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Joseph Stanton, Sr.

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Stonington, New London, Connecticut
Death: Died in Stonington, New London, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Stanton, Sr. and Hannah Anna Stanton
Husband of Margaret Stanton
Father of Hannah Morgan; Margaret Stanton; Zerviah Mason; Sarah Halsey; Anne Avery and 4 others
Brother of John Stanton, Jr.; Thomas Stanton; Anne Stanton; Theophilus Stanton and Dorothy Stanton

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About Joseph Stanton, Sr.

Joseph was a justice in Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island and the following letter, at the time of the publication of the Stanton source in the possession of Dr. George D. Stanton of Stonington, provides so me information of the times:

Addressing Governor Craneston of Newport, Rhode Island:

" WESTERLY August the 28 day 1719

Honnored Sur these with grief com to Inform your Honner that yester day Robert babcock of this town departed this live and it Is to be feared that the caus of his deth came by abuse or hurt that he Reseved: Sur the Jury of Inquest have sat on him and viewed the ontward and Inward part of his body and they find his body brused and his blader broked.

Sur it is susspected that John Ross of westerly Is the man that hath dun the hurt and commited the fact and I am Informed that he is gon out of this town In a bote of Mr. Christopher Champlins bound for newport the bote hath tow masts the man

hath offen bin att newport and Is known there:

Sur I nede not Instruct your Honnor butt hope that If he be at newport you In your wisdom will take Care that the said Ross be seccurred: Sur I humbly pray your advice Consarning the premeses and whather the Evidencers ought to be bound over to Cort before the Ross be Taken: no more att presant but Remain

your most humbil sarvant


Joseph died without a will and his estate was divided among his thr ee sons and four daughters living at the time.

Information typed by Ruth B. Porter and taken from selected portions of the "History of the Stanton Family in America".

entered by Virginia Porter Harkness 1/22/2009

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Joseph Stanton, Sr.'s Timeline

January 22, 1667
Stonington, New London, Connecticut
December 15, 1698
Age 31
Stonington, New London, Connecticut
October 17, 1701
Age 34
Stonington, New London, Connecticut
September 24, 1704
Age 37
Stonington, New London, Connecticut
February 22, 1706
Age 39
Stonington, New London, Connecticut
August 6, 1708
Age 41
Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony
July 2, 1710
Age 43
Stonington, New London, Connecticut
May 1, 1712
Age 45
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
September 29, 1714
Age 47
Stonington, New London, Connecticut