Robert Stalker


Robert Stalker

Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Death 6 Aug 1871 (aged 66)
Devon, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA
Burial Redfield, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 28186137 View Source

Son of Alexander Stalker & Helen Marshall.

He married Janet Tanch 17 Dec 1826 in Clackmannan. They came to the US in 1852 on the "Statira Morse" with children Robert, John, William & Isabella. Sons Alexander and James Tanch came to the US separately.

They lived in NY State near Rochester until at least 1856, then moved to KS.

In Scotland, Robert, had been a collier, laborer and 'spirit dealer'. In KS he was a farmer.

This gravestone is 4-sided. Robert & Janet's information is on 2 of the sides - 3rd is their former daughter-in-law, Susan C (Foote) Stalker McGuire - and A. Alex Stalker, possibly a son of Susan and her 1st husband, James Tanch Stalker.

Other children - not listed at

James Tanch Stalker 1833-1884 m Susan Foote [memorial #28186168]
Isabelle Stalker 1848-Aft 1897 m William T Ramsey #63574245
John Stalker 1845- m Mary Ann Thompson

Several other children born in Scotland and died young


Robert Stalker died August 6, 1871 aged 66 yrs
The (race, role) appointed
I have run
The combats (over?)
The prize is won
& now my (witness?)
is on high
& now my _______ _______
(is?) in the sky

Gravesite Details

In good condition, but not all words are legible

Family Members



In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees


  • Created by: Nancy
  • Added: 10 Jul 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 28186137
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Stalker (30 Nov 1804–6 Aug 1871), Find a Grave Memorial ID 28186137, citing Marion Cemetery, Redfield, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Nancy (contributor 47000110) .