Samuel Stansbury II


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1. Unkn First Wife

2. Mary Harrod

Samuel Stansbury II 2

  • Born: 1725 2
  • Marriage (1): Unkn First Wife
  • Marriage (2): Mary Harrod on 1 Apr 1761 in , Baltimore, Maryland, USA 1
  • Died: Sep 1778, Caswell Co., N.C. at age 53 2

bullet  General Notes:

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From "Lyndon & Gay Nix" <>

Samuel Stansbury II, the father of Solomon, married on 1 Apr 1761, Mary Ha rrod, in Baltimore Co. (St. John's/St. George 's Parish Register, pg. 221 ), and she has been regarded by all searchers as the mother Or Solomon unt il recently when a new friend, Mrs. Sue Gunter, observed that Solomon w as born in 1755 and thus could not have come from the union of Samuel a nd Mary Harrod (m. 1761), assuming everything was legitimate. Therefor e, we must assume that Samuel had an unknown first wife.

Solomon moved to Caswell County, N.C. with his rather and family. His fath er had obtained a grant of 640 acres on Rattlesnake Creek on 3 Sept 177 8. Solomon had brothers: Luke, Aquilla, Samuel III and Benjamin and sister s: Elizabeth, Rachel and Cassandra. These names are taken from will of Sam uel II, dated 5 Aug 1778 and proved in March Court, 1779 (Caswell Co. Will s, 1776-1864, Vol. II, pg. 48). It appears that Benjamin did not come wi th them because the name appears in several Maryland records, including h is witness to his grandfather's 1783 Hill, and no mention of a Benjamin h as ever surfaced in the N.C. records.

Solomon is found in the 1790 Census for Caswell Co. and in 1800 Census w as in Burke Co. N.C. with 3 children. In 1&02, he was still in Burke Co. ( from a Court Bond, 29 June 1802, which bears his signature). It is sa id he moved to Laurel Co. Ky. ca. 1807. S.A. Mory's map of the George Broo kes Survey in the Laurel County History and published by the Sentinel-Ec ho in 1954, lists "Stanabury and Nice" as having purchased 300 acres in 18 19. Also, Solomon, son of Sam, purchased 277 acres on 'Big Laurel' in 1818 ." (The facts in this paragraph were furnished by Mrs. Phillip I. Keable s. However, the land purchases in 1818 and 1819 were by the grandson of t he Solomon who first moved to Laurel Co., son of his son, Samuel. Wil ls of Samuel III and his son, Solomon will follow).
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Estate: will, 5 Aug 1778, , Caswell, North Carolina, USA. 3 from:
N.C., Caswell Co., NC Wills 1771-1927. C.R. 020.8807.6 Sam'l Stansbury's Will. Book A. MSS 55-56. Dated August 05, 1778.
I Samuel Stansbury of Caswell County in the province of North Carrolina being in a low state of helth but in perfect memory of mind do make ordain and constitute this to be my Last will and testament in manner of and form as following. That is to say after my decease my just depts being all paid that then I give to my wife Mary Stansbury all my rite title and in trust of my dwelling planatation with all the appertanences therein unto Belonging with all and Every of my household goods and firniture and all my horses cattle ---- and sheep during her Life or widowhood I . But only one Gray horse and one Black sow ...... Luke Stansbury I give to him at my Death and if my wife should again marrey then she . . . not possess any thing I one any longer. I give to my son Solomon Stansbury a certain tract of land joining joining a Line Caled Lecks Line I also give to my son Luke Stansbury another tract of land laying the other said tract as it was laid of to them to them and there heirs for Ever. I also give to my son Benjamin Stansbury Part of my land Caled by the Name of Bordes Cabbin to him and his heirs for ever. I also give to my son Samuel Stansbury a part of my land lying towards James Richards to him and his heirs for Ever . I also give to my son Aquila Stansbury at. my wifes Death or marredge my Dewelling plantation with all the appertaines there unto to him and his heirs for ever my said six hundred and forty acres of land is to be Equily Devided between my five Boys Solomon Luke Samuel Benjamin and Aquila and at my wifes Death or marrage I give to my three Daughters Elizabeth Rachel and Cesander Stansbury there Equil Share of all my movable afects Item I constitute and appoint my said wife and my son Soloman Stansbury of the County and province aforesaid my lawful Executors of this my Last will and testament I also confirm this and no other to be my Last will and testament in Wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 5th Day of August 1779. Sined Sealed published and prounounced and by the said Samuel Stansbury as his last will and testament in presence of us the subscribers.
Signed Samuel Stansbury
Jacob Miles Snr.
John (his mark) Tolbert Jurat
Jesse Tolbert


Samuel married Unkn First Wife.


Samuel next married Mary Harrod on 1 Apr 1761 in , Baltimore, Maryland, USA.1



1 "Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850," database,, Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850 ( : accessed 7 Nov 2011), Samuel Stansbury and Mary Harrod - 1 Apr 1761, Baltimore County, MD; query Stansbruy at - Surety: 4.

2 Compiler, This data was imported from my previous database in FTW, Surety: 3.

3 database(accessed 6 Nov 2011), Samuel Stansbury Jr., will; from: Surety: 4.

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