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Arnie (#47015036)
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Been involved with geneology for about 8 years. I remember dad talking about the family as a kid growing up. Sure wish I would have paid more attention. Started looking for graves on find a grave about a month ago and got hooked.
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william bittles
Thomas Bittles
Hi Arnie, thank you for the photo of the Thomas Bittles headstone. Thomas Bittles was my great great great great Grandfather who was born in Gilford Co. Down Northern Ireland. I live in Belfast Northern Ireland, Thanks again
Added by william bittles on Nov 06, 2012 12:02 PM
s schmidt
Shepherd White
I had requested a picture of Shepherd White as part of the Stafford Family ancestry. The request has come back saying the cemetery has no record of him being in that cemetery. I expect he is because his wife is there. Can you confirm it?
Added by s schmidt on May 07, 2012 6:28 PM
jakinley
Caroline Stafford
For another party I was looking for Staffords in Maple Shade Cem. in Geauga County and took a pix of Caroline Stafford...very new looking stone but may be same Caroline that you posted. I saw that stone also almost buried in grass.
Added by jakinley on Mar 22, 2012 7:46 PM
Mike Stafford
Royal Marzine & Luzerne Stafford
FYI

Father Cornelius R. STAFFORD-3628
Birth 4 Feb 1813 Manchester, Ontario Co., New York
Census 1850 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
Census 1870 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
Census 1880 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
Death
Burial
Marriage 4 Apr 1839 Geauga Co., Ohio
Father Jonathan STAFFORD-3619 (1770-1821)
Mother Phebe MANCHESTER-3625 (1780-1869)
Mother Phebe F. WHITNEY-3702
Birth Aug 1821 Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., New York
Death 21 Feb 1904 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
Burial
Father John WHITNEY-7593 ( - )
Mother
Children
F Olive S. STAFFORD-3703
Birth Jun 1841 Ohio
Census 1900 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
Census 1920 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
Death abt 1922
Burial
Spouse Jacob A. (or Austin J.) RICHARDS-3707 (1844- )
Marriage 1 Jan 1866 Geauga Co., Ohio
Spouse Jabey WICKS-13140 (1831- )
Marriage abt 1891
M Royal Marzine STAFFORD-3705
Birth Apr 1848 Ohio
Census 1900 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
Census 1910 Geauga Co., Ohio
Census 1920 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
Death 11 Jun 1929 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
Burial Maple Shade Cem., Auburn, Geauga Co., Ohio
Spouse Jennie Emigene (Jenny) JAQUES-3711 (1861- )
M Lionel Byron STAFFORD-3706
Birth Apr 1851
Census 1880 Leroy, Lake Co., Ohio
Census 1900 Concord Twp., Lake Co., Ohio
Census 1910 Painesville, Lake Co., Ohio
Death
Burial
Spouse Mira C. FROST-3714 (1859- )
Marriage 1 Jan 1877 Geauga Co., Ohio
Spouse Sarah A. NIGNMAN-3715 (1862- )
Marriage 30 May 1884
M Luzerne D. STAFFORD-3704
Birth 1861
Death 13 Oct 1862 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
Burial Maple Shade Cem., Auburn, Geauga Co., Ohio
Marriage

FATHER NOTES: Cornelius R. STAFFORD-3628
Census (1850): Listed as Cornelius Stafford age 32, a farmer, with wife Phebe age 29, daughter Olive age 9 and sons L. (?) age 7 and M age 2.
Census (1870): Listed as Cornelius Stafford, a farmer, with wife Phebe and sons Royal M. and Byron L.
Census (1880): Listed as a farmer with wife.
General: Came to Auburn Twp, Geauga Co., Ohio in 1837 and settled on the Mills tract.

