Also includes Elliot H. Oakes and Hulda Louisa Jane Gamble Lineberry
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Left to Right, Fredrick Franklin Oakes, Laura Annis Oakes, Charles Franklin Oakes, Sophie Dose Oakes, Robert Grantham Oakes and John Christian Oakes. Home in Harworth, MS ca 1913.
Mel Oakes' Paternal
Mel Oakes' Maternal
Grandfather: Charles Franklin Oakes
Grandfather: George Leroy Hartley
Grandmother: Mary Sophie Dose Oakes
Grandmother: Mary Elizabeth Varner Hartley
Father: Fredrick Franklin Oakes
Mother: Margie Louise Hartley Oakes
Charles Franklin Oakes' Grandparents
Charles Franklin Oakes was born February 13, 1881 in Bruce, Guilford County, North Carolina to Elliot H. and Hulda Louisa Jane Linberry. His grandfather was Elliot Oakes (1776–1817) and his grandmother was Sarah Ann Kellum (1774-1855), both born in colonial America during turbulent times, Elliot in King William County, Virginia and Sarah Ann in Coventry Parish, Somerset, Maryland. Elliot went to North Carolina in the 1790's and it is likely there he met Sarah Ann. Elliot died at the age of 41 leaving Sarah Ann with seven children. She never remarried though she prospered, buying in 1821, 100 acres for $250 on the north bank of the Haw river.
Charles Franklin Oakes' Parents
Elliot H. Oakes was born in 1816 in Guilford County, NC. His birthyear is difficut to determine exactly. In the 1850 census, Elliott's age was reported as 30, however the 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses all show him to have been born in 1816. In 1847, Elliott bought land in Guilford County, NC, on the Rockingham County line. In the 1850 census, he was head of the household, in Guilford County, married to "Ann", thought to be Ann Cummings. In the same household there was an “Ann” who was 75, born in Maryland, and we assumed it was his mother, Sarah Ann Kellum. According to that census, Elliott and his wife Ann were both born in Guilford County. He was married twice. He first married Ann Cummings, in Guilford County, NC, the date is not known. Ann was born in Guilford County, North Carolina; she died there about 1865. He next married Hulda Louisa Jane Lineberry in Bruce, Guilford Cty, NC, on April 18, 1870. It was a winter-spring wedding, Elliot H. was 54 and Jane was 18. The service was performed by John C. Love, a tobacca farmer in nearby Oak Ridge. Isaac Oakes, his brother, lived only a few miles away in Summerfield.
Elliott H. was a farmer per the 1870 census. Some time after the 1880 census, Elliot H. and Hulda Jane moved to Attala County, MS. In the 1870 census Elliott, age 54, appears with a new wife, “Jane” who was 18. In the 1880 census, Elliot Oaks (sp) 64, is listed with Jane (28), John Oaks 9, James Oaks 4. Charles Franklin was not born yet. They are living in Bruce, Guilford County, NC.
Another person in the household is Josephine Gamble 21, she is a sister-in-law which would be Jane’s sister or maybe Ann’s sister. This suggest that a possible maiden name for Jane is Gamble. Charles Franklin Oakes' death certificate list his mother as"Hurley Louise Gamble. Helen Harlow kindly shared the Elliot and Jane's marriage entry in Guilford County which had been mistranscribed. It was under W. J. Simberg rather than H. J. Lineberry. The entry is below.
We see in the fifth line entry: Elliott H. Oakes, H. J. Lineberry, Elliot Oaks, Sarah Oaks, missing entry, Susan Gamble, Guilfford County, 1870, John G. Sarr? Helen also found in the 1870 Census of Sumner Township, Guilford, North Carolina, a Susan Gamble, age 44, Josephine Gamble, age 11 and Henry Gamble, age 7, strong evidence that Susan is Jane's mother and Josephine and Henry are siblings. Since the marriage certificate list no name for Jane's father, I believe it safe to assume she was born out of wedlock. Maybe she was married briefly to a Lineberry or maybe her mother gave her that name after her biological father. There were many Lineberry's in Guilford County. Elliot H. servied with Lineberry's during the Civil War.
