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
1848–1914
Dorcas Marie Kirby
1837–1917
Marriage: 17 March 1868
Gilla Ann Steakley
1863–1953
Ira C. Steakley
1870–
Samuel Steakley
1876–
Ardella Alice Steakley
1868–1935
Calvin Steakley
1870–1900
Dock Steakley
1875–1959
Della Jane Steakley
1878–1966
William Lee Steakley
1881–1949

Spouse and Children

    Male1848–1914Male

    Dorcas Marie Kirby

    Female1837–1917Female

MARRIAGE
17 March 1868
Jackson, Tennessee, United States
children

(8)

    Female1863–1953Female

    Ardella Alice Steakley

    Female1868–1935Female

    Calvin Steakley

    Male1870–1900Male

    Ira C. Steakley

    Male1870–Male

    Dock Steakley

    Male1875–1959Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+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.
1863

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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