Asa William Gray Skinner, Sr.

Male 1802 - 1875  (72 years)


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  • Name Asa William Gray Skinner  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    • All records identify him as Asa or Asa W. but we know his middle name from the record for his son, Asa William, Jr, from the Oregon Death Index record. Middle name of Gray provided by his father's will. [1]
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 12 Mar 1802  , , VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 9
    • Date of birth based on age at death provided on his headstone: 72 yrs, 11 mos, 28 days. [9]
    Gender Male 
    Address 1827  , Licking, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Asa and Martha Skinner "came to this county in 1827 from Virginia, where they were born, and settled on a farm about one-half mile west of where John H. now lives" in Hanover twp. "Here they raised a family of twelve children, consisting of 5 sons and seven daughters, (John H.) being the fifth born to them..."  
    Address 1830  Hanover Township, Licking, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12
    Died 9 Mar 1875  Hanover Twp, Licking, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
    Buried Brushy Fork Cemetery, , Licking, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I2903  Allison | Allison
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2021 

    Father Ezekiel L Skinner, Sr,   b. Bef 1765, Durham Parish, Charles, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 26 May 1823, , Stafford, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Mary Eleanor Allen,   b. Between 1766 and 1770, Durham Parish, Charles, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1823, , , VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Family ID F1179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Jane Haley,   b. 24 Dec 1805, , , VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1866, Hanover Twp, Licking, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1823  , Fauquier, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 13
    Notes 
    • John Haley Skinner, Sr's biographical sketch states that Asa and Martha had 12 children, 5 sons and 7 daughters (not named). Great-granddaughter Eva Morton Wood's 1923 family records list 11 children, 3 sons and 8 daughters: James Allen, Mark, Asa, Martha, Millie (Parmelia), Lucinda, Mary, Matilda, Margaret, Katie (Catherine), Angie Ann (Angeline). Paul Haley's pdf of Skinner descendants lists 9 children, 4 sons and 5 daughters: Mary Ellen, John Haley, Margaret, Martha, James A., Asa, Pamela, Angeline and Albert A.

      We learn most of their children's names and ages in the 1850 and 1860 census records; the 1830 and 1840 census records provided the sex, number and age ranges of children not named in later census records. Some of the records confirm the above information, while others contradict it. I'm still researching this topic. Lisa Allison Albert.
    Children 
    +1. Mark Skinner,   b. 1824, , , VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1877, , McLean, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +2. James Allen Skinner,   b. 14 Aug 1825, , VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1879, Wichita, Sedgwick, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +3. Lucinda Skinner,   b. 5 Aug 1827, , Licking, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1858, , Licking, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     4. Skinner,   b. , , VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. John Haley Skinner, Sr.,   b. 5 Jun 1831, Hanover Twp, Licking, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1885, Hanover Twp, Licking, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     6. Margaret Skinner,   b. Abt 1835, , Licking, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Martha Skinner,   b. Abt 1833, , Licking, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867  (Age ~ 34 years)
     8. Asa William Skinner, Jr.,   b. 17 May 1838, , Licking, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1917, , Grant, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     9. Catherine Skinner,   b. Abt 1841, Hanover Twp, Licking, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1861  (Age ~ 20 years)
    +10. Parmelia Skinner,   b. Abtr 1843, Hanover Twp, Licking, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1871, El Paso, Woodford, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
    +11. Angeline Skinner,   b. 1845, Hanover Twp, Licking, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Ju 1880, , Licking, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     12. Skinner
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F1176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1830 US Census, Hanover Township, Licking County, Ohio
    1830 US Census, Hanover Township, Licking County, Ohio
    Asa W. Skinner listed as head of household, which included 2 males ages 5-9 sons Mark and James), 1 male ages 30-39 (self), 2 females under 5 (names unknown), and 1 female ages 20-29 (wife Martha Jane) for a total of 6 people.
    U.S. Federal Land Patent, Zanesville, land office, Document #2547
    U.S. Federal Land Patent, Zanesville, land office, Document #2547
    Asa William Skinner
    10 Feb 1831
    Land Description: 1 ESE US Military Survey No 2 N 10 W 24
    "...the east half of the southeast quarter of section twenty four in township two, of Range (indecipherable) of the unappropriated lands in the military District, subject to sale at Zanesville, Ohio, containing Eighty Acres."
    U.S. Federal Land Patent, Zanesville, land office, Document #8063
    U.S. Federal Land Patent, Zanesville, land office, Document #8063
    Asa William Skinner
    10 Apr 1837
    Land Description: 1 9 US Military Survey No 1 N 10 W 2
    "...for the lot number nine in section two in township one of range ten of the unappropriated lands in the military District, subject to sale at Zanesville, Ohio, containing one hundred acres."
    1840 US Census, Hanover Township, Licking County, Ohio
    1840 US Census, Hanover Township, Licking County, Ohio
    4 households listed:

