Page 14 of Skiff Genealogy-Fifth and Sixth Generations.
Benjamin Skiff and Polly Patchen. It is traditionary that her mother, a Miss Rachel Pardee, was the belle of Sharon and jilted Noah Webster, who was then teaching a day school, and singing school evenings, in Sharon (1792). She was advised by a vote of the church to marry Capt. Abel Patchen.
"The Descendants of James Skiff of London, England, and Sandwich, Mass., Who Died after 1688"
By Frederick Lockwood Pierson, Of Ellsworth, Litchfield, Co., Conn.
Amenia, N. Y. Walsh & Griffen, Printers. 1895