LIVING

Father: LIVING
Mother: LIVING

Family 1: LIVING



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LIVING

Family 1: LIVING
  1.  LIVING
  2.  LIVING
  3.  LIVING
  4.  LIVING
  5.  LIVING
  6.  LIVING

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Ann CAMPBELL

Father: Charles CAMPBELL
Mother: Margaret BUCHANAN

Family 1: Richard POSTON

  1. +Richard POSTON

                      _Patrick CAMPBELL _
 _Charles CAMPBELL __|
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|_Margaret BUCHANAN _|
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Samuel Fowler JOHNSON

Family 1: Pluma Ethel MATTHEWS


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SOURCE: Ruth Larson, 250 Co. Rd. 221 Florence, Texas 76527. E-mail: Lar sonrs38@aol.com as of 20 March 2000.


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Mrs. LEE

Family 1: Fisher LEE



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!BIRTH: !DEATH !BURIAL: ____ Lee, born 9 July 1853, died 19 Mar 1898, bur ied in Mitchell Wells Cemetery. Tombstone reads: wife of F. M. Lee. Ceme tery is located 1/2 mile west of Okalona, Overton Co., Tennessee. The ce metery is in a pasture near the planned route of the New Highway 42. SOU RCE: Overton Co. Rol Call Cemetery Records 1795-1975, p. 401. Researcher : Georgenia Stewart, 10 Feb 1999.


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Sarah Jane STEWART

Father: Samuel P. STEWART
Mother: Mary KITCHNER

Family 1: Joshua STAPP
  1. +Silas S. STAPP
  2. +Samuel R. STAPP
  3. +John Calvin STAPP
  4. +Nancy Jane STAPP
  5.  James W. STAPP
  6. +Benjamin Willis STAPP
  7. +Mary Polly STAPP
  8. +Elizabeth Ellen STAPP
  9. +Martha M. STAPP

                      _Joseph STEWART _
 _Samuel P. STEWART _|
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|_Mary KITCHNER _____|
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THE STORY OF THE STAPP CLAN.... Years ago in Tennessee, Joshua Stapp marr ied Miss Sarah J. Stewart. Their children were four girls and four boys . The sons were named Silas, James, John and Benjamin. Silas was studio us and used every opportunity to improve his mental ability. He succeede d in passing the medical examination and became a doctor. James was a fa rmer, and John a carpenter and painter by trade. Ben, the youngest, see med to possess in a large measure all the qualities of his older brothers . His ability as a nurse and as an untrained, or rather unlicensed docto r, enabled him to render a valuable service to the sick of his home and c ommunity. His skill as a builder, both in wood and stone, enabled hi t o serve his neighbors as well as himself at a time when carpenters and ma sons were scarce. As a farmer he was among the first to discover and ado pt better seeds, stock, implements and methods. In fact, this spirit o f progress was doubtless responsible for the fact that the family becam e dissatisified with conditions in the little home community of Middle Te nnessee and decided to seek a better home elsewhere.
In 1850 Joshua Stapp (our great grandfather) with his family starte d out to find that home more to their liking. They traveled over parts o f Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Arkansas before reaching th e spot in Williamson County, Texas, where they located. Here in August o f 1851, Joshua Stapp bought the land I live on from Winslow Turner, and i t has been in possession of some of his descendants for eighty years. A t that time he paid one hundred eighty four dollars for three hundred six ty nine acres - - fifty cents and acre!
In those days buffalo carcasses could be found but no live buffaloe s were here. The Indians came to the homes of the settlers and asked fo r food. There were Indian fights in Burnet County, but none in Williamso n, at least none in this part of Williamson.
In 1854, Ben Stapp (Mattie Adams' father), bought one hundred twent y three acres of land at a dollar an acre. Here he builds a log house an d cultivated a small farm which was cleared from the heaviest timbered la nd. He thought prairie land was unfit for farming. They raised some whe at and corn which they had ground into flour and meat at Gabriel Mills wh ere water power was used. Wild turkeys were here then and wild geese wou ld sometimes settle on their whea at night by the thousands. The farmer s put out poison to keep them from eating up their crops.
When the Civil War broke out all four of the boys enlisted. Ben wa s able later to secure a commission to make shoes for the soldiers. Thi s gave him a chance to live at home with his family and serve his countr y at the same time. Then the settlers made their own shoes and spun thre ad on yarn from which they wove the cloth for their clothes.
On November the eleventh Ben Stapp gave to the school district a lo t which was forty-nine yards square. On this lot was built the first shc ool house. It was built of logs with a puncheon floor and a fireplace. Th e seats were made of logs, also. There were few books then. The pupil s studied the old Mulback readers, Websters blueback speller, and Quacken ock's and Ray's arithmetics.
In 1870 Ben Stapp built the first house in the community made of lum ber. Neighbors helped him haul the lumber from Lockhart in their ox wago ns. Ben was the first to have a team of horses in the community. Ben al so fenced the first pasture in the community. This was done in 1874. Th e fences at that time were either of rock or rails. Some later fencing w as done in planting hedges of boi d'are.
In the year 1871 Joshua Stapp sold sixty one acres of land for two h undred thirty seven dollars and fifty cents. September 4th, 1871, Joshu a Stapp sold to Dotson Skaggs, his son-in-law, one hundred eighty four an d one half acres, including all the improvements - - reserving seven acre s for his own use.
February 1, 1878, Ben Stapp bought our place from Dotson Skaggs fo r $1,500. During 1879, he was obliged to haul water four miles across th e prairie until spring was found and opened up which has seldom failed t o furnish water since. The first shallow well was dug in 1880. Later ot her shallow wells were dug as well as three drilled wells. Ben continue d to live on this land until his deat in 1916 - - a residence covering 6 6 years.
Before his death, Ben W. Stapp deeded, February 22, 1904, to his da ughter Mrs. M.E. Adams, one hundred thirty five acres, which she sold t o C.M. Stapp in 1917 for two thousand eight hundred dollars. June 30, 19 23, one hundred thirty five acres, valued at six thousand seven hundred d ollars, was deeded by J.M. Stapp and wife to my father, C.M. Stapp.
The residence built in 1870 was in continual use until 1925, when m y father replaced it with a modern home costing some four thousand dollar s.
Some of the things which we enjoy most are the electric lights fro m our Delco light plant, the fruit from our orchard started in 1925, an d the conveniences of a modern brick school building with six class room s and an auditorium. The school building is situated on a lot of five ac res sold from our tract of land.
The little town of Andice is located partly on land sold from our tr act. SOURCE: Brderbund WFT Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #5705, Date of Import: Ju l 25, 1996.

