Richard Stites1

M, b. 3 August 1832, d. 5 December 1882
     Note: Sources: Vincent, Delano V. "Descendents of Henry & Benjamin Stites" in NY Gen & Bio Records, Vol 107, No 2 (April, 1976)

Genealogy compiled by Richard Stites (son of this Richard) in 1940. Richard Stites was born on 3 August 1832 at Henderson, Henderson Co., KY. He was the son of Samuel Stites and Rebecca Ballard Holloway. Richard Stites married Ann Mary Hopkins, daughter of Tignal Jones Hopkins and Lucy D. Hamilton, on 23 December 1857. Richard Stites died on 5 December 1882 at Henderson, Henderson Co., KY, at age 50.

Children of Richard Stites and Ann Mary Hopkins

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 95 - 97.

Richard Stites

M, b. 11 March 1870, d. 23 July 1963
     Note: [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Tree #5155, Date of Import: 12 Apr 1998]

I have a picture of Richard (known to our family as "Uncle Dick") Stites. It shows "the four Richards" -- my dad, my grandfather, Uncle Dick and his son Richard, who was killed in WWII in North Africa. I also me Uncle Dick once, at the 50th wedding anniversary of my grandfather and grandmother in Anchorage, Ky., back in 1961 (I believe). I think we took another picture then, another "four Richards" but if we did the picture has been lost. Uncle Dick died the next year, I believe. As Ann Mary Hopkins son, he was a link back to a time before the civil war. In his youth, he must have often visited Martha Carey Jones, his grandmother. Martha Carey Jones was born in 1796. Wonder what she told him about those times?

Wish I had talked to him about that, but of course at the time it was the last thing on my mind. I was a junior high student. But through him and the memories passed on to him from his mother and grandmother, we've got about the whole history of the United States. Richard Stites was born on 11 March 1870 at Henderson, Henderson Co., KY. He was the son of Richard Stites and Ann Mary Hopkins. Richard Stites married Mary Lynne Carter on 10 November 1917 at Henderson, Henderson Co., KY. Richard Stites died on 23 July 1963 at age 93.

Richard Stites

M
     Occupation: Ship Captain at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co. (now), PA.

Child of Richard Stites

Richard Stites Sr.

M, b. 23 July 1884, d. 23 September 1970
     Note: From March 1994 letter from Elaine Hamersley (nee Stites) to Richard West Stites:

"My Aunt Mary Lynn once told me that I should write a book about my father's experiences as a conductor on the LH and STL train. LH&STL merged into L&N [Louisville and Nashville] later on. It was true--Dad never knew a stranger [meaning he knew everyone] and his many experiences with the people who rode the country train with him were really something. Your dad and I used to go to my grandfathers farm, which was on the 18th St. Rdl, out of Louisville. It was about 18 miles from Louisville. Once Dick (your dad) and I got on the train, in order to spend the day in the country with my grandfather, who was living there alone, after his wife died. My grandfather had two horses, I remember and some way Dick and I left the gate open where my grandfather's prize cornfields were full of green grocery corn stalks. My grandfather was in his late 70s or early 80s--but I never saw him more youthful than that day. He leaped over the fence to take a short cut into the cornfield and went "tearing out" to catch the horses, who were quickly eating all the corn they could handle. He did catch them before they did a lot of damage, but I will never forget that day. Also, Dad was the conductor that day on the daily train trip to Evansville, Ky. He let us off at Stites Station, which was near my grandfather's farm. Grandfather met us there and then put us on there again to go back to Louisville. As we backed into the station at Louisville he let us sit on the observation car, on the back end of it and blow the whistle, as we passed the grade crossings of the byways, as we came into Louisville. Ah memories -- so many are vivid to me. Of course, we thought our father was the "greatest" ever." Richard Stites Sr. was born on 23 July 1884 at Henderson, Henderson Co., KY. He was the son of Samuel Stites and Emma Bauer. Richard Stites Sr. married Bertha Will on 24 January 1912 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY. Richard Stites Sr. died on 23 September 1970 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, at age 86.

