Thomas Edward1 Stanley


Personal and Family Information

Thomas was born on 15 OCT 1844 in Lawrence County, Alabama, the son of Joseph Hopkins Stanley and Mariah L Hill.

He died on 16 JUN 1904 in Nashville, Davidson County Tennessee.[Note 3]

His wife was Laura McCurdy, who he married on 1 MAY 1873 in Augusta?, Woodruff County?, Arkansas. Their four known children were McCurdy (1876-1889), Marie Louise (1878-1940), Thomas Edward2 (1884-1936) and Joseph Hopkins3 (1886-c1958).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Thomas Edward1 Stanley


Joseph Hopkins Stanley


Jonathan Stanley


Mariah L Hill



Birth15 OCT 1844
Place: Lawrence County, Alabama
Death16 JUN 1904
Place: Nashville, Davidson County Tennessee
Age: 59
Address: Tennesse Death Index buried Augusta Ark father Joseph Stanley
See Note 3
Census16 DEC 1850
Place: Dist 7, Lawrence County, Alabama
Age: 5 born Ala
Address: dwelling 564 family 564, image 73 of 75 Joseph H Stanley 38 male farmer for town? $20,000 born NC, Mariah L Stanley 30 female born Va, Joseph H Stanley Jr 10 male born Ala, Thos E Stanley 5 male born Ala. Hannah Heroper? 17 female born Ala, John Green 74 male born NC
Census1 JUN 1860
Place: Northern Div, Lawrence County, Alabama
Age: 15 born Alabama
Address: dwelling 352 family 352 Ed R Stanley 36 male planter $20,000 person $48,700 born Ala, Mary J " 36 female born Va, Mariah " 14 female Ala, William 6 male Ala, Mattie 2 female, Ala Mariah " 41 female born Va, Hopkins " 21 male farmer Ala, Thomas 15 male Ala.
Census11 AUG 1870
Place: Twp3 R9 Courtland, Lawrence County, Alabama
Age: 26 born Alabama
Address: dwelling 133 family 144 Thomas Stanly, both JH and mother Mariah next dwelling
Census2 JUN 1880
Place: Augusta, Woodruff County, Arkansas
Age: 35
Address: 2 June 1880 image 5 of 54 dwelling 43 family 46 McCurdy, Isaac N, white male age 63, married, steamboat agent and miller, born Pennsylvania ___ Lizzie Quick, white female, age 55 wife, married, born North Carolina, father and mother born North Carolina Stanley, Laura, white female age 25, daughter, married, born Arkansas, father born Penn, mother born North Carolina ___ Thomas E, white male age 36, so in law, married, Lawyer, born Alabama ___ McCurdy, white male age 4, grandson, single, born Arkansas, mother born Arkansas ___ Louis, white female age 2 granddaughter, single, born Arkansas, mother born Arkansas
Census 1880 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta
Source: Census 1880 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta
Authors: US Federal Census
Date: 2 JUN 1880

Census6 JUN 1900
Place: Augusta, Woodruff County, Arkansas
Age: 55 born Alabama
Address: Dwelling 196 family 202 with wife, 2 sons, married Daughter and her husband
Census 1900 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta, ED 101
Source: Census 1900 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta, ED 101
Authors: US Federal Census
Date: JUN 1900

BurialJUN 1904
Place: Augusta memorial Park
Address: Augusta Memorial Cemetery Find A Grave MemorialFind A Grave Memorial# 34721266
Gravestone - Stanley, Thos E

See Note 3
Place: Augusta, Woodruff County, Arkansas
Address: 311 Magnolia Street, at north end of Third Street
Stanley - TE and Laura Home

Place: Augusta, Woodruff County, Arkansas
Address: names children Louise, Thomas, and Joe. wife Laura
Will-Stanley, T. E. 1

Will-Stanley, T.E. 2

Will-Stanley, T. E. Transcribed

Other EventABT 1863
Place: Alabama
Type: Military Service
Address: Lt Co G, 16th Alabama Reg't CSA Chicamauga
Gravestone - Stanley, Thos E

See Note 4


Stanley Bio ...


Note 1

Goodspeed Publishing, Biographical and Historicla Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas

Woodruff County Hon T.E. Stanley page 315

Hon. T. E. Stanley, attorney at law, Augusta, Ark. Every life has a history of its own, and, although in appearance it may seem to possess little to distinguish it from others, yet the political career and experience of Mr. Stanley, as well as his popularity in his profession, have contributed to give him a wide and popular acquaintance with nearly every individual of Woodruff County and throughout the State, if not personally, then by name. Mr. Stanley was born in Lawrence County, Ala., on October 15, 1844, and is a son of Joseph H. and Maria L. (Hill) Stanley, the former a native of North Carolina and the latter of Virginia, and both of Scotch origin. The father was a planter and immigrated from North Carolina to Alabama in about 1823

