Rakes and Wells Family History

Reuben Rakes[1]

Male Cal 1818 - 1878  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name Reuben Rakes 
    Born CALC 1818  Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Washington County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Role: Family Member
    Census 1 Jun 1830  Washington County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Role: Family Member
    Tax Records 1837  Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax Records 1840  Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1 Jun 1840  Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Role: Family Member
    Tax Records 1842  Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Tax Records 1843  Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Tax Records 1844  Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Tax Records 1845  Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Land Grant 22 Feb 1850  Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Survey 
    • Role:
    Census 7 Sep 1850  Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Tax Records 1856  Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Tax Records 1858  Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Census 19 Jun 1860  Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Property 7 Dec 1867  Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Family selling property of John Rakes 
    • Role: Participant
    Census 28 Jul 1870  Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Name Richard Reuben Rakes 
    Name Richard Reubin Rakes 
    Reference Number R1113 
    FamilySearch ID LHV4-YK9 
    _UID D38EFD42B1D34551B2F141D29B16D3BBAF70 
    Died 1878  Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Address:
    New Providence Cemetery 
    Person ID I1107  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 Feb 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  [19
    Family ID F90  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louisa Mason,   b. Dec 1828, Casey County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1880 and 1900, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married Abt 1844  Bradfordsville, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Children 
     1. Robert Rakes,   d. 16 Sep 1852, Bradfordsville, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James Newton Rakes,   b. 1845, Bradfordsville, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
     3. Ann Rakes,   b. 1847, Bradfordsville, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
     4. Sarah Jane Rakes,   b. Aug 1847, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, Boyle County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     5. Ellen Rakes,   b. 1848, Bradfordsville, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Bradfordsville, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 11 years)
     6. Elizabeth Rakes,   b. 1851, Bradfordsville, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
     7. John W. Rakes,   b. 16 Oct 1852, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
     8. Henry Rakes,   b. 1854, Bradfordsville, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
     9. Mary J. Rakes,   b. 18 Feb 1855, Bradfordsville, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
     10. Martha Ann Rakes,   b. May 1860, Bradfordsville, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Bradfordsville, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
     11. George T. Rakes,   b. 1862, Bradfordsville, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880  (Age 18 years)
     12. Reuben Wesley Rakes,   b. Sep 1864, Bradfordsville, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1940, Marion County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F775  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S934] AA: Conclusion - Name - Relationship, (Date posted to database 18 Feb 2015).
      Name:
      Reuben is the name used on most documents I have found.

      Relationship:
      Reuben is connected to this family by using his property records showing him and his wife selling John Rakes property.

    2. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 11 December 2013).
      For birth place also see the marriage record of his son Wesley Rakes and Sarah Lindsey which states that he was born in Virginia.
      See 1860 Census

    3. [S769] AA: Calculation, (Date posted to database 23 Feb 2015).
      Date of Birth:
      age under 10 1830 Census
      age 15-19 1840 Census
      age 28 1850 Census
      age 42 1860 Census
      age 50 1870 Census

      Place of birth:
      The birth place used is Buckingham, Virginia the home of his father. For birth place also see the marriage record of his son Wesley Rakes and Sarah Lindsey which states that he was born in Virginia.

      It seems odd that he was born in Virginia since his parents had come to Kentucky in 1816.

    4. [S492] KY: Washington County, 1820 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Not Specified, Washington, Page Number 9, Image 9, Household of John Rakes, (posted to db on 17 October 2012); (Digital: Image V800_003).
      Name: John Bakes
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Washington, Kentucky
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 5 [<--Reuben]
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 3 [<--John Jr, Hezekiah, Wilson Penn]
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 [<-- John]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 [<-- Martha]
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1 [<-- Elizabeth]
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1 [<-- Nancy]
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 4
      All Other Persons Except Indians not Taxed: 11
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 10
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 12
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 23

      Recorded by Wm Brothers Ass't Marshall.

      Name: John Bakes, [John Rakes] , [John Bates] , Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Washington, Kentucky, Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820, Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 5, Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 3, Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1, Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1, Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1, Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1, Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 4, All Other Persons Except Indians not Taxed: 11, Free White Persons - Under 16: 10, Free White Persons - Over 25: 2, Total Free White Persons: 12, Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 23

      [This census is important in calculating the death of Nancy. It shows the oldest female age 45+ (Nancy) and a younger daughter 10-15 (Elizabeth).

