Person:James Stadden (1)

James Stadden
b.25 Aug 1818
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Name James Stadden
Gender Male
Birth? 25 Aug 1818
  1.   Ellis, Franklin, and Alfred Matthews. History of that part of the Susquehanna and Juniata valleys embraced in the counties of Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Union and Snyder in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Everts, Peck & Richards, c1886)
    Vol. 2, Page 1349, 1350.

    William Stadden.
    The original members of this race most probably came from Holland. They located on Muddy Run, about two miles north of Milton, Northumberland County, as early as 1772, where their family was raised – three brothers, Samuel, Thomas and William – about a half-mile above its mouth. William Stadden, the grandfather of our subject, was there born, lived as a farmer, and, at the expiration of his days, there died. He was married to Mary White, who bore him five children, of whom John was the eldest, born January 21, 1791. He too, was a farmer, and, after doing his duty in the War of 1812-14, passing through that eventful period without harm, he settled down to till the soil. He was an honorable and esteemed citizen and married, April 12, 1814, Jane, daughter of John and Mary Sample, who was born February 6, 1791. Her grandfather John Sample, was one of the heroes of the Revolutionary War, and after serving his country through those dark days settled down to farming, and was murdered by the Indians in May 1779, his wife falling a victim to the bloodthirsty savages at the same time. His son John was made a prisoner on this occasion, but, fortunately, was rescued, and subsequently took part in the War of 1812-14. John and Mary[sic] Jane[rect.] Stadden had eight children – William and Mary, twins, born February 28, 1815. William, our subject. Mary married James DeBar; five children living; she died during summer of 1870. John Sample, born January 8, 1817; died December 6, 1847. James, born August 25, 1818; married first, Ann Waldron, and had two children; second, Rachel Waldron and one child; third Susan Knox; he now resides at Centreville, Mich. Robert, born November 6, 1820; married Jane Ramsey and, with two children, resides at Williamsport, Pa. Isaac, born March 11, 1822, who married a Western lady and is a resident of Jacksonville, Kan. Elizabeth, born March 5, 1825; married William Savidge and bore three children, being burned to death through a coal-oil accident, which occurred in the fall of 1870. Thomas, born September 2, 1827; married a Mrs. Waterman and now lives at Wadesville, Va. John Stadden died October 28, 1874, aged eighty-three years, nine months, seven days, having survived his wife, Jane, who died January 9, 1828. John Stadden married his second wife Elizabeth Boush, April 14, 1836; had seven children, four of which are still living, - Margaret, Sarah, George and Jane.
    Mrs. William Stadden is traced to the sturdy Scotch, a race which has done som much for the benefit of the State and given so many prominent men to the councils of the nation. Her grandfather, David Ireland, came from Scotland with his wife Leonora Murray, and purchased a large tract of land on the Limestone Run, Northumberland County. They had four sons and three daughters, of whom David was the youngest. He married Sarah Teitsworth and had issue, - David L., born 1808; married Martha Hayes, had one daughter and died April, 1873. Sarah, born 1815; married William Stadden, February 4, 1841. Eliza Ann, born 1817; died in 1845 . . .