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Daniel Skinner and his Family

 

 

First Generation

 

      1. Daniel Skinner  was born on 29 Jun 1744 in Norton, Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts. He died in Jun 1841 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. He was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Daniel served in the military Revolutionary War about 1776.

 

Daniel was a Revolutionary War soldier in a Massachusetts Regiment.  He was in Captain Samuel

White's company as a corporal and later in Colonel John Dagget's Regiment as a sergeant.  He appears

not to have asked for a pension.

 

In 1793, Daniel Skinner established the first permanent occupancy and

continuously occupied farm in the area today known as Corinth,

Penobscot, Maine.  His settlement, which bears his name, was located

about two miles north of the Ohio Settlement (only one day's ride by horse from Bangor, which is why he

had constructed and ran the Skinner's Tavern, which was more like a hotel).  Daniel arrived with his

cousin

Elisha Skinner (who practiced both medicine and inn keeping), and six

children, four of them grown.  He arrived from nearby Brewer, Maine.  He

had arrived in Brewer in 1787 from Mansfield, Massachusetts where he

kept a tavern. 

 

(Daniel and his second wife, Mrs. Miriam Grover and son Asahel to Brewer, Maine.  They later made

their way to Corinth, Maine, in what was then Hancock County (it wasn't until 1816 that Penobscot

County was created).  Many of Daniel's grandchildren, then, were born in Hancock County but died in

Penobscot County without ever having moved!)

 

Daniel Skinner did not receive title to his land until 1805, when he and

his son, Asahel, paid $200 for two hundred acres of land which were

"intended to be the same lots which Asahel and Daniel Skinner settled on

and made improvements on".  The purchase price was considerably less

than the market value of improved land and reflected the labor equity

which the Skinners had invested in the land.

 

Daniel had a frame house that stands near the site of  his original log

cabin, a large structure which he occupied for many years.  He chose this

vicinity because he thought it was the right distance from Bangor for a

tavern stand.  The settlement--a village that contained not only the

farm, but a meeting house and a general store--was home to five

generations of Skinners.  The last was Nellie Skinner who died while

living on the family farm in 1981 at age 94.

 

In the late 1970's the Skinner Settlement Association purchased the

property, restored it and had plans to turn it into a museum of Early Maine

agriculture.  In the late 1990's, the house was owned by the Plummers, who lived in Alvin Skinner's

house.  The structure has since been torn down.

 

Daniel died at one month shy of his 98th birthday, and was known as the first "Grand old man" of the

town.

 

On page 15 of the town records of birth and marriage, his entry reads,

"born June 29, O.S.D. 1744".  He is buried in lot 46 of the Boutelle Cemetery in West Corinth, Maine.

 

We know that four generations earlier that Thomas Skinner was from

England.  Thomas arrived in Mass. in the mid seventeenth century.

 

Dorothy Thomas Skinner West of Malden, MA, writes: Descendants 1982 p 19: To Corinth as first

permanent occupant in 1793 after six years in Brewer. To Brewer from Mansfield, MA, where he had

kept a tavern. Served as Corporal and Sergeant in Capt. Samuel White's Co, Col. John Daggett's

Regiment, Mass. Militia. Daniel and Abi both of Mansfiled, MA. (Some have given Abigail Knapp, rather

than Abigail Briggs, as wife.) "...Mr Daniel Skinner, formerly from Mansfield, but more recently from

Brewer (ME) with three sons and three daughters at all ages of maturity...and as the members of the

Skinner family married early and settled in their father's neighborhood, a numerous, industrious and

intelligent progeny soon filled the neighborhood with loving souls through whose veins ran quietly the

Skinner love of domestic life; and so numerous were they that the neighborhood was very properly called

the "Skinner Settlement." Palmer, Mason: Early Gleanings and Random Recollections of the Town of

Corinth, Maine, 1792-1883. page 5. Daniel served in 1775 in Capt. Samuel White's 7th Co., Col. John

Daggett's (Bristol Co.) Regt.; and as Sergeant, Lt. John Dean's Co., Col. Daggett's (4th Bristol Co.) Regt.,

1776 (Massachusetts Militia). The house Daniel built in 1794 is still in use today (1981). The area is

called the "Skinner Settlement." The farm is, today, a working farm for education in order that children

and adults can see what farm life was like in those days. It has been designated an Historical Site: a

corporation receives State of Maine and private contributions to support it.

 

John B Skinner III writes:  "The Skinners" Daniel Skinner born in Mansfiled, Mass. in 1743 was a

Revolutinary War veteran. After the war he and his cousin once removed Dr. Elisha Skinner came to

Orrington, Province of Maine now Brewer. They came by boat and brought considerable impedimenta;

even a cow. His grandfathers clock along with some peices of furniture are still at the old farm in Corinth.

After getting established in Orrington, Daniel built a log cabin inn at what is now Corinth some twenty

miles north up Kenduskeag stream. This was a logical place for an inn as it was on the direct route to the

Moosehead Lake region. This was being opened up by trappers, etc. One of the first things Daniel did

was to bring his grandfathers clock up from Orrington. This he did by dismateling it and making three

trips on horse back over what must have been a very poor trail.

 

Daniel married (1) Abigail Briggs  daughter of Phinehas Briggs and Esther Phinney on 6 Dec 1770 in Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts . Abigail was born on 4 Feb 1752 in Norton, Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts. She died on 2 Jul 1775 in Norton, Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts.

 

Abigail died with her third child, Abigail, of chilbirth complications.

 

 

Daniel and Abigail had the following children:

 

+          2 M i.  Asahel Skinner  was born on 22 Aug 1771. He died on 29 Mar 1868.

 

+          3 F ii.  Hepzebah Skinner  was born on 22 Jun 1773. She died on 10 Oct 1861.

               4 F iii.  Abigail Skinner  was born on 2 Jul 1775 in Norton, Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts. She died on 2 Jul 1775 in Norton, Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts.

 

Daniel married (2) Mrs. Miriam Grover  on 2 May 1776 in Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts. Mrs. died in 1790 in Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts.

 

Her first name has also been spelled Mariam on the Skinner website.

 

 

 

Daniel and Mrs. had the following children:

 

+          5 F iv.  Azubah Skinner  was born on 22 Feb 1777. She died on 15 Dec 1819.

 

+          6 M v.  Elijah "Squire" Skinner  was born on 22 Sep 1779. He died on 18 Apr 1857.

 

+          7 F vi.  Alona Skinner  was born on 14 Feb 1783. She died on 22 Mar 1835.

 

+          8 M   vii.  Mason S. Skinner  was born on 5 Jan 1785/1786. He died on 29 Jan 1872.

               9 viii.  Skinner .

 

 

Second Generation

 

      2. Asahel Skinner  (Daniel) was born on 22 Aug 1771 in Norton, Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts. He died on 29 Mar 1868 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio. He was buried in Miles Cemetery, Rutland, Meigs, Ohio.

 

Asahel was counted in a census in 1820 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio. He was counted in a census in 1830 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio. He was counted in a census in 1850 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio.

 

Virginia Kane suggests that his marriage to Phebe, daughter of Nathanial Gould, took place on 22 Feb

1798 in Orrington, then Hancock County, Maine.  This announcement was published in Orrington at that

time.

 

Asahel moved with his father and family from Brewer to Corinth, Maine.

 

According to the "Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812", published by the Adjutant General of Ohio

in 1916, he later served in the War of 1812 with Captain Roswell Austin's Company of the Ohio Militia. 

Asahel is listed on page 84 of the reprint and page 68 of the original book.  He must have done some

travel before moving to the West definitaively, if this activity in the war is accurate, as it is about 4 years

before his move.

 

According to John B. Skinner III. of Orono, Maine, Asahel Skinner was born in Mansfield, MA, in 1771

the first of Daniel's children. He grew discontented while living in the Skinner Settlement hearing stories

of Ohio. In fact, there was quite a rush to go to Ohio at that time. A group of people in Orrington who

were considering going finally located in what is part of Levant near the Skinner Settlement and named it

the Ohio Settlement. In 1816 Asahel, Phebe who was pregnant, the children and a cow set out for Ohio.

They did arrive finally and Asahel lived out his eighty years in Rutland, Ohio.

 

Asahel abandoned twenty-five years of labor in Corinth to set out for Ohio about 1816 with a yoke of

oxen, a cow, his pregnant wife and their thirteen children.  Another child was expected in 1817, though it

would appear that Phebe and last baby died close to the birth.

 

According to Palmer's Random Recollections, written in 1883, he died near to that date, father of 21

children.  Newer information states that Asahel was 27 when his first child was born; he was 66 when the

last arrived.  That means that he had 23 children over the course of 39 years, 14 by his first wife and

nine more with his second.  When he died, his youngest, if it had survived, would have been about 31

years old; his oldest had she survived, would have been 70!  Asahel died at age 97.

 

On 14 January 1854, Daniel W. Skinner, son of Daniel Skinner, appeared in Court and made choice of

Asahel Skinner (father or son?) as his guardian (from the Meigs County Journal, vol. A 1852-1859 film

#912888, page 78).

 

Asahel is buried next to his eldest son Daniel in Miles Cemeter.  Poll records show that he voted in

Scipio Township on 21 July 1830, 11 October 1831, 9 October 1832, 13 October 1846, 12 and 30

October 1847 and in Chester Township on 13 October 1863.  The 1850 Meigs County, Ohio Census

shows he and Jane in Rutland Township with Marinda and one other child whose name is not legible. 

The child was 22 so it should be Darius Calvin.  Thomas E. is still hom, 18 years old and a laborer.

 

Larkin, SC. Pioneer History of Meigs Co., OH. p136-7: Asahel and family moved from Maine to Rutland

(Meigs co), OH, June 1817. Mr. Skinner's first wife was Phoebe Gould, who died in Sept 1817. Two of

their children remained in the East.

 

THE LETTERS OF ASAHEL SKINNER

Here is the first of Asahel's letters. We will have to publish them in installments. I have used his spelling

and lack of punctuation. No capitals to begin a sentence. No paragraphs. You know, teachers did not

 

always spell properly then. He was a fine penman, but the originals are yellow and do not copy well.

Asahel is pronounced ash-el.

