When Joel Joseph Stanley was born on 27 January 1783, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Jacob Stanley, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Hunt, was 24. He married Susannah McKinney on 11 November 1806, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons. He lived in Scott, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 April 1866, in Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Scott Union Cemetery, Adell, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States.
English: habitational name from any of various places called Stanley, including those in Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Durham, Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire, named with Old English stān ‘stone, rock’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. This English name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century where it was Gaelicized as de Stainléigh.
English: possibly also a variant of Stoneley, a habitational name from Stoneley Green in Burland (Cheshire), Stoneleigh (Warwickshire), or Stonely in Kimbolton (Huntingdonshire), all named with Old English stān ‘stone, rock’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other languages, for example Polish Stanislawski , Greek Anastasiou , and Serbian Stojadinov (patronymic from the personal name Stojadin).