Benjamin Stanton was born Aug 2, 1807 in Newburgh, Orange County, NY. He died 2 Feb 1875 age 67y 6m and is buried in the Forestburgh Cemetery, Sullivan County, NY. He married, according to his descendants, Sarah Ann Cargin (born about 1812, Ellenville, Sullivan County, NY and died between 1875 and 1892, buried Forestburgh, Sullivan County, NY). According to the censuses, the family lived in Delaware County, NY about 1835, Orange County in 1838-39 and settled in the Forestburgh/Lebanon Lake area of Sullivan County about 1840, where Benjamin remained until his death in 1875. He had several children, and his descendants account for many Stantons remaining in the area.
These are the children of Benjamin Stanton:
(1) Julia A. Stanton was born about 1835 in Delaware County, NY.
(2) William Stanton was born about 1837 and married Pricillia Anderson.
(3) Rachel Elmira Stanton was born about 1839 in Orange County, NY, and married Isaac J. Brock
(4) Silas Stanton was born about 1841 and married Jane Brown.
(5) Albert Stanton was born August 1839 and married three times.
(6) Sarah G. Stanton was born about 1845 in Sullivan County.
(7) Gilbert K. Stanton was born March 1848. He married Charlotte J. Holmes and was a farmer in Forestburg, NY.
(8) Mary C. Stanton was born about 1850 in Sullivan County. .
(9) Franklin Stanton was born about 1853 in Sullivan County and died 18 Mar 1863, buried in the Forestburgh Cemetery.
(10) Louisa A. Stanton was born about 1855.