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Bill King, Houston, TX
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Sands Stanley (Standley?) and Zilphia Edwards File of Bill King @ 2/17/2000

> Descendants of Sands Stanley

    > Generation No. 1

    > 1. SANDS1 STANLEY was born Bef. 1742 in New Bern District, NC (Source: =
    > Virginia Witherington Research Materials.), and died November 19, 1799 =
    > in Darlington District, SC (Source: Virginia Witherington Research =
    > Materials.). He married ZILPHIA EDWARDS Aft. 1769 in Dobbs County, NC.

    > Notes for SANDS STANLEY:

    > Probate File - Darlington District, SC. Will of Sands Stanley, (1796) =
    > Page 21-22 in Book #4. Inventory in Case A, #13, Package #53. Inventory =
    > dated 1 Feb. 1800, Estate Valued at 3303.37 pounds (?) by Stephens =
    > Vickers & William Witherington.

    > 26 Feb 1796, Will of Sands Stanley named the following children:

    > Penelope Hall
    > Shadrick Standley
    > Zilpah King
    > John Standley
    > William Standley
    > Polley Foret (?)  (Forte?)
    > Thomas Standley
    > Elizabeth Garner
    > Sands Standley, Jr.
    > Ann Stewart
    > James Standley
    > Sally Witherington
    > Martha Standley

    > James O. King indicates that Sands Stanley moved to Darlington District, =
    > SC from Old Dobbs (now Craven) County, NC.

    > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    > Descendants of Sands Stanley (from Suzanne Forte)

    > http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/f/o/r/Suzanne-S-Forte/GENE16-0001.ht=
    > ml

    > Generation No. 1

    > 1. SANDS1 STANLEY was born Bef. 1742 in New Bern, North Carolina, and =
    > died Abt. 1799 in Darlington, South Carolina. He married ZILPHIA =
    > EDWARDS.=20

    >       Children of SANDS STANLEY and ZILPHIA EDWARDS are:=20

    >   i.   PENELOPE2 STANLEY, b. Abt. 1760, North Carolina; m. UNKNOWN HALL. =


    > 2. ii.   SHADRACK STANLEY, b. Abt. 1761, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1830.=20

    > 3. iii.   ZILPHIA STANLEY, b. Abt. 1762, North Carolina.=20

    > 4. iv.   JOHN STANLEY, b. Abt. 1763, North Carolina.=20

    > 5. v.   WILLIAM STANLEY, b. Abt. 1764, North Carolina.=20

    > 6. vi.   MARY POLLY STANLEY, b. Abt. 1766, North Carolina.=20

    > 7. vii.   THOMAS STANLEY, b. North Carolina.=20

    > 8. viii.   ELIZABETH STANLEY, b. Abt. 1770, North Carolina.=20

    > 9. ix.   SANDS STANLEY, JR, b. Abt. 1772, North Carolina; d. 1829, Henry =
    > Co, Alabama.=20

    > 10. x.   MARY ANN STANLEY, b. Abt. 1773, North Carolina.=20

    > 11. xi.   JAMES STANLEY, b. Abt. 1775, North Carolina.=20

    >   xii.   SARAH SALLY STANLEY, b. Abt. 1777, North Carolina; m. WILLIAM =
    > WITHERINGTON.=20

    >   xiii.   MARTHA STANLEY, b. Abt. 1778, North Carolina; m. DAVID =
    > WADDELL.=20

    > ******************

    > The following info was provided by Marsena Hawk Smith of Florida E-mail: =
    > < N4MS@aol.com >

    > The following is from a book titled, Sands Stanley of the Pee Dee =
    > Valley, by Haywood A. Stanley, 1978.

    >     > From page 19.

    >   "Zilpha Standley_ Born about 1762, Dobbs (now Craven) Co., NC, =
    > daughter of Sands Stanley and Zilpha Edwards.  She married John King, =
    > Sr., Darlington, SC.

