Beginning in April 1798, Albany jury lists identified him as an innkeeper. In 1801, he paid $18 for a tavern license. As late as September 1803, he was identified as a freeholder and an innkeeper.
In January 1800, he witnessed the will of a neighbor. In 1800, his first ward household counted twelve residents including five girls ten or younger. A decade later, seventeen individuals were living under his roof.
From the beginning of the century, Skinner was a visible downtown mainliner. In June 1802, the Albany paper noted that he purchased a record fifty-five pound [striped] bass for $4.50.
In March 1810, a large number of Albany and Colonie Republicans met in his "long room" on Green Street. In December, a meeting was held at Skinner's by those interested in forming a play-house in Albany. During the early 1800s, a number of organizations met at his establishment.
Jared Skinner was dead by February 1813 when his will passed probate. The first city directory issued a few months later listed his widow as an innkeeper at 159 Court Street. It was one of seven Skinner-named addresses included in the city wide listing.
Sources: The life of Jared Skinner has no CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted 4/10/13; last updated 5/27/18