My name is Linda Bobo Davis, a lifelong resident of Gibson County, TN. I have located an ancestor, Soloman Skelton, in Sunflower, MS in the approximate time period of l860 to 1870, more or less. Soloman is my great-great grandfather, on my maternal linage. He was married to Nancy Montcrief while in MS and at least six children were born to them while there. They were, James Franklin 1858, William Jefferson 1861, Sara Ella 1866, Charlie 1867, Mollie 1869 (my great grandmother) and Cora Alice 1871.
Soloman enlisted in the Confederate cause on August 1861 and served in Co G 5th Mississippi Regulars, Chalmers Brigade,Walkers' Division. He was taken as a prisoner by the union forces at Franklin, TN and held at Camp Douglas, Illinois until the war ended after which he was released in June l865. He shows up in the Gibson Co, TN census of 1880, living near the town of Rutherford. There are three more children listed, Clara,1874, Suda ? Glenn, 1876, and Mattie ?.
Soloman Skelton was the son of Dosier Skelton, grandson of Soloman Skelton and Mary Dosier, Great GS of Robert Skelton and Elizabeth Bobo. The Skeltons were English and the Bobos French Huguenots. They migrated to Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi with Soloman the younger spending his final 41 years in Rutherford, Tennessee.
Hope this helps someone as fascinated as I with this family.
My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and phone number is 1-731-665-7634---
52 Salem Rd,
Rutherford, Tn 38369
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