(?) Handy

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     (?) Handy was the child of Lewis Handy and Eusebia Winston.
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

(?) Handy

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     (?) Handy was the child of Lewis Handy and Eusebia Winston.
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

Polly Chamberlain

F, b. 7 July 1784, d. 2 April 1813
     Polly Chamberlain was born on 7 July 1784.. She married David Stanton on 10 January 1804.1 Polly died on 2 April 1813.
      As of 10 January 1804,her married name was Stanton.
Last Edited=1 Oct 2012

Children of Polly Chamberlain and David Stanton

Citations

  1. [S724] Constance Ann Stanton, "Journal Report for Joseph Stanton and Abigail Freeman," e-mail message from to be identified (e-mail address) to Brian Bonner, 2 August, 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Stanton Journal."

Pollina Prosser

F, d. 25 July 1822
     Pollina Prosser was the daughter of Benjamin Prosser and Catherine Wendell.1 She married David Stanton on 1 March 1814.1 Pollina died on 25 July 1822.
      Pollina Prosser was also known as Paulina Prosser.2 As of 1 March 1814,her married name was Stanton.
Last Edited=1 Oct 2012

Children of Pollina Prosser and David Stanton

Citations

  1. [S724] Constance Ann Stanton, "Journal Report for Joseph Stanton and Abigail Freeman," e-mail message from to be identified (e-mail address) to Brian Bonner, 2 August, 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Stanton Journal."
  2. [S722] Unknown author, Portrait and Biographical Album of Racine and Kenosha Counties, Wisconsin (Chicago, IL: Lake City Publishing Co., 1892). Hereinafter cited as Racine, Kenosha Co. Bios.

Sophia Huyck

F, b. 25 October 1793, d. 16 December 1859
     Sophia Huyck was born on 25 October 1793.. She was the daughter of Andries A. Huyck and Rachel Carr.1 Sophia Huyck married (?) Arnold before 4 December 1822. She married David Stanton at NY on 4 December 1822.1 Sophia Huyck died on 16 December 1859.
      Sophia Huyck was also known as Sophia Arnbold.2 As of before 4 December 1822,her married name was Arnold. As of 4 December 1822,her married name was Stanton.
Last Edited=1 Oct 2012

Children of Sophia Huyck and David Stanton

Citations

  1. [S724] Constance Ann Stanton, "Journal Report for Joseph Stanton and Abigail Freeman," e-mail message from to be identified (e-mail address) to Brian Bonner, 2 August, 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Stanton Journal."
  2. [S722] Unknown author, Portrait and Biographical Album of Racine and Kenosha Counties, Wisconsin (Chicago, IL: Lake City Publishing Co., 1892). Hereinafter cited as Racine, Kenosha Co. Bios.

Daniel Stanton

M, b. 6 September 1806, d. circa 1809
     Daniel Stanton was born on 6 September 1806.. He was the son of David Stanton and Polly Chamberlain. Daniel died circa 1809 Three years old.. Three years old..
Last Edited=14 Apr 2001

Orpha Stanton

F, b. 24 August 1808, d. 29 September 1897
     Orpha Stanton was born on 24 August 1808..1 She was the daughter of David Stanton and Polly Chamberlain. She married Amos Root on 9 May 1829.1 Orpha Stanton died on 29 September 1897.1
     Her married name was Root. She resided at P.O., W. Meridan, Conn., in 1891.
Last Edited=1 Oct 2012

Children of Orpha Stanton and Amos Root

Citations

  1. [S724] Constance Ann Stanton, "Journal Report for Joseph Stanton and Abigail Freeman," e-mail message from to be identified (e-mail address) to Brian Bonner, 2 August, 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Stanton Journal."

Eveline Stanton

F, b. 10 May 1810, d. April 1871
     Eveline Stanton was born on 10 May 1810..1 She was the daughter of David Stanton and Polly Chamberlain. Eveline died in April 1871.1
     Her married name was Laupaugh.
Last Edited=1 Oct 2012

Citations

  1. [S724] Constance Ann Stanton, "Journal Report for Joseph Stanton and Abigail Freeman," e-mail message from to be identified (e-mail address) to Brian Bonner, 2 August, 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Stanton Journal."

Polly Stanton

F, b. 10 June 1812, d. July 1870
     Polly Stanton was born on 10 June 1812..1 She was the daughter of David Stanton and Polly Chamberlain. Polly died in July 1870.1
     Her married name was Elliott.
Last Edited=1 Oct 2012

Citations

  1. [S724] Constance Ann Stanton, "Journal Report for Joseph Stanton and Abigail Freeman," e-mail message from to be identified (e-mail address) to Brian Bonner, 2 August, 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Stanton Journal."

