Stephen SKIFF (14 Apr. 1641, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA- 19 Je. 1710, Sandwich, s/oJames) m. by 1665, Lydia SNOW (ca. 1640, Marshfield - 17 Mar. 1713), dau/o Anthony SNOW & Abigail WARREN.Stephen SKIFF & Abigail had
Abigail (2 May 1666, Sandwich - 7 Je. 1718, Chilmark) m. 3 Dec. 1684, Sandwich, as his second wife, Shubael SMITH, who m1. 6 F 1677, Mary SWIFT, who d. 1689.
Deborah (14 July 1668 - 11 Mar. 1743, Edgartown, intestate) m. 1693, Stephen PRESBURY (166_ - 17 May 1730), will pr. 30 Je. 1730, s/o John PRESBURY & Dorcas BESSE.
Mary (13 N 1671 - 12 Mar. 1711, Sandwich, Be., MA) m.1691, John CHIPMAN (1671 - 1756, Newport, RI).
Lydia, b. ca. 1675, m. ca. 1700, John BLACKWELL (1675 - ), of Martha's Vineyard.
Stephen (4 F 1685 - 1756, Sandwich) m1. Sarah LOTHROP; m2. 27 July 1749, Thankful (GORHAM), wid/o Thomas HAWES.
All of the above children were named in their father's will, 1710, daughters by their married names.Stephen, b. 1685, also left a will, dated 31 Aug. 1756, pr. Barnstable Co., MA, 2 N 1756, pp. 305-306.To wf. Thankfull, executrix, and her sons James and Thomas HAWES.To John CHIPMAN and his children: Benjamin, Stephen, & Bethiah CHIPMAN.Thus, there were no further descendants of Stephen, d. 1710, or Stephen, d. 1756, with the surname SKIFF.
Will of John PRESBURY, Edgartown, Dukes Co., MA, 6 Apr. 1730, pr. 30 Je 1730, recorded 1 July 1730 [1:87:56-57].To granddau. Moriah PRESBURY, the only surviving child of son John, decd.To wf. Deborah, executrix.To my seven daughters or their heirs: heirs of dau. Mary, decd., and to daus. Katurah, Dorcus, Abigail, Drusilla, and youngest daughters Content and Sarah.
--History of Martha's Vineyard, by BANKS.Desc/o Jas. SKIFF, by PIERSON.New England Marriages, by TORREY.Will data from Xerox copies.