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Staggs from KY to OH to IN

Posted: 28 Aug 2002 5:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Dec 2003 6:08AM GMT
Surnames: Staggs
I have been trying to untangle my Stagg line for some years. I desc from a Mary Polly Staggs who married William McGlone in Mason Co KY 1805. I believe Mary Polly was the dau of a James Staggs, and sister to Elijah and Athol Staggs. Mary Polly and her husband, along w/Elijah and Athol ended up in Vigo Co IN by 1820.

In trying to untangle this line, I have accumulated some Staggs info that appears to be connected. It appears that several Staggs families, probably related in someway, were in Mason/Flemming Co KY by the late 1790's. Sometime around 1805 or so, some of these families moved to Wayne twp, Butler Co OH. Some of the families remained in Mason and Fleming Co's. After about 10 years or so, the families in OH seem to split up. Some stayed in Butler Co, then moved on to Hamilton Co OH. Some moved to Franklin Co IN, Rush Co IN, Delaware Co IN, Vigo Co IN, Parke Co IN, and Clay Co IN.

Here is the info that I have accumulated. I post it in the hope that someone out there can use it, and perhaps help me get beyond my Mary Polly Staggs' father James.

William Staggs
b
d btw 1 Sep 1814 - Dec 1815, Wayne twp, Butler Co OH

m Unknown probably abt 1785 or so
b
d possibly bef 1804, possibly in SC?


In Mason Co KY in 1800, acc to 1800 Census
In Wayne twp, Butler Co OH in 1807, with one male over 21

1790 Census, Greenville County, South Carolina
STAGGS Wiliam 01 05 02 00 00 page 69
1] Number of free white males over the age of 16 including head of household.
2] Free white males under 16 years of age.
3] Free white females including heads of families.
4] All other free persons, mulanto, free blacks, Native American.
5] Slaves.

I have seen references to his being from NC/SC, and there is a William Stagg in the first Census in SC. There is also a William Staggs listed in the DAR bc 1750 (Vol 166 pg 213). However, there is no indication that this is the same individual who died in 1815 in Butler Co OH.

Children::

1. Jonathan Staggs
b abt 1791
d aft 1840, bef 1850, Probably in Butler Co OH
m 3 Mar 1811 Butler Co OH Mary Polly Smith dau of Ephraim Smith & Rebecca Unknown

1807 Tax list of Butler Co OH, Wayne twp Johnathan Staggs, 1 male over 21

A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia
of Butler County Ohio,
With Illustrations and Sketches of its
Representative Men and Pioneers
Cincinnati Ohio. Western Biographical Publishing Company, 1882
Page 48 - 56
Meetings of the Commissioners
Accounts were allowed at the next meeting, that of July 3, 1809 Jonathan STAGGS, appraiser of houses in Wayne Township, $2.50

1840 Cenus Butler Co OH

Children:
i. Malinda Staggs
b 14 Feb 1817 Butler Co OH
d 4 Apr 1909 Dublin twp, Wayne Co IN
m 2 Jan 1838 Preble Co OH Reading Wood Swaim

NOTE: in the 1900 Census, Malinda's father is listed as born in MD

ii Mary Staggs
b Aug 1824 OH
d aft 1898
m 7 Jan 1843 Preble Co OH Benjamin Truax
iii Catherine Staggs
b Jan 1827 OH
d aft 1898
m 21 Jan 1844 Preble Co OH Irwin L. Freeman
iv William? Staggs
v. Jonathan? Staggs


2. Mercy or Massey Staggs
b abt 1795
d
m 6 Nov 1814 Butler Co OH Thomas Smith

3. Rebecca Staggs
b abt 1800
d
m 25 Jun 1816 Butler Co OH William Paine, son of Samuel Paine/Payne & Mary Unknown. Samuel d 1813/1814 Wayne twp, Butler Co OH. William Paine's sister Miriam Payne m Henry Paddock 13 Mar 1797 Nelson Co KY. Henry Paddock was the son of Ebenezer Paddock and Keziah Case, and one of the earliest settlers of Vigo Co IN.

