Deborah, What part of Al were your Wilkes family members from? I too am looking for Wilkes in Al and have been unable to find anything of substance. Names I am looking for are:1. John Henry Manuel Wilkes m. Emory Jane Perry in Polk county Ga. Married Sarah Frances Mayo in ?? at ??
I have been unable to find anything on this marriage but have been told Sarah was indian and came off the reservation so I assume she was either Creek or Cherokee. Nothing to verify this except word of mouth from her one grandaughter who is still living.
Children of JHM Wilkes and EJ Perry: 1 known
my grandfather Elijah(?) Elac Wilkes
Children of JHM and Sarah: William-Charlie-Elvira-Linnie and two or three others I believe.
After the death of JHM in (?) Sarah married Gaston Williams in Al I believe. Anyone with any info about this elusive family PLEASE share. Thanks MaryWilkes Davis.