William Wilkin

Male20 August 1826–4 September 1868

Brief Life History of William

When William Wilkin was born on 20 August 1826, in Magheraculmoney, County Fermanagh, Ireland, his father, David Wilkin, was 41 and his mother, Isabella Hunter, was 42. He married Sarah Holmes about 1848. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1851 and lived in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 4 September 1868, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in San Francisco, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wilkin
Sarah Holmes
Marriage: about 1848
Isabelle Wilkie
Isabelle Wilkie
David Wilkie
Sarah Wilkie

Sources (8)

  • Wm Wilkey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Wilkie, "California Deaths and Burials, 1776-2000"
  • William Wilkin, "Scotland Census, 1841"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1848
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 4

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    Age 17

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Wilkin, a pet form of William introduced to England and Scotland by Flemings and Picards after the Norman Conquest.

    North German: variant of Wilken .

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

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