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STANTON, Thomas 1 2
- Born: 1615, Wolverton, Warwickshire, England
- Marriage: LORD, Ann about 1637 in Hartford Or Stonington, Connecticut
- Died: 2 Dec 1676, Stonington, New London County, Connecticut at age 61
First of the Stanton family to immigrate from England to Colonial America.
Thomas married Ann LORD, daughter of Dr. Thomas LORD and Dorothy BIRD, about 1637 in Hartford Or Stonington, Connecticut. (Ann LORD was born on 18 Sep 1614 in Towcester, Northamptonshire, England and died in 1688 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut.)
Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Before 1692 (Online version, Nov 2000). Surety: 4. "THOMAS, Stonington, came from Virginia, whither, in 1635, he had gone from London, at the age of 20, was one of the orig. proprs. of Hartford, and there resid. many yrs. for it is thot. that all of his nine ch. were b. at that place; yet with a traveller's spirit learn. the lang. of the Ind. and so was of prime import. as an interp. He seems to have shown his ability first in this kind 1637, when Stoughton, in his advice of Aug. on the first exped. ment. his serv. Perhaps a. 1658 he sett. at S. with w. Ann, d. of Thomas Lord the first, by wh. as is inferr. by Miss Caulkins, aft. dilig. inq. he had Thomas, b. prob. 1639; John, 1641; Hannah; Mary; Joseph, bapt. 21 Mar. 1647; Daniel, or David; Dorothy, 1652; Robert, 1653; Samuel, and Sarah, a. 1655. Hannah m. 20 Nov. 1662, Nehemiah Palmer; Mary m. 17 Nov. 1664, tho. in ano. p. Caulkins says 1662, Samuel Rogers; Dorothy m. 11 Sept. 1674, Rev. James Noyes, and d. 19 Jan. 1742, aged 90; Sarah m. first Thomas Prentice, and next, Capt. William Denison, and d. 1713, aged 59. He was rep. 1666, and aft. the chief inhab. active in the founda. of ch. 3 June 1674, and obtain. ordina. of Rev. Mr. Noyes in Sept. foll. his name being first, and that of Thomas Jr. sixth, and of addit. to the ch. in 1675, is sec. name of Mrs. Ann his w. wh. d. 1688. He d. 1678, his will being pro. in June of that yr.
A record, genealogical, biographical, statistical, of Thomas Stanton of Connecticut, and His Descendants, 1635-1891, p. 11-12. Surety: 4. The next seventeen months of Mr. Stanton's life were eventful ones, for in them occured his marriage and settlement in Hartford, Conn. In June, 1636, Rev. Thomas Hooker and 100 other persons came from Newtown (Cambridge), Mass., and founded Hartford, Conn. In February, 1639, there were 127 property-holders in Hartford, and among them were Dr. Thomas Lord and his son-in-law, Thomas Stanton. It is not known whether Dr. Lord came to Hartford with Hooker or at a later date. The time of Mr. Stanton's arrival and marriage is not known, but we do know that his wife was Ann, eldest daughter and third child of Dr. Thomas and Dorothy Lord.