Descendants of Thomas Stanton

Generation No. 1

1. THOMAS1 STANTON was born in To America in 1600's, and died in Res-Stanton Hill, New L, CT.

Child of THOMAS STANTON is:

2. i. JOHN2 STANTON.

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN2 STANTON (THOMAS1)

Child of JOHN STANTON is:

3. i. CAPTAIN JOHN3 STANTON.

Generation No. 3

3. CAPTAIN JOHN3 STANTON (JOHN2, THOMAS1) He married MARY STARKWEATHER.

Child of CAPTAIN STANTON and MARY STARKWEATHER is:

4. i. JABEZ4 STANTON.

Generation No. 4

4. JABEZ4 STANTON (CAPTAIN JOHN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1)

Child of JABEZ STANTON is:

5. i. ABEL5 STANTON.

Generation No. 5

5. ABEL5 STANTON (JABEZ4, CAPTAIN JOHN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) He married OLIVE REEDE.

Child of ABEL STANTON and OLIVE REEDE is:

6. i. THOMAS6 STANTON.

Generation No. 6

6. THOMAS6 STANTON (ABEL5, JABEZ4, CAPTAIN JOHN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) He married MARY CULVER.

Children of THOMAS STANTON and MARY CULVER are:

7. i. ELISHA7 STANTON, b. 1801, Tioga Co., NY; d. 25 Jul 1881, Grattan Ctr, Grattan, Kent, MI.

8. ii. CHARLES CULVER STANTON, d. Belding, Ionia, MI.

Generation No. 7

7. ELISHA7 STANTON (THOMAS6, ABEL5, JABEZ4, CAPTAIN JOHN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1801 in Tioga Co., NY, and died 25 Jul 1881 in Grattan Ctr, Grattan, Kent, MI. He married LUCY HULL.

Notes for ELISHA STANTON:

Elisha and his brother, Charles, moved from Tioga Co., NY to Ashtabula, OH. They settled there until about 1872 when they came to Michigan in Kent County.

Child of ELISHA STANTON and LUCY HULL is:

9. i. LAFAYETTE JABEZ8 STANTON.

8. CHARLES CULVER7 STANTON (THOMAS6, ABEL5, JABEZ4, CAPTAIN JOHN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) died in Belding, Ionia, MI. He married CATHARINE. She died in Belding, Ionia, MI.

Letter written by Charles in Grattan Center, October 10, 1881 - See Below
Some of Charles' children resided in Pennsylvania.

Children of CHARLES STANTON and CATHARINE are:

i. JAMES8 STANTON.

ii. FREDERICK STANTON.

iii. GEORGE W. STANTON.

iv. LEVI B. STANTON.

v. OLIVE STANTON.

vi. CLARANCE STANTON.

vii. W. C. STANTON.

Generation No. 8

9. LAFAYETTE JABEZ8 STANTON (ELISHA7, THOMAS6, ABEL5, JABEZ4, CAPTAIN JOHN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) He married PHILENA DURFEE in Ashtabula Co., Ohio.

Notes for LAFAYETTE JABEZ STANTON:

Lafayette fought in the Civil War and was a blacksmith. He lived in Kent County for a few years and then purchased homestead property in Mecosta County where he moved. His son, Harmon also lived in Mecosta County and then moved to the Lake/Osceola counties area.

Child of LAFAYETTE STANTON and PHILENA DURFEE is:

10. i. HARMON P.9 STANTON.

Generation No. 9

10. HARMON P.9 STANTON (LAFAYETTE JABEZ8, ELISHA7, THOMAS6, ABEL5, JABEZ4, CAPTAIN JOHN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) He married ANNA WAGGONER Aft. 1873, daughter of WILLIAM WAGGONER.

Child of HARMON STANTON and ANNA WAGGONER is:

i. EDGAR10 STANTON, b. 1875, Millbrook Tp., Mecosta, MI.


Letter written by Charles C. Stanton, October 10, 1881
from Grattan Center, Grattan Township, Kent County, Michigan
On the back of the envelope was the postmark: Troy, PA - Nov. 30
Also: Canton, PA - Nov. 29, 1883
Translated below.

  Page 4  and Page 1

Page 2   and   Page 3

Grattan - October 10, 1881

My Dear Children,

Received your Welcome Letter to day glad to hear that you are all well doing well. 
We are all well here in Michigan, & doing well, it has been very dry this summer,
but we are having a good & nice fall as ever I see every thin green & Lovely.
we have in 20 acres of Wheat looks splendid.  Come & See, we had 250 busels of
wheat 200 of Oats & I think 200 of Corn this fall, our potatoe very poor not dug yet,
the best thing we have is a Good Cement Well 72 feet deep plenty good cold water,
come and take a drink out of it & see how you like it,
Now if you can come out I am all ready to start for the Deer hunt.  I never(r) had a
better time to spend a week or a month, since I can remember than I have this fall,
our work is well up & I can enjoy the healthful play the Lord willing.  I want you to
come before it gets to cold.  I will be happy to meet you at Belding at any time to
convey you to the old log House on Howell hill, I think I will renew my age a few
years, since I have had it so hard for a few years past but thanks be to the Great I
Am, he has not Tempted me 'bove that I am able to Stand.  I feel as though when The
Trumpet sounds, I shall be ready to follow my Guide whare Tears will all be Wiped
away, our Night be turn'd to Endless Day and on our Golden Harps we'l play and sound
Redemption through the Sky, I have given up trying to do much more than to earn my
board.  James is good & patient with me, never hurrys me nor asks me to do anything
only what I have a mind so you see I am taking all the Comfort this Earth can afford,
when you get here & we have had our hunt, I shall expect it to be the last Deer hunt
ever to take.  To hear that you have got along so well has done me a great deal of
good.  Your Mother can't hardly wait til you get here.  Ma is Old and geting quite
broken down is not as fleshy as she has been, Lottie was here to day, my oldest
Brother Elisha Stanton is dead and buryed, he fell down dead picking up chips in the
Door yard on the 25th day of July last, he was 80, years old, 
Death & War my mind oppresses.
Autumn Shows me my decay
While I mourn my past distresses
Warnes me of my Dieing day.
We had a very heavy Thunder Storm last friday night.
Lighting killed two calves on Frank Kings farm.
I am about run ashore for news will have to close, in this I send my Prayr's and kind
feelings to all.
So I bid You God Speed

C. & C. C. Stanton

P.S.  Come to Belding if so you can.
I want you to come just as soon as you can,
Wheat is worth $1.38 per bush, oats 50 cts, potatoes 75, corn 15, butter 25, pork 12 1/2 per lb.

C.C. S.


Contributed by Diana Stanton
Created: 22 Mar 2007
URL: http://kent.migenweb.net/genealogies/StantonThomas.html