Elisha David Skeen

14 September 1840–6 July 1860 (Age 19)
Steelville, West Fallowfield Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Elisha David

When Elisha David Skeen was born on 14 September 1840, in Steelville, West Fallowfield Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph Skeen Jr., was 24 and his mother, Maria Amanda Dolby, was 23. He died on 6 July 1860, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 19.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Skeen Jr.
Maria Amanda Dolby
James Buires Skeen
William Dolby Skeen
Elisha David Skeen
Anna Maria Skeen
Joseph Hyrum Skeen
Eliza Jane Skeen
Lyman Stoddard Skeen
Moroni Skeen Sr.
Amanda Skeen

Parents and Siblings



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World Events (3)

Age 6
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1859 · Logan is Founded
Age 19
"\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""
1859 · The First Ward in Logan
Age 19
After more people were sent up to the Cache Valley by Brigham Young, the first ward was organized with William B. Preston called as bishop.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Skene (Aberdeenshire). A theory once popular with the Skene family is that the name derives from Gaelic sgian ‘knife’, but this has no foundation, since early bearers of the name indicate that it comes from a placename. Another candidate is Gaelic sceathan ‘thorn bush’.Irish: variant of Skehan .

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

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Story Highlight

The Ricks Case

3 March 1875 Deseret News Article Transcription. The public of this city and the Territory generally are aware that Colonel Thomas E Ricks, of Logan, Cache County, has been an inmate of the Penitentia …

Sources (1)

  • Elisha David Skeen, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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