Betsey Stone

F, b. 15 March 1806
     Betsey Stone was born on 15 March 1806.. She married Cephas Stanton on 2 March 1828.1
     Her married name was Stanton.
Last Edited=8 Oct 2003

Children of Betsey Stone and Cephas Stanton

Citations

  1. [S454] David Alan Stanton, David Alan Stanton, 298 Chestnut Road, McDonough, NY 13801-2703 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSGEDEXPT.GED and imported on 11/17/2001 at 20:07:12. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Gilbert Stanton

M, b. 18 November 1814, d. 2 October 1853
     Gilbert Stanton was born on 18 November 1814..1 He was the son of David Stanton and Pollina Prosser. Gilbert died on 2 October 1853 at Clarkson, NY.1
Last Edited=1 Oct 2012

Citations

  1. [S724] Constance Ann Stanton, "Journal Report for Joseph Stanton and Abigail Freeman," e-mail message from to be identified (e-mail address) to Brian Bonner, 2 August, 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Stanton Journal."

Benjamin Stanton

M, b. 7 August 1816, d. 5 October 1900
     Benjamin Stanton was born on 7 August 1816 at Westerlo, Albany, NY..1 He was the son of David Stanton and Pollina Prosser. Benjamin Stanton married Elizabeth N. Carson, daughter of William Carson, on 29 September 1846.1 He married Maryette Rosekrans on 25 December 1849. She was from Bloomfield, Walworth county, Wisconsin..1 Benjamin Stanton died on 5 October 1900 at Randall, Kenosha Co, WI.2,3
     He lived in 1891 at Bassett's Station, Kenosha, WI. He "remained under the parental roof until fourteen years of age, and at that eaarly period in his life started out in the world for himself. He began learning the blacksmith's trade, but on account of his father's illness was obliged to return home, where he remained until he had retained his majority, devoting his energies to farming. As his parents were in limited circumstances, his educational advatages were necessarily meagre, and he was compelled to work to assist in the maintenance of the family. When he had reached his majority he began working by the month, and was thus employed for a period of six years."

In 1840 he went to Wisconsin. "For the two succeeding years he was in he employ of Gen. Bullen of FoxRiver, after which he engaged with Hon. J. I. Case, running the first threshing machine ever brought to Wisconsin. He had full charge of the business and received in compensation for his services, one-half of the profits. He bought the first horse ever brought ot Kenosha, paying $50 for a team, after which he purchased a wagon, hauling stone for the pier in order to pay for it. When he had acquired a sufficient sum he made purchase of land in 1844, and to farming devoted his energies until 1850, when, attracted by the discovery of gold in California, he went to the Pacific Slope, where he spent two ears, making in that time about $1,700. He returned to the East in 1852 with a well-deserved profit and a fund of experience and interesting anecdotes concerning his trip. He had been sick while in the West, and had paid his doctor $16 for every visit. In his subvsequent career as a farmer he has met with some reverses, but success has mainly crowned his efforts, and he has now a confortable competence whic enables him to spend his declining years in retirement, enjoying the fruits of a well-spent life. He owns a fine farm of two hundred and sixty-five acres, which pays to him a golden tribute. In politics lie is a Democraty and has held the office of Treasruer and served in other public postions. Mr. Stanton has resided in this county for half a century and is numbered among it honored pioneers. He has ever manifested a commendable interest in all that pertains to he welfare of hecommunity and its upbuilding and has ever borne his share in promoting its growth and adancement."1
Last Edited=1 Oct 2012

Child of Benjamin Stanton and Elizabeth N. Carson

Children of Benjamin Stanton and Maryette Rosekrans

Citations

  1. [S722] Unknown author, Portrait and Biographical Album of Racine and Kenosha Counties, Wisconsin (Chicago, IL: Lake City Publishing Co., 1892). Hereinafter cited as Racine, Kenosha Co. Bios.
  2. [S721] Constance Stanton, "Stanton Reunion Reminder - Benjamin Stanton Profile," e-mail message from e-mail address (e-mail address) to Brian Bonner, 19 Aug 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Benjamin Stanton."
  3. [S724] Constance Ann Stanton, "Journal Report for Joseph Stanton and Abigail Freeman," e-mail message from to be identified (e-mail address) to Brian Bonner, 2 August, 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Stanton Journal."

Elias Stanton

M, b. 27 June 1818, d. 3 March 1850
     Elias Stanton was born on 27 June 1818..1 He was the son of David Stanton and Pollina Prosser. Elias died on 3 March 1850 at Minnesota.1
Last Edited=1 Oct 2012

Citations

  1. [S724] Constance Ann Stanton, "Journal Report for Joseph Stanton and Abigail Freeman," e-mail message from to be identified (e-mail address) to Brian Bonner, 2 August, 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Stanton Journal."