Statement by C. R. STAFFORD.
________

I was born in Manchester, New York, Feb. 4, 1813. Our school district was called the Stafford District because of sixty scholars enrolled, forty were Staffords. The road on which they lived is now called Stafford Street. The Mormon Smith family lived near our house. I was well acquainted with them and attended school with the younger children. There was much digging for money on our farm and about the neighborhood. I saw Uncle John and Cousin Joshua Stafford dig a hole twenty feet long, eight broad and seven deep. They claimed that they were digging for money but were not successful in finding any. Jo Smith kept it up after our neighbors had abandoned it. A year or two after Jo claimed to find the plates of the "Book of Mormon." He had men dig a tunnel near fifty feet long in a hill about two miles north of the hill where he claimed to find the plates. I tried to look into a peep-stone in my hat in a dark room; I saw nothing, some claimed they could. I saw old Jo Smith, his wife and Mrs. Rockwell baptized by prophet Jo Smith. I have seen Jo in drunken fights; father and son were frequently drunk. I remember when a man (Hurlbut) came to our school house and took statements about the bad character of the Mormon Smith family, and saw them swear to them. Jo Smith, the prophet, told my uncle, William Stafford, he wanted a fat, black sheep. He said he wanted to cut its throat and make it walk in a circle three times around and it would prevent a pot of money from leaving. Jo's family ate the sheep; he duped many people in similar ways. He claimed to receive revelations from the Lord. The Smiths stole six hogs-heads from us; everything missing was claimed by our neighbors to be in possession of the Smiths. I would make oaths to my statement were not the Justice sick.
[Signed.] C. R. STAFFORD
Witnessed by:
R. M. STAFFORD (Son)
INA M. RICHARDS (G. daughter).
Auburn, O., March, 1885.




CHILD NOTES: Olive S. STAFFORD-3703
Census (1900): Listed as Olive S. Wicks with husband Jabey Wicks and daughter Ina M. Richards.
Census (1920): Listed as Olive S. Wicks, a widow, with daughter Ina Richards.

CHILD NOTES: Royal Marzine STAFFORD-3705
Census (1900): Listed as Royal M. Stafford, a farmer, with mother Phebe and nephew Lynn C. Richards.
Census (1910): Listed as Margine R. Stafford, a divorced farmer, with son Oakley and daughter-in-law Blanche E.
Census (1920): Listed as Marzine R. Stafford in son Oakley's household.
General: Id#: 0342651
Name: Stafford, Ro? M.
Date: Jun 4 1929
Source: Source unknown
Notes:
Stafford-Ro? M., age 81 years, beloved father of Oakley E. Stafford,
Monday evening. Funeral to be held from Auburn Center
Church, Thursday, June 6, at 2 p. m. Burial at Auburn
Center.


CHILD NOTES: Lionel Byron STAFFORD-3706
Census (1880): Listed as Bryon Stafford, a farmer, with wife Myra, brother Royal and his wife Emma.
Census (1900): Listed as Byron L. Stafford, a miller, with wife Sarah A., daughter Bessie E. and son Ray C ?
Census (1910): Listed as Byron L. Stafford with wife Sarah A. and son Fay C.

