Abigail Stanton (Macy) (1753 - 1825)

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Birthplace: Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Jefferson, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
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About Abigail Stanton (Macy)

Abigail shows up twice in our direct line because her great grandchildren, Omar Brown and Mary Thomas married. Follow other Abigail MACY Stanton entry to go further back in lineage

Ohio in the war: her statesmen, her generals, and soldiers, Volume 1

By Whitelaw Reid :  On Edwin Stanton, their eldest son Secretary of :

Mr. Stanton is of Quaker descent. His ancestors migrated from Rhode Island to North Carolina about the middle of the eighteenth century. His grandparents were Benjamin and Abigail Stanton, who resided near Beaufort, in North Carolina. The maiden name of the latter was Abigail Macy, and she was a descendant of that Thomas Macy, who was perhaps the earliest white settler of Nantucket, and whose flight thither, upon pursuit forgiving shelter to a hunted-down Quaker, is the subject of one of Whittier's poems. Benjamin Stanton, the Secretary's grandfather, in his will expressed the "will and desire that all the poor black people that ever belonged to mo be entirely free whenever the laws of tho land will allow it; until which time my executors I leave as guardians to protect them and see that the}' be not deprived of their right or any way misused." In tho year 1800 his widow, with a large family of children, removed to Ohio. One of her children was'Dr. David Stanton, who married Lucy Norman, a native of Culpepper County, Virginia, daughter of Thomas Norman, Esq. Her father was a Virginia planter, who resided near Stevonsburg, and was owner of the farm on which was fought, in 1862, the battle of Cedar Mountain. Dr. David Stanton was an eminent and highly respected physician in Stoubenville, Ohio.

His eldest child was Edwin M. Stanton, who was born at Steubenville, Ohio, in December, 1315 (1815)


  1. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts
  2. Our Ancestors, the Stantons. William Henry Stanton. Innes & Sons, Philadelphia, 1922.



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Abigail Stanton's Timeline

January 3, 1753
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
September 29, 1773
Age 20
December 1, 1779
Age 26
Mattamuskeet, Hyde, North Carolina, United States
May 1, 1788
Age 35
Beaufort, Carteret, North Carolina, United States
May 21, 1820
Age 67
June 5, 1825
Age 72
Jefferson, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States