Richard L Stafford

7 March 1839–24 July 1913 (Age 74)
Preston, Preston, Chenango, New York, United States

The Life of Richard L

When Richard L Stafford was born on 7 March 1839, in Preston, Preston, Chenango, New York, United States, his father, Job Nelson Stafford, was 26 and his mother, Wealthy Padgett, was 28. He married Celia Frances Wells on 6 January 1861, in Village of Oxford, Oxford, Chenango, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Bainbridge, Chenango, New York, United States in 1850 and Preston, Chenango, New York, United States in 1865. He died on 24 July 1913, in Village of Oxford, Oxford, Chenango, New York, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Oxford, Chenango, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard L Stafford
1839–1913
Celia Frances Wells
1842–1936
Marriage: 6 January 1861
Lottie B Stafford
1862–1937
George Lewis Stafford
1873–1937

Spouse and Children

    Male1839–1913Male

    Celia Frances Wells

    Female1842–1936Female

MARRIAGE
6 January 1861
Village of Oxford, Oxford, Chenango, New York, United States
children

(2)

    Lottie B Stafford

    Female1862–1937Female

    George Lewis Stafford

    Male1873–1937Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 24

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places in England so called, which do not all share the same etymology. The county seat of Staffordshire (which is probably the main source of the surname) is named from Old English stæð ‘landing place’ + ford ‘ford’. Examples in Devon seem to have as their first element Old English stān ‘stone’, and one in Sussex is probably named with Old English stēor ‘steer’, ‘bullock’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Richard Stafford in household of Gale N Stafford, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Richard Stafford in household of Job N Stafford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Richard S Hafford, "United States Census, 1910"

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