Thomas Newton Kerley

2 May 1861–1925 (Age 63)
Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Thomas Newton

When Thomas Newton Kerley was born on 2 May 1861, in Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States, his father, Joshua Kerley, was 13 and his mother, Margery Graham, was 18. He married Fannie A. Moody in January 1889, in Douglas, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 2, Grundy, Tennessee, United States in 1920. He died in 1925, at the age of 64, and was buried in Hobbs Hill Cemetery, Tracy City, Grundy, Tennessee, United States.

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Thomas Newton Kerley
Fannie A. Moody
Marriage: January 1889
Mary Ora Kerley

Spouse and Children

January 1889
Douglas, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joshua Kerley


    Margery Graham




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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 1

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 17

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of German and Swiss Kehrli or Kerle, a variant of Kerl .2 Irish: variant spelling of Curley ( see McCurley ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thomas N Curley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas L Kerley, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Thomas L Kerley, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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