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.
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