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Descendants of Thomas Skinner

53. CYNTHIA ELLEN7 SKINNER (TIMOTHY6, TIMOTHY5, EZRA4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1)17 was born 10 Sep 1792 in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, and died 27 Feb 1872 in Union Square, Oswego County, New York. She married HIRAM WALKER17 08 Jan 1829. He was born 09 Feb 1804, and died 06 Apr 1883.

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Appointed: 1846, by the Board of Supervisors under the Constitution of 182118

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Marriage: 08 Jan 1829
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78. i.   AVERY SKINNER8 WALKER, b. 15 Oct 1828; d. Unknown.
  ii.   IDA SKINNER WALKER, b. 04 Dec 1833; d. 09 Dec 1833.

54. ALANSON7 SKINNER (TIMOTHY6, TIMOTHY5, EZRA4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1)19 was born 21 May 1794 in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, and died 07 Jun 1876 in Brownville, New York. He married (1) MARY WOODWARD 29 Sep 1819. She was born 04 Nov 1794 in Swansea, New Hampshire, and died 1851. He married (2) OLIVIA MOFFAT 04 Nov 1852. She died 30 Jan 1858. He married (3) ERMINA PHEATT 23 Sep 1862. She died 11 Oct 1881.

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"In 1814 he came to Brownville from his native State, and after 1830 never changed the home of his adoption, where, in all that related to the growth, success, and prosperity of the village, he took an active part. He grew up with it through al its changes, ever remaining one of its most respected and worthy citizens. He took an active part in military matters soon after he came, and served under Gen. Jacob Brown, in the troubles that then existed between the United States and Great Britain. Soon after he settled in Brownville he became actively interested in manufacturing, and for many years owned and conducted an extensive foundry and stove-works, carrying on a large business, always managed with carefulness and success. This industry was an important one in those days and the firm of Skinner & Davis will long be remembered in this part of the State. He continued the business alone for many years, when his sons, William T., James, and Horace, succeeded him....
Mr. Skinner was supervisor of the town during the years 1839-40 and 1846, and for nine years, between 1832 and 1849, was one of the village trustees, being chosen president of the village in 1836. In 1850 he represented this district in the State senate.... For several years he was the honored and respected president of the National Union Bank of Watertown, in which he had long been a large stockholder...
He was for nine years an earnest and consistent member of the Masonic fraternity, being a member of the Watertown Chapter and commandery of Brownville lodge..."
source: (Transcribed by Holice B. Young from "Jefferson Co. History" by L. H. Everts.)

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Elected 1: 1850, NY State Senator
Elected 2: 1846, President of Villiage of Brownville
Member: Masonic Lodge
Occupation 1: Owner, Skinner & Davis Foundry, Brownville, NY
Occupation 2: Co-owner, Lord & Skinner (foundry and machine shop)
Relocated: 1814, to Brownville, New York

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Marriage: 29 Sep 1819

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Marriage: 04 Nov 1852

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Marriage: 23 Sep 1862
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79. i.   MARY8 SKINNER, b. 22 Nov 1822, Chesterfield Co., NH; d. 21 Apr 1899, Watertown, NY.
  ii.   HORACE SKINNER19, b. 27 Sep 1820; d. Unknown; m. HARRIET EMERY; d. Unknown.
  iii.   JAMES SKINNER, b. 19 Nov 1824; d. Unknown; m. (1) HELEN M. MIM; d. Unknown; m. (2) ELIZA BROWN; d. Unknown.
80. iv.   WILLIAM TELL SKINNER, b. 11 Dec 1826, Westmoreland, New Hampshire; d. 1878, Brownville, NY.

55. AVERY7 SKINNER (TIMOTHY6, TIMOTHY5, EZRA4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1)19,20 was born 09 Jun 1796 in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, and died 24 Nov 1876 in Union Square, Oswego County, New York. He married (1) ELIZABETH LATHROP HUNTINGTON 09 Jun 1822 in Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, daughter of SOLOMON HUNTINGTON and AMANDA JONES. She was born Abt. 1802 in Windham, CT, and died 16 Jul 1833 in Union Square, Oswego County, New York21,22. He married (2) CHARLOTTE PRIOR STEBBINS 01 Sep 1834 in Watertown, Jefferson, New York23, daughter of RUFUS STEBBINS and CHARLOTTE PRIOR. She was born 16 Apr 1802 in Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, and died 29 Nov 1888 in Mexico, Oswego County, New York24.

