Adam Siler

Male27 May 1796–20 October 1883

Brief Life History of Adam

When Adam Siler was born on 27 May 1796, in Siler City, Chatham, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jacob Otto Siler Sr., was 25 and his mother, Rachel Teague, was 24. He married Mary "Polly" Brock on 20 August 1817. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Clear Fork, Whitley, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died on 20 October 1883, in Pleasant View, Whitley, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Saxton, Whitley, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adam Siler
Mary "Polly" Brock
Marriage: 20 August 1817
Jacob Siler
Sarah Siler
Margaret Peggy Siler
Julia Ann Siler
John Siler
Lucinda Siler
Nancy Rachel Siler
Singleton Siler
Benjamin F Siler
William Alvis Siler
Terrell Siler

Sources (15)

  • Adam Siler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Adam Siler, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Adam Siler in entry for Terrel Siler, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 August 1817
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 4

    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.


    Age 22

    Historical Boundaries 1818: Knox, Kentucky, United States 1818: Whitley, Kentucky, United States

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 23

    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

    Americanized form of German Seiler .

    Czech and Croatian (Šiler): from German Schiller or Schüler (see Schuler ). Compare Shiller and Siller .

    Slovenian (Šiler): variant of Šilar, an occupational name for a maker of awls, derived from šilo ‘awl, pricker’. Alternatively, a surname of German origin (see 2 above). Compare Shiller .

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

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