Connected with Moses Stanley-to-Finly Stanley Family by marriage:

JOHN2 STANLEY II (JAMES1) was born March 30, 1766 in Craven County, North Carolina, and died October 12, 1837 in Jones Co, North Carolina.  He married (1) SUSANNAH.  She was born 1770, and died June 03, 1796 in North Carolina.  He married (2) MARY FORDHAM December 20, 1797 in North Carolina, daughter of BENJAMIN FORDHAM and MARY BLACKSHEAR.  She was born March 08, 1773, and died December 01, 1816.  He married (3) SARAH May 13, 1817 in North Carolina.  She was born 1780, and died October 10, 1829 in North Carolina.

 

 

Descendants of James Stanley

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  JAMES1 STANLEY was born February 01, 1724/25 in prob. New Bern, North Carolina, and died April 19, 1793 in Jones Co, North Carolina.  He married WINNIFRED 1754 in Jones County, North Carolina.  She was born March 01, 1742/43, and died June 14, 1800 in Jones Co, North Carolina.

 

Notes for JAMES STANLEY:

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Source: History of Wilkinson County, The Reprint Co. Publishers, Spartanbu rg, South Carolina, 1978 by Victor Davidson.

 

Source: The Official History of Laurens County, Georgia 1807 - 1941, by Be rtna Sheppard Hart, M.A. ( Agee Publisher, Inc.):

 

"The Stanley Family of Georgia is of unquestioned English Origin, as the n amw was derived from a very rugged portion of Staffordshire and was fir st spelled Stonylea, Stonelea, Standiea and finally Stanley. It was deriv ed from the Saxon "Stan", a stone, and lie, lee, lege, ley, etc., a ston ey place, pasture, meadow, rough woodland. Some of the American Stanley s, during the Revolutionary War, as an act of patriotism, left hte "n" o ut of the name and made it Irish. The family came to Georgia from North Ca rolina and there is a ocunty there by that name spelled "Stanly" , and lat er a town was established spelled "Stanley", like the name is now general ly written. Stanley was the family name of the Earl of Derby for whom t he great racing event was named. when Goergia was chartered June 9, 173 2, the crown name James Stanley, earl of Derby, one of the trustees. At th at time there was a James Stanley in North Carolina."

 

Source: Bo Smith's notes, Chattanooga, TN:

Land Deeds: Jones County, North Carolina, #102, 28 Dec 1779, James Stanl ey 150 Ac on the North side of Trent adjoining wickliffe Franck's, Marck C onner's, Lewis Conner's, John Frank's running south courses up to Whiteo ak pocoson.--Land Entries, Jones Co,NC, #103, 28 Dec 1779, James stanley 1 00 Ac on North side of Trent and on both side of Little Chinquipin joini ng his own line.

 

James Stanley's Will: Jones Co, North Carolina, Vol A ( 1778-1807), p.10 7; written 12 Apr 1793, proven May term 1793. Abbreviated account: (co py of orginal in file)

 

In the name of God Amen

I, James Stanley, of the County of Jones, & the State of No. Carolina, being sick & weak in body but of sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following. viz---;

 

And first, I recommend my Soul to Almighty God who gave it me & my body to the dust until the resurrection of the just, when I expect to receive it again fashioned like unto Christs' glorious

body. believing in the Christian Revealed Religion. I hope to be justified when I am judged because Jesus Christ bore my sins in his own body on the tree of the cross and made reconculation for sins. And as for my worldly goods that I have. I give and leave in

manner and form following. vit.

 

I give to my son James Standley two hundred acres of land on the South side of greater Chinquamin Creek, being the power part of the Plantation whereon I now live, to be laid of from the said creek joining  Franks line to the back line of said land so as to include two hundred acres to him and his heirs forever.

 

Itum, I leave for the use and benefit of my six daughters, namely  Olivet, Sarah, Elizabeth, Susanna, Winifred, & Mary Standley the use of fifty acres of land on the North Side of the

Creek, I live on and joining the land that I heretofore deeded to my son John Standley, jointly so long as they, my aforesaid Daughters have remained unmarried & upon the marriage of one or more of my said daughters the lone of said land, to sease with respect to such child or children so marrying and to continue to hold good to an such as remain single during the time they share,

remain single and after the death or marriage of my said daughters,  I give and bequeath my said fifty acres of land as above to my son Nathaniel Standley to him and his heirs forever.

 

Itum, I leave the use of and benefit of the remainder of my plantation, including the mantion house and the lands I bought adjoining whereon Lewis Conner formerly lived, to gether with the

rest of the ---? pallent? to my loving wife Winifred, during her natural life and after her death I give the said land with the improvements to my son Nathaniel to him and his heirs forever.

 

Itum, I give and bequeath to my three sons, John, James, and Nathaniel, all the rest of my lands to be equally divided among them, to them and their heirs forever.

 

Itum I give to my son John two horses, Call and Ship, four cows & calves and one feather bed and furniture

 

Itum, I give to my son James two horses, Pablient, and Talemancus ? , four cows and calves & one feather bed and furniture.

 

Itum, I give and leave all the remainder of my estate of what nature or kind soever or wherever  it may be found, not hereto fore mentioned in this will first, subject to the payment of my

just debts and then the use and benefit of the same. I lend to my loving wife Winifred during her natural life and that she my said wife do find sootable maintanance out of the incomeof the same

and the use of the plantation lent her, for my children whilst they are under full age and after the death of my said wife Winifred

 

I give all the said property not heretofore given in this will to be equalll divided to and amongst my six daughters, Olivet, Sarah, Elizabeth, Susanna, Winifred, & Mary Standley,and my son

Nathaniel to them and their heirs forever, with this proviso that if one or more of my said daughters should marry before the death of their affectionate mother then it shall be in the power of my two sons John and James Standley to make a division of the estate so left undivided and lot? off to such child or children so marrying if they my said sons shall judge such a division can be made without selling the property and without injuring the remainder of the family too much which division if made in manner above mentioned shall be good and -alled tho made before the

death of my wife Winifred and the child or children so taking their share, shall not again Claim any part at a division after the death of my wife as aforesaid.