Dewitt Stanton

M, b. 18 December 1819, d. 1 October 1854
     Dewitt Stanton was born on 18 December 1819..1 He was the son of David Stanton and Pollina Prosser. Dewitt died on 1 October 1854 Unmarried.. Unmarried..1
Last Edited=1 Oct 2012

Citations

  1. [S724] Constance Ann Stanton, "Journal Report for Joseph Stanton and Abigail Freeman," e-mail message from to be identified (e-mail address) to Brian Bonner, 2 August, 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Stanton Journal."

Esther P. Stanton

F, b. 16 November 1821
     Esther P. Stanton was born on 16 November 1821 at Westerlo, Albany, NY..1 She was the daughter of David Stanton and Pollina Prosser.
     Her married name was Marshall. She resided at San Jose, Calif., in 1891.
Last Edited=1 Oct 2012

Citations

  1. [S724] Constance Ann Stanton, "Journal Report for Joseph Stanton and Abigail Freeman," e-mail message from to be identified (e-mail address) to Brian Bonner, 2 August, 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Stanton Journal."

Maryette Rosekrans

F, b. 20 April 1823
     Maryette Rosekrans was born on 20 April 1823 at Albany Co., NY..1 She was the daughter of Frederick Rosecrans Rosekrans and Desire Braman (?).1 She married Benjamin Stanton on 25 December 1849. She was from Bloomfield, Walworth county, Wisconsin..1
      Maryette Rosekrans was also known as Mary E. Rosecrans.1 Maryette Rosekrans was also known as Marietta Rosecrans.2 Her married name was Stanton.
Last Edited=1 Oct 2012

Children of Maryette Rosekrans and Benjamin Stanton

Citations

  1. [S722] Unknown author, Portrait and Biographical Album of Racine and Kenosha Counties, Wisconsin (Chicago, IL: Lake City Publishing Co., 1892). Hereinafter cited as Racine, Kenosha Co. Bios.
  2. [S724] Constance Ann Stanton, "Journal Report for Joseph Stanton and Abigail Freeman," e-mail message from to be identified (e-mail address) to Brian Bonner, 2 August, 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Stanton Journal."

Catharine M. Kenady

F, b. 25 May 1807
     Catharine was born on 25 May 1807. She married Reuben Stanton at Westerlo, Albany Co., Ny, on 18 June 1806. Catharine died.
      As of 18 June 1806,her married name was Stanton.
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

Child of Catharine M. Kenady and Reuben Stanton

Janette Cochran

F
     She married Reuben Stanton at Westerlo, Albany Co., Ny, on 13 March 1809. Janette died.
      As of 13 March 1809,her married name was Stanton.
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

Children of Janette Cochran and Reuben Stanton

Catharine Stanton

F, d. 22 July 1862
     Catharine Stanton was the daughter of Reuben Stanton and Catharine M. Kenady. Catharine died on 22 July 1862 Unmarried.. Unmarried..
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

Egbert Stanton

M, b. 19 January 1810, d. 8 December 1880
     Egbert Stanton was born on 19 January 1810 at Westerlo, NY.. He was the son of Reuben Stanton and Janette Cochran. He married Jane Clement on 15 February 1837. Egbert Stanton died on 8 December 1880.
     He lived in 1880 at Coeymans, NY.
Last Edited=27 Jan 2005

Child of Egbert Stanton and Jane Clement

Caroline Stanton

F, d. 8 August 1874
     Caroline Stanton was the daughter of Reuben Stanton and Janette Cochran. Caroline died on 8 August 1874 Unmarried.. Unmarried..
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

Reuben W. Stanton

M, b. 8 July 1818, d. 29 August 1876
     Reuben W. Stanton was born on 8 July 1818 at Westerlo, NY.. He was the son of Reuben Stanton and Janette Cochran. He married Mary E. Lamb on 1 January 1851. Reuben W. Stanton died on 29 August 1876 at Westerlo, NY.
Last Edited=10 Oct 2003

Child of Reuben W. Stanton and Mary E. Lamb

Lavolette Stanton

F, d. 3 September 1864
     Lavolette Stanton was the daughter of Reuben Stanton and Janette Cochran. Lavolette died on 3 September 1864 Unmarried.. Unmarried..
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

Mary E. Lamb

F, d. 14 November 1879
     She married Reuben W. Stanton on 1 January 1851. Mary E. Lamb died on 14 November 1879.
      As of 1 January 1851,her married name was Stanton.
Last Edited=10 Oct 2003

Child of Mary E. Lamb and Reuben W. Stanton

Eliza Stanton

F, b. 19 April 1820
     Eliza Stanton was born on 19 April 1820.. She married Luman Stanton on 17 October 1838.1
      Eliza Stanton was also known as Eliza Reynolds.
Last Edited=1 Oct 2012

Children of Eliza Stanton and Luman Stanton

Citations

  1. [S724] Constance Ann Stanton, "Journal Report for Joseph Stanton and Abigail Freeman," e-mail message from to be identified (e-mail address) to Brian Bonner, 2 August, 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Stanton Journal."

