Posted By:Evelyn Stanley Phillips
Subject:Re: Stanley's of Cass Co. Ind.
Post Date:October 12, 2000 at 23:11:22
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Forum:Cass County, IN Genealogy Forum
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Hi Melissa,

Well I'm not sure what you were wanting to know about this family exactly but I'll go back to as far as I know chronologically.

The George Stanley who immigrated to Indiana from SC was born in Spartanburg Co. in 3/28/1786 to a Lewis and Adah(Martin)Stanley.

The rest of Lewis and Adah's children were:
Ezekiel, Jesse Martin, Annie, John, Lewis, Lela, Elizabeth, Rhoda, Benjamin, and Joshua David.

Lewis Stanley Sr. was born abt. 1750 to a George and Ader Stanley. Lewis has a brother of record and his name was Ezekiel.
They were born in Bertie Co. NC.

George Stanley was born abt. 1720 to a Jonathan and Elizabeth(Foster)Stanley. George was born in Bertie Co. NC. He had a brother of record named Jonathan Jr.who was born in 1705 in Boston, Mass. This family came from Essex Co.(Beverly, Mass.)initially. Supposedly this Jonathan Sr. moved to NC after the birth of his son Jonathan and also after receiving his share of his fathers estate after his death in 1698. The probate ended in 1706 and the children received their share of the estate.

Jonathan Stanley Sr. was born in 1680 to a George and Bethia(Lovett)Stanley. He was born in Essex Co., MA. He was a mariner by trade until he moved to NC in 1706 then I suppose he became a farmer. When he purchased some land in Perquimans Co. NC, he was documented in a Land Grant as being a mariner so that is why some of us think that he is the same person who moved from MA to NC.

George and Bethia Stanley had many other children. George was born in 1635 and died in 1698. I do not know his parentage but I suspect he is related to some of the other Stanley's who lived in Essex Co. during that time period. This family originated from England of course. This where I am at in my research, trying to find out who old Georges father is and where in England they were from. Old George was a fisherman and he was constable of Beverly, MA for a time.

If you have any questions let me know.

Evelyn Stanley Phillips