 

Itum, I give and bequeath to my daughter Lucy Bats, five shillings Currant money together with I have heretofore settled on her to be fully her share of my estate.

 

And lastly, I do constitute and appoint my two soas John and James Standley Exts. to this my last and testament with full power and authority to make all the division herein directed to

be made, without selling the property and such division or divisions shall be binding on the parties and I do hereby ratify this to be my last will and testament in witness thereof I have

hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 12th day of 1793. Signed, Sealed, published, and declared in the presence of us

 

Nathan Bryan

Daniel Quilling

John Dillahunty                James S. Standley { seal }

                                  his mark

 

 

State of North Carolina

Jones County Court May term 1793

 

Then was the general  last will and testament of James Standley dec'd duly proved in open court by the oath of Nathan Byran and Daniel Quilling two of the subscribing witness & orded to be

recorded at the same time John Standley & James Standley the Executors therein named qualified as such that letters testamentary ----- accordingly

                                Attes & Lukyiban?  CC

 

"I have the data on the Revolutionary service of James Standley, my mother having joined the D.A.R. on it and a lady from Arkansas having join ed on the same ancestor. I do not remember her name and could not get in t ouch with her. The information given by her in her papers though , was not correct, as I have proven by the original records of Jones County."

 

War record of James Standley; I have from the State Historical Society of North Carolina the following:

 

Amount of claims allowed by the auditors of Wilmington District from t he 18th of October 1781 to ____________August 1783, etc.

 

Names

 Sum

From (Book)

James Standley? 8. /// 4. /// 0. Book W#1 page 17 & 25

James Standley? 20. /// 5. /// 00 Book W#1 page 17 & 25

"Also I have the following from the same sources:

 

Report

Of the several claims allowed and signed by the Board of Auditors for t he District of Wilmington from the 17th of October to the 15th of July 178 3:

 

O / M

To Whom Allowed

1 Cont.

Militia

M James Standley  ? 4. /// 3. /// 8.

 

From North Carolina Revolutionary Accounts, Vol. V., Page 48, Folio 3."

 

"Certificates of this service may be had from the State Historical Commission, Raleigh, N.C. by giving them this reference."

 

"The DAR Lineage Book shows that Mrs. Louise Stanley Vinson No. 52972, bo rn in Augusta, Arkansas, claimed to be a descendant of James Standley a nd Winifred, and the war record given was that he enlisted as a private in Capt. Welch's Co., 8th N.C. Reg. 1777."

 

" My mother joined the DAR on the information given in this letter above e ven though we could not give marriage date. Her national number is 233,392 ."

 

"More about this Revolutionary record: In the State Records Vol. 16 page 1 158 appears, 'Jas Standley, Pt. Omtd. Jan 78 Welch's Company". This is t he continuous Colonial and state Record which has been published in book f orm, perhaps 40 or more volumes. A set was sent by the State to the Sta te library of each State in the Union, so you doubtless could find this so me time you are in Atlanta."

 

Inscriptions from tombstones in Stanly burying ground on Big chinquapin Creek, Jones Co, NC.

Fordham, Mary: Wife of John Stanly, a son of James and Winifred, and daughter of Benjamin Fordham, born in Jones Co, NC March 8, 1773 - died December 1, 1816.

 

Stanly Susan: Wife of Leonidas J. Moore, Died July 26, 1866 aged 20 yea rs .

Stanly Benjamin F. (Franklin): son of John and Polly Stanly, Born November 25, 1807 - Die April 17, 1885.

 

Koonce, Nancy: Wife of Nathan Stanly, Born August 11, 1849 - Died May 1 6, 1890

Stanly, Caroline W.: Wife of F. A. Whitaker, - Died August 16, 1891

 

Source:  Laurens County, Georgia Legal Records Superior Court 1833 - 18 57 by Allen Thomas page 638- August 1853:

* James H. Loftin, executor of the estate of James Stanley, Sr., sold to I ra Stanley of Laurens.  For the auction price of $100.00, land sold was L. D., L.L. # 35, being only that land on which sits the saw and grist mill of Stanley, with water privileges only. Deed witnessed by Justice of In ferior COurt Hardy Smith and T.N. Guyton."

 

 

 

Notes for WINNIFRED:

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Source: Same as James and "The Official History of Laurens County, Georg ia 1807-1941" Agee Publishers , Inc. by Bertha Sheppard Hart, M.A.

Source: History of Wilkinson County and Stanley Family information compiled by Edward R. Tull.

     

Children of JAMES STANLEY and WINNIFRED are:

              i.   ELIZABETH2 STANLEY, b. Jones Co, North Carolina; m. JOHN HORTON.

             ii.   WINIFRED STANLEY, b. Jones Co, North Carolina; m. WILLIAM COOMBS/KOONCE?.

            iii.   LUCY STANLEY, b. November 06, 1756, Jones Co, North Carolina; m. JAMES BATTS, April 19, 1793.

            iv.   OLIVET STANLEY, b. April 01, 1760, Jones Co, North Carolina.

2.          v.   JOHN STANLEY II, b. March 30, 1766, Craven County, North Carolina; d. October 12, 1837, Jones Co, North Carolina.

3.         vi.   JAMES STANLEY II, b. January 23, 1771, Jones Co, North Carolina; d. April 14, 1841, Laurens Co, Georgia.

           vii.   SUSANNA STANLEY, b. March 31, 1775, Jones Co, North Carolina; d. 1835; m. JESSE WESTBROOK; b. 1777; d. 1840, Jones Co, North Carolina.

 

Notes for SUSANNA STANLEY:

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Family Records from Bible of Jessey Westbrooke and Susanna Stanley. Spelli ng of names is given as it appears in the bible. Bible title page shows th at was published in Edinburgh by adrian Watkins, His Majesty's printer, M. DCC.LI (1741)".

