Name: Joseph Patton  STIDHAM
Given Name: Joseph Patton 
Birth: 17 Jul 1868 in Big Stone Gap,Wise Co.,Virginia
Death: 30 Dec 1936 in Big Stone Gap,Wise Co.,Virginia
Burial: Riverview Cemetery, East Stone Gap,Wise Co.,Virginia
Reference Number: 1792
BIRTH: tombstone is 28 Jul 1868 - ref. tombstone inscription, researched by Tim Phillips of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, 2/8/1999.
Change Date: 8 Feb 2011 at 17:44:20
BIRTH=17 Jul 1868 - bible records
DEATH-BURIAL: tombstone inscription, researched by Tim Phillips of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, /8/1999.
CENSUS: 1870 Lee Co., Virginia census (Yocum Station, hse 94/94).--enumerated with James Stedham.
CENSUS: 1880 Richmond, Wise Co., Virginia census.
CENSUS: 1900 Wise Co., Virginia
CENSUS: 1910, Wise Co., VA (SOURCE: census)
MARRIAGE: Lee Co., Viginia marriage records listed on the VALee mailing list (rootsweb.com), dated 1 June 2000.
MARRIAGE to Neely:"Stidham marriages in Wise Co., Virginia," from website entitled "The Genealogy of Vickie Sturgill" (http://sites.netscape.net/vickieste/index.htm)
OCCUPATION: Farmer; he became prosperous buying and selling land. He owned a merchandise store in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and owned garages which he rented. - ref: Virginia Burton Gunther (I14052) of Great Mills, Maryland, letter to oejs dated 11 Jun 1995, with attached manuscript on Joseph Patton Stidham.
PHOTOGRAPH of Joseph Patton  and Elizabeth Steele Stidham (Courtesy of Virginia Gunter Lovei of Great Mills, Indiana, sent by her nephew, Denny Sorah, Sept 1988)
Father: James William  STIDHAM b: ABT 1844 in ,,North Carolina
Mother: Eliza Elizabeth GALLOWAY b: 13 Dec 1848 in ,Washington Co.,Tennessee
Millie PHILLIPS b: 9 May 1865 in ,,North Carolina
11 May 1886
in ,Lee Co.,Virginia
- Eliza Jane  STIDHAM b: 1 Sep 1888 in ,Perry Co.,Kentucky
- Maggie (Ida) May  STIDHAM b: 1890 in Wise Co., Virginia
- James Melvin  STIDHAM b: 14 Aug 1891 in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co., Virginia
Nancy A. NEELY b: 10 Feb 1865 in ,,Virginia
21 Apr 1896
in ,Wise Co.,Virginia
Elizabeth STEELE b: 1885 in Pattonsville, Lee Co., Virginia