2003. Francis Skillman was born on 1 September 1817 in Wallabout, Kings, NY. From SOA:
Francis Skillman and Sarah Ann Schenck were married on 9 June 1842 at Christ Presby. Church in Nassau, Hempstead, NY. They appeared in the census in 1850 in North Hempstead, Nassau, NY. They appeared in the census in 1860 in North Hempstead, Nassau, NY. Sarah Ann Schenck, daughter of Roelof Schenck and Frances Skillman, was born on 2 October 1811. She died on 16 March 1864 at the age of 52. She was buried at Episcopal & Dutch Ref. Church Yard in Manhasset, Nassau, NY.
Francis Skillman and Josephine Dorothy Onderdonk were married on 16 May 1865. They appeared in the census in 1870 in North Hempstead, Nassau, NY. They appeared in the census in 1880 in Roslyn, Queens, NY. Josephine Dorothy Onderdonk, daughter of Horatio Gates Onderdonk and Elizabeth Schenck, was born on 18 October 1835 in Manhasset, Nassau, NY. According to the 1880 census, she was born about 1840. She died after an illness of eight weeks on 15 December 1906 at the age of 71 at at her home, Ashwood in Roslyn, Queens, NY. Obit in NY Times, 16 Dec., 1906.
SKILLMAN ESTATE $1,000,000.
Bulk of it Left to Testator's Daughter - Some Charitable Bequests.
The will of Mrs. Josephine D. Skillman of Roslyn, daughter of the late Judge Onderdonk of Manhasset, was filed for probate in Nassau County on Saturday. No estimate was given of the value of the estate, except that the reallty, which includes her residence in Roslyn, was sworn to be in excess of $10,000, and the personalty in excess of $20,000.
The will, which was executed in 1899, makes several charitable bequests to churches, hospitals, and homes, as well as remembrances to relatives. A trust bequest is left to Mrs. Skillman's namesake, Josephine Sims and the balance - that is, the bulk of her estate-thought to approximate $1,000,000, is left to her daughter, Elizabeth O. Skillman. The executors are Andrew J. Onderdonk of this city, brother of the testatrix, and her nephew, Edward P. Sims of Montclair, New Jersey.
Jan 7, 1907. She was buried at Christ Church Cemetery in Manhasset, Nassau, NY.
Francis Skillman-3017 and Josephine Dorothy Onderdonk-3022 had the following children: