Descendants of John Standiford  

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Generation No. 1

1.  JOHN3 STANDIFORD, JR.  (JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1702 in Baltimore Co, MD, and died 1752 in Baltimore Co, MD.  He married ESTHER FULLER January 01, 1726 in Baltimore Co, MD, daughter of JOHN FULLER and SARAH HEATH.  She was born 1706 in MD.  Her death date is unknown.

Notes for JOHN STANDIFORD:  
John was the son of John and Margaret Skelton Standiford.

MARRIAGE: Barnes; Maryland Marriages, 1634-1777; p. 169.

DEATH: MD inventory of estate 13 Oct 1752 - 7 Jul 1753 .  Esther was administratrix of the estate 106.9.2 Administrative Bond was posted 20 Sept 1752 by Esther Standiford with Michael Duskin and Abraham Ditto; she was the administrator of the estate and states he left nine children. The estate and stated he left nine children: in March 1755 she posted an additional bond she would pay orphans their share of their father's estate; John and Esther had issue: Skelton b. August 31, 1734; John, b. November 4, 1734; William, b. February 13, 1736; Isaiah; Philisanna; Benjamin; Vincent; Jacob and Sarah.

They had 9 children.  They lived on a tract of land known as "Franklin's Beginnings" and "Nancy's Ending" where they owned 120 acres of land.

Children of JOHN STANDIFORD and ESTHER FULLER are:

                   i.       ISAIAH4 STANDIFORD. 

2.               ii.       VINCENT STANDIFORD, b. Baltimore County, Maryland; d. 1816

3.              iii.       SARAH STANDIFORD.

                 iv.       BENJAMIN STANDIFORD.

4.               v.       SKELTON STANDIFORD, b. August 31, 1734, St. Johns Parish, Joppa, Baltimore Co, MD; d. April 24, 1797, St. James Parish, Baltimore Co, MD.

5.              vi.       JOHN STANDIFORD, b. November 04, 1734, St. Johns Parish, Baltimore Co, MD; d. November 01, 1813, Baltimore Co, MD.

6.             vii.       WILLIAM STANDIFORD, b. February 13, 1736, St. Johns Parish ,Harford Co, MD; d. October 27, 1793, Baltimore Co, MD.

7.            viii.       ZANA PHILISANNA (PHYLLIS) STANDIFORD, b. Abt. 1741, Baltimore Co, MD; d. December 23, 1819, Maryland.

8.               ix.       JACOB STANDIFORD, b. Abt. 1747, Baltimore Co, MD.

Generation No. 2

2.  VINCENT4 STANDIFORD (JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born in Baltimore County, Maryland, and died 1816.   The location of this Will is unknown.  He married (1) PENELOPE RICHARDSON.  She was born February 17, 1710/11 in St. Johns Parish, Baltimore Co, MD.  He married (2) PRISCILLA NEARN April 04, 1771 in St. Johns Parish, Baltimore Co, MD.  She was born September 12, 1745 in St. Johns Parish, Baltimore Co, MD.

Notes for VINCENT STANDIFORD:

MARRIAGE 1: St. John's Parish Register; Baltimore Co., MD; p. 262;

WILL: Letter of Administration 1816; Baltimore City Court House; Liber 6, 259; This Will has not been located.

CENSUS: 1783 tax list 100 acres, 6 white males, 1 white female

MILITARY SERVICE: War of 1812 MD Militia; Small's Regiment; Aug 27-Dec 31, 1812; 2nd Sgt.  He later served with Baltimore County; 41st Reg's; 25 Aug-1 Nov 1814 as Sgt. where he lived sixteen miles from rendezvous.

Child of VINCENT STANDIFORD and PENELOPE RICHARDSON is:

                   i.       SKELTON5 STANDEFER, b. July 11, 1797, St. Johns Parish, Baltimore Co, MD; m. PEGGY WADKINS, September 19, 1825, Howard Co, MO.

