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Was born in Buchanan County, Missouri, July 24, 1845. His parents, Dauphin L. and Mary Stapp, nee Tompkins, were natives of Kentucky, and early settlers in Missouri. His father died February 24, 1877, and his mother died August 11, 1881. After our subject was five years of age his parents came to this county and here he was reared and educated.
He was married, January 14, 1868, to Miss Susan F. Wilson, who was born in Indiana, August 10, 1848. Her father died July 28, 1879; her mother, Mrs. Frances Wilson, is still alive and makes her home with this family. They have seven children; viz., Mary. F., born January 7, 1869; Clara A., born October 13, 1870; Charta E., born November 26, 1872; Effie A., born September 27,1874; Edward, born January 12, 1877; Minnie M., born February 2, 1879; and Ira A., the youngest.
Mr. Stapp has served his township as school director and takes an active interest in good schools. During the year 1866 he spent some time in Colorado, but after returning permanently located in Daviess County. He started in life without any financial help, but by thrift and industry has secured a fine farm of eighty acres, well improved and stocked.