About Rickles Stanley
1800 - Burke Co., NC - R. or Rickles Stanley shows on the 1800 census next to Joseph Stanley with 1 male age 0-10, one male age 16-26(Rickles) and one female age 16-26. William, Swinfield, John and Henry Hill are also on this census. There is an Elisha Howell, but he is not very close on the census to the Stanleys and the Hills.88
1802 - Burke Co., NC - Rickles is on Capt. Ainworth's tax list paying one poll. Others on this tax list are Elizabeth Hill[widow of William Hill], Swinfield Hill, John Mullins and Booker Mullins. 89
1803 - Burke Co., NC - Rickles is on Capt. Jones's Tax list paying one poll. Others on this list are Joseph Stanley, John Mullins hatter, James Mullins, John Mullins, John Mullins Jr. and William Mullins. 89
1804 - Burke Co., NC - Rickles is on Capt. Jones's tax list paying 100 acres and one poll. Others on this list are Booker Mullins, John Mullins, James Mullins, William Mullins and Solomon Mullins. 89
1805 - Burke Co., NC - Rickles is on tax list in Capt. Jones Old Company along with Joseph Stanley. He shows one poll and no acres. Also on this tax list are John Mullins Jr., Swinfield Hill and William Hill.90
1806 Jan - Burke Co., NC - Riggles[Rickles] Stanley, Thomas Baker and Swinfield Hill on a road jury. 381
1807 - Burke Co., NC - Rickles is on the tax district in Capt. Thomas Bakers Company(now Mitchell County) showing one white poll. Joseph Stanley not on this tax list. 382
Other names in this tax district are John Mullins Sr., William Garland, Guttredge Garland, Thomas Baker and William Baker.
1808 - Burke Co., NC - Rickles is on Capt Baker's tax list paying one poll. Others on this list are William Mullins, Solomon Mullins, William Hill, John Mullins, John Mullins Sr., Gutridge Garland and Swinfield Hill. 383
1809 - Burke Co., NC - Rickles is on Capt. Baker's tax list paying 1 poll. Others on this tax list are John Mullins Sr., William Hill, Swinfield Hill, John Mullins "Chunkey", Henry Adkins, Gutridge Garland and David Garland. 383
1810 - Burke Co., NC - A Nicholas Stanley is on the 1810 Burke County census. This is Rickles Stanley as this name is seen so many ways. There is not a Nicholas Stanley on any tax list or census record in North Carolina, it is Rickles Stanley. He is showing 1 male age 0-10, 1 male age 10-16, 1 male age 26-45(Rickles), 2 females age 0-10 and one female age 16-26. Note his wife is not getting older, but staying young. This is not uncommon for females. They tend to get younger instead of older. 384
Other names are on this census near Rickles are Gutredge Garner[Garland?], William Baker, Swinfield Hill and Henry Adkins.
1814 - Burke Co., NC - Rickles is on Capt. Pitman's tax list paying on 100 acres and one poll. Others on this tax list are Gutridge Garland, David Garland, John Mullins, Henry Adkins, Swinfield Hill, William Garland and Ezekiel Garland. 383
1815 - Burke Co., NC - Mickles or Rickles Stanley is on the tax list in Capt. Pitmans Company(Mitchell/Yancy County area) showing 125 acres valued at $125 and one poll adjoining [David] Baker. 385
Aaron Master is on Rock Creek adj. STANLEY. Other names on Rock Creek are Gutridge Garland, Elisha Garland, Ezekiel Garland, Henry Masters, David Garland, Hugh Harrell, Henry Adkins, Swinfield Hill, Henry Medlock, Jessy Harrell, William Baker, Critendon Baker, Samuel McKinney and Sherwood Stephens.