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"After passing his boyhood on a farm he attended the Chesterfield Academy, teaching in winters to pay his expenses. In 1816 he started for 'the Black River Country' on horseback, and ten days later reached Watertown, where he remained six years engaged in various pursuits. In 1823 he settled in Union Square, to which he gave its name. In 1831 he was elected to the Assembly and re-elected in 1832. In 1826 he was appointed county treasurer and held the position twelve years, resigning upon his election to the State Senate. In 1828 he was appointed county judge and held the office until 1839, when he declined a reappointment. From 1838 to 1842 he represented the county in the Senate. In 1846 he was defeated for Congress by William Duer by only a few votes. He was a Democrat in politics, and in the various public officers to which he was chosen he exhibited exceptional natural qualifications, good abilities and high character. " Source: Copley Skinner Book p. 196

The name of the town "Union Square" was changed to "Maple View."

The first Masonic Lodge organized in Parish, N.Y. as Republican Lodge, No. 325, F. & A. M., was at Odd Fellows' Hall, on the 17th day of June, 1854 [Avery Skinner listed as an officer]

Mexico Chapter, No. 135, of Royal Arch Masons, was granted a dispensation from the grand chapter of the State of New York, December 12, 1850. It was organized February 5, 1857, and the following officers duly installed: Basaliel Thayer, High Priest; Avery Skinner, King...

The last ten years of his life were full of bodily suffering arising from an affection of the liver. No man in Oswego Co. was better known or more respected during life, or more sincerely mourned at his death. Source:History of Oswego Co, NY. Philadelphia: Everts, 1877, p 273. Portrait same page.

Born at Westmoreland, NH, 09 Jun 1796, and died at Union Square, Oswego Co., NY, 24 Nov 1876. Was the fourth of a family of nine children, two only of whom survive him, viz., John L., of Oneida, NY, and Dr. Albert G. SKINNER, of Youngstown, NY. His brothers who died before him were Revs. Warren SKINNER of VT, and Dolphus SKINNER of Utica, NY, both of whom were well-known Universalist clergymen; Hon. Alanson SKINNER of Brownville, NY, at one time a State senator; Barton SKINNER of NH; and Hiram SKINNER of Union Square. They all attained advanced age. Judge [Avery] SKINNER*s boyhood was spent on a farm, where he acquired that fondness for agricultural pursuits which was always one of his distinguishing characteristics. He obtained a good Common school education, and attended Chesterfield academy, teaching winters to obtain funds to educate himself. He knew he had to make his own way in the world, and in 1816, when 20 years of age, his father gave him the remaining year of his time, and he left home to work for himself. In the spring of that year he worked three months in a brickyard, near his native place, and earned enough money to start for the West, and 08 Oct 1816, he started on horseback for the then famous *Black River country.* After a 10-day journey through the wilderness he reached Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY, 17 Oct 1816, the place then containing less than 400 inhabitants. He lived here over six years, engaging in business pursuits, in keeping books, and [p 274] very successfully as a teacher in what was then the academy. In the spring of 1823 he settled at Union Square, where he died. In that year he built the public house at that place, which still remains. He gave the place its name, and through his efforts a mail route and post office were established, and he was appointed postmaster, which position he held, with the exception of three months, until his death. In 1831 he was elected member of assembly from Oswego Co.; re-elected in 1832; both terms served on the judiciary committee; in 1826 was appointed county treasurer by the board of supervisors; held that position 12 years, resigning when elected to the senate; in 1828 was appointed county judge, under the old system, by the governor and council, holding the position until 1839, declining a re-appointment; from 1838-1842 represented Oswego Co. in the State senate, the district then comprising the counties of Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Otsego, and Madison. He was the last survivor of the original founders of Mexico academy, and attended the 50th anniversary of that institution in Aug 1876. Was also one of the original promoters of the Syracuse Northern railroad, presiding at the first meeting that organized the company, of which he was one of the directors at the time of his death. He was married in 1822 to Eliza HUNTINGTON, who died in 1833. He was again married in 1834 to Charlotte P. STEBBINS, then of Watertown, who survives him. His surviving children are Hon. T. W. SKINNER, Mexico; Hon. Charles R. SKINNER, Watertown; Rev. James A. SKINNER, Syracuse; Albert T. SKINNER, Hoosick Falls; Mrs. Charles H. RICHARDSON, Colosse, and Mrs. Maurice L. WRIGHT, of Mexico. The last ten years of his life were full of bodily suffering arising from an affection of the liver. No man in Oswego Co. was better known or more respected during life, or more sincerely mourned at his death.

