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Jane (Stanley) Mullins (abt. 1756 - bef. 1840)

Jane Mullins formerly Stanley
Born about in Colony of Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before before about age 84 in Franklin, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 May 2012
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Jane (Stanley) Mullins lived in Virginia.

Jane Stanley was born about 1756 in Virginia. Her spouse was William Mullins Jr, marriage date unknown. Her parents were William Stanley SR and Judith (unknown).

Jane relinquished her dower, in a deed dated Jun 24, 1779, when William Mullins Jr sold to his brother John Mullins 70a on East fork of Town Creek on Smith River bounded by Thomas Hill’s new line & William Mullins Sr land (granted Mar 05, 1773). Henry Co. Deed Book 1, page 241-242. FamilySearch Film 7846266 images 135-136.

She is included in her father’s will, dated Aug. 17, 1784 in Henry County, Virginia. Jane’s spouse, William Mullins was named as a witness in the will.

Jane died sometime between 1830 and 1840 in Franklin County, Virginia.

Research Notes

Unresolved Issues

  • Jane (Stanley) Mullins parents were William Stanley Sr and Judith unknown.
  • Jane’s father, William Stanley died in 1784 and he was SR, not JR.
  • Jane’s father, William Stanley Sr’s parents are still unknown.
  • No sources found for Jane’s mother’s maiden name, which was not Hanna.

Resolved Issues

  • Photo removed that was not Jane Stanley Mullins. It was cropped from a photo of Booker B “Doc” Mullins and Catherine Yonts. Descendants have clarified this numerous times to let people know about this incorrectly labeled photo. We have a Mulllins genealogy Facebook group that is filled with photos, sources, documents, and family information. If you are on Facebook, please join our group. This is the link:


  • Henry Co. Deed Book 1, page 241-242. FamilySearch Film 7846266 images 135-136. Jane (Stanley) Mullins relinquishes dower.

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The photo of Catherine (Yonts) Mullins has been detached from Jane (Stanley) Mullins. If Booker B “Doc” Mullins and Catherine Yonts are profiled on WikiTree, it would be wonderful to see the complete photo attached to them.
posted by Katlynn (Wright) Bond
Jane Stanley’s mother was Judith (maiden name unknown). Jane was the daughter of William Stanley Sr, not Jr…

WILLIAM STANLEY, very sick... 17 Aug 1784 Pr 28 Oct 1784. Wife JUDY STANLEY to have estate during her lifetime and at her death GRANDSON WILLIAM STANLEY is to have a horse, then the balance of the estate to be equally divided among all my CHILDREN: MARY STANLEY, JOHN STANLEY, WILLIAM STANLEY, MOSES STANLEY, RICHARD STANLEY, HANNER ROBERT STANLEY, JESSE STANLEY, JANE MULLINGS [sic], JUDY BUCK, ANN ATKINS. Exors to be wife Judy Stanley and son Richard Stanley. Wit: John Turner, William Hunter, William Mullings. Exors Judith Stanley and Richard Stanley sec George Rives and William Mullings. 1784 HENRY CO, VA WILL ABSTRACTS, VOL. 1 AND 11 1777-1820; page-: I:91

posted by Katlynn (Wright) Bond
edited by Katlynn (Wright) Bond
Corrections to this profile:

Detached Mary Mullins-798 as daughter of William Mullins-1499 and attached her as daughter of William Mullins-340. Detached Jane Stanley-1819 as wife of William Mullins-1499. Attached her as the wife of William Mullins-340. Detached John “Chunky” Mullins-306 as son of William Mullins-1499 and attached John as son of William Mullins-340. Detached Anne Mullins-1981 as daughter of Jane Stanley-1819. Detached Martha Winbush-11 as a daughter of William Mullins-340 and Jane Stanley-1819.

posted by Katlynn (Wright) Bond
Where are the sources that go with all of this linking changes? Have you contacted PMs before doing the unlinking to see if anyone had different sources? There are no sources attached to this profile.
Approximately six years ago, I was a manager on many Mullins profiles (added by Ashley Mullins). Much collaboration was needed. I couldn’t possibly update all sources on husbands, wives, and all siblings. So I updated my ancestors to a point. Someone broke my connections to my early Mullins, leaving my tree disconnected to family and much of the profiles became a mess. No one was adding any sources, they were just making changes and they were not correct. I tried to update some information through the first William Mullins in this line and discovered I could not update earlier ancestors because they were changed to protected. There is a lot of incorrect information added and no sources. I gave up. I have posted on some of these profiles that collaboration is needed. This is my paternal grandmother’s line. I suggest reading Cornelius Carroll’s book information as a source. The changes I made are correct. Contact Gary M. Mullins, admin of the FTDNA Mullins project of which I am a member. He is writing a current book on our family and I have contributed to it. I’ve sent messages to two profile managers awhile back plus to one of the primary contacts listed when I joined Wikitree. No response from anyone.
posted by Katlynn (Wright) Bond
If you received no response to profiles, you should follow the Unresponsive Profile Manager process.

Changing relationships on any profile with no sources being included is not how Collaboration is done on wikitree. By removing relationships on profiles with no sources 'sounds like' it is the same thing as you are stating was done previously by others. This is why when a relationship is removed, it should be included in the profile in Research Notes, so anyone can see the reasoning for a change and so they can also verify the reasoning. Unfortunately, there are many people with same names in same locations at the same time, so people easily confuse them and use the 'hints' that other sites show, which is just from other people's trees.

