Lt. Enoch Stanton

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Enoch Stanton

Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: September 6, 1781 (35)
Fort Griswold, Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, United States (Killed in defense of Fort Griswold)
Place of Burial: Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain Phineas Stanton and Elizabeth Chesebrough Stanton
Husband of Waity Dyer
Father of Betsey Palmer; Martha (Patty) Stanton and Lodowick Stanton
Brother of Phineas Stanton, II; Samuel Stanton; Elizabeth Stanton; Zebulon Stanton; Anna Stanton and 2 others

Occupation: Goldsmith
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About Lt. Enoch Stanton

Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781

"Enoch was second in command in Fort Griswold. He had served with the same rank in the Continental Army untill his pay was insufficient to meet the demands of his family, when he resigned and came home. After a while he was by improvements in his fortune able to offer himself and be accepted for the post he was filling at the time of his death. He left a widow and seven children in the language of the official report with no personal estate more than enough to pay the debts a goldsmith and depended upon his trade to support his family"

The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...

By William Wallace Harris  p. 263


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Occupation: goldsmith

Mayflower 1620 descendant of John Tilley (1593-1673), his daughter Elizabeth Tilley (1607-1687) and her husband John Howland (1593-1673)

Military Service: 1781 Revolutionary War Patriot, served during the Fort Griswold Massacre led by Benedict Arnold of the British forces

Records of the Fort Griswold Massacre says of Enoch: "He asked for quarter and no quarter was given. He fought like a tiger and was shot to pieces." He left seven children under age fifteen.

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Lt. Enoch Stanton's Timeline

September 15, 1745
Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony
July 12, 1768
Age 22
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
March 4, 1772
Age 26
Stonington, New London, CT
Age 27
Stonington, New London, CT
September 6, 1781
Age 35
Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States