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Oakes/Oaks family of VA, TN, TX, & OK

Posted by dhambrick4 
Oakes/Oaks family of VA, TN, TX, & OK
July 12, 2010 03:26PM
My gg-grandfather was William C. (Casper) Oaks he married Rebecca Dunn they are
listed in the 1870's Census in Witt's Foundry, Jefferson, TN, in a household
with or next to Julia Dunn. In the 1880's Census they are living in Hamblen
County, TN. Their children are Laura F. Oaks; Carrie B. Oaks; Jim W. Oaks; and
John M. Oaks. In every Census William and Rebecca's ages are reversed, so that
they are two years a part. They later moved to Texas and had two more children
Walter T. Oaks and Ollie Casper Oaks. They later moved to Oklahoma. William
died in 1931 in Ardmore, Carter, OK and Rebecca died in 1932 in Ardmore, Carter,
OK. They both are buried in the Lone Grove Cemetery but with no marker. I
confirmed this with the funeral home Harvey Bros. In the Ardmore newspaper it
said that William was a retired preacher of the Christian Church and a retired
store owner. With all this info and rambling, my question is that I am trying
to figure out who his father was. I almost want to believe that it is Rice Thomas Oaks
married to Susan Bear/Blair; if not this might have been his uncle, because in
the 1870 and 1880 Census he does not live that far from Rice in each census. I
do not have actual proof, but if any one is familiar with this Oaks/Oakes family
line and would like to share any info I would gladly appreciate hearing from
you.
Sincerely,
Debbie OAKS Hambrick