Rakes and Wells Family History

David Rakes

Male Cal 1774 - Aft 1860  (~ 87 years)


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  • Name David Rakes 
    Born CALC 1774  Buckingham County, Virginia, British Colinial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Tax Records From 1797 to 1847  Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1 tithe, 3 horses, 0 slaves
    Property 1797  Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bought 128 acres from a Ballowe
    Property 1797  Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Deed He owned land in Buckingham Co, VA from at least 1797 to 1842. In 1797 he acquired 128 acres from Ballowe. In 1803 he acquired 78 acres from Ballowe. In 1813/1814 his residence was stated to be 8 miles northwest of the courthouse, adjacent to Yancy. In 1830 he acquired 102 1/2 acres on Sycamore Creek, 12 miles northwest of the courthouse, from William Hundley's estate.In 1825 he sold 200 acres to Henry Rakes. In 1836 he sold 80 acres, 10 miles northwest of the courthouse, to W. N. Patteson. In 1821 his residence was stated to be 13 miles northwest of the courthouse, adjacent to Charles Yancey's land. From 1843 to 1845 his land was carried on the records as his estate. In 1845 102 1/2 acres on Sycamore Creek, 12 miles northwest of the courthouse, passed to Benjamin Rakes. It should be noted that on Benjamin Rakes' land record it states that the land was on Irelands Creek.
    Property 1803  Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Purchased 78 acres from Ballowe, adjacent to of residence of Yancy
    Census 1810  Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Property 1832  Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sold property to Polly and Elizabeth Rakes, stepmother and stepsister. (William Rakes Estate from 1831-1840)?
    Census 1840  Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Tax Records 1841  Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buckingham Land Tax Summaries & Implied Deeds, 1841-1870 page 242
    Property 1845  Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sold 102 acres on Sycamore Creek to Benjamin Rakes. This Benjamin may be his son?
    Census 6 Sep 1850  Lewis County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Role: Father in Law
    Census 20 Jul 1860  Gilmer County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Role: Father in Law
    Reference Number R5420 
    FamilySearch ID LWX5-7BJ 
    _UID 65B0928B556648D0A3193D1547D36BD36B05 
    Died Aft 1860  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5411  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 May 2018 

    Father William Rakes,   b. Abt 1748, Maryland, British Colinial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1831, Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Ellen, [Not Proven],   b. 1750,   d. Aft 1776, Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years) 
    Married 1771  Buckingham County, Virginia, British Colinial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Document this information

      Need to look in Church of England for marriage information
    Family ID F755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. David Rakes,   b. 1797,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Benjamin Rakes,   b. 1800, Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1871, Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Jane Rakes,   b. 1802, Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
     4. Mary Rakes,   b. 1807, Buckingham County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F2240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S651] VA: Buckingham County, 1810 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), (Date posted to database 2 May 2018).
      Name: David Rakes Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Buckingham, Virginia Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3 Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 Number of Household Members Under 16: 5 Number of Household Members Over 25: 2 Number of Household Members: 7

    2. [S650] VA: Buckingham County, 1820 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), New Canton, Image 9, Household of David Rakes, (posted to db on 22 February 2013).
      Name: David Rakes Home in 1820 (City, County, State): New Canton, Buckingham, Virginia Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820 Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1 Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1 Free White Persons - Under 16: 2 Free White Persons - Over 25: 3 Total Free White Persons: 8 Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:

    3. [S648] VA: Buckingham County, 1840 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Northern District, Image 3, Household of David Rakes, (posted to db on 22 February 2013).
      Name: David Rakes Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Northern District, Buckingham, Virginia Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1 No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1 Total Free White Persons: 1 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:

    4. [S1007] VA: Lewis County, 1850 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule, District 30, Image 161, Household of Nathaniel Wood, (posted to db on 5 January 2013).
      Nathaniel Wood, Sex M, Race W, Age 53, Occupation farmer, POB Virginia
      Jane Wood, Sex F, Race W, Age 48, POB Virginia
      William H Wood, Sex M, Race W, Age 21, Occupation farmer, POB Virginia
      Ann Wood, Sex F, Race W, Age 26, POB Virginia
      Mary J Wood, Sex F, Race W, Age 16, POB Virginia
      John Wood, Sex M, Race W, Age 13, POB Virginia
      Elizabeth Wood, Sex F, Race W, Age 7, POB Virginia
      Sarah Wood, Sex F, Race W, Age 5, POB Virginia
      David Rakes, Sex M, Race W, Age 75, Occupation farmer, POB Virginia

      David Rakes would to be the father of Jane.

    5. [S1008] VA: Gilmer County, 1860 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule, Record type: Census 1860, Page number: 68, Line number(s): 9-15, House number: 448, Household of Nathaniel Wood, (Date posted to database 18 Sep 2015).
      Name: Nathaniel H Wood, Age: 63, Sex: M, Color: W, Occupation: Farmer, POB: Albemarl County, Virginia
      Name: Jane Wood, Age: 58, Sex: F, Color: W, POB: Buckingham County, Virginia
      Name: Martha A Wood, Age: 30, Sex: F, Color: W, POB: Buckingham County, Virginia
      Name: Mary J Wood, Age: 22, Sex: F, Color: W, POB: Buckingham County, Virginia
      Name: Sarah M Wood, Age: 15, Sex: F, Color: W, POB: Buckingham County, Virginia
      Name: David Rakes, Age: 84, Sex: M, Color: W, POB: Buckingham County, Virginia
      Name: Mary A Rakes, Age: 53, Sex: F, Color: W, POB: Buckingham County, Virginia

      [This census list the county and state of birth.] [I think David Rakes is the father of Jane Wood and Mary the sister of Jane.]



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