Sarah Stanton

22 January 1797–12 November 1847 (Age 50)
Waymart, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Stanton was born on 22 January 1797, in Waymart, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Col. Asa Stanton, was 36 and her mother, Desire Keziah Kimball, was 25. She married Leonard Starkweather on 22 February 1816, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 12 November 1847, in her hometown, at the age of 50, and was buried in Canaan Corners Cemetery, Waymart, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Starkweather
1791–1843
Sarah Stanton
1797–1847
Marriage: 22 February 1816
Mary Starkweather
1820–1844
Olive Starkweather
1823–1891
Angeline Louisa Starkweather
1825–1901
Charles Leonard Starkweather
1827–1871
Harriet Abby Starkweather
1829–1912
Nancy Desire Starkweather
1831–
John Belcher Starkweather
1833–
Sarah Jane Starkweather
1836–1836
Sarah Clarinda Starkweather
1837–1926
Jeannett Starkweather
1839–1912
George Anson Starkweather
1841–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 February 1816
Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States
children

(11)

    Mary Starkweather

    Female1820–1844Female

    Olive Starkweather

    Female1823–1891Female

    Female1825–1901Female

    Charles Leonard Starkweather

    Male1827–1871Male

    Harriet Abby Starkweather

    Female1829–1912Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812

Age 15

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places throughout England so called from Old English stān ‘stone’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Most of them are named for their situation on stony ground, but in the case of Stanton Harcourt in Oxfordshire and Stanton Drew in Avon the reference is to the proximity of prehistoric stone monuments. The name has also sometimes been chosen by Ashkenazic Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames. This surname has long been established in Ireland also.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sara Stanton Starkweather, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sarah Stenton in entry for Nettie S. Benedict, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"
  • Sarah Stenton in entry for Nettie S. Benedict, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"

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