Jesse Andrew Wilkerson
- Born: Oct 1837, Rutherford County, NC
- Marriage: Sophia Bethany Marlow circa 1860 in North Carolina
- Died: 21 Jul 1922, McDowell Co., North Carolina at age 84
The 1860 Federal Census for North Carolina, McDowell Co., Sugar Hill P.O., page 194A records Andrew (23) and Sophia (19) (indexed as Lopha at ancestry.com) Wilkerson with Andrew's brother Jonathan Wilkerson (12). Andrew has real estate valued at $600 and personal proeperty at $250.
Andrew's father has recently passed away and his mother continues to raise the youngest son, Joshua. see notes on the father, Jesse.
The 1870 Federal Census for North Carolina, McDowell Co., Crooked Creek Twp, Old Fort P.O., page 589B records Andrew (31) and Sopha (28) Wilkerson with children Martha L. (10), Letha A. (8), Dora (6), and Luther (1). Andrew has real estate valued at $1,200 and personal proeperty at $500.
The 1880 Federal Census for North Carolina, McDowell Co., Montfords Cove Twp, District 136, page 420 records Andrew (42) and Sophia B. (39) with children Martha L. (19), Luther A. (16), Rusie E. (9), Ella B. (7), Carleton R. (4), and Fredie A. (1). Also in the household is Gracy Wilkerson (71) [Andrew's Aunt, married to his father's brother, Robert]. see notes on Jesse Wilkerson.
The 1900 Federal Census for North Carolina, McDowell Co., Montfords Cove Twp, District 121, page 253A records Andrew (Oct 1837) and Sophia B. (Sept 1840) with children Fred A. (April 1879), Archer J. (Oct 1883), and Mary E. (Feb 1884).
The 1910 Federal Census for North Carolina, McDowell Co., Montfords Cove Twp, District 103, page 229A records Andrew (&2) and Sophia B. (69) with grandson Gorman Ledbetter (6) [son of daughter Dora]. Andrew and Sophia have been married 50 years with 10 children of whom 7 are still living.
Jesse married Sophia Bethany Marlow, daughter of James Marlow and Bethania Freeman, circa 1860 in North Carolina. (Sophia Bethany Marlow was born in Sep 1840 in North Carolina and died on 8 Aug 1916 in McDowell Co., North Carolina.)