At about the age of 20, Jesse Stayner (some records also list his name as Joseph Jesse Stayner) married Sarah Catherine Greeno. In 1850, Jesse and three children, Catherine Ann, Jeremiah (5), and Lorella (2) were listed on the 1850, Salt Lake City Federal Census, living with a Benjamin and Sarah Hawkins. Family records state that Jesse's wife had died while crossing the Plains in 1849-1850.
It is not known why, but Jesse left his three children in Salt Lake City and continued traveling to the Gold Fields of California. He is listed in the 1870 Volcano, Amador, California Federal Census, with a wife, Elizabeth (40), and a son, Jackson Lee (3).
Recorded in Amador County is a marriage certificate of the marriage of Jesse Stayner and Elizabeth J. Coll, November 16, 1856. Elizabeth and Lee were listed in the 1880 Volcano census, but not Jesse. There is no extant county record of Jesse's death. Records were not kept before 1873, therefore it is believed that he died between the 1870 census and the beginning of the keeping of death records. Family records state that he was buried in the Volcano City Cemetery, though no record nor headstone has been found. Until further information is discovered, we believe that Jesse is in an unmarked grave in the Volcano City Cemetery. There is also a copy of the county wedding certificate for Jesse Stayner and Elizabeth Cole.
|Offspring of Joseph "Jesse" Stayner and Elizabeth Jerusha Houston (1832-1910)|
|Jackson Lee Stayner (1866-1931)|
|Offspring of Jacob Stayner and Nancy Ann Huntsman (1790-1843)|
|Sarah Stayner (1812-1814)|| |
|Joseph Jesse Stayner (1814-1872)||12 May 1814 Steuben County, Indiana, United States||1872 Volcano, Amador County, California, United States|| Sarah Catherine Greeno (1817-1850)|
Elizabeth Jerusha Houston (1832-1910)
|William Stayner (1815-1815)|| |
|William Reynolds Stayner (1816-1912)|| |
|Jacob Stayner (1818-1903)|
|Offspring of Jacob Stayner and Elisa Jane Nuttle (1807-1859)|
|Melissa Stayner (1843-1937)|