Daughters of the American Revolution
Member #833222
Ancestor: Robert ELDER, b. abt 1730 Perth, Scotland - d. 1807 Franklin Co PA

Supplementary DAR application:

Application for Ancestor: JOHN STANLEY
who was born in Coventry, Conn. on the 15 day of June, 1750
and died in South Shaftsbury, VT on the 30 day of Sept. 1806...
Ancestor's services:
1. John Stanley's name appears on the payrolls of Captain Bigelows Co.
in Col. Walbridge's Regiment of service done in the alarm at Cambridge and
Saratoga in July 1781.
Found in Revolutionary Records of Vermont page 399, 431, 480.

"Emma B. Stanley Kennedy Nat'l Number 162955 has proven this line in DAR"
..from Dyer Diadebt Stanley
DAR and LDS online catalogs list book by Emma Stanley Kennedy:
"Stanley-Shipman and Kennedy-Gregg and allied families, 1932." 
LDS FHL US/CAN Film 875385 Item 8 
"Includes ancestors in England and Scotland to the early 1600s."
Family record:
John Stanley record from Town Clerk
at South Shaftsbury Vermont and Vital records of Coventry Conn.
I, Nancy Anne Elder Petersen,
b. in Eugene, County of Lane, State of Oregon, July 13, 1940
Daughter of:
Winifred Elsie Henry Elder, b. July 29, 1916 Married: June 9, 1938
husband: Martin Irwin Elder, b. Nov. 17, 1912-d. Aug. 16, 1989
Daughter of David Chauncey Henry born Aug 10, 1879-d. Oct. 1962
wife:. Mabel Haggard born Dec. 21, 1879-d.June16, 1944 Married Aug 3, 1910
Son of Clarence King Henry, b. May 27, 1855-d.Apr. 30, 1931
wife: Lois Rife, born Jan 1, 1857 Married: Nov. 11, 1878
Son of William Lucas Henry, born Mar 13, 1826 Died Dec. 19,1908
wife Melissa A. Stanley, born July 17, 1827 Died Dec. 13, 1913
Married July 12, 1853
The said Melissa A. Stanley, born July 17, 1827 Died Dec. 13, 1913
was the child of
Dyer Diadebt Stanley, b. Aug 3, 1805 d. March 9, 1890
and his wife Belinda Martha Pease, b. Aug 13, 1807, d. Jan 31, 1887
Married Aug. 23, 1826
Child of Dyer Date Stanley, b. Mar. 27, 1781-d.Apr 5, 1813 and his wife
Amy Hawley (Holley) b. 1784-d.Jun 14, 1830 Married Nov. 11, 1802
Child of John Stanley, b. Jun 15, 1750 - d. Sept. 30, 1806 and his wife
Mary Fuller, b. Dec. 1752 - d. Jan 17, 1800 Married Oct. 15, 1772

Web resources: LDS FAMILY SEARCH: http://www.familysearch.org
Clarence K. HENRY
Wife Lois RIFE, M: 11 Nov. 1878 Livingston, MO

Melissa Amanda STANLEY
B: 17 Jun 1827, Smyrna, Chenango, NY

Dyer Diadebt STANLEY
B: 3 Aug 1805 Middlefield, Otsego, NY
D: 9 Mar 1890 Genoa, Dekalb, IL
M: 23 Aug 1826 Georgetown, Madison, NY

B: 27 May 1781 Coventry, Tolland, CT
D: 1813 Middlefield, Otsego, NY
M: 17 Nov 1805 Shaftsbury, Bennington, VT

B: 15 Jun 1750 Coventry, Tolland, CT
D: 30 Sep 1806 Shaftsbury, Bennington, VT
M: 15 Oct 1772 Coventry, Tolland, CT
Wife: Mary FULLER B: 1 Dec 1751 Coventry, Tolland, CT
D: 17 Jan 1800 Shaftsbury, Bennington, VT