 

James Standley, Senior and his family, their ages:

 

Janes Standley DOB: 1 Feb 1725 (possibly 1715)

 

Winne Standley DOB: 1 Mar 1743 (possibly 1723)

 

Daughter, Lucy DOB: 6 Nov 1756

 

Daughter of James Standley and Winney was born 1 Apr 1760

 

John Standley, son of James Standley and Winney his wife was born 30 Mar 1 766

 

Standley, daughter of James Standley and Winney his wife was born 21 Nov 1 768

 

James Standley, son of James Standley and Winney his wife was born 23 J an 1771

 

Winiford Standley DOB: 14 Dec 1795 ( This was on another leaf of the bib le followed by 'Penelope Bush her writing)

 

Susana Standley

Born Mar 31, 1775

Partial list of Descendents Below:

Compiled by K.W. Parham, Raliegh, North Carolina

Ancestors of Mr. PArham shown in CAPITAL letters.

Susanna Standley, daughter of James standley and WInifred his wife, bo rn 31 Mar 1775, married Jessey Westbrooke. There children:

Name

DOB

DOD

Winiford 26 Dec 1802

 

James 3 Feb 1805

 

Leah 5 Oct 1807

 

Susannah 1Mar 1809 / 14 Aug 1859 / Hiram J. Foy

 

Andrew Jackson 26 Feb 1817  / 18 Dec 1873 / Eliza Foyles

 

Mary Ann 12 Mar 1820 / George Bishop

 

#1 Vol. 58 Bible of Hiram Foy - Hiram Foy was born 1810

 

#2 Andrew Jackson Westbrooke, married John W. Hines, 10 Jun 1835 in Wilmin gton, N.C. Their Children:

Name

DOB

DOD

Leah Elizabeth 13 Jun 1836 / 13 Sep 1836

Mary Susan 26 Dec 1837 / 23 Jan 1904

Henry 16 Feb 1840 / 30 Apr 1850

Martha J. 26 Oct 1842 / 7 Mar 1868

Isaac  4 July 1845

Virginia 12 Mar 1849

Jessey F. 15 Mar 1852

 

 

Notes for JESSE WESTBROOK:

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S. Carolina Cousins-(www.carolinacuzins.org/bio/Stanley/stanley.html) comp iled by Edward R. Tull:

Account of the ages of Jessey Westbrooke Family:

 

Susanna Westbrooke, the daughter of James Stanley and Winifred Standley w as born 31 mar 1775

 

Winifred Westbrooke, the daughter of Jesssey Westbrooke and Susana was bo rn the 26 Dec  1802

 

James Westbrooke, son of Jessey Westbrooke and Susana his wife was bo rn 3 Feb 1805

 

Leah Westbrooke, daughter of Jessey Westbrooke and Susana his wife was bo rn 5 Oct 1807

 

Susana Westbrooke, daughter of Jessey Westbrooke and Susana his wife was b orn 1 Mar 1809

 

Sarah Westbrooke, daughter of Jessey Westbrooke and Susana his wife was bo rn 8 Mar 1811

 

Andrew Jackson Westbrooke, son of Jessey Westbrooke was born 26 Feb 1817

 

Mary Westbrook, daughter of Jessey Westbrook and Susana his wife was bo rn 12 Mar 1820 (On another page was 'Mary Ann Westbrook' was born 12 Mar 1 820)

 

 

          viii.   NATHANIEL STANLEY, b. March 08, 1781, New Bern, Craven Co, North Carolina; d. September 26, 1833, in Miss., near Pontotoc; m. ELEANOR JARMON, December 23, 1804, Virginia; b. October 30, 1780, Trenton, North Carolina; d. June 28, 1843, Lawrence Co, Alabama.

 

Notes for NATHANIEL STANLEY:

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Some information on this family came from "Stanley Descendents compil ed 16 May 2002 by Robert Duggan, Jr. (internet)

 

From Bo Smiths Notes:

 

Census: 1850 Jones CO, N.C. Beaver Creek District # 398, Nathan Stanley 4 8, Benjamin F. Stanley 43, Nancy E 31, Emanuel F.B. Koonce 10, Mary A. 1 0, Susan A 4, Winifred C 1, all born in N.C.

 

Will: Jones Co, N.C. (1807-1868) p.224; Stanley Nathan, written 21 Jan 185 2, proven Jan Term 1855. To

wife Ann E, for her widowhood or lifetime, all my interest in real esta te individed between myself and brother Benjamin F. Stanley, and all my Ne groes for support and education of all my children, namely Mary Ann, Susa n, Amanda Winifred Caroline, and Nathan Stanley. each child to recieve the ir portion when of age, of property left my wife, including stock, tool s, furniture, etc.- Exrs. Bvenjamin F. Stanley, my brother, Witt: A.S. a nd Calvin Koonce.

 

Deed: Jones Co, N.C. BK. 23, p.292-293; 20 Jan 1859. Division of Land of Benjamin F. Stanley and Nathan Stanley between Benjamin F. Stanley and wid ow and heirs of Nathan Stanley, deceased-- Benjamin F. Stanley and Nathan Stanley, deceased, purchased and were tenants in common of lands which are herein divided to  Benjamin F. Stanley and Nancy, widow of Nathan Stanley, and the children of Nathan and Nancy Stanley, namely Susan Amanda, Winifred Caroline and Nathan Stanley, Jr. (minors).

Lot one assigned to Nancy E. Stanley, Susan A., Winifred C., and Nathan J r. land on Iron Mine Branch to Chinquipin Creek at William Jones' line to Small's now Westbrook's line containing 1173 AC valued at $3,500.0 0. Lot two to Benjamin F. Stanley, on Iron Mine Branch to Gilbert's and Mo ore's field, Byran's line, Jones' now Heath's line, and to the road above the house, and another tract at William Jones' line, Johnson's line, in all 1152 Ac valued at $2,900.oo -- Lot 1 to pay Lot 2, $300.00 to equalize division-- Wits: F.S. Smith, L.H. Haskins, L. Dillahunt, Danie Perr y, Commisioners.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  JOHN2 STANLEY II (JAMES1) was born March 30, 1766 in Craven County, North Carolina, and died October 12, 1837 in Jones Co, North Carolina.  He married (1) SUSANNAH.  She was born 1770, and died June 03, 1796 in North Carolina.  He married (2) MARY FORDHAM December 20, 1797 in North Carolina, daughter of BENJAMIN FORDHAM and MARY BLACKSHEAR.  She was born March 08, 1773, and died December 01, 1816.  He married (3) SARAH May 13, 1817 in North Carolina.  She was born 1780, and died October 10, 1829 in North Carolina.

