Descendants of William Robinson Standiford

Compiled by Carol Lee Yarbrough with assistance from Rev. Michael Davis.  Thanks, Michael!

Generation No. 1

1.  WILLIAM ROBINSON5 STANDIFORD  (JACOB4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1777 in Baltimore Co., MD, and died November 1865 in Orange Co., IN.  He married (1) MARY ANN WARFORD October 10, 1805 in Shelby Co., KY, daughter of HENRY WARFORD and ELIZABETH VAN HOOK.  She was born 1784 in Warfordsburg, PA, and died in KY.  He married (2) NANCY BUTLER FERGUSON October 20, 1836 in Floyd Co., IN.  She was born 1802 in GA.

Notes for WILLIAM ROBINSON STANDIFORD:

From: Family of Henry & Elizabeth Van Hook Warfield, p. 21:

At age 18, he left home and went to KY and married Mary Worford.  In 1818 he moved again to IN where after the death of his wife, he married Nancy Butler Ferguson, widow.

 See letter addressed to Claudius from William.  (See old letter).  

Click here to view William Standiford's IN Will.

William served his country in the War of 1812 under Capt. Robert Thruston's Com., KY Detached Militia, commanded by Lt. Col. John Davis from November 10, 1814 to May 10, 1815.  He participated in the battle of Orleans.  William was one of the first settlers of Orange Co., IN having settled there in 1818

Shelby Co, KY Deeds:
1. February 4, 1813, Bk. Lp 168: Peter and Deborah Fisher of Shelby County to William Standiford $250, 35 acres Plum Creek.  Wits: Robert Elliot, Adam Carrithers and Joseph Warford.
2. March 12, 18__, Bk. Op. 366: Will and Mary Ann Standiford of Shelby Co. to John Henry, 35 acres Plum Creek.

1830 Census, Orange Co., IN
STANDERFORD, William    00100001        211001

1850 Orange Co., IN Census
12/12: William P. Standiford, age 72, Farmer, $500, b. MD
Nancy, age 48, b. GA
Maria, age 11, b. IN
Melvina, age 8, b. IN

1860 Census, Northeast Twp), Orange Co., IN
0491/0491: William Standiford, w, m, age 83, farmer, $1,200, $140, b. MD
Nancy, w, f, age 58, b. GA
Mavina, w, f, age 18, "serving", b. IN

Will, Orange Co., IN:
STANDEFORD, William; 9 Feb 1865; Nov 1865; Heirs: wife Nancy; children Merritan STANDIFORD, Emily DENNY, Lucy Ann OWEN, Cassander HUBBARD, America STANDEFORD, Amanda Melvina STANDEFORD, Lydia NICHOLS; heirs of son Vincent; heirs of my daughter Betty WALKER. Executor: wife Nancy STANDEFORD.    

Children of WILLIAM STANDIFORD and MARY WARFORD are:

2.            i.   VINCENT6 STANDIFORD, b. 1806, KY; d. Bef. 1840, IN.

3.           ii.   ELIZABETH ANN "BETSEY" STANDIFORD, b. 1811; d. August 31, 1846.

4.          iii.   MERRITAN STANDIFORD, b. December 08, 1817, Wilsonville, Spencer Co., KY; d. March 22, 1902, KY.

5.          iv.   LYDIA STANDIFORD, b. 1820; d. Bef. 1860.

             v.   EMILY STANDIFORD, b. 1822; d. March 21, 1870; m. EPHRIAM S. DENNY, September 12, 1844, Orange Co., IN.  He was born June 12, 1822, the son of David an Hannah Goff Denny.

             vi.   LUCY ANN STANDIFORD, b. 1824; m. WILLIAM OWENS, October 30, 1847, Putnam Co., IN.

            vii.   CASSANDRA STANDIFORD, b. 1829; m. WILLIAM HUBBARD, February 08, 1849, Orange Co., IN.

Children of WILLIAM STANDIFORD and NANCY FERGUSON are:

           viii.   AMERICA6 STANDIFORD, b. 1838; m. JOSEPH BALLARD, August 26, 1858, Orange Co., IN.

