Samuel Skillman

1764–before 1827 (Age 63)
Kingston, Franklin Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Skillman was born in 1764, in Kingston, Franklin Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, his father, Thomas Skillman, was 25 and his mother, Sarah "Sally" Skillman, was 26. He married Mrs Samuel Skillman about 1782, in Kingston, Franklin Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died before 1827, in his hometown, at the age of 62.

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Samuel Skillman
Mrs Samuel Skillman
Marriage: about 1782
Samuel Skillman
Elizabeth Skillman
Phoebe Skillman
Miss Skillman
Isaac Skillman
Margaret Skillman
Nancy Skillman

Spouse and Children


    Mrs Samuel Skillman


about 1782
Kingston, Franklin Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States


    Samuel Skillman


    Elizabeth Skillman


    Isaac Skillman


    Margaret Skillman


    Nancy Skillman


+2 More Children

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+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 11

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.

Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 17

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old Norse skilamaður ‘trustworthy man’.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Samuel Skillman - Published information: birth: 1764; Kingston, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

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