Samuel Stites1

M, b. 22 March 1792, d. 5 April 1862
     Samuel Stites was "exemplary member of Presbyterian church."
Note: Sources: Vincent, Delano V. "Descendents of Henry & Benjamin Stites" in NY Gen & Bio Records, Vol 107, No 2 (April, 1976)

Joseph Sullivant "A Genealogy and Family Memorial", 1874.

In Sullivant (1874) we have the following description:
"...Samuel Stites, a merchant in Henderson, a native of Philadelphia, who had been brought up to the mercantile business. He was an exemplary member of the Presbyterian church, a business man of correct habits and integrity, and much respected and esteemed."


The following was retyped from an article found at Henderson Co., Ky Library. The original was apparently taken from a newspaper clipping, circa 1920. (from Susan Bockhoven/3616 Fallen Timer Dr./Louisville, KY
40241-1619).

Pioneer Residence Withstands Time and Weather For Hundred Years:
Falls Before Wreckers


Within the next few days an old landmark that has withstood the ravages of time and weather for more than a hundred years will fall before the wreckers' hammers, giving way to progress and a more modern building.

This old residence which has occupied a revered place in the hearts of Henderson's older citizens for many years, has been donated to the Masonic order as the site for their new home. Plans for the new building are rapidly being completed and actual construction work will probably be started within the next 30
days.

At the presetn time, however, there is genuine sorrow in the household of the descendents of Samuel Stites and his wife, the pioneer residents of Henderson who about 100 years ago erected this fine old home on Second Street. For the last century the old home has remained in the possession of Stites-Barret family
and at no time since it was built has it been cared for by other hands.

A touching scene greeting the writer when he called on Mrs. Ann Stites, daughter-in-law of the pioneers, who is herself past the ninety mark in life's cycle, for it is the birth-place of her husband, Richard Stites, that is passing into oblivion.

Mrs. Stites trembled as she told the history of the building and how for almost a decade it had remained in the family, but realizing that times are changing and progress demands that Henderson expand and keep in step with the advancement of the world, she has resigned herself to the change knowing that like all that grows old, the building must give way to newer things.

In the early part of 1800 there was a young business man, who, in truth, was a wholesale merchandise dealer, making regular trips from Philadelphia to New Orleans with a raft of merchandise which he sold to stores as he moved down stream.

This primitive traveler was none other than Samuel Stites. His home was in Philadelphia. He assembled his merchandise at his home town, transported them to Pittsburgh by horses and there he loades them on a barge, built especially for the single trip.

Moving out into the current which was the only means of moving the barge, he would ease his cargo downstream. Of the many places at which he anchored his barge while he sold the merchangts his goods, Henderson was one.

As previously mentioned, New Orleans was the destination. Upon arrival, the barge was abandoned, for it was of no more use to this primitive travelling salesman, as he lacked pwoer facilities to get it back upstream.

Abandoning his boat in New Orleans, Mr. Stites would purchase a horse and make the return trip to Philadelphia on horseback.

The descendents of Mr. Stites could not recall the specific reason, but something attracted him to Henderson, where he decided to locate and make his home.

He had not been in Henderson long before he married a daughter of William Holloway. Their married life started in a small home on what is known as Upper or North Main Street. They lived at this place for an unknown number of years and then starts the story of the building now standing, but which this time next year will probably be replaced by a modern Masonic home.

Mr. Stites built, according to his own notions and ideas, the home in which he and his wife died.

Henderson was hardly more than a village at that time and the main street then was what we now call Second Street. The site chosen by Mr. and Mrs. Stites for their home was amply large with plenty of space on either side and also extending back for some distance in a wide, open tract of ground.

In this vacant lot at the head of their home they planted what later developed into one of the most beautiful flower gardens in the city.

To the left of their home, where the Hambleton and Arnett & Fenwick stores now stand, was the Stites stable and horse lot. While portions of the land were sold as the town grew, the home remained the same and has the same appearance today that it did when built.

At the death of Mr. and Mrs. Stites the home was deeded to their daughter, Lucy Stites Barret, wife of James Barret. Mr. and Mrs. Barret made their home on the old estate unitl their beautiful home on Center street was built.

At the death of Mrs. James Barret the home was deeded to her son, Henry Barret, who has for several years used the building for his office, and has now donated it to the Masons.


Copied from: History of Henderson Co., Ky. located at the Filson Club, Louisville.

