Thomas STANTON

Male 1689 - 1741  (52 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Event Map    |    All

  • Name Thomas STANTON 
    Born 1689  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 314V-FD 
    _UID 540C17B203D6432CAC1F870F328B8A193204 
    Died 4 Oct 1741  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1986  Clan Home Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 May 2010 

    Family Sarah ROBINSON,   b. Abt 1699, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1745, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married Abt 1713  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ann STANTON,   b. Abt 1715, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Dec 1791, Amherst County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     2. Thomas STANTON,   b. Abt 1717, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Leonard STANTON,   b. Abt 1719, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Oct 1741, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
     4. Sarah STANTON,   b. 1722, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Frances STANTON,   b. 9 Nov 1723, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1804, Madison County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Mary STANTON,   b. 1724, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. William STANTON,   b. 1726, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1763, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     8. Elizabeth STANTON,   b. Abt 1728, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Jane STANTON,   b. 1730,   d. 1802  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F1001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Oct 1741 - Orange County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH: PLAC Stafford Co Virginia

      NOTES:
      Stafford Co Virginia was created in 1664,from Westmoreland Co.Neighboring Counties were Faquier Co,Prince William Co,Charles Co Md,Culpeper Co, Thomas Stanton was born in Stafford Co in 1689...In an attempt to find Thomas Stantons father is not an easy one. There are several of the early Stantons that could be Thomas's father...Theres a Christopher Stanton who appeared in Charles City Co 1638,Thomas Stanton 1640 Northumberland Co,Thomas Stanton Accomack Co 1640. Thomas Stanton Northampton Co 1643,Robert Stanton Surry Co 1652,Henry Stanton Northfork Co 1653,Robert Stanton still in Surry Co 1655,Richard Stanton Northampton Co 1655, A Capt Thomas Stanton Charles City Co 1664, Thomas Stanton 1665 Charles City Co,James Stanton Surry Co 1655, Your guess is as good as mine on which one is Thomas Stanton of Stafford County father is.....
      Thomas Stanton resided in Stafford Co as early as 1717 where he patented 214 acres in the fork of the Rappahannock River,St Marks Parish [ Stafford L.O., bk 10, pg 354] This land was then in Essex Co. In 1721 Thomas's Stafford Co lands lay in the part of the county that was part of King George Co from 1721-1777 In 1732 it shows Thomas was living on the Rappahannock River, when the House of Burgasses ordered there should be "several ferries established, incl "at Thomas Stanton's". Thomas was granted a tract of land in Culpepper Co Va, patent 28 Jan 1733 [ Deed of John Sarah Rosson to John Delaney 20 Aug 1760 in Culpeper Co Va Deeds 1755-1762,pg 389] In 1736 Thomas Stanton of Orange Co Va deeded half a tract to Gerad and Ann Banks , Thomas's oldest daughter.[ Orange Co Deed Bk 1 pg 378] In 1738 Thomas Stanton of Orange Co when Thomas and his wife sold a portion of land,then in King George Co [ King George Co Deed Bk 2 pg 206] and on Tithables List for 1738 ( six persons) The 1738 transaction reads as follows: " Thomas Stanton and Sarah his wife of Orange Co to John Piper of Westmoreland Co. 236 acres on east side of Deep Run which empties into Rk. River 12 mi. above the falls thereof "...King George Co bk 2 pg 206

