Barbara Shacklett

Female26 April 1794–2 November 1874

Brief Life History of Barbara

When Barbara Shacklett was born on 26 April 1794, in Fayette City, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Benjamin Woodbridge Shacklett, was 20 and her mother, Elizabeth Ashcraft, was 20. She married James Board Dowell on 8 February 1813, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Garrett, Meade, Kentucky, United States in 1872. She died on 2 November 1874, in Meade, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Guston, Meade, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Board Dowell
Barbara Shacklett
Marriage: 8 February 1813
Elizabeth Dowell
Thomas S. Dowell
Jemima A Dowell
Nancy Dowell
Benjamin Shacklett Dowell
Elijah Richard Dowell
John Aaron Dowell
James M. Dowell
Sarah K Dowell
Nehemiah Nim D Dowell
Mary F Dowell
Mary Susan Dowell
Susanna Jane Dowell
Richard Shacklett Dowell

Sources (10)

  • Barbara Dowell in household of R S Dowell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Barbara Shacklett, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Barbara Shacklett Dowell, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1813Hardin, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

    Age 2

    In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 6

    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.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 25

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: unexplained.

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

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