When Jewett Stafford was born on 13 January 1793, in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Joseph Stafford, was 33 and his mother, Orpha Sweet, was 34. He married Harriet Matilda Eggleston in 1818, in Essex, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 12 August 1862, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Rochester Cemetery, Rochester, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.
English: habitational name principally from Stafford (Staffordshire), but occasionally from other places with similar names, such as Stafford House in Ifield (Sussex), possibly East and West Stowford in East Down (Devon), and three minor places in Devon called Stafford, in Dolton, Broadhembury, and Colyton parishes. The places are all named with Old English ford ‘ford’ as the final element, but have different initial elements. The Staffordshire placename has Old English stæth ‘river bank, shore’; Stafford in Colyton (Devon) has Old English stān ‘stone, rock’; the Sussex placename has Old English stēor ‘steer, bullock’; East and West Stowford (Devon) have Old English stæf ‘staff, stave, rod’; Stafford in Dolton and Stafford in Broadhembury (Devon) may have Old English stæth, stān, or stæf.
Irish (Wexford): variant of Stocker .