Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Capt. William STANTON

Capt. William STANTON
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
In memory of/ Capt. Wm. Stanton/ who died Aug. 12, 1828/ aged 83 years.

He was a Captain in the Militia and the American Revolution.

William5 (Joseph4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1) page. 168 #190 of Stanton Genealogy. His mother was Anna WHEELER and his grandparents were Joseph STANTON and Margaret Chesebrough.

Record says he died July 12, 1828 but it says Aug. on this gravestone. He died in North Stonington, CT and was originally buried at the nearby Dension Burying Ground and moved here.

This is the photo that I took but the one taken by Fred Burdick is much clearer because he used a mirror to reflect light on the stone.

He is buried with both wives named Hannah! The first wife was Hannah Williams. Their only child, a daughter was Thankful Stanton, the grandmother of the Ladd children who drowned.

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