Charles Wilkins, Jr. (1827 - 1896)

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About Charles Wilkins, Jr.

Biographical Summary:

"...Charles Wilkins was the first sexton of the South Cottonwood Cemetery - later named Murray City Cemetery.

He migrated to the United States in 1961 on the ship Ellen. He made the voyage with his first wife, Elizabeth, who died crossing the plains.

Married to Elizabeth Drinkwater (died crossing the plains)

Mother of Lillian Wilkins Weaverling

Married to Ury Welch

Children: Clarissa (Manwaring); Ury Harriet (Severson); Charles Albert; Heber Christopher; Nephi (Twin); Ely (Twin died at birth); Jesse; Charlotte Anne (Sherwood); William Henry; Mary Jane (Hanson); Rueben; Andrew; Stephen Job (died at 7 mo's); Lydia Louise (died at 16); & Nettie Luella (Randall)

He is in Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah - page 1247 , Our Pioneer Heritage - page 162, & many of the books written about Murray Utah history..."

SOURCE: Find A Grave Memorial# 130646; www.findagrave.com

(son of Charles Wilkins and Jane Rixon of Berkshire, England). Born December 28, 1828, Berkshire, England. Came to Utah 1854.

   Married:	Elizabeth Drinkwater (daughter of James Drinkwater).
   Only child:
           Lillian born May 9, 1852, married Daniel Weaverling February 14, 1878.
   Married:	Ury Welch (daughter of Job Welch and Charlotte Rawlins, pioneers 1854), who was born May 6, 1842, in Dorsetshire, England.
   Their children:
           Clarissa born October 11, 1857, married Herbert Manwaring May 23, 1876;
           Ury H. born December 18, 1859, married Andrew Severson 1877;
           Charles A. born December 14, 1861, married Ida Smith 1881;
           Heber C. born February 7, 1864;
           Nephi born March 18, 1866;
           Eli born March 18, 1866;
           Jesse born February 15, 1868, married Fanny J. Burton 1897;
           Charlotte A. born April 7, 1870, married George Victor 1888;
           William H. born July 9, 1872, married Hannah M. Butler 1901;
           Mary J. born October 21, 1874, married Hans Hanson 1894;
           Reuben born January 31, 1877, married Mary Sorenson 1902;
           Andrew born February 13, 1879, married Vida L. Cole 1903;
           Stephen J. born June 18, 1881;
           Lydia L. born December 13, 1882;
           Nettie L. born July 25, 1885, married Charles A. Randall 1903.
   Family home South Cottonwood, Utah.

Sources:

   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 423
   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1247
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Charles Wilkins, Jr.'s Timeline

1827
December 28, 1827
1848
1848
Age 20
1859
December 18, 1859
Age 31
1874
October 21, 1874
Age 46
1877
January 31, 1877
Age 49
South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, UT, USA
1879
February 13, 1879
Age 51
1881
June 18, 1881
Age 53
1885
July 25, 1885
Age 57
1896
March 12, 1896
Age 68
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