Thank you all for your contributions of time, research, donations, support and feedback.

Many thanks to the good folks at Bassett Historical Center for their input and assistance.

Thank you for visiting our heritage and history.
Please consider making a contribution (any amount is appreciated) to help offset the expense, and help us continually improve the quality and quantity of information.

We Gratefully Accept Yout Old/Odd Bitcoin, and Bit Cents at:
14Q2Cm1pRmUrSGTfn1a66Qe9YbAmdD8Dez

  First Name:  Last Name:
Log In
Surnames
What's New
Statistics

Terms of Use & Privacy
Contact Us
Join Our Community

William Burl "Billie" Oakes

William Burl "Billie" Oakes[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1780 - 1846  (66 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name William Burl "Billie" Oakes 
    Born 7 Jan 1780  King William Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Mar 1846  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7651  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2021 

    Father Daniel Oakes,   b. 1757, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1793, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Mother Catherine Mrs. Daniel Oakes,   b. Abt 1757, King William Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1828, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married Bef 1780 
    Family ID F2640  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ruth Smith,   b. 5 Mar 1779, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1822, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1801  Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joab Anderson Oakes,   b. Oct 1801, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1865, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     2. Daniel Warner Oakes,   b. Abt 1806, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. George W. Oakes,   b. Abt 1808, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Burl Oakes,   b. Abt 1812, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. James Allen Oakes,   b. 1822, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863, Gettysburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F2638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Ann "Sally" Phraley,   b. 1801, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 10 Jul 1824  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Oakes,   b. Abt 1826, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Martha Oakes,   b. Abt 1828, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     3. Elizabeth Kirby Oakes,   b. Abt 1837, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     4. Zachariah Oakes,   b. Abt 1831, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. James Alfred Oakes,   b. 4 Sep 1829, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1919, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     6. Ruth Ann "Rutha" Oakes,   b. 12 Jun 1832, Callands, Pittsylvania, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1891, Callands, Pittsylvania, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +7. Pvt. John Randolph Oakes,   b. 1835, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1912, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Christie A. "Chris" Oakes,   b. 1844, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 May 2012 
    Family ID F2639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Oakes Family Cemetery William Burl 'Old Bill' Oakes
    Oakes Family Cemetery William Burl 'Old Bill' Oakes
    7651Wm Oakes-2.jpg
    Headstone of William Burl 'Billie' Oakes
    Headstone of William Burl "Billie" Oakes
    7651Wm Oakes.jpg
    Headstone William B. Oakes
    Headstone William B. Oakes
    hs7651WilliamBOakes.jpg
    Ruth Smith-Bill Oakes Headstone
    Ruth Smith-Bill Oakes Headstone
    hsI7652RuthSmith-BillOakes-2.jpg
    Ruth Smith-Bill Oakes Headstone
    Ruth Smith-Bill Oakes Headstone
    hsI7652RuthSmith-BillOakes-3.jpg
    Headstone Ruth Smith-Billy Oakes
    Headstone Ruth Smith-Billy Oakes
    hsI7652RuthSmith-BillyOakes.jpg
    Ruth Smith-Bill Oakes Headstone
    Ruth Smith-Bill Oakes Headstone
    hsI7652RuthSmith-BillOakes.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S88] Bennett Twins , http://www.genforum.genealogy.com/oakes/messages/2369.html.
      Don Bennett
      29 May 2014
      to me
      Mary Frances,
      I have some new information for you about Daniel Oakes. You and I are both descended from Daniel. I have just finished going through the tax lists for 1797-1812. These are posted on my website now. One thing I was trying to confirm was the date of death for Daniel Oakes. All researchers have his death between 1809-1810. This is incorrect. He died between 1792 and 1793. I have just posted my analysis on the Oakes Genforum. I?ll let you read it here: http://www.genforum.genealogy.com/oakes/messages/2369.html.
      Here is a listing of Daniel Oaks from the personal property tax list of Pittsylvania County from 1782-1792.
      Daniel Oaks in the Personal Property Tax List of Pittsylvania County [image # on microfilm]

      From 1782-1786 the tax list lists the peson charged with the tax, the number of males over 21, and then counts the property.

