|Death: ||Dec. 2, 1677|
New London County
He sailed from London on Jan. 2, 1635, landing first in Virginia and proceeding to Boston. In 1637, he settled in Hartford as a founder, where he latter married
Anna Lord. He was Interpretor General for the Colonies and established a trading post in Pawcatuck about 1650. The Founder's Monument in the cemetery states: "He was Marshall of the Colony,County Commissioner,member of the General Court and one of the founders of the First Church in Stonington. A man of widespread and lasting importance to the colonies, and identified with nearly every transaction between the natives and the colonists up to the year of his death." As the progenitor of a long Stanton line,he and Anna had 10 children.
The current gravestone at the burial site was erected by the Thomas Stanton Society in 1995. I was there for the fine ceremony and wish I had a photo of the original stone to add here.
I have chosen not to link the findagrave entry proporting to be his parents as there is a body of evidence refuting that association as well as doubt as to where they may be buried. 2014: That memorial has been removed by findagrave.
Anna Lord Stanton (1614 - 1688)*
Thomas Stanton (1638 - 1718)*
John Stanton (1641 - 1713)*
Mary Stanton Rogers (1644 - 1713)*
Joseph Stanton (1646 - 1713)*
Hannah Lord Stanton Palmer (1647 - 1727)*
Dorothy Stanton Noyes (1651 - 1742)*
Robert Stanton (1653 - 1724)*
Sarah Stanton Denison (1655 - 1713)*
Samuel Stanton (1658 - 1732)*
Here Lie/THOMAS STANTON/ 1616-Dec. 2, 1677/ AND HIS WIFE/ ANNA LORD/ 1614- Sep. 4 1655/
FROM ENGLAND 1635/ COLONIAL FOUNDERS/ OF HARTFORD/ AND STONINGTON, CONN.
Wequetequock Burial Ground
New London County
Created by: Shirley Stanton
Record added: Sep 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7930907