Frequently the name Bernsar/Bernzar Skelton shows up.It may have been a nickname. His actual name was Barnes R Skelton.His aunt Martha (Patsy) Skelton married Barnes Reavis on 20 May, 1823 which is possibly the source of the name Barnes and perhaps the R.I hesitate to post this supposition because, once posted, it tends to become "fact'.
He married Lucinda Mauck 16 Dec 1851.She was the daughter of Abraham Mauck and Maria Gambrel. They had two children.Nancy J Skelton bn abt 1852 and Elizabeth Skelton bn abt 1854.
After the death of Barnes, Lucinda married Larkin Price ForbisThey had at least 7 children: Barnes bn abt 1858; Marian or Maria bn abt 1861(female); Jane bn abt 1862; Eliza bn abt 1863; Samuel M bn abt 1864; William bn abt 1866; and Thompson bn abt 1868.
Census Year: 1860State: IndianaCounty: GibsonPost Office: OwensvilleSheet No: 767 Reel no: M653-26Division: Montgomery TownshipPage No: 7 Enumerated on: June 7th, 1860by: Jas. M. Alvis Transcribed by James M. Phillips for USGenWeb,
LINE | Dwell | Famil |LastFirst| AgeSe Co | Occ| Real Va Person | BirthPlace 4 |46 |47 | ForbisL.P.|28 MW| Farm Hand54001240| IN 5 |46 |47 | ForbisLucinda|28 FW||| IN 6 |46 |47 | SkeltonElizabeth|5 FW||| IN 7 |46 |47 | ForbisBarns|3 MW||| IN 8 |46 |47 | NunnDavid|20 MW| Farm Hand|| KY 9 |46 |47 | JerdonCaroline|18 FW| Hired Girl|| IN 10 |46 |47 | ColeJohn|55 MW| Hired Hand|| Germany
1870 Montgomery Twp., Gibson Co., IN PO: Owensville, IN 6 June 1870 Larkin Forbis 37 bn IN farmer $13500 and $3200 in real and personal estates Lucinda 37 bn IN Elizabeth Skelton 15 bn IN* Barns A Forbis 11 bn IN Marian Forbis 9 bn IN female Jane 8 bn IN Samuel Forbis 6 bn IL William Forbis 4 bn IN Thompson 2 bn IN Eliza 7/12ths bn IN5/12ths was overwritten by a large number 7. Unsure what age she was Loggan Hardy 40 bn IN farm laborer J A Fisher 24 bn INfarm laborer Barlett Pegram 17 bn INfarm laborer Elizadid not seem to survive until 1880 *Also in this household was Elizabeth Skelton age 15. The daughter of Barnes R Skelton and Lucinda Mauck Skelton Forbis
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occ Father's/Mother's Birthplace Larkin P. FORBIS Self M Male 48 IN Farmer IN IN Lucinda FORBIS Wife M Female 47 IN Keeping House IN IN Jane FORBIS Dau S Female18 IN At Home IN IN Samuel M. FORBIS Son S Male 16 IN Work On Farm IN IN William FORBIS Son S Male 14 IN Work On Farm IN IN Thompson FORBIS Son S Male 12 IN Work On Farm IN IN Thomas BUMP Other S Male 30 IN Laborer IN IN
Source Information: Census Place Montgomery, Gibson, Indiana 5 June 1880 Family History Library Film 1254279 NA Film Number T9-0279 Page Number 279A
Skelton cemetery Gibson Co., IN FORRIS, ElizaDaughter of Larkin B. & Lucinda FORRISUndated entry FORRIS, Maria8-Aug-186022-Aug-1872 12 yrs. 14 dys.