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John L. Stanley

Male 1828 - 1889  (54 years)


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  • Name John L. Stanley  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 1828  Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Died Between Mar 1882 and 25 Nov 1889  Dayton, Rhea, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Dayton, Rhea, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I304  My Family History
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2018 

    Father Jonathan Stanley,   b. Abt 1800, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1830 and 1836, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Nancy Martin,   b. Abt 1800, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1854  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 22 Dec 1819  Franklin, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12
    Family ID F166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nancy Ann Johns,   b. 1838, Meigs, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1870 and 1877, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1854  Meigs, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • In the 1880 Census there were a number of "Johns" families living in the same area as John Stanley. He probably knew Nancy A. Johns growing up. But she had died by the time the 1880 Census was taken.
    Children 
    +1. Pleasant Stanley,   b. Abt 1856,   d. Between 1880 and 1883  (Age ~ 24 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Elizabeth Freiley,   b. Abt 1843, Hamilton, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1904  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 8 Mar 1877  Hamilton, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
    +1. John Bill Stanley,   b. 15 Jun 1878, Meigs, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1955, Dayton, Rhea, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Natural]
     2. Mary E Stanley,   b. 24 Aug 1879, Meigs, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bet. 1890–1900  [Natural]
     3. Stanton Stanley,   b. 5 Nov 1880, Rhea, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Natural]
    +4. Susan Stanley,   b. 13 Jan 1883, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1907 and 1910, Rhea, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John L. Stanley was a 1st Corporal in Company L of the 9th Tennessee Cavalry regiment in the Civil War on the Union side in the years 1863-65. He is buried in the Garrison Cemetery on Garrison Cemetery Road, Dayton, TN. His tombstone is all but unreadable, however a rubbing of it has revealed the above information. There are 7 other unmarked graves, only small flat stones near John L. Stanley's marker. These are presumed to be related in some way to John.

      John L. Stanley's first wife was Nancy Ann Johns. She gave birth to Pleasant in abt. 1856. She was alive in the 1870 U.S. Census but then there is no trace of her after that year. Family history suggests that Nancy Ann died. John L. married Mary E. Freiley in 1877.
    • (Research):In the Meigs County, TN 1880 census it shows John Stanley as 52 years old.

      Birth Year <1828>
      Birthplace TN
      Age 52
      Occupation Farmer
      Marital Status M
      Race W
      Head of Household John STANLEY
      Relation Self
      Father's Birthplace VA
      Mother's Birthplace VA
      Census Place District 2, Meigs, Tennessee

      Family History Library Film 1255272
      NA Film Number T9-1272
      Page Number 465C

      Notes:

      There is tax receipt that was made out to John Stanley on 3 Nov 1881, so he was still alive as of this date. And, his last child, Susan, was born in Jan 1883, so he was alive at least 9 months before she was born. However, there is a pension claim receipt made out to Mary E. Stanley, widow of John Stanley on Nov 25, 1889, so he was obviously dead by this date. The Special Schedule of the 1890 census also shows Mary Stanley as wife of John Stanley.

      In the 1880 Census, he gives his age as 52 which would be correct if he were born in 1828.
      In the 1870 Census, he gives his age as 31 when he should be 42.
      In the 1860 Census, he gives his age as 29 when he should be 32
      In the 1850 Census of Rhea Co., a John L. Stanley, age 20 is listed in the household of a white female, Nancy Stanly, age 50 (could be a 6), with a white male, Alkana (Elkanah), age 29, and a white female, Lucinda, age 22.

  • Sources 
    1. [S270] Web: RootsWeb Marriage Records Index, (Name: RootsWeb;), Database online.
      Record for John L. Stanley

    2. [S264] Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Database online.
      Record for John B Stanley

    3. [S347] Web: Tennessee, Find A Grave Index, 1796-2011, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Database online.
      Record for John L. Stanley

    4. [S633] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).

    5. [S220] 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: District 2, Meigs, Tennessee; Roll: 1272; Family History Film: 1255272; Page: 465C; Enumeration District: 082; Image: .
      Record for John Stanley

    6. [S224] 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Database online. Year: 1930; Census Place: District 4, Rhea, Tennessee; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
      Record for John D Stanley

    7. [S223] 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Civil District 4, Rhea, Tennessee; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
      Record for John B Stanley

    8. [S220] 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: District 2, Meigs, Tennessee; Roll: 1272; Family History Film: 1255272; Page: 465C; Enumeration District: 082; Image: .
      Record for Mary E. Stanley

    9. [S220] 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: District 2, Meigs, Tennessee; Roll: 1272; Family History Film: 1255272; Page: 465C; Enumeration District: 82; Image: .
      Record for Mary E. Stanley

    10. [S153] Marshall Wingfield, Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786-1858, Genealogical Publishing Co.,Inc., page 215, Booker Mullins, Marshall Wingfield, (Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Booker Mullins;), page 215 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S635] Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1999;).

    12. [S584] Franklin County, Virginia, Marriage Bond Index, 1786-1858, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1999;).
      Record for Nancy Martin

    13. [S151] Rhea Co., Census, Marriage and Tax Records, Boyles, page 35 (Reliability: 4).
      John L. Stanley
      to Aug 25, 1854 J. Isom
      Nancy Ann Johns
      It appears that J. (Jonathan) Isom, his brother-in-law was the witness on this document.

    14. [S126] Hamilton County, Tennessee - County Clerk's Office, (Name: W. F. (Bill) Knowles - County Clerk 625 Georgia Avenue, Rm. 201 Chattanooga, TN 37402;), Date Married: 3/8/1877 Book: 003 Page: 070 License: 00557 (Reliability: 4).
      They were married by W. R. Grimsley, Minister. Under the Groom and Bride information, the license states that their address was only Hamilton County, TN. No street or town was mentioned.