John Skinner

Male30 May 1822–27 June 1899

Brief Life History of John

When John Skinner was born on 30 May 1822, in Swimbridge, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Norrish, was 38 and his mother, Charlotte Stenner, was 31. He married Eliza Nott on 1 January 1844, in Rose Ash, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1868 and lived in Elba, Elba, Genesee, New York, United States in 1860 and Providence, Cache, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 27 June 1899, in Nounan, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Skinner Cemetery, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Skinner
Jane Smith
Marriage: 2 September 1849
Hyrum Skinner
George Skinner
Brigham Heber Skinner
John Alexander Skinner
William Henry Skinner
Mary Jane Skinner
Elizabeth Ann Skinner
Harriett Eliza Skinner
Emily Eugenia Skinner
Joseph Alma Skinner Sr
James Albert Skinner
Alice Amelia Skinner
Nephi Aaron Skinner

Sources (63)

  • John Skinner, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Skinner in entry for John Nebeker and Emily E. S. Winter, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • John Skinner in entry for John Stephen Skinner, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 September 1849Bristol, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 5

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


    Age 21

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for someone who stripped the hide from animals to be used in the production of fur garments, or to be tanned for leather, from Middle English skinner ‘skinner’, an agent derivative of Middle English skin(n) ‘hide, pelt’ (Old Norse skinn).

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

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    John Skinner

    John Skinner was born May 30, 1822 in Swimbridge, Devonshire, England, the son of Charlotte Stiner and William Skinner. His parents owned a comfortable home and farm where he enjoyed the normal life o …

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