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John WILKERSON

John WILKERSON

Male 1836 - 1908  (71 years)

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  • Name John WILKERSON  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Birth 27 Jul 1836  , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Census 1 Jun 1840  , Roane, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Clabourn Wilkison household 
    1840 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1840 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Tennessee. Roane co. - Clabourn Wilkison
    Census 12 Dec 1850  Subdivision 15, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Claibourn Wilkenson household 
    • John Wilkenson, age 15, male, labor, born Tennessee.
    1850 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1850 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Tennessee. Knox co. - Claibourn Wilkenson
    Census 31 Jul 1860  Dist. 9, Roane, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    John Wilkerson household 
    • John Wilkerson, age 24, male, laborer, personal estate $130, born Tennessee, unable to read or write.
    1860 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1860 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Tennessee. Roane Co. - John Wilkerson
    Military Service 1862-1863  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Confederate soldier, Co. B, (McKenzie\'s) 5 Tenn. Cav. 
    Military Service 1863-1865  , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Union soldier, Co I, 11th Regt, Tennessee Cav. 
    • He was later in Co. I, 9th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry. [11]
    Census 3 Aug 1870  Sharps Chapel, Union, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    John Wilkerson household 
    • Wilkerson, John, age 32, male, white, farmer, real estate $400, personal estate $300, b. Tennessee, illiterate.

    1870 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1870 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Tennessee. Union Co. - John Wilkerson
    Census 10 Jun 1880  District 12, Union, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    John Wilkinson household 
    • Wilkinson, John, white, male, age 43, married, farmer, illiterate, b.Tennessee, fb. Tennessee, mb. Tennessee.

    1880 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1880 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Tennessee. Union Co. - Wilkinson, John
    Census - Special Schedule Jun 1890  Dist. 1, Anderson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Civil War Soldier 
    • John Wilkerson, private, 9 Tenn. Cavalry, enlisted October 1863, discharged September1865, service for 1 year 11 months.
    1890 U.S. Veterans Schedules - Wilkerson
    1890 U.S. Veterans Schedules - Wilkerson
    Tennessee. Anderson Co. - John Wilkerson
    Census 12 Jun 1900  , Anderson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    John Wilkerson household 
    • WILKERSON, John, head, white, male, born Jul 1835, age 64, married 42 years, born Tennessee, father born Tennessee, mother born Tennessee, farmer, able to read & write, speaks English, owns farm free of mortgage, Farm Schedule 69
    1900 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1900 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Tennessee. Anderson Co. - John Wilkerson
    Physical Description 5'7", dark complexion, black hair, grey eyes 
    FS FamilyTree KCM7-S8L 
    Death 5 Jan 1908  , Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 15
    Burial Y  [8
    Association Samuel KELSAY/KELSEY, J.P. (Relationship: Samuel married John Wilkerson and Polly Ann Branham) 
    Person ID I601  richison
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2024 

    Father Claiborn WILKERSON,   b. 1810, , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Nov 1862, , Roane, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Lucy Ann PEARSON,   b. Abt 1816, , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1880 (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Ann BRANHAM,   b. Jun 1835, , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 7 Oct 1903 (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Marriage License 31 Dec 1857  , Roane, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    for John Wilkerson and Polly Ann Branham 
    Marriage 3 Jan 1858  , Roane, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    Marriage return - Wilkerson
    Marriage return - Wilkerson
    Wilkerson-Branham marriage
    Children 
    +1. William H. WILKERSON,   b. 27 Oct 1858, , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Jun 1931, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Hall Jackson WILKERSON,   b. 26 Dec 1860, , Union, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Dec 1934, Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
    Family ID F189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2024 

