Skevington Family Genealogy Forum
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From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 295, Honey Creek Township, White County, Indiana
"JOSEPH SKEVINGTON was born in Bedford, England, March 8, 1806, and is the youngest of the sixteen children born to MARCER and ANN (PARKER) SKEVINGTON. MARCER SKEVINGTON was an employing shoemaker, was a member of the Bunyan Meeting-House congregation, which met near the place of imprisonment of the author of "THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS", and died in 1815. JOSEPH SKEVINGTON served an apprenticeship of seven years at tailoring, worked nearly two years as journeyman, and in 1828 opened a shop on his own account. In the summer of 1851, he came to the United States and located at Cincinnati, (Ohio), worked as journeyman about eighteen months, moved to Carthage, Ohio, and thence, in November, 1854, came to Reynolds, (Indiana), where he opened a shop and transacted business until 1876, when he retired. He was married in Bedford in June 1828, to LUCY HEDGE, who bore him eleven children (five of whom are still living) and died April 27, 1847, a member of the Bunyan congregation, in whose churchyard her remains were interred. Two of the sons, JOHN and WILLIAM, served in our late war (Civil War). JOHN was a member of Company K, Twentieth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and re-enlisted on his discharge for disability, in Company A, One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served all through until the end - having been color bearer at the battle of Franklin. WILLIAM SKEVINGTON was a member of Company D, Twelfth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was with his regiment in all its marches and engagements until the battle of Mission Ridge, where he fell. JOSEPH SKEVINGTON is a Republican and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church."