    E.L. Skinner: 2 males under 5 (Samuel & Asa), 3 males ages 5-9 (Joseph, James & George), 1 male ages 10-15 (J.E.), 1 male ages 20-30 (?), 1 male ages 40-50 (E.L), 1 female ages 10-15 (Sarepeta), 1 female ages 15-20 (?), 1 female 30-40 (Mary E. Haley).

    Lewis Bray: 1 male ages 40-50 (Lewis), 1 female ages 40-50 (Catherine Skinner).

    Asa W. Skinner (misspelled as Acy W. Skiner): 1 male under 5 (Asa Jr.), 1 male ages 5-9 (John), 2 males ages 15-19 (Mark and James), 1 male ages 30-39 (self), 2 females ages 5-9 (Margaret and Martha), 2 females ages 10-14 (unnamed daughters), and 1 female ages 30-39 (wife Martha Jane).

    Joseph Skinner: 1 male ages 5-10 (likely nephew Ezekiel David Haley), 1 male ages 30-40 (Joseph), 1 female ages 40-50 (Mary Palmer, wrong age bracket), 1 female ages 70-80 (likely sister Lucinda, widow, wrong age bracket). Given that Lucinda and David are recorded as living with Joseph and Mary for the 1860 census, and Lucinda for the 1870 census, and that I can't find any record of Alexander Haley after 1830, I believe Lucinda was a widow by 1840 and that she and her son Ezekiel are the additional 2 people in Joseph's household.

    Brother John Skinner is listed on the next page of entries (page 5), line 10.
    1850 US Census, Hanover Township, Licking County, Ohio
    1850 US Census, Hanover Township, Licking County, Ohio
    Three families listed:

    Asa W. Skinner, wife Martha, sons John and Asa Jr., and daughters Martha, Margaret, Catherine, Amelia (Parmelia?), and Angeline. Occupation: farmer. Real estate value: $3000.

    James Skinner, wife Fansina [sic] and daughter (Margaret) Minerva. Occupation: farmer.

    Mark Skinner, wife Martha. Occupation: farmer.
    1850 US Selected Federal Census Non-Population; Agriculture, Hanover, Licking County, Ohio.
    1850 US Selected Federal Census Non-Population; Agriculture, Hanover, Licking County, Ohio.
    Asa W. Skinner: 120 acres improved, 300 acres unimproved, $3000 value, $100 farming equipment and implement value, 5 horses, 3 milk cows, 11 other cattle, 30 sheep, 9 swine, $460 livestock value, 100 bushels wheat, 60 bushels rye, 400 bushels Indian corn, 25 bushels oats, 100 lbs wool, 15 bushels Irish potatoes, 20 bushels buckwheat, 300 lbs butter, 6 tons hay, 5 bushels clover seed, $10 value of homemade manufacture, $75 value of animals slaughtered.

