John Franklin Skelton

John Franklin Skelton
b. 28 June 1841, Hendricks County, Indiana
d. 5 April 1918, Rome, Floyd County, Georgia

m/1. Hamilton County, Indiana
Sarah Ann Bolton
b. 11 November 1831, Tennessee
d. 12 December 1878, White County, Arkansas

m/2. 29 January 1882, Hamilton County, Tennessee
Ellen McCulla

Children with Sarah Ann Bolton:

  • James
  • Elizabeth
  • Frank
  • Susie
  • Manureva

Children with Ellen McCulla:

  • Sally (b. 1881)
  • John Austin
  • John Franklin, Jr.
  • Nellie Viola
  • William Young

John lived in Hendricks County and Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Indiana, before moving to Hamilton County, Tennessee.

On 23 April 1861, John Skelton volunteered at Lawrenceburg, Indiana, for one year in Company G, 16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry. He was mustered out on 23 May 1862 at Washington D.C. On 6 August 1862, he was mustered into Company E, 68th Regiment and served until 1 July 1865. His regiment engaged in the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, and he belonged to the Grand Army of the Republic.

John’s first wife, Sarah Ann, was married first to a B. R. McCulla, who died while in service as a Confederate soldier. They had a daughter Ellen.

Submitted by:
Evelyn Skelton Sell
Neosho MO

1 thought on “John Franklin Skelton

  1. Viola Wofford

    I work in the genealogy department at the Neosho Newton County Library in Missouri. I have a patron who would like to find a connection between James Henry Skelton [born about 1871, married Cassie Rebecca Perkins 1889, and died 3 Sep, 1963, bur at I.O.O.F in Neosho, MO] and Evelyn Skelton Sell dau of Raymond Avril and Minnie Onieda Skelton [ Evelyn born 8 Feb 1936, married Glenn Eugene Sell 28 May, 1959 and died 12 Sep 2011 in Joplin, Jasper, MO]


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