Thursday, September 19, 2013

My Stapletons Generation 1 and 2

This varies greatly from most of the genealogy you will see regarding my family. I have reasons for this.
1. There is no Stephen Stapleton prior to 1800 that I have seen in documentation. The Stephen Stapleton in the War of 1812 in South Carolina is most likely the same Stephen who witnessed the deeds and ran off from his family in 1821. There is a Solomon Stapleton in Craven County, which includes the Cheraw District and he had land on the Pee Dee River. Early records show Solomon as Staples, but given that the DNA on one of Lodowick Stapleton's male DNA matches a Robert Staples from England, I am not going to disregard this as a clue.

2. Maurice/Morris Stapleton and William Stapleton are two different people. The deeds seem to point clearly that Mary Townsend was married to Maurice. However, assuming that because the 1816 deed is signed by Lodowick and Job Stapleton means these are his sons is an error. Job, the son of William is too young to witness a deed. If the 1880 census is correct, then Lodowick is barely old enough to witness, but nephews do witness deeds also. Thus I have changed Mary Townsend to the wife of Maurice and left no wife for William. William's brother in law was Thomas Townsend, so if he signed a deed as a witness that makes sense as well.

3. Solomon Stapleton fits the age of the sons of Job Stapleton by the census, so I have placed him there. I know that he could be a brother to Maurice Stapleton as well. 

4. Maurice/Morris (born 1801) I have tentatively placed as a son of Maurice Stapleton born 1770-1780. I did this because a Miss Mary E (Louisa) Stapleton married John Evander Stapleton in 1848. John Evander Stapleton is a son of Jobez Stapleton. So I know that he didn't marry his niece, but likely his cousin's daughter. 

5. Catherine Stapleton's estate is administered by Elizabeth Singletary. This tells me two things. First, that no male relative (son) was available, as he would have been chosen before a daughter. Second, that Elizabeth Singletary was widowed by 1834 (actually it appears she was widowed before 1830). Thus, I know that Catherine Stapleton is not the mother of Solomon and Morris, because they would have been involved in the estate. I do not know, (but logically assume it could be true based on the newspaper article), that Catherine Stapleton is the "wife" abandoned by Stephen in 1821, so I don't have her attached to a male. She could be the widow of someone else (Stephen has 2 females over 21 in his household in 1820), or even a sister who like Rhoda Townsend had an illegitimate child. 

6. Because Barbara Stapleton is listed in 1800 as over 45, I have tentatively included her as a mother. Elizabeth Stapleton in 1813 is most likely the widow of a Stapleton who we have no name for. 

7. I did not include Nancy Ann Stapleton that Lisa Franklin is researching, because I do not know that information and did not find a marriage record. I do know that all of the families seem to have females old enough, however, we can rule out William because of the 1832 lawsuit.

8. The 1832 lawsuit, posted weekly April 1832 through September 1832 in the Florida Advocate (available online) can be found at the Florida Archives, Supreme Court Records of Jefferson County. I haven't attempted to obtain a copy yet. It lists the children of William Stapleton deceased as  Lodowick, Diadema Pyburn (Jacob), William, Amelia Shannon (John M), Job, Seaborn, Zeno Zenathan and Lorenzo minor vs John Stapleton, Lovitt M James, J Harrison and H Lanthrop. 

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Descendants of Solomon Staples Stapleton

Generation 1

1.  SOLOMON1 STAPLES STAPLETON was born about 1740. He died in South carolina. He married BARBARA. She was born between 1745-1755. She died after 1800 in Marlboro, South Carolina USA. 


More About Solomon Staples Stapleton: 

Land Grant: 14 Sep 1771 in South carolina; 100 acres Gum Swamp 
Probable Relative: 10 Nov 1772 in South carolina; Land Grant to Job Staples Pee Dee River, Craven County 
Military Service: 1776 in South carolina; AM Revolution, SC under Francis Marion as Stapleton Land Grant: 25 Nov 1787 in Craven; Land Grant for 100 acres 
Sex: Male 
Namesake: ; There is no records I have found for a Stephen prior to 1812 

More About Barbara: 

Residence: 1800 in Marlboro, South Carolina USA; Over 45 with 2 males 16-24 We know that Morris, William and Job are heads of households. This would be Stephen and ? 
Sex: Female 

