Stafford, David

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Birth

David N. Stafford was born in Knox on July 5, 1844, a son of Aaron Stafford and Elizabeth Pier[1]. Aaron was the son of John Sweet Stafford (1767 – 1826) and Sarah Sally Doty (1769 – 1837). His siblings were:

  • Isaac Stafford
  • Aaron Lindon Jr. Stafford (1842 – )
  • Charles Stafford (1848 – ) - Charles Stafford of Ravena
  • Elnathan Stafford (1850 – ) - Elnathan Stafford of Altamont
  • Ormand Stafford (1856 – )
  • Dayton Stafford (1858 – ) - Dayton Stafford of Altamont
  • Franklin Charles Stafford (1863 – ) - Frank Stafford of Ravena
  • Elias Stafford (1865 – ) - Elias Stafford of Altamont

Marriage & Children

At about 1866 he married a woman named Hannah Hamilton (Nov 1844 in Quebec - March 23, 1915 in Ireland) They lived in Guilderland. Their children were: [2]

  • Isaac Stafford (1867 – )
  • Edith A . Stafford (1872 – )
  • Hannah Stafford(1873 – )
  • Annetta Stafford (1875 – )
  • Emma Stafford (1875 – )
  • Annetta Stafford (1877 – )
  • Aaron Stafford (1879 – )
  • Maggie Stafford (1881 – )
  • Newton David Stafford (1883 – 1968)

Of those children, those who survived him were:

  • Mrs. Willard H. Boardman
  • Mrs. John Gonya
  • Mrs. John Manning of Albany
  • Mrs. Arthur Crounse of Oneonta
  • Aaron Stafford
  • Newton Stafford

Military Service

Residence: Knox[1]
Place of Birth: Knox, NY[1]
Date of Birth: 5 July 1844[1]
Names of Parents: Aaron (Stafford) and Elizabeth Peir[1]
Marital Status: Single[1]
Occupation: Farmer[1]
Bounty Received: $100.00[1]
Enlistment Date: 14 Nov 1862[3] [4] or Sept 1862[1]
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY[4]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 177th Infantry[4]
Company: Company H[4]
Muster Out Date: 10 Sep 1863[4]
Muster Out Place: Albany, NY[4]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18.[3][4] to serve 9 months."Served his time"[1]
Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York for the year 1905.

Death

Knox - High Point Cemetery - David Stafford Co. H. 177 N. Y. Vol. Died Sep. 23, 1910 Age 66 years

David Stafford died September 23, 1910 and was buried in Knox High Point Cemetery: David Stafford (1844-1910) Company H, 177 NY Vol; - By Dan Driscoll.

David Stafford
Birth: 1844, USA
Death: Sep. 23, 1910
New York, USA
Civil War Soldier
Burial:
High Point Cemetery
Altamont
Albany County
New York, USA
Created by: Thomas Dunne
Record added: Oct 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22090852

Obituary

David Stafford Obituary - Altamont Enterprise - September 30, 1910

David Stafford, Civil War Veteran, Answers to Last Roll Call.

Mr. David Stafford, a life-long resident of this village, died at his borne on Friday evening, Sept. 23, after an illness of about a week with Bright's disease in his 67th year. The funeral services were held from his late residence Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. A. A. Frederick officiating. Interment at Whipple cemetery. Mr. Stafford is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Willard H. Boardman, Mrs. John Gonya, Mrs. John Manning, of Albany and Mrs. Arthur Crounse, of Oneonta, and two sons, Aaron and Newton, also fifteen grandchildren. Five brothers, Charles and Frank Stafford, of Ravena, and Elnathan, Dayton and Elias Stafford, of Altamont, also survive him.

When about 21 years of age be enlisted in company D., 177th regiment, New York State volunteers and was honorable mustered out at the close of the war in 1865. Mr. Stafford belonged to M. H. Barclay Post, G. A. R., No. 198, and was a faithful and consistent member of that organization. The funeral arrangements on Monday was in charge of the Post both at the house and at the grave.

