Reuben Wilkes

Maleabout 1784–August 1810

Brief Life History of Reuben

Reuben Wilkes was born about 1784, in New Kent, Virginia, United States. He married Sarah A. "Sally" Otey before 1807, in New Kent, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in New Kent, New Kent, Virginia, United States in 1810. He died in August 1810, in New Kent, Virginia, United States, at the age of 27.

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Reuben Wilkes
1784–1810
Sarah A. "Sally" Otey
1786–1850
Marriage: before 1807
Elizabeth G. Wilks
1808–1842
Margaret T Wilkes
1810–1878

Sources (1)

  • Reuben Wilkes, "United States Census, 1810"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    before 1807New Kent, Virginia, United States
  • Children (2)

    World Events (6)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 2

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1788 · Becomes the 10th state

    Age 4

    On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 10

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

    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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