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About John Stanley

During the American Revolution, New Garden Meeting House became a "hospital" for any injured person. On the meeting rounds, in the meeting house and in homes of Friends who lived nearby, many hundreds of wounded and dying men were caref for. These casualties came from early skirmishes on March 15, 17-- on the mtg house grounds itself, as well as from the main battle which occurred in the afternoon near Guilford Court House. (The battle was in later years known as the Guilford County Court House Battle.)

Earlier, the British general, Cornwallis, authorized his men to use the New Garden church benches on which to butcher animals. Apparently, the benches were taken outside of this activity.

New Garden Mtg was established as a Monthly Meeting in 1754, although Friends had lived in the area since the late 1740's. These including the following names from our family: Beals, Thornbrough, Hunt, Beeson/Beason, and Stanley. New Garden soon became the center of Friends' activities in NC.

John Stanley married Ann Ballard before 14 May 1757 at Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting in Hanover County, Virginia.

Children of John Stanley and Ann Ballard

  • Marjorie Stanley (?)+1 b. a 1758
  • Elizabeth Stanley+1 b. 15 Mar 1761, d. b 1821
  • Susannah Stanley+1 b. a 1770
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John Stanley's Timeline

January 27, 1735
Cedar Creek, Hanover, Virginia, USA
Age 22
March 15, 1761
Age 26
Guilford, NC, USA
Age 34
July 17, 1783
Age 48