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There are several books listed farther down the list. All of them have Skiles/Skyles/Sciles/Shoiles etc listed in them somewhere. Hopefully, it will be a resource for everyone.

"The Skiles (Sciles) of Maryland 1666 into 1800's" Bulletin of the Maryland Genealogical Society, Inc.

  Wills,   of Joseph, John, James, and James Skiles

Here's another book.

Two of Erma Skyles Brown's Missouri books are listed on this page.
Our quarterly publication, the "Register", has been published continuously since 1966. Here you will find records and information pertinent to Sedgwick County and the surrounding area.
Mills Cemetery ... Garland, Texas

Mills Cemetery (Gate also says Garland Cemetery)
Centerville Road
Garland, Texas 75040
Directions: 1 block off intersection of Route 66 and Centerville Road.
With the hope to help those living afar find ancestors who may be buried in Garland, TX, in 1996 I started walking, recording, and researching grave stones and markers found (or no longer there) in the cemetery and include burials through January 1, 1998. Mills Cemetery is now a published work and can be ordered through the author, Linda-Jeanne Dolby.
History of Orange County, California:
with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present. Illustrated By Samuel Armor
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, CA (1921)
California Local History - Rocq - 6103
Calif. State Library History Room (RR)
CALL NUMBER: [Alcove] 979.496 A7a -- Book NC
Here's one called the Kentucky Explorer
Here's a Newsletter that references several Skiles persons.

Phelps Helps Newsletter
Every Name Index
Frantz Family
Recently published: Frantz Families -- Kith & Kin,

compiled by Dore M. Frantz, Sr., Lowell H. Beachler, Hazel Frantz Turner, Lorraine Frantz Edwards, and dozens more. Collectively, more than one hundred years spent on Frantz-family research! Edited by Lorraine Frantz Edwards, the material is presented in three volumes with 3180 total pages. Every family with "roots" in the German Baptist Brethren and/or Church of the Brethren will want this set.

Skiles, et. al., History of Parker County, 1980,
Parker County Historical Commission.
This is Volume I of the history and contains local history and family stories.

A genealogy listing Skiles as an allied family can be found at the PA State Library, Room 102 - Genealogy Microfiche G3566. The name is
Dickerson [microform] : a Kentucky-Virginia family :
by Cox, Carlyle Emmerson, 1882-

There is a reference to a Nehemiah H. Skyles on page 254 of the
"Directory of Ministers and the Maryland Churches They Served 1634-1990, Volume II, L-Z"
by Edna Agatha Kanely, published by FAMILY LINE PUBLICATIONS, Rear 63 E. Main Street, Westminister, MD 21157, date of publication was 1991.
The entry is as follows:
Skyles, Nehemiah H - (Ref) Jeff Chg (Ger): Jeff, 30 Apr 1875-14 Apr 1889 or 1890 (Ref 43, 931,1350, 1400)

"Old Somerset on The Eastern Shore of Maryland"
by Clayton Torrence

" "Peace at Bowling Green"
by Alfred Leland Crabb. Published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., copyright, 1955. The is a story of Jacob Skiles and his family as they moved west to Kentucky from Virginia in 1803. This book was found in the Tulsa City-County Library system.

"Washington County Maryland Chruch Records of the 18th Century 1768-1800"
Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsport
Catherine of John Skeyls and wife Christina b Jan 1 1797, bapt. August 4, 1797 Witnesses: John Kugel and wife Catherine
John of Jonas Skeals and wife Christina b Feberuary 16, 1799, bapt. May 13, 1799 Witnesses: John Kugel and wife Catherine

Several SCILES can be found in:
Brumbaugh, 1985, Library of Congress #67-24374:
as taken by John Miller, August, 1776.

Ruby Skiles Zirkle sends us this info on a SKILES book called
by John Phillips-Capital Publishing Company-8105 MacArthur Blvd.-Cabin John, MD. 20818.
It goes clear back to THOMAS SKILES-1666.

We have a Skiles author. Jack Skiles wrote "Judge Roy Bean Country".
Lubbock, TX. Texas Tech Univ. Press c 1996. Dewey No: 976.4/881 20 ISBN: 0896723747 hbk; 0896723690 pbk.

  B.O. Stercula, ŤSumner, Wash.Ù 3 v. in 1 map 30 cm.
  non-circulating genealogy dept 929.2 Sk327s
A book in the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

    ROCKNE, KNUTE, 1888-1931.
The autobiography of Knute K. Rockne, edited with prefactory note, by Bonnie Skiles Rockne
(Mrs. Knute K. Rockne).  LCCN: 31-30240  GV939.R6 A3. 
Rockne, Bonnie Skiles, Mrs.

