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William P. Standefer (Standiford)

Nicknames: "William Standifer"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Blackwater River, Halifax, Virginia
Death: Died in Jasper, Marion, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Standifer and Martha Standiford
Husband of Jemima Standefer
Father of Frances 'Fanny' Hendrix; Martha Standifer; James Standefer; Luke Standefer; William H/J Standefer and 7 others
Brother of Israel M. Standefer Sr. and Luke Standifer

Occupation: County Commissioner, Anderson, TN
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About William P. Standefer (Standiford)

1. WILLIAM4 STANDEFER (JAMES3 STANDIFORD, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born March 30, 1757 in Blackwater River, Halifax Co, VA, and died June 21, 1826 in Jasper, Marion Co, TN; b. Griffith Cemetery (Cedar Hill). He married JEMIMA JONES June 24, 1779 in Henry Co, VA, daughter of THOMAS JONES and MARY. She was born August 15, 1761 in Henry Co, VA, and died September 17, 1838 in Marion Co, TN.

DAR Ancestor #: A108372

He served in the American Revolution with the Virginia State Militia and is listed with the "Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution" by Gwathay. Although listed with the Virginia State Militia, he is with a company of the Knox City Regiment, Hamilton District Territory South of Ohio. This area later became the State of Tennessee. In 1780 he was appointed an Ensign of the State Militia. In 1781 he again enlisted as a 2nd Lieutenant.

Virginia NSDAR; DAR Patriot Index; 1966; p. 641 William served in the American Revolution as an ensign in the Virginia militia under J. Rentfro of Capt. Hailes's Co.; Henry County, VA.

The Will of William Standifer

State of Tennessee Marion County Court August Term 1822 Of William Standifer, Deced. Jno. Kelly Clk. Registered October 22, 1826. "

In the Name of God Amen.

I, William Standifer of the County of Marion and State of Tennessee being sick and weak of body but of sound mind discerning memory for which I thank God and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous of disposing of all such worldly substance as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I will and bequeath the same in manner and form following that is to say I give and bequeath to my loving wife Jemima Standifer all the household furniture and stock with four negroes, that is Sarah, Calvin, Moses, Becky, To have and to hold the same until her decease or marriage at her death I give and bequesth Sarah, Calvin, Moses to my son Alfred Standifer. Becky, she may dispose of as she thinks proper and I give my wife Jemima Standifer all land north and east of the cross fence now running through my farm except one half of the apple orchard for my son Alfred Standefer and two acres of land for him to have and not to interfere with said Jemima Standifer buildings in case the above named Neger Sarah should have another child I give said Calvin to my two grandsons Samuel Terry Standifer and William Scott Standifer and not otherwise. I give to my son Alfred Standifer all the tract of land where I now live containing about one hundred seventy acres at my wife's decease or marriage. I give a man named Blackburn to my wife Jemima Standifer and my son Alfred Standifer jointly between them until her decease then said negro to be sold and the money divided between my four sons James Standifer, Luke Standifer, Isaac Standifer and Samuel Standifer.

I give and bequeath to my son James Standifer, negro man named Manuel. I give and bequeath to my son Luke Standifer, negro woman and her named Sallie and her child named Levi. I give and bequeath Fannie Hendrix a negro boy named John. I want sold out of the price of said negro, I want my three daughters to have fifty dollars each, that is, Polly Griffith, Naomi & Savannah Yarnell. I give my two grandsons twenty five dollars each, that is Luke C. Standifer and Jesse H. Standifer. The balance of the price of said negro I give to my wife Jemima Standifer and my sons, that is, James Standifer, Luke Standifer, Isaac Standifer, Samuel Standifer & Alfred Standifer. I want all my debts paid out of the price of said land. I give and bequeath to Clarissa Harlow Standifer, my grandaughter, a negro girl named Dice. Said Clarissa Harlow Standifer is to have said negro in the tenth year of her age. If said Clarissa H. Standifer should decease before she should marry, I want said division equally divided between my heirs herein named. I give and bequeath to Jane Standifer five dollars and lastly, I duly contribute and appoint my friend Luke Hendrix and Isaac Standifer, executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the thirteenth day of April in the year of our Lord 1826.

Signed sealed and published and declared to be the Last Will and Testament of the above named William Standifer in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to name.

Signed: William Standifer

Wit: Jesse Humble; James Chaudein

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William P. Standefer's Timeline

1757
March 30, 1757
Blackwater River, Halifax, Virginia
1779
June 24, 1779
Age 22
Henry, Virginia, United States

Circuit Court, Henry Co., VA. (Typed from original document): "Know all men by these presents that we William Standiford and John Rentfro of the County of Henry are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia in the just sum of Fifty pounds current money. To which payment will truly be made we bind ourselves, our Heirs, Spons & Amd firmly by these presents Sealed with our Seals and Dated this 24th Day of June 1779. Whereas there is a marriage depending and my God's permission surely intended between the above bound William Standiford and Jemima Jones Daughter of Thomas Jones. Now the condition of the above Obligation is such that if there is no Lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then the above obligation to be void or else to remain in full force Power and Virtue.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the presence of William Standiford and John Rentfro.

1779
Age 21
1779
Age 21
Henry County, Virginia, United States
1779
- 1780
Age 21
Knox County, Tennessee, United States

Justice of the Peace

1781
July 29, 1781
Age 24
Henry, Virginia, United States
1783
January 19, 1783
Age 25
Henry, Virginia
1784
September 10, 1784
Age 27
Virginia, United States
1786
May 23, 1786
Age 29
Henry, Virginia, United States
1788
May 29, 1788
Age 31
Franklin, Virginia, United States