John Stanley Jr. (6274) left a will on 24 February 1793 at Surry Co., North Carolina and it read:
"In the name of Him Amen, I, John Stanley of the County of Surry and State of North Carolina do make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament and touching the Worldly Estate which it hath been, please God to indow me with I give, devise and dispose of in the following manner and form following.
Imprimis I lend unto my beloved wife Edith Stanley and unto her mother Elizabeth Hutchins the land and plantation where on I now live, not to be interrupted during their natural lives. I likewise lend unto my wife Edith Stanley all my stock of horses, cattle, hogs be for her subsistance and use during her natural life and at her death to be divided equally between my son John Hutchins Stanley and my daughters Mary Stanley and Millicent Ayres.
I give and bequeath unto my said son John Hutchins Stanley the land and Plantation where on I now live to be his property and his heirs forever to be received into his full possession at the death of his Mother and Grandmother. And lastly I do hereby bequeath all my household good of all kind to be equally divided amongest all my children at the death of my wife.... An do here by constitute and appoint Benjamin Hutchins my whole and sole executor to this my Last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty-fourth day February 1793."
Witness by; Abner Greenwood, Jonas Reynolds
State of North Carolina, Surry County May term 1795 Abner Greenwood and Jonas Reynolds the two subscribing witnesses to the forgoing Last Will and Testament ofJohn Stanley, made oath that they saw said John sign, pronounce and declare the same to be his Last Will and Testament and that he was of sound disposing mind and memory. Which was ordered to be recorded. Recorded according by R. J. Williams CC.39