Robert Lee Stanford MD

9 May 1816–16 April 1887 (Age 70)
Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Robert Lee

When Robert Lee Stanford MD was born on 9 May 1816, in Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jonathan F Stanford, was 41 and his mother, Phoebe Meter, was 38. He married Mary Ann Taylor on 17 May 1839, in Washington, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Washington, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Sullivan, Tennessee, United States in 1860. He died on 16 April 1887, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Rock Springs, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States.

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Robert Lee Stanford MD
Mary Ann Taylor
Marriage: 17 May 1839
Hannah E Stanford
Nancy E Stanford
Sarah E Stanford
Jonathan Franklin Stanford
Samuel Payne Stanford
Robert A Stanford
Joseph Delaney Stanford
Laura J L Stanford
Artha D Stanford

Spouse and Children

17 May 1839
Washington, Tennessee, United States


    Hannah E Stanford


    Nancy E Stanford


    Sarah E Stanford


    Jonathan Franklin Stanford



+4 More Children

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

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. 
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 14

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 19

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Stanford, for example in Bedfordshire, Kent, and Norfolk, or Stanford Dingley in Berkshire, Stanford in the Vale in Oxfordshire, or Stanford le Hope in Essex, etc., all named from Old English stān ‘stone’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • R L Stanford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robt L Stanford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robert L Stanford in entry for Samuel Paine Stanford, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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