    5. [S494] KY: Washington County, 1830 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Not Stated, Page Number 176, Image 95-96, Line Number 3, Household of John Rakes, (posted to db on 17 October 2012).
      Name: John Rakes
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Washington, Kentucky
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 3 [<--Reuben]
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1 [Hezekiah]
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 [<-- John Jr]
      Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 [<-- John]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1 [<-- Mary]
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 [<-- Martha Ann]
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 [<-- Elizabeth]
      Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 [<-- Nancy]
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
      Total Free White Persons: 11
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 11

      [This shows the oldest female 40-49 (Nancy) and younger daughter 20-29 (Elizabeth).]

    6. [S888] KY: Marion County, Tax Records, Record type: Tax Records, Marion County, State of: Kentucky, Year: 1840, Person(s) of interest: Rakes, (Date posted to database 03 Nov 2014).
      Reuben Rakes

    7. [S792] KY: Marion County, 1840 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN) (Copy), Record type: Census 1840, Page number: 59, Line number(s): 13, Household of John Rakes, (Date posted to database 25 Oct 2014).
      Name: John Rakes Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Marion, Kentucky
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2 [<--Reuben]
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 [<-- Hezekiah]
      Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1 [<-- John]
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 [<-- Mary]
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1 [<-- Elizabeth]
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3 No.
      White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 3
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 6 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6

      [This census shows the oldest female 30-39 (Elizabeth). I think that Nancy has died. This would indicate that Nancy had died sometime between 1830 and 1840.]

    8. [S888] KY: Marion County, Tax Records, Record type: Tax Records, Marion County, State of: Kentucky, Year: 1842, Person(s) of interest: Rakes, (Date posted to database 03 Nov 2014).
      Reuben Rakes

    9. [S888] KY: Marion County, Tax Records, Record type: Tax Records, Marion County, State of: Kentucky, Year: 1843, Person(s) of interest: Rakes, (Date posted to database 03 Nov 2014).
      Reuben Rakes

    10. [S888] KY: Marion County, Tax Records, Record type: Tax Records, Marion County, State of: Kentucky, Year: 1844, Person(s) of interest: Rakes, (Date posted to database 03 Nov 2014).
      Reuben Rakes

    11. [S888] KY: Marion County, Tax Records, Record type: Tax Records, Marion County, State of: Kentucky, Year: 1845, Person(s) of interest: Rakes, (Date posted to database 03 Nov 2014).
      Reuben Rakes

    12. [S513] KY: Kentucky Land Grants, Record type: Land Grant Survey, Jurisdiction: Marion, Issued by: State of Kentucky, Date recorded: 22 February 1850, Certificate number: 18003, Person(s) of interest: Wilson P Rakes, (Date posted to database 08 Oct 2014); (Paper Copy: E014).
      Survey of warrant 18003

      Witnessed by Reuben Rakes

    13. [S501] KY: Marion County, 1850 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Jurisdiction: District 2, Sheet/Page Number: 833, Household Number: 312, Household of: Reuben Rakes, (posted to db on 11 December 2013).
      Reuben Rakes, age 28, M, Farmer, POB Virginia
      Louisa Rakes, age 23, F, POB Kentucky
      James Rakes, age 5, M, POB Kentucky
      Jane Rakes, age 3, F, POB Kentucky
      Ellen Rakes, age 2, F, POB Kentucky

      Living next door to his brother, William, sister, Polly/Mary and father, John

    14. [S888] KY: Marion County, Tax Records, Record type: Tax Records, Marion County, State of: Kentucky, Year: 1856, Person(s) of interest: Rakes, (Date posted to database 03 Nov 2014).
      Reuben Rakes

    15. [S888] KY: Marion County, Tax Records, Record type: Tax Records, Marion County, State of: Kentucky, Year: 1858, Person(s) of interest: Rakes, (Date posted to database 03 Nov 2014).
      Reuben Rakes

