R. E. Standefer, M. D.
May 21st, 1937
Dr. J. G. Standifer,
Beg your pardon for not answering your letter sooner under date of May 7th.
I will give you some of my family history.
I have four sisters and two brothers living, James Alex - Rome, Ga., Otis Allen - Chatta. Tenn. My father James Epenetus had brothers by the name of Luke (died a few years ago at the age of 92) Polk, Carrol, Lycurgius, and Rufus (a Methodist Preacher). They are all dead. My grandfather was a school teacher, his name was James M. Standefer. He had some brothers one by the name of Luke, (I believe) who was last heard of at Vicksburg, Miss. He was a surveyor or engineer. One of grandfathers brothers went to Ga. or Ala. one, and one went to Mo. Two remained in this part of Tenn. His name was William I Standefer, the first Clerk and Master of Hamilton County, Tenn. (Chattanooga, Tennessee.) My great grandfather was a member of Congress with James K. Polk, Andrew Jackson etals. I have one of his Campaign speeches he made in 1830. My grandfather came from Va. to East Tennessee. Some of the heirs of my fathers brothers spell their name Standifer.
I wish you would write me again and tell me from what state your great grandfather came. I think it possible we might be related as, one of my grand-fathers brothers went to Ga. or Ala.
Jackson --- the religious insane, "fired" me after he broke his fast and was on his way to recovery.
I am glad you wrote,
R. E. Standefer M. D.
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