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Skinner from Grand Rapids MI
27 Aug 1998
From: Kristi & Dave Skinner skinner3@mindspring.com
Looking for History of Skinners..my husband is David W. Skinner from Grand Rapids MI...his father and Grandfather both Robert W. Skinner from Grand Rapids also. Any help?

NATHANIEL SKINNER 1811-post 1870
21 Aug 1998
From: Richard E. Parr parr@safemail.com
I am looking for any information on NATHANIEL SKINNER, born about 1811 or 1812 in PA, USA. In particular, we need the identification of parents, his final residences, death and burial dates and places.
He married ELIZABETH JOHNSON on February 15, 1842 in Henry County, IN. They were the parents of
CALVIN W. SKINNER born April 16, 1843 in Henry County, IN and JOHN SKINNER born before September 25, 1845 in IN.
He married ELEANOR C. HINAKER on February 10, 1847 in Muncie, Delaware County, IN. They had the following children:

SERVILLA J. SKINNER about 1848 in IN.
FRANCIS M. SKINNER about 1850 in IN.
HESTER A. SKINNER about 1853 in IN.
JAMES SKINNER about 1856 in IN.
EMILY SKINNER in January 1860 in IN.
SAMUEL SKINNER about 1864 in IN.
SIMIA A SKINNER about 1867 in IN.
In the Census of 1870, NATHANIEL was listed as a head of household in Monroe Township, Delaware County, IN with his second wife and younger children.

After the census event, he disappeard from Delaware County IN. His son CALVIN SKINNER continued to live in that county until his death on March 17, 1910.
I have documented what I know of this line at

13 Aug 1998
From: The Jones master@ipa.net
I'm a decendent of the Skinners of Ark..seeking info about any around Woodruff co. My g-grandfather was John Skinner married Nellie Armspaugh/Aunspaugh Jan 7 1906. G-Ggandfather was Calvin Skinner married Rebbeca ?..Calvin was born 1843 in Va.( info from the 1900 censes). Would like any info. that anyone has on this line of Skinners Thanks!

SKINNER of Torrington, Devon, England
10 Aug 1998
From: Eric DUBRUEL dubruele@CMH.FR
Hello ! good morning to all Skinners and other "far cousins". One of my ancestors JOHNSON , of Reading (Berks , England ) settled in the County of Devon, at Torrington, after he married in the first beginning of 18 th century, Jane SKINNER, daughter of John and ..(?)..DENNIS. Could anybody give more details on these persons or let me know if it exists somewhere a pedigree of the SKINNER of Torrington. Many thanks and best regards.


Hiram Daniel Skinner b. 4/18?1818
26 Jul 1998
From: Sandra J. Schreiber sandy@mc.net

Looking for parents and siblings of Hiram Daniel Skinner. Hiram was b. 4/18?1818 in Ontario Co. NY he m. Mary M Brown b. 9/1842 m. 9/20/1842. They moved to Allen Co., Indiana had Lorinda, Amanda, Daniel, Martin, Wesley, Charles Wesley, George, Henry and Mary then moved to McHenry Co., Illinois any information on Hiram and Mary (Brown) Skinner please contact me.

Japeth Skinner m. Mary Ann Obinchain
22 Jul 1998
From: From: Amy Grady akkgb@mercury.net

I am looking for information on Japeth Skinner m. Mary Ann Obinchain in 1839. Originally born in Va @ 1801. Moved to Hancock Co.Ky. Any info would be appreciated - will share all info that I have.
Thanks, Amy

Joseph Skinner b. 1813
17 Jul 1998
From: Kimberly Hart hart8ak@inreach.com

Hi, I'm looking for information on a Joseph Skinner b. 1813 in NY and married to a Juliette b. 1810 in NY. Together they moved to Michigan where they had the following:
1. Byron Skinner b. 1838
2. Ellen Skinner b. 1840
3. Albert Skinner b. 1842
4. James Skinner b. 1844
5. Charlotte Adelaide Skinner b. 1846
they then migrated to Platte Co., NE where Charlotte married George Lawrence in 1865. Any help on this line would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance.

Subject: Query Response
Date: 10 Oct 1998
From: "Harold W. Youngberg" <youngber@concentric.net>
I have an Oren B. Skinner b. November 15, 1816 in Cambridge, Washington County, NY. Oren moved to Indiana then to Oregon.
Oren had a brother Joseph. I have no information on him except he supposedly married a Tirzah Cunningham b. Feb. 25, 1813 in New Jersey. I have been unable to find anything on Joseph.
Do you know what part of New York your Joseph was born?
Best wishes,
Harold W. Youngberg

William Skinner / Bertha Malloy
13 Jul 1998
From: Michelle Skinner yoko@log.on.ca

I am looking for any information on my family-Skinner... my granfather's name was William and he married my grandmother Bertha Malloy sometime around the 1920's 30's..
I am from Ontario Canada. Any information would be appreciated. As a side note it has been a long standing tradition to name one son after his father hence my father (William) is the fifth or so William in this lineage.

Date: 8 Apr 1999
From: "Rick & Berni" <skinner@netidea.com>
I have a William Skinner in my family tree. He was the brother of my great grandfather Sidney, I have info that says he lived in Verden Manitoba in 1920.
Do you see a connection?
Rick Skinner
Castlegar, B.C.