 

Notes for JOHN STANLEY II:

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From a Biography of Edward Stanly, this is said of his father, John Stanly, " an ardent Federalist and a noted figure in North Carolina political history."

 

Wills:  Jones Co, North Carolina (1807-1868), p. 131, Stanly, John. Proved Dec. Term 1837.

 

To be buried in family burying ground on land where I n ow live. To son James Stanley, now of State of Georgia, a Negro boy and gi rl in his possession;

 

to son John, in State of Georgia, Negroes in his pos session;

to daughter Leah Cannon, in state of Georgia, Negroes in her possession,

to son Wright, land and plantation where on he now lives, this being part of l and I bought of    Calvin Koonce--on Great Chinquapin Creek, at Calvin and Mitchel Koonce's lines, Edward    Gilbert's line,

to John Westbrook's line, containing 300 acres ad two other acres, one which was granted to me    on 2 f eb 1793, on Black Swamp containing 25 Ac, also a negro slave,

 

to grandson, James Stanley, son of my son Hubbard, land bought of Levin Lane, and t wo other    tracts adjoining, granted me Dec 1825, containing together 170 A c, and also a negro slave to    him and if he die under age or no heirs

 

then to my three sons Nathan, Benjamin, and Edward, and the negro I gave grandson to all my children;

to daughter Winifred West of Georgia, 2 negroes in her possession;

to sons Nathan, Benjamin and Edward, all else I own in lands

and to Nathan, a negro, to Benjamin, a negro, to Edward a negro -- and each a horse, saddle and bridle--aand to each a bed and furniture; to daughter Penelope, 2 negroes; also saddle, bridle--and a bed and furniture to Penelope; to Sally Sanders, who lives with my family as housekeeper, a negro girl.

 

Exrs. Sons Nathan and Benjamin Stanley. Witt: B. Colema n, N. Koonce, Nathan B. Gilbert.

 

Notes for MARY FORDHAM:

Inscriptions from tombstones in Stanly burying ground on Big chinquapin Creek, Jones Co, NC.

Fordham, Mary: Wife of John Stanly, a son of James and Winifred, and daughter of Benjamin Fordham, born in Jones Co, NC March 8, 1773 - died December 1, 1816.

 

 

 

     

Children of JOHN STANLEY and SUSANNAH are:

              i.   JAMES3 STANLEY III, b. February 17, 1795, North Carolina; d. 1863, Laurens Co, Georgia; m. (1) SUSAN MARY ANN MORGAN, Bef. 1829; m. (2) SUSAN MARIA DEAN, November 06, 1856.

             ii.   HUBBARD STANLEY, b. March 29, 1796, North Carolina; m. PEARCY WESTBROOK.

 

     

Children of JOHN STANLEY and MARY FORDHAM are:

            iii.   JOHN3 STANLEY, JR., b. October 25, 1798, Jones Co, North Carolina; d. October 25, 1852, Laurens Co, Georgia; m. (1) SARAH SALLIE WEST, October 26, 1824, Georgia; b. February 19, 1805; d. July 01, 1828, Laurens Co, Georgia; m. (2) SARAH HOLLIMAN, February 12, 1833.

 

Notes for JOHN STANLEY, JR.:

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He was called "Cousin Jack". He moved from Jones Co., NC with James II. Stanley family Cemetery: Tombstone:

John Stanley

10-25-1798 to 10-25-1852

"Came to georgia in 1810 with His Uncle James Stanley II from Jones County, NC"

 

(LS NOTE)

The name of Stanley in Wilkinson County was traced using the History of Wilkinson County.

 

The 1805 Georgia Land Lottery listed James Stanley of Elbert County as drawing a land lot in Wilkinson County. Later records place both this James and John Stanley in Wilkinson County and Laurens County. The family cemetery is located just over the county line in Laurens County.

 

The lineage of Miss Eddie Stanley, as listed in the history of the county:

 

James and Winnifred Stanley married 1754. They died in 1795 and 1800 respectively. Their children were

 

i.   Oliver

ii.  Sarah

iii. Elizabeth

iv. Susanne

v.  Winnifred

vi. Mary

vii.      John

viii.     James

ix. Nathaniel

 

The above named John Stanley (1766 1837) married Mary, called Polly, Fordham in 1797. Their children were:

 

i.   John    Benjamin

ii.  Wright Leah

iii. Nathan      Winnifred

iv. Pearcy      Edward

v.  Mary

 

The above named Edward Stanley was a member of Congress from North Carolina. Note the aforementioned section on John Wright Stanley of New Bern, North Carolina.

 

The above named John Stanley (1798 1854) married first in 1824 to Sarah West. Their children were:

 

i.   Mary Elizabeth

ii.  Sarah Catherine

iii. Louisa

 

John married second in 1833 to Sarah Holliman. Their children were:

 

i.   James H. D.

ii.  John J.

iii. Nathan Thomas

iv. Prudence Ann

v.  Pearcy

vi. Richard R.

vii.      Rowell Reese

 

The above named John J. Stanley (1835 1887) married Mattie Pool, and had three daughters:

 

i.   Jennie

ii.  Eddie

iii. Claude

 

As mentioned earlier, the family cemetery is located near the county line in Laurens County. Most of this family lived in Laurens County. The following information is taken from Wilkinson County Cemeteries, found at the Georgia State Archive:

 

"    James Stanley     1771 1841

Son of James and Winnifred Stanley

 

"    Ira Stanley      1802 1858

Son of James and Leah Fordham Stanley

 

"    Ira B. Stanley       1855 1896

Son of Rowell and Mahalia Coney Stanley

 

"    Ira B. Stanley, Jr.       1895 1945

Son of Ira and Nancy Fordham Stanley

 

"    Hardy B. Stanley       1800 1842

Son of James and Leah Stanley

 

"    Martha Ward Stanley      1794 1840

Wife of Hardy Stanley, Sr.