Solomon Staples Stapleton and Barbara had the following children: 

2.  i. JOB S. JOBEZ2 STAPLETON (son of Solomon Staples Stapleton and Barbara) was born between 1774-1780 in South carolina. He died between 1866-1870 in Baldwin Co, AL (Book K has deed from Sarah, Joseph, Caroline, Mary Graham and John W (grandson) that likely occurs after his death. No probate found). He married SARAH UNKNOWN. She was born in 1800 in Alabama. She died in Baldwin Co, AL. 

ii.  WIFE OR DAUGHTERINLAW ELIZABETH STAPLETON (daughter of Solomon Staples Stapleton and Barbara) was born before 1790. 

More About Wife or Daughterinlaw Elizabeth Stapleton: Deed: 1813 in Marlboro, South Carolina USA; 162 acres Sex: Female 

3.  iii. MORRIS MAURICE STAPLETON (son of Solomon Staples Stapleton and Barbara) was born between 1770-1780 in South carolina. He died between 1816-1832. He married Mary Townsend (daughter of John Townsend and Courtney) in Marlboro, South Carolina USA (proven by 1817 release of dower that wife was named Mary). She was born between 1770-1780 in malboro co, south carolina. She died after 1817 in Alabama. 


4.  iv. UNKNOWN STAPLETON (son of Solomon Staples Stapleton and Barbara) was born between 1770-1780. He died between 1820-1822 in Baldwin County, Alabama. He married CATHERINE UNKNOWN. She was born between 1770-1780 in South carolina. She died in 1834 in Alabama. 

v.  ELIZABETH STAPLETON (daughter of Solomon Staples Stapleton and Barbara) was born about 1770 in South carolina (60-69 in 1830). She died date Unknown in Florida. She married THOMAS TOWNSEND. He was born between 1760-1770 in South carolina. He died in 1828 in Jefferson County, Florida. 


More About Elizabeth Stapleton: 

Residence: Bet. 1770-1780 in Jefferson, Florida, United States Residence: 1830 in Jefferson, Florida, United States 
Sex: Female 
Generation 1 (con't)

5.  vi. WILLIAM STAPLETON (son of Solomon Staples Stapleton and Barbara) was born about 1775 in marlboro co, South Carolina. He died between 1828-1830 in Alabama. He married UNCLEAR MOTHER STAPLETON. 

6.  vii. STEPHEN STAPLETON (son of Solomon Staples Stapleton and Barbara) was born between 1770-1780 in South carolina. He died in Mississippi. He married MOTHER STAPLETON. She was born between 1790-1799 in South carolina. 

Generation 2

2.  JOB S. JOBEZ2 STAPLETON (Solomon1 Staples Stapleton) was born between 1774-1780 in South carolina. He died between 1866-1870 in Baldwin Co, AL (Book K has deed from Sarah, Joseph, Caroline, Mary Graham and John W (grandson) that likely occurs after his death. No probate found). He married SARAH UNKNOWN. She was born in 1800 in Alabama. She died in Baldwin Co, AL. 


More About Job S. Jobez Stapleton: 

Residence: 1800 in Chesterfield, South Carolina; Chesterfield borders Marlboro. He and wife 26-44. One male under 10, one female under 10 and 3 females 10-15. 
Residence: 1802 in Petitioners, Mississippi Territory, MS 
Residence: 1808 in Jefferson, Mississippi Territory, United States; one male over 21, one female over 21, one male under 21 
Residence: 1810 in Jefferson, Mississippi Territory, United States 
Witnessed Deed: 1816 in Marlboro, South Carolina USA; deed of Maurice Stapleton 
Residence: 1820 in Baldwin County Alabama; 2 males over 21, one under 21, one female under 21 and one over 21 
Residence: 1830 in Baldwin, Alabama, United States Residence: 1840 in Baldwin, Alabama, United States Residence: 1850 in Division 1, Baldwin, Alabama; Age: 65 Residence: 1860 in Baldwin, Alabama, United States; Age: 84 Residence: 1866 in Baldwin, Alabama 

Sex: Male 

More About Sarah Unknown: 

