Name: Peyton WILKES
Birth: 15 JUL 1791 in Crab Orchard Creek, Greyson co., Virginia
Burial: Union cem., Banks, Washington co., OR
Census: 1870 Hillsboro pct., Washington co., OR; Census: retired farmer age 72
Death: 25 NOV 1889 in Banks, Washington co., OR
(Source for a lot of the Wilkes information: The book: "By an Oregon pioneer fireside" by L.E. Wilkes, Hillsboro, Ore.: unknown, 1941, 142 pgs)
Peyton's mother died when he was very young so he was 'bound-out' to learn the trade of a tanner.
War of 1812 Service Records
about Peyton Wilkes
Name: Peyton Wilkes
Company: BATTALION OF ART'Y (1813-14), VIRGINIA MIL.
Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
Roll Box: 226
Roll Exct: 602
1870 census shows Lafayette Wilkes, age 13, b. Oregon living with Peyton and Anna. I doubt it is their child, probably a grand-child. Family history tells of him living near Lynchburg during that time.
During the war of 1812, Peyton enlisted as a Private at Shingle Blocks on Goose Creek, Bedford co., Virginia. He served in Captain Wiley Jones' company of Virginia Volunteers and served from Sept 8, 1813 to March 10, 1814. He was first a drummer and later served in the Artillery.
Peyton and Anna Wilkes applied for an received a DLC's in Washington county: #1445 for 634.49 acres
Aliquot - Sec/ - Twnshp - Range - Fract - Meridian - State - County
parts block Sec
E½NW 31/ 2-N 3-W No Willamette OR Washington
NWNW 31/ 2-N 3-W No Willamette OR Washington
SWNW 31/ 2-N 3-W No Willamette OR Washington
W½NE 25/ 2-N 4-W No Willamette OR Washington
E½NW 25/ 2-N 4-W No Willamette OR Washington
NESW 25/ 2-N 4-W No Willamette OR Washington
NWSE 25/ 2-N 4-W No Willamette OR Washington
S½SE 25/ 2-N 4-W No Willamette OR Washington
NE 36/ 2-N 4-W No Willamette OR Washington
Father: Samuel WILKES b: 24 OCT 1764 in Loudon co., Virginia
Mother: SARAH b: in Virginia
Anna DALLIS b: 29 APR 1798 in Bedford co., Virginia
18 MAR 1815
in Virginia 1
- Note: In the Quaker Monthly Meetings for Bedford co., Virginia it stated that Anna Dallas and Peyton Wilkes married on her 18th birthday.
- Archibald G. WILKES b: 08 FEB 1821
- William Gardner WILKES b: 09 FEB 1819 in Virginia
- Author: L.E. WILKES
Title: By an Oregon Pioneer Fireside
Publication: Name: Name: 1941, Hillsboro, Oregon;;
L.E. WILKES, By an Oregon Pioneer Fireside (Name: 1941, Hillsboro, Oregon;), L.E. WILKES, By an Oregon Pioneer Fireside (1941, Hillsboro, Oregon).