Harriet Staats

Brief Life History of Harriet

When Harriet Staats was born about 16 April 1844, in Jackson, Virginia, United States, her father, Elijah Staats, was 50 and her mother, Ann Evans, was 33. She married Capt Newton N Poling on 25 April 1861, in Jackson, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Phillips, Kansas, United States in 1875. She died about 11 March 1919, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 74.

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Capt Newton N Poling
Harriet Staats
Marriage: 25 April 1861
Naomi A Poling
Minnie A Poling
Oella Washtella Poling

Sources (8)

  • N Poling in household of N Poling, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • N E Staats, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • N Poling in household of H? Reid, "Kansas State Census, 1875"

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U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from Staat .

History: This was the name of a prominent Dutch family in New Netherland, where it was often spelled Staets.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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