Adam J. Stailey

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Adam Jacob Staley

Also Known As: "Stailey"
Birthplace: Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
Death: circa 1867 (71-88)
Huntersville, Clinton County , Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Clinton County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Johan Jacob Staley, Jr. and Evaline ‘Eve’ Staley
Husband of Margaret Elizabeth Staley
Partner of Mary Stailey, Slave
Father of Enoch Johnson Stailey; Mary Ann "Polly" Thrasher; Jesse Fielding Stailey; Lucinda Caroline Stailey; Emeline Smithers and 5 others
Brother of Barbara Johnson; Jacob Martin Staley; Elizabeth Tysor; Ellender Dowdy and Mary Johnson
Half brother of Frederick Staley and Dolly Bozeman

Occupation: Miller
Managed by: Erica Howton
Last Updated:

About Adam J. Stailey

Adam Stailey was born about 1787 [estimated] in Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA, and died 1867 in Huntersville, Clinton County, Kentucky, USA. His surname is often seen as Staley. There is little supporting evidence for a given name of Adam Jacob.


The children of Jacob Staley Jr. and Eve Porter are thought to be Adam (m. Margaret Elizabeth Cargile), Barbara (m. Hardwick Johnson), Elizabeth (m. Frederick Tysor), Jacob (m. Ellender Childers), Ellender (m. John Dowdy), and Mary (m. James Joseph Johnson).

Adam Staley married:

  1. 7 Nov 1808 in Wilkes County, North Carolina to Margaret "Peggy" Elizabeth Cargile.  She was born about 1789 in Wilkes County, North Carolina  and died 1866 in Clinton County, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of William Liam Cargile (1763-1844).
  2. liason with Mary, a slave

Children of Adam Stailey and Peggy Cargile:

  1. Enoch Johnson Stailey b: 2 February 1809 d: 1883
  2. Mary Ann "Polly" Stailey b: ABT 1811 d: 1889
  3. Jesse Fielding Stailey b: ABT 1814 d: 1885
  4. Lucinda "Lucy" Caroline Stailey b: ABT 1816 d: 1897
  5. Emaline (Emoline) Stailey b: ABT 1823 d: 1902
  6. John Felix Stailey b: ABT 1828
  7. Isaac Adam Stailey b: 16 August 1830 d: 1898 
  8. Rebecca Stailey b: 16 August 1830 
  9. William Cargile Stailey b: 27 December 1833 d: 1921

Children of Adam Stailey and Mary:

  1. Edmond Stailey, born 1834.  He married Caroline Harrison and they had three children: Harry Stailey, Jack Stailey, Jusius Stailey.




My 2nd greatgrandfather Isaac Baker Thrasher married Mary Ann (1811-1889) the daughter of Adam Stailey -Margaret Cargile (1709) and they married November 7, 1808.
Mary Ann is listed along with 10 brothers and sisters in the book by Jack Ferguson "Early Times in Clinton County"

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Adam J. Stailey's Timeline

Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
February 2, 1809
Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
Overton, Tennessee, United States
August 16, 1829
Overton, Tennessee, United States
August 16, 1830
Kentucky, United States