The Stanifer/Standifers of Claiborne County

In response to a request from these three people:

Linda EssaryJoyce Stanifer Wallace and John Midwood

THE SEARCH FOR SARAH STANIFER

 

 

Some information from the following links:

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3042935&id=I0502 and

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2959749&id=I576168056

Much if not all the research in this project is that of Dale Standifer of Bakersfield, California. He has also researched James Standifer from the Mulberry Gap section of Hancock County and that research can be found HERE. This James Stadifer’s son Stephen’s wife’s tombstone in the Irish Memorial gardens reads the following:

"MARGARET STANDIFER, BORN MARCH 12, 1840, DIED MARCH 29, 1905.  CARRYING OUT HER WILL AS WELL AS THAT OF HER HUSBAND.  MRS. STANDIFER GAVE PRACTICALLY ALL THEIR PROPERTY TO THE BATIST CURCH OF TAZEWELL AND TO TAZEWELL COLLEGE.  HENCE HER MEMORY WILL EVER E SWEET IN THE MINDS AND HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE OF TAZEWELL."  Margaret and her husband died 5 days apart.

Hancock County Tennessee and It's People - 1989
William Standifer's parents could have been William Standifer who married Jemina Jones on June 24, 1779, in Henry County, Virginia. More probably is John Standifer who appears in the Orange County, North Carolina census in 1800. John's family consisted of 1 male under 10 years (Samuel?), 1 male 10-15 years (William?), 1 male 16-18 years (Elisha?), and 1 male 26-45 years (John?), 3 females 16-18 years, 2 females 19-25 years, and 1 female 25-45 years (John's wife?).

William and Mary Ann "Stanifer" were both members of the Mulberry Gap Church in Hancock County, Tennessee, as were also William and Mary "Polly" Gilbert Standeford. The "Standeford" spelling was used by Mary Gilbert's mother, Nancy Anne Cheek Gilbert, in her will, where she lists Mary's children as Nancy, Susan, and Rosanna in 1828 (the will shows that Mary "Polly" is nor alive in 1828). Mary's father was Joseph Hiram Gilbert who married the widow Cheek on May 8, 1784 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Virginia deed records show that William and Mary "Polly" (b. 1788 in Virginia) were married before 1811.

He Ever Stands by Ruby Ledbetter
Bible records of William (1757-1826) and Jemina Jones (1761-1838) Standefer of Henry County, Virginia show their son William, date of birth as May 19, 1788 and date of death as August 8, 1850. The bible copy date is 1917 and may, therefore, have been recorded in, in the late 1800's and be hopefully more accurate than one printed fifty years later with dates being recorded later by descendants.

"I believe Samuel settled in Lee County, Virginia along with William. They are seen living on adjoining farms in 1820 and 1830 in Lee County, Virginia. The others seemed to migrate to Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and Oregon."

William is shown in Lee County, Virginia in 1820, 1830 and 1840 and he was a property owner. He was married about 1809 to Mary Polly Gilbert, 3rd child of Joseph Hirman and Nancy Anne (Cheek) Gilbert. There is an interesting note about Mary Polly Standifer -- Her father willed her "one mare" at his death in 1804. In 1809 she was taxed for one mare, though she was not the head of a household. Her widowed mother, Nancy, had been taxed for four horses between 1806 and 1808. In 1809 Nancy was taxed for three horses and Mary for one. William Standifer had no horses in 1809 and in 1810 he was taxed for one horse -- He and Mary were married in 1809 and he is shown as owning a horse in 1810 -- at least they still had the mare! William was in Lee County Virginia prior to 1811 as he had land tradings documented in 1811, 1820, 1823, 1831, 1837 and 1845. William is not listed in his father's will -- it is said he was supposedly given his share of the estate before his father's death or perhaps they were estranged. William was listed in the will of 1826 for Nancy (Cheek) Gilbert, Mary Polly's mother. William "Standerford" and Nancy's three daughters were mentioned in this will -- Mary Polly was not, which would lead one to believe Mary Polly Standifer had passed before her mother.