- John B. Skinner III for the Skinner Klansmen Update Vol. 2 No. 1 Winter 1985

 

Wayne Township October 31, 1816

My Affetinate Father. I take this opertunity to inform you that throuh the kind dealing of God to us we are

all in good health, and should rejoice to know that you enjoy the same blessing. you will wonder when I

inform you where I am. But according to my purpose which I named to you in my letter of the 18 of

August, I left Mansfield and knowing of no other way but to seek the charity of the people in pursuing my

journey, you will readily conclude that I had some hard struggles in my mind concerning the undertaking,

but I still felt it my duty to make the trial. When I started from Mansfield I had by the help of friends about

18 dolars in money and 13 dolars in shoes and I concluded by the advice of my friends to go through the

large towns and citys for the sake of finding favors but I found it a hard subject to introduce among

strangers. but having so large a family it caused some people to ask questions which opened the way for

me to tell circumstances. I went through Providence but knowing that town had suffered much by the

tempest last, fall. I thought It not proper to ask anything of them. At Hartford I found some small favours.

When I came to Newhaven my money was nearly gone and my shoes were in poor demand. here I

thought I must make my case more publick than I had done. and I talked with some men that apeared

friendly and gave some encouragement but complained of a great scarcety of money a friendly man by

the name of Lynes enformed me of one Captain Peck of that town who had land for sale in the county of

Crawford and State of Pensilvany on the west side of the Allegany River from 100 to 120 miles from

Pitsburg. and oferd to go with me to see him. acordingly I went and heard his proposals which was to sell

his land in 400 acre lots at 4 dolars an acre which I though would be a hard bargain, but he said if I

would go on to his land and drive a jackass and a she ass and colt and 45 Merieno sheep. he would help

me to 130 dolars and I mite charge him with their expenses and he would wait for the rest during the time

of payment for the land which is seven years. interest to begin next June. here I felt to be in a great strait.

the thoughts of not going to Rutland among old aquaintence and christian friends together with

contracting a det of about 1700 dolars apeared very unpleasant to me and my famaly. but the people

considered it a fine offer and concluded that. I had need of no beter asistance. after mature

consideration and consulting with my famaly a day and a half I took the money and gave my note took

char ye of the animals and started on the 28 of August. first to Albany 115 miles then to Utica 96 then to

Cannan-Iaigua 112 then to Buffaloo on Lake Erie 95 then to Erie on the lake 90 then to Meadville 44 total

552 there we arrived in 5 weeks from Newhaven. We was all favoured with good health on our journey

but Phebe and our 2 youngest children who were for some time troubled with bad colds we had

remarkable fine weather so that we lost but half a day by rain from Dedham through the journey. When I

got to Meadville I found a house provided Mr. Shaddok Captin Pecks partner who is also land agent who

was Informed of me by letter before I arrived. I have agreed with Mr Shaddok to have but 200 acres of

land at the same price per acre that they sell 400 acre lots, after spending several days in search of land

I have selected my land about 8 miles east of Meadville the nearest boat navigation we have, which is on

french creek a branch of the Allegany between 40 and 41 degrees of north latitude we are less than 30

miles from the state of Ohio on the west and about 330 from Rutland by water but not so far by land. the

land appears to be good for corn and grain in general. potatoes grow large and as good as I have ever

seen. turnips cabage beats apear to do well and it is a great grass country and not hard to cultivate. the

country apears to be healthy and abounds with excellent water. my lot has a brook runing to the west

near the south Line and I have found a living springs on the north side of the brook 3 of which are within

15 rods of where I am about building a house on the south side of a hansom ridge with a neat growth of

timber cheafly of whiteash redash and hickery containing about 100 acres. the other part is mixed with

beach rockmaple whitewood basswood and cucumber trees except about 20 acres on the brook which is

mostly small hemlock, we have neighbors very handy. we expect a school house to be built this winter

within half a mile and a grist mill within 2 miles. I have moved from Meadville within 2 miles of my work. I

have part of my timber cut for my house and hope to have it raised and covered in 10 days. my

expences was so much in moving that it took nearly all my money but Mr. Shaddok has helped me to a

 

little furniture and a cow and has agreed to find me in provision another year and wait til I can raise

enough to pay him and support my family. but I shall have a hard time to pay him if I live, corn is slim this

year and the country settles fast which makes bread hard. we expect that corn will be 1 D rye 1 D

buckwheat 75 and patatoes 40 cents this winter and hyer next spring, the old settlers are cheafly irish

and duch and apear to be good neighbors but the new ones are from Newingland and the people like

hunting better than farming and are in det for their land and will sell out very cheap. some people like the

Ohio better that this and others prefer this I have seen several that have traviled through that country for

land and have purchased in these parts. they say tho land is more fertile there than here but the water is

not good which they consider a disadvantage to comfort and health. I do not consider this country quite

so good as I hoped to find but I think it is well worth leaving Penobscot for. in all my trials I have never

been sory that I undertook the journey but Phebe often tells of being sory. in your last letter you wrote of

the prosperity of Religion in several places which was good news to me but I have nothing special to

write of that kind at present please give my respects to all our family and enquiring friends tell them I

should be glad to see them in this country. it is easy to go to Ohio from here by water I hope that some of

you will write to me immediately Direct your letters to Meadville County of Crawford and State of

Pensilvany yours Asahel Skinner

 

THE LETTERS OF ASAHEL SKINNER

(Asahel (6), Daniel (5), John (4,3), Thomas (2), Thomas (1) of Malden)

furnished by John B. Skinner, III

Vol. 2 No. 2 Spring 1985

 

Rutland June the 30th 1817

Loving Father and Friends I now take my pen to inform you that through the infinie Goodness we are in

tolerable health hoping these lines will find you well. I received your letter dated December in 15 days

from Bangor and was very glad to know that you were so well restored to health after a severe sickness

you were surprised no doubt to know that I had bought land in Pensylvania and now you will wonder at

my being here. Mr. Shaddock went to Newhaven last fawl and failed to provide for me acording to the

contract by which I found great difficulty in getting through the winter beyond what I ever found before

through that and other discouragements I formed a resignment to start anew for Ohio for which reason I

have neglected to write you til now. I expected to have been here in April. We have left Abi and Hannah

both behind having formed an acquantance with two brothers by the name of William and Warner who

appear industious young men and are making farms in Crawford County. Warner and Hannah were

married before we left them our only objection to this was on the acount of our having to leave them

which is a hard thing for parents but I flater myself that they will come after us. I am well pleased with this

Country both respect to the land and the people the town of Rutland lies 7 miles from the river up a small

branch called leading creek Mr. Kimbel and Mr. Church from Garland and Abel Gould from Dover all live

in this town. Mark Maloon and Mr. Sleeper from Piscatoqua. Luther Brown and Andrew Kimbel and his

mother and sister William Sargent Moses Samuel and David Dudley all live in Saulsbury on the bank of

the river near the mouth of this creek the most of the people are from Newingland if any of you should

com I should advise you to start by the 15th of August I wish you to write to me immediately and let me

know where you live these hard times. our children send their love to all their cosens and wish to see the

day when they hail them to Ohio So I must conclude subscribing myself to your well wishes both in body

and Soul direct your letter to Rutland Golia County and State of Ohio

Asahel Skinner

 

Asahel married (1) Phebe Gould  daughter of Nathaniel Gould Jr. and Ruthanna Bickford on 27 Jan 1798 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. Phebe was born on 7 Oct 1774 in Orrington, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 13 Aug 1817 in Rutland Township, Meigs, Ohio. She was buried in Miles Cemetery, Rutland, Meigs, Ohio.

 

At the time she was born, Orrington was still a part of Hancock County, as Penobscot County had not yet

been formed.  Phebe died not long after their arrival in Meigs County, Ohio and following the birth of her

 

fourteenth child, Lucinda.  In the Skinner Settlement Cemetery (Boutelle) in Corinth, Maine, there is a

Mary J., wife of Gersham L. Gould.  She had died 4 October 1842 at 28 years 9 mos.  Could Gersham be

Phebe's brother?

 

 

Asahel and Phebe had the following children:

             10 F  i.  Abigail Skinner  was born on 31 Oct 1798 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 7 Dec 1882 in Guys Mills, Randolph Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania.

 

It is to be noted that at the time of Abigail's birth, Corinth was still a part of Hancock

County.  Abi was probably named for her grandmotehr Abigale Briggs Skinner.  She

stayed near Meadsville when her family moved out west in 1817.  Her history and that

of Hanna can be found in the "Seth Wade/Waid Family" by Eloise Waid June in 1980

with thanks to the Crawford County Genealogical Society.  They are on the 1850

Census for Randolph Township, in Crawford County, Pennsylvania.  They are listed in

house #740 with children beginning with Abby, age 19.

 

             11 F ii.  Hannah Skinner  was born on 9 Dec 1799 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 25 Sep 1823 in Guys Mills, Randolph Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania.

 

It is to be noted that at the time of Hannah's birth, Corinth was still a part of Hancock

County.  Hannah stayed near Pittsburg with her sister and husband when her father

and family moved to Ohio.  She died with the birth of her daughter Hannah.

 

 

Hannah married Warner Waid  in 1817 in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Warner was born in 1794.

             12 M   iii.  Daniel Skinner  was born on 28 Mar 1801 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 13 Sep 1844 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio. He was buried in Miles Cemetery, Rutland, Meigs, Ohio.

 

It is to be noted that at the time of Daniel's birth, Corinth was still a part of Hancock

County.  Daniel moved to Rutland in Meigs County, Ohio with his family.  Daniel was a

miller in the southeast part of Rutland.  He was a constable one year and township

Trustee seven years.  His grave is next to his father's in Miles Cemetery.

 

 

Daniel married (1) Nancy Winn  on 3 Nov 1825 in Gallia County, Ohio.

Daniel married (2) Hanna M. Tyler  on 6 Oct 1836. Hanna was born in 1818.

             13 F iv.  Alona Skinner  was born on 14 Aug 1802 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 30 Jun 1881 in Meigs, Ohio.

 

It is to be noted that at the time of Alona's birth, Corinth was still a part of Hancock

County.  It is unclear from Ginny Kane's notes if Alona died in Meigs, the town, or 

Meigs, the county, or both in Ohio.

 

 

Alona married William McKee  on 30 Mar 1829 in Meigs County, Ohio. William was born in 1792.

             14 M v.  Joseph Skinner  was born on 15 Nov 1803 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 21 Jun 1857 in Newman, Coles, Illinois.

