Stapp, James T. B.

Born: 1804-04-03 Woodford County, Kentucky

Died: 1882-12-31 Macon County, Illinois

Stapp married Mary Conner on May 12, 1841, in Fayette County, Illinois. A Democrat, Stapp was Illinois' Auditor of Public Accounts from August 29, 1831, to November 16, 1835. He was a cashier of the State Bank of Illinois at Vandalia and a receiver of public monies. During the Mexican-American War, Stapp enlisted as a First Lieutenant in the 3d Illinois Infantry but resigned to become the regiment's Adjutant. By 1860, he had settled in Decatur, Illinois, where he reported his occupation as a "gentleman" with real estate valued at $100,000.

Gravestone, Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, IL; History of Fayette County, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, 1878), 24; Obituary, Decatur Review (IL), 5 January 1883; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Fayette County, 12 May 1841, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 99; U.S. Census Office, Eight Census of the United States (1860), Ward 1, Decatur, Macon County, IL, 575; William Hugh Robarts, Mexican War Veterans: A Complete Roster (Washington, D.C.: Brentano's, 1887), 45.