William STAFFORD 1608-1664 (probably from Warwickshire, England. 1622 on ship "Furtherance" to Elizabeth City, VA
d. York county, VA m. ca. 1640 Frances MASON | William II of York county, VA m. ? | William III (member of House of Burgesses, NC) York county, VA, early 1660's d. 1728 m. 1680's, Jane BROWN | William IV b. Carristuck, NC, early 1680's d. New Hanover county, NC, Oct. 1765 m. Elizabeth ______ | Seth (Soldier in Revoltionary War; delegate from St. Peter's Parish to Constitutional Convention to ratify Federal Constitution) b. NC ~1750 d. St. Peter's Parish, SC, 1803 William MANER = ? m. ~1772 Amanda MANER______________________________| b. 1757 NC d. between 1790-1803 | Leroy b. St. Peter's Parish, SC d. Cheneyville, LA April 19, 1783 - April 10, 1835 m. Rachel Providence AUDEBERT b. SC 1890 d. Cheneyville, Sept. 25, 1820 Gray KING Both int. Greenwood Plantation, Cheneyville b. ca. 1790, d. 1836 | In Battle for the Republic of Josiah Seth II Texas. In Runaway Scrape, evacuated women and b. St. Peter's Parish, SC, May 12, 1808 children ahead of Santa Ana, and was eaten by an alligator d. Lynchburg, TX, May 6, 1862 when he went ahead of group to test depth of body of water. m. Dec. 18, 1832, LA, Jeannetta KIRKLAND | b. Rapides Parish, LA, Dec. 27, 1818 Margaret Ashburn d. Galveston, Sept. 24, 1870 b. 7-12-1830, d. 10-25-1901 | m. Jacob Suydam VEDDER Col. William Maner b. 8-12-1818, d. 6-1-1910 b. Rapides Parish, LA, 4-25-1843 Int. Evergreen Cem., Galveston d. Galveston, TX, 11-21-1930 | m. Kate Eleanor VEDDER------------------------------ b. Galveston, 9-14-1850 d. Galveston, 2-14-1910 | Margaret Jeannetta b. Galveston, 10-26-1889 d. Galveston, 4-30-1973 m. 4-25-1911, Asa Lee CROW b. Charleston, MS, 10-8-1884 d. Galveston, TX, 11-13-1967
Unknown how at this time, a SMITH family is tied to the STAFFORD family, perhaps through a relative of Col. William Maner STAFFORD. He purchased the STAFFORD plot in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, TX, where two of his brothers are buried, as well as a Terry SMITH.
I hope to hear from anyone who might be related to the following people: In Glenwood Cemetery there is a STAFFORD SMITH plot, as well as a STAFFORD plot. Stafford SMITH is related somehow to my STAFFORD family, probably through Terry SMITH (male) who was buried in the STAFFORD plot in Glenwood.
The following people were buried in the STAFFORD SMITH plot:
Josephine Coons SMITH (#11), b. 1911 d. 1990
Stafford SMITH, Jr. (#9), b. 1910 Seguin, TX, d. 1953
Arnold SMITH (#8), b. 1896 Houston, TX, d. 1945 of "heart trouble" according to cemetery record.
Stafford SMITH (#6), b. 1858 TX d. 1913 of "exhaustion" per cemetery record
*Terry Celeste SMITH (#5), b. 1893 d. 1912 of auto accident as stated in cemetery record
*Josie Arnold SMITH (#10), b. 1873 Seguin, TX d. 1954
Baby Smith (#3), b. and d. 11/20/1908 stillborn per cemetery record and a "Stafford Smith child" according to same record. Also the cemetery record states the baby was interred May 3, 1903--5-year difference from date on headstone.
*On 9/26/1990, Josie A SMITH was moved to the same space as Terry Celeste Smith.
Section C, Lot 221
Obituary for Major Isaac STAFFORD, brother of Col. William Maner STAFFORD, from unknown Houston, Texas, newspaper.