I have basically the same documents that you have.I don't know what relationship you have to the Stallings but Lydia LNU b. 1775 NC and Kader Stallings b. ca. 1746 NC and died abt. 1817 Perqumans Co., NC were my 4th gr grandparents.They married about 1789 in Perquimans Co., NC and where all the children were born.The first record I've found of Lydia by herself is the 1820 Greene Co., GA census.
Lydia outlived Kader Stallings by about 30-35 yrs. dying sometime after 1850 in Randolph Co., AL having moved there after 1842 from Carroll Co.,GA.
In 1820 Lydia is listed as Wd. Lidda Stallings living in Greene County, Georgia.She has 2 males to age 10, 2 males 10/16, 1 male 20/26, one female to 10, and one female 26/45.She has four males who are in agriculture and she has one female slave to age of 14.
The 1840 census for Carroll County, Georgia, shows: Lydia Stallings as head of household on page 50 with the following household composition:
1 male age 20-30
1 female age 60-70
Lydia lives just a few door away from her daughter Lynnea and husband Hinchey P. Mabry.
On the Randolph County, Alabama 1850 Census Year Slave Schedule, Lydia Stallings owned four slaves,one 45 year old female, one 5 year old female,one 4 year old Mulatto male, and one Mulattofemale between the age of 7 to 12 months.
Lydia is living in Randolph County, Alabama, in Beat #14.She is age 75 head of household, with a worth of $1,000.She was born in North Carolina.She lives next door to John and Nancy Lockley.Also lives next door to William and Elizabeth Lynch and family.Living a few homes away is Mary Mabry age 55 and her daughter Susan age 22.
The James G. Stallings b. abt. 1829 was the grandson of Lydia and Kader and son of Moses Stallings and Mary Mabry.They being my 3rd gr grandparents and he my 4th gr uncle.James and family are living in Almond, Randolph County Alabama in 1860 when the census was taken on Sept. 25th.He is age 31 a farmer, Margaret is age 25, Charles M. is age 9, Sarah M. is age 7 and Mary E. is age 2.All were listed as born in GA. which would be correct.
James Norris Stallings who died and whose children were mentioned in these records was the son of Kader Stallings and Lydia LNU. Greenberry Stallings named as guardian was brother to James Norris Stallings.Branch M. Mabry seems to be brother of Hinchia Parham Mabry who married Lynnea Stallings, and Mary Mabry who married Moses Stalling both being children of Kader and Lydia Stallings.
My question is if and this is a big "IF" James Stallings was married to Lydia LNU, why would Greenberry be named as guardian, when Lydia was very much alive and very capable of taking care of the children?She had a home, land, money, slaves, etc. She continued for the next 20 yrs or more buying, selling land, slaves, etc.She doesn't seem to have been a helpless female.
James Norris Stallings was married to a Sarah LNU. nothing more is known of her.They had three children, Martha Stallings b. ab. 1810, Elizabeth b. abt. 1812 and Duke William Stallings b. 1816-17, all three born GA.
Minute court of Ordinary Wills 1828-1836, Index-end, Green Co, GA:
pages 58-59, Nov court 1830
Ordered that G. B. Stallings be appointed guardian of Miss Elizabeth Stallings who being of full age and appeared in open court and made claim of said Green B. Stallings as Guardian, orphan of James Stallings dec'd, John G. Gastin & Branch M. Mabry security. (Elizabeth over age 14)
Ordered that Green B. Stallings be appointed guardian of Duke W. Stallings, orphan of James Stallings dec'd, John G. Gastin & Branch M. Mabry security. (Duke under age 14)
Ordered that bonds be posted in the amount of $200 per each orphan.
Guardian Bonds 1821, Index-page 300, Green Co, GA:
Pages 246-247, recorded Monday, Nov 8, 1830
Green B Stallings, John G. Gastin & Branch M. Mabry post bond of $200 Nov 1, 1830 in obligation that Green B. Stallings is appointed guardian to Duke W. Stallings, orphan of James Stallings dec'd.
Green B Stallings, John G. Gastin & Branch M. Mabry post bond of $200 Nov 1, 1830 in obligation that Green B. Stallings is appointed guardian to Elizabeth Stallings, orphan of James Stallings dec'd.