All the following information was found in SKIDMORE Rickmanworth, England; Delaware; North Carolina and west 155 to 1983 by Warren Skidmore & William F. Skidmore Published Akron, Ohio & Knoxville, Tenn. July 1983 and supplimented by: Suppliment:Additions & changes to These entries are based on research done after the book was published. Sept. 9, 1991 Suppliment pages are noted as:Pg. S- & the book's pages are just noted as Page.
Page 11 Henry Skidmore b. Abt. 1650 in Richmansworth, Hertfordshire, Eng. d. 1695 Cedar Creek Hundred, Sussex Co., Del m. Unk.She died before him Child: i. Henry Born about 1690
Page 20 Henry Skidmore b. Abt. 1690 in Cedar Creek Hundred, Sussex Co., Del. D. after 19 March 1759 in Broadkiln Hundred in the same county m. Elizabeth UNK who probably survived him. Children: i. Thomas ii. Henry iii Elijah iv Sarah NOTES: Father died when he was about 6 and he then lived with Richard Williams, Sen. who was probably a kinsman.he is mentioned in William's will and listed with others as "cousins"Only Henry's son Thomas remained in Delaware.His other 3 children moved to North Carolina.
Page 22 Henry Skidmore (this is where you and I separate on the family tree.He is my 6x great grandfather) b. in Sussex Co., Del D. in what is now Yadkin Co., North Carol in 1774 m. Elizabeth Potter by 1750 Children i. John ii Thomas iii Henry iv. Abraham v. Jane vi Mary vii Elizabeth NOTES:"Henry Skidmore left an army of descendants.It has been exceedingly difficult to sort out his grandsons for no satisfactory probate or list of heirs has been found for his 3 eldest sons all of whom went west. Only the youngest son, Abraham, remained on the home place to cultivate the red clay of North Carolina" Pg. 23
Page 29 Sergeant Thomas Skidmore b. 1750 in Sussex Co., Del. Died before 3 Oct. 1803 in Madison Co., Kentucky M. Charity (Chapman appears to be her last name according to descendants. Pg. S-4) Children: i. Jean (Jane) ii. Henry iii Charity iv. John v. Elizabeth (Betsy) vi Thomas vii Elijah viii Abraham ix William x Ann Born 1801 NOTES:Appears on a muster oll of the Madison Co. Kentucy rolls for the militia stationed at Edward Stevenson's on Paint Lick, which had been detached from the company commanded by Lt. Hodges of the First Battalion of Kentucky Rangers.14 Jan. 1994 a warrant was issued to pay the men stations in 1793 "on the frontiers of Madison Co. under the command of Sergt. Thomas Skidmore"
Page 53 Abraham Skidmore b. 3 May 1797 in Madison County, Kentuck m. Celia Thompson (b. 27 June 1804/ died 18 Oct. 1847) m2 Emeline Thompson (b. 1818 Bedford Co. Tenn) (sister of 1st wife) Children by first wife 1. James Thompson b. 10 July 1821 / died 21 Nove. 1825 ii Thomas Henry b. 19 March 1823 iii Edward Thompson, b. 5 April 1825 iv. Lemuel Dickson, B. 30 Jan. 1827 v. William Hooley, b. May 1829 - He was living @ home in 1850 (NOTE:Probably real Name is William M. According to Page 4 Suppliment:Additions & changes to These entries are based on research done after the book was published. Sept. 9, 1991 vi John Alexander, born 7 June 1831 vii Frances Jan b. 31 Mar. 1833 / died 31 July 1833 viii Joseph Franklin b. 13 July 1834 / died 19 Sept 1836' ix Nancy Americab. 10 May 1841 x. Mary Elia b. 7 August 1846 Children by second wife xi Lucy Amanda b. feb. 1850 xii James Francis, b. 25 June 1851 xiii Alice b. 1855 xiv Martha b. 1857 Notes on Abraham Buried on his farm in Biardstown.Served in the West Tenn. Militia in the War of 1812.Enlised 13 Nov. 1814 n company of Capt. Andrew Patterson under command of Colonel Metcalf. Discharged 13 May 1815 Moted by 1818 to Morgan Co. AL w/his brothers.Appointed administrator in Morgan Co. 20 Apr. 1827 Arrived in Lamar Co., TX in March 1836 & settled 12 miles south of Paris on "Skimore's Prairie" w/ land grant for 1280 acres.Family joined him 1 May 1838.Census 1850 of Lamar Co. shows real property worth $15,138.July 1854 was head of a household in Lamar Co. that included two "scholastics".
Page 92 Lemuel Dickson Skidmore B. 30 January 1827 in Morgan County, AL M. 8 March 1849 Mary B. Smiley who was born in 1826 in Kentucky Children: i.) Thomas A. b. 1851 ii) Nancy A. B. 1854 iii) Isaac H. B 1857 iv.) Samuel M. B. 1860 v.) Lemuel S. B. 1862 vi.) Eliza J. b. Feb. 15 1866 vii Sarah M. b. 1869 NOTES: Lemuel was a farmer in Lamar Co. TX and Served in Company G. of the 27th Regiment of Texas Cavalry in Civil WarHe was living in 1870 at Paris and appears to have died by 1880.
Page 525 Thomas A. Skidmore Page B. June 1851 @ Lamar Co., TX M. 20 August 1982 Mary Virginia Colburn M2. 14 August 1890 to Eliza A. Kennedy @ Lamar Co., TX(Suppliment:Additions & changes to These entries are based on research done after the book was published. Sept. 9, 1991 Page 12) 6 Children: 1) Blake Skidmore B. July 1891 @ Lamar Co. Tx 2) Idona Skidmore B. Sept. 1892 @ Lamar Co, Tx 3) Rense Skidmore B. July 1894 @ Lamar Co., Tx 4) Mitchel Skidmore B. Dec. 1895 @ Lama4r Co., TX 5) Dempsey Skidmore B. August 1897 @ Lamar Co, TX 6) Jessee Skidmore B. 1900 @ Lamar Co. Tx