Biography of Stephen D. Skinner
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Skinner, Stephen D., is a grandson of Henry, a native of New England, and a son of Jarvis M., who was born in Ballston, Saratoga county June 8, 1799, and died in Albion in 1881. He settled in Barre at the age of twenty-one, and bought 100 acres of the Holland Land Company. He was a harness maker by trade. His wife was Mary Delano, born December 25, 1800, at Ballston, and died in Barre in 1876. Their children were: Jonathan D., born in 1825, died in 1857; Polly, born in 1828; Nancy P., born in 1827 (?); Susan B., born in 1832; Henry, born in 1834; Jarvis, born in 1836; Sarah E., born in 1838; Stephen D., born November 4, 1841; and Ezra D., born in 1843. Stephen D. was educated in the district schools of Barre, and later the Millville Academy, Albion Academy, and the Medina Academy. He has followed farming chiefly, and has also dealt somewhat largely in grain and produce. He is a Republican, and has served as supervisor. In 1866 he married Lavinia S. Mack, born in Brooklyn, Pa., May 30, 1840: She traces her ancestry back to Thomas Lord, born in England in 1585, who came to America in 1635. Mr. and Mrs. Skinner have had two children: Alfred J., born November 16, 1873; and Charles D., born December 27, 1875. Mrs. Skinner's parents were Alfred W. Mack, born at Lynn, (?) Conn., December 2, 1807, and Elizabeth (Jewett) Mack.

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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