Joseph Lyles

1856–
Oconee, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Lyles was born in 1856, in Oconee, South Carolina, United States, his father, Wesley Lyles, was 59 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Black, was 55. He lived in Township 5 Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1850.

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Joseph Lyles
1856–
Lillie Mattie Fountain
1821–

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World Events (3)

1860

Age 4

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.
1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

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 and Scottish: variant of Lyle 1 or 2.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Joseph Lyles in household of Wiesly Lyles, "United States Census, 1850"

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