Descendants of Thomas Skelton

Compiled by Thelma Faye Cain Prince, © Copyright 1999

Descendants of Thomas Skelton

Generation No. 1

1. THOMAS1 SKELTON was born Abt. 1755, and died 1828 in Pendleton Dist, SC.

The following records were obtained mostly from Earl Skelton who has a Skelton database. This line has not been thoroughly researched by me, I just want to find out more about this line, and if anyone recognizes anybody here, please contact me.  The following records were extracted from books, and they pertain to many different Skeltons, not just Thelma Prince's line. An asterisk* will be typed by the record if I know the person named is a member of my line.

A Collection of Upper South Carolina Genealogical and Family Records, Vol II, Editor James E. Wooley, From the Files of Pauline Young

Skelton, William * Deed Bk M, p. 175. Clerk of Court Office. Anderson, S.C. Pendleton Dist. This 24 Aug. 1813, know that William Skelton of Pendleton Dist. In consideration of $55 to me paid by my son Soloman * Skelton of the same district have granted , sold, released a tract of land containing 55 acres, lying on waters of Mountain Creek a branch of Savannah River, being the tract formerly surveyed for David Clark, certified the 15 Sept. 1786. Wit: F.A. Herring, Charles Woods, William McCarley. Signed: William Skelton. Proved on oath of Francis Herring before Dennis Still, J. Q. this 24 Aug 1813. Recorded same date.

Dobbs, John Senr Book C. Clerk of Court Office. Elberton, Ga. This indenture made 1 Feb. 1794 between John Dobbs, Senr, and Jacob Skelton both of Elbert Co., Ga. In consideration of the sum of L25 sterling, hath bargain, sold and confirmed unto Jacob Skelton, a tract of land lying on water of Cedar Creek, originally granted to Gabrill Smith, containing 75 acres. Wit: William W. Skelton, Moses Haynes, J.P.
Signed : John x Dobb. Reg. 14 May 1795.

Lumpkin, George Deed Book C. Clerk of Court Office. Elberton, Ga. This indenture made this 24 May 1792. Between George Lumkin of Wilkes Co. and William Skelton, have granted, bargained and sold all that tract of land lying in Elbert Co. Ga. On Sider Creek` bounded by lands of James Hannah, John Scales, Julien Nail. Being the land George Lumkin purchased from John Smith also where said William Skelton now lives, containing 100 acres. Wit: Thomas Woodward, Archer Smith. Signed George Lumkin. Proved on oath of Archer Smith before Moses Haynes, J.P. this 28 Aug. 1794. Registered 14 May 1795.

Residences: Union District SC; Pendleton District SC
Military: Revolutionary Soldier

       Children of THOMAS SKELTON* are:
2. i.   WILLIAM2 SKELTON*, b. Abt. 1773, Union Co. SC; d. Aft. 1850, Anderson Co. SC.
3. ii.   ARCHIBALD SKELTON, b. Abt. 1777, Union Co SC; d. May 06, 1853, Dickson Co. TN.
  iii.   DAUGHTER SKELTON, b. Abt. 1777.
  iv.   JOHN T. SKELTON, b. Abt. 1779, Union Co. SC.
4. v.   CAPT. THOMAS SKELTON, b. September 13, 1780, Union Co. SC; d. November 04, 1852, Anderson Co. SC.
  vi.   ROBERT SKELTON, b. Abt. 1782, Union Co SC.
5. vii.   HOSEA SKELTON, b. Abt. 1787, Union Co SC; d. Aft. 1860, Tuscaloosa Co. Al.
6. viii.   ZEDOCK SKELTON, b. Abt. 1788, Tyger River, Newberry Co., SC; d. Abt. 1879, Oconee Co. SC.
  ix.   DAUGHTER SKELTON, b. 1792, SC.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM2 SKELTON* (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1773 in Union Co. SC, and died Aft. 1850 in Anderson Co. SC. He married MARTHA/MARY/POLLY CLARK, b. Abt. 1776 in ?. Look in Union Co. SC, daughter of DAVID CLARK who was the son of Bowling Clark and Winefred Buford (see Clark compilation at