Child of VINCENT STANDIFORD and PRISCILLA NEARN is:

                  ii.       VINCENT5 STANDIFORD, JR, b. 1779; d. May 30, 1861, Licking County, Ohio; m. ELIZABETH; b. 1784; d. March 08, 1873, Licking County, Ohio.

Notes for VINCENT STANDIFORD, JR:
Vincent is mentioned is his Uncle John Standiford's Will of 1813 (Baltimore Co., MD).  

3.  SARAH4 STANDIFORD (JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1)  She married SOLOMON ARMSTRONG August 02, 1744 in St.  Johns Parish, Baltimore Co, MD.  He was born June 25, 1692 in Baltimore Co, MD.  

Notes for SARAH STANDIFORD:

MARRIAGE: St. John's Parish Register; Baltimore Co., MD
She and husband, Solomon Armstrong, were the executors of Ephraim Standiford's estate.  His inventory dated 15 Dec 1744.

Notes for SOLOMON ARMSTRONG:

BIRTH: St. John's Parish Register; Baltimore Co, MD
He was a son of John and Rebecca Armstrong.

Child of SARAH STANDIFORD and SOLOMON ARMSTRONG is:

                   i.       KEZIAH5 ARMSTRONG, b. December 09, 1745, Baltimore Co, MD.

Notes for KEZIAH ARMSTRONG:
BIRTH: St. John's Parish Register; Baltimore Co, MD

4.  SKELTON4 STANDIFORD (JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born August 31, 1734 in St. Johns Parish, Joppa, Baltimore Co, MD, and died April 24, 1797 in St. James Parish, Baltimore Co, MD.  He married ELIZABETH POCOCK November 04, 1755 in St. Johns Parish, Baltimore Co, MD.  She was born September 10, 1737 in Baltimore Co, MD.

Notes for SKELTON STANDIFORD:

BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH: St. John's Parish Register; Baltimore Co., MD

WILL: Abstracts of Wills of Baltimore Co, MD, 1783-1850; comp. Burns, Annie Walker; p. 540 
Skelton Standiford
; d. April 24, 1797, St. Johns Parish, Joppa, Baltimore Co., MD.: wife Elizabeth; children: Sophia, John and John

*St. James Parish records have this same Skelton Standiford

Notes for ELIZABETH POCOCK:

BIRTH: St. John's Parish Register; Baltimore Co, MD

Children of SKELTON STANDIFORD and ELIZABETH POCOCK are:

                   i.       SOPHIA5 STANDIFORD, b. Baltimore Co, MD.

                    Notes for SOPHIA STANDIFORD:   She was mentioned in her father's Will.

                  ii.       RUTH STANDIFORD, b. Baltimore Co, MD.

  Notes for RUTH STANDIFORD: Mentioned in her father's Will.

                 iii.       JOHN STANDIFORD, b. Baltimore Co, MD.

  Notes for JOHN STANDIFORD: He was mentioned in Skelton's will

5.  JOHN4 STANDIFORD (JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born November 04, 1734 in St. Johns Parish, Baltimore Co, MD, and died November 01, 1813 in Baltimore Co, MD.  He married (1) JEMIMA ROBERTSON January 11, 1759 in St. Johns Parish, Baltimore Co, MD.  She died 1810.  He married (2) RUTH RUTLEDGE December 15, 1771 in Baltimore Co, MD. 

Notes for JOHN STANDIFORD:

BIRTH: St. John's Parish Register; Baltimore Co, MD

MARRIAGE: St. John's Parish Register; Baltimore Co., MD

WILL: Probated 1 Nov 1813; Baltimore Co, MD Lists wife, Jemima, and Vincent, JR.  Vincent Jr. was the son of John's brother, Vincent.  

*The children of John and Ruth have not been proven.

Children of JOHN STANDIFORD and RUTH RUTLEDGE are:

                   i.       JOHN5 STANDIFORD, b. Harford Co., Maryland; d. Abt. 1859, Marshall Co., VA.

