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  • ID: I13502
  • Name: John WILKINS
  • Surname: Wilkins
  • Given Name: John
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 11 May 1850 in Nash County, North Carolina 1 2 3 3 4 5 6
  • Death: 11 Jul 1915 in Nansemond County, Virginia 7 of Hemiplegia
  • Burial: 13 Jul 1915 Oaklawn Cemetery, Suffolk, Virginia
  • _UID: CB9F83CA924C8346A88D965B02F02EC5697C
  • Note:
    JOHN WILKINS was the son of CRAWFORD WILKINS & MARTHA HARRELL of Nash County, North Carolina.
    He was possibly also related to HENRY WILKINS, wife ROSA, laborer, and JAMES WILKINS, wife MARY, both living on Boston St.. in Suffolk, Virginia, as listed in the 1912 City Directory, the same year & location as JOHN & GEORGEANA WILKINS.
    In 1910 Nansemond County, Virginia, Holy Neck, Dist. 11, Image 28, #290/290:
    HENRY W. WILKINS -B -48 -M1 -23 - NC NC NC - ODD JOBS
    ROSA WILKINS (wife) -B -46 M1- 23 -7 -5- NC NC NC
    ARTHUR WILKINS (son)- B- 17 - S - VA NC NC - ODD JOBS
    HOWARD WILKINS (son) - B -15 -S- VA NC NC - ODD JOBS
    HENRY WILKINS (son) -B -11 -S -VA NC NC
    PHILIP WILKINS (son)- B- 8 -S- VA NC NC
    ANTHONY BROWN (brother) - B - 28 -S- VA NC NC- NONE

    Image 27, #283/283:
    MARY L. WILKINS (wife) -MU 19 -M1 -2 -0 -0 - VA VA VA
    CARIN JONES (Lodger) F-MU - 65 - WD - 0 -0 -VA VA VA -LABORER/FACTORY

    Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940:
    Name: James Wilkins
    Birth Date: 1886
    Age: 22
    Spouse's Name: Mary Lou Bynum
    Spouse's Birth Date: 1889
    Spouse's Age: 19
    Event Date: 27 Dec 1908
    Event Place: Suffolk, Nansemond, Virginia
    Father's Name: Henry Wilkins
    Mother's Name: Rosa
    Spouse's Father's Name: Joe Bynum
    Spouse's Mother's Name: Julia
  • Change Date: 31 Aug 2016 at 15:45:34

    Marriage 1 Georgeanna COPELAND b: 1860 in Halifax County, North Carolina
    • Married: 18 Sep 1879 in Stoney Creek, Nash County, North Carolina 8 9
    1. Has No Children Lena WILKINS b: Apr 1881 in Nash County, North Carolina
    2. Has No Children John WILKINS b: Dec 1882 in Nash County, North Carolina
    3. Has Children Mary WILKINS b: Mar 1885 in Nash County, North Carolina
    4. Has Children Martha WILKINS b: Feb 1888 in Nash County, North Carolina
    5. Has Children Willie George WILKINS b: Apr 1889 in Nansemond County, Virginia
    6. Has No Children Fred B. WILKINS b: Jun 1891 in Nansemond County, Virginia

