I am researching a STANDLEY or STANLEY family that lived in Morgan County, IL. from about 1836 to 1870. They are likely related to my WILSON family.
THOMAS STANLEY was born Abt. 1820 in Tennessee. He married MARY WILSON, daughter of JAMES WILSON and MARY EMORY. She was born Abt. 1825 in Ohio.
Children of THOMAS STANLEY and MARY WILSON are:
i. JOHN STANLEY, b. Abt. 1842, Illinois.
ii. LANDON STANLEY, b. Abt. 1844, Illinois.
iii. ELIZABETH STANDLEY, b. 29 June 1820, Illinois; d. 12 January 1901; m. JOHN BRATTAIN MOSS; b. 16 July 1816; d. 13 April 1900.
Notes for JOHN BRATTAIN MOSS:
John Moss and his wife Elizabeth are buried in the Walnut Grove Cemetery (Moss Cemetery) in Morgan County, Illinois. This cemetery is located just Northwest of Jacksonville on the old Concord Rd.
I believe that the Standleys are connected through the family of my GGG grandfather JAMES WILSON and his wife, MARY EMORY.
JAMES WILSON was born Abt. 1780 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and died Abt. 1860 in Illinois. He married MARY EMORY. She was born Abt. 1784 in Delaware.
The WILSON and STANLEY families were neighbors in Concorde Township of Morgan County in the 1850s. A daughter of James Wilson and Mary Emory, named Mary, married Thomas Stanley. The 1850 Morgan County Census has Mary Emory Emory Wilson living with the Thomas Stanley family along with another daughter of James Wilson and Mary Emory, a Sarah Wilson, who later married a Daniel W. Collies.
A 1871 affidavit states that Mary Stanley was alive in Cass County, Illinois in that year.