(Note: this list is not completely verified and will serve as a starting point for research.)
7. i.   SOLOMAN3 SKELTON, b. Abt. 1793, Pendleton Dist, SC; d. February 11, 1866, Saline Co. IL. m. MILLY GENTRY.
  ii.   DAUGHTER SKELTON, b. Abt. 1794.  Name not known.
  iii.   JEREMIAH SKELTON, b. Abt. 1797, Pendleton Dist, SC; d. April 03, 1858, Jackson Co. Ga..m. ANNA HUGHES.
  iv.   WILLIAM SKELTON, b. Abt. 1798, Pendleton Dist, SC. m. ELEANOR LOOPER
  v.   RICHARD SKELTON, b. Abt. 1800, Pendleton Dist, SC.
  vi.   MARK KEENER SKELTON, b. 1805, Pendleton Dist, SC; d. 1870, Osceola, Mississippi Co, Arkansas. m. ELIZABETH HUSTON
  vii.   ESTHER/EASTER/HETTY SKELTON*, b. Abt. 1812, near Union Co. SC; d. Gwinnett Co. Ga.; m. JAMES J. CAIN, January 15, 1829, Anderson Co. SC.  See /cain-001.html for the John Manning Cain Family of Gwinnett County, Georgia
DAUGHTER SKELTON , name not known
  x.   THOMAS ASA SKELTON, b. Abt. 1822, Anderson Co. SC; d.  c.. 1885 ,Strange's District, Franklin Co. Ga. m. ELIZABETH R. VERNON, Buried Mt. Zion Methodist, Franklin Co. Ga.  Contact descendant James Skelton at e-mail address:

3. ARCHIBALD2 SKELTON (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1777 in Union Co SC, and died May 06, 1853 in Dickson Co. TN. He married SARAH BROWN October 06, 1800 in Union Co. SC.

       Children of ARCHIBALD SKELTON and SARAH BROWN are:
  i.   MALISSA T.3 SKELTON, b. 1801, SC.
  ii.   MARIAH SKELTON, b. 1804, SC; d. Buried in Skelton Cem, near Ellis Mills, TN.
  iii.   ABNER BROWN SKELTON, SR., b. June 01, 1806, SC; d. January 20, 1892, Houston Co. TN.

4. CAPT. THOMAS2 SKELTON (THOMAS1) was born September 13, 1780 in Union Co. SC, and died November 04, 1852 in Anderson Co. SC. He married ELIZABETH MORROW August 06, 1805 in SC.

Burial: Roberts Churchyard, Anderson Co. SC

Burial: Roberts Churchyard, Anderson Co. SC

       Children of CAPT. SKELTON and ELIZABETH MORROW are:
  i.   JAMES MORROW3 SKELTON, b. January 14, 1807, Pendleton Dist, SC.
  ii.   THOMAS THOMPSON SKELTON, JR., b. February 26, 1810, Pendleton Dist, SC; d. December 13, 1873, Anderson Co. SC; buried Roberts Churchyard, Anderson Co. SC.
  iii.   JOHN WILSON BELL SKELTON, b. November 08, 1811, Pendleton Dist, SC.
  iv.   ARCHIBALD BROWN SKELTON, b. December 09, 1813, Pendleton Dist, SC; d. February 14, 1891, Anderson Co. SC.
  v.   MARY TUCKER SKELTON, b. November 03, 1815, Pendleton Dist, SC.
  vi.   OLIVER PERRY SKELTON, M.D., b. November 02, 1817, Pendleton Dist, SC.
  vii.   ELEANOR MORROW ANN SKELTON, b. 1820, Pendleton Dist, SC.
  viii.   DR. GEORGE STEVENSON SKELTON, b. April 23, 1822, Pendleton Dist, SC; d. February 26, 1850, Anderson Co. SC.
  ix.   ELIZABETH SKELTON, b. June 28, 1824, Pendleton Dist, SC; d. April 14, 1850, Andeson Co. SC.
  x.   DAVID HUMPHREY SKELTON, b. May 02, 1828, Anderson Co. SC; d. November 17, 1855, Anderson Co. SC; buried Roberts Churchyard, Anderson Co. SC.
  xi.   WILLIAM FRANKLIN SKELTON, b. November 07, 1830, Anderson Co. SC; d. June 15, 1834.

5. HOSEA2 SKELTON (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1787 in Union Co SC, and died Aft. 1860 in Tuscaloosa Co. Al. He married UNKNOWN 1810 in Pendleton Dist, SC.

