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Mary Elizabeth Freiley

Female Abt 1843 - Abt 1904  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Mary Elizabeth Freiley  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1843  Hamilton, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Female 
    Died Abt 1904 
    Person ID I9  My Family History
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2018 

    Father Samuel Eugene B. Freiley,   b. 1818, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1879, Bledsoe, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Nancy Caroline Fergerson,   b. 1823, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dayton, Rhea, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1840 
    Family ID F260  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 8 Mar 1877  Hamilton, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    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 
    • Mary Elizabeth's surname is spelled "Fraley" in some documents, but research has proven that the correct spelling is "Freiley". Much of that research is contain in a paper entitled, "The History of the Freiley Family in Kentucky and Tennessee" written by Paul S. Puente, the great grandson of Mary Elizabeth Freiley and John L. Stanley.
    • (Research):Edna Clack of Dayton, TN writes:

      My records for Rhea County stop at 1900 but there is one John Stanley b. June 1878, in the household of Mary Stanley born May 1844, widow, had 4 children, 3 still living - in the 1900 Census of Rhea County. I see marriages for a John Stanley to Edna Secton Sept 21, 1900.

      Note: This is definitely Mary Elizabeth Freiley who married John L Stanley. After John's death, she raised the children. The marriage of John Stanley is John B. Stanley and the Edna Secton referred to above is Edna Sexton, John B's first wife.

      Larry A. Beach of Dayton, TN writes:

      Meigs County 1880 census
      John Stanley 52, Mary E. 39 (w), John B. 1, Mary E 8/12 2-39-353
      2-39-353 = Enumeration District 2, Page 39, Household #353

      Note: This record refers to John L. Stanley, my grandfather's father. John Stanley's mother and father's birthplace was shown as VA, and he was born in TN. His occupation was a farmer. Mary E. Stanley's mother and father's birthplace was shown as TN and she was born in TN as well. Her occupation was shown as "keeping house".

      COMMENT: John B. would have been 1+ years old at this time, depending on when the census was taken. Mary E. is listed as 39 years old, but if she was born in 1844 she would have been 36 or 37 at the time of the census. No real problem there. Also, their daughter, Mary E. 8 months old and she doesn't show up in the 1900 Rhea County census, and I now know that she died before this date. Also, Mary was apparently a widow at the time of the Rhea County 1900 census and if her husband, John L. Stanley were alive he would have been 72.

  • Sources 
    1. [S219] 1900 U. S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Civil District 15, Rhea, Tennessee; Roll: T623_1593; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 86.
      Record for Mary Stanley

    2. [S364] 1890 Veterans Schedules, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Year: 1890; Census Place: District 8, Rhea, Tennessee; Roll: 96; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 161.
      Record for John S Stanley

    3. [S365] Tennessee Census, 1810-91, Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp., (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1999;), Database online.
      Record for John S. -D- Stanley

    4. [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

    5. [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.