Arminta Jane Killen

20 February 1852–
Livingston, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Arminta Jane

When Arminta Jane Killen was born on 20 February 1852, in Livingston, Kentucky, United States, her father, Alfred Gordon Killen, was 27 and her mother, Julina Lovena Robertson, was 17.

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Alfred Gordon Killen
Julina Lovena Robertson
Alice Catherine Killen
Arminta Jane Killen
Theophilus J Killen
Thomas R Killen
Samuel Evans Killen

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World Events (3)


Age 9

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 11

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coilín ‘son of Colin’. According to MacLysaght, the name was that of a gallowglass family from Scotland taken to Ireland by the O’Donnells.

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

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  • Arminta Jane Killen, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"
  • Lorina Killian in the 1870 United States Federal Census

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