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Mary Skinner

Female 1667 - 1730  (62 years)


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  • Name Mary Skinner 
    Born 22 Sep 1667  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 Sep 1730  Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1955  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2015 

    Father Joseph Skinner,   b. 1643, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1724, of Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Mary Filley,   c. 3 Aug 1651, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1711, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1666  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nathaniel Harmon,   b. 13 Mar 1653/1654, Springfield, Middlesex (now Hampden), Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1712, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1685  Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nathaniel Harmon,   b. 15 Jan 1686, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1763, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Ebenezer Harmon,   b. 21 Mar 1688/1689, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1689, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Mary Harmon,   b. 14 Jul 1692, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1752, Granville, Hampshire (now Hampden), Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. Elizabeth Harmon,   b. 29 Dec 1694, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Ann Harmon,   b. 23 Mar 1696/1697, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1746  (Age 49 years)
     6. Samuel Harmon,   b. 15 Aug 1699, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1755, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     7. Sarah Harmon,   b. 2 Jan 1701/1702, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ruth Harmon,   b. 24 Nov 1704, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. John Harmon,   b. 29 Aug 1708, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1786, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     10. Benjamin Harmon,   b. 17 May 1711, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1795, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Hanchett 
    Married 1713 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1063  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Per 16 Feb 2002 website <http://www.gencircles.com/users/cherylbills/1/data/8>:
      "Mary Skinner
      Birth: 22 Sep 1667 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
      Death: 17 Sep 1730
      Spouse: Nathaniel Harmon (footnotes 1 2); MARRIAGE:19 Nov 1685 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut
      LDS Sealing Spouse:17 May 1922
      Children: Nathaniel Harmon, Ebenezer Harmon, Mary Harmon, Elizabeth Harmon, Ann Harmon, Samuel Harmon, Sarah Harmon, Ruth Harmon, John Harmon, Benjamin Harmon.
      Footnote Sources:
      1. Title: Connecticut, Suffield. Births, Marriages, Deaths Call Number: 1,317,067 Page: pg. 12-13 Text: Nathaniel Harmon and Mary Skinner were joined in marriage November the 19th, 1685.
      2. Title: Suffield Marriages Call Number: 0,014,766 Page: pg. 123 photocopy in Nat Sr 004 Text: Nathaniel Harman married Mary Skinner Nov. 19th, 1685."

      2. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, p. 687: "Joseph Skinner (son of John), m. 5 Apr 1666, Mary (dau. Wm.) Filley of Windsor (O.C.R.); bought land in Windsor 1666, west side of Broad St., abt. midway of which he was possessed 1684, and prob. res. there. There was an affirmative vote passed by the Windsor Church on his application to receive baptism on owning the cov't, 1679, as follows (O.C.R.): 'Feb. 16, (16)78 (79), Joseph Skinner having never been baptized, desired that he might be baptized, and ye Church granted it, so (i.e. on condition that) he would be tried (examined) concerning his knowledge and blameless life, and own ye Ch. Cov't, and come under dissipline to be owned as a (church) member, and so any others might come in, in like manner, man or womankind. On ye 2 of March there was none that lay any blame on him in point of his conversation, so he owned ye Ch. Cov't and was baptized.' His wife d. 13 Apr 1711 (East Windsor Church Records); resided East Windsor. Children:
      A. Mary, b. 22 Sep 1667. - O.C.R.
      B. John, who d. 1704. - 'Loomis Geneal.' [Kerry's note: this appears to be a misprint of 1740 for death date - confirm from Loomis book.]
      C. Elizabeth, b. 23 Jun 1669. - O.C.R.
      D. Joseph, b. (prob.) about 1673.
      E. Isaac, b. 16 Aug 1691.
      F. Thomas, s. Joseph, bp. 23 Dec 1677. - O.C.R."

      3. The book "The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography," v. 13, p. 279, entry for Judson Harmon (b. 1846): "His first American ancestor was Francis Harmon, who emigrated from England to Boston, Mass., in 1636; his son John, was one of the founders of Springfield, Mass., and Suffield, Conn.; his son Nathaniel, married Mary Skinner; their son Samuel, married Deborah Winchell (etc.)"

