Wiley Skelton

1841–1914 (Age 73)
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Wiley

When Wiley Skelton was born in 1841, in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, his father, William Hiram Skelton, was 36 and his mother, Mary Catherine "Polly" Young, was 31. He married Margaret Moss about 1861, in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 10 Gordo, Pickens, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Gordo, Pickens, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1914, in Pickens, Alabama, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Pickens, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wiley Skelton
Margaret Moss
Marriage: about 1861
John Will Skelton
Elizabeth Anna Skelton
Elie Toliver Skelton
Mary Etta Skelton
Robert V Skelton
Thomas Marvin Skelton
Hiram Milton Skelton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1861Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire
    Age 8
    The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
    1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union
    Age 20
    Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): habitational name mainly from Skelton in Cumberland, or any of various places called Skelton in Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, and East Yorkshire. The placenames probably all derive from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, with initial Sk-, instead of Sh-, due to Scandinavian influence. However, in some cases, the first element may be a lost river name, from Old Norse skjallr ‘resounding’; compare Skelding . This English surname has been established in Queen's County [Laois], Ireland, since the 16th century.

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Willy Skelton in household of Henry Skelton, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Wiley Skelton in entry for Thomas Marvin Skelton and Mary Hannagan, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
    • Wiley Skelton in entry for Thomas Martin Skelton, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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