Rebecca J. Skillern

1847–
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Rebecca J.

When Rebecca J. Skillern was born in 1847, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Wiley B. Skillern, was 37 and her mother, Nancy Lewis McEwen, was 34. She lived in Lawrence, Tennessee, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Wiley B. Skillern
1810–
Nancy Lewis McEwen
1813–
Mary Ann Skillern
1835–1922
Susan E. Skillern
1836–
Martha A Skillern
1836–1902
Margaret Elizabeth Skillern
1838–1905
PVT William Anderson Skillern
1845–1925
Rebecca J. Skillern
1847–
Lu Ann Skillern
1848–
Vashti Diana Skillern
1850–1921
Amanda Skillern
1852–1942

Parents and Siblings

    Wiley B. Skillern

    Male1810–Male

    Nancy Lewis McEwen

    Female1813–Female

siblings

(9)

    Female1835–1922Female

    Susan E. Skillern

    Female1836–Female

    Martha A Skillern

    Female1836–1902Female

    Margaret Elizabeth Skillern

    Female1838–1905Female

    PVT William Anderson Skillern

    Male1845–1925Male

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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 15

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.
1863

Age 16

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

Age 31

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

English: habitational name from Skeleron in Rimington, Lancashire (formerly in West Yorkshire), earlier known as Skelhorn.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Rebecca J Skillern in household of W B Skillern, "United States Census, 1860"

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