Hi! The following is the information about the earliest Skippers that I've been able to track down for my family--
SK1 James “Jack” Leonard Skipper Sr., b. in 1836 in AL, mar. Virginia A. ?-Durr (b. ca. 1841 in GA) ca. 1856 in AL, d. ? in ?
James/Jack/Jacob Skipper was recorded as living in Tucker’s store in Montgomery Co., AL in the 1880 census. His father was recorded as being born in NC, and his mother was recorded as being born in GA. His occupation was recorded as “minister”. Two stepsons, Thomas S. Durr (age 19), and Fletcher B. Durr (age 21) also resided in that household. Children included--
SK11 Ella L., b. ca. 1865 in AL SK12 John W., b. ca. 1867 in AL SK13 Robert Frederick, b. ca. 1872 in AL SK14 Eugene H., b. ca. 1874 in AL SK15 Fannie B., b. ca. 1876 in AL SK16 James Leonard Jr., b. ca. 1879 in AL