4. Nancy Staggs
b abt 1790
d
m 5 Mar 1807 Butler Co OH Isaiah Orr
b
d abt 1830-1840 probably Butler Co, OH

Children:

i William
ii Robert

A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia
of Butler County Ohio,
With Illustrations and Sketches of its
Representative Men and Pioneers
Cincinnati Ohio. Western Biographical Publishing Company, 1882
Page 48 - 56
Meetings of the Commissioners
February 6, 1809 accounts were allowed to Issiah ORE, clerk of election, 75 cents

5. Sarah 'Sally' Staggs
b abt 1792 possibly in VA
d
m 5 Apr 1808 Butler Co OH David Case
b 1776 Somerset Co NJ
d 1832 Franklin Co IN

To Franklin Co IN abt 1814
info from: palm@fuse.net

Children:

i. Henry b 1807
ii William b 1810
iii Catherine b 1812
iv Lewis b 1813
v. Jessie b 1815
vi Mercy b 1817
vii Anna b 1819
viii David Jr b 1821
ix Mary b 1823
x Hannah b 1825
xi Alexander b 1826
xii Sarah b 1828
xiii John Q b 1830
xiv Martha b 1832



6. Unknown son, mentioned but not by name in Will
7. Unknown son, mentioned but not by name in Will


Possible Children of/Siblings/Relatives of William Staggs d c 1815 Butler Co OH:

8. James Staggs

b abt 1770
d. aft 1840 Vigo Co IN
m Unknown - possibly 'Phoebe', acc to Family Tradition abt 1790, possibly in Mason Co KY

A James Staggs appears in the 1800 Kentucky tax list for Mason County, according to G. Clift's Second Census of Kentucky, as do Joseph, Samuel, and William Staggs,

In Mason Co KY in 1800, acc to 1800 Census of KY
In Wayne twp, Butler Co OH in 1807, with one male over 21

A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia
of Butler County Ohio,
With Illustrations and Sketches of its
Representative Men and Pioneers
Cincinnati Ohio. Western Biographical Publishing Company, 1882
Page 48 - 56
Meetings of the Commissioners
February 6, 1809 accounts were allowed to James STAGGS, judge of election, 75 cents;

1830 Vigo County Indiana census
pg 66 line 11 STAGGS James 0001000010000 0100000010000
pg 66 line 12 STAGGS Athol 1000100000000 0000100000000
pg 62 line 6 STAGGS Elijah 110001000000 1000100000000


Children:

i Benjamin F. Staggs b abt 1790 KY

Staggs, Benjamin 1830 Census Sullivan Co IN Page: 169 1 m 30-40, 1 f under 5, 1 f 30-40
---

ii Joseph Staggs b abt 1800 KY

iii Mary Polly Staggs
b abt 1790 KY
d bef 1832 Vigo Co IN
m 16 Feb 1805 Mason Co KY William McGlone

iv. Elijah Staggs
b 18 Mar 1795 Mason Co KY
d 24 Mar 1871 Vigo Co IN
m 1. 25 Dec 1823 Vigo Co IN Nancy Thompson, dau of Closs Thompson, Jr. & Rebecca Wilson
m 2. 30 Dec 1850 Clark Co IL Perlina Fears

Staggs, Elijah 1830 Census Vigo Co IN Page: 62

Prairie Creek Township
CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: IN COUNTY: Vigo PAGE NO: 287A
11 2 2 Staggs Elija 55 M Farmer 1,300 Kentucky
12 2 2 Staggs Francklin 23 M Labourer Indiana
13 2 2 Staggs Emaline 21 F Indiana
14 2 2 Staggs Wilson 18 M Indiana
15 2 2 Staggs Thompson C 16 M Indiana
16 2 2 Staggs Jeremiah 13 M Indiana
17 2 2 Staggs Minerva 12 F Indiana
18 2 2 Staggs Preston 9 M Indiana
19 2 2 Staggs Bjn D 7 M Indiana
20 2 2 Staggs William L 5 M Indiana

