James Stanley

James Stanley and wife in a wagon

One of the oldest pictures of Valton Friends Church. "Uncle Jimmy" Stanley, (1808-1898) who ministered among Friends for forty years, is seated in the buggy.

Picture is from "The Heritage Book" By the Valton Friends Church

Reedsburg Free Press May 6, 1898
Uncle James Stanley dies Tuesday and was buried Thursday. He was 89 years of age, and was respected by all who knew him. Dr. Slack of Hesper Iowa, was sent for to preach the funeral sermon. He was buried at Oaks.

History of Sauk County Wisconsin Illustrated 1880
James Stanley,farmer and recorded minister of "The Friends" Church, at Valton; residence, Sec. 22; P.O. Valton; son of James and Agnes Stanley; was born in Surry Co., N.C., Dec. 9, 1808; when about 18 years of age, moved to Randolph Co., Ind.; was married at Springfield, meeting of Friends, Wayne Co., Ind., March 25, 1829, to Jemmima Mills, daughter of Richard and Nancy Mills; Mrs. Stanley was born in Clinton Co., Ohio; they have had six childeren--Elmina (deceased) was the wife of Charles Beson; Nancy, died when 16 years of age; Martha, died when 23 years of age; Huldah, married to William Pickering, living in Clay Co., Iowa; Elkana, married to Catherine Wright, living in Woodland. In 1857, Mr. Stanley and family came to Sauk Co., Wis., settled on Sec. 22, Woodland; have 80 acres of land. Mr. Stanley has been the Recorded Minister of the Valton Branch of the "Ironton Monthly Meeting of Friends" since its organization (June 18, 1873).

  • Father : James Stanley
  • Mother : Agnes
  • Birth date : December 9, 1808
  • Born at : Surry Co., North Carolina
  • Married : Jemima Mills
  • Marriage date : March 25, 1829
  • Married at : Friends Meeting, Wayne Co. Indiana
  • Death date : April 26, 1898
  • Buried at : Oaks Cemetery, Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Children :
    Elmina Stanley
    Nancy Stanley
    Martha Stanley
    Huldah Stanley
    Elkanh Stanley

    To see a close-up picture of James and his wife.


    Birth-Oaks Cemetery and Cemetery inscriptions of Sauk County Wisconsin, Volume 5 and History of Valton by Gilbert Mortimer.
    Marriage-History of Valton by Gilbert Mortimer.
    Death-Oaks Cemetery and Cemetery inscriptions of Sauk County Wisconsin, Volume 5 and History of Valton by Gilbert Mortimer.
    Buried-Oaks Cemetery; Cemetery inscriptions of Sauk County Wisconsin, Volume 5, page's 116 and 122.
    Obituary-Reedsburg Free Press
    Other-1881 Sauk County Business Directory Page 7; Elkanh's death certificate; History of Valton by Gilbert Mortimer page's 4, 7 and 13.
    Bio.-History of Sauk County Wisconsin Illustrated (1880).

    For more information please see Jerry F. Richmond's Genealogy Page and Quaker Membership Records Valton & Ironton Monthly Meetings Sauk County, Wisconsin.

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