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STANTON Peter

Male Abt 1810 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name STANTON Peter 
    Born Abt 1810  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • It is interesting to note that on the same census page is listed a Patrick Stanton from Ireland working also in a Saloon; same as Peter. I believe Peter is Libbie's father and I would bet Patrick is his brother. Information from the Stanton sister photo and the cemetery in Bloomington point us in this direction. The birth for Peter is calculated from the 1860 census where he list his age as 50 and place of birth Ireland.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Adrian, Lenawee Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • We know from the 1850 and 1860 census all of Peter's children where born in Michigan, Elizabeth in particular Adrian, MI.

      In 1840 there is a Peter Stanton living in Adrian, MI with:

      Female age 0-5 This would be Mary A.

      Female age 15-20 Unknown

      Female age 20-30 This would be wife Mary

      Peter's first son Thomas was not born until 1841.

      All the other P or Peter Stantons in the census records do not show the right age and combination of family members. This must be our Peter, however I do not know who the mysterious teen age girl is, perhaps a sister to Mary or Peter.
    Census 1850  Madison, Lenawee Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Peter age 41 is living with Mary A., age 33 both born in Ireland. The census record shows Peter working in a saloon. Children listed were Mary A. age 11, Thomas age 9, Dan age 7, John age 5, James age 3 and Ellen age 2; all born in Michigan.
      On the death certificate Helena Behen, Elizabeth Stanton Behen's daughter it states Elizabeth's birth place as Adrian, MI. This is the primary fact leading me to this family. There is also an old family photo of Elizabeth and two of her sisters, Nellie Stanton Spence and Mary O'Boyle. Mary is clearly older, these girls are also listed with this Elizabeth in the 1860 census record. Nellie is a common Irish nickname for Ellen. Another piece of the puzzle is the Ed Behen baby book. It gives his great grandmother (on the Stanton side) as Mary. The baby book does give the maternal great grandfather as James but no Mary and James with daughters Elizabeth, Nellie and Mary in Adrian can be found. Finally, in Bloomington Nellie Spence's tombstone list her maiden name as Staunton, father Peter and mother Helen. Again one piece of the information does not fit, (Helen) but I have often found cemetery transcriptions to be inaccurate. There is a son with the family and his name is James. This could also be the J. Stanton listed in Frank's obituary. Perhaps Peter was Peter James or Peter died when Elizabeth was young and brother James was the only male Stanton the family had contact with, so when the time to fill out the baby book came, James was the name which came to mind.
      The exact census location is Madison, Lenawee, MI. Madison is today currently a township with in the city of Adrian, where we find the family in 1860.
    Census 1860  Adrian Ward 1, Lenawee Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1860 shows Peter and Mary living with children May (Mary) age 21, Thomas age 19, Daniel age 17, John age 15, James age 14, Ellen (Nellie) age 12, Elisabeth age 10 and Catherine age 8. Peter's occupation at this time was listed as laborer. The ages and the place in Michigan match the 1850 census. The county is the same but instead of Madison it is Adrian, Michigan. Madison is now a township located with in the Adrian, Michigan city limits.
    Misc 1870 
    • No trace of the family can be found in the 1870 census, this also includes a search of the record for Nellie under Spence and Mary under O'Boyle.
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I52  Behen
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2010 

    Family RAYCRAFT\WEIR Helen,   b. 1815, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1837  [4, 5, 6
    • Marriage date is calculated from the date of birth of their first child Mary A. Stanton. Mary was born about 1839.
    Children 
     1. STANTON Mary A.,   b. May 1838, Adrian, Lenawee Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1920, Seattle, King Co., WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     2. STANTON Thomas,   b. 1841, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. STANTON Daniel,   b. 1843, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. STANTON John,   b. 1845, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. STANTON James,   b. 1847, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. STANTON Ellen,   b. 1850, Adrian, Lenawee Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1919, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. STANTON Elizabeth C.,   b. 1851, Adrian, Lenawee Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917  (Age 66 years)
     8. STANTON Catherine,   b. 1858, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S69] 1850 Madison, Lenawee, Michigan-Peter Stanton (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S71] 1860 Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan-Peter Stanton (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S95] 1840-Adiran, Lenawee, MI-Peter Stanton (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S69] 1850 Madison, Lenawee, Michigan-Peter Stanton (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S104] Death Certificate-Nellie Spence (Stanton) (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S110] Death Certificate-Mary Ann Stanton O'Boyle (Reliability: 2).