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Notes for Abraham Skirm and Elizabeth Fowler

1750 Abraham Skirm, of Trenton (son of Richard, dec'd, and Elizabeth), and Elizabeth Fowler, of New Hanover, dau. of John, dec'd, and Elizabeth, married at Chesterfield on 24th 3d mo. 1750. Witnesses: Elizabeth and Mary Skirm, Elizabeth Reckless, Joseph and Benjamin Fowler, Joseph Steward, Joseph Reckless, George Middleton, John Bunting, Wm. Imlay, Joseph Borden, Jr., and others. [1]

1772 Abraham Skirm was a freeholder in Nottingham Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [2]

A biosketch reports [3]:

... Huldah (1754-1825), who was a daughter of Abraham Skirm (1727-1785), by his wife Elizabeth, born 1731, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Harrison) Fowler, and sister to Hannah Fowler, who married George Middleton. Abraham Skirm, above mentioned, was a son of Richard Skirm, of Trenton, New Jersey (1682-1746), by his wife, Elizabeth (1700-1785), who was sister to Sarah Foulke, born February 28, 1703, the great-great-grandmother of Huldah Thorn, on the paternal side, being wife of Joseph Thorn, mother of John Thorn (1730-1807), grandmother of Isaac Thorn (1759-1837), and great-grandmother of Isaac Thorn, Jr., above mentioned. Joseph Thorn, who married Sarah Foulke, New Jersey, 1723, was son of John and Catharine Thorn, and grandson of Joseph Thorn (son of William Thorn, of Dorsetshire, England, who emigrated 1630, to Lynn, Massachusetts, where he was a freeman in 1638), by Mary, his Wife, born in New England, 1669, daughter of John Bowne, born 1627, by Mary, his wife cousin of Gov. John Winthrop, of Massachusetts."


[1] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 22. (Marriage Records, 1665-1800) (1900), 668, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[2] Trenton Historical Society, Nottingham Township, New Jersey Minute Book 1692-1710; 1752-1772 (1940), 49, [World_Cat], [GoogleBooks], [FHLFilmCatalog].

[3] John W. Jordan, Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Vol. 1 (New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1911), 840, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].