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Sarah Angelina SKIDMORE

Female 1831 - 1870  (39 years)


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  • Name Sarah Angelina SKIDMORE 
    Born 23 Jan 1831  Botetourt County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Mar 1870  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 


    • Death Record
      Name: Angeline/Reynolds
      Sex: Female White
      Death Date: 3/25/1870
      Death Place: Jackson Co, WV
      Age at Death: 39y2m2d
      Birth Place: Botetat
      Marital Status: M
      Spouse: J Reynolds
      Parents: A & S Skedmer
      Informant: J Reynolds, husband
      Cause: measles

      Son GW, 1day old died of measles on 3/20/1870.

      Both are buried in the old Pfost Cemetery, Fairplain

      note: her son Silas married Loretta, grand daughter of Gloria Pfost, was there a prior connection between families?
    Person ID I443  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2006 

    Father Archibald Sloan SKIDMORE,   b. 1801, Botetourt County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Sarah ANDERSON,   b. 14 Jun 1800, Botetourt County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1875, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1826  Botetourt County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • Botetourt County Marriages
      Skidmore, Archibald & Sarah Anderson 12 Jun 1826; d/o William Anderson dec. Bondsman Samuel Anderson Minister Samuel Houston- 15 Jun 1826

      Skidmore, David & Susan Jane Elizabeth Wright 16 Dec 1839; d/o Harrison Bondsman William T. Jordan Witness Alphonso Finney

      1840 Jackson, VA census enumerated 12 from William Anderson
      Skidmore, Sarah
      2m 0-5
      1f 0-5 --Elizabeth (which?)
      3f 5-10 -- Angelina, other Elizabeth, ? Isabel???
      2f 10-15 ---Elinore and Martha
      1f 30-40 -- Sarah

      1850 Jackson, VA census # 408-412
      Skidmore Sarah 50 F Va
      Skidmore Alin 15 M Farmer Va
      Skidmore Elizabeth 13 F Va
      Skidmore Archibald 10 M Va
      Anderson John * 21 M Farmer Va
      [Isabella, age 17, is married to and listed with Isaac M Cunningham]

      1860 Jackson, VA pg 40
      living with Martha and Gilbert Pringle
      living with them is Isabella Cunningham, 26 sister???
      Sarah Skidmore, 60
      J E Cunningham, 1 (f)

      1870 Jackson, WV pg 112, l/w Gilbert and Martha Pringle
      Sarah Skidmore, 71

      Jackson County Marriage
      Isabel Skidmore & Isaac M Cunningham, 6/6/1850

      This indenture made and entered into on this 27th day of March in the year of Lord 1843 By an Between Charles Carney and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Jackson and State of Virginia of the first part and Sarah Skidmore (widow of Archibald Skidmore Decd) Eleanore Ann Skidmore, Martha Ann Skidmore, Sarah Angeline Skidmore, Elizabeth Lewis Skidmore, Alexander Allen Skidmore, Levina Elizabeth Skidmore, and Archibald Stone Skidmore of the second part: Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred dollars to us in hand paid by the said Archibald Skidmore in his lifetime or secured to be paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have Granted, Bargained and Sold and By these presents to ther grantees do convey unto the aforesaid Sarah Skidmore, Elinore Ann, Martha Ann, Sarah Angelina, Elizabeth Lewis, Alexander Allen, Levina Elizabeth and Archibald Stone, Skidmore one consolidated tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Jackson and State of Virginia containing one hundred and twenty nine acres by Survey made by John D. D. Roper, on the west side of Mill Creek adjoining the lands formerly of Thomas Carney and Bounded as follows to wit; Beginning at a white oak corner of Andrews Survey on the side of the School House hill, thence N 40o E. 80 poles to a Beech crossing the Charleston Road, thence S 62o
      E. 32 poles with the meanders of Mill Creek to a Sugar tree, thence S. 38o E. 38 poles with said Creek to a sugar tree, thence S. 411/2o E. 66 poles to a Beech near road leading to Rollins Mill: S. 60 poles to a white oak, S. 60 W. 80 poles crossing a Run to a white oak on the side of a hill thence N 50o W. 26 poles to a Black oak, thence N. 52o W. 104 poles to the Beginning with all and singular the appliances thereunto belonging or on any wise appertaining to her the Said Sarah Skidmore, Elinor Ann, Martha Ann, Sarah Angeline Elizabeth Lewis, Alexander Allen, Levina Elizabeth, and Archibald Stone Skidmore, heirs of the aforesaid Archibald S. Skidmore Decd, to them and their heirs and assigns forever, free of the claims of us the said Charles Carney & Elizabeth Carney and And all person or persons claiming by through or under us, and all other person or persons whatsoever, by special warranty that is to say if the land Should be lost by any older or superior title, we the said Charles Carney & Elizabeth Carney oblige ourselves our heirs to pay back the purchase money with Interest or cash -
      In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this day and year first written Charles Carney (his mark)
      Elizabeth Carney (her mark)

