42. Christopher Skillman was born in 1732 in Princeton, Mercer, NJ. Mormon Archive Record has b.c. 1731, of Bordentown, Burlington, NJ. He died in 1782 at the age of 50 in Princeton, Mercer, NJ. His SOA Number is 4 ii. From SOA:
Christopher, b. 1732; m. circa 1758, Ruth, 4th dau. (b. 1740) of Nathaniel Fitz Randolph and wife, Rebecca. Mershone, of Princeton. Nath. Fitz Randolph gave the original plat of land for the campus of Nassau Hall, and perhaps did more than any one else to plant the College of New Jersey at that point. He was 7th child (b. Nov. 11, 1703) of Benj. Fitz Randolph and Sarah Dennis, who removed from Piscataway to Princeton, 1696-99. Edw'd, his father, was a native of Nottingham, Eng. The grave of N. F. R. was recently discovered (1902) in a corner of the University grounds. His sister, Ruth, aunt of Ruth Skillman, m. (1) John Harrison, of Griggstown, N. J. (2 child'n), and m. (2), in 1720, John Snowden, of Philadelphia (4 child'n). Christopher Skillman d. probably soon after m., and without issue. His name is not in the mother's will of 1772.
Christopher Skillman and Ruth Fitz Randolph were married on 4 February 1761 in Princeton, Mercer, NJ. Ruth Fitz Randolph, daughter of Nathaniel Fitz Randolph and Rebekah Mershon, was born on 4 January 1736 in Princeton, Mercer, NJ. Possibly born 1734, or 1735 instead of 1736? Ancestry.com has b. Kent, Sassafras, MD, 4 Jan, 1734. LDS has Sassafras, 4 Jan 1735. She died about 1773 at the age of 37 in Princeton, Mercer, NJ. Priscilla Bruce Roberts SOA# she died between May 6 and Oct 13, 1771 in Hunterdon Co., NJ. Therefore the last two children would be his 2nd wife's.
Christopher Skillman-911 and Ruth Fitz Randolph-1392 had the following children:
|Mary Skillman was born on 22 January 1763 in Bordentown, Burlington, NJ. She died before 1863 at the age of 100.|
|Isaac Thomas Skillman-6612.|
|Abigail Skillman was born on 16 February 1770 in Alexandria Twp., Hunterdon, NJ. She was born on 16 February 1770 in Alexandria, Alexandria, VA. She died before 1870 at the age of 100.|
|Sarah Skillman was born on 25 February 1772 in Loudoun Co., VA. She died before 1872 at the age of 100.|
|Permele/Permelia/Perinda Skillman was born on 6 December 1773 in Loudoun Co., VA. She died on 24 December 1773 at the age of 0 in Loudoun Co., VA.|