Nathaniel Stanley was born in Cortlandt, Westchester in 1777 to parents Dr. David Stanley and Catherine MeKeel. Like his father he became a doctor and served the Peekskill area. Nathaniel married Elizabeth Currey in 1797 and the couple lived in Cortlandt. A book on the Currey family states Dr. Nathaniel died between 1810 and 1819. An account in the History of Westchester County, states he was an alcoholic and his wife died of opium. This may or may not be true. Elizabeth, widow of the late Nathaniel Stanley M.D. died at age 71 in the residence of her son-in-law.
History of Westchester County, under Dr. David Stanley, posted on Ancestry by Catherine Idzik 10 Aug 2014 "He had one son, whom he educated thoroughly to the medical profession. Young Dr. Stanley married the only child of Richard Currie, a wealthy farmer of this county. They united under the most auspicious and flattering circumstances. He died prematurely of brandy, his wife of opium, leaving a large family, most of them in indigent circumstances."
New York, Tax Assessment Rolls of Real and Personal Estates, Cortlandt,1802, house and farm, $490
New York, Tax Assessment Rolls of Real and Personal Estates, 1799-1804 Cortlandt, 1803, house and farm $2055
1 May 1804 Purchase of land by Nathaniel Stanley and wife Elizabeth from William Denning 2 and a half acres at Peekskill for $375 (from the book The Currey Family from the Hudson Highlands by Philip Fielding Horne)
1810 United States Federal Census, Cortlandt, Westchester, 8 members of household, 5 under 16, 2 over 25, 1 free person (servant?)
3 May 1810 Nathaniel and Elizabeth Stanley sold a lot in Peekskill to James Dewey for $475 (The Curry Family from Hudson Highlands posted on Ancestry by Clarinda604, 20 April 2011)