Samuel Stites, the subject of this sketch, was a son of Richard Stites (who was a Sea Captain) and was born in Philadelphia, March 22, 1792. During the summer of 1819 he immigrated to Henderson and engaged in mercantile pursuits.

For many years he controlled the large landed interest of Mr. Lyne Starling, of Columbus, Ohio, located in Henderson Country, and by his promptness and efficient business capacity, whon the confidence and highest esteem of that gentleman. On the twentieth day of February 1823, Mr. Stites married Miss Rebecca Holloway, daughter of Major John Holloway, of this county, and unto them were born four children, namely: Mary Cameron married Edmund L. Davidson, of Springfield, Kentucky, and died, leaving one child, now Mrs. Susan Ray of Louisville; Richard married Miss Ann Mary Hopkins, and died a few years since, leaving five children, Samuel, Willia, Camilla, Richard and Hamilton. Samuel
and Camilla are married, Rebecca married Col. William S. Elam. She has two children, henry Pendleton and Susie Rankin. Mr. Stites, after having lived a most exemplary life, died on the fifthy day of April, 1862. His good wife, one of the strongest minded and most charitable of her generation, followed some years
after. He was born on 22 March 1792 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA. He was the son of Richard Stites. Samuel Stites married Rebecca Ballard Holloway, daughter of Major John Holloway and Anne Starling, on 20 February 1823. Occupation: Merchant at Henderson, Henderson Co., KY. Samuel Stites died on 5 April 1862 at Henderson, Henderson Co., KY, at age 70.

Children of Samuel Stites and Rebecca Ballard Holloway

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 95 - 97.

Samuel Stites

M, b. 14 January 1859, d. 26 July 1926
     Note: [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Tree #5155, Date of Import: 12 Apr 1998]

Samuel Stites was superintendent for Louisville, Nashvile and St. Louis RR. Retired to a farm down by Fort Knox and West Point. Stites Station, on the maps until 1985, was named for him.

Reference in: Vincent, Delano V. "Descendents of Henry & Benjamin Stites" in NY Gen & Bio Records, Vol 107, No 2 (April, 1976)

Picture of Samuel holding my father (Richard Stites, Jr., his grandson), as a baby is in my possession. Samuel Stites was born on 14 January 1859 at Henderson, Henderson Co., KY. He was the son of Richard Stites and Ann Mary Hopkins. Samuel Stites lived on 1 June 1880 at Henderson, Henderson Co., KY; living with his aunt Rebecca Elam's family.1 He married Emma Bauer on 12 December 1883. Samuel Stites lived; Lived near Stites Station, named for him. He married Grace (?). Samuel Stites died on 26 July 1926 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, at age 67.

Children of Samuel Stites and Emma Bauer

Citations

  1. [S284] 1880 Federal Census, Henderson County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 0419, FHL #1254419.

Samuel Stites

M, b. circa 1885, d. circa 1950
     Samuel Stites was born circa 1885. He was the son of Samuel Stites and Emma Bauer. Samuel Stites died circa 1950.

Samuel Stites

M, b. 27 June 1897, d. February 1978
     Samuel Stites was born on 27 June 1897 at Henderson, Henderson Co., KY. He was the son of William Hopkins Stites and Bertha Hall. Samuel Stites married Lilliy Morroco Atchison. Occupation: Electrical engineer with power company in 1930 at Muskegon, Muskegon Co., MI.1 Samuel Stites died in February 1978 at Florida at age 80; death date per SSDI.

Citations

  1. [S1578] 1930 Federal Census, Muskegon County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1014.

Sophie Aline Stites

F, b. 18 December 1897, d. 20 May 1991
     Sophie Aline Stites was born on 18 December 1897 at Henderson Co., KY.1 She was the daughter of Hamilton Stites and Lucille Soaper. Sophie Aline Stites married Paul Bristol Thompson circa 1923. Sophie Aline Stites married Donald C. Smith. Sophie Aline Stites died on 20 May 1991 at San Diego Co., CA, at age 93.

Child of Sophie Aline Stites and Paul Bristol Thompson

Citations

  1. [S1580] 1910 Federal Census, San Francisco County, California. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 101.