    >    Children:  Cullen King

    >             Sarah King

    >               Abigail King

    >              (possibly others)"

    >   The following is quoted from the Darlingtoniana page 12, edited by =
    > Eliza Cowan and Horace Fraser Rudisill: (1) "The site selected for the =
    > court house was owned by a Mr. King (2) who lived on the hill of Swift =
    > Creek..."

    >   (2) " John King, Sr., who died in 1819.  His wife was Zilpha Stanley. =
    > Two of his daughters, Sarah and Abigail, married Abraham and Robert, =
    > brothers of Col. Bright Williamson.  WILL Book 4, p. 21, and 5, p. 199; =
    > and Equity Roll 80, Public Records of Darlington County, SC."

    > The following list was also taken from the same book.

    >     "The names of the children listed below were found in Sands' WILL:

    >    1. Penelope Stanley - (c. 1760 -   ?  ) m. Mr. Hall

    >    2. Shadrack Stanley   - (c. 1761 -   ?  ) m. Nancy Hall

    >    3. Zilpha Stanley    - (c. 1762 -   ?  ) m. John King, Sr.

    >    4. John Stanley     - (c. 1763 -  1805 ) m. Elizabeth Garner

    >    5. William Stanley   - (c. 1764 -  1817 ) m. Mary ?

    >    6. Mary "Polly" Stanley - (c. 1766 -  1811 ) m. Egbert Fort

    >    7. Thomas Stanley - (c. 1768 -  1813 ) m. Charlotte Daughtery

    >    8. Elizabeth Stanley - (c. 1770 -    ? ) m. John Garner

    >    9. Sands Stanley Jr. - (c. 1772      ) m. Sarah Cawthon

    >    A. Ann Stanley    - (c. 1773      ) m. John Stewart

    >    B. James Stanley  - (c. 1775      ) m. Elizabeth    ?

    >    C. Sarah "Salley" Stanley - ( 1777 - 1845 ) m. William Witherington =
    > (Jr.)

    >    D. Martha Stanley - ( 1778 - ?     ) m. David Waddell"

    > In the WILL of Sands Stanley, he leaves the following to his daughter, =
    > Zilpha King.

    >    "Forthly - I give and bequeath to my well beloved son and daughter =
    > viz Shadrack Standley and Zilpha King one negro man named Ned to be =
    > equally divided between them their heirs forever."

    > Notes for ZILPHIA EDWARDS:

    >     > From Linda Stringer, Aiken, SC (Stanley Researcher) 

    > "An interesting note is that Zilphia Edwards had a brother named Cullen =
    > Edwards.  I suspect that is the source of the "Cullen" that travels down =
    > later generations, but haven't proven it.  My gggf was named Cullen =
    > Edward Stanley - but it is conceivable that it was originally Cullen =
    > Edwards Stanley and the "s" was lost over the generations.  "Cullen =
    > Edward" as a given name repeats in the descending lines of both the =
    > daughters and the sons.... Linda"

    > Children of SANDS STANLEY and ZILPHIA EDWARDS are:

    > i. PENELOPE2 STANLEY, b. Abt. 1760, North Carolina; m. HALL.

    > ii. SHADRACK STANLEY, b. Abt. 1761, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1830; m. (1) =
    > NANCY HALL; m. (2) REBECCA GRUBBS, April 08, 1816, Tattnall CO, GA.

    > iii. ZILPHA STANLEY, b. Abt. 1762, Dobbs County, NC (Source: James O =
    > King Information, June 1999.); d. Unknown; m. JOHN KING , SR., Unknown.

    > Notes for JOHN KING , SR.:

    >     > From 'The Darlingtoniana', A History of Darlington County, SC by
Ervin & =
    > Rudisill

    > See Will Book #4, p.21 and Book #5, p.199 for the John King, Sr. will. =
    > (Darlington, SC Public Records)

    > John King Sr. lived on Swift Creek. Wife #2 was Zilpha Stanley; two =
    > daughters: Sarah (m. Abraham Williamson) and Abigail (married Robert =
    > Williamson). Both Abraham and Robert were brothers of Colonel Bright =
    > Williamson.

