My great grandfather John Milton Stanley, b. 1 Nov 1840 VA; d. 25 Feb 1900, Rockport, Pike Co. IL, and is buried in the Petty Cemetery, Rockport, Pike Co. IL. He may have been born and lived in Loudon Co. VA. Our family legend is that he brought his family to Missouri from Loudon Co. VA before 1873.
He married Paulina J. Knode, 19 Jan 1866 in Botetort Co. VA. She was b. 26 Apr 1847, Old Hickory, Botetourt Co. VA; d. 27 Aug 1881, and was buried in the old part of the Eolia, Missouri cemetery. Paulina was the daughter of Mikel Knode, mother's name unknown.
John Milton had brothers and sisters, Robert, Charles, Ballard, Emma (m. James Scott), Samuel and Nannie (m. Will Haley).
Their parents were John Stanley and Nancy Powers.
John Milton and Paulina had 3 children b. in Virginia, and 4 in Missouri:
William Edward, b. 29 Jan 1867; d. 1912 lived in KY with 4 sons, wife unknown
Louvenia, b. 17 Jan 1870; d. 1947; m. Stephen Stoddard and William Dorsett
Rosella, b. 17 Jan 1870, d. 1943; m. James Groves
John Henry, b. 29 Aug 1871; d. 13 Nov 1914; m. Malissa Edna Walker
Samuel, b. 17 January 1873; d. 22 Apr 1946; m. Ann Eliza Joslyn (my maternal grandparents)
Broadhead Hull, b. 11 Oct 1874; d. 1920
Mikel Nelson "Jack", b. 20 Sep 1876; d. 1937
Ernest, b. 20 Mar 1879; d. 26 Jul 1955; m. Annie M. Kidd
John Milton was a tobacco farmer after moving to Pike Co. MO. Paulina was pregnant when kicked by a cow while milking; she died as a result. He m. 2) Mrs. Alice Stoddard DePriest and had three children. They lived in Pike Co. IL. One daughter was Claretta,who m. Harrison Morton and lived in Louisiana MO.
I am seeking information about the ancestors of John Milton Stanley and his wife Paulina J. Knode. I would also be happy to hear from other descendants.
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