Archelaus Stanley was born in Hanover, Virginia to parents Joseph and Mary Stanley in 1736. He married Elizabeth Ladd at a public meeting of Friends in Virginia in 1758. Together they had three children, Agness, Jesse, and Archelaus. In 1770 Archelaus was appointed overseer of Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting of Friends in Virginia.
The 1758 handwritten marriage record for Archelaus Stanley and Elizabeth Ladd states that Archelaus Stanley is the son of Joseph and Mary Stanley of Hanover County and Elizabeth Ladd is the daughter of John and Mary Ladd of Charles City County.
Archelaus and family migrated to North Carolina in 1776 after being granted a certificate to New Garden Monthly Meeting of Friends. Elizabeth passed away in 1799 and Archelaus remarried within the year to another Quaker named Martha Johnson.
Archelaus filed his testamentary "Will" in Surry County on May 8, 1805. The beneficiaries of his estate were wife Martha, daughter Agnes, her two oldest children, and his son Jessie Stanley. His son Archelaus was not included in the Will. This could be because Archelaus didn't follow the Quaker faith, or Archelaus could have received his share of the estate prior to the death of his father.
Archelaus passed away in 1807 and was buried at Deep Creek Friends Cemetery in Yadkinville, North Carolina. His will was proven in Surry County court in November of 1808.
02 OCT 1799 Marriage, Martha Johnson public meeting of Friends, Yadkin, North Carolina.
08 MAY 1805 Will signed in Surry County, North Carolina.
1807 Death probate of will in November in Surry County, North Carolina.
Were there any other children? This profile originally included the following children:
Johnathon - 1760
Soloman - 1775
Up to this point we have no proof that they existed. It would make sense that they had other children because the first child on record comes ten years after the marriage date.
↑ 1.01.1 Hinshaw, William Wade, 1867-1947. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. VI: p. 213: (Virginia) Ann Arbor, Mich.: Edwards brothers, inc., 1936.
↑ 2.02.12.2 Hinshaw, William Wade, 1867-1947. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. VI: p. 268: (Virginia) Ann Arbor, Mich.: Edwards brothers, inc., 1936.
↑ Ancestry.com. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 Archelaus son of Joseph and Mary of Hanover. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. North Carolina Yearly Meeting Minutes. Hege Friends Historical Library, Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina.
↑ 6.06.1 Ancestry.com. U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607-1943 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Hinshaw, William Wade, et al., compilers. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. 6 vols. 1936–1950. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991–1994. Hinshaw, William Wade. Marshall, Thomas Worth, comp. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Supplement to Volume 1. Washington, D.C.: n.p. 1948.
↑ 8.08.1Will of Archelaus Stanley. North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, database and images1665-1998 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: North Carolina County, District and Probate Courts.Wills and estate papers (Surry County), 1663-1978; Author: North Carolina. Division of Archives and History; Probate Place: Surry, North Carolina.
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