    > p.119 refers to John Ellis, Pastor of Baptist Church of Mechanicsville, =
    > SC in 1818 - John King, Witness. [Could this be John King, Sr., the year =
    > prior to his death in 1819?]=20

    > Text: A quote from THE DARLINGTONIANA. "I, James Lide of the District of =
    > Darlington...for and in consideration of the regard and affection I have =
    > for the Baptist Church at Mechanicsville...have given unto John =
    > Ellis,pastor...a certain lot of land containing two acres...in the =
    > village of Mechanicsville, Darlington District...Signed : James Lide =
    > Witnessed: John King And Rasha Cannon.=20

    > p. 29-30 George King was one of Subscribers (of 169) of the $25,000 =
    > contributed to St. David's Academy in January 1778 - Society Hill.

    > In 'Chester, SC Tombstone Records' by Louise K. Crowder (1970),=20

    > 'Fish Dam Graveyard', Fish Dam Baptist Church, Union CO, SC shows:=20

    > Benjamin Ellis, born Nov. 1783 and died 31 December 1847.=20

    > Wife, Sarah Coleman Ellis, born 14 January 1790 and died 15 September =
    > 1860.

    > *********************

    > EMail Message from John Andrews, Old Darlington Dist. Gen Society on =
    > 10/98

    > Bill-  John King Cemetery, aka Fountain Cemetery.  Located 1/2 mile =
    > north of Black Creek near Darlington.  Local tradition indicates that =
    > Rev. War Soldier John King is buried here, but no stone has been found. =
    > The following stones were found....M.A. Fountain, J.A. Fountain, Martha =
    > E. Fountain, Henry King Fountain, Eliza A. Fountain, and John Fountain.  =
    >  John Andrews, ODDC SCGS

    > *********************

    >     > From the Darlington Web Pages of Deeds of Slave Transactions:

    > http://members.aol.com/ScottWilds/index.html

    > Hannah King, John King & Noel King

    >     I-276-77. Deed. Sept. 13, 1824. Hannah King, single woman, conveys =
    > all

    > her interest in the estate of her father John King, including land,

    > livestock and household goods and part of 12 negroes [not named], to

    > Alexander D. McDougald, for $300. Wit. Abel Davis, Noel King. Ack. Feb. =
    > 20,

    > 1826. Rec. Mar. 6, 1826.

    > John King Estate

    >         I-344-45. Mortgage. Mar. 8, 1826. Alexander D. McDugald to Geo.

    > Bruce, commissioner in equity, to secure a bond of $3933, conveys to him

    > negro slaves Jack, man aged about 40; Dicey, girl about 17; Willis, a =
    > boy;

    > Nelly, a girl; Jack Jr.; Ann, a girl; Siller, a girl; Mourning. These

    > negroes formerly belonged to the estate of John King, deceased. Also, =
    > lands

    > of the estate of John King to which McDugald might be entitled in right =
    > of

    > his wife. Conveyance is void if McDugald performs on the bond as =
    > intended.

    > Wit. James Dove, Caleb Coker, Jr. Ack. Aug. 7, 1826. Rec. Aug. 12, 1826.

    > ***************

    > EMail Message from Gayle Rowlett

    > Found this in the book Darlington County, SC A Pictorial History , by =
    > Horace Fraser Rudisll.

    >   A trading post, boat landing, and village emerged on the west bank of =
    > the Pee Dee in the Welsh Neck which by the late 1750's came to be known =
    > as Long Bluff. (The closest town to what was Long Bluff, is now Society =
    > Hill.) With the seat of the provincial government in Charles Town, there =
    > was considerable demand during the 1750's and 1760's for local courts. =
    > Finally in 1769, the judicial district of Cheraws was created and =
    > provision made for a court house and jail. Long Bluff and Cheraw Hill =
    > actively competed to become the site for the proposed court house with =
    > Long Bluff the victor. The court house was built and the first session =
    > was held there in November 1772.

