wow- I can't believe William Skiff family is here. I thought I was the only one. There's got to be a story out there somewhere about why these Skiff's and Smith's ended up next to my Gages. My ggggf was Andrew J Smith s/o Ephraim Smith of Arkwright, Chautauqua, NY. His brother was Daniel. Daniel married Harriet Gage daughter of Richard Gage of Rockdale, PA. Andrew married Harriet Harrington d/o Jabez Harrington and Lydia Skiff (these Harrington's next door to James Skiff father of William in Arkwright, NY 1820.) Richard Gage, Daniel Smith, and William Skiff are next door neighbors in Rockdale, PA 1840. Andrew Smith family moved to Wayne, Erie, PA by 1850 (less than 50 miles from Rockdale). Andrew's daughter Elvira married Richard Gage's son Orange (Harriet Gage Smith's brother). Orange Gage and Elvira Smith were my gggrandparents. I would sure like to know what brought them from Arkwright to Rockdale (Cambridge Springs) PA.
Does anyone know about James Skiff family? His parents, Prince Skiff and Jane Jones, are known to have had William, Charles, and James, yet in 1790 census he also has 3 daughters. One of them I believe was Lydia Skiff, wife of Jabez Harrington.