1860 STAGGS ELIJAH Vigo County IN pg 364 Prairie Creek Township
269/259
STAGGS, Elijah 65 M Farmer 5,560 600 KY --
" Perlina 48 F -- -- -- KY --
" Preston 19 M Farm Laborer -- -- IN
" Benjamin 17 M Farm Laborer -- -- IN
" William 15 M Farm Laborer -- -- IN
" David 8 M -- -- -- IN
" Elijah 4 M -- -- -- IN --
DAVIDSON, Mary E. 15 F -- -- -- IL (dau of Perlina Fears by her first husband John Davidson)
" Martha S. F -- -- -- IL
270/260 STAGGS, Jeremiah 23 M Farmer 100 75 IN
" Sarah J. [TURNER] 17 F -- -- -- IN


from History of Vigo Co.,Henry C. Bradsky,Chicago,S.B. Nelson and Co.,1891:

Hamilton Reed and Elijah Staggs settled in Prarie Creek Township in fall of 1816

From "History of Parke and Vigo Counties-- 1880", by H.W.Beckwith

Riley Township
LOCKPORT
The I.O.O.F. have a lodge in this town known as Lockport Lodge, No. 500. It was instituted August 14, 1875, and received a charter from the Grand Lodge of Indiana, November 18, 1876. The first officers and members were: N G, John Hathorn; V G, E A Foulke; secretary, J B Wallace; permanent secretary, G J Smith; treasurer, John Fox; H W Smith, H D Milus, Samuel Hathorn, J P Fowler, G R Shultz, John Schumacher, Fred Nattkemper, George Hathorn, and J W Rumley. During its existence the society has initiated seventy-five members, some of whom have moved away, some dropped, some expelled and one died, leaving the lodge with a present membership of forty-five. It is in splendid working order and great interest is manifested in the objects of the society by all the members. It has done a great deal of good among the resident and sojourning brethren in relieving cases of distress among them, every member acting manfully up to his obligation in this matter. This is one of the finest lodges in the county, and under its present efficient officers is still progressing. The officers are: N G, Paul Romas; V G, Elijah Staggs; secretary, J P Fowler; treasurer, H W Smith.
v. Athol Staggs
b. 31 Dec 1805 Mason Co KY
d 23 Sep 1870 Clay Co IN
m. 4 Sep 1828 Vigo Co IN Sarrah Harris

1830 Vigo County Indiana census pg 66
1840 Census Vigo County IN pg 410 Riley Township STAGGS ATHEL

CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: IN COUNTY: Clay DIVISION: Township of Perry REEL NO: 138 PAGE NO: 270A REFERENCE: Enumerated on 1 October 1850 by William H. Gifford

2 369 369 Staggs Attiel 44 M Farmer 1,000 Kentucky
3 369 369 Staggs Sarah 40 F Ohio
4 369 369 Staggs Richard K. 20 M Labourer Indiana
5 369 369 Staggs James M. 14 M Indiana
6 369 369 Staggs Sarah J. 10 F Indiana
7 369 369 Staggs Eliza 7 F Indiana
8 369 369 Staggs Vira J. 5 M Indiana
9 369 369 Staggs Anna 1 F Indiana


1860 Clay County IN pg 849 Perry Township STAGGS ATHEL

Clay County Indiana; County Officials, 1831 to 1909
STAGGS Athel 1854 treasurer

Clay County Indiana; Trustees 1859 to 1908


CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: IN COUNTY: Clay DIVISION: Township of Perry REEL NO: 138 PAGE NO: 272b REFERENCE: Enumerated 7 October 1850 by William H. Gifford
40 409 409 Staggs James 25 M Farmer 200 Indiana
41 409 409 Staggs Susan 19 F Ohio
42 409 409 Staggs William S. 2 M Indiana
(pg 273a)
1 409 409 Staggs Nancy 11/2 F Indiana

