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Elisha Melancton Peter Wilkes

Male 1853 - 1936  (83 years)


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  • Name Elisha Melancton Peter Wilkes  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 23 Mar 1853  Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Death Certificate No. Certificate number: 17933.  [3
    Residence 1860  Not Stated, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1870  Militia District 86, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1880  Smiths, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1900  Oconee, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1910  Erick, Montgomery, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1920  Erick, Wheeler, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 24 Mar 1936  Wheeler, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Newspaper article March 26, 1936

      One of oldest Citizens Passes Away this Week

      Mr. E. Wilkes, age 83, one of the oldest citizens of this county, died at the home of his son, H.G. Wilkes, in Wheeler County, Tuesday, March 24th, after an illness of five weeks, as a result of a fall. He died the day after his 83rd birthday.

      Mr. Wilkes was born and reared in Laurens County, the son of Elisha and Elizabeth Gay Wilkes, and was married to Miss Corine McLendon near Rockledge, in Laurens County, in 1873.

      He came to Montgomery, now Wheeler County, about 35 years ago, and engaged in farming near Erick, where he reared a large family. Later on, becoming disabled for work, on account of his advanced age, he moved to this county, where he resided until his death.

      Mr. Wilkes was an honorable upright citizen, a member of the Methodist Church, and was loyal and true to his friends and neighbors.

      Funeral services were held at the Erick Christian Church, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C.L. Wall, pastor of Helena Methodist church, and interement was made in the Erick Cemetery. The pall bearers were; His grand-sons, E.M. Wilkes, Jr., Fred Wilkes, Tom Wilkes, Leon Wilkes, Russell and Ottis Wilkes.

      He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. S.B. Wiggins, of Palm Harbor, Fla., and seven sons, Millard of Columbus, Ga., John of Largo, Fla., Rev. N.C. of Austell, Ga., H.G. of Wheeler County, E.M., Grover C., and Sam J.Wilkes of Telfair and a number of grand-children.

      Buried Eric Church Cem. Wheeler Co Ga.

      Above information from the Telfair Enterprise March 26, 1936 Macrae, Ga. 31055
    Buried Erick Church Cemetery, Wheeler, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I12606  tng Genealogy

    Father Elisha M Wilkes,   b. 16 Apr 1830, Emanuel, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1894, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth S Gay,   b. 10 Mar 1830, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1899, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1847  Rockledge, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4596  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet Corene McLendon,   b. 12 Sep 1857, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1934, Telfair, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Jul 1873  Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Millard Filmore Sonny Wilkes,   b. 24 May 1874, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1959, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     2. Mary Elizabeth Sissy Wilkes,   b. 1876, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1880, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)  [natural]
    +3. John E Wilkes,   b. 27 May 1878, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +4. Elisha Melanctin Wilkes, Sr,   b. 10 Dec 1880, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1961, McRae, Telfair, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    +5. Reverend Needham Charles Wilkes, Sr,   b. 7 Mar 1883, Adrian, Emanuel, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1952, Thomaston, Upson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
    +6. Elijah Rowen Wilkes,   b. 14 Jan 1885, Adrian, Emanuel, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1935 and 24 Mar 1936, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
    +7. Grover Cleveland Wilkes,   b. 3 Apr 1887, Wheeler, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1961, McRae, Telfair, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    +8. George Washington Wilkes,   b. 16 Jun 1889, Wheeler, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1929, Wheeler, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
    +9. Lillie Victoria Wilkes,   b. 10 Jul 1891, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1971, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    +10. Henry Grady Wilkes,   b. 1893, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1974, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     11. Marcus Talmadge Wilkes,   b. 24 Apr 1895, Wheeler, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1913, Wheeler, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)  [natural]
     12. Sam Jones Wilkes,   b. 1 Mar 1899, Wheeler, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1969, Lumber City, Telfair, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
    Family ID F4454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Mar 1853 - Laurens, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jul 1873 - Laurens, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Smiths, Laurens, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Erick, Wheeler, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Mar 1936 - Wheeler, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S354] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;).
      1860 United States Federal Census Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: NARA, 1860.M653, 1,438 rolls. Not Stated, Laurens, Georgia, post office Dublin, roll M653_129, page 581, image 86.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&h=11351644&indiv=try
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    2. [S352] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2003;).
      1870 U.S. Federal Census. Militia District 86, Laurens, Georgia, post office Dublin, roll 161, page 394, image 173.
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    3. [S135] Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001;).
      Georgia Deaths, 1919-98 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2001.Original data - State of Georgia. Indexes of Vital Records for Georgia: Deaths, 1919-1998. Gerogia, USA: Georgia Heatlh Department, Office of Vital Records, 1998.
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    4. [S353] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;).
      Year: 1880; Census Place: Smiths, Laurens, Georgia; Roll T9_155; Family History Film: 1254155; Page: 571.4000; Enumeration District: 65; Image: 0104.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1880usfedcen&h=7915112&indiv=try
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    5. [S340] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;).
      Year: 1900; Census Place: Oconee, Laurens, Georgia; Roll: T623_208 Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 62.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1900usfedcen&h=9146981&indiv=try
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    6. [S356] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Year: 1910; Census Place: Erick, Montgomery, Georgia; Roll T624_201; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 143; Image: 481.
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    7. [S347] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;).
      Year: 1920; Census Place: Erick, Wheeler, Georgia; Roll T625_285; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 141; Image: 124.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&h=101560001&indiv=try
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    8. [S209] Obituary.
      Elisha Melancton Peter Wilkes obit