Residence: 1860 in Baldwin, Alabama, United States; Age: 56 
Residence: 1870 in Township 3, Baldwin, Alabama, United States; Age: 70 Sex: Female 
Residence: Mobile, Baldwin, Alabama 

Job S. Jobez Stapleton and Sarah Unknown had the following children: 

7.  i. SOLOMON3 STAPLETON (son of Job S. Jobez Stapleton and Sarah Unknown) was born in 1815 in South carolina. He died about 1863 in Baldwin County, Alabama, USA. He married Elizabeth Ann White in 1835 in , Baldwin, Alabama, USA. She was born about 1814 in Georgia. She died on 02 Mar 1891 in Baldwin County, Alabama. 

8.  ii. MARY STAPLETON (daughter of Job S. Jobez Stapleton and Sarah Unknown) was born in 1823 in Alabama. She married ALEXANDER GRAHAM. 

iii.  JAMES C STAPLETON (son of Job S. Jobez Stapleton and Sarah Unknown) was born in 1833 in Alabama. He died between 1860-1870 in Baldwin, Alabama. 

More About James C Stapleton: 

Residence: 1850 in Division 1, Baldwin, Alabama; Age: 17 Residence: 1860 in Baldwin, Alabama, United States; Age: 27 Sex: Male 
Generation 2 (con't)

9.  iv. JOHN EVANDER STAPLETON (son of Job S. Jobez Stapleton and Sarah Unknown) was born between 1815-1816 in Alabama. He died on 13 Nov 1849 in Baldwin Co., AL (Age: 35). He married Mary E. Stapleton (daughter of Maurice Morris Stapleton) on 17 Jul 1848 in Baldwin, Alabama, USA. She was born about 1825 in Alabama. She died date Unknown in Baldwin County, AL. 

v.  JOSEPH W B STAPLETON (son of Job S. Jobez Stapleton and Sarah Unknown) was born on 06 Feb 1844 in Montgomery Hill, Baldwin, Alabama. He died between 1922-1923 in Baldwin County, Alabama. He married (1) FRANCES FANNY CATRETT on 14 Oct 1884 in Baldwin, Alabama, USA. She was born in Jul 1855 in Alabama. 

More About Joseph W B Stapleton: 

Residence: 1860 in Baldwin, Alabama, United States; Age: 15 
Residence: 1870 in Township 3, Baldwin, Alabama, United States; Age: 26 Residence: 1880 in Montgomery Hill, Baldwin, Alabama, United States; Age: 36; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Brother 

Residence: 1900 in Montgomery Hill, Baldwin, Alabama, USA; Age: 56; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head 
Residence: 15 Jul 1902 in Baldwin, Alabama, United States; Age: 58 Residence: 1907 in Baldwin County; Age: 63 
Residence: 1920 in Perdido and Lottie, Baldwin, Alabama, USA; Age: 79; Marital Status: Widowed; Marital Status: Widow; Relation to Head of House: Head Residence: 1921 in Lottie; Age: 77 

Sex: Male 
Residence: Mobile, Baldwin, Alabama 

vi.  CAROLINE STAPLETON (daughter of Job S. Jobez Stapleton and Sarah Unknown) was born in 1831 in Alabama. She died on 07 Jan 1915 in Escambia, Alabama. 

More About Caroline Stapleton: 

Residence: 1870 in Township 3, Baldwin, Alabama, United States; Age: 39 Residence: 1880 in Montgomery Hill, Baldwin, Alabama, United States; Age: 48; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Self 

Civil: 01 Jun 1898 in Baldwin, Alabama, United States 
Residence: 1900 in Montgomery Hill, Baldwin, Alabama, USA; Age: 69; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Sister 
Sex: Female 
Residence: Mobile, Baldwin, Alabama 

10.  vii. RACHEL ISABELLE STAPLETON (daughter of Job S. Jobez Stapleton and Sarah Unknown) was born about 1822 in Alabama. She died date Unknown. She married NATHANIEL MOORE. He was born about 1817 in New York. 

viii.  FEMALE STAPLETON (daughter of Job S. Jobez Stapleton and Sarah Unknown) was born between 1815-1820 in Alabama. She died date Unknown. 

