In memory of Benjamin Stanton, my Maternal 6th Great-Grandfather on the HARVEY branch.
- Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Benjamin Stanton. (Sarah Stanton's pension request 1842, Reuben Rood testifies of Benjamin and Sarah's marriage place).
- Abstracts of Wills of Cayuga County, N.Y. from September, 1838 to December, 1842. Vol 4, [Index] FamilySearch Film #007815161 p. 592 of 678.
- Milton W. Ensign S.A.R. Application. Ancestry.com, U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Volume: 137; SAR Membership Number: 27319. Record for Benjamin Stanton.
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Honorable Soldier of the American Revolution
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1754 Oct 4 (or Oct 12)
Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
1797 June 29
Bristol, Ontario, New York
1838 May 10
Moravia, Cayuga, New York (likely)
Quaker Church Cemetery
Moravia, Cayuga, New York
Benjamin Stanton was born abt. 1754 and died at the age of 84 on May 10, 1838. He married Sarah Rood. In the Historical and statistical gazetteer of New York State under Spafford, specifically Spafford Hollow, Benjamin Stanton is listed among the early settlers. Note also, M. Harvey.
Benjamin served as a minute man during the American Revolution and received a pension for his service.
His will is listed in the Index of Wills for Cayuga County. The will of "Benjamin Stanton of Moravia" was dated June 28, 1827, and was probated Jan. 18, 1839. p. 165 of Cayuga County Wills.
He is buried in the Quaker Church Cemetery on Jugg Street (formerly Quaker Church Road), near the intersection of Route 38A, in Moravia. The 1804 Sempronius Friends Meeting House is located nearby. The Quakers considered inscriptions on tombstones to be a worldly practice, and therefore, stones erected there before 1842 often did not include names. A stone bearing his name is there, despite him dying in 1838. Perhaps the stone was added later, when his wife joined him in the plot in 1854. (Plot 123).
Benjamin Stanton & Sarah Rood were the parents of my ancestor,
With his first wife, whose name is unknown:
- Abigail Stanton, born March 26, 1784
- John Stanton, born Sept. 12, 1785
- Polly Stanton, born June 7, 1787
- Nathaniel Stanton, born Feb. 16, 1789
- Elizabeth Stanton, born Sept. 1, 1791
- Joseph* and Hannah* Stanton (twins), born June 29, 1793
- Martha Stanton, born July 17, 1795
With his second wife, Sarah* Rood:
- Parthenia Stanton, born June 27, 1798
- Rufus* Stanton, born March 7, 1800
- Benjamin* Stanton, born January 21, 1802
- Nathaniel Stanton, born April 17/18, 1807
- * indicates mention in his will.
Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Benjamin Stanton:
Match confirmed by match with Katherine Frost on Ancestry.
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