    WILLIAM WEST SKILES, a sketch of missionary life at Valle Crucis in western North Carolina, 1842-1862...edited by Susan Fenimore
Cooper...New York, J. Pott & co., 1890  LCCN:  04-24212  BX5995.S39 C6.

    THE FAMILY TREE OF JOHN A AND LYDIA (NEHER) SKILES.... I am not sure if this is a private publication or not. It was sent to me by mail about 3 years ago.  There are some names wrtten by hand on the bottom of the front page. They are Bob & Maryalice Skiles from Daddy and Martha Skiles. John A Skiles and brothers Henry and James came from Ireland and settled in the United States.


    Ruth Campbell McAuley has written the following books:
        1) The Descendants of Magnolia Skyles and James Griswold. Ft. Madison, IA 1979. LC Call No: CS71.G87 1979. Dewey No: 929/.2/097319

        2) The Descendants of William Henry South and Susan Iowa Skyles. Clarksville, AK. 1502 Cherry Street, Clarkville 72830.
1982 LC Call No: CS71.S723 1982

        3) The Descendants of John Mills Skyles and Nancy Ellen Cloud.
LC Call No. CS71.S6295 1983.

by R C Reed

    Peter Stebbins Craig wrote a book entitled THE SWEDISH ANCESTRY OF MOSES JUSTICE OF SCHUYLER COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Shelved at Library of Congress under Illinois - Genealogy 90-131006  LC call number CS71.J98 1990.
I have a personal copy of this book. I also have a personal copy of "JUSTIS, JUSTUS, JUSTICE for ALL; A compilation of Early American Family Records" by Joyce Justus Parris that details ancestry of  Mary Justus, who married George Skiles in 1802, who is son of John Skiles.  If anyone would like info from these books let me know.
Sunnie Skiles

    HENRY REYNOLDS-CATHERINE SKYLES SUSSEX COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA CAMP CREEK, GREEN COUNTY TENNESSEE. it was written by Katharine Susong Harmon and published privately in 1989.  There is a copy in the Greene Public Library, TN.

Miscellaneous Books

1. Dobbins - Skiles From Pennsylvania to North America 
2. McAfee - Skiles - Liebmann Memorial 
3. Notes on the Skiles Family Genealogy  by R C Reed
4. Down the Great Wagon Road  by John
5. The Family Tree of John A and Lydia  (Neher) Skiles 
6. Who’s Who of America Vol 34 1966 - 1967
7. History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois edited by William Henry Perrin
8. Pope County, Illinois, Volume I, 1986 by Pape County Historical Society
9. Who’s Who of America Vol 2  1943 - 1950
10. Who’s Who of America  Vol 2  L - Z
11. Stadler - Skiles by  Fess Stadler

Immigration Books

1.   SHOYLE CHILDS  The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607 - 1660   By Peter Wilson
2.   SHALL  The Bristol Registers of Servants Set to Foreign Plantations   By Peter Wilson
3.   SHEILD SHELD STILES Early Virginia Immigrants 1623 - 1666  by George Cabell
4.   SHIELS  Settlers of Maryland 1679 - 1700  by Peter Wilson Coldham

Virginia & West Virginia

1.   Marriages of Some Virginia Residents 1607 - 1800 Series I Volume 6  BY  Dorothy Ford Wulfeck
2.   Marriages in th New River Valley, Virginina Montgomery. Floyd, Pulaski And Giles Countues
By Theresa A Fisher
3.   SHIELDS Virginia Colonial Abstracts Volume I By Beverly Fleet
4.   SHILES Virginia County Court Records   Order Book Abstracts of Northumberland County, Virginia 1657 - 1661  By Ruth & Sam Sparacio
5.    SHIELDS SHIELLS SHIELD SHEILE SHIELL SHIELE   Virginia County Court Records  Deed & Will Abstracts of Northumberland County, Virginia 1662 - 1666     By Ruth & Sam Sparacio
6.    Thomas Boon, Immigrant, Died 1723, Isle of Wight CO, VA And 1,000 of His Descendants BY Rupert Farnham Thompson
7.    Kanawha Valley Cemeteries  by Elaine Gates
8.     Frederick County, Virginia Wills & Administrations 1795 - 1816  By M N Kangas & D E Payne
9.     Cavaliers And Pioneers Abstracts & Grants Virginia Land Patents BY Nell Marion Nugent
10.   Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia  by Lyman Chalkley   This book is being indexed and youcan view it at the following site
11.   Kanawha County Marriages January 1, 1792 to December 31, 1869  by Julia Wintz
12.   Viginia Bible Records by Jeanette Holland Austin
13.   County Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists 1806 - 1809  by Meldon Wolfgang
14.   Early Kanawha County Marriages Part 1 1794 - 1826   by Kanawha valley Genealogical Society
15.   Pioneers and Their Homes on Upper Kanawha   By Ruth Woods Dayton
16.   West Virginia Estate Settlements  by Ross B Johnston
17.   Trans-Allegheny Pioneers  by John T Hale
18.    Marriages of Some Virginia Residents 1607 - 1800  by Wolfeck
19.   SKEELE SKILL   Virginia Will Records Land by Judith McGham
20.   A History of Greenbrier County  by Otis K Rice
21.   A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia 1733 - 1831  by Anne Lowry Worrell
22.   Augusta County Marriages 1748 - 1850   by Vrginia Historic Marriage Records
23.   SKEIL  Deed & Will Abstracts of Stafford County, Virginia 1699 - 1709  by Ruth & Sam Sparacio


