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Posted by: James Walker (ID *****5095) Date: July 22, 2003 at 12:11:13
In Reply to: THOMAS STAGNER by jcoleman of 476


My name in James Walker I am a genealogist in Atlanta researching my wife’s family. I recently visited St. Louis and came upon a document pertaining to Thomas Stagner and Elizabeth Haley, and thought as a courtesy I would send you a copy, as it may be of interest to you. The document was typed and found among the processions of Hazel Roberta Swaney(1909-1967), the daughter of Ralph Swaney and Fannie Campbell. The document is a brief family history of Fannie Cambell extending back to Thomas Stagner and Elizabeth Haley. The document also contains all the names of Thomas Stagner’s children.

This email contains a verbatim copy of the document below, except for one note I have added in {}. This document is wholly the product of research done by an unknown party, completely independent and separate from my own research. The only fact of its origin is that it was found in the processions of Hazel Roberta Swaney who died in 1967. The document states that certain individuals are still living but since the document has not been updated since at least 1967 it is doubtful that any individual listed within is still with us.

I hope this is of interest to you and aides you research. In return I would like to know the source of the middle name Jane for Elizabeth Haley and any other info you may have on this couple.


“Ellen Campbell was born in Rock Castle county, Kentucky in 1865, to Thomas and Elizabeth Haley Stagner. There were nine children in this family, the oldest Nancy, William, Ellen, Thomas (who died at the age of two) Sara, Henry, George, John and Alta.

Ellen, George and Alta are still living. They came to Bloomington, Illinois in 1869, in a covered wagon and also had a prairie schooner. Ellen came with her grandparents William and Nancy Haley by train to Bloomington at the tender age of 4. Soon after the family moved to Manard County, Illinois, and lived there about ten years. During their stay there was a large prairie fire was on the rage, but a little path leading past the house saved it from being destroyed. After that they moved to Brown County,
Illinois, west of Mount Sterling. At the age of fifteen they moved to Knox County, Missouri. At the age of eighteen in December of 1882, she married James Franklin Campbell, who was the son of Neil and Elizabeth Munn Campbell, who was born on December 28, 1964{note probably a typo, more than likely 1864 is correct}, in Knox County, Missouri. The parents migrated from Kentucky to Illinois, Cole County, and thence to Missouri.

There were seven children in this family, Belle, John, Betty, Columbus, Minnie, Dollie, and James Franklin.

Ellen and Franklin Campbell had two girls, Fannie born in 1883 and Birdie Estelle in 1889, both of whom still are living. Fannie Campbell Swaney lives in Fairmount, West Virginia, and Birdie is a resident of Knox County.”

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