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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography Volume III, Battle – Perrin – Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1885.
VIRGIL P. STATELER, McLean County, was born September 1, 1847, and is a son of Ignatius P. and Senie (Stevens) Stateler, born and reared in Ohio County, Ky. His paternal grandfather was Stephen B. Stateler, who married Rhoda Pigman, a native of Maryland; he was born in Pennsylvania, and came to Kentucky when Hartford was but a small fort. His maternal grandfather was John G. Stevens, who was born in Ohio County. Virgil P. Stateler received a good education, having had the advantages of the common schools, and also attended Hartford Academy several terms. He was engaged several years teaching. He was married March 10, 1870, to Sue A. Johnson, a daughter of Edmond and Elizabeth (Houston) Johnson; they have had four children, three of whom are living, viz.: Willie S., Lizzie L. and Laura B. Mr. and Mrs. Stateler are members of the Baptist and Methodist Churches, respectively. Politically Mr. Stateler is a Democrat, having cast his first national vote in 1872, for Horace Greeley.