1.    SHILES  SHIALL SHILD SHIELS   Old Somerset on The Eastern Shore of Maryland  By Clayton Torrence
2.   Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin V 13 1972
3.   Revolutionary Patriots of Washington County, Maryland  1776 - 1783   Henryn C Peden, Jr
4.   SKELES 9000 Men Who Signed The Oath of Allegiance and Fidelity To Maryladn During the Revolution   by Bettie Stirling Carothers
5.   Immigrant Ancestors of Marylanders  As Found in Locaal Histories  by Martha & Bill Reamy
6.   SHILES SHIELDS Land Records of Wicomico County Maryland 1666 - 1810   by Ruth T Dryden
7.  SHIALL They Lived in  Somerset 17th Century Marylanders by Wilmer O Lankford   can be found on the internet at the following address
8.  Washington County, Maryland Cemetery Records VOL II  Samuel Webster Piper
9.  CHILES SHILES  Lower Eastern Shore Maryland Marriages including the counties of Somerset, Worcester , Wicomico 1865 - 1906  by Ruth T Dryden
10. SHILES CHILDS SHILLS SHILE SHALES  SHIELS Tax Lists of Somerset County 1730 - 1740  by J Elliott Russo
11.  SHILES  Marriage Licenses of Somerset County, Maryland 1796 - 1831
12.  SHILES Somerset County, Maryland  Will Book EB14 1748 - 1749  Ruth T Dryden
13.  SHILES Somerset County, Maryland  Will Book 1750 - 1772  Ruth T Dryden
14.  SHILES Somerset County, Maryland  Will Book WK 1777 - 88  Ruth T Dryden
15.  SHILES Somerset County, Maryland  Will Book EB 7 1788 - 1799  Ruth T Dryden
16.  SHILES A Somerset Sampler Families of Old Somerset County, Maryland 1700 -   17776  by Pauline Manning Batchelder
17.  SHILES The Maryland Calendar of Wills 1635 (Earliest Probate) to 1685 Vol I  by Jane Baldwin
18.  SHILES The Maryland Calendar of Wills 1703 to 1713 Vol III  by Jane Baldwin
19.  SHILES The Maryland Calendar of Wills 1713 to 1720 Vol IV by Jane Baldwin
20.  SHILES The Maryland Calendar of Wills 1732 to 1738 Vol VII  by Jane Baldwin
21.  The British Invasion of Maryland 1812 - 1815  by William M Marine
22.  SHILLS Somerset County Wills 1770 - 1777 & 1675 - 1710  by V L Skinner, Jr
23.  SHEILLS  Somerset County, Maryland Births - Marriages - Deaths 1670 - 1720
24.  Shiles  Somerset County, Maryland Marriage Records 1796 - 1871  by Roy C Pollitt
25.  SCILES  SHILES Maryland Records Colonial, Revolutionary, County Church from Original Sources  by Gaius Marcus Brumbauch
26.  Marriage License of  Frederick County 1811 - 1840  Margaret E Myers
27.  History of Frederick County, Maryland  by T J G Williams
28.  Names in Stone 75,000 Cemetery Inscriptions from Frederick County, MD Vol 2  by Jacob Mehrling Holdcraft
29.  SHILES Maryland Historical Magazine Vol 5 1910
30.  SHILES Index to the register of Births, Marriages and Deaths in Stepheny Parish, Somerset County, MD
31.  SHEILL  The Early Settlers of Maryland  by Gast Skordas ( see if anyone else has this to verify spelling of author’s name)
32.  SHILES  Index to Maryland Colonial Wills  by James M Magruder, JR