After Mary Polly's death, about 1826, William married Mary Anne "Polly" Frost and they had six children. They are shown on the 1850 Census living in Hancock County, Tennessee where they had moved to in or about 1847. William and Mary Anne were members of the Mulberry Gap Baptist Church. They are shown in the 1860 Census to still be there -- It is interesting to note that William also changed the spelling of his last name to "Stanifer" on the 1860 Census, which fits the time frame when his son, William Wilson, and his children changed their last name spelling, dropping the second "d". One of the children of William and Mary Frost Standifer was Job born in 1842 in Lee Co., VA and died 1890. He married July 16, 1866 in Claiborne County to widow of Wiley Dunsmore, Amanda Stone. Amanda was the daughter of Reuben Floyd and Fetna Hurst Stone. They had one daughter:

Nelly STANDIFER (Job C. STANDIFER1) was born SEP 1879 in Texas, USA. She married Samuel T. BREEDING ABT. 1898, son of Samuel BREEDING and Sarah EVANS. He was born JUN 1876 in Tennessee, USA.

The Fading Warriors
This concluded that the two William's were one and the same. Wife Mary "Polly" Gilbert being the first wife and Mary Ann "Polly" being the second wife.

William Standifer is buried at the Mulberry Gap Church in Hancock County, Tennessee. He appears in the 1850 Hancock, Tennessee census as Stanifer born in North Carolina and in the 1860 Hancock, Tennessee census as born in Virginia. The family moved from Lee County, Virginia after their son, Reuben's birth and lived in Snake Hollow, near the Hancock and Claiborne County line in Tennessee.

Williams Standifer's family moved from Lee Co., Va after Reuben's birth and lived in Snake Hollow, near the Hancock and Claiborne Co., lines.

County Quarterlies, Books & Newspaper Articles

Standifer. The name Standifer is English* for dweller by a rocky ford. There seems to be many different spellings of this name: Sandefer, Sandeford, Sanderfer, Sandifer, Sandiford, Standeford, Standford, Stanfor and Staniford. The spelling used in this article are as they appeared in Census, Marriage and other records.

My connection to the Standifers of Hancock County, TN is thru my father Will S. Stapleton (b. 4 July 1904 in Claiborne Co., TN) whose mother was Laura Elizabeth "Standifer" (b. 7 Feb 1877 in Lee Co., VA and d. 7 Feb 1908, buried in Payne Cem behind Cedar Flat Church in Claiborne Co., TN). Her parents were Reuben Standifer (b. 5 Nov 1845 or 1848 in Lee Co., VA-now Wise Co., VA and d. 31 Oct 1933 and is buried in Spadling Cem two miles from Hwy 33 on Snake Hollow Rd. in Claiborn Co., TN) and Roseana J. Short (b. 1850 in Lee Co., VA, daughter of J. T. and N. Short and died ca 1880 and is buried in Standifer Cem in Wise Co., VA). Will's father was Isaac Floyd Stapleton (b. 8 Feb 1878 in Lee Co., VA, son of James and Ursula Roberts Stapleton Ratliff and d.11 Apr 1966, buried in Oak Grove Cem at Oak Grove Church in Claiborne Co., TN).

Reuben was living in Howard's Quarter, Claiborne Co, TN when the Civil War started. Several of the Standifers joined the 63rd TN Vol Inf (Conf), but Reuben and his older brother joined "B" Co 1st TN LT ART BE (Fed) in 1864. Pvt Reuben "Stnaford" (Rubin Staniford) and Pvt Job "Standerford" served at Cumberland Gap from 1864 until they were discharged at Nashville, TN in 1865.

On 7 Sept 1869 Reuben "Stanafer" married Roseanah in Wise Co., VA. They had six children between 1871 and 1880: William 1871, Mary Evelyn 1873, Elisha M., 1874, Morgan L. 1878, Laura Elizabeth 1878, and Mela L.1880. After Roseanah's death, Reuben married an Eagle woman and they had two daughters in the middle 1880s. The family moved to Claiborne County, TN about 1890. In 1897 Reuben "Standefer" married Nancy Bull Howerton (b. 14 Mar 1878 and d. 27 July 1931, buried in Spadling Cem with Reuben). Nancy brought a son to the marriage and they had eight children together between 1898 and 1923. Slay Standifer is the youngest of these. On 6 June 1932, Rubin "Standifer" married his fourth wife, Lucy Cinnamon (he gave his age at 84, she as 65). In all Reuben raised about twenty children.

