Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Mount Desert Island Families — Stanley

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(updated 16 September 2013)

Welcome to the Stanley genealogy. Family units are arranged alphabetically by the first name of the father (or single-parent mother). Links are provided to enable you to move up and down each lineage. To follow a line back in time (ancestors), click on the underlined portion of "(son of ...)" or "(dau. of ...)" beneath the name of the person you want to trace back. To follow a line forward in time (descendants), click on the name of the person whose offspring you want to see. A plus sign (+) following a name means that that person had one or more children, but that family group has not been added to this web page. A link to documentation and notes, when available, is given below each family.

All information, especially source material, for inclusion in this web page should be sent to museum@mdihistory.org or mailed to "Mount Desert Island Genealogy; Mount Desert Island Historical Society; P. O. Box 653; Mount Desert, ME 04660". And, of course, please report all errors.

Thank you to Sheldon Goldthwait for his help with this page.


If you wish to explore a different surname, click here for the current list of surnames.






The earliest census records for Mount Desert Island (1790) listed 6 Stanley households, with only the "head of family" given by name, as follows:
   John Stanley, with 1 "free white male" 16 and older, 1 "free white male" under 16, and 3 "free white females"
   Margaret Stanley, with 1 female
   Peter Stanley, with 1 male 16 and older, 1 male under 16, and 2 females
   Samuel Stanley, with 1 male 16 and older and 2 females
   Sans Stanley, with 2 males 16 and older, 1 male under 16, and 2 females
   Thomas Stanley, with 1 male 16 and older, 1 male under 16, and 3 females.

   

Bertrand C. Stanley
   (son of [...])
   m. 14 June 1924
         Alice E. Williams

children:
   Ethel Stanley
   Kathleen Williams Stanley   b. 14 January 1925   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   m. 3 October 1953   Martin Leo Kelley   -   d. 30 June 2009   -   bur. Holy Redeemer Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Grace L. Stanley   b. 5 November 1926   -   m. 17 August 1946   Theodore W. Grindle Jr.   -   d. 21 September 2012   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Margaret Stanley   -   m. [...] Bishop

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Burnham M. Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. 1902
   m. 5 October 1935
         Myra M. Gilley
               (dau. of Leverett Andrew Gilley and Rhoda E. Mouldin)
               b. 27 February 1909   Southwest Harbor, Maine
               d. 7 May 2001   Bar Harbor, Maine
                     bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 5 January 1970   Bar Harbor, Maine
         bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   Terry E. Stanley   m. Nancy [...]
   Robert W. Stanley   m. Lois [...]

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Chester W. Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. 1900   Maine
   m. 8 November 1926
         Bertha E. Robinson
               (dau.  of Leslie G. Robinson and [...])
               b. 1901   Maine
               d. 1968
                     bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 20 March 1971   Ellsworth, Maine
         bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor

child:
   Ralph W. Stanley   b. age 1 y., 2 m. as of 1930 census   Maine   -   m. 22 September 1956   Marion L. Linscott

documentation and notes

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Edward Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 53 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   m. Margaret [G. or E.?] [...]
            b. age 46 y. as of 1880 census   Canada

children:
   Benjamin E. Stanley   b. age 20 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Albert [A. or H.?] Stanley   b. age 19 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   John E. Stanley   b. age 17 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Ada A. Stanley   b. age 14 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Edward Stanley
   (son of John Stanley and Charity [...])
   b. age 24 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Eliza [...]
            b. age 26 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

child:
   Benjamin Stanley   b. age 8 m. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Frederick A. Stanley
   (son of John Stanley and Charity [...])
   b. age 9 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Anna R. [...]
            b. age 32 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

children:
   Louise S. Stanley   b. age 9 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Freddie V. Stanley   b. age 7 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Edith M. Stanley   b. age 5 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

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George Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 31 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   m. intentions published 29 January 1852
         certificate issued 14 February 1852
         Susan M. Reed
               b. age 23 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

children:
   Rosa Stanley   b. age 4 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Ellis Stanley   b. age 2 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Elizabeth Stanley   b. age 1 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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James Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 24 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Adeline A. [...]
            b. age 25 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Warren M. Stanley   b. age 1 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Charles E. Stanley   b. age 9 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Clara E. Stanley   b. age 4 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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John Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 56 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Charity [...]
            b. age 52 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Edward Stanley   b. age 24 y. as of 1850 census   Maine   -   m. Eliza [...]
   Nathan S. Stanley   b. age 31 y. at death   Maine   -   m. Alice R. [...]   -   d. 21 June 1864 "of wounds received in battle before Petersburg"   -   [bur.?] Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Melinda Stanley   b. age 13 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   John Stanley   b. age 11 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Frederick A. Stanley   b. age 9 y. as of 1850 census   Maine   -   m. Anna R. [...]

documentation and notes

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John Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 40 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Fanny [...]
            b. age 33 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Hannah Stanley   b. age 13 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   David Stanley   b. age 10 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Dolly Ann Stanley   b. age 6 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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John B. Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 31 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   m. intentions published 10 August 1850
         certificate issued 24 Auugust 1850
         Avilda B. Reed
               b. age 30 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

children:
   Lucy Ella Stanley   b. age 7 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   John L. Stanley   b. age 5 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Eliza E. Stanley   b. age 3 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Isaac C. Stanley   b. age 9 m. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Joshua M. Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 52 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Abigail [...]
            b. age 59 y., 2 m., 10 d. at death   Maine
            d. 12 November 1858
                  bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 23 July 1852
         bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Thomas S. Stanley   b. age 58 y., 8 m., 25 d. at death   Maine   -   m. Emeline [...]   -   d. 30 March 1885   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Abby N. Stanley   b. age 21 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Almira Stanley   b. age 19 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Zulma Stanley   b. age 16 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Durinda Stanley   b. age 13 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Hiram F. Stanley   b. age 26 y., 8 m., 14 d. at death   Maine   -   d. 22 September 1866   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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Nathan H. Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 37 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   m. Elmenia T. [...]
            b. age 27 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