 

It is to be noted that at the time of Joseph's birth, Corinth was still a part of Hancock

County.  Ginny Kane notes that he was born at the Skinner Settlement in Corinth.  She

does not make the same notation for his siblings, stating simply Corinth.

 

 

Joseph married (1) Mary Gaston  on 2 Nov 1824 in Meigs, Ohio. Mary was

 

born in 1808.

Joseph married (2) Jane McFarlin  on 30 Dec 1830.

             15 M   vi.  Joel Skinner  was born on 31 Jul 1805 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 24 Oct 1887 in Union, Hardin, Iowa.

 

Joel moved about 1870 to Union County, Iowa.

 

It is to be noted that at the time of Joel's birth, Corinth was still a part of Hancock

County.  Joel and Damia moved to illinois about 1834 and then back to Keokuk County,

iowa in about 1844.  This date is confirmed by the Iowa 1841-1849 census, which

shows him in Keokuk County twice in 1844.  the 1850 Federal census also shows him

there.  Sometime after Joel married Eleanor Whitted, possibly in about 1870, they

moved to Union County, Iowa.  Four of his sons served in te Civil War and Jasper, the

youngest, died in conflict.

 

 

Joel married (1) Deidamia Richardson  on 9 Feb 1826 in Vermillion County, Indiana. Deidamia was born in 1811.

Joel married (2) Eleanor Whitted  on 6 Mar 1848.

             16 M   vii.  William P. Skinner  was born on 4 Nov 1806 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

It is to be noted that at the time of William's birth, Corinth was still a part of Hancock

County.  Ginny Kane suggests that he was married in Meigs County to a Mary Ann

Carver and that they had three sons.  Her notes also say that her last name was

Crouse.  Which is correct?  In any event, William was an official in the transfer of

David's land 22 Jan. 1856.  He was listed there as William P.

 

 

William married (1) Mary Crouse .

William married (2) Mrs. Anna Bowen Woodson  on 8 Sep 1844. Mrs. was born in 1818.

 

+        17 F   viii.  Olive Skinner  was born on 12 Mar 1808. She died in 1842.

             18 M   ix.  Isaac Skinner 1  was born on 12 Apr 1809 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He died in 1828 in Ohio Canal, Fairfield, Butler, Ohio.

 

It is to be noted that at the time of Isaac's birth, Corinth was still a part of Hancock

County.  Harvey P. Skinner stated to Ginny Kane that Isaac had died while working on

the Ohio Canal in Farifield County on what was called the Deep Cut.  His death was

from typhoid Fever.  The same fever was the cause of Daniel's wife and daughter's

death.

 

Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. 

As of 2001, in the United States about 400 cases occur each year, and 70% of these

are acquired while traveling internationally. Typhoid fever was still common in the

developing world at that time, where it affected about 12.5 million persons each year. 

Today, Typhoid fever can be prevented and can usually be treated with antibiotics. 

Persons with typhoid fever carry the bacteria in their bloodstream and intestinal tract.

In addition, a small number of persons, called carriers, recover from typhoid fever but

continue to carry the bacteria. Both ill persons and carriers shed S. Typhi in their feces

(stool).   In short, you can get typhoid fever if you eat food or drink beverages that

have been handled by a person who is shedding S. Typhi or if sewage contaminated

with S. Typhi bacteria gets into the water you use for drinking or washing food.

Therefore, typhoid fever is more common in areas of the world where handwashing is

less frequent and water is likely to be contaminated with sewage.  Once S. Typhi

bacteria are eaten or drunk, they multiply and spread into the bloodstream. The body

 

reacts with fever and other signs and symptoms. Persons with typhoid fever usually

have a sustained fever as high as 103° to 104° F (39° to 40° C). They may also feel

weak, or have stomach pains, headache, or loss of appetite.  In some cases, patients

have a rash of flat, rose-colored spots.  The only way to know for sure if an illness is

typhoid fever is to have samples of stool or blood tested for the presence of S. Typhi.

 

             19 F x.  Edna Skinner  was born on 12 Sep 1810 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

It is to be noted that at the time of Edna's birth, Corinth was still a part of Hancock

County.  According to sources close to Ginny Kane, Edna was said to have "divorced

her husband for cruelty".

 

 

Edna married Hiram Chase  on 14 Feb 1832 in Meigs County, Ohio. The marriage ended in divorce.Hiram was born in 1808.

 

+        20 F xi.  Phebe Skinner  was born on 12 Aug 1812. She died on 9 Oct 1885.

             21 M   xii.  Asahel Skinner Jr.  was born on 12 Mar 1814 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

It is to be noted that at the time of Asahel's birth, Corinth was still a part of Hancock

County.

 

 

Asahel married (1) Lurancy D. Rathburn  on 12 Dec 1837 in Meigs County, Ohio. Lurancy was born in 1818.

Asahel married (2) Jane Hogue  on 22 Apr 1856. Jane was born in 1828.

             22 M   xiii.  David C. Skinner  was born on 23 Apr 1816 in Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania. He died in 1844 in Meigs County, Ohio.

 

There is information on David's birth and some about his children to be found in Log

Cabin Reminiscences, Newspaper, Pomeroy, Ohio January 11, 1900, written by

Harvey P. Skinner.

 

A David C. Skinner sells land in the town of Chester, Meigs County, Ohio in January

1856.  At that time he says he is of the Town of Marietta in Washington County, Ohio. 

On 22 September 1857, David sells land to Abraham Gotshall still in Marietta

Washingotn County.  His brother William P. Skinner signed the document with

Stephen Newton.

 

He is listed in the 1860 Meigs County Census and is listed as a painter at the time.  He

may have moved and moved back or hadn't moved his family yet.  A death date of

1844 was given by Stillman Carter Larkin in his Pioneer History of Meigs County, Ohio,

but this can not be correct as he is in the 1850 census copy in the file!  Land dealings

after that seem to make it wrong also; perhaps the date was when he moved to

Washington County.  He was, according to Larkin, a township trustee for seven years

in Chester.  In 1850, he was in Salisbury Township, in Meigs County, and the children

through Mate are confirmed by that census.  That census also gives and age and birth

place for Elizabeth too.

 

 

David married Elizabeth Burwell  before 1840. Elizabeth was born in 1821.

             23 F   xiv.  Lucinda Skinner  was born on 4 Aug 1817. She died as infant. She was buried in Miles Cemetery, Rutland, Meigs, Ohio.

 

Lucinda died at around the same time as her mother.  One would assume that they are

buried together in Miles Cemetery.

 

 

Asahel married (2) Jane Everton  daughter of Thomas Everton and Relief Howe on 29 Mar

 

1818 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. Jane was born on 31 Oct 1790 in Whitestown, Oneida, New York. She died in 1861 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa.

 

They had the following children:

             24 F   xv.  Lucinda Skinner  was born on 26 Dec 1818 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio. She died on 16 Feb 1901 in Meigs County, Ohio.

 

Lucinda's marriage to Dr. Rathburn is recorded in Vol . 1, 1819-1852 film #313453. 

Her second marriage is taken from "Death Notices, Obituaries and Marriage Notices"

as gleaned from the Gallia County, Ohio newspapers from 1825-1875, as compiled by

Henrietta C. Evans and Mary P. Wood.  We assume this is the same Lucinda as no

other old enough to marry is seen in the area.  Lucinda's second marriage was

performed by H. Wilcox, Esq. and was reported in the Gallapolis Journal.

 

 

Lucinda married (1) Daniel Clark Rathburn M.D.  on 31 Dec 1840 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio. Daniel was born in 1786.

Lucinda married (2) William Calwell  on 9 Jun 1851.

             25 F   xvi.  Elizabeth Skinner  was born on 22 Mar 1821 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio. She died on 24 Jul 1864 in Meigs County, Ohio.

Elizabeth married Alexander Hogue  in Jul 1843 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio. Alexander was born in 1821.

 

Alexander was a cabinet maker.

 

             26 M   xvii.  John Osborn Skinner M.D.  was born on 6 Sep 1824 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio. He died on 15 Jan 1909 in East Washington, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa.

 

John Osborn Skinner, M.D. was a surgeon in the United States Army during the Civil

War.  In August 1862, he was commissioned Asst. Surgeon with the 10th Iowa.  He

served with Sherman on his march to the sea.  He mustered out in Louisiville in 1865

and returned to his practice in Des Moines.  John studied for medicine under Drs. Alvin

and D.C. Rathburn in Gallia County, Ohio.  He then moved to Iowa and located in

Charleston where he practiced until 1857.  From there, he went to Des Moines.  The

1850 Census for Iowa shows John O. in Fort Madison Township, Lee County (p. 332). 

There is further information in the Portrait and Biographical Album of Polk County.

 

 

John married Margaret E. Everhart  on 24 Apr 1850 in Fort  Madison, Lee, Iowa. Margaret was born in 1827.

             27 F   xviii.  Samantha Skinner  was born on 6 Nov 1825 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio. She died on 13 Apr 1893 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa. She was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa.

 

In 1870, Samantha and William were residents of Lincoln County, Kansas.  They were

there four years as Samantha helped to raise her brother's twins, Nora and Darius

Calvin, after their mother, Mary Maria Bing, had died.

 

She was a member of the Prospect Park Methodist Episcopal Church and according to

her obituary found in the Iowa State Register, April 14, 1893, her services were held at

home by the Rev. Dr. Holmes.  She died at 5:45 P.M. at her residenceat 1223 Wylie

Street in Des Moines.She was 67 years old.  She was born in Meigs County, Ohio,

married in Gallia County and moved shortly thereafter to Ross County, Ohio where

they lived until 1869 with the exception of the four years spent in Kansas.  After 1874,

the rest of their lives were spent in Des Moines.  She is buried in the Woodland

Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

 

Samantha married William Davis Booton  on 13 Jan 1850 in Gallia County, Ohio. William was born in 1826.

 

+        28 M   xix.  Darius Calvin Skinner  was born on 6 Mar 1828. He died on 7 Feb 1896.

             29 F   xx.  Marinda J. Skinner  was born on 25 Oct 1830 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio. She died after 1900 in Bedford, Cuyahoga, Ohio.

Marinda married Samuel B. Midkiff  on 13 Aug 1867 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio.

