Thank you very much to all those who responded. I thought it might help spark some other thoughts with the background for my question, so here is the text I am basing my questions on: (We have no idea who the author was and what it was published in)
From Sam Jones:
Following is an article from the Maryland Historical Society Files:
George L. Stansbury
George L. Stansbury, the well-known and popular owner of General's Point, a beautiful farm nearly a mile in length and almost entirely surrounded by water, was born on this place March 19, 1852, the youngest son of Darius and Mary J. Stansbury.His maternal grandfather was a contractor and builder residing in Baltimore.The paternal grandfather, George Stansbury, made his home upon the present farm of our subject, which for over two centuries has been in the possession of the family, the first purchaser having received a grant for the same from Lord Baltimore.Since locating here the family has been prominently identified with the growth and prosperity of this section and its members have been numbered among the representatives and honored citizens.The father of our subject was born in 1804 at the ancestral home, where he resided for years, and he also spent some time in the city of Baltimore.His death occured in 1879, ten years after the death of his wife.To them were born four children, but the two brothers of George L. are now deceased.His sister is the widow of Charles E. Lynch.
Until after the close of the Civil War, Mr. Stansbury, of this review, was reared on the old home farm.He then accompanied his parents on their removal to the city, where he completed his literary education.He pursued his studies in both public and private schools of Baltimore County.On attaining his majority he started out in life for himself by operating the farm which he now owns.It is a valuable piece of one hundred and sixty acres under a high state of cultivation and improved with good and substantial buildings.
In 1880 was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Stansbury and Miss Mary S. Lynch, eldest daughter of Josua Lynch, who lived on the lower part of Patapsco Neck.They have interesting children, Charles E. and Mary E., both attending school.Being a strong temperence man, Mr. Stansbury gives his unwavering allegiance to the Prohibition party, and he and his wife attend the Methodist Eposcopal Church, in which he is now serving as trustee.He is a worthy representative of one of the oldest and most highly respected families of this district, and is owner of one of the finest farms in the Patapsco Neck.he is an energetic, progressive agriculturist, a wide-awake and reliable business man, and a citizen of whom any community might be justly proud.
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