Jefferson Davis Shankle

1861–1884 (Age 23)
DeKalb, Alabama, United States

The Life of Jefferson Davis

When Jefferson Davis Shankle was born about 1861, in DeKalb, Alabama, United States, his father, Peter Holland Shankle, was 31 and his mother, Mary Jane Evatt, was 27. He married Mary Florence Smith on 16 May 1879, in Walker, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Georgia, United States in 1870 and Cedar Grove, Walker, Georgia, United States in 1880. He died about 1884, in Walker, Georgia, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Walker, Georgia, United States.

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Jefferson Davis Shankle
Mary Florence Smith
Marriage: 16 May 1879
William Lester Shankle
Cora M. Shankle
Robert Davis Shankle

Spouse and Children

16 May 1879
Walker, Georgia, United States


    William Lester Shankle


    Cora M. Shankle



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World Events (8)

1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 0

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 7

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of German, Dutch, and Jewish Schenkel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jefferson D Shankles in household of Peter H Shankles, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J Shankles, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jeff Shankle in entry for Robert D Shankle, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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