He was the son of Timothy Skinner and Ruth (Warner) Skinner. In 1814, he removed to Brownville, and later ran a foundry and stove works there. On September 29, 1819, he married Mary Woodward (1794–1851), and they had four children.
On November 4, 1852, he married Olevia Moffat (1794–1858). On September 23, 1862, he married Ermina Pheatt (1809–1881). He and his three wives were buried at the Brownville Cemetery.
State Senator Avery Skinner (1796–1876) was his brother.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 136 and 145; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- Skinner genealogy at Family Tree Maker
- Bio transcribed from Jefferson Co. History by L. H. Everts, at US Gen Net
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