George Stanton was born about 1800 in Orange County NY, his son's 1911 death certificate states Newburgh. I have tracked him in the 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865 and 1880 census records. Of his parents I know only that his father was born in Connecticut and his mother in New York state. My grandmother stated that the Stantons had settled first in Goshen, Orange County, New York, before coming to Sullivan County. George Stanton's first wife was Sarah Slater. In 1850 and 1855, she is listed as having been born 1799 in Ulster County.
By 1844, George Stanton was a land owner in Forestburgh, Sullivan County, NY, and farmed along the Mount Hope and Lumberland turnpike in that town. See some of the Stanton deeds in Sullivan County here. In 1850 George and Sarah Stanton are listed in Forestburgh with George and John, both named as child. In 1855, George was listed in the county census as being 54 years of age and born in Orange County, NY, a tanner, with wife, Sarah, born 1799 in Ulster County. With them is John age 16, born Sullivan and their granddaughter, Sarah E. Carpenter, 11. In 1860, George was living alone in Forestburgh. In 1865 he has a new wife, Almeda Trusdale, often called Amelia in the census, born about 1829 in Orange County, NY, and young daughters, Amanda and Sarah. Ilene Walker Kidd, a generous genealogist, read the 1870 and 1880 federal census for Sullivan County and found George Stanton and Almeda in 1870 with two daughters, Sarah M. and Marietta. In 1880 he is living with wife Almeda and three daughters, now including Susan J., still in Forestburgh, this time stating that his father had been born in Connecticut and his mother in New York. Almeda's father had been born in Ireland, her mother in New York. After George's death in 1888, I was unable to find Amelia or her daughters in the 1900 Sullivan County census.
George Stanton and his family lived 1840-80 in Forestburgh, Sullivan Co., NY, but he was buried in Mongaup Valley, Thompson, Sullivan Co. NY, where his son George G. was also buried. A death certificate was located in the Town of Thompson. His spouse and parents names were not recorded. George Stanton was at times a tanner and farmer. Almeda Trusdale Stanton is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport, PA. She died in 1916. George Stanton may have had a brother, Benjamin Stanton, of Lumberland, who left many descendants in the area. George Stanton had seven known children, all born in New York.
(1) Sybil Stanton, born 1829
(2) George G. Stanton, born 1831
(3) John Letts Stanton, born 1837
(4) Amanda L. Stanton, born 1862
(5) Sarah M. Stanton, born August 1865
(6) Marietta Stanton, born 1869
(7) Susan J. Stanton, born 1873
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