Stanley Family Papers

Manuscript Collection #573
Stanley (Family)
Physical description
0.073 Cubic Feet, 28 items, consisting of deeds, slave sales records, a will, a marriage certificate, and a map.
Preferred Citation
Stanley Family Papers (#573), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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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.

Biographical/historical information

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.

Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Custodial History

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.

Source of acquisition

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

Processing information

Processed by V. Jones, Jr., September 1990

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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

Key terms
Personal Names
Koonce family
Stanley family
Stanley, Edward R.
Stanley, John, -1834
Slave bills of sale--North Carolina--Jones County
Craven County (N.C.)--Genealogy
Jones County (N.C.)--Genealogy
Land titles--North Carolina--Jones County

Container list
Box 1 Deeds, slave sale records, marriage certificate