Rakes and Wells Family History

Henry Rakes[1]

Male 1817 - Abt 1853  (36 years)


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  • Name Henry Rakes 
    Born 1817  Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Birth Between 1821 and 1822  Washington County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax Records 1835  Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Tax Records 1837  Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Marriage Bond 16 Jan 1837  Green County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Role:
    Census 20 Nov 1850  Pulaski County, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Reference Number R1109 
    FamilySearch ID KP7Z-48Z 
    _UID 84B092094E344E95B9CFF12D82F0F70346EF 
    Died Abt 1853  Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Address:
    New Providence Cemetery 
    Person ID I1103  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2015 

    Father John Rakes,   b. Abt 1775, Buckingham County, Virginia, British Colinial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1857, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Nancy Saunders,   b. Abt 1785, Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1830 and 1840, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Abt 1802  Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F90  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louisa B.,   b. 1828, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1847  Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Rakes,   b. 1848, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William Rakes,   b. 1850, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. James Rakes,   b. 1852, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F3195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S934] AA: Conclusion - Name - Relationship, (Date posted to database 18 Feb 2015).
      Name:

      Relationship:
      Henry Rakes is linked to this family because he signed the bond with Benjamin Rakes in Green County in 1837. Could this Henry be a brother of Benjamin if so this would link Henry to John Rakes.

    2. [S888] KY: Marion County, Tax Records, Record type: Tax Records, Marion County, State of: Kentucky, Year: 1835, Person(s) of interest: Rakes, (Date posted to database 03 Nov 2014).
      Henry Rakes

    3. [S888] KY: Marion County, Tax Records, Record type: Tax Records, Marion County, State of: Kentucky, Year: 1837, Person(s) of interest: Rakes, (Date posted to database 03 Nov 2014).
      Henery Rakes

    4. [S803] KY: Green County Marriages (VR), Record type: Marriage Records, Jurisdiction: Green County, Book: C, Volume: 1, Issued by: State of Kentucky, Date recorded: 1837, Person(s) of interest: Benjamin Rakes And Martha Jane Murrell, (Date posted to database 18 Nov 2014); (Digital Image: V068_100); (Paper Copy: C031).
      Know all men by these presents, That we Benj R Rakes and Henry Rakes are held and firmy bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of L50, current money of said State, for the payment thereof we bind ourselves our heirs, &c. jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed and dated this 16th day of January 1837.

      The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas the said B R Rakes is about to obtain a License for a marriage intended between himself and Martha Jane Murrell.

      Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the marriage then this obligation to be void else to remain in full force.

      Test, Benjamin (seal) R Rakes and Henry (seal) Rakes
      Allen T Wood

      (Source: Green County Kentucky, Marriage Book C, 1837)

    5. [S836] MO: Pulaski County, 1850 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Record type: Census 1850, Jurisdiction: District No 72, Page number: 231-232, Line number(s): 41-3, House number: 610, Household of Henry Raikes, (Date posted to database 11 Feb 2015).
      Name: Henry Raikes, Age: 33, Sex: M, Color: W, Occupation: Farmer, POB: Virginia
      Name: Louisa B Raikes, Age: 22, Sex: F, Color: W, POB: Missouri
      Name: William M Raykes, Age: 2, Sex: M, Color: W, POB: Missouri
      Name: John A F Raykes, Age: 2/12, Sex: M, Color: W, POB: Missouri
      Name: Alexander Fraine, Age: 22, Sex: M, Color: W, Occupation: Laborer, POB: Missouri

      Not sure if this is the Henry the son of John and Nancy Rakes.

    6. [S997] AA: Conclusion - Marriage, (Date posted to database 3 Sep 2015).
      The following document(s) are used for the conclusion that John Rakes and Nancy Saunders were married about 1802 in Buckingham County, Virginia, United States.

      The marriage is documented in the Chancery Court case which started in Oct 1830 and ended 1850. The court records document that Nancy Saunders the daughter of Zach Saunders and Jane Radford married John Rakes. This court document does not give a date or place of marriage.

      Marriage Date:
      I have set the marriage date between John Rakes and Nancy Saunders as about 1802. This calculation is based on them being married 1 year prior to the birth of their first child, John Rakes Jr who's date of birth is found on his death record as 16 March 1803.

      Marriage Location:
      The parents of John and Nancy were living in Buckingham County, Virginia, United States and I list this as the place of marriage. The parents of both John, William Rakes, and Nancy, Zachariah Sanders, are listed in the 1783 tax records of Buckingham County, Virginia during this time period.

      There are some who think John Rakes was married more than once. In my looking at all of the documents that I have I do not see and indication of multi marriages. There is a gap in the birth of children but this could be just the fact that we do not know the birth dates of most of the children. It could be because of his service in the war of 1812 and his move to Kentucky. The change of age of the oldest female in the 1840 census is from Nancy's death and the oldest female then being his oldest daughter, Elizabeth, who is still at home.

      If the parents of John Rakes Jr, the oldest son, were John and Nancy and the parents of Mary Rakes the, youngest daughter, then John and Nancy would have to separate and then marry again.



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