Frances Bryant Skipper

Female26 May 1838–6 November 1924

Brief Life History of Frances Bryant

When Frances Bryant Skipper was born on 26 May 1838, in North Carolina, United States, her father, David Alfred Skipper, was 39 and her mother, Edith Eliza "Edy" Martin, was 20. She married Thomas Mitchell McCracken on 19 August 1858, in Horry, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Galivants Ferry, Horry, South Carolina, United States in 1910 and Horry, South Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 6 November 1924, in South Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Horry, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Mitchell McCracken
Frances Bryant Skipper
Marriage: 19 August 1858
John Thomas McCracken
Mitchell Asbury McCracken
Frances Galvin McCracken
Martha Elizabeth McCracken
William Mccracken
Jasper Elwell McCracken
Gilbert Mcduffie Mccracken
Wade Jackson McCracken Sr
Arthur Cornelius Mccracken

Sources (26)

  • Francis McCracken in household of Arthur C McCracken, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Francis B. Skipper Mccracken, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1943"
  • Frances Byrant Skipper Mccracken in entry for Mr Arthur Cornelius Mccracken, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 August 1858Horry, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1853 · First State Fair

    Age 15

    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 23

    South Carolina is where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.

    Name Meaning

    English (Norfolk):

    occupational name from Middle English skepper, skipper ‘basket maker’, an agent derivative of Middle English skipp(e), skepp(e) ‘basket, hamper’ (Old Norse skeppa).

    more rarely, an occupational name from Middle English skypper ‘skipper, master of a ship’ (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schipper).

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

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