 

Marinda and Samuel had no children of their own.  He was a widower and had had two

or three children when they were married.  They were married by Hugh B. Scott, MG 

(Vol 4 Pg 278, rec #545).

 

 

+        30 M   xxi.  Thomas Everton Skinner  was born on 7 Sep 1832. He died on 17 Oct 1895.

             31 M   xxii.  Isaac Skinner  was born on 23 Aug 1836 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio. He died on 17 Dec 1840 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio.

             32 M   xxiii.  Skinner  was born after 1837.

 

Baby died before naming.

 

 

      3.  Hepzebah Skinner  (Daniel) was born on 22 Jun 1773 in Norton, Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts. She died on 10 Oct 1861 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Reverand Seth Noble performed their marriage.  She died at 87 years 4 months.

 

Hepzebah married Deacon Lot Rider  son of John Rider and Hannah Atwood on 1 Nov 1796 in Orrington, Penobscot, Maine. Lot was born on 19 Jun 1773 in Wellfleet, Barnstable, Massachusetts. He died on 21 Apr 1846 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Their marriage is recorded on page 200 of the Brewer Holden Families book.  The Skinner website

records his name as being spelled Ryder.

 

 

Lot and Hepzebah had the following children:

             33 M i.  Reverand Lot Rider  was born on 8 Jul 1797 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 23 Sep 1825 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Lot was ordained  on 9 Mar 1825.

 

It is interesting to note that from the time Lot was born to the day he died, Brewer had

gone from being a part of Hancock County to Penobscot County.  The change came

about in 1816.

 

 

Lot married Sarah K. Edes  on 9 Aug 1825 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.

 

+        34 F ii.  Bathsheba Rider  was born on 25 May 1799. She died after 18 Jul 1878.

             35 F iii.  Clarissa Rider  was born on 19 Apr 1801 in Maine. She died on 15 Sep 1874 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.

Clarissa married Thomas Gragg .

 

+        36 F iv.  Hannah Rider  was born on 31 Mar 1803. She died on 18 Dec 1893.

             37 F v.  Louisa Rider  was born on 27 Dec 1804 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. She died in May 1852 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Bangor was still a part of Hancock County at the time Louisa was born.  She had five

children according to Brewer and Holden Families.

 

 

 

Louisa married Reverand Joseph R. Munsell .

 

Joseph married first Louisa Rider.  After her death, he was wed to her sister, Sarah.

 

             38 F vi.  Sarah Rider  was born on 17 Nov 1805 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Ginny Kane's notes also list Rev. Joseph R. Muncell as Sarah and Louisa's husband--

did he marry both sisters over time?

 

 

Sarah married Reverand Joseph R. Munsell  in 1854.

 

Joseph married first Louisa Rider.  After her death, he was wed to her sister, Sarah.

 

             39 M   vii.  Joseph Rider  was born on 7 Feb 1810 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 10 Apr 1878 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Joseph had lived on the Rider homestead but had no children.

 

 

Joseph married (1) Clarissa Ware  in Nov 1850. Clarissa was born in 1819. She died before 1854.

Joseph married (2) Sarah Cheney  in 1854.

 

      5. Azubah Skinner  (Daniel) was born on 22 Feb 1777 in Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts. She died on 15 Dec 1819 in Skinner Settlement, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. She was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Ginny Kane suggests that she died on the 19th.

 

Azubah married Jacob Wheeler  in 1797. Jacob was born on 29 Sep 1771 in Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts. He died in Apr 1842 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Jacob had come to Bangor in the fall of 1793 and arrived in Corinth, ME in

spring 1794.  He was originally from Petersham, Massachusetts.(Corinth not yet

established.)  After clearing land in the Eddy Settlement, he sold out to

Robert Campbell in 1797 and moved onto a one hundred sixteen-acre farm

in the Ohio Settlement with his bride, Azubah Skinner.

 

Jacob Wheeler paid $145 for one hundred acres of land in August 1801.

This price was considerably less than the market value of improved land.

Less than a month later, Wheeler resold the land to Moses Hodsdon for

$645.  While Wheeler realized a $500 return for his land improvements,

Hodsdon showed a much quicker return if more modest profit by selling

half of his Wheeler purchase a year later for $400.

 

He then bought a farm from his brother-in-law, Asahel Skinner.  His

house was among the first frame houses in town and was an accepted

place for religious services.

 

Wheeler lost a nine-year old daughter in the 1819-20 winter, near the

same time his wife Azubah passed on.  After a little over a year of

mourning, he declared (May 20, 1821) his intention to marry Abigail

Bragdon.

 

He is buried in lot 54 of the Boutelle Cemetery.

 

 

Jacob and Azubah had the following children:

             40 F  i.  Polly Wheeler  was born on 14 Nov 1799.

 

Was  married

 

 

+        41 F ii.  Eunice G. Wheeler  was born on 23 Feb 1802. She died on 24 Dec 1856.

             42 F iii.  Harriet Wheeler  was born on 1 Oct 1804.

 

Never married

 

 

Harriet married Joseph Hunting  on 25 Jul 1824.

 

+        43 M   iv.  Nelson Wheeler  was born on 28 Nov 1807. He died on 21 May 1890.

             44 F v.  Caroline Wheeler  was born on 19 Sep 1811. She died on 25 Feb 1820.

 

died at age nine in 1819/20, shortly after her mother.

 

 

      6. Elijah "Squire" Skinner  (Daniel) was born on 22 Sep 1779 in Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts. He died on 18 Apr 1857 in Skinner Settlement, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Town records show his wife name was Sally?  and that she died 21 Sept.

1827.

 

Elijah was responsible, from the beginning , for most of the farming

activites on his father's land.  Had one of the first producing apple

orchards in town.  He operated a cider mill, much of whose product finds

its way into the family tavern.  He was known locally as Squire Skinner.

 

It was at his home that the first town meeting was held.  The warrent

for this meeting was issued by Moses Hodsdon, Justice of the Peace, of

Levant.  It was held March 17, 1812.

 

Elijah also became a Justice of the Peace.

 

His tombstone in Boutelle Cemetery of West Corinth reads as follows:

Rest father, rest!  Thy work is done.

Thy earthly pilgrimage is oer.

Thy spirits life is just begun.

And Heaven is thine for evermore.

 

He was in the War of 1812.  At his death, he was buried in Lot 46 of the Boutelle Cemetery.

 

Ginny Kane suggests that he and Nancy were wed on 11 Nov 1828.

 

Elijah married (1) Sally Fisher  on 7 Mar 1802 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. Sally was born on 21 Apr 1783 in Canton, Norfolk, Massachusetts. She died on 24 Sep 1827 in Skinner Settlement, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. She was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Sally died at age 44 and is buried in the Boutelle Cemetery, lot 46.  The inscription on her monument

reads, "Sally, wife of Elijah Skinner".

 

 

Elijah and Sally had the following children:

             45 M i.  Nathan Fisher Skinner  was born on 28 Apr 1804 in Skinner Settlement, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 29 Jun 1820 in Skinner Settlement, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Nathan died aged 16 yrs 2mos 1 day and is buried in Lot 46 of the Boutelle Cemetery. 

 

The inscription on his monument reads, "Nathan, son of Elijah and Sally Skinner".

 

             46 F ii.  Nancy Skinner  was born on 25 May 1806 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

Nancy married Ephriam Whitney .

             47 M   iii.  Elijah Skinner Jr.  was born on 19 May 1809 in Skinner Settlement, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 10 Feb 1881. He was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Elijah Skinner Jr. was supposed to marry Hannah Marshell (Sarah

Marshell Bragdon's sister) but never did.  The wedding was cancelled and

neither will ever marry nor even recognize each other from  their

respective pews at the meeting house.

 

He died at the age of 71 yrs 8 mos 22 days and is buried in Lot 26 of the Boutelle

Cemetery.  His grave is next to that of his brother, Alvin.

 

 

Elijah married Unknown  on 26 Oct 1825 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

 

+        48 M   iv.  Alvin Skinner  was born on 23 Dec 1811. He died on 13 Jan 1861.

             49 F v.  Sally Skinner  was born on 25 Feb 1815.

 

Are Sarah and Sally the same person, just under two names, as her mother went by

both also?

 

Her name is listed as Sally Bragdon in her father's will.  Her grave is next to her

husband's.

 

 

Sally married Bragdon .

 

+        50 F vi.  Sarah Skinner  was born on 25 Feb 1815. She died on 22 Apr 1902.

 

+        51 F   vii.  Mary Skinner  was born on 3 Nov 1817. She died on 16 Sep 1891.

             52 M   viii.  George F. Skinner  was born on 23 Sep 1820. He died on 25 Mar 1821. He was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

George died at age 6 mos 2 days and is buried in Lot 46 of the Boutelle Cemetery.

 

             53 F ix.  Harriet Maria Skinner  was born on 20 Feb 1823. She died on 22 Apr 1879.

Harriet married Roswell Sibley  on 29 May 1844 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Or was his last name spelled Silsby?

 

             54 M x.  Daniel Skinner  was born on 28 Sep 1825 in Skinner Settlement, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 6 Aug 1826 in Skinner Settlement, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Daniel died at 10 months of age and is buried in Lot 46 of the Boutelle Cemetery.

 

             55 M   xi.  Skinner  was born on 21 Sep 1827. He died on 24 Sep 1827.

 

Ginny Kane suggests that this little one was born and died on the same day, 28 Sept

1827.

 

 

Elijah married (2) Nancy Nicols Budge  on 26 Oct 1828 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. Nancy was born in 1783. She died on 24 Feb 1834. She was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Nancy died at age 50 and is buried in Lot 46 of the Boutelle Cemetery.

 

 

Elijah and Nancy had the following children:

 

+        56 M   xii.  George Fisher Skinner  was born on 12 Nov 1829. He died on 9 May 1917.

 

      7. Alona Skinner  (Daniel) was born on 14 Feb 1783 in Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts. She died on 22 Mar 1835 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

She was the youngest girl.

 

Alona married Richard Palmer  on 20 Feb 1803 in Penobscot County, Maine. Richard was born on 5 Nov 1777 in Parsonfield, York, Maine. He died on 1 Jan 1864 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He was buried in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Richard Palmer also came to Corinth before 1800.  He was originally from Parsonsfield, Maine.  He died

at age 86 years 1 mo 25 days.  His homestead was later occupied by Charles H. Hodgdon.

