Stanley Family Papers, 1756-1887

Manuscript Collection #573

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Stanley Family Papers
    Creator: Stanley (Family)
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1756-1887) of various family members, including Edward R. Stanley who was a Craven County commissioner and president of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad, including correspondence, deeds, slave sale records, a will, a marriage certificate, and a map.
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 28 items, consisting of deeds, slave sales records, a will, a marriage certificate, and a map.
  • Description

    The bulk of this collection consists of land transactions on Chinquapin Creek in Jones County, N.C., which belonged to the Stanley family. Other records consist of slave sale records, documenting the gift of a thirteen-year-old slave girl (1806), sale of a blacksmith named Jack (1833), and the auction of a boy named Henry, aged twelve years (1861). Also in the collection is a copy of the will (1837) of John Stanley, as well as an executor's note (1793) naming James and John Stanley executors of the estate of James Stanley. Two final items in the collection include a plat map (1887) of "Chinquapin Plains" in Jones County, drawn by William A. Jones, county surveyor, and a marriage certificate (1867) for Cannady Flowers and Harriet Wilson.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    This collection revolves around John Stanley (Stanly, Standley, etc.) (d. 1834) of Jones County, N.C. John Stanley's son, Edward R. Stanley, was a county commissioner for Craven County and a president of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad. Some items also relate to the Koonce family of Jones County.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    April 12, 1989, 28 items; Papers (1756-1867) of Jones County, N.C., family, including land records, slave sale records, a will, a map, and a marriage certificate. Deposited by Mr. and Mrs. R. B. "Dock" Killingsworth, Trenton, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Dock Killingsworth

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Stanley Family Papers (#573), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by V. Jones, Jr., September 1990

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Container List

Deeds, slave sale records, marriage certificate

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Container List

Deeds, slave sale records, marriage certificate

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