Jane Clement

F
     She married Egbert Stanton on 15 February 1837.
      As of 15 February 1837,her married name was Stanton.
Last Edited=27 Jan 2005

Child of Jane Clement and Egbert Stanton

Lucretia Clark

F, d. 21 December 1873
     Lucretia Clark was the daughter of William Clark and Sarah Stanton. Lucretia died on 21 December 1873.
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

Daniel Clark

M, b. 21 April 1812, d. 29 May 1812
     Daniel was born on 21 April 1812. He was the son of William Clark and Sarah Stanton. Daniel died on 29 May 1812.
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

Daniel Clark

M, b. 29 May 1813, d. 15 April 1827
     Daniel was born on 29 May 1813. He was the son of William Clark and Sarah Stanton. Daniel died on 15 April 1827.
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

Judith Clark

F, d. 15 May 1850
     Judith Clark was the daughter of William Clark and Sarah Stanton. She married Levia C. Brinck on 5 October 1842. No issue.. Judith died on 15 May 1850.
      As of 5 October 1842,her married name was Brinck.
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

Prudence E. Clark

F, b. 1 February 1817, d. 4 February 1885
     Prudence E. Clark was born on 1 February 1817 at Schoharie co., NY.. She was the daughter of William Clark and Sarah Stanton. She married Homer Scranton on 8 May 1837. Prudence E. Clark died on 4 February 1885.
      As of 8 May 1837,her married name was Scranton.
Last Edited=10 Oct 2003

Children of Prudence E. Clark and Homer Scranton

Jane Clark

F, d. 25 February 1819
     Jane Clark was the daughter of William Clark and Sarah Stanton. Jane died on 25 February 1819.
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

Orpha L. Clark

F
     Orpha L. Clark was the daughter of William Clark and Sarah Stanton. She married Peter Rinklepaugh on 21 April 1869. No issue in 1891..
      As of 21 April 1869,her married name was Rinklepaugh.
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

William S. Clark

M, d. 9 September 1888
     William was born. He was the son of William Clark and Sarah Stanton. William died on 9 September 1888.
     William's occupation: Superintendent of Schools in 1850. William graduated at Albany Co., NY, in 1858. Institution: at Albany Law School. William's occupation: Excise Commissioner in 1862. William was elected on 18 December 1866. William was elected in 1867. From Albany Argus, Monday, Sept 10, 1888.
     A special despatch to The Argus from Sloansville states that Hon. William S. Clark died there at his home yesterday morning.
     William S. Clark was born in Carlisle in 1826. In 1858 he was graduated from the Albany Law School, and then entered upon the practice of law. In 1850 he was elected superintendent of schools for the town of Carlisle, a position which he held with great credit for ten years. When the rebellion broke out he at once took the Union side, which he supported with great ardor, and during the war he addressed many recruiting meetings in Schoharie, Montgomery and Otsego counties. Not only in this way, but by the expenditure of no little time and money he upheld the cause of the government, never losing his enthusiasm even at the most discouraging times.
     From 1862 to 1864 he was excise commissioner. On December 18, 1866, his distinguished abilities and his patriotism received the further recognition that they deserved by his election as a Democrat, to the Assembly of the State of New York. He was chosen without opposition at a special election to fill the place made vacant by the death of Daniel Shaver. In that term he served with honor on the committees on privileges and elections, erection anddivision of towns and counties and canal management. So satisfactory to his constituents was his service that, in 1867, he was re-elected to be his own successor.
     During his whole career Mr. Clark has held the respect of men of both political parties, and his death removes one of Schoharie's best known and most high-minded citizens.
     
