Person:John Skeen (6)

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John Skeen
m. Bef. 1730
  1. Matthew SkeenAbt 1730 - 1814
  2. Pieter SkeenBEF 1732 -
  3. John Skeen1734 - 1790
  4. Jacob Skeen1738 - 1799
m. 1751
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Name John Skeen
Gender Male
Birth[2] 1734 prob. New York
Marriage 1751 Augusta County, Virginiato Ingebo Hughes
Death[2] 1790 Shenandoah County, Virginia

John Skeen was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Records of John Skeen in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 7.--2d February, 1754. Andrew Bird to Moses Bird, on Smith's Creek. Andrew Bird's line; Jno. Phillips' line, 350 acres, part of 400, 50 of which were surveyed for Jacob Rambo by deed. Teste: Abraham Bird. Delivered to Jno. Skean, February, 1758.
  • Vol. 2 - Delinquents List of 1755 - Jno. Skeen, not found.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1761. - (58) John Skean appointed guardian of Elianor Milsap.
  • Page 239.--19th August, 1761. John Skeen's bond (with Michael Warren), as guardian (appointed) to Eleanor Milsap, orphan of Thos Milsap.
  • Vol. 1 - APRIL 20, 1763. - (26) Cornelius Ruddle, security for John Skeen, administrator of Ruben Allen, prays counter security--John summoned.

Information on John Skeen

Note: there is conflicting opinion if John Skeen's wife Ingebo had a prior marriage to Reuben Allen. Other sources indicate that the Ingebo that married Reuben Allen was Ingebo Bird, daughter of Andrew Bird and Magdalene Jonassan. Additional research needed to resolve.

From Familytreemaker site of D. Michael Hughes: (added with permission)


The following notes are from Harry Long: 1. John Skeen, son of Mathew and Jane Skeen, married Ingebo Allen, the widow of Reuben Allen II, who died in 1751. Reuben Allen III, then about three years of age inherited his father's 1,025 acre plantation in which his mother, Ingebor, had a 1/3 lifetime dower interest. Widow Ingebo Allen, in her own name, on 3 Feb 1754, purchased from Griffith Thomas two adjoining tracts of land east of the river from Hawkinstown, totaling 358 acres. See Frederick County, VA Deed Book 3, pages 300 and 304. We know she was still a widow and had not married John Skeen when she purchased this land in 1754.

John Skeen and Ingebo his wife first appear in the Frederick County record wherein by three separate deeds dated 19, 22, and 23 August 1762, they sold off land Ingebo Allen-Skeen had purchased from Griffith Thomas. Her land at Hawkinstown was then in Frederick County but is now in Shenandoah County, VA. His land was sold next. On 1 July 1769 (Fred Co. DB 15, p 121) John Skeen and Ingabo his wife sold his 1/3 part of the 301 acre Fairfax grant on Smith Creek at New Market to the adjoining landowner, George Goodlip (same as George Cutlip).

On 30 April 1770 (Fred Co DB 13, p 308) John Skeen and Ingebo his wife sold by lease to her son Reuben Allen III (d. 1779), 109 acres of land described as "of land set appart to the said Ingebo Skeen as her Right of Dower to her late Husband Reubin Allen Deceased." After this sale there is no further record in Frederick or Shenandoah Counties for John and Ingebo.

More About John Skeen: Miscellaneous: +.

More About John Skeen and Ingebo Hughes: Marriage: 1751, ,Augusta Co., VA.

Children of John Skeen and Ingebo Hughes are: +Moses Skeen, b. Abt. 1755, Frederick Co., VA.

Source: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/u/g/David-M-Hughes/index.html

Conflicting Information on John Skeen

Another source claims that this John Skeen married Elizabeth:

"John m. Elizabeth ? and had a son, Moses Skeen. John assigned all of his land to his son Moses Skeen, and thereafter the deeds referring to the land grant of Mathew Schene had the names of Moses, Jacob and Mathew on them. John Skeen signed a petition in 1762 to rid the parish of Bedford of the vestry, because it was not doing the Lord's work. This was the vestry belonging to the Church of England; therefore, this writer feels that the Schenes were from Scotland and did not take part in the Revolution."

References
  1.   (i)The Heritage of Davidson Co. (NC)(/i) (The Genealogical Society of Davidson Co, NC 1982, Lexington, North Carolina).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ancestry.com/Ancestry Family Trees: Public Members Trees.