Thomas Skinner IV

Thomas SKINNER IV (1695 – 1749) was Alex’s 8th Great Grandfather, one of 512 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Deacon Thomas Skinner was born 30 May 1695 in Wrentham, Mass.  His parents were Thomas SKINNER III and Hannah CARPENTER.  He married Abigail DAY on 5 Jan 1719/20 in Wrentham, Mass. Thomas died 17 Feb 1748/49 in Mansfield, Bristol, Mass.

Abigail Day was born on 1 Nov 1693 in Wrentham, Mass.  Her parents were John DAY and Abigail POND.  Abigail died on 27 Feb 1762 in Mansfield, Mass.

Children of Thomas and Abigail:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Abigail SKINNER ~ 1720 in Norton, Bristol, MA. Seth RICHARDSON I
25 Oct 1739
Attleboro, Bristol Mass.
26 Apr 1811 Attleboro, Bristol Mass.
2. Tabitha Skinner ~ 1723 Bristol Co., Mass. Benjamin Capron
12 Oct 1748
25 Jan 1807 
3. Ruth Skinner ~ 1727
Attleboro, Bristol, Mass
Abiel Peck
11 Jul 1751
4. Susanna Skinner ~ 1727
Norton, Bristol, Mass
David Harden
20 Mar 1751  Norton
25 Jun 1821, Mansfield, Bristol, Mass
5. Thomas Skinner 16 Mar 1731/32 Bristol Co., Mass. Hannah Bates
14 Nov 1751 at Norton, MA.
~ 1758
6. Ann Skinner ~ 1733 Mansfield, Mass Hezekiah Peck
5 Feb 1755 Norton, Mass.
14 Jun 1822 Attleboro, Mass.

Thomas was one of the founders of Mansfield, Mass.  Mansfield was first settled in 1658 and was officially incorporated in 1775. It was named for William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, a pro-colonial member of the House of Lords. Mansfield is largely known for being the home of the Comcast Center (formerly Great Woods, Tweeter Center) concert venue, one of the most popular in Massachusetts.

Mansfield, Bristol County, Massachusetts

From the History of Bristol County.  Thomas IV was 47 in 1732 while his father Thomas III was 64 years old.  This passage could refer to either one.

“In 1732 the Grovers, Skinners, and others to the number of twenty-five or thirty families, having for many years attended meeting in Taunton, Norton, or Wrentham, determined to separate themselves from the Norton Church, or North Purchase, and they mustered all the heads of families and all permitted to vote in Parish affairs and started for Norton meeting house, and where the question was settled that they could have a parish at Mansfield.

June 30, 1732, they held a meeting to arrange about a minister, it was held at the house of Isaac Wellman of said precinct. First they made choice of Mr. Ephraim Leonard to be moderator of said meeting; secondly they made choice of Mr. Thomas SKINNER, Deacon Nicholas White and Ephraim Grover to hire a minister.

Another meeting was held June 27, 1733 at which Thomas SKINNER  was chosen moderator.

At a meeting held Oct. 7, 1734, the following protested against the proceedings of that day, Samuel Brintnell, Thomas SKINNER, John Skinner, Isaac Wellman, Solomon Skinner, Ebenezer Brentnell, Samuel Wellman, John Skinner, Joseph Skinner, Nathaniel Brintnell, Ebenezer Skinner, Benjamin Wellman, Samuel Skinner, Benjamin Skinner, Josiah Pratt, Nathaniel Brinton, Samuel Skinner, Benjamin Skinner, They voted against an increase salary for the minister.”

1740 – Thomas and Abigail admitted to the church at Norton, Bristol, Mass

Thomas Skinner ran to the Indians: muster roll of Capt. Joseph Heath and Company from May 2, to 14 Nov 1723.  I’m not sure what this means.  It is from Letters of Col Thomas Westbrook and others relative to Indian affairs in Maine (vol 48, p 281).

