Aaron J. Skillman, was native of New Jersey and after arriving at years of maturity he was married there to Eliza Van Norstand, also a native of the same state In 1852 they came to the west, settling in Harrison Township, Macomb County, Michigan, where the father followed the occupation of farming, devoting his entire life to agricultural pursuits. He died August 21, 1869, his birth having occurred June 25, 1810, while his wife, who was born April 6, 1812, died December 1, 1896. In their family were ten children. Those living are: Catharine, the wife of John P. Hart, of Adair, Michigan; Mary, the widow of George Beal, of Lansing, Michigan; Martin L.; Isaac, of Grand Rapids, this state; George Washington, of Sandusky, Ohio; and Delphi, the widow of Albert Walker, of National City, California. Those deceased ore: Abram, who was born September 9, 1833, and died February 17, 1885; Georgiana, who was born April 26, 1840, became the wife of James Bell, her death occurring August 21, 1865; Anna Eliza, who was born April 15. 1844, and died July 3, 1876; and Peter VanDorn, who wee born December 18, 1851, and died November 4, 1874. (Source: Past and Present of Macomb County, Michigan By Robert F. Eldredge)
A Lecture on the Science of Astronomy was delivered by Aaron J. Skillman on February 25, 1837. Click the link below to read the text.
Title: A Lecture on the Science of Astronomy
Author: Aaron J. Skillman
Publisher: Terhune & Letson, 1837
Length: 43 pages