|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1761|
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 1847|
Joseph Skidmore was born 31 JUL 1761 in Pendleton Co. Virginia, and died 8 FEB 1847 in Lincoln Co, Kentucky. He was the son of James Skidmore and Sarah McDonald. Joseph was a veteran of the Revolutionary War; he was a Private in the Virginia Line, and lived in Botetourt County, Virginia, at the time of his enlistment. In 1788, Joseph moved to Lincoln County (still Virginia), and also served from there during the Indian War of 1791. Joseph married Hannah McKinney, on 8 Aug. 1791, in Lincoln County, the year before Kentucky became the 15th state in the Union in 1792. He married Catherine Manning 27 AUG 1806 in Lincoln Co, Kentucky.
Lieutenant Joseph Skidmore was the oldest son of James Skidmore and Sarah McDonald.
He was born 31 July 1761 in Pendleton County, (West) Virginia.
His pension application outlines his service: About 1 November 1780 he was drafted in Capt. James Smith's company of Botetourt County Militia. The company marched to New River and, with other troops, was attached to Col. Crokett's regiment. They marched through Washington and Montgomery Counties (in Virginia) to North Carolina and thence to the French Broad River where they joined Col Campbell. Joseph was then part of the company of Capt. Cartman and marched to Fincastle County on the way to join General Greene. His service was for six months, and he did not participate in any major battles.
Joseph moved to Lincoln County, Kentucky in 1788. His pension application says that in 1791 he was ordered out for 60 days as an Indian spy by Col John Logan and attached to the company of Capt. John Blaine.
Joseph married Hannah McKinney on 6 Aug 1791 in Lincoln County, KY. On 19 Jan 1796 he bought 100 acres on the waters of the Hanging Fork Creek for $100.
Joseph and Hannah had five children.
Joseph was remarried to Catherine Manning on 27 Aug 1806.
Joseph (age 73) was pensioned (for his war service) on 9 April 1834 at the rate of $20 per annum. He died before 8 Feb 1847 in Lincoln County, KY.
Children of Hannah Frances MCKINNEY and Joseph SKIDMORE are:
i. James SKIDMORE was born 1792 in Lincoln County, Kentucky, and died 12 Jan 1826 in North Carolina. He married Parmelia TOMBS 24 Sep 1817 in Lincoln County, Kentucky. He married Elizabeth MONDAY 25 Apr 1816 in Randolph County, North Carolina.
ii. Mary SKIDMORE was born 1794 in Lincoln County, Kentucky, and died BEF 1850. She married Samuel MCANINCH 5 Jul 1813 in Lincoln County, Kentucky. He was born 1790.
iii. **Sarah SKIDMORE was born 1796 in Lincoln County, Kentucky, and died 1881 in Shelby Co., Missouri. . She married George REYNOLDS 14 Oct 1813 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.They are buried in the family plot, Shelby Co. (near Macon Co. line), Missouri.Possibly in Shake Rag Cemetery.
iv. Daniel SKIDMORE was born 27 Dec 1798 in Lincoln County, Kentucky, and died 9 Mar 1886 in Nodaway, Washington, Missouri. He married Elizabeth CARMAN 10 May 1837 in Casey County, Kentucky. She died 1846. He married Millie CALDWELL 9 Sep 1847 in Lincoln County, Kentucky. She was born Jan 1823 in Lincoln County, Kentucky, and died AFT 1900.
v. Parmelia SKIDMORE was born 1800 .
transcription of Lincoln County KY pensioners
SKIDMORE: JOSEPH PENSION NO S15648 VIRGINIA
INDIAN WAR 1791
January 27, 1834, The above soldier made application for pension he was a resident of Lincoln County, Kentucky, aged 73 years on the last day of July next. That he entered service about the first of November 1780 as a drafted militiaman in Capt. James Smith's company of Bottetourt County, VA., for 3 months, marched to New River and the whole was attached under Col. Crockett; Thence through Washington Co., Montgomery Co., VA and thence to North Carolina, thence to French Broad River, to where Col. Campbell was stationed with his troops, and joined his troops at that place and continued there until our term of service for which we were drafted expired and was discharged by Col. Campbell, he being the commander in chief at that place. We then returned home to Botetourt County, VA., where we resided when we were drafted and there remained at home until the last of the year 1781, when he was again drafted as a militiaman in Capt. Cartman's Co., of militia of the company of Botetourt Co., VA., and some few days after we were drafted, marched for Fincastle Co., VA., where we were to join some troops with an express to halt at that place until we received further instructions, we then marched to different points until our term of service expired for which we were drafted. After receiving discharge. I returned home to Botetourt Co., VA., and remained until 1788 and then I removed to the new state of Kentucky, Lincoln County, where I now reside and in the year 1791, I was ordered out as an Indian spy by Col. John Logan and was attached to Capt. John Blair's company of Indian spies at which time I spied about 60 days on the frontiers at which time I was discharged and feel confident the whole time I was engaged, was six months and 2 months as an Indian spy. States he was born in the year 1761 the last day of July.
James Skidmore (1732 - 1807)
Sarah McDonald Skidmore (1735 - 1815)
Hannah McKinney Skidmore (1764 - 1806)*
Daniel Skidmore (1790 - 1885)*
Mary Skidmore McAninch (1792 - ____)*
Sarah Frances Skidmore Reynolds (1796 - 1881)*
Created by: Jude
Record added: Dec 31, 2011
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Added: Dec. 31, 2011