John Skinner (early settler)
John Skinner (1590–1650) was an early Puritan settler in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and one of the founders of Hartford, Connecticut. Skinner was a member of Thomas Hooker's party and probably came to New England from Braintree, Essex, England. He married Mary Loomis, daughter of Joseph Loomis. She later married Owen Tudor.
Skinner's homesite in Hartford was originally (in 1639) "on the west side of Main St., a little below the present [at 1886] corner of Pearl St." However, Skinner traded this lot with Richard Olmsted for a lot on the highway (later Trumbull St.).
- "Names Inscribed on the Founders Monument of Hartford". http://kinnexions.com/album/hartford/. Accessed 10 July 2007.
- "The Founders of Hartford". Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford. http://www.foundersofhartford.org. . Accessed 10 July 2007.
- Whittemore, Henry (1900). Our New England ancestors and their descendants, 1620-1900. New York: New England Ancestral Pub. Co. p. 45. OCLC 30406320.
- Cutter, William Richard (1908). Historic homes and places and genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts. New York: Lewis historical Pub. Co. p. 442. OCLC 1455834.
...in [Skinner's] family there is a tradition that after the Revolution in England three Skinner brothers, one of whom had been high sheriff, fled to America, one of whom settled in Connecticut, another in Vermont and a third in Maryland.
- Trumbull, J. Hammond (1886). The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884. Boston: E.L. Osgood. pp. 258–259. OCLC 1187853.
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