1816 - Burke Co., NC - Rickles is on Capt Master's tax list paying 100 acres valued at $100. and one poll. Henry Adkins is also on this tax list. This tax list has parts of the list missing. 383
1817 - Burke Co., NC - Rickles is on Capt. Master's tax list paying on 300 acres valued at $150 and one poll. Also on this tax list are Henry Adkins, Swinfield Hill and John Mullins. Parts of this tax list are missing. 383
1818 -Burke Co., NC - Rickles is on Capt. Masters tax list paying on 399 acres valued at $375 and one poll. Others on this list are Swinfield Hill, Henry Adkins, John Mullins, William Garland, David Garland, Gutridge Garland, Elisha Garland, and Ezekiel Garland Heirs. 383
1819 - Burke Co., NC - Rickles is on Capt. Master's tax list paying 290 acres valued at $400 and one poll. His son Swinfield Stanley pays on 100 acres valued at $100 and no poll and his son William Stanley pays on 50 acres valued at $50 and no poll. Others on this list are Henry Adkins, Gutridge Garland Sr., David Garland, William Garland, William Garland, Elisha Garland, Gutridge Garland, Swinfield Hill, Charles Hill, Absalem Hill, and John Mullins. 383
1820 - Burke Co., NC - Rickles is on the census showing 1 male age 0-10, 1 male age 26-45(Rickles), 2 females age 0-10, 1 female age 10-16 and one female age 26-45. There are 2 males(b. 1790-1800 and b. 1800-1810) and one female(b.1800-1810) gone from this census. They are possibly of age and married. 386
1830 - Burke Co., NC - Rickes is on the tax list paying on 175 acres valued at $100 and No poll. His son William Stanley is on this tax list paying one poll and his son Swinfield Stanley is paying on 65 acres valued at $65 and one poll. Others on this tax list are Gutridge Garland Esq, William Garland, William Hill, Elisha Garland, Henry Adkins, Stephen Garland, Charles Hill, Swinfield Hill, Absalem Hill, Charles Garland, Gutridge Garland Sr., David Garland, Wesley Garland, Capt. Gutridge Garland, Wiliam Hill and John Forbes. 387
1830 - Burke Co., NC - Rickles is on the census showing 1 male age 5-10, 1 male age 30-40(Rickles), 1 female age 5-10. 2 females age 10-15 and 1 female age 30-40(wife). 388
Others near Rickles are Alfred Stanley, William Stanley, Swinfield Hill, Henry Adkins and David Baker.
1833 - Yancy County created from Burke and Buncombe Counties, NC.
1834 Jan 22 - Yancey Co., NC - Rickles Standley’s name drawn(#31) to serve on the next Grand Jury to serve at the next court. 389
1834 Mar 6 - Yancey Co., NC - Rickles Stanley appointed a Commissioner of Yancy County along with Thomas Baker, Levi Bailey, John McElroy and Joseph Shepherd. 390
1834 Sept 26 - Yancey Co., NC - Rickles Stanley bought 70 acres of land from John Brown agent for Sanuel Denman and Miss Adams heir at law of William Cockran of Pennsylvania and Maryland for $75.00 on the waters of Meadow Branch of Big Rock Creek. The Grantors will keep the mine rights on the land. The witnesses were C. H. Worley and W. Edwards. This deed was proved on April 20, 1858 and recorded on 19 May 1858. 391
1840 - Yancey Co., NC - Rickels shows on the census with 1 male age 15-20(son,Joseph), 1 males age 40-50(Rickles), 1 female age 10-15, and 1 female age 50-60(wife). 392
1840 Jan 7 - Yancey Co., NC - Rickles Stanley sold 100 acres to William Hill for $110.00 on west side of Big Rock Creek adjoining Baker. Witnesses were Henry Masters and Jason B. Masters. This deed was proved in the Fall Term 1850 and registered in the June Term 1850. 393
1845 Dec 3 - Yancey Co., NC - J.[Julius] S.[Samuel] Garland sold Rickles Stanley 2 tracts of land for $100.00. One tract of 50 acres on meadow branch of Big Rock Creek adjoining David Baker. The other tract of 15 acres between meadow branch and Bad Creek, conditional line with J. S. Garland and William Hill, adjoins Swinfield Stanley and George Hobson. Witness was C. H. Worley. This deed was proved on January 26, 1858 and registered on 19 May 1858. 394
