Tuesday, January 11, 2011


This is a photo that I took of Lewis Skipper's gravesite at the Old Colored Cemetery in Lewisburg, West Virginia. The cemetery is located behind Carnegie Hall.

Lewis Skipper appears on the 1880 Census in Greenbrier County, Lewisburg District as a 36 y.o. black male, who works in a tan yard, b. in Virginia, with Mary (36), James (20), Hezekiah (7), Amelia (6), and domestic servant - Eliza Choice (45) & Hugh Pollack (2) (who was an other relationship).
He is listed in the 1880 MARSH index for Greenbrier County.
He is listed on the 1900 Census in Greenbrier, Lewisburg, no age given, with Melia/Amelia Lacy (25), Maggie Brown (20), Frances Brown (2), Robert Meadows (31). In this census he is enumerated as "Lewis Kippers".
Greenbrier County Death Records reveal that he died on January 28, 1903 at 56 years and that he was born in Fincastle.
West Virginia Death Certificate # 12967 reveals that he was the father of Amelia Lacy who died in Greenbrier County in 1922.

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