Re: Staffords / Cheraw,SC
Ancestors of George Waters STAFFORD - 27 Jun 2001
1.George Waters STAFFORD was born in 1844.
2.General Leroy Augustus STAFFORD1 was born on 13 APR 1822 in Greenwood Plantation, Cheneyville, Rapides, Louisiana.He died on 8 MAY 1864 in Richmond, Virginia.He was buried in Greenwood Plantation, Cheneyville, Rapides, Louisiana.REFN: 25564
Pre-War Profession: Planter, sheriff, Mexican War, Capt. in Stafford Guards militia.
Leroy Augustus Stafford was born 13 April 1822 at Greenwood Plantation, near Cheneyville in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. He completed college preparatory schooling at Bardstown, Kentucky, and college at Nashville,Tennessee.He was a planter at Greenwood Plantation until 1853, and thereafter at Edgefield Plantation, both in Rapides Parish. In 1843, he married Sara Catherine, daughter of Dr. Jesse Durastus Wright, also of Rapides Parish.During the period 1846-47, L. A. Stafford was Sheriff of Rapides Parish but, by permission of the legislature, enlisted in the US Army for service in the War with Mexico, initially as a private soldier with the "Rapides Volunteers"(Company E, 3d Louisiana Infantry Regiment) and
later with Captain Ben McCul lough's Texas Rangers.In 1861, he formed the "Stafford Guards", mustered intoservice in the Confederate Army as Company B, 9th Louisiana Infantry. Initially captain of this company, he was appointed colonel commanding the 9th Loui siana Infantry in 1862. He served in this capacity in the Army of Northern Virginia, later commanding the 1st Louisiana Brigade. In October 1863 he was appointed brigadier general and commander of the 2d Louisiana Brigade. General Stafford was mortally wounded in combat during the Battle of the Wilderness , and died at Richmond on 8 May 1864. He is
buried at Greenwood Plantation, his ancestral home. The plaque to the left is found at the Wilderness Battlefield, Fredericksburg, Virginia and states as follows:"Confederate General Leroy A. Stafford of Louisiana fell mortally wounded in this vicinity during theafternoon fighting. General Ewell, however, continued to reinforce this line , extending it farther to the north, your left. When the Federals attempted to outflank Ewell's men at 7:00 p.m., they discovered a Virginia brigade overlapping their battle front. Bitter combat at a range of 150 yards or less raged until darkness enveloped the Wilderness and ended the bloodshed. The Confederate line north of the Orange Turnpike had held fast all day, May 5th."He was married to Sarah Catharine WRIGHT on 24 AUG 1843 in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.REFN150934
3.Sarah Catharine WRIGHT1 was born on 26 AUG 1826 in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.She died on 5 OCT 1896 in Cheneyville, Rapides, Louisiana.REFN: 25563General Leroy Augustus STAFFORD and Sarah Catharine WRIGHT had the following children:
1 i. George Waters STAFFORD.
ii. Sally STAFFORD was born in 1846.
iii. Elizabeth Eloise STAFFORD was born in 1848.She died.Died young.
iv. David Theophilus STAFFORD was born in 1849.
v. Cornelia Knox STAFFORD was born in 1851.
vi. Julia Laura STAFFORD was born in 1853.
vii. Jesse Wright STAFFORD was born in 1856.
viii. Rosalind STAFFORD was born in 1857.
ix. Leroy Augustus STAFFORD Jr. was born in 1860.
x. Kate Keary STAFFORD was born in 1863.
4.Leroy STAFFORD1 was born on 19 APR 1783.He died on 10 APR 1835.He was married to Elizabeth Susan CALLIHAM on 8 MAR 1821.REFN150900
5.Elizabeth Susan CALLIHAM1 was born on 29 APR 1798.She died on 20 AUG 1866.REFN: 25566Leroy STAFFORD and Elizabeth Susan CALLIHAM had the following children:
2 i. General Leroy Augustus STAFFORD.
1.Ancestry.com.GEDCOM file imported on 5 Mar 2001.