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Male Matthew Skaggs Click to view Matthew Skaggs in the family tree

Matthew was born in 1796 in Edmonson Co., Kentucky.1   Matthew's father was Jeremiah Skaggs and his mother was Rebecca Mayse.  His paternal grandfather was James Skaggs and his paternal grandmother is Mary Unknown. He had two brothers and three sisters, named William Henry, Stephen, Mary Elizabeth, Lydia and Rebecca. He had two half-brothers and four half-sisters, named James, John, Nancy, Martha, Lydia and Hannah.  He died at the age of 76 in May 1872.1 

Matthew's family with Mary Catherine Long

‌Matthew and Mary Catherine were married in a religious ceremony on June 5th, 1823 in Warren Co., Kentucky.1   They had three sons and seven daughters, named William M., Stephen M., Thomas, Harriet, Mary Ann, Letitia, Nancy, Louisa, Susan Ann and Elizabeth.

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