1860 Census, Orange Co., IN, NE Twp.; p. 702
478/478: Joseph Ballard, age 24, $500, b. IN
America, age 22, b. IN
William A., age 1, b. IN
Charles A. Hickman, age 19, laborer, b. IN

             ix.   MARIA STANDIFORD, b. 1839.

             x.   AMANDA MELVISS STANDIFORD, b. 1843.

Generation No. 2

2.  VINCENT6 STANDIFORD (WILLIAM ROBINSON5, JACOB4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1806 in KY, and died Bef. 1840 in IN.  He married JOHANNA WHITE October 26, 1826 in Orange Co., IN, daughter of JOSEPH WHITE and JANE UNKNOWN.  She was born 1802, and died June 12, 1854 in Morgan Co., IL.

Notes for VINCENT STANDIFORD:

1830 Census, Orange Co., IN
STANDERFORD, Vincent    20001 00001

Notes for JOHANNA WHITE:

1850 Census, Orange Co., IN
9/9: Hannah Standiford, age 43, b. KY
John P., age 21, Farmer, b. IN
Joseph W., age 18, Farmer, b. IN

Cemetery Flinn, Morgan Co., IL

Tombstone inscription: Hannah Standerford, Died 12 June 1854; 52yrs/3mos/28days; wife of Vinson Standerford

Will, Orange Co., IN

WHITE, Joseph; 8 Feb 1833; 13 May 1833; Wife Jane; eldest son; other legatees: Sarah WILLIAMS, the heirs to Elizabeth WILLIAMS, the heirs of Polly HINTON, Hannah STANDEFORD, Ephriam LINN, Jane WHITE, Amelia WHITE. Hannah STANDEFORD to have a certain tract of land during her life, and same then to go to her children: William, Wesley, John Robison, and Joseph Wright. Exec: not given . Witness: William CASE, Jane HUTCHISON

Children of VINCENT STANDIFORD and JOHANNA WHITE are:

6.            i.   JOHN RICHARD7 STANDERFORD, b. April 04, 1829, IN; d. October 22, 1907, Humboldt, Richardson Co., NE.

              ii.   JOSEPH W. STANDERFORD, b. 1832.
Notes for Joseph Standerford:
Joseph can be found working as a farm laborer in the household of  James Owen on the 1860 Warren Co., IL census; Pt. Pleasant Twp, p. 256.  He is listed as age 26, b. IN.  He was a Civil War veteran.

3.  ELIZABETH ANN "BETSEY"6 STANDIFORD (WILLIAM ROBINSON5, JACOB4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1811, and died August 31, 1846.  She married ALEXANDER WALKER June 04, 1829 in Orange Co., IN. 

Notes for Alexander Walker:

1850 Census, Orange Co., IN; NE Twp, p. 408B
10/10: Alexander Walker, age 53, farmer, b. KY
William R., age 19, farmer, b. IN
Polly, age 17, b. IN
Mary A., age 19, b. IN19, farmer, b. IN
Polly, age 17, b. IN
Mary A., age 19, b. IN
Elizabeth J., age 14, b. IN
Andrew, age 12, b. IN
Margaret E., age 9, b. IN

Alexander Walker is living next to William P. Standiford on this census.      

Children of ELIZABETH STANDIFORD and ALEXANDER WALKER is:

              i.       WILLIAM R.7 WALKER, b. 1830, Orange Co., IN.

     Notes for WILLIAM R. WALKER:

             See William R. Walkerís Biography

ii.                   MARY A. WALKER, b. 1831

iii.                  POLLY WALKER, b. 1833

iv.                 ELIZABETH J. WALKER, b. 1836

v.                   ANDREW WALKER, b. 1838

vi.                 MARGARET E. WALKER, 1841

4.  MERRITAN6 STANDIFORD (WILLIAM ROBINSON5, JACOB4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born December 08, 1817 in Wilsonville, Spencer Co., KY, and died March 22, 1902 in KY.  He married MARY CRANE November 19, 1840 in Orange Co., IN.  She was born abt 1774 in Ohio.

