Looking For … Sunday ~ Looking For photographs of John F. STAFFORD and Clarissa Jane EYTCHESON STAFFORD

Today I am looking for photographs of John F. STAFFORD and Clarissa Jane EYTCHESON.  The only known photographs to  my family were put on their tombstone and somebody came along and shot the pictures out.  Thses photos would complete 5 generations of photos for me.  John was born January 4, 1862 in North Carolina and he died February 13, 1904.  John’s parents were James Gilcrease STAFFORD and Luzena Mellisa LLOYD.  John’s siblings were Mary Emmer STAFFORD (1864 – 1957), Martha Luella STAFFORD (1867 – 1941), Robert Gilcrease STAFFORD (1869 – 1943), Cora A. STAFFORD (1872 – 1900), Levi Loften STAFFORD (1875 – 1938), Lyndon Thomas STAFFORD (1878 – 1952), and Elmer David STAFFORD (1882 – 1945).

John married Clarissa Jane EYTCHESON on March 5, 1885.  Clarissa Jane was born in January 11, 1860 and died in 1921.

Clarissa Jane’s parents were Enoch J. EYTCHESON (1825 – ?)  and Susanna STARR (1823 – 1883).  Clarissa Jane’s siblings were William H. EYTCHESON (1852 – 1932), Elizabeth EYTCHESON (1854 – 1910), Mary S. EYTCHESON (1855 – 1855), Sarah I. EYTCHESON (1856 – 1876), and Cynthia Ann EYTCHESON (1857 – 1922).

John and Clarissa Jane’s children were Enoch James STAFFORD (1886 – 1964), Nellie Enola STAFFORD (1888 – ), William Arthur STAFFORD (1891 – 1974), and Irvin John STAFFORD (1893 – 1956).

John and Clarissa Jane were buried at Hills Baptist Church in Clinton County, Indiana.

John’s Timeline:

1862 ~ Birth on January 4th

1870 Census ~ Washington Township, Dallas County, Missouri

1880 Census: ~ Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana

1885 ~ Married Clarissa Jane on March 5th

1900 Census ~ Jefferson Township (west half), Tipton County, Indiana

1904 ~ Death on February 13th

Clarissa Jane’s Timeline:

1860 ~ Born  January 11th

1860 ~ Census ~ Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana

1870 ~ Census ~ Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana

1880 ~ Census ~ Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana

1885 ~ Married John F. STAFFORD on March 5th

1900 ~ Census ~ Jefferson Township (west half), Tipton County, Indiana

1910 ~ Census ~ Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana

1920 ~ Census ~ Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana

1921 ~ Death

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Newspaper Tuesday #1 ~ Kempton Courier ~ 8/25/1911

Something I’ve been wanting to do for quite a while is record my ancestor’s activities from the newspaper.  The newspapers used  to report everyday events such as who the family used to visit or had to dinner. I think is fascinating.  I could possibly learn new information that I hadn’t considered before.  I have many ideas for the newspaper research.

Kempton Courier ~ 8/25/1911 ~ page 8

Country Correspondence


“Daisy EYTCHESON was the guest of Dora Galimore Monday.”

“Jane and Grace STAFFORD called on Fannie Spear Monday morning.”

“E. Smith baled straw for Amisy EYTCHESON and Enie STAFFORD Tuesday.”

“Miss Mary Helfer of Boxley is spending the week with her sister Mrs. Grace STAFFORD.”

“Enie STAFFORD and wife went to Bakers Corner Monday night to see the latter’s grandfather who is critically ill.”

“Mrs. Angie Gray and grandson Lawrence Wright of Hortonville were Saturday night guests of Jane STAFFORD and family.”

“Mrs. Jane STAFFORD, Mrs. Angie Gray, and Lawrence Wright took Sunday dinner with Albert Clark and wife and in the afternoon they took a twenty-two mile ride in the Clark auto.”

“Mrs. Lee McFarland and children, Miss Arzelda Lee of Normanda, Mrs. James GRAHAM, Mrs. John Holmes and Mrs. Daisy EYTCHESON and children were Tuesday guests of Jane and Grace STAFFORD.”

“Jane STAFFORD and family entertained Sunday: Allen Pearse and family of Terhune, Mrs. Jesse Denney of Stockland, Ill., James GRAHAM and wife, Mrs. Nancy EYTCHESON and Amisy EYTHCESON and family.”

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