Rakes and Wells Family History

Mary Wilson

Female Bef 1809 - Aft 1880  (> 72 years)


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  • Name Mary Wilson 
    Born Bef 1809  Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Possibilities 6 Sep 1850  Lewis County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census, Death Index, Find a Grave 
    • Role:
    Census 18 Sep 1850  Putnam County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 15 Jun 1860  Parke County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 9 Jul 1860  Vermillion County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 10 Jul 1860  Somers, Preble County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Agriculture Census 
    Census 15 Jul 1870  Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1880 
    Conclusion Additional Children  [7
    Name Mary Douglass 
    Name Mary Rakes 
    Reference Number W1097 
    FamilySearch ID LH1F-6ZC 
    _UID 11F528717DEE4EE0AF881339BF8A8EFD8FCC 
    Died Aft 11 Jun 1880  Sulivan County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1091  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2016 

    Family 1 Thomas Rakes,   b. Between 1809 and 1810, Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased 
    Married 12 Mar 1830  Washington County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Nancy Rakes,   b. 8 Jul 1833, Putnam County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Douglass,   b. 1810, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1850, Putnam County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 6 Apr 1836  Putnam County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Lucy Douglass,   b. 1836, Putnam County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. David Nelson Douglass,   b. 21 Aug 1841, Putnam County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1917, Clinton, Vermillion County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. George Thomas Douglass,   b. 20 May 1844, Putnam County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1912, Dana, Vermillion County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. John F. Douglass,   b. Jul 1850, Putnam County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Charles K. Douglass,   b. Mar 1851, Putnam County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F3165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S490] AA: Note, (Date posted to database 18 Dec 2015).
      There is a Thomas C. Rakes in District 30, Lewis, Virginia, USA Census. This Thomas is 32 and has a implied wife named Mary S age 29 and a implied daughter whose name is Nancy. All are shown as being born in Virginia. Some have thought that the Thomas in this census and the Thomas who is the son of John and Nancy are the same.

      In my review of the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 census of this Thomas C Rakes I have come to the conclusion that they are not the same. He also has a West Virginia death record that shows he died 22 Oct 1892 in Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia. He is also show as being burred in the Weston State Hospital Cemetery in Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia.

      The Mary who married Thomas the son of John and Nancy is shown in the Putnam County, Indiana 1850 Census. It would be unlikely that she would be in both census for the same year. In the Putnam County, Indiana 1850 census she is listed with her daughter Nancy and several children with a Douglas surname. She had married a John Douglas at this time although he is not listed in the census.

      Thomas C Rakes is listed in the 1860 Census with a different implied wife and is show as an infidel. He is listed in the 1870 census living in an insane asylum.

    2. [S693] IN: Putnam County, 1850 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Record type: Census 1850, Jurisdiction: Washington Township, Page number: 1140, Line number(s): 37-42, House number: 180, Household of Mary Douglas, (Date posted to database 05 Dec 2014).
      Name: Mary Douglas, Age: 43, Sex: F, Color: W, POB: Kentucky
      Name: Nancy Rakes, Age: 17, Sex: F, Color: W, POB: Indiana
      Name: Lucy Douglas, Age: 14, Sex: F, Color: W, POB: Indiana
      Name: David N Douglas, Age: 10, Sex: M, Color: W, POB: Indiana
      Name: George Douglas, Age: 5, Sex: M, Color: W, POB: Indiana
      Name: John F Douglas, Age: 3/12, Sex: M, Color: W, POB: Indiana

    3. [S1105] IN: Parke County, 1860 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule, Record Type: 1860 Federal Census, Jurisdiction: Montezuma, Page number(s): 57, Line number(s): 17, House number: 414, Household of: Eliza Quinn, Web site title: Ancestry.com, (Date posted to database 07 October 2016).
      Name: Eliza Quinn Age: 33 Birth Year: abt 1827 Gender: Female Birth Place: Ohio Home in 1860: Montezuma, Parke, Indiana Post Office: Montezuma Family Number: 409 Value of real estate:
      Household Members: Name Age Eliza Quinn 33 George Quinn 7

      [This is supposed to be a relative of Mary Wilson, maybe a sister in law. Mary was supposed to be living with Elizabeth while her children were off to war? This census which was during the war only includes Eliza and her young son George.]

