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Biographical information
Full Name: Wilkes
Occupation: Wagon Master
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: -
Hair color: Light Brown
Eye color: Brown
Born: -
Died: Shot by Lucas Rockwell
Family/Relatives: -
Spouse -
Romances/Domestic Partners: -
Children: -
Appeared on:
First Episode: Journey Remembered
Last Episode: Journey Remembered
Portrayed by: -

Personal Information[]

Ben Cartwright hired Wilkes to take them to Ash Hollow to rendezvous with the Ryan Company, all the best wagon masters were taken so Ben had no choice but to hire Wilkes since he was the only one available.

Wilkes in need of money agrees to take Ben to Ash Hollow. Wilkes likes to drink and on their trip he drinks quite a lot. Ben is angry with his latest binge and his friend Mr Simon's helps to sober him up so they can continue their journey.

Wilkes agrees to Ben that he'll stop drinking and he will get them to their destination on time. During a night time stop Wilkes squirrels himself away to take a sneaky drink. He is interrupted by a man called Lucas Rockwell.

It turns out during a past encounter Wilkes made some money with Rockwell and whilst waiting for him he got bored and spent his share of the money on cards. Desperate to make the money back he agreed to take Ben, West. In a panic Wilkes attempts to shoot Rockwell in the back but is killed by Rockwell.