Reuben's parents were William "Sandifer" (b. 1788 in NC) and Mary Ann (Polley) last name unk (b. 1807 in KY). They were married in the late 1820s and had six children from 1830 to 1845 or 1846: John 1830, Susan 1833, Loucinda 1836, Samuel 1840, Joab 1842 and Reuben 1845-48. William and Mary Ann "Stanifer" were both members of the Mulberry Gap Church in Hancock Co., TN as also were William and Mary (Polly) Gilbert "Standeford". The "Standeford" spelling was used by Mary Gilbert's mother, Nancy Ann ___Cheek Gilbert in her will, where she lists Mary's children as Nancy, Susan, and Rosanna in 1828 (the will shows that Mary (Poll) is not alive in 1826). Mary's father was Joseph Hirman Gilbert who married the widow Cheek on 8 May 1784 in Shenendoah County, VA. Virginia deed records show that William and Mary (Polly), b. 1788 in VA, were married before 1811. Also death records of VA show a Joseph "Standerfer" 77 yrs, 1 mon, died on 29 Mar 1887 and was the son of William and Mary Standerfer.

William's parents could have been William Standifer who married Jemima Jones on 24 June 1779 in Henry Co., VA. More probably is John Standifer who appears in the Orange County, NC Census in 1800. John's family consisted of 1 males under 10 yrs (Samuel?), 1 male 10-15 yrs (William?), 1 male 16-18 (Elisha?) and 1 male 26-45 (John). Females: 3 are 16-18, 2 are 19-25 and one is 26-45 (John's wife).

*English was brought to "England" in 450 AD by the Anglos, Saxons and Jutes (Anglosaxon) raiders from Northwestern Germany.

 

 

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From: < DStandifer@aol.com>
Subject: Re: Benjamin and Vesta, NE
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 12:10:16 EST


Hello List:

I have been following the news on Benjamin Standerfer's pension and Have some info that might be interesting to you. This Benjamin is not the Benjamin from Lee Co., VA., That Benjamin married to Sarah Baker, was the son of Isaiah Standifer, Grandson of William 1788, Great Gs of William 1757 etc. I have his and his wife's applications for Civil War Pension. He was in the Confederate Army.

My Standifer line runs from James 1797-1880, William 1822-?, Calvin Jasper 1848-1911, Robert Whitten 1881-1938, my Dad Roland Ashley 1915-1979 and me Dale Stanidfer 1938. I think that my line ties into the same line with the above but have not been able to tie it in yet.

Hope this is of some help to you.

Dale Standifer
Bakersfield, CA. 93308


Descendants of Isaiah Standifer


Generation No. 1

1. ISAIAH6 STANDIFER (WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JAMES J.3 STANDIFORD, JOHN2, WILLIAM STANFORT1) was born January 14, 1816 in Lee County, Virginia. He married MARY MAGGIE POTEET Abt. 1838. She was born 1816 in Virginia.

1870 Claiborne County Census Leon Myers

08026026,Standefer,Isaiah,54,M,W,Farmer,Virginia,
08026026,Standefer,Mary,52,F,W,Keeping house,Virginia,
08026026,Standefer,Mary,23,F,W,,Virginia,
08026026,Standefer,James,21,M,W,Works on farm,Tenn.,
08026026,Standefer,John,17,M,W,Works on farm,Tenn.,
08026026,Standefer,David P.,13,M,W,Works on farm,Tenn.,
08026026,Standefer,Elizabeth,11,F,W,,Tenn.,


Notes for ISAIAH STANDIFER:

Isaiah Standifer was born Jan. 14, 1816 in Virginia of parents born in Virginia and almost surely the son of William and Mary "Polly" (Gilbert) Standifer. He was first taxed in Lee County, Virginia in 1836. He married Mary Maggie Poteet about the year 1838,In 1850 they were living in Hancock County, Tennesseee at the time of the census (Ha-387-107). Isaiah was listed as 34 and Mary was 32, both born in Virginia. Five children had been born to their union.
In 1860 they had moved to Claiborne County where they were enumerated in the census of Civil District 6 (674-674). Isaiah was listed incorrectly in the published census as Josiah, age 44. Mary was 44 and all five of their children lived with them along with three more born after the 1850 census. They were the only Standifer family enumerated in the census of Claiborne County in 1860.
In 1870 the family was correctly listed in Claiborne County living in Civil District 8 Big Spring. Isaiah was listed as 54 and Mary was 52. Their five youngest children still lived with them. Several other Standifer families lived in Claiborne County in 1870 including his brother Joseph and his wife Nancy who lived in Civil District 9 Tazewell. Next door to Joseph aged 60 lived his apparent son William aged 38.
Isaiah and Mary were living in Civil District 8 of Claiborne County in 1880 with their son Benjamin F. (201-201). He was listed as B. F. Standifer age 40 born in Virginia of parents born in Virginia with wife Sarah E. and five children. Living nearby were the remnants of Isaiah's brother Joseph's family. They lived in the household of Joseph and Nancy's son John(212-212). Joseph had apparently died and Nancy was listed as 67 years of age and the mother of John, who lived next door with his wife Mary and a large family. (This is the family of Sarah Stanifer of this research – Joe Payne.)
He applied for Civil War pension in 1901 which was rejected.