 

 

Richard and Alona had the following children:

 

+        57 M i.  Mason Skinner Palmer  was born on 27 Oct 1803. He died after 1883.

             58 F ii.  Mariam Grover Palmer  was born on 20 May 1806. She died on 25 Jul 1806.

             59 F iii.  Mariam Grover Palmer  was born on 31 May 1807.

Mariam married Moses Stickney  on 7 Feb 1828 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

             60 F iv.  Sally Fisher Palmer  was born on 5 Jan 1810.

             61 F v.  Julian Palmer  was born on 8 Aug 1815. She died on 10 Mar 1816.

 

Died aged 7 mos 3 days

 

             62 F vi.  Julian Ann Budge Palmer  was born on 24 Aug 1817.

 

+        63 M   vii.  Melville C. Palmer  was born on 2 Jun 1822.

 

      8. Mason S. Skinner  (Daniel) was born on 5 Jan 1785/1786 in Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts. He died on 29 Jan 1872 in Garland, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Mason was the youngest child of the family.  He had a woodworking shop across from

Jacob Wheeler's place and next to the school house in district No. 2 of

what is today Corinth.  Mason Skinner "...manufactures tubs, boxes, kegs,

chairs, and almost every wooden article required for use from trees

standing within sight of his shop."  He later fails to pay for his

seventy-one acres of land that he bought from Benjamin Joy in 1812 and

will move a few miles North to Garland in 1822.

 

He returns to Corinth in 1857 after several years as director of the

Katahdin Iron Works and in the iron business in Mass.

 

Dorothy Thomas Skinner West of Malden, MA includes the following notes: Descendants 1982 1511 Live

Oak Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910 p 34: Mason was a woodworker. He moved to Garland in 1822.

(References: Wahl, Doris: Desendants of Daniel Skinner, Revolutionary War Soldier. / Palmer, Mason:

Early Gleanings and Random Recollections of the Town of Corinth, Maine, 1792-1883. page 27 /

Wagner, James Burnham: The First Century on the Eastern Frontier. Transitional Farming in Corinth,

Maine. Master's thesis, Univ. of Maine, Orono, ME. page 27 / Ronald Barton) SKU 4(2):25 Ames,

Geneva Joshua Michael COLMAN birth notice PO Box 458, GuilfordME04443

 

 

According to John B. Skinner III, of Orono, Maine, "Mason Skinner, the seventh and last of Daniel's

children, was born in Mansfield also. This was in 1786. He stayed in Maine for the most part in Garland.

He was an excellent wood worker and blacksmith. Some of his work (blacksmith) can be seen In Daniel's

house today. His house still stands In the outskirts of Garland and the foundation of his shop is across

the road. He made everything for the home. Hand hewn rafters can be seen in his house. His wife

Rebecca Batchelder is where I get my middle name."

 

Mason married Rebecca Batchelder  on 9 Jun 1809 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. Rebecca was born on 2 Apr 1788 in Blaisdell Plantation, York, Maine. She died in 1875 in Maine.

 

Her name is spelled Batchelder according to the Skinner Family website.

 

 

Mason and Rebecca had the following children:

             64 F  i.  Lucinda Skinner  was born on 2/03 Apr 1810. She died on 13 Jul 1833 in Garland, Penobscot, Maine.

             65 M ii.  Amasa Gover Skinner  was born on 2 Jul 1811.

             66 F iii.  Abigail Bachelder Skinner  was born on 30 Aug 1813 in Maine. She died on 1 Jun 1824 in Maine.

             67 M   iv.  Albert Skinner  was born on 17 Nov 1815. He died on 27 May 1840.

 

Albert was struck and killed by lightening.

 

 

+        68 M v.  John Batchelder Skinner  was born on 13 Jan 1818. He died on 15 Jan 1891.

             69 M   vi.  Mason Skinner Jr.  was born on 3 Jan 1820. He died on 26 Sep 1835 in Garland, Penobscot, Maine.

             70 F   vii.  Eunice W. Skinner  was born on 10 Sep 1821. She died about 22 Aug 1844.

 

Eunice's marriage is listed in the IGI Batch No.:   M521631

 

 

Eunice married James Lougee  on 13 May 1842 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

             71 M   viii.  Henry Skinner .

 

Henry joined the Union Army and lost his arm in the Battle of the

Wilderness.

 

             72 M   ix.  Clifford Skinner .

             73 F x.  Rebecca Skinner  was born in Dec 1827. She died on 17 Sep 1849.

             74 F xi.  Pluma Skinner  was born on 9 Mar 1830.

             75 xii.  Skinner .

             76 xiii.  Skinner .

 

 

 

Sources

 

  1. Center for Disease Control Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Typhoid Fever  (http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/typhoidfever_g.htm)."Text created on the website on June 20, 2001.  Information collected on August 5, 2003.".

 

 

 

Third Generation

 

    17. Olive Skinner  (Asahel, Daniel) was born on 12 Mar 1808 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. She died in 1842 in Meigs, Ohio.

 

It is to be noted that at the time of Olive's birth, Corinth was still a part of Hancock County.  She died in

childbirth in Meigs, Ohio.  Again, it is unclear if that were the town or just the county.

 

Olive married (1) John Henry Chase  on 3 Apr 1829 in Meigs County, Ohio. John was born in 1806. He died before 1836.

 

Olive married (2) Richard Reeves  on 14 Jan 1836. Richard was born in 1803.

 

They had the following children:

             77 M i.  Reeves  was born in 1842. He died in 1842.

 

This son died before he was named.  Olive died with the son in 1842.

 

 

    20. Phebe Skinner  (Asahel, Daniel) was born on 12 Aug 1812. She died on 9 Oct 1885 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio.

 

walkersgrayhounds@hotmail.com <mailto:walkersgrayhounds@hotmail.com>_I found your site

interesting, especially as I am a lineal descendant of Daniel and Asahel Skinner (Asahel's daughter

Phebe Skinner married my 3d great-grandfather Williams Waid -- my mother's maiden name was Waid --

in Crawford Co., PA, where Asahel had moved about 1816)._Geoffrey Pope_White Plains, New York

 

Ginny Kane had listed William B. Hartinger (1813) as Phebe's husband, married 30 Sept 1836 in Meigs

County.  Perhaps William was Abi's husband, to whom Ginny had attributed Williams Waid.  Ginny had

also spelled Phebe as Phoebe.  Ginny's notes state that Abi and Williams were wed in 1818 in Crawford

County, Pennsylvania.  According to her notes, she died 73 years 1 month 27 days, and is buried

between her son and husband.

 

Phebe married Williams Waid  in Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

 

They had the following children:

             78 M i.  Waid .

 

    28. Darius Calvin Skinner  (Asahel, Daniel) was born on 6 Mar 1828 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio. He died on 7 Feb 1896 in Colorado Township, Lincoln, Kansas.

 

Darius was one of the Colorado Boys during the Civil War.  He built the dug out the Thomas Skinners

livein the first few years in Kansas.

 

Darius was an Indian Scout and a well respected citizen.  There is much in the book on Lincoln County

about Darius.  He filed for a Civil War Pension on March 18, 1891.  It says he enlisted on September 3,

1861 in the First Calvary Regiment Colorado Company G at Denver Colorado and was discharged at

Fort Leavenworth on November 18, 1865.

 

According to the Federal Census of 1870, Darius follows his brother Thomas.  He is listed as 42 M. born

Ohio with 1500 in land 1500 personal.  In the 1880 Federal Census, he is listed as D. Calvin W. M. 53

with wife Amanda 43, the children are hers and theirs.  Marriage performed by J.R. Lawsen, L.P.

Methodist Episcopal Church.  All three of his children were listed in the Twelve Mile School District No.

33 of Lincoln County, Kansas on July 28, 1893.

 

In an article about Abram, Lincoln County, found in the Lincoln Public Library, Darius was listed as one

 

of the founding fathers of that town and the probate judge.

 

Darius and Amanda were married at his home in Colorado.

 

Darius married Mrs. Amanda Coswell Dart  on 11 Nov 1877 in Colorado Township, Lincoln, Kansas. Mrs. was born on 7 Nov 1834 in Cogswell, Rowan, Kentucky. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont, Boulder, Colorado.

 

They had the following children:

             79 M i.  Everton Osborn Skinner  was born on 18 Sep 1878 in Beverly, Lincoln, Kansas. He died on 24 Oct 1956 in Longmont, Boulder, Colorado. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont, Boulder, Colorado.

             80 F ii.  Marinda Jane Skinner  was born on 20 Apr 1880 in Beverly, Lincoln, Kansas. She died on 14 Jul 1910 in Longmont, Boulder, Colorado. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont, Boulder, Colorado.

Marinda married Rolla D. Quest .

             81 M   iii.  Asahel D. Skinner  was born on 21 Jan 1883 in Colorado Township, Lincoln, Kansas. He died on 21 Jun 1969 in Longmont, Boulder, Colorado. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont, Boulder, Colorado.

Asahel married Elizabeth Esther Vertz  on 15 Feb 1911.

 

    30.  Thomas Everton Skinner  (Asahel, Daniel) was born on 7 Sep 1832 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio. He died on 17 Oct 1895 in Beverly, Colorado Township, Lincoln, Kansas. He was buried1  in Monroe Cemetery, Beverly, Lincoln, Kansas.

 

Thomas was a farmer.  He was Ginny Kane's great grandfather.

 

Family Legend says that he was born six miles from the Ohio River.  Thomas went to California during

the Gold Rush by going down the Mississippi River by boat, crossing at the Isthmus of Panama on foot,

and taking another boat to California.  He didn't strike it rich and returned home after a few years of trying

.  He married and soon got the traveling itch again; this time, he went to Colorado.  He was there when

the Civil War began.  He joined the Colorado Boys and was in service until 1866.  The 1870 Federal

Census shows Thomas  37 M.M. his wife 35, J.B. 13, E.S. 10, A.E. 8, C.D. 3/12 and M.M. /12  all male

except the two M.M.  This was in Colorado Township of Lincoln county, Kansas.  In 1880 Thomas is

shown as 47 with Alfred 17 and Calvin 10.

