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Re: Skinner, Gibbs, Cheney, Stover, Wheat
Posted by: Allan Griffith Date: September 10, 2001 at 12:53:09
In Reply to: Re: Skinner, Gibbs, Cheney, Stover, Wheat by Terri L. Taylor-Pearsall of 257

Terri, I'm afraid I'm going to dissapoint you. I was aware of the Newman line of SKINNERs. However, I've come to realize (or at least feel very confident of) that there were two distinctly different Skinner families in Douglas Co, IL - I don't think they are related. Mine was from the immigrant Robert SKINNER -b.England 1801 and had son James -b.England 1841 who came to Douglas Co, IL in the late 1860s I believe and remained there some in the city of Arcola, but mostly on a farm North of Arcola (but NOT East near Newman). Robert never came to Douglas Co, but lived his last days NE of there, on a farm just a few miles south of Homer, IL - granted, not far from Newman, but still a coincidence I believe. His son James lived his entire life in Douglas Co, after his stint in the Civil war and had two sons, John William & Samuel - no other children. John William remained in Douglas Co, all his life, much of it in the city of Arcola. I can give you much more detail on this line if you like, but I didn't track the Newman group after I came to realize their divergence from mine. - Allan Griffith, Bloomington, IL

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