3rd generationNicholas Stansell1756 - 1819
NICHOLAS STANSELL, the son of William and Elizabeth, was born on September 13, 1756.Nicholas was raised in the Mohawk Valley.Nicholas served in the Revolutionary War.In 1778, he married Margaret Featherly.A year later, Nicholas, his father, John Featherly and their families along with the Indian-trader, Hendrick Wemple, traversed the Mohawk River up the Clyde River, becoming the first white men to settle in Wayne County, New York.Nicholas died on December 11, 1819 in Wayne County, New York.
He and Margaret had ten children:
1.Betsy (Stansell) Baber - GonzalleySept.2, 1779(married ------ Baber, &Benjamin Gonzalley)
2.John Stansell March 29.1779 (John died while serving in the War of 1812)
3.William B. StansellOct.19, 1782William married Susanna Otta, who died on August 22, 1838.His 2nd wife was Elizabeth.William served intheRevolutionary War.He settled in the town of Arcadia in a hamlet originally called Lockville, which was eventually joined to Millers’s Basin to become Newark, New York.He fathered 13 children.William contracted for and dug 3 miles of the Erie Canal, which ran through his farm.When the canal was completed, his son George, opened the locks which connected the waters of Lake Erie and the Hudson Riber.William died October 22, 1857.His second wife, Elizabeth was alive at this time.(Elizabeth was married to a man name Cronise or Conine before she married William.)
4.Nicholas J. StansellSept.26, 1784 (Nicholas married Elizabeth Newcombon July 8, 1807.His second wife was Susannah Thayer who he married in 1823.He move to Rose area, New York between 1820 and 1830.Nicholas J. was killed in an accident while skidding logs in Wolcott Township, Wayne County on June 8, 1844.)
5.Henry Stansell was born onMay 15, 1786Henry married Mary A. White. (Henry moved to Michigan Territory after 1830)
6.Isaac StansellNov. 21, 1787 (Isaac was in Sodus, New York in 1830, moved to Michigan Territory & Ohio)
7.Mary ( Stansell ) Adams September 9, 1789
8.Samuel Stansell was born on Dec. 28, 1795.(The history of Samuel follows)
9.George Stansell February 13, 1800.On April 1, 1819, George married Electa Aldrich, who was born in 1801. Electa died Nov.27, 1863 at age 62.George died Feb.10, 1883.He had 10 children - 5 boys and 5 girls.
10. Margaret(Stansell) Kale June 6, 1803
__________________________________________________________________________________________ 4th generation Samuel Stansell1795 - 1828
SAMUEL STANSELL was born in New York, on December 28, 1795, the 8th child of Margaret (Featherly) and Nicholas Stansell - just six years after his family had arrived in Wayne County.In May of 1789, Samuel’s father, Nicholas, along with Samuel’s grandfather, William Stansell, and John Featherly, their wives and children had come from the Mohawk Valley by water, piloted by Hendrick Wemple, a pioneer Indian-Trader. They had settled on the high land close by the Clyde River.These were the first white settlers in Wayne County, New York.
Samuel married Sally ------------ in -------------.Sally and Samuel had four children during the years 1820 through 1827.In 1828, Samuel was killed while moving his brother, Nicholas, to Wolcott Township, New York.The load of goods overturned, and Samuel died at the early age of 32.Sally had four young children to raise on her own; John age 8, Lewis age 6, Harriet age 4, and James Jay, not yet 2 years of age.
On November 8, 1828 Sally appeared in Surrogate’s Court (file #049) and renounced right to the administration of estate and requested that William "a brother of the deceased be appointed."She signed with her mark.There was an inventory of estate and a Bond of Administration posted by William and Isaac Stansell and Richard Jones.
In 1839, in Surrogate’s Court file no. 01666, petitions for guardianship for John Nelson Stansell, age 18, Lewis Stansell, age 16, Harriet Louise, age 14; and James J. Stansell, age 12, were filed. Harwood Bannister was appointed guardian and George and William Stansell agreed to appointment.(I am making the assumption that Sally must have died at about this time.)
The children of Sally and Samuel Stansell follow;
1.John Nelson Stansell August 24, 1820.John Nelson was born in Arcadia, New York.He married Susan Kincaid about 1850.John enlisted in the Michigan 10th Cavalry in 1863, during the Civil War. He mustered out of the Cavalry on November 21, 1865. He died in 1884.John and Susan had six children.
2.Lewis Stansell 1822
3.Harriet Louise Stansell 1824
4.James Jay Stansell was born on February 15, 1827