Children of ISAIAH STANDIFER and MARY POTEET are:
2. i. BENJAMIN F.7 STANDIFER, b. 1839, Lee County, Virginia; d. November 28, 1910, New Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
ii. MARTHA STANDIFER, b. 1842, Virginia.
iii. WILLIAM STANDIFER, b. 1844, Virginia.
iv. MARY A. STANDIFER, b. November 1847, Virginia.
3. v. JAMES R. STANDIFER, b. December 16, 1850, Claiborne County, Tennessee; d. September 15, 1891, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
vi. JOHN STANDIFER, b. 1852, Claiborne County, Tennessee. (Can confuse this John with John son of Joseph and Nancy)

1880 Claiborne County Census - District #9 - Tazewell district – Very possible this John listed above. Leon Myers
108,284,294,9,Standifer,John,W,M,26,,M,Farmer,TN?,VA,VA,
108,284,294,9,Standifer,Sarah,W,F,22,Wife,M,Keeping house,TN,TN,TN,
108,284,294,9,Standifer,Vola,W,F,3,Daughter,S,,TN,TN,TN,
108,284,294,9,Standifer,Vilet,W,F,8/12?,Daughter,S,,TN,TN,TN,Born September

vii. DAVID P. STANDIFER, b. 1855, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
viii. ELIZABETH STANDIFER, b. 1858, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
ix. MALLIS STANDIFER, b. 1861, Claiborne County, Tennessee; m. BREWER.


Generation No. 2

2. BENJAMIN F.7 STANDIFER (ISAIAH6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JAMES J.3 STANDIFORD, JOHN2, WILLIAM STANFORT1) was born 1839 in Lee County, Virginia, and died November 28, 1910 in New Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee. He married SARAH E. BAKER 1860 in Tazewell, Claiborne Co., Tennessee. She was born May 1841 in Hancock County, Tennessee, and died in New Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

1860 Claiborne County Census – Leon Myers

674,Standifer,Isaiah,44,M,W,Farm Laborer,,502,Va,,,,,,
674,Standifer,Mary,44,F,W,,,,Va,,,,,,
674,Standifer,Benjamin,21,M,W,Laborer,,,Va,,,,,,
674,Standifer,David,5,M,W,,,,Te,,,,,,
674,Standifer,Elizabeth,2,F,W,,,,Te,,,,,,
674,Standifer,James,11,M,W,,,,Te,,1,,,,
674,Standifer,John,8,M,W,,,,Te,,1,,,,
674,Standifer,Martha,18,F,W,Domestic,,,Va,,1,,,,
674,Standifer,Mary,14,F,W,,,,Va,,1,,,,
674,Standifer,William,16,M,W,Domestic,,,Va,,1,,,,

Household: 1880 Claiborne County Census FamilySearch.org

 Name 

Relation

Marital Status

Gender

Race

Age

Birthplace

Occupation

Father's Birthplace

Mother's Birthplace

 B. F. STANDIFER 

 Self 

 M 

 Male 

 W 

 40 

 VA 

 Farmer 

 VA 

 VA 

 Sarah E. STANDIFER 

 Wife 

 M 

 Female 

 W 

 39 

 TN 

 Keeping House 

 TN 

 TN 

 E. K. STANDIFER 

 Son 

 S 

 Male 

 W 

 12 

 TN 

 Works On Farm 

 VA 

 TN 

 Thomas STANDIFER 

 Son 

 S 

 Male 

 W 

 9 

 MO 

 At Home 

 VA 

 TN 

 Hugh STANDIFER 

 Son 

 S 

 Male 

 W 

 7 

 IA 

  

 VA 

 TN 

 Della C. STANDIFER 

 Dau 

 S 

 Female 

 W 

 5 

 IA 

  

 VA 

 TN 

 Mary L. STANDIFER 

 Dau 

 S 

 Female 

 W 

 3 

 IA 

  

 VA 

 TN 

 


Source Information:

 

Census Place

District 8, Claiborne, Tennessee

 

