Levi Silkwood

Brief Life History of Levi

When Levi Silkwood was born on 15 October 1796, in Hampshire, Virginia, United States, his father, Solomon Silkwood Jr., was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Jenkins, was 33. He married Penina Cook on 14 May 1821, in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States in 1830. He died on 26 November 1846, in Franklin, Illinois, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Franklin, Morgan, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Levi Silkwood
Penina Cook
Marriage: 14 May 1821
Nancy R Silkwood
Sarah Silkwood
Henry Silkwood
Bazilla Silkwood
Mahala Silkwood
Solomon John Silkwood
Delila Elizabeth Silkwood
Humphrey Marshall Silkwood

Sources (5)

  • Levi Silkwood, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Levi Silkwood, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Levi Silkwood, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Probably an English habitational name from a place so named, for example Silk Wood in Gloucestershire or Silkwood Top in Devon. However, the surname does not appear in present-day English records.

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

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