William Stanton

1819–1849 (Age 30)
Ohio, United States

The Life of William

When William Stanton was born in 1819, in Ohio, United States, his father, Benjamin Stanton, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth McBride, was 17. He married Rachel Barr on 27 August 1840, in Washington, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died in 1849, at the age of 30.

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William Stanton
Rachel Barr
Marriage: 27 August 1840
Elizabeth Jane Stanton Grisby
Maria Mary Stanton
Lucy Jeanette Stanton

Spouse and Children

27 August 1840
Washington, Ohio, United States



    Maria Mary Stanton


    Lucy Jeanette Stanton


Parents and Siblings




    James Stanton


    Hannah S. Stanton


    Stephen Stanton


    Mary Stanton


+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 11

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • Wm. Stanton in entry for Lucy Jeanett Rush, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Wm. Stanton in entry for Lucy Jenett Rush, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"
  • Stanton in entry for Silvester Francis and Eliza J. Grigsby, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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