Wiley Steakley

29 February 1848–3 December 1914 (Age 66)
Van Buren, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Wiley

When Wiley Steakley was born on 29 February 1848, in Van Buren, Tennessee, United States, his father, William L Steakley, was 26 and his mother, Delphia Adeline Johnson, was 19. He married Dorcas Marie Kirby on 17 March 1868, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Civil District 11, Jackson, Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Civil District 7, Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died on 3 December 1914, in Double Springs, Putnam, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Double Springs Cemetery, Westgate, Putnam, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wiley Steakley
Dorcas Marie Kirby
Marriage: 17 March 1868
Gilla Ann Steakley
Ira C. Steakley
Samuel Steakley
Ardella Alice Steakley
Calvin Steakley
Dock Steakley
Della Jane Steakley
William Lee Steakley

Spouse and Children


    Dorcas Marie Kirby


17 March 1868
Jackson, Tennessee, United States



    Ardella Alice Steakley


    Calvin Steakley


    Ira C. Steakley


    Dock Steakley


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 14

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 18

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an Americanized form of Swiss German Steckli ( see Steckley ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wiley Steakly, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wiley J Steakley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wiley Steakley in household of William Steakley, "United States Census, 1860"

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