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Hi Linda, Holler for Dallan on this one; I am interested in the answer also. Hope that you enjoy WeRelate as much as I am. Happy to try and answer any additional questions. --Beth 22:17, 24 April 2008 (EDT)


Thanks, Beth. Will do. LindaS--LindaS 17:28, 25 April 2008 (EDT)


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BLM article question [19 August 2008]

Hello Linda,

On one of my genealogical e-mail list someone mentioned a new website I thought you might already know about or might be interested in. It is called TRS-data. It allows you to use the information from the BLM website for some of the states to have the longitude and latitude, among other pieces of information.

Debbie Freeman --DFree 11:45, 19 August 2008 (EDT)


Dowd family [17 June 2009]

Hi Linda,

I'm so glad to find you again! I haven't done anything on my genealogy for about 5 years, as a bunch of other things loomed more important for a while, but I'm now going to start working on it again. I want to make another genealogy trip to Ohio and Michigan this summer, so I'm getting my act together to do that.

I wrote to you (about 6 years ago, I think) to say I had found some new Dowd info in Chautauqua County, including a photo of his gravestone (all alone on a large plot—evidently when he died everyone got out of town), but I guess you didn't get my email. By now you may know all of this, but I can at least send you a picture of the gravestone. I just have to dig it up out of the storage box.

Are you still in Michigan? I hope you are doing well, and one of these days, maybe we can finally meet.

Waynne--Wanderart 12:06, 17 June 2009 (EDT)


Jacob Skeen's wife Lydia and question on John Skeen, Jacob's brother [17 January 2010]

Hi Linda, regarding Jacob Skeen's wife Lydia, I've e-mailed Mike Hughes from Texas, who I received the information on the Skeen family from, to see if he has any sources to prove her as a Walker. I'll let you know what answer I get after I hear from him.

There was one other person that didn't agree with Mike's information on the Skeen family. You show the wife of John Skeen as an Elizabeth, but Mike's records (including deeds in Frederick County showing John and his wife Ingebo) show his wife as Ingebo Hughes, daughter of Francis Hughes. Do you have any records showing that his wife was Elizabeth, and any dates for their marriage? Perhsps Elizabeth was a second wife.....

If you have later records showing John and Elizabeth together, then we can at least place an approximate date of death for his wife Ingebo and a marriage date for him and Elizabeth, if you have that information.

Thanks and best regards,

Jim:)--Delijim 09:31, 17 January 2010 (EST)


Hi Linda, here's the response I got from Mike (Looks like we should leave Lydia as Lydia "Unknown"):

Jim: Here are my notes on Jacob Skeen:

“The following notes are from Harry Long:

3. Jacob Skeen, son of Mathew and Jane Skeen, died in North Carolina survived by his wife Lydia and 13 heirs. At his death Jacob Skeen owned in Shenandoah County 1/3 of a 301 acre tractd on Smith Creek at New Market it being the same land granted by Fairfax to Jane Skeen and sons on 21 July 1749 and 1/3 of a 214 acre tract of adjoining mountain land which had been granted by Fairfax to Mathew, Jacob and Moses Skeen on 20 June 1780. On 5 Feb 1813 (Shen Co. DB PP, p 95) nine of the 13 heirs of Jacob Skeen deceased sold to Abraham Savage their respective interest in two certain tracts of land llying on both sides of Smith Creek in Shenandoah County. The heirs of Jacob Skeen may best be described by the following quotation from their deed of conveyance to Abraham Savage:

"This indenture made this fifth day of February Anno Domini 1813, between Mathew Skeen Senr. of Rowan County and State of North Carolina, James Skeen, agent and Attorney of John Skeen of Harrison County, Ind. and Territory, John Craven Esqre. Agent and Attorney of Hiram Narrowdike and Sarah his wife and for William Kensworthy and Lucretia his wife of the State of Ohio and for Lydia Walker former wife of Jacob Skeen decd.

James Skeen son of Mathew of Rowan County State of North Carolina, Revel Sofford and Jane his wife, Benjamin HOpkins and Mary his wife and James Skeen, son of Jacob, all of Randolph County and State of NOrth Carolina of one part and Abraham Savage of Shenandoah County of State of Virginia on the other part."

Upon reading this again, I’m not sure whether Lydia’s maiden name was Walker or whether she might have remarried someone named Walker after she was widowed. I just searched ancestry.com and found an entry which states that Jacob’s wife’s name was Lydia Stroud. Don’t know which is correct.

