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Joshua Stoolfire
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1803
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 1863
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA

Extract from the 1850 Census:
Name: Joshua Stoolfire
Age in 1850: 47
Estimated birth year: 1803
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Race: white
Gender: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1850: Donegal, Washington, Pennsylvani
Value of real estate: $2800
Occupation: farmer
Census place: Donegal, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_834; Page: 505; Image: 519
Date: 3 Oct 1850

Extract from the 1860 Census:
Name: Joshua Stoolfire
Age in 1860: 58
Estimated birth year: 1802
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1860: Donegal, Washington, Pennsylvania
Post office: West Alexander
Value of real estate: $4000
Value of personal property: $400
Occupation: farmer
Census place: Donegal, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll M653_1191; Page: 346; Image: 351; Family History Library Film: 805191
Date: 14 Jul 1860

Extract from "History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men" by Boyd Crumrine, Philadelphia, L H Leverts & Co., 1882:
Charles Stoolfire was a farmer who lived and died in Donegal township. His home was a farm of one hundred and six acres of land, which he purchased of George Humbaugh, Aug. 18, 1804, a part of the tract "Freedom," patented to Mark Causland Jan. 15, 1798. The homestead of Charles Stoolfire is now owned by Mr. Ralston. He had a very large family of children, eleven of whom reached mature age. JOSHUA married Margaret Miller. Jacob, who married Isabella Rogers, and Margaret, the wife of Alexander Hunt, both live in Licking County, Ohio. Catharine married Jacob Grear, and went to Hancock County, Ohio. Lydia also married, and lives in Ohio. Sarah became the wife of James McKey, and removed to Illinois. George married Nancy Madden, and lives in this State. David went to Kansas, where he married, and Susan, who became Mrs. Joseph Ritchie, lives in Ohio. Nancy is Mrs. John Rush, and resides near West Middletown, in this county. Eliza died single. Mrs. Daniel Sheller, Mrs. Ruth Hayburn, and other residents in this vicinity are lineal descendants of Charles Stoolfire.

Joshua Stoolfire died March 16th, 1863, near West Alexander, Pa., after a few days illness, in the 60th year of his age.
About 30 years ago he embraced Christ, and joined the U.B. church. From the first, he was a happy, working, and faithful follower of the Lord. His sense of Divine acceptance was clear - his love of Christ was fervent - and his zeal in his Master's cause was great and unabating. The salvation of souls was the desire of his heart and the labor of his life. He loved prayer and Christian fellowship; opposed sin and vice without fear, firmly and faithfully. The writer of this humble tribute saw him just before he was taken sick. In parting, he said: "Preach holiness, brother, to your people, preach holiness." He was a ripe Christian; and on his death-bed the consolations of the gospel were his comfort and support. He was ever looking unto Jesus, and Jesus was with him. His conversation was full of Jesus; and his end was peaceful, joyful and triumphant. - W.H.L., West Alexander, Pa.

He married Margaret Miller 23 Apr 1822 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Family links: 
  Charles Stoolfire (1778 - 1852)
  Elizabeth Betsy Froniker Stoolfire (1788 - 1866)
  Margaret Miller Stoolfire (1798 - 1881)
  Sarah Stoolfire McCay (1800 - 1882)*
  Joshua Stoolfire (1803 - 1863)
  Jacob Stoolfire (1805 - 1890)*
  Catherine Stoolfire Guear (1807 - 1893)*
  Mary Stoolfire McVay (1813 - 1883)*
  Eliza Stoolfire (1815 - 1843)*
  George Christopher Stoolfire (1817 - 1905)*
  David Stoolfire (1821 - 1889)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: believed to be buried in this cemetery.
Buffalo Cemetery
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Richard Rhode
Record added: Jan 13, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123356967
Joshua Stoolfire
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