Amanuensis Monday: Stafford (Virginia) Death Records 1856-57

This entry was posted by on Monday, 28 January, 2013 at

The following appeared in the The Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society Newsletter for Winter 2012. The original compilation was done by Tripp Wiggins. I’m happy to publish this compilation after being asked by club members to publish it here.


Stafford Death Records 1856-1857

We continue in our quest to provide local records (that are NOT available on Ancestry or Family Search as far as I know). This issue we continue with Stafford County Death Records from the Death Registers at the Stafford County Court House. (Did you know they allow researchers to use digital cameras! They are forward thinking and genealogist friendly!)

As to the records and what they contain. They are quite good at providing death dates, causes, birthplace, and parents’ names. For all they also record who the informant was. I have left them off here but that will go on the website. Normally it is the husband, wife, parent, or child. In the case of slaves, it is normally the owner/master.

To save space, I occasionally abbreviated first names. Those abbreviations are included at the end of the listings. As we get closer to the civil war timeframe, you will notice several years where deaths were simply not recorded: 1862-64 and 1866, but that is for future issues. If you have someone who died between 1853 and 1875 in Stafford, and I haven’t run that year yet, email me and I’ll do a lookup in my images.


Name White
Cause Age Parents Birthplace
Laura Lee W F 11 Jul 1856 Whooping Cough 1y1m Wm & Sarah H Lee Stafford Co
not named S F 20 Sep 1856 UNK 2m Betty Jones Stafford Co
UNK Stiers W M 30 Nov 1856 UNK 5 day JL & Sally A Stires Stafford Co
Abraham S M 30 Apr 1856 Affectation of Heart 9 Harriet Stafford Co
Ursula Cooper S F 9 Nov 1856 Consumption 42 Stafford Co
Samuel H Skinker W M 8 Aug 1856 Dropsey 72 Wm & Mary A Skinker Pr Wm Co
George Jackson S M 25 Dec 1856 UNK 7 Martha Jackson Stafford Co
Betty S F Sep 1856 Spasms 8y1m18d Caroline Stafford Co
Nancy S F Dec 1856 UNK 16 not listed Stafford Co
Lizzy S F 6  Jan 1856 Erysipelas 21 not listed Stafford Co
not named S F 2 Apr 1856 Not listed 2m not listed Stafford Co
Ann Pilcher W F 26 Aug 1856 Cancer 65 Sarah Judd Stafford Co
Abednego Stewart S M Oct 1856 Typhoid fever 20 Chas & Patsy Stewart Stafford Co
Abner C Harding W M 25 Dec 1856 Consumption 39y5m Mark & Nancy Harding Stafford Co
Henry Howard S M Nov 1856 Dropsey 13 Eliza Stafford Co
Eliza York S F 16 Dec 1856 Typhoid fever 17 not listed Stafford Co
UNK Ashby W M 25 Dec 1856 Affection of Head 1m 14d James & Fanny Ashby Stafford Co
Wm M Lewis W M Nov 1856 Disease of Bowels 25 Unknown Stafford Co
Thomas Clark W M 21 Sep 1856 Flux 15y10m1d John & Jane Clark Fredericksburg
Josephine Clark W F 9 Sep 1856 Flux 8y1m18d John & Jane Clark Fredericksburg
Henry Botts W M 13 Aug 1856 Flux 14y7m14d Wm & Sophia Botts Stafford Co
Endolphus J Botts W M 22 Aug 1856 Flux 4m5d Wm & Sophia Botts Stafford Co
Martha S F 13 Aug 1856 Flux 7y2m not listed Stafford Co
Alexander S M 22 Aug 1856 Flux 9 not listed Stafford Co
not named S M Sep 1856 UNK 7d not listed Stafford Co
Beverley M Harding W M 9 Oct 1856 UNK 7d Thomas & Amanda Harding Stafford Co
Billy Allen S M 20 Oct 1856 Flux 7 Hannah Allen Stafford Co
Edward Allen S M 15 Oct 1856 Flux 8m Hannah (same mother) Stafford Co
W H White S M Oct 1856 Putrid Sore Throat 3 Virgin Stafford Co
not named S F 10 Nov 1856 Scofula 8m Malinda Corbin Stafford Co
not named S F 1 DEC 1856 Croup 6m Malinda Banks Stafford Co
Benj W Bridwell W M 24 Oct 1856 consumption 33y8m Richd & Eliz Bridwell Stafford Co
James W Johnson W M 29 Sep 1856 Suicide 31 Joseph & Sally Johnson Stafford Co
Samuel T Green S M 1 Sep 1856 Typhoid fever 12 Mary Stafford Co
Priscilla Green S F 1 Sep 1856 Typhoid fever 10 Mary (same mother) Stafford Co
Fielding Clift W M 1 Jul 1856 Dropsey 84 Unknown King Geo Co
Mary Mountjoy W F Aug 1856 Disease of Heart 62 Ezekiel & Susan Payne Stafford Co
Nancy Heflin W F 6 Jul 1856 Dispeptie 70 Wm & Susan Heflin Stafford Co