    Family 2 Sarah Jane MCBEE,   b. 10 Jan 1855, , Union, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Nov 1936 (Age 81 years) 
    Marriage 8 Oct 1903  , Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20
    Marriage bond - Wilkerson
    Marriage bond - Wilkerson
    Wilkerson-McBee marriage bond
    Family ID F358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2013 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 27 Jul 1836 - , , Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Clabourn Wilkison household - 1 Jun 1840 - , Roane, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - for John Wilkerson and Polly Ann Branham - 31 Dec 1857 - , Roane, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 3 Jan 1858 - , Roane, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Confederate soldier, Co. B, (McKenzie\'s) 5 Tenn. Cav. - 1862-1863 - Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Union soldier, Co I, 11th Regt, Tennessee Cav. - 1863-1865 - , , Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - John Wilkerson household - 3 Aug 1870 - Sharps Chapel, Union, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - John Wilkerson household - 12 Jun 1900 - , Anderson, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 8 Oct 1903 - , Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 5 Jan 1908 - , Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Marriage return - Wilkerson
    Marriage return - Wilkerson
    Wilkerson-Branham marriage
    Death certificate - Wilkerson
    Death certificate - Wilkerson
    Hall Jackson Wilkerson, 1934
    Death certificate - Wilkerson
    Death certificate - Wilkerson
    William H. Wilkerson (1858-1931)

  • Notes 
    • UNION TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS

      11th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry
      Organized at large May to October, 1863. Attached to Willcox's Division, Left Wing Forces 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to January, 1864. District of the Clinch to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to January, 1865.

      SERVICE.-Joined DeCourcy at Crab Orchard, Ky., August 24, 1863. March to Cumberland Gap September 24-October 3. Operations about Cumberland Gap till February, 1864. Mulberry Creek January 3. Tazewell January 24. Near Jonesville January 28-29. Skirmishes on Jonesville and Mulberry Roads February 12. Gibson and Wyerman's Mills on Indian Creek, and at Powell's Bridge February 22. Duty at and about Cumberland Gap guarding communications with Knoxville till January, 1865. Action at Johnsonville, Tenn., November 4-5, 1864. Mustered out by consolidation with 9th Tennessee Cavalry January 9, 1865.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1564] Bible , 30 Mar 2011.
      Wilkerson Bible Records, 1860-1938, loose "Family Record" pages from unknown Bible; photocopies made by Phyllis Jean (Wilkerson) Carney, [address for private use,] California, 1985. The Bible apparently originated with Hall Jackson Wilkerson whose birth is the earliest entry; events are not in chronilogical order and are written in several different hands. Some entries were recognized as the handwriting of Zella (Wilkerson) Richison but most appear to have been written by Goldie Z. Childress at some later date. There are many misspellings and grammatical errors throughout. It appears to have passed from Hall Jackson's wife, Martha Florentha (Childress) Wilkerson to her son Elmer Wilkerson and then to his son, Ronald Jackson. Photocopies held by Shirley Richison Fields (253 A Provincial Lane, Avon, IN 46123).

    2. [S1837] 1850 U.S. Census, 15 Apr 2010.
      1850 U.S. census, Knox County, Tennessee, pop. sch., Subdivision 15, p. 228, dwell. 1911, fam. 1920, Claibourn Wilkenson; image, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com : 15 April 2010); NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 886.
      W0033

    3. [S1836] 1860 U.S. Census.
      1860 U.S. census, Roane County, Tennessee, pop. sch., Dist. 9, p. 188, dwell. 1303, fam. 1212, John Wilkerson household; digital image, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: 12 February 2012; NARA microfilm M653, roll 1269.
      W0053

    4. [S1835] 1870 U.S. Census, 29 Jun 2008.
      1870 U.S. census, Union County, Tennessee, pop. sch., Dist. 10, Sharp's Chapel p.o., p.16, dwell. 102, fam. 102, John Wilkeson household; digital image, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com : 29 June 2008); NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 1276.
      W0054

    5. [S1834] U.S. Census Bureau, 1880 U.S. Census, 8 Feb 2014.
      1880 U.S. census, Union County, Tennessee, pop. sch., Civil Dist. 12, ED 117, p. 14B, dwell. 114, fam. 115, John Wilkinson household; digital image, Ancestry< (https://ancestry.com : 8 February 2014); NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1283.
      W0055

    6. [S31] 1890 U.S. Veterans Schedule, 6 Mar 2012.
      1890 U.S. Veterans Schedules, Anderson County, Tennessee, special sch., Dist., 1 and 2, p. 1, ED 1, dwell. 42, fam. 44, John Wilkerson; digital image, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com : 6 March 2012); NARA microfilm M123, roll 95.
      W0056