9.               ii.       SKELTON STANDIFORD, b. 1776, Maryland; d. 1861, Marshall Co., VA.

6.  WILLIAM4 STANDIFORD (JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born February 13, 1735/36 in St. Johns Parish, Harford Co, MD, and died October 27, 1793 in Baltimore Co, MD.  He married ELEANOR CARLILE January 31, 1769 in Baltimore Co, MD. 

Notes for WILLIAM STANDIFORD:

BIRTH-MARRIAGE: St. John's Parish Register; Baltimore Co., MD;

Child of WILLIAM STANDIFORD and ELEANOR CARLILE is:

                   i.       EDMUND5 STANDIFORD.

7.  ZANA PHILISANNA (PHYLLIS)4 STANDIFORD (JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1741 in Baltimore Co, MD, and died December 23, 1819 in Maryland.  She married RICHARD (HUTCHINS) HUTCHINGS January 20, 1767 in St. Johns Parish, Baltimore Co, MD.  He was born June 21, 1741 in Sweet Aire, Baltimore Co., Maryland, and died 1826 in Harford Co., Maryland.

Notes for ZANA PHILISANNA (PHYLLIS) STANDIFORD:

BIRTH: IGI; MD
MARRIAGE: St. John's Parish Register; Baltimore Co., MD

Notes for RICHARD (HUTCHINS) HUTCHINGS:

In his Will he left "My Lady's Manor" which was close to the William Edy's land holding.  His sons were Thomas, Nicholas Hutchins, Jr. who married Mary Standiford 4 Jan 1763 in St. John's Parish. 

From DAR Records: (submitted by Mrs. Vera Ford Blackwood - #83001)
*Richard Huchings was commissioned lieutenant, 1776, in Capt. Charles Baker's Co., Maryland militia.  He was born and died in MD.

Children of ZANA STANDIFORD and RICHARD HUTCHINGS is:  

10.              i.       WILLIAM5 HUTCHINGS, b. 1779; d. 1860.  

                ii.        THOMAS HUTCHINGS, b. 1775; d. March 30, 1847.  Married Lovis Hope.

8.  JACOB4 STANDIFORD (JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1747 in Baltimore Co, MD.  He married ELIZABETH ROBINSON September 29, 1768 in St. Johns Parish, Baltimore Co, MD.  She was born in St. Johns Parish, Baltimore Co, MD.

Notes for JACOB STANDIFORD:

MARRIAGE: St. John's Parish Register; Baltimore Co., MD.  
Jacob was taxed in Mine Run Hundred by Geo. Lytle, Constable in 1773.  He was a farmer.  There is a Jacob Standiford listed on the 1790 census in MD as being 24 years of age.  He may have been Jacob's son.  According to Dennis H. Standiford's biography, Jacob fought in the American Revolution.  There is no record of Jacob on the Harford Co., MD census of 1800.  He is, however, listed on the Kentucky Reconstructed census of 1790 as living in Bourbon Co., KY in June, 1791.  He is listed as Jaquob Standarford.

Children of JACOB STANDIFORD and ELIZABETH ROBINSON are:

                   i.       WILLIAM ROBINSON5 STANDIFORD, b. 1777; d. 1865

                           Click here to view William Robinson Standiford's lineage.

                  ii.       JOHN STANDIFORD.

                 iii.       SAMUEL STANDIFORD.

11.            iv.       CLAUDIUS STANDIFORD, b. 1780; d. August 22, 1878, Harford Co., Maryland.

                  v.       CORDELIA STANDIFORD.

Notes for CORDELIA STANDIFORD:  Living in OH by 1842.

12.            vi.       RICHARD STANDIFORD, d. Bef. 1842.

                vii.       HANNAH STANDIFORD, m. HUGH CIRENDEN.

               viii.       JEMIMA STANDIFORD.

                  ix.       JACOB STANDIFORD, JR.

                   x.       CASSANDRA STANDIFORD, m. ABSALOM WILLIAMS.

                  xi.       JAMES STANDIFORD, d. Bef. 1842.

                 xii.       MARY ANN STANDIFORD, m. EDWARD SPURRIER.

