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The Renwick-Wilkes Connection
Dearest Jeanie: Highlights of the Wilkes-Smedberg Papers (1853-1913)

Jane Jeffrey Renwick  and Lieutenant Charles Wilkes married on April 26, 1826. The couple eventually settled in Washington, DC, where they raised their four children:

1.     John “Jack” Wilkes (March 31, 1827-July 6, 1908) m. Jane Renwick Smedberg of New York City

2.     Jane “Janey” Wilkes (January 3, 1829-August 17, 1921)

3.     Edmund “Em” Wilkes (February 4, 1833-November 24, 1913) m. Bessie Van Buren of Ohio  

5.     Eliza Wilkes (July 18, 1838-August 16, 1908). * 


Charles Wilkes remarried after the death of his first wife and had issue by her.