Biography of Alexander B. Stanton
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Stanton, Alexander B., Potsdam, was born in Pittsford, Rutland county, Vt., September 25, 1821. The father of our subject, John S., was also a native of Vermont, born in Essex county in 1789. He was a farmer and a member of the Congregational church. He married in 1820 Lucy Hubbell, of Pittsford, Vt., whose father, Oliver Bogue, came to Vermont from Connecticut among the earliest settlers of the State, and was an old Revolutionary soldier. John S. Stanton was the father of four children, three now living: George Franklin, a mechanic and farmer of Westport; Alex B., and a daughter, Mrs. Helen Curren, of Peterboro, Ontario. Mr. Stanton was educated in the common schools, and when seventeen years of age started for himself working for farmers. In the fall of 1849 he came to St. Lawrence county, where he bought a farm of sixty five acres in Potsdam. Since that time he has increased the size of the farm by purchase of one of five acres and one of forty eight, making now 110. He has erected a good residence, three large barns and a cheese factory on the place. Mr. Stanton married in 1847 Minerva Baldwin, of Westport, and they had five children: One died at three years of age; Marthesia, wife of John Speed, of Santa Anna, Cal.; Lucy, wife of John Clark; Fred. A.; and Minnie, wife of Fred Hill, of Boston, Mass. Mrs. Stanton died September 7, 1869, and he married second, April 12, 1870, Angeline, daughter of George Thompson, of Potsdam, and they have one daughter, Grace M. Mr. Stanton built a cheese factory in 1878, and sold it in 1882 to D. Frank Ellis; it is now standing idle.

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