Descendants of Nathan Skeel

Generation No. 1

1. NATHAN1 SKEEL was born in New York, and died June 01, 1841 in Putnam Co IL. He married OLIVE BACON.

More About OLIVE BACON:
Residence: 1850, Putnam Co. IL
Other Info: 1850, Head of household
Residence: 1870, Living with son Lewis - Hennepin Twp.

Children of NATHAN SKEEL and OLIVE BACON are:

i. DAUGHTER2 SKEEL, m. PETER ELLIS.

ii. LUCY ANN SKEEL, m. (1) PETER H. DICK; m. (2) DANIEL WARREN, February 16, 1832, Putnam Co IL.

Marriage Notes for LUCY SKEEL and DANIEL WARREN:
by S.D. Laughlin

2. iii. LINUS BACON SKEEL, b. March 28, 1811, New York; d. January 31, 1897, Putnam Co IL.

3. iv. EMELINE SKEEL, b. 1816, New York; d. Aft. 1880, Putnam Co IL.

4. v. ELVIRA SKEEL, b. Abt. 1820, Ohio.

vi. LEWIS E. SKEEL, b. Abt. 1824, Ohio; m. NANCY JONES, October 28, 1847.

More About LEWIS E. SKEEL:
Occupation: 1850, Farmer
Residence: 1850, Putnam Co. IL

vii. NANCY SKEEL, b. Abt. 1827.

viii. LOUISA JANE SKEEL, b. Abt. 1832.


Generation No. 2

2. LINUS BACON2 SKEEL (NATHAN1) was born March 28, 1811 in New York, and died January 31, 1897 in Putnam Co IL. He married (1) MIVERNA PAYNE October 19, 1829. He married (2) FLORA MORRISON November 25, 1847 in Putnam Co IL.

Notes for LINUS BACON SKEEL:

From "The Record of Olden Times or Fifty Year on the Prairie" embracing sketches of the discovery, exploration and settlement of the country. by Spencer Elsworth, Lacon, IL Home Journal Steam Printing Establishment Copyright Date MDCCCLXXX (1880)
L. B.(Linus Bacon) Skeel
Mr. Skeel is a farmer, was born in New York state, March 28, 1811, and located in this county in 1830. Oct. 19, 1819 (1829?), he married Miss Minerva Payne, a native of Indiana, who died March 27th 1847, leaving three children - Albert M., Mary E. (Fisher) and Carrie (Cotting).Nov. 25th, 1847, he married Miss Flora Morrison, his present wife, who was born in Argyle, Scotland, in 1824. Five children have blessed their union, - Nathan, Olive (Folley), William L., John F. and Flora M. They are members of the Congregational church. Mr. Skeel owns 244 acres of land, under perfect cultivation and thoroughly fenced, principally with hedges. His mother died in October 1879, at the advanced age of 91 years. His father built and introduced the first threshing machine in this section, taking his material from the logs of an old cabin at Pekin, the only thoroughly seasoned timber procurable.

More About LINUS BACON SKEEL:
Buried: Union Grove Cemetery, Putnam Co. IL
Occupation: 1860, Farmer
Residence: 1860, Hennepin township, Putnam Co. IL

More About FLORA MORRISON:
Buried: Union Grove Cemetery, Putnam Co. IL

Children of LINUS SKEEL and MIVERNA PAYNE are:

i. ALBERT M.3 SKEEL, b. Aft. 1829.

ii. MARY E. SKEEL, b. Aft. 1830; m. FISHER.

iii. CARRIE SKEEL, b. Aft. 1830; m. COTTING.

Children of LINUS SKEEL and FLORA MORRISON are:

iv. DONALD WARREN3 SKEEL, b. May 08, 1850; d. January 23, 1872, Florid, Putnam Co. IL.

Notes for DONALD WARREN SKEEL:

February 1, 1872
Died At Florid, Putnam County, January 23, of heart disease, Donald Warren Skeel, age 21 years, son of Linus B. Skeel.

More About DONALD WARREN SKEEL:
Buried: Union Grove Cemetery, Putnam Co. IL

v. OLIVE L. SKEEL, b. Aft. 1850; m. JAMES B. FOLEY, January 1875, Near Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL.