Thanks - Mike


Regards,

Jim:)--Delijim 09:58, 17 January 2010 (EST)

--- Great info, Jim.

First of all, Jacob and Lydia. The info I have says that Jacob Skeen and Lydia Unknown had twelve children, and that Jacob died in 1798. Then Lydia married a Robert Walker, and the couple moved to Highland Co OH where most of her children (from marriage with Jacob) had previously moved. I'm pretty confident that the Walker connection was a late second marriage. It's not impossible that she was originally a Walker who later remarried a Walker cousin, but I think it doesn't seem very likely.

I do not have the kid-list for Jacob and Lydia in my database. I've been meaning to see if these children are known to others, and then check Highland Co for a Robert and Lydia Walker in close proximity to known Skeen children of Jacob and Lydia. That would be nice. But I may not get around to it for a while.

Two bits of the info you got from Harry Long seem to help with this: "On 5 Feb 1813 (Shen Co. DB PP, p 95) nine of the 13 heirs of Jacob Skeen deceased sold to Abraham Savage their respective interest in two certain tracts of land llying on both sides of Smith Creek" I suspect that those nine heirs (by 1813 possibly including Lydia and her husband) are the ones who moved to OH.

"Agent and Attorney of Hiram Narrowdike and Sarah his wife and for William Kensworthy and Lucretia his wife of the State of Ohio and for Lydia Walker former wife of Jacob Skeen decd." Makes me wonder if Sarah and Lucretia were daughters of Lydia and Jacob.

The mention you found of a Lydia Stroud as our unknown Lydia is fascinating! I'll try to check this out, and keep you posted.

Second, the John and Elizabeth thing. 'Elizabeth' may very well be wrong. Her name was a mere mention in very limited information on this John. I have done little work on John. My connection is through his brother Mathew. And the source that had this 'mention' of Elizabeth and John was compiled by people also following Mathew, and primarily working from NC where Mathew's line continued. Could very well have been one VA document where the handwriting was horrid, and 'Ingebo' was thought to be 'Elizabeth'. I doubt they did much further work following the couple, and I know I haven't. If there are records of any sort mentioning a specific Ingebo, I would believe them. It is, of course, possible that there was a later marriage to an Elizabeth, but it is just as likely in this case that it may have been a misreading.

Please let Mike from Texas know about my total lack of evidence for any Elizabeth. I would be very interested in info on any evidences available for John Skeen and Ingebo Hughes, if he would be willing to share. Sounds like he has enough information to be fairly confident in Ingebo, and I have absolutely no confidence in Elizabeth. I will be tentatively correcting this today in my stuff. If I could be made confident, personally, of the Ingebo information, I would love to get back in touch with my old Mathew Skeen researchers, many of whom have the same 'Elizabeth' from the same source, and start getting this corrected. We don't want a mistake to keep getting passed around and around and around.....

I haven't worked on these people for a long time. Apparently it's time to start again. Thanks for the dense trail of breadcrumbs, sir!

Since we are talking about two of the sons of Mathew Skeen and Jannetje Titus, Jacob and John, I'm going to put the relevant messages into the Family Talk page for this family so others can find them more easily. Let's keep information followups there so interested others can follow, but if Mike is willing to share info on Ingebo and is more comfy with personal email, mine is leoandlindas@gmail.com. Feel free to pass it along to Mike. (or to use it yourself).


Philo Doud-Nancy Annette Leighty [8 January 2011]

Hi Linda- I have just been cruising the net looking for info on my ancestors. While researching Philo Doud and Nancy Annette Leighty I came upon your name. I have seen several family trees posted on the net that indicate that Philo Doud is descended from John Alden and Priscilla Mullins through Rebecca Grinnell-Lydia Pabodie-Elizabeth Alden. Have you ever seen any of these trees? My line goes down from Philo Doud to Philo Franklin Doud to Daisy Annette Doud-Weiss to Burrange Weiss to Nancy Weiss-Heil to Terry Heil-Dear (me). I would appreciate any information you may have on Philo or the Leighty's. If you would like any of the info I have on Philo down to me I will gladly share. Thanks. Terry Dear--Terryldear 22:25, 7 January 2011 (EST)


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Philo Doud [25 February 2011]

Hi Linda-thanks for getting back to me. I had already found Madelyn on RootsWeb and she is so excited to hear from another Doud "relative". I am filling her in on Philo's line. She is descended from Aaron, brother of Philo. Sorry you couldn't be much help, but it was great to hear from you. And thanks for the tip even if I had already found Madelyn :)

Terry--Terryldear 16:07, 25 February 2011 (EST)


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