children:
   Ada A. Stanley   b. age 9 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Walter B. Stanley   b. age 7 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Sherman N. Stanley   b. age 5 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Shepley Stanley   b. age 3 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Lyman E. Stanley   b. age 8 m. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Nathan S. Stanley
   (son of John Stanley and Charity [...])
   b. age 31 y. at death   Maine
   m. Alice R. [...]
            b. age 23 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   d. 21 June 1864 "of wounds received in battle before Petersburg"
         [bur.?] Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Cora Ella Stanley   b. age 3 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Veston F. Stanley   b. age 2 y., 3 m. at death   Maine   -   d. 1 March 1862   -   bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   infant son   age 9 d. at death   -   bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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Peter S. Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. 5 June 1808   Maine
   m. Sarah N. [...]
            b. age 50 y., 11 m., 23 d. at death   Maine
            d. 20 February 1864
                  bur. Union Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 17 January 1892
         bur. Union Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Almenia Stanley   b. age 15 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Horace E. Stanley   b. age 55 y., 8 m. at death   Maine   -   m. M. A. [...]   -   d. 20 February 1895   -   bur. Union Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Mary Etta B. Stanley   b. age 13 y., 4 m. at death   Maine   -   d. 8 November 1851   -   bur. Union Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   John Stanley   b. age 8 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Charles Stanley   b. age 6 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Ambrose Stanley   b. age 3 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Sans Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. 14 May 1791   Maine
   m. Fanny [...]
            b. age 52 y., 1 m. at death
            d. 19 November 1849
                  bur. Newman Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 26 July 1858
         bur. Newman Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Sans Stanley Jr.   b. 3 June 1827   Maine   -   m. Lucy T. Getchell   -   d. 16 August 1900   -   bur. Newman Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   John Stanley   b. 19 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Benjamin S. Stanley   b. age 15 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Ellen M. Stanley   b. age 14 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Eliza Stanley   b. age 11 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Samuel S. Stanley   b. age 7 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Sans Stanley Jr.
   (son of Sans Stanley and Fanny [...])
   b. 3 June 1827   Maine
   m. Lucy T. Getchell
            b. 20 November 1836   Maine
            d. 9 March 1903
                  bur. Newman Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 16 August 1900
         bur. Newman Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Willie F. Stanley   b. age 6 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Ernest H. Stanley   b. age 8 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Stillman G. Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 74 y., 2 m., 22 d. at death
   m. Eva Maria Higgins
            (dau. of Richard Higgins and [...])
            b. 8 April 1859   Eden [now Bar Harbor], Maine
            d. 12 May 1896
                  bur. Bunker Cemetery   Great Cranberry Island, Cranberry Isles, Maine            
   d. 16 July 1929
         bur. Bunker Cemetery   Great Cranberry Island, Cranberry Isles, Maine

child:
   Maurice Elton Stanley   b. 18 May 1895   -   d. 14 March 1911   -   bur. Bunker Cemetery   Great Cranberry Island, Cranberry Isles, Maine

documentation and notes

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Thomas Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 51 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Celia [...]
            b. age 45 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Philip Stanley   b. age 22 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Benjamin W. Stanley   b. 1830   Maine   -   m. Ellen M. [...]   -   d. September 1910   -   bur. McKinley Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Thomas Stanley Jr.   b. age 10 y. as of 1850 census   Maine   -   d. 7 May 1861   -   bur. McKinley Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

documentation and notes

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Thomas Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 30 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   m. Elizabeth [...]
            b. age 25 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

children:
   [...]lesta Stanley   b. age 8 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Charles Stanley   b. age 6 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   George Stanley   b. age 3 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Joseph Stanley   b. age 11 m. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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William Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 29 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Elizabeth [...]
            b. age 28 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Otis Stanley   b. age 7 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Eunice Stanley   b. age 3 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Thomas E. Stanley   b. age 1 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Wallace Stanley   b. age 9 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   William Stanley   b. age 7 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Jared Stanley   b. age 3 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Elizabeth A. Stanley   b. age 2 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Samuel T. Stanley   b. age 9 m. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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William Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 61 y., 10 m. at death   Maine
   m. Hannah M. [...]
            b. age 80 y., 3 m., 19 d. at death   Maine
            d. 26 January 1879
                  bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 31 July 1860
         bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   William Stanley   b. age 65 y., 10 m., 15 d. at death   Maine   -   d. 7 March 1885   -   bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Thomas M. Stanley   b. age 62 y., 6 m., 20 d. at death   Maine   -   d. 5 September 1884   -   bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Mary Ann Stanley   b. age 21 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Elmenia Stanley   b. age 19 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Emma R. Stanley   b. age 49 y., 11 m. at death   Maine   -   d. 6 October 1883   -   bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Catharine Stanley   b. age 14 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   John H. Stanley   b. age 13 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Ruth [Ann or M.?] Stanley   b. age 7 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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William Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 40 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   m. Elizabeth [...]
            b. age 36 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

children:
   James Stanley   b. age 13 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Lucy E. Stanley   b. age 11 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Mary Stanley   b. age 9 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   John Stanley   b. age 7 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Frederick Stanley   b. age 6 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Edwin Stanley   b. age 3 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Sarah L. Stanley   b. age 1 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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William Stanley
   (son of [...])
   b. age 33 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   m. Abby N. [...]
            b. age 31 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

child:
   Mary A. Stanley   b. age 9 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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