 

"    Capt. Hardy Stanley 1830 1863

Son of Hardy Stanley, Sr.

 

John Stanley (1798 1852) came to Georgia in 1810 from Jones County, North Carolina with the Fordham clan. He was called

 

 

"Cousin Jack". He was married first to Sarah West, and second to Sarah Holliman.

 

There are many listings that stand to illustrate the largeness of the Stanley family in Wilkinson and Laurens counties. They were among the first settlers in Georgia, their family cemetery dating back to 1812.

 

 

 

Notes for SARAH SALLIE WEST:

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Sarah died before her father. Her children, Mary and Sally were includ ed in Joseph West's will.

 

            iv.   WRIGHT STANLEY, b. March 21, 1800, Jones Co, North Carolina; d. August 04, 1856, Jones Co, North Carolina; m. SARAH PENELOPE BECTON, Bef. 1830.

 

Notes for WRIGHT STANLEY:

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1850 Jones Co, NC census, Beaver Creek Dist., p.137, living next door to N athan Stanley, uncle and brother Benjamin F.

Will, Jones Co, NC (1807-1868), p.233; Wright Stanley, written 7 July 185 6, proven Oct Term 1856. To son Frederick, my old plantation adjoining Ric hard F. Green and Benjamin F. Stanley, and two Negroes also; to son Willi am F., land known as the Turner Place which I bought of Benjamin F. Stanle y, and two Negroes also; to daughter Sarah P. Stanley, 3 Negroes; to her c hildren if she have any, otherwise to all my children; to daughter Nan cy W. Stanley, 4 Negroes. My executors to sell all perishable property a nd land on South of Little Chinquipin Creek joining W.A. Cox and daniel gr een and 100 Ac joining benjamin F. Stanley, and 4 salves, and equally divi ded to all my children. Exrs. Son John B. Stanley and brother Benjam in F. Stanley. Wit: Richard W. King, John L. Busick. Codicil: from sa le of the adobe Negroes the money divided thus: to son Frederick, $250.0 0; to sarah $250.00; to William Franklin $300.00; t daughter Nancy, $300.0 0.

 

             v.   NATHAN STANLEY, b. March 07, 1802, Jones Co, North Carolina; d. Abt. December 1854, Jones Co, North Carolina; m. NANCY E. KOONCE.

            vi.   BENJAMIN F. STANLEY, b. November 25, 1807, North Carolina; d. April 17, 1885, North Carolina.

4.        vii.   LEAH STANLEY, b. February 25, 1810, Jones Co, North Carolina; d. July 20, 1874, Wilkinson Co, Georgia.

5.       viii.   WINIFRED STANLEY, b. February 05, 1812, North Carolina; d. September 20, 1874, Baldwin Co, Georgia.

            ix.   EDWARD STANLEY, b. 1814, New Bern, Craven Co, North Carolina; d. July 12, 1872, San Fransisco, California; m. JULIA KJONES, April 23, 1832, Craven Co, North Carolina.

 

Notes for EDWARD STANLEY:

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Biography- Ancestry.com databases: American Biographical Library: THe Chic ago Historical society, p.375.

1870 Nap County, Hot Springs Twp, Napa City P.O., p.2 Cal. census

Ancestry.com- California and Californians, Vol 2, early State Political Hi story.

S: Marriages &Obits from Macon Messenger 1818-1865 by Willard R. Rocker, S outhern Historical Press, 1988- - -obit for Mrs. Julia Stanly.

 

     

Children of JOHN STANLEY and SARAH are:

             x.   HASKELL JACKSON3 STANLEY, b. September 18, 1818.

            xi.   PENELOPE STANLEY, b. February 04, 1821, North Carolina.

 

 

3.  JAMES2 STANLEY II (JAMES1) was born January 23, 1771 in Jones Co, North Carolina, and died April 14, 1841 in Laurens Co, Georgia.  He married (1) SARAH HOLLIMAN.    He married (2) LEAH FORDHAM 1793 in Jones County, North Carolina, daughter of BENJAMIN FORDHAM and MARY BLACKSHEAR.  She was born September 06, 1776 in Jones Co, North Carolina, and died March 09, 1853 in Laurens Co, Georgia.

 

Notes for JAMES STANLEY II:

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Source: The Official History of Laurens County Georgia 1807- 1941 by Bert ha Sheppard Hart, M.A. (Agee Publishers, Inc. 1941). Book located at Genea logical library in Thomasville, Ga. THe book tells the story of the Jam es Stanley II family and its descendants.

 

* James Stanley II, emigrated from Jones County, North Carolina where the family had been prominent for a number of years, and located in Laure ns County, Georgia in 1811. He settled in the northwestern part of the cou nty. The time of his coming to Laurens can be determined by his purcha se of lands at public sale on Sept 6, 1811. This was four years after t he County had been formed and two years following the change of the coun ty seat from Sumpterville to Dublin. The Stanleys has therefore mu ch to do with the early settlement of the County.

 

Before James II died on Janurary 23, 1771, he established the Stanley Fami ly Cemetery, referred to as "The Ditch", about twelve miles north of Dubl in and within a half mile of his home. Members of the family are buri ed in the front part of the cemetery and the slaves in the rear. This ceme tery was established in the early part of 1812 and is still maintain ed by the Stanley Family.

 

James II built his first home within a hundred yards of "The Ditch".  He l ater erected a second home near the first. This house was so well construc ted that, while very old, is still standing. The timber was cut on James S tanley's plantation, was sawed at his own mill and erected largely by h is own labor.