More About Female Stapleton: Sex: Female 

3.  MORRIS MAURICE2 STAPLETON (Solomon1 Staples Stapleton) was born between 1770-1780 in South carolina. He died between 1816-1832. He married Mary Townsend (daughter of John Townsend and Courtney) in Marlboro, South Carolina USA (proven by 1817 release of dower that wife was named Mary). She was born between 1770-1780 in malboro co, south carolina. She died after 1817 in Alabama. 
Generation 2 (con't)

More About Morris Maurice Stapleton:

Residence: 1800 in Marlboro District, South Carolina; He is 26-44. Wife is also 26-44. Has 2 sons under 10 and one daughter

Deed: 1800 in Marlboro, South Carolina, United States; dated 1800 land on Pee Dee River Deed, Sale: 1816 in Marlboro, South Carolina USA; Sale of land purchased in 1813, witnessed by Job and Lodowick, they date this July 13, 1816 Job who witnessed this would have to be the brother. Lodowick may have been 21 by this time

Sex: Male

More About Mary Townsend:

Deed: 1798 in Marlboro District, South Carolina; From James Townsend to Morris Stapleton, I think this proves that he was married to Mary Townsend

Where Was She 1820: 1820 in Baldwin County, Alabama, USA; Possible she was living with a brother in law. Stephen has two females over 21 in his home, though he doesn't seem to have enough children to account for the children in 1830 in Butler. I don't seem to find her with the Townsends in 1830

Residence: 1830 in Butler, Alabama, United States; Possibly her Sex: Female

Morris Maurice Stapleton and Mary Townsend had the following child:

11.  i. MAURICE MORRIS3 STAPLETON (son of Morris Maurice Stapleton and Mary Townsend) was born in 1801 in South carolina. He died on 28 Jun 1868 in Baldwin Co, AL (Obituary in paper). He married (1) JOICE KILLCREASE BARLOW on 19 Apr 1832 in Baldwin, Alabama, United States. She was born on 27 Jun 1805 in Alabama. She died on 15 Feb 1872 in Baldwin Co, AL. 

4.  UNKNOWN2 STAPLETON (Solomon1 Staples Stapleton) was born between 1770-1780. He died between 1820-1822 in Baldwin County, Alabama. He married CATHERINE UNKNOWN. She was born between 1770-1780 in South carolina. She died in 1834 in Alabama. 


More About Unknown Stapleton: Sex: Male 

More About Catherine Unknown: 

Residence: 1830 in Baldwin, Alabama, United States; daughter Elizabeth and her child, Harriet living with her 
Sex: Female 

Unknown Stapleton and Catherine Unknown had the following child: 

12.  i. ELIZABETH3 STAPLETON (daughter of Unknown Stapleton and Catherine Unknown) was born in 1804 in South carolina. She died between 1870-1880 in Mobile, Alabama. She married Thomas J Singletary on 20 Dec 1819 in Baldwin, Alabama. 

5.  WILLIAM2 STAPLETON (Solomon1 Staples Stapleton) was born about 1775 in marlboro co, South Carolina. He died between 1828-1830 in Alabama. He married UNCLEAR MOTHER STAPLETON. 

More About William Stapleton: 

Residence: 1797 in Peedee River, South Carolina; mentioned in landgrant to William Grice Residence: 1800 in Marlboro District, South Carolina; He and his wife are between 25-44. He has one son under 10 and 2 females under 10. 

Deed: 1813 in Marlboro, South Carolina USA; Witnessed by Samuel and Thomas Townsend. Residence: 1820 in Baldwin, Alabama; Two males over 21, one of these is his son Lodowick most likely. 7 males under 21, One female over 21 (wife?) and one under 21 (Amelia). Sons under 21 at this time were John, Job, Seaborn, Zeno, Lorenzo and possibly Zenothaun, 

Land Transactions: Bet. 1827-1828 in Florida and Alabama; He bought two parcels in Geneva and several in Florida 
Generation 2 (con't)

Civil: 14 Jun 1828 in Geneva, Alabama, United States

Lawsuit Of Heirs: 1832 in Jefferson County, Florida; Lodowick, Jacob and Diadema, William, John and Amelia Shannon, Job, Seaborn, Zeno Zenathaun and Lorenzo Stapleton Vs. John Stapleton Sex: Male