Altamont Enterprise - September 30, 1910

Additional Research Notes

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

New York, Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865 about David Stafford[5]
Name: David Stafford
Birth Date: 3 Jul 1844
Birth Place: Knox, Albany Co, New York
Father: Aaron Stafford
Mother: Elizabeth Peer
Residence Place: Albany
Enlistment Date: Sep 1862
Enlistment Location: Knox, Albany, New York
Regiment: 177th Regiment
Company: H
Rank: Private
Race: White
Marital Status: Single

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900

Knox - David Stafford - Muster Roll

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 about David Stafford [5]
Name: David Stafford
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birth Place: Knef, New York
Enlistment Year: 1862
Enlistment Location: Albany, New York
Muster Year: 1862
Separation Details: uster Out of Service
Separation Date: 10 Sep 1863

Civil War Record Summaries

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about David Stafford[5]
Name: David Stafford
Age at enlistment: 18
Enlistment Date: 14 Nov 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY
State Served: New York
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, New York 177th Infantry Regiment on 21 Nov 1862.
Mustered out on 10 Sep 1863 at Albany, NY.
Birth Date: abt 1844
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General

American Civil War Soldiers about David Stafford[5]
Name: David Stafford
Enlistment Date: 14 Nov 1862
Enlistment Place: Albany, New York
Side Served: Union
State Served: New York
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 14 November 1862 at the age of 18.
Enlisted in Company H, 177th Infantry Regiment New York on 21 Nov 1862.
Mustered Out Company H, 177th Infantry Regiment New York on 10 Sep 1863 at Albany, NY.
Sources: 14

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about David Stafford[5]
Name: David Stafford
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: New York
Regiment Name: 177 N.Y. Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 177th Regiment, New York Infantry
Company: H
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M551 roll 134

Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York

177th NY Infantry
STAFFORD, DAVID — Age, 18 years. Enlisted,, November 14, 1862, at Albany, to serve nine months; mustered in as private, Co. H, November 21, 1862; mustered out with company, September 10, 1863, at Albany, N. Y.

History of the County of Albany - Tenney and Howell

David Stafford, private, 117th Regiment, Company H ; enlisted in September, and mustered October 13, 1862 ; served full term of enlistment.

Census Records

1850 United States Federal Census about David Stafford[5]

Name: David Stafford
Age: 6
Birth Year: abt 1844
Home in 1850: Knox, Albany, New York
Gender: Male
Family Number: 33
Household Members:
Name Age
Aaron Stafford 40
Elizabeth Stafford 30
Isaac Stafford 15
David Stafford 6
Aaron Stafford 4
Charles Stafford 2
Elnathan Stafford 1

1860 United States Federal Census about David Stafford[5]

Name: David Stafford
Age in 1860: 16
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: Knox, Albany, New York
Gender: Male
Post Office: Knox
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Aaron Stafford 50
Elizabeth Stafford 40
David Stafford 16
Aaron Stafford 14
Charles Stafford 12
Elnathan Stafford 10
Margaret A Stafford 6
Ormand Stafford 4
Dayton Stafford 1

1880 United States Federal Census about David Stafford

Name: David Stafford
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Guilderland, Albany, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Hannah Stafford
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Carpenter
Household Members:
Name Age
David Stafford 36
Hannah Stafford 35
Isaac H. Stafford 13
Edith A. Stafford 8
Hannah Stafford 7
Emma J. Stafford 5
Annetta Stafford 3
Aaron Stafford 1

1900 United States Federal Census about David Stafford[5]

Name: David Stafford
Age: 55
Birth Date: Jul 1844
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1900: Guilderland, Albany, New York
[Albany]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Karmah Stafford
Marriage Year: 1867
Years Married: 33
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Household Members:
Name Age
David Stafford 55
Karmah Stafford 55
Aaron Stafford 21
Maggie Stafford 18
Newton Stafford 17

1910 United States Federal Census about David Stafford[5]

Name: David Stafford
Age in 1910: 65
Birth Year: abt 1845
[1845]
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1910: Guilderland, Albany, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Hannah Stafford
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
David Stafford 65
Hannah Stafford 65
Newton D Stafford 26
Alice Stafford 24

Additional Media

U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 about David Stafford[5]
Name: David Stafford
State Filed: New York
Widow: Hannah Stafford
Roll Number: T288_448
(Service: H 177 NY Inf)

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. FLOOD Family Tree - Ancestry.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ancestry Military Databases
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Annual Report of the Adjutant General or the State of New York for the year 1905
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 www.Ancestry.com