WILLIAM STANTON OF NEWBURGH, ORANGE COUNTY, NY,
A Faulty Genealogy

William Stanton first appears in the Orange County records during the Revolutionary War, when he is listed among the signers of the Revolutionary Pledge in the Town of New Marlborough with George Stanton of the same place. Later, a William Stanton appears listed with the Orange County Militia, 4th Regiment, as an enlisted man. William Stanton owned approximately 72 acres of land in Gardnertown where he died between June of 1816 and February of 1817. William Stanton left a will in Orange County Will Book F/104, dated June 12, 1816, and probated February 4, 1817. It mentions his wife, Maha; sons William, Benjamin, Timothy and Carpenter; and daughter Susannah; and son-in-law, Daniel Totten. The will is witnessed by Thomas Smith, Benjamin Stanton, and Timothy Stanton. The executors were Benjamin, Timothy and Carpenter Stanton. See the link related to the Stanton - Carpenter - Caverly Connection. (Sources: HISTORY OF ULSTER COUNTY, NY, Sylvester; NEW YORK IN THE REVOLUTION AS A COLONY AND STATE, Vol. 1, 1904; Orange County Will Book F/104, Orange County Land Records, Deed Book 73/351, dated 30 March 1842.)

DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM STANTON

(1) William Stanton

(2)Benjamin Bartlett Stanton, born 1782, Newburgh, NY, married Ellen/Eleanor ___ born 1787; died 1860 aged 72 in Johnstown Township, Barry County, Michigan; buried Banfield Cemetery, Lot No. 14.

(3) Timothy Stanton, born 1786, died June 22 or July 20, 1858, Gardnertown, Newburgh, NY. He married Anna ___, born about 1796 and died Sept. 16, 1875, both buried Gardnertown Cemetery. Timothy lived his life on the farm of his father, William Stanton. (Sources: Orange County land records, Liber 73/351; 1850 federal census, Orange County, listing: Timothy 66, farmer; Anna 58; Carpenter 20, laborer; Ann Eliza 15; Melina 10; and Simon Terwilliger 31)

(4) Carpenter Stanton, born 1790-1794

(5) Susannah Stanton, born 1790/91, Newburgh, NY, married by 1810 Daniel Totten (1785 - 8/23/1836). She died July 9, 1868 in Steuben County, NY. Both are buried East Wayland Cemetery. (Family data courtesy of Fred A. Durling, of Maryland and Mr. H. James Totten, Penfield, NY). There were supposed to have been 13 children. (Additonal note: OCGS Vol. 14 No. 3, Nov, 1984: "Elizabeth Welch of Newburgh, on 2 Feb 1818 granted Letters of Administration to her brother Daniel Totten of Town of Camillus, Onandaga Co., NY, Lib E, pg. 88")

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