    > The new county was to be governed by justices of the county court, who =
    > were lawfully empowered to " erect, or cause to be erected and kept in =
    > good repair, a good and convenient court house with necessary jury =
    > rooms, and one good and sufficient county goal of such materials, =
    > workmanship, size and dimension as the justices shall order and =
    > appoint...together with a whipping post and stocks...and they shall have =
    > the power to purchase or receive by donation two acres of land, wheron =
    > to erect the county buildings for the use of such county...." John King =
    > donated two acres of land from his plantation as a compromise site for =
    > the a History of court house.

    > Now from: Darlingtoniana, A History of People, Places and Events in =
    > Darlington County, South Carolina edited by Eliza Cowan Ervin and Horace =
    > Fraser Rudisill pg. 12

    > The site selected for the courthouse was owned by a Mr (John) King2 who =
    > lived on the hill of Swift Creek, in the house now occupied by the =
    > Misses Fountain. The house at that time was in front of where it now =
    > stands, the body of the house in the street. From the end windows one =
    > could see the public square in front of the court house.  =20

    > Footnote 2---John King, Sr., who died in 1819. His wife was Zilpha =
    > Stanley: two of his daughters, Sarah and Abigail, married Abraham and =
    > Robert, brothers of Col. Bright Williamson.=20

    > Will books 4,p. 21, and 5, p.199; and Equity Roll 80, Public Records of =
    > Darlington County, SC.

    > pg. 16 and 17 (descriptions of early Darlington)

    > The house of Mrs. Charles A. Dargan was built by E.H. Lide in 1834, and =
    > sold next year by him to Mrs. E. Bacot. About the same time E.A. Law had =
    > his house built. The house now standing at the depot was there when the =
    > village was first located. It was then owned by Mr. King, (33) a brother =
    > of the gentleman who owned the lands where the Court House was located.

    > Footnote (33)=20

    > In 1812, John Gee conveyed to John Gibson a tract of land near =
    > Darlington village ".....whereon Capt. George King resided....",

    > Deed Book CD, p. 204, Public Records of Darlington County.

    > There's lots more including Rev, Coleman, Big Billy and Factory Billy.

    > From: Gayle Rowlett 6/18/99 << GWTWLVR@webtv.net >>

    > ********************

    > EMail message from James O. King dated 7/30/99

    > Bill, I certainly agree that a few days in the D. C. libraries could be =
    > very fruitful for you.  Most of the George Kings mentioned are not ours =
    > based on time and date.  There is one tid bid of info that raised my =
    > curiosity - the two marriages of George King: 1st to a Miss Hiss and 2d =
    > to Mary Hannah.  Mary Hannah should be Mary Kolb.  I want to look at the =
    > sources in the lineage.  It appears to be our Capt. George King.  I have =
    > suspected that Capt. George King was married twice and that John was a =
    > son of the 1st marriage since he was not on the Kolb Chart yet refers in =
    > his will to brothers George and James.  Now we need to try to find a =
    > Hiss family and see if the children of that marriage can be identified.  =
    > That may be answer to John's omission in that Kolb Chart.  Jim King.

    > EMail message from James O. King dated 9/6/99

    > Bill, thanks for the info.  Sarah King, dau of John King was the child =
    > of his first wife - Patience Speight as was Nancy and John King.  =
    > Abigail was the dau of Zilpha.  Both Sarah and Abigail md Williamsons.  =
    > Jim King.

    > iv. JOHN STANLEY, b. Abt. 1763, North Carolina.

    > v. WILLIAM STANLEY, b. Abt. 1764, North Carolina.

    > vi. MARY (POLLY) STANLEY, b. Abt. 1766, North Carolina; m. EGBERT FORT.

