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STANDEFER, ISRAEL (1781–1852). Israel Standefer, member of the annexation convention, son of Israel and Susannah (Heard) Standefer, was born in Henry County, Virginia, on November 8, 1781. He lived for a time in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama before he and his wife, Naomi, came to Texas in December 1841. They settled at Tenoxtitlán on the Brazos River in Milam County, which Standefer represented in the Convention of 1845. The Standefers had eight children. Standefer died on October 28, 1852.


Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

Dorman H. Winfrey


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Dorman H. Winfrey, "STANDEFER, ISRAEL," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 05, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.