27 Nov 1724 – Mehitable Wilbore, of Taunton, to Thomas Skinner, Jr, of Norton, £25 14s, one parcell of land in Norton, being part of the tract called Taunton North Purchase, containing by estimation 7 acres of meadow land, laid out for Joseph Wilbore May 27, 1708. Witnesses, Seth Williams, Elizabeth Dean.  Recorded 2 Feb 1756

27 Apr 1731 – Morgan Cobb, ye second of that name in Taunton, County of Bristol, paid by Thomas Skinner, Jr, for a parcel of land scituate, lying, and being in said Norton, Witnesses, Josiah Cobb, Simon Cobb. Recorded March 9, 1757.

15 Mar 1748/49 –  Abigail Skinner, administrator of the estate of Thomas Skinner, late of Norton, she was appointed guardian of his children, Thomas, Ruth and Ann, minors over 14

29 Mar 1749 – Inventory made  £2741.00.

13 Jul 1752, Abigail Skinner turns in account as administrator: rec’d £168.4.1, paid out £31.0.5. From Taunton, Mass, probate records:

5 Jul 1754 – Benjamin Williams, James Titus, Ichabod Shaw appointed by Honorable George Leonard to make true account

5 Jul 1754 – Thomas Skinner, 2nd, late of Norton; widow’s dower set to Widow Abigail land which was some that “belonged in July, 1714, to Mr. Thomas Skinner, father of the deceased.”

1763 – Administration of estate of widow Abigail Skinner, late of Norton, given to Thomas Skinner. Heirs not given


1. Abigail SKINNER (See Seth RICHARDSON I ‘s page)

2. Tabitha Skinner

Tabitha’s husband Benjamin Capron was born  3 May 1728 in Attleboro, Bristol, Mass. His parents were Jonathan Capron (1705 – 1772) and Rebecca Morse (1706 – 1772). Benjamin died 23 Feb 1800 in Attleboro, Bristol, Mass,.

Tabatha Skinner Gravestone Old Kirk Yard , Attleboro  Find A Grave Memorial# 30174912

Tabatha Skinner Gravestone Old Kirk Yard , Attleboro Find A Grave Memorial# 30174912

Children of Tabitha and Benjamin:

i. Elona Capron b. 23 Dec 1749 Attleboro, Bristol, Mass.; d. 8 July 1773 Attleboro at age 23 during the birth of her first child Eleona; m. 3 Dec 1772 in Attleboro to James Pullen (b. 16 Jul 1749 in Attleboro – d. 1 Feb 1829 in Waterville, Maine; Burial: Old Cemetery, Oakland, Kennebec, Maine Inscription: Aged 79 yrs, Revolutionary Soldier)  His parents were James Pullen (b. 1720 – 1785) and Lydia Woodcock (1722 – 1805).

After Elona died James married 16 Mar 1775 in Attleboro to Phebe Stanley (b. 20 Oct 1756 in Attleboro – d. 22 Sep 1821 in Waterville, Maine) James and Phebe had nine more children between 1785 and 1797.

Pullen, James.Corporal, Capt. Jacob Ide’s (Attleborough) co., Col. Dagget’s regt.; service, 7 days; company marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Private, Capt. Alexander Foster’s co., Col. Thomas Carpenter’s regt.; entered service July 27, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; service, 7 (also given 5) days, on an alarm; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., July 27, 1780, to serve for 6 days; roll sworn to at Attleborough.

ii. Benjamin Capron b. 3 Jun 1752 Attleboro, Bristol, Mass.; d. 3 Feb 1815 Attleboro; m. 30 Sep 1773 in Attleboro to his cousin Sarah Capron (b. 14 Feb 1757 in Attleboro – d. 23 Nov 1828 in Attleboro) Sarah’s parents were Joseph Capron ( – 1784) and Sarah Robinson (1722 – 1761).   Benjamin and Sarah had ten children born between 1774 and 1799.

