Biography of Jarvis M. Skinner
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Skinner, Jarvis M., was a native of Providence, Saratoga county, born June 3, 1799. His wife, Mary Delano, was born at the same place, December 25, 1800. They were married February 4, 1822. Soon after their marriage Mr. Skinner came to Barre and made an improvement on lot 33, and the next year returned to Saratoga county and brought his wife to their new home. Mr. Skinner was a harness and saddlemaker by trade, but is chief occupation in Barre was farming. Mr. Skinner and wife had ten children, the first of whom died in infancy. The others were: Jonathan, who died in Barre; Polly, who married Jonathan Clark; Nancy P., who married Elisha Wadsworth; Susan B., who married William Gillett; Henry W., Jarvis M., jr., of Albion; Sarah E., who married Ceylon Otis, of Warsaw, N. Y.; Stephen D., of Carlton, and Ezra D., of Albion. Jarvis M. Skinner died in 1882, and his wife in 1876. Henry W. Skinner was born in Barre, June 1, 1834, reared on the farm, and educated at the Albion and Lima Academies. In the fall of 1854 he went west. For a time be taught school in Indiana, and in 1855 went to Kalamazoo, Mich., where he purchased a farm, which be still owns. In 1856 he returned to Barre and married Caroline E., daughter of Romeo Sanford. With his young wife he went again to Michigan and lived on his farm until 1880, then returned to Orleans county, and has since been a resident of Albion. Mr. Skinner has been extensively engaged in the produce business, in connection with which he built, in 1887, the large elevator near the railroad. Of his children only one is living, Cora P. Mrs. Skinner died in 1868, and in 1870 he married second, Maryette Wickham, of Gaines. He is known in Orleans county as a man whose fair dealing qualities have won success for him. He is a Republican and a member of the M. E. Church.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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