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John Standefer (Standiford)

Also Known As: "Standiford", "Standifer", "Standefer"
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Death: Died in Baltimore, Maryland
Immediate Family:

Son of John Standiford, II and Sarah Standiford
Husband of Margaret Hicks
Father of John Standiford; James Standifer and Israel Standifer

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About John Standefer

Name can be spelled Standiford, Standifer or Standefer.


  • Other: From: Baltimore County Families, 1659-1759 by Robert W. Barnes. John administered the estate of Cornelius Boyce. Cornelius Boyce was in Baltimore Co. by 1694 as a taxable in north side Gunpowder Hund.; d. by Oct 7, 1704 when admin. bond was posted by John Standifer with Israel Skelton; est. inv. 2 Sept 1704 by Moses Groome and William Hicks, and valued at 8.7.0. pounds; est. adm. by Standifer and John Taylor. John Standiford administered the estate of William Robinson on 13 July 1717. On March 11, 1720, the estate of John Standiford was inventoried by Nicholas Day and John Taylor and valued at £90.5.3m signed by Edmund Standifer and John Crockett, and filed by the administrator, Mrs. Margaret Standiford. (There is no record of his will found in the Maryland Calendar of Wills).
  • There are different viewpoints as to the father of this John Standiford. Robert Barnes says in his book, Baltimore County Families, that he was William. A William Stanfort witnessed the will of Forker Frissell in St. Mary's County on December 13, 1661. Mr. Barnes assumed that it was this William who moved to Baltimore County and was John's father. The first evidence of a William in Baltimore County is in June 1687, when a William surveyed 104 acres in Hopewell. However, this theory leaves many Standiford family members in the Baltimore and Virginia without a connection. Many researchers have concluded that the family was originally from York Co, Virginia. In Virginia Wills 1691-1694 York County there is the Will of John Sandifor dated January 25, 1691 thought by some to be the progenitor.   However, this is not the case.  Check out the newly posted lineage of this John Sandifor from York Co., VA.


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John Standefer's Timeline

Baltimore, Maryland
Age 23
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
October 17, 1715
Age 36
Baltimore, Maryland
April 12, 1720
Age 41
Baltimore, Maryland
September 4, 1720
Age 41
Joppa, Baltimore, Maryland