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Caleb H. "Roxy Jane" Skeels

Caleb H. "Roxy Jane" Skeels

Male 1818 - 1884  (66 years)

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  • Name Caleb H. "Roxy Jane" Skeels 
    Born 1818  OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1884  Noble Co., OH; Will probated on 7-22-1884 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0438  forneyclark
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2018 

    Father Nicholas Skeels,   b. ABT. 1780, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1865  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Mother MARY HARDING,   b. ABT. 1790, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 19 Jul 1808  Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0059  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Indiana Odgen 
    Married 25 Apr 1841  Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Missouri Skeels,   b. ABT. 1842, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Virginia A. "Jennie" Skeels,   b. Jun 1846, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1866, Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)
     3. Alabama Skeels,   b. Aug 1848, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Maryland Skeels,   b. 27 Apr 1851, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1853, Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F1623  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth "Lib" Busz,   b. ABT. 1840 
    Married 27 Mar 1858 
    Children 
     1. Florida Skeels,   b. 8 Sep 1861
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F0670  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Skeels, Caleb H. 'Roxy Jane' (b. 1818)
    Skeels, Caleb H. "Roxy Jane" (b. 1818)
    Individual photo came from Richard E. Skeels. It originally appeared in Skeels Family History 1720-1980 (which includes the text of a hard back bound book, compiled and printed by George Roof in 1903 in Albion, IN). Important contributors to Section II of the above text were Hazel Brown McCollough & Mrs. J. Harry Kidwell & Mrs. Edmund Schafer & Col. Mortimer Bennet. Kenton M. Kidd organized and compiled the combined three book edition of Skeels Family History 1720-1980. Part of the earlier books were set in type at South Side Press by Wayne Favinger, aged 15 yrs.

    Histories
    Skeels, Caleb H. 'Roxy Jane': Caleb H. 'Roxy Jane' Skeels (1818-1884) Book Excerpt
    Skeels, Caleb H. "Roxy Jane": Caleb H. "Roxy Jane" Skeels (1818-1884) Book Excerpt
    Biographical information concerning Caleb H. "Roxy Jane" Skeels came from Richard E. Skeels. It originally appeared in Skeels Family History 1720-1980, pp. 33-34, (which includes the text of a hard back bound book, compiled and printed by George W. Roof in 1903 in Albion, IN). Important contributors to Section II of the above text were: Hazel Brown McCollough & Mrs. J. Harry Kidwell & Mrs. Edmund Schafer & Col. Mortimer
    Bennet. Kenton M. Kidd organized and compiled the combined three book edition of Skeels Family History 1720-1980. Part of the earlier books were set in type at South Side Press by Wayne Favinger, aged 15 yrs.

