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The
Skinner Family
of
Lincoln County
Kansas

submitted by Ginny (V. L.) Kane


In November of 1866 Darius Calvin SKINNER was discharged from the Colorado Cavalry in Leavenworth, Kansas. Not long after that his brother, Thoms Everton SKINNER, was discharged in the same place. Coming east from Colorado they had passed through what would become Lincoln County, Kansas, and decided to settle there. Darius went back to the banks of the Saline River and built a dugout and Thomas went to fetch his wife and young family who had been staying with another brother, Dr. John Osborn SKINNER, in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. John had been a surgeon during the conflict stationed in the east and the ladies felt they would do better together than either of them would alone.

Thus in 1867 Thomas Everton SKINNER and his wife, Mary Maria BING SKINNER moved into the dugout Darius built and set up housekeeping. They had three sons with them: Bing John SKINNER, born 3 June 1857; Everton Thomas SKINNER, born 7 September 1859, and Alfred Ernest SKINNER, born 10 October 1862. This was the beginning of my family's life in Lincoln County. They lived just south of where Beverly would soon flourish. Thomas and Darius SKINNER homesteaded adjoining parcels.

In a genealogical format the family looked like this:

CHILDREN OF THOMAS EVERTON SKINNER AND MARY MARIA BING

PARENTS:
Thomas Everton SKINNER, son of Asahel SKINNER and Jane EVERTON

b. 7 Sep. 1832 in Rutland, Meigs County, Ohio

d. 17 Oct. 1896 in Beverly, Colorado Township, Lincoln County, Kansas

m. 31 May 1856 in Rutland, Meigs County, Ohio

Mary Maria BING, daughter of John BING and Sarah Alice ENTSMINGER

b. 3 Oct. 1834 in Marietta, Rutland Township, Meigs County, Ohio

d. 31 Aug. 1874 in Lincoln Center, Lincoln County, Kansas

THEIR CHILDREN:

Bing John SKINNER

b. 3 June 1857 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa

d. 25 Sep. 1936 in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado

m. 13 April 1879

his wife: Eliza Catherine BELL, daughter of Andrew BELL and Eliza DAY

b. 14 Nov. 1857 in Davenport, Iowa

d. 21 Oct. 1934 in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Everton Thomas SKINNER

b. 7 Sep. 1859 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa

d. 29 Dec. 1913 in Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas

m. 5 March 1898 in Beverly, Lincoln County, Kansas

his wife: Myrtle BLOUNT

b. 8 Oct. 1869 in Lincoln County, Kansas

d. 29 Oct. 1941 in Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas

Alfred Ernest SKINNER

b. 10 Oct. 1862 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa

d. 5 May 1924 in Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado

m. 27 March 1898 in Beverly, Lincoln County, Kansas

his wife: Jennie Alice WEESE, daughter of David WEESE and Margaret Sonora RUTLEDGE

b. 27 May 1877 near Westfall, Lincoln County, Kansas

d. 30 Nov. 1915 in Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado

Calvin Darius SKINNER

b. 18 April 1870 in Beverly, Colorado Township, Lincoln County, Kansas

d. 14 March 1955 in Mancus, Moffat County, Colorado

m. 8 Nov. 1898 in Solomon, Dickinson County, Kansas

Note: Calvin Darius Skinner was named for his uncle. He was also a twin.

his wife: Stella Grace FLEMING

b. 8 Nov. 1877 in Beverly, Lincoln County, Kansas

d. 13 Oct. 1946 in Mancus, Moffat County, Colorado

Mary Margaret Nora SKINNER

b. 18 April 1870 in Beverly, Colorado Township, Lincoln County, Kansas

d. 25 Dec. 1944 in Beverly, Colorado Township, Lincoln County, Kansas

m. 28 July 1897

Note: Mary was a twin.

her husband: Sherman H. MORTON, son of Noah and Susannah HUFFMAN MORTON

b. 15 Sep. 1869 in Shady Bend, Lincoln County, Kansas

d. Beverly, Lincoln County, Kansas

All of the spouses of the above children were early homesteaders in the Lincoln County area. Mary Maria BING SKINNER taught the first school in the area and all her children taught school for a time. Bing was an investor and owned much land in the county. Everton and Alfred were bankers and owned the Beverly State Bank. C.D. was a telegrapher for the railroad and Sherman MORTON farmed all his life and how his grandson farms the SKINNER homestead as well as more of the land that at one time belonged to this family

CHILDREN OF CALVIN DARIUS SKINNER AND AMANDA COGSWELL DART

PARENTS:
Calvin Darius SKINNER, son of Asahel SKINNER and Jane EVERTON

b. 6 March 1828 in Rutland, Meigs County, Ohio

d. 7 Feb. 1896 in Lincoln County, Kansas

m. 11 Nov. 1877 in Lincoln County, Kansas

Amanda COGSWELL DART, widow of John DART

b. 7 Nov. 1834 in Cogswell, Kentucky

d. in Longmont, Colorado, where she went with her children after Darius' death

THEIR CHILDREN:

Everton Osborn SKINNER

b. 18 Sep. 1878 in Beverly, Lincoln County, Kansas

d. 24 Oct. 1956 in Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado

Marinda Jane SKINNER

b. 20 April 1880 in Beverly, Lincoln County, Kansas

d. 14 July 1910 in Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado

her husband: Rolla D. QUEST

Asahel D. SKINNER

b. 21 Jan. 1883 in Shady Bend, Lincoln County, Kansas

d. 21 June 1969 in Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado

his wife: Elizabeth Esther VERTZ

Amanda GOGSWELL DART SKINNER had by her first husband, John DART, the following children: Abraham Lincoln DART, William Sherman DART, Lydia Anne DART, Sarah Ida DART, Jesse D. DART and Albert C. DART. The last son was born just after John DART's death. I have school records for the area that show her children and Tom and Mary SKINNER's children all in school together.

This information was submitted by:
Ginny (V. L.) Kane, great grandaughter of Thomas and Mary SKINNER
2335 Coulter Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82009-9143
email: LethaH@aol.com


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