1. Pulaski County, Illinois Genealogy Notes Volume I 1988  by Wanda L Atherton , Glenna Conant Badgley and Martha W McMunn
2. Pulaski County, Illinois Genealogy Notes Volume II 1988  by Wanda L Atherton , Glenna Conant Badgley and Martha W McMunn
3. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Schuyler County, Illinois  by Bateman & Selby
4. Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois
5. History of McDonough County, Illinois
6. History of Cass County, Illinois  by William Henry Perrin
7. Illinois Department of Public Health Death Index by Name Deaths 50 years and Over  found on Microfilm
8. Korean War Bonus Cards of Illinois  this was found on microfilm The LDS has the index on CD ROM
9. Pope County, Illinois Obits & Tidbits Volume II  by Carolyn Cromeenes Foss & Judy Foreman Lee
10. Histories and Families of Pope County, Illinois  By Pope County Historical Society
11.  History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois  by William Henry Perrin
12.  Williamson County Marriages 1839 - 1853 and 1865 Pope County Marriages 1826 - 1845 and Johnson County Marriages 1855 - 1860 In Illinois  by E L Sayers
13.  History of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois  by W R Brink & CO.
14.  Alexander County Cemeteries, Alexander County, Illinois  by Elaine Bonifield
15.  Gallatin County, Illinois Cemeteries Vol’s 1 & 2  by Glen Miner


1.  Past and Present of Dallas County, Iowa  by Prof. R F Wood
2.  The History of Lee County, Iowa


1.  Abstracts of Early Kentucky Wills & Inventories
2.  A New History of Muhleenberg County by Paul Camplin
3.  Jefferson County, Virginia - Kentucky Early Marriages  Book II by The Filson Club
4.  SKILEY Marriages of Flemming County, Kentucky  by Mrs. William Breckenridge Ardery
5.  Bullitt County, Ky. Marriages 1797 - 1872  by Miss Ludie J Kinkead
6.  Bullitt County, Kentucky, Land Records, 1819 - 1825  T. L. C. Genealogy
7.  Warren County, Kentucky Families  by Warren County Historical Society
8.  Warren County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Vol I  by Mary Moltenberry Rabold
9.   Kentucky Vital Statistics 1796 - 1851  by Annie Walker Burns
10. Warren County, Kentucky Wills and Settlements  Will Books A 7 B 1797  - 1823  by Mary Moltenberry Rabold and Elizabeth Moltenberry Price
11.  Held Captive by Indians Selected Narratives 1642 - 1836  by Richard VanDerBeets
12.  Kentucky Genealogy and Biography Vol V  by William Henry Perrin
13.  Warren County, Kentucky Marriages 1797 - 1851  by Helen Thomas, Mary Rabold & Elizabeth Price
14.  Records  of Wills Warren County, Kentucky  by Annie Walker Burns
15.  Kentucky Obituaries 1787 - 1854  G Glenn Clift
16.  Ancestral Graves in Warren County, KY  by Warren County Historical Society
17.  Warren County, Kentucky , History of
18.  The Late Boat in the Evening A profile of Rochester, Skilesville & Mud River County  by William Mc Clellan


1.  Cemeteries of Phelps County, Missouri Vol I Rolla & Miller Townships  by Phelps County Genealgogical Society
2.  Historyof Mississippi County, Missouri Beginning through 1972  by Betty F Powell
3.  Mississippi County, Missouri Loose Probate Papers 1845 - 1899  by Mississippi County Genealogical Society
4.  Book 10 Marriages 1897 - 1901  Ray County, Missouri
5.  Reynolds County, Missouri Sesquicentennial Year 1845 - 1995 Vol I  by Reynolds County Genealogical  and Historical Society.
6.  Maries County, Missouri Vol I & II
7.  Dent County, Missouri 1851 - 18870  Gasconade County, Missouri 1822 - 1850  by Nicholas Russell Murray
8.  Marriage Records Dent County, Missouri Book A 1851 - 1870  and Abstracts of Wills A 1866 - 1893  by Mrs. Howard W Woodruff
9.   History and Families Mississippi County, Missouri 1845 - 1995
10.  Phelps County, Missouri Heritage Vol I
11.  Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Counties, Missouri  by Goodspeed Publishing
12.  50th Anniversary Begnall Dam 1931 - 1981  by Lake of the Ozarks
13.  Cemeteries of Crawford County, Missouri  by Helen Wright
14.  Ozark Heritage Dent County, Missouri Area Cemeteries & Families Vol III  by Dent County Historical Society
15.   Webster County, Missouri Cemteryu Inscriptions Book I   by Mary Bean Cunningham
16.  Dent County Marriages 1851 - 1870  By Nicholas R Murray
17.  Texas County, Missouri Marriage Records 1847  - 1876  by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry
18.  Texas County Heritage   by Texas County, Missouri  Genealogical and Historical Society
19.  Scotland County, Missouri Cemetery Inscriptions  by Eugene Dodge
20.  Wills of  Scotland  County, Missouri 1843 - 1975  by Mebel Phillips Baker
21.   Phelps County, Missouri  Tombstone Inscriptions  by John Usry