History of Oswego Co, NY. Philadelphia: Everts, 1877, p 273. Portrait same page.

Obituary (clipped from the SYRACUSE STANDARD): "The funeral of Hon. Avery Skinner took place at Union Square Monday afternoon and was largely attended. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Austin, Universalist minister at Auburn, assisted by Rev. Mr. Munger. The four sons of the deceased and two sons-in-law acted as pall bearers, viz: T.W. Skinner, J.A. Skinner, A.T. Skinner, C.R. Skinner, C.H. Richardson and M.L. Wright. The body was interred with Masonic honors, and lodges from Mexico, Parish and Pulaski, were largely represented. Besides the Masonic brethren present to pay the sad honors to the deceased, there was a very large attendance of citizens from the adjoining towns, and the procession was on of the largest ever seen in that section."

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Appointed 1: 1833, First Postmaster of Union Square25
Appointed 2: 1826, Treasurer, Oswego County, New York
Appointed 3: 1828, Judge - Court of Common Pleas, Oswego County, New York26
Candidate: 1846, US Congress
Elected 1: Bet. 1838 - 1842, State Senator (NY)
Elected 2: Bet. 1832 - 1833, State of New York General Assembly
Founding member: 1854, Republican Lodge #325 of F. & A.M., Parish, New York27
Member 1: 1838, Free and Accepted Masons
Member 2: Board of Directors, Syracuse Northern RR28
Member 3: 13 Apr 1826, First board of trustees, Mexico Military Academy [secretary]28
Member 4: 12 Apr 1832, Bd. of Trustees, Universalist Society of Mexico [later disbanded]28
Political affiliation: Democrat
Relocated: 1823, Named settlement "Union Square" and built hotel
Residence: 1850, Mexico, Oswego Co., NY29
Rode horseback: 1816, Relocated to Black River Country: Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York

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On 14 March 1821, Elizabeth L., daughter of the Huntington family, at the age of 18 became the wife of Avery Skinner in Watertown, NY. ³ Timothy Warner Skinner was born 1827. Averyıs only sister, Cynthia, married Hiram Walker. The marriage took place in NH in February when ³Timothy was a little shaver². Mr. And Mrs. Hiram Walker joined the Avery Skinners, ³buying a farm on the Mexico road near Union Square, where their son the Rev. Avery Skinner Walker grew to manhood.
source: "Mexico, Mother of Towns" by Elizabeth M. Simpson (1946)

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Cause of death:: Death notice in the "Oswego, NY Palladium", said she "died suddenly"30

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Marriage: 09 Jun 1822, Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York

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from the Watertown Times, 5 December 1888, page 4
Death fo <of> Mrs. Charlotte P. Skinner

Mexico Independent: Mrs. Charlotte Prior <Stebbins> Skinner died on Tuesday morning, Dec. 4, at the residence of her <daughter>, Mrs. Maurice L. Wright, in this village, at the ripe age of 86 years. She was ill for for six days with typpoid <typhoid> pheumonia. Mrs. Skinner was the eldest daughter of Rufus Stebbins, and was born at Enfield, Conn., April 16, 1802. In 1808, her father removed with his family from Connecticut to Watertown, where he spent his life. Mrs. Skinner was the eldest child, and upon her devolved much of the care of her younger brothers and sisters. She taught school for many years in north Watertown, united with the First Presbyterian church of Watertown in 1820, and Sept. 1, 1834, was married to the late Avery Skinner of Union Square, where she was the centre of a happy home until her death. Mr. Skinner died Nov. 24, 1876. Since his death she has spent her summers at the old homestead, and her winters with her daughter Mrs. Wright.

