Abstracted from N. Allegany Observer, in library at Fillmore, NY:
Joseph Bates SKIFF (14 Je. 1816 - 15 Jan. 1895, Hume, Allegany Co., NY) was second son of Joshua SKIFF & Lucina WRIGHT.Lucina, who d. 1843, was a sister of Henry C. WRIGHT.
Children of Joshua & Lucina:
Milton W., died in Hume, NY Elizabeth Miriam, died a half century earlier Harvey J., of Newton, IA.
Joseph Bates SKIFF m. 22 May 1838, Lydia B. FITCH, who d. 29 Jan. 1889, dau/o Chester FITCH.They attended the Presbyterian Church.Joseph & Lydia had
John M., killed at Shiloh, 6 Apr. 1862 Stephen M., killed 24 Je. 1863, near Franklin, VA Joshua, died March 1865 Chester F. Harvey J. Addie, m. E. C. THOMAS Melvira, m. J. B. MORROW, & Lucina, m. H. H. COCHRAN, li. Morse, Custer Co., ID.