Benjamin was a  Private, in Capt. Stephen Richardson’s Attleboro co. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 6 days; reported enlisted into the army May 15, 1775.

Benjamin was an Ensign, in Capt. Moses Knap’s Attleboro co., Col. Joseph Read’s regt.; list of officers dated Camp at Roxbury, May 18, 1775; also, 2d Lieutenant, same co. and regt.; company return dated Roxbury, Sept. 25, 1775; also, Lieutenant; list of men in Capt. Richardson’s co. of No. 12 Attleborough who served in the 1st campaign, known as the 8 months campaign.

Capron, Benjamin, Jr., Attleborough. Order for wages, etc., on Ephraim Newell, Town Treasurer of Attleborough, dated July 5, 1776, for service on the alarm caused by the battle of Bunker Hill; also, list of men in Capt. Richardson’s co. of No. 12 Attleborough serving in the 9th campaign, known as the quot;quarter-draft” or three months campaign, begun in Dec., 1776; also, Capt. Stephen Richardson’s 4th (2d Attleborough) co., Col. Daggett’s regt.; list of men serving in the 10th campaign, known as the “quarter” or three months campaign at Howland’s Ferry in 1776 and 1777.

iii. George Capron b. 2 Nov 1754 Attleboro, Bristol, Mass.; d. 26 Feb 1806; m. 24 Mar 1789 in Norfolk, Virginia to Elizabeth Sylvester (b. Norfolk, Virignia) At their wedding she was listed as the orphan of Richard Silvester.. George and Elizabeth had at least two children John (b. 1790) and Richard (b. 1791).

A George Capron was a member of Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys.  Was he ours?  A Jonathan Capron was  Allen’s Quartermaster

1791 – George Capron appears on a list of people who signed a letter to ‘The Honorable President and Director of the Bank of the United States of America’ asking for a bank to be opened in Norfolk.

iv. Elizabeth Capron b. 8 Feb 1757 Attleboro, Bristol, Mass.d. 20 Jul 1827 Kennebec, Maine; m.  15 Jun 1775 in Attleboro  to John Woodcock (b. 15 Jun 1744 in Attleboro – d.   22 Mar 1822 at age 77  in Sidney, Kennebec, Maine)  His parents were Benjamin Woodcock (1707 – 1791) and Margaret White (1715 – 1801).  Some source say Elizabeth  instead married to Jonathan Woodcock (b. 28 Apr 1753 in Attleboro – d. 24 Oct 1819 in Attleboro) on this same date.  Elizabeth and John had ten children born between 1776 and 1797.

John responded to the Lexington Alarm in Captain Stephen Richardson’s company, and subsequently served as corporal and sergeant.  He is a proven Revolutionary War Patriot accepted by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Ancestor #: A128411.

Woodcock, John, Attleborough.Private, Capt. Stephen Richardson’s (Attleboro) co. of Minute-men, which marched probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 9 days; also, copy of an order on Ephraim Newell, Town Treasurer of Attleborough, dated July 5, 1776, for wages due said Woodcock and others for service on the alarm caused by the battle of Bunker Hill; also, Capt. Stephen Richardson’s 4th (2d Attleborough, also given Attleborough No. 12) co., Col. Daggett’s regt.; list of men who served on the 5 months campaign at York in 1776, known as the 6th campaign; also, list of men belonging to Capt. Stephen Richardson’s co. of No. 12 Attleborough who hired for the “Grand Campaign of all” for 3 years or during the war; said Woodcock, Corporal, with others, hired Samuel Bentley; also, Corporal, Capt. Moses Willmarth’s  co., Col. Thomas Carpenter’s regt.; service from Aug. 17, 1778, to Sept. 9, 1778, 24 days, on expedition to Rhode Island; also, Sergeant, Capt. Alexander Foster’s co., Col. Isaac Dean’s regt.; marched July 31, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 10 days, including 2 days (36 miles) travel home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of July 31, 1780.

v. Tabitha Capron b. 8 Jul 1759 Attleboro, Bristol, Mass.; d. 1825; m. 24 Apr 1777 in Attleboro to Lemuel Macomber (b. 1754 in Berkley, Mass – d. 1843 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.)  Lemuel’s parents were Samuel Macomber (1721 – 1774) and Zipporah Crane (1728 – 1814).  At least one child Lemuel (b. 1780)

Macomber,Lemuel.Capt. John Pain’s co.; list of men stationed at Winter Hill and Dorchester for about 2 months and dismissed April 1, 1776.