     From Schoharie Republican, Thursday, Sept. 13, 1888.
     On a bright Sunday morning, September 9, 1888, the Hon. William S. Clark of Sloansville, in this county, passed peacefully from the present to future life. His often-expressed wish was that when the time of his departure should come he might pass away without lingering disease or trouble and care of friends, and, as was hiswish, so he died. As appeared, he was attackedwithy apoplexy and died without a struggle; no displacement of the bed covering in which he lay, no distortion of features indicated other than an instantaneous and painless death.
     The career of our deceased friend has been extremely varied, industrious and useful; the sick and afflicted of his neighborhood have lost an ever capable and willing friend, and the community one of its most active and valued citizens.
     He was born August 19, 1826, in the town of Carlisle in this county, being the fifth of nine children. His parents moved into this county from Coeymans, N.Y., in 1813, to subdue and cultivate a farm but lately a wilderness.
     At an early age the deceased developed a robust and healthy constitution, coupled with a mind of remarkable intellectual activity. At the age of thirteen years he was a student in the Schoharie Academy, and at fourteen he was a teacher. Later he attended this and other academic institutions of learning, but finally resumed a teacher's position for about ten years. In 1850 he was elected town superintendent of schools, but studiously devoting every spare hour to the study of the law, and finally graduated from the Albany Law School in the spring of 1858. He then came to Sloansville where he opened a law office and gradually filled it with one of the finest law libraries in the county, to which he added a miscellaneous library numbering many hundred volumes of choice works by the best authors, with the contents of which he exhibited great familiarity. In 1862 he was appointed commissioner of excise, and filled that office three years. In 1867 he was elected Member of Assembly, and was re-eelcted the following year. During this incumbency Mr. Clark fought bravely in behalf of the Albany and Susquehanna railroad bill, that gave his consituents a boon for which they were very grateful. As a Member of Assembly he filled positions on many veryimportant committees, and was a member of the select committee to investigate the actions of canal officers, and made a manager in the long investigation which followed. In his own county he has long filled the office of the clerk of the courts, and in the political field he has for many years been called to fill postions as chairman, secretary and delegate. For ten years he has been a member of the Democratic county committee, and was its secretary at the time of his death.
     Mr. Clark was a scholarly, accurate, eloquent and agreeable orator; but to enumerate the occasions of his addressing his fellow-citizens in this and other counties would enlarge this tribute too much. Almost his last public duty was to attend the great gathering of the American Educationsl Association in July last at San Francisco, Cal. His letters written en route and from that city, published in The Republican, were widely read and appreciated.
     To sum up all the good qualities of our departed friend, none will shie brighter than his tender and sympathetic care of the sick and afflicted within the circuit of his acquaintance. No persons or families were too poor or too bscure for him to permit the to suffer without his best efforts being exercised for their relief, and nearly every family of that vicinity have been under obligations to him for his timely, efficient and untiring assistance to them in days of suffering and grief.
     Now he sleeps. May he rest in peace.
     
     In the same issue a correspondent at Central Bridge writes: The Hon. Wm. S. Clark is dead! Sunday morning the Old Time Scythe came in his strength and took from among us Wm. S. Clark, a citizen of long standing in Sloansville. There is much good to be said of the eloquent and distinguished man that now lies silent in death. As a neighbor we cannot mention his equal. The little quiet town of Sloansville will miss him most, for in the past thirty years it has been his home. Born in the town of Carlisle, near Grosvenor's Corners, in the year 1826, and when quite young moved to Sloansville where he resided up to the time of his death. But not only will they miss him there, but the whole of Schoharie and Montgomery counties, where he was well known in a legal way. He was a lawyer by profession, always interested in the courts of the county, and an able speaker on the political issues of the day. We have many times heard it remarked that Wm. S. Clark could settle the little difficulties that naturally arose in his place of residence. We can but say he was kind-hearted, benvolent, generous to a fault. He leaves a brother, Benjamin F., in the mercantile business at Sloansville, and a sister living at Rensselaerville; but they will not weep alone - there will be weeping by many. Upon the street, in all our quiet rooms how oft it will b repeated, William S. Clark is dead!
     God in His goodness has taken a dear friend and brother from us; we shall miss him. Tears bedew our eyes. He has gone to that "undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler returns." We draw the curtain.
     
From The Wide-Awake Courier, Canajoharie, N.Y., Sept. 18, 1888.
     Saturday night Wm. S. Clark said "Good night" to the members of his family, and "drew the drapery of his couch about h im, and lay down to pleasant dreams." Sunday morning, September 9, his sleep deepened into eternal rest, and his freed spirit will bid "Good morning" to kindred and friends in a brighter clime. Among the tributes in the county papers, one friend has said: "As a neighbor we cannot name his equal," and another: "He was a regular attendant upon Sabbath services and was his aged mother's staff each morning," and another: "His reverence for his mother, love for his sisters, and affection for his brother were living examples which it would be well for all to emulate," and still another closes with these words - words that all in Sloansville know to be true: "No person or families were too poor or too obscure for him to permit them to suffer without his best efforts being exerted for their relieft, and nearly every family of that vicinity has had his timely, efficient and untiring assistance in their days of suffering and grief." Turly, "He was a man, take him for all in all, we shall not look upon his like again." His heart was tender as that of woman, and when he had cared for the sick and dead, his pen was every ready with tributes of sympathy and words of consolation. These are the closing words of one of his later tributes:
     "Ah, the tears are love's offering and tribute. Check them not, they are sorrow's antidote. There is a better land, knowing which, shall we not say: Wife, daughter, sister, rest; thine the waiting, ours the toiling: thine the peace, ours the struggle, till we too shall behold the Everlasting day." On Tuesday, September 11, under a birght sky and a genial atmosphere, friends came from far and near for their last farewell to William S. "Farewell, a word that must be, and had been - a sound which makes us linger; yet, farewell."
     
