Lonson B Stoughton

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

The Life 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
1830–1862
Sarah J Clay
1830–1921
Marriage: 31 October 1849
Paul Stoughton
1850–1855
Lillian L Stoughton
1851–
Sarah S Stoughton
1853–
Stoughton
1855–
Stoughton
1860–
Stoughton
1862–
Esther Mary Stoughton
1858–1944

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 October 1849
Ingham, Michigan, United States
children

(7)

    Paul Stoughton

    Male1850–1855Male

    Lillian L Stoughton

    Female1851–Female

    Sarah S Stoughton

    Female1853–Female

    Stoughton

    Female1855–Female

    Female1858–1944Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Dillucene Stoughton

    Male1791–1876Male

    Sophia Capen

    Female1795–1865Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

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.
1837

Age 7

Michigan is the 26th state.
1846

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 (3)

  • Lanson B Stoughton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lanson B Stoughton, "Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991"
  • Lanson B. Stoughton, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"

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