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Descendants of Detmar Stansbury

Generation No. 2

2. TOBIAS2 STANSBURY (DETMAR1) was born Bet. 1648 - 1652 in Holland, and died December 14, 1709 in Baltimore , Baltimore Co., MD. He married SARAH RAVEN Bet. 1675 - 1677, daughter of LUKE RAVEN and SARAH MAJOR. She was born 1660 in Gloucester Co., VA, and died 1714 in Baltimore , Baltimore Co., MD.

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Tobias Starnbrough/Stansbury. Most of the following family history was taken from the Stansbury Newsletter.

Tobias arrived in Maryland with his parents, Detmar and Renske Stansbury in the year 1658, when he was 6 years old.

He was an only child, but he had 5 sons.

In the jan./Feb. issue, page 3-8 of the Stansbury Newsletter it gives a full account of Tobias, including articles about, and pictures of, the old house alledgedly built by him in 1697, still standing, restored and lived in.

Tobias was born about 1652 possibly in Holland and died in 1709 in Baltimore Co., MD. He married Sarah Raven, may have married twice because of the gap years of children's birth.
The Ravens came to Maryland from Gloucester Co., VA in 1675 says one family historian, Harry Wright Newman.

Tobias died in 1709 and Sarah died 5 yrs. later, 1714 as wife of Enoch Spinks, who administered the estate, turning over to the children their "filial rights."
Children of Tobias Stansbury:
1. Daniel Stansbury born 1678 (twin)
2.Thomas Stansbury born 1678(twin)
3. Luke Stansbury born 1689 died 1742
4. Tobias Stansbury II, born 1691, died 1764
5. Samuel Stansbury, minor when his father died.
6. Tabitha Stansbury, minor when her father died.
Children of T
3. i.   DANIEL3 STANSBURY, b. 1678; d. 1763.
4. ii.   THOMAS STANSBURY, b. 1678, Baltimore, MD; d. May 04, 1766, Baltimore, MD.
  iii.   LUKE STANSBURY, b. 1689; d. Unknown.
  iv.   TOBIAS STANSBURY, b. 1691; d. Unknown.
  v.   SAMUEL STANSBURY, b. Abt. 1693; d. Unknown.
Samuel was still a minor when his father died in 1709, and an adult in 1719 when he received a land grant. Samuel died in April 1783. Statement from his widow in Chancery Case No. 4308

By Nov. 20, 1719 Samuel Stansbury of Baltimore Co. had a certificate for 100 acres on the south side of the Great Falls of Gunpowder River in Baltimore Co.

Samuel married atleast twice. First wife is unknown. Second marriage to Mary Ann Culleson on 24 May 1777. They had no children, nor was she named in his will dated 19 April 1783.
Samuel left his will in Baltimore Co. MD . According to researchers who have researched the Samuel Line states "It" , the will, have many baffled. Named are sons and daughters who are actually grandchildren or stepchildren. Some relationship not given at all.
He names a grandson, William Welch or his heirs after his mother's decease tract of land called Addistion.

If William Welch dies without heirs the tract of land falls to Solomon Stansbury or his heirs.
John Ensor Stansbury the son of Wm Stansbury the sum of Fifty Pounds.

To my daughter, Tabitha Cross, one hundred pounds, to Dela Standfor and Sebedy (Zebedee?) Hicks, sum of fifty pounds, To Mathiar Galloy and Ruth Hicks one shilling each, to Polly Stansbury Culston my daughter the sum of twenty pound.
Said John Ensor Stansbury, my whole executor, Samuel made his mark in the presence of Benjamin Stansbury.

In Administration Accounts June 1784
Samuel Stansbury
John E. Stansbury, Exect.
Luke Stansbury
Delilah Standiford
E. Stansbury
Solomon Stansbury Ruth S. Culliston
Mary Ann Stansbury (wife) received part of her thirds.

The Culliston named were stepchildren and children of Mary Ann. It appears he did not hold wife, Mary Anne in equal esteem. In the Maryland Journal dated 2 May 1780, he announced that he would not be responsible for any debts of hers and as before stated she was omitted in his will. However, she did get her (widows) thirds in Administration Accounts in June 1784.

The Hicks children, Ruth and Zebedee were grandchildren of daughter Tabitha who first married a Hicks then a Cross.

Mathair Galloy was probably a son of daughter Bethia who married Aquilla Galloway.

It is thought that Arbella Welch was a daughter of Samuel and her son William would fall heir to the land at her death. Bethia who married 6 January 1761 to Aquilla Galloway was not named as she had already received land for love towards his daughter.

Samuel II had died by the time the will was written and it is believed that Luke, Solomon and Elizabeth named in the Administration Accounts were children of Samuel Jr. Samuel and most of his children migrated to North Carolina in 1778. However, it appears that Benjamin who was named as a witness to the signing of the will and gave oath at proving of the same, appears to be a son of Samuel's and remained in Maryland with his Grandfather.

Children of Samuel and his first wife were:
Solomon -married 1743 Hanna Hicks and died in 1747.
Samuel II - born abt. 1725 and died betw. Aug-Sept. 1778.
Tabitha-married William Hicks 24 Dec. 1747 and married Richard Cross 1 Jan. 1761.
Delia - married a Mr. Standford
Arabella- married William Welch, died after 1783
Ruth-married 22 Oct. 1751 Laban Hogg
Bethia-married 6 Jan. 1761 Aquilla Galloway, died after 1783.

  vi.   TABITHA STANSBURY, b. Aft. 1693; d. Unknown.

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