     From The Examiner, New York, Thursday, Sept. 20, 1888.
     CLARK - Died at Sloansville, N.Y., Sept. 9th, Hon. William S. Clark, aged 62 years.
     Converted while a student a Hamilton; graduated form the Albany Law School in 1858; left with the care of his mother and three sisters, he devoutedly fulfilled the trust. Strong in friendship, public in spirit, self-sacrificing and helpful to all, he studied the things which make for peace and the good of a people; loyal to his country in her darkest days of strife, sympathyzing with te afflicted, inistering often to the sick, caring for the dead, a regular attendant, and more than liberal contributor to the Baptist chuch, his decease drew to the funeral solemnities a great concourse, including some of the most distinguished men of the county; a judge, an ex-senator, an ex-member of Congress, members ot the bar, and seven clergymen. A sister and a brother along survive him who has entered into rest. - Rev. A. Waterberry.
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

Julia A. Clark

F
     Julia A. Clark was the daughter of William Clark and Sarah Stanton. She married Smith R. Sweatman on 9 January 1850. No issue.. Julia died.
      As of 9 January 1850,her married name was Sweatman.
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

Benjamin F. Clark

M
     Benjamin was born. He was the son of William Clark and Sarah Stanton. He married Mary C. Lawyer on 12 November 1873. No issue..
     He resided in 1891. Benjamin owed his education mainly to his brother who inspired him with a love for study and reading.
After leaving the district school, he attended Schoharie and Hamilton academies, and also Carlisle Seminary, one of whose promoters and stockholders he was - having invested his entire patrimony to establish the school, and it was finally lost as the school went down after a few years. After the death of their father in 1849 the two sons continuedfarming for some years, each attending school away from home alternate winters.
Benjamin, like his brother, engaged in teaching, in which profession he continued for fifteen years in union schools and academies, in his native State and in New Jersey - spending his vacations in travel.
In the early years of the war he and his brother addressed meetings, aided in raising local town bounties to promote the enlistment of men for the Union armies, and in 1864 he received a commission from Gov. Seymour to go south to enlist men for the Union service.
November 12, 1873 he married Mary C. Lawyer, a daughter of John S. Lawyer of Fultonham, NY. Miss Lawyer was a graduate of the Albany Normal School, and had been for ten years one of the best teachers in the State. She had three times declined offered situtations in the normal schools of the State, beause she could command larger salaries in union schools.
In the autumn of 1874, Mr. Clark engaged in the mercantile business, at which he and his wife continued until the fall of 1889, when he sold out and retired from business with a moderate competence.
No children were born to them, otherwise the union was a most happy one, both having a cultiavted literary taste, being genuine book-lovers. They are now residing in the house in Sloansville which was for many years the ideal home of the aged mother, two sisters and the two brothers.
Still interested in education, and in the education of their newphews and neices, highly respected by all who know them, in their pleasant home with a well-selected libary (the life-time collection of the two brothers), Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Clark are peacefully approaching the evening of their days.
Last Edited=10 Mar 1997

Mary C. Lawyer

F
     Mary C. Lawyer was the daughter of John S. Lawyer. She married Benjamin F. Clark on 12 November 1873. No issue..
     She graduated from high school at Albany Co., NY. School: at Albany Normal School. As of 12 November 1873,her married name was Clark.
Last Edited=10 Mar 1997

Smith R. Sweatman

M
     He married Julia A. Clark on 9 January 1850. No issue..
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

Peter Rinklepaugh

M
     He married Orpha L. Clark on 21 April 1869. No issue in 1891..
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

Homer Scranton

M
     He married Prudence E. Clark on 8 May 1837.
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

Children of Homer Scranton and Prudence E. Clark

Levia C. Brinck

M
     He married Judith Clark on 5 October 1842. No issue..
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997