      RELIGION: Elected member of first vestry of St Marks Parish - 1 Jan 1731

      NOTES:
      On 1 Jan 1731, freeholders and housekeepers met at Germanna to elect 12 vestrymen to form the new St Mark"s Parish. 3 Churches were established in the new parish, at Little Fork, Germanna, and at S.W. Mountain: "Pursuant to an act of the General Assembly holden at Williamsburg the 21 day of May 1730 Intitled an Act for Dividing the Parish of St George in thee County of Spotsylvania,and that all that other part of the said Parish which Lies above the Said Bounds shall there after be called and known by the Name of Saint Mark and according to the Said Act the free holders and keepers of the Said Parish of St Mark did meet at the Church at Germanna in their Said Parish on the said first day of January and there did elect and choose 12 of the most Able and discreet persons of their Parish to be vestrymen for their Said Parish"
      .
      Goodrich, Lightfoot James Barber Thomas STANTON Henry FIELD
      Robert Slaughter Benjiam Cove Francis Kirtley
      John Finlason Robert Green William Payton Francis Slaughter Samuel Ball
      .
      [ Vestry Book 1730-1753, St Mark's Episc Church Orange/Culpeper Co Va FHL #00033856- item21].
      .
      10 Oct 1735 - Resolved that Thos STANTON, Gent./m be paid 832 pds of tobacco for nursing a bastard child and that the said Child by bound to Thos.STANTON Junr according as the Law directs
      .
      10 March 1741 - Capt Goodrich Lightfoot appointed vestryman in the name of Thos STANTON, Gent. Deceased, he being chosen by the major portion of vestry.... Thomas STANTON was last listed "present" at a vestry meeting on Sat. April 4, 1741 and not listed at the Oct 12 1741 meeting.
      .
      Virginia Co Records pg 115
      .
      23 Jan 1730 - John Kilgore of St Marks Parish , Spts.Co to John Haddox of sme parish and county 200 Lbs of Tobacco and 126 acres in St Marks Parishh Spts Co in Great Fork Rappock River said land granted to Jno Kilgore by patent Sep 28 1728-- Samuel Ball, William Smith, Mathew STANTON, Feb 2 1731 Mary,wife of John Kilgore acknwledged
      .
      Orange Co Virginia Order Book One
      .
      Mathew STANTON, Feb 17,1735, made oath in open court that he was immediately from Great Britain or Irelan and this was first tim proving importation to obtain rights to land.
      .
      Thomas STANTON, Feb 17. 1735, acknowledged lease of land to Guy Meeks.
      Same day Ann Douffee and Thomas STANTON case dismissed. May 15,1736 Thomas STANTON sworn in to serve on Grand Jury
      .
      Mathew Stanton also appears as a Witness to a deed , Oct 18,1745 For Linn (Lenord) Stanton: Indenture April 23, 1746 Between Thomas Stanton and Jerimah Early for 70 Acre, land part of Patent granted Sept. 28 1728 to Thomas and Linn Stanton ( Original grant for 100 acres on Stanton River) As a personal note I am wondering if Mathew is Thomas STANTONS father, or is Mathew a brother? .
      In the Orange Co, Records Page 177....

      WILL:
      The Will of Thomas STANTON Reads:
      .
      In the Name of God Amen The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Stanton being now sick and weak but in perfect sound of memory thanks be to God Almighty..................
      Item my will and desire is that my trusty friend George Whitly and Henry Field being sole ex of this my last Will and Testament and that they have full Liberty to do as they think best in that case and that after paying all my just debts I desire the remainder of my estate may be disposed of as follows: I give and bequeath to my son William Stanton the grist mill with all the appliances belonging thereto with the Plantation I now live on and all the land thereto belonging Let it be more or less. Item I give to my son Thomas Stanton my still and all materials also the Large Bible. Item I give to my daughter Frances Delaney the half of the four hundred acres of land lying on the south side of Stantons River. Item i give to my daughter Sarah Stanton the other half of the four hundred acres. Item I give to my daughter Mary Stanton two hundred acres of land being part of four hundred acres joining to Francis Kirtley. Item I give to my daughter Jean Stanton two hundred acres of Land being the upper part whereon George Simmons now live including the Simmons Plantation. Item I give to my daughter Elizabet Stanton two hundred acres of land lying on the south side of the Stanton River Commonly know by the name of Guy Meeks Item I give to my son William Stanton the remainder part lying on the north side beeing two hundred acres Item I give to my son William Stanton the following negros Vic, Adam, Judy, Sam,Winnie,Ned and Will. Item I give to My daughter Frances Delaney Molatto Harry and also my seal skin trunk witness my hand this day Oct 4 1741 Witnesses were George Hume,Abraham Pearce, and Thomas Stanton Jr.
      .
      Page 187......
      The Widow Stanton's part of the .......Divided by WIlliam Triplet, John Catlett, Grant Slaughter, John Grind ordered by the Orange Co Courts dated the 26 day of Nov 1741 Did meet according to the said order and set part of the Widows part of her deceased Husbands personal Estate as well as Real on Wed., second Day of Dec 1741
      .
      One gray mare,one bed furniture, one steer one cow and one hefier, 11 head of hogs, 1 posodinig Tub, 2 sides of leather, 10 lbs of ?????? One half cub bridle, 1 leather chair, 1 chest, 1 old chair,2 siden casks, 2 negro beds in quarter, 1 pot and hooks and frying pan in Quarters, 1 ax one grubing how in quarters, 1 warming pan, 1 box ????? 3 yds of wide check, 2yds of Dyaper, 4 yds of garlicks, 7 yds of Cotton, 3 bushels of beans, 6 barrels of corn, 2 bushels of wheat, 2 pewter dishes, 1 hogshead, 2 Negro men named Ned and Harry, Her Right of Dower to Manner Plantation and Mill

