Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. and must. Aug. 12, 1862||must. out Nov. 7, 1864||Acton||shoemaker||age 37|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|Date||June 20, 1899|
Forest Dale cemetery, Malden, Mass.
(Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War National Graves Registration Database, http://www.suvcwdb.org. )
Benj. Skinner, age 34, a shoe maker, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 88) with Sarah J. Skinner, age 31; and one child, Hatty, age 4 ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Benjamin Skinner, age 40, a shoemaker, born in Vermont, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 51) with Sarah Jane Skinner, age 36 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 48.)
Benjamin Skinner, age 45, worker in shoe shop, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1870 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 26/31) ("1870 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Benjamin Skinner, age 55, a shoemaker, married Georgio/Georgie Anna Du Bois, age 38, in Acton, April 17, 1880 (Acton marriage record, "Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," Ancestry.com).
Benjamin Skinner and Georgie A. Skinner, his wife, are recorded as inhabitants of Acton in the 1880 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 68/78) ("1880 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Benjamin Skinner's name is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 45.
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