Person:John Stiles (27)

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John Stiles, Sr.
m. 24 May 1792
  1. Elizabeth Stiles1795 - 1869
  2. John Stiles, Sr.1797 - 1854
  3. Nancy Stiles1804 - 1851
m. bef 1826
  1. Mary Stiles1825 - 1843
  2. William Stilesabt 1826 -
  3. Elizabeth Stiles1829 - 1907
  4. James A. Stiles1830 - 1881
  5. John Wesley Stiles1833 - 1908
  6. Sarah Jane Stiles1835 - 1907
  7. Kirby Stilesabt 1837 -
  8. Frances M. Stiles1837 - 1910
  9. Joseph G. Stiles1839 - 1884
  10. Solomon Russell Stiles1841 - abt 1920
  11. George Thomas Stiles1848 - 1851
  12. Lewis Cass Stiles1850 - 1909
  13. Laura Ellen Stiles1850 - 1915
  • HJohn Stiles, Sr.1797 - 1854
  1. John Stiles, Jr.
  2. William Stiles
Facts and Events
Name[1] John Stiles, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth[9][2] 19 Mar 1797 Barren County, Kentucky
Other? 1823 Red River County, TexasMigration
Marriage bef 1826 Red River County, Texas(reportedly had 23 children, of whom 12 survived to adulthood)
to Sarah K. Reed
Military[10] 14 Jul 1836 Texas
Other? Aug 1848 Red River County, TexasLegal
Census[11] 1850 Red River County, Texas
Death[9][2] 15 Aug 1854 Red River County, Texas
Will[12] 15 Aug 1854 Red River County, Texas
Burial[9] Old Concord Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas

Red River County, Texas, 1850 census:[11]

Styles, John 53 yrs Farmer b. Kentucky
      Sally 43 yrs b. Kentucky
      John 17 yrs b. Texas
      James 20 yrs b. Texas
      Sarah 15 yrs b. Texas
      Francis [f] 13 yrs b. Texas
      Kirby 13 yrs b. Texas
      Joseph 10 yrs b. Texas
      Rusk 9 yrs b. Texas
      George 2 yrs b. Texas
References
  1. Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), p. xviii.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handbook of Texas Online, "Stiles, John".

    About 1818, he moved with his father from Doakville, in what became Indian Territory, across the Red River.

  3.   Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), p. 4.

    In 1823, he settled at the present site of Whiterock, 10 miles northeast of Clarksville.

  4.   Clarksville, Red River, Texas, United States. Northern Standard (Clarksville, Texas), 26 August 1848.

    As County Judge, he appointed as notaries for Red River County: Burril P. Smith, Martin Fulbright, George S. Young, and Isaiah Wells.

  5.   Clarksville, Red River, Texas, United States. Northern Standard (Clarksville, Texas), 28 October 1848.

    He served as election officer for Precinct 2 in the general election of 1848.

  6.   Red River, Texas, United States. Red River, Texas, United States. Probates, Book A, p. 67, 15 Aug 1854.

    His will mentions his children Thomas G. [mentioned again as George T.], Solomon R., Lewis Cass, Laura Ellen, Polly [Wilkerson], Sarah [Giddens], Elizabeth [Brotherton], James A., and his wife Sarah K.

  7.   Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), pp. 5-6.

    He led a party of armed settlers (who had thought they were within Arkansas Territory under the Quapaw Treaty) to defy the survey party sent by Andrew Jackson, which would have put Jonesborough and the surrounding area into Indian Territory. Jackson acquiesced in their demands; his written reply was: "Run that line where those white men show you to run it. They are the kind of men I want in my own country." (This whole story has the feeling of being apocraphal.)

  8.   Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), pp. 10-11.

    He was an old friend of David Crockett, whom he hosted when Crockett crossed the Red River at Jonesborough.

  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Find A Grave.
  10. Texas, United States. Descriptive Muster Roll of Captain Becknell's Company Mustered into Service on the 14th of July 1836.

    Enlisted in Becknell's Volunteer Company & appointed 4th Corporal.

  11. 11.0 11.1 Red River, Texas, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 209B, dwelling/family 205/205.
  12. Texas. Probate Court (Red River County). Wills, 1847-1882. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980), Book A, p. 67.

    Mentions sons Thomas G. [mentioned again as George T.], Solomon R., Lewis Cass, Laura Ellen, Polly [Wilkerson], Sarah [Giddens], Elizabeth [Brotherton], James A., and wife Sarah K.