John Stoudenour, Sr.

1775: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" indicates that the gunsmith Jacob Stoudenour's father John was born in 1775. The authors of the 1983 booklet include John Stoudenour in their list of Bedford County, Pennsylvania gunsmiths, but indicate that John was never identified in tax records as a gunsmith. I wonder if they included John Stoudenour, Sr. in their list of Bedford County gunsmiths on the basis of tradition.

1795: Based on age information in the 1860 federal census, Jacob Stoudenour, gunsmith son of John Stoudenour, Sr., was born circa 1795. The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, & Somerset Counties" indicates that Jacob Stoudenour was Maryland-born.

Pre-1814: The 1983 booklet puts Jacob Stoudenour's father John Stoudenour in Woodbury township prior to 1814, and indicates that he was a farmer and distiller.

Post-1816: The 1983 booklet puts Jacob Stoudenour's father John Stoudenour in Colerain Township after 1816, and indicates that the farms of John and his son Jacob were situated in adjoining relation with each other.

1851: The 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford County, Pennsylvania" indicates that Jacob Stoudenour's father John died in 1851.

1853: The 1983 booklet indicates that Jacob Stoudenour's father John Stoudenour died in 1853.

1854: The 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford County, Pennsylvania" indicates that Jacob Stoudenour's mother Margaret died in 1854.

According to the 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford County, Pennsylvania", Jacob Stoudenour's brother John Stoudnour, Jr. was listed as a gunsmith on the 1838 tax roll of North Woodberry Township, which is now a part of Blair County.

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