    4. [S909] IN: Vermillion County, 1860 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule, Record type: Census 1860, Jurisdiction: Hill Township, Page number: 90, Line number(s): 32-34, House number: 606, Household of Mary Anderson, (Date posted to database 09 Jan 2015).
      Name: Mary Anderson, Age: 52, Sex: F, Color: W, POB: Kentucky
      Name: John F Douglas, Age: 11, Sex: M, Color: W, POB: Indiana
      Name: Charles W Douglas, Age: 5, Sex: M, Color: W, POB: Indiana

      Living in house next to Mary is a George Douglas. This looks like a older son. He is living in the house hold of Loyd Pollard and Elizabeth E

    5. [S537] AA: To Do (RD), (Date posted to database 27 Nov 2014).

      Is this the Mary Douglass from Putnam County who married Thomas Rakes in Kentucky?

    6. [S1106] IN: Bartholomew County, 1870 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule, Record Type: 1870 Mortality Schedule, Jurisdiction: Flat Rock, Page number(s): 9, Line number(s): 13, House number: 61, Household of: Jasper Hawkins, Web site title: Ancestry.com, (Date posted to database 07 October 2016).
      Name: Mary Wilson Age in 1870: 63 Birth Year: abt 1807 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1870: Flat Rock, Bartholomew, Indiana Race: White Gender: Female Post Office: Clifford Value of real estate:
      Household Members: Name Age Jasper Hawkins 24 Hanna Hawkins 20 Geo H Hawkins 1 Mary Wilson 63

      [This appears to be Mary Wilson born in Kentucky and the right age but not sure at this time. If true she seems to have reverted to her maiden name.]

    7. [S934] AA: Conclusion - Name - Relationship, (Date posted to database 7 Oct 2016).
      Some have an additional child for Thomas Rakes and Mary Wilson. They list a child Elizabeth Rakes who is married to James Meeks. The death certificate for Elizabeth Meeks shows her parents as John Riggs and Margiri Hill. This document shows she is not the daughter of Thomas Rakes and Mary Wilson.

      Name: Elizabeth Meeks [Elizabeth Riggs]  Gender: Female Race: White Age: 72 Birth Date: 16 Aug 1836 Birth Place: Put Co Ind Death Date: 4 Aug 1909 Death Place: Jefferson, Putnam, Indiana, USA Marital Status: Married Spouse: James Meeks Father: John Riggs Mother: Margir Hill

    8. [S997] AA: Conclusion - Marriage, (Date posted to database 7 Oct 2016).
      The following document(s) are used for the conclusion that Thomas Rakes Groom and Mary Wilson Groom were married on the 15 March 1830 at Washington County, Kentucky.

      Marriage Date: From Bond

      Marriage Location: From Bond

    9. [S859] IN: Indiana Marriage 1811-1959 (VR), Record type: Marriage Records, Film #: FHL 001315784, Jurisdiction: Putnam County, Volume: Digital Folder 005014421, Page number(s): 134, Issued by: State of Indiana, Date recorded: 1836, Person(s) of interest: John Douglass And Mary Rakes, (Date posted to database 15 Nov 2014); (Digital Image: Rakes, Mary marriage to John Douglass.pdf).
      Name: John Douglass Event Type: Marriage Registration Place: Putnam, Indiana, United States Marriage License Date: 06 Apr 1836 Gender: Male Spouse's Name: Mary Rakes Spouse's Gender: Female Page: 134 Number of Images: 1 GS Film number: 001315784 , Digital Folder Number: 005014421 , Image Number: 00542



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