George Stagner and Family

Today I published my evaluation of George Stagner and who I believe were his off -spring. I believe George Stagner was a son of John Stagner, oldest son of old Barney Stagner (typically referenced as John Barnet or Barnet Stagner in old records), and not a son of Barney Stagner’s youngest son Barnet!

Just to clarify I assigned each an ID that I use to clarify who I am talking about:

BA1 = John Barnet Stagner aka Barnet Stagner aka Barney Stagner (abt1714 – 1777) married to Elizabeth “last name not confirmed”

BA2 = Barnet Stagner (1756 – 1821), married to Sarah Prather

J1 = John Stagner (never found a John B. Stagner reference) (abt 1740 – abt 1820) ,married to “not sure” as said to be Fannie Hendricks, but no proof.

J123 = same guy at J1 except includes possible time in Tennessee and Kentucky (abt 1740 -abt 1820)

G2-5 George Stagner, son of J1 (abt 1767 – abt 1836), married to Catherine Hendricks

J12/13 John Stagner, son of G2-5 (1794 – 1866), married to Ann Hendricks

Some of this may be controversial, especially because so many family trees do not have John and Ann Stagner of Dent County, MO as a son of George. I have tried to present my reasoning and present facts why I believe this is true. Additionally, in none of the research I have done have I ever seen this man referred to as John Barnet Stagner, only John Stagner and in one instance Parson John Stagner.

I will gladly entertain any input from others who can prove otherwise, but I believe the evidence is there and the facts point in that direction. Many have John (and Ann) as a son of  James Barney Stagner, but I believe it can be readily shown this cannot be true. I will also point out here that not once in my research have I come across the name James Barnet Stagner in old records. This youngest son of Barney is referred to as Barnet in old Barney’s WILL and in other records that follow. I am not sure where the James came from, but if anyone has such knowledge, please share.

My hope here is that others will review what I have done and either agree or disagree as appropriate and correct their on-line family trees after verifying my conclusions. This may lead to more family circles and better match data on Ancestry and other DNA sites.

Here is the link to the page:

George Stagner’s Children:

3 thoughts on “George Stagner and Family”

  1. Hi Gene. This is nonsensical. John Stagner and Anna Hendricks were married in Warren County in 1818 and arrived in Dent County in 1840. Most research that I’ve seen indicates that Barnet (Barret or Barney the Younger) as his father and, therefore, JB Stagner would be his grandfather. You have an extra generation stuck in the ‘George’ timeline. It just doesn’t work. Best, Randy


  2. What is nonsensical? I have seen the research you refer to and nowhere is there any proof. I have tried to go through a logical explanation of why I believe George is the father of your John and not Barnet the Younger. Besides Barnet lived in Madison County and had a son named John married to Polly Pinkston. He’s not likely to have two sons named John. Plus George and your John were found in Simpson County at the same time and age appropriate to be father and son and census records for in 1880 Rowan support him having a son of John’s age. I posted a timeline for all these players today. Its not a clear picture but shows what I am saying. I can email a clearer spreadsheet.


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