Edmund Skiff's paternal grandparents are Benjamin Skiff and Patty Brown. The next generation back in time is another Benjamin Skiff who married Susannah Hillman, before that was another Benjamin Skiff born at Martha's Vineyard in 1737 who married Abigail Pease in 1765 in Sharon, CT. The next generation back is Nathan Skiff who married Hepsibah Codman at Martha's Vineyard in 1680. Nathan Skiff's parents were James and Mary Skiff. James Skiff was the immigrant ancestor of this line. He was born in England about 1610. He and Mary, last name not known, married in 1635 at Lynn, MA.