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Isaac Standefer

Birthplace: Marion County, Tennessee, United States
Death: Died in Milam, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William P. Standefer and Jemima Standefer
Husband of Elizabeth Standefer and Dorcas Standefer
Brother of Frances 'Fanny' Hendrix; Martha Standifer; James Standefer; Luke Standefer; William H/J Standefer and 6 others

Occupation: Lawyer, chief justice, county commissioner
Managed by: Private User
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About Isaac Standefer

On April 4, 1840 Isaac was one of the commissioners appointed by the Texas Legislature to locate a county seat. He served with the Texas Rangers under George B. Erath, March 8, 1838 to June 8, 1839. His name is chiseled into the facade of the Texas University of Texas Museum of History in Austin.

STANDEFER, ISAAC (1801-1855). Isaac Standefer, chief justice and county commissioner of Milam County, third son of William and Jemimah (Jones) Standefer, was born in Marion County, Tennessee, on October 13, 1801. After the death of his first wife, Elizabeth, Standefer married Dorcas Jones, with whom he immigrated to Texas in 1837. They settled in what is now Milam County, where they lived for the remainder of their lives. On April 4, 1840, Standefer was one of the commissioners appointed by the Texas legislature to locate the county seat. He was elected justice of the peace on February 6, 1843, and held this office until his election as chief justice of Milam County on July 13, 1846. On April 9, 1853, he was elected county commissioner. He held this until his death on November 6, 1855.

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Isaac Standefer's Timeline

October 13, 1801
Marion County, Tennessee, United States
Age 21
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
February 6, 1843
- 1846
Age 41
Milam County, Texas, United States
- 1853
Age 44
Milam County, Texas, United States
- 1855
Age 51
Milam County, Texas, United States
November 6, 1855
Age 54
Milam, Texas, United States