Elizabeth Stanley was born in 1718 in New Kent Co., VA Virginia Land Records: Records of Hanover County, p. 103, The Large Book.
Oct. 4, 1787-Eliz'b X Alvis receipt of payment by Wm Thomas 1/3 of tract of land sold by her late husband David Alvis, of Hanover, to Moses Harris.
THE ALVIS EXCHANGE, No. 37, Winter 1997
More of possible Stanley Ancestry: Correspondence between descendant Josephine Bass ([email protected]) and Dr. Kenneth W. Stanley of Waynesboro, VA turned up the following:
Thomas Stanley, Jr., son of Thomas Stanley, Sr., was born in New Kent County, VA, 23 Nov. 1689. Thomas Stanley, Jr., was married twice-his first wife was Elizabeth Maddox. His second wife was Elizabeth Crew. Children born to Thomas Stanley, Jr., and his first wife were Maddox Stanley, born 1715, who married Hannah McGee. A second child was Elizabeth Stanley, born 1718. A third child was Margery Stanley, born 1722, died 1807, who married Gideon Ellyson. Thomas, Jr. later had 9 additional children by his second wife, Elizabeth Crew. The names of the children were Mary, born 1729, Thomas born 1731, Pleasants, born 1733, John born1735, Zachariah born 1737, Sara born 1739, Anne born 1741, Nathan born 1743, and Joseph born 1747.
Dr. Ken Stanley stated, "I wrote that the Elizabeth Stanley, born 1718, in New Kent County, VA, may have been married. I also suggested again that it might be possible to discover such information if a person went to the New Kent County, VA courthouse and checked the marriage record bond records".
"My information is described here comes directly from Donald W. Stanly's unpublished research, so please give him the credit for what he accomplished. Donald W. Stanley in 1971 wrote an unpublished research paper, titled "Our Stanley Ancestors." His branch of the Stanley descended from Strangeman Stanley who migrated from Henrico County, VA to Guilford County, NC, then to Forsyth County, NC, close to Winston-Salem, NC, Donald W. Stanley was the son of Ron Stanley and Strangeman Stanley was Ron Stanley's great grandfather.
This branch of the Stanleys was said to be Quakers.
1717–1787 (m. 1739)