      MARRIAGE:
      Orange Co Marriages 1747-1850
      .
      Elizabeth Stanton married Stanton Taylor Jan 23 1800

      WILL:
      King George County Will book
      Lettice Bryan Stanton ( Daughter of Richard Bryan) Mary Stanton Sarah Stanton Thomas Stanton
      Sarah Stanton died @ 1745...Thomas Stanton last husband of above. He died testate in Orange Co 1741, did not mention her in his will....estranged...her dower was assigned to her from his estate, however...Later references states that the clerk of court used Mary and Sarah incorrectly and that there was no Mary...all court references to Mary be change to Sarah Stanton .
      The First Settlers of Orange County VA by Joyner This is written like a history book. I am going to write some interesting information that should answer some questions about the parish structure as well as create some more for us. Upon the creation of each new parish, the vestry was authorized to purchase for the use of the rector a parcel of land containing not less than 200 acres. This parcel of land was called the "glebe" and was set aside "for the use of the minister of such parish." Upon the creation of St. Thomas Parish, the vestry began to look for a glebe and in 1743, Elijah Daniel and Mary, his wife, "of Caroline County" conveyed to Edward Spencer and James Coleman, "gentlemen," as church wardens of the parish of St. Thomas in the County of Orange, a tract of land containing 307 acres for use as a glebe. The glebe was located northeast of the present Town of Orange and was a part of the 1722 patent to Colonel James Taylor. The site of the glebe is on a stream still known as "Glebe Run" and adjoins aparcel of land known as "Glebeway." It is part of "Grelen" owned by Mrs. Mary G. A. Gregg.The governing board of a parish was the vestry consisting of twelve men. The vestry elected the church wardens and , as a practical matter, elected the rector though this right was, by law,reserved to the governor. The vestry was also responsible for the property of the parish, church funds, and charity functions of the church, such as caring for the indigent, orphans, illegitimate children, and widows. It also attended to the education and training of children.
      Often the vestry consisted of many of the same men who served as "gentlemen justices" and militia officers of the county. The first vestry of St. Thomas' Parish consisted of the following: Henry Field, Francis Kirtley, William Peyton, James Barbour, Robert Slaughter, Benjamin Cave, Robert Green, Samuel Ball, John Finalson, Francis Slaughter, and Thomas Stanton. The first church wardens were: Robert Slaughter and Francis Green and the first clerk was William Peyton. Of the eleven vestrymen, eight were also members of the Orange Co. Court which took office in Feb. 1740.This goes on to talk about the dessenting Baptist in 1768- 1773. No other mention of Henry Field. However note the new Parish name and the dates are the same as those of St.Marks.
      With the names of Kirtley, Slaughter, Stanton, Cave, Ball, it appears to be the same group of men.
      Orange Co., VA, John Frederick DormanWill Bk. I - 1735-1743 .
      1741 Oct 2 p. 177. Will of Thomas Stanton. George Whitely and Henry Field exec's.
      1741 Oct 22 p. 213-17 Thomas Stanton, Inventory. Appraisers sworn before Henry Field, Gent.
      1742 Jan 28 p. 187. Separation of Sarah Stanton's part of the estate of Thos. Stanton, dec'd.,with consent of Henry Field.
      1742 Feb 25 p. 196. Henry Field is grdn of Sarah, Wm. and Jane Stanton, orphans of Thos.Stanton dec'd.
      1742 Mar 25 p. 205-06. Geo. Whitely is grdn of Elizabeth Stanton, orphan of Thos. Stanton,dec'd.

      GRANTS:
      Land Grants, Culpeper Co.
      .
      Deed Bk. B.
      1755 June 18-19 p. 341-346. Thomas, eldest son and heir at law to Thomas Stanton, dec'd,and Lettice his wife of Culp. Co. to William Stanton (second son of Thomas Stanton thefather)Lease and release for 30 pds, (skipped) as in a patent 28 May 1751,the other (skipped) as in a patent 30 May 1726, which tracts were devised by the will of Thomas Stanton, the father, to William Stanton for life only, whereby the reversion in fee of the lands became vested in Thomas Stanton, heir at law.
      Wits: H. Field, G. Hune Jr.
      /s/ Thos Stanton, Lettice Stanton

      MARRIAGE: PLAC Stafford Co Virginia