Augustus & Julius/Bartow & Morgan Co. GA--looking for descendents of the people who built our house circa 1860.
12 Jul 1998
From: Chantal Parker parkerhome@mindspring.com

Augustus & Julius/Bartow & Morgan Co. GA--looking for descendents of the people who built our house circa 1860.
Augustus A. (Gus) Skinner born: 3-26-1834 Morgan Co Georgia, died: 4-30-1881 Bartow Co (Cartersville), married: 1-7-1858 Mary (Mollie) Edward --
parents: Julius Skinner b. 3-13-1795 d. 2-15-1872 in Atlanta, Lucinda Houston b. d. 186? in Cartersville --
siblings: According to the 1850 Morgan County Census, Julius Skinner had four sons and three daughters. We've found

Virgil Newton Skinner b. 1-16-1839 Morgan County d. 2-15-1857 Cartersville;
Jane Skinner Jones b. Morgan County d. Cartersville;
Mary Skinner;
Harriet Skinner;
John R. Skinner? --

others: On 12-2-1878 A. A. Skinner became guardian to James E. Skinner (moved to Atlanta 18??); Mary M. Skinner; John J. Skinner; William A. Skinner (moved to Orange Co FLA 18??)

The Parker Family HomePage http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/9288
Games, Midis, Postcards, Links to Cartersville & Bartow County

Date: 16 May 1999
From: "Will Skinner" <ncpappabear@home.com>
You inquired about William A. Skinner or Orange County FL in the 1800's. We moved to Orlando (Orange County) FL in 1953. My father was Will A. Skinner and I'm Jr. When we moved to Orlando there was only one other Skinner in Orange County at the time. We did research to see if there had previously been other Skinners. As far as we were able to ascertain they weren't. Doesn't mean that there couldn't have been for various and sundry reasons; i.e. the Orange County Courthouse burned on a least one and maybe two occasions and records were lost. My grandfather was William Lafayette Skinner of Monroe County AL. I would be interested in knowing if you obtain any other information.
If I can help you in any way please advise.
Thanks and best regards,
Will A. Skinner, Jr.
Asheville NC 28803
PS We moved to Asheville from Orlando in 1987, couldn't take the heat and humidity any longer.
Date: 09 Oct 1999
From: Bill Fleming <j-bf@worldnet.att.net>
My name is Jane Skinner Fleming. My grandfather was William Augustin Skinner from Cartersville, Ga. He had a brother named Walton. My grandfather moved to New Jersey where he met my grandmother. They had 2 children, my father who was William Augustin and his brother John. They used to call my grandfather Big Gus and my dad was Little Gus. I would love to gain information on the family line before my grandfather. My grandfather died in his 40's, my dad was a teen when he died. So, I never knew the man. Could use all the help I can get, as, I am just starting this project! Thank you!

Joshua SKINNER m Elizabeth Moultrie & Isabelle Walkup [UN 1114]
Date: 21 Jun 1998
From: Jean Danielson <JHDANIELSON@prodigy.net>
About three years ago I asked you if you had any information on a Joshua Skinner born 1816 in Madison/Estill Co KY. Moved to Buchanan MO by 1840, married Elizabeth Moultrie in 1841, then Isabelle Walkup in 1845. He moved from Buchanan Co MO to Page Co IA by 1860, and died there in 1900. Could you once again see if you might possibly have any information on my Joshua?
There was a Phinneas Skinner (don't know if I spelled Phinneas right) who was in Platte Co MO about 1850 and 1860. I found a land patent for this Phinneas Skinner in Buchanan Co MO ca 1840. It was very close to where the Moultrie family lived. Since Joshua first married a Moultrie, I'm thinking that this Phinneas might have been a brother. Do you have any information Phinneas, such as parents?
What information do you have on the John Skinner family that was in Madison/Estill Co KY ca 1800?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Jean Danielson

Lella Skinner
Date: 29 May 1998
From: Randy Raybon <jstokesco@cxp.com>
Looking for Lella Skinner. Last seen around 1962 when she and her then boyfriend, Greg double-dated with Becky Jenkins and I in Jacksonville, Florida. She lived on the Skinner's Dairy farm here and was active in the Girl Scouts at that time.
Thanks, Randy Raybon

John Skinner m Rose McCafferty
Date: 27 May 1998 00:20:12 -0400
From: Roy Bebee <roybb@sympatico.ca>
I have very little to go on searching for grandfather John Skinner. He married maternal grandmother Rose McCafferty (b. near Glasgow 1888. d.Kingston, ON, 1959 ) and they had two daughters - Rose ( my mother ), Eileen, and sons Bill and John. They all emigrated to Canada around 1933 when Skinner/McCafferty marriage broke up due to abuse. No one has talked about it since, so I have no trace.
Grandmother Rose's sister married (? Brown ) who lived in Glasgow and worked in the shipyards on the Clyde.
Any direction or help would be appreciated. I am also working on the Bebee family name at the same time. Interesting hobby!
Thanks, RoyBB

Abigail Skinner
Date: 23 May 1998
From: KimDav4197 <KimDav4197@aol.com>
I'm looking fro the parentage of Abigail Skinner. She was nicknamed "Nabby". She was born abt 1767. She married Joseph Godfrey in 1787, Bristol, MA.
Thank you.

22 May 1998
From: don ella cunningham dcunningham@fuse.net

Looking for information about HENRY B SKINNER. He was born in Wilmington, NC ( New Hanover Co) in October 1884. His mother's name was Sarah Skinner. His father's name is unknown at this time. Need to know if there are any siblings, cousins, or relatives of this person. We are not sure of his whereabouts from 1884 to 1912. During 1912, he married Bowdie L Gorman in Chatanooga, TN. They later moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where he died in April 1932. Any information on this person would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail:

17 May 1998
From: VWhite0901 VWhite0901@aol.com

I'm searching for information on my GGrandfather's family: David J. SKINNER b. April 22, 1848 d. May 31, 1921 married Feb. 5, 1871 to Hamey Loruh LIVINGSTON b. Mar. 21, 1853 d. Aug. 16, 1932 they are buried at Riverside Cemetery Spencer, IN. They had eight children:

Lizzie Olivia b. Oct. 1871 d. June 1872,

Homer Napoleon b. May 17, 1874 d. Nov. 18, 1956,

Fidelia b. Oct. 31, 1876 d. ? ,

Commadore b. Aug. 7, 1878 d. Dec. 1880,

Theodore b. Feb. 10, 1880 ,

Martin b. Aug. 17, 1882 d. ?,

Everett b. May 2, 1884 d. ?,

Harry b. Nov. 2, 1887 d. ? .
I have information on Homer's family, do know that the children all stayed in IN. for the most part--Everett moved to NY. and I think PA. Fidelia married and moved to OH. Anyone with any information on this IN. SKINNER family I would like to hear from you. Would like to find out who David's and Hamey's parents and siblings were too. Thanks so much.

