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Henry Stanton

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Death: 1751 (62)
Core Sound, Carteret, North Carolina
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Stanton and Mary Stanton
Husband of Mary Stanton and Lydia Trueblood
Father of Alice Easton; Henry Stanton, Jr.; Hannah Stanton and Benjamin Stanton
Half brother of Samuel Cranston, Governor of Rhode Island; James Cranston; Caleb Cranston; Jeremiah Cranston; Mary Cranston and 16 others

Occupation: Shipwright
Managed by: Jonathan Hopkins
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About Henry Stanton

Henry was known as a polemical Quaker, given to argument and controversy. In that year of 1721 he bought 1,992 acres of property in Carteret County near Bogue Inlet. He returned to Newport, and in 1724 he moved his wife, Mary Hull Stanton, and their six children to Cartaret County . Their youngest child, Joseph, was an infant not yet one year old. Other Quaker families, among them the Bordens, migrated to Carteret County at the same time. Most of them settled along Newport River.

Henry Stanton settled at Core Creek along Newport River. He was a shipwright, and he had the first shipyard in the new Quaker colony. Between 1724 and 1741 Henry bought 2,527 acres of property, 1500 acres of it from George, 2nd. Some of the land was planted in orchards and vineyards, some of it was farmed. Henry also had turpentine stills and a brickyard. According to one source, he was one of the most active and progressive men of his day.


1710- Freeman of Newport, RI.

Moved to Carteret County, North Carolina between 1721 and 1724 with wife and family.

1721, April 28- Purchased 1,192 acres near Bogue Inlet, NC.

Over the next 20 years he purchased more than 2,500 acres in the vicinity of Newport and Beaufort, NC. He set up the first shipyard in the colony of North Carolina, with turpentine stills, a brick yard, extensive orchards and vineyards. Referred to as "Captain Henry Stanton" on old land maps of the area.

He with his brother-in-law, William Borden, held the first Quaker meetings in Core Sound, Carteret County, NC.

Half-Siblings: Mary born 1668, Hannah born 1670, Patience born 1672, John, Jr. born 1674, Content born 1675, Robert born 1677, and Benjamin born 1684.

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Henry Stanton's Timeline

May 22, 1688
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Age 20
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
September 25, 1714
Age 26
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
May 22, 1719
Age 31
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
July 8, 1746
Age 58
Beaufort, Carteret County, North Carolina, United States
Age 62
Carteret, North Carolina