Hi I know you posted in 2002 but even know it is now 2013, I may have some info. for you. My name is William Alton Stanley. My grandfather was Alton Henyerd Stanley. His father was Henyard M.Stanley. Henyard had a younger brother named Austin who I understood my father ( Frank J.Stanley) often said his father Alton always said good things about his Uncle Austin while growing up in Laurenburg N.C. My grandfather Alton was born May 1 1910 and I see Austin was born in 1895 so I can see he was only 15 years old when my grandfather was born.
I have also linked the Great-great-great grandfather as being Joseph A. Stanley born around 1858 married to Telitha Angeline Stanley..did not know she was a Milligan.
Also I think Joseph had a younger brother James who had a son named Grady L Stanley also from Laurenburg N.C. I remember meeting Grady when I was very young visiting N.C. back in the early 1970's.
I am trying to find Joseph and James father now.. I have found a Robert Adley Stanley but not sure yet if he is the right one.