 

Ginny Kane indicates that "Uncle Bing and Uncle Vert were on their first trip west at that time and Nora

was living with Bing's wife, Aunt Lyde.  A memorial to Mary Maria Bing Skinner is on one side of the

stone in Monroe Cemetery and Thomas on the other side.  He was 62 years 11 months 1 day and she

39 years 5 months 4 days.  It says also "Not dead but gone before".  He owned Lots 1 and 2 in Monroe

Cemetery.

 

The Monroe Cemetery, a smaller cemetery south of Beverly. Monroe really has a pretty location and is a

peaceful place to visit. Directions from Lincoln: Take K-18 East to the Beverly exit. Go through Beverly

on Main St. until it ends. The road curves to the right and becomes Miller Dr., then Monroe. Stay on that

road as it leaves town. When the road forks, stay left (on pavement). The pavement will end once you

cross the river. You’ll be heading straight south. The cemetery is on the right. It is about 3.3 miles from K-

18 to the front gates.

 

Thomas married (1) Mary Maria Bing  on 31 May 1856 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio. Mary was born on 5 Oct 1834 in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio. She died on 31 Aug 1874 in Lincoln Center, Lincoln, Kansas. She was buried in North Beverly Cemetery, Beverly, Lincoln, Kansas .

 

 

Thomas and Mary had the following children:

             82 F  i.  Nora Skinner .

 

Nora and Darius Calvin were twins.

 

             83 M ii.  Darius Calvin Skinner  was born on 18 Apr 1870 in Beverly, Lincoln, Kansas. He died on 14 Mar 1955 in Mancus, Moffat, Colorado. He was buried in Solomon, Dickerson, Kansas.

 

Darius Calvin and Nora were twins.

 

Calvin Darius and Nora Mary were twins, the first born in Lincoln County, Kansas.

Ginny Kane says, "Letters of his are used to establish much of this family history. He

was a railroad man and lived all over the west especially Colorado. They lived in

Boulder, Elizabeth in Elbert County, Loveland, Golden, Montrose, and Windsor and

Goodland, Kansas, that I am sure of."  He was a RR Telegrapher.

 

 

Darius married Stella Grace Fleming  on 8 Nov 1898 in Solomon, Dickerson, Kansas. Stella was born on 8 Nov 1877 in Beverly, Lincoln, Kansas. She died on 13 Oct 1946 in Mancus, Moffat, Colorado. She was buried in Solomon, Dickerson, Kansas.

 

Thomas married (2) Mrs. Sarah M. Nixon Lawrence  on 24 Aug 1882. Mrs. was born in 1841.

 

    34.  Bathsheba Rider  (Hepzebah Skinner, Daniel) was born on 25 May 1799 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. She died after 18 Jul 1878 in Minot, Androscoggin, Maine.

 

It is to be noted that Bangor was still a part of Hancock County at the time Bathsheba was born.

 

Bathsheba married Reverend Elijah Jones Jr. 2  son of Elijah Jones and Patience Fisher on 12 Nov 1822 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. Elijah was born on 4 Dec 1790. He died on 29 Apr 1869 in Minot, Androscoggin, Maine.

 

Elijah graduated Bangor Theological Seminary in Sep 1854 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.

 

More information about his family can be found in the Brewer Orrington, Holden Eddington History and

Families.

 

Bangor Theological Seminary, founded in 1814, is an ecumenical seminary in the Congregational

tradition of the United Church of Christ.

 

 

Elijah and Bathsheba had the following children:

             84 F  i.  Ann Elizabeth Jones  was born on 8 Oct 1823.

Ann married Lucius Merrill  on 8 Sep 1848 in Maine.

             85 F ii.  Clarissa M. Jones  was born on 12 Feb 1825.

Clarissa married D.S. Whitehouse  on 12 Oct 1859.

             86 F iii.  Harriet Louise Jones  was born on 6 Aug 1826.

 

+        87 M   iv.  Reverend William Ladd Jones  was born on 18 Sep 1827. He died on 19 Nov 1908.

             88 F v.  Sophia A. Jones  was born on 18 Jun 1829.

Sophia married Edwin Nelson  on 6 May 1847 in Maine.

             89 F vi.  Sarah Frances Jones  was born on 23 Sep 1832.

 

             90 F   vii.  Mary Lobdell Jones  was born on 27 Dec 1837.

             91 M   viii.  Edward E. Jones  was born on 20 Sep 1842 in Minot, Androscoggin, Maine.

 

In 1878, he was living in New York.

 

 

Edward married Emma Hastings  on 10 Jun 1875.

             92 M   ix.  Myron Winslow Jones  was born on 25 Aug 1844 in Minot, Androscoggin, Maine.

 

He was recently back from Colorado in 1878.

 

 

    36. Hannah Rider  (Hepzebah Skinner, Daniel) was born on 31 Mar 1803 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 18 Dec 1893 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Brewer had not yet become a part of Penobscot County when Hannah was born.

 

Hannah married Oliver Farrington  on 12 Nov 1820 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine. Oliver was born on 18 Sep 1797. He died on 16 Sep 1863 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.

 

They had ten children.

 

 

Oliver and Hannah had the following children:

             93 M i.  Henry M. Farrington  was born on 12 Jan 1824 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.

             94 F ii.  Ann Louisa Farrington  was born on 29 Oct 1825.

             95 F iii.  Hannah Jane Farrington  was born on 3 Oct 1827 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.

             96 M   iv.  Joseph Rider Farrington  was born on 5 May 1830 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.

             97 F v.  Sarah Elizabeth Farrington  was born on 17 May 1832 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.

             98 F vi.  Clarissa Elvira Farrington  was born on 25 Oct 1835 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.

             99 M   vii.  Charles Oliver Farrington  was born on 4 May 1837 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.

           100 M   viii.  Edward Payson Farrington  was born on 24 Sep 1839 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.

           101 M   ix.  George Shepard Farrington  was born on 14 Jun 1842 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine.

           102 F x.  Caroline Amanda Farrington  was born on 15 Apr 1845.

 

    41. Eunice G. Wheeler  (Azubah Skinner, Daniel) was born on 23 Feb 1802. She died on 24 Dec 1856. She was buried in Corinthian Cemetery, (East) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

She died age 54 yrs. 10 mos.  Eunice and John were married by Stephen

Dexter.  She was buried in Division 10 Lot 12 of the Corinthian Cemetery.

 

Eunice married John Sweet  on 8 Feb 1826 in Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine. John was born about 24 Jul 1800. He died on 6 Feb 1877 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He was buried in Corinthian Cemetery, (East) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

John died at age 76yrs 6mo 13dys                        

He is buried in the Corinthian Cemetery, Division 10 Lot 12.

It remains unclear as to how he is related to the Sweet family on the other side of town, buried in the

Boutelle Cemetery.

 

 

John and Eunice had the following children:

           103 F  i.  Phebe Abbott Sweet  was born on 22 Jun 1827 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Phebe's birth is recorded in the Town of Corinth Records, available on the internet at

FamilySearch, with record number C521631 1766 - 1875 0010809.

 

 

Phebe married George Simpson  on 23 Jun 1851 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

           104 F ii.  Harriet Hunting Sweet  was born on 1 Nov 1828. She died on 10 Oct 1851. She was buried in Corinthian Cemetery, (East) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Harriet died at the age of 22.  She is buried in Division 10 Lot 12 of the Corinthian

Cemetery.

 

           105 F iii.  Sylvia Dudley Sweet  was born on 15 Oct 1831.

Sylvia married Benjamin M. Stevens  on 15 Apr 1860 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

           106 F iv.  Eunice Augusta Sweet  was born on 8 Jun 1833.

Eunice married David A. Bridges  on 8 Jul 1868 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

           107 F v.  Hannah M. Sweet  was born in Dec 1835. She died on 12 May 1838. She was buried in Corinthian Cemetery, (East) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Hannah died at two years six months.  She is buried in Division 10 Lot 12 of the

Corinthian Cemetery.

 

           108 F vi.  Elmina C. Sweet  was born on 18 Oct 1841. She died on 22 Jul 1908. She was buried in Corinthian Cemetery, (East) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

Elmina married George A. Hammons  on 23 Nov 1864 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

    43. Nelson Wheeler  (Azubah Skinner, Daniel) was born on 28 Nov 1807. He died on 21 May 1890. He was buried on 23 May 1980 in Exeter Center, Exeter, Penobscot, Maine.

 

At age thirteen, it was said that Nelson was then old enough to "bear a

man's burden on the farm".  In 1835, he opened a store and barrel and oar

works in the Skinner settlement.  He went back to farming after the

1837 depression.  His store and barrel and oars works employed a large

number of men.

 

See Wheeler's obituary in the Bangor Whig and Courier, June 17, 1890.

Nelson's brother, Joseph Bragdon, writes at the time of his death that

nelson "died of old age and softening of the brain".

 

He died 80 yrs 5mos 23 days

 

Nelson married Abigail B. Hill  daughter of Francis Hill Colonel and Elizabeth in 1839. Abigail died on 5 Sep 1868. She was buried in Exeter Center, Exeter, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Nelson's wife Abigail was the sister to his half-brother, Joseph's wife

Cordelia.  She died age 52 yrs 9 mos

 

He stone reads:

Asleep in Jesus blessed sleep,

from which none ever wakes to weep.

 

 

Nelson and Abigail had the following children:

           109 M i.  Roscoel Wheeler  died on 2 Mar 1855. He was buried in Exeter Center, Exeter, Penobscot, Maine.

 

died 5 yrs 10 mos.

 

Stone reads

We loved thee up earth

May we meet thee in heaven

the yonder flower that withered here

to angels hands is given

Transplanted from its earthly sphere

It blooms again in Heaven

 

 

    48. Alvin Skinner  (Elijah "Squire", Daniel) was born on 23 Dec 1811 in Skinner Settlement, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 13 Jan 1861 in Skinner Settlement, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Alvin Skinner opened a store, barrel and oar works and cooperative in the

late 1830's and operated it until his death in 1861.  He also had a copper

shop at the time of his death.  He died 49yrs 20dys and is buried in Lot 26 of the Boutelle Cemetery.

 

His probate page 200 Penobscot County Probate Record Vol. 1 lists the administrators of his estate as

brother Elijah and George F.  His children were all under 14 years of age at the time.

 

His wedding is listed in Batch No.:   M521631  of the IGI.

 

Alvin married Climena Washburn  on 1 Jan 1850 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. Climena was born in 1825.

