Amelia Stanley was born in Duchess County in 1837, to George Stanley (1816 Connecticut) and Amanda Van Houten (1819 Chemung county), George was a shoe maker, born in Connecticut in 1816, son of Starr Stanley of Connecticut (12/26/1784-4/13/1885) and Lois Hoyt (1789-1857)of Connecticut. The following obituary appears of the find a grave web site for Starr Stanley in Ithaca:
Baldwinsville NY Gazette Farmers Journal, April 16, 1885:
Ithaca, N. Y. April 14—Mr. Starr
Stanley, the oldest man in Ithaca, and probably in the county, died yesterday. Mr. Stanley was one hundred years old
on Christmas last, having been born December 25, 1784. A shoemaker by occupation he was noted for his uniform
good health, it being his proud boast that he never was sick and never knew an ache or pain.
Charles Starr Stanley married Lois Hoyt in Danbury, Fairfield Connecticut. Starr was a shoemaker. He and Lois had the following children; Loren Lawrence Stanley 91815-1873), George Stanley (1816-1891), Eli Stanley 91820-1872), Hoyt Stanley (1829-1915), Charles Stanley Jr. (1832-1890).
Starr, as he was generally known, moved his family to Hector Tompkins NY around 1838 (US Fed. Census). Starr set up a business in Trumansburg Tompkins NY making and selling boots and shoes. By 1850 Starr and Lois had separated. Starr remained in Tompkins County and Lois moved with her sons Hoyt and Charles to Tioga NY.
Around 1860 Charles Stanley with his wife and three children moved to Trumansburg to live with Starr and join him in the family shoe business. Charles took his place as the head of the household and Starr retired from active employment. At some time between 1865 and 1870 Starr married a second time to Elizabeth (unknown), (1825 in Canada-) This was a short lived marriage. In 1880 Elizabeth Stanley is living by herself, claiming to still be married. She remains in Ithaca NY. Starr is living with Joshua and Rosalie Shaw (1821) and family, claiming to be the Father-in-law of the head of household, though there is no record of Starr having had a daughter and Elizabeth is younger than Rosalie. There is no daughter recorded in the 1830 or 1840 census or in any subsequent census so this is a bit of a mystery. The Shaw Family History, an unsourced family tree available on Ancestry.com, indicates Starr and Lois were married in 1812 and lists the children of Starr and Lois as ; Rosetta (1786-?), Loren Lawrence (1815-1873), George (1816-1891), Eli (1817-1871), Rosetta (1821-1910), Elizabeth (1822-?), Hoyt (1829-?), and Charles (1832-1890). Starr died 4/13/1885 at the age of 100. He is buried in the grove Cemetery in Trumansburg NY.
Lois Stanley died around 1867. She had settled with her sons Hoyt and Charles in Catharine in 1854. Her grave is unknown at this time but believed to be in the town of Catharine, likely in the Coe or Catharine Cemetery. It is likely there was no stone provided for her.
Children of Charles Starr Stanley
Note: There are several families of Stanley’s around Schuyler, Chemung and Tompkins who all practiced the profession of boot and shoe manufacture and sales. It is probably they are all inter-related but the connection is unclear at this time. I am Focusing on the Starr Stanley family as this is the connection to Mary Jones, who was the original subject of this search. Information on this family comes from; The history of the town of Catherine, Schuyler County, N.Y., US and NY State census reports, and Find a grave. I have not include the daughters listed in the Shaw Family History as I was not able to verify them, other than to list Rosetta as mentioned in the 1880 US Census.
1. Loren Lawrence Stanley 1815-1873, Loren moved from Connecticut to Tompkins County with his father around 1837. He married Jerusha (unknown) and settled first in New Field, Tompkins NY, where sons Wesley (1840) and Isaac (11/30/1838-12/11/1862) were born. Loren worked, as did all of the Stanley’s, as a shoemaker, first in New Field, then in Catharine, where he is listed in the 1860 US Census. Loren and Jerusha moved to Horseheads NY where he continued to work as a shoe maker until his death in 1873. Loren is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira NY, along with wife Jerusha.
