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Josiah Sorrells STAFFORD
Elizabeth Vashti Barnett WHITESIDES
Julia Ann ASHBROOK
Husband:  Josiah Sorrells STAFFORD
Birth:  15 Sep 1816, Smith Co., TN
Death:  21 Nov 1886, Gap Twp., Montgomery Co., AR
Disposition:  buried County Line Cemetery, Glenwood, Pike Co., AR
Nephew?:  James W. STAFFORD, b. 1838/9, MS
Father:  Ivey STAFFORD (1788->1860)
Mother:  Mary "Polly" SORRELLS / SERRELLS
Marriage-1:  20 Jul 1841, Yalobusha Co., MS
Wife-1:  Elizabeth Vashti Barnett WHITESIDES
Birth:  18 Jul 1821, MS
Death:  30 Mar 1864, AR
Brother?:  Robert BARNETT, b. 1829/30, MS

Was Elizabeth married before?  I suspect her maiden name was BARNETT and that her first husband was surnamed WHITESIDES, especially given the Robert BARNET living with her in 1850.

Marriage-2:  15 Jan 1865, Clark Co., AR
Wife-2:  Julia Ann ASHBROOK
Birth:  28 Jun 1827, Claiborne Par., LA
Death:  17 Nov 1904, Montgomery Co., AR
Disposition:  buried County Line Cemetery, Pike Co., AR
Other Spouses:  m1. 17 Aug 1845, Saline Co., AR, William S. LOCKERT; m2. 30 Aug 1849, Saline Co., AR, John Percy STROOPE
Father:  Alfred Elkin ASHBROOK (1800-1853)
Mother:  Ann P. WHITESIDE (1809- )
Children:
born in MS, probably in Yalobusha Co., MS
  1.  James W. "Jim" STAFFORD, b. 11 Nov 1842; d. 14 Aug 1913, Polk Co., AR
  2.  Thomas Jefferson STAFFORD, b. 17 Aug 1845
  3.  William Jasper STAFFORD, b. 6 Jun 1848; d. 5 Dec 1914, Paris, Lamar Co., TX
  4.  Robert Jehu STAFFORD, b. 8 Aug 1849; d. 13 Sep 1911, AR
  6.  Lewis Ivey STAFFORD, b. 22 Apr 1854; d. 23 Feb 1914, AR
  7.  Francis Abraham STAFFORD, b. 26 Sep 1855; d. 4 Aug 1828, AR
  8.  Mary Elizabeth STAFFORD, b. 1 Jul 1857; d. 15 Apr 1893, AR

born in AR:
  9.  Lucy Magil STAFFORD, b. 12 Apr 1860, Boone Co., AR; d. 1932, Pike Co., AR
10.  Esther Manervy STAFFORD, b. 2 Apr 1862, Clark Co., AR; d.s.p. by 1870

(Apparently) Adopted Children of Julia Ann ASHBROOK & John Percy STROOPE:
11.  Anne / Anna E. STROOPE, b. 15 Mar 1852
12.  Nancy STAFFORD, b. 10 Jul 1859
13.  Missouri E. STAFFORD, b. 23 Jan 1862
Biological children with Julia Ann ASHBROOK:
14.  Alfred Monroe STAFFORD, b. 18 Jun 1867
15.  Marion Josiah STAFFORD, b. 10 Nov 1869; d.s.p. by 1880
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #45 of 171):  North of the Yallabusah [Yalobusha] River, Yallabusha [Yalobusha] Co., MS, Roll M432_382, p. 399A, 321/321, enumerated 13 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Josiah Stafford 33 M   Labourer   Ten
Elizabeth 28 F       Miss
James  8 M       "
Thomas  5 M       "
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Wm Stafford  2 M       Miss
Robt Barnet 20 M       "
Where's son Robert Jehu STAFFORD?  Did the enumerator miss him?  Is Robert BARNET Elizabeth's brother?

3.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12-13 of 24):  Arkadelphia P.O., Alpine Twp., Clark Co., AR, Roll M653_39, pp. 177-178, PN 48-49, 304/304, enumerated 20 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Josiah Stafford 44 M   Farmer 500   Tenn
Elizabeth   " 36 F         Miss
Jas W       " 18 M   Hireling     "
Thos J      " 15 M   "     "
W J         " 13 M         "
R J         " 11 M         "
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Lewis J/I Stafford  6 M         Miss
Francis A   "  3 M         "
Mary E      "  2 F         "
Jas W       " 21 M   Hireling     "

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 17):  Arkadelphia P.O., Cold Bath [Colbath] Twp., Clark Co., AR [now Clark Twp., Pike Co., AR], Roll M593_49, p. 269A, PN 11, 70/70, enumerated 27 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stoffer Josiah 54 M W At Home     Alabama
   "    Julia 43 F W Keeping House     Arkansas
   "    Anna 19 F W At Home     Arkansas
   "    Luois 17 M W "   "      Arkansas
   "    Francis 14 F W "   "      Arkansas
   "    Elizabeth 12 F W "   "      Arkansas
   "    Nancy 11 F W "   "      Arkansas
   "    Lucy 10 F W "   "      Arkansas
   "    Missouri  8 F W "   "      Arkansas
   "    Monsow  3 M W "   "      Arkansas
   "    Josiah  1 M W "   "      Arkansas
Lewis, Francis, Elizabeth, and Lucy are Josiah's children from his prior marriage to Elizabeth WHITESIDE.  Anna, Nancy, and Missouri are Julia's children from her prior marriage to John Percy STROOPE.

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #36 of 51):  Gap Twp., Montgomery Co., AR, Roll T9_52, p. 388D, PN 36, SD 2, ED 111, enumerated 30 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 13 21 24 25 26
303 303 Stafford Josiah W M 63   / farmer   TN NC NC
    ________ Julia A W F 53 Wife / house keeping   AR   IL
    ________ Alford M W M 13 Son   farm work / AR TN AR

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).

8.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

9.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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