Margarett Skidmore

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

The Life Summary 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
1827–
Margarett Skidmore
1831–1919
Marriage: 15 September 1852
John Scott
1853–1929
Jane Scott
1860–
Elizabeth Scott
after 1855–
Malena Scott
1860–
Mary Scott
1861–1920
George W. Scott
1864–1941

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1852Harlan, Kentucky, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    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.
    1861
    Age 30
    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

    Name Meaning

    English (Staffordshire): of Norman origin, a variant of Scudamore, which most probably arises from a Norman French nickname for a knight who used a particular type of leather shield, from the unrecorded Norman French phrase, escu de more ‘Moor's shield’, a reference to a type of Moorish leather shield called an adarga, which was in widespread use not only in medieval Iberia and north Africa but also in Brittany.History: The manor of Upton Scudamore in Wiltshire was held by Peter de Skydemore in 1216. The same manor was held by Godfrey Escudamore shortly after 1150. The Scudamore family claim descent from Ralph, recorded in Domesday Book (1086) as holder of Opeton (Upton), whose son was known as Reginald Escudemor.

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

    Sources (14)

    • Margaret Scott in household of Isaac Scott, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Margaret Skidmore in entry for Mary Irvin, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
    • Margaret Scott, "United States Census, 1870"

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