Notes for MARY ANN STANDIFORD: April 5, 1835   First Methodist Episcopal Church

                xiii.       VINCENT STANDIFORD, d. Bef. 1829.

Notes for VINCENT STANDIFORD:

Left no will and no children.  In 1842 he was sued by his brothers and sisters for sale of the farm which he had inherited from his uncle John Standiford.

Generation No. 3

9.  SKELTON5 STANDIFORD (JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1776 in Maryland, and died 1861 in Marshall Co., VA.  He married MARY UNKNOWN.  She died 1869 in Marshall Co., VA.

 Notes for SKELTON STANDIFORD:

1850 Census, Marshall Co., WVA

Children of SKELTON STANDIFORD and MARY UNKNOWN are:

                   i.       JOHN6 STANDIFORD, b. August 09, 1798, Harford Co., Maryland; d. May 27, 1844, Marshall Co., VA; m. RACHEL BANE, September 19, 1833, Ohio Co., VA.

                  ii.       JAMES STANDIFORD, b. January 25, 1800, Harford Co., Maryland; d. January 17, 1877, Marshall Co., VA; m. (1) SARAH HENDERSON; m. (2) ELIZABETH SMITH, July 26, 1827, Ohio Co., VA.

13.            iii.       ABRAHAM STANDIFORD, b. March 24, 1802, MD; d. December 27, 1873, Marshall Co., VA.

14.            iv.       PETER STANDIFORD, b. April 1803, MD; d. January 12, 1875, Marshall Co., W VA.

15.             v.       WILLIAM STANDIFORD, b. May 26, 1807, VA; d. July 8, 1871, Marshall Co., VA.

                 vi.       MARY STANDIFORD, b. 1813, Va; d. September 15, 1863, Audrain Co., MO; m. ELIAS W. ELLER, April 04, 1830, Ohio Co., VA; b. April 04, 1801, Frederick Co., MD; d. May 26, 1879, Audrain Co., MO.

                vii.       JANE STANDIFORD, b. May 02, 1814, Ohio Co., VA; d. November 17, 1900, Lynn Camp, Marshall Co., VA; m. PETER ELLER, Abt. 1837; b. 1811, Frederick Co., MD; d. Aft. 1880, Lynn Camp, Marshall Co., VA.

10.  WILLIAM5 HUTCHINGS (ZANA PHILISANNA (PHYLLIS)4 STANDIFORD, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1779, and died 1860.  He married MARY RAMPLEY.  She was born 1782, and died 1862.

Child of WILLIAM HUTCHINGS and MARY RAMPLEY is:

                   i.       JEMIMA6 HUTCHINGS, b. 1813; d. 1891; m. THOMAS PEARCE; b. 1810; d. 1891.

11.  CLAUDIUS5 STANDIFORD (JACOB4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1780, and died August 22, 1878 in Harford Co., Maryland.  He married CORDELIA "Delia" ROBINSON HITCHCOCK 1802, daughter of WILLIAM HITCHCOCK and CORDELIA ROBINSON. 

Notes for CLAUDIUS STANDIFORD:
The 1877  map of Harford Co., MD shows Claudius,  his son Denis and grandson John living on the east side of the road to Upper Cross Roads between "Ebenerzer" church, where many of the family are buried at Rutledge corner.   He and Cordelia had nine children but only Dennis was living in 1897.

Claudius fought in the War of 1812 at the Battle of North Point. Click here to view his pension record.

Notes for CORDELIA ROBINSON HITCHCOCK:
Cordelia was a cousin to Claudius.  She is listed on the 1850 Census in Baltimore, MD at age 60.