      Sarah Skidmore (widow of Archibald Skidmore Decd)
      Eleanore Ann Skidmore, m. Charles Roach, 1842
      Martha Ann Skidmore, m. Gilbert Pringle, 4/13/1843
      Sarah Angeline Skidmore,
      Elizabeth Lewis Skidmore, b. c 1847? m. Henry Rollins
      Alexander Allen Skidmore, m Madeline Casto d/o Isaac & Margaret Casto. Both age 18 in 1854, so b. c 1835-36
      Levina Elizabeth Skidmore, and
      Archibald Stone Skidmore b. c 1840, m. (1) Elizabeth Waugh and (2) ?? Wingett, lived on Parchment

      Pioneers of Jackson Co: John House
      Archibald Skidmore married Sarah Anderson in Botetourt County, VA. They emigrated to Mill Creek about 1831 or 1832, locating on the farm since know as the Skidmore farm, on which Squire George Casto had lived.

      He has 'Bet' married to Henry Rollins.

      In 1850, Elizabeth was 13 - is she 'Bet'???

      JCDR:
      Skidmore, Sarah, 6/18/1875, 75y 4d, d Jackson Co, p W & M Anderson, b WV
    Family ID F216  Group Sheet

    Family James Mark REYNOLDS,   b. 12 Jun 1827, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1891, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1847  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: March 15th 1847 by E J Rollins
      Place: Jackson, West Virginia, United States
      James Reynolds to Anglena Redman

      From Uncle Jim Reynolds, Aug 1972:
      James is father of Silas, Holt is Silas's brother
      James and wife buried in old Pfost cemetery
      Abram and Becky Casto are parents of Loretta, names of children

      JCMR:
      James M Reynolds, 43, (W), Jackson, Reuben & J
      to Mary Rader, 51, (W) Kanawha, Adam Aultz ---5 Sept 1870

      1860 Jackson, VA
      James M , 33, farmer, on Grasslick
      Angelina, 29
      A. Taylor, 11 b. Jackson Co
      Ferdinand, 9, Jackson Co
      M.D., (female), 7, Jackson Co
      Archibald A, 5, JC
      M.T. (female), 2, JC
      Martha Rhodes, 66, VA ---did they buy her farm???

      1870 Mill Creek, Jackson Co, WV
      Reynolds, Jas M, 42, farmer, 2000 RE, 400 PP, VA can't write
      , Allen F, 21, Farm laborer, Va,school
      , Ferdinand S, 19, VA school
      , Melissa, 18, school
      , Archibald, 14, farm laborer, school
      , Martha J, 11, school
      , Leonora I, 9, school
      , Ellen M, 7, school
      , Charles L, 5

      1870 Mortality Sch
      Reynolds, Angeline, 33, f, March, VA, measles

      1880 census Jackson Co, Ripley E dist
      James M, 53
      Mary, 60
      Malissa D, 26
      Martha T, 21
      Ellen M, 16
      Charles S, 15

      Jackson Co Births [typed copy so could be errors in transcription]
      Malissa D Oct 19, 1853
      Martha I Aug 1858
      Lenorah Dec 1860
      Wm H Sept 13, 1868
      George W March 20, 1870

      Pfost Cemetery Fairplain, WV
      on top of hill overlooking the freeway, cow pasture, some stones knocked over
      James M Reynolds d. Aug 14, 1891 age 64y 2m 2d
      Angelina wife of JM Reynolds Mar 25, 1870
      son of JM and A Reynolds d. March 21, 1870 age 1 day

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      Pioneers of Jackson Co, WV by John House

      Heart of Mill Creek

      Reynolds Family

      James M Reynolds, who married Angeline Skidmore, was a son of John Reynolds [incorrect - obviously], who was born in 1827 and died in 1891.

      They were married in 1847, and lived for a while with her parents. Their oldest child was A.T. Reynolds, usually called ‘Taylor." He was born on the Skidmore farm in September of 1848. Some time after his birth, his father moved across into the cove on the south side of Salt Lick hill, and built a house, the orchard he then planted is still standing, that is many trees are and still bear fruit.

      From him, Salt Lick hill, or more correctly speaking, the highest point of the hill, took the name of "Runnel's Knob", by which it is sometimes known.

