Josephine Kirkman

about 1851–
Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Josephine

When Josephine Kirkman was born about 1851, in Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States, her father, Edward Franklin Shelton, was 11 and her mother, Abalina Kirkman, was 17.

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Edward Franklin Shelton
Abalina Kirkman
Josephine Kirkman
Joseph Franklin (Shelton) Kirkman
William Martin Shelton
Constantine Lafayette Shelton
James Monroe Shelton
Edward Columbus Shelton
Lilla Belle Shelton

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World Events (3)

1853 · First State Fair
Age 2
The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
Age 12
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 12
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

English (Lancashire): from Middle English kirkman ‘clergyman; churchwarden; lay official responsible for church finances’.Americanized form of German Kirchmann , a cognate of 1 above, or of its North German cognate Kerkmann (see Kerkman ) and a very rare variant Kirkmann.

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

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