Elizabeth married Amos Skinner ca. 1825. Amos was born 11 Aug. 1799. Amos was a carpenter. He died 04 Jan. 1880 and was buried in Marksboro Presbyterian Churchyard.
Amos and Elizabeth Skinner had the following children:
I. ANDREW JACKSON SKINNER was born ca. 1825 and died in 1891. He married Matilda H. Coursen, daughter of Henry V. Coursen and Elizabeth Howell, on 05 Dec. 1850. Matilda was born 02 March 1829 in New Jersey. She died 07 June 1905. They had the following children: (1) Albert Henry, born 03 Sept. 1851, died 04 April 1853; (2) Franklin Coursen, born 11 Oct. 1853, died 11 Jan. 1923, married Annie B., ca. 1880, (she was born Nov. 1859), children: Eva F, born Aug. 1880, Andrew J., born Sept. 1882, Gertrude B., born Dec. 1885, Nora C., b. Nov. 1888
II. MARGARET A. SKINNER was born ca. 1828. She died 22 March 1868 and was buried in Marksboro Presbyterian Churchyard.
III. CATHERINE P. SKINNER was born ca. 1837.
IV. JOSEPH C. SKINNER was born ca. 1839. He died 05 May 1844. He was 4 years, two months, and four days old. He was buried in Marksboro Presbyterian Churchyard.
SOURCES & NOTES:
NOTE: I’ve been unable to locate Amos Skinner in Warren County on the 1830 federal census.
1840 Federal Census, New Jersey, Warren County, Knowleton Twp., http://www.ancestry.com/: Amos Scinner, 1 male under the age of five, 2 males of fifteen and under twenty, 1 male of forty and under fifty; 1 female under the age of five, 2 females of five and under ten, 1 female of ten and under fifteen, 1 female of thirty and under forty.
1850 Federal Census, New Jersey, Warren County, Frelinghuysen Twp., Family # 67., http://www.ancestry.com/: Amos Skinner, 50, M, Carpenter, 500, NJ; Elizabeth, 49, F, Do; Andrew J., 25, M, Carpenter, Do; Margaret A., 22, F, Do; Catherine P., 13, F, Do; Wesley P. Major, 17, M, Carpenter, NJ.
Return of Marriages in the Township of Frelinghuysen, County of Warren, State of New Jersey from the 1st day of June 1850 to the 1st day of June 1851, page 23a: Date of Marriage: Dec 5, 1850; Ages: 25, 21; Married by: Wm C McGee, Frelinghuysen, Clergyman; Frelinghuysen, Andrew J. Skinner & Matilda Coursen; Parents: Amos Skinner, Carpenter, Henry & Elizabeth Coursen. http://raub-and-more.com/docs/freling5051mar.html
1850 December 19, Warren Journal, Belvidere, Warren County, NJ: “On the 5th, by the Rev. Wm. C. McGee, Mr. Andrew J. Skinner, of Marksboro, to Miss Matilda H. Coursen, of Johnsonsburgh.” http://raub-and-more.com/warrenjournal/journalmarriages5051.html
1860 Federal Census, New Jersey, Warren County, Frelinghuysen Twp., Family # 83, http://www.ancestry.com/: Amos Skinner, 60, M, Carpenter, 1000, 100, NJ; Elisabeth, 58, F, Wife, Do.
1870 Federal Census, New Jersey, Warren County, Frelinghuysen Twp., Family # 185, http://www.ancestry.com/: Amos Skinner, 69, M, W, Retd Carpenter, 300, New Jersey; Elizabeth, 67, F, W, Keeping House, New Jersey.
1880 Federal Census, New Jersey, Warren County, Frelinghuysen Twp., http://www.familysearch.org/: Elizabeth Skinner, W, F, 78, Widowed, Keeping House, NJ, F:NJ, M:NJ.
1880 Federal Census, New Jersey, Essex County, Newark, http://www.familysearch.org/: Andrew J. Skinner, M, 55, NJ, Carpenter, F:NJ, M:NJ; Matildah Skinner, Wife, F, 51, NJ, Keeping House, F:NJ, M:NJ; Franklin C. Skinner, Son, M, 26, NJ, Bank Keeper, F:NJ, M:NJ; Anna B. Skinner, Daughter-in-law, 20, F:NJ, M:NJ.
1884 Death Certificate, New Jersey, State Bureau of Vital Statistics, http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/: Elizabeth Skinner, widow of Amos, age 86 years, 1 month, 12 days, white, widow, Birthplace: Beattystown, Warren Co., NJ, Last Place of Residence: Marksboro, Frelinghuysen Tp, Warren Co, NJ, Life long resident, Place of Death: Marksboro, Father’s name: Jacob Andress, County of birth: USA, Mother’s name: Workman, County of birth: USA, Died 1st day of December, 1884, Place of Burial: Marksboro.
State of New Jersey Index of Wills, Inventories, Etc.: 1891, Will of Andrew J. Skinner, Essex Co., NJ, page 24261.
1897, The Sussex Register, Ancient Local History, page 117: 1856 July 23, “Sash and blind factory of J.A. & A.J. Skinner, at Marksboro, destroyed by fire. Loss $3,500; insurance in Hardwick Mutual $1,969.”
1900 Federal Census, New Jersey, Essex County, Newark, Family # 231, http://www.ancestry.com/: Skinner, Matilda H., born March 1829, age 71, widowed, 2 children, 1 living; Franklin, son, born Oct. 1853, age 46, married at age 26; Annie B, d-in-law, born Nov. 1859, age 40, married at age 20, 4 children, 4 living; Eva F., born Aug. 1880, 19; Andrew J., born Sept. 1882, 17; Gertrude B., born Dec. 1885, 14; Nora C., born Nov. 1888, 11; Lizzie Parker, servant, Black, born march 1876, age 24.
1910 Federal Census, New Jersey, Essex County, East Orange City, Family # 350 http://www.ancestry.com/: Skinner, Franklin C., 56; Annie B., 30; Eva F., 28; Drew J., 26; Ruth Miler, servant, Black, 28
NOTE: Much of the Coursen family information is obtained from Descendents of John Coursen I - Version 2, by Stephen J. Murcko. He obtained his information from a document by Gerald B. Coursen, entitled The Coursen Family of America. Mr. Murcko’s work is available online at:
Updated: 07 Oct. 2007