B: 1723 Coventry, Tolland, CT
D: 14 Sep 1807, Shaftsbury, Bennington, VT
M: 14 Nov 1748, Coventry, Tolland, CT
B: 7 MAR 1726, Coventry, Tolland, CT
D: 12 Dec. 1787, Shaftsbury, Bennington, VT

B: 24 Sept 1724, Hartford, Hartford, CT
D: 8 Apr 1799, So. Shaftsbury, Bennington, VT

B: 11 Sep 1667, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
D: 12 Apr 1750, Conventry, Tolland, CT
M: 1719

B: 15 Jun 1643, Salem, Essex, MA
D: 10 Feb 1709, Attleboro, Bristol, MA
M: 14 Dec 1664, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
Wife: Marie Elizabeth WILMARTH (WILLMOT)
B:4 Apr 1647, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA

B: 1615, Southampton, Hampshire, England
D: 14 Dec. 1688, Dedham, Norfolk, MA
M: bef Aug 1643, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA

B: 1 Mar 1606, Redenhill, Harleston, Norfolk, England
D: 30 May 1659, of Redenhall, Norfolk, England
M: 1598, Redenhall, Norfolk, England

B: Abt 1548, Redenhall, Harlston, Norfolk, England
D: May 1614, Of, Redenhall, Norfolk, England
M: 29 Jan 1572, Starston, Norfolk, England

More Fuller connections:
Richard Hardesty and Fullers:

Caleb Johnson and Mayflower Fullers:

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DAR entry in Ancestry.com:
Mrs. Emma B. Stanley Kennedy.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Volume 163 page 289
DAR ID Number: 162955
Born in DeKalb County, Ill.
Wife of Earle M. Kennedy.
Descendant of John Stanley, Lieut. Col. Mathias Shipman, Capt. Jacob Shipman, Godfrey
Fiester, Capt. John Robb, Elijah Fuller, Francis Blanden and Ensign Samuel Wing, as
1. Leroy John Stanley (1831-1908) m. 1871 Mary Charlotte Shipman (1846-1915).
2. Dyer Diadebt Stanley (1805-90) m. 1826 Belinda Martha Pease (1807-87); Isaac Shipman
(1803-89) m. 1844 Susanna Fiester (1816-1906).
3. Dyer Date Stanley (1781-1813) m. 1802 Amy Hawley (1784-1830); John Shipman
(1774-1849) m. 1797 Charlotte LaRue (Larew) (1779-1867); Jacob [p.289] Fiester
(1782-1818) m. 1807 Mary Robb (1789-1876); Jesse Pease, Jr. (b. 1789), m. 1806 Abigail
Larned (d. 1857).
4. John Stanley m. 1772 Mary Fuller (1752-1800); Jacob Shipman m. Maria — (1752-1827);
Godfrey Fiester m. 1780 Mary Magdalena Kepner (1755-1832); Jesse Pease (b. 1738) m. 1785
Martha Wing (b. 1762); John Robb m. Jerusha Craft (1759-1842); Amariah Learned
(1732-1811) m. 1772 Susanna Bianden (b. 1750).
5. Mathias Shipman m. Margaret Sharpenstein (1730-1801); Elijah Fuller m. 1747 Mary
Millington (1724-1803); Francis Blanden m. 2d 1749 Abigail Tozer; Samuel Wing m. 1st 1759
Joanna Haskell (1740-69).
John Stanley (1749-1806) served as private under Captains Bigelow and Downer, Colonel
Walbridge's regiment, Vermont troops. He was born in England; died in Shaftsbury, Vt.
Mathias Shipman (1726-1812) was commissioned major of the 1st regiment, Sussex County,
New Jersey militia, 1776, and was made lieutenant-colonel, 1777. He was born in Saybrook,
Conn.; died in Greenwich, N. J.
Jacob Shipman (1750-1833) was conductor of team brigade in the Wagonmaster General's
department, and also commanded a company in the 1st battalion, Sussex County, New
Jersey militia. He died in Pennsylvania.
Godfrey Fiester (1748-1813) served as private in Capt. Henry Christ's company, 2d battalion,
Pennsylvania rifle regiment. He was born in Germany.
Also No. 156350.
John Robb (1725-93) was captain of the 3d company, 3d battalion, Northumberland County,
Pennsylvania militia. He was born in Cumberland County; died in Lycoming County, Pa.
Elijah Fuller (1724-99) served as private in Captain Brownson's company, Colonel Warner's
regiment, Vermont militia. He was born in Coventry, Conn.; died in South Shaftsbury, Vt.
Francis Blanden (1718-75) served as private in Capt. Amariah Fuller's company of
minutemen at the Lexington Alarm. He was born and died in Newton, Mass.
Also No. 70268.
Samuel Wing (1738-77) served as corporal, sergeant and ensign at the Lexington Alarm in a
company from Windsor, Mass. He was born in Rochester, Mass.; died in service.
Also No. 151824.

