In memory of Parthenia Stanton, my Maternal 5th Great-Grandmother on the HARVEY branch.


  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Vol. 137.

  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule 1880, Lisle, Broome, New York, p. 1.

  • See also (possible match) A record, genealogical, biographical, statistical, of Thomas Stanton, of Connecticut, and his descendants. 1635-1891, by William Alonzo Stanton.

  • U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Benjamin Stanton.

  • 1840 U.S. Federal Census Sempronius, Cayuga, New York

  • 1850 U.S. Federal Census Richford, Tioga, New York

  • 1860 U.S. Federal Census Richford, Tioga, New York

  • 1865 New York State Census Summerhill, Cayuga, New York

  • 1870 U.S. Federal Census Summerhill, Cayuga, New York

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Parthenia Stanton

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1798 July 27

Bristol, Ontario, New York


1822 or earlier

New York



1879 Nov

Lisle, Broome, New York




Parthenia Stanton was born July 27, 1798, in Bristol, Ontario County, New York. She married Bradford Shirley before 1822 and she was an heir to her father’s estate in 1838, an heir to the estate of Hannah Stanton of Moravia in 1853, and an heir to Joseph Stanton’s estate in 1861.


Parthenia died at the age of 81 in Lisle, Broome County, New York, in November of 1879. The cause of death was "dropsy", the old-fashioned term for edema, "a condition characterized by an excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body".


Her father's 1837 will mentions "dau Betsey Sherley", which may actually refer to his granddaughter, Betsey, daughter of Bradord and Parthenia. Or perhaps Parhenia's full name was Elizabeth Parthenia Stanton or Parthenia Elizabeth Stanton.


Parthenia Stanton & Bradford D. Shirley were the parents of my ancestor,

Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Parthenia Stanton:
Benjamin Stanton and his children

Benjamin Stanton and his children

Benjamin Stanton of Spafford Hollow

Benjamin Stanton of Spafford Hollow

Bradford Shirley Jr's obituary

Bradford Shirley Jr's obituary

John Shirley on the census 1850, 1860 and 1870

John Shirley on the census 1850, 1860 and 1870

Parthenia (Stanton) Shirley on the census 1820-1870

Parthenia (Stanton) Shirley on the census 1820-1870

Parthenia Stanton birth record

Parthenia Stanton birth record

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