Thomas Stanton Seniors exact date of birth is unknown, although most researchers have his birth year down as 1689. How many times Thomas married and who he may of married is also unknown. At the time of his death, he was married to a Sarah, and by her will it appears that she was married several times before Thomas.


Thomas’s parents are also unknown. Given the possibility that Thomas was born

in Virginia, and assuming that he was born about 1689, this would make Thomas

to be around the age of 15 in 1704. In 1704 on the Quit Rent Rolls List there were only two Stanton’s mentioned, both Johns, one in Essex County and the

other in Accomack County Virginia. John Stanton in Essex County was listed

with 95 acres in 1704. Its interesting to note that Thomas patented 214 acres

in the fork of the Rappahannock River, St Mary’s Parish Beginning by the river side” (1717 22 Jan Pat 10 1710-1719 Page 354 Essex Co) when a year later in Essex County A John Stanton’s Will had been proven on May 20 1718 (1718 John Stanton Wills Etc No 3 Reel 40, 1717-1720)


It is not known that this John is the father, or even brother of Thomas, but it makes one wonder. Another Stanton in Essex Co was Godfrey who married Elizabeth Pettit  married secondly Godfrey Stanton in 1711 (recorded in Land Trials book; page 489 of Index to Marriages of Old Rappahnnock and Essex Counties, Virginia - 1655 to 1900 by Eva Eubank Wilkerson). By deed dated September 1714 Godfrey Stanton and Dorothy his wife deeded 280 acres in Essex County to Thomas Wyatt”

No further research has been done on Godfrey or John Stanton.


Thomas was in Richmond Co VA as early as Dec 15th 1715. Thomas was granted 236 acres, “on the eastward or lower side of Deep Run issuing out of the North side of the Rappahannock River, about 12 miles above the falls” 1715 Northern Neck Grants No 5 1713-1719 Page 111





Photo of Deep Run where it enters the Rappahannock River

Terry Gladfelter took the photo.


The Rappahannock River’s basin stretches from Rappahannock County to where it meets the Chesapeake at Lancaster County. It measures 184 miles long and its drainage basin varies in width from 50 to 10 miles. The watershed drains 2,715 square miles, about 13 percent of Virginia's bay basin. Land use in the basin

is primarily forestall and agricultural. Forested land comprises 61 percent of the land use, agricultural about 35 percent, and urban about 4 percent. The basin's largest city is Fredericksburg in Spotsylvania County


The Rappahannock River is a very big tidal river. John Smith designated the river "Toppahannoc Flu" on his 1606 Map. Prior to that it was sometimes called Queen's River. The river arises in the Blue Ridge Mountains, falls more than 4000 ft. during it's course, and its lower portion forms the county boundary

of the Northern Neck of Virginia.


The settlers along Totuskey Creek and Rappahannock River were planters.  They grew tobacco, corn, peese, and garden vegetables. They all had a few cows and hogs and several horses if they were fortunate. The animals all ran loose in

the swamps and each planter had his own mark or "crop" on each one so they could recognize them. In reading the Virginia Court records, there were many law suits in those day too. The settlers concentrated on growing tobacco, and had their problems in that too; mostly with the prices of their tobacco. I read that they transplanted the tobacco plants between the stumps the first week in May. Then it bloomed; they pinched off the blooms and harvested the tobacco in fall, and hung the leaves up to dry. When the weather turned wet, they gathered it up in "Hands" and "Prized" it by packing it tightly in barrels called Hogsheads. When the time was ready they simply rolled it over the Indian paths to the plantation landings where it was put on boats for Europe. But, after some years without fertilizer, the land was depleted and the prices dropped, and they had to look for new land.


In the fourth year of Reign of King William and Queen Mary of England it was enacted that Rappahannock County be divided into two counties, "So that Rappahannock River divides the two, and that part which is on the North side be called by the name of Richmond County, and that part on the South side be called Essex County...., That the records belonging to the county seat of Rappahannock before, shall be kept in Essex County, that belonging to Their Majesties, and the other to the proprietors of the Northern Neck...."  The name of the new county of Richmond was put in the County Court Records on the 12th Day of May, 1692


The Rappahannock River Basin or Watershed includes the land and water drainage area that flows to the Rappahannock River. The area of the watershed is approximately 2715 square miles, and includes the counties of Albemarle, Caroline, Essex, Fauquier, Greene, King George, Lancaster, Madison, Middlesex, Northumberland, Orange, Rappahannock, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland. The City of Fredericksburg and several towns also share the watershed.