Miscellaneous Alabama Newspaper Abstracts Volume I compiled by: Michael Eksey, Nancy Graff Floyd and Ginny Guinn Parsons: 12/2/1837 LOOK OUT FOR MURREL MEN: Whereas Nathan Batts a notorious rascal, formerly of Houston County Georgia and lately of Dale County Alabama, did from some time in May last until October, harbor a negro man belonging to the undersigned....It is supposed he will go to Lee County, Georgia, as he has a brother living near Starkville, in that county. He was assisted In harboring the boy by John Stapleton, Seaborn Stapleton, Zenothan Stapleton, and Zeno Stapleton, four brothers, all living in Dale County Alabama who have also escaped from justice. DESCRIPTION: The Stapletons, are all fiddlers, John is about 5' '7" dark complexion; Seaborn Stapleton, 5'10" dark complexion; Zenothen, 5' 9", dark complexion: Zeno 5' 6" fair complexion: Nathan Batts about 5' '7" dark complexion, very talkative, laughs very loud and has a very bad countenance. Samuel M. Hill

More About Unclear Mother Stapleton:

Sex: Female

William Stapleton and Unclear Mother Stapleton had the following children:

13.  i. LODOWICK3 STAPLETON (son of William Stapleton and Unclear Mother Stapleton) was born between 1796-1800 in marlboro co, South Carolina. He died between 1880-1900 in coffee county, al. He married LUCY POUNCY. She was born about 1810. She died between 1843-1850 in Dale county, AL. He married SARAH ANN POWELL. She was born about 1814 in Georgia. 

14.  ii. WILLIAM STAPLETON (son of William Stapleton and Unclear Mother Stapleton) was born on 03 Nov 1802 in marlboro co, South Carolina. He died on 15 Dec 1874 in colorodo, TX (Age: 72). He married Malinda Thomas Shannon (daughter of Shannon) about 1824 in AL or FL?. She was born on 10 Aug 1805 in malboro co, south carolina. She died on 12 Apr 1871 in colorodo, TX (Age: 65). 

15.  iii. DIADEMA STAPLETON (daughter of William Stapleton and Unclear Mother Stapleton) was born in 1800 in South Carolina, United States. She died in 1874 in Jay, Santa Rosa, Florida, United States (Again, don't know where this came from. If anything, it is more likely she died in 1868, not Jacob. Diadema isn't in 1870 census, and although folks are missing, by 1870 most of her kids have moved to Molino area.). She married Jacob Pyburn (son of Jacob Pyburn and Mother Unknown) on 13 Oct 1819 in Baldwin, Alabama. He was born between 1795-1797 in Tensaw Settlement, West Florida, Spanish Territory. He died on 25 Nov 1868 in Santa Rosa County, Florida (Not sure of the date and where it came from? Will keep it, but by my estimation he died 1856-1860.). 

16.  iv. SEABORN STAPLETON (son of William Stapleton and Unclear Mother Stapleton) was born about 1810 in marlboro co, South Carolina. He died on 15 Dec 1874 in Weimar, Colorado, Texas, United States. He married MARGARET ROBERTSON. She was born in 1820 in South carolina. She died date Unknown. 

17.  v. ZENO ZENATHAUN STAPLETON SR. (son of William Stapleton and Unclear Mother Stapleton) was born in 1812 in marlboro co, South Carolina. He died on 15 Dec 1874 in Weimar, Colorado, Texas, United States. He married Salina Catherine Parrett in 1843 in Dale Co., Alabama. She was born in 1822 in Florida. She died in Texas, United States. 

18.  vi. AMELIA EMELIE STAPLETON (daughter of William Stapleton and Unclear Mother Stapleton) was born in 1811 in marlboro co, South Carolina. She died in Texas. She married THOMAS C GILBERT. He was born in 1812 in Louisiana, United States. She married JOHN M. SHANNON. He was born in 1803 in malboro co, south carolina. He died between 1850-1853 in Texas. 

19.  vii. LORENZO DOW L.D. STAPLETON (son of William Stapleton and Unclear Mother Stapleton) was born between 1814-1825 in marlboro co, South Carolina. He died date Unknown. He married MARY ANN. She was born in 1826 in Florida. 

