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James Porterfield "Squire" Staton
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Birth: May 22, 1864
Monroe County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1916
Oak Hill (Fayette County)
Fayette County
West Virginia, USA

Parents:William A.Staton born March 12,1822 Amherst,Monroe Co.VA Died March 31,1905 Talcott,Summers County WV.
Elizabeth Jane Erskine born 1823 Amherst,
Monroe Co.died March 29,1884 Talcott,
Summers Co.WV
Graves unknown.

Wives:Nancy E.Smithson
Emma Jones
Ella Selina Susan Burdette

Children:Emmett,Dell,Florence,Vera,Norma,Faye

James was Justice of the Peace in 1892 in Summers County West Virginia and again in 1900 in Fayette County.
In 1896 he moved the family to Ramsey County,North Dakota for 1 year where he was deputy sheriff but returned to Fayette County.
In 1905 he bought a home in Oak Hill and was elected mayor he served 3 terms he was also postmaster.
He was a director in the Merchants and
Miners Bank of Oak Hill.
Information taken from article in The Fayette Journal newspaper November 2,1911.

He was a Mason and Shriner.
Had a finger cut off from working in a sawmill.
He played fiddle,wife Ella played piano,all his children played a instrument or sang,son Dell played guitar.
Dell Jr. was a recording artist and band leader in the late 1940's and 50's.
Daughter Norma played piano and sang in her church for 35 years and her children and grandchildren have carried on the tradition and love of music.
James "Squire" was a very tall man at 6'4.
1st wife Nancy died Jan 9,1894 Summers County,WV.
of Pneumonia at 32,her parents were
John Alderson Smithson,Sarah Still.Burial unknown.
2nd wife Emma Jones died after giving birth
to Vera she was raised by her grandparents Edwin Trent Jones,Mary Margaret Jameson.

James committed suicide 1 month after his son Emmett died.
Family never really knew why but said he was very distraught after Emmett's death.
 
 
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 Spouses:
  Emma W. Jones Staton (1869 - 1895)
  Ella Selina Susan Burdette Staton (1872 - 1963)
 
 Children:
  Emmett S. Staton (1883 - 1916)*
  Dell Coleman Staton (1884 - 1934)*
  Florence Staton Spradlin Pettigrew (1888 - 1972)*
  Vera Wayte Staton Elkins (1895 - 1941)*
  Norma Atwell Staton Foglesong (1896 - 1984)*
  Clara Faye Staton Hopkins (1899 - 1965)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
High Lawn Memorial Park
Oak Hill (Fayette County)
Fayette County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Kay Herndon-Foglesong
Record added: Mar 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107179100
James Porterfield Squire Staton
Added by: Kay Herndon-Foglesong
 
James Porterfield Squire Staton
Added by: Kay Herndon-Foglesong
 
James Porterfield Squire Staton
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- Kay Herndon-Foglesong
 Added: Apr. 5, 2013
 
 
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