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 Hiram B. Standiford

 From William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas; pub. 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL

Hiram B. Standiford was one of the early settlers arriving at Paola (Miami County, KS) in 1855.

"On the life of Honorable H. B. Standiford, who while a member of the Territorial Legislature, died at Lecompton, January 3, 1858, we quote from E. W. Robinson's History of Miami County, as follows:' By the death of Mr. Standiford, Lykins County lost one of her ablest and most widely respected citizens.   He was a leader to be trusted, a friend warm and steadfast, and a citizen whose calm judgment, in public and private life, was consulted and relied upon by the entire community.  In public life he was an uncompromising Free-state man; firm, but not vindictive, active, but not revengeful.  He had been an anti-slavery member of the Missouri Legislature and came to Kansas in the spring of 11855, locating near the town of Stanton, where he took up his residence.  He attended the special session of the Legislature which assembled at Lecompton, December 7, 1855, and died the day previous to the meeting of that body in regular sessions.  His remains lie buried in the cemetery at Stanton.'"

His tombstone reads: "The founder of Stanton"

(See Kansas Cemetery Records).

Hiram B. Standiford was the son of Ephraim and Margaret Brashears.  He was married 1. to Elizabeth D. Kincaid on December 10, 1835 in Crawford County, Indiana.  He married 2. Frances Nolen on March 20, 1845 in Cass County, Missouri.

Hiram B. and Elizabeth Kincaid's children:

1. Barbara Jane Standiford m. Edward R. Yoeman, November 27, 1861, Miami Co., KS

2. Margaret Elizabeth Standiford (b. Mar. 27. 1838; d. Feb. 11, 1861) m. Isaiah Nichols in Lykins Co., KS

3. Winfred Wilshire Standiford

Hiram B. and Frances Nolen's child:

4. Frances Standiford, b. Cass Co., MO.

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