See update, click here.

13 May 1998

Skinner lines: PADDOCKS, GUTKNECHTS, COWLES, TRAINS. Otis Skinner was the father of Joseph Skinner. Joseph married Lydia Stearns. One of their children was Slyvia Sylance. Sylvia married Barney Paddock. One of their children was Arthur who married Minnie. One of their daughters was Gloria Jean, my mother. Any connections, please write!!!
Laura Montel

Joseph Skinner born 4/29/1820 in Easton, Talbot County Maryland
11 May 1998

I am looking for my great-grandfather Joseph Skinner born 4/29/1820 in Easton, Talbot County Maryland died 6/30/1884 whereabouts unknown. He was married twice with two sets of children. First wife was Sarah Jane Cameron (b. 1818 d. 9/30/1866) they were married 7/2/1846 . Children were as follows:

Eveline Cameron: b. 7/2/1847 d. 9/29/1866 (married John O'Donnell 4/23/1865)

William Hugh: b. 4/7/1854

Mary Elizabeth: 2/5/1856 in Baltimore, Md. (Possible married name Green)

Thomas Walker:5/24/1857 in Washington D.C.

Second Wife: Martha Jane Hood b. 12/18/1845 in West Newton, Westmoreland County, Pa. d. 6/12/1890 In Pa. married Joseph 7/2/1868. Children were as follows:

Evelean H.: b. 3/21/1869 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (married Tom Piper)

Clara: b. 4/20/1871 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio (married Joseph Piper)

Sarah J. Skinner: b. 12/12/1872 in Ohio

Alice Skinner: b. 3/14/1874 in Cinncinnati, Ohio

James Harry: b. 4/13/1877 in Donegal, Pa

Jospeh Garfield: b. 9/20/1880 in Jacob's Creek, Pa. d. 5/2/1957 in Pa.

I have come to a total dead-end.

Date: 15 Feb 1999
From: SARA LAMBDIN BAACK" <gcsb@msinets.com>
I don't know how much help this will be, but maybe it's a possible "avenue".
One of my ancestors, "William Nevil Lambdin" (a shipbuilder) married "Ruth Skinner" (born March 28, 1778 died March 21, 1870....buried behind St. Luke's Methodist Church, in St. Michaels, Talbot Co., MD), on October 3, 1798, in Talbot County (probably St. Michaels). I feel that the records you are looking for, are in that area.
It is possible that Ruth had a brother who might be your great-great-grandfather, (father of your great-grandfather). Ruth's father was "John Skinner" and her mother was "Ruth" (nee?).
I hope this helps. Good luck in your research, and would you be kind enough to forward any information you get on the "Skinners", in that time period to me?
Sara Lambdin Baack gcsb@msinets.com

Jamaica; London, England (14/4)
09 May 1998
From: Marjorie Skinner marja.spirit@virgin.net

My name is Marjorie Skinner and I live in London. Today I came across the Skinner family Association while looking for my brother's Email address.

Yesterday (Friday 8 May) my father was buried. He died of a heart attack at the age of 60. He was born and grew up in Jamaica, and came to England in the 60's with my mother. They had eight children together and I am the first born.

What I noticed when looking at all the Skinner's on the SFA web sight was there was no mention of a Black branch of the name.
Obviously a Skinner at some time was involved in the slave trade and this is what I find very interesting.
We are a very large family based all over the world, however I have no real desire to have a family get together I would love to find out who gave us our name and what part of the world he came from.

If you have any information at all Please let me know. Or if you would like to know anymore about us feel free to ask.


Subject: Query Response
Date: 19 Feb 2000
From: "chillamy" <chillamy@gateway.net>
Dear Marjorie,
I don' t know of your'e still interested in the black lineage of the Skinner name, but i do have some information. If you would like to e mail me , I will be gald to relay the information to you. Hope to hear from you soon.
Amy Skinner Childress
Subject: Query Response
Date: 11/23/98
I am a white American descended from Richard Skinner of the Isle of Jersey who helped found New Jersey. I served in the American Military in the 1960s and ran across several black Americans with the surname of Skinner. One American Skinner did immigrate to the islands and then into the American Southeast and I'm sure there were Skinner slaveowners at some time in the past.
Linn Skinner <skinner02@sprynet.com>
Subject: Query Response
Date: 8/10/98
Dear Marjorie:
In reply to your query about Black Skinner's. I am white but I had the opportunity a number of years ago to have a band from Chicago, USA stay at my house. After they settled in they told me they were surprised to find out I was white because all the Skinner people they knew were black. The same is true in Halifax, Nova Scotia where I was born. The other Skinner families were all black.
Seem like in this instance I'm the minority.
Hope you get more information on your own line.