Marriage Notes for OLIVE SKEEL and JAMES FOLEY:
January 7, 1875
Married Near Hennepin, by Rev. H. V. Warren, James B. Foley and Miss Ollie L., daughter of L. B. Skeel.

vii. FLORA SKEEL, b. Abt. 1859.

viii. WILLIAM LISLE SKEEL, b. Abt. 1859, Illinois; m. EMMA E. PETERSON, February 23, 1882

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM SKEEL and EMMA PETERSON:
Taken from the Henry Republican
married at Hennepin, Feb. 23, by Rev. H. McVay, William L. Skeel and Emma E., daughter of Daniel Peterson.

ix. JOHN F. SKEEL, b. Abt. 1861, Illinois.

x. MINERVA SKEEL, b. Abt. 1866, Illinois.

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3. EMELINE2 SKEEL (NATHAN1) was born 1816 in New York, and died Aft. 1880 in Putnam Co IL. She married JAMES DURLEY August 20, 1835 in Putnam Co IL, son of ARTHUR DURLEY and JENNET RANKIN.

More About EMELINE SKEEL:
Residence: 1850, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL
Residence: 1880, Hennepin township, Putnam Co. IL

Marriage Notes for EMELINE SKEEL and JAMES DURLEY:
James Durley and Emeline Skeel, August 20, 1835 by Nahum Gould

Children of EMELINE SKEEL and JAMES DURLEY are:

i. WILLIAM A.3 DURLEY, b. Abt. 1836.

More About WILLIAM A. DURLEY:
Occupation: 1870, Harness Maker
Residence: 1870, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL

5. ii. JAMES M. DURLEY, b. December 05, 1837, Illinois.

iii. MARY OLIVE DURLEY, b. January 06, 1840, Illinois; m. CHARLES S. CARRIER, Aft. 1880.

More About MARY OLIVE DURLEY:
Occupation: 1870, Apprentice Milliner
Residence: 1870, Living with mother

iv. AUSTIN S. DURLEY, b. Abt. 1844.

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4. ELVIRA2 SKEEL (NATHAN1) was born Abt. 1820 in Ohio. She married JACOB ZENOR May 31, 1838 in Putnam Co IL, son of WILLIAM ZENOR and SARAH SEATON.

Notes for JACOB ZENOR:
August 18, 1879
Died near Hennepin, Aug. 15, Jacob Zenor, 67. A resident since 1832.

More About JACOB ZENOR:
Occupation: 1850, Farmer
Residence: 1850, Putnam Co. IL
Occupation: 1870, Farmer
Residence: 1870, Hennepin twp., Putnam Co. IL

Marriage Notes for ELVIRA SKEEL and JACOB ZENOR:
Jacob Zenor and Elvira Skeel, May 31, 1838 by Rev. B. Harris

Children of ELVIRA SKEEL and JACOB ZENOR are:

i. LUCY E.3 ZENOR, b. Abt. 1840.

6. ii. EMELINE ZENOR, b. Abt. 1843, Illinois.

7. iii. FRANCIS C. ZENOR, b. 1849, Illinois; d. 1935.

8. iv. WILLIAM EDGER ZENOR, b. June 1851, Putnam Co IL.

v. JAMES HOWARD ZENOR, b. Abt. 1854.

9. vi. CHARLES A. ZENOR, b. Abt. 1855, Illinois.

vii. NANCY N. ZENOR, b. Abt. 1858.

viii. ANNIE MAY ZENOR, b. Abt. 1860, Illinois.

ix. LEWIS A. ZENOR, b. Abt. 1864.


Generation No. 3

5. JAMES M.3 DURLEY (EMELINE2 SKEEL, NATHAN1) was born December 05, 1837 in Illinois. He married LUCY J. EDDY October 1876 in Hennepin township, Putnam Co. IL, daughter of CHESTER EDDY and LUCY.

Notes for JAMES M. DURLEY:
From the Record of Olden Times by Spencer Ellsworth, 1880
Biographical department, Hennepin township, Page 653
James N. Durley
Mr. Durley belongs to a family prominent in the history of Putam county for enterprise and patriotism. He was born in 1837 and in 1864 enlisted in the Forty-seventh Illinois volunteer infantry, was captured at Gay's Landing on the Alabama river, and was mustered out at the close of the war. His present business was established in 1861. In 1874 he married Lucy Eddy of Vermont, and they have one child, Mable, born in 1875. In business he is both energetic and conservative, pushing his enterprise, but keeping it well under control. Such men rarely fail.

