480. Elizabeth Frances1 Conover (303151) was born Texas; m. Israel Skelton Standifer (303152), son of Israel M. Standifer (303153) and Naomi Standifer (303154), January 14, 1874 Robertson County, Texas; d. before 1880.
Israel Skelton Standifer (303152) was born on October 22, 1834 Madison County, Alabama. He died on June 13, 1913 McCullough County, Texas, at age 78. He was also known as Israel F. Standefer. He was also known as Israel Skelton Standefer.
Israel Skelton Standifer (303152) appeared on the census of 1880 with brother-in-law Thomas N. Moyes, District 3 Pricinct 3, Burleson County, Texas; listed as widowed. He was a store clerk in 1880. He served in the Mexican War as a private with Shaply P. Ross Co. He was a member of the Texas Rangers in the battles with the savage Indian tribes during 1854 and 1855. His captain was Charles E. Travis, son of the immortal Travis who fell in the siege of the Alamo. He went to Comanche County, from which Hamilton County was later taken in 1857. He signed the petition for the creation of Hamilton County and took part in its organization, being elected as the first County Clerk. He issued the first marriage license issued in Hamilton County to Joel Regeit and Miss Emily J. Ferell, stepdaughter of Uncle Jim Carter. Israel Skelton was a soldier in the Confederate Army for three and one half years in Company G, 2nd Texas Volunteer Infantry. He was seriously wounded in the thigh at Shiloh and lost his gun April 6, 1862. He was again wounded in the siege of Vicksburg, captured July 4, 1863 and paroled July 7, 1863. In May of 1864 he was in a hospital at Chappell Hill. Gen. Magruder placed him as a commissary clerk on July 16, 1864 as disabled from field service. He signed a petition for the creation of Hamilton County and was elected the first county clerk. He issued the first marriage license ever issued in the county to Joel Baggett and Miss Emily J. Ferrell. Special Historical Edition of the Hamilton Herald; Vol. XXXI, No. 8; February 20, 1907.
Several comments are made in records that this I.S. was Isaac. However, this is not the case. He was living in West Texas in 1907. In Coryell Co., Texas Brand Book on August 12, 1863 he is registered with an I (written in cursive) cropped off the right ear and under bit in the left.
Children of Elizabeth Frances1 Conover (303151) and Israel Skelton Standifer (303152) were as follows:
Abraham Mills Standifer (303155) appeared on the census of 1880 with uncle Thomas N. Moyes,, Burleson County, Texas.
Susannah Frances Standifer (303156) appeared on the census of 1880 with uncle Thomas N. Moyes,, Burleson County, Texas.