John S. Lawyer

M
      Of Fultonham, N.Y.
Last Edited=10 Mar 1997

Child of John S. Lawyer

Henry Niles

M
Last Edited=10 Mar 1997

Child of Henry Niles

Erastus H. Stanton

M, b. 13 November 1816, d. 7 May 1886
     Erastus was born at Durham, Greene, NY, on 13 November 1816.1 He was the son of James R. Stanton and Martha Niles. He married Mary Sanford at Greenville, NY, on 2 September 1840.1 Erastus died on 7 May 1886.1 His body was interred at Ionia, MI, at Oakhill Cemetery.1
     In circa 1852, he was at Greenville, NY, and moved to Rockton, ILvia Angelica, NY..1 In circa 1867, he was at Rockton, IL, and moved to Ionia, MI.1 From the William Stanton book: "His mother was a daughter of Henry Niles, a descendant from a Scotch family belonging to the sect of Quakers or Friends. They were persecuted for their opinions under the reign of Charles II, and fled to a new continent that they might enjoy the freedom of opinion denied at home. Mr. Stanton was educated in the common schools and academy of his native town. An early-developed taste for reading was gratified by access to a circulating library. At the age of sixteen he was placed at his own request with a mercantile firm at Rensselaerville, Albany county, where he acquired knowledge of the business. He began business for himself in 1837 at Greenville, Greene county, where he remained twelve years. Here he was married September 2, 1840 to Miss Mary Sanford, who survives him (1891). Owing to the ill health of Mrs. Stanton he removed to Illinois, purchasing a farm near Rockton, only a mile from the Wisconsin line. He remained there engaged in farming, banking, and mercantile pursuits until 1867, when he came to Ionia, and again embarked in mercantile pursuits, in which re remained until he began lumbering operations at Sheridan. This business occupied his time and personal attention until within the past three or four years, when he gave up the cares of active business life."

"In 1838 Gov. Marcy of New York commissioned Mr. Stanton quartermaster of the 37th Brigade of State troops, a position he held for four years. In 1861, being then in Illinois, Gen. Yates, afterward Governor of the State, appointed him as his military aide, ion which capacity he visited the several Illinois regiments in the Department or North Missouri, his duty being to see that the troops were properly equipped with arms, clothing, etc. During his residence in NY and Illinois he was several times elected supervisor and held other positions. Always a public-spirited and enterprising citizen, the people of Ionia were not slow to recognize his character. In 1872, when the Ionia and Stanton Railroad project was inaugurated, Mr. Stanton was elected a director and the first secretary and treasurer of the company, which positions he filled until the road was consolidated with the Detroit, Lansing, and Lake Michigan Company. He took a likely interest in the completion of the road, taking upon himself many arduous duties, and as an officer of the company, he proved himself a capable and energetic official."

"In politics Mr. Stanton was a staunch Republican, severing his political ties with the Democratic party as early as 1856. In 1879 he was elected Mayor of Ionia, his competitor being James M. Kidd, and the following year he ran against A. F. Bell and was re-elected. In 1880 he was elected to represent the then Twenty-fourth District in the State Senate, in which body he was a leading, influential member. In 1882 he declined to be a candidate for renomination. He was the soul of political honor himself, as he was an exemplar of business integrity. He never failed to carry out his own pledges, or held out false hopes to his friends. But he was perhaps of too confiding a nature, and placed too much stress upon talk, judging others by his own high standard or morals. He was often spoken of as an available candidate for other and higher positions, and there was no man in Ionia county, to say the least, who had a warmer personal following, based on genuine good will and respect for his high qualities of manhood. But he was modest and retiring in his disposition and lacked the ability, not to say the disposition, to push himself to the front."

"As a neighbor he was kind and considerate to others; as a citizen upright and just; as a business man honest and honorable; in all his dealing; as a legislator incorruptible and fearless; as a friend ever true. He was childlike in his faith; his implicit confidence in others, and it shocked him to find that all men were not as simple, as direct and ingenuous as he was himself. He had many friends who were knit to him by bonds of steel."

"The funeral of Mr. Stanton was held in St. John's Church at 4 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. The services were conducted by Bishop Gillespie, assisted by Rev. Mr. Nock, pastor of the church. The impressive burial service of the Episcopal church was read, but there was no sermon. The pallbearers were H. Rich, L. B. Townsend, Geo W. Webber, A. J. Webber, J. L. Taylor and W. C. Page. A large concourse of citizens accompanied the remains to Oak Hill Cemetery where Bishop Gillespie also officiated. Mayor Doyle and the council was well as the other city officers attended in a body."

"IN RESPECT TO THE DEAD"

"At a special meeting of the council on Saturday evening the following resolutions were proposed and adopted:
Resolved, that in the death of Hon. Erastus H. Stanton, the nation has lost one of its truest statesmen, the State one of its best citizens, the city has repeatedly honored one of its wisest and most faithful officials, his bereaved family a loving husband and affectionate father. Resolved, that we tender to the bereaved wife and relatives the sympathy which those alone can truly feel who have learned to love him well, and beg of them to accept with us consolation which springs from the belief that the true and good can never die. Resolved, that the city building be appropriately draped in mourning for the period of ten days, that the city flags be placed at half-mast until after the funeral, and that the Common Council attend the obsequies. Resolved, that as a tribute tot he memory of our distinguished citizen, we especially request and respectfully recommend that secular work or business in the city be suspended during the hours of his funeral. Resolved that an engrossed copy of these resolutions be, by the City Clerk, furnished to the widow and family of the deceased."

"The Mayor appointed Alderman Bailey and Bedford a special committee to offer assistance at the funeral."