CHILD NOTES: Luzerne D. STAFFORD-3704
Death (13 October 1862): Died young.
Added by Mike Stafford on Sep 07, 2011 5:11 PM
Mike Stafford
John Stafford
FYI
Father John STAFFORD-3825
Birth 29 Jan 1779 Tiverton, Newport Co., Rhode Island
Census 1810 Farmington Twp., Ontario Co., New York
Census 1820 Farmington Twp., Ontario Co., New York
Census 1830 Manchester, Ontario Co., New York
Census 1840 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
Death 2 Oct 1849 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
Burial Maple Shade Cem., Auburn, Geauga Co., Ohio
Marriage 1 Mar 1807 New York
Father Joshua STAFFORD-3177 (1749-1809)
Mother Susannah CORY-3570 (1752-1814)
Mother Margaret ORR-3859
Birth 13 Jul 1784 New York
Death 13 Nov 1849 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
Burial
Father
Mother
Children
F Samantha STAFFORD-3860
Birth 8 Mar 1808 Manchester, Ontario Co., New York
Death 21 Jun 1884
Burial
Spouse David PAYNE-3868 (1804-1880)
F Maria(h) A. STAFFORD-3861
Birth 31 Mar 1810 Manchester, Ontario Co., New York
Death 1 Mar 1893 Genesee Co., Michigan
Burial Thetford Cem., Thetford Twp., Genesee Co., Michigan
Spouse Collin Y. CAPRON-3877 (1811-1887)
Marriage 17 Feb 1833 Manchester, Ontario Co., New York
F Lucinda STAFFORD-3346
Birth 24 Feb 1812 Manchester, Ontario Co., New York
Death 2 Mar 1885 Fayette Co., Iowa
Burial West Union Cem., Fayette Co., Iowa
Spouse David STAFFORD-3289 (1803-1851)
F Mary STAFFORD-3862
Birth 2 Sep 1814 Manchester, Ontario Co., New York
Death 18 Jun 1842 Troy, Ohio
Burial
Spouse Asa Londson SHAW-3881 ( - )
M John Everson STAFFORD-3863
Birth 5 Jul 1817 Manchester, Ontario Co., New York
Death 18701880 Lenawee Co., Michigan
Alt. Name Everson John Stafford
Burial
Spouse Mary Ann QUINN-3887 (1820-1880)
Marriage 4 May 1843 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
M Sanford STAFFORD-3864
Birth 7 Jun 1820 Manchester, Ontario Co., New York
Census 1860 Thetford, Genesee Co., Michigan
Census 1870 Thetford, Genesee Co., Michigan
Census 1880 Thetford, Genesee Co., Michigan
Death 17 Jul 1906 Genesee Co., Michigan
Burial Thetford, Genesee Co., Michigan
Spouse Nancy TINKHAM-3891 (1826-1910)
Marriage 3 Jul 1842 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
F Elizabeth Shaw "Eliza" STAFFORD-3865
Birth 27 Sep 1824 Manchester, Ontario Co., New York
Death 3 Jun 1849 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
Burial
Spouse Shepherd Hall WHITE-3843 (1820- )
Marriage 28 Jan 1848 Geauga Co., Ohio
M William F. STAFFORD-3998 ,
Birth 18 Feb 1829 Manchester, Ontario Co., New York
Census 1860 Wheatland Twp., Hillsdale Co., Michigan
Census 1870 Wheatland Twp., Hillsdale Co., Michigan
Census 1880 Wheatland Twp., Hillsdale Co., Michigan
Death 6 Jul 1907 Wheatland Twp., Hillsdale Co., Michigan
Burial Dibble Cem., Wheatland Twp., Hillsdale Co., Michigan
Spouse Juliette STAFFORD-3294 (1829-1916)
Marriage 10 Apr 1851 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
M Philo STAFFORD-3867
Birth 2 May 1831 Manchester, Ontario Co., New York
Census 1850 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio
Census 1860 Thetford, Genesee Co., Michigan
Death 16 Sep 1899 Genesee Co., Michigan
Burial Thetford, Genesee Co., Michigan
Spouse Frances C. RIDDLE-4019 (1838-1893)
Marriage 4 Oct 1857 Genesee Co., Michigan
Spouse Mary E. -4030 ( - )
Marriage 1893/4

FATHER NOTES: John STAFFORD-3825
Census (1810): Listed as Jno Stafford.
1 male age 26 to 44
1 male age 10 to 15
1 female over 45
1 female age 16 to 25
1 3 females under 10
Census (1820): Listed as John Stafford
1 male age 26 to 45
2 males under age 10
1 female age 26 to 45
2 females age 10 to 16
2 females under 10
Census (1830): Listed as John Stafford
1 male age 50 to 60
1 male age 10 to 15
1 male age 5 to 10
1 male under 5
1 female age 40 to 50
1 female age 20 to 30
3 females age 15 to 20
1 female under 5
General:
History of Geauga County, Ohio
Geauga County, Auburn Township, page 204

John Stafford was born in the State of New York and there married Margaret Orr. They had seven children-Samantha, Maria, Everson, Sanford, Eliza, William, Philo and Mary. Mr. Stafford came to Auburn with his family about 1837, and settled on lot twenty-six, Atwater tract. They both died at that place about 1850. Their family all reside in the western States.

CHILD NOTES: John Everson STAFFORD-3863
General: Family living in Wheatland twp, Hillsdale Co. Michigan in 1850 Census.

CHILD NOTES: Sanford STAFFORD-3864
Census (1860): Listed as Sanford Stofford, a farmer, with wife Nancy and children Calvin, Erwin, John, Harriet and Dewit.
Census (1870): Listed as a farmer with wife Nancy, sons John & Perry and daughters De Ette age 11 and Vesta age 4.
Census (1880): Listed as a farmer with wife, daughters Vesta, Susa & Hattie Blackmer (widow), granddaughters Luilla Blackmer and grandsons Theron and Ivan Blackmer.
Death (17 July 1906): Died at age 86.
General: Sanford and his wife, Nancy, settled in Thetford twp, Genesee Co. MI and owned the same farm from 1853 until their deaths.

