Biography of James Stafford
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JAMES STAFFORD, farmer, P. 0. McComb, was born in Richland County, Ohio, July 2, 1827, son of Nathan and Christine (Wolf) Stafford, natives of Virginia, and of English and German origin, respectively. Nathan Stafford, who was a farmer, had a family of twelve children. Our subject (the seventh born) was reared on the farm, received a common school education, and chose farming as his vocation. Nathan Stafford died when James was twenty years old, and the latter helped to rear the younger children. James Stafford came to Hancock County in 1852, settling in Allen Township, and is one of the prominent farmers of this county. He owns 275 acres of well improved land. Mr. Stafford was married, in 1851, to Mary, daughter of John and. Eva Harper, and whose father, a farmer, settied in Richiand County, Ohio. in 1812. To Mr. and Mrs. Stafford were born the following named children: J. H. (married, and engaged in farming), Samantha (wife of Henry Callingwood), Florence J. (widow of Ira Mackey), Judson (a farmer), Theresa (wife of Corner Cnlp), Ella (at home). In politics Mr. Stafford is a Republican. He has held the offices of trustee and steward of Pleasant Township.

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