    > vii. THOMAS STANLEY, b. Abt. 1768, North Carolina; m. CHARLOTTE =
    > DAUGHTERY.

    > viii. ELIZABETH STANLEY, b. Abt. 1770, North Carolina; m. JOHN GARNER.

    > ix. SANDS STANLEY II, b. Abt. 1772, North Carolina; d. 1829, Henry =
    > County, AL; m. SARAH CAWTHON.

    > x. MARY ANN STANLEY, b. Abt. 1773, North Carolina; m. STEWART.

    > xi. JAMES STANLEY, b. Abt. 1775, North Carolina.

    > xii. SARAH "SALLY" STANLEY, b. March 22, 1777, Old Dobbs County, NC =
    > (Source: From Virginia Witherington, Arkadelphia, AR.); d. June 01, =
    > 1845, Sepulga District, Conecuh CO, Al. (Source: Ann Witherington Morton =
    > Info (Aug 1999).); m. WILLIAM WITHERINGTON , JR., February 13, 1794 =
    > (Source: Fam Sheets of Alline W. Kelley, El Dorado, AR.).

    > Notes for SARAH "SALLY" STANLEY:

    >     > From the Minutes of the Bethany Baptist Church, Burnt Corn, Alabama
=
    > (1821-1885)

    > Page 57 (1842) A list of the black male members names;

    > 4. Lewis, belonging to Sarah Witherington

    > 20. Witherington's...... Samuel=20

    > Page 62 Conference held on Saturday before the first Lord's Day in =
    > January 1843. Bro. J. Reeves, Mod. "2nd Received a black Bro by the name =
    > of Samuel belongtin to Mrs. Witherington by baptism."

    > Page 70 A list of the Black Male Members of Bethany Church:

    > 5. Lewis died/62 S. Witherinton

    > 6. Samuel, dismissed by letter 10th Feby 1849 *

    > * It is thought that Samuel, the slave of Sarah - who died in 1845,=20

    > was willed to Augustus Levan Witherington, her youngest son.

    > Page 94: Conference held on Saturday before the second Lord's Day in =
    > Feb. A.D. 1849, Bro Alex. Travis, Mod. "Item 2nds: Application was made =
    > by Bro. G.L. Lee for a coloured brother, Sam'l, belonging to A. =
    > Witherington which was granted."

    >     > From Ann Witherington Morton, of Alabama, August 1999:

    > Sarah "Sally" (Edwards) Stanley died in Sepulga Dist, Conecuh, Al.

    > Her father, Sands died Nov. 19, 1799 and Zelphia died Mar 31, 1808



    > Notes for WILLIAM WITHERINGTON , JR.:

    >     > From the research of Lela Fletcher Kidwell of Oklahoma
(deceased):=20

    > William Witherington, born April 11, 1773, Craven County, NC, NE of =
    > Lynche's Creek, near the fork of a place called the Little Beaver Dam in =
    > Craven County.

    > *****************

    >     > From the research of Virginia Witherington, the marriage of William
=
    > Witherington, Jr. and Sarah Stanley was 10 February 1794. Location of =
    > marriage not known.

    > The 1790 Dobbs County, NC Census shows the following Witherington =
    > Families:

    > William

    > Cleaverly

    > Nathan

    > Robert

    > Willis

    > Stephen

    > Daniel

    > The WITHERINGTON FAMILY BOOK (by Bill Witherington) indicated that =
    > William was a Justice of the Peace in Conecuh County about 1820. Records =
    > of Alline W. Kelley of El Dorado (a descendant) indicates that Wm =
    > Witherington SR. moved from Dobbs CO, NC to SC during the Revolution. =
    > This family moved to LA about 1809-1812, and then by 1821 to Conecuh =
    > County, AL. The two older girls, Elizabeth Witherington (m. Ezekial =
    > Norwood) and Martha Witherington (m. David Pipes), remained in Feliciana =
    > Parish, Louisiana. Elizabeth Norwood is buried at the Ellis Place =
    > Cemetery in Norwood, LA. Martha Pipes is buried in the Pipes Family =
    > Cemetery at Beechwood Plantation, Clinton, LA.