Isaac Stanley married Mary Butters on 11/30/1859 and settled in Catharine. In 1860 Starr Stanley was living with them. They had one child before Isaac’s untimely death on 12/11/1862in service in the civil war. The child, Born 1861, died in infancy, leaving Mary alone. In 1870 she is living in a boarding house in Havana NY and working as a chambermaid.
Wesley Stanley (1840- 30 Jul 1864)- Wesley joined the Union Army during the Civil war, signing on in Reading Schuyler NY. He was killed in battle in Petersburg Virginia on 7/30/1864, leaving no wife or children.
2. George Stanley 1816-1891 George was born in Connecticut and moved with his family to Hector, (then) Tompkins County around 1837. George married Amanda Van Houten born in Erin Chemung NY in 1828. She died in Odessa NY on 1/8/1888. George and Amanda Lived first in New Field NY where their first two sons were born. The couple moved to Cayuga, Chemung NY by 1850, where they had 5 more children. George was a shoe man. He opened a shoe store on Main Street in Odessa, which he ran for many years. George and Amanda had the following children; Amelia (1838), William (1839), Wesley (1839), Eli (1845), Frank (1849),Leroy (1842-1843),Reuben (1857-1858), Ann Eliza (12/25/1851-9/1917)
Amelia Stanley (1838-) Married Alvin Shelton. They had one daughter, Anna Shelton who married Charles Ault. (see previous post)
William (1839-1/6/1915) William married on 8/26/1865 to Charlotte Bowlby (1842-1933). Charlotte was the daughter of William Bowlby and Eliza Cranmer. William joined with his brother Wesley in building and operating a shoe store/factory in Charles Shelton’s store in Odessa. William served in the Civil war and was discharged 5/25/1865 with a Surgeons Certificate. Like his twin, William enjoyed plants and established a berry nursery with his son, Ralph on property owned by the Centralized School. William and Charlotte had 4 children; Ira (1869-1926), Grace Amanda ( ), Ralph Bowlby Stanley (1/27/1875-5/18/1936), William Ira ( ) (more on the children in next post)
Wesley (1839-1911) Wesley was William’s twin brother. He served in the Civil War from 8/21/1862-6/8/1865. Following his return from the war he married Nancy Charlotte Beardsley (1845-1829 in Los Angeles California) on 8/10/1865 in New Field Tompkins NY. Charlotte, as she preferred to be called, was the daughter of James Beardsley and Nancy Fitzgerald. Wesley was originally a Nursery man. He held this job until around 1880 when he joined the family boot and shoe business as a shoe salesman. Wesley and Charlotte had four children; La Motte (1868-1/1904), Gertrude (1872-2/6/1877), Reuben (1874) and Myrtle (1880-5/18/1938) (more on the children in next post)
Eli (1845-12/30/1907) married 8/10/1865 to Frances Delphine Beardsley (1845-1914), daughter of Lucius Beardsley and Marietta Aiken. Eli was in the shoe business, working as a shoe maker and Cobbler for the Stanley Brothers Boot and Shoe Factory. He later opened his own store in Catharine. Eli had an inter5est in race horses and owned one that he raced in Watkins Glen. Eli and Delphine had no children.
