Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Stantons in:
 • Wequetequock Burial Ground
 • Stonington
 • New London County
 • Connecticut
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Thomas Stanton
Birth: Jul. 30, 1616
Wolverton
Stratford-on-Avon District
Warwickshire, England
Death: Dec. 2, 1677
Pawcatuck
New London County
Connecticut, USA

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 later 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."
Thomas was 62 years of age when he died. As the progenitor of a long Stanton line,he and Anna had 10 children, all of whom had children of their own.

The current gravestone at the burial site was erected by the Thomas Stanton Society in 1995. I was there for the impressive ceremony and wish I had a photo of the original stone to add here.

[June 2016: HURRAY,!! just saw this!
TODAY, March 19, 2016, Jim Kimble has added his fine photo of the original tombstones!! SO many thanks, Jim. ]

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.
2015: findagrave has linked a memorial claiming to be for his father.

I also mention Memorial #66699554,Joseph, Jr. has no gravesite as well as that of Samuel, d. 1732.




 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Staunton (1585 - 1643)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Lord Stanton (1614 - 1688)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Stanton (1638 - 1718)*
  John Stanton (1641 - 1713)*
  Mary Stanton Rogers (1644 - 1713)*
  Hannah Lord Stanton Palmer (1644 - 1727)*
  Joseph Stanton (1646 - 1713)*
  Daniel Stanton (1648 - 1687)*
  Dorothy Stanton Noyes (1651 - 1742)*
  Robert Stanton (1653 - 1724)*
  Sarah Stanton Denison (1655 - 1713)*
  Samuel Stanton (1658 - 1732)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
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.

 
Burial:
Wequetequock Burial Ground
Stonington
New London County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Shirley Stanton
Record added: Sep 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7930907
Thomas Stanton
Added by: Jim Kimble
 
Thomas Stanton
Added by: John Beckstein
 
Thomas Stanton
Added by: Jay Richmond
 
 
There are 7 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

My 9th great-grandfather. What an honor to be your granddaughter. Lindia Parkins Miller.
- Lindia Miller
 Added: Oct. 20, 2017
Heavenly Birthday Blessings for our 9x great grandfather.
- Marlene
 Added: Jul. 30, 2017
In memory of my 9th great grandfather.
- Mary Glover-Ingles Lykins
 Added: Jun. 6, 2017
There are 64 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
This page is sponsored by: Jim and Mary

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service