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John Oakes

Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Death 1870 (aged 84–85)
Benton County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 70213048 · View Source
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John was the son of Daniel & Catherine (maiden ?) Oakes. John was born in about 1785 in Pittsylvania Co, VA, & died after 06/22/1870 (date 1870 census was taken) in Benton Co, AR. He was a blacksmith, farmer and a Methodist.

John moved his wife & children from Pittsylvania Co, VA, to Fentress Co, TN, in 1834; he owned 500 acres of land there. The family moved by wagon train to Benton Co, AR, in 1854, except for his eldest son Rama.

John married Elizabeth (Barton) on August 26, 1810, in Pittsylvania Co.
Their 6 children:
1) Rama Alexander Sr., b. 1816; m. Mahala (Smith), 10 kids
2) Mariah, b. 1820 VA; m. William H. Buxton, 10 kids
3) William, b. 03/1823; 1st wife, Malinda (Wright), 9 kids; 2nd wife, Amanda (Nichols), 2 kids
4) James Barton, b. 06/20/1826; m. 1st wife, Rachel (Wright), 5 kids; 2nd wife, Charity Elizabeth (Trent), 9 kids
5) Martitia, b. 04/18/1827; m. Edward Graham, 6 kids
6) Martha Ann, b. 05/06/1831; m. George Washington Nichols, 10 kids

1870 Census: Benton County, Osage Twp, Bentonville, AR; enumerated June 22, 1870, by John W. Stroud
John Oakes, b. 1785, included in household of his daughter, Mariah (Oakes) Buxton (census spelling is Buston) and her children: Robert Buxton, age 17, Missouri; George Buxton, age 14, Missouri; Charles Hubby, age 20, Texas; Sarah (Oakes) Hubby, age 21, Tennessee (married Charles in January, 1870); John Oaks, age 85, Virginia

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Gravesite Details John is buried in Benton Co, Arkansas but gravesite is unknown


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