James Willkes

Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of James

James Willkes was born about 1720, in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. He married Hanah Hatch on 23 September 1748, in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died before 15 June 1798, at the age of 78.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James Willkes
Hanah Hatch
Marriage: 23 September 1748
Alden Wilkey
Cornell Wilkes
Sarah Wilkes
James Wilkes
Phebe Wilkey
Hannah Wilkey

Spouse & Children

23 September 1748
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


+3 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 56

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 56

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 61

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.

Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Wilhelm .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James Willkes, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • James Wilkey in entry for James Wilkey, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • James Wilkey in entry for Alden Wilkey, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.