    16. [S483] KY: Marion County, 1860 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Jurisdiction: Bradfordsville Post Office, Sheet/Page Number: 659, Household of: Reubin Rakes, (posted to db on 19 December 2013).
      Reubin Rakes, age 42, M, laborer, POB Virginia
      Louisa Rakes, 31, F, POB Kentucky
      James Rakes, 14, M, POB Kentucky
      Sarah Rakes, 11, F, POB Kentucky
      Elizabeth Rakes, 9, F, POB Kentucky
      John W Rakes, 8, M, POB Kentucky
      Mary Rakes, 7, F, POB Kentucky
      Henry Rakes, 6, M, POB Kentucky
      Martha Rakes, 5/12, F, POB Kentucky
      Samuel Hagins, 50, M, Laborer

    17. [S791] KY: Marion County - Deeds 1863/1984 (D), Document type: Deed, Jurisdiction: Rakes Branch, Book: 4, Page number: 181-182, Date recorded: 7 Dec 1867, Person(s) of interest: John Rakes, (Date posted to database 06 Sep 2014); (Digital Image: V062_013 & V062_014, Rakes, John Property Sell by Heirs); (Paper Copy: C033).
      This indenture made and entered into the Seventh of December 1867 between Reuben Rakes and Treasey, his wife, and Benjamin Rakes and Martha, his wife and Major Turner and Elizabeth, his wife and James Rakes, and Frances, his wife of Marion County, State of Kentucky of the one part and Alexander Gay, of the same county and state, of the other part.

      Witnesseth, that for and in consideration of the sum of sixty-five dollars and seventy-five dollars and seventy five Dollars, cash in hand paid the receipt which is hereby acknowledged, the party of the first part has this day bargained and sold, and do by these presents bargain, sell, alien, and convey to the Gay their full and entire undivided interest in their father, John Rakes (es) tract of land supposed to contain two hundred and seventy-six acres, more or less their undivided interest supposed to be about 16 acres each, without calls or distance, lying and being in Marion County, Ky on the South Fork of the Rolling Fork on the north side of said Fork known as Rakes Branch, the said Gay to have and to hold said tract of land, with the appurtenances there unto belonging unto him and his heirs forever, and the said Reuben Rakes and Treasey, his wife; Benjamin Rakes and Martha, his wife; and Major Turner and Elizabeth, his wife; and James Rakes and Frances, his wife. Each doth warrant defend the title to the said Gay against the claim of all and every person whatever unto him and his heirs and assigns forever.

      In testimony where the said Reuben Rakes and Louisa, Benjamin Rakes and Martha, Major Turner and Elizabeth; James Rakes and Frances their wives doth here unto set their hands and seals the day and date above written.

      James Rakes - Benjamin Rakes
      his mark his mark

      Frances Rakes - Martha Rakes
      her mark her mark

      Reuben Rakes - Major Turner
      his mark his mark

      Lueasy Rakes - Elizabeth Turner
      her mark her mark

      State of Kentucky
      Marion County
      I John Servance clerk of the Marion County Court certify that on the 7th day of December 1867 the forgoing deed was produced to me in Marion County and acknowledged and delivered by Ruben Rakes and Lucy his wife, Benjamin Rakes and Martha his wife, Major Turner and Elizabeth his wife, James Rakes and Francis his wife

      [Interesting note: the Alexander Gay who is buying this property is the same Alexander Gay who witnessed John Rakes Power of Attorney and helped John Rakes obtain the property through land grants]

    18. [S484] KY: Marion County, 1870 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Jurisdiction: Bradfordsville, Sheet/Page Number: image 28, Household Number: 171, Household of: Raily Rubon, (posted to db on 11 December 2013).
      Raily, Ruben, age 50, M, W, Works on Farm, POB Virginia
      Louisa, age 44, F, W, Keeps house, POB Kentucky
      James M, age 24, M, W, works on farm, POB Kentucky
      Sarah J, age 16, F, W, at home, POB Kentucky
      Martha A, age 12, F, W, at home, POB Kentucky
      Reuben W, age 6, M, W, POB Kentucky
      George T, age 3, M, W, POB Kentucky

      This appears to be the Reuben Rakes family

    19. [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.

    20. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 19 February 2014).
      This couple is linked using a deed where Reuben Rakes is involved in selling his father's property. It list his wife Loueasy Rakes.



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