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From: "Brian Martin" <>
Subject: Re: [MSTISHOM] Stanley & related families in Tishomingo, Prentiss,Alcorn
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 17:13:19 -0400
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Thanks. I believe the tombstone is the correct Jonathan or John G. Stanley,
but as you say, it looks relatively new so it must have been erected long
after his death. He died about 1920 and was referred to as Jonathan, John,
and J.G. in different records. The 1840 birth year is definitely wrong, but
could have been a guess by whoever ordered the stone. By the time it was
ordered, his wife and most of his children were either dead or had moved

I think he was born in July 1847, based on the 1850 Census saying he was
two. It is certain that he was younger than siblings James T. and Sarah and
they were born in 1842 and around 1845.

Unfortunately, there is no death certificate on file for him or for his 2nd
wife Martha Jane Floyd Stanley. I am sure that other family members were
buried at Clausel Hill but do not have existing tombstones. There were some
deaths from typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and malaria in that era and
sometimes in those cases they rushed to bury the dead to try to avoid the
disease. Quite a few members of the extended family died between 1920 and
1923 or so, and those death records are either hard to find or do not give
much information.

The family seems to have moved around in the region where Prentiss, Alcorn,
and Tishomingo come together, so they sometimes show up in SE Alcorn around
Jacinto, sometimes in NE Prentiss around Clausel Hill, and sometimes in
western Tishomingo County, near Paden or Leedy.

Do you know what funeral home or undertaker would have served that general
area back in the early 1900s, and whether there might be some records from
that source?

Thanks again,

Brian Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: RaNae Vaughn ,
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: [MSTISHOM] Stanley & related families in Tishomingo,

You can see a survey of the Clausel Hill Cemetery of Prentiss Co., Miss.,
at the follwing URL.

However, this tombstone was obviously erected at some much later date. It
is erected to John G. Stanley, and I'm not sure that it is your Jonathan G.
Stanley. It mentions a birth date of 1840 which is way too early.

The William and Mahala Stanley family, including their son, Jonathan G.
Stanley, are living in Warrenton, Marshall County, Alabama, in the 1850
U.S. Federal Census. In this census, his birthdate was listed as abt.
1848, and he was said to be 2 years old. So a birth date of 1840 is way,
way too early to be your Jonathan.

Jonathan G. Stanley is living in Tishomingo Co., Miss., during the 1860 and
1870 censuses.

In 1880 census, Jonathan Stanley is in Prentiss Co., with his family and
wife named Nancy.

Jonathan was back in Tishomingo Co., Miss., in the 1900 and 1910 censuses.
was married to Martha at that time.

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 8:15 AM, Brian Martin <> wrote:

