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Joseph Skeen was born 12 Feb 1824 in Russell Co., Virginia, the son of Stephen Skeen and Susannah Kiser. About 1843 he moved to Jackson Co., WV. He was married 3 times. 1) Mary Hamon, d/o John Hamon & Margaret Kiser 2) Polly Garrett and 3) Matilda Casto. Joseph Skeen and his brother Franklin P. Skeen were central figures in a fued pitting Russell County Skeens, Counts, Kisers and others against other Jackson & Roane County West Virginians.
See the Memoirs of Daniel W. Cunningham - The Criminal History of Roane and Jackson Counties, WV which gives much info on Joseph Skeen, his family and other relatives from Russell County.
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