Georgia Family Group Sheet for the Archibald WILKERSON Family

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Husband: Archibald WILKERSON
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           AKA: Archibald McQUILKIN
          Birthdate: Abt 1776 - Scotland
    Christened:
          Death date: Bef 14 Mar 1829 - Troup County, Georgia
        Buried:
Marriage:                                 Place:
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   Wife: Margarett
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          Birthdate: 1780-1788
    Christened:
          Death date: After 1840 - Troup County, Georgia
        Buried:
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Children
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1  M  John Wilkerson
          Birthdate:
    Christened:
          Death date: Bef 1845 - Troup County, Georgia
        Buried:
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2  M  Neal K. Wilkerson
          Birthdate: 20 May 1804 - Robeson County, North Carolina
    Christened:
          Death date: 27 Feb 1865 - Troup County, Georgia
        Buried:  - Long Cane Baptist Church, Troup County, Georgia
        Spouse: Rebeccah Johnston (1809-1879)
    Marr. Date: 7 Feb 1831 - Troup County, Georgia
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Events
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   1. Land Purchase, Estate purchase, 1 Dec 1829 - Troup County, Georgia

      Purchased 146.25 acres, District 5, lot 267, NE corner, exclusive widow's
      dower from estate of his father, Archibald Wilkinson from William W.
      Carlisle, administrator, for $381.

   2. Land Purchase, 15 Apr 1836 - Troup County, Georgia

      Purchased 50 acres in Dist 5, Lot 245 from Thomas Cameron (who is buried
      near him at Long Cane) for $154.25

   3. Land Purchase, recorded, 30 Dec 1839 - Troup County, Georgia

      Purchased 14.5 acres in district 5, lot 268 from Benjamin M. Ellis for
      $71.

   4. Land Purchase, 1845 - Troup County, Georgia

      He acquired 87.5 acres of land from John Goram for $610.75 at about 42
      years of age.

   5. residence, census, 19 Sep 1850 - Troup County, Georgia

      Dist 804
      Personal wealth $2600
 
      Living next door to Thomas (b 1808) and Mary Wilkerson (b 1811), both in
      Ga.  Must have been cousins.  Mary is listed as purchasing part of
      Archibald's estate in 1829, when she was 18.

   6. Occupation, slaveholder, 1860 census - Long Cane District, Troup County,
      Georgia
   7. residence,  , 1860 - Long Cane District, Troup County, Georgia

      Household at this time is shown as Neak K, Rebecca, Neal Johnson, Elis,
      Anna and Thomas.  His cash was valued at $1800 and his property at $8000.
      This census also shows him as born in Georgia, although county records
      show him born in Robeson County, NC.

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3  F  Margaret Wilkerson
          Birthdate: Bef Oct 1812 - North Carolina

    Christened:
          Death date: After 1880 - Anderson County, Texas
        Buried:
        Spouse: Pleiades Orion Lumpkin (1808-1855)
    Marr. Date: 24 Aug 1830 - Troup County, Georgia
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Events
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   1. residence, 1824 - North Carolina

      Her younger sisters were born in North Carolina so she must have also
      been there.  The 1850 census shows her stating her birth was in North
      Carolina.  If her father fought in the War of 1812, she must have known
      the uncertainty of war, although most immigrants were not dedicated to
      the cause of war, but forced to participate.

   2. residence, Tax Roll, 1839 - Houston County, Texas
   3. residence, 1844 - Houston County, Texas

      Her son Daniel P was born there.

   4. residence, census, 1850 - Anderson County, Texas
   5. residence, census, 1860 - Plentitude, Anderson County, Texas

      Has five children still at a home.  Now a widow.  All boys - range from
      21 to 8.  Jane and William, two oldest, probably married by now.

   6. residence, census, 1880 - Anderson County, Texas

      Living with her son - 71 years old.

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4  F  Flora Wilkerson
          Birthdate: Bef Oct 1810 - North Carolina
    Christened:
          Death date: Bef 1860 - Anderson County, Texas
        Buried:
        Spouse: George Washington Browning (Abt 1808-1853)
    Marr. Date: 24 Aug 1830 - Troup County, Georgia
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Events
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   1. residence, census, 1850 - Anderson County, Texas

      FLora is a 40 year old widow.  She is a well to do widow already, assets
      of 10,000.  She has four slaves.  She has five girls, ages 12 to 2.  Her

      sister Margaret and husband Plieades live next door.

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5  F  Jane A. Wilkerson
          Birthdate: 1813 -North Carolina
    Christened:
          Death date: 1877 -Washington County, Florida
        Buried:  - Cravey Cemetery
        Spouse: James W. Cravey (1810-Bef 1865)
    Marr. Date: 8 Dec 1830 - Troup County, Georgia
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Events
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   1. Marriage Record, ceremony performed by WIlliam Graggs, JP, 8 Dec 1830 -
      Troup County, Georgia
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6  M  Alexander J. Wilkerson
          Birthdate: 10 Nov 1815 - North Carolina
    Christened:
          Death date: 10 Nov 1855 - Tallapoosa County, Alabama
        Buried:
        Spouse: Jane Adaline Potts (1821-Aft 1870)
    Marr. Date: 21 Sep 1837 - Troup County, Georgia
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Events
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   1. residence, estate records, 1830 - Troup County, Georgia

      A minor, receiving income from his father's estate.

