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Re: Eli Nimmons Stancil (1848) & Amanda Gwinn/Gwynn (1845), Pickens SC & Rabun GA
Posted by: James Stancil (ID *****3429) Date: September 04, 2008 at 19:55:37
In Reply to: Eli Nimmons Stancil (1848) & Amanda Gwinn/Gwynn (1845), Pickens SC & Rabun GA by Melissa Kitchens of 697

This was gleaned from several posts. I am looking for info going back to see about SARAH JANE TAYLOR to find out if see was Blackfeet or Cherokee Indian.

James Simmons Stancil

I have found a Sarah E. Stancil, William Stancil, Martha A. Stancil, along with Major Washington Stancil, Mary L., Susan M, Susie Bell, Birdie Viola, David N. and James H., all children of Eli Nimmons Stancil. They were born in Rabun County, Georgia

Amanda was married to Eli Nimmons Stancil. I am researching the Stancil side of the family. Eli and Amanda had 8 children, the last one born in April 1880. He then remarried and had other children after 1885 with Jenny Sara Husky, so I assume that Amanda died between 1880 and 1885.
I would love any other information you have on the Stancil side. I could also provide you with more on the Stancil's if you need it.

Eli Stancil of Pickens County, S.C
I have an Eli Stancil who died in Pickins, SC in 1866. He was married to Sarah, and they had 9 children: Eli, James, Elizabeth, Alfred, Rebecca, John, Willir, Lucinda, and Warren. Is this any help?
I think Eli's father was Levi, but not sure on this yet.

Eli Stancil (married to Sarah) had a son named Eli Nimmons Stancil (married to Amanda Gwinn). Both Eli's were born in South Carolina. I don't have much else on either of these two, but do have a lot of information on James H. Stancil, who is the son of Eli Nimmons Stancil.

My grandfather was Levis Stancil 1921 Georgia. He was from Rabun Gap, GA. His parents were James Otto Stancil and Marie Elizabeth Love. I have just started on tracing my grandfather's side of the family. I beleive James Otto Stancil's mother was Blackfoot Indian (or that is what is told to me my family members). Any connection - please email me. Thanks
I was told growing up that there were 3 brothers that came to America. Hence, the spelling Stancil 3 ways (-cel, -sel). I have just begun researching my grandfather's lineage (b.1921 d.1978). He was from Rabun Gap, GA. His father was James Otto Stancil and his mother was Martha Elizabeth Love Stancil. Good luck in your search
Thank you so much - this will give me a lot to research. Last night I had gotten from my grandma (Alma Stancil) that brothers and sisters of Levis Stancil. They are William, Jessie, Ronald, Gladys, Carolyn, Florence, Fannie, Yvonne, and Estellee. She also told me James Otto Stancil had 2 brothers she knew of - Carl (which shows as 1 y.o. on your email) and John (?). I was told James Otto's mom was Blackfoot (Sarah?) and using that term instead of Blackfeet suggest Canadian. Still working on that one. Thanks again!

Levis, I can add some information, as I am the grandaughter of Sallie(Otto's sister). James Otto Stancil's parents were James Hamilton Stancil and Sarah Jane Taylor. Sarah's parents were Sidney "Dudley" Taylor (CSA) and Mahulda Caroline "Huldy" York. I have pictures and more info if you are still interested.

Levis, your grandfather Levis is the brother of my husband's father. You listed the brothers and sisters (William, Jessie, Ronald, Gladys, etc.) but you left off Joseph, who was my husband's father. Florence and Yvonne are still living, but Ronnie died last year. It looks like you and I are looking for the same family, so if you'd like to e-mail me, we can share information.
And James Otto had 3 brothers, Carl, Warner and Millard, plus a lot of sisters. I would like to talk to you about your family, since I assume your mom (daughter of Levis) would be my husband's cousin.

I have no close connection to your Stancils. Mine are all of the NC branch of the family.
1-Your grandfather Levis was listed with his parents James and Martha Stancil in the 1930 census in Spartanburg County, SC.
2- Levis's father James Otto Stancil was born circa 1892-1894
3- James Otto Stancil was listed with his parents on the 1910 census in Tennessee Valley, Rabun County Georgia:
Stancil, James 41 y.o. born SC
Sarah 42 y.o. born SC
Lula 23 y.o. born SC
Bertha 18 y.o. born SC Millardís sister, may have died about 28 y.o.
Otto 16 y.o. born GA
Margaret 14 y.o. born GA
Sis 12 y.o. born GA
Sallie 11 y.o. born GA
Warner/Warren 7 y.o. born GA
Millard 4 y.o. born GA
Carl 1 y.o. born GA
4-James Otto's father James H (Henry?) Stancil was listed on the 1880 census Rabun County, GA census in Tennessee Valley in the household of his parents:
Stancil, Eli N. 32 y.o. born SC
Amanda 35 y.o. born SC (maiden name Guinn/Gwinn?)
James H. 14 y.o. born SC
Martha A. 13 y.o. born SC
Mary L. 11 y.o. born SC
Sleeter ? 8 y.o. born SC
Sarah E. 5 y.o. born GA
Susan 4 y.o. born GA
William 1 y.o. born GA
5-Eli N. Stancil was listed in the 1850 census in Pickens County, SC with his parents:
Stancil, Eli 49 y.o. born SC
Sarah 42 y.o.
James M. 24 y.o.
Elizabeth 23 y.o.
Alfred 19 y.o.
Rebecca (?) 18 y.o.
John H. 18 y.o.
Willis A. 15 y.o.
Lucinda 13 y.o.
Warren H. 9 y.o.
Eli N. 3 y.o.
Eli said to have died in Pickens,SC in 1866 but I have no source for that date.

So your line would be:
James Otto and Martha
James H. ( born circa 1866 ) and Sarah
Eli N. ( born circa 1847 )and Amanda
Eli ( born circa 1801 )and Sarah

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