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Israel STANDIFER, Sr.

Male 1740 - 1822  (81 years)


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  • Name Israel STANDIFER 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 13 Nov 1740  Baltimore County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Israel STANDEFER Sr. 
    Will 26 Oct 1820  Madison County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 19 Oct 1822  Madison County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 31 May 1826  Madison County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: John Lewis "Jack" Frost .

      (2) Descendants of John and Margaret Skelton Standiford <http://www.carolyar.com/JohnMargaret.html>:

      ISRAEL STANDIFER, . . . b. November 13, 1740, Baltimore Co, MD; d. October 19, 1822, Madison Co, AL; m. 1 SUSANNAH HEARD, 1763, Pittsylvania Co, VA; m. 2 PHOEBE FROST, January 07, 1797, Knox Co, TN.

      Notes for ISRAEL STANDIFER:

      BIRTH-DEATH: Mid-South Bible Records; Vol. l; p. 237; Bible of Israel Standefer, Jr. owned by the University of Texas at Austin, TX.

      MARRIAGE 2: Sistler; Early East Tennessee Marriages; Vol. 1; Grooms; p. 346.

      Note: Marriage from TENNESSEE COUSINS:, Knox County, p. 229: Israel Standifer to Phoebe Frost, December 30, 1797.

      Hill, Judith Parks America; A History of Henry County Virginia; Regional Publishing Co; 1976; p. 309: James and Israel Standefer took the Oath of Allegiance to the United States in Jan 1777. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography; Vol. 10, p. 140. He served in the American Revolution. "Henry County from Its Formation in 1776 to the End of the Eighteenth Century; from records in the in the clerk's office "Israel Standefer was paid 20 pounds for 100 lbs. Beef to serve against Tories. Israel Standefer was paid "20 pounds for 100 lbs. Beef to serve against Tories. "He was paid 12 pounds, 10 shillings for spying, 9 May 1777. . . .

      Notes for SUSANNAH HEARD:

      BIRTH-DEATH: Mid-South Bible Records; Vol. l; p. 278; Bible of Israel Standefer owned by the Barker Center, University of Texas at Austin. She was born March 22, 1749 in Pittsylvania Co., VA and died August 31, 1795 in Bledsoe Co., TN. Susannah's father was Stephen Heard, (b. abt 1694, Ireland; d. 29 Oct 1774, Pittsylvania, VA); probate 24 Nov 1774 Pittsylvania Co, VA. Her mother was Mary Faulkner, b. abt 1721, Ireland.

      Notes for PHOEBE FROST:

      She was born January 23, 1771 and died December 3, 1838, Madison Co., AL. She was the daughter of Thomas Frost (b. abt 1738; d. before 1807 in Anderson Co., TN) and Mary Turner [?].

      BIRTH: Mid-South Bible Records; Vol. l; p. 237; Bible of Israel Standefer owned by the Barker Center, University of Texas at Austin

      DEATH: Madison Co, AL Probate Record 8; p. 411 STANDIFER, PHEBE dated 12 Dec 1834; probated 3 Dec 1838. Son Elijah Standifer; grandchildren: James L. Standifer (son of Thomas), James F., John H., William W., Isaac C. Standifer (children of Micajah). Isaac must be named Micajah Jackson Standifer. Friend, William Akins; side saddle to Sally, wife of Henry Herrald. Wit.: Abram Bransford, Henry Harrell, Richard Jamar.

      Israel had a total of 17 children.

      Children of Israel Standifer and Susannah Heard:

      1. Mary Standifer, . . . b. September 15, 1767, Pittsylvania Co, VA; d. after December 24, 1821, Wilson Co. TN; m. Thomas Woodcock July 3, 1786, Franklin Co., VA.

      2. Capt. Jesse Thomas Standifer, . . . b. January 11, 1770, Pittsylvania Co., VA; d. January 23, 1827, Madison Co., AL; m. Elizabeth Houghton November 19, 1799, Green Co., GA. He was a Captain in the War of 1812. . . .

      3. John Standifer, . . . b. abt 1771, Pittsylvania Co., VA. Notes: Birth: TSDAR Roster, Vol. IV; R-V; p. 1996, Application of Ona Mae Reeves Peters Smithe; NSDAR #527533.

      4. Skelton Standifer, . . . b. April 12, 1772, Pittsylvania Co., VA; d. 1825, Madison Co., AL. He m. 1 Elizabeth Thornberry; m. 2 Lydia Echols May 5, 1809, Putnam Co., GA.