Megan Skinner

St. Kew. Cornwall, England
09 May 1998
From: Bruce Cross bcross@lara.on.ca
I am looking for the family of Ann Skinner, who married William Couch on Feb. 10, 1798 at St. Kew. Cornwall, England.
Bruce Cross bcross@lara.on.ca

16 Sep 1998
From: Hannah M" <katiehan@mpx.com.au>

I am also looking for Skinners from Cornwall. Mine are Abel and Mary. They migrated to Australia in 1856.We may come across each other again,


Perry Co. Ohio
05 May 1998
From: don jordan longbal@community.net

I have a great grandfather born 6-14-45 in Perry Co. Ohio. Died Oct 2-1925 in Glenrock Wy. Married Mary Eve Buckman May 30-1867. Does any one have any tie in with these people?

Query Response
Date: 07 Oct 1998
From: "Glenda G. Barnes" <glendab@cmc.net>
Dear Don:
Your grandfathers name was Eli Morris Skinner born 14 June 1845 in Perry co., Ohio. He married Mary Eve Buchman 30 May 1867 in PerryCo., Ohio. Eli died 2 Oct 1925 in Glenrock, Converse, Wyoming.
His father is our elusive Skinner. We haven't pinpointed his exact father, but we know which family it was. We believe his father was John Slathiel Skinner, son of Samuel Skinner born 20 Nov 1757 in Bedford Co., Pa. He was the son of Samuel Sr. born 1729/34 of Woodbridge, NJ. who married Agnes Critchfield . His father was Nathaniel Skinner who married Elizabeth King.
Eli seems to have disappeared, and lots of investigation is being done to find proof.
My grandfather was Richard Skinner brother of Eli Morris Skinner. I would be more than glad to help you on anything I can. Take care.
Glenda Barnes glendab@cmc.net
Query Response Response
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999
From: "sherburn" <robana@triton.net>
My gg-grandmother was Eliza Ann Skinner, born in 1828 in Perry Co. Ohio. She married Avery Carey October 9, 1844 in Perry Co., probably Monday Creek, Salt Lick Tws. I am pulling my hair out trying to figure out who her parents were. I have information that Avery Carey was Adm. of Richard Skinner jr., Lot 5 Straitsville, Perry, Ohio June 21 1849. I don't know if this Richard Skinner was her father or another relative.
If you have anything I would greatly appreciate your help. I have information on her decendents and if you need anything, please let me know.
Thank you.
Diana Robinson Sherburn

Skinner - Whiting
5 May 1998
From: "Pat D Fite" patdfite@prodigy.net

I am looking for a Dr. Skinner who married Lufanny Whiting. She was probably born between 1808 and 1824 in NY. She is the daughter of Alanson Whiting b ca 1785 d 9 Oct 1849 in Romulus, Seneca Co, NY.
Pat D. Fite patdfite@bigfoot.com

Subject: Query Response
Date: 10 Oct 1998
From: "tnotto" <tnotto@gateway.net>
I am a Skinner. There were numerous Dr. skinner's in the family. Dr. Eziekiel Skinner from Conn and NY was the 1st, as was his son, and his son, and his son.

1850 Conecuh County, AL
03 May 1998 09:18:10 +0000
From: John Chitty jchitty1@texas.net

Recently learned that my GGG Grandfather's (Allen CHITTY) wife Sarah may have had the last name SKINNER. According to the 1850 Conecuh County, AL census Sarah was born abt 1805 in GA. The same census has two other SKINNER's around the same age as being born in SC. Their names were William SKINNER b. abt 1896 and Wiley SKINNER b. abt 1818. Does anyone have connections to these family or info on a Sarah SKINNER. Possibly Sarah Jane SKINNER fitting the same time/place line.
Thank you, John Chitty

Subject: Query Response
Date: 4 Mar 2000
From: "Kitty Wilson" <wils@ark.net>
Saw you query on Skinner page. I have a Sarah J. listed as a sister to my gr grandfather Aaron Thomas, Father: William/ mother: Rhoda Outland
Don't know if any connection. Let me know.
Subject: Response
Date: 5 Mar 2000 12:13:46 -0600
From: "John Chitty" <jchitty1@texas.net>
Hi Kitty,
Thanks for the note on Sarah J. Skinner. Mine was born in Georgia around 1804 and died in Alabama, September 4, 1855.
Does the places and time fit with yours? Is your info online?
John Chitty

29 Apr 1998
From: Mystik1515 Mystik1515@aol.com
J. Skinner

I am looking for some information on my family history. I want to know if there are any black people in our family history.

Query Response
Date: 15 Feb 1999
From: "SARA LAMBDIN BAACK" <gcsb@msinets.com>
You might want to take into consideration, that slaves were often given the names of their owners. So, while there are "black" Skinners, I'd doubt they had that name when they were first transported from Africa to the states.
Sara Baack

General William Skinner
25 Apr 1998
From: TG Skinner skin@pinn.net (N.B. This address appears to not be current!)

I'm looking for information on a General William Skinner, from Perquimmans County, North Carolina. (He may be linked to The Battle of Great Bridge.) Also, William Palin Skinner, Thomas Gregory Skinner, Harry Skinner, Benjaman Skinner... all from Perquimmans County, NC.

