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Transcribed biography of Truman Skinner

TRUMAN SKINNER was born in November, 1825 in Wayne County, N. Y.; he is one of twelve children born to Asa and Electa J. (Mason) Skinner, both natives of New York. Truman lived with his parents in New York until 1834, when they went to Canada, remaining there four years, and then came to Porter County, and the father bought eighty acres of land. In 1839, his wife died and he went back to New York. Truman was bound out to Henry Dillingham, who reared him up to about his eighteenth year; he received the usual education advantages, and worked out for about three years, then about seven years at Gosset's Mill. He now bought eighty acres, sold it and bought 140 acres of which his present farm is a part of, having sold forty acres living 100, his present possession. With the exception of two years in Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas, he has lived here ever since he first came. All he has he obtained by his own efforts; he has been a member of the United Brethren Church, and during its life was a member of the Grange; he was at one time a Whig, and is now a Douglas Democrat, though he voters for the man rather than the party; he has eight children living - Ellen, Electa J., Paulina, Mary, William, Truman H., Mahala and Melna.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 367-368

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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