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Henry Skinner (1800 - abt. 1873)

Henry Skinner
Born in Salt Lick, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 28 Apr 1825 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 5 Feb 1828 in Allegany, Maryland, United Statesmap
Husband of — married 29 Jan 1857 in Wapello, Iowa, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 73 in Iowa Township, Wright, Iowa, United Statesmap
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This profile is part of the Skinner Name Study.

Early Life

Henry was born in Pennsylvania about 1800.[1][2] He was the son of Samuel Skinner and Mary Rush.

Marriage to Elizabeth

He married Elizabeth Fear in 1828[3]


They had at least 9 children:

  1. John, 1829 in Ohio[1]
  2. Lydia, 1831 in Ohio[1]
  3. Mary, 1833 in Ohio[1]
  4. Robert F Skinner (1835-1902), in Ohio[1]
  5. Alva, 1837 in Ohio[1]
  6. Harriet A (Skinner) Scott (abt.1839-abt.1894), in Ohio[1]
  7. Jesse, 1843 in Iowa[1]
  8. Nancy, 1845 in Iowa[1]
  9. George, 1848 in Iowa[1]

Marriage to Rebecca

He married Rebecca Lonis in 1857[4]


They hey had at least 3 children:

  1. Melissa (Skinner) Williams (1858-1948) in Iowa[2]
  2. Francis "Frank" Skinner (1861-1934) in Iowa[2]
  3. John Leonard Skinner (1864-1938) in Iowa[2]

Death & Burial

He passed away in 1873.[5]

Research Notes

Elizabeth Who? Elizabeth Bowen appears in several online trees, however the source indicates she was born the same year she was married. Elizabeth Fear (or Sphere) was listed on her children's death certificates.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 “United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 December 2020), Henry Skinner, Cedar Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States; citing family , NARA microfilm publication (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 28 May 2021), Henry Skinner, 1870.
  3. "Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970", database, FamilySearch ( : 16 January 2020), Henry Skinner, 1828.
  4. "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992", database, FamilySearch ( : 14 January 2020), Henry Skinner, 1857.

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