    William Coomes: 30 acres improved, 57 acres unimproved, $1200 value, $150 value of farming equipment and implement value, 2 hoses, 2 milk cows, 9 swine, $143 livestock value, 30 bushels wheat, 25 bushels rye, 200 bushels Indian corn, 100 bushels oats, 200 lbs butter, $6 value of homemade manufacture, $35 value of animals slaughtered.
    1860 US Census, Hanover, Licking County, Ohio
    1860 US Census, Hanover, Licking County, Ohio
    Asa W. Skinner listed as head of household, which included wife Martha, daughters Amelia, Margaret, and Angeline. Also lists Peter Brady, and Martha and Rebecca Coons, unknown relationship.
    1860 US Selected Federal Census Non-Population; Agriculture, Hanover, Licking County, Ohio.
    1860 US Selected Federal Census Non-Population; Agriculture, Hanover, Licking County, Ohio.
    John H. Skinner: 60 acres improved, 100 acres unimproved, $1600 value, $60 farming equipment and implement value, 5 horses, 3 milk cows, 4 other cattle, 21 sheep, 15 swine, $339 livestock value, 30 bushels wheat, 19 bushels rye, 500 bushels Indian corn, 45 bushels oats, 15 lbs tobacco, 30 lbs wool, 20 lbs Irish potatoes, 10 bushels sweet potatoes, $36 bushels buckwheat, 300 lbs butter, 6 tons hay, $70 value of animals slaughtered.

    Asa W. Skinner: 150 acres improved, 272 acres unimproved, $4500 value, $60 farming equipment and implement value, 6 horses, 4 milk cows, 3 other cattle, 112 sheep, 16 swine, $555 livestock value, 125 bushels wheat, 5 bushels rye, 1200 bushels Indian corn, 100 bushels oats, 12 lbs tobacco, 200 lbs wool, 50 bushels Irish potatoes, 3 bushels sweet potatoes, 22 bushels buckwheat, 312 lbs butter, 8 tons hay, 2 lbs beeswax, 16 lbs honey, $70 value of animals slaughtered.

    Simeon Phillips: 90 acres improved, 35 acres unimproved, $3000 value, $100 farming equipment and implement value, 4 horses, 4 milk cows, 6 other cattle 15 sheep, 9 swine, $315 livestock value, 23 bushels wheat, 300 bushels Indian corn, 97 bushels oats, 30 lbs wool, 1 bushel peas and beans, 20 bushels Irish potatoes, 45 bushels buckwheat, 300 lbs butter, 7 tons hay, $50 value of animals slaughtered.

    John L. Skinner: 40 acres improved, 100 acres umimproved, $2800 value, $50 farming equipment and implement value, 4 horses, 2 milk cows, 2 other cattle, 7 swine, $300 livestock value, 15 bushels rye, 100 bushels Indian corn, 100 lbs tobacco, 6 bushels peas and beans, 60 bushels Irish potatoes, 2 bushels sweet potatoes, 20 bushels buckwheat, 100 lbs butter, $75 value of animals slaughtered.

    Ezekiel L. Skinner: 160 acres improved, 67 acres unimproved, $4500 value, $60 farming equipment and implement value, 8 horses, 7 milk cows, 13 other cattle, 35 sheep, 25 swine, $620 livestock value, 200 bushels wheat, 15 bushels rye, 500 bushels Indian corn, 200 bushels oats, 100 lbs tobacco, 100 lbs wool, 50 bushels Irish potatoes, 5 bushels sweet potatoes, 39 bushels buckwheat, 500 lbs butter, 6 tons hay, 30 lbs honey, $150 value of homemade manufacture, $50 value of animals slaughtered.
    Asa Williams (A. W.) Skinner, Sr., John (J.) Haley Skinner, Mrs. Skinner, Simeon (S.) Phillips
    Asa Williams (A. W.) Skinner, Sr., John (J.) Haley Skinner, Mrs. Skinner, Simeon (S.) Phillips
    U.S., Land Ownership Map
    Hanover, Licking County, Ohio
    1866
    There are 2 parcels allotted to a "Mrs. Skinner" who is most likely Catherine Skinner, second wife and widow of Ezekiel Skinner.
    1870 US Census, Hanover, Licking County, Ohio
    1870 US Census, Hanover, Licking County, Ohio
    Asa W. Skinner listed as head of household, which included daughter Angeline, son-in-law Samuel Gard, grandson William Gard, Martha Coons and Oscar Fate (unknown relationship).
    1870 US Selected Federal Census Non-Population; Agriculture, Hanover, Licking County, Ohio.
    1870 US Selected Federal Census Non-Population; Agriculture, Hanover, Licking County, Ohio.
    John H. Skinner: 80 acres improved, 80 acres unimproved, $1500 value, $50 farming equipment and implement value, $20 value of wages paid during year, 4 horses, 2 milk cows, 42 sheep, 4 swine, $436 livestock value, 90 bushels winter wheat, 600 bushels Indian corn, 45 bushels oats, 140 lbs wool, 10 bushels Irish potatoes, $15 orchard produce, 200 lbs butter, 10 tons hay, 31 gallons molasses, $140 value of animals slaughtered, $898 est. value of farm production, including betterments and stock additions.

