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Robert Stanton[1]

Male 1653 - 1724  (71 years)


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  • Name Robert Stanton 
    Born 1653  Pequoit, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Oct 1724  Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wequetequock Burying Ground, Stonington, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4854  Main
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 

    Father Thomas Stanton, of the "Bonaventura",   b. 1616, Wolverton, Warwick, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1676, Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Ann Lord,   c. 18 Sep 1614, Towcester, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1688, Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Abt 1637  Hartford, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F1925  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joanna Gardiner,   c. 25 Nov 1657, Roxbury, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1677, Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1677  Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Joanna Stanton,   b. 5 Jun 1679, Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1717, Montville, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     2. Lucia Stanton,   b. 16 Sep 1681, Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Anna Stanton,   b. 26 Oct 1684, Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Stanton,   b. 3 Feb 1687, Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Robert Stanton,   b. 7 Dec 1687, Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Thomas Stanton,   b. 9 Jan 1693, Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Lucy Stanton,   b. 3 May 1696, Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Gardiner Stanton,   b. 27 May 1701, Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F1921  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1653 - Pequoit, New London, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Sep 1677 - Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Oct 1724 - Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wequetequock Burying Ground, Stonington, New London, CT Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From STANTON GENEALOGY, by William Stanton, page 477.:

      "Robert lived and died in Pawcatuck, Stonington, Ct. He was a soldier in King Phillip's War, as were his old brothers Capt. John and Joseph.
      Robert was buried in the old family burial ground on the east side of Wicketequack Cove, half way between Stonington, CT and Westerly RI. Robert's wife survived him."

      From ANCESTORS OF ALDEN SMITH SWAN AND HIS WIFE MARY ALTHEA FARWELL, by Josephine C. Frost, The Hills Press, New York, MCMXXIII, page 200.:

      "Robert was born in 1653 and lived at Pawcatuck, Stonington, CT, where he died Oct. 24, 1724. He married Sept. 12, 1677, Joanna, daughter of Thomas and Lucy (Smith) Gardner of Roxbury, MA. He was a soldier in King Philip's War of 1675/6. In the last year of the war he, under Capt. George Denison and others, were pursuing the remnant of King Philip's army, a portion of whom were under the command of Canonchet, the last of the Royal Narragansett Sachems, who were encamped on the banks of the Pawcatuck River, in Rhode Island, when Denison and his men attacked them suddenly. Most of them fled, leaving the Sachem also, and as soon as he relized his plight he sought safety in flight, and when he saw his pursuers gaining on him he threw off his blanket, then his silver-laced coat and belt of peage, and ran with all possible speed, but as he crossed the river he fell and wet his gun and was soon overtaken by Robert Stanton, then not 25 years of age, but he would not recognize his aughtority nor reply to his questions, because of his youth, but when the officers in charge came up he still refused to answer or to sign a treaty of peace, and when he was told that he would be shot if he did not, he replied, "he like it well and should die before his heart had grown soft or he had said anything unworthy of himself." and so he was shot near Anguilla, in Stonington. [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1087] Nancy Ann Norman, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1034016), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1034016&id=I2790 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S1087] Nancy Ann Norman, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1034016), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1034016&id=I2779 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S1088] Ancestors of Alden Smith Swan, Josephine C. Frost, (The Hills Press, New York MCMXXII), p. 200 (Reliability: 0).