Macomber, Lemuel.List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, July 7, 1777; Col. Crane’s regt.; also, Matross, Capt. Callender’s co., Col. John Crane’s (Artillery) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Mar 3, 1777, to Dec 31, 1779; credited to town of Middleborough; also, Capt. William Perkins’s co., Col. Crane’s regt.; pay rolls for Sept.-Dec 1777; reported on command at Red Bank in Oct 1777, on command at Trenton in Nov 1777; also, Capt. Lieut. John Callender’s co., Col. Crane’s regt.; return for gratuity allowed by resolve of Feb. 9, 1779; engaged for town of Taunton; also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls for Nov. and Dec., 1778, and April, 1779, dated Providence; enlisted May 3, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; reported on command at Tiverton in April, 1779; also, descriptive list dated Jan. 11, 1781; Capt. John Slueman’s co., 3d Artillery regt.; rank, Matross; age, 24 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, fair; engaged for town of Middleborough; engaged March 3, 1777, by Capt. Cook; reported discharged March 3, 1780.

Lemuel received a pension of eight dollars per month commencing on April 16, 1818 for his three years of service in the Massachusetts line. See Lemuel’s survivor’s pension file

Lemuel Macomber Pension Application

Lemuel Macomber Pension Application

3. Ruth Skinner

Ruth’s husband Abiel Peck was born 19 May 1730 in Attleboro, Bristol, Mass. His parents were Hezekiah Peck and Rebecca Richardson. He was Seth RICHARDSON‘s cousin.  His grandparents were Stephen RICHARDSON and Abigail WYMAN. Abiel died 16 Dec 1802 in Hopewell, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada.

Abiel Peck and Ruth Skinner: came to New Brunswick in 1783 as Loyalists and settled in Hopewell Parish, Albert County:

Mar 27 1893  Saint John, Saint John
Newspaper: The Daily Sun
Hopewell (Albert Co.) Sketch of Old Shepody –

The Peck grant was taken up by Abiel Peck, great-great grandson of Joseph PECK who emigrated from England to Attleboro, Mass. in the year 1636. Abiel Peck was born in 1730 and married Ruth Skinner of Attleboro. He came to Cumberland at the time of the Revolution and shortly after to Shepody where he obtained a large tract of land from the government said to contain 6,000 acres. The most of this land is still owned by the Peck family.

A tombstone in the old Peck burying ground bears this inscription ‘Here lies interred the body of Abiel Peck, a native of Boston, and one of the first settlers of this place, who, on the 16th of Dec., 1802, unfortunately perished in a boat, in the 73rd year of his age, leaving upwards of three score descendants to lament his melancholy fate.’ During his life the country was a comaparitive wilderness with no roads nor means of communication with the different settlements along the shore, except by water. It was upon one of these occasions, while attempting to cross the Bay from Dorchester to his own place in an open boat, that he lost his life. The boat was picked up in a cove near the Joggin, now known as Peck’s Cove. The elder Peck had eleven children.

One of these, Rachel Peck, married Thomas Calhoun, grandfather of George Calhoun, now Registrar of Deeds for Albert Co. The grant was for the most part divided among his immediate family, the last side of the grant, when he had first settled himself, being given to his son Abiel. The next lot, the only one that went outside of the family, was sold to David Hoar from Colchester, N.S. The next farms were occupied by his sons Elisha Peck and Thomas Peck and his sons-in-law, Nicholas Pearson, John Edgett, Oliver Stiles and Joel Edgett.

