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Abigail Oakes (b. Abt. 1822)

Abigail Oakes (daughter of Anthony Oakes) was born Abt. 1822. She married William B. Oakes, son of William O. Oakes and Ruth Smith.

 Notes for Abigail Oakes:
She married her cousin William B. Oakes (Okes). His father is William Oakes.

In a booklet, named " 'Neath the Oaks", compiled by Lonnie L. Oaks Jr., the following
is stated: "In the Okes papers at Dunns, W.VA., is a letter from Almira to Mrs. Abigail
"Oakes" at Dunns--Abigail's husband died in 1887. The letter was dated March 21, 1889,
at Worlds, near Chatham, VA. In the letter, Almira told her aunt-in-law that money left
her by the Kirby estate was ready and that she could get it by writing William Overby
or going after it. Almira said her mother must go to the court house before April 1 to
"fix to draw her pension. Mother can't see one thing. She keeps to her bed most of her
time. She draws a pension of thirty dollars ayer on the account of farther (father) getting
kild in the War..."

Children of Abigail Oakes and William B. Oakes are:

  1. Julia A. Oakes, b. Abt. 1843.
  2. Jesse A. Oakes, b. Abt. 1845.
  3. Catherine Oakes, b. Abt. 1848.