Frank (1849-1908) married 12/2/1868 to Mary Alice Bowlby (1849-4/13/1888), daughter of Nelson Bowlby and Mary McGillvray. Frank worked as a traveling salesman for the boot and shoe factory. Eventually he settled down and ran the shoe store in Odessa NY. Frank had an interest in race horses and owned one that he raced in Watkins Glen. Frank and Alice had two daughters; Luella Stanley (1870-6/1903)-married 12/23/1902 to Milo Durand. They had no children, and Edna Stanley (1879-?) Married 2/8/1899 to Le Grande T. Couch, son of Charles Couch and Mary Turner. They lived in Odessa and had one daughter(Esther Couch (2/7/1903-1941- married John Bell Jr. and settled in Rochester NY 1 son John Bell III)
Ann Eliza Stanley (12/25/1851-9/1917) married 3/12/1870 to Stearns Jamison Catlin (1848-1915) son of Ralph Lee Caitlin and Eliza Newman. Ann and Stearns lived on a farm in the village of Odessa. They had 7 children; Claude Caitlin ( ), Unnamed Caitlin ( ), Agnes Caitlin (1874-3/21/1923 in Savannah Georgia), Lucretia Delphine Catlin, Frances Catlin, Ida Catlin, Phineas Catlin. Stearns was a farmer. (more on the children in next post)
3. Eli Stanley 1820-9/9/1872 Eli Stanley followed his parents to Tompkins County, where he met and married around 1840 to Lillian Chambers from Lansing, Tompkins, NY.(1820-11/11/1904). Like the rest of his family, Eli was a shoe maker. In 1850 he and his growing family had settled in Dryden, Tompkins County NY. By 1860 he had moved to Hector NY and continued his shoe work. Eli settled in the village of Havana town of Montour, NY by 1865, where he opened a shoe store. Eli and Lillian are buried in the Montour Cemetery. They had 6 children. All of the children, except Lily were recorded as being born in Tompkins County. Lily was born in Schuyler; William (1855-), Charles (1841-), Harriett (1850-), Augusta 1851-), Calista (1853) Clara Belle (1860-1938), George (1863), Lillie 1865)
Charles (5/16/1842-12/23/1890) settled in Ithaca and sold Boots and shoes. He married in 1868 to Kitty M. Meaney (4/ 8/ 1847-4/14/1937) They had three children; Maud Stanley (1869) married William Blackman (4/1866) in 1894. William worked as a dry goods salesman. Maud and William lived with Charles and Kitty. They had Catherine E. Blackman (12/1889), no other information available at this time, Clarence Stanley (5/ 1880 d. Oct. 12, 1884), Charles Stanley Jr.(May, 1896 d. Dec. 19, 1896)
Harriett (1850-) married in 1870 to John H. Quigley (1843) in Havana Schuyler NY. In 1870 they lived with John’s mother, Elizabeth Quigley (1810) and his brother Alvah J. Quigley. Alvah worked in a factory. John worked as a livery man. In or around 1877 John H. and Harriet Quigley have moved to Battle Creek Calhoun Michigan where John works in a machine shop. The Quigley’s had two sons) both born in New York State.; Oscar Quigley (1873),Harry Quigley (1875) John and Harriett have moved to Butt Montana where John worked as a conductor on the Railroad. Oscar Quigley married Louise (unknown) and settled in Wisconsin. Harry Quigley moved with his parent to Butt Montana. In 1897 while still living in Michigan, Harry married in Ada (unknown)(1882 Michigan-) Harry worked as an actor. Not able to make a living in acting, Harry switched to advertising for a shoe business. Clearly he had inherited the Stanley love for foot ware. Harry and Ada had two daughters; Florence (1902), Leroy (1904)
Augusta Aleverette (9/1854-) married in 1871 to Charles Quigley(1/1849) brother of John H. Quigley, son of Elizabeth Quigley. They remained in Havana Schuyler NY where Charles worked as a harness maker. They had two sons, both born in Havana NY; Wirt S. Quigley (1873) and Chester (6/1880) apprenticed as an engineer in 1900. Charles and Augusta moved to Philadelphia Pa., where Charles worked as a wall paper hanger. By 1920 Charles and Augusta have moved to Fredericksburg Virginia where Charles is manager of a ware house. By 1930 they have retired to Hillsborough, Florida.
George (1850) settled in Watkins Glen NY and worked as a photographer. Married Carrie Burke, settled in Ithaca NY. Their daughter Ida Mae Stanley married 2/1904 to Leland B. Clark of Ithaca (The History of the town of Catharine) no addition information is available at this time.
Clara Belle (1853-1838) Clara Belle Stanley never married. She remained in Montour Falls and lived with her mother until her mother’s death in 1904. She continued to live with her sister Lillie, who supported the two of them through her book keeping work, until Clara’s own death in 1938. No children.
