Miner Minah Wilkes

1778–1830 (Age 52)
Brunswick, Virginia, United States

The Life of Miner Minah

When Miner Minah Wilkes was born in 1778, in Brunswick, Virginia, United States, her father, Joseph Wilkes Sr., was 43 and her mother, Hannah Henryetta Mariah Meridith, was 42. She married Benjamin Rawlings on 17 January 1799, in Brunswick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. She died in 1830, in her hometown, at the age of 52.

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Benjamin Rawlings
Miner Minah Wilkes
Marriage: 17 January 1799
Hartwell Rawlings
Henrietta Rawlings
Frances W. Rawlings
George Benjamin Rawlings
Joseph W. Rawlings
Martha A. Rawlings
Nancy Ann Rawlings
Sara B. Rawlings
Elizabeth F. Rawlings
Elizabeth J. Rawlings
Robert Rawlings
Sarah B. Rawling
Mary Rawlings

Spouse and Children

17 January 1799
Brunswick, Virginia, United States


    Hartwell Rawlings


    Elizabeth F. Rawlings


    Henrietta Rawlings


    Frances W. Rawlings


    Elizabeth J. Rawlings


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+15 More Children

World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 2

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 16

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Wilk .2 Frisian: from a pet form of the personal name Will.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Minah Rawlings in entry for Eliza Braswell, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912"
  • Minah Rawlings in entry for Eliza Braswell, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"
  • Minah Rawlings in entry for Sarah B. Boswell, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"

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