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Skellenger, Skellinger, Skelenger

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Skellenger, Skellinger, Skelenger

Posted: 9 Mar 2001 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Jun 2001 6:52PM GMT
Surnames: Skellenger, Skelinger, Skellinger, Skelenger, Ayers, Kymer, Van Horn, Norman, Kays, Kent, Clark, Conklin, Casterline, Hockenberry, Reemer or Beemer, Willis, Vealy, DeGroat, Medaugh, Collum, Potter, Carey
I am going to list the information that I have regarding the Skellenger Family. If there is anyone that can add information please do! The name Skellenger can be spelled in various ways I have found. (Skellenger, Skellinger, Skelenger, etc.)
James Skellenger
born: abt. 1788
Elizabeth Ayers (dau of Levi Ayers)

Charlotte or Charlotta married William T. Hockenberry
Esther married John Casterline
Seeley married Maria Casterline
Halsey married Lucy Carey
David married Sarah Ann Potter
Phebe married John Thomas Reemer (could also be Beemer)
Allen (or Allan) married Elizabeth Ayers (went by Betty Ayers) *see below
Hettie married Henry R. Collum

*Allen (or Alan) born abt. 1829 d. 3/15/1861 (son of James and Elizabeth Ayers)

Susan E. Paugh (her father is Marshall Paugh, from Montague)
born 3/2/1834 d. 4/4/1908
Hettie b. 2/14/1853 d. 1929
George b. 6/15/1854 (see below) *
David b. 12/28/1858 (married a Kymer)
Jason T. (name?) b. 1859 or 1860 d/1862
Isaac b. 4/24/1861 d. (?)

Notes: Allen Skellenger was murdered in Stokes State Forest by John Cruver. Susan remarried Harrison Ayers and had five more children (surname Ayers). Britton (died young) Kate, Warren, Jane and William.
Susan and Harrison are buried in Layton Cemetery.
The burial place of Allen is unknown. The story of Allen's death is in the Snells History of Sussex County. "Hettie" died unmarried and is also buried in Layton Cemetery, Layton, New Jersey. Census records for 1860 show a son "Jason T. Skellenger" who was 4 months old at the time. I also have a son Isaac, but I am not sure whatever happened to him.. I have been told that "Isaac Skellenger", if that is his name, moved to Port Jervis, NY.

George Skellenger (son of Allen and Susan Skellenger)




Emma Kays




Harrison married Lula Kent

Anna Laura married George Kent

Floyd unmarried

Susan E. married Judson DeGroat

James married Hertha Risse

Emma married Levi Clark



David married Bertha Norman (see below)*

William married Alice Medaugh

"Dillie" married Jacob Conklin

David Skellenger married Betha Norman. Per his obituary
of 10/10/1963 "he lived at Rockport Road, in Wantage. He was 80 and a native of Hainesville". "A retired laborer, Mr. Skellenger had lived in Wantage for the past 10 years and previous to that had resided for about nine years in New Milford, NY. He was a member of the Minisink Valley Rod and Gun Club." " Surviving are two sons and eight daughters". He was buried in the Clove Cemetery.

Below are the children. If you are related to this family or know of family members with this name....TELL THEM ABOUT ROOTSWEB AND GENFORUM!!!!

hazel Skellenger who married Lester Vealey (lived in Paterson)
Jessie Skellenger who married James Willis
(lived in Ogdensburg)
Dorothy Skellenger who married Elmer Van Horn
Gertrude Skellenger who married Ben Van Horn
(Dot and Gertrude from Wantage)
Gladys Skellenger who married Percy Shipman
(lived in Warwick NY)
Mary Skellenger married a Dunay (from Vernon)
Myrtle "Honey" Skellenger married Mackerly (of Sparta)
Kathleen Skellenger married (1) Masker and (2) a Thomas. (living in Ind.)
There is a Susan or Evelyn or her name could be Susan Evelyn and they called her Evelyn. I have an Evelyn Skellenger married to a Claude Delamaker (not sure of last name) and a note that she died 12/16/1948.
His sons:
David Skellenger, Jr. who married Martha Willis (of Ogdensburg) Lawrence Skellenger who married a Shirley but note says they ivorced.

Thanks for looking and hope to hear from SOMEONE!


SubjectAuthorDate Posted
patpark 9 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT 
skellconst 24 Dec 2001 6:15AM GMT 
hoganhit 2 Sep 2003 12:58PM GMT 
jawiggles5 11 Sep 2004 1:39AM GMT 
Vaun Skellenger 11 Sep 2004 1:56AM GMT 
Amy Lobban 11 Sep 2004 10:11PM GMT 
Vaun Skellenger 11 Sep 2004 11:51PM GMT 
James Kays S... 9 Dec 2008 11:20PM GMT 
Vaun Skellenger 11 Sep 2004 2:03AM GMT 
JNKHAMMOND 13 May 2005 9:19PM GMT 
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