Date: Mar 1999
From: nelson <joshua4@norfolk.infi.net>
Hey! Just found your query on the Skinner Family Association Query page. I've been trying to find parents for my Mary Skinner, b. around 1840. She married Francis Chappell in 1857. The Chappells and Palins are intertwined, so I thought maybe you might have a clue as to the ancestors of Mary Skinner. I hope you can help.
I will be going to Chowan/Perquimans counties this month; if I can look up anything for you, I will be glad to. Thanks in advance for any help you might give.
Carolyn Nelson
NC ~ Chappell, Monds, Skinner, Lane, Palin, Bond, Dail, Bunch, White, Goodwin, Griffin, Newby, Spivey...
OH ~ Sheldon, Rhodes, Edwards, Stonebraker, Gerstenschlager, Winsheimer...
PA ~ Sheldon, Stonebraker/Steinbrecher, Altvatter, Freund, Gerlach, Roth/Rhodes, Reich, Brenneisen...
SCOT ~ Murray, Sandison, Fairlie, Findlay/Finlay, Dean, Major, Taylor..
GA ~ Milner, Lumpkin, Nelms, Dunn, Everingham, Godwin, Powell, Wilkinson, Pinckney, Warren..
KS ~ Weinheimer, Heck, Boyd

John Skinner born 12-3-1861
25 Apr 1998
From: "Joy Buhmann" joyceb@redland.net.au
I am researching my father's family John Skinner born 12-3-1861 at Queen's Head road, Whitechapel, London. His father was George Skinner who married Eleanor Lichfield. They migrated to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia arriving here 8-12-1865 on "Queen of the South". George's parents were Thomas Skinner who married Janet Ramsey. Could you send me any more information about this family line?

Elisha Skinner
22 Apr 1998
From: Shirley Soper ssoper@mo-net.com
My gggrandmother was Sarah Skinner. She was the daughter of Elisha Skinner, and was born Dec. 10, 1841. They were living in Appanoose County (Centerville) Iowa in 1856 when she married Jesse Elon Murray. Their marriage date was August 13, 1856. Sarah died April 16, 1927 in Cassville, Mo. Does anyone have any information on Elisha? Would certainly appreciate any help.

William Widlake Skinner
22 Apr 1998 10:57:26 -0700
From: Ella Wagner esassy@pei.sympatico.ca
Looking for information about William Widlake Skinner who married Emily Ann Gould believed to be in Eastdown, Devonshire, England at time of marriage.William may have been born about 1850, probably near or at Eastdown. Think there were eight children one of whom was Mary Alice who married Thomas Newitt in North Newington, Oxfordshire, England.
Any information contact me at esassy@pei.sympatico.ca My name is John H. Newitt and I live at Tyne Valley, Prince Edward Island Canada.

Query Response
Date: 13 Jun 1999
From: Mary Philhower <mphilhower@juno.com>
Hi, I am trying to find out information on George Skinner born in 1846 - I think he was the brother of James Skinner born in Devonshire, England. Do you have any information on the eight children?
Thank you, Mary Pat
Query Response
Date: 10 Jun 1999
From: "Frank Skinner" <frank.skinner@tesco.net>
Hello Ella,
Widlake is an uncommon name. I know of a John Skinner who lived in Devon who married Elizabeth Wedlake in 1832 in Devon.
I know his parentage but nothing about their children - co-incidence maybe?
regards Frank Skinner
Ampney Crucis, Gloucestershire, England
Query Response Response
Date: 7 Aug 2000
From: "Andrew Sibley" <andrew.sibley@talk21.com>
My grandfather Sebastian Skinner was born in Hollocombe - Winkleigh area in 1898 - he had 2 brothers and 1 sister. (Jack and Minnie and ?) he was a bee keeper and sold honey by the ton. He moved to Colyton in E Devon in 1934. The family were (and still are) members of the Pylmouth Brethren. Attending Allerbridge Chapel near Coldridge and also Chumleigh. I wonder if you know if my family is linked to your Alexander Skinner from the 18th century?. He married an Emily? Sampson from Coldridge. my grandmother was born in 1902. other relatives still live in Wembworthy, Coldridge area. I notice also that you don't know where Warkleigh is. Perhaps it is a miss spelling of Winkleigh.
Yours sincerely
Andrew Sibley

Skinner Family / Washington
19 Apr 1998
From: Kenny Skinner skinnerk@peak.org
Hi. My name is Kenny Skinner from Monroe, Oregon. I'm wondering if you have any information about Leslie Skinner who died near Anatone, Washington in 1911. Leslie was my great-grandfather.
Any information you could provide to me would be very much appreciated.

Major Skinner
19 Apr 1998
From: Thomas Beusse sbeusse@groupz.net
I am seeking information about a Major Skinner of the U.S . Revolutionary War. Major Skinner was given a land grant for his services and he and his decendents ultimately lived in Augusta, Georgia for several generations. He operated a dairy farm and present day Skinner Mill Road is named for his family.

Subject: Query Response
Date: 27 Feb 2000
From: Mary Skinner <mvicskin@pacbell.net>
My name is Mary Skinner and I am a direct descendant of Major Skinner. This is what I can tell you about him from an article that appeared in the Richmond County History, Vol. 10, No. 1 Winter, 1978:
It is said that Major William Skinner cam to Georgia, either before or after the Revolutionary War. He was granted land in Screven and apparently George Washington had breakfast there in 1791.
Major Skinner and his wife Elizabeth had seven children. The oldest, John was born in 1786. The others were William, Thomas, Caroline, Seaborn, Linvingston, and Sallie. In 1806 Major Skinner and Seaborn Jones traded lands owned by Jones in Richmond Country for those owned by Skinner in Screven Country. The Major then went on to acquire large land holdings around Augusta, GA, including what is now the site of Augusta College.
The Major's oldest son John, had two sons John and William and they stayed on the land. William had a son, William H. Skinner and he had a son William Skinner. William Skinner was married to Jane E. Skinner and they had a daughter, Jesse and a son, John Seaborn. John Seaborn was my grandfather. My father, William Allan was his only son. One thing I can tell you about this branch of Skinners -- they were all extraordinarily tall -- Jane's obituary says she was married to the "largest man in the state" and my father, my brother, me and my sister are 6'0" plus.
If you are able to find anything more about the Skinners of Screven and Richmond County -- I would be most interested.
Mary Skinner