1870 Clay County Indiana Census SURNAME GIVEN AGE BORN TWP PAGE
133 Staggs Franklin 43 IN CYPE
133 Staggs Jasper 23 IN CYPE
133 Staggs Mary 21 IN CYPE
133 Staggs Mary E. 27 IN CYPE
132 Staggs Matilda 29 IN CYPE
133 Staggs Rachel 37 OH CYPE
133 Staggs Sargent 34 IN CYPE 132

STAGGS Sargent Perry 1894
SARGENT STAGGS.-Having accomplished a satisfactory work as an agriculturist, acquiring a competency on which to live during his declining years, Sargent Staggs is now living retired from active pur- suits in Cory, enjoying to the utmost the well-merited reward of his long- continued, unremitting toil. Coming from pioneer stock, he was born, October 23, 1835, in Riley township, Vigo county, a son of Athel Staggs. Born in Ohio in 1812, Athel Staggs came with his parents to Indiana when he was about twelve years old, and was brought up in Sullivan county, which was then in its original wildness. After his marriage he removed to Riley township, Vigo county, being one of the early settlers of the place. Buying a tract of timbered land, he built the log cabin in which his son Sargent was born. When the Erie and Wabash canal was begun he was employed on its construction, and at the same time his mother boarded a part of the employees. In 1840 he traded his Riley township property for land in sections 29 and 32, Perry township, Clay county, that in section 29 being covered with timber, while the other was prairie. A log house and a few acres cleared constituted the sole im- provements that had been previously made. He at once began clearing the land and breaking the prairie, and as the years passed by succeeded in placing the larger part of the land in a good state of cultivation. He replaced the log buildings with substantial frame structures, and there resided until his death, at the age of sixty-four years. He married Sarah Harris, a daughter of Benjamin Harris, who moved from Ohio to Indiana, becoming a pioneer of Sullivan county. She survived her husband for a long time, attaining the venerable age of eighty-one years. She reared six children, namely: Newport, Sargent, Sarah J., Elijah, Tyra J. and Annie. But five years old when his parents settled in Perry township, Sargent Staggs has been a witness of almost the entire growth and development of this part of the county. At that time deer were very plentiful, and his father, an expert marksman, killed many of them, and Mr. Staggs, himself, killed four, shooting the last one from his own door- yard in 1859. His father kept sheep and raised flax for many years, and his mother, an adept in domestic arts, used to card, spin and weave the homespun in which she made garments for the family, the clothes and food of the household being produced on the farm. Sargent Staggs attended the pioneer schools as a boy and youth, in the meantime becom


9. Samuel Staggs
b
d
m 11 Aug 1803 Mason Co KY Malina Burns

A Samuel Staggs appears in the 1800 Kentucky tax list for Mason County, according to G. Clift's Second Census of Kentucky,

10. Joseph Staggs
b abt 1770
d
m 5 Aug 1800 Fleming Co KY Sarah McGlone

A Joseph Staggs paid Mason Co. KY taxes in 1800 but was in Fleming Co. in the 1810 census, on page 86
A Joseph and Sarah Staggs had land in Fleming Co. in 1819 Deed Book H, p. 294, with 53 acres on Fox Creek bought in 1808 from Deed Book E, p. 194, dated 30 April 1808 from Lewis Craig, survey beginning at James Staggs corner, signed in the presence of Abraham Staggs. A Mary Stagg, daughter of James, on 16 February 1805 in Fleming Co. KY married William McGlone, and Jos. Staggs put up the bond. Joseph Staggs also went bond for Wm. Blackburn marrying Elizabeth Staggs 23 June 1814 Mason Co. KY

11. Abraham Staggs
b
d befroe 1850 Parke Co IN
m Katherine Unknown d aft 1850, probably Parke Co IN

An Abraham Staggs appears in Fleming Co. Kentucky on 8-16-1800 according to G. Clift's Second Census of Kentucky. The Fleming Co. KY tax for 1805 has Abraham Stagg.
In 1809 Fleming Co. KY, Abram Staggs' taxes were delinquent because he went to Ohio state, according to Kentucky Ancestors, Vol. 19, #2.

