Skiff, Prince

Birth Name Skiff, Prince
Gender male
Age at Death 86 years, 6 months, 9 days


Prince Skiff was in Captain Benjamin Smith's Company from 1 Jun 1776 to 1 Sep 1776, stationed at Martha's Vineyard for Seacoast Defence. also, Corporal, same co.; service from Sept. 1, 1776, to Nov. 21, 1776, 2 mos. 21 days; company stationed at Martha's Vineyard for defence of seacoast; also, Private, Capt. Russell Kellogg's co., Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regt.; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Aug. 19, 1777; service, 5 days, on an alarm at Bennington, including travel (35 miles) home.

New York Pensioners, 1835 (
about Prince Skiff
Name: Prince Skiff
Rank: Corporal
County: Madison Co.
Annual Allowance: 55 94
Sums received: 139 85
Description of service: New York militia
When placed on the pension roll: August 8, 1833
Commencement of pension: March 4, 1831


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1747-12-27 Chilmark, Dukes, MA alternate from Pension Application: Jan 7 1746 at Martha's Vineyard, MA 1
Military Service     private and corporal in Revolutionary War  
Death 1834-07-05 Madison Co, NY   2a


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Skiff, Peter James1722-07-151815
Mother Stewart, Anne1725-03-311792
         Skiff, Prince 1747-12-27 1834-07-05
    Sister     Skiff, Deborah 1749-10-27 UNKNOWN
    Brother     Skiff, James 1750-02-27 UNKNOWN
    Sister     Skiff, Anna 1753-02-16 UNKNOWN
    Brother     Skiff, Obadiah 1755-12-16 1835
    Sister     Skiff, Hannah 1758-04-15 UNKNOWN
    Brother     Skiff, Valentine 1760-08-28 UNKNOWN
    Brother     Skiff, Saunders 1765-07-09 1815-06-21


Family of Skiff, Prince and Jones, Jane

Married Wife Jones, Jane ( * about 1754 + after 1820 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1775-06-07 Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, USA Marriage of Skiff, Prince and Jones, Jane 1
Event Note

alternate: Jun 1, 1775 in Chilmark, Dukes Co, MA from "Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850" compilation of LDS films.


home in 1790: Cambridge, Albany Co, NY (2 male minors, 5 females)
(1787 to 1799) Washington Co, NY (per Rev. War Pension application)
home in 1810: unknown, Oneida Co, NY (as "P Sheaf")
home in 1820: Madison, Madison Co, NY (as "Prince Skift") (near son Charles Skiff)

No proof that Lydia born to Prince and Jane Skiff. These coincidences:
1) These Skiffs in the same counties - Madison, Chenango, Oneida - about the time Jabez and Lydia were.
2) James Skiff, son of Prince and Jane, living next door to Jabez and Lydia in 1820, Pomfret, NY.
3) Lydia born in timely manner between other sons.
4) Prince Skiff family had several daughters as of 1790.

Hannah, Polly, and Sophia daughters names from Sheila Sims on, and
Jane born after 1790.

via Frank Gill:
He moved to Cambridge, N.Y. and then to Madison, where he died. Written information on Prince Skiff refers to him as a jovial man who liked children. He had 5 daughters and three sons.
John Fiske The American Revolution chapter VII: Saratoga, 1777 Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company - 1891

Name Birth Date Death Date
Skiff, Hannah
Skiff, Polly
Skiff, Sophia
Skiff, Williamabout 1776UNKNOWN
Skiff, Charlesabout 1778UNKNOWN
Skiff, Lydia1781-11-291823-05-28
Skiff, Janeafter 1790
Skiff, James1792-03-311869-04-11


Date Street Locality City State/ Province County Postal Code Country Phone Sources
  Madison Co., NY