I don't get around to the SKAGGS family often but there are so many collateral connections I get pulled back every now and then.
Did some work on Hiram when I became aware of a second and possibly third wife. As you are one of the few I know who follows this part of the family and since it took some work to put together I thought I'd pass the information along.
First a few posers.
1.] It would seem from the census that Margaret [SMITH] SKAGGS died (left?) prior to the 1860 census. At that time it seems Hiram has remarried to an Emily b. @ 1836 in OH.
2.] Emily seems to be gone by the 1870 census when Hiram is married to Elizabeth [CAMPBELL] VAUGHT, widow of Joseph and mother of Andrew and Caleb VAUGHT. Hiram and Elizabeth are the parents of two sons, Joseph Campbell SKAGGS (b. July 1866) and Henry Wilson SKAGGS (Sept. 1868).
Any light you could shed on the fate of Margaret or Emily would be greatly appreciated.
In any event, I tracked Joseph and Henry and can pass on the following with confidence. Am not especially pleased with some aspects of reports from my genealogy program so it's worth pointing out that it only displays census information for the married couple so I do have more if you wish.
As always, corrections and comments would be greatly appreciated.
Joseph Campbell SKAGGS, b. July 1866 in MO, d. 1928 in IA
Spouse: Alma E TRIBBLE, b. July 1871 in MO
Father: Robert James TRIBBLE, b. 25 May 1934 in IN Mother: Rebecca Ellen BILDERBACK, b. April 1835 in KY
Married 5 January 1888 in Laclede Co MO.
Federal Census: Osage 33y/28y [3 children / 3 living; farmer] 6 June 1900 in Laclede Co MO. Federal Census: Rockingham 54y/48y [laborer / foundery] 15 January 1920 in Scott Co IA. Federal Census: Davenport 63y/58y [pattern h--ler / pump co] 5 April 1930 in Scott Co IA.
1 Ella SKAGGS, b. March 1889 in MO, m. Gustave MILLER
2 Harry SKAGGS, b. January 1891 in MO
3 Joseph Andrew SKAGGS, b. 6 October 1894 in MO, d. 12 December 1927 in IA
4 Wallace P SKAGGS, b. ca. 1902 in MO, m. Mary E SHIPLEY, ca. 1924
5 Earl R SKAGGS, b. ca. 1909 in MO
Henry Wilson SKAGGS, b. September 1868 in Pulaski Co MO, d. 28 November 1936 in Martin Co MN
Spouse: Lillian Elizabeth FARRINGTON, b. 11 December 1879 in St Clair Co IL
Father: George FARRINGTON Mother: Susan [---] FARRINGTON
Married 25 February 1902 in Laclede Co MO.
Federal Census: Osage 40y/30y [3 children / 2 living; farmer] 23 April 1910 in Laclede Co MO. Federal Census: Pilot Grove 51y/40y [farmer] 10 February 1920 in Faribault Co MN. Federal Census: Jay 61y/50y [farmer] 8 April 1930 in Martin Co MN.
1 Daisy Bell SKAGGS, b. 28 March 1903 in Laclede Co MO, m. Carl August Walter ENGSTROM, ca. 1924, d. 21 November 1997 in Kossuth Co IA
2 Buddy Thurmann SKAGGS, b. 21 January 1906 in Laclede Co MO, d. March 1974 in IA
3 Homer Taft SKAGGS, b. 3 November 1908 in Laclede Co MO
4 Della May SKAGGS, b. 28 July 1910 in Laclede Co MO, m. [---] HOECK, d. 25 February 1984 in Martin Co MN
5 Curtis Freeman SKAGGS, b. 27 December 1912 in Laclede Co MO
6 Harry Paul Wilson SKAGGS, b. 17 August 1916 in Faribault Co MN