Barbara Shacklett

26 April 1794–2 November 1874 (Age 80)
Fayette City, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary 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
1791–1860
Barbara Shacklett
1794–1874
Marriage: 8 February 1813
Elizabeth Dowell
1814–1895
Thomas S. Dowell
1814–
Jemima A Dowell
1815–1902
Nancy Dowell
1817–1905
Benjamin Shacklett Dowell
1818–1888
Elijah Richard Dowell
1820–1903
John Aaron Dowell
1821–1895
James M. Dowell
1822–1863
Sarah K "Sallie" Dowell
1823–1897
Nehemiah Nim D Dowell
1823–1897
Mary F Dowell
1824–1903
Mary Susan Dowell
1826–1897
Susanna Jane Dowell
1830–1920
Richard Shacklett Dowell
1833–1915

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1813Hardin, Kentucky, United States
  • Children

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    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.

    Sources (11)

    • Barbay Humphery in household of Armstead Barnes, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Barbara Shacklett, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Barbara Shacklette in entry for R. S. Dowell, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963"

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