Six years ago was in the early days of wikitree, so many things have changed since that time. Unfortunately, there are many people that take profiles and relationships as seen on other sites and add them to wikitree. Most people on wikitree now are trying to make sure that sources are being included on profiles. Unfortunately, as some of these profiles exist now, they are unsourced.

If there is a book that can be used as a source of information, it should be included in the profile with information other than someone's name. If a person could be contacted for other information, that should also be included with contact information, being aware that email addresses cannot be added to profiles. Many people are not on Facebook, so that is not necessarily a valid way of contact.

The father was changed for William, Janes husband at some point to the wrong person. Jane became the wife of the wrong William, children were added who aren’t in this family, and no sources were added. I tried contacting people on Wikitree before making changes. I posted on several of the other members profiles in this branch that collaboration is needed along with a contact person. I just posted a contact person on Jane’s profile and will include this on some of the others. I have included a photo of the fieldstone grave markers.
posted by Katlynn (Wright) Bond
edited by Katlynn (Wright) Bond
Line VIII of the Honor Code states that Sources are to be cited on profiles. Currently this profile is still unsourced. There are no sources included on this profile that can be verified by anyone.

You stated that Mullins Genealogy book is available free online. Please provide a link to that resource because a search provided a printed book that had to be purchased only. Genealogy books are great resources, but they are secondary sources, not primary sources where the information originally came from. If the sources that were used for the books are included in the books, then those sources should be included in the profiles, not just the books. There are plenty of books that are available that are not accurate, some totally made up, some purported to be valid resources, but many of them are just a combination of information from family trees with no sources to back them up.

On wikitree, we should not have to 'contact a person' to verify any information. The sources should be included on the profiles. That is what wikitree does that is different to other sources that don't expect sources. Without sources, Research Notes sections, biography, there is nothing to indicate why the currently linked relationships are 'more accurate' than ones that had previously been connected to this profile. Research Notes section can be used to indicate why a different Wikitree ID person was removed and why there is confusion. If something like that is not done, then the same thing can be done again. There is no 'proof' on this profile of who or why parents or spouse are accurate now. People are interested in profiles without being PM on a profile and they should expect to see the reasons why a change might have been done, or at least sources to 'prove' why the current relationship is more accurate than one that had existed previously.

You added a note about another profile for Mullins Sr not able to be edited, but it is open for editing Dec 2021.

Not my profile. Person who set it up never added sources. People who kept changing the profiles weren’t adding sources. No collaboration. Didn’t know Mullins Sr. Was now open for editing because it wasn’t when I looked several times. Cornelius Carroll’s book is the best source for now. Gary Mullins is working on his book that will correct some errors discovered since Carroll’s book was published years ago. I am a genealogist and fully aware that old books, news articles, trees, and ANY source may be incorrect. Wikitree included. Worked on my Mullins 5+ years now but tied up with other collaborations at the moment. I do not appreciate being ridiculed while trying to help and again, I don’t have to take on the responsibility of adding sources for Jane Stanley.
posted by Katlynn (Wright) Bond
edited by Katlynn (Wright) Bond
In addition, I ‘contacted people on here’ and they were profile managers. You suggested this should be done before making changes. I told you in this conversation that that is exactly what I did. No responses. I resent you telling me I am not following the Honor Code. I asked for collaboration and no one, no one bothered to response. You on the other hand are becoming quite rude.
posted by Katlynn (Wright) Bond
Again, profiles can be updated with sources and information explaining what was done and why 'When' profiles are open for editing. That is all that I asked about. Many people create profiles and then disappear and do nothing more on wikitree which is why I initially said that the Unresponsive Profile Manager can be used for access to profile and Trusted List.

Honor Code states that Sources should be cited on profiles. Nothing was added when changes were made, either by adding Sources or with an explanation of why existing relationships were incorrect and new ones are correct.

AFTER some of the profiles were set up with no sources, people came in and added children, and changed Williams’ father to a different William. No explanation for why, no sources added as proof. Why didn’t you or someone point this out then? I wouldn’t have noticed if changes didn’t break my connection to William. I looked at my tree, no links after William. So I decided to see how the connections looked since I hadn’t looked in several years. Wish I hadn’t looked. Apparently it was acceptable to break MY links to my William. Again, no responses when I asked for help. Thank you for convincing me to give up.
posted by Katlynn (Wright) Bond
1. Jane Stanley was NOT the wife of William ‘Coonie Bill’ Mullins (Mullins-1499. She was the wife of William Mullins (Mullins-340.

2. The photo is not Jane Stanley Mullins. It is cropped from a photo of Booker B “Doc” Mullins and Catherine Yonts. A direct descendant continues to let people know about this incorrectly labeled photo. We have a Mulllins genealogy Facebook group that is filled with photos, sources, documents, and family information. If you are on Facebook, please join our group. This is the link:

posted by Katlynn (Wright) Bond
edited by Katlynn (Wright) Bond
Does anyone know this woman's mitochondrial DNA? I may be a direct maternal ancestor but the records are not good. Thanks very much.
posted by Cameron (Story) Perry
Several sites mention this Nancy as the daughter of Thomas Stanley and Sarah Crew, but no sources are listed for any of them. Several mention Nancy as being married to William Cooney Mullins again there are no sources.
posted by Sheri Havens

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