Abiel Peck – Probate
Date of inventory 1803-04-28
Date administration granted 1802-12-28
Parish of Hopewell, Westmorland County, New Brunswick – Intestate. Administration granted 28 December 1802 to his sons Abiel Peck and Elisha Peck of Hopewell. Fellow bondsman Pickering SNOWDON of Sackville. Inventory, filed 28 April 1803, valued at £996 by the administrators. Statement of distribution of the estate by Duncan REED, David AKERLY and Bradbery ROBINSON named, in addition to the widow of the deceased, Lois Edgett wife of Joel Edgett, Rebeckah Stiles wife of Oliver Stiles, Rachel Dickson deceased wife of Robert Dickson Esq., Nancy Pearson wife of Nicholas Pearson, Rhodia Edgett wife of John Edgett, Capt. Abiel Peck , Thomas Peck , Elisha Peck and Louis Edgett.

Abiel Peck Bio 1

Children of Ruth and Abiel:

i.  Ezra Peck b. 12 Jan 1752 Attleboro, Bristol, Mass; d. 13 Jan 1752 Attleboro

ii. Abiel Peck b. 1 Jan 1753 in Attleboro, Bristol, Mass; d. 8 Dec 1754 in Attleboro

iii. Rachel Peck b. 6 May 1754 Cumberland, Nova Scotia; d. 5 Nov 1803 Lower Cape, Albert, New Brunswick; m1. 7 Nov 1768 in Riverside, Albert, New Brunswick to Thomas Calhoun (b. 1730 in Manchester, York, Pennsylvania – d. 1772 Redbank, Queens, New Brunswick) Rachel and Thomas had two children: John (b. 1770) and Thomas (b. 1772 ); m2. Robert Dickinson.  Rachel and Robert had two more sons and eight more daughters.

Thomas Calhoun and his brother William along with a Peck brother-in-law were harvesting grindstone in the Bay of Fundy when their boat capsized and they were all drowned.  William was unmarried and Thomas’s wife remarried Thomas Dixon and had a large family.

iv.  Abiel Peck b. 15 May 1756 Attleboro, Bristol, Mass.; d. 28 Oct 1814 Hopewell, Albert, New Brunswick; m. Lois Esterbrooks (b. 1752) Abiel and Lois had eleven children born between 1781 and 1806.

Abiel  settled on a portion of the extensive tract in Hopewell owned by his father.  He held a captaincy in the militia and was always alluded to by the old settlers as Capt. Peck.

v. Rebecca Peck b. 7 Aug 1758  Attleboro, Bristol, Mass; d. 1850 Hopewell, Albert, New Brunswick; m. 1776 to Oliver Stiles (b. 1757 in Hebron, Tolland, CT – d.  23 Feb 1833 in Hopewell, Westmorland, New Brunswick)  Oliver’s parents were Nathan Stiles (1728 – 1808) and Kesiah Kilborn.  Rebecca and Oliver had eight (three listed here) children born between 1779 and 1796. Reuben Stiles, for many years a member of the Provincial New Brunswick Parliament is a grandson.

vi. Ruth Peck b. 14 Feb 1761 Attleboro, Bristol, Mass.; d. 1781 Hopewell, Westmorland, New Brunswick; unmarried

vii. Lois Peck b. 1762 Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada; d. 1826 Hopewell Parish, West Albert, New Brunswick; m.1783 in Hcp Parish to Joel Edgett (b. 17 Apr 1761 in North Castle, Westchester, New York – d. 11 Feb 1841 in Hillsbough, Albert, New Brunswick) Joel’s brother John married Lois’ sister Rhoda.  Their parents were Joel Edgett (1740 – 1841) and Esther Mann (b. 1741). Lois and Joel had four children born between 1793 and 1807.