Notes for MERRITAN STANDIFORD:

Orange Co., IN Marriage book C-2; p. 104

1850 Orange Co. Census (Northeast Township)
5/5: Meriton Standiford, age 32, m, b. KY
Mary, age 30, b. OH
William, age 12, b. IN
Claudius, age 8, b. IN
Noah, age 6, b. IN
Martha, age 4, b. IN
Mary M., age 3, b. IN
Talitha, age 2, b. IN
Adolphus, age 1, b. IN

1860 Census, Washington Co., IN; Vernon Twp, p. 84
29/29: Merriton Standerford, age 42, farmer, b. KY
Mary, age 40, b. OH
Noah, age 16, farmer, b. IN
Martha Emily, age 15, b. IN
Talitha Jane, age 12, b. IN
Rudolphus W., age 11, b. IN
John R., age 9, b. IN
Sarah E., age 7, b. IN
Ann, age 1, b. IN
Ephraim W., 3/12, b. IN    

Children of MERRITAN STANDIFORD and MARY CRANE are:

              i.   WILLIAM7 STANDIFORD, b. 1838.

ii.    CLAUDIUS STANDIFORD, b. 1842.

iii.      NOAH STANDIFORD, b. 1844

             iii.   MARTHA EMILY STANDIFORD, b. 1846.

             iv.   MARY M. STANDIFORD, b. 1847.

             v.   TALITHA JANE STANDIFORD, b. 1848.

vi.   RODOLPHUS W. STANDIFORD, b. 1849.

      Notes for Rodolphus Standiford:

      SCOTT GRAVEYARD Inscriptions; Paoli Township Sec.; IN

      STANDEFORD, Hester G.; w. of Rodolphus, 14 Oct 1872, age 20y/9m/19d.

                        STANDEFORD, William M; son of Rodolphus W. and Elizabeth E., d. 11 Apr 1881, age 2y/6m/1d. 

         STANDEFORD, Hester A.; dau of Rodolphus W. and Elizabeth E., d. 11 Oct 1880, age 1y/8m. 



vii.     JOHN R. STANDIFORD, B. 1851

viii.    SARAH E., b. 1853

ix.    ANN, b. 1859

x.     EPHRAIM W., b. 1860

5.  LYDIA6 STANDIFORD (WILLIAM ROBINSON5, JACOB4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1820, and died Bef. 1860.  She married HUGH H. NICHOLS January 18, 1840 in Orange Co., IN, son of NATHAN NICHOLS and NANCY UNKNOWN. 

  Notes for Hugh H. Nichols:

1850 Morgan Co., IN Census:
417/417: Hugh Nichols, w, m, age 31, b. IN
Lydia, w, f, age 31, b. IN
Mary I, age ?, b. IN
Melinda, age 7, b. IN
Elizabeth, age 4, b. IN
William, age 1, b. IN

Generation No. 3

6.  JOHN RICHARD7 STANDERFORD (VINCENT6 STANDIFORD, WILLIAM ROBINSON5, JACOB4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born April 04, 1829 in IN, and died October 22, 1907 in Humboldt, Richardson Co., NE.  He married (1) MARY ELIZABETH MANCHESTER January 01, 1857 in Morgan Co., IL, daughter of DAVID MANCHESTER and ETHIA COX.  She died Abt. 1870.  He married (2) MARY A. PURCELL January 26, 1871 in Richardson Co., NE, daughter of JAMES PURCELL and REBECCA ROSS.  She was born July 07, 1854 in Keokuk, Lee Co., IA, and died May 02, 1892 in Richardson Co., NE.

