Captain Elijah Skidmore

about 1725–13 May 1775 (Age 50)
Sussex, Delaware, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Captain Elijah Skidmore was born about 1725, in Sussex, Delaware, United States, his father, Henry Skidmore, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Cannon, was 31. He married Mary Fenwick about 1748, in Sussex, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 13 May 1775, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 50.

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Captain Elijah Skidmore
Mary Fenwick
Marriage: about 1748
John Skidmore
Mary Skidmore
Jean Jane Skidmore

Spouse and Children

about 1748
Sussex, Delaware, United States


    John Skidmore


    Jean Jane Skidmore


    Mary Skidmore


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World Events (3)

1731 · Willington Founded

Age 6

In 1731, Willington, Delaware was founded. It was named after Thomas Willing the first land developer in the area. It was later renamed Wilmington.
1754 · French and Indian War in Delaware

Age 29

From 1754-1763, the French and Indian War took place. The fighting that took place in the area of Delaware was in the upper Delaware River Valley. The Delaware Indians claimed independence from the Iroquois who allied with Britain. In 1755, Delaware attacked the Moravian settlement and Brodhead residence.
1764 · Western Boundary Surveyed

Age 39

In 1764, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed the western boundary of Delaware. This became part of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Name Meaning

English (West Country): of uncertain origin, perhaps a habitational name from an unidentified place named in Old English with scīte ‘shit’, ‘dung’ + mōr ‘moor’, ‘fen’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Captain Elijah Skidmore - Published information: male
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  • Legacy NFS Source: Captain Elijah Skidmore - Published information: Family genealogies: birth:

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