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Major John Wesley Wilkes

Male 1829 - 1906  (77 years)


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  • Name John Wesley Wilkes  [1, 2, 3
    Title Major 
    Born 21 Jul 1829  Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Big Rich 
    Race White  [3
    Residence 1860  Chalkville, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1870  Baton Rouge, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 41 
    Died 20 Aug 1906  Wilksburg, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Person ID I13717  tng Genealogy

    Father Thomas Wilkes,   b. 20 Sep 1796, Baton Rouge, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1839, Baton Rouge, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ora Anna Bowker Hopkins,   b. 7 Feb 1804, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1869, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Mar 1821  Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F4934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Ann Sanders,   b. 16 Jul 1835, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1874  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1849  Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. John Randolph Wilkes,   b. 24 Aug 1850, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1922, Baton Rouge, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     2. Matilda Sanders Wilkes,   b. 8 Sep 1852, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1941, Garland, Dallas, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     3. Martha Victoria Wilkes,   b. 4 Jun 1854, Wilksburg, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1923, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     4. Ora Ann Bowker Wilkes,   b. 1 Feb 1857, Wilksburg, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1947, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
    Family ID F4936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Marian Glover Mobley,   b. 20 Nov 1850, Barnwell, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1887, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1876  Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Thomas Wilkes,   b. 18 Nov 1883, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1884, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    +2. George Washington Wilks,   b. 6 Sep 1879, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1955, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     3. Samuel Faust Wilks,   b. 4 Feb 1879, Wilksburg, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1957, Plainview, Hale, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     4. David Rice Wilks,   b. 11 Jan 1881, Wilksburg, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1908, Alpine, Brewster, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)  [natural]
     5. William Malcolm Wilks,   b. 1882, Wilksburg, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     6. Living
    Family ID F4937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Bettie Griffith,   b. 26 Dec 1856, Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1948, Pryor Hospital, Chester, Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1888  Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F4938  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 41 - 1870 - Baton Rouge, Chester, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Apr 1888 - Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Headstones
    Major John W Wilks gravestone
    Major John W Wilks gravestone

  • Sources 
    1. [S318] Wilkes Family History and Genealogy: Thomas Wilkes (ca. 1735-1809) and His Descendants, Ivan Ernest Bass, (Name: 1965;), Page 267.

    2. [S354] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;).
      Year: 1860; Census Place: Chalkville, Chester, South Carolina; Roll M653_1217; Page: 19; Image: 39.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&h=18687260&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    3. [S352] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2003;).
      Year: 1870; Census Place: Baton Rouge, Chester, South Carolina; Roll: M593_1490; Page: 21A; Image: 45; Family History Library Film: 552989
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&h=11761511&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    4. [S142] Gravestone.
      [ View gravestone photograph]

    5. [S318] Wilkes Family History and Genealogy: Thomas Wilkes (ca. 1735-1809) and His Descendants, Ivan Ernest Bass, (Name: 1965;), Page 265.

    6. [S318] Wilkes Family History and Genealogy: Thomas Wilkes (ca. 1735-1809) and His Descendants, Ivan Ernest Bass, (Name: 1965;), Page 268.