Margarett Skidmore

17 March 1831–24 November 1919 (Age 88)
Harlan, Harlan, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Margarett

When Margarett Skidmore was born on 17 March 1831, in Harlan, Harlan, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Skidmore, was 39 and her mother, Margaret Rupp, was 29. She married Isaac Scott on 15 September 1852, in Harlan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Lejunior, Harlan, Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Mount Pleasant, Trimble, Kentucky, United States in 1900. She died on 24 November 1919, in Harlan, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Mary Alice, Harlan, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Scott
Margarett Skidmore
Marriage: 15 September 1852
John Scott
Jane Scott
Elizabeth Scott
Malena Scott
Mary Scott
George W. Scott

Spouse and Children

15 September 1852
Harlan, Kentucky, United States


    John Scott


    Elizabeth Scott


    Jane Scott


    Malena Scott


    Mary Scott


+1 More Child

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 19

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 30

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

English (West Country): of uncertain origin, perhaps a habitational name from an unidentified place named in Old English with scīte ‘shit’, ‘dung’ + mōr ‘moor’, ‘fen’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Scott in household of Hiram J Irvin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margaret Scott, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret Skidmore in household of John Skidmore, "United States Census, 1850"

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