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Descendants of Unknown Wilkins/Wilkerson

Generation No. 2


2. JOHN MARION5 WILKERSON (UNKNOWN4 WILKINS/WILKERSON, WILLIAM3 WILKINS, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1803 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and died Aft. 1870 in Tennessee. He married (1) SERENA WEBB CANTRELL Abt. 1819 in DeKalb Co. Tennessee, daughter of JOHN CANTRELL and MARY ADKINS. She was born 1804 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and died 1851 in DeKalb Co. Tennessee. He married (2) MARTHA MARTIN August 10, 1861 in Warren Co. Tennessee.

Notes for J
OHN MARION WILKERSON:
THE NAME; WILKINSON-WILKERSON
Historical review; the chronicles of England reveal the early records of the name Wilkerson as an early Norman surname. The name is said to be first found in the records of Durham and were descended from Robert de Wintona, of Glamorgan, one of twelve knights who were associated with Robert Fitzhamon, a Norman noble in 1066. The spelling at the time listed names as Wilkinson, Wilkisson, Wilkiesson etc. The Norman race is believed to be of French origin but is more accurately, of Viking origin. The Vikings landed in the Orkneys and Northern Scotland about year 870 A.D. The Wilkinson's were frequently associated with the county of Durham in the year 1250.

In Scotland the name Wilkerson is pronounced, Wil-ka-son. In other parts of England the pronunciation sounds more like Wil- kun-son. It is no wonder that there is so many different spellings of this name. I don't know the origin of the spelling WILKERSON with the er.

JOHN MARION/MILTON WILKERSON

John M. Wilkerson and his wife Serena first appear in Warren Co. Tennessee land records and church records around 1830. John signed a deed with a Charles B. M. Wilkerson and William Wilkerson in Warren County, Tennessee after 1830. The name is spelled Wilkinson and/or Wilkerson in the census records.

The descendants of Benjamin Wilkinson (aka Wilkerson) of Rutherford County, North Carolina settled in Franklin, Grundy, Coffee and Warren Counties of Tennessee. Charles Wilkerson appears in the Rutherford County, North Carolina court records in 1803. Benjamin also had a son named William who is believed to have remained in North Carolina. Another son of Benjamin's was a John Wilkinson. Marvel is a name which runs in this early Wilkinson family, perhaps he could be John Marvel Wilkerson?

So far no documented evidence has been found to prove the middle name of John M. Wikerson. The Ancestral File lists him as John Marion Wilkerson. Some descendants believe his middle name to be Milton. Or perhaps Marvel?

The 1850 census lists John M. Wilkerson's birthplace as South Carolina, but this may be an error. It is more likely he was from North Carolina.

Sources:
Ida Reno
Lori Williams

SPECULATION - FAMILY OF JOHN M. WILKERSON/WILINSON?
John Marion Wilkerson may be the grandson of Capt. William Wilkins of Spartanburg, South Carolina (died 1807 in DeKalb Co. TN), and his wife Elizabeth Terrell (born NC, died Spartanburg, SC). Capt. William Wilkins had sons named William, John, George, Aaron, and Terrell Wilkinson. One of these sons may be the father of John Marion Wilkerson/Wilkinson and also of George P. Wilkinson.
Source: Sandra Sparrow

More About J
OHN MARION WILKERSON:
Name?: records list both Wilkerson and Wilkinson.

Notes for S
ERENA WEBB CANTRELL:
Serena Wilkerson was removed from church records in 1851 as dead. She is probably buried in the Old Bildad Baptist Church Cemetery.

Source:
Inez Eppright

More About S
ERENA WEBB CANTRELL:
Burial: Old Bildad Baptist Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb Co. Tennessee
     
Children of J
OHN WILKERSON and SERENA CANTRELL are:
  i.   JAMES H.6 WILKINSON, b. 1823, South Carolina or Tennessee.
4. ii.   FRANCIS MARION WILKERSON, SR., b. April 1825, DeKalb Co. Tennessee; d. September 19, 1863, Chickamauga, Georgia.
5. iii.   JOHN BLUFORD WILKINSON, b. August 16, 1832, DeKalb Co. Tennessee; d. October 18, 1919, Denton Co. Texas.
6. iv.   CHARLES CLEVELAND LAFAYETTE WILKINSON, b. April 18, 1835, DeKalb Co. Tennessee; d. October 28, 1915, Barren Co. Kentucky.
7. v.   JULIA ANN WILKINSON, b. 1839, DeKalb Co. Tennessee.
8. vi.   ARTEMISSA WILKERSON, b. October 1839, Tennessee; d. Abt. 1910, Texas.
  vii.   TERRELL C. WILKINSON, b. 1842, Tennessee.
  More About TERRELL C. WILKINSON:
Census: 1880, Listed as "Insane"

  viii.   LEVAN H. C. WILKINSON, b. 1845, DeKalb Co. Tennessee; d. 1864.
9. ix.   BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WILKINSON, b. June 18, 1850, DeKalb Co. Tennessee.


3. GEORGE P.5 WILKINSON (UNKNOWN4 WILKINS/WILKERSON, WILLIAM3 WILKINS, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1815 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and died 1847 in Tennessee. He married MARY CANTRELL Abt. 1835, daughter of JOHN CANTRELL and MARY ADKINS. She was born Abt. 1817 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Notes for G
EORGE P. WILKINSON:
George P. Wilkinson said to be a brother or cousin of John Marion Wilkinson/Wikerson (husband of Serena W. Cantrell) of DeKalb Co. Tennessee.
Source: David C. Lamar

George Wilkinson and wife Mary Cantrell living in Tennessee in 1836. George P. (sometimes listed as George W.) Wilkinson drowned in the Cumberland River, Tennessee in 1847 leaving his wife Mary Cantrell and five young children.

Source: Marciel Woods

Notes for M
ARY CANTRELL:
Mary Cantrell may be the daughter of Abraham Cantrell (born 1798) and Susan Collins.
     
Children of G
EORGE WILKINSON and MARY CANTRELL are:
10. i.   BENJAMIN CLEVELAND6 WILKINSON, b. December 11, 1836, Tennessee; d. December 26, 1908, DeKalb Co. Tennessee.
  ii.   SUSAN JANE WILKINSON, b. Abt. 1840, DeKalb Co. Tennessee; m. PETER H. LAMAR, Abt. 1859, Illinois; b. Abt. 1840, Cobden, Union Co. Illinois.
  Notes for SUSAN JANE WILKINSON:
Susan Jane's surname may be either Wilkinson or Wilkerson. Susan Jane and husband Peter Lamar moved to Bollinger Co., Missouri between 1861 and 1864.
Source: David C. Lamar

  Notes for PETER H. LAMAR:
Peter and Susan Jane (Wikinson/Wilkerson) Lamar moved to Bollinger Co., Missouri between 1861 and 1864.
Source: David C. Lamar





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