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.
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.
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.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Dock Killingsworth
Processed by V. Jones, Jr., September 1990
Encoded by Apex Data Services
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