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John WILKERSON

John WILKERSON

Male 1835 - 1908  (~ 72 years)

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  • Name John WILKERSON  [1
    Born Jul 1835  , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Age 24, 1860 census, between 2 Jun 1835 & 1 Jun 1836, TN
      Age 32, 1870 census, between 2 Jun 1837 & 1 Jun 1838, TN
      Age 43, 1880 census, between 2 Jun 1836 & 1 Jun 1837, TN
      Age 64, 1900 census, b. July 1835, TN
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth Abt 1837  , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1 Jun 1840  , Roane, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Clabourn Wilkison household 
    • Clabourn Wilkison
      2 males under 5 [John & George W., b.1835-1840]
      1 male 20 & under 30 [Clabourn, b.1810-1820]
      1 females under 5 [Eliza J., b. 1835-1840]
      1 female 20 & under 30 [Lucy, b.1810-1820]
    1840 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1840 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Tennessee. Roane co. - Clabourn Wilkison
    Census 12 Dec 1850  Subdivision 15, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Claibourn Wilkenson household 
    • John Wilkenson, age 15, male, labor, born Tennessee.
    1850 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1850 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Tennessee. Knox co. - Claibourn Wilkenson
    Census 31 Jul 1860  Dist. 9, Roane, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    John Wilkerson household 
    • John Wilkerson, age 24, male, laborer, personal estate $130, born Tennessee, unable to read or write.
    1860 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1860 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Tennessee. Roane Co. - John Wilkerson
    Military Service 1862-1863  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Confederate soldier, Co. B, (McKenzie\'s) 5 Tenn. Cav. 
    Military Service 1863-1865  , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Union soldier, Co I, 11th Regt, Tennessee Cav. 
    • He was later in Co. I, 9th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry. [7]
    Census 3 Aug 1870  Sharps Chapel, Union, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    John Wilkerson household 
    • Wilkerson, John, age 32, male, white, farmer, real estate $400, personal estate $300, b. Tennessee, illiterate.
    1870 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1870 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Tennessee. Union Co. - John Wilkerson
    Census 10 Jun 1880  District 12, Union, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    John Wilkinson household 
    • Wilkinson, John, white, male, age 43, married, farmer, illiterate, b.Tennessee, fb. Tennessee, mb. Tennessee.
    1880 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1880 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Tennessee. Union Co. - Wilkinson, John
    Census - Special Schedule Jun 1890  Dist. 1, Anderson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Civil War Soldier 
    • John Wilkerson, private, 9 Tenn. Cavalry, enlisted October 1863, discharged September1865, service for 1 year 11 months.
    1890 U.S. Veterans Schedules - Wilkerson
    1890 U.S. Veterans Schedules - Wilkerson
    Tennessee. Anderson Co. - John Wilkerson
    Census 12 Jun 1900  , Anderson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    John Wilkerson household 
    • WILKERSON, John, head, white, male, born Jul 1835, age 64, married 42 years, born Tennessee, father born Tennessee, mother born Tennessee, farmer, able to read & write, speaks English, owns farm free of mortgage, Farm Schedule 69
    1900 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1900 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Tennessee. Anderson Co. - John Wilkerson
    Physical Description 5'7", dark complexion, black hair, grey eyes 
    Died 5 Jan 1908  , Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Association Samuel KELSAY/KELSEY, J.P. (Relationship: Samuel married John Wilkerson and Polly Ann Branham) 
    Notes 
    • UNION TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS

      11th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry
      Organized at large May to October, 1863. Attached to Willcox's Division, Left Wing Forces 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to January, 1864. District of the Clinch to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to January, 1865.