William Hopkins Stites

M, b. 3 June 1862, d. 14 January 1940
     William Hopkins Stites was born on 3 June 1862 at Henderson, Henderson Co., KY. He was the son of Richard Stites and Ann Mary Hopkins. William Hopkins Stites married Bertha Hall on 21 October 1896 at Henderson, Henderson Co., KY. William Hopkins Stites married Christina P. Clark circa 1920 at Henderson Co., KY. William Hopkins Stites died on 14 January 1940 at Henderson, Henderson Co., KY, at age 77.

Child of William Hopkins Stites and Bertha Hall

Amy M. Stith

F, b. 17 March 1839, d. 11 October 1894
     Amy M. Stith was born on 17 March 1839 at Fairfield Co., OH. She was the daughter of John Stith and Delilah Hite. Amy M. Stith married Henry M. Saum, son of Jacob Saum and Elizabeth Winegardner, on 26 February 1863. Amy M. Stith died on 11 October 1894 at age 55.

Children of Amy M. Stith and Henry M. Saum

John Stith

M
     John Stith married Delilah Hite.

Child of John Stith and Delilah Hite

George J. Stitley

M, b. 23 March 1855, d. 15 June 1930
     George J. Stitley was born on 23 March 1855 at Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD. He married Eunice Viola Edwards, daughter of Harmon Edwards and Missouri Gilmore, in December 1880 at Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co., IL. George J. Stitley was buried in 1930 at Carroll Co., IL. He died on 15 June 1930 at Hammond, Lake Co., IN, at age 75.

David Stitzel

M, b. 1 November 1794, d. 1 April 1862
     David Stitzel was born on 1 November 1794. He married Sarah Strickler, daughter of Henry Strickler and Anna Rhodes, circa 1824 at Greencastle (probably), Franklin Co., PA. David Stitzel died on 1 April 1862 at Arnold's Grove, Carroll Co., IL, at age 67.

Children of David Stitzel and Sarah Strickler

David Stitzel

M, b. circa 1863
     David Stitzel was Church of the Brethren.1 He was born circa 1863 at Salem Twp., Carroll Co., IL. He was the son of Joseph Stitzel and Mary (?). David Stitzel married Addie B. Puterbaugh, daughter of Elder David B. Puterbaugh and Catherine Miller, on 20 October 1898; Ceremony by Rev. Jacob D. Trostle.1 David Stitzel lived in 1926 at Lanark, Carroll Co., IL.1

Children of David Stitzel and Addie B. Puterbaugh

Citations

  1. [S83] Price Genealogy, 493.

Elizabeth Stitzel

F, b. 9 September 1829, d. 27 April 1902
     Elizabeth Stitzel was born on 9 September 1829 at Pennsylvania.1,2 She was the daughter of David Stitzel and Sarah Strickler. Elizabeth Stitzel married Jacob Arnold, son of Daniel Arnold and Elizabeth Price, on 26 October 1848 at Carroll Co., IL; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900:

GROOM BRIDE CNTY DATE VOL/PAGE LIC
ARNOLD, JACOB STITZEL, ELIZABETH CARROLL 10/26/1848 OMR/0010 0222. Elizabeth Stitzel died on 27 April 1902 at age 72.

Children of Elizabeth Stitzel and Jacob Arnold

Citations

  1. [S937] 1850 Federal Census, Carroll County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 99.
  2. [S622] 1860 Federal Census, Carroll County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 159; FHL #803159.

Evelyn Stitzel

F, b. 6 June 1896
     Evelyn Stitzel was born on 6 June 1896.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Stitzel and Rebecca Emery. Evelyn Stitzel married Floyd D. Zuck, son of Frank Zuck and Emma Kate Puterbaugh, on 15 September 1915.1

Child of Evelyn Stitzel and Floyd D. Zuck

Citations

  1. [S83] Price Genealogy, 492.

Henry Stitzel

M, b. 23 July 1837, d. 2 January 1913
     Henry Stitzel was born on 23 July 1837. He was the son of David Stitzel and Sarah Strickler. Henry Stitzel died on 2 January 1913 at age 75.

Joseph Stitzel

M, b. 20 January 1833, d. 28 August 1911
     Joseph Stitzel married Mary (?). Joseph Stitzel was born on 20 January 1833 at Franklin Co., PA.1 He was the son of David Stitzel and Sarah Strickler. Joseph Stitzel died on 28 August 1911 at Salem Twp., Carroll Co., IL, at age 78.

