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Stanley Family Papers, 1756-1887

(Manuscript Collection #573)

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Stanley Family Papers
Creator: Stanley family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: 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.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

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.

Acquisition Information

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

Processing Information

  • Processed by V. Jones, Jr., September 1990

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

Container List Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Box 1#0573.1
Deeds, slave sale records, marriage certificate
Oversize Folder 1os#0573.1os
Deeds, estate papers, map

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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