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George W. Stanley

STANLEY, George W., who has been engaged in farming in McDonough County, Ill., for nearly forty years, was born in Guilford County, N. C, on March 13, 1837. He is a son of John and Lureny (Poe) Stanley, natives of North Carolina. Mr. Stanley left North Carolina when he was about thirteen years old, and lived for one year in Iowa. Thence he went to Henderson County, Ill., and thence came to McDonough County in 1867. There he located on Section 6, Walnut Grove Township, where he bought 163 acres of land. Two years later he purchased • eighty acres more, and has built up a fine place.

On March 8, 1866, Mr. Stanley was married to Nancy A. Woods, who was born in Pennsylvania. Six children resulted from this union, namely: Ella, Ethen Otis, Mrs. Morilla L. Beaver, Lester, Effie and Leota. The mother- of this family died on August 15, 1883. On February 18, 1885, Mr. Stanley married Cynthia A. Creel, who was born in McDonough County. Her father, Silas Creel, was born in Kentucky, and was an old settler in Macomb Township, where he was an elder in the church throughout his mature life. Her mother was formerly Elizabeth Bland, a native of Kentucky. Mrs. Stanley was one of a family of twelve children, seven of whom are living. Politically, Mr. Stanley is a Republican, and has held the office of Road Commissioner and School Director.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, pages 1009-1010, extracted 30 Jul 2020 by Norma Hass.

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