    1. Title: U.S. Federal Census
      Page: 1850 Nash County, North Carolina,Image 131, #1024/1033:
      Note: MARTHA WILKINS - 18 - F - B - NC
      JOHN WILKINS - 1/12 - M - MU- NC
    2. Title: U.S. Federal Census
      Page: 1860 Halifax County, North Carolina, Western District, Brinkleyville, Image 80, #784/698:
      Note: MARTHA WILKINS - 26 -F -MU -WASHER WOMAN -$75 - NC
      JOHN WILKINS - 8 -M -MU - NC
    3. Title: U.S. Federal Census
    4. Title: U.S. Federal Census
      Note: 1900 Nansemond County,Virginia,Holy Neck,Dist.26,Image 20,#187/187:.
      JOHN WILKINS - B -MAY1843-57 - M -20 -NC NC NC- FARMER GEORGEANNA WILKINS(wife) - B -MAR1862 - 38 -M -20 -6 -6 - NC NC NC LENA WILKINS (dau) - B - APR1881 - 19 -S - NC NC NC JOHN WILKINS (son) - B - DEC1882 - 17 -S - NC NC NC MARY WILKINS (dau) -B - MAR1885 - 15 -S - NC NC NC MARTHA WILKINS (dau)- B - FEB1888 -12 -S - NC NC NC GEORGE W. WILKINS (son) -B -APR1889 -11 -S -VA NC NC FUNDY(?) B. WILKINS (son) -B -JUN1891 - 8 -S - VA NC NC.
    5. Title: U.S. Federal Census
      Note: 1910 Nansemond County,Virginia, Holy Neck, Dist. 11, Image 26, #258/258: JOHN WILKINS - MU - 55 -M1 -28 - NC NC NC - ODD JOBS *JOANNA WILKINS (wife) -MU -43 -M1 -28 -6 -5 - NC NC NC MARTHA BYNUM (dau) - MU - 22 -M1 - 3 -2 -2- NC NC NC EMETTE BYNUM (son-law)-MU -23 - M1 -3 - VA VA NC - ODD JOBS FLETCHER BYNUM (gr-son)-MU -2 -S - VA NC NC RUFUS BYNUM (gr-son) - MU - 8/12 -S - VA VA NC
    6. Title: Other--
      Note: U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 about John Wilkins (
      Name: John Wilkins
      Gender: Male
      Residence Year: 1912
      Street address: Boston
      Residence Place: Suffolk, Virginia, USA
      Occupation: Laborer
      Spouse: Georgana Wilkins
      Publication Title: Suffolk, Virginia, City Directory, 1912
    7. Title: VIRGINIA DEATH RECORDS, 1912-2014
      Publication: Original data: Virginia, Deaths, 1912?2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.
      Note: Name: John Wilkins
      Gender: Male
      Race: Black
      Age at Death: 55
      Birth Date: 11 May 1860
      Death Date: 11 Jul 1915
      Death Place: Nansemond, Virginia, USA
      Registration Date: 13 Jul 1915
      Father: Crawford Wilkins, b. Halifax Co.NC
      Mother: Martha Harrell, b. Halifax Co. NC
      Marital: Married
      Occupation: Laborer
      Informant: Georgiana Wilkins, Suffolk
      Cause of Death: Hemiplegia
      Burial: Oak Lane Cemetery - Date: 7 13-1915
      Undertaker: J.H. Reid, Suffolk, VA
      Certificate Number: 1915016809
    8. Title: FAMILYSEARCH RECORDS: North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979
      Note: Groom's Name: John Wilkins
      Groom's Birth Date: 1850
      Groom's Age: 29
      Bride's Name: Georgeana Copeland
      Bride's Birth Date: 1859
      Bride's Age: 20
      Marriage Date: 18 Sep 1879
      Marriage Place: Nash, North Carolina
      Groom's Race: Black
      Bride's Race: Black
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M75213-9
      System Origin: North Carolina-EASy
      Source Film Number: 419230
      Reference Number: Vol 1 p 89
      Collection: North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979
    9. Title: Marriage Index or License
      Note: State of North Carolina
      Nash County,
      Sept. 18, 1879

      To any Ordained Minister of any Religious Denomination, or any Justice of the Peace of said County:
      GEORGE W. JONES having applied to me for a license for the Marriage of JOHN WILKINS of NASH CTY aged 29 years COL(ORED) the son of CRAWFORD WILKINS and MARTHA WILKINS the father now LIVING the mother LIVING resident of HALIFAX and GEORGEANA COPELAND, of NASH aged 20 years, COL(ORED), daughter of JOS. COPELAND and SUSAN COPELAND the father DEAD, the mother DEAD, resident of NASH CTY.

      And there being no legal impediment to such marriage known to me, you are hereby authorized, at any time within one year from the date hereof, to celebrate the proposed marriage at any place within, the said County.
      You are required within two months aftr you shall have celebrated such marriage to return this License to me, at my ofice, with your signature subscribed to the certificate under this License, and with the blanks therein filled according to the facts, under penalty of forfeiting two hundred dollars to the use of any person who shall sue for the same.
      (signed) JOHN J. DRAKE, Register of Deeds.

      State of North Carolina
      Nash County
      I, THOMAS DANIEL a MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL united in matrimony JOHN WILKINS and GEORGIANNA COPELAND the parties licensed above, on the 18th day of SEPT. 1879, at GEORGE JONES in STONEY CREEK Township in said County, according to law.
      (signed) THOMAS DANIEL


      Date: 19 Sep 1879

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