 

They had the following children:

           110 F  i.  Sarah L. Skinner  was born in 1852 in Penobscot County, Maine.

           111 M ii.  Charles G.W. Skinner  was born in 1854 in Penobscot County, Maine.

           112 M   iii.  Frederick E. Skinner  was born in 1859.

 

    50. Sarah Skinner  (Elijah "Squire", Daniel) was born on 25 Feb 1815. She died on 22 Apr 1902. She was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Her existence is not confirmed in the birth records of the town.

 

Sarah married Enoch Hunting Bragdon  son of Joseph Bragdon and Abigail (Bragdon) Hunting on 25 Feb 1846 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. Enoch was born in 1814. He died on 27 Mar 1870. He was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Everyone referered to him as "Hunting" to avoid confusion with his

brother whose initials were the same.  He died at age 56yrs 2mo 25dys and is buried in the Lot 33 of the

 

Boutelle Cemetery.

 

 

Enoch and Sarah had the following children:

           113 M i.  Charles Bragdon  was born in 1837 in Penobscot County, Maine.

           114 F ii.  Charlissa Bragdon  was born in 1842. She died on 2 Dec 1862 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. She was buried on 3 Dec 1862 in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Died at 11yrs 18dys. in 1862, probably of the Diptheria outbreak in town.

 

           115 M   iii.  Frank O. Bragdon  was born in 1847. He died on 29 Nov 1862 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Frank died at 6yrs 3mo 26dys in Nov. 1862, probably of the diptheria that

swept the town.  Joseph B. Wheeler writes of going to Bangor to buy a

burial outfit and a coffin.  He paid $5 for the coffin, $1.5o for silk

handkerchief, $1.25 for gloves, $2.25 for robe and collar, and $6 for coat.  He is buried

in Lot 33 of the Boutelle Cemetery.

 

           116 F iv.  Emma J. Bragdon  was born on 23 Mar 1854. She died on 16 Sep 1896.

 

    51. Mary Skinner  (Elijah "Squire", Daniel) was born on 3 Nov 1817. She died on 16 Sep 1891. She was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

She died at 73 yrs 10 mos 13 days; she is buried in Lot 21 of the Boutelle Cemetery.

 

Her stone reads:  "We cherish thy memory".

 

Mary married Aaron French  on 13 Mar 1843 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. Aaron was born on 8 Mar 1816. He died on 27 Dec 1911. He was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Aaron had two daughters, Marietta and Maria, and one son, Lysander.

 

He came to the area, on Wadleigh hill, about 1840.  He built a substantial house hauling slate shingles

some thirty miles from the Brownville quarry by team and wagon.  His house and that of Enoch Bragdon

are the only ones on the road to boast slate roofs.

 

On July 3, 1862, he bought a pig from Joseph Bragdon Wheeler for $1.50.  Later that same year,

Wheeler hired French to stone in the bottom of a new well.  He was paid $1.41 for a day's work.

 

Aaron is buried in Lot 21 of the Boutelle Cemetery.

 

 

Aaron and Mary had the following children:

           117 M i.  Lysander French  was born about 1844. He died on 28 Nov 1865. He was buried on 29 Nov 1865 in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Joseph B. Wheeler writes in 1865 that on November 27, he went to Exeter

to fetch the Doctor Chase to come and see Lysander.  Lysander

unfortunately did not survive the night and died at about 2 o'clock.  He

was buried the following afternoon on November 29.  It was a warm and

pleasant afternoon for the funeral which Nelson and Abigail attended.

Oakman's sang.

 

Lysander died 21yrs 7mo 5dys and is buried in Lot 21 of the Boutelle Cemetery.

 

 

           118 F ii.  Marietta E. French  was born in 1848. She died on 17 Jan 1914. She was buried in Corinthian Cemetery, (East) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

E.C.A. class of 1866.  Her gravestone reads Maretta E. as her name; she is buried in

Division 3 lot 18&19 of the Corinthian Cemetery.

 

 

Marietta married Charles T. Thissel  son of Honorable John Thissel and Allaseba B. Ramsdell. Charles was born on 10 Aug 1832. He died on 15 May 1906. He was buried in Corinthian Cemetery, (East) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

After his father's death, Charles occupied his father's house.  Charles is buried in the

Corinthian Cemetery, Division 3 Lots 18 & 19.

 

           119 F iii.  Maria E. French  was born about 1850. She died on 15 Nov 1870. She was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Maria died at age 19 and 9 mos.  She is buried in Lot 21 of the Boutelle Cemetery.

 

 

    56. George Fisher Skinner  (Elijah "Squire", Daniel) was born on 12 Nov 1829 in Penobscot County, Maine. He died on 9 May 1917. He was buried in Corinthian Cemetery, (East) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

  At his father's death,  son George took over the farm.  He

proved himself as able a farmer as his father and added extensively to

orchards on the farm.  He is buried in Division 12 lot 10 of the Corinthian Cemetery.

 

Ginny Kane suggests that he died on the 20 May 1917.

 

George married (1) Sarah H. Deering  on 4 Jul 1852 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. Sarah was born on 8 Nov 1832. She died on 9 May 1897. She was buried in Corinthian Cemetery, (East) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Sarah is buried in Division 12 Lot 10 of the Corinthian Cemetery.  Or was her middle name begun with a J

.?

 

 

George and Sarah had the following children:

 

+      120 M i.  Frank Harris Skinner  was born on 16 Jun 1858.

 

George married (2) Elizabeth Crosby .

 

    57. Mason Skinner Palmer 3  (Alona Skinner, Daniel) was born on 27 Oct 1803 in Skinner Settlement, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He died after 1883.

 

Mason Skinner Palmer was the town clerk of Corinth, Maine around 1831.

 

In 1883, Mason published a little book entitled, Early Gleanings and Random Recollections from the

Town of Corinth, Maine.  On pages 22-23, he writes of himself saying:

 

            "Ever since Maine became a State, her citizens have complained of the injustice done the grand

old Pine, as represented in the device of our State Seal, and a citizen of Corinth forwarded the following

petition to the Legislature, which was respectfully received and read to the Senate."

 

            "To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of Maine, in Legislature assembled:

            "Respectfully represents your petitioner, a citizen of the town of Corinth,  in the County of

Penobscot and State of Maine, that more than half a century ago he was permitted to enjoy his first

remembered outlook upon the dense forests of the “Pine Tree State;”-that his early domicile, and the

 

rocking cradle of his infancy, were alike made of the flesh colored pines so bountifully interspersed

throughout our groves and woodlands;--that while his nursing childhood drew nutriment from its

surroundings, producing enlargement from what it fed upon, ,the balsamic properties of the pine

permeated the entire make up of his complex nature-manhood and pinehood.

            "The marvelous beauty of a pine grown upon the soil of Norridgewock in our State, one hundred

and fifty feet in length and four and one-half feet in diameter, while little Liberty in Waldo County,

competing for the mastery in tree growing, gave a pine seven feet at stump, making ten thousand six

hundred and ten feet of square edged boards, claimed the admiration of your petitioner’s juvenile life;

and while his nursery tales partook largely of mythology and fable, it was not difficult to believe that at a

Congress of Trees,  the dimpled eye of the bird’s eyed maple, clearly saw the coming popularity of the

majestic pine, and secured and honest Congressional vote, declaring her the queen of the woods,  at

which all the pines, with waving branches invoked the gentle winds of the breathing hill, thus chanting a

melody so soft and plaintively sweet, that Orpheus ceased his notes, and dancing trees gave listening

ear to the Te Deum Laudamus of the worshiping pine-a music sweeter than breathings of harp or lute,

until woodlands felt the influence of the religion of the forest, and the inspired poet wrote, “The groves

were God’s first Temple.”

            "And while thus entranced with the pine and its worship, the historical readings of your petitioner

taught him, that as early as the 17th century, good mother Massachusetts so loved the gold in the mine

and the pine in the forest, that she stamped the gold with the figure of the pine, giving it a currency

known as Pine Tree Money; and while he loved the current coin, and hoping for its plenteous

accumulation, coming years brought anticipated manhood and Maine’s Governor honored your petitioner

with a commission bearing the seal of the State.  Then the eye fell sadly upon the meager bush

representing the pine of Maine!-a nondescript-a mere shrub without majestic comeliness, ,a forest fungus

!

            "All that had been said and written on the beauty of the pine came hastily back and forced

memory’s doors for entrance, and your petitioner sorrowed that in early life he had said to one of Maine’s

fairest daughters-now his wife-that she was as graceful in stature as the pine; -at a mere glance at the

bush on the seal, the fair one declined the honor of resemblance, preferring rather being the spruce girl

of the period.

            "Sensitively believing that the engraved pine upon the State’s Seal, indecorously and strangely

symbolizes a meanness and dwarfage no where found in Maine’s varied industries, judicial powers or

legislative bodies, your petitioner has long hoped for a more truthful representation of Maine as she is,

engraved, not only upon memories tablet’s, but fittingly depicted in signet and shield.

            "To study the pine as now engraven upon the seal of our State for semblance of the pine of our

forests would be as futile as to read the description of animals in zoological cabinets to find the likeness

of the beast rising out of the sea with seven heads and ten horns, seen by John the Revelator. 

Therefore, and that your memorialist may no longer pine over the demoralized pinery of his State, he

asks that the seal now in use be at once remodeled and Re Pined, and in duty bound will ever pray.

            "Corinth, January, 1879.                                                 Mason S. Palmer.

 

            "Mason S. Palmer of Corinth, was born in that town October 27, 1803.  His first remembered

outlook upon the world was among forests, and then recently felled trees, and small patches of cleared

land incident to farm making.  To this work, he devoted his days of boyhood, excepting always such

times as he was enabled to attend such schools as were early introduced into the township.  In early life

he became a teacher, and on arriving at his majority was chosen superintendent of schools.  He

afterward wrote in the various county offices, at a suitable age he was appointed assistant Post Master

at Bangor, and left that position was appointed Register of Probate for Penobscot County, which office

he held for many years.  For several years Mr. Palmer had charge of the Katahdin Iron Company in

Piscataquis County, from which he went to Briggs Iron Company, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, as it

agent, where he was engaged nine years, during which time he served one term as a member of the

Legislature of Massachusetts and was also appointed clerk of the court of insolvency for the county of

Berkshire and one of the supervisors of schools.  After suffering seriously by fire, he returned to his

 

native town, and at this writing, resides on the farm in the neighborhood of his birth.  Mr. Palmer married

Miss Mary Johnson Coy, daughter of the late Captain Henry Coy, of Minot, Maine, and officer of the war

of 1812."