      Taylor Reynolds lives on the ridge just beyond a twin peak of the above mentioned knob. I think it is on a part of the old Reynolds farm, I stayed there the night of the 16th of September, 1904, and found them most pleasant and hospitable people. His wife was a daughter of Mark and Hannah Harpold Staats, mentioned before.

      They are all readers and very intelligent, tow of the daughters are, or were, teachers in the schools of Jackson County.

      James M Reynolds afterward married the divorced wife of Abraham Rader for his second wife, and lived at the forks of Grass Lick.

      On the morning of the 17th, I watched the sun rise from the top of the twin peaks to which should be given the name of Reynolds Knob. I had come in the evening before, about sundown, "weary, hungry and dispirited", tired out, with a ride of about twenty five miles, and had been very hospitably received by those of the household present, although all total strangers to me, the family consisted of two young ladies, Misses Emma and Hannah Reynolds, and a younger girl, Mary, of perhaps sixteen. There was also present an aunt and some of her children from Pennsylvania, and a young man, a cousin also from Pittsburgh, whose name I do not now recall.

      The father and mother an one or two of the younger children were on a visit to Charleston, but were expected home at any hour. They did get in about nine o'clock, and although they had other company and were themselves tired and travelworn, made me as welcome as if I were a "long lost uncle".

      It was probably near one o'clock when we retired, and perhaps between seven and eight the next morning when the family arose. I. However, awoke about daylight, and going quietly downstairs, took quite a morning stroll before the family was stirring.

      From the top of the knob, which stands about one hundred fifty yards east of the house, I beheld one of the most glorious views that can be imagined.

      The knob itself was covered thickly with peach trees, some of the later varieties of which were still hanging thick with fruit, large and handsomely painted in red and gold by the lavish hand of nature. At its western base clustered the house and farm building, surrounded and partially hidden, by apple, peach and plum trees.

      To the south were the low rolling hills of the Grass Lick country, mostly cleared and well sodded with blue grass, on which were grazing herds of cattle and flocks of sheep. Hill and valley being dotted with farm houses and orchards.

      To the north was the wide valley of Mill Creek and the hills around Ripley, the Mill creek Sandy divide on which was discernible the Pleasant View Church at the head of Crooked Fork, "A city set upon a hill that cannot be hid", and beyond this to the west and northwest, miles and miles away -

      The Hills of Ohio, how sweetly they rise
      In the beauty of nature, to blend with the skies,
      With fair azure outline, and tall ancient trees
      Ohio, my Country, I love thee for these.

      How good to see agin the hill tops of the dear old Buckeye state (the state of my birth).

      Salt Hill and Reynolds Knob are the highest land in the vicinity, though not in Jackson County, as someone states. These are nine hundred and ten feet high, while lands near Liverpool reach eleven hundred, and are higher still in the vicinity of Limestone Hill and Kentuck. So far as I can ascertain, Sorrel Knobs reach as high as eleven hundred and forty feet in the Limestone Hill county, which is the highest elevation.

      On other sides, the view was bounded by the line of hills circling the headwaters of Mill creek, Elk Fork, Tug Fork, and Parchment. The shortest lookout is perhaps to the high dividing ridge about the head of Joe's Run, some six or eight miles away. While I watched, the sun came up, grand, majestic and glorious, over the summit of the neighboring peak, flooding the hilltops with light and driving shade, smoke and fog lower and lower into ravine and lowland.
      [the rest of the sketch is in Reuben's notes]
    Children 
    +1. Allen Taylor Reynolds,   b. 8 Sep 1848,   d. 5 Nov 1925, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Ferdinand Silas REYNOLDS,   b. 20 Oct 1850, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1936, OH - buried Mt Olive Cemetery Bidwell, Gallia Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +3. Melissa D Reynolds,   b. 19 Oct 1853, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934  (Age 80 years)
    +4. Archibald Alonzo Reynolds,   b. 10 Oct 1855, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1935, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +5. Martha T Reynolds,   b. Aug 1858, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1888, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
    +6. Lenora Isabell Reynolds,   b. Dec 1860, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1920 and 1930  (Age ~ 59 years)
     7. Ellen M Reynolds,   b. 15 Jun 1863, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1886, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    +8. Charles Lewis Reynolds,   b. 22 Feb 1865, Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1944, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     9. William Holt Reynolds,   b. 13 Jan 1868, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1868, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. George W Reynolds,   b. 20 Mar 1870, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1870, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Death Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    2. [S37] Betty Briggs.

    3. [S94] Marriage Record, Botetourt Co, VA.

    4. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.