Photos of Re-enactment of Battle of Saratoga

Battle of Saratoga, 1777 Overview Map

Stories of Vermont:  Center Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., VT
Concerning 1786 Shay's Rebellion meeting at Captain Galusha's Inn

Early Shaftsbury births:


 WILLIAM LUCAS HENRY,  story by David Chauncy HENRY
     William Lucas Henry, born March 13, 1826 Cambria, Niagara County, NY,
died December 19, 1908, 19 miles south of Chillicothe, Missouri on the old home place just south of the Livingston county line in Carroll county.
  He married Melissa Amanda Stanley on July 12, 1853 in Maringo, and they were photographed together on their wedding day, and also she alone, on copperplate daguerreotype...
Amanda Henry died December 13, 1913, at the home of her son, Clarence King Henry, on his ranch in south Missouri near Mountainview, Howell county, Missouri. She was taken to the Stanley family cemetery near Genoa, DeKalb county, Illinois for burial.
  The day following their wedding (in 1853) they started on the "honeymoon" trail trip by covered wagon for the California goldfields.  William Lucas Henry had been in California the three previous years and made his "stake" so returned to claim his bride who had faithfully waited and taught school while her "Romeo" sought gold.
I am not certain whether her brothers, LeRoy and Thomas Stanley, went to California with my grandfather, William Lucas Henry, or not but they were there at least part of the same time, as was also his brother, John HENRY and another relative, George CLARK, whose diary of his trip has come into my possession.  His diary has notations as to its purchase in 1850 and his arrival in San Francisco September 9, 1851.  He worked with grandfather for a time, but the pannings were not meeting Clark's expectations and in 1852 he went "further south" where he was killed, or died of wounds inflicted by a would-be robber; it is said that he also fatally wounded his attacker.  A granddaughter of John HENRY, Mrs. Marjorie Danielson, of Redlands, California, 439 Center St., recently wrote me that her grandfather had a ring of California gold and it was now in possession of one of his other granddaughters.  If my grandfather had any such relic I never knew of it, and I
made my home with them in Chillicothe, Missouri from 1896 to 1905.
  A Jim Hudson then became a mining partner with grandfather and this partnership continued till they went broke and both left California about 1857 by boat to the Isthmus of Panama where they separated, not to meet again until about 1894, the summer of the Oklahoma Lottery for the second Indian Territory opening where Uncle Ed O. Humphrey learned that Jim Hudson had become one of the largest cattle ranchers in panhandle Texas.  As soon as Hudson learned from his cow-hand the whereabouts of his old mining partner, he telegraphed grandfather and grandmother to "Come at once and see me," explaining that he was an invalid in a wheelchair and unable to make a trip, so for them to come without delay.  They did, expecting to stay a week or two.  They remained many weeks and Hudson bought a new automobile (one of the first made) to show them his ranch and the country.
  Soon after grandfather and grandmother (the newly-weds) arrived in California the miners began having trouble with "The Authorities" who followed Fremont into California, as did the "carpet baggers" into the south after the Civil War.  Grandfather was one of the ones spotted to "dispossess," as he evidently had one of the most valuable properties.
He and Hudson fought in the "Courts" until their gold dust was gone, except one poke grandmother had hidden away.  So they left California.  They crossed the Isthmus on foot, mostly, and by pack train, some place near the present Canal Zone, and took passage on another boat in the Gulf of Mexico to New Orleans and a riverboat from there back to illinois.