   2. residence, census, 1850 - Tallapoosa County, Alabama

      has only three kids living with him at this point. His death is from the
      Potts family bible.

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7  M  Archibald Alonzo Wilkerson
          Birthdate: 14 Jul 1818 - North Carolina
    Christened:
          Death date: 1867 -El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas
        Buried:
        Spouse: Bethany Ward (1829-Abt 1854)

    Marr. Date: 3 Oct 1847 - Chambers County, Alabama
        Spouse: Mary Frances Hammond (1827-1896)
    Marr. Date: 29 Jul 1861
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Events
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   1. residence, census, 1860 - El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas

      Archibald is shown living alone at his sister and brother-in-law's farm
      in this census.  Bethany, his first wife died sometime around 1854.  He
      actually has a higher personal net worth than they do ($3500 personal
      property as opposed to their $3000 personal/$1600 real estate).  He is 42
      at this point.  None of his children are shown.  Since they were very
      young at this point, perhaps they are living with his dead wife's family.

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8  F  Rebecca Wilkerson
          Birthdate: 26 Dec 1824 - North Carolina
    Christened:
          Death date:
        Buried:
        Spouse: John Milton Andrews (1808-1857)
    Marr. Date:
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9  F  Mary Ann Wilkerson
          Birthdate: 6 Sep 1825 - North Carolina
    Christened:
          Death date: 18 Sep 1899 - El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas
        Buried:  - Hammond Cemetery, El Dorado
        Spouse: Newton Gilbert Hammond (1822-1877)
    Marr. Date: Abt 1843 - Georgia
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10  M  Joseph Wilkerson
          Birthdate: 28 Jul 1827
    Christened:
          Death date: 1 Jan 1834
        Buried:
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General Notes (Husband)
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Archibald came to Troup County by way of Monroe County, Georgia in 1827.  We
know this from a land purchase he made at that time from Whitfield Sledge,
another early Troup pioneer.  He paid $250 for 202.5 acres in land lot 257,
district 5.  This is recorded in Deed Book A.   Most likely, Mr. Sledge won
this property in the Georgia Land Lottery, since all those parcels were 202.5
acres in size.

However, his time in the county was short - he died intestate before 1829.  His
possessions were handled by different administrators, including W. W. Carlisle
and David B. Cameron. Three appraisers were hired to inventory his
possessions.

Records of the sale of his worldly goods to thirty different purchasers exist
in the Troup County archives.  His slaves, Mack, Sarah, Dick, Sealy (sp?),
Harriet and Arthur were all purchased by the administrator of the estate, D. B.
Cameron, on November 25th, 1829.  Tempy was retained and we might guess that
she was the children's nursemaid.  He left a wife and five small children
behind.  He also had five older children.

Archibald had a son John who also had children and about midway through the
distribution of the returns of his estate, John must have died because his
orphans are included in the distributions of 1844 and 1845, when the estate was
closed.

Because his other older son Neal K. won land in the land lottery, you might
wonder if John was the oldest.  Typically the oldest son got the property when
the father died.

We can guess from later census information that his wife Margaret must have
been in her mid to late forties when her husband died.

At the time of their father's death the children were the following approximate
ages:
Neal K was about 24. John may be the oldest, but we cannot find a record of
him.
Alexander J and Archibald Alonzo were in their mid teens.  Joseph was just a
little tyke of one and a half years.  Flora, Margaret and Jane were all in
their late teens.  Rebecca and Mary Ann both under five.

All of these children, with the possible exception of Joseph, claim on the US
census to have been born in North Carolina.  According to family verbal
history, Neal K. was born in Robeson County.

An 1820 census of Robeson County shows an Archibald Wilkerson and the family
listed on it matches the ages of the existing children at that time, which
total seven.
However, Mary Ann shows on the census later in life that she was born in North
Carolina also, so we can safely assume that all of the children with the
possible exception of Joseph, were born in North Carolina.

Mary Ann was born in September of 1824, so the family must have made their move
south after that.

We also know that as of December of 1827, Archibald and his family were living
in Monroe County, Georgia, which is just east of Troup County.

The children married several people from Greene County, Georgia which could
mean that the family spent some time there on their migratory path.  A map of
Georgia shows that Greene and Monroe counties are on a direct path from Robeson
County to Troup County.

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General Notes (Wife)
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She won land in the lottery after her husband died.   26th DIstrict, 2nd
section, Cherokee
 

She was living in Heard County with a family named Talley.  She had a number of
small children when he died.  He died about 1829 and she had 5 children born
after 1815.  This means she lived with him in NC

Last Modified: 16 Oct 2005