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Harrison Lemuel Henry Stanley (abt. 1844 - 1926)

Harrison Lemuel Henry Stanley
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Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 7 Mar 1861 in Perry County, Tennesseemap
Husband of — married about Mar 1882 in Marion, Arkansasmap
Husband of — married 26 Dec 1908 in Marion, Arkansas - USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Gassville, Arkansas, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Jan 2017 | Last significant change: 19 Jun 2020
15:02: Demetrius (Mays) Burnett edited the Biography for Harrison Lemuel Henry Stanley (abt.1844-1926). [Thank Demetrius for this]
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Harrison Lemuel Henry Stanley was born October 18th, 1844 on the Stanley farm located on theTennessee River in Perry County TN. Harrison joined the 42nd TN Co K” Infantry on November 9, 1861 at Camp Cheatham at Cedar Hill, TN near the KY and TN line. He was only 17 years old when he joined the Confederate Army along with several family members and childhood friends. On February 16, 1862 his unit was captured at the fight of Fort Donelson at Dover, TN, also close to the KY and TN line. Six days after Fort Donelson fell, Clarkesville and Nashville, TN fell under the control of the Union Army. Harrison and others were released after a prisoner swap where he went on and fought in several more battles. He was discharged on October 25th, 1864 where he returned home to the family farm in Perry Co. Tn. In the fall of 1869 Harrison and his young family, along with his aging mother and father moved to Marion County and purchased land on Hampton Creek adjoining his older brother, James Dickson Stanley's property. Harrison was the youngest child of Henry T. and Nancy Jane “Jeanie” Dickson Stanley. He had two older brothers, Benjamin R. Stanley and James Dickson Stanley, and one older sister Margaret “Angeline” Stanley Coleman. Harrison married Melinda A. Mays in TN March 7th, 1861 at the age of 17, just 8 months prior to his joining of the Confederate Army. Harrison and Melinda were the parents of Nancy Jane Stanley King, David Henry Stanley, Margaret Olive Stanley Glenn, James Ellis Stanley, Elva Lena “Leaner” Stanley Rose, John Oscar Stanley, Ida Stanley Underwood, and Baby Stanley that died along with Harrison’s wife Melinda in 1881, while the family lived in Ada, Idaho for a very brief time. Harrison immediately returned to Marion Co. AR and married Mary Frances Dodd in 1882. They became the parents of Della Stanley Massey, Isom Stanley, Louella Stanley Dugger. Mary France died in 1908, once again leaving Harrison a widower. Harrison later married Nancy Octavene Brown and they are the parents of one son, William Earl Stanley. Harrison was a very successful man in Marion Co, as the owner of a large mercantile and cotton gin between Bruno and Eros. He also did some mining along Clear Creek. He farmed over 200 acres on Hampton Creek where several of his ancestors still today live on his land. He lived his final year of life in Gassville, AR where he and his wife Nancy owned and operated a restaurant.

In 1870

Hanor Standly M 26 Tennessee Malinda Standly F 26 Tennessee Nancy Jane Standly F 7 Tennessee David H Standly M 5 Tennessee Margrett Standly F 2 Tennessee James A Standly M 0 Arkansas

In 1900 Harrison Stanley Head M 56 Tennessee Mary Stanley Wife F 50 Mississippi Della Stanley Daughter F 17 Arkansas Isam Stanley Son M 16 Arkansas Louella Stanley Daughter F 14 Arkansas Virgie Stanley Daughter F 12 Arkansas James Stanley Son M 29 Arkansas Ida Stanley Daughter F 22 Arkansas

Harrison L H Stanley
Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers
Name: Harrison L H Stanley
Event Type: Military Service
Event Year: 1862
Age (Original): 18
Military Unit Note: Forty-second Infantry

In 1915 when applying for pension it was noted he was partially disable due to a hernia.


  • 2.7 Janice Duffy
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (Index Link : 9 November 2014), Harrison Dixon in household of Henry Standly, Perry county, Perry, Tennessee, United States; citing family 583, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
    • (Poorly Indexed, View Image to see A. B. Dixon living in household. All other family members should be listed as "Standly") -P Rich 01:04, 23 January 2017 (EST)
  • "Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Harrison L H Stanley, 1862; from "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Tennessee," database, ( : n.d.); citing military unit Forty-second Infantry, NARA microfilm publication M268 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1960), roll 289.
  • 2.4 1860 Perry County, Tennessee Census View Image

* 1920 Carrollton, Carroll, Arkansas

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Not certain what your system of numbers is all about ("2.7" & "2.4") so I left them alone.

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Thanks for all your work on this Stanley Family!

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