The following obituary is for Matilda Skinner, a daughter of Joseph Skinner 6 (Daniel 5, Joseph 4, Ebenezar 3, Thomas 2, Thomas of Malden) & Mercy Kinney. There are some interesting details included:
From the 26 Sep 1894 "The Evening Gazette", Port Jervis, Orange, NY, Page 1:
"Mrs. Matilda (Skinner) Yerkes
The Gazette briefly noticed the death of Mrs Matilda Yerkes, which ocurred Tuesday afternoon at 12 08 o'clock at her home on Brooklyn Street, suddenly of cholera morbus. She had but recently returned from a visit to Damascus among friends and relatives, and visited for the last time the old homestead where she was born and spent her girlhood days.
Mrs. Yerkes was born at Damascus, Wayne County, Pa, Nov 30 1809. Her maiden name was Matilda Skinner and she was the daughter of Joseph Skinner and Mercy Kinney. She comes of historic and Revolutionary stock . Her great-grandfather, Joseph Skinner, came to Damascus from Connecticut in 1755  and was one of the original land owners there. He was killed, it is supposed, by an Indian, in 1759. [more like 1756]
On her mother's side, she was of Puritan descent, one of her ancesters having come to this country on the Mayflower. She was also a lineal descendant through her mother, of Edward Rutledge, of South Carolina, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and member of the Continental Congress. [There were Rutledges in the Damascus area.]
Mrs. Yerkes was twice married. Her first husband was Charles Young, of Cochecton [Sullivan Co, NY]. Their marriage took place June 12, 1833. They removed to Port Jervis in 1851 where Mr. Young purchased considerable property on Railroad Avenue, and entered in the mercantile business. He died the following year, August 15, 1852. About 1860 his widow married Nathaniel Yerkes, a native of Coshecton [Sullivan Co, NY]. They resided in Port Jervis a number of years. He died in 1883.
Since that time, Mrs. Yerkes and her adopted daughter, Miss Mary Boucher , have lived together. She was a member of the Port Jervis Presbyterian Church from it's organization, and made a profession of religion very young. She was active and useful in all walks of life, and was greatly beloved by many by many in the church and this
She is survived by her adopted daughter, Miss Mary Boucher, and by the following nephews and neices: D. K. Belknap, station agent of Hornellsville ; Charles Belknap of Blooming Grove, Pa., and Mrs. C. C. Quick and Mary Frantz, of Port Jervis.
The funeral will take place from the late residence on Brooklyn Street, Thursday afternoon, at 9 30 o'clock, Internment at Laurel Grove Cemetary." [In Port Jervis, NY]
 = If this is a reference to Daniel 5 Skinner's Revolutionary leanings - though Wahl considered Daniel to be a Revolutionay soldier - Sivertsen & Covey believe him to be a Loyalist and that Nathan Skinner attempted to whitewash this in his manuscript. See 'The Legend of Cushetunk: The Nathan Skinner Manuscript and the Early History of Cochecton' by Barbara J. Silvertsen and Barbara L. Covey, 1993, Heritage Books, Inc., pages 2.-3. and Endnote #6.
 = Joseph & Martha came to PA via a long stop in the Amenia area of the Nine Partners Patent, Dutchess, NY where some of their children may have been born. If anyone knows details of their move there from CT, please let me know.
 = Please let me know if you have any information conserning this adoption and the ancestor information given for Mercy Kinney. Many websites give Mercy's birth name as Mercy Delop / Dunlap. I'm interesting in knowing what it really is.
 = Daniel Kinney Belknap, Erie Railway employee, Hornellsville [NY] Station Agent (ie: Station Master).
The Evening Gazette
Appeared 25 Sep 1894
June 16, 1894 - Dec 31, 1894.
Microfilm #418 PTJMOC180
Collection of the Port Jervfis Free Library
As for the Wahl genealogy, I saw a type-written manuscript of it that she sent to the Minisink Valley Historical Society [http://www.minisink.org/ also physically located in the Port Jervis (Orange, NY) Free Library] in return for the help they gave her in the preparation of it. Under Martha Kinne, she wrote a note in pen that Martha was born in Salem, Essex, MA and her family moved to Preston, CT when she was three years old; she was NOT born in CT, as so many online pedigrees claim.
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