Frank W. Skillern

      F. W. Skillern, M. D., is a native of Bledsoe County, born July 19, 1851, a graduate of Sequatchie College in 1868, and also a graduate of the medical department of Vanderbilt University in 1876. The following year he moved to Texas, where he remained until 1883, and then returned to Tennessee. In 1875 he married Miss. Alice Williams, a native of Tennessee, but reared in Texas. Two children were the result of this union: Mattie J. and Willie Maud. Mrs. Skillern is a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. In 1886 Dr. Skillern located in Chattanooga. He is a Mason, Knight of Pythias, and for twelve years has been engaged in the practice of his profession. He is the son of William and Martha (Farrar) Skillern. The father was born in Bledsoe County, Tenn., and his ancestors came from the Emerald Isle. The mother was born in Bath County, Va. She descended from an old English family.      After their marriage they settled in Rhea County, Tenn., where the father was quite an extensive stock trader. The mother died in 1865, after which the father married Miss Sarah Henninger; he is still living. To his first marriage were born four children - two sons and two daughters - and to his last union only one child was born.
Goodspeed's "History of Tennessee" 1887; Page 994.


Note: 1880 US Census, Precinct 3, Denton Co., Texas
Source: FHL Film 1255300 National Archives Film T9-1300 Page 115B