The waterway begins as streams flowing from the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge mountains. The southern streams form the Rapidan River, while the Rappahannock River forms in the northern localities of the watershed. The Rapidan meets the Rappahannock just west of Fredericksburg, where Culpeper, Stafford, and Spotsylvania counties share borders. The river at Fredericksburg travels through the fall line geologic formation, characterized by rocks and rapids. East of Frederickburg, the Rappahannock enters the coastal province of the state, where the waters receive tidal influences from the Chesapeake Bay. The river continues to widen and becomes increasingly brackish as it flows east toward Stingray Point and Windmill Point where it meets the Bay.


Photo of the Rapidan River

Terry Gladfelter took the photo


The Rapidan meets the Rappahannock just west of Fredericksburg, where Culpeper, Stafford, and Spotsylvania counties share borders. The river at Fredericksburg travels through the fall line geologic formation, characterized by rocks and rapids. Today the Rapidan is located in the Shenandoah National Park.


On Jan 22 1717 it was recorded that Thomas Stanton was “of Stafford County VA.” and that Thomas patented 214 acres in the fork of the Rappahannock River, St Mary’s Parish Beginning by the river side” (1717 22 Jan Pat 10 1710-1719 Page 354 Essex Co)


From 1717-1722 Thomas Stanton was in Spotsylvania Co (1717-1722 Deeds Etc. #16" by John Frederick Dorman )It stated that Thomas Stanton’s Stafford Co lands lay in the part of the county that was part of King George Co.


1726 May 30th Thomas Stanton patented 1000 acres “In the Fork of the Rappahannock River, Beginning and extending by the side of the Rappahannock River adjoining the land of Colonel Spotswood”( Spotsylvania Co., 1000a.Patent 12 page 382)


1728 Sept Leonard and Thomas Stanton JR also patented also 1000 acres in Spotsylvania Co, “ Beginning and extending standing on the side of a hill on

the North side of North River of the Rappidan River near the Mountains. (Spotsylvania Co.1000 Pat 13 pg 367)


An interesting story on The Thomas Stanton Family can be found In the book titled Lost Trails and Forgotten People: The Story of Jones Mountain, by Tom Floyd (The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Washington, D.C., 2nd edition, revised, 1985). This book is one of several that are devoted to telling the lives and histories of the people who lived on the land that now comprises the Shenandoah National Park. Lost Trails and Forgotten People relates to a portion of the Park encompassed within Madison County, Virginia.


“The History of Jones Mountain” Page 27 The Mid 1700s


With the Establishment of Jones Mill and the Settlement within Earshot of the Great Mountains, the pioneers opened a narrow cart trail about four feet wide from near Elk Run to Jones Mill, following about the same route as present day Route 662 from Wolftown to Graves Mill. The local people call it Stanton’s Road and used it mostly for packhorse traffic. The route meandered to the river to provide watering stops for the horses and oxen.  The Rapidan River was first known as Stanton’s River. The Lower part of the Stream, below the juncture with Conway, was known as the Rappadan (pronounced and later spelled Rapid Ann.) named about 1713 by Gov. Spotswood in honor of Queen Anne of Great Britain. The Upper branches of the river, known today as the Rapidan and the Staunton, were known in the 1700’s and early 1800’s as the North and South Forks (or Prongs or Branches) of the Stanton River. (Later spelled Staunton but always pronounced “Stan-ten”)




“The vanguard of the frontiersmen, English and a few Scot-Irish-- ranged across the bottomlands in the early 1700s and pushed into the Great Mountains. They settled in the old Indian fields along the upper banks of streams. One of the first settlements in the area went up near a stream called Elk run an off shoot of the Rapidan about five miles from Jones Mountain. There John Addins and a few followers lived in the 1720's "a parcel of...woodland ground...near the upper side of an old field," according to the description in the land patent.


Coming in the wake of the first trailblazer were the Cavaliers of the plantation society, gentlemen and planters, men of moderate wealth and influence who turned the borderlands of wilderness into producing farms. On May 30th 1726, planter Thomas Stanton took title to a thousand acres of frontier land on the Rapidan River, not far from present day Graves Mill.


