Rosetta: My beloved wife, now deceased was the descendant of Nicholas Wilkinson of Powhatan Co., VA. In my research of this family I have learned that Nicholas Wilkinson born around 1700 in Yorkshire England and settled in the area of Virginia now known as Powhatan Co., VA. It is believes he married a woman named Agnes Bolling. They had a family of 8 children(Joseph, William, Thomas, Nicholas,Jr. John Mary, Agnes and James). Joseph Wilkinson born May 12, 1729 in Jamestown, VA. died March 15, 1829 in Bedford, Va. Joseph married 1st. Penelope Parsons around 1753 and it was they who moved to Bedford Co., Va. 2nd Married to Rhoda Lockett on Dec 31, 1808. Rhoda was the daughter of Richard Lockett and Mary Ann Logwood. Joseph and Penelope had at least 4 children ( John, Penelope, Parson, and Owen). Parson born in 1764 in Bedford died in May 1837 Married to Anna Butler on Aug 31, 1784. JOseph had a 5th son by Rhoda who they named William.
Now for some reason or another,and I have no idea just why, all of the 5 children and all of the grandchildren of Joseph spelled their name as Wilkerson.
This is about all that I know of this branch of the Wilkinson Family. I do have information all the way down from Nicholas Wilkinson to that of my wife's mother who was Pearl Radford Wilkinson of Richmond, VA.
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