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
Children with Sarah Ann Bolton:
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.
Evelyn Skelton Sell