Family History Library Film  

1255247

 

NA Film Number  

T9-1247

 

Page Number  

178B


Notes for BENJAMIN F. STANDIFER:
BENJAMIN F. STANDIFER enlisted in October 1862 in the Confererate Army at Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, and was mustered in on November 14, 1862. He was a private in Company "F", 1st Regiment Tennessee Cavalry (Col. James Carter's Cav), Vaughns Brigade; He was a member of Capt. Francis Fulkerson's company. He was wounded by sabre on his left shoulder and back causing damage to his spine that would cripple him for the rest of his life.
This wound occured during the battle around Winchester, Virginia in the fall of 1864. Benjamin remaind with his unit until May of 1865 when General J. E. Johnson surrendered near Charlotte, North Carolina; Benjamin was present at the surrender, his name appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War and he was paroled at Cumberland Gap, Kentucky by Col. William Y. Dillard, 34th KY. Inf. Vols. on April 26, 1865. He took the Oath of Allegiance to the U.S. Government in Cumberland Gap, Kentucky on May 29, 1865; he then returned home to New Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, where he lived until he died on November 28, 1910. He was born in Lee, County, Virginia in 1839. He filed for a Civil War Pension on December 17, 1904. Benjamin F. Standifer was dark complexion, with dark hair and blue eyes and was 5 ft. 9 inches high. (from Soldiers application for pension #6562 and widow's pension application # 3420)

Children of BENJAMIN STANDIFER and SARAH BAKER are:
i. E. K.8 STANDIFER, b. 1868.
ii. THOMAS I. STANDIFER, b. 1871.
iii. HUGH STANDIFER, b. 1873.
iv. LELLA C. STANDIFER, b. 1875.
v. MARY D. STANDIFER, b. 1877.
vi. MALE STANDIFER, b. 1880.

3. JAMES R.7 STANDIFER (ISAIAH6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JAMES J.3 STANDIFORD, JOHN2, WILLIAM STANFORT1) was born December 16, 1850 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died September 15, 1891 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee. He married AMANDA HURST September 11, 1874 in Claiborne Co., Tennessee, daughter of HARMON HURST and NANCY JOHNSTON. She was born August 12, 1857, and died March 11, 1936 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee. (HARMON, AARON, THOMAS H. HURST, JOHN “MILLCREEK” HURST)

More About JAMES R. STANDIFER:
Burial: Evans Cemetery, Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN.
More About AMANDA HURST:
Burial: Evans Cemetery, Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN

1880 Claiborne County Census – Leon Myers
107,142,142,8,Hurst,Harmon,W,M,63,Husband,W,Farmer,TN,TN,TN,
107,142,142,8,Standifer,James,W,M,28,Son-in-law,M,Works on Farm,TN,TN,TN,
107,142,142,8,Standifer,Amanda,W,F,22,Daughter,M,Keeping house,TN,TN,TN,
107,142,142,8,Standifer,Robert A.,W,M,4,Son?,S,,TN,TN,TN,
107,142,142,8,Standifer,Thomas W.,W,M,3,Grandson,S,,TN,TN,TN,
107,142,142,8,Standifer,Charley E.,W,M,1,Grandson,S,,TN,TN,TN,
107,142,142,8,Standifer,John,W,M,19,Son,S,Works on Farm,TN,TN,TN,.

Children of JAMES STANDIFER and AMANDA HURST are:
i. MARY8 STANDIFER, b. January 1875, Tennessee; m. NATHANIEL HURST, 1889.
ii. ROBERT A. STANDIFER, b. July 04, 1875, Claiborne County, Tennessee; d. October 10, 1903, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
More About ROBERT A. STANDIFER:
Burial: Evans Cemetery, Powell Valley, Claiborne, County, Tennessee
iii. THOMAS W. STANDIFER, b. February 15, 1877, Claiborne County, Tennessee; d. November 27, 1937, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
More About THOMAS W. STANDIFER:
Burial: Evans Cemetery, Powell Valley, Claiborne, County, Tennessee
iv. CHARLES E. STANDIFER, b. February 25, 1879, Claiborne County, Tennessee; d. January 21, 1968, Claiborne County, Tennessee; m. LYDIA HURST;
b. October 15, 1875; d. December 20, 1940, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
More About CHARLES E. STANDIFER:
Burial: Evans Cemetery, Powell Valley, Claiborne, County, Tennessee
More About LYDIA HURST:
Burial: Evans Cemetery, Powell Valley, Claiborne, County, Tennessee
v. HARVEY STANDIFER, b. February 1880.
vi. MARTIN STANDIFER, b. 1881.
4. vii. WILLIAM HENRY STANDIFER, b. August 14, 1882, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; d. February 18, 1969, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
viii. BIRDIE STANDIFER, b. 1883.
ix. GROVER S. STANDIFER, b. November 05, 1885, Tennessee; d. April 05, 1905, Tennessee.
More About GROVER S. STANDIFER:
Burial: Evans Cemetery, Powell Valley, Claiborne, County, Tennessee
x. NANCY STANDIFER, b. 1889.
xi. JAMES K. STANDIFER, b. March 18, 1891, Tennessee; d. October 30, 1940, Tennessee.
More About JAMES K. STANDIFER:
Burial: Evans Cemetery, Powell Valley, Claiborne, County, Tennessee


