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Re: Sarah Jane Wilkins m. (1) J. Brown; M. (2) R. Fryar; m. (3) J. G. Kelly
Posted by: Ginger (ID *****3699) Date: January 30, 2007 at 20:24:08
In Reply to: Sarah Jane Wilkins m. (1) J. Brown; M. (2) R. Fryar; m. (3) J. G. Kelly by Barbara Chandler of 266

I checked the census records to see what might be there. I didn't find them in the 1870 at first, so I looked in the 1880. Then I went back to the 1870 and found a family where the spelling is close and I believe may be the same family. I then went to 1900. I will start with 1870 and transcribe them in order.

1870 Jackson co TX, Wharton, pg 465
J.K. Wilkelins 25 TX
S.E. f 5 TX
J.H. m 3 TX
S.M. f 1/12 TX (should this be S.J.??)
M.J. m 25 TX

Note there is no wife listed and the youngest female child (who I suspect may be Sarah Jane) is only 1 month old...could it be that her mother died at her birth?? You will notice in the next census (1880) that the older female child is not listed...did she die...or did she marry young??

1880 Jackson co TX, 4 Pct pg 107
J.H. Wilkins 35 TX NC GA
Elizabeth wife 30 FL - -
John son 12 TX
Sarah dau 10 TX
Willie C dau 4 TX
Wm. Robt son 2 TX
Mary Jane dau 3/12 TX
Jno C. Brown 12 stepson

1900 Guadalupe co TX Pct 5 pg 313
James Brown July 1859 40, md 11 yrs. TX
Sarah J. July 1871 28 TX (I question if the birthyr. is correct)
Carrie L. Aut 1889 10 TX

same pg
William Wilkins Jan 1878 22 md 4 yrs.
Savanah Sept 1875 21, 0 children

next household
James Wilkins Mar 1845 55, md 27 yrs, TX
Elizabeth June 1847 53, 9 children 9 living, AL
Richard Mar 1882 18 TX
son (I can't read the name) May 1885 15
George Oct 1887 12 TX
Martha Nov 1889 10 TX
Ida Feb 1893 7

Based on the census it appears that Sarah's father was James Wilkins, her mother may have died at her birth, and her father married Elizabeth about 1873.

Note: Sarah's second husband, Robert Friar, is listed in the 1900 census as age 28 living with his brother, George Friar in DeWitt co TX

So far I haven't found Sarah in later census'. If I come across something I will post again.

Hope this helps.


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