    7. [S1832] 1900 U.S. Census, 30 Jul 2008.
      1900 U.S. Census, Anderson, County, Tennessee, pop. sch., Civil Dist. 1, ED 1, p. 5B, dwell. 88, fam. 89, John Wilkerson household; Ancestry (https://ancestry.com : 13 March 2005); NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 1557.
      W0057

    8. [S1310] Find A Grave, 3 Apr 2022.
      Find a Grave (https://findagrave.com : 3 April 2022), memorial 131,894,205, John Wilkerson gravestone (Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox.), digital image, 25 June 2014, by L.S. Boatin.
      W0122

    9. [S1838] 1840 U.S. Census, 6 Mar 2012.
      1840 U.S. census, Roane County, Tennessee, page 535, last line on page, Clabourn Wilkison; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Jun 2010); citing NARA microfilm M704, roll 46.

    10. [S1898] Military, 29 Jun 2017.
      "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organization from the State of Tennessee," digital images, fold3 (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 29 June 2017); John Wilkerson, Co. B, 5 (McKenzie's) Tennessee Cavalry, 27 January 1862-8 September 1863; citing "Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations," compiled 1903 - 1927, documenting the period 1861-1865.

    11. [S1898] Military.
      "Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Tennessee," digital images, fold3(http://www.fold3.com : accessed 29 June 2017); John Wilkerson, Co. I, 9 Tennessee Cav., 24 March 1865-11 September 1865, "Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War," compiled 1890 - 1912, documenting the period 1861 - 1866, Record Group 94.

    12. [S1898] Military, 29 Jun 2017.
      "Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizationsfrom the State of Tennessee," digital images, fold3 (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 29 June 2017); John Wilkerson, Co. I, 11 Tennessee Cav., 20 September 1863-24 March 1865, "Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War," compiled 1890 - 1912, documenting the period 1861 - 1866, Record Group 94.

    13. [S1564] Bible , 16 Mar 2012.
      Family data, Hall Jackson Wilkerson Family Bible; original owned in 1985 by Ronald Jackson Wilkerson (California). The Bible apparently passed from Martha Florentha Childress to Elmer Wilkerson and then to Ronald Jackson. Photocopies were provided to author by Phyllis Jean (Wilkerson) Carney in 1985.

    14. [S1834] U.S. Census Bureau, 1880 U.S. Census, 8 Feb 2014.
      1880 U.S. census, Union County, Tennessee, pop. sch., Civil Dist. 12, ED 117, p. 14B, dwell. 114, fam. 115, John Wilkinson household; digital image, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com : 8 February 2014); NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1283.
      W0055

    15. [S1898] Military, 16 Jun 2010.
      Widow's Pension Claim, 17 March 1911, Certificate WC 832888, Sarah J. Wilkerson, widow of John Wilkerson, 11th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry; photocopy of death certificate No. 37892, Knox County, Tennessee; NARA, Union Pension Files. Can No. F.T.C.396, Bundle No. 4935.

    16. [S1901] Marriage, 3 Jul 2017.
      "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 March 2012), John Wilkerson and Polly Ann Branham, 3 January 1858, Roane County, Vol. 3; citing Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. FHL microfilm 560,087, image 301 of 434.

    17. [S1901] Marriage, 5 Mar 2012.
      “Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790–1950,” digital image, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : 5 March 2012), John Wilkerson and Polly Ann Branham, 3 January 1858, Roane County, FHL microfilm 560,087, Vol. 3, image 301 of 434; Tennessee State Library and Archives Nashville.
      W0052

    18. [S1881] FGS & Charts, 14 Mar 2013.
      John Branham, Family Group Sheet and notes; dated 17 December 2010 and supplied by Lona Brannon, cbrannon15@comcast.net. The FGS offers a generic list of materials used but only with careful reading can documentation for specific data be located.

    19. [S1901] Marriage, 26 Mar 2012.
      "Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950," digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 March 2012), bond for John Wilkerson and Sarah Jane McBee, issued 7 October 1903: citing FHL microfilm 1,020,965.

    20. [S1901] Marriage, 19 Nov 2017.
      Widow's Pension Claim, 17 March 1911, Certificate WC 832888, Sarah J. Wilkerson, widow of John Wilkerson, 11th Regiment, Tennessee, Cavalry; NARA, Union Pension Files, Can No. F.T.C.396, Bundle No. 4935.



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