George Gaines Skinner

Clarke County, Alabama, USA
Death 7 Feb 1920 (aged 79)
Mobile County, Alabama, USA
Burial Malcolm, Washington County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 182317063 View Source

George Gaines Skinner, son of Henry Augustus Skinner and Mary Creecy, married Mary Eugenia Hill 23 Feb 1863 in Washington County, Alabama. She was the daughter of John William Henry Hill (1814-1867) and Mary A. (Bates) Hill (1819-1867).

U.S. Civil War Soldiers
George G. Skinner
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: Alabama
Regiment: 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry Company: I B
Rank In/ out: Sergeant / Second Lieutenant
Film Number: M374 roll 41.

Alabama Deaths and Burials Index
Name:George G Skinner
Birth Date:abt 1840
Death Date:7 Feb 1920
Death Place:Calvert, Mobile, Alabama ****
Burial Date:7 Feb 1920
Burial Place:Calvert, Alabama *****
Death Age:80
Father Name:H G Skinner
Mother Name:Mary Cressey
FHL Film Number: 1908218

Calvert is an unincorporated community in Washington County north of the Mobile County line.

NOT to be confused with a different George G. Skinner in Pennsylvania (Find A Grave Memorial# 145414376), who was only 9 years old at the end of the Civil War.

Descendants of Richard Skinner of Perquimans County, NC(2000) by James H. Holcombe shows that after George Gaines Skinner's first wife died, he married her sister, Francis Janet Hill. No children are shown by his second marriage.

From: Washington County News, Volume XII, No 1:
"Esquire G. G. Skinner
"A gentleman who admirably administers the law in the law in the lower courts of the county, is Esquire Geo. G. Skinner, a native Alabamian who was born in Clarke County, February 14, 1840. He attended Spring Hill College and after completing his education removed to Mobile, where he engaged in clerical work in a cotton brokerage office until the civil war, when he enlisted in the 24th Alabama Regiment. Later he was placed in the engineering department and was inspector of military roads and bridges under Maj. S. T. Douglas, chief engineer of the Trans-Mississippi. As bearer of dispatches to Richmond, he had thrilling experiences crossing the Mississippi river.
"On the 3d of March, 1863, he married Miss Mary Eugenia Hill, a niece of Lieut.-Gen'l A. Hill. After serving through the war, he accepted a position with Geo. R. Tuttle & Co. Mobile, as cashier and bookkeeper, and there remained until his removal to Washington County in 1867. He has raised a family of ten children. He comes of the old lineage stock of Southern ancestry, and preserves his age to a remarkable degree.
"Esquire Skinner has continuously held the office of justice of the peace since 1867 and has been quite successful as a real estate dealer. As a judge his rulings have been respectfully fair and impartial, and personally he is a man of a strong following of friends. He is what is known as a conscientious and conservative Democrat. His daughter, Mrs. Mason, is postmistress at Hawthorn, where he holds his court and has a comfortable home."
Archives at Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, indicate that he entered there on December 6, 1853 at age 13. His parents were Henry A. Skinner and Mary Creecy. His religion was Catholic and his First Communion had not been made. He studied English, Latin, Greek, French, and others. He was from Summerville, Ala. (now Springhill, suburb of Mobile).
"The above information disagrees with "THE SKINNER KINSMEN, Volume I, The Descendants of Richard Skinner of North Carolina" Compiled by Doris Seymour Wahl and Cynthia Walker Rummel on file at the North Carolina State Library,Raleigh, NC."
In 1912-14 he applied for a pension from the government for veterans
The 1870 Federal Census for Washington county shows George Skinner employed "hauling saw logs" and living with Eugia, 25; Harry, 6; J. H., 4; Eliza, 3; Lizzie, 2; Fannie Hill, 32; and Eddie (Hill?),11.
The 1880 Federal Census for Washington County shows George Skinner now a farmer living with Mary E., 38; Henry A., 15, son; William J., 13, son; Mary, 11, daughter; Eliza, 10, daughter; Fannie, 9, daughter; Annie H., 6, daughter; George G. Jr., 4, son; and Laura B., 2, daughter.
Children of George Skinner and Mary Hill:
i. Henry Augustus8 Skinner, born September 06, 1864; died May 21, 1907.
ii. John William Skinner, born March 14, 1866; died January 1901.
iii. Mary Eliza Skinner, born July 06, 1867.
iv. Elizabeth Rice Skinner, born April 15, 1869.She married John Gould Bruce.
v. Fannie Alice Skinner, born March 26, 1871.
vi. George Gaines Skinner, born April 04, 1873; died May 28, 1896.
vii. Anna Harvey Skinner, born September 20, 1875.
viii. Laura Bruce Skinner, born October 17, 1877.
ix. Joseph Edward Skinner, born August 26, 1881 in Tornet, AL; died February 05, 1941 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.
x. Eugene Randal Skinner, born August 29, 1883.He married Ruth Dudley Ludington.

Adventures In Florida History (1974) by W. B. & Dr. W. George Gaines Skinner.


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