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Amelia (Anderson) Helt Skidmore

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Date Submitted: November 2, 2007
From: Newport Hoosier State
Wednesday, December 31, 1890
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AMELIA SKIDMORE was born at Evansville, this state, on November 22, 1820.  Her parents, JAMES and MARY ANDERSON, were natives of Kentucky, and her great grandparents on her mother’s side were WEBBs, who came from Ireland.  Her father’s side came from England, in the old Colonial days.
Her father moved to Harmony, Posey County, when she was but 7 years old, and shortly after to Lafayette, this state.  Her father died while they lived at Harmony.  From there she took up her abode with her uncle, ELIJAH JOHNSON, in the town of Newport, this county.  At the age of 12 she moved to Clinton to live with her widowed mother.  Her advantages for education were meager, but she received a fair education.  When but 19, she was married to SOLOMON HELT, by whom she gave birth to 3 children.  She united with the M.E. Church in her 20th year.  In 1852, she was married to WILLIAM SKIDMORE, by whom she raised 4 children, one dying in infancy.
 
(Mrs. Skidmore died at her residence, 6 1⁄2 miles southeast of Dana, December 20, 1890, at the age of 70 years, and 27 days)