through the left hand, was wounded the second time at Murfreesboro in the hip, and received a third wound at Chickamauga, where his right foot was almost crushed to pieces. He was a boy of great nerve and will-power, hardly knew what it was to fear, and his career as a soldier is one of honor and renown. He was in all the principal engagements of the Western army, and at the close of the war he returned home, where he followed agricultural pursuits until 1869. In 1870 he entered Cumberland University, at Lebanon, Tenn., and after passing a strict examination, graduated from the Law Department in 1872. The

same year he came to Augusta, opened an oflice, and in 1876 was elected to the legislature, serving three consecutive terms. He was also a delegate to the Cincinnati convention which nominated Hancock and English, and was brought into the race before the Democratic convention for Governor in 1882. He is a prominent man and a bright ornament to the legal profession. He is the owner of about 1,400 acres of land in Woodruff County, with about 900 acres under cultivation; also owning some real estate in Alabama. Mr. Stanley was married in May, 1873, to Miss Laura McCurdy, a native of Augusta, Ark., and the fruits of this union have been three living children: Louise, Thomas E., Jr., and Joseph H.

Note 2

Hon. T.E. Stanlev (1844-1904) T.E. Stanley was born in Lawrence County, Alabama. At the age of 16, he left La Grange Military Academy to enlist in the 16h Alabama Infantry. He was wounded three times; one gunshot through his left hand, another through his hip, and his right foot was almost crushed to pieces. He served until 1865, reaching the rank of lieutenant. After the war, he attended law school at the Cumberland University at Lebanon, Tennessee. In 1872, T.E. Stanley moved to Augusta and began a Jaw practice. In 1873, married Laura McCurdy. In 1876, he was eleected to the legislature, serving three consecutive terms. He was a delegate to the Cincinnati Convention, which nominated Hancock and English. He also organized and was president of the first bank in Augusta.

National Register of Historic Places, Augusta Memorial Park Historic Section, application dated 4/4/2003, listed 6/6/2003

Note 3

Name: Thomas E Stanley

Birth Date: Oct 1844 Birth Place: Alabama

Age: 59

Death Date: 16 Jun 1904 Death Place: Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee

Burial Date: 16 Jun 1904 Burial Place: Augusta, Ark

Gender: Male Race: White Marital Status: Married Residence Place: Augusta, Ark

Occupation: Lawyer And Banker

Father's Name: Joseph Stanley

FHL Film Number:1276589 Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955 [database on-line].

Note 4


The following is from the book "Early Settlers of Alabama", by Col. James Edmonds Saunders, which was originally published in 1899.

The Sixteenth was organized in Courtland, Lawrence County, Alabama; August 8, 1861

The Sixteenth Alabama Regiment

In tracing the career of the Ninth Alabama, we were led to refer briefly to the history of every battle fought by the Army of Northern Virginia, under the personal command of General Lee. With the Sixteenth Alabama we have been brought nearer home, to the movements of our army in the Department of the Mississippi, under the command, for a little while, of Gen. A. Sidney Johnston, who fell at Shiloh, just as the sun was emerging, gloriously, from an eclipse; and then under Generals Beauregard, Joseph E. Johnston and Bragg, who were changed from time to time, in obedience to popular whims.

COMPANY G. - From Marion county, had for its first captain A. H. Helveston, of whom we gave an account in our last. G. W. Archer was first lieutenant and captain in 1861. He remained a long time with the company. W. T. Bishop was also first lieutenant, John Hamilton, second lieutenant, and Robert Robuck, third lieutenant. David Bentley, a lieutenant of Company I, was transferred and appointed to the command of Company G by the colonel commanding. Such a measure, no mater how strong the necessity may be, is always hazardous. It was greatly to the mortification of the subordinates, and to the chagrin of the company. The men after twelve or eighteen months, got to respecting their new officer, for he was an excellent man of the finest business capacity and a high-toned gentleman, but he never relished his position. At the battle of Murfreesboro he was an invalid, and unable to walk, but after it commenced he mounted the horse of a friend, rode to the front and took command of his company; in one hour he was brought back to the hospital mortally wounded. Thos. Stanley, lieutenant, in company __, from Lawrence county, was then transferred and placed in command of the company, and may have continued in command, but of this we have no certain information.

The 16th Alabama Infantry Company B

Lawrence County

Muster Roll Dated Jul 18, 1861

File Contributed by: Linda Ayres July 2003

Ashford, Fredric A Captain

Sherrod, Fredric O.A 2nd Lieutenant/Captain

[Died in Jefferson County]

Madding, Isaac C 2nd Lieutenant

Stanley, Thomas E 2nd Lieutenant

Malone, Miles M 3rd Lieutenant

Hill, Andrew M Sergeant

Ponder, James F Sergeant

Davidson, John A 1st Sergeant

McJohnson, Benjamin D Corporal

Mitchell, William A Corporal

Stanley, Edward R Corporal

Stanley, William R Corporal


  1. Census 1880 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta
    Source: Census 1880 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta
    Authors: US Federal Census
    Date: 2 JUN 1880
  2. Census 1900 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta, ED 101
    Source: Census 1900 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta, ED 101
    Authors: US Federal Census
    Date: JUN 1900