Child of Joseph Stitzel and Mary (?)

Citations

  1. [S171] 1900 Federal Census, Carroll County, Illinois. Scanned Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 239; FHL #1240239.

Mary Stitzel

F, b. 21 August 1825, d. 1 April 1892
     Mary Stitzel was born on 21 August 1825 at Greencastle, Franklin Co., PA. She was the daughter of David Stitzel and Sarah Strickler. Mary Stitzel died on 1 April 1892 at age 66.

Mary Katherine Stitzel

F, b. 30 January 1907
     Mary Katherine Stitzel was born on 30 January 1907 at Lanark, Carroll Co., IL.1 She was the daughter of David Stitzel and Addie B. Puterbaugh.

Citations

  1. [S83] Price Genealogy, 493.

Ralph E. Stitzel

M, b. 25 October 1900
     Ralph E. Stitzel was born on 25 October 1900 at Carroll Co., IL.1 He was the son of David Stitzel and Addie B. Puterbaugh.

Citations

  1. [S83] Price Genealogy, 493.

Sarah Stitzel

F, b. 11 January 1846, d. 15 October 1933
     Sarah Stitzel was born on 11 January 1846 at Lanark, Carroll Co., IL. She was the daughter of David Stitzel and Sarah Strickler. Sarah Stitzel died on 15 October 1933 at Carroll Co. (probably), IL, at age 87.

Susan Stitzel

F, b. 30 June 1841, d. 6 November 1880
     Susan Stitzel was born on 30 June 1841 at Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of David Stitzel and Sarah Strickler. Susan Stitzel married Joseph Arnold, son of Daniel Arnold and Elizabeth Price, on 11 November 1858 at Carroll Co., IL; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900:

GROOM BRIDE CNTY DATE VOL/PAGE LIC
ARNOLD, JOSEPH STITZELL, SUSAN CARROLL 11/11/1858 OMR/0128.1 Susan Stitzel died on 6 November 1880 at Carroll Co., IL, at age 39.1

Children of Susan Stitzel and Joseph Arnold

Citations

  1. [S83] Price Genealogy, 700.

Thomas Stitzel

M
     Thomas Stitzel married Rebecca Emery.

Child of Thomas Stitzel and Rebecca Emery

Mary Stiver

F, d. before 16 June 1860
     Mary Stiver married Frederick Sill, son of Leah Cromwell. Mary Stiver died before 16 June 1860 at Bedford Co., PA.

Child of Mary Stiver and Frederick Sill

Archer Herbert Stivers

M, b. 2 October 1873, d. 23 January 1937
     Archer Herbert Stivers married Gera Ethel Whitney. Archer Herbert Stivers was born on 2 October 1873 at Washta, Cherokee Co., IA. He was the son of George Henry Stivers and Matilda E. Harrison. Archer Herbert Stivers died on 23 January 1937 at Alta, Buena Vista Co., IA, at age 63.

Child of Archer Herbert Stivers and Gera Ethel Whitney

Bertha Stivers

F, b. circa 1879
     Bertha Stivers was born circa 1879 at Smoky Hill, Ellis Co., KS. She was the daughter of George Henry Stivers and Matilda E. Harrison.

Blanche Loraine Stivers

F, b. 24 April 1903
     Blanche Loraine Stivers was born on 24 April 1903 at Washta, Cherokee Co., IA. She was the daughter of Archer Herbert Stivers and Gera Ethel Whitney. Blanche Loraine Stivers married Walter Ray Cole on 24 November 1921.

George Henry Stivers

M, b. 28 March 1845, d. 25 June 1911
     George Henry Stivers was born on 28 March 1845 at Rome Twp., Jones Co., IA. He was the son of Timothy Stivers and Elizabeth Baugh. George Henry Stivers married Matilda E. Harrison, daughter of Benjamin Harrison and Jane Jeffries, on 12 April 1868 at Anamosa, Jones Co., IA. George Henry Stivers died on 25 June 1911 at Washta, Cherokee Co., IA, at age 66.

Children of George Henry Stivers and Matilda E. Harrison