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Valentine Skiffe
Lucretia Warner
(abt 1794-)
James Martin Skiff
(abt 1823-)


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Angelina Clarissa Winchell

James Martin Skiff

  • Born: abt 1823, Chilmark MA
  • Marriage: Angelina Clarissa Winchell about 1850

  General notes:

Jeweler and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked from circa 1850 to 1860 as a watchmaker in Williamsburg MA
  • Letter to Valentine Warner Skiff, 4 Jun 1850
    Private Collection
    Burgy    June 4 1850


    I wish you to bring up two watches that I laid on the bench. Smith will tell you the ones. Tell Smith to send up to Winchell [Volney Winchell] those spoons that are marked for him.

    J. M. Skiff                                                

  • He appeared on the 1855 census taken at Williamsburg MA, listed as a jeweler.
  • He worked from circa 1860 to 1870 as a watchmaker in Springfield MA
  • He appeared on the 1865 census taken at Springfield MA, listed as a watchmaker.

James married Angelina Clarissa Winchell, daughter of Volney Winchell and Mary Rebecca Walkley, about 1850. (Angelina Clarissa Winchell was born on 14 Sep 1831 in Hartford CT and died on 8 Sep 1906 in Boston MA.)

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