20.  viii. JOB STAPLETON (son of William Stapleton and Unclear Mother Stapleton) was born in 1806 in marlboro co, South Carolina. He died on 15 Dec 1874 in Weimar, Colorado, Texas, United States. He married ANN UNKNOWN. She was born about 1817 in Marlboro Dist., South Carolina. She died date Unknown. He married (2) MRS. MARTHA HOLDEN on 08 Jul 1868 in Colorado, Texas, United States. She was 
Generation 2 (con't)

born in 1840 in Texas.

21.  ix. JOHN STAPLETON (son of William Stapleton and Unclear Mother Stapleton) was born about 1804 in marlboro co, South Carolina. He died in Dale county, AL. 

6.  STEPHEN2 STAPLETON (Solomon1 Staples Stapleton) was born between 1770-1780 in South carolina. He died in Mississippi. He married MOTHER STAPLETON. She was born between 1790-1799 in South carolina. 


More About Stephen Stapleton: 

Deed: 1812 in Marlboro, South Carolina, United States; Witnessed by Job Stapleton and Samuel Townsend 
Military Service: 1814 ; War of 1812, see Stephen Stapleton bio, they have this as his father Civil: 1817 in Warren, Georgia, USA 
Residence: 1820 in Baldwin County, Alabama; State Census, 1 male over 21, 2 under 21, 2 over 21, 2 under 21 
Residence: 1830 in Covington, Mississippi, United States Residence: 1837 in No Township Listed, Madison County, MS Residence: 1840 in Attala, Mississippi, United States 

Sex: Male 

Arkansas Gazette August 11, 1821 (August 25, 1821) 200 Dollars Reward Ran away from my plantation on Tensaw, Alabama, about the 10th of May last, two Negro fellows of the following description BASIL, About fifty years of age, six feet and upwards high--very black; speaks English and French, and is a plausible fellow at telling a story. NED, Between thirty and thirty-five years of age, five feet eight or nine inches high; of a complexion between a mulatto and black, and is very shrewd, but will hesitate when closely questioned. The above Negroes left this neighborhood on the same evening with a certain STEPHEN STAPLETON, who left his wife and family in distress and absconded with another woman, taking with him two small Negroes of his own, and I have reason to believe stole mine. Stapleton is about forty-five years of age, five feet seven or eight inches high, of a ruddy complexion; black hair, a good deal mixed with grey; is supposed to have gone to East or West Tennessee, or perhaps to Red river, Louisiana. I will give the above reward for securing the above Negroes in any jail, if taken out of the State, and half that sum if apprehended within the State. E. MONTGOMERY The Editors of the Alabama Republican, Knoxville Register, Nashville Whig, Natchez Correspondent, and Arkansas Gazette, will give the above three insertions, and forward their bills to this office, together with the papers containing the
advertisements, for payment. Blakely, Alab. 22d June, 1821 ______________



More About Mother Stapleton: Sex: Female 

Stephen Stapleton and Mother Stapleton had the following children: 

i.  DAVID3 STAPLETON (son of Stephen Stapleton and Mother Stapleton) was born about 1809 in Mississippi. He died after 1850. He married NANCY. 


More About David Stapleton: 

Residence: 1840 in Covington, Mississippi, United States Residence: 1850 in Jackson, Louisiana; Age: 41 
Sex: Male 

ii.  MALE STAPLETON (son of Stephen Stapleton and Mother Stapleton) was born between 1815-1820. 

More About Male Stapleton: Sex: Male 

iii.  DAUGHTER STAPLETON (daughter of Stephen Stapleton and Mother Stapleton) was born between 1825-1830 in Mississippi. 

More About Daughter Stapleton:


Sex: Female

2 comments:

  1. Hello

    I am interested in this family. I have a copy of the lawsuit from the superior court of Jackson County Florida regarding this family. I am descended from Nancy Ann Stapleton Franklin born 1809 in South Carolina. I have information to share with you. My research partner Lisa Franklin and I have been researching this family for many years. I am curious if you are a family dna match. My email is belindaj@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Sorry for the delay. Not only do we have a dna match but we have a paper trail, Diadema Pyburn is listed in the court documents.

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