       Children of HOSEA SKELTON and UNKNOWN are:
  i.   HARRIET3 SKELTON, b. April 04, 1814, near Union Co. SC; d. August 25, 1865, near Echola, Tuscaloosa Co. AL; Buried Dunn's Creek Bapt. CH.
  ii.   _____ SKELTON, b. 1810, Union Co. SC.
  iii.   ______SKELTON, b. 1815, Union Co SC.
  iv.   _______SKELTON, b. 1815, Union Co SC.
  v.   ______SKELTON, b. 1815, Union Co SC.
  vi.   ______SKELTON, b. 1820, Union Co SC.
  vii.   ______SKELTON, b. 1820, Union Co SC.
  viii.   ______SKELTON, b. 1825, Union Co SC.

6. ZEDOCK2 SKELTON (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1788 in Tyger River, Newberry Co., SC, and died Abt. 1879 in Oconee Co. SC. He married (1) KATHERINE CONWILL. He married (2) SARAH SUSANNAH FULLER December 22, 1842 in Anderson Co. SC.

       Children of ZEDOCK SKELTON and KATHERINE CONWILL are:
  i.   THURSA/THYRSA3 SKELTON, b. June 27, 1815, Anderson Co. SC; d. April 15, 1890, Gordo, Pickens Co. AL; buried in Hargrove Cemetery.
  ii.   SUSANNAH SKELTON, b. Abt. 1820, Anderson Co. SC.
  iii.   ____ SKELTON, b. 1820, Anderson Co. SC.
  iv.   ELIZA SKELTON, b. 1825, Anderson Co. SC.
  v.   ANDREW SKELTON, b. 1825, Anderson Co. SC.
  vi.   ELIZA SKELTON, b. 1825, Anderson Co. SC.
  vii.   -------- SKELTON, b. 1835, Anderson Co. SC.

Generation No. 3

7. SOLOMAN3 SKELTON (WILLIAM2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1793 in Pendleton Dist, SC, and died February 11, 1866 in Saline Co. IL. He married MITTY GENTRY June 1813 in Pendleton Dist, SC.

Burial: Wesley Chapel, Saline Co., IL

       Children of SOLOMAN SKELTON and MITTY GENTRY are:
  i.   ELIZABETH ANN SELENA4 SKELTON, b. March 04, 1814, Pendleton Dist, SC; d. April 12, 1893, Clark Co. Ga.; m. (1) ROBERT HALE; m. (2) JOHN B. HALE.
  ii.   BARNABAS GENTRY SKELTON, b. December 21, 1815, Pendleton Dist, SC; d. 1855, Shawneetown, IL.
  iii.   MARTHA SKELTON, b. August 08, 1817, pendleton Dist, SC.
  iv.   ZILPHA SKELTON, b. March 30, 1819, Pendleton Dist, SC; d. Aft. 1880, Saline Co. IL.
  v.   MARY ANN SKELTON, b. January 12, 1821, Pendleton Dist, SC.
  vi.   STACY ELIZABETH EMALINE SKELTON, b. December 30, 1822, Pendleton Dist, SC.
  vii.   ISSA ETTA J.M. SKELTON, b. December 09, 1824, Pendleton Dist, SC.
  viii.   WILLIAM JOHN SKELTON, b. March 05, 1827, Pendleton Dist, SC; d. July 14, 1880, Asherville, Stoddard Co. MO.
  ix.   HARRISON EARL SKELTON, b. May 16, 1829, Pendleton Dist, SC.
  x.   SARAH WHITNER SKELTON, b. February 13, 1831, Pendleton Dist, SC.
  xi.   SUSAN SKELTON, b. June 12, 1833, Gallatin Co. IL.
  xii.   NANCY SKELTON, b. September 15, 1835, Shawneetown, Gallatin Co. IL.
  xiii.   CHARLES G.R. SKELTON, b. November 12, 1837, Shawneetown, Gallatin Co. IL.
  xiv.   BABY E. SKELTON, b. November 05, 1839, Gallatin Co. SC; d. November 05, 1839, Gallatin Co. SC.
  Notes for BABY E. SKELTON:
Baby d. 5 Nov.1839, same day it was born, sex unknown to compiler.

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