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Skidmore Cemetery

This cemetery is on the top of a hill, in the woods. Approximately 1/4 mile from Hwy 63 and a mile north of Universal, IN.
Cemetery and census transcribed by Pam Yates

Note from unknown contributor -- The Skidmores buried in the old cemetery near your house descend from a Joshua H. Skidmore who was christened on 24 February 1793 at Bakewell, Derbyshire, in England (and died on 29 January 1872 aged 79-11-26 according to his tombstone).

To the best of my knowledge this family is extinct, although it would appear that John W. Skidmore, a son, did marry a wife P______ which I did not know.

 

Hopkins     Ella, dau of B  J, d 13 Aug 1876, age 2y
   Mary A, dau of B  J, d 16 Aug 1877, age 8y 12d Skidmore
   Albert, son of J  M A, d 8 Sep 1858, age 5y 1m 1d
   Charlie W, son of J  P, d 27 Jul 1877, age 1y 2m 13d
   Henry C, d 18 Sep 186?, age 16y 7m 3d (broken headstone)
   Joshua, d 29 Jan 1872, age 79y 11m 26d    Joshua A, son of J  M A, d 3 Dec 1874, age 19y 1m 21d
   J W, d 28 Dec 1876, age 28y 23d
   Mary A, wife of J, d 15 Jun 1880, age 66y 3m 15d

   ??? d 20 ??? 1863 (broken stone, piece missing) 

The following info is from the Vermillion Co, Clinton Twp, IN 1860 Census. I stumbled across it and felt I should add it to help identify the above Skidmore's, since this cemetery is basically forgotten:

Joshua H Skidmore, 67, M, Farmer, RE 9600, PE 1160, b England
Mary A, 46, F, b Ohio
Henry C, 17, M, Farm Laborer, b Ohio
Mary J, 14, F, b Ohio
John W, 11, M, b Ohio
Josephine, 6, F, b Ohio Albert J, 4, M, b Ohio