Should the 1st wife of Thomas Skidmore be Ellen (Unknown)?

+5 votes

A couple of different maiden names for 1st wife, Ellen, have been proposed, including Whitehead and Prigg.  As far as I can tell, both are without any evidence.  Both Jacobus and Torrey report her as Ellen _______.

1.  Should we create a profile for Ellen (Unknown)?

2.  If so, should we merge the profiles for Ellen Whitehead and for Ellen Pigg into the new Ellen (Unknown)?  Of course, if either of them actually existed, we want to retain them, and detach the marriage. Currently, neither has a source which points to any evidence (just family tradition or trees, etc).

I'm not familiar with the family and don't have time to do real research right now.  So, thank you in advance for your help.


Jacobus, Donald Lines. (1930) ''History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield.'' 1:564-65

Torrey, Clarence Almon, ''New England Marriages Prior to 1700.'' 2:1381

edit: called her 2nd wife by mistake.  she was his 1st

WikiTree profile: Thomas Skidmore
in Policy and Style by Cynthia B G2G6 Pilot (126k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
HI Cynthia,

I'm in no way an expert on situations like this however what I might suggest is changing the profile that appears to be correct to the Last Name as Unknown. If indeed there is no sources to support that LNAB and than I would merge the other profiles into the unknown instead of creating a separate Unknown
I see that 1.5 years later, no change was made.  Lacking a valid source, her LNAB should be Unknown.

2 Answers

+2 votes

This is what I have from my Skidmore family

Thomas Skidmore 1780–1850


Mary Kittle 1784–1870

Catherine Elizabeth 1794–1850

Roger Richardson

by Roger Richardson G2G Crew (440 points)
edited by Jillaine Smith
What sources do you have for this info?
+1 vote
If you can find this, it might be helpful

Thomas Skidmore (Scudamore), 1605-1684, of Westerleigh, Gloucestershire,
and Fairfield, Connecticut; his ancestors and his descendants to the
ninth generation.
First edition, 1980
Second edition, 1985

By Warren Skidmore

Found it on line,%20revised%202010.pdf

It says his first wife's last name was PROBABLY Prigg.

It also suggests that his SON, another Thomas Whitehead, married a Whitehead.
by Janet Gunn G2G6 Mach 6 (67.6k points)
edited by Janet Gunn

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