  There was in the goldfields of California, while grandfather was there, about everything in the way of adventure known to the Wild West.
Besides the ambitious, industrious people in pursuit of fortune there were the shady sort of adventure, men fleeing from justice, and the motley gangs of Chinese, Mexican and the local native Indians.
  My father, Clarence King Henry, was born May 27, 1855, there in the goldfields, at Fort Sutter, Sacramento county, California.  The Mexicans seemed to be grandfather's main employees and the most interested in the new white child, my father.  They had a grand celebration lasting three days when grandmother and the infant returned to the camp from Fort Sutter and they sent in their priest to christen "little Don Pedro."  It seems that the Court appointed a committee to operate the mine during the litigations, who paid the employees and paid equipment bills, and presuming to "save the funds for whoever won the suit."  Of course the case was finally decided in favor of a holding company in the name of California.
  There were many attempts to rob them, so they built their cabin with their bedrooms next to the outer doors so Hudson slept in one and grandfather in the other; a room between contained their gold and other valuables.  Their windows were high in the outer walls and small, so as to make any entrance or exodus therefrom most difficult.  One of these attempts at robbery resulted in Hudson getting a savage slash across one side of his throat and neck and across one hand and arm with which he was guarding himself against the thrust, and it was by these scars that Uncle Ed Humphreys identified positively that this "cow puncher" from Texas had heard the same California mining tales from his "Boss," that Uncle had
heard from his father-in-law in Missouri; and thereby the "get-together" of the two old mining partners!  I can visualize the thrill these old Pioneers must have gotten out of the visit on the Texas stock ranch, and more particularly my grandfather and grandmother to get their first ride in one those then-newfangled "gas buggies."  Needless to say that they returned from this trip much invigorated and pepped-up and had much to tell about all winter.
  This was on the old family homestead in North Carroll county where grandfather died.  This homestead was probably taken up about 1859 to 1861, one of the important dates I am still seeking.
  This was largely a prairie country, but hardwood was plentiful along the streams and some patches of grub-oak grew on spots of the upland.  William Lucas owned 160 acres in the tract of the old homestead and added to this an 80-acre tract in the same section, backing with the north end of that 80.  Chauncy and Clarence Henry, my father, bought the 160-acre tract east of Grandfather's and soon divided it so Chauncy had the north 80 acres (NE 80 acres of the section) and father the next 80 acres south, which was known as the "Old Bibbins Place."  Frank Henry owned the 80-acre tract at SE corner of same section, Frank HENRY being one of Byman HENRY's sons.  Frank later sold this 80 acres and bought in Coloma, a burg about six miles south which he improved with good buildings by mortgaging the place and the buildings burned, so he lost the place, partly becuase of the losses, but mostly no doubt because of burns and shock from which he never fully
recovered. So the HENRYS owned contacting tracts in these two sections of North Carroll county and South Livingston county.
  Aunt May, only daughter of William Lucas and Melissa Amanda HENRY, married E. O. Humphreys and lived on the 80 acres in Livingston County for many years, then moved to Oklahoma as before mentioned in connection with the discovery of Jim Hudson.
  (Note from Winifred Henry Elder, daughter of David C. Henry: "I remember Aunt May and Uncle Ed Humphreys living in Eugene around the time I was 12 years old in 1928, when our family moved to Eugene, from Hamilton, Washington."

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