    > William Witherington served as Justice of the Peace, Conecuh County July =
    > 15, 1824. He was one of the earliest residents of Conecuh County. =
    > Youngest daughter (Amanda) is said to have been born August 21, 1821 in =
    > Alabama, so the Witherington Family arrival in Conecuh from Feliciana =
    > Parish, LA would have been before 1821.

    > *******************

    >     > From "History of Conecuh County, AL", by Rev. Riley (1881), Chap.8,
pg. =
    > 58

    > "Among the earliest residents at Fort Sepulga were Abraham Baggett, the =
    > grandfather of Rev. Dr. Hawthorne, and William Wetherington."

    > *******************

    >     > From the Wellman Web Site: =
    > http://www.duke.edu/~wellm003/awellman/d415.htm#P1718

    > William WITHERINGTON Jr. was born on 11 Apr 1773 in Darlington, SC =
    > (???). He was not found in a search of the 1790 census index for all of =
    > SC. Listed as the only WITHERINGTON in all of SC in the 1800 census for =
    > DARLINGTON County, SC (NE of SUMTER), pg. 124, as: WILLIAM WITHERINGTON =
    > (probably SR.) as follows: "One male over 45 (WILLIAM, Sr.); one female =
    > 10-15 (Daughter); and=20

    > One female 26-44 (Elizabeth Lewis).=20

    > Wm Witherington, Jr. was married to Sarah "Sally" STANLEY before 1809.

    > ********************

    >     > From Ann Witherington Morton of Newton, AL (Oct. 1999)

    > "William Witherington (II) sold his land on Lynches Creek in South =
    > Carolina in 1804 and emigrated to East Feliciana Parish, LA, where he =
    > and his family lived for several years. During that time, the two oldest =
    > daughters, Martha and Elizabeth married and when the family moved to =
    > Alabama, the married daughters remained behind."

    > *********************

    > William Witherington, Jr. received an Ensign's Commission on July 7, =
    > 1813, granted by the Governor of the Mississippi Territory, David =
    > Holmes. He served during the War of 1812 against the British. It is said =
    > that he fought in the Battle of New Orleans. This would have been during =
    > the period that the family was living in Felicaina Parish, La.

    > *********************

    > Earliest Land Records of William Witherington in Conecuh County, Alabama =
    > (Cahaba Land Office):

    > June 4, 1833 W1/2 of NE of Section 10, Township 7 N, Range 11 E. 79.9 =
    > Acres

    > June 4, 1833 E 1/2 of NW of Section 10, Township 7 N, Range 11 E. 79.9 =
    > Acres

    > (Located North of Lyeffion, AL)=20

    > NOTE:  William Witherington, Jr. would have been 60 years of age at the =
    > time of these land acquisitions. His Son, William Sebastian (b. 1810), =
    > would have been only 23 years of age in 1833. These are likely lands =
    > acquired by William Witherington, Jr.

    > **********************

    > According to Jan 12, 1969 letter from Lela Fletcher Kidwell (Talihina, =
    > OK) to her cousin Betty Grimmett Steel (Tulsa, OK), William =
    > Witherington, Jr. and wife Sarah 'Sally' Stanley Witherington are buried =
    > in the original cemetery located on Witherington land on the Sepulga =
    > River in Conecuh County. This was prior to later families moving to =
    > Lyeffion (on higher ground) to avoid the 'death causing fevers' of the =
    > swampy lands on the Sepulga River.=20

    > xiii. MARTHA STANLEY, b. Abt. 1778, North Carolina; m. DAVID WADDELL.

    > xiv. MATTHEW STANLEY, b. Unknown.

This data was submitted by Bill King.
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