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OurPage is pleased to offer the following selections for your further research.  Below we feature the Stanley, Matthews and Middleton websites and pages for your review.   We have also placed our Irish heritage on a separate page for your direct access.  You may scroll down to the bottom of this page for that link.   Enjoy...!


One Hundred and Sixty Acres of Paradise
and A Mansion on the Hill

Mamie Stanley Smith, was the youngest daughter of Francis Edward Stanley.    Prior to her death in 1995, she left a very important legacy to the family...an open diary and her remembrances of the family.   OurPage will be posting excerpts from her book periodically over the next several months.   You are invited to reminisce with Mamie as she journeys back through time to those moments with the family....     To open these pages, "click" on her photo or the title above....



Brookhaven, Mississippi:
A Family Hometown
Brookhaven was the hometown to many of our parents, some who have long sinced passed.   Fond memories walk her streets.  The echoes of our ancestry fills her surrounding hillsides, giving life to our future.

Included in this selection are photos of Brookhaven today contributed by John Paul Smith.


Memories of Ireland:
Letters from Harold Morgan Stanley

A great grandson of  Sir Edward Stanley of Dublin, Ireland,  Harold Morgan Stanley's
letters are compiled by his granddaughter, Marilyn Stanley of
British Columbia.   These letters as written to his father in Ireland,
George Wilson Stanley, describe his new Canadian life in 
 in the early 1900s.









 


 
 
The Stanley Family has a noble historical importance with its roots in England.  Over the centuries, it has served princes, kings and prime ministers.

Ian Stanley of Cheshire, England, has an excellent web site.   His site introduces the visitor to the Stanley name and links you to other family web pages
(including OurPage).




 
 
The Stanley Family Historical Review
In this selection, OurPage presents excerpts from Peter Stanley's book relating to the Stanley family origins.   Interesting reading....

Peter Stanley illustrates further the "origin" of the Stanley family crest in this excerpt.
 



 
 

Stanley roots: The origins of Stanleys in England
with special reference to the Weald of Sussex and Kent, 1250-1650




The House of Stanley
by
John Seacombe

from its first edition in c.1737 until at least 1840 -
generally brought up to date with the title amended to reflect this plus various interpolated sections -
the copy scanned here is that of 1793 printed by E Sergent, Preston






 
The Stanley Family Genealogy
James K. Stanley, has prepared an excellent review of the Stanley Family.   We invite you to visit his web site for further interest.    You will find an abundance of information that will surely give you greater insight into this noble family.


motto:
"Respect My Rights"

Our Page has received many inquires into the Middleton Family.  In order to bring this family line
into perspective we will begin to post exerpts from the research by Robert Bowman, the great great grandson
of Mary Middleton Hanes, the daughter of Robert Middleton and Priscilla Finley.
Click on "Middleton Family" below:

The Middleton Family
 


The Matthews Family History

William Allen Matthews, Jr. hosts the Matthews web page featuring the Matthews line through Loderick Matthews, a great, great grandson of Hugh Matthews.

Our Page invites you to view the Matthews Family History as illustrated by this excellent presentation.



Hosted by James Matthews Liptrap of Spring, Texas,
this cousin’s home page My Genealogy provides another insight into the early family of Hugh Matthews.

More directly, you can access his Matthews page at this link.   Also visit his page relating to the Riley connection.


Dallas Matthews Family Trees

Another descendant of Hugh Matthews, Dallas Matthews of Newport News, Virginia,
presents an excellent presentation of the interrelationships of the Matthews Family.
Visit his Dallas Matthews Family Trees.



Edward Benjamin Matthews: My Genealogy

I am a Proud Southerner . The spirit of my Confederate Ancestors boils in my blood .

Edward Benjamin Matthews of Mississippi adds to the family of Hugh Matthews, through the descended line of
Harmon P. Matthews' son Arthur Franklin Matthews (1844).   He includes his family associations
of Moore, Doane and Hopkins..

Included in his research is a well documented presentation of Matthews ancestors who participated in the Confederate military.

Visit his Edward Benjamin Matthews: My Genealogy



   


The Matthews Family
Our Page continues with the Matthews Family from the research by Robert Bowman

View the Musket of Harmon P. Matthews


Harmon P. Matthews


 
 


 

Shows-Riley-Matthews

Tresa Taytrek has assembled a huge database relating to the Riley's and Shows including their connection to the Matthews.
You are invited to visit her "Magnolia Manor...."

To review her Rootsweb database, you may go direct with the following link:  The Schauss, Shows, Shouse Family Tree


Ancestors of Fay(Griffin) and Shelby Ratcliff

Fay Ratcliff has put together a fairly large database of nearly 16,000 individuals, featuring the ancestors and descendants of her husband Shelby Ratcliff.   Here you will find such family relationships of the Matthews, Falveys, Britts, Smiths, Reeds, just to mention a few, but especially the Ratcliff family whose ancestors date back to the year 1020 with Ivo de Tailbois of Normandy, France.



RootsWeb is a dedicated site to helping find ancestors.  Our Page has placed the family GEDCOM with their "WorldConnect" project.
Select their icon on the left to log on to their site...
or
to go directly to our family's GEDCOM select the icon below:

The Bureau of Land Management

Here is valuable source of information!   The BLM has posted information on land patent transfers from 1820 to 1908.   From their web site, you can search for
land transfer documents, and even copy the actual land patent on line!
To access it, click on their icon to the left.

Our Page has made a down load of a few interesting land patent documents. 
They include those from Harmon P. Matthews, Joseph Reed, Edward Miles Riley, Peter Warner, Henry Stanley.    To see these documents, go to our new "Document" page.   Just click the flag on the right.....

Visit our Other Genealogical Web Links
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Our Irish Heritage is an important part of our Family.
Click here to view more web links of Irish interest....


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