Subject: Searching Skinner Samily
18 Apr 1998
From: Helen Rebecca (Skinner) McConnehey helenrmcconnehey@interx.net
Note to Helen: Your mail was returned to me. Please check your eMail address and get in contact with me again. Thanks! Gregg, SFA.
I found your add on the internet and would like to get more information from you about the Skinners and where they originate from. My maiden name is Skinner. My father's name was Vernon Howard Skinner and he was born in Friend, Nebraska. He wrote me a letter some time ago and said that our family came over to America on a ship called the St. Phillip. He also said we were from an island off the coast of France. I also understand that we have cousins on the east coast. My dad's uncle was Lyle Skinner, I have 4 brothers and 1 sister that are Skinners. Michael, Buddy, Susan and one other I don't know which are half siblings. There mom's name was Bonnie Skinner. My full blood brother is Vernon Edward Skinner. He goes by the name Jeske now. If you have any info that would be helpful please e-mail me.
Thank you,
Helen Rebecca (Skinner) McConnehey

Subject: Query Response
Date: 17 Apr 2000
From: "Paul Skinner" <paulo@mcn.net>
Vernon Howard Skinner was my great uncle. I saw your post at the Skinner Family Association. Please contact me. I have lots of info for you.
Yours 'Aye,
Paul Skinner
Subject: Hello Cousin!
Date: 21 Nov 1999
From: "Paul Skinner" <paulo@mcn.net>
Lyle is my dad. I have some pictures of Vernon. Yes, you are a descendant of Richard Skinner of New Jersey. He came over on the Philip on August 1, 1665. It's a bit late now but I will have more for you in a couple of days.
Glad to have found you,
Paul Skinner (I am Lyle's eldest)

17 Apr 1998
From: Janet Sing liloa@interpac.net
Aloha...Carl Robert Coe (CarlRCoe@Compuserve.com) has documented the Coe family and will publish soon. He states what I've always known: David Jameson Coe b. 1780 Fairfax Co., Va., married 1820, Elizabeth Conger Skinner b. 1799 in Loudoun County. The Skinners (he says) were natives of Hunterdon County, N.J. and moved to Virginia in l772. D. 1/10/1847, Knox Co., Mo. Can't find her in ur databanks. plz adv. any knowledge or link. Mahalo, Jan Sing

Date: Mar 1999
From: Mike Skinner <baa399@saturn.angelo.edu>
Hi I saw an Ad on the Skinner web page. I saw something about Missouri. I am a skinner from central Missouri doing research on my family. Any Help. My father is son of Ethel Skinner, born sometime befor 1900. My father was born in Randolph County, but not sure where his dad was born.
Any help? I would surely appreciate it.
Michael Skinner

Newfoundland Skinners
12 Apr 1998
From: NCS1128 NCS1128@aol.com
I'm a first timer in writing to you but I have read almost all your back issues - I got 16 microfische at the LDS Genealogical Library here in Florida. It was very interesting reading but I was unable to connect with any of the family trees included. My father's family is from Newfoundland and I can only trace back to my great-grandfather, Josiah Samuel Skinner, born about 1850 and he lived in Ochre Pit Cove, Conception Bay, Nfld. If you have any info would appreciate it more than I can say. I have been trying to research this line for over 20 years.

Date: 7 Mar 1999
From: "Kathleen" <ktdexcel@frontiernet.net>
I have a Josiah S. Skinner..born 1771 in N.C., died 1842 in Tennessee...he was son of Emmanuel Skinner. Contact me if I can help you any.
Kathy ktdexcel@frontiernet.net
Subject: Response
Date: 4 Mar 2000
From: "Kitty Wilson" <wils@ark.net>
I just saw your listing on Skinner page. Someone was asking about a Josiah S. Skinner
You said you had listing for Josiah b 1771, NC, d TN. This seems to be grgrgr grandfather.
What information would you have? William b 1881 is my grandfather.
Thanks, Kitty

12 Apr 1998
Karen Rae Kidd Zarcone karton@wtco.net
My g-grandmother was Elizabeth Jane Skinner, b. 27 Feb 1871 in Jefferson Co, AL. I know a lot about her mother, Martha Amanda Mingea, b in Athens, AL, but not much of her dad, William Henry Skinner, b 14 Apr 1845 in NC, and d 04 Jan 1902 in Brighton, Jefferson Co, AL. His parents are supposed to be Henry William Skinner, b. in VA date unknown, and Elizabeth ???. Does not seem to match anyone on your data bank. William and Martha had 6 children: William Henry Jr, b 18 May 1880; Everett Clifford b. 10 Sepp 1881; James Granville b. 30 Aug 1883; Thomas Julian (went by "Julian") b 03 Feb 1885; G-grandmother "Lizzy"; and Mary Virginia (went by "Mamie"), b. 02 Nov 1890. Lizzy's dad, William Henry Skinner was first married to Kate A. Harrison on 02 Feb 1871, also of Athens, AL, I believe, and they had a daughter, Tullula Walton Skinner 28 Nov 1871, before Kate died. He married Martha Amanda Mingea on 13 Mar 1879 in Athens, AL. Does anyone have any information on this Skinner line? Thank you for any help in this matter.

11 Apr 1998
Larry D. and Sharon A. Peck l.peck@worldnet.att.net
Looking for Donald Eugene Skinner. Last known residence Cheyenne Wyoming Divorced from Bobbie Jean Skinner, had one son Michael Charles Skinner and one daughter Sharon Ann Skinner. Michaeal is now deceased. Sharon is still living and currently resides in Cheyenne. Any information would be appreciated.

