilks land beginning on Cashy? Cofhy? Swamp and running a north course to a pine standing in my line joining Benjamin Coxes land. I give the above said land and plantation to my son Micajah Wilks his heirs and assigns forever. Also I give to my son James Wilks one Negro boy called Tharper also one Negro boy called Moses to him his heirs and assignes forever. Also I give to my grandson Jesse Wilks one Negro girl named Cate to be delivered to him when he comes to the age of twenty one years by him freely to be possessed? and enjoyed. Also I give to my son Micajah Wilks one Negro boy called Tom by him freely to be possessed and enjoyed. Also I lend to my son Micajah Wilks the above said Negro girl called Cate while my said grandson comes of age to receive her. Also I give all my whole estate which is not given away to be equally divided between my two sons James and Micajah Wilks. Also all which I have lent to my wife at her day of marriage or death to be equally divided between my afore sons James and Micajah Wilks and I hereby make and ordaine my two sons James Wilks and Micajah Wilks Executors of this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said James Wilks have here set my hand and seal the day and year above written. Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said James Wilks. The Testator as his Last will and testament in presence of us who were present in the Ensealing and Signing. These of Joseph Horne (mark) Joseph Neville? Noah Harrell. State of North Carolina , Nov. Term 1792. Bertie County . The last will and testament of James Wilks and was proven in open court by the oaths of Joseph Horne and Noah Harrell two of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded. George Grayelle? Recorded in Book E, Page 50 or 59.

  • Sources 
    1. [S105] Early North Carolina Settlers, 1700s-1900s, Page 317.

    2. [S202] North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, James Hathaway, Page 382.

    3. [S318] Wilkes Family History and Genealogy: Thomas Wilkes (ca. 1735-1809) and His Descendants, Ivan Ernest Bass, (Name: 1965;), Page 51.

    4. [S400] Online Resource, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=0&gsfn=&gsln=wilkes&gskw=&prox=1&db=ncwills&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&ftm=1&ct=890.