 

James Stanley constructed a water mill on his property which was kno wn as the Stanley Mill, which is more than 100 years old and is still serv ing the public. In the northern part of Laurens County and the southern pa rt of Wilkinson. The stream on which it is located is almost on the li ne of the two counties. The mill was inherited by James Rowell Stanley a nd at his death was purchased by Dr. James T. Chappell and the name chang ed to Chappell's Mill and has remained so named. Ownership is now out of t he family (this account was written in 1941). The last member to own the m ill was Judge Ira Stanley Chappell. He was also the last member to li ve in the home of Ira Stanley, his grandfather. The home no longer exist s; it was destroyed by fire.

 

James stanley entered the mercantile business under the name and sty le of H.B. and Ira Stanley, his two sons. He was quite a large planter, ow ning seven thousand acres. He, Governor George M. Troup, Dr. Nathan Tucke r, General David Blackshear, THomas McCall and Joel Coney were the large st land owners in Laurens County, Georgia.

 

Governor Troup, Dr. Tucker and General Blackshear lived on the east si de of the Oconee River and James Stanley II, Joel Coney and Thomas McCa ll lived on the west side of the river.

 

James II was a member of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church. He never soug ht or held public office. He was interested in education and gave 10 acr es of land for the erection of a school building close to his home. The re is no picture of James, but he was described by Judge Chappell as bei ng "self reliant, brave, earnest, generous, a staunch friend and a good ci tizen."

 

(Book of Wills No. II 1840-1869 - James Stanley, Mch 2, 1841 - Jan 3, 1842 )

 

Will of James Stanley.

 

In The Name of God, Amen.

 

I, James Stanley of the county of Laurens and state of Georgia, being we ak of body but sound and disposing mind and memory, do make oublish and de clare this to be my last will and testament in manner following:

 I commit my soul to God who gave it, and direct that my body be decent ly interred at the direction of my Executors; as to my worldly goods and e state I dispose of them in the manner herein after expressed.

 

First.

 

 My will and desire is that out of my interest in the firm of the stor e, my executors raise sufficient sum to pay all my just debts, and for t he re-building of my mill, which I desire my executors to do as soon as co nvenient; and for this purpose, as well as for every other necessary to ca rry this my will into effect, I give them full and complete power ov er my estate, without the necessity of any order of the court of Ordina ry for that purpose.

 

Secondly.

 

I give and bequeath unto my wife Leah Stanley, for her lifetime or widowho od my house and lands adjoining (as designated in deeds to my sons) togeth er with the household and kitchen furniture, and what silver and gold I ha ve on hand, and all the negroes on the premises, all the stock of all kind s, unless there should be in the opinion of my wife and my executors mo re stock than expedient at any time so as to be wasting them; my executo rs to take the same and divide it by sale or otherwise equally betwe en my wife and three sons.

 

Thirdly.

 

I give and bequeath unto my son Hardy B. Stanley, his hiers and assigns, t he following negroes viz: Silas, Sam Rose and Franky, and thier increase s, all of which he has already in his possession; also (after the dea th or widowhood of my wife) little Isaac and Martha, Amos and Tom and the ir increase, to him and his heirs forever.

 

Fourthly.

 

I give and bequeath to my son Ira Stanley, his heirs and assigns, the foll owing negroes viz Toney, Tempy, Jesse and Grace and their increase a ll of which he has already in his possession; also ( after the death or wi dowhood of my wife) Wallis, Letha, old Isaac and Jerry and their increas e, to him and his heirs forever.

 

Fifthly.

 

I give and bequeath unto my son James R. Stanley, his heirs and assigns, t he following negroes viz:

Ned, Ginny, Lewis and Betsey and their increase, which he has already in h is possession; also (after the death or widowhood of my wife) Jim, Mary, S prig and Mollie and their increase, to him and his heirs forever. Futhermo re if there should be a surplus of my interest in the firm of the store ov er and above the amount necessary for the purpose specified in the First I tem, then at the close of the business, the same to be equally divided bet ween my three sons.

 

Sixthly.

 

My will and desire is that as to all the rest, residue and remaind er of my stock and effects of what kind and nature soever, including Lil ly (a negro woman) and my mill and inundated land attached thereto, that a fter the death and widowhood of my wife, the same equally divided betwe en my three sns, for the and their heirs forever.

 

Lastly.

 

I constitute and appoint my sons Ira Stanley and James R. Stanley and my f riend James H. Loftin, Executors of this my last will and testament, here by revoking all and every other will or wills I may have heretofore made.

In witness Thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty seco nd day of March eighteen hundred and forty one.

James Stanley, Senr. (Seal)

Signed sealed, published and declared by the testator to be his last wi ll and testament and subscribed by us witnesses in his prescence and in t he prescence of each other. Jordan Baker, S.B. Walder, James H. Loftin

 

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Georgia, Laurens County.

 

Personally appeared before us in open court James H. Loftin and S.B. Walde r, and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith that they saw James Stanl ey, Sen., sign this as his last will and testament, and that they signed t he same as witnesses themselves and saw Jordan Baker do so likewise. Swo rn to and subscribed before usthis the 5th day of July 1841.

S.B. Walder

Jas. H. Loftin

J.H. Yopp

John T. Wright

J.I.C.E.J. Blackshear

J.I.C. Robert Robinson

J.I.C.Francis Thomas, Clerk

Recorded in Book of Wills, #2, pages 5,6,7, & 8.

 

From: The Official Hisotry of Laurens County Georgia 1807-1941 by Bertha S heppard Hart M.A.

 

James Stanley II, emigrated from Jones County, North Carolina, where the family has been prominent for a number of years, and located in Laurens Cou nty, Georgia in 1811. he settled in the northwestern part of the county a nd was the progenitor of the Laurens County Stanleys. THe time of his comi ng to Laurens can be determined by his purchase of lands at public sa le on Sept 6, of the year above mentioned. This was four years after the c ounty had been formed and two years following the change of the COunty se at from Sumpterville to Dublin. The Stanleys had therefore much to do wi th the early settlement of the County. For 130 years there have been Stanl eys in Laurens.

