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Minor Wilkes, Sr
Birth: 1737
New Kent County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1811
Lunenburg County
Virginia, USA

The fourth of at least six children born to John & Jane Wilkes of New Kent Co VA, Minor married:

1) Phoebe Yancy Stone in 1758 Lunenburg Co VA, daughter of Richard & Mary (Yancy) Stone of Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg Co VA. Phoebe died in 1785.
2) Susannah Hazelwood on 5 May 1786 in Lunenburg Co VA, daughter of John & Nancy (Cole) Hazelwood of VA. She died about 1790.
3) Nancy Ann Tisdale on 3 Dec 1796 in Lunenburg Co VA.

Children with Pheobe:
1) Thomas Wilkes (1759-1846), m: Mary Frances Leicester.
2) Reverand Minor Wilkes Jr (1761-1801), m1: Margaret White, m2: Phoebe White (sisters).
3) Richard Stone Wilkes (1762-1821), m: Nancy Ann Snead.
4) Sarah "Sally" Adams Wilkes (1763-1850), m1: William Snead, m2: Edmund Wynne.
5) Elizabeth "Letty" Wilkes (b: 1765), m: Minor Wynne.
6) John Wilkes (1767-1829), m1: Elizabeth Bender.
7) Mary "Polly" Wilkes (1770-1832), m1: Littleberry Cockerham, m2: Carter White.

Children with Susannah:
1) Martha "Patsy" Wilkes, m: Andrew Wynne.
2) Nancy Ann Wilkes, m: William Wynne.
3) Susannah Wilkes, may have died young, no further info.
4) Jane "Jincy" Wilkes, m: Daniel Wynne.

Children with Nancy Ann:
1) Ann Wilkes, died young.

Will of Minor Wilkes Sr -
Lunenburg County VA Will Book, VII:21:

" In the name of God amen I Minor Wilkes of Lunenburg County being old and feeble but in sound mind and memory and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die recommend my soul into the hands of God; who gave it and my body to be buried in a Christian like manner and as touching my worldly estate, which it has been pleased God to bless me with, I give and dispose in the following manner Viz...
I give to my beloved wife Ann Wilkes one feather bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever,
I lend my wife one Horse Saddle and bridle,
I lend my wife two Negroes Ned & Pat during her natural life,
I lend my wife one fourth part of my Cattle & Sheep and Hogs during her natural life,
I lend my wife my land and plantation whereon I now live during her widowhood and my desire is that my two daughters Patsey Winn & Susanna Wilkes have a right for a home on the land and plantation lent to my wife as long as they live single,
I give to my daughter Jincey Winn one negroe man Julis to her and her heirs forever,
I give to my daughter Ann Winn one negroe man Stephen and one horse to her and her heirs forever,
I give to my daughter Patsey Winn one Negroe Girl Clary and one horse and one Cow and calf to her and her heirs forever,
I give to my daughter Susanna Wilkes one Negroe boy Dick, one Horse Saddle and bridle and one feather bed and furniture and one Cow and calf to her and her heirs forever,
I give to my son Rich Wilkes my still only my wife is to have the use of it whenever she wants it, to him and his heirs forever,
I give to my daughter Sally Snead the land and plantation whereon she now lives, I also giver her one Negro Girl Lucy to her and her heirs and assigns forever,
I give to my daughter Mary White fifteen pounds, to her & her heirs forever,
My desire is that all my estate not mentioned be sold and after my just debts is paid my desire that Minor Wilkes [Jr] deceased, children have one sixth part of it, equally divided among them and the balance equally divided between my five Eldest children John Wilkes and Thomas Wilkes, Richard Wilkes, Elizabeth Winn, Letty White to them and their heirs forever.
I also constitute and appoint my son Richard Wilkes & Renneson Tisdale Executors to this my last Will and Testament Jr [?] Wit whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the ninth day of March 1809 signed and sealed in the presents of David Abernathy, Jess D Abernathy, William T. Abernathy

X [his mark]

In Lunenburg County Court 12th Sep 1811, the written last Will & Testament of Minor Wilkes dec'd was presented in court by the Executors therein named and the same was proved by the oath of two of the witnesses thereto described and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of the said Executors who having made oath according to law certificate is granted them for obtaining probate of the said Will…….[last two lines illegible]..."

Minor's farm was located about 2 miles east of Victoria, on a 500 acre tract of land in the South Fork of Great (or Big) Hounds Creek. It adjoined land belonging to Edward Winn, Sally Snead, Peyton Powell and land from the Estate of Benjamin Snead. Minor is believed to be buried on this farm with several family members.

Minor is my 6th maternal Gr-Grandfather. His surname was often spelled Wilks.
Family links: 
  John Wilkes (1710 - 1778)
  Phoebe Yancy Stone Wilkes (1745 - 1785)*
  Susannah Hazelwood Wilkes*
  Nancy Ann Tisdale Wilkes (____ - 1815)*
  Minor Wilkes (1761 - 1801)*
  Richard Stone Wilkes (1762 - 1821)*
  Benjamin Wilkes (1736 - 1795)*
  Minor Wilkes (1737 - 1811)
*Calculated relationship
Wilkes Family Farm
Lunenburg County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Bonnie's Daughter
Record added: Feb 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84734255

- Mary Hallman
 Added: May. 19, 2016
Honoring you my 6th great grandfather.
 Added: May. 19, 2016

- Bonnie's Daughter
 Added: Nov. 16, 2015
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