Thomas Stanton was no the typical Cavalier. Born about 1690, he grew up with extensive education. He was a self made man who had the vision to succeed, He and his wife Sarah had first arrived in the Blue Ridge area in Jan of 1717, when they staked out 214 acres of valley land farther down the river than their later acquisition, adjacent to a large tract owned by Governor Spotswood.


After acquiring the thousand-acre parcel in 1726, Thomas Stanton and his sons Thomas Jr and William built and operated a grist mill on the Rapidan River about four miles from Jones Mountain. With the help of slaves and indentured employees, the Stanton’s cleared part of the valley above the mill and opened grazing land for cattle and horses.


They cultivated the bottoms and planted wheat, barley, corn, beans, and some tobacco. They also started an apple orchard, brought in sheep and expanded their cattle herd.


Prospects for the future were good, and in 1731 Thomas Stanton brought another 400 acres, paying to the Virginia Land Office a price of Forty Shillings. The new land was closer to what is now Graves Mill, located on both sides of the Rapidan. This acquisition and land owned by the sons brought the Stanton holdings to nearly 3,000 acres. The slaves lived in quarters located on the plantation. The Stanton's employees lived in houses on the vast outlying lands. Thomas and Sarah and their five daughters-- Francis, Sarah, Mary, Jean and Elizabeth-- lived in a manor house near the mill, a short distances from the present day route 662


Within a few years, Thomas Stanton built the valley into a working plantation. He often made rounds on horseback, wearing leather trousers and a long linen jacket. By the late 1730's he had more than forty cattle, about seventy hogs, sixty-five sheep and several horses. He did not have a wagon or carts because the roads were not wide enough. Everything was transported by packhorses.


Thomas Stanton garnered the harvest. One winter he stored thirteen bushels of beans, fifty-six bushels of corn, and eighteen bushels of barley. He also had 270 gallons of vinegar, and eight bushels of salt.


Thomas wife, Sarah ran the household and supervised the daughters. The oldest, Frances, caught the eye of John Dulaney, whom she married about the year 1730. The younger girls were still in the home, growing up during the first twenty years after the Stanton’s settled.


Thomas Stanton’s vision and fulfillment was only partly realized when, still in the zenith of his life, he contracted an illness beyond the cure of pioneer medicine. Soon thereafter." being now sick and weak," he executed his last will and testament. He died when the leaves were falling in the autumn of the year 1741.


In his will, Thomas Stanton entrusted to his son William the gristmill, the manor house and the central plantation. He also gave William 200 acres of land on the north side of the river and six slaves--Adam, Judy, Sam, Winnie, Ned and Will. To each of his daughters he bequeathed 200 acres of land. To Francis Dulaney (The name was then spelled Delaney) he also gave a mulatto Harry and also my Seal skin trunk. " Son Thomas Stanton Jr. received only two items both mentioned in the same sentence: " My still.... and also the large bible."


In Dec of 1741, The Court of Orange Co (of which Madison County was then a part) ordered that the widow Sarah Stanton should receive two Negro men Ned and Old Harry, some sixty items of personal property including livestock and an annual stipend of six pounds of current money in recognition of her right of dower to the manor and the Plantation. Attorney Henry Field who was a friend of Thomas Stanton recommended the order.


Thomas Stanton's remaining personal estate was sold at two public auctions held December of 1741. Included in a lengthy list of items were money scales, candlewicks, an egg slicer, a breastplate, spinning wheels, fine linen, silk, mohair, a powdering table, furniture, shoes and boots, jackets and coats, farm implements, saddles, tanned leather, and about 225 head of livestock, Also sold were a set of carpentry tools and several stacks of lumber, the last vestiges of Tom Stanton's dreams.


Son Thomas Stanton Jr. was already an established planter who in 1728 had acquired a thousand acres of land "lying at the great mountains" on the north side of the Rapidan River. Tom Jr. was active in business affairs buying and selling and helping friends draw up legal documents. Evidence suggests that he was also a worldly man who enjoyed all the pleasures of life.