John Benjamin SKINNER
25 Mar 1998 05:50:43 EST
From: Cam111 Cam111@aol.com
Seeking info on parents/siblings of John Benjamin SKINNER, b. ca 1835, probably in Alabama; m. Amaelia Binnus Skinner, ca 1860. Migrated from AL to Desoto Parish, Louisiana shortly after marriage, where they had at least 3 sons: Joe, John, William. John Benjamin Skinner, served with Civil War with CSA. After war, moved to Sabine Parish, LA. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Subject: Query Response
Date: 26 Feb 2000
From: "Sherry Senseney" <ssensen1@tampabay.rr.com>
Have a John Skinner in my family line, born abt. 1837 in Henry Co., AL. Have a lot of information on his sibling "Kenchin", still looking for info on his father whose name is "Bird" Skinner" from Darlington, SC. Any other info I have will be glad to share. Let me know if this helps.


23 Mar 1998
From: Hannah Mulryan katieto@one.net.au
Hi! I can't see any mention of Skinner's from Cornwall U.K. Our family came out in 1856 and I would love to hear about any of their kin. They were Able and his wife Mary? Able's parents were John and Johanna [Pollard] daughter of William and [I forget]. Able and Mary had a large number of decendants, some of whom I am still in touch with.

15 Mar 1998 20:56:38 -0600
Ruth Skinner rskinner@enid.com
Need parents of Joseph R SKINNER b 2 Oct 1827/29 Hadlyme Lyme Conn d 8 Aug 1916 Pawhuska, Osage, OK m 22 Sept 1856 Pittsville, Pike, IL Amanda M Lovett b Iowa d 26 Nov 1911 Avard, Woods, OK.

Skinner family (John Wesley)
15 Mar 1998
Tonja Gebert tonja@caldwellwatson.com
Can anyone help me with information relating to John Wesley Skinner and Sarah Whitley Skinner. They are from Texas, Frio County, he originally is from Arkansas according to various census's. I am stumped because I have pages and pages (375) of information on both of these relatives and all going forward, but I cannot find his mother's name and it is rumored that his father died on the voyage and is buried at sea. His mother had John Wesley 6 weeks after arriving in America. I appreciate any information that you can give me.

15 Mar 1998
Merle merle@compcom.com.au
I am searching for information re Miriam or Marian Skinner m. John William Fairman. They arrived in Tasmania, Australia from UK (Frith County?)in 1884, with two children, Louisa, aged 2yrs & George, an infant


Subject: Searching for ancestors
Date: 08 Mar 1998
From: Rod Skinner rskinner@telusplanet.net

Hi, my name is Rod Skinner and I am originally from Grand Bank, Newfoundland. I do not know a whole lot about my family history, but I am interested in tracing my family name back as far as I can. If anyone reading this has ancestors in Newfoundland, Canada please contact me it would be greatly appreciated.
Rod Skinner rskinner@telusplanet.net


QR 08 Mar 98


Sun, 26 Mar 2000 21:35:19 -0800


ken skinner <k.s.skinner@worldnet.att.net>


the.skinners-pei@pei.sympatico.ca, Skinner.Kinsmen@USA.net





Ran across your response in the SFA site. I am sure we are

not related but it was interesting that one of our Daughters

is named Megan and we pronounce it Me gun. Anyway...




Ken Skinner

Subject: Query Response
Date: 15 Jan 2000
From: Marie Quale <olly403@midmaine.com>
Hi Rod
My father, WILLIAM was born in Ochre Pit Cove, Conception Bay in 1906. His father, ARTHUR SAMUEL was BORN IN 1872 also in Conception Bay and married to Mary Elizabeth Milley in 1902. His grandfather, JOSIAH SAMUEL born about 1850 was married to Harriet Wilcox Perfect.
My husband's mother remarried in 1948 to a Vincent SKINNER who was from Twillingate, NFLD. Our family believes that my dad's family had ancestors settle in Fogo Island where Vincent's family settled. We may be distant cousins!!
Thanks for any info you find out. Marie Quale, Garland Maine

Subject: Query Response

Date: 07 Jan 2000
From: Marie Quale <olly403@midmaine.com>
Hi Rod:
My fatherWILLIAM was born in Ochre Pit Cove of Conception Bay. His father ARTHUR was a fisherman there. His grandfather was JOSIAH SAMUEL. We believe they came from England. Not sure where the port the passenger ships came from to NFLD. Would like to hear from others who might know where in England they originate from. Someone told us maybe the Devon area.
Marie Quale, USA olly403@midmaine.com
Subject: Query Response
Date: Jan 2000
From: Marie Quale <olly403@midmaine.com>
Hi Rod:
I was born and brought up in Reading, Mass. I have many relatives in New England.
My father, WILLIAM grandfather, ARTHUR and Great grandfather, JOSIAH were all from Ochre Pit Cove in Conception Bay (on the east coast) Our family have been trying to out when and what descendants came from England. We think either Dorset or Devon area. It seems that most of the immigration ships sailed out of Liverpool. My stepfather-in-law was also a Skinner- VINCENT. My grandfather told us once that his grandfather was one of 4 brothers. One of them landed in Ochre Pit Cove and another in Fogo Island. That's where Vincent is from. We might be related!! Wouldn't that be a kick!! Would love any information you can find out about the England origin. Marie
Date: 8/10/98
Dear Rod:
My family is from the Grand Bank area. The names are Crews, Hepditch, Hillier, Pike. Any in your line?
I am married to a Skinner - his grandfather was from England.
Will share any information that I have gathered.
Megan Skinner the.skinners-pei@pei.sympatico.ca
Subject: Query Response Response
Date: 26 Mar 2000
From: ken skinner <k.s.skinner@worldnet.att.net>
Ran across your response in the SFA site. I am sure we are not related but it was interesting that one of our Daughters is named Megan and we pronounce it Me gun. Anyway...
Ken Skinner
Subject: Query Response
Date: 11 Mar 1999
From: "Janie Mike Vannier" <janievanni@psphalifax.ns.ca>
Good Evening! I was playing with my computer tonight and saw your note re. knowing some folks from Grand Bank area by name of Hepditch. That was my maiden name. My father was raised in Point au Gaul area (Burin Peninsula). He is now deceased but I have been searching for family history for a number of years. Would be interested in what connection you may have to the Hepditch family.

