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Nicholas Skeels

Male 1780 - 1865  (~ 85 years)


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  • Histories
    Herron, Richard & Mary Skeels: Letter concerning Richard Herron (b: 1770-1775; d: 1857) & Mary Skeels (b: abt. 1779) & Nicholas Herron & Isaiah Herron & Antinette Herron & Samuel Ryan (b. 1794)
& Nicholas Skeels (b. abt. 1780-1865) & Isaac Skeels (1786-1866) & William Skeels II (d. 1824)
    Herron, Richard & Mary Skeels: Letter concerning Richard Herron (b: 1770-1775; d: 1857) & Mary Skeels (b: abt. 1779) & Nicholas Herron & Isaiah Herron & Antinette Herron & Samuel Ryan (b. 1794) & Nicholas Skeels (b. abt. 1780-1865) & Isaac Skeels (1786-1866) & William Skeels II (d. 1824)
    Letter concerning Richard Herron & Mary Skeels Herron & Nicholas Herron & Isaiah Herron & Antinette Herron & Samuel Ryan & Nicholas Skeels & Isaac Skeels & William Skeels II came from Ginger White. The letter is filed with the Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society (P.O. Box 141, New Philadelphia, OH 44663), and is dated June 4, 1946, originally having been sent to Mrs. Scott and Walter, signed by J. T. Ryan.

  • Name Nicholas Skeels 
    Born ABT. 1780  MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1865 
    Person ID I0417  forneyclark
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2022 

    Father WILLIAM SKEELS, I,   b. ABT. 1745, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. AFT. 1786  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Mother ANNA UNKNOWN,   b. BEF. 1753, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. AFT. 1786  (Age > 35 years) 
    Married BEF. 1769  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rebecca Scribner,   b. of MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 9 Dec 1805  Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Skeels,   b. 26 Aug 1806, Maryland; lived in Holmes Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1883, Black Creek, Richland Twp., Fairfield Co., OH; burial: Holmes Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F0149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 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 
    Children 
     1. Martha Elizabeth "Aunt Paddy" Skeels,   b. 11 Mar 1813, Tuscarawas Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1898, Johnson Twp., IN; burial: Wesley Chapel Cem., n of Austin, Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Eleanor Skeels,   b. 1811, MD Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ruth Ann Skeels,   b. 24 Jul 1817,   d. 20 Oct 1896  (Age 79 years)
     4. Caleb H. "Roxy Jane" Skeels,   b. 1818, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884, Noble Co., OH; Will probated on 7-22-1884 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     5. Nicholas Jackson Skeels,   b. 21 May 1829, Warren Twp., Tuscarawas, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1870, Scott Co., IN; burial: Austin Cem., Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     6. Margaret Skeels
     7. Mary Skeels
     8. Joshua W. Skeels,   b. 17 Aug 1819, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1914, Jefferson Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     9. Benjamin Skeels,   b. 24 Mar 1824,   d. 28 May 1872, Greentwp. Noble Co., IN; Will probated on July 1, 1872 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     10. Albium Skeels
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F0059  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Julia Ann Wright,   b. ABT. 1785,   d. Dec 1876  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1843  Tuscarawas Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Julia Ann Skeels
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F0150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Source:
      SEE LAURIE PUITE'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/p/u/i/Laurie-L-Puite/index.html
      Hannen/Piechowski/Skeel/Trulock/Puite/TenBrink/Dalziel/Sharp
      Laurie Puite:
      1. WILLIAM1 SKEELS died Unknown. He married ANN ?. She died Unknown.
      Children of WILLIAM SKEELS and ANN ? are:
      i. CATHERINE2 SKEELS, d. Unknown.
      ii.MARY SKEELS, d. Unknown.
      iii.WILLAM SKEELS, d. Unknown.
      iv.NICHOLAS SKEELS, b. Abt. 1783, Maryland; d. Unknown.
      v. ISAAC SKEELS, b. 06 April 1799, Baltimore Co., Maryland; d. 04 March 1879, Wayne Twp., Jefferson, Ohio.
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      Source:
      SEE LAURIE PUITE'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/p/u/i/Laurie-L-Puite/index.html
      Hannen/Piechowski/Skeel/Trulock/Puite/TenBrink/Dalziel/Sharp
      Laurie Puite:
      Notes for NICHOLAS SKEELS:
      Nicholas Skeels - born in Maryland about 1783 (1850 Census, Tuscarawas., Co., Ohio)
      His first Wife was Rebecca Scribner of Maryland. She died before 1808 leaving Nicholas with one daughter, Rebecca.
      He married Elizabeth Harding in Frederick County, MD July 19, 1808. (Marriage Record)
      His family resided in Ann Arundel Co., MD in 1810 (1810 Census)
      The family moved with some of Herrons family plus brothers Isaac and William to Jeff Co., Ohio in 1812
      Nicholas was a soldier in the War of 1812.
      In 1824 land records show a Nicholas Skeels purchasing land in Jefferson Co., and Carroll Co.
      Index for 1830 census shows a Nicholas Skeels residing in Warren Twp., Tuscarawas Co., Ohio.
      In 1835 Nicholas successfully sued the widow and children of John Crough of Tuscarawas Co., (Bill of complaint in favor of Nicholas Skeels)
      In 1843 Nicholas married Julia Wright who had two children. I assume that Elizabeth had probably died by then (Marriage Records]
      In 1845 a daughter, Julia Ann Skeels, was born to Nicholas and Julia (1850 Census)
      In 1850 Nicholas was living in Tuscarawas Co., with his wife, two step - children, and one daughter
      We are not sure what happened to Nicholas from here.

      It is possible his father William Skeels might have been born in England. It is possible that there is an earlier William who was born in England and had a son named William born in the Colonies - this is really still up in the air.
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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:
      "...after looking at multiple sources, I think that Nicholas Skeels was born in Maryland, not England. Joshua's siblings Caleb and Martha E. indicate in the 1880 census that both of their parents were born in MD, while Joshua's census information was inconsistent, his death certificate states that both parents Nicholas Skeels and MARY Harding were born in Maryland." See the three US 1880 Census excerpts that follow:

      US 1880 Census for Perry, Noble Co., IN:
      Household:
      Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
      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

      US 1880 Census for Perry, Noble Co., IN:
      Household:
      Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
      Martha BELCH Self W Female W 67 OH Farming MD MD
      Isaac BELCH Other S Male W 34 IN Laborer OH OH

      US 1880 Census of Greene, Harrison, Ohio:
      Joshua SKEELES Self M Male W 60 OHIO Farmer ENG VIRGINIA
      Catharine SKEELES Wife M Female W 53 OHIO Keeping House PENN PENN
      Martha STEVENS Dau W Female W 20 OHIO Keeping House OHIO OHIO
      Leila O. STEVENS GDau S Female W 1 OHIO OHIO OHIO
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      Source:
      Robert M. Crowl:
      Nicholas Skeels is found in the 1830 US CENSUS (Tuscarawas Co., OH) as age 50-60 y/o, which would make his DOB at 1780 or before.
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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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