      1782 - 1 thite, 3 horses, 6 cattle [0184]
      1783 - 1 thite, 3 horses, 8 cattle [0210]
      1784 - 1 thite, 3 horses, 8 cattle [0222]
      1785 - 1 thite, 2 horses, 5 cattle [0237]
      1786 - 1 thite, 2 horses, 5 cattle [0237]
      Starting in 1787, the tax list names the person charged with the tax, names each person over 21, the number of white males 16-21, and then counts the property.
      1787 - self, 1 horse, 4 cattle [0321]
      1788 - self, 1 horse [0380]
      Starting in 1789, the tax list enumerate the numbe of males over 16, and then counts the property. The person charged with the tax is included in the enumeration.
      1789 - 1 tithe, 1 horse [0406]
      1790 - 1 tithe, 2 horses [0459]
      1791 - 1 tithe, 2 horses [0499]
      The 1792 tax list (1792B) does not contain a column for white tithes.
      1792 - 2 horses [0561]
      Daniel Oakes is absent from the tax list after 1792. The 1793 list shows his wife, Catherine, with 2 horses. Catherine appears in 1794 with 3 horses, in 1795 with 2 horses, and in 1796 with 2 horses. Catherine remains on the tax list through at least 1812. This researcher has not checked the years after 1812.
      From this information we can conclude that Catherine Oakes is the widow of Daniel Oakes.
      So far, I have been able to confirm 5 children of Daniel and Catherine Oakes: William, Margaret, John, Jesse and Phoebe. Well, that?s 5 children for Catherine and 4 for Daniel. Phoebe was born about 1797, four years after her father?s death. The register of death shows that Daniel and Catherine are the parents of Margaret Oakes Kirby. The informant for this death record was Joab Oakes, nephew of Margaret. Since Joab is the son of William, this confirms that William is Margaret?s brother. The widow, Catherine Oakes, is shown paying the tithes for her sons, John and Jesse, on the 1810 personal property tax list. Finally, Catherine gives consent for her daughter, Phoebe, to marry Wyatt Adkins. William Oaks is the bondsman. So, that is how I worked out these five children. There are probably others which I cannot prove yet.

    2. [S3] Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston.
      Book: An Intimate History of the American Revolution in Pittsylvania County, Virginia by Frances Hallam Hurt.
      Pg. 219
      In the family William Oakes is known as ?Old Bill,? and he was the father of Joab Oakes. He held lands lying on the east side of Snow Creek and the Kirby family held lands on the west side-part of their 3100 acres in Pittsylvania County. The Kirbys, too, were first tithables, John Kirby I died in 1772, and it was his son, John Kirby, Jr., who served in the Revolution. Bill?s son Moses married Elizabeth Hudson Kirby, who had inherited considerable land from her father, so the lands on both sides on Snow Creek became Oakes-Kirby property where the creek emptied into Pigg River. There was an Indian camp ground on this spot. The Indians were so tough, the family says that the Kirbys and the Oakses found difficulty in establishing homes. Family tradition says that a Kirby girl was scalped at Snow Creek within sight of her home. The road from Museville to Rocky Mount crosses Snow Creek by bridge. It was formerly Kirby?s Ford.

    3. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54120920.
      PVT William Berle ?Old Bill? Oakes Sr.
      Birth 7 Jan 1780
      King William County, Virginia, USA
      Death 24 Nov 1846 (aged 66)
      Callands, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
      Burial
      Oakes Cemetery
      Chatham, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
      Plot Tomahawk Creek, Virginia

      My Great Great Grandfather: I am Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston
      William was 1 of 7 children born to Daniel Oakes & his wife, Catherine (maiden unknown).

      William was drafted and served 6 months during the War of 1812.

      He married his 1st wife, Ruth (Smith), on either 08/30/1801 or 09/02/1801 in Pittsylvania Co, VA.
      Their 7 children:
      Joab, Sr., George W., Sabry Sarah, Catherine, Daniel Warner, James Allen, William Berle "Burl" Oakes

      William married his 2nd wife, Sarah (Phraley), on 7/11/1824 in Pittsylvania Co, VA.
      Their 4 children:
      1) Martha, b. circa 1828 Pittsylvania Co, VA; d. before 1880; on 11/27/1851 in Pittsylvania Co, VA married Calvin Collins #29695331
      2) Alfred
      3) Ruth Ann "Rutha"
      4) John Randolph, b. 1834 Pittsylvania Co, VA; m. Sarah Frances Townes (Haley) on 03/09/1859 in Pittsylvania Co, VA; their 8 children: William F, Marthie E., John Randolph Jr. #39659760, Joseph H., Mary A., James R., Jesse Ben


    4. [S38] Headstone, William Oakes.