Skiff, Lydia

Birth Name Skiff, Lydia
Gender female
Age at Death 41 years, 5 months, 29 days


might be Shiff - death cert hard to read. However, a "James Skiff" lives next door to them in 1820 Pomfret, NY, presumably her brother. Note James Skiff married Lovina Smith of Madison, NY - could be related to Ephraim Smith?


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1781-11-29 New York, USA    
Death 1823-05-28 Laona, NY   1a


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Skiff, Prince1747-12-271834-07-05
Mother Jones, Janeabout 1754after 1820
    Brother     Skiff, William about 1776 UNKNOWN
    Brother     Skiff, Charles about 1778 UNKNOWN
         Skiff, Lydia 1781-11-29 1823-05-28
    Sister     Skiff, Hannah
    Sister     Skiff, Polly
    Sister     Skiff, Sophia
    Sister     Skiff, Jane after 1790
    Brother     Skiff, James 1792-03-31 1869-04-11


Family of Harrington, Jabez and Skiff, Lydia

Married Husband Harrington, Jabez ( * 1774-08-12 + 1856-02-07 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage before 1800      
Event Note

Jabez and Lydia only in Hamilton, Chenango Co, NY in 1800 Census.


This started out being mostly speculative - based upon people living together in the 1850-1900 censuses, but I have since confirmed many of the details.

Lydia and Jabez alone in 1800 Census Hamilton, Chenango Co, NY (Note Sangerfield part of Chenango County then:
"Sangerfield was annexed to Oneida in 1804...By an act passed March 21, 1806, Madison County was formed from Chenango"

Two "J Harrington's" in 1810 - Joel would have had a large family by 1810, and one J has a much larger family, still family is too large in 1810 Oneida Co, NY to be all theirs (could be Abijah's?)
2 1 0 1 0 | 1 2 0 1 0

Earliest settlers in Arkwright (portion of Pomfret at the time):
1817. ... April, Jabez HARRINGTON, Lot 39.

This Jabez Harrington's family in 1820 Pomfret:
2 0 0 0 0 1 | 1 3 1 2 1
Joel Harrington's family in 1820 Pomfret:
0 0 0 2 0 1 | 1 1 2 1 0
however, Joel lists his sons and daughters in a will 1837, and they are not ours.
So Jabez's hh consists of
2m<10 Ephraim and H?
1m>45 Jabez
1f<10 Harriet
3f10-16 Mary, Susan, and Sally
1f16-26 Polly?
2f26-45 Lydia and sister?
1f>45 mother-in-law?

Jabez Harrington's family in 1830 Arkwright:
1m15-20 1m50-60 -> note , no girls? I believe they are staying with the oldest sister - Susan Harrington Orton since their mom died in 1823. Abiram's hh in 1830:
1m10-15 1m15-20 1m50-60 1m80-90 1f10-15 1f15-20 1f40-50
, so guessing these are probably Harringtons staying with Abiram and first wife, Sarah Ann, since his will of 1837 names no children.

In 1840, Susan Orton's hh has age matching Ephraim and Jabez Harrington.

In 1850, this hh in Pomfret:
Susan Orton 40
J Harrington 77
Zilpha Edwards 23 (Philip Edwards of Kleny, NY in 1840?, Eli Edwards Elington 1830?)
A Edwards 12
Ephraim Harrington 36
Martha Harrington 34
Adeline Harrington 8

Jabez and Lydia are buried in Laona Cemetery:

Daughter, Sally Harrington Edwards death certificate confirms father is Jabez Harrington and mother is Lydia Skiff. Also says she was born in Sangersfield, Madison Co, NY in 1806 (Now Sangerfield, Oneida Co, NY - confirming he was in Oneida in 1810)

Ephraim Harrington's will lists sisters Mary Ann Potter, Sally Edwards, and Susan Orton.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Harrington, Polly1803-06-051830
Harrington, Sally1806-07-041900-06-16
Harrington, Susan H?18091893-01-16
Harrington, Mary Ann1811after 1892
Harrington, Ephraim18141888
Harrington, Harriet1817after 1860
Harrington, Hiram D1819-05-181873-02-09


Type Value Notes Sources
Maternal Haplogroup J2b1a M241

Source References

  1. various: Find A Grave
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