An Abraham Staggs d in Parke Co IN. His est was administered by William B. Shaw, then by Stephen McCorkle. The probate lists heirs as: Fielding, John, Elizabeth Staggs, WIlliam Blacketer & wife Mary. Widow Katherine
Children:

i Fielding Staggs
ii Martha Staggs b 1815 OH d 1850 Harrison Co MO
iii George Staggs ?
iv John Staggs
v Elizabeth Staggs
vi Mary Staggs m William Blacketer

CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: IN COUNTY: Parke DIVISION: Dist 137 Union Twp REEL NO: 164 PAGE NO: 253a REFERENCE: Enumerated by Wiley Burton on the 5th day of Nov 1850

10 1281 1281 Staggs Catharine 60 F 300 Va
11 1281 1281 Staggs Elizabeth 24 F Ind
12 1281 1281 Garner Henry 38 M Farmer N.C.
13 1281 1281 Stagg James 14 M Ind
14 1281 1281 Stagg Amanda 11 F Ind

CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: IN COUNTY: Parke DIVISION: Dist 137 Union Twp REEL NO: 164 PAGE NO: 253a REFERENCE: Enumerated by Wiley Burton on the 5th day of Nov 1850
31 1285 1285 Staggs Fielding 46 M Farmer Ky X
32 1285 1285 Staggs Eliza 43 F Ky
33 1285 1285 Staggs Nancy 19 F Ind
34 1285 1285 Staggs Joshua 16 M Farmer Ind
35 1285 1285 Staggs James 14 M Ind
36 1285 1285 Staggs Rebecca 11 F Ind
37 1285 1285 Staggs Polley 10 F Ind
38 1285 1285 Staggs Elizabeth 8 F Ind
39 1285 1285 Staggs Franklin 8 M Ind
CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: IN COUNTY: Parke DIVISION: District No. 85 REEL NO: 164 PAGE NO: 283a REFERENCE: Enumerated by C. Noel on the 20th day of Augt 1850

38 291 291 Staggs I.M
39 291 291 Staggs Unknown
40 291 291 Staggs Unknown 13 F blank
41 291 291 Staggs Unknown 6 F blank

CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: IN COUNTY: Parke DIVISION: Dist 137 Sugar Creek Twp REEL NO: 164 PAGE NO: 241b REFERENCE: Enumerated by W. C. Burton on the 28th day of Oct 1850

29 1143 1143 Staggs Samuel 37 M Far Ohio X
30 1143 1143 Staggs Kesiah 34 F Va X
31 1143 1143 Staggs Abraham 16 M Farmer Ind X
32 1143 1143 Staggs Noah 14 M Ind X
33 1143 1143 Staggs Lydia 12 F Ind
34 1143 1143 Staggs James 8 M Ind
35 1143 1143 Staggs Samuel 6 M Ind
36 1143 1143 Staggs Kesiah 2 F Ind

Parke County Indiana Jackson township 1860 census index
530 1073 1056 17 Staggs, Fielding M 60 W KY
530 1073 1056 18 Staggs, Eliza F 55 W IN
530 1073 1056 19 Staggs, Nancy F 27 W IN
530 1073 1056 20 Staggs, Rebecca F 21 W IN
530 1073 1056 21 Staggs, Mary F 20 W IN
530 1073 1056 22 Staggs, Elizabeth F 18 W IN
530 1074 1057 23 Staggs, Franklin M 15 W IN
530 1074 1057 24 Staggs, Jonathan M 25 W IN
530 1074 1057 25 Staggs, Jane F 20 W IN
530 1074 1057 26 Staggs, Elizabeth F 5 W IN
530 1074 1057 27 Staggs, Miles F. M 2 W IN
530 1074 1057 28 Staggs, Mary F 4 Mo. W IN
530 1075 1058 29 Staggs, James M 23 W IN
530 1075 1058 30 Staggs, Amanda F 21 W IN
530 1075 1058 31 Staggs, Nancy C. F 2 W IN
530 1075 1058 32 Staggs, Henry F. M 1 W IN
530 1075 1058 33 Staggs, Elizabeth F 30 W IN
530 1075 1058 34 Staggs, Catharine F 85 W NC

