Silas Skipper

1775–28 February 1856 (Age 81)
Richmond, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Silas

When Silas Skipper was born in 1775, in Richmond, North Carolina, United States, his father, Nathan Newton Skipper, was 20 and his mother, Jemima Skipper, was 21. He married Louisa Quick about 1800, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Marlboro, Marlboro, South Carolina, United States in 1850. He died on 28 February 1856, in Marlboro, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Silas Skipper
Arena Quick
Marriage: 1848
Thomas Skipper
Nancy Skipper
Celia Ann Skipper
Lucy Ann Skipper
Horatio Henry O Skipper

Spouse and Children



    Thomas Skipper




    Horatio Henry O Skipper


    Nancy Skipper


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 1

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 24

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Norfolk):1. occupational name for the master of a ship, Middle English skipper (from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schipper). 2. from an agent derivative of Middle English skip(en) ‘to jump or spring’ (apparently of Scandinavian origin), hence an occupational name for an acrobat or professional tumbler, or nickname for a high-spirited person. 3. occupational name for a basket-maker, from an agent derivative of Middle English skipp(e), skepp(e) ‘basket’, ‘hamper’ (Old Norse skeppa).

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

Sources (3)

  • Silas Skipper, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Silas Skipper, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Silas Skipper, "United States Census, 1820"

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