Joel Edgett came to New Brunswick in 1783 as a Loyalist and settled in Hopewell Parish, Albert County.

viii. Elisha Peck b. 1764 Sackville, Cumberland, Nova Scotia; d. 29 Dec 1846 Hopewell, Albert, New Brunswick; m. 1786 in Hopewell, Westmorland, New Brunswick to Sarah Akerley (b. 12 Jan 1765 in New York – d. 9 Jan 1835 in Hopewell, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada) Elisha and Sarah had eleven children born between 1787 and 1805.

Elisha resided in Shebody, hence Hopewell, Albert, New Brunswick on a portion of the lands owned by his father.

ix. Thomas Peck b. 1766 in Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.; d. 16 Oct 1825 Hopewell, Albert, New Brunswick; m. Anna Brewster;  Thomas and Anna had  eight children born between 1796 and 1810.

Thomas along with his brothers settled in Hopewell Parish, Albert, New Brunswick upon lands given him by his father, where he lived a died a wealthy farmer.,_New_Brunswick.  Hopewell Parish is is bordered to the north by Hillsborough Parish, to the east by Petitcodiac River and south by Harvey Parish, and to the west by the Elgin Parish.

Albert County, New Brunswick — Hopewell Paris, pip 2011 of 643,  is bordered to the north by Hillsborough Parish, to the east by Petitcodiac River and south by Harvey Parish, and to the west by the Elgin Parish.

x. Rhoda Peck b. Jun 1769 Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada; d. 1857; m. 1794 in Hopewell, Albert, New Brunswick, Canada to John Edgett (b. 1763 in North Castle, Westchester, New York – d. Oct 1835 in Hopewell, Albert, New Brunswick) John’s brother Joel married Rhoda’s sister Lois.  Their parents were Joel Edgett (1740 – 1841) and Esther Mann (b. 1741). Rhoda and John had nine children born between 1795 and 1816 in Hopewell.

John Edgett came to New Brunswick in 1783 as a Loyalist and settled in Hopewell Parish, Albert County.

ix. Nancy Peck b. 1772 Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada; d. Hopewell, Albert, New Brunswick; m. Nicholas Pearson Jr. Nicholas’ father was Nicholas Pearson Sr. and Esther Angus. Nancy and Nicholas had seven children born between 1797 and 1819.

4. Susanna Skinner

Susannah’s husband David Harden (Harding) was born 1723 in Norton, Bristol, Mass.

5. Thomas Skinner

Thomas’ wife Hannah Bates was born 11 Dec 1730 – Bristol, Mass. Her parents were Solomon Bates and Hannah Grover.  Hannah died 12 May 1823 – Mansfield, Bristol, Mass.

Thomas was a house carpenter.

16 Mar 1757 – Thomas Skinner appears on as a private on a list sworn to at Norton of 2nd company of Militia, commanded by Col. Ephraim Leonard, comprising the Train Band and Alarm list

Children of Thomas and Hannah:

i. Thomas Skinner b. 6 Aug 1752 Mansfield, Bristol, Mass; d. 11 Jul 1845; m. 3 May 1775 Mansfield to Susanna Fillebrown (b. 2 May 1755 in Bristol, Mass).  Susanna’s parents were James Fillebrown (1728 – 1797) and Susanna White (1728 – 1764).

Thomas was a Revolutionary Soldier

ii. Hannah Skinner b. 10 Aug 1754 Mansfield, Bristol, Mass; d. 13 Dec 1800 Mansfield; m. Norton or Mansfield to Nathaniel Hodges (b. 21 May 1750 – d. 1828) Mansfield)  After Hannah died, he married 10 Mar 1803 in Attleboro to Martha Dean, daughter of Ephraim Dean and Martha Balcom.

Nathaniel was a private in Captain Isaac Hodges company, Col John Daggett’s regiment service 25 days in December 1776 and January 1777.

