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Joshua Stafford Revolutionary War Soldier.

Joshua Stafford b) 1725 Beaufort County North Carolina d) 20 August 1794-1795 Screven County Georgia

Marriage 1. Martha d) 1793

Marriage 2. Mary Lane 1794 Screven County Georgia

1. John Stafford

2. Thomas Stafford

3. Elijah Stafford

4. Joshua Stafford Jr. b) 4 March 1747 Beaufort County North Carolina

5. William Stafford b) before 1754 Beaufort County South Carolina d) before 1778

6. Robert Stafford b) between 1755 Barnwell Dist., South Carolina d) 1829 Wayne County Georgia

7. Elizabeth Stafford b) 1758 Barnwell Dist., South Carolina d) 1834 Liberty County Georgia

8. Martha Stafford b) 1760 Pitt County North Carolina d) 1806 Montgomery County Georgia

9. Ezekiel Stafford b) 15 April 1773 Barnewell, Dist., South Carolina d) 17 August 1853 Tattnal County Georgia

Email message dated 20 Feb. 2009 From NSDAR.
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A search of our Patriot Index provided the information found below. STAFFORD, Joshua Birth: Before (ante) 1743Service: SCRank: PS CSDeath: GA Before (ante) 20 Aug 1795 Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No Spouse: (1) Martha X----end of message.

Joshua STAFFORD Sr. was born in 1725 in Beaufort Co., North Carolina. He emigrated in 1790 from Barnwell District, South Carolina to Effingham Co. Georgia.35 He died on 20 AUG 1794-1795 in Screven Co., GA. Moved his family to Effingham Co., GA from Barnwell SC in 1790, the latter being cut into Screven Co., when it was formed in 1793. He was a Revolutionary War soldier. He was married to Martha LANE in 1747 in Screven Co., GA

St. Andrew's Parish Chapter
NSDAR (national society of the daughters of the american revolution
Darien, Georgia Listing of patriots further down the page.

From Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution. Volume II, K-Z
By Bobby Gilmer Moss p.8

 


 

SCREVEN COUNTY
JOSHUA STAFFORD, b. c.1725/35 d. 1795
Served 169 days in the South Carolina Militia during 1780 and 1781.
See: (1) Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, vol. 1 & vol. 8.
(2) Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution,
p. 889.


From "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia", vol. 8 - 1988:
"Joshua Stafford was born about 1725 in Beaufort County, North Carolina,
a son of John Stafford and his wife, Ann Wyatt (dau. of John Wyatt of
Virginia). He was married twice, but all of the children were born by
his first wife, Martha (maiden name unknown). She died in 1793 in
Screven County, Georgia, and on August 2, 1794 in Screven County, he
married Mrs. Mary Lane, widow of Thomas Lane of that county. The known
children of Joshua and Martha Stafford were:
(lists Joshua Jr. who married Margaret Ironmonger, but he was a nephew)
2. Robert (vol I) b. 1755, m. Jane Blair, dau of William.
3. Martha b. 1760, m. Henry Joyce (vol. I)
4. Ezekiel (vol 1) b. 1773, m. 1) Mary Rawls, 2) Mary Eastwood

Joshua Stafford lived successively in Beaufort County, North Carolina,
Pitt County, North Carolina, and Craven County, North Carolina, St.
Peter's Parish, Orangeville County, South Carolina, then, Effingham
County, Georgia, being cut off into the new county of Screven in 1793.
The following items from public records reflect these residences and
other facts:

(1) Deed Book #3, p. 137, Beaufort County, North Carolina: Deed to Joshua
Stafford of that county from John Stocks dated November 30, 1752, for
land in that county.
(2) Deed Book #2, p. 39 of Craven County, North Carolina: Deed to Joshua
Stafford of Pitt County, North Carolina from Robert West dated January 3,
1761, for land in Craven County.
(3) Deed Book #3, p. 273, Craven County, North Carolina: Deed dated
October 31, 1764 from Joshua Stafford joined by his wife, Martha, of
Craven County, to Francis Buck for 200 acres in Craven County.
(4) Craven County, North Carolina Deed Book #2, p. 489: Power of
Attorney dated 1764 from Joshua Stafford to Thomas Daniel empowering
Daniel to "collect all debts that I leave behind". Note: This was
evidently made at a time when he was about to remove to South Carolina.
(5) Joshua Stafford buys 350 acres of land in Granville County, South
Carolina, 1778 (Deed Book M-3, p. 167, Charleston County, South Carolina).
(6) Joshua Stafford and wife, Martha, of St. Peter's Parish, Granville,
South Carolina deed conveying land there 1784 (Deed Book S-5, p. 257,
Charleston County, South Carolina).
(7) 600 acres of land surveyed for Joshua Stafford in Screven County,
Georgia 1794. Also, 200 acres in Burke County, granted him by the State,
1790.
(8) Second marriage in Screven County, August 2, 1794, to Mrs. Mary Lane,
widow of Thomas Lane (Georgia Gazette, Savannah, Georgia).
(9) Legal notice in the Georgia Gazette, Savannah, Georgia, venued
Screven County, Georgia, signed by Robert Staffod and Henry Joyce,
executors of the will of Joshua Stafford, late of Screven County, dated
August 6, 1795, calling on persons indebted to the dec'd to make prompt
payment, and calling on all persons having claims against the estate, to
render their claims to the executors within the time fixed by law or same
would be barred.
(10) Joshua Stafford paid for 176 days service in the South Carolina
militia in 1780-81 (Book "N" p. 311, Stub Entries to Indents, South
Carolina Revolutionary War claims, edited by Salley). In the same book
and page, Robert Stafford was paid for 181 days service in 1780-81. All paid April 7, 1785."

 

CHAPTER PATRIOTS

Elisha Atwood
CT

Sibbiah Blair
GA

George Boone
VA

Capt. Hugh Brent
VA

Dr. John Burill
RI

Michael Burkhalter
GA

Thomas Burris
VA

William Calhoun
NC

Col. John Cleveland
SC-NC

Robert S. Coulter
SC

William Duggan, Jr.
NC

John Easley
VA

Pvt. Edwards
NC

Capt. John Henry Felder, Sr
GA

Capt. David Ferguson
GA-SC

Lt. Col. Benadam Gallup
CT

David Gentry
VA

Richard Gentry
VA

William Greene, Jr.
NC

Lt. Jeremiah Greenman
RI

1st Lt. Nathan Hack
MA

Christopher Harris
VA

Capt. William Thomas Harris
GA

Edmund Hodges
VA

John Jackson
VA

Christopher Johnson
VA

Martin Kolb
SC

William Lewis
SC

Pvt. Martin Martin
SC

Michael McKinzie Mattox
SC

Pvt. David McClure
PA

Pvt. James McCollough
GA-SC

Alexander McDonald
GA

Lt. Col. William McIntosh
GA

Col. James B. Oliver
GA

William Parrish
VA

Capt. William Payne
VA

John Pirkle
NC

George Reynolds
VA

Brig. Gen. William Russell, Sr.
VA

Lt. William Russell, Jr.
VA

Lt. Col. William Scot
SC

James Screven
SC

Oliver Spalding
NC

Pvt. Isaac Spinning
NJ

Joshua Stafford
SC

Isaac Stephens
VA

John Stone
VA

Jacob Strickland
NC

Capt. Stephen Thompkins
NC

Phillip G. Tippins
GA-SC

Andrew Tribble
VA

Pvt. George Utz
VA

Sgt. Edward Ware
VA

Capt. Moses Way
GA

John Wilcox
NC

Nicholas Woodring
PA

Solomon Yeamans
NC