I am trying to find info on the parents and siblings of Emily Donoho and Alfred Moore Stanley. Emily and Alfred married in Caswell County, North Carolina, in 1843. By that time Alfred had already been in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, for five or six years, accumulating sugar-plantation land. Emily and Alfred lived in St. Mary Parish for the ten years of their marriage. According to sugar-census records, Emily continued to run the plantation(s) for at least seven years after Alfred's death in late 1853. Sometime after 1860 Emily moved to Hinds County, Mississippi, where she died in 1866.
The 1850 census for St. Mary Parish, by the way, has the Stanley name misspelled as Manley. Other records make clear that that Manley listing was in fact the Stanleys. The children's names, for example, are clearly given in Alfred's estate papers: Dorsey Stanley (who was almost certainly Alfred Dorsey Stanley), Edgar Williamson Stanley, Cecile Stanley, and Emily (Emma) Stanley. (Emma was not yet born at the time of the 1850 census.)
It is quite likely that Emily Donoho had a relative named Thomas A. Donoho. Property records in the St. Mary Parish courthouse in Franklin show a sale of land from Alfred M. Stanley to Thomas A. Donoho in 1848.
Any leads on the Donohos or Stanleys will be greatly appreciated!
-- Natalie Maynor
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