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Abram/Abraham Skipper d.1819
Posted by: Rachel Skipper (ID *****2295) Date: August 29, 2010 at 14:57:19
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According to the minutes of Brunswick County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Session dated September 1, 1829, the late Abram Skipper was the father of John W., Nathaniel, Rebecca, Silas, Sophia, David, Jacob, and Drucilla.

I believe that Abram Skipper of Brunswick, NC, and Abraham Skipper of Brunswick, NC, are one and the same.

I was trying to trace the Skipper family line further back than Abraham, but I have hit a wall.

Some sources say that Abraham's father is Moses, while others say it is Barnabas or George. Also, some sources say Barnabas and Moses are Abraham's brothers.

I am sure that Barnabas had a son named Abraham, but I do not believe it to be the same Abraham that died in 1819, as Abraham, son of Barnabas, was born in in South Carolina rather than North Carolina.

I would appreciate any info anyone might have on the father of Abraham Skipper.

Here's the information I've collected so far on Abraham:

Every mention of Abraham states he died in 1819 or 1820. I am sure it is 1819, due to the minutes of Brunswick County North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions dated January 26, 1819 deciding who must be executor of his estate (he must have died without a will).

Although sources agree within a year or two of Abraham's death, they vary on his birth. I've found that he was born anytime between 1740 and 1780. This leads me to believe that several sources must have confused two (or more) different Abraham Skippers.

Most sources either have Abraham's wife as unknown or as Mary Potter. Since I believe that the info may come from two different Abrahams, I cannot be sure which one Mary Potter was married to--Then again, some sources say Abraham was the step-son of Miles Potter, rather than his son-in-law.

If anyone has any clues to the truth behind Abram/Abraham, I would like to know.

Thank you!

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