NOTES: Sarah also known as Sallie could have been born in Jackson or Ove rton County, Tennessee. (Mary Stewart Hicks records that Sarah was born n ear Livingston, Overton Co., Tennessee). They moved to Washington Co., Ar k. by 1850 and are listed in the 1860, 1870, & 1880 Census of Williamso n Co., Texas. Source: Joyce Lindstrom


THE STEPP/STAPP FAMILIES OF AMERICA

A SOURCE BOOK

BY HENRY PRESTON SCALF

IN COLLABORATION WITH RUDOLPH B. STEPP

Privately Printed

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XXXVIII. DESCENDANTS OF JOSHUA STAPP OF OVERTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE
(Joshua believed to be a descendant of James Stepp and Mary Ham )

!Sources of Info: Courthouse Record., Marriage records, Williamson Count y, TX.
U. S. Census 1850 Fayetteville, Washington Co., Arkansas. U. S. Census 1 860
Williamson Co., TX (Andice and Georgetown). U. S. Census 1870/1880 Willi amson
Co. TX (Andice and Georgetown). Cemetery records - Andice Cemetery, Andi ce,
Williamson Co., TX. Patty Lou Eubanks, granddaughter of Nancy Jane Stap p and
Henry James Webb.

!According to Patty Lou Eubanks: Joshua Stapp was in Overton Co. Tenn. i n the 1830 census and had been married approximately 10 years. He was bo rn in Kentucky and delivered mail on horse-back as a young man. (story to ld to P. L. E. by Lois Stapp Sharpe & Mr. John Love of Andice, TX) Neith er Lois nor Mr. Love knew what part of Kentucky Joshua came from. It i s the opponion of all that he lived somewhere on the Cumberland River an d came down to Overton County, TN, where he married Sarah Stewart. Overt on County TN records are bad, having been burned in the courthouse. No m arriage record found there.

Joshua had fiery red hair and was liked by all. He must have been fro m a well educated family, because his sons all had a very good education . He owned quite a lot of land, but when he became old and feeble his ch ildren were deeded the land. Most of the land went to son Benjamin Willi s Stapp & wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Montgomery. They seemed to have the re sponsibility of taking care of him. Mr. John Love, a resident of Andice , said that he remembered Joshua Stapp as an old man and respected hi m a great deal. Joshua had a long beard and used to run off and go visit ing down the road with first one and then the other. Guess his mind had b een effected with old age. (Patty Lou visited Mr. Love in Aug. 1972 an d he was 96 years of age, making him about 11 years of age when Joshua di ed, as Joshua was about 86 years old when he died. )

!Notes on the places of Williamson County, TX:
Andice, originally called Stapp, later Berry's Creek. Joshua Stapp buil t a log school-church near a spring on his place in 1857, where Cumberlan d Presbyterians, Methodists and Baptists held union services. In 1876 An drew "Buck" Jackson operated a small store near there on upper Berry's Cr eek, was appointed postmaster of Berry's Creek post office, October 30, 1 876, succeeded by Benjamin W. Stapp, July 17, 1879; A. Jackson, William I saac Newton and his wife, both of whom attended Liberty Normal & Busines s College at Liberty Hill. Their son, Audice, was born January 6, 1899 , and soon after this event Newton applied for a post office, requestin g that it be named "Audice." Postal officials misread the name, approve d the office as "Andice," November 28, 1899, with Newton as postmaster .

Note names of John Stapp & Elizabeth Medley's children. Compare with na mes of Joshua & Sarah's childrens' names. This is also a good indicatio n that we are on the right track:

Silas S. (perhaps Stewart) perhaps a throw back on Kitchen side of famil y.
Samuel (named after Sarah's father)
James (perhaps after Joshua's father)
John (perhaps after Joshua's gr father)
Mary (perhaps after Joshua's mother) (Sarah's mother)
Elizabeth (perhaps after Joshua's gr mother)
Martha & Nancy (perhaps after aunts on both sides)
Benjamin (perhaps an uncle of Joshua)

More About Joshua Stapp:
Burial: Andice Cemetery


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William Carroll WEST

Father: William Carroll WEST
Mother: Elizabeth PEEK


                         _Isaac WEST ______________
 _William Carroll WEST _|
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|_Elizabeth PEEK _______|
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Thurza Elnora WHITLOCK

Family 1: Ephraim August MADSEN
  1. +LIVING
  2. +LIVING
  3.  Allen Ephraim MADSEN
  4. +LIVING

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