Updated: Jan 22
Benjamin Stanton was my maternal 6th great-grandfather. He lived from about 1754 to May 10, 1838. He entered into the service of the United States during the American Revolution, in the company of militia commanded by Capt. John Hosbrook, in Col. Hardenburgh’s Regiment and was stationed in New York and New Jersey at various times. He was at Bemis Heights when General Burgoyne surrendered. He also joined the regiment at Valley Forge.
For more on Benjamin Stanton's family, see the Harvey page.
Benjamin's wife, Sarah (Rood) Stanton, applied to collect from his pension in 1848, the request written as follows:
State of New York, Cayuga County, on the 11th day of November, 1848, personally appeared before me this subscriber a Justice of the Court of Oyer and Terminer in and for said County (the same being the Court of Record) Sarah Stanton a resident of the town of Moravia in said county aged seventy-nine years who being duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the Act of Congress passed July 29th 1848. That she is the widow of Benjamin Stanton deceased who during his life drew a pension under the act of 1832, New York agency at the rate of eighty dollars per annum, on account of his Revolutionary services. She further declares that she was the second wife of the above named Benjamin Stanton and she was married to him on the 29th day of June, 1797, that the attached family record is the record the births of the children of the said Benjamin Stanton of his first marriage and of the children of the said Benjamin Stanton and the deponent, that Parthania Stanton named in the said record was the first child of the said Benjamin Stanton and this deponent, the her husband the aforesaid Benjamin Stanton died on the 10th day of May, 1838, that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service, but the marriage took place previous to the second of January eighteen hundred; at the time above stated. She further swears that she is now a widow and that she never before made any application for a pension. Sworn by the subscribed on the day and year above written before me, Samuel E. Day. (Signed) Sarah Stanton.
The pages shown here are from the pension request of Sarah, Benjamin's widow, listing the names of their children, explaining that Parthenia was the first born to her and the others born before Parthenia were from Benjamin's first marriage.