Biography of G. W. Stanley

Stanley, G. W., was born in Onondaga county, N. Y., October 4, 1838, a son of Joseph S. Stanley, and grandson of Jonathan Stanley. who was the first member of assembly from Onondaga county. Joseph S. Stanley married Mahala Welch. and was a merchant and a farmer; he died in 1882. G. W. Stanley was educated in the common schools, and carried on farming until 1855, when he engaged in the lumber business, with which he has been identified for forty-three years. On August 21, 1861, he enlisted in the 2d N. Y. Cavalry and took part in the battles of second Bull Run, Fredericksburg. Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the battle of Aldie, scarcely noted in the history of the war, but a sharp engagement, the regiment losing twentyseven men and officers. He resigned in October, 1865, with the rank of captain. In 1870 Mr. Stanley married Louisa H., daughter of A. J. Cummings; they have one daughter, Maud C. Mr. Stanley is one of the progressive business men of his town, is commander of General Upton Post No. 299, G. A. R., and is now in command of the 8th Brigade, G. A. R., of the 8th Judicial District, with the rank of brigadiergeneral.

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A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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