John Lawrence Stanton

13 February 1814–15 March 1895 (Age 81)
Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life of John Lawrence

When John Lawrence Stanton was born on 13 February 1814, in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, United States, his father, Lodowick G. Stanton, was 29 and his mother, Mary Lawrence, was 31. He married Lois Twin Pitts about 1840. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 15 March 1895, in Oxford, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Oxford, Oakland, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lawrence Stanton
Lois Twin Pitts
Marriage: about 1840
Nancy Stanton
Hattie Stanton
Mary Stanton
Daniel B Stanton

Spouse and Children

about 1840


    Nancy Stanton


    Mary Stanton



    Hattie Stanton


Parents and Siblings

    Lodowick G. Stanton


    Mary Lawrence




    Alice Stanton


    Abigail S. Stanton




    Mary Cleavland Stanton


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

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. 
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 20

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 22

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • J L Stanton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John L. Stanton, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • John B. Stanton, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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