Biography of B. M. Stanton


Stanton, B. M., Holland.-The Stantons trace their genealogy back to Thomas Stanton, the first one in America, in 1635; the progenitors were from England. B. M. Stanton's grandfather, Samuel Stanton, was a native of Mt. Vernon, Pa., and his father, Abel Morse Stanton, was born June 30, 1805. at Mt. Pleasant, Pa., and died March 24, 1852, at Hamlinton, McKear county, Pa. Abel Stanton married Sarah Scott (born in September, 1819) in 1837, and they had six children: Wilbur Fisk, born in 1839, died in 1841; Alpha Seaver, born October 6, 1840, died August 5, 1891; Beverly Milton (the subject), born July 9, 184? Almond Fletcher, born in 1844, and died in 1846; Clarence Welborne, born April 25, 1846, and Helena Calista, born August 16, 1851. B. M. Stanton was reared on a farm and at the age of nineteen, May, 1861, enlisted in Co. F, 35th Regt. N. Y. Vols., and served two years, being discharged June 5, 1863. After the war was over he worked in Steuben county, N. Y., and Blossburg, Pa., until 1876, when he moved to Holland, N. Y., where he is now engaged as engineer for A. Rumsey & Co., and the U. S. Leather Company. He is a member of six secret societies, having held prominent offices in several. January 1, 1864, he married Adeline Monroe of Rathbonville, Steuben county, N. Y., and they had one daughter, Carrie M. Stanton, born September 19, 1866, and died January 11, 1879, in Holland, N. Y.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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