Israel Skinner, grandfather of Dr. Skinner, was a native of Prattsburg, Steuben county, New York. He followed the occupations of farmer, tanner and harness maker, and thus was enabled to earn a comfortable livelihood for his family and a competency for his old age. He married, at Canandaigua, New York. October 6. 1812. Betsy Maria Haves, who bore him the following children : Maria Betsy, Emily. Emily. Holly, Henry Godfrey, Lemira, Edward Hayes, Edgar Beach. Elizabeth E.