Generation No. 3

4. WILLIAM HENRY8 STANDIFER (JAMES R.7, ISAIAH6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JAMES J.3 STANDIFORD, JOHN2, WILLIAM STANFORT1) was born August 14, 1882 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died February 18, 1969 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee. He married PEARLIE WILMOUTH December 03, 1904 in Tazewell, Claiborne Co., Tennessee, daughter of ROBERT WILMOUTH
and MARGARET DANIELS. She was born February 11, 1890 in Tennessee, and died August 15, 1967 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

More About WILLIAM HENRY STANDIFER:
Burial: Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee

More About PEARLIE WILMOUTH:
Burial: Evans Cemetery, Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN.

Children of WILLIAM STANDIFER and PEARLIE WILMOUTH are:
5. i. RALPH DEAN9 STANDIFER, b. October 30, 1906, Washburn, Tennessee; d. May 13, 1984, Washburn, Tennessee.
6. ii. ROXIE BERNETT STANDIFER, b. June 24, 1908, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; d. July 20, 1989, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
iii. AMANDA MARGARET STANDIFER, b. May 23, 1910, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; d. 1988, Kent, Washington; m. (1) WILMOUTH; m. (2) SCOTT.
7. iv. TIP HUGHES STANDIFER, b. September 11, 1912, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; d. January 31, 1988, Rockville, Maryland.
v. DAN CARTER STANDIFER, b. October 11, 1914, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; m. RUTH.
vi. BILLIE STANDIFER, b. October 14, 1916, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; d. October 01, 1918, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
More About BILLIE STANDIFER:
Burial: Evans Cemetery, Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN
8. vii. RUTH PAULINE STANDIFER, b. July 13, 1919, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
9. viii. MARY KATHERINE STANDIFER, b. September 27, 1922, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
ix. JOE CLOUD STANDIFER, b. September 13, 1924, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; d. April 27, 1983, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; m. AILEEN LANE.
More About JOE CLOUD STANDIFER:
Burial: Evans Cemetery, Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN.
10. x. JACK DEMPSEY STANDIFER, b. February 23, 1927, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; d. July 21, 1976, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
xi. BABY STANDIFER, b. February 13, 1929, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; d. February 13, 1929, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
More About BABY STANDIFER:
Burial: Evans Cemetery, Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN.
xii. THOMAS JEFFERSON STANDIFER, b. January 30, 1930, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; d. August 12, 1961, Michigan.
More About THOMAS JEFFERSON STANDIFER:
Burial: Evans Cemetery, Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN.
11. xiii. JAMES ROBERT STANDIFER, b. February 18, 1933, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; d. June 22, 1979, Bremen, Georgia.

 

Generation No. 4

5. RALPH DEAN9 STANDIFER (WILLIAM HENRY8, JAMES R.7, ISAIAH6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JAMES J.3 STANDIFORD, JOHN2, WILLIAM STANFORT1) was born October 30, 1906 in Washburn, Tennessee, and died May 13, 1984 in Washburn, Tennessee. He married SUSAN MARY HURST. She was born December 19, 1906.

Children of RALPH STANDIFER and SUSAN HURST are:
i. BILLIE JEAN10 STANDIFER, b. December 15, 1931; m. JOHN MCNEIL.
Notes for JOHN MCNEIL:
Owned McNeil Funeral Home in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
ii. LON TIPTON STANDIFER, b. October 19, 1933.
iii. JOYCE ANN STANDIFER, b. April 13, 1936; m. CHUMLEY.
iv. JOHN HOWARD STANDIFER, b. August 15, 1938.
v. SAMMY LUCILLE STANDIFER, b. September 16, 1940; m. BOOKER.
vi. RUTH NADINE STANDIFER, b. March 02, 1943; m. WALLACE.
vii. JOE DAN STANDIFER, b. October 16, 1944.
viii. PEARLIE FRANCES STANDIFER, b. May 25, 1946.
ix. JAMES EDWARD STANDIFER, b. December 21, 1947.

