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Henry Skinner
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Birth: Jun. 23, 1781
Colchester
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1850

from "History of Rochester and Monroe County [NY], by William F Peck, 1908, p35:

"THE PLANTING OF ROCHESTER

Colonel Rochester, after moving to Dansville, rode down here very frequently, surveying and laying out the lots himself, one-quarter of an acre in each. The title having finally passed from Sir William Pulteney, the first lot was sold November 20th, 1811, to Enos Stone, for fifty dollars, though the ruling price for other pieces was a little less, and all with the condition that the purchaser should erect a house on his land within a year. The highest price obtained was two hundred dollars, which exceptional amount, paid by Henry Skinner of Geneseo, was due to the fact that the lot was on the line of the "new state road," being on the site of the present Powers Block, at the corner of Main and State streets. On this lot Mr. Skinner built a house--only a log cabin, it might be called, but it was well constructed, roofed with slats from Enos Stone's sawmill on the east side of the river and sufficiently commodious for a large and growing family--for Hamlet Scrantom of Durham, Conn., who moved into it in May, 1812. That was the first house erected in what was then Rochester, for by that time the proprietors of the tract had agreed to name the place after the real pioneer." (Provided by FAG Member #7573768)

According to FAG Member #7573768

"Henry Skinner was born in Colchester, New London Co., CT. He probably died in Merton, Waukesha Co., WI.

His first wife was Hannah Chapman, born Jul 3, 1780, in Saybrook, CT, and died Apr 17, 1839, in Norwich, Ohio.

One source says that his 2nd wife was Mar Bassat. Other records show that he married a Nancy Goodman around 1849 in Merton, WI."

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  David Skinner (1743 - 1814)
  Jerusha Lord Skinner (1749 - 1836)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy S Goodman Skinner (1810 - 1886)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Chapman Skinner (1805 - 1877)*
  George William Skinner (1807 - 1891)*
  Parmelia Skinner Dennison (1813 - 1841)*
  Erastus Melvin Skinner (1818 - 1837)*
  Melvin Skinner (1849 - 1924)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ichabod Lord Skinner (1767 - 1852)**
  David Skinner (1769 - 1850)**
  Sarah Skinner Shepard (1772 - 1860)*
  Jerusha Skinner Finley Judd (1773 - 1859)*
  Aaron Skinner (1779 - 1862)*
  Henry Skinner (1781 - 1850)
  Oliver Skinner (1786 - 1859)*
  Eunice Skinner (1788 - 1843)*
  Lydia Skinner Ely (1792 - 1841)*
  Charles L. Skinner (1794 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Bark River Cemetery
Merton
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: GenealogyNora
Record added: Jun 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53311533
Henry Skinner
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Henry Skinner
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