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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Leonard Starkweather
Sarah Stanton
Marriage: 22 February 1816
Mary Starkweather
Olive Starkweather
Angeline Louisa Starkweather
Charles Leonard Starkweather
Harriet Abby Starkweather
Nancy Desire Starkweather
John Belcher Starkweather
Sarah Jane Starkweather
Sarah Clarinda Starkweather
Jeannett Starkweather
George Anson Starkweather

Spouse and Children

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


    Mary Starkweather


    Olive Starkweather



    Charles Leonard Starkweather


    Harriet Abby Starkweather


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+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.

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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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