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Pleasant Stanley

Male Abt 1856 - 1883  (~ 24 years)


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  • Name Pleasant Stanley  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1856  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1880 and 1883 
    Person ID I647  My Family History
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2018 

    Father John L. Stanley,   b. 1828, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Mar 1882 and 25 Nov 1889, Dayton, Rhea, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 25 Aug 1854  Meigs, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 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.
    Family ID F245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Tennessee Corvin,   b. 13 Feb 1863, Summer City, Bledsoe, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1947, Bledsoe, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 21 Aug 1878  Rhea, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Florence Stanley,   b. 15 Sep 1880, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1942, Dayton, Rhea, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1860 Census shows Plesant as 4 years old. His mother, Nancy A. as 20, and John Stanly as 29. Note: the names of Pleasant and Stanley are misspelled in the census.

      In 1870 Pleasant was 14 years old and living with his parents in Meigs County. He married Tennessee Corvin in 1878 and shortly afterwards moved to Madison County Alabama where they are found in the 1880 U.S. Census. Thereafter he no longer shows up in any census.

      Research conducted In Feb 2012 uncovered the fact that Pleasant's wife, Tennessee Corvin was married a second time to George Washington Jordan. No marriage date has been found as yet however, in the 1910 Census of Bledsoe County George and Tennessee stated they had been married for 27 years therefore, they were married about 1883. We know that Pleasant was alive in 1880 during the census of that year so he must have died between the date of the census and 1883. It is possible, but not likely, that he and Tennessee divorced since he is not found in any document after 1880.
    • The information about Pleasant and Tennessee having a daughter named Florence comes from Barbara Gholdston but has yet to be verified.

  • Sources 
    1. [S269] Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;), Database online.
      Record for Pleasant Stanley

    2. [S268] Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1959, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Database online.
      Record for Florence Wilson

    3. [S226] 1870 U. S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Database online. Year: 1870; Census Place: District 2, Meigs, Tennessee; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: .
      Record for Pleasant Stanley

    4. [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.