Mary Jane Sisk

1840–before 1944 (Age 104)
Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Sisk was born in 1840, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Richard W. Sisk, was 20 and her mother, Lucinda Elizabeth Vaughn, was 25. She married John Wesley Kerr on 8 June 1859, in Jackson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cobden, Union, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Saratoga, Union, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died before 1944, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 103.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Kerr
Mary Jane Sisk
Marriage: 8 June 1859
William Henry Kerr
John Richard Kerr
Lucinda Elizabeth Kerr
James Madison Kerr
Nancy E. 'Belle' Kerr
Charles Monroe Kerr
George Crawford Kerr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 June 1859Jackson, Alabama, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 6
    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 27
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 4397;2007: 9063; 2010: 12365)Irish (Cork): perhaps from Ó Siosta, a rare Munster surname apparently originating in Kerry, where the placename Tuath Ó Siosta ‘tribe of Ó Sioste’ (Anglicized as Tuosist) is based on the surname. This surname is found in County Cork since the 18th century.

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

    Sources (14)

    • Mary Disk in entry for Elizabeth Shelton, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
    • Mary J Keer in household of Marshel C Crowder, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Mary Jane Sisk in entry for Geo C Kerr, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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