======================================= Source: HISTORY OF WYOMING CO., NY BY: F. W. BEERS, 1880 =======================================
MICAJAH P. SKIFF was born in Hartwick, Otsego Co., NY, Jan. 1st, 1816, and married MARY S. HOPKINS, daughter of Alfred Hopkins, of New England birth and a resident farmer of Pike, Wyoming Co., NY, April 16th, 1835. Mr. Skiff came with his father, B. Skiff, to Pike, Wyoming Co., NY in Aug., 1816. He is a retired merchant, having been succeeded in business by his sons, Albert Skiff and Samuel L. Skiff in the spring of 1878. During his active life Mr. Skiff was justice of the peace, town clerk and collector, and held other positions of trust and responsibility. His father was one of six brothers who settled in Hume, Allegany Co.,NY, at an early day. Stephen Skiff, his grandfather, wes a Revolutionary soldier, and was a son of Joseph and Elizabeth Skiff, descendants of the Puritans. Mr. Skiff's mother lives with him, aged 91.