1. Early Ohio Tax Records  by Esther Wefgandt Powell


1.  The History of  Noble County, Indiana   by Noble County History Book Committee
2.  Marion County, Indiana Birth Records July  1882 - Sept. 1907   by Jane E Darlington


1.  Rhea County Tax Lists 1819 -  1829   by Bettye J Broyles
2.  Tennessee Tidbits 1778 - 1914 Vol III    by Marjorie Hoodd Fischer & Ruth Blake Burns
3.  Sequatchie County, Tennessee Marriages 1858 - 1922
4.  Hamilton County, Tennessee Tombstone Records Vol I  Historical Records Survey
5.  History of  Hamilton County & Chattanooga      by Zella  Armstrong
6.  Early East Tennessee Taxpayers    by Pollyanna Creekmore
7.  Tennessee Tomstone Inscriptions and Manuscripts     by Jeannette Tilllatson Acklen
8.  History of Blount County From War Trial to Landing Strip  1795 - 1955    By  Inez E Burns
9.  Blount County, Tennessee Marriages 1795 - 1910   by Edith B Little
10. Early Mid Tennessee Marriages   by Byron Sistler
11.  Washington County, Tennessee Marriages 1780 - 1870   by Goldene Fillers Burgner
12.  Cemetery Records of Northern Gibson County, Tennessee Vol I & II   by Emily  Walker
13.  35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds   by Rev. Silas Emmet Lucas , Jr.
14.  Gibson County, Tennessee Marriage Records Vol A June 1860 - November 1870  by Mary Louise Gossum and Emily B Walker
15. The Goodspeed History of Tennessee Gibson County  by Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr.
16. Greene County, Tennessee Tax Digests 1809 - 1817   by Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr.
17. Greene County, Tennessee Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas 1783 - 1795  by Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr.
18. Marriages of Gibson County, Tennessee 1824 - 1860   by Edythe Rucker Whitley
19.  Tennessee Cousins A History of Tennessee People   by Worth S Ray
20.Genealogy Abstracts  From Tennessee Newspapers 1791 - 1808  by Sherida K Eddlemon
21. Greene County, Tennessee Marriages 1783 - 1868  by Goldene Fillers Burgner
22.  Tennesseee Mortality Schedual  by Byron & Barbara Sistler
23.  Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records  by Byron & Barbara Sistler

North Carolina

1.  The North Carolina Historical And Genealogical Register      by  J R B Hathaway
2.  North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register    by  J R B Hathaway
3.  The Index to Courthouse Records of Bertie County, N C 1720 - 1875  Deeds, Land Division Grants, Abstracts of Wills & Marriages
4.  Colonial Bertie County, N C Deed Books a - h 1720 - 1757  by Mary Best Bell
5.  A History of Rowan County, N C    by Rev. Jethro Ruple
6.  Bertie County, N C  County Court Minutes  1724 - 1792  Books 1 - 6   by Weynette Parks Haun
7.  Bertie County A Brief History   by Alan D Watson
8.  Rowan County, N C Marriage Records 1754 - 1866 Vol I & II  by Frances T Ingmire
9.  Marriages and Death Notices from the Western Carolina (Salisbury, N C)  1820 - 1842  by Robert M Topkins
10. Marriages of Bertie County, North Carolina 1762 - 1868   by Raymond Parker Fouts
11.North Carolina Taxpayers 1701 - 1786  by Clarence E Ratcliff
12. Abstracts of  North Carolina Wills   by J Bryan Grimes


1.  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 18th Century  Vol 2 by F Edward Wright
2.  Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania
3.  Biograhical And Portrait Cyclopedia of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
4.   History of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
5.   Biographical Annals of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Vols  I , II and III
6.   Egles Notes & Queries
7.    Runaways, Rascals & Rogues Vol I  Abstracts from Lancaster County, PA Newspapers 1794 - 1810  by Gary T Hawbaker

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