I,in fact, am sitting here holding a family heirloom picture of William A Skillern (wife Elizabeth). It says on the back he was born 12/27/1833 - died 11/13/1921. He was my grandfather (J Edgar Skillern's) grandfather.
I've been to his grave, many times, throughout my years. He's buried in the Skillern Cemetary on the highway (in some wooded area) between San Augustine TX & Nacodgoches TX. My uncle Kenneth Skillern oversees that family cemetary.