The 1850 census for NYC shows an Elizabeth Skates 86 living in the household of Eliza Clark 58, her 2 sons, and Mary Renne 54. Is it possible that Elizabeth was Elizabeth Snedeker of Dutchess & Queens, daughter of James/Jacobus Snedeker & Jane Welling, widow of Nathaniel Renne of Newtown, Queens, perhaps widow of an unknown Skates or Skaats (pronounced about the same)and mother of Eliza and Mary?
James/Jacobus Snedeker lived in Flatbush, married Jane at Newtown 1765. Soon after he removed to Dutchess Co where he Bap Elizabeth 1766 and other daughters. He lived in Dutchess til 1783-1790; he is on the 1790 census for Newtown, living 2 houses from the father of Nathaniel Renne. The Nathaniel Renne - Elizabeth Snedeker marriage was in 1791 at Newtown. Nathaniel died 1813 after a long illness, leaving his widow and several children, incl. probably Thomas, Jane, James, Julia, Esther, and possibly Samuel, Mary & Eliza.
Can anyone shed some light? Thanks.