Tom Jr. and William carried on the operations of the Stanton plantations and the grist mill. As the years passed the business prospered, at least by Cavalier standards. William increased his land holdings and eventually acquired twenty-nine slave and a substantial increase in his tax assessment. Thomas's fortune was such that in 1749 he was able to give his infant son as a present one Negro man. Eventually the Stanton’s moved away passing from the scene of Jones Mountain, but the progeny of the patriarch Tom Stanton Sr. would continue for several generations through the lineage of his daughter Francis Dulaney.”


1730 a Mathew Stanton appears. In January and March of 1730 Mathew Stanton was

a witness to two deeds along with Samuel Ball, William Smith Andrew Harrison

and Peter Russell. In April 1732 again Mathew Stanton was a witness along

With William Morgan all deeds were in St Marks Parish Spotsylvania Co VA. (Deed Book B 1729-1734 page 121) The relationship, if any between Mathew and Thomas, is also unknown at this time. Other mentions of Mathew were:


Mathew Stanton, Feb 17, 1735, made oath in open court that he was immediately from Great Britain or Ireland and this was first time proving importation to obtain rights to land.“Orange Co Virginia Order Book One”


Head rights of Orange Co., Virginia:

Head rights were grants of 50 acres of land per "head" - or per white male over the age of 16 who transported himself to the colonies.  They appear in the Court of Common Pleas in the county in which the land was granted.  The attached file includes the head rights copied from the Orange Co., Va. Court of Common Pleas in the 18th Century. 


These head rights function as the only real immigration record for English, Scot or Irish immigrants in that time period.  The headlight identifies the country of origin and generally the port of entry in the colonies.

                  17 Feb 1735                2 Feb 1737

                  Matthew Stanton            Matthew Stanton


1739 Mathew Stanton was still in Orange Co and was taxed Virginia Tax Records, Orange County Tithe Lists, Page 294 1739 Mathew Stanton 1



The parish of St. Mark's was formed in 1730 from St. George parish. The latter had been coterminous with the county of Spotsylvania, which meant that it covered the area of present day Spotsylvania, Orange, Greene, Culpeper, Madison, and Rappahannock counties. The principal church building was at Germanna, where Alexander Spotswood had decided that the county seat and church would be located. With Spotswood in residence, and with the courthouse either in his home or nearby, and with the church close by, Germanna was a thriving frontier community. There was only one problem. Except for the Germans who lived to the west of Germanna, most of the citizens of the county lived to the east. That is, the county seat and the church were not centrally located in a colony where attendance at church was compulsory. In short, Germanna was very inconveniently located for St. George Parish.


When St. Mark's was created it was to consist of the present counties of Orange, Greene, Culpeper, Madison, and Rappahannock. The parish of St. George was limited to the area, which is now Spotsylvania County. Germanna fell into the new parish. In 1735, Orange County was formed and it was made conterminous with St. Mark's, except that the area was extended across the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Shenandoah Valley. At least briefly, the church at Germanna was the principal church in St. Mark's parish, which was larger in area than the present state of Rhode Island. (Though this church was built after the First Colony had left Germanna, the Second Colony, for a few years, was located within a few miles.) Attending church was not easy, so there were subsidiary churches or chapels. These usually did not have regular ministers, but employed readers, a layperson that read sermons. There were also Houses of Ease, where attendance fulfilled one's legal obligations for church attendance.


A Board of Vestrymen ran the parish. These men, usually twelve, were appointed by the colony to launch the Vestry, but thereafter the board elected its own replacements. This was a position of honor and one served without pay. The duties were not all that strenuous, as the Vestry met only a few times each year. The Vestry was both an agent of the colony and an agent of the church. Separation of church and state was an idea that would not come to Virginia for another fifty years. The Vestry had the power of taxation, with the full support of the colony, to raise its monies. Among its functions, which today we would think of as civil functions, the established church (the Church of England) was to record births and marriages and to take care of the poor. The Vestry kept minutes of the decisions of the Vestrymen and several books of the minutes has been preserved in Virginia. A few records of births and marriages have been maintained, but not nearly as many as the minutes.


