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Melissa/Malissa Staley

Posted: 1 Mar 2008 4:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stailey,Staley,Staly
I am trying to find information on Melissa/Malissa Staley.
I have found her on the Clinton co.KY 1860 census in the household of Enoch Staley as a domestic,on the 1870 Cumberland co. census in the household of Pinkney Bow as Melissa Stailey and on the 1880 Cumberland co. census as M.Staly with son Syrus 6 yrs old as a servant. Carl Franklin Staley, b. August 22,1885 Cumberland Co. KY.;d. July 7,1959 Idabel OK, is my grandfather,I have always heard he had a brother Cyrus and sister Sally/Sarah and that his father was Pinkney Bow.
I cannot find any info about her being married at all and all the census I find has Pinkney with his wife and children still in the household. Any info or ideas would be appreciated

Re: Melissa/Malissa Staley

Posted: 9 Mar 2008 7:28PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Staley, Thresher, Hayley, Stayley, Stayly, Stailey, Holman
Based on the 1850 Census, Malissa (Malisey) is probably the daughter of Enoch and Rachel Stayley. In 1900, she is shown as Malissie Stayly and has three children, including a son "Cartie" F born in August 1885. Number of children she has given birth to and marital status varys from census to census.

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Enoch Hayley [Stayley] Transcription Error
Age: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1806
Birth Place: North Carolina
Home in 1850: District 2, Clinton, Kentucky
Household Members:
- Name - Age - Birth Year - Birthplace
Enoch Hayley, 44, abt 1806, North Carolina
Rachel Hayley, 36, abt 1814, Kentucky
Matilda Hayley, 17, abt 1833, Kentucky
Leann Hayley, 16, abt 1834, Kentucky
Feley g Hayley, 14, abt 1886, Kentucky
Malinda Hayley, 12, abt 1838, Kentucky
Therecy Hayley, 10, abt 1840, Kentucky
Henery J Hayley, 8, abt 1842, Kentucky
Malisey Hayley, 6, abt 1844, Kentucky
Chemenza Hayley, 4, abt 1846, Kentucky
Jeremiah R Hayley, 2, abt 1848, Kentucky
-Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 2, Clinton, Kentucky; Roll: M432_197; Page: 183; Image: 177.

Note: Rachel died sometime between the 1850 Census and Enoch's marriage to Mary Ann Thresher in June 1852.

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Malissie Stayly
Home in 1900: Carver, Cumberland, Kentucky
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843
Birthplace: Kentucky
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Whether single, married, widowed or divorced: Initial entry was blocked out with a large M.
Number of years of present marriage: Left blank.
Household Members:
- Name - Age - Relation to Head-of-house
Malissie Stayly 57, Head
Malvina Jw Stayly 32, Daughter
Sarah C Stayly 17, Daughter
Cartie F Stayly 14, Son
Note: Malissie has given birth to 3 children and 3 are living at time of census. -Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Carver, Cumberland, Kentucky; Roll: T623 517; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 44.

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Malissa Staley
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1910: Carvers, Cumberland, Kentucky
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: Washerwoman
Household Members:
- Name - Age - Relation to Head-of-house
Malissa Staley 68, Head
Melvina I Staley 41, Daughter
Sallie Staley 27, Daughter
Malissa has given birth to 5 children and 4 are living.
-Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Carvers, Cumberland, Kentucky; Roll: T624_472; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 71; Image: 700.

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Melissa C Stailey
Home in 1920: Carvers, Cumberland, Kentucky
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Kentucky
Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law
Father's Birth Place: Kentucky
Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky
Marital Status: Single
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: No
Household Members:
- Name - Age
Samuel R Holman 40
Sarah C Holman 38
Maxie O Holman 1 9/12
Melissa C Stailey 76
Melvina I Stailey 50
-Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Carvers, Cumberland, Kentucky; Roll: T625_566; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 70; Image: 723.

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Malissie Staley
Home in 1930: District 4, Cumberland, Kentucky
Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law
Age at first marriage: Blank
Household Members:
- Name - Age
Sam R Holman 49
Sallie Holman 47
Maxie Holman 12
Fred Holman 10
Malissie Staley 86
-Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: District 4, Cumberland, Kentucky; Roll: 740; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 992.0.

Re: Melissa/Malissa Staley

Posted: 9 Mar 2008 8:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for the information. I had that Melissa was probably Enoch's daughter but was not sure and had not been able to find my grandfather on the census with her. He is the Cartie F.(Carl Franklin).Thank you again for the information.
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