 

Mason married Mary Johnson Coy  daughter of Captain Henry Coy on 7 Mar 1833. Mary was born in Sangerville, Piscataquis, Maine.

 

They had the following children:

           121 F  i.  Mary Celia Palmer  was born on 6 Oct 1842 in Skinner Settlement, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 6 Aug 1844 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. She was buried in Boutelle Cemetery, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

She was four years 10 months old when she died.  She is buried in Lot 53 of the

Boutelle Cemetery.

 

           122 M ii.  Henry W. Palmer 4  was born in 1846. He died before 1856.

 

Henry's father writes in 1883 the following description:  "During the war of the rebellion,

Henry W. Palmer enlisted in Company H., 31st Regiment Maine Volunteers, and in the

battle at the Wilderness lost his entire right arm.  On the same day of amputation on

the field, he travelled on foot sixteen miles to the nearest hospital.  He is not at the

home of his boyhood, a lover of books, has a large library, caring for his parents, and

with his younger brother, Clifford E. Palmer, manages the farm made by their father,

Mason S. Palmer, more than a half century ago."

 

           123 M   iii.  Clifford E. Palmer  was born in 1850. He died before 1860.

           124 M   iv.  Henry W. Palmer  was born in 1856.

           125 M v.  Clifford E. Palmer  was born in 1860.

 

    63. Melville C. Palmer  (Alona Skinner, Daniel) was born on 2 Jun 1822.

 

Mason Skinner Palmer writes of Melville in 1883:  "Melville C. Palmer, youngest son of the late Richard

Palmer, was born June 12, 1822 married Miss Elizabeth Leavitt daughter of Thomas Leavitt; he

purchased the farm first occupied by Deacon Stephen Dexter; made improvements on buildings already

erected, adding all necessary outbuildings including a large and finely finished stable.  They have had

five children one died early in childhood, and Mary H. lived to grow to perfect womanhood, and thus

growing grew deeply into the affection of parents and all who knew her.  She died recently aged 26 years.

"

 

Melville married Elizabeth Leavitt  daughter of Thomas Leavitt on 26 Nov 1848 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

They had the following children:

           126 F  i.  Mary H. Palmer .

           127 M ii.  Fairfield M. Palmer .

 

Fairfield M. is the oldest son.

 

           128 M   iii.  Charles L. Palmer .

           129   iv.  Palmer .

 

This child died early in childhood.

 

 

           130 M v.  Frank Palmer .

 

    68. John Batchelder Skinner  (Mason S., Daniel) was born on 13 Jan 1818 in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 15 Jan 1891 in Veazie, Penobscot, Maine.

 

He was a cooper. He served in the Civil War.

 

John B. Skinner and Joanna Grover Skinner are 3rd cousins 1 time removed.  Their common ancestors

are John Skinner and Sarah Burroughs Porter.  They later became spouses.

 

According to John B. Skiner, III, of Orono, Maine, "John B. Skinner, the fifth of Mason's children, was

born in 1818 at the Skinner Settlement. He married first Joanna Grover Skinner who was Dr. Elisha's

granddaughter. They lived in Garland not far from his father.  After the Civil War and Joanna's death, he

married Isabella Hathorn McDonald. He lived the rest of his life in Veazie operating a cooper shop."

 

He may have had two children by wife Isabelle also.

 

John married (1) Joanna Grover Skinner  daughter of Alfred Skinner and Abigail Hill in Nov 1842. Joanna was born in Dec 1818. She was christened in Dec 1818.

 

They had the following children:

           131 M i.  Otis Skinner  was born about 1842 in Penobscot County, Maine. He died about 1857 in Penobscot County, Maine.

 

Otis was fourteen when he died.

 

           132 M ii.  John Batchelder Skinner  was born about 1842. He died about 1857.

 

John died very young.

 

           133 F iii.  Carrie L. Skinner  was born on 6 Aug 1857 in Garland, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 25 Feb 1933 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine.

Carrie married Allison M. Pierce  on 1 Jan 1878.

 

John married (2) Isabella Hathorn McDonald  in 1865.

 

They had the following children:

 

+      134 M   iv.  Otis A. Skinner  was born on 4 May 1874. He died on 10 Sep 1925.

 

+      135 M v.  John B. Skinner Jr.  was born on 9 Nov 1875. He died on 4 Sep 1939.

 

 

 

Sources

 

  1. Bill and Diana Sowers, Lincoln County Kansas Research Guide  (http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/lincoln/dirresearch.htm).

  2. Bangor Theological Seminary , http://www.bts.edu/."Information collected on August 7, 2003."Bangor Seminary was born in the midst of the religious awakening that stirred and renewed congregations in New England during the early 1800's. Led by a group of Congregational ministers and lay leaders who wanted to create a center of theological study in northern New England, the Society for Theological Education met on July 27, 1811 in Portland to establish a school. Jonathan Fisher, a founding trustee, described the urgency and importance of the school's mission: "I am strongly adverse to an unlearned ministry, but if in this district we wait to be supplied from other institutions, I am fully persuaded that the ground would be preoccupied by Sectarians, many of whom will not only be unlearned, but very unlearned."

 


 

Granted a charter on February 25, 1814, by the Great and General Court of Massachusetts, the Seminary briefly found a home in Hampden before moving to its present Bangor location in 1819. The Seminary began to assume its present shape under the leadership of the Reverend Enoch Pond. A noted scholar and writer, Pond joined the faculty in 1833, became president in 1856, and remained in that capacity until his death in 1882.

  3. Mason S. Palmer, Early Gleanings and Random Recollections of the Town of Corinth, Maine, from 1792 to 1883.  (Bangor:  Press of B.A. Burr, (Whig and Courier Job Office.)  1883.), Corinth Historical Society, P.O. Box 541, Corinth, Maine 04427, http://www.angelfire.com/me2/corinthhistorical."Copies of the "Early Gleanings" can be found at the Atkins Memorial Library and the Corinth Historical Society in Corinth, Maine.  The 1883 text was reprinted by James R. Wilson in 2003 for the benefit of the Corinth Historical Society."The original text for the "Early Gleanings" appeared in the "History of Penobscot County", by Williams, Chase and Co., Cleveland, Ohio.  Copies of this text can be found at the Bangor Public Library, Bangor, Maine.Mason Skinner Palmer was the author of this book.

  4. Mason S. Palmer, Early Gleanings and Random Recollections of the Town of Corinth, Maine, from 1792 to 1883. .

 

Fourth Generation

 

    87.  Reverend William Ladd Jones 1  (Bathsheba Rider, Hepzebah Skinner, Daniel) was born on 18 Sep 1827 in Minot, Androscoggin, Maine. He died on 19 Nov 1908 in Cloverdale, Sonoma, California.

 

William graduated Bowdoin College in 1845/1849 in Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine. He graduated Bangor Theological Seminary in 1850 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.

 

In 1878, he was preaching in Oakland, California.  He was called to be President of Oahu College in the

Sandwich Islands about that time.  He was their seventh President.  According to Kylee Kurita and Nani

Ho of the Punahou Alumni House, during his tenure enrollment at the college grew, he sold or leased

parts of the Punahou Land for income to improve buildings on campus, and he brought such innovations

at Punahou: more music, curriculum sports and vocational training.  He is also known to have been a

strict disciplinarian.  Finally, he stated Punahou Preparatory Department at the Armstrong Stone House

on Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii in 1881.  After Punahou, Rev. Jones was a pastor for 14 years at

Cloverdale, California, where he passed away 11/19/1908.__Children: Dr. H.M. Jones of Pomona_Dr. Wm.

F. Jones of San Rafael_Mrs. F.E. Adams of Pomona (later became a drawing instructor at Punahou)_One

more son

 

William married (1) Annie L. Farrington  on 28 Sep 1854 in Maine. Annie was born in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine. She died in 1898.

 

They had the following children:

           136 M i.  Doctor H. M. Jones .

           137 M ii.  Doctor William F. Jones .

           138 F iii.  F. E. Jones .

F. E. Jones married Adams .

           139 M   iv.  Jones .

 

William married (2) Elizabeth Armstrong  in 1901. Elizabeth was born in Guerneville, Sonoma, California.

 

  120. Frank Harris Skinner  (George Fisher, Elijah "Squire", Daniel) was born on 16 Jun 1858. He died in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

Frank married Eva Gay .

 

They had the following children:

           140 M i.  Fred Skinner  died in 1948.

 

Fred was the last Skinner to own Daniel's house.  He and Nellie were married in the

parlor of the family home.

 

 

Fred married Nellie Hannah  in Sep 1906 in Skinner Settlement, (West) Corinth, Penobscot, Maine.

 

  134. Otis A. Skinner  (John Batchelder, Mason S., Daniel) was born on 4 May 1874 in Veazie, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 10 Sep 1925 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.

Otis married Mildred Mosher Caything  on 28 Jun 1920.

 

 

Otis and Mildred had the following children:

           141 F  i.  Elaine Otis Skinner .

 

  135. John B. Skinner Jr.  (John Batchelder, Mason S., Daniel) was born on 9 Nov 1875 in Veazie, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 4 Sep 1939 in Veazie, Penobscot, Maine.

John married Millie E. Spencer . Millie was born on 20 Jun 1872. She died on 15 Aug 1945.

 

They had the following children:

           142 M i.  John Batchelder Skinner III  was born on 14 Feb 1907 in Veazie, Penobscot, Maine. He died after 1981.

 

 

 

Sources

 

  1. Punahou School  (http://www.punahou.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=ig.page&PageID=379)."1864 _William De Witt Alexander, who attended Punahou from 1842 to 1849 before earning a law degree from Yale, began a 17-year term as Punahou's fourth president. He was the first Punahou alumnus to serve in that capacity. __1875 _Honolulu's first spelling tournament was held on May 20 at the dining room of the Hawaiian Hotel. Punahou teacher Frances Church won. __1878 _Oahu College's first graduating class consisted of six students.1934 _The school's name was officially changed from Oahu College back to Punahou School.".