Benjamin Staley

1799–13 April 1852 (Age 53)
Wythe, Virginia, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Staley was born in 1799, in Wythe, Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob Stahelin, was 31 and his mother, Catherine Steffey, was 27. He married Regina Huddle on 19 December 1824, in Wythe, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 10 daughters. He died on 13 April 1852, in Wythe, Virginia, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Rural Retreat, Wythe, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Staley
1799–1852
Regina Huddle
1801–1844
Marriage: 19 December 1824
Mary M. 'Molly' Staley
1822–
C... a Staley
1836–
Hiram Staley
1826–1863
Hesekiah Staley
1827–
Rachael Staley
1830–1855
Catherine Staley
1831–1891
Jemima Staley
1834–1898
Ephriam Staley
1834–1868
Elizabeth “Betty” Staley
1835–1915
Barbara Ann Staley
1837–1898
Susan Staley
1839–1909
Matilda Staley
1842–1910
Lucy Ann Staley
1844–1901

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 December 1824
Wythe, Virginia, United States
children

(13)

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Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Stahelin

    Male1768–1814Male

    Catherine Steffey

    Female1772–1820Female

siblings

(10)

    Joseph Staley

    Male1790–1869Male

    Mary or Polly Staley

    Female1795–1883Female

    Male1799–1852Male

    John Staley

    Male1799–1860Male

    Rachel Staley

    Female1800–1866Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 13

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English: byname from Middle English staley ‘resolute’, ‘reliable’, a reduced form of Stallard .2 Belgian French: from Old French estalee ‘fish trap’, hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, or topographic name for someone who lived near where fish traps were set.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Staley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jamina Staley in household of Benjamin Staley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benj Staley in entry for Geo Wamples, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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