Two references to the name, Stadden, appear in httpp://searches.rootsweb.com/egi-bin/ifetch2?/u1/data/pa+index+313451967867+F -"Presidetial Geneologies on the Web," "Chapter XLIV Part II, Pages 989 - 1013, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES","MILTON,"PAGE 993"under Wm Riddell," "Charles the father of our subject....was reared in Deleware Twp,....He married Catharine STADDEN,daughter of William STADDEN, of Turbot Twp.....He (Chas.R)died1860,"Wife died 2-21-1865. Same website except last number is:324260524138+p, titled "Pennsylvania Dutch,Family History Website"."Northumberland County, Land,Hawkins Boone....WHITE DEER TWP - formed by 4/3/1769...Wm.Armstrong had squatted..on the land now(1774)
known as the WILLIAM STADDEN FARM.
ABOVE ESTABLISHES STADDENS IN THIS LOCALE IN THE LATE 18TH CENTURY.
My grgrandfather, WILLIAM STADDEN,B 03-09-I826,in Newark,Licking Co.OH,m. Mary Jane Harvey,b.4-11-1833 in Maryland,m.3-9-3853,in Springfield,IL.they had 6 children: Clara M.-Died age 7,William H & Richard M.,moved to near Sanford, Fla,range Co.- cultivated oranges & lemons;George Boynton, Edwin L., &Eve Dell. George B. was my grand father, m. Evaline Ingmire,06-1884, Springfield:3 children:Edgar Adair(
died 1932-no progeny;Eva Adele b10-1-1889.M.Warren Wallace Colby,10-03-1012 (5 children-WarrenWJr.,George Stadden,Lucy Evaline,Ralph Adair,Dell Siscine) & Catherine Ingmire Stadden m.Dr.Herman Harrison Cole in 1917
4 children-H.H,Jr.,George Stadden,Kenneth Gilham, & Cecine Elizabeth(Divorced)-changed surname to Stadden. One additional info: Family rumor has it that the surname Stadden originated back in PA when there were two large families named STANTON OR A SIMILAR NAME IN A COUNTRY SCHOOL IN PA & SINCE THE TEACHER HAD TROUBLE KEEPING THEM STRAIGHT SHE CHANGED THE NAME OF OUR ANCESTRAL FAMIILY TO STADDEN DATE PROBABLY IN THE 1700'S. Sorry this i so long & hope someone will know of this family.DCS