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 Thomas Stanton

Thomas Stanton

Wolverton, Stratford-on-Avon District, Warwickshire, England
Death 2 Dec 1677 (aged 61)
Pawcatuck, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 7930907 · View Source
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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.

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Here Lie/THOMAS STANTON/ 1616-Dec. 2, 1677/ AND HIS WIFE/ ANNA LORD/ 1614- Sep. 4 1655/

  • Created by: Shirley Stanton
  • Added: 29 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7930907
  • Jim and Mary
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Stanton (30 Jul 1616–2 Dec 1677), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7930907, citing Wequetequock Burial Ground, Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Shirley Stanton (contributor 46546723) .