About Shadrach Stafford
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Here is buried Shadrach STAFFORD. The Highland Weekly News dated Jan. 18, 1866 stated that he came from North Carolina and settled in Liberty Township in 1806. "He established the first wool carding mill in the County." (Taken from the book: Cemetery Inscriptions of Highland County, Ohio Compiled by David N. McBride and Jane N. McBride F497.H6M3 1972 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 55-17616 Copyright 1954 Second Edition 1972 Page 449)
A History of the Early Settlement of Highland County, Ohio By Daniel Scott Published by The Gazette, 1890 pg 97 In the fall of 1805 William Williams emigrated from Guildford county, North Carolina, near "Dobson's Cross Roads and Beard's hatter shop," and settled in the present township of Penn, in this county. The same fall came James and Jacob Grifiin, Jarvis Stafford and his sons Shadrach, James and Jonas, John Matthews and Alexander Starr, all from North Carolina, and settled in the vicinity of Johnson. Matthews and the Staffords camped at a spring near the residence of Edwin Arthur, a short distance west of the present village of Samantha, two or three weeks till they found lands to suit them. These settlers were pretty much all of the Quaker denomination and made most excellent citizens.
H U S S E Y M A N U S C R I P T http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/husseyms_038.html "Salmon Templin, who was our nearest neighbor, lived about one half mile north of us. He moved there in 1804. There was another man by the name of Jesse Baldwin who lived about one and a half miles from our place. William Williams came the same fall we did, also the Sanders family from the same place, and Shadrach Stafford.
Ohio Census, 1790-1890 Name: Shadrick Stafford State: OH County: Highland County Township: No Township Listed Year: 1807 Record Type: Tax list Page: 003 Database: OH Early Census Index
1830 United States Federal Census Name: Shadrach Stafford Township: Liberty County: Highland State: Ohio Number of persons in household: 7 Ages of persons in household: Females: 2 15-20; 1 20-30; 1 50-60 Males: 1 15-20; 1 20-30; 1 50-60 Foreigners not naturalized: --
1850 United States Federal Census Name: Shadrach Stafford Age: 76 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1774 Birth Place: Maryland Gender: Male Home in 1850(City,County,State): Liberty, Highland, Ohio Value of Real Estate: 3,000 Household Members: Name Age Shadrach Stafford M W 76 b. Maryland Farmer Margaret Stafford F W 59 b. North Carolina
1860 United States Federal Census Name: Shedrick Stafford Age in 1860: 86 Birth Year: abt 1774 Birthplace: Maryland Home in 1860: Penn, Highland, Ohio Gender: Male Post Office: Samantha Value of real estate: Household Members: Name Age Shedrick Stafford M W 86 b. Maryland Margaret Stafford F W 67 b. North Carolina Jesse Barr M W 26 b. Iowa Farmer Phil D Barr F W 23 b. Ohio
I have been researching the family lines of my ancestor, Thomas Cook, whose father was John Cook. John Cook was married to "Ann" and I just recently found her maiden name was Stafford. Her brother was Shadrack Stafford and their father was Jarvis Stafford. I found Jarvis Stafford on the 1790 South Carolina census, Cheraws District, St. Thomas Township and living near him were several Cook's (Rueben, Thomas, William, Benjamin, George, James, Daniel, Abraham) as well as a Jonathan Nichols and a William Nichols, possibly the kin to Miriam Nichols who married Shadrack Stafford. Also listed was a Moses Cranor whose daughter Prudence married a Jesse Cook.
I recently came across the estate papers concerning the death of John Cook (filed in October of 1825 in Highland County, Liberty Township, Ohio) and found the name Shadrack Stafford as well as the names of Thomas Cook and Bradley Cook. The Cook's moved from Highland County, Ohio, with the widow Ann Cook, to Indiana, first in Fountain County (1830), then Montgomery County (1840), then Hancock County (1850-1860) and finally in Rush County (1870).
"Salmon Templin, who was our nearest neighbor, lived about one half mile north of us. He moved there in 1804. There was another man by the name of Jesse Baldwin who lived about one and a half miles from our place. William Williams came the same fall we did, also the Sanders family from the same place, and Shadrach Stafford. The Keys family moved from Rockbridge County, Virginia in 1805 and settled on Fall Creek. James and Jacob Griffin moved to our neighborhood soon after Uncle Alexander Underwood went back to North Carolina on a visit the summer of 1806, came back in the fall, and Uncle James Hadley and family moved out with him and settled at the falls of Clear Creek. Nathaniel Pope was living on Hardins Creek when we came, but moved to our neighborhood soon after. Elisha and David Kenworthy, son of the Kenworthys we stayed with when we first came, also moved out in the fall of 1806. In this year Jesse Baldwin donated land to the Friends for a Meeting House and Burying Grounds. They built a large log house, and it stood there until a few years ago. The burying ground is still used and is quite large now."