Searching for information on BENJAMIN AND MARY RAKES. Two Benjamin's are in the 1840 Census for Buckingham, VA.
Benjamin Jr. and Mary had at least 8 children:
George W. married Mary L. WOOTTEN
Thomas B. married Mary Elizabeth CHILDRESS
Andrew married Marietta GORMUS
Matilda married Ruben WHARHAM
Thomas Rakes (RAIKES) ran William's Mill in Buckingham. He was killed in this mill in 1917. The mill was owned by the W. Knight SAUNDERS family. It was built before the Civil War. The mill was eventually purchased by J. Roy GORMUS, son-in-law of Thomas, who ran it until the 1950's or 60's. The mill is still standing on Route 622 in Buckingham.
Any information on the RAKES (RAIKES) Family would be appreciated.