Child of CLAUDIUS STANDIFORD and CORDELIA HITCHCOCK is:  

                   i.       ARIEL STANDIFORD, b. abt 1813, MD; d. July 7, 1793, Norfolk, VA.

                 ii.       DENNIS6 HITCHCOCK STANDIFORD, b. 1818; d. 1898

                            Click here to view Dennis' Biography!

                ii.        RICHARD STANDIFORD, b. December 18, 1808 in Harford Co., MD

                iv.       JEMIMA STANDIFORD

                v.        DAVID H. STANDIFORD

12.  RICHARD5 STANDIFORD (JACOB4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) died Bef. 1842.  He married LYDIA UNKNOWN. 

Child of RICHARD STANDIFORD and LYDIA UNKNOWN is:

                   i.       ELIZABETH6 STANDIFORD, m. AQUILLA GALLOWAY.

 

Generation No. 4

13.  ABRAHAM6 STANDIFORD (SKELTON5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born March 24, 1802 in MD, and died December 27, 1873 in Marshall Co., VA.  He married SUSANNA CROW, daughter of PETER CROW.  She was born January 15, 1815 in Stulls Run, VA, and died March 1912 in Marshall Co., VA.

Notes for ABRAHAM STANDIFORD:

On the 1850 Marshall Co., VA Census, Abraham is listed as a farmer with assets of $2500. Abraham and Susanna are buried at the Mt. Rose Cemetery in Moundsville, Marshall County, WVA.  (See WVA cem. page)

Notes for SUSANNA CROW:

Click here for Susanna's obituary.

Children of ABRAHAM STANDIFORD and SUSANNA CROW are:

                   i.       SUSAN J.7 STANDIFORD, b. 1837, VA.

                  ii.       WILLIAM B. STANDIFORD, b. 1839, VA.; d. December 4, 1921 Marshall Co. WVA.  Married Rebecca Unknown.

                 iii.       PETER STANDIFORD, b. 1840, VA.

                 iv.       MARY STANDIFORD, b. 1842, VA.

                  v.       NANCY STANDIFORD, b. 1844, VA.; d. February 29, 1912 Marshall Co., WVA

                 vi.       MARGARET A. STANDIFORD, b. 1845, VA.

                vii.       NARCISSA STANDIFORD, b. 1847, VA.; d. March 13, 1927 Marshall Co., WVA

14.  PETER6 STANDIFORD (SKELTON5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born April 1803 in MD, and died January 12, 1875 in Marshall Co., W VA.  He married MARGARET COFFIELD.  She was born 1810 in VA.

Notes for PETER STANDIFORD:

On the 1850 Marshall Co., WVA Census, Peter is listed as a farmer with assets of $1,000.  Peter is buried in the Carmichael Cemetery in Marshall Co, WVA.   

Children of PETER STANDIFORD and MARGARET COFFIELD are:

                   i.       MARY J.7 STANDIFORD, b. 1835, VA.

                  ii.       NANCY STANDIFORD, b. 1836, VA.

                 iii.       SKELTON STANDIFORD, b. 1837, VA.

                 iv.       ELIZABETH STANDIFORD, b. 1840, VA.

                  v.       JACOB STANDIFORD, b. 1846, VA.

                 vi.       MARGARET E. STANDIFORD, b. 1848, VA; d. April 13, 1900, Marshall Co., VA; m. JAMES CRISWELL.

15.  WILLIAM6 STANDIFORD (SKELTON5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born April 07, 1807 in VA, and died April 14, 1869 in Marshall Co., VA.  He married ELIZA.  She was born 1823 in VA.

Notes for WILLIAM STANDIFORD:

1850 Census - Marshall Co., WV: William was a farmer with assets of $750. His parents, Skelton and Mary, are living in his household.

Children of WILLIAM STANDIFORD and ELIZA are:

                   i.       SARAH7 STANDIFORD, b. 1841, VA.

                  ii.       BENJAMIN STANDIFORD, b. 1842, VA.

                 iii.       ELIZA J. STANDIFORD, b. 1843, VA.

                 iv.       MARY A. STANDIFORD, b. 1845.

                  v.       ETHELINE STANDIFORD, b. 1848, VA.


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