Col Joseph Brady Wilkinson

Col Joseph Brady Wilkinson

Birth
Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Death 14 Dec 1888 (aged 75)
Autaugaville, Autauga County, Alabama, USA
Burial Autaugaville, Autauga County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 75843703 · View Source
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Joseph Brady Wilkinson, son of John Wilkinson and the former Margaret Brown, was born on the 6th day of August 1813 in Shelby County, Tennessee. His father was the Attorney General and State Legislator for Tennessee. Joseph moved first to the area around Old Vernon in Macon County on the Alabama River in the early 1830's; where he had a mercantile business.

Joseph Brady Wilkinson was named for his maternal grandfather, Capt. Joseph Brady, who resided in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and served in the 7th Company, First Battalion of Cumberland County Associators during the American Revolutionary war.

On June 12th 1843, Joseph married Elizabeth Ann [née Nicholson] Taylor, a young widow with one daughter. They soon moved to Autauga County; where they raised their nine children:
James Leonidas (1845-1864)
Margaret Brown (1845-1846)
John Edward (1847-1932)
William Frith (1849-1925)
Joseph Absalom (1853-1930)
Asbury Taylor (1854-1937)
Lucinda Ann (1857-1883)
Martha Florence (1859-1960)
Edgar Nicholson (1863-1874)

Joseph B. Wilkinson was a founder of the growing community known as Autaugaville and served earnestly throughout his life. Prior to the Civil War, Joseph was a colonel of the local militia and then served the Confederate States government at their headquarters in Montgomery. In 1865, Colonel Joseph B. Wilkinson received a pardon from President Johnston and continued to serve his community with generosity and dedication.

Joseph Brady Wilkinson departed this life on the 14th of December 1888 at the age of 76 years, 4 months and 8 days old. He was laid to rest near his children who preceded him in death. His obituary was published on December 21st in The Prattville Progress.

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Death date is incorrect on tombstone; should read 14 December 1888








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  • Originally Created by: Honey Lanham Dodge
  • Added: 1 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75843703
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Joseph Brady Wilkinson (6 Aug 1813–14 Dec 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75843703, citing Taylor Family Cemetery, Autaugaville, Autauga County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by GMG (contributor 47391530) .