Lonson B Stoughton

19 March 1830–14 November 1862 (Age 32)
West Bloomfield Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Lonson B

When Lonson B Stoughton was born on 19 March 1830, in West Bloomfield Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States, his father, Dillucene Stoughton, was 38 and his mother, Sophia Capen, was 35. He married Sarah J Clay on 31 October 1849, in Ingham, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Phelpstown, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1850. He died on 14 November 1862, at the age of 32.

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Family Time Line

Lonson B Stoughton
Sarah J Clay
Marriage: 31 October 1849
Paul Stoughton
A Jane Stoughton
Sarah Sophrona Stoughton
Esther Mary Stoughton
Lillian L Stoughton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 October 1849Ingham, Michigan, United States
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    World Events (5)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 7
    Michigan is the 26th state.
    Age 16
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from places in Leicestershire, Surrey, and Sussex, so named from Old English stoc ‘dependent settlement’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Sources (6)

    • Lanson B Stoughton, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Susan in entry for Edw Swift and Lillian Baragar, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
    • Lanson B Stoughton, "Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991"

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