Person:William Stadden (1)

William Stadden
b.Abt 1760
d.20 Mar 1838
  • HWilliam StaddenAbt 1760 - 1838
  • WMary White1774 - 1845
  1. John Stadden1791 - 1874
Facts and Events
Name William Stadden
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1760
Marriage to Mary White
Death? 20 Mar 1838
  1.   National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970.

    Name: John Stadden
    Birth Date: Jan 1791
    Death Date: 28 Oct 1874
    SAR Membership: 87984
    Role: Ancestor
    Application Date: 17 Nov 1961
    Father: William Stadden
    Mother: Mary White
    Spouse: Jean Sample
    Children: Robert Stadden

    From Revolutionary War Claim – 14586-File No. 14586:

    “William Stadden, a resident of Turbot Township in Northumberland County, Penna., who being sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. He enlisted in the Army of the U. S. in the year 1777 with Captain McGrady, for service of six months, which he served and joined the company about where Milton now stands, on the west branch of the Susquuehanna River, - - - “That myself and 29 others were ordered to the headwaters of Muncy Creek and to Loyalsock Creek, then to come down Pine Creek and to go up Quineshanghny as Indian spies. This service occupied us 14 days, during which time we destroyed several Indian encampments. We then returned to Fort Boone on Muddy Creek on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and stayed there in garrison during the remainder of our term of service. In the year 1779, I enlisted for a three year term or during the remainder of the Indian wars about where Milton now stands in Captain Robinson’s company of Rangers. In the fall of the year we were ordered up to Muncy to build what was called Wallace’s Fort. We built the fort and remained there a year in garrison. A scouting party was sent out and partly destroyed by the Indians, this deponent and 43 others were ordered to go five miles up the Bald Eagle Creek to search for this party. We found five of their dead bodies, which we interred, we then returned to Wallace Fort and remained there until peace was declared. This deponent further adds that he served in addition to the above serve, two months in the scouting party on Muncy Hills under Captain Dicky. This deponent was wounded at the battle of Friendlands Fort in 1779 in company with Rodge Martin, an old soldier and a resident in the township of Liberty in the county of Columbia and the state aforesaid, then called Northumberland county see Big Runaway. The deponent has lost his discharge. He hereby declares that his name is not on a pension roll of any agency in any state.”
    (signed) William Stadden.

  2.   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.

    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 . . .