Notes for JOHN RICHARD STANDERFORD:

Richardson Co., NEB 1870 Census; Long Branch Twp.; p. 129
28/30: John Standerford, age 40, farmer, $6000, $1000, b. IN
William, age 9, at home, b. IL

John R. Standerford and family are listed on the 1885 Nebraska Census, p. 9B; Franklin, Richardson Co., NE ; Locality: Midway Borough:
John R. Standerford, age 55, b. IN
Mary A., age 30, b. IL (listed as Mans A.)
William T., age 24, b. IL
Belle, age 13, b. NE
Eva, age 12, b. NE
Richard, age 10, b. NE
James, age 8, b. NE
Jennie, age 6, b. NE

[There is an unidentified James H. Standerford living on the 1920 census, Richardson Co., NE, Franklin Twp, p. 803
19/19: James H. Standerford, age 31, NE, US, US, Farmer
R?eva A., age 30, wife, NE, MO, NE
Claude W., age 16, NE, NE, NE
Robert B., son, age 7, NE, NE, NE
Eva N., dau, age 5 ?/12, NE, NE, NE
Wayne E., son, age 2 11/12, NE, NE, NE
He?len, dau, age 7 1/12, NE, NE, NE ]

Notes for MARY A. PURCELL:

Census: 1860 Richardson Co., NE
Census: 1885, Richardson Co., NE; birth place IL

Children of JOHN STANDERFORD and MARY MANCHESTER are:

              i.   THOMAS8 STANDERFORD, b. 1861; d. September 20, 1887, Kansas City, MO.

Notes for THOMAS STANDERFORD:

In 1977 Thomas David Manchester, over 90 years of age, of Alexandria, VA, told of hearing his sister relate this incident: William Thomas (Tommy) Standerford, a musician, became involved with a "peculiar" religious group before he died of typhoid fever on September 20, 1887 at 26 years/10mos/9days of age.  When the Morgan county relatives learned of his death, Louisa Manchester, Tommy's aunt, went to Kansas City and snatched Tommy's body away from the religious group, returning it to Morgan County.  Tommy is buried a few feet away from Louisa in Yatesville cemetery.  In the 1889 "Portrait and Biographical Album of Morgan and Scott Counties, Illinois, it states: "Miss Louisa Manchester, daughter of David Manchester, is managing her father's large property with success, displaying ability and business tact of a high order, and keeping up the farm to the same standard that it had attained under her father's care."  

7.           ii.   MARY E. STANDERFORD, b. July 25, 1863, Richardson Co., NE; d. January 03, 1930, Morgan Co., IL.

             iii.   WILLIAM T. STANDERFORD, b. 1869, NE.   

Children of JOHN STANDERFORD and MARY PURCELL are:

8.          iv.   TUDA B.8 STANDERFORD, b. Abt. 1871, NE.

             v.   BELLE STANDERFORD, b. 1872, NE.

             vi.   EVA STANDERFORD, b. 1873.

9.         vii.   RICHARD L. STANDERFORD, b. 1875, NE.

10.       viii.   JAMES BLAINE STANDERFORD, b. November 26, 1876, Humboldt, Richardson Co., NE; d. September 15, 1952, Humboldt, Richardson Co., NE.

11.        ix.   HARRISON F. STANDERFORD, b. Abt. 1888.

Generation No. 4

7.  MARY E.8 STANDERFORD (JOHN RICHARD7, VINCENT6 STANDIFORD, WILLIAM ROBINSON5, JACOB4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born July 25, 1863 in Richardson Co., NE, and died January 03, 1930 in Morgan Co., IL.  She married CHARLES WESLEY SWAIN September 09, 1885, son of THOMAS SWAIN.  He was born January 20, 1862, and died June 18, 1931 in Morgan Co., IL.

Notes for MARY E. STANDERFORD:

After her mother died, Mary was cared for by her maternal grandmother, Ethia Manchester.

Burial: Berea Cemetery, Morgan Co., IL

Notes for CHARLES WESLEY SWAIN:

See Biography.

Burial: Berea Cemetery, Morgan Co., IL

Children of MARY STANDERFORD and CHARLES SWAIN are:

              i.   JOHN THOMAS9 SWAIN, b. November 06, 1887, Morgan Co., IL; d. March 15, 1919, Morgan Co., IL.

              ii.   ETHEL LINDA SWAIN, b. May 10, 1892, Morgan Co., IL; d. October 12, 1912, Morgan Co., IL.