 

The family is of unquestionable English origin, as the name was derived fr om a very rugged portion of Staffordshire and was first spelled stonyle a, Stonelea, Standlea and finally Stanley. It was derived from the saxon " Stan" a stone and lie, lee, lege, ley, etc. a stony place, pasture, meado w, rough woodland. Some of the American Stanleys, during the Revolutiona ry War, as an act of patriotism left the "n" out of the name and made it I rish. The family came to Georgia from North Carolina and there is a coun ty there by that name spelled "Stanly" and later a town was established sp elled "Stanley" like the name is now generally written.

 

stanley was the family name of the Earl of Derby for whom the great raci ng event was named. When Georgia was chartered, June 9, 1732, the crown na med James Stanley, Earl of Derby, one of the trustees. At that time  the re was a James Stanley in North Carolina and more were to follow, viz: Jam es Stanley II, who located in Laurens County, and his son James Rowell Stanley.

 

James Stanley II was the ninth child and second son of James Stanley I a nd his wife Winnifred. He was born in Jones Co, North Caorlina on Jan 2 3, 1771 and died Apr 14, 1841 in Laurens Co. and is buried in the Stanl ey cemetery, "The Ditch", which he established about twelve miles nor th of Dublin and within a half mile of his home. Members of the family we re buried in the front part of the cemetery and the slaves in the rear. Th is cemetery was established in the early part of 1812 and is still maintai ned by the Stanley family. As it is approximately 130 years old, it is pro bably one of the oldest private cemeteries in Georgia still in use.  The c emetery is enclosed by an iron fence. In the year 1798 James Stanley II w as united in marriage to Leah Fordham, daughter of Benjamin FOrdham of Jon es Co, NC. she was born Sep 6, 1776 and died Mar 9, 1853 and was buried be side her husband in the Stanley Cemetery. she was the sister of Mary Fordh am, who was the second wife  of John Stanley, brother of James.

 

He built his first home within a hundred yards of the ditch. He later erec ted a second home near the first. This house was so well constructed th at while very old, is still standing. The timber was cut on James Stanley 's plantation, was sawed at his own mill and erected largely by his own la bor.

 

James Stanley constructed a water mill on his property which was kno wn as Stanleys  Mill, which is more than 100 years of age and is still ser ving the public in the northern part of Laurens County and the southern pa rt of Wilkinson. The stream on which it is located is almost on the li ne of the two counties. The mill was inherited by James Rowell Stanley a nd at his death was purchased by Dr. James T. Chappell and the name chang ed to Chappell's Mill and is still so named, although the ownership is n ow out of the family. The last member of the family to own the mill was t he late Judge Ira Stanley Chappell, who was also the last member of the fa mily to own and live in the home of Ira Stanley, his grandfather, which w as one of the most imposing homes in Laurens county and which was destroy ed by fire a number of years ago.

 

James Stanley entered the merchantile business under the same name and sty le of H.B. and Ira Stanley, his two sons. He was quite a large planter, a nd owned some seven thousand acres. He, Governor george M. Troup, Dr. Nath an Tucker, General David Blackshear, Thomas McCall and Joel Coney were t he largest land owners in Laurens.

 

governor Troup, Dr. Tucker and General Blackshear lived on the east si de of the Oconee River and James Stanley, Joel Coney and Thomas McCall liv ed on the west side.

 

James stanley was a member of the Poplar Springs baptist Church. He nev er sought or held public office. There are no traditions in the fami ly as to his characteristics, but it is known that he was much interest ed in education and donated ten acres of ground at a cross roads, near h is home for the erection of a school building which was maintained until j ust a few years ago. There is no painting or photograph of him , but Jud ge Chappell, a few years ago, described him as being "self-reliant, brav e, earnest, generous, a staunch friend and a good citizen."

 

Notes for LEAH FORDHAM:

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Source: 1850 Laurens Co., 49th District, Georgia Census dated 12 Oct 18 50 (M432-75, p.257)

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leah Stanley, 72, female, Farmer, b. NC

H.B. Stanley, 20, male b. GA (this is Leah's grandson)

Nancy Fordham, 30, female, b. NC (probably a neice, Leah's maiden na me is Fordham)

 

Leah is living next door to her son, Ira an his family.

     

Children of JAMES STANLEY and LEAH FORDHAM are:

              i.   HARDY BRANTLEY3 STANLEY, b. September 20, 1800, Jones Co, North Carolina; d. January 12, 1842, Cherokee Co, Georgia; m. MARY MARTHA WARD, Bef. 1821; b. Abt. 1794.

             ii.   IRA STANLEY, b. September 22, 1802, Jones Co, North Carolina; d. March 18, 1858, Laurens Co, Georgia; m. JANET HARRIS MCCALL, Bef. 1830; b. March 09, 1807.

 

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Source: The Official History of Laurens County Georgia 1807-1941:

 

"Ira Stanley was the second son of James Stanley II. He was a man of consi derable wealth and hospitality; one of the largest planters in the count y, owning a great deal of land and quite a number of slaves. After the ema nicipation all the slaves who expressed a desire to remain were employed a nd many remained.Ira was an exceedingly popular man and a very public spir ited citizen. He was opposed to the liquor traffic and when a barroom w as opened near his property by a preacher whose denomination was not oppos ed to the use and sale of liquor, he expostulated with him and, when infor med that the preacher did not recieve enough from his congregation upon wh ich to live, Ira stanley paid him what his profit was from the whiskey tra ffic each month, he purchased the stock and poured it out!

In the old days the office of sheriff was not a paid position, so men of w ealth took turns filling the position. Ira stanley was sheriff in the yea rs 1825 and 1826. He was then elected to the House of Representatives in 1 834 and 1835.

Ira Stanley was fond of visitors and travelers which were entertained almo st nightly in his home. Mr. stanley was a man of great affability of mann er and readily made friends of all whom he ccame in contact. His integri ty and honesty were reproach; his liberality was proverbial and his genero sity was unlimited. He gave his substance to the poor, and his wisdom to a ll who sought it.

