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In memory of Sarah Rood, my Maternal 6th Great-Grandmother on the HARVEY branch.


  • Sarah Stanton's application for Benjamin's pension request, 1842.
  • Reuben Rood testifies of Benjamin and Sarah's marriage place, with Sarah's pension request.
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Sarah Rood

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1769 Feb 10

Sturbridge, Massachusetts


1797 June 29

Bristol, Ontario, New York



1854 June 1

Moravia, Cayuga County, New York

Quaker Church Cemetery

Quaker Church Cemetery, Moravia, Cayuga, New York


Sarah Rood was born on February 10, 1769, in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. (1768, according to Findagrave memorial?) She was the second wife of Benjamin Stanton, a soldier of the American Revolution, present at the surrender of Burgoyne. They were married in 1797 and had three children together, in addition to several he had with his first wife. He applied for a pension in 1832 and died in 1838 and Sarah applied for and was approved to receive his pension in 1848. She died in Moravia on June 1, 1854, at the age of 86. She is buried in the Quaker Church Cemetery in Moravia.


Sarah Rood & Benjamin Stanton were the parents of my ancestor,

Sarah was a stepmother to Benjamin Stanton's five children and she had four more with him:

  1. Parthenia Stanton, born June 27, 1798

  2. Rufus Stanton, born March 7, 1800

  3. Benjamin Stanton, born January 21, 1802

  4. Nathaniel Stanton, born April 17/18, 1807

Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Sarah Rood:

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