      SERVICE.-Joined DeCourcy at Crab Orchard, Ky., August 24, 1863. March to Cumberland Gap September 24-October 3. Operations about Cumberland Gap till February, 1864. Mulberry Creek January 3. Tazewell January 24. Near Jonesville January 28-29. Skirmishes on Jonesville and Mulberry Roads February 12. Gibson and Wyerman's Mills on Indian Creek, and at Powell's Bridge February 22. Duty at and about Cumberland Gap guarding communications with Knoxville till January, 1865. Action at Johnsonville, Tenn., November 4-5, 1864. Mustered out by consolidation with 9th Tennessee Cavalry January 9, 1865.
    Person ID I601  richison
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2020 

    Father Claiborn WILKERSON,   b. 1810, , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1862, , Roane, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Lucy Ann PEARSON,   b. c.1816, , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Ann BRANHAM,   b. Jun 1835, , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 7 Oct 1903  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Marriage License 31 Dec 1857  , Roane, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    for John Wilkerson and Polly Ann Branham 
    Married 3 Jan 1858  , Roane, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Marriage return - Wilkerson
    Marriage return - Wilkerson
    Wilkerson-Branham marriage
    Children 
    +1. William H. WILKERSON,   b. 27 Oct 1858, , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1931, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Hall Jackson WILKERSON,   b. 26 Dec 1860, , Union, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1934, Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Jane MCBEE,   b. 10 Jan 1855, , Union, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1936  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1903  , Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19
    Marriage bond - Wilkerson
    Marriage bond - Wilkerson
    Wilkerson-McBee marriage bond
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jul 1835 - , , Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - Abt 1837 - , , Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Clabourn Wilkison household - 1 Jun 1840 - , Roane, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - for John Wilkerson and Polly Ann Branham - 31 Dec 1857 - , Roane, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jan 1858 - , Roane, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Confederate soldier, Co. B, (McKenzie\'s) 5 Tenn. Cav. - 1862-1863 - Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Union soldier, Co I, 11th Regt, Tennessee Cav. - 1863-1865 - , , Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - John Wilkerson household - 3 Aug 1870 - Sharps Chapel, Union, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - John Wilkerson household - 12 Jun 1900 - , Anderson, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Oct 1903 - , Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jan 1908 - , Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Marriage return - Wilkerson
    Marriage return - Wilkerson
    Wilkerson-Branham marriage
    Death certificate - Wilkerson
    Death certificate - Wilkerson
    Hall Jackson Wilkerson, 1934
    Death certificate - Wilkerson
    Death certificate - Wilkerson
    William H. Wilkerson (1858-1931)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1564] Bible , 30 Mar 2011.
      Wilkerson Bible Records, 1860-1938, loose "Family Record" pages from unknown Bible; photocopies made by Phyllis Jean (Wilkerson) Carney, [address for private use,] California, 1985. The Bible apparently originated with Hall Jackson Wilkerson whose birth is the earliest entry; events are not in chronilogical order and are written in several different hands. Some entries were recognized as the handwriting of Zella (Wilkerson) Richison but most appear to have been written by Goldie Z. Childress at some later date. There are many misspellings and grammatical errors throughout. It appears to have passed from Hall Jackson's wife, Martha Florentha (Childress) Wilkerson to her son Elmer Wilkerson and then to his son, Ronald Jackson. Photocopies held by Shirley Richison Fields (253 A Provincial Lane, Avon, IN 46123).

    2. [S1832] 1900 U.S. Census, 30 Jul 2008.
      1900 U.S. Census, Anderson, County, Tennessee, pop. sch., First Civil District, enumeration district (ED) 1, page 5B, dwelling 88, family 89, John Wilkerson; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 March 2005); citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 1557.

    3. [S1838] 1840 U.S. Census, 6 Mar 2012.
      1840 U.S. census, Roane County, Tennessee, page 535, last line on page, Clabourn Wilkison; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Jun 2010); citing NARA microfilm M704, roll 46.

    4. [S1837] 1850 U.S. Census, 15 Apr 2010.
      1850 U.S. census, Knox County, Tennessee, pop.sch., Subdivision 15, p. 228 (stamped), dwelling 1911, family 1920, Claibourn Wilkenson household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 Apr 2010); citing NARA microfilm M432, roll 886.

    5. [S1836] 1860 U.S. Census, 6 Mar 2012.
      1860 U.S. census, Roane County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 9, p. 188 (stamped), dwelling 1303, family 1212, John Wilkerson; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 March 2005); citing NARA microfilm publication M653: 1269.

    6. [S1898] Military, 29 Jun 2017.
      "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organization from the State of Tennessee," digital images, fold3 (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 29 June 2017); John Wilkerson, Co. B, 5 (McKenzie's) Tennessee Cavalry, 27 January 1862-8 September 1863; citing "Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations," compiled 1903 - 1927, documenting the period 1861-1865.