6. ROXIE BERNETT9 STANDIFER (WILLIAM HENRY8, JAMES R.7, ISAIAH6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JAMES J.3 STANDIFORD, JOHN2, WILLIAM STANFORT1) was born June 24, 1908 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died July 20, 1989 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee. She married (1) CLYDE MCCOLLOUGH. He was born November 13, 1897 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died March 27, 1956 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee. She married (2) FRANK HAYES. He was born May 06, 1925 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
More About CLYDE MCCOLLOUGH:
Burial: Evans Cemetery, Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN.

Child of ROXIE STANDIFER and CLYDE MCCOLLOUGH is:
i. BOBBIE JUNE10 MCCOLLOUGH, b. February 22, 1930, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; d. July 05, 1985, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; m. BILL RUTHERFORD; b. April 08, 1928, Tennessee; d. Tennessee.

7. TIP HUGHES9 STANDIFER (WILLIAM HENRY8, JAMES R.7, ISAIAH6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JAMES J.3 STANDIFORD, JOHN2, WILLIAM STANFORT1) was born September 11, 1912 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died January 31, 1988 in Rockville, Maryland. He married MATTIE HODGES.

Children of TIP STANDIFER and MATTIE HODGES are:
i. JANE10 STANDIFER.
ii. JUDY STANDIFER.
iii. FAYE STANDIFER.
iv. STEVE STANDIFER.

8. RUTH PAULINE9 STANDIFER (WILLIAM HENRY8, JAMES R.7, ISAIAH6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JAMES J.3 STANDIFORD, JOHN2, WILLIAM STANFORT1) was born July 13, 1919 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee. She married HERMAN HODGES. He was born July 23, 1910.

Children of RUTH STANDIFER and HERMAN HODGES are:
i. JACKIE10 HODGES, b. January 31, 1943.
ii. DAVID HODGES, b. March 06, 1947; m. PAT MCWHORTER, Bremen, Georgia.
iii. LINDA HODGES, b. February 28, 1951; m. TOMMY BROOKS.
iv. PAT HODGES, b. July 17, 1952.

9. MARY KATHERINE9 STANDIFER (WILLIAM HENRY8, JAMES R.7, ISAIAH6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JAMES J.3 STANDIFORD, JOHN2, WILLIAM STANFORT1) was born September 27, 1922 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee. She married PETE MYERS. He was born December 15, 1914 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, and
died September 25, 1993 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
More About PETE MYERS:
Burial: Tazewell Irish Cemetery, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee

Children of MARY STANDIFER and PETE MYERS are:
i. DOROTHY10 MYERS, b. February 07, 1938; m. DEAN CHITTUM.
ii. FRANKIE MYERS.

10. JACK DEMPSEY9 STANDIFER (WILLIAM HENRY8, JAMES R.7, ISAIAH6, WILLIAM5,
WILLIAM4, JAMES J.3 STANDIFORD, JOHN2, WILLIAM STANFORT1) was born February 23, 1927 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died July 21, 1976 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee. He married NORMA JEAN WEST, daughter of KYLE WEST and VIOLA BRANHAM. She was born October 04, 1927 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died December 04, 1999 in Claiborne County Hospital, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
More About JACK DEMPSEY STANDIFER:
Burial: Cheatham Chapel Cemetery, Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN.
More About NORMA JEAN WEST:
Burial: December 06, 1999, Cheatham Chapel Cemetery, Tasewell, Claiborne Co., TN.

Children of JACK STANDIFER and NORMA WEST are:
i. BETSY10 STANDIFER, m. LIFORD.
ii. MARY LOU STANDIFER.
iii. ROGER STANDIFER, m. KATHY.
iv. JUDY STANDIFER, m. STEVEN MINTON.

11. JAMES ROBERT9 STANDIFER (WILLIAM HENRY8, JAMES R.7, ISAIAH6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JAMES J.3 STANDIFORD, JOHN2, WILLIAM STANFORT1) was born February 18, 1933 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died June 22, 1979 in Bremen, Georgia. He married MILDRED SUE PARKER March 08, 1957 in Tazewell,
Claiborne Co., Tennessee. She was born August 04, 1940 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
More About JAMES ROBERT STANDIFER:
Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Bremen, GA.

