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James Voorhees Staats
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Birth: Aug. 29, 1822
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1883
White Hall
Greene County
Illinois, USA

James was born in Millstone, Mercer County, New Jersey. He married Mary Ann Wyatt on 28 February 1849 in Greene County, Illinois.

Unknown Newspaper
23 August 1883

J. V. Staats, whose dangerous illness has been chronicled in these columns, was taken suddenly worse last Tuesday and died at 11 a.m. The funeral was to have been held yesterday but on account of the rain was postponed till today. The body was buried in the Jones grave yard. Rev. A. Orr officiated at the funeral services. Mr. Staats was a prominent farmer, universally respected and esteemed by all who knew him, and many of our readers will learn with regret of his death.

Excerpt from "1879 History of Greene County Illinois"
Page 597

STATTS, JAMES V. farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 27, P.O. White Hall. Mr. Statts is a native of New Jersey, born in 1822, and was in his 15th year when he accompanied his parents, Peter and Catherine Statts, to Greene Co., the family settling five miles north of White Hall.

Peter Statts was the possessor of but little of this world's goods, but he had a strong will and physical endurance that few, if any, excelled; a successful farmer; he passed away seven years ago, after a long life of usefulness and honor, at the ripe age of 88 years. His wife, whose maiden name was Voorhees, departed this life twelve years prior to her husband, and thus slowly the pioneers of long ago, whose generosity and kindness of heart have been sung by poets, and whose praises have been well written by American prose writers, are passing away.

James grew up on the old homestead, received a good common school education. At twenty-five he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Wyatt, a daughter of William Wyatt, deceased, once a prominent farmer, and well remembered by early settlers of Greene and Morgan Counties. There are seven children: Tobias, Peter, Abraham. Martha J., Sarah, Augusta, and Jessie. Like his worthy father, Mr. Statts acquired property through indefatigable effort, the homestead comprising two hundred acres, is among the best in the county.

Tobias H Staats 1850-1908
Martha "Mattie" J Staats 1850-
Amy A Staats 1852-1871 #58190918
Peter P Staats 1854-
Abram Staats 1857-1936 #10198693
Martha Jane Staats Meisenheimer 1859-1938
Sarah Priscella Staats Close 1864-1934 # 57500057
Catherine Augusta Staats Shaw #9440999
Jessie Estella
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  Peter Staats (1783 - 1871)
  Mary Ann Wyatt Staats (1832 - 1899)*
  Tobias H. Staats (1850 - 1908)*
  Amy A Staats (1852 - 1871)*
  Sarah Priscilla Staats Close (1864 - 1934)*
  Catherine Augusta Staats Shaw (1865 - 1941)*
  Mary Etta Staats (1871 - 1872)*
  Jessie Estella Staats (1874 - 1879)*
*Calculated relationship
Jones Cemetery
White Hall
Greene County
Illinois, USA
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Originally Created by: Judy Clark-Wick
Record added: Sep 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58190929
James Voorhees Staats
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