Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois
Editor: H. C. Bradsby
Chicago: World Publishing Company 1885
STILLMAN STANNARD, Clarion, was born September 19, 1813, in Madison County, N. Y. He is a son of Libbeus and Leceba (FAY) STANNARD, with whom he came to Bureau County in November, 1840. Libbeus STANNARD was born in Vermont and at the age of twenty-one removed with his father, Libbeus STANNARD, Sr., to New York State, where he farmed till he came to Bureau County, where he entered land east of Perkins’ Grove. He died October 10, 1858, aged seventy-three years. The mother of our subject was a native of Massachusetts, born in March. 1793. She died here January 4, 1842. She was the mother of the following children: Cornelia, Stillman, David and Philo (deceasesd), Newton, Edward (deceased), Emeline, Marrila (wife of Rev. S. HOLROYD) Hiram, Oscar, Caroline and Joseph STANNARD. Our subject was reared in his native State, where he was also married March 9, 1837, to Mary A. DEAN, who was born April 21, 1815, in Eaton, N. Y. She is a duaghter of John and Lucinda (GODDARD) DEAN, who were of English extraction. Mr. and Mrs. STANNARD are the parents of the following children: Mrs. Mary E. BOWMAN (of Madison County, Iowa), Lavisa A., Mrs. Lucinda J. JOHNSON (of Winfield, Kan.), Mrs. Julia F. FROST (of Atlantic, Iowa), Harriet L., and Henry A. STANNARD (of Madison County, Neb.) Mr. and Mrs. STANNARD and children are members of the Baptist Church. Politically he is a Republican. He owns a farm of 150 acres, on which James KENDALL had first made a claim. Mr. STANNARD then bough th land of Mrs. Maria KENDALL.