Children of JAMES STANDIFER and MILDRED PARKER are:
i. WILLIAM EDWARD10 STANDIFER, b. February 24, 1958, Middlesboro, Kentucky; m. CATHY RUTLEDGE, April 24, 1981, Bremen, Georgia, First Baptist
Church; b. December 06, 1957, Bremen, Georgia.
ii. ROBERT KENT STANDIFER, b. October 29, 1960, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; m. SUZIE BONNE HIGGINS, August 08, 1981, Bremen, Georgia,
First Methodist Church; b. May 07, 1961, Carrollton, Georgia.
iii. TERESA GAIL STANDIFER, b. September 28, 1961, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

 


From: < DStandifer@aol.com>
Subject: Re: Benjamin and Vesta, NE
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 14:14:08 EST


Rick:

I must not have made myself clear. My Benjamin F. Standifer is not the Benjamin Standerfer in Iowa. My Ben, b in Lee Co., VA. and died in New
Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN. His wife Sarah E. Baker applied for a widow's pension and that is where I got her maiden name, Baker, also Ben's death date
of Nov. 28, 1910. As far as I know this Ben was never in Iowa and was only married once, to Sarah E. Baker.

Hope this helps.

Dale
here are some letters regarding pension for Ben.


LETTERS TO TENNESSEE STATE PENSION BOARD, FROM BENJAMIN F. STANDIFER:

JAS. A. DAY
REGISTER, CALIBORNE COUNTY



Tazewell, Tennessee Apr. 25, 1905

Col. Frank Moses.
Dear Sir:
Sometime in Dec. 1904 I filed an application for state pension.
What has ever been done about it? What proof if any more will I have to make. Let me know at once as I am in very needy circumstances and need it
badly


Respt.
Benjamin F. Standifer



H. Y. Hughes, Judge Quarterly Terms
J. W. Rose, Clerk First Monday in January,
April, July and October


CLAIBORNE COUNTY COURT



TAZEWELL, TENN June 6th, 1905


Capt. Frank A. Moses.
Dear Sir:
What proof is needed in the claims of Benjamin F. Standifer & Thomas Evans. Please let me know about these claims as they are in very needy circumstances. Please send me some blanks for widows to fill out.

Respt:
Jas. A. Day


New Tazewell, Tennessee
July 21, 1905

Col. Frank A. Moses
Nashville, Tenn.



In regard to where we were disbanded in April 1865,our regiment, the 1st Tenn. Cav. Co. "F" commanded by Col. Carter. My recollection is our Colonel aimed to go to our army commanded by Gen. J. E. Johnson in N. C. and after marching and countermanding Col. Carter, told the command that he could do no more and every man would have to care for himself.

At this distant day can't say whether we were in North Carolina or South West Virginia, any way our regiment were not far from the North Carolina line.
Our regiment done duty a great part of the war in South West Virginia and North Carolina.

After being disbanded I returned home and the 29th day of May 1865. I taken the oath at Cumberland Gap, (Tennessee crossed out) Ky.

I solemily make oath that I volentierred in Capt. Fulkerson's Company Co. "F" 1st Tenn (Volinteers) Cavalery in Tazewell, Tennessee in the fall of 1862 and that I served as a faithful soldier till I was disbanded by my Colonel in April 1865 and at no time were I absent without lief.(spelled this way in his letter).

Attest. Jas A. Day D.C. Benjamin X F. Standifer

mark

State of Tennessee]
Claiborne County ]

Sworn to and subscribed before me This July 22, 1905

Jas A. Day D. C.

 

Linda Essary has a question for any of you Old Time Tazewell natives. I am thinking that Linda means Uncle Joe Buis didn’t she? Email me or Linda if you remember Uncle Joe, I remember him working for Wilson and Bill Hurst and being around in my younger days in Tazzewell. Any stories you have might be great to add to this site.

Her question -

Joe, my father's side of the family were old-time Claiborne Co./Tazewell residents.  They were the Margraves and Essarys.  My father died several years ago and I wish I'd gotten more info from him while he was alive; however, occasionally, something will come to my mind about a "jewel" that he shared with me.  Have you always lived in Claiborne County??  Curious......what is your age???  Did you know or hear of Uncle Joe Rice (a freed slave) who lived up behind the old drive-in???

 

 

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