Drop me a line! Thanks. Evelyn Vannier

Gordon SPEER speer@essex1.com
My ancestor Alexander SKINNER (8/1/1784-5/29/1833) was from Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He married Elizabeth ARMSTRONG (5/31/1791-3/11/1870) who was from Berwickshire. They emigrated to South Argyle, NY. Any ancestry appreciated.

Seeking information on Mary Ann Skinner:
b: 1836 Jackson Cty OH m: Thomas Leach 20 Feb 1853 Jackson Cty OH
Parents Unknown
Siblings in 1850 Census Jackson Cty OH: Minerva, John, Catharine, Jonas, James, & Hannah
Thank you.
Gordon Albert Magill dovelion@aol.com

Seeking information on Skinner ancestor
Thu, 29 Jan 1998
From: Sandra Glass sglass@flash.netdex.com
Lara Alice Skinner Kelton MARLOW, was my greatgrandmother. Her parents were L.W. SKINNER & Elizabeth FISHER SKINNER. She was put up for adoption as a 3yr old. Who adopted her? Is she the Lara SKINNER who lived with the SEWELL family in Arkansas? Any info would be appreicated.

Query Response
01 Jun 1999
From: weatb@postoffice.swbell.net
Sandra. Can you give me any information about L.W. and Elizabeth? How do you know Lara was put up for adoption and did she have any siblings? I am looking for a John William Skinner 1866-1955 in Nevada Co. AR that was also raised with another family for some reason. Any help would be appreciated.
Barbara Weatherford
Date: 30 Nov 1999 12:47:29 -0600
From: "Dan S" <Bulldog@busprod.com>
I am a descendant of John W. Skinner of Nevada Co. and am also having trouble. I would love to exchange info with you. My grandfather was the son of John. I have heard stories of what happened. Please EMail me.
Crisds @AOL.com
Subject: Response
Date: 09 Oct 1999
From: Sandra Glass <sglass@flash.netdex.com>
Hello Barbara,
Saw your quiry on the Skinner family, sorry in the delay in responding. Haven't worked on this family in months, an the e-mail message didn't come to my home.
My Great Grandmother was Laura Alice Skinner/Keltner/James/ Marlow. As a young child Grandmother was adopted out with 5 of her siblings. They were taken to various family in the area who could feed an care for them. As a young adult her younger brother Elmer found her living with the adoptive family. This family took her in for a farm hand and worked her like a slave, even as a young child.
In doing the research more than once, the childern have been placed with other families. The Skinners in my line were quit poor, with alot of chilern.
Will include the family of Laura Alice
Lemuel Washington Skinner Ohio
Sarah A. Fisher Penn.
Alexander 1855 Jackson Co. Ohio
Syvin (sp) 1860 "
George W. 1862 "
Raebell F. 1867 "
Calvin 1869 "
La Belle 1876 "
Laura A. 1877 " or Fayette Co. Ohio ??
Elmer "
On the 1860 Jackson Co. Ohio the census taker wrote the family name as SCINER. Had never considered the name being spelled that way, was lucky to have found it.
Sorry I couldn't find a John William in my files.
Sandra Henderson Glass

I was cruising the WEB, haphazardly looking for my birthparents, and came across the Skinner Family Association.
I was born 9/7/53 and was called "female child Skinner" on my adoption papers from Arlington, Virginia. My adoptive mother remembers the name Kirby as also being a parent.
Anyway, I am looking for any SKINNERs who were going to college in Washington D.C. in the early 1950's and whose family had lived in Virginia from colonial times.
Can you provide any help? Thanks, Happy New Year!
Claire R. Bulkley SherriBulkley@compuserve.com

Subject: Robert Skinner family (et al), England to Illinois.
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 1997
From: Allen Griffith magriff@dave-world.net

Could you please send my email letter below to anyplace(s) any such query can be put, and please foreward this letter to anyone else you think might have a link to this family.

I'm searching for connections, details and confirmation or corrections of my "known" data on my wife's Skinner ancestry, thus far from England to Illinois.

The earliest definite Skinner from my wife's line that I know of was Robert Skinner, born May 1, 1801, near Ash Priors, a small community in Somerset Co, England. I don't know for sure when he died but it is likely @ Illinois, USA circa 1865. I have reason to believe he immigrated to the U.S. via NY in 1854/55 (have been unable to find the ship or immigration records) and soon thereafter came to Chicago, IL with his family. I believe but cannot confirm that his Father was John Skinner who married Elizabeth JOYCE 1794 @ Ash Priors, England. Unfortuntately there were 2 John Skinners born in Somerset Co, England during the era he was born. The most likely is from parents James & Phillis who had son John, born @ Chipstable in 1770, the other of parents John & Susannah born 1771 in Horsington. John's son Robert married Mary RICH about 1830, and had several children: Mary Jane, Sarah Ann, William Henry, Anna Maria, James & Elizabeth, all born between 1831 & 1842. About 1843 ? his wife, Mary died and within a few years (about 1844), Robert married Mary's younger sister, Ann RICH. They had children: Amelia, Rhoda, George & Henry all between 1845 & 1853. Ann & Robert Skinner emigrated with all of his children (we think) except the oldest two (Mary Jane & Sarah Ann), who we presumed remained in England

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