Susan Gamble, Huldah Jane's mother was the daughter of John and Sally Boggs Gamble. Her siblings included Joseph W., William, Hannah, Huldah, James and Elizabeth. As we see Susan named her daughter Hulda Jane after her sister.
Elliot H. and Jane had five children, John Elliot (1871–1900), Charles Franklin (1881–1956), Earnest (?–1886), Joseph (?-1897) and James (1876–?). In the 1885 Euducable children list in Attala County, in Rockypoint 3rd Election District page 106 E. U(?)" Oakes" has a child J. E. S. Oakes age 13. This would appear to match John Elliot Oakes, his son born in 1871. He is on the Promiscuous lists! May mean taxes overdue. Another entry of that year is shown below. Note name in last row. This is for H. E. Gamble, age 20 and the parent is E. H. Oakes. This is undoubtedly Henry Gamble, the younger brother of Hulda Jane, Elliot Oakes' wife. This provides further evidence that Huldah Jane was born a Gamble.
Elliot H. died on December 29, 1885, in Attala County, MS.
Following the death of Elliot, Hulda Jane married Joseph J. Hyman in Attala County, MS. There is a marriage record fromLeflore, Mississippi of a marriage between a Joseph J. Hyman and Margare Hester on February 19, 1871. Joseph had two sons from maybe this marriage: Jackson Wordney (1878-1924) and Andrew Millag (1880-1941). Joseph and Hulda Jane's first child, Warren S. Hyman, was born in 1888 so the marriage was 1886 or 1887. At the time of their marriage, Jackson would have been about 10 and Andrew about 8. Joseph and Hulda had a second son, Guearney Hyman, born 1895. Jane’s death date (5/1892) as suggested by Carolyn Oakes is too early. The two Hyman boys were born in 1895 and 1888 so she must have died after those dates. I have arbitrarily put 1897. Another date would be 1898 in they yellow fever epidemic which was severe in Mississippi. The date of Joseph's death is also not known. We do know it was after 1895. In 1900, Andrew Millag Hyman, age 20, was living in Kosiusko, Attala County, MS, He is a lodger with a Whitehead family. He later goes to Arkansas to be with his mother's relatives.
Guest Book Entries for Charles Franklin and Sophie Dose Oakes, Fisher Furneral Home.
The 1890 Census burned, and a short-sighted Congress refused to allocate funds to recover the partial records that survived, they were eventually destroyed. Much about the Elliot's family could be learned from those records. Compounding the problem was the anomaly of the Issaquena County, MS, 1900 census. When searching for Oakeses and Hymans, they are no where to be found. In fact the census numbers in the county for that year are strikingly low, far below what one would expect. One possibility if is the presence of floods that greatly restricted the accessibility of the census takers. Carolyn Oakes Sears referred to a law suit in Attala County filed by Charles Franklin's brother to protect his Charles' interest in settling the estate of either his mother or of his stepfather, I hope someone will go to the courthouse and research that record, it might tell us much.
Charles Franklin Oakes married Mary Sophie Dose on January 16, 1900, in La Argent, MS. La Argent was a very small commuity in Issaquena County, MS. In the 1910 census, he is caring for his half-brother Guearney Hyman. He was a cobbler and farmer, living on land provided him by his father-in-law, David Christian Dose. He had five children who survived to adulthood, Frederick Franklin, John Christian, Robert Grantham, William Warren and Laura Annis.Two children Milton Elliot and Ruth Dean died very young. He later moved to Vicksburg, working first at the Mississippi Yazoo Valley Railroad. He next worked on a fish dock owned by Platt. The dock sold fish retail and wholesale off the dock, which was located on the water at the foot of Clay Street.
His wife Sophie died August 29, 1940. Charles remarried in the late 1940s to Elizabeth Seay. She was a widow from Attala County, MS. She died on February 7, 1950.
His last years were spent at the home of his son, Fred, in Vicksburg. He was loved by his grandchildren and enjoyed teaching them about fishing, trapping, farming, carpentry, etc. He died on July 15, 1956,