      4. From the book "The Descendants (by the Female Branches) of Joseph Loomis, who Came from Braintree, England, in the Year 1638 and Settled in Windsor, CT, in 1639," by Elias Loomis (Yale Professor), 1880, v. 1, p. 108:
      A. "Mary Loomis, daughter of Joseph Loomis, m. John Skinner of Hartford, who d. in 1650. She d. 19 Aug 1680. Children:
      a. Mary, b. 1637, m. Robert Reeve.
      b. Ann, b. 1639, m. John Colt.
      c. John, m. Mary ___. He d. 15 Sep 1690. She d. 18 Jun 1695.
      d. Joseph, b. 1643, m. Mary Filley of Windsor 5 Apr 1666. She d. 15 Apr 1711.
      e. Richard, b. 1646."
      B. "Children of Joseph Skinner, Windsor:
      a. Mary, b. 22 Sep 1667.
      b. John, b. ___, d. June 1704.
      c. Joseph, b. ___, m. 1st Dorothy Hosmer 1 Jan 1696, who d. Mar 1702; m. 2d. Elizabeth Olmsted 28 Jan 1707-8.
      d. Isaac, b. 16 Aug 1691, m. hannah Moore 5 Dec 1716. He d. 31 Oct 1762.
      e. Deac. John, b. 1675, m. Sarah ___. Removed to Colchester and d. 27 Aug 1740.
      f. Richard, b. ___, m. Hannah Pratt 24 Nov 1708. Colchester.
      g. Ebenezer, b. ___."