   The opening paragraph of the Saint Mark Parish Vestry Book reads:

"Persueance to An Act of the General Assembly holden at Williams Burgh the twenty-first day of May 1730 Intitaled an Act for Dividing the Parish of Saint George in the County of Spotsylvania and that all the other part of the said Parish which lies above the said bounds shall there after be Called and Known by the Name of Saint Mark and according to the said Act the free holders and house keepers of the said Parish of Saint Mark did Meet at the Church at Germanna in their said Parish on the said first day of January and there did Elect and Choose twelve of the most able and Discreet persons of their Parish to be vestry Men for their said Parish (viz) GOODRICH LIGHTFOOT, JAMES BARBER, THOMAS STANTON, HENRY FIELD, ROBERT SLAUGHTER, BENJAMIN CAVE, JOHN FINLASON, ROBERT GREEN, FRANCIS KIRTLEY, FRANCIS SLAUGHTER, SAMUEL BALL, WILLIAM PAYTON having taken the oaths appointed by Law and Subscribed to be Conformable to the Doctrine and Discipline of the Church of England Doe Act as vestry Men for the Parish of Saint Mark."


These elected Vestrymen came together on Saturday, January 9, 1730, for the first meeting. This latter date must be an "old style" date; otherwise the first meeting would have taken place b parish was created by the Assembly. At the first meeting, all twelve of the elected Vestrymen met, which was probably the only time that occurred. One of the first items of business was to elect William Payton as "Clark of the said vestry". For his work in doing this, he was to be allowed six hundred pounds of tobacco Convenant [?] for his Service


1731 [Vestry Book 1730-1753, St Mark's Episc Church Orange/Culpeper Co Va FHL #00033856- item21]. Virginia Co Records pg 115


Religion: Elected member of first vestry of St Marks Parish - 1 Jan 1731


On 1 Jan 1731, freeholders and housekeepers met at Germanna to elect 12 Vestrymen to form the new St Mark"s Parish. 3 Churches were established in the new parish, at Little Fork, Germanna, and at S.W. Mountain:


"Pursuant to an act of the General Assembly holden at Williamsburg the 21 day of May 1730 Intitled an Act for Dividing the Parish of St George in thee County of Spotsylvania, and that all that other part of the said

Parish which Lies above the Said Bounds shall there after be called and known by the Name of Saint Mark and according to the Said Act the free holders and keepers of the Said Parish of St Mark did meet at the Church at Germanna in their Said Parish on the said first day of January and there did elect and choose 12 of the most Able and discreet persons of their Parish to be vestrymen for their Said Parish"


Goodrich, Lightfoot           James Barber               Thomas Stanton

Henry Field                   Robert Slaughter           Benjamin Cove

Francis Kirtley               John Finlason              Robert Green

William Payton                Francis Slaughter          Samuel Ball


Up to 1734-5, St. Mark's Parish was in Spotsylvania. At that date the line between St. George’s and St. Mark’s Parishes divided Spotsylvania. Spotsylvania was limited to St. George's Parish. All above that line, bounded southerly by old Hanover County, and to the north by the Lord Fairfax grant (the Rappahannock river), and westerly by the utmost limits of Virginia, was made the county of Orange


In 1738, Augusta and Frederick counties and parishes were separated from Orange and St. Mark's, by a line from the head-spring of Hedgeman's river to the head-spring of the Potomac, to take effect when there were people enough in the Valley for erecting courts of justice; and in the meantime, the people there were exempted from levies by Orange and St. Mark's. In 1740, St. Mark's was divided by a line from the Wilderness bridge up the mountain road, to the head of Russel Run; thence down the said run to the river Rapidan; thence up the Rapidan to the Robinson river; thence along the ridge, between the Robinson and Rapidan, to the top of the Blue Ridge. All north of said line to retain the name of St. Mark's, and all south of said bounds to be the new Parish of St. Thomas


1732 The House of Burgesses ordered there should be “several ferries established, incl "at Thomas Stanton's


1733 Thomas Stanton acquired 490 acres “between Stanton’s River and the middle river of the Rappadan River adjoining the Land of Thomas and Leonard Stanton, William Kirtlett and John Burk” (Patent 15 page 141) In August of that same year Thomas was granted a tract of land in Culpeper Co VA,( patent 28 Jan 1733[Deed of John \ Sarah Rosson to John Delaney 20 Aug 1760 in Culpeper Co VA Deeds 1755-1762,pg 389] )This Land was apparently had been deed to Thomas Stanton’s daughter Sarah, who Married John