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James Skaggs (b. 1734, d. 1816)James Skaggs (son of James Skaggs and Rachel Susannah Moredock) was born 1734 in Of Warner Co., VA, and died 1816 in Warren Co., KY.He married Mary Cherokee.
Notes for James Skaggs:
" James Skaggs and his large family were on Brush Creek." James is listed as being due bounty land for service to his country, same source as above, p4, Kentucky Skaggs Records.(KSR)
(Research):Lynne Herron also lists children:Frederick, Mary, Jennie, and Loveless.(from Campbell source) Also Lucinda Williams, Moses Skaggs, John Lewis, and James McVay, as spouses from William skaggs source.
Name: James SKAGGS Sex: M Note: Kegley, Early Adventurers, 367: "James SKAGGS, Jr. first appeared in the records in 1769 when he received lands from his father and mother, James and Rachel SKAGGS. He may be the one designated as "Little James SKAGGS" who reported in 1774 that he had seen Indians between Ninian CLOYD's and Peter POOR's (Chalkley, Chronicles, III, 490; Preston Papers, Draper Mss., 3 QQ 54). "In 1779 he purchased the 100 acres which had been selected by John BUCHANAN in 1748 from his son, William BUCHANAN (August County Surveys; Montgomery Deed Book A, p.190). Here SKAGGS operated a ferry across New River, and once in legal possession of the lands, SKAGGS petitioned the Montgomery County court toview the possibility of a 'nearer and better Road which may be had either by SKAGG's place commonly called the old ferry, or by Dunker Bottom, rather than the one presently occupied by William INGLES.' Three months later in March 1779 no report had been forthcoming and men were chosen to meet and view the road by ???
Origanal Survey: #2483, 19 sep 1797, grant date: 6 aug. 1798.150 acres East Fork Lynn Creek Camp Creek, transferred to Stephen
2James Skaggs, Jr., (Longhunter) Born: Abt. 1734 in Virginia Died: Bef. 1816 in Green Co., KY or Madison Co., MO. .....+Mary ? Born: 1737Died: Unknown .*2nd Wife of James Skaggs, Jr., (Longhunter): .....+Susannah ? .*3rd Wife of James Skaggs, Jr., (Longhunter): .....+Leah (Carter) ?Born: 1745Died: Unknown (Jim Skaggs)
"James Skaggs that md. Mary was the son of James and Rachel.He is the one that ran off with Leah Carter.James was a frontier Baptist preacher. He was kicked out of the church.I don't think they ever married.Her husband was Meshack Carter and he went to Indiana with his brother.I think I might have found Leah in Cumberland Co., Ky."-Ida Lancaster
More About James Skaggs:
Baptism (LDS): July 14, 1955
Endowment (LDS): July 20, 1956
Identifier Number: 22046.
Record Change: December 24, 2002
Sealed to parents (LDS): April 23, 1957, SLAKE.
Children of James Skaggs and Mary Cherokee are:
- +Henry SKAGGS, b. 1750, d. Bef. 1816.