Thursday, May 24, 2007

Query: SKINNER/BURTON of Decatur County

SKINNER/BURTON—Looking for information about the families of Barnett SKINNER (born 1810-1820; died 1840-1850) and Rebecca BURTON (born about 1809; died after 1850). They were married 5 October 1832 in Decatur County, Indiana. Rebecca is the head of household in the 1850 census for Decatur County, living in Adams Township. Some of their children also lived in Sand Creek Township and Washington Township.

Barnett and Rebecca Skinner had children:
--James A. Skinner (born about 1834 in Indiana; died after 1870)—married Elizabeth ?? (born about 1836 in Indiana; died after 1870) about 1860
--Perlina Skinner (born about 1836 in Indiana; died after 1850)
--Margaret Skinner (born about 1838 in Indiana; died after 1850)
--John T. Skinner (born about 1839 in Indiana; died after 1850)
--Barnett Q. (or G.?) Skinner (born about 1841 in Indiana; died after 1870)—married Ann E. (born about 1842 in Ohio; died after 1870) about 1867
--Sanford S. Skinner (born about 1844 in Indiana; died after 1850)
--Sarah E. Skinner (born about 1848 in Indiana; died after 1860)

There is also a George Skinner who married Sally Burton on 23 September 1834 in Decatur County—how are they related to Barnett Skinner and Rebecca Burton? Where are Barnett and Rebecca Skinner buried?

Contact: Linda Fredin (ljf@mindspring.com)

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