Cornell Wilkes

1762–
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Cornell

When Cornell Wilkes was born about 1762, in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Willkes, was 42 and his mother, Hanah Hatch, was 38. He married Mary Haskins on 23 June 1782. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Cornell Wilkes
1762–
Mary Haskins
1765–
Marriage: 23 June 1782
Alden Wilks
1783–

Spouse & Children

  • Male1762–Male

  • Mary Haskins

    Female1765–Female

MARRIAGE
23 June 1782
Dartmouth, Mass, U.S.A.
children

(1)

  • Alden Wilks

    Male1783–Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 14

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 32

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Cornell Wilkey, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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