    7. [S1898] Military.
      "Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Tennessee," digital images, fold3(http://www.fold3.com : accessed 29 June 2017); John Wilkerson, Co. I, 9 Tennessee Cav., 24 March 1865-11 September 1865, "Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War," compiled 1890 - 1912, documenting the period 1861 - 1866, Record Group 94.

    8. [S1898] Military, 29 Jun 2017.
      "Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizationsfrom the State of Tennessee," digital images, fold3 (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 29 June 2017); John Wilkerson, Co. I, 11 Tennessee Cav., 20 September 1863-24 March 1865, "Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War," compiled 1890 - 1912, documenting the period 1861 - 1866, Record Group 94.

    9. [S1564] Bible , 16 Mar 2012.
      Family data, Hall Jackson Wilkerson Family Bible; original owned in 1985 by Ronald Jackson Wilkerson (California). The Bible apparently passed from Martha Florentha Childress to Elmer Wilkerson and then to Ronald Jackson. Photocopies were provided to author by Phyllis Jean (Wilkerson) Carney in 1985.

    10. [S1835] 1870 U.S. Census, 29 Jun 2008.
      1870 U.S. census, Union County, Tennessee, population schedule, Sharp's Chapel, p. 16 (penned), dwelling 102, family 102, John Wilkerson; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 June 2008); citing NARA microfilm M593, roll 1276.

    11. [S1834] 1880 U.S. Census, U.S. Census Bureau, 6 Jan 2008.
      1880 U.S. census, Union County, Tennessee, population schedule, Civil District 12, page 14B (penned), enumeration district (ED) 117, dwelling 114, family 115, John Wilkinson; digital image, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 January 2008); citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1283.

    12. [S1821] 1890 U.S. census- Special Schedule, Tennessee. Anderson County., (NARA microfilm publication M123. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), 6 Mar 2012.
      1890 U.S. Vet. Sch., Anderson County, Tennessee, spec. sch., District 1, p. 1, ED 1, dwell. 42, fam. 44, John Wilkerson; digital image, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com : 6 March 2012); NARA microfilm M123, roll 95.

    13. [S1832] 1900 U.S. Census, 30 Jul 2008.
      1900 U.S. Census, Anderson, County, Tennessee, pop. sch., First Civil District, enumeration district (ED) 1, p. 5B (penned), dwelling 88, family 89, John Wilkerson household; Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 March 2005); citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 1557.

    14. [S1898] Military, 16 Jun 2010.
      Widow's Pension Claim, 17 March 1911, Certificate WC 832888, Sarah J. Wilkerson, widow of John Wilkerson, 11th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry; photocopy of death certificate No. 37892, Knox County, Tennessee; NARA, Union Pension Files. Can No. F.T.C.396, Bundle No. 4935.

    15. [S1901] Marriage, 3 Jul 2017.
      "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 March 2012), John Wilkerson and Polly Ann Branham, 3 January 1858, Roane County, Vol. 3; citing Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. FHL microfilm 560,087, image 301 of 434.

    16. [S1901] Marriage, 5 Mar 2012.
      "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002", digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 March 2012); entry for John Wilkerson and Polly Ann Branham. Original data: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives.

    17. [S1881] FGS & Charts, 14 Mar 2013.
      John Branham, Family Group Sheet and notes; dated 17 December 2010 and supplied by Lona Brannon, cbrannon15@comcast.net. The FGS offers a generic list of materials used but only with careful reading can documentation for specific data be located.

    18. [S1901] Marriage, 26 Mar 2012.
      "Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950," digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 March 2012), bond for John Wilkerson and Sarah Jane McBee, issued 7 October 1903: citing FHL microfilm 1,020,965.

    19. [S1901] Marriage, 19 Nov 2017.
      Widow's Pension Claim, 17 March 1911, Certificate WC 832888, Sarah J. Wilkerson, widow of John Wilkerson, 11th Regiment, Tennessee, Cavalry; NARA, Union Pension Files, Can No. F.T.C.396, Bundle No. 4935.



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