> Surnames: Stanley, Burns, McGaughy, Floyd, Crowder, Bruton, Ricks,
> Blackshear, Long, Rider, Queen, Denson
> I am searching for marriage, death, or other records of the family and
> in-laws of Jonathan or John G. Stanley.
> Jonathan G Stanley was a son of William F Stanley and Mahala Burns. The
> Stanley family moved from Marshall County, Alabama into Old Tishomingo
> County in the late 1850s.
> William F Stanley was born in Virginia about 1803. Family trees list his
> death on July 30, 1884 in Tishomingo but I have found no death or burial
> records to confirm. Mahala Burns Stanley was born about 1819 in Alabama
> and
> died after 1880. A few family trees list a death date of May 8, 1886, but
> again with no death record or other source to confirm.
> William F. and Mahala's children were
> A. Jane "Jennie" Stanley b. 1839, married John Ricks, and died Jan. 1,
> 1913 of tuberculosis in Tishomingo County according to her death
> certificate, had 4 or 5 children;
> b. James Thomas Stanley b. 1842 in Alabama, CSA soldier, married Elmira
> Blackshear in April 1865, story is that he was taken prisoner a few weeks
> later and died in June 1865 in the federal hospital in Louisville, KY.
> C. Sarah A. Stanley b. about 1845 in Alabama, never married, lived in the
> household of her brother John G Stanley for several decades, and died on
> Jun 23, 1923 of malaria in Tishomingo Co., according to her death
> certificate.
> D. Jonathan G Stanley, b. about July 1847 in Alabama, married (1) Nancy D
> (unknown) in early 1870s, married (2) Martha Jane Floyd in 1897, died
> March
> 8, 1920, buried at Clausel Hill Cemetery in Prentiss County but no death
> certificate shows up in State Index; had 11 children;
> E. Joseph Pinkney Stanley, b. about 1849 in Alabama, married Elizabeth
> "Bettie" Long, died Aug. 31, 1911 in Alcorn Co., had 10 children;
> F. Martin Stanley, b. 1855 in Alabama, married Mandy Elizabeth Rider,
> moved family to Upshur Co., Texas after 1900, died in 1931 in Texas, had 9
> children;
> G. Daniel Harvey Stanley, b. 1857, married Amanda Queen in Prentiss Co. in
> 1880, do not have any record of them after 1880;
> H. Mary A. Stanley, b. about 1863 in Old Tishomingo, lived with her
> parents at 17 in 1880, no record of her after 1880 Census.
> Jonathan G Stanley and Joseph Pink Stanley had large families most of whom
> remained in the Tish-Prentiss-Alcorn area for at least another generation.
> I am especially interested in information about John G Stanley's first
> wife
> listed as "Nacy D" in the 1880 Census (ancestor of my wife and children),
> but am also compiling records of his siblings and their spouses and
> children.
> Jonathan G Stanley and Nancy would have married in the early 1870s. Nancy
> probably died in the early or mid 1880s. They had four children -
> * Elizabeth Lizzie Ora Stanley (my wife's great grandmother), b. August
> 1874, married (1) Benjamin F. McGaughy in 1897 in Tish., married (2)
> Thomas
> G. Crowder between 1914-1917, died June 12, 1920 of "appendicitis and
> erysipelas" in Rienzi, Alcorn Co., according to her death certificate, and
> was buried at Clausel Hill Cemetery in Prentiss County.
> * Adeline Ada M. Stanley, b. Feb. 28, 1877, married Elisha Larkin Bruton
> in 1899 in Tish Co., they have a double headstone at Palestine Cemetery,
> Paden, Tish. Co., but it has no death date for Ada. E.L. and Ada Bruton
> became guardians of her half-brother Earnest Ward Stanley after his
> parents
> died in the 1920s.
> * William I. or F. Stanley, b. about 1879, shows up in the 1880 Census and
> the 1894 Tish. educable children, but I have not been able to find him
> later. There is a William Stanley, 19, as a boarder with an unrelated
> family in Burnsville in the 1900 Census, but there were three William
> Stanleys fairly close in age, all cousins, and I do not know which William
> was the boarder.
> * J. M. Stanley, b. about 1881, age 12 in the 1894 Tish educable children
> enumeration, but not at home in the 1900 Census. I haven’t found any more
> about him.
> The father, 47-year-old Jonathan G Stanley married 16-year-old Martha Jane
> Floyd in Oct. 1897. They had seven children before John G Stanley died in
> March 1920. Martha Jane Floyd Stanley died sometime in the 1920s. There is
> no death certificate for either of them in the state index.
> Their seven children:
> George Gilbert Stanley (1899-1970), married Emma ____. Buried in Webster
> County, Miss.
> Tisha or Titia or Tishee or Missy Stanley (1902-????) (her name is
> different on every record), I have not found her after 1920 Census;
> Alice C or Allie Stanley (1906-????), in the 1910 Census and the 1912 Tish
> educable children enumeration, but not in the 1920 Census with the rest of
> the family;
> John A. Stanley (1908-1970), married Claudia Irene _____ in the 1920s.
> Burried at Friendship Cemetery, New Site, Prentiss Co.
> Virgie Stanley (1912-????), in 1920 Census with family in Alcorn Co., have
> not found her after that;
> Earnest Ward Stanley (1915-1975), married Minnie Lou Denson in 1937, in
> 1930 Census lived with half-sister Ada Stanley Bruton and E.L. Bruton in
> Franklin Co. Alabama; Buried at Martin Hill Cemetery, Prentiss Co.
> Irene Stanley (1919-????), infant in 1920 Census, not found after that.
> I am interested in any marriage, death, burial records or any other wills,
> tax, school records for any of these individuals or their families. I am
> especially interested in marriage records, obituaries, or other records
> that can confirm the maiden names of the women who married into the
> Stanley
> family or can show who the Stanley women married.
> Thank you for any assistance.
> Brian Martin
> Here is my tree on with as much confirmation as I could find
> from online resources:
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