47th As Re-Organized - Date of Enlistment 1864
Company I
Durley, James, Hennepin, discharged Jan. 21, 1866

More About JAMES M. DURLEY:
Occupation: 1880, Grocer
Residence: 1880, Hennepin township, Putnam Co. IL
Occupation: 1870, Canal Boatman
Residence: 1870, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL

Marriage Notes for JAMES DURLEY and LUCY EDDY:
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
October 16, 1874
James M. Durley and Miss Lucy J. Eddy were married last Thursday at the residence of the bride's mother by Rev. J.P. Hayes.

October 22, 1874
At Hennepin, October 15, by Rev. J. P. Hayes, James M. Durley and Miss Lucy J. Eddy.

Child of JAMES DURLEY and LUCY EDDY is:

i. MABEL4 DURLEY, b. Abt. 1876, Illinois.

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6. EMELINE3 ZENOR (ELVIRA2 SKEEL, NATHAN1) was born Abt. 1843 in Illinois. She married JOHN M. STOUFFER October 12, 1875 in Hennepin, Putnam Co IL, son of STOUFFER and UNKNOWN.

More About JOHN M. STOUFFER:
Occupation: 1880, Tinner
Residence: 1880, Hennepin twp., Putnam Co. IL

Marriage Notes for EMELINE ZENOR and JOHN STOUFFER:
October 15, 1875
Married at the residence of the bride's father, Oct. 12, by Rev. W.A. Cumming, John M. Stouffer and Miss Emma Zenor.

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
October 21, 1875
At Hennepin, Oct. 12, by Rev. W. A. Cummings, John M. Stouffer and Miss Emma Zenor.

Child of EMELINE ZENOR and JOHN STOUFFER is:

i. CHARLES4 STOUFFER, b. Abt. 1879, Illinois.

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7. FRANCIS C.3 ZENOR (ELVIRA2 SKEEL, NATHAN1) was born 1849 in Illinois, and died 1935. She married ALBERT LYLE THOMAS September 18, 1872 in Hennepin township, Putnam Co. IL, son of HENRY THOMAS and JULIA TAGGERT.

Notes for ALBERT LYLE THOMAS:
From: Bette Stewart 3/10/98 15:09
Subject: Thomas surname
Researching THOMAS family from Hennepin, IL. Specifically looking for info on Henry Calahill THOMAS (born Wilmington, VA) [b1825?-????] and his wife Julia TAGGART THOMAS [b1824-d1875]. Henry's father was John A. THOMAS.

My great-grandfather(Henry's oldest son), Albert Lyle THOMAS [1847-1931] married Frances C. ZENOR [1849-1935]. I have the ZENOR/SEATON family history to cover her line.

Marriage Notes for FRANCIS ZENOR and ALBERT THOMAS:
At Hennepin, Sept. 18, by Rev. D. T. Wilson,...... also Albert L. Thomas and Miss Frances Zenor

Child of FRANCIS ZENOR and ALBERT THOMAS is:

i. ERVIN4 THOMAS, b. Abt. 1876, Illinois.

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8. WILLIAM EDGER3 ZENOR (ELVIRA2 SKEEL, NATHAN1) was born June 1851 in Putnam Co IL. He married MARY E. Abt. 1875 in Putnam Co IL.

Notes for MARY E.:
1910 census shows 6 children born, 5 children living

Children of WILLIAM ZENOR and MARY E. are:

i. STELLA O.4 ZENOR, b. November 1875.

ii. KELLA M. ZENOR, b. May 1878.

iii. ELLA G. ZENOR, b. November 1881.

iv. MYRTLE V. ZENOR, b. May 1883.

v. MABEL E. ZENOR, b. February 1886.

vi. CHILD ZENOR, d. Bef. 1900, Putnam Co IL.

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9. CHARLES A.3 ZENOR (ELVIRA2 SKEEL, NATHAN1) was born Abt. 1855 in Illinois. He married ALICE P..

More About CHARLES A. ZENOR:
Occupation: 1870, Clerking at Store
Residence: 1870, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL

Children of CHARLES ZENOR and ALICE P. are:

i. NORA M.4 ZENOR, b. Abt. 1871.

ii. MAPLE C. ZENOR, b. Abt. 1876.

iii. IDA M. ZENOR, b. Abt. 1878.


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