CHILD NOTES: Elizabeth Shaw STAFFORD-3865
Birth (27 September 1824): Sandy Dames has her birth date as 1828.

CHILD NOTES: William F. STAFFORD-3998
Census (1860): Listed as William F. Stafford, a farmer, with wife Juliette and son Charles F.
Census (1870): Listed as William Stafford, a farmer, with wife Juliette and sons Charles & Orlo.
Census (1880): Listed with wife and sons Charles and Grant.

CHILD NOTES: Philo STAFFORD-3867
Census (1850): Living with Joshua Stafford, his Uncle.
Census (1860): Listed as Phile Stofford, a sawyer, with wife Frances and son Mortimer.
General: Enlisted in Co. A 18th Michigan Infantry 5 Aug 1862 at Hudson for 3 years, aged 30, mustered in 26 Aug 1862. Discharged on Surgeons certificate of Disability at Lexington, KY on 26 Dec 1862.
Added by Mike Stafford on Sep 07, 2011 4:33 PM
Mike Stafford
James A. Stafford
FYI
Father James A. STAFFORD-256571

Birth 1845 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio

Census 1870 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio

Census 1880 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio

Census 1920 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio

Census 1930 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio

Death 18 Apr 1931 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio

Burial Maple Shade Cemetery, Auburn, Geauga Co., Ohio

Marriage 26 Dec 1869 Auburn Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio2

Father Christopher M. STAFFORD-25646 (1808-1892)
Mother Emily ROCKWELL-25650 (1810-1883)
Mother Florence A. HICKOX-256831

Birth abt 1847 Ohio

Death
Burial
Father
Mother
Children

FAMILY NOTES
Marriage (26 December 1869): Listed as James K. Stafford.

FATHER NOTES: James A. STAFFORD-25657
Census (1870): Listed as James A. Stafford, a farmer, with wife Florence.
Census (1880): Listed as James A. Stafford with wife, Florence A.
Census (1920): Listed as James A. Stafford, a widower farmer.
Census (1930): Listed as James Stafford, a widower.
General: No Children in 1880 History.

Id#: 0342606
Name: Stafford, James
Date: Apr 20 1931
Source: Source unknown
Notes:
Stafford: James, age 85, Saturday evening. Services to be held from
the Auburn Center Church, Monday, April 20, at 2 p. m.
Burial at Auburn Center.


No Children in 1880 History.

No Children in 1880 History.

Id#: 0342606
Name: Stafford, James
Date: Apr 20 1931
Source: Source unknown
Notes:
Stafford: James, age 85, Saturday evening. Services to be held from
the Auburn Center Church, Monday, April 20, at 2 p. m.
Burial at Auburn Center.


MOTHER NOTES: Florence A. HICKOX-25683
General: No children in 1880 History.

1. Stafford Data Branch 14
GEDCOM file imported on 2 Nov 2000.
2. Stafford Marriages in Geauga Co. OH, LDS Micofilm 1530450.


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Maple Shade Cemetery . . . 1
Auburn Twp. . . . 1
Added by Mike Stafford on Sep 07, 2011 4:27 PM
David H. Sweeney
Morris Brewster (42293638)
I have a copy of my G-G-Grandmother's diary. In the year 1862 she writes "16 Jan ,... Went to Morrie's (Brewster) funeral. Can never, never, never see him again. He was my best, best friend." I think this may have been him. I know by the diary he was a civil war soldier on furlough. He came home sick and died at home. Later she says that he died 13 Jan 1862. This is not 100% proof that this is the same man, but it seems close enough.
David H. Sweeney
Added by David H. Sweeney on Aug 01, 2011 9:41 AM
Rose Mary Minyard
Thank you!
Thanks for adding headstone picture for Mrs. Dodge. Can I use your picture on my tree on Ancestry.com?
Added by Rose Mary Minyard on Jul 26, 2011 8:40 AM
Rose Mary Minyard
Thank You!
Thanks so much for adding Mr. Dodge's headstone picture! Rose Mary
Added by Rose Mary Minyard on Jul 26, 2011 8:34 AM
Colorado Ray
Calvary Cemetery
Would you know if there is a website link to an internment listing for Calvary? If so, could you please send it to me?

Thanks,
Ray
Added by Colorado Ray on May 24, 2010 7:02 PM
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