Fanny S F Mar 1856 Cold 5 Ellen Stafford Co
Enoch M Grayson F M 5 Aug 1856 Bowel Disease 5y4m Mary & J Grayson Stafford Co
Mildred C Garrison W F Mar 1856 UNK 4m James S Garrison not listed
Thomas Smith W M 20 Nov 1856 Killed by Fall 60 Unknown Stafford Co
Horace W Johnson S M 10 Apr 1856 died from fall 14d Lucinda Johnson Stafford Co
John Griffis W M 8 Jul 1856 Consumption 65 John & Susan Griffis Stafford Co
Morgan Howard F M 25 Oct 1856 Flux 5 Wm & Nancy Howard Stafford Co
Mary Grayson F F 21 Sep 1856 Flux 10m Silas & Ann Grayson Stafford Co
not named S Jun 1857 UNK 3m not listed Stafford Co
not named S F 15 Feb 1857 Whooping Cough 7 not listed Stafford Co
Johnson Juggins S M 15 Jan 1857 Croup 1y8m not listed Stafford Co
not named F Oct 1857 UNK 2m not listed Stafford Co
not named S 13 Jul 1857 UNK 7d not listed Stafford Co
John Newton W M 28 Jul 1857 Carbunkle 52 Benj & Nancy Newton Stafford Co
not named S F Jun 1857 UNK 3m not listed Stafford Co
Joshua Reamy W M 6 Nov 1857 Appoplexy 67 Berryman & Jane Ramey Westmoreland Co
Lucy S F Mar 1857 UNK 65 not listed Westmoreland Co
John W Coleman W M 21 Aug 1857 Consumption 59 James & Mary Coleman Caroline Co
Hannah Stone W F 23 Jan 1857 Old Age 83 James & Susan Withers Stafford Co
Rowzee Colvin W M Oct 1857 Drowned Mary Colvin Stafford Co
not named S M 2 Sep 1857 Bowel Disease 1y not listed Stafford Co
Lucy L Minor W F 28 Aug 1857 not listed 6m23d John & Eliz Minor Stafford Co
not named S F Smothered 7m not listed Stafford Co
Nelson S M 25 Jul 1857 Measles 9 not listed Stafford Co
Caroline Allen S F 20 Apr 1857 UNK 12 not listed Stafford Co
Catherine S F 10 Nov 1857 Burnt 3 not listed King Geo Co
UNK Primmer W F 4 Aug 1857 UNK 17d Abraham & Eliz Primmer Stafford Co
Mary English W F 30 Jun 1857 Water on the Brain 28 Benj & Margt Gollahorn Stafford Co
Baylis Davis W M 24 Aug 1857 Bilious Fever 48y6m not listed Stafford Co
UNK Timmons W F Aug 1857 Whooping Cough 4m James & Mary Timmons Stafford Co
William Jones W M 3 May 1857 Disease of the Brain 58y3m25d Allen & Barbary Jones Stafford Co
A S Lewellyn W M 31 Apr 1857 Dropsey 48 Able & Eliz Lewellyn Norfolk Co
UNK Callahan W M 5 May 1857 Not listed 2m10d Allen & Sarah Callahan Stafford Co
Enoch Williams F M 4 Feb 1857 Pneumonia 1 Olly & Sally Williams Stafford Co
UNK Boice 12 Jun 1857 Disentary 30d Eden & Isabella Boice Stafford Co
UNK Anderson W M 1 Sep 1857 Measles 1m John & Delphia Anderson Stafford Co
Catherine Armstrong W F 7 Aug 1857 Bowel Disease 68 Jesse & Betty Armstrong Stafford Co
Jane S F 1 Aug 1857 Dysentary 17 not listed Stafford Co
Mary Armstrong W F 25 Oct 1857 Affection of Heart 70 Wm & Ann Alexander Stafford Co
Robert Rogers W M 4 Dec 1857 Cold 77 Alex & Catherine Rogers Ireland
Wm A Patton W M 25 Feb 1857 Severe Cold 45 John & Sheba Patton Stafford Co
James A Clift W M 22 Apr 1857 Scarlet Fever 13 Albert & Mary E Clift Stafford Co
Benj Gollahorn W M 8 Sep 1857 Paralysis 63 Soloman Gollahorne Stafford Co
UNK Monroe W M 9 Mar 1857 UNK 2m Franklin & Sarah Monroe Stafford Co
Ellen S F 1 Dec 1857 Pneumonia 12 not listed Stafford Co
Milly Washington S F 1 Aug 1857 Dropsey 45 not listed Stafford Co
UNK Fritter W M 8 Sep 1857 Scarlet Fever 1m8d WP & Eliza Fritter Stafford Co
UNK Garrison W F 25 Oct 1857 UNK 1m Leonard & Lucretia Garrison Stafford Co
Rachel Lewis W F 14 Dec 1857 Not listed 75 Esum & Ann Portch Stafford Co
Samuel Humphries W M 1 Dec 1857 Cancer 22 Sanford & Jane Humphries Stafford Co
Ann E Williams W F 1 Sep 1857 Bowel Disease 2 Alex & Catherine Williams Stafford Co
Sarah E Shelton W F 10 May 1857 Typhoid Fever 1y2m RM & Eliza Shelton Stafford Co
Margt Jones F F Nov 1857 Burnt 5 Billy & Susan Jones Stafford Co
Georganna Shelton W F 3 Sep 1857 Dysentary 1y4m Walter & Sarah Shelton Stafford Co
William Griffis W M 25 Dec 1857 Killed by Knocker 54 Wm & Mildred Griffis Pr Wm Co

Name abbreviations: Alex/Alexr = Alexander; Benj = Benjamin; Chs/Chas = Charles; Danl = Daniel; Edwd = Edward; Eliza/Eliz: = Elizabeth; Jas = James; Jos = Joseph; Margt = Margaret; Richd = Richard; Thos = Thomas; Wm = William


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