Janet Harris McCall stanley, wife of Ira, was a woman of great ability, ra re charm and personality. She came from a very prominent georgia and Sou th carolina family."

 

Source: 1850 Laurens County, 49th District, Georgia census dated 12 Oct 18 50, p.257:

 

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Stanley:

Ira, 48, Farmer, b. NC

Jane H., 41, female, b. GA (Janet H.)

Rollin, 16, male, b. GA

Ashley, 17, female, b. GA

Eli, 12, male, b. GA

Georgia I., 05, female, b. GA

M.P. Simon, male, shoemake, b. Ireland

 

Living next door is Ira's mother Leah Stanley (#432)

Leah Stanley, 72, female, Farmer, b. NC (b. abt 1778)

H.B. Stanley 20, male, b. GA (B.1830 - Probably H.B.Stanley, Jr.)

Nancy Fordham, 30, female, b. NC ( don't know who she is, maybe a cousin?)

 

Source: Georgia Newspaper Clippings, Laurens COunty Extracts. 1810- 189 2: P.316____

Tuesday, March 30, 1858

"Died, at his residence in Laurens COunty on the 18th instant, after a pro tracted illness of four months, Ira Stanley, Esq., aged 55 years. (Southe rn Recorder, Milledgeville)

 

From the Southern Recorder; p. 332 indicates in description of property sa le that J.F. Burney and R.A. Stanley were administrators of the esta te of Ira Stanley.

 

Source: Early Wills of Laurens County, Georgia; Will Book II 1840 - 186 9, by Mrs E. Blount Freeman, State Librarian, Georgia DAR. Page 24:

 

Stanley, Ira, Mch 9, 1858.w. Janet H., s.l. John F. Burney; s.l. Jam es T. Chappell; s. rollin A,; g.s. Green Franklin s. of John F. Burne y; s. Benjamin F.; s. Ira E.; d. Georgia J.; Exrs. John F. Burney, Jam es T. (need next page, 2.......was not copied)

 

            iii.   NEEDHAM STANLEY, b. November 20, 1804, Jones Co, North Carolina.

            iv.   JAMES ROWELL STANLEY, b. February 11, 1807, Jones Co, North Carolina; d. April 16, 1858, Atlanta, Fulton Co, Georgia; m. MAHALIA CONEY, December 17, 1829.

             v.   SARAH STANLEY, b. February 11, 1807, Jones Co, North Carolina.

            vi.   MARY "POLLY" STANLEY, b. January 13, 1810, Jones Co, North Carolina.

           vii.   CATHY STANLEY, b. June 15, 1812, Georgia.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

4.  LEAH3 STANLEY (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born February 25, 1810 in Jones Co, North Carolina, and died July 20, 1874 in Wilkinson Co, Georgia.  She married (1) JAMES CANNON.    She married (2) JOSHUA WEST Bef. 1827, son of JOSEPH WEST and SARAH STANLEY.  He was born Abt. 1812, and died Bef. November 1832 in Laurens Co, Georgia.

     

Children of LEAH STANLEY and JOSHUA WEST are:

              i.   JAMES S.4 WEST, m. ELIZABETH JANE HARRISON.

             ii.   FRANCES E. WEST, m. JAMES MONROE HELTON.

 

 

5.  WINIFRED3 STANLEY (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born February 05, 1812 in North Carolina, and died September 20, 1874 in Baldwin Co, Georgia.  She married MOSES STANLEY WEST Bef. 1829, son of JOSEPH WEST and SARAH STANLEY.  He was born Abt. 1802, and died September 1852 in Baldwin Co, Georgia.

     

Children of WINIFRED STANLEY and MOSES WEST are:

              i.   ELIZABETH4 WEST, b. Abt. 1829, Georgia; d. 1905, Baldwin Co, Georgia; m. (1) JAMES A. FOSHEE, March 22, 1855, Baldwin Co, Georgia; m. (2) SILAS BENJAMIN FULLER, Aft. 1865.

             ii.   JAMES J. WEST, b. December 28, 1830, Baldwin Co, Georgia; d. January 23, 1911, Butler, Taylor Co, Georgia; m. MATILDA F. CLEVELAND, 1853, Schely Co, Georgia.

            iii.   WIILIAM P.B. WEST, b. Abt. 1832, Baldwin Co, Georgia; d. 1878, Taylor Co, Georgia; m. CHARITY WATERMAN, 1857.

            iv.   LEAH WEST, b. October 16, 1832, Georgia; d. May 25, 1905, Georgia; m. (1) JOHN WEST IVEY, June 29, 1848, Baldwin Co, Georgia; m. (2) LORD, Aft. 1880.

             v.   SARAH W. WEST, b. Abt. 1835, Georgia; m. JOHN M. CLARKE, November 22, 1853, Baldwin Co, Georgia.

            vi.   ANNE WEST, b. May 03, 1837, Georgia; d. April 29, 1917, Georgia; m. DR. AUSTIN NEAL, January 19, 1854, Baldwin Co, Georgia.

           vii.   EDWARD ROLINS WEST, b. Abt. 1838, Georgia; d. Eufaula, Barbour Co, Alabama; m. MARY "MOLLIE" BRANNON, November 13, 1867, Barbour County, Alabama.

          viii.   AILSEY WEST, b. Abt. 1840, Georgia; d. February 01, 1867; m. T.A. PHARR, October 28, 1862.

            ix.   IRA COLUMBUS WEST, b. June 15, 1844, Georgia; d. May 13, 1929, Baldwin Co, Georgia; m. (1) SUSAN ELIZABETH MCCLOUD, February 20, 1868; m. (2) LENA RUSSELL ROBINSON, Aft. 1890.

             x.   HARDY WEST, b. Abt. 1845, Georgia.

            xi.   AUSTIN POLK WEST, b. Abt. 1850, Georgia; d. Manchester, Georgia; m. JULIE POWELL.