      5. Martha "Polly" Standefer, . . . b. January 28, 1775, Pittsylvania Co., VA; d. December 23, 1817; m. William Johnston, April 14, 1801, Knox Co. TN.

      6. Abraham Heard Standifer, . . . b. 1777, Henry Co., VA; d. abt April, 1841, Washington Co., AR. He married Esther (MNU).

      7. Israel M. Standefer, Jr., . . . b. November 8, 1781, Henry Co., VA; d. October 28, 1852, Burleson Co., TX. OTHER NOTES: Israel Standefer had two mistresses: Evie Hasler and Katherine Stewart. He had a child by each lady. From: Whitley, Tennessee Genealogical Records, p. 133, shows Israel petitioned the state "regarding the changing of the names of his two illegitimate children, Polly Hasler, born to Evie Hasler, and James Stewart, born to Katherine Stewart". They were born at the time he was in Greene County, GA.

      Israel M. Standefer married Naomi Standefer January 12, 1815 in Knox Co., TN. She was the daughter of William Standefer and Jemima Jones. They were first cousins.Israel was honored by the State of Texas when his name was engraved in the Granite Façade of the Texas Memorial Museum in Houston, Texas. . . .

      8. William Heard/Harrison Standifer, . . . b. October 15, 1786, Henry Co., VA; d. August 25, 1861, Cherokee Co., AL. . . .

      9. Stephen Standefer, . . . b. November 28, 1788, VA; d. January 15, 1821, AL. He served on a jury in Huntsville, AL on January 10, 1810.

      10. Susannah Standifer, . . . b. April 15, 1791; d. Bef. 1822, Madison Co., AL.

      11. Samuel Standifer, . . . Named in his father's Will. Samuel was born March 13, 1777 and died June 13, 1840 in Greene Co., IL. . . .

      12. James Israel Standifer, . . . b. September 10, 1779 Henry Co., VA; d. August 20, 1837, Kingston, Roane Co., TN; m. Martha "Patsy" Standifer, b. January 19, 1783 Henry Co., VA; d. TN on February 2, 1801 in Knox Co., TN. She was the daughter of William and Jemima Jones Standifer. . . .

      Children of Israel Standiford and Phoebe Frost:

      13. Joshua Standifer, . . . d. June 1810.

      14. Thomas Frost Standifer, . . . b. March 28, 1799, Knox Co., TN; d. Bef. December 12, 1834, Madison Co., AL; m. Rebecca Spence, February 9, 1825, Madison Co., AL.

      15. John Standifer, . . . b. July 5, 1801, Bledsoe Co., TN.

      16. Micajah Jackson Standifer, . . . b. June 1, 1804, Bledsoe Co., TN; d. Bef. August 19, 1835, Madison Co., AL. He married Sarah S. (MNU).

      17. Elijah Standifer, . . . b. November 30, 1806, Bledsoe Co., TN. . . .He married Elizabeth Schrimpsher (Mrs.) January 24, 1845 in Monte Sano, Madison Co., AL.

      (3) Bass, Josephine Lindsay and Bonner, Becky, "My Southern Family" <http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mysouthernfamily/>:

      Israel STANDIFER

      13 Nov 1740 - 19 Oct 1822 . . .

      • RESIDENCE: Baltimore, MD; Madison Co. AL
      • BIRTH: 13 Nov 1740, Baltimore Co. Maryland
      • DEATH: 19 Oct 1822, Limestone, Madison Co. AL . . .

      Father: James STANDIFER
      Mother: Martha WATKINS

      Family 1: Phoebe FROST

      • MARRIAGE: 30 Dec 1797, Knox Co. Tennessee

      (4) Source: Hoffman, Evelyn, In Search of the Mountain: Frost Family Stories, 1693-1993, Seattle, WA: E. Hoffman Designs, 1994, p. 9.

      (5) http://www.carolyar.com/WillIIsraelAL.html

      Last Will and Testament of Israel Standifer of Madison County, AL

      His Bible is at the Barker Center, University of Texas, Austin.

