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. During the Mexican-American War, Stapp enlisted as a first lieutenant in the Third Illinois Infantry but resigned to become the regiment's adjutant. From 1849 to 1851, Stapp was receiver of the Vandalia U.S. General Land Office. 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; Wm. Hugh Robarts, Mexican War Veterans: A Complete Roster of the Regular and Volunteer Troops in the War Between the United States and Mexico, from 1846 to 1848 (Washington, DC: Brentano's, 1887), 45; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1849 (Washington, DC: Gideon, 1849), 137; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1851 (Washington, DC: Gideon, 1851), 141; Illinois Journal (Springfield), 11 July 1849, 1:6; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 4 September 1850, 2:4.