8.  TUDA B.8 STANDERFORD (JOHN RICHARD7, VINCENT6 STANDIFORD, WILLIAM ROBINSON5, JACOB4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1871 in NE.  She met (1) PHILLIP H. MCNEELEY December 10, 1890 in Pawnee City, Pawnee Co., NE.  He was born April 01, 1868 in IL, and died April 07, 1895 in NE.  She married (2) JOHN H. STEPHENSON February 21, 1923 in Pawnee City, Pawnee Co., NE.  He was born March 21, 1865 in Woodford Co., IL, and died June 12, 1929 in Table Rock, Pawnee Co., NE.

Children of TUDA STANDERFORD and PHILLIP MCNEELEY are:

              i.   JOHN9 MCNEELEY, b. 1891.

              ii.   EDITH MCNEELEY, b. 1892.

             iii.   JAMES MCNEELEY, b. 1894.

9.  RICHARD L.8 STANDERFORD (JOHN RICHARD7, VINCENT6 STANDIFORD, WILLIAM ROBINSON5, JACOB4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1875 in NE.  He married KATHARINA MAYER March 07, 1906 in Humboldt, Richardson Co., NE, daughter of JOHN LOUIS MAYER.  She was born September 26, 1876 in NE, and died in Nemaha Co., NE.

Notes for RICHARD L. STANDERFORD:

1920 Richardson Co., NE; Franklin Twp, p. 811
109/166: Richard L. Standeford, age 44, NE, IN, MO Farmer
Katherine, wife, age 43, NE, GER, GER
Guy N., son age 12, NE, NE, NE
_ina C., age 10, dau, NE, NE, NE
Jay W., age 7, NE, NE, NE
Gordon M., son, age 3 ?/12, NE, NE, NE   

Children of RICHARD STANDERFORD and KATHARINA MAYER are:

              i.   GUY N.9 STANDERFORD, b. 1908.

              ii.   OMA LOREE STANDERFORD, b. 1910.

             iii.   JAY W. STANDERFORD, b. 1913.

             iv.   GORDON W. STANDERFORD, b. 1917.

10.  JAMES BLAINE8 STANDERFORD (JOHN RICHARD7, VINCENT6 STANDIFORD, WILLIAM ROBINSON5, JACOB4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born November 26, 1876 in Humboldt, Richardson Co., NE, and died September 15, 1952 in Humboldt, Richardson Co., NE.  He married MARY L. OR C. CHURCH March 08, 1899 in Pawnee City, Pawnee Co., NE.  She was born 1878 in Wisconsin.

Notes for JAMES BLAINE STANDERFORD:

1920 Census, Richardson Co., NE; Franklin Twp, p. 805
34/34: James B. Standerford, age 43, NE, US, US, Farmer
Mary C., wife, age 42, WI, CAN, WI
Jennie M., dau, age 19, NE, NE, WI
Joy F., son, age 17, NE, NE, WI
Roby, son, age 7, NE, NE, WI

Children of JAMES STANDERFORD and MARY CHURCH are:

              i.   JENNIE MAE9 STANDERFORD, b. 1900.

              ii.   JOY FRANKLIN STANDERFORD, b. June 01, 1902, Humboldt, Richardson Co., NE; d. December 30, 1987, Humboldt, Richardson Co., NE; m. MILLIE F. MOOR.

             iii.   ROBY STANDERFORD, b. 1913.

11.  HARRISON F.8 STANDERFORD (JOHN RICHARD7, VINCENT6 STANDIFORD, WILLIAM ROBINSON5, JACOB4, JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1888.  He married LEVA LINN ELMORE May 22, 1909 in Pawnee City, Pawnee Co., NE.  She was born 1899 in Humboldt, Richardson Co., NE.

Children of HARRISON STANDERFORD and LEVA ELMORE are:

              i.   WAYNE9 STANDERFORD.

              ii.   FERN STANDERFORD.

             iii.   ROBERT STANDERFORD.

             iv.   CLAUD STANDERFORD.

             v.   EVA MAXINE STANDERFORD.


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