      In the name of God, Amen, I, Israel Standifer, of Madison County, and state of Alabama, being now in the eightieth year of age and in good health, also in perfect mind and memory thanks be to God; therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this, my last Will and Testament - that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of God that gave it and for my body, I recommend to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my executors as touching such worldly estate which it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. Item I: I lend to my beloved Phoebe Standifer the amount of land of which I now live in Madison County, Alabama, containing 53? acres during my wife's natural life. Also I lend to my wife one negro woman slave named Minn and one negro man named Terry during my wife's life. Also, I lend to my wife 4 beds and the furniture thereunto belonging - also I lend to my wife all the rest of the house and kitchen furniture, except two beds and furniture - also I lend to my wife all my plantation working tolls and my will and desire is at my wife's decease that the four beds and furniture that is lent to my wife in my will shall be equally divided between my four youngest sons: vis: Thomas Frost Standifer, John Standifer, Micajah Standifer, and Elijah Standifer. Item II; I give to my son William Standifer one bed and furniture, and my will and desire is that at my decease, my negro man, Ambros, shall be sold and my son Samuel Standifer shall have one-fourth part of the price of Ambros - also the balance of my cattle shall be sold and the money so arising with the balance of Ambros shall be applied to pay off all my debts and if any money left, it shall be equally divided between my four youngest sons above mentioned. Also, my will and desire is that my wife's decease that the land and negroes that is lent to my wife in my will shall be sold and all the rest of the property except four beds and furniture and the money so arising shall be equally divided between all my children only that these five children, the heirs and coheirs of my daughter, Martha Johnson, deceased, shall have on child's part to be equally divided between them - also, my will and desire is that the copper mine on Blackwater River in Franklin County in old Virginia shall be equally divided between all my children whose names are hereunder written: Mary Standifer Woodcock, Jesse Standifer, Abraham Standifer, William Standifer, Stephen Standifer, Elijah Standifer, Skelton Standifer, Thomas Frost Standifer, John Standifer, Micajah Standifer, Samuel Standifer, James Standifer, and Israel Standifer. (13 in all)

      Therefore, my wife, Phebe Standifer is hereby nominated Executrix and Abraham and Thomas Frost Standifer, Executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 26th day of October 1820.

      Israel Standifer (Seal)

      Recorded this 31 May 1826 with John Tatson the other subscribing witness produced in court, etc. Thomas Branden, Clerk
    Person ID I16187  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2020 

    Family 1 Phoebe FROST,   b. 23 Jan 1771, Bedford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1838, Madison County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1797  Knox County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Thomas Frost STANDIFER,   b. 28 Mar 1799, Knox County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Dec 1834, Madison County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 35 years)  [natural]
     2. John STANDIFER,   b. 5 Jul 1801, Bledsoe County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Micajah Jackson STANDIFER,   b. 1 Jun 1804, Bledsoe County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Aug 1835, Madison County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 31 years)  [natural]
     4. Elijah STANDIFER,   b. 30 Nov 1806, Bledsoe County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Joshua STANDIFER,   d. Jun 1810  [natural]
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2020 18:25:25 
    Family ID F7228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susannah HEARD,   b. 22 Mar 1749, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1795, Bledsoe County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married Abt 1763  Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary STANDIFER,   b. 15 Sep 1767, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 21 Dec 1821, Wilson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)  [natural]
     2. Jesse Thomas STANDIFER,   b. 11 Jan 1770, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1827, Madison County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
     3. John STANDIFER,   b. Abt 1771, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Skelton STANDIFER,   b. 12 Apr 1772, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1825, Madison County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
     5. Martha STANDEFER,   b. 28 Jan 1775, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1817  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
     6. Samuel STANDEFER,   b. 13 Mar 1777, Henry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1840, Greene County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     7. Abraham Heard STANDIFER,   b. Abt 1777, Henry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Apr 1841, Washington County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)  [natural]
     8. James Israel STANDIFER,   b. 10 Sep 1779, Henry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1837, Roane County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
     9. Israel M. STANDEFER, Jr.,   b. 8 Nov 1781, Henry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1852, Burleson County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     10. William Heard STANDEFER,   b. 15 Oct 1786, Henry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1861, Cherokee County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     11. Stephen STANDEFER,   b. 28 Nov 1786, Henry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1821, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
     12. Susannah STANDIFER,   b. 15 Apr 1791, Henry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1822, Madison County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 30 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2020 18:25:25 
    Family ID F15806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Tennessee Marriages to 1825 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997: Name: Phoebe Frost Spouse: Isreal Standiford Marriage Date: 30 Dec 1797 Marriage County: Knox.

    2. Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (2) Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008: Name: P Frost Spouse: J Standeford Marriage Date: 30 Dec 1797 Marriage County: Knox.