Parke County Indiana Howard township 1860 census index
721 970 960 9 Staggs, Abraham M 23 W IN
721 970 960 10 Staggs, Rachel F 18 W IN
721 970 960 11 Staggs, Samuel M 9 Mo. W IN
721 971 961 12 Staggs, Keziah F 48 W VA
721 971 961 13 Staggs, Samuel M 14 W MO
721 971 961 14 Staggs, James M 18 W IN
721 971 961 15 Staggs, Keziah F 12 W IN

Parke County Indiana Adams township 1860 census index
401 209 203 32 Staggs, John M 64 W VA
401 209 203 33 Staggs, Jane F 58 W KY
401 209 203 34 Staggs, John M 18 W IN
401 209 203 35 Staggs, Jacob M 15 W IN
Parke County Indiana 1880 census Greene Township
487A 40 Jacob STAGGS Head M M W 34 IN Laborer TN KY
487A 41 Rachel STAGGS Wife F M W 32 IN Keeping House OH ---
487A 42 Sarah Jane STAGGS Dau F S W 14 IN At School IN OH
487A 43 Wm L STAGGS Son M S W 12 IN At School IN OH
487A 44 Frank STAGGS Son M S W 8 IN At School IN OH

Parke County Indiana 1880 census Adams Township index
517B 11 John J STAGGS Head M M W 39 IN Farmer OH OH
517B 12 Lavina A STAGGS Wife F M W 37 IN Keeping House OH OH
517B 13 Rosa M STAGGS Dau F S W 15 IN At Home IN IN
517B 14 George M STAGGS Son M S W 6 IN IN IN

Parke County Indiana 1880 census Union Township
503B 15 Henry F STAGGS Head M M W 21 IL Farm Laborer IN IN
503B 16 Mary F STAGGS Wife F M W 20 IN Keeping House SC IN
503B 17 William H STAGGS Son M S W 10M IN IL IN

Parke County Indiana 1880 census Howard Township
399B 14 Abraham STAGGS Head M M W 44 IN Farming IN IN
399B 15 Rachel STAGGS Wife F M W 36 IN Keeping House IN IN
399B 16 Samuel STAGGS Son M S W 20 IN Farming IN IN
399B 17 Noah STAGGS Son M S W 18 IN Farming IN IN
399B 18 James STAGGS Son M S W 16 IN Farming IN IN
399B 19 Margret STAGGS Dau F S W 14 IN At Home IN IN
399B 20 Luelen STAGGS Dau F S W 12 IN IN IN
399B 21 Mary STAGGS Dau F S W 10 IN IN IN
399B 22 George STAGGS Son M S W 8 IN IN IN
399B 23 Charles STAGGS Son M S W 8 IN IN IN
399B 24 Laura B STAGGS Dau F S W 6 IN IN IN
399B 25 Sarah F STAGGS Dau F S W 4 IN IN


12. John Staggs
b
d
m possibly this is the John who m Jane Vanarsdall in Mercer co KY 1821. They may have gone to Parke Co IN

A John Staggs is in Fleming Co. Kentucky on 8-16-1800 according to G. Clift's Second Census of Kentucky. John Staggs also appears in tax lists for Fleming Co. KY in 1798 and 1799.



13 David Staggs
b
d 1842 Rush Co IN "from Flemming Co KY"
m Sarah Unknown

14. Thomas Staggs
b abt 1800
d 1867
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