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Harriet Corene McLendon

Female 1857 - 1934  (76 years)


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  • Name Harriet Corene McLendon 
    Born 12 Sep 1857  Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Name Corene Wilkes  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Residence 1880  Smiths, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1900  Oconee, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1910  Erick, Montgomery, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1920  Erick, Wheeler, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 9 May 1934  Telfair, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Erick Church Cemetery, Wheeler, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12607  tng Genealogy

    Father Thomas Andrew Davis,   b. 2 May 1818, Montgomery, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1891, Montgomery, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship unknown 
    Mother Mariah McLendon,   b. 15 Dec 1811, Bartow, Jefferson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1894, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F4515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Thomas Andrew Davis,   b. 2 May 1818, Montgomery, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1891, Montgomery, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship unknown 
    Mother Cemantha McLendon,   b. 1 May 1818, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1893, Treutlen, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Stepchild 
    Family ID F4651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elisha Melancton Peter Wilkes,   b. 23 Mar 1853, Laurens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1936, Wheeler, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 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 - 12 Sep 1857 - 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 MapsDied - 9 May 1934 - Telfair, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • FROM: Charles Riley Wilkes
      Portions of a letter written to my sister Lola Jean Wilkes Hill 1932-1993 from Corene Wilkes Walton dated 27 Sept. 1987.
      Dear Cousin Lola,
      Mother and daddy were third cousins. A cousin of mine on mothers side told me that 4 wilkes brothers left North Carolina and settled in Laurens Co. near Rockledge. Mothers grandfather was one of them. He donated an acre of land for a Wilkes Cemetery, which is now Mount Zion near Rockledge Ga.
      Uncle Henry married Louella, Mothers sister about 1917. When the 1918 flu was so bad she waited on our family. She caught the flu and died. She also had a miscarriage. Shortly after, Henry married Zella Avant who is the mother of Henrys 3 children.
      My grandmother Wilkes's name, I've heard was: Annie Eliza Harriet Coreen McLendon Wilkes. I changed the way I spell Coreen to Corene because I spelled it that way on all my school records.
      My father was nice looking. Since you are interested enough to write this history I gathered up some extra pictures of four generations to send you. Jim Wilkes has one son, Jason.
      Good luck with this history. I hope to hear from you latter on.
      Love, Corene Wilkes Walton

      Below is a letter written to my sister Lola Jean Wilkes Hill (1932-1993) from Gussie Mae Stapelton b 17 May 1906 in Brooks Co. Ga., married 20 Aug. 1926 in Douglas Ga.
      Gussie Mae's Grandmother Cemantha E. Davis ( sister of Chlorene McLendon) married Wm. Jasper and divorced and married Pollard McLendon.
      Cemantha E. Davis was born 30 Dec 1855 in Montgomery, Georgia, USA died 14 Feb. 1933. Her parents were Thomas Andria Davis and Cemanthy McLendon.
      The letter follows
      "I went and visited your uncle Elisha (greatuncle) and Aunt Lavanna about Sept or Oct in 1952 and while talking to them your uncle Elish told me that his mother Corene Wilkes "had no home father" that was the way he put it, but he also told me that Harrison McLendon was a son of Eliza McLendon that she had Harrison a son and Daughters, Cloa, Sophia, Elizabeth. Martha and Corene born in 1856. Elizabeth or Betsy Married a Smith. The parents of Calvin Columbur Smith who resided in Telfair Co. Ga before and up untill he died in the 1920's or 30's. Eliza McLendon was the sister of my great grandmother Cemanthy McLendon who married Thomas Andrews davis you mentioned the name Mariah. (next word unreadable)..Record is Eliza Cemanth McLendon on Davis: also had brother Pollard who married Liza Thigpen and their son Pollard married my grandma Cemantha elizabeth Davis second marrage. Clemantha E. Married 1st my Grandfather Wm. Jasper Stapleton.
      Ephriums children were John, Rowena, or Roasein, Mollie, Isaac, Dock, Dennis, Sallie and sister.
      Elisha gave me this information from memory I always knew there was a connection of relationship but no one ever told me about a couple of years ago I had a letter from my brother and he told me that your uncle Millard Wilkes I believe is was told him at one time that his mother was the daughter of Thomas Andrew Davis and I have no reason to doubt that for it is said that he was a ladys man and was very wealthy and influential so I pass it on to you as I received it. Those were terrible times in and around the civil was and wer not isolated experienses.
      (end of first letter)
      The second letter dated 14 Nov. 1987 from Corene W. Walton to my sister Lola Jean Wilkes Hill follows.
      Dear Lola, I was talking by phone to my sister, Evelyn English, last week. She was born in 1915 and can remember way back when mother used to tote her around. She never heard Coreen's mother's name. She did remember about 1925 when we lived in Treutlen Co. Ga., that after church, a man called "Tricky" Tom Davis, told us he was kin to us. He said he was our grandma Coreen's half-brother. We didn't know how that could be true if he was a Davis and she a McLendon. Mother explained it to us when daddy was not around.
      Grandma Coreen had a sister Martha, a sister Chloie and a brother Harrison. So Mariah must have had 4 children in all.
      I mostly remember Grandma Coreen sitting by the fireplace in a straight chair, with a cow hide bottom, that sagged about 4 or 5 inches, smoking a corn cob pipe. She had asthma and sniffed warm salty water up her nose to clear her head out. These grandparents lived in the house with us about 6 months. With 8 noisy children around, they soon m

  • Sources 
    1. [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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    2. [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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    3. [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.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&h=3612281&indiv=try
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    4. [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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