6. Ann Skinner

Ann’s husband Hezekiah Peck was born 7 May 1732 Attleboro, Bristol, Mass. His parents were Hezekiah Peck (1696 – 1753) and Elizabeth Carder (1703 – 1789). Hezekiah died 14 Oct 1775 Attleboro.

Hezekiah Peck Gravestone — Old Kirk Yard , Attleboro, Bristol, Mass

Anne Skinner Peck Headstone — Old Kirk Yard , Attleboro, Bristol, Mass

Children of Ann and Hezekiah:

i.  Hezekiah Peck b. 22 May 1755 in Norton, Bristol, Mass; d. 1812 Newport, New Hampshire; m. Hepsibah Dryer of Rehoboth  Hezekiah and Hepsibah had at least one child, Esther who married David Nettleson

Peck, Hezekiah, Attleborough.Private, Capt. Caleb Richardson’s co., Col. Timothy Walker’s regt.; muster roll dated Aug  1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775;also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Nov  20, 1775; also, Capt. Stephen Richardson’s 4th (2d Attleborough, also given Attleborough No. 12) co., Col. Dagget’s regt.; list of men who were in the 8 months service at Roxbury in 1775, known as the 1st campaign; also, same co. and regt.; list of men who served in the 5 months campaign at York in 1776, known as the 6th campaign; also, Capt. Stephen Richardson’s co.; service, 25 days; company comprised one-fourth of the militia of the town of Attleborough, marched to Rhode Island April 21, 1777, to hold the Lines until men could be raised for that purpose for 2 months, and served until May 15, 1777; also, Sergeant, Capt. Moses Willmarth’s co., Col. John Daggett’s regt.; service, 2 mos. 25 days; regiment raised to serve at Rhode Island for 3 months from Jan. 1, 1778; roll sworn to at Taunton; also, Capt. Caleb Richardson’s co., Col. John Hathaway’s regt.; entered service March 25, 1779; service, 21 days, at Rhode Island.

1 May 1779  – Hezekiah and his brother Henry purchased lands in Newport, New Hampshire from Phineas Wilcox.

ii. Henry Peck b. 10 Dec 1756 Attleboro, Bristol, Mass; d. 11 Jun 1838 Lowville, Lewis, New York; m. 18 Jan 1781 in Attleboro to his first cousin Anna Richardson (b. 1 Apr 1760 in Attleborough – d. 26 Aug 1840 in Harrisburg, Lewis, New York) Anna’s parents were Seth RICHARDSON I  and Abigail SKINNER.  Henry and Ann had ten children born between 1781 and 1803.

Henry Peck claimes for services as a substitute for his father Hezekiah Peck, under Capt. Caleb Richardson, in 1775. The roll of Capt. Caleb Richardson’s Company, from April 24th to August 1st, 1775, is found in this office, and the name of Hezekiah Peck is borne thereon, and is allowed for services and travel three months and eight days.

Henry Peck came to Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire about 1779 with his brother Hezekiah,  He lived in the east part of the town and had charge of the Giles mill then standing on the site of the Granite Mills.  From there he moved to Lowville, Lewis, New York

iii. Anna Peck b. 7 Dec 1761 Attleboro, Bristol, Mass; m. Manassah Short of Rehoboth where they lived and died.  Anna and Manassah had  six children

iv. Jonathan Peck b. 29 Jul 1769 Attleboro, Bristol, Mass; d. 9 Feb 1850 Attleboro; m. 1796 in Attleboro to Sabra Capron (b. 30 Dec 1772 in Attleboro – d. 2 Nov 1853 in Attleboro)  Sabra’s parents were Joseph Capron (1722 – 1784) and Sarah Foster ( – 1820).  Jonathan and Sabra had at least three children born between 1797 and 1815.


The Skinner kinsmen, the descendants of Thomas Skinner of Malden, Mass By Natalie R. Fernald
The Pioneer Press Washington, DC 1900

Thomas Skinner of Malden, Descendants. p47-48. by Copley, Genevieve

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