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Aaron Stanley (b. June 1787, d. January 07, 1866)Aaron Stanley (son of Joseph Stanley and Catherine Hilton) was born June 1787 in Guilford County, North Carolina1279, and died January 07, 1866 in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana1280.He married Mary (Molly) Cuppy on October 24, 1811 in Clermont County, Ohio1281, daughter of Henry Cuppy and Sarah Malone.
Notes for Aaron Stanley:
History of Wayne Co. IN-article on Levi Stanley, p. 302.Aaron Stanley was a native of NC.He settled in Ohio after attaining his majority in 1809 or 1810, and in 1818 removed to Union Co. IN.He resided there nearly half a century and subsequently removed to Richmond where he died.He married Mary, daughter of Henry and Sarah Cuppy, and to them were born 13 children--Eliphalet, Levi, Rebecca, Henry, Sarah, Nicholas, Nancy, Joseph, Emily, Jane, Amanda, Melvina, and Mary."
1850 Wayne Co. IN census
Aaron Stanley 63-farmer-b. NC
Elizabeth 22-b. IN
Amanda 18-b. IN
Melvina 15-b. IN
Mary 11-b. IN
Susannah 10-b. IN
1860 Wayne Co. IN census
Aaron Stanley 70-retired-b. NC
Mary A. 28-b. OH
Elizabeth E. Nutter-29-b. IN
Malinda E. 9-b. IN
Ida R.-4-b. IN
Obit. (Richmond, IN.)
-Death of an old citizen--Aaron Stanley, an old citizen of this county, and for a few years past, a resident of this city, died on Sun. evening last, at the advanced age of 78 years.He died of diease of the heart.He was a remarkably healthy man, having never had occasion to call a physician during his long life, until within a few days of his death.He was buried at the Cemetery, east of the city, on Tues. morning.
Will of Aaron Stanley.(Wayne Co. IN.)
Record of the last will and testament and codicil thereon of Aaron Stanley deceased filed in the office of the clerk of the Wayne Common Please Court. January 10, 1866.
I Aaron Stanley of the County of Wayne and State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills and testaments by me at any time herebefore made.
1.I will and direct that my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid by the executor of my case.
2.It is my will that my wife Mary Ann Stanley if she survives me, shall take and hold so much and such part of my estate as she shall be entitled to by the laws of the state of Indiana in force at the time of my decease.If she dies before me, her heirs shall take no part of my estate, except as hereafter provided.
3.I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Malinda E. Stanley our bed, bedstead and complete supply of bedding to be by her selected out of any articles of that kind owned by me at the time of my demise.
4.I give devise and bequeath to my wife Mary Ann if she survives me all the household and kitchen furniture remaining after said selection has been made by said Malinda.
5.I will and direct that all my estate real personal and mixed which shall remain after satisfying the above requests shall be sold and converted into money by my executor hereafter named and of the proceeds thereof:
6.I give, devise, and bequeath to my daughter Malvina Turner and her descendants the sum of $500 but if she shall die bearing no descendants then and in that case I give devise and bequeath the said sum of $500 to my sons Levi, Henry, and Nicholas and their descendants or the survivors of them in equal fashions.
7.I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth E. Nutter the sum of $400 but if she dies leaving no descendants, then and in that case, I give, devise, and bequeath the said sum of $400 to my sons Levi, Henry, and Nicholas and their descendants or the survivors of them in equal fashions.
8.The rest and residue of the said proceeds I give devise and bequeath to my daughters Malinda E. and Clarietta and be divided between them in equal portions but it either Malinda or Clarietta should die leaving no descendants then and in that case I give devise and bequeath the whole of said residue to the survivor of them or their descendants.
9. If both of my said daugthers Malinda and Clarietta should die bearing no descendants, then and in that case I give devise and bequeath the said residue to my said sons Levi, Henry, and Nicholas and my said daughter Malvina Turner in equal fashions.As if either of my said sons or daughter Malvina should die leaving no descendants then and in that case I give devise and bequeath the portion or portions of the one or ones so doing to the survivors of them and the descendants of such of them as shall have died leaving no descendants.
10.My son Eliphalet and my daughters Harriett Conley and Mary E. Zeek having already received from me as much as I wish them to have of my estate I hereby grant, devise and bequeath nothing more than the individual sum of $1 and nothing more from my estate.
11.I nominate and appoint Daniel b. Crawford, guardian of my said daughter, Malinda when she arrives at the age of 21 years or is married.
12.I nominate and appoint my wife Mary Ann as guardian of my daughter Clarietta until she arrives at the age of 21 or is married by in case my said wife shall again marry her guardianship of said child shall cease and determine upon such marriage and instead I hereby do appoint the said Daniel B. Crawford to have the guardianship of said Clarietta.
13.I nominate and appoint Thomas H. Young executor of this my last will and testament and empower him to sell my estate, real or personal, as above provided either at private or public sale, after such notice and upon such terms and conditions as shouc be most advantageous to my estate and so execute and deliver to the purchaser or purchasers all the rights, titles, and interest vested in me and which I could or might convey as fully and officially as though executed by myself when living.
In testimony whereof I have hereto set my name and seal this 31 day of August 1864.
Codicil-Dec 15. 1865
Whereas I, Aaron Stanley, on the 31st day of August 1864 made and executed my last will and testament of that date, now I do make and devise the following to be a codicil to the same.
1.I hereby revoke and annul the second clause of the said will and herein I made the following provision for my said wife Mary Ann Stanley to wit:I give, devise and bequeath to my said wife Mary Ann for and during the term of her natural life or so long as she remains my widow the following described real estate that is in Wayne County, Indiana to wit; Lot number nine (9) in that part of the city of Richmond laid out by Jesse Iden to be used and occupied and enjoyed by her for a home and for a support and maintenance for her and my daughters Malinda and Clarietta as long as said daughters shall desire to make their home with her. And in the death or marriage of said wife I give, devise, and bequeath the said real estate to my sons Levi, Henry, and Nicholas and to my daughters Malvina, Malinda, and Clarietta and their descendants in equal portions.But if either of my said sons or daughters shall died before the death or marriage of my said wife leaving no descendants then and in such case the portion of such deceased child or children I give devise and bequeath to the survivors of them and the descendants to the living descendants.In making the ? devise I estimate and fix the value of said real estate so devised at $3,500 and I further give devise and bequeath to my said wife a sufficientamount of the proceeds of the residue of my estate to make when taken in connection with said sum of #3,500 and shall not exceed one third of my estate as aforesaid.The one third part of my entire real estate remaining after the payment of all my debts, funeral expenses,and expenses of the administrator, my executor may pay to her from time to time such sum or sums thereof as shall be convenient, taking care that the aggregate amount of such payments together with said sum of $3,500 not exceed the one third part of my estate aforesaid.In case my said wife shall refuse or die? within one year after my decease to accept the provision made herein ... in such case I revoke and annul each and every devise I made in her favor in said willand I will and direct that in such case she shall take no part of my personal estate, except for $300 allowed to her by law .....(rest is illegible-LJ)
Is the Mary A. Stanley who m. James W. Donahoe Nov. 25, 1866 the widow of Aaron?
More About Aaron Stanley:
Burial: Unknown, Elkhorn Cemetery, Wayne County, IN.
More About Aaron Stanley and Mary (Molly) Cuppy:
Marriage: October 24, 1811, Clermont County, Ohio.1283
Children of Aaron Stanley and Mary (Molly) Cuppy are:
- +Levi Stanley, b. July 13, 1814, Clermont County, Ohio1284, d. April 25, 1891, Wayne County, Indiana1284.