  • Notes 
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      Source:
      Information came from Richard E. Skeels. It originally appeared in Skeels Family History 1720-1980 (which includes the text of a hard back bound book, compiled and printed by George W. Roof in 1903 in Albion, IN). Important contributors to Section II of the above text were: Hazel Brown McCollough & Mrs. J. Harry Kidwell & Mrs. Edmund Schafer & Col. Mortimer Bennet. Kenton M. Kidd organized and compiled the combined three book edition of Skeels Family History 1720-1980. Part of the earlier books were set in type at South Side Press by Wayne Favinger, aged 15 yrs:
      Name, dates, & places
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      Source:
      SEE GINGER WHITE'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/w/h/i/Ginger--A-White/index.html
      The White Family Home Page:
      Descendants of Nicholas Skeels:
      Ginger White:
      Name, dates, & places
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      Source:
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~innoble/index.htm
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~innoble/Probates/PS.htm
      Noble County INGenWeb Project:
      Noble County INGenWeb Project Coordinator: CJWhan
      Indiana State INGenWeb Project Coordinator: Debby Beheler
      Noble County Probate Records - 1859-1928
      Skeels Benjamin, d. 5-28-1872. Fd: 7-1-1872. Sp: Margaret.
      Skeels Caleb H, Fd: 7-22-1884. Sp: Elizabeth.
      Skeels Nicholas, d. 6-1855. Fd: 3-15-1886. Sp: Julia, d. 12-1876. Ch: Rebecca Jones, Eleanor Stoneman, Margaret Shaw, Martha Belch, Ruth A Warford, Joshua, Caleb, Nicholas J, Benjamin Skeels, Mary Risor, Julia Skedgel. Gc: John N Stoneman, Mary E, Joshua, Daniel Shaw, Simon P, Isaac, Sarah, Eldridge M, William M, John O, Samuel R, Edward E, Martha M, Rilla A Skeels, Elizabeth Everhart.
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      Source:
      Robert M. Crowl:
      US 1880 Census for Perry, Noble Co., IN:
      Caleb SKEELS Self M Male W 66 OH Watch Maker MD MD
      Elisabeth SKEELS Wife M Female W 40 IN Keeping House SWITZ PA
      Flora SKEELS Dau S Female W 18 IN At School OH IN
      John POPEJOY Other M Male W 50 OH Pedlar PA PA
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      Source:
      SEE LAURIE PUITE'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      At http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/u/i/Laurie-L-Puite/GENE5-0002.html
      Laura Puite:
      Notes for CALEB H. SKEELS:
      Austin (Scott Co., Indiana) was established in 1851 by Morris Sarver (1881-1884) but the plat was not recorded until May 3, 1853 by George Rankin, John Elsey and Caleb H. Skeel.
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      Source:
      See the Austin Indiana History Website (Autin Indiana established 1853) by Mike Barrett:
      http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=austinindiana

      The following information at Mike Barrett's site came from Richard E. Skeels. It originally appeared in Skeels Family History 1720-1980 (which includes the text of a hard back bound book, compiled and printed by George W. Roof in 1903 in Albion, IN), pp. 33-34. Important contributors to Section II of the above text were: Hazel Brown McCollough & Mrs. J. Harry Kidwell & Mrs. Edmund Schafer & Col. Mortimer Bennet. Kenton M. Kidd organized and compiled the combined three book edition of Skeels Family History 1720-1980. Part of the earlier books were set in type at South Side Press by Wayne Favinger, aged 15 yrs. Pages 33-34 appear in a copy of original text below (as a history) or at http://www.forneyclarkgenealogy.com/showmedia.php?mediaID=3321&medialinkID=5906:
      Mike Barrett has transcribed the text of pp. 33-34 at his site:

      "Caleb was a man of versatile genius. He was capable of turning his genius to profit was well as pleasure. His various avocations of farmer, agent, photographer, jewler, etc., gave him advantage of obtaining general knowledge, and studying human character. He had seen much of life’s sunny side, as well as the side of adversity. He was an excellent conventionalist, a jester and agreeable with his friends.

      Roxy Jane” as his intimate acquaintances knew him, was on a canvassing tour in the interest of a map publishing company in Indianapolis. Roxy was a good talker and his map speech was a pretty, musical one and usually proved a winning card. He called at the law office of William H English[2], who was later the democratic nominee for vice-president with General Hancock at the head of the ticket.

      With a polite bow Roxy was ushered into the presence of Mr. English, when he unrolled his map and began his persuasive speech. The listener apparently became more and more interested as Roxy proceeded; which mark of attention led the young canvasser to believe that he was drawing his auditor closer and tighter into his wily meshes.

      Mr. English did not interrupt him until he had finished the finely worded language; and then it was that Roxy received the severest blow to his genius that had ever befallen him. The great statesman and politician across from his desk, and himself addressed the young map canvasser: My good sir, I do not want your map, but I should like to buy that song you sing so sweetly."
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      Source:
      SEE ROBERT M. CROWL'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      Descendants of William Skeels:
      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/r/o/Robert-M-Crowl-NJ/PDFGENE8.pdf
      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/r/o/Robert-M-Crowl-NJ/index.html
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