Person:John Skidmore (6)

m. 7 Apr 1730
  1. Joseph Skidmore, Jr., of South Branch, Potomac River, VAABT 1730 - 1810
  2. James Skidmore1732 - 1807
  3. Sarah SkidmoreABT 1732 -
  4. Maj. John Skidmore1736 - 1809
  5. Sgt. Edward Skidmore1737 - 1783
  6. Elizabeth SkidmoreABT 1739 -
  7. Rebecca SkidmoreAbt 1741 - aft 1806
  8. Thomas SkidmoreEst 1742-1749 -
  9. Samuel SkidmoreEst 1742-1749 -
  10. Andrew Skidmore1750 - 1827
m. 1762
  1. James Skidmore1764 - 1828
  2. John SkidmoreABT 1768 - 1828
  3. Ezekial Skidmoreabt 1769 -
  4. Elijah Skidmore1773 -
  5. Nancy Skidmore1775 - 1856
  6. Hannah Skidmore1776 - 1847
  7. Andrew Skidmore1779 - 1863
  8. Levi Skidmore1781 - 1858
  9. Isaac Skidmore1781 - 1833
  10. Susannah Skidmore1782 - 1868
  11. Mary 'Polly' Skidmore1784 - 1854
  12. Rachael Skidmore1787 - abt 1849
  13. Edith Skidmore1788 - 1857
Facts and Events
Name Maj. John Skidmore
Gender Male
Birth? 10 Jun 1736 Plantation Fisher's Delight, Kent County, Delaware
Marriage 1762 Pendleton, West Virginiato Mary Magdalena (Polly) Henckel
Military? 10 Oct 1774 Battle of Point Pleasant
Death? 12 Oct 1809 German Valley, Pendleton County, West Virginia

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 536.--20th August, 1761. Joseph ( ) Skidmore, Jr., to his brother John Skidmore, £25, 101 acres on South Branch of Potowmack, part of one of the lots formerly surveyed for Robert Green, gent., No. 16, cor. with part of said tract belonging to Gabriel Coil. Delivered: John Skidmore, February, 1764.
  • John Skidmore, 170 acres, branch of South Potomac River. December 12, 1771. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 68].
  • John Skidmore, 237 acres, South Branch Potomac. December 7, 1771. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 69].
  • John Skidmore, 23 acres, South Branch (of the Potomac River). January 26, 1786. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 116].

Information on John Skidmore

•Name: John A. Skidmore
•Sex: M
•Birth: 10 Jun 1736 in Plantation Fisher's Delight, Kent County, Delewa
•Death: 12 Oct 1809 in German Valley, Pendleton County, (West) Virginia
•Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Clay County, West Virginia

John A. Skidmore, a son of Joseph and Agnes Ann (Caldwell ) Skidmore, was born on the plantation "Fisher's Delight" in Kent County, Delaware, June 10, 1736. Soon after his birth, the family moved to that part of Augusta County, Virginia that is now Pendleton County WV. John served in the Augusta County Militia during the French and Indian War. He was called out in 1755 and and served until the end of the War. John married Mary Magdalena Hinkle in the early 1760's . Mary was a daughter of John Justus and Magdalena (Eschemann) Hinkle. John Hinkle and his family settled in the section of Virginia known as Germany Valley and were the builder s of Hinkle's fort.

In 1767, John Skidmore was appointed Captain of the Augusta Militia and in 1770, he was commissioned as one of His Majesty's Justices for Augusta County. In 1774, John's company of the Augusta Militia was mobilized for service in Dunmore's war and took part in the battle of Point Pleasant. John was wounded twice during the battle of Point Pleasant, in the leg and in the hip.

In 1778, John was appointed a justice of the newly formed Rockingham County by Patrick Henry. The first Rockingham County Court, in session April 28, 1778, found John A. Skidmore "fit to serve as major" of the Augusta Militia. John declined the appointment, but retained his captaincy for several years. When Pendleton County was formed in 1778, John was elected the first president of the new court. John served the new County for several years, including two terms as sheriff. John died in Pendleton County October 12, 1809 and Mary died October 18, 1829.

Father: Joseph Skidmore b: Abt 1706 in Murderkill Hundred, Kent County, Deleware
Mother: Agnes Caldwell b: Abt 1705 in Somerset County, Maryland
Marriage 1 Mary Magdelena Henkel b: 1 Feb 1743 in Upper Milford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
•Married: Abt 1760 in West Augusta County, Virginia
1. John Skidmore b: Abt 1768 in Virginia
2. Elijah Skidmore b: 9 Jan 1773 in Ruddle, West Augusta County, Virginia