      5. FHL publication "The Skinner Kinsmen. The Descendants of John Skinner of Hartford, Connecticut," compiled by Mrs. Natalie R. Fernald (The Pioneer Press; Washington, D.C.), pp. 9-12:
      "Deacon Joseph Skinner (2) John (1) was born in 1643 married in Windsor, Conn., April 5, 1666, Mary, daughter of William and probably Elizabeth Filley, not Margaret as on p. 1. It is certain that William Filley left a widow Elizabeth. Mary was born in 1647 and died in Windsor, August 26, 1734. They settled in Windsor, removed to Simsbury, Conn., in 1670, and evidently came back to Windsor about 1690. He died, in Windsor, May 31, 1724.
      Children:
      -Mary(3) b. Windsor, Sept. 22, 1687, m. 1st Suffield, Conn., Nov. 19, 1685, Nathaniel Harmon, he b. Springfield, Mass., Mar. 13, 1654, d. 1730, m. 2d John Hanchett.
      -Elizabeth (3) b. Windsor, Jan. 25, 1669, m. 1st Windsor, June 5, 1690, John Grant. He b. Apr. 24, 1664, d. July 19, 1695. She m. 24 May 12, 1697, Capt. Joshua Willis, Jr. She d. Oct. 9, 1707.
      -Deacon Joseph (3) b. abt. 1671, in. 1st Windsor, Mar. 13, 1694, Mary, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Porter) Grant, b. Jan. 23, 1675, d. Windsor, Apr. 15, 1711, m. 2d Windsor, Aug. 21, 1718, Esther Drake, she d. Dec. 28, 1755. He d. Jan. 19, 1756.
      -Richard (3) m. Windsor, Dec. 25, 1702, Sarah, dau. of Samuel and Anna (Burnham) Gaines, b. 1681, d. Nov. 18, 1753. He d. June 20, 1758.
      -John (3) m. Sarah, dau. of John and Joanna Porter, d. Aug. 27, 1740, Colchester.
      -Thomas (3) b. Nov. 15, bp. Dec. 23, 1677, m. Windsor, July 19, 1703, Sarah. dau. of Samuel and Grace (Minor) Grant. Thomas not mentioned in father's will.
      -Anne (3) b. 1684, m. John Rockwell, b. May 31, 1671 or 73, d. Aug. 6, 1746; she d. April 1, 1756.
      -Isaac (3) b. Windsor, Aug. 16, 1691, in. Windsor, Dec. 5, 1716, Hannah, dau. of Capt Thomas and Deborah Moore; he d. Oct 31, 1762.
      CONTEMPORARY Records .
      From Manwaring, Digest of the Early Conn. Probate Records.
      Deacon Joseph Skinner, Windsor. Invt. of real estate, ₤-02-09. Taken June 30, 1724 by Matthew Allyn, Thomas Marshall, and Henry Allyn. Will dated 13 January, 1715-16.
      I, Joseph Skinner of Windsor, doe make this my last will and testament: I give unto Mary my wife the use and improvement of all my estate, both real and personal, for her subsistence during her natural life. I give to my eldest son Joseph, his heirs and assigns forever, besides what I have already given him, half of my meadow on the east side of the Great River in Windsor. Item. I give unto my son Richard the other half of my sd. meadow on the east side of the great River besides what I have already given him. I give unto my son Isaac my dwelling house and barn in Windsor, with the home lot on which it standeth, being about 4 acres of land given to me and my wife by our father William Filley, also about 4 acres of land at a place called Swamp Field. Also a paire of looms and tacklin which I have already given him to carry on his trade. It is to be understood that the abovesd. lands as they are given are to be injoyed by each of them from and after the death of my sd. wife now, and not before. And further, my will is that all my personal or moveable estate that remains after the death of sd. wife, my just debts and funeral expenses being paid, shall be divided as followeth: To my grandson John Grant, son of my daughter Elizabeth deceased, 20 shillings in money; the rest is be equally divided among my now surviving children or to their legal representatives, viz. Joseph, John and Richard, and Isaac Skinner, Mary Hammond and Ann Rockwell. Finally, I do make and ordain my son Joseph Skinner sole executor.
      Signed: Joseph Skinner. Witness: Matthew Allyn, Josiah Allyn.
      Court Record, pp. 52-4. August, 1724. Will exhibited by Joseph Skinner - Proven (vol. 2, p. 27).
      From Windsor land records.
      May 29, 1666. Joseph Skinner hath purchased of Tahan Grant 2 acres more or less; North on land that was Thomas Newel dec'd, South and West by John Moore senr, East by the common way.
      June 3, 1684. These may certify that the above specified parcel of land recorded to Joseph Skinner he stands possessed of in his own right and it may be confirmed to him according to law. Signed: Benjamin Newberry, Commissioner, Henry Wolcot, Register, Thomas Stoughton, Townsman (vol. 1, p. 188).
      April 3, 1683. Timothy Halls of Southfield, Ma to Joseph Skinner of Windsor land on East side of Great River in Windsor 10 rods broad at river and runs Easterly three miles; West on the Great River, East on the commons, North by George Phelps, and South on John Porter (vol. 2, p. 91).
      Mar. 27, 1705. Joseph Skinner senior of Windsor for valuable sum paid by Jonathan Filley of the same town to my son John Skinner of Colchester; Land In Windsor near Messengers Farm (vol. 3, p. 8).
      Jan. 9, 1707. Agreement about settlement of estate of William Filley of Windsor Between Samuel Filley and Joseph Skinner, senr of Windsor and Elizabeth Filley widow of said William and Samuel Filley to have 1/2 of estate (vol. 3. p. 85).
      Feb. 19, 1707-8. Joseph Skinner senr of Windsor to Jonathan Filley of same all interest in estate of William Filley under the foregoing agreement (vol. 3, p. 86).
      March 5, 1711-2. Joseph Skinner senior to son Joseph both of Windsor Land on East side of Conn. River "where he has built his house" (vol. 3. p. 144).
      March 5, 1711-2. Joseph Skinner senr to son Richard Skinner both of Windsor. Land on East side of Great River where he has built his house; West on highway, North on Joseph Phelps, South on land my sons bought of Hezekiah Porter, East on land I made over to my two sons, Joseph and Richard. Also 1/2 of land from foot of hill which I have given to my son Joseph to run West to the plain meadow known by the name of the Husk. The whole of the land is bounded North on Joseph Phelps, South on Hezekiah Porter, East on land I have given my son Joseph, West on my own land. Also 1/2 of land on East side of Country road besides what I have given him as above. The whole of the land bounded North on Joseph Phelps, South on lands my sons bought of Hezekiah Porter, West on land I have given my son Richard as above, East on the commons (vol. 3, p. 144).
      Oct. 17, 1728. Mary Skinner, widow of Deacon Joseph Skinner of Windsor dec'd, in consideration of twenty shillings per annum for life secured to me, quit claims to her son Isaac Skinner also of Windsor all interest in the homestead of said Deacon Joseph Skinner bounded East on country road, West on Josiah Moore, North on Thomas Allyn, South on Benoni Bissell, also 4 acres North on Country road, South on Hez. Parson, East on Josiah Filley, West on Jonathan Filley (vol..5, p. 204)."
      CORRECTIONS. [KP note: even though the following note was attached by the compiler to the descendants of John2 (John 1), it also concerns the children Joseph2 (John1). In regards to Joseph, the compiler believed the wives of Joseph 3 were of Joseph son of John2; however, I am currently of the opinion that the pertain to Joseph son of Joseph 2 - more research is needed to confirm.]
      A study of the original records of Windsor, Conn., has convinced me that the early genealogists whose work has heretofore been widely accepted, fell into some errors concerning the marriages of the children of Corporal John2 Skinner (John1). There is credible evidence that:
      Deacon Joseph married 1st Dorothy Hosmer, 2nd Elizabeth Olmstead, and did not marry Mary Grant.
      Richard did not marry Sarah Gaines. She was the wife of Richard (3) Joseph (2).
      Thomas. Some doubt is thrown on the identity of his wife by the fact that Thomas (3), Joseph (2) married Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Grace Grant on July 19, 1705."

      BURIAL:
      1. No listing for either John or Mary Hanchett per the Internet 6 Jul 2008 at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kathycamp/Inscriptions/Page043.htm: Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut Headstone Inscriptions 1660-1937. This list of inscriptions, town of Suffield, was copied in 1934, under the auspices of the F.E.R.A. and the W.P.A. sponsored by the Connecticut State Library, as compiled under the supervision of Charles R. Hale, State Military Necrologist, assisted by Miss Mary H. Babin, Secretary. Hartford, Connecticut, December 1937.

      ACTION:
      1. Check out website for Skinner Family Association.