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Captain M. B. Stanley and his brother, Thomas E. Stanley are importations from Darlington County. Captain M. B. Stanley was a volunteer in the Mexican War as a private soldier, was in many battles and came out unscathed. After the Mexican War, he came to Marion County where he has since lived; he married Mary Jane Godbold, daughter of the late Asa Godbold, Sr., and settled where he now lives, below Marion, on the Big Reedy Creek, east of Legette's Mill... He raised a family of three children, Elbert B and William Edward and one daughter, named Charlotte.
--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)

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