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Robert Stafford : b) 1755 Barnewll Dist., South Carolina d) 1829 Stafford Plantation Wayne County Georgia

Marriage 1. Jane Blair b) 1722 d) 28 June 1838

1. Martha Stafford b) 1797 d) 1866 Wayne County Georgia

2. Sibbiah Stafford b) 1798 D) 1838 Glynn County Georgia

3. Jane Amanda Stafford b) 1801 Georgia d) 1829

4. Mary Stafford b) 1804 Georgia d) Darien, Georgia

5. Robert Earl Stafford b) 31 March 1808 Georgia or South Carolina d) 29 September 1868

6. James Stafford b) 1812 Wayne County Georgia

Robert STAFFORD was born in 1755 in Beaufort Co., North Carolina. Another source has is birth abt 1765 in South Carolina. He died in 1829 in Wayne Co., Georgia. He signed a will on 1 FEB 1829 in Wayne Co., Georgia. His Will Proved in MAY 1829 in Wayne Co, Georgia. Robert was a County Surveyor in Effinham County in 1793 and of Screven Co., in 1794. He was a Justice of the Peace in Screven Co., for several years. He was a Justice of the Inferior Court of Wayne Co., 1818-1820 having moved to Wayne Co.l, in 1810. He was the owner of several large tracts of land in Screven County and in Wayne Co., had a large plantation. According to his tombstone, he was a private in the SC Militia during the Revolutionary War. He was married to Jane BLAIR on 26 JUN 1795 in Effingham Co., Georgia. Click.

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Around 179?, Robert Stafford married Jane Blair, daughter of William Blair of northern Ireland and his wife, Sibbiah Earl Blair. Records indicate that Robert and Jane relocated from Effingham County, Georgia to Glynn/Wayne County around 1810. In a letter dated June 23, 1939, Margaret Cate said, "He lived and died on the old Post Road at Tuckerville, the first county seat of Wayne County."

William Blair c 1748-battle of Briar Creek GA. Wife: Sibbiah Earl

Birth: ABT 1740 in Northern Ireland
Death: ABT 1780
Married: 26 OCT 1771 in Effingham Co., GA

William Blair was County Surveyor in Burke County, GA. He was a Rev.War Soldier, serving under Col. Francis Pugh. He died during the latter part of the war, probably from exposure or other hardship and suffering caused by his war service. Bounty land was granted February10, 1784 to his heirs by the state of Georgia. Mrs. Sibbiah Blair furnished supplies to the Revolutionary cause, and her descendants are eligible for membership in the D.A.R. through her service. Mrs.Margaret Davis Cate, well known historian of Coastal Georgia, is a descendant and member on Sibbiah Blair's contribution to the war. Mrs.Cates's DAR Nat. No. is 270594,
source : Linda Atkins and Berg-Croft-Lewis-Tabor Connections

16 January 1816 Effingham County, Georgia Robert Stafford exchanges his 250 acres of land in Effingham County with Jonathan Knight for 300 acres of land in Glynn and Wayne Counties, Georgia. Effingham County Deed Book “G-H” pages 414 and 415 Plat Map of above property. Effingham County Tract Book “C” page 427

WAYNE COUNTY, GEORGIA, RECORDS Guardian and Administrative Bonds (1822-1843)

QUARTERLY, VOL. 1, JULY 1922, NO. 3, pp. 03-05.


SIBBIAH O’NEIL, guardian of MARTHA and MARY T. O’NEIL, $500,
May 3rd, 1824. Sureties LEVI J. KNIGHT and ROBERT STAFFORD.




Taken From: THE GEORGIA GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE, By Folks Huxford, EditorNo. 2 - October, 1961 - Page 73
Georgia Revolutionary Soldiers -
Robert Stafford, cl755 - l829, Effingham, Screven, Wayne Counties. Born in South Carolina c1755, Son of Joshua Stafford, R. S., moved with his parents to Effingham County, Ga. from Barnwell Dist., S. C.

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Brantley County Historical and Preservation Society, Georgia

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War Service: Served in S. C. Militia l78O - 8l, see Book "I", Page 5, Book L. N., Page 311 -
Married c1795, Jane Blair, Daughter of William Blair, R. S. and his wife Sibbiah of Effingham Co.

Seven Children:
1. Martha b.1797 m. Joseph Wiggins
2. Sibbiah b.l798 m. Thomas O'Neal
3. Jane Amanda b.l8Ol m. John Hatcher
4. Mary b.l8O4 m. Ceo. W. McDonald
5. William b.l8O5 m. Aleph Walker
6. Robert Jr. b.l8O8 m. 1st Martha Ratcliff
m. 2nd Smithy Ann Haile
7. James b.l8l2 m. 1st Martha Munden Bryant
m. 2nd Elizabeth Burney