Lillie (Dec. 1856) remained at home with her mother until her mother’s death ibn 1904. In 1900 Lillie is the sole provider for her mother and sister Cora Belle. She is working for Life Touch photography as a photographer. She later worked as a book keeper. Lillie never married. She remained in Montour Falls, where she purchased a home, 104 Broadway Street. She died sometime after 1940 and is buried in the Montour Cemetery with her parents and Sister Clara Belle. No children.
A curious note about this family, they consistently gave incorrect ages on Census records and on their head stones. All of Eli’s children appear in the Census by 1865, with Lily the youngest being 9 years old.
3. Hoyt Stanley 4/10/1829-9/22/1915. Hoyt was born in Connecticut and moved with his parents and siblings to Tompkins NY. After his parent separated Hoyt remained with his mother, Lois in Tioga County. Like his father and siblings, Hoyt was a shoe maker and shoe salesman. Around 1852 Hoyt married Sarah (unknown)(1832-1892). They continued to live with Lois Stanley, moving to Catharine by 1855. By 1860 Hoyt and Sarah have moved to Dundee, Yates NY. They settled briefly in Elmira by 1870. In 1880 Hoyt, Sarah and the children have moved to Ohio where Hoyt is working as a Dancing Master. In 1892 Hoyt and Sarah appear in Buffalo NY. Hoyt is working as a musician. The children are grown and gone. Following Sarah’s death around 1892, Hoyt moved in with his daughter, Hannah Amelia, now married to ? Phillips with a daughter of her own (Amy Phillips (1890-) Mr. Phillips does not appear in the 1892 NY state census or in any census following. It is unclear whether he left the family or was deceased, as Lois is recorded as married. Hoyt again listed his occupation as shoe maker.
Hoyt moved to Kansas City Missouri, where he died of a nature gas explosion in his home in 1915. Hoyt and Sarah had the following children; Ame Stanley (1853-1859), Hannah Amelia Stanley (1855-11/14/1930 Kansas City Mo. ) Married James Lewis Machey. Lois Stanley (2/14/1859-)- married ? Phillips. She remarried, (unknown) Bury. No additional information is known at this time.
5. Charles Starr Stanley Jr. 5/16/1832-12/23/1890. Charles was born in Connecticut and moved to Tompkins County with his family. When his parents separated, Charles remained with his mother in Tioga NY. He moved to Catharine with his mother and brother Hoyt’s family in 1855. Like the rest of his family, Charles was a shoe maker. In 1855 Charles married Rebecca O. Brown (1/31/1936-12/9/1888). The couple moved to Hector to live with father Starr Stanley. Charles and his family moved to Trumansburg, Tompkins NY where he worked as a shoe and boot maker/salesman. Charles and Rebecca had the following children; Norman Buell Stanley (10/24/1856-11/30/1936), Jerome Stanley (8/21/1858-5/1910) married Cora (Unknown, settled in Trumansburg working as a barber, Ella Stanley (1859)Emmett Stanley (1871), Pearl Stanley (1874)
Norman Buell Stanley (10/24/1856-11/30/1936) Married Mary Elizabeth Hewitt (1855-1933.Norman settled in Havana Schuyler NY and worked as a barber, a trade he passed on to his children. They had six children; Newton Hewitt Stanley (3/6/1877), Floyd Norman Stanley (1887), Hugh Charles Stanley (1879-1945), Earl Wayne Stanley (1881-1749), Mary Elizabeth Stanley (1890-1978), Susan Rebecca Stanley (1893-1925) (more on the children in next post)
Jerome Stanley (8/21/1858-5/1910) married in 1876 to Cora (Unknown, settled in Trumansburg working as a barber, Jerome and Cora had three children; Bernice Stanley (1898 d. 1927 never married), Lena Stanley (12/1885) and Fordyce Stanley (11/2/1892)(more on Fordyce in next post)
Ella Stanley (1859) no further information available at this time
Emmett Stanley (1871),no further information available at this time
Pearl Stanley (1874) No information available at this time.