Celia Skaggs

Female9 March 1847–2 January 1937

Brief Life History of Celia

When Celia Skaggs was born on 9 March 1847, in Green, Kentucky, United States, her father, Henry D Skaggs, was 25 and her mother, Virginia Jane Underwood, was 27. She married James Jefferson Bell on 4 February 1864, in Taylor, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 3 Otter Creek, LaRue, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Buffalo, LaRue, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 2 January 1937, in LaRue, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Larue, Clay, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Jefferson Bell
Celia Skaggs
Marriage: 4 February 1864
Rosetta "Betty" Bell
Henry E Bell
Andy Bell
Julia Ann Bell
John Richard Bell

Sources (16)

  • Celia Skaggs in household of Jane Skaggs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Celia Skaggs, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Celia Belle Salsman, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 February 1864Taylor, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: LaRue, Kentucky, United States


    Age 16

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 25

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Skeggs, itself a variant, with post-medieval excrescent -s, of Skegg, a nickname from an unrecorded Middle English skegg ‘beard’ (Old Scandinavian skegg), for someone with a beard. Compare Scaggs .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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