    Asa W. Skinner: 132 acres improved, 130 acres unimproved, $3144 value, $75 farming equipment and implement value, $100 value of wages paid during year, 3 horses, 3 milk cows, 1 other cattle, 133 sheep, 7 swine, $399 livestock value, 135 bushels winter wheat, 20 bushels rye, 300 bushels Indian corn, 100 bushels oats, 450 lbs butter, 20 tons hay, 20 gallons molasses, $60 value of animals slaughtered, $428 est. value of farm production, including betterments and stock additions.

    Catherine Skinner: 42 acres improved, 8 acres unimproved, $150 value, $30 farming equipment and implement value, 2 horses, 2 milk cows, 2 other cattle, 20 sheep, 2 swine, $240 livestock value, 120 bushels winter wheat, 150 bushels Indian corn, 20 bushels oats, 5o lbs wool, 40 bushels Irish potatoes, $15 orchard produce, 300 lbs butter, 28 gallons molasses, $60 value of animals slaughtered, $428 est. value of farm production, including betterments and stock additions.
    Asa Williams Skinner, John Haley Skinner, Catherine Skinner, Simeon Phillips
    Asa Williams Skinner, John Haley Skinner, Catherine Skinner, Simeon Phillips
    U.S., Land Ownership Map
    Hanover, Licking County, Ohio
    1875
    Asa William Skinner, Sr.
    Asa William Skinner, Sr.
    Will, Executors Bond and Letter
    19 Mar 1875
    John H. Skinner, executor
    Ezekiel Ludwell Skinner, Sr, will and testament
    Ezekiel Ludwell Skinner, Sr, will and testament
    Fauquier County, Virginia
    Will Book 8, pg 318 and 319

    Headstones
    Asa William Skinner, Sr.
    Asa William Skinner, Sr.
    Died March 9, 1875
    Aged
    72 Y. 11 M. 28 D.

    Histories
    John H. Skinner, Sr., biographical sketch
    John H. Skinner, Sr., biographical sketch
    History of Licking County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, page 761
    History of Brushy Fork protestant churches
    History of Brushy Fork protestant churches
    History of Licking County, Ohio: its Past and Present, pages 461-462.
    Pioneer Life for Licking County residents
    Pioneer Life for Licking County residents
    Excerpts from pages 227 - 234 of History of Licking County, Ohio: Its Past and Present detailing how they obtained food, shelter, clothing and schooling.
    James Allen Skinner, biographical sketch
by Lisa Allison Albert
    James Allen Skinner, biographical sketch by Lisa Allison Albert
    Sources used include government and family records for James, Francis, their parents and their siblings.
    John Haley Skinner, Sr., obituary
    John Haley Skinner, Sr., obituary
    Newark Daily Advocate
    Newark, Ohio
    Friday, 13 March 1885
    Tracking down our ancestors: Mary Eleanor Allen
    Tracking down our ancestors: Mary Eleanor Allen

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