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Lewis Isham Stanley (abt. 1750 - 1814)

Lewis Isham Stanley
Born about in Bertie County, North Carolinamap [uncertain]
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Died at about age 64 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolinamap
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LEWIS ISHAM4 STANLEY (George3 STANDLEY, Jonathan2, George1) was born about 1750 probably in Bertie Co., North Carolina and he probably died in Pendleton District, South Carolina soon after 19 Dec. 1814 when he gave his household furnishings and cattle to his wife, Adah. It is generally believed by most researchers of this family that Lewis Stanley married Adah Martin about 1772 possibly at the Buffalo Baptist Church. Adah was the daughter of James Martin of Tryon County, North Carolina.7
In 1772 the Buffalo Baptist Church was organized near Grover, North Carolina. Lewis Stanley was a charter member of this church, and remained a member until he moved to Pendleton District, South Carolina in 1807. From about 1772 until 1807 Lewis Stanley and family lived on Cherokee Creek in Spartanburg District near the present city of Gaffney, South Carolina. Cherokee Creek runs into the Broad River from the west. The Buffalo Baptist Church was built just on the east side of the Broad River, not far from the Buffalo Creek and only about two miles south of the current North Carolina border. It is not known exactly when this church was built, but it appears to be operating on that spot by 1777.9 The Buffalo Baptist Church is still an active church today.
The only church records from the Buffalo Baptist Church show that Lewis Stanley was already a member when these records began in 1805. His daughters, Rhoda and Ann Stanley were also listed as members in 1805.10
On 25 Feb. 1775 Lewis4 Stanley’s father, George3 Standley had sold that 185 acres of land in Camden Co., South Carolina to a William Walker. George later moved to Wilkes Co., Georgia where he died in 1784. In 1777, Lewis Stanley was a witness to the will of William Walker. This will was proved in 1784 and is on file in the present courthouse for York County, South Carolina.7
In the 1790 US census for Spartanburg County, Camden District, South Carolina, Lewis Stanley was listed as head of a family consisting of 4 males under 16 years, 4 males over 16 including Lewis, and 5 females. He was still there in the 1800 census but by 1807 he had moved to Pendleton District, South Carolina along the 12 Mile Creek.7
On 1 Oct 1793 Lewis Stanley purchased 250 acres of land on both sides of Cherokee Creek, Spartanburg Co. SC for 50 pounds from James Martin.11 Lewis Stanley was living along Cherokee Creek prior to buying that land, but we have no record of land ownership. He could have been living with his father-in-law, James Martin. On 22 Dec. 1807 Lewis Stanley sold this land to Major Hancock for 300 pounds and moved to Pendleton District. This deed was signed by Lewis and Adah Stanley and witnessed by Daniel McCay who was now a son-in-law and John Williams.12 From 1807 to 1813, Lewis Stanley lived in the Pendleton District of South Carolina. On 29 Aug 1814, there was a “Deed of Gift; Lewis Stanley, senior, to sons David and John Stanley, 250 acres where I now live, adjoining James Morris, Matthew Clark, Lewis Stanley, Jr. and Richard Askins. To wife Adah Stanley, household furnishing and cattle. Recorded on 19 Dec 1814" in the Court records for Anderson County, S.C. It would seem that Lewis Stanley was anticipating his demise, however, no probate records or death record can be found.7
Children of Lewis Stanley and Adah Martin:7
  1. ELIZABETH5 STANLEY, born abt 1780; m. DANIEL MCCAY
  2. RHODA5 STANLEY, born abt 1783 and was the 2nd wife of Wiley Roberts about 1814. They lived in Pendleton District, SC and then moved to Cobb County, Georgia about 1835.
  3. LELA5 STANLEY, born abt 1780 and supposedly m. a Kilby. In the 1850 census of Cobb Co., GA a Celia Kelly (Kilby?) age 70 was living with Wiley and Rhoda Roberts. Rhoda was 67. This Celia or Lela was possibly the widowed sister of Rhoda.
  4. ANN5 STANLEY, b. ?; married William Ledbetter aft 1822. She may have been his 2nd wife.
  5. JOHN5 STANLEY, b. ?; was given land by his father in Pendleton District in 1814. He was still living on 12 Mile Creek, Pendleton District in 1816.
  6. GEORGE WASHINGTON5 STANLEY, born in 1786 in South Carolina
  7. LEWIS STANLEY, JR., was born about 1788 in South Carolina and m. Judith Crowe. He farmed in the Pendleton District, SC until the 1830's. He then moved to Cobb County, GA. In the 1860's he moved into an area near Richmond, Virginia. He was listed as a physician in the 1860 Cobb Co., GA census.
  8. BENJAMIN5 STANLEY, born on 7 Feb 1791 in South Carolina. He married Nancy Thomas 25 Oct 1814 in Jasper County, GA. Benjamin was in the War of 1812 and was discharged at Darien, GA., in McIntosh County on 8 Mar 1815. They lived in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama from 1816 until his death on 23 Apr. 1867.
  9. JOSHUA DAVID5 STANLEY, born 16 Jan 1793 in Spartanburg Co., SC; m. Delilah Johns about 1815. They lived in Tennessee where Delilah died on 6 Jun 1823. He then married Fatima Thomas 19 Feb 1827 in Tuscaloosa Co., AL. They lived most of their lives in Tuscaloosa Co., AL and Joshua David Stanley died about 1882 in the area of Cleborne, TX.
  10. JESSE5 STANLEY, was born about 1793 in South Carolina. He married Diannah Gallman on 11 Nov 1810 in Baldwin Co., GA. They lived in Hinds Co., MS from 1823 to 1826 then they moved to Henry Co., GA where they lived from 1827 to 1835. They move to Chamber Co., AL in the Bluffton - Lanett area in 1836, and then to Coosa Co., AL in 1849. About 1856, Jesse moved to a plantation in Union Co., AK where he died in August of 1866[1]
Ancestors of Interest: @SUB1@.


  1. FS-LZ22-D73 Profile Notes
  • "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch (Index Link : accessed 7 June 2019), Lewis Stanley, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 28, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 11; FHL microfilm 568,151.
  • "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch (Index Link : accessed 7 June 2019), Lewis Stanley, Spartanburg District, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 169, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 50; FHL microfilm 181,425.
  • "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (Index Link : accessed 7 June 2019), Lewis Stanly, Pendleton, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 216, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 61; FHL microfilm 181,420.

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Stanley-6441 and Stanley-26 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicates, please merge.
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