Ansel Stanley
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Ansel Seavey Stanley (1846 - 1916)

Ansel Seavey Stanley
Born in Swans Island, Hancock, Maine, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 17 Feb 1866 in Swan's Island, Mainemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Deer Isle, Mainemap
Profile last modified | Created 29 May 2013
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Noted: Date of Birth: Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities; Town of Swans Island_Card File of Dr. H. W. Small by Picton Press, 2005. Also see History of Swans Island, Maine by Dr. H. W. Small

"DAILY NEWS, BANGOR, MAINE, WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 1938_Henry Buxton Says ......Captain Ansel B. [should be Ansel S.] Stanley, who skippered many fishing schooners out of Portland and Gloucester to the Grand Banks. Stanley the elder was a rugged old salt and an expert navigator. Time and again his vessels were buffeted by whipping gales, but he never lost a schooner during his long and hazardous service as a Grand Banks fisherman. He continued to fish off the banks until he was 70, and died at the age of 72."

Newspaper article on file at the Deer Isle - Stonington Historical Society Deer Isle, Maine see the Stanley Genealogy, notebooks by Dr. Benjamin L. Noyes; transcribed by Adrian O. Stanley Oct.20,1999

Cautionary Note: Ansel Seavey Stanley is also listed as Ansel C. Stanley and Ansel Charles Stanley. Ansel Stanley's middle name was Seavey, not Charles .

The error begins with his marrage record, Ansil C. Stanley. Someone filled in C as Charles online, compounding the error. Worse, "C" appears in his death cert., and obit. I think someone reverse enginered his name to fit. -- Adrian Stanley (Stanley-2864) Note: (1850 U.S. Census) MAINE , HANCOCK, SWAN ISLAND; Series: M432 Roll: 254 Page: 171_listed as Ansel S Stanley age 4.

Ansel Seavey Stanley & Kate Babbage Robbins "According to the death certificate, it looks as though Ansel was at the home of his son, Walter, in Oceanvllle when his final life was near a close -- the cert. reading as follows: "Ansel C. Stanley" d. in Oceanvllle, Jan. 19, 1916; age 71-6-5; having been b. on Swans Island, Me.,; was a m. man; always a fisherman; son of Joseph Stanley, a native fisherman of Swans Island; & Abigail Smith, also b. on Swans Isle; d. from rectal cancer & uraemia; J.G.Hutchins, M.D." Was buried in D.I. June 20/16 by Anthony Bye. Source: Stanley notebook by B. L. Noyes M.D., located at Deer Isle and Stonington Historical Society, Deer Isle, Maine. Noted: Burial South Deer Isle; 21 Jan 1916; Mt. Warren Cemetery; recorded by Elmer W Calley, clerk of Stonington Extracted 5 April 2011, Adrian O. Stanley, referenced is page 129. Noted: When Dr. Noyes starts to quote from the death certificate he has enclosed the name with quotation marks, “Ansel C. Stanley”, and then underlined the name, because he was aware the name was incorrect and the name should be Ansel Seavey Stanley, as Dr. Noyes listed it above, in the page title.

" In 1902 the Stanleys [Ansel Stanley family ] moved from Tan Robbins place and came into the Seth Webb House, then into where Sterling Stinson now lives. " ( 1931) From the notebook on Stanley by Dr. B. L. Noyes as " Stanley Scraps" page 145

The Ansel Stanley family removed from Swans Island to Deer isle about 1873. I believe this was to care for Kate's father, Uncle Tan Robbins. They lived with him until he died in 1902.

Research Notes

SEAGIRT, SOUTH DEER ISLE. Seagirt grange held its regular meeting May 11. One visitor from Sheepscot Lake grange was present. The following program was carried out: Readings, Hattie Smith, Kate Stanley, Katie McCauley; singing, Charles Bye and C. M. Pert; tableau, “Where Ignorance is Bliss,” Katie McCauley and Ansel Stanley; recitation, Hattie Smith; alphabetical rhyme, C. M. Pert. Refreshments were served. [page2] Ellsworth American : May 22, 1907

Ansel Stanley and wife are at Swan’s Island for a few weeks. [page2] Ellsworth American : July 1, 1908

The ladies’ aid society met with Mrs. K. B. Stanley Thursday. Carl Stanley, of Oceanville, is visiting his grandparents, Ansel Stanley and wife. [page2] Ellsworth American : March 19, 1913

Seagrit, 471, South Deer Isle Maine The newly elected officers of Seagirt grange are as follows: Lyman E. Stinson, master; Austin E. Smith, overseer; Melvin C. Pert, lecturer; Byron D. Tracy,steward; Maynard Stinson, assistant steward; Kate B. Stanley, chaplain; Hattie Smith, treasurer; Anna Tracy, secretary; Ansel Stanley, gatekeeper; lid M. Pert, Oeres; Fannie M. Stinson, Pomona; Nina L. Pert, lady assistant steward. [page2] Ellsworth American : January 12, 1910

Capt. A. J Stanley of steamer Monlngan, is at home with a sore hand. Ansel Stanley was called to Swan's Isand to attend the funeral of his brother Samuel. [page 3] Ellsworth American : December 30, 1914

Mrs. Ansel Stanley had a knitting bee and a party in the evening on the 15th. [page 1] Ellsworth American : March 29, 1894

A very pleasant event occurred at the home of Ansel Stanley and wife June 5, when their son, Stephen D. Stanley, and Miss Lena Bray, both of South Deer Isle, were married in the presence of a few friends and relatives. They have the kind wishes of a host of friends. [page] Ellsworth American : June 12, 1907


A history of Swan's Island,Maine, by Small, H. W. (Herman Wesley), 1865-1937, Publication date 1898

Deer Isle; Stonington Historical Society _ Deer Isle, Maine _ Stanley Genealogy: notebooks by Dr. Benjamin L. Noyes _ Adrian O. Stanley _ Oct. 20,1999

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 April 2016), Maine > Hancock > Swans Island > image 5 of 11; citing NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

"United States Census, 1860," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 April 2016), Maine > Hancock > Swans Island Plantation > image 4 of 12; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," database, ( : n.d.); citing NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 May 2014), Maine > Hancock > Swans Island > image 4 of 12; citing NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 May 2014), Maine > Hancock > Swans Island > image 5 of 12; citing NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 December 2015), Maine > Hancock > Deer Isle > ED 152 > image 19 of 36; citing NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Record of Death as Ansel C. Stanley [should be Ansel Seavey Stanley]

Pedigree Resource File - Smith Family Tree (2015 (2:2:2:MMD6-DG1), submitted 9 February 2015 by David Smith_15 [identity withheld for privacy].


Thank you to David Smith for creating WikiTree profile Stanley-2627 through the import of Smith Family Tree-2RGS_2013-04-28.ged on May 5, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by David and others.

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