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  • ID: I8876
  • Name: Peter C. WILKIN , M. D.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: abt 1834-1835 in Town of Wallkill, Orange Co., NY ?
  • Death: 11 APR 1891 in Colquitt, Miller Co., GA ? 1
  • Burial: Colquitt City Cemetery, Colquitt, Miller Co., GA 1
  • Occupation: Physician
  • Note:
    Civil War service: P. C. Wilkin. Pvt., Co. G, 17th Reg., Georgia Vol. Infantry (or "Miller Grays).
    1870 Census: Colquitt P.O., Miller Co., GA (as Wilkin).
    1880 Census: Colquitt, Miller Co., GA (as Wilkin).
    Age 5-9 in 1840, 15 in 1850, 36 in 1870, 45 in 1880.
    Called Peter C. in 1850 and 1880, Peter in 1870.
    Born in NY (1870 and 1880).
    Worked as a Physician in 1870, an M. D. in 1880.
    Name may be Peter Crantz Wilkin.
    Miller Co., GA site, USGenWeb (RootsWeb):

    Headstone inscription: Dr. Peter C. Wilkin, b. No Date; d. April 11, 1891; 57 years of age; Husband of Sarah T. Fudge Wilkin.
    Miller Co., GA site, USGenWeb (RootsWeb):

    "Miller Grays formed in Miller Co Aug 1861, later became Co G, 17th Ga Vol Inf regiment later to be a part of "Bennings Brigade." Company G was formed Oct 1861 in Albany, Dougherty co....This info contributed by B. Thornton."
    Wilkin Message Board, RootsWeb:

    P. C WILKIN.
    Author: CHARLES WILKIN, date: 27 Jul 2000.
    In Reply to: Wilkin by: Sam Hallows.

    "Yes P C was Peter Cranz great grandfather.......he settled in Colquitte, GA during or after the War Betqween the States ....I understand he was a Dr on the Confederate side .....this has yet to be documented, but I have a cousin in the Sons of Confederate Soldiers that is supposed to have that documentation....Charles Wilkin."
    Vital Records: Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929 (Genealogy Library,

    Not listed.
    Bob Eager e-mail, 18 Jul 2012:

    John Wilkin Family Appendix (PDF doc)

    1. PHOEBE ANN WILKIN (JOSEPH 4, WILLIAM 3,,WILLIAM 2, JOHN 1) was born May 5, 1830 in Wallkill Township, Orange County, New York and died January 21, 1912 in Kansas City, Kansas. She married DR. PETER EAGER, January 21, 1857 in Wallkill, New York, son of WILLIAM EAGER and SUSANNAH MOORE. He was born August 24, 1835 in Montgomery, New York, and died March 31, 1887 in Kansas City, Kansas.

    Burial: January 24, 1912, Kansas City, Kansas

    The following biographical sketches of Phoebe Ann Wilkin’s brothers were compiled by Beverly Barner.

    Dr. Peter C. Wilkin, brother of Phoebe Ann Wilkin Eager was born in 1834 and died in 1891. He married Sarah A. Fudge in 1864.

    He had a daughter, Anna Powell, wife of Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Arthur Gray Powell, Atlanta, Georgia, who was a cousin of Mary Eager Daish. In 1910 they corresponded with each other and this is Mrs. Powell's information, along with information from another note that had belonged to Mumsie (Mary E.)Daish.

    Dr. Wilkin was married to a widow of a confederate soldier and was a Captain of a confederate regiment, later taken into a hospital to doctor there. He was in a Florida regiment. I believe they lived in Colquitt, Georgia and had a son who was a doctor who practiced medicine there. This is an instance where part of the family fought in the Civil War on the northern side and part of them were on the southern side. Peter and his wife had seven children. Following are the ones that can be accounted for in the records to date; Anna Wilkin Powell, William J. Wilkin, Nellie Wilkin, Peter Eager Wilkin, M. D., Jonathan Wilkin, and Seth Webster.

    Anna Powell had three children; Arthur Wilkin Powell, Frances and Grace.

    Jonathan Stanton Wilkin, brother of Phoebe Ann Wilkin Eager was born in 1832. He married Harriet Losey Jordan. They had two sons; Peter Eager Wilkin, born in 1863, married to Kate J. Gerow in 1887 and Crosby J. Wilkin born in 1863 who lived in Missouri, possibly near Bland.

    Dr. Andrew Wilkin, a half-brother of Phoebe Ann Wilkin Eager was born in 1818. The following information was obtained from a handwritten note passed down from Mary E. Daish, but not in her handwriting. Andrew’s first marriage was to the daughter of the Governor of Georgia. His second wife was a daughter of a wealthy slave holder and planter. He later moved to Texas and died there. He was a surgeon in the Confederate army and although the family was from New York, the note said he was a "Confederate from the heart, a true southerner."

    More About DR. PETER EAGER:
    Burial: April 2, 1887, Kansas City, Kansas

    Children of PHOEBE WILKIN and PETER EAGER are:
    6. i. JOHN LIVINSTON BROWER EAGER, b. March 17, 1860, New York City, New York.
    ii. HATTIE J. EAGER, b. June 23, 1862, New York City, New York; d. 1946, St. Louis, Missouri.
    iii. NELLIE W. EAGER, b. March 27, 1864, New York City, New York.
    iv. KATHERINE B. EAGER, b. October 17, 1867, New York City, New York.
    7. v. MARY ELIZA EAGER, b. January 15, 1870, Newburgh, Orange County, New York; d. April 16, 1942, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.

    Father: Joseph WILKIN b: 24 SEP 1781 in Town of Hamptonburgh, Orange Co., NY
    Mother: Petronella VanDyke "Nellie" (DRAKE) STANTON b: 4 JUL 1792 in NY

    Marriage 1 Sarah Ann (THOMPSON) FUDGE b: 25 DEC 1832 in GA
    • Married: bef 1865 in Miller Co., GA ?

    1. Title: Miller Co., GA site, USGenWeb (RootsWeb)

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