- May have fought in the Revolutionary War. According to the record, he was not on the Massachusetts rolls. He was also in the Vermont militia. A report to the Secretary of War shows a Claudius Stannard fought with the Connecticut militia and started receiving a pension on October 9, 1833 at the age of 70.
Stannard, Claudius. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of New Marlborough, Berkshire Co., Connecticut for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched to camp Aug. 12, 1780; discharged Feb. 12, 1781; service, 6 mos. 5 days, travel included.
May have died in Wilcox Corners, Mayfield, Cuyahoga Co., OH
When a combination was created in the Kirtland area to withhold building stone from the Mormons, William Riley Hine rented Claudius STANNARD’s farm and quarry. He quarried most of the stone used in the building of the Kirtland Temple . “I rented Claudius Stannard's farm and stone quarry, two miles south of the temple in Kirtland. . I quarried and sold the Mormons the stone used in the construction of the temple, except a few of the large ones which came from Russell’s quarry. The night the meteors fell in 1833 [November 13], the Mormons sent men on horseback for miles about Kirtland to arouse the people. They got me up at three o'clock A.M. While the temple was building the workmen lived in temporary buildings. Prayer meetings were held mornings by the workmen for the success of the work before beginning their labors.”
The Kirtland Temple was constructed using Berea Sandstone taken from the Stannard Quarry. Later, many other local historic buildings were built with stone from the same site. Visitors can see this beautiful wooded area by traveling approximately two miles south of the temple in Chapin Forest.
Go south on S.R. 306 2 miles to Chapin Forest, a Lake County Metropark which will be on your right. Turn right again as soon as you enter the park and in front of you will be a quarry pond. Follow the gravel path north and you will find more evidence of stone removal. This was the Stannard Stone Quarry, one of several used as a source for temple stone.
Painesville Telegraph, May 25, 1827, p. 2
By virtue of sundry writs of execution issued from the court of Common Pleas of Geauga county and to me directed, I shall expose to sale at the court house in Chardon, in said cunty, as the law directs, on the 4th day of June next, the following described lands and tenements, all of which are situated in the county of Geauga, and state of Ohio, and what is called the Connecticut Western Reserve to wit:...
ALSO-Seventy-five acres of land in township of Kirtland, being the front part of lot No. three, according to Ralph Cowles’ survey, which is also a part of tract No. 2. Taken at the suit of Com. Bank vs. Claudius Stannard...
URI SEELEY, Sheriff.
Painesville, May 3, 1827
Painesville Telegraph, February 25, 1840, p. 3
The State of Ohio, Geauga County, ss. Court of Com. Pleas, cacation after November Term, A. D. 1839, In Chancery. Samuel Parker vs. ...Claudius Stanard, Henry B. Stanard...
Said respondents will take notice that said complainant has filed in said Court his amended bill in Chancery against them, setting forth among other things that said Howden, about the 1st day of August, A. D. 1836, mortgaged certain lands situate in Kirtland, in said county, and which are particularly descrbided in said bill, to said Daggett, to secure the payment of his note fpr $9875, payable to said Daggett or bearer, one half in six months, and the balance in twelve months from the date thereof, with interest after six months; that soon thereafter said Daggett sold and transferred said note, and delivered said mortgage to complainant; that said note is wholly unpaid; that about the 15th of September, A. D. 1837, said Edmund and Ann Bosley mortgaged a part of said premises to said Crary, to secure the paymen tof the sum of $1700, a portion of which remains unpaid; that about the 6th of June, A. D. 1837, said Duel mortgaged a part of said premises to said Newcomb, to secure the payment of $1432 56-100 in certain installments; that said Newcomb sold and transferred the notes given for said sum, and delivered said last mentioned mortgage to said Hunting; that said Hunting on the 3d of August, A. D. 1838, released said mortgage to said Howden, and that the same is satisfied; that said Dowenon the 31st of March, A. D. 1834 mortgaged to said Hillman a part of said premises to secure the payment of six notes of $100 each, payable at different times; that said Hillman he sold and transferred said notes to said Joseph and Polly Robinson, said Claudius and Henry B. Stanard, that a part, at least, of said notes have been paid; that at the November term of said Court, A. D. 1838, said Bailey and Reynolds obtained a judgement against said Howden for about the sum of $902 96-100 debt, and one cent damages, and $7 23-100 costs of said suit; that on said judgment an execution has been issued and levied on a part of said lands, which levy still exists. The prayer of said bill is for an account, and that said mortgaged premises may be sold, and the proceeds be applied in payment of the amount found to be due said complainant, and for other relief, &c; said Edmund Bosley and Ann Bosley, Samuel Newcomb, Osmond M. Duel, Samuel Hunting, Mayhew Hillman, Nathaniel P. Bailey, and Henry J. Reynolds, not being residents of said State of Ohio, are hereby notified that unless they appear, plead, answer, or demur to said bill within sixty days after the next term of said Court, the same, as to them, will be taken as confessed, and a decree entered accordingly.
D. D. Aiken, Clerk.
Hitchcock & Wilder, Compls. Solrs.
Jan. 23, 1840.
Painesville Telegraph, November 5, 1840, p. 2
A List of Lands and Townships in Lake County, Ohio, returned Delinquent by the Treasurers of Geauga and Cuyahoga Counties, for the Taxes due thereon the year 1839; to which is added the interest and a penalty of 25 per cent, and also the simple tax charged the year 1840.
Range Town Tract Lot WhatPart Acres Value Amount of TAX
No. 6, Kirtland township
Range 9, Town 9, Tract 2, Lot 5,148 acres, valued at $646. $23.43 tax owed.
Range 9, Town 9, Tract 2, Lot 6, South part, 50 acres, valued at $129, $4.67 tax owed.
Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850
E-1842, Lake Co, Administration Docket A p27; Probate Record docket A page 76 [11, 12, 13]