Edward R Stanley


Personal and Family Information

Edward was born in 1824 in Alabama, the son of Jonathan Stanley but his mother is unknown.

He died on 16 MAR 1882 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

His wife was Mary J Hill, who he married on 25 FEB 1845 in Lawrence County, Alabama. Their three known children were Marah (1846-?), William (1854-1926) and Mattie (1858-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Edward R Stanley


Jonathan Stanley



Place: Alabama
Death16 MAR 1882
Place: Lawrence County, Alabama
Census5 NOV 1850
Place: Lawrence County, Alabama
Address: Dist 7, dwelling 258 family 258 Edward R Stanley 26 m, farmer $3400 Ala, Mary J Stanley 26 female Va, Mary J Stanley Jr 4 female born Ala, Margaret Hill age 70 , $640 for Va
Census1 JUN 1860
Place: Northern Div, Lawrence County, Alabama
Age: 36
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.
Census16 JUN 1880
Place: Lawrence County, Alabama
Age: 56
Address: dwelling 160 Stanley E.R. wm, 56 married farming born Ala, father Ala, mother Va, __ Mary J wf 56 wife married house keeping Va, father and mother Va. __ Mattie wf 20 daughter single Ala, __ BB wm 18 son single at school Ala, __ I.M. wm 16 son single at school Ala. and at least 9 black servants age 10 or more.
Place: Colbert County, Alabama
Address: T3 R9 Stanley Cemetery near Hatton ---maybe-- http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alcolber/cem-stanley.htm#1880


Note 1

Thursday March 16, 1882 IN MEMORY OF EDWARD R. STANLEY

Whereas, it has pleased an All Wise God to call from labor on earth to refreshment above, on the 16th day of January, 1882, our will beloved, time honored Craftsman and Brother, Edward R. STANLEY, thereby severing the mystic chain that has so long bound our hearts in union and brotherhood.

The old heroes that fought and drove out the Indian, the panther and the bear from this country-felled its forests- built its first churches and school houses, and cut out its public roads-are rapidly passing to that borne whence no traveller returns. Within the past few months Edward STANLEY, Joseph TERRY, Richard JONES, Charles GIBSON, Daniel HODGES and others whose names we cannot at the moment recall hath "crossed over the river." None of them, however, passed away more deeply lamented by his friends and neighbors than Daniel HODGES.

Thursday July 22, 1886

In memory of Sister Mary J. STANLEY, who lately fell asleep in Jesus. Miss Mary J. HILL was born April 25th, 1824, and was married to Mr. Edward R. STANLEY, February the 25th, 1845, and departed this life May 23rd, 1886, aged 62 years and 23 days.


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