Benjamin Campbell Wilkes

Male23 March 1855–11 November 1947

Brief Life History of Benjamin Campbell

When Benjamin Campbell Wilkes was born on 23 March 1855, in Columbia, Maury, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Hodge Wilkes, was 30 and his mother, Mary Maria Fielder, was 28. He married Rachel Emma Harbison on 6 September 1875, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Civil District 2, Williamson, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 3, Williamson, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 11 November 1947, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Williamson, Tennessee, United States.

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Benjamin Campbell Wilkes
Rachel Emma Harbison
Marriage: 6 September 1875
William E Wilkes
Edward Wilkes
Ella Wilkes
Mary Josephine Wilkes
Albert Sydney Wilkes
Walter Green Wilkes
Neva Leona Wilkes

Sources (17)

  • Benjaman Wilkes in household of James Wilkes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • B C Wilkes, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Benjamin Cambell Wilkes, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955"

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  • Marriage
    6 September 1875Williamson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 7

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


    Age 8

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 26

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands): either a variant of Wilk , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s, or from the Middle English personal name Wilcus, an uncommon pet form of a personal name in Wil-. The suffix is a double diminutive -k + -us, the latter being used with Old English female names (compare Aldous ). So Wilcus may also be a pet form of an Old English female name such as Wilburg. Alternatively, it may have been used with Norman personal names of either gender, for example as a pet form of William . If Wilcus became an inherited surname it would quickly have become merged with Wilkes. Wilcus may also have been absorbed into Wildgoose .

    Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Wilke, a pet form of Will.

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

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