William Stanley
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William Stanley (1789 - 1851)

William Stanley aka Standley
Born in Tremont, Hancock, District of Maine, Commonwealth of Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 13 May 1813 in Mount Desert, Hancock, Maine, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Swans Island, Hancock, Maine, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 May 2013
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This profile is part of the Stanley Name Study.
William Stanley was a Mainer.

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. At the time of William Stanley's birth, he would have been born in the Town of Mount Desert. If he was born at what is now Tremont, Maine, he might have been born at his Rich, grandparent's settlement, at what is now Bass Harbor, formerly a part of early Tremont.

William Stanley_Swan's Island, Maine.

"William Stanley came here [Swans Island] from Tremont in which town he was born in 1795 [1789]. His wife was Ruth, daughter of Peter Gott. They were married before coming to this place, which was about the year 1814. They moved upon the place then owned by Peter Gott, and with whom Mr. Gott lived. This lot of land adjoins on the south the lot first taken up by Moses Staples; it is now occupied by Mr. Stanley's descendants, and extends from where David Smith, 3d, now lives to Hocomock. head. Their house was located where the widow of Isaiah L. Stanley now lives.[1]

For many years Mr. Stanley was a master mariner. He served efficiently in many of the town offices. He is the ancestor of all by that name on this island. They have multiplied rapidly, and often intermarried. They have been a hardy, honest, industrious family. Few of this family ever lived to any great age. They were the parents of ten children, most of whom settled here. Mr. Stanley died in 1856, aged sixty-one years. His wife died four years previous, at the age of fifty-four years"


Grave Stone reflects died Jan. 18. 1851.
aged AE 61 Years 7 Months
AOS; 26 Nov 2013.

Their children were: Edmond, born in 1815; Joseph, Clarissa, widow of Capt. Daniel Bridges; Peter; Herbert, who died young; Nancy, wife of Hiram Kent; William, who died at the age of twenty-four years; Lucy, wife of Moses Bridges, 2d; after his death she became the wife of Freeman Gross; Mrs. Gross died in 1895, aged fifty-nine years; Isaiah L. and Freeman. The lastnamed and Mrs. Bridges are the only survivors of the family. The sons who lived here will be further noticed.


18 JUN 1789
Tremont, Hancock, Maine, USA
18 JUN 1789
Little Cranberry Island, Hancock, Maine, USA

Found multiple copies of BIRTH DATE. Using 18 JUN 1789


  1. Hancock County[Maine] Deeds; 9 March 1847; Volume 83, pages 481 & 482 Wm. & Ruth Stanley to Isaiah Stanley
  • A history of Swan's Island Maine
    by [C. 1898] Herman Wesley Small,MD., Pages 134-136. View at Archive.org
  • "Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990," database with images, FamilySearch (Image Link : 16 April 2015), Sproul - Stevens > image 1015 of 3412; Maine State Library, Augusta.
  • "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch (Image Link : 16 July 2015), Maine > Hancock > Great Spruce Head Island > image 1 of 1; citing NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (Image Link : 14 August 2015), Maine > Hancock > Swans Island > image 2 of 5; citing NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (Image Link : 24 August 2015), Maine > Hancock > Swans Island > image 3 of 10; citing NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (Image Link : 9 April 2016), Maine > Hancock > Swans Island > image 4 of 11; citing NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).



  • Thank you to David Smith for creating WikiTree profile Stanley-2659 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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