Catherine Wilks1,2,3

ID# 19181, (abt 1860 - bt 1888 - 1900)
FatherMinor Wilks4 (abt 1835 - )
MotherMary [surname unknown]4,5 (Feb 1837 - )

Key Events:

Birth: about 1860, Arkansas6,7
Marriage: Mr. Lewis, about 18788,9
Divorce: Mr. Lewis, before 18809
Marriage: Davis R. Mims, 1 May 1881, Logan Co., Arkansas10,11
Death: between 1888 and 190012

Spouse: Mr. Lewis
     No children

Spouse:Davis R. Mims (May 1848 - )
     Children:

It appears that Rufus was actually Catherine's son by first marriage, since he was born before her marriage to Davis. He appears to be the child recorded in the 1880 census as Louis Wilks. But he is shown in 1900 as Davis's son, and used the Mims surname throughout the rest of his life. His death certificate, with his daughter as informant, shows his father as "David Mims" and his mother as unknown, perhaps not surprising since his presumed mother had been dead over 50 years.18,19,20
ChartsDescendants of Linah and Rebeccah (Davis) Mims

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Narrative:

     Catherine Wilks was born about 1860 in Arkansas.6,7 She appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Ozark, Franklin Co., Arkansas, in the household of her parents, Minor Wilks and Mary [surname unknown].13
     Catherine married first a Mr. Lewis, about 1878.8,9
     Catherine and Mr. Lewis were divorced before 1880.9
     Catherine appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Clark Twp., Logan Co., Arkansas, in the household of Davis R. Mims, widower of her older sister. Her son Rufus by her prior marriage was listed as living with them.14
     Catherine married second Davis R. Mims, son of Davis Russer Mims and Elizabeth Van Swearingen Cresap, and widower of her older sister Olevine, on 1 May 1881 in Logan Co., Arkansas, with Charles E. Wasson, justice of the peace, officiating.10,11
     Catherine died between 1888 and 1900.12

Citations

  1. [S5087] Miner Wilks household, 1870 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Arkansas, shows name as Catherine Wilks.
  2. [S5086] David Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas, shows name as Katie Wilks.
  3. [S5090] D. R. Mims and Catherine Lewis, marriage record, Logan Co. Arkasas, shows name as Mrs. Catherine Lewis.
  4. [S5087] Miner Wilks household, 1870 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Arkansas, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S5086] David Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas, shows Mary as his mother-in-law and Katie as his sister-in-law, both with surname Wilks.
  6. [S5087] Miner Wilks household, 1870 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Arkansas, shows age 10 and state.
  7. [S5086] David Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas, shows age 21 and state.
  8. [S5090] D. R. Mims and Catherine Lewis, marriage record, Logan Co. Arkasas, shows her as Mrs. Catherine Lewis.
  9. [S5086] David Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas, shows her as divorced.
  10. [S5090] D. R. Mims and Catherine Lewis, marriage record, Logan Co. Arkasas, shows date and officant.
  11. [S5092] Dave Mimms household, 1900 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows him as widowed.
  12. [S5092] Dave Mimms household, 1900 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows her husband as widowed, and the youngest child as born in 1888, and her mother with no children living.
  13. [S5087] Miner Wilks household, 1870 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Arkansas.
  14. [S5086] David Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas.
  15. [S5086] David Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas, relationship omitted, they appear listed as if mother and child.
  16. [S5092] Dave Mimms household, 1900 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows him as son of her husband, born after their marriage.
  17. [S5092] Dave Mimms household, 1900 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows the girl as daughter of Catherine's husband, born after their marriage.
  18. [S5086] David Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas, shows the boy apparently as son of Catherine, as Louis Wilks.
  19. [S5092] Dave Mimms household, 1900 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows the boy as Rufus Mimms as son of Davis.
  20. [S5115] Rufus D. Rufus D. Mims, Certificate of Death.