Rev. Peter L. Skags Sr.

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Rev Peter L. Skaggs, Sr.

Also Known As: "Old Peter Skaggs"
Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Augusta, Tazewell, Virginia Colony
Death: October 21, 1841 (76)
Martha, Lawrence Co. KY
Place of Burial: Terryville (now Martha), Lawrence, KY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Zachariah Skaggs and Nancy Anne Scaggs
Husband of Martha Scaggs; Martha Patsy (Cothon) and Martha Cathrin Patrick
Father of Lewis L. Skaggs; Solomon Skaggs; Nancy Terry (Skaggs); Rachel Skaggs twin; John Patrick Skaggs, Sr. and 10 others
Brother of John Skaggs; Chief Cornstalk and Solomon Skaggs

Occupation: Baptist minister and Farmer
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About Rev. Peter L. Skags Sr.

Genealogists refer to him as Old Peter...He chose Martha Cathrin, Cherokee Indian at age 17, she being a mere 13 or so the calculated ages go. He called her "Patsy" as did all her friends and relatives...She died 1865 Terryville, (now Martha), Lawrence County, Kentucky; both were members of Big Blaine United Baptist Church of Jesus Christ. Patsy comes directly from Wilkes County, North Carolina and they were married in Fincastle County, Virginia, June 24, 1788. They came to the head-of-Blaine, now Lawrence County, Kentucky in 1804 by way of Floyd County, Kentucky...Old Peter died October 21, 1841, and was interred at Terryville, (now Martha), Kentucky. Patsy as she was called...died 1865, age 84.

Also from the Big Sandy Skaggs book notes for Peter Skaggs: Peter was known as "Old Peter". Peter and Martha moved to Kentucky around 1812. Martha, Kentucky was named for Martha Skaggs. Peter was a preacher around 1818 for a Baptist Church. Peter and Martha were the first Skaggs family to settle in Floyd County, Kentucky in 1804. They planted permanent roots at the head of Blaine Creek, in what is now Lawrence County and raised ten children between 1788-1811. Peter was Baptist and Lucille Sparks-Edwards says this of his influence: Peter, progenitor of countless number of Baptist ministers, seemed to have "paved the way" for generations - eight or more generations already, to live in and serve humanity. Life goes on in the Appalachia region, still as interesting and vital as in the 1700's. Although Peter was seemingly rebuked in church often for poor attendance, he evidentally "passed down" to many the essential qualities of living a good life.

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Birth: 1765 Tazewell County Virginia, USA Death: Oct. 21, 1841 Martha Lawrence County Kentucky, USA

Married Martha Cothrin June 24,1788 in Fincastle Co,VA. She was born Abt 1768 in Wilkes Co., North Carolina;and died abt 1865 in Martha, Lawrence County, Kentucky. Martha was a full blooded Cherokee Indian.

Children of Peter and Martha are.

1 Lewis L.Skaggs,

2 Solomon Skaggs

3 Martha Skaggs

4 Nancy Skaggs

5 Rachel Skaggs

6 John Skaggs

7 Jeremiah {Jerry} Skaggs

8 Moses Skaggs

9 Peter Skaggs Jr.

10 Isabelle{Bellie}Skaggs

Entries: 9179 Updated: 2011-09-16 14:37:04 UTC (Fri) Contact: Herschel W Skaggs

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Rev. Peter L. Skags Sr.'s Timeline

Augusta, Tazewell, Virginia Colony
Age 23
Montgomery, VA, USA
October 14, 1791
Age 26
Lawrence , KY, USA
Age 27
Botetourt, Virginia, United States
Age 30
Lawrence , Kentucky, USA
March 6, 1796
Age 31
Montgomery, Virginia, USA
Age 34
Lawrence, Kentucky, United States
October 2, 1802
Age 37
Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States
March 20, 1803
Age 38
Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States