Re: Ralph Eaton Stafford, b 1784, d 7 Mar 1839 NC, spouse: Susanah Stafford (m 22 Feb 1815)
I have found census information which indicates that Ralph was alive after 1839.He appears in the VA census records for both 1850 and 1860, living in Giles County.There is a submission to RootsWeb which reports he died in 1868.See below.
<1>CENSUS: 1850 U.S. Census, District 20, Giles Co VA; 1850; p 431, line 10; Seattle [WA] Public Library, T6, Roll 325, enum 17 Sep 1850, Dwelling #865/ Family #858; NOTE: ***R. E. STAFFORD, age 58, b VA, Farmer, Real Estate= $2,000; Susannah, age 60, b VA; Hugh J., age 23; William H., age 21; John S., age 18 -- children born VA.
<2>CENSUS: 1860 U.S. Census, Staffordsville, Giles Co, VA; 1860; p 781, line 19, Dwelling #95/Family #87, enum 19 Jun 1860; Seattle [WA] Public Library, M653, Roll 1345; NOTE: ***RALPH STAFFORD, age 67, b VA, Farmer, Real Estate= $4,000, Personal Estate=$1,000; Susanna, age 67, b Ireland; William, age 30, b VA, Farm Laborer; John, age 26, b VA, Farm Laborer.
<3>BIRTH-PARENTS-SPOUSE-MARRIAGE: RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project;Origins of some Quaker Families in England & Ireland; Entries: 19272; Contact: Nicholas Michael Baker
"***RALPH STAFFORD, b 3 Jul 1792 in Montgomery Co, VA, d Oct 1868, Giles Co, VA, s/o Edward Stafford (b 1746) and Margaret Eaton (b abt 1762 in County Fermanagh, Ulster, Ireland); m 22 Feb 1815 in Staffordsville, Giles, VA to Susan Stafford, b abt 1790, d/o James Stafford and Nancy Eaton"
I look forward to any feedback you have concerning this matter.
[Descended from John Stafford through James, Thomas, and Ann (married Samuel Sprinkel)].