Cliff McCarthy, 2016
Isaac Skillman, son of Thomas and Sallie (Skillman) Skillman, was born in 1778, during the American Revolution, while his father was enlisted with the Somerset County [NJ] militia. On 4 May 1800 in Somerset County, Isaac married Annie Johnson, who was probably born in 1782. They had six children together.
In 1803 Isaac Skillman sold three lots of land, totaling 53 acres, to William Jones for $1,600. This land abutted Lemuel Scudder’s Mill in Kingston.
Isaac Skillman died on 16 August 1813 at the age of 35 at “Castle Howard” farm in Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey. Annie (Johnson) Skillman died on 10 October 1827 at the age of 45. Annie and Isaac both lie buried at Kingston Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Kingston.
Children of Isaac & Annie (Johnson) SKILLMAN
ISAAC SKILLMAN was born 1778, and died 16 August 1813 in “Castle Howard” farm, Princeton, NJ. He married ANN “ANNIE” JOHNSON 4 May 1800 in Somerset Co., NJ. She was born 1782, and died 10 October 1827. The Children of ISAAC SKILLMAN and ANN JOHNSON are:
i. MAHALA SKILLMAN, b. 8 August 1801; m. JAMES VOORHEES.
ii. ALFRED SKILLMAN, b. 1803; d. 11 April 1847.
iii. JOACHIM SKILLMAN, b. 1804; d. 28 August 1821; m. LETTIE.
iv. ELIZABETH SKILLMAN, b. 1808, New Jersey; d. Bef. 1850; m. ISRAEL REED; b. Abt. 1789, New Jersey; d. 7 March 1877, New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., NJ.
v. MARGARET SKILLMAN, b. 11 May 1811; m. EDWARD SWEENY, 12 August 1829.
vi. SARAH ANN SKILLMAN, b. 1 October 1812; d. 8 February 1858, Princeton, Mercer Co., NJ.
- Find-A-Grave, (at http://www.findagrave.com), “Electronic.”
- “Historic Preservation in Princeton Township: Historic Districts and Sites Designated by Princeton Township,” (Office of Historic Preservation, website at: http://www.princetonnj.gov/HP/historic-districts.html), “Electronic.”
- “New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956,” (at FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VW51-9JR : accessed 17 January 2016)), “Electronic.”
- Skillman Family Association, (Website at: http://www.skillmanfamily.org/), “Electronic.”
- Skillman, William Jones, “The Skillmans of America and Their Kin,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vols. 37-38.