Person:Richard Stansell (1)

  1. George Stansell1816 - Aft 1855
  2. Phoebe Ann Stansell1818 - 1879
  3. Pamelia Stansell1821 - 1909
  4. Sgt Henry D Stansell1830 - 1916
  5. Otis M Stansell1833 - 1907
  6. Cpl Richard A Stansell1836 - 1863
  7. James H Stansell1838 -
m. 18 Sep 1861
  1. Fred Richard Stansell1862 - Aft 1920
Facts and Events
Name Cpl Richard A Stansell
Gender Male
Alt Birth[4] 1835
Birth? ca 1836 Livingston, Michigan, United States
Census? 1850 Green Oak (township), Livingston, Michigan, United Stateswith Linus and Phoebe (Stansell) Clark
Census? 1860 Green Oak (township), Livingston, Michigan, United Stateswith Linus and Phoebe (Stansell) Clark
Marriage 18 Sep 1861 Oakland, Michigan, United Statesto Helen Matilda Pinney
Military[1] 8 Aug 1862 Green Oak (township), Livingston, Michigan, United StatesCompany H, 22nd Michigan Infantry
Death[1] 20 Sep 1863 Chickamauga, Walker, Georgia, United States

Probably a son of Henry Stansell, or possibly a son of Nicholas Stansell. In 1850 and 1860 he was living with Phoebe (Stansell) Clark, daughter of Henry, who is said to have adopted Richard as her son. In 1860 he was not enumerated with the other single sons of Henry Stansell living with Henry's widow Maria. However in 1861 he sold land presumably inherited from Henry.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Michigan. Adjutant General's Office; 22nd (1862-1865) United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment; and George H. Turner. Record of service of Michigan volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865: record of the Twenty-Second Michigan Infantry in the Civil War, 1861- 1865. (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1993), pp. 8, 140.

    "Making its way over the low enclosure of the corn field into the woods, the regiment formed line of battle as it hurried up and to the right of Snodgrass Hill, and charged over Horse Shoe Ridge, led by Lieutenant Colonel Win. Sanborn, down into the thickest of the fight. ...

    Here the Twenty-second Michigan, with the Eighty-ninth Ohio on its right, under Colonel Le Favour, met a most deadly fire from the enemy — the slaughter was fearful — Lieutenant Colonel Sanborn was seriously wounded while leading the regiment and taken to the rear; Captain Wra. A. Smith was mortally wounded. Color Sergeant Philo Durkee of Company A was struck in the breast by a grape shot — he fell mortally wounded — clasping the flag in his arms, he sealed his devotion to it with his blood upon its folds. Corporal Richard A. Stansell of Company H took the flag from the dying grasp of Sergeant Durkee, and gave his life for the flag, a musket ball passing through his brain."

    "Stansell, Richard, Green Oak Enlisted in company H Twenty-second Infantry, as Corporal, Aug. 8, 1862, at Green Oak for 3 years age 26. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Killed in action at Chickamauga Ga., Sept. 20, 1863."

  2.   Stansell [1], in Land Owners and Settlers of Livingston County MI 1828-1870s [2].

    "Richard, sells land in Sec. 28, Green Oak, NE-NE, in 1861, if same. In census of Green Oak, 1850 & 1860."

  3.   Green Oak Township, in History of Livingston Co., Michigan: with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers. (Tucson, Arizona: W.C. Cox Co., 1974), p 331.

    1859 to 1860 - Richard A Stansell, School Inspector

  4. Richard A. Stanchell, in Michigan. Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995. (FamilySearch Record Search), 18 Sep 1861, Secondary quality.