Her brothers and sisters were George Sebbins <Stebbins> of Brownville, Mrs. Mary Moulton, first wife of Philo C. Moulton of Watertown, Thompson P. Stebbins, formerly of Chaumont, and laterly of Battle Creek, Mich., Charles D. Stebbins of this village, none of whom survive her. Her brother, William Stebbins, resides at Baldwinsville, and her sister, Mrs. Jane Edget, formerly of Union Square, resides at Alta, Ill.

Five children survive her: T. W. Skinner, Mrs. Eliza H. Richardson, Mrs. M. L. Wright of this village <Mexico, Oswego Co.>, Rev. James A. Skinner of Rochester and Charles R. Skinner of Watertown. Her son Albert died in 1883 at Hoosick Falls. She was the idol of her children, and was a devoted, unselfish, self-sacrificing, loving mother. Her birthday was each year, so long as she lived, the signal for a family gathering wherever she was in which she seemed the youngest and happiest of all. Possessed of a happy disposition, she had kinds words for all, and non but pleasant memories of her love and gentleness come to those who knew her best and loved her most. She lived a long, a busy and a useful life, and left it full of beautiful years. Yet there never comes a time when children can willingly yield up such a mother. All of her children were with her during her last illness, and did all that was possible to render her last hours happy and comfortable.

Mrs. Skinner was a member of the Prattville Presbyterian church during its existence and in later years of the Presbyterian church of this village.

Her funeral will take place at Union Square at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon next. Prayers will be said at the residence of Hon. M. L. Wright at 12 o'clock on Friday.

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Cause of death:: Typhoid Pneumonia
Occupation: Teacher, North Watertown, NY

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Marriage: 01 Sep 1834, Watertown, Jefferson, New York31
Officiated by: 1834, Rev. Pitt Morse31
Children of A
  i.   LUCRETIA8 SKINNER, b. 13 Sep 1824; d. 27 Sep 1824.
81. ii.   TIMOTHY WARNER SKINNER, b. 24 Apr 1827, New Hampshire; d. 30 Mar 1915, Mexico, Oswego County, New York.
  iii.   SOLOMON AVERY SKINNER, b. 23 Jul 1829; d. 06 Sep 1830, Mexico, Oswego County, New York.
According to his mother's obituary in the "Oswego, NY Palladium":
"Died: Union Square, July 16 very suddenly Mrs. ELIZABETH L. wife of HON. AVERY SKINNER in the 31st year of her age. Left her husband and two small children." Timothy Warner Skinner and Elizabeth Huntington Skinner lived to bear children, so we must assume Solomon died young.

82. iv.   ELIZA HUNTINGTON SKINNER, b. 13 Jul 1833, New Hampshire; d. 19 Feb 1892, Mexico, Oswego County, New York.
83. v.   JAMES AVERY8 SKINNER, b. 15 Nov 1835; d. 25 Nov 1917, New York City.
  vi.   CHARLOTTE STEBBINS SKINNER, b. 27 Jan 1837; d. 14 Dec 1841.
84. vii.   ALBERT THOMPSON SKINNER, b. 12 Nov 1841, Mexico, Oswego County, New York; d. 27 Feb 1883, Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, New York.
85. viii.   CHARLES RUFUS SKINNER, b. 04 Aug 1844, Union Square, Oswego County, New York; d. 30 Jun 1928, Pelham Manor, West Chester Co., New York.
86. ix.   MARY GRACE SKINNER, b. 24 Sep 1846, Mexico, Oswego, New York; d. 16 Apr 1914, Oswego, New York.

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