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WILKES, Rev. William Harris, son of Richard Ambrose Lipscomb Wilkes and Judith Harris, was born 7 May 1821 in Culleoka, Maury County, Tennessee. He died 15 Oct 1895 in Culleoka after being struck by a train. He is buried in the Wilkes Cemetery in Culleoka. On 6 Jan 1848 he married Mary Kennedy Amis, daughter of Thomas Amis and Hannah Gordon Kennedy. After her death he married her sister Zurilda on 1 Jan 1857. He married a third time to Elizabeth Jane ?. William has a biography in "Goodspeeds History of Maury County". Inscription: W. H. Wilkes Son of R. A. L. & Judith Wilkes Born May 7, 1821, Died Oct. 15, 1895.
Information by Rick Gray 3/05/03.
Photo by Suzanne Davison, May 2003