Stayman, Joseph Benton

Life Span
to
Dickinson Connection
Class of 1854
Full name
Joseph Benton Stayman
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
4
Family
Christian Stayman (father), Eliza Stayman (mother), Mary A. Shelley (wife), Joseph Webster Stayman (son)
Education
Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Occupation
Businessman
Military
Union Army

Joseph Benton Stayman (Dickinson Chronicles)

Scholarship
Joseph B. Stayman was born on July 18, 1832 in Hampden Township, Pennsylvania to Christian and Eliza Stayman. His father served for thirty-one years as a trustee of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The younger Stayman attended the preparatory school there and then entered the college proper in 1850 with the class of 1854. He withdrew before graduating and went into business in nearby Mechanicsburg.

Stayman maintained his business career until his retirement. He left it only to enlist very briefly as a private in the Pennsylvania Militia in a company his father raised during the September 1862 emergency during the Civil War. His brother Milton, who also attended Dickinson College with the class of 1856, joined with him in this same unit.

Stayman married Mary A. Shelley of Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania, and the couple had three sons and a daughter. One of these sons, Joseph Webster Stayman, graduated from Dickinson with the class of 1898. Joseph Benton Stayman died on July 14, 1901. He was four days short of his sixty-ninth birthday.
John Osborne and James W. Gerencser, eds., “Joseph Benton Stayman,” Dickinson Chronicles, http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/encyclo/s/ed_staymanJB.htm.
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