"At a special meeting of the Vestry of St. John's Church held on Monday, the following resolutions were passed on the death of Hon. E. H. Stanton: Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to take from our number the Hon. Erastus H. Stanton, therefore be it resolved by the vestry of St. John's Church, Ionia, at a special meeting thereof, that during the long term of years in which MR. Stanton has served upon the vestry of said parish, he has been foremost in its deliberations and doings, and that by his death the vestry loses a wise and efficient member, the church a zealous and liberal supported, the community a leading, public-spirited and exemplary citizen, and the family a devoted, prudent and honored head. That in all our relations with the deceased, his sterling integrity, cool wisdom and pure life have won our highest admiration and confidence, and that in testimony of our profound regret for his loss to this body, to his family and the community, these resolutions be spread upon the records of the vestry and a copy thereof delivered to the bereaved family. E., Gaine Nock, Rector, E. T. Montgomery, John Young, A. K. Brittain, James Vosper, W. H. Maxwell, and George P. Utley."
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Children of Erastus H. Stanton and Mary Sanford

Citations

  1. [S347] Harry Stanton. (e-mail address), "Erastus to Joseph Allen Stanton," Brian Mavrogeorge, 6 Dec. 2000,.

Reuben H. Stanton

M, b. 25 January 1818, d. 23 August 1889
     Reuben was born at Durham, NY, on 25 January 1818. He was the son of James R. Stanton and Martha Niles. He married Fannie Sharp on 2 September 1850. Reuben H. Stanton married Nettie Hunt after 1858. Reuben H. Stanton died on 23 August 1889 at Ionia, MI. Of typhoid fever.
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Children of Reuben H. Stanton and Fannie Sharp

Children of Reuben H. Stanton and Nettie Hunt

William Luther Stanton

M, b. 22 November 1820, d. 5 March 1848
     William was born on 22 November 1820. He was the son of James R. Stanton and Martha Niles. William died on 5 March 1848 . The Stanton book quotes an unidentified source "Died on Sabbath evening in the 28th year of his age. Having imparied his health in the prosecution of his studies, in the fall of 1846 he visited Europe with the fond hope of gaining health and strength sufficient to commence in his professional business as a lawyer. In March following he returned "the the home of his childhood" dangerously ill. It was soon perceived that consumption had marked him for her own. Not long after he gave up all hope of recovery, relinquished his flattering earthly prospects, and turned his mind within himself. The result of his examination was an entire dedication to God, a cheerful submissions to His will, a calm and settled peace of mind, and a permanent and well-grounded hope in a glorious future. During the last months of his sickness he was remarkable for great patience, perfect compsure, entire resignation and the full possession and strength of all his faculties. These he preserved until his last expiring breath." at Durham, Greene, NY. . The Stanton book quotes an unidentified source "Died on Sabbath evening in the 28th year of his age. Having imparied his health in the prosecution of his studies, in the fall of 1846 he visited Europe with the fond hope of gaining health and strength sufficient to commence in his professional business as a lawyer. In March following he returned "the the home of his childhood" dangerously ill. It was soon perceived that consumption had marked him for her own. Not long after he gave up all hope of recovery, relinquished his flattering earthly prospects, and turned his mind within himself. The result of his examination was an entire dedication to God, a cheerful submissions to His will, a calm and settled peace of mind, and a permanent and well-grounded hope in a glorious future. During the last months of his sickness he was remarkable for great patience, perfect compsure, entire resignation and the full possession and strength of all his faculties. These he preserved until his last expiring breath.".
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George W. Stanton

M, b. 23 October 1824
     George was born at Durham, NY, on 23 October 1824. He was the son of James R. Stanton and Martha Niles. He married Emily H. Bly on 14 September 1856.
     George W. Stanton lived in 1891 at Sheridan, MI.
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Children of George W. Stanton and Emily H. Bly

Rufus D. Stanton

M, b. 12 December 1826, d. 2 February 1858
     Rufus was born on 12 December 1826. He was the son of James R. Stanton and Martha Niles. Rufus died on 2 February 1858.
      He was a lawyer and practiced in Belvidere, IL from 1856 until his last illness. He was a Mason and an Odd Fellow.
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Emily H. Bly

F, b. 16 July 1836
     Emily H. Bly was born on 16 July 1836 at Clymer, NY.. She married George W. Stanton on 14 September 1856.
      As of 14 September 1856,her married name was Stanton.
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Children of Emily H. Bly and George W. Stanton

Fannie Sharp

F, d. 12 February 1866
     She married Reuben H. Stanton on 2 September 1850. Fannie Sharp died on 12 February 1866 at in the insane asylum, Jacksonville, IL.
      As of 2 September 1850,her married name was Stanton.
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Children of Fannie Sharp and Reuben H. Stanton