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State supreme court justice

John Summerfield Wilkes, state supreme court justice.

Background

Wilkes, John Summerfield was born on March 2, 1841 in Maury Company, Tennessee, United States. Son of Richard A. L. and Judith Wilkes.

Education

Educated Pleasant Grove Academy and Florence Wesleyan University, Florence, Alabama.

Career

Captain C.S.A., 1861-1865. Adjutant general, Tennessee, October 1871 to January 1875. Treasurer Texas & Pacific Railroad, 1886-1888.

Justice of Supreme Court Tennessee, from January 1893. Home: Pulaski, Tenn.

Connections

Married Florence A. Barker, June 20, 1865.

father:
Richard A. L.

mother:
Judith Wilkes

spouse:
Florence A. Barker