1850 Sept 28 - Yancey Co., NC - Rickles shows on the census in household #759, page 435 taken on 28 Sept 1850: Rickles age 66, farmer, born Va., value of real estate $800.00 and Olivia Stanley age 64, born North Carolina. This is the last census that Rickles shows on.395
1850 Oct 16 - Yancey Co., NC - Rickles Stanley to William and Charles Garland 100 acres on Rock Creek for $300.55. This land adjoins Baker. Witnesses were F. C. Wilson and Issac S. Herrell. This deed was proven in the Fall Term 1850 and recorded Fall Term 1850. Note this is the same 100 acres that Rickles sold William Hill on 7 Jan 1840, Deed 3:349-250. 396
1852 Apr 10 - Yancey Co., NC - W. J. Brown agent for John J. Donaldson of Maryland sold 20 acres to Rickles Stanley on Big Rock Creek for $75.00. The grantor to keep mines and mineral rights. This land adjoined Stanley, R.S. and George Hobson and Capt. Guttridge Garland. Witnesses were Charles Burleson and George Hobson. This deed was proved on April 22, 1858. 397
1858 Jul 5 - Yancy Co.,NC - Rickles Stanley sold 9 3/4 acres to Nancy Barnett for natural love and affection that he has unto Nancy, his daughter on Big Rock Creek adjoining Garland. Witnesses were Henry Masters and J. E. Masters. This deed was proven on October 28, 1859 and registered on 27 Feb 1860. 398
1859 Jan 22 - Yancey Co., NC - Rickles Stanley to Nancy Barnett 44 acres on Meadow Branch of Big Rock Creek for $100.00 adjoining Swinfield Stanley and Thomas Garland. Witnesses were John Frazier and Thomas Gardner. This deed proved on April 24, 1859 and recorded on 14 May 1859. 399
Research: "She told him she remembered old Rickles Stanley mounting his horse in front of the old house,. . . and start to southwest Virginia to see his folks. She remembered that he made at least three journeys while she was a small girl." Interview by Lawrence L. Stanley with Cissy Green, daughter of Joseph Stanley and granddaughter of old Rickles Stanley. 400
Oral History and the written history by Lawrence L. Stanley, descendant of Rickles, state that Rickles descends from an Alfred Stanley for whom Stanley Valley was named. This Alfred Stanley built a cabin in Stanley Valley in 1777 in Hawkins County present day Tennessee. While Alfred was away from the cabin, cutting timbers, he heard screams and came running to find his wife and a child murdered by Indians under the direction of a red headed Indian Chief known as Benge. Stanley then sold his land and moved back to Virginia where he married again had son Rickles. No documentation has been found to support this oral history and written history.
Rickles married Olivia "Olly" HILL, daughter of Swinfield HILL & Martha (mn unk) HILL. Born ca 1778 in Henry Co., Va.401 Olivia "Olly" died in Burke Co.(now Mitchell Co.), NC aft 1870, she was 92.
Are Olivia Hill who married Rickles Stanley and Delilah Hill who married Thomas Stanley possibly sisters? Both of these women named sons Swinfield.
1860 Oct 3 - Yancey Co., NC - Olivia "Olley" Stanley shows on the census in household #948, page 879, Rock Mountain District taken on 3 Aug 1860 in her son's Joseph's household: Olley age 76, born Virginia. 402
1861 - Mitchell Co., NC - Formed from Burke, Caldwell, McDowell, Watauga, and Yancy.
1870 Jul 31 - Michell Co.,NC - Olivia "Olly" on the census household #30. page 366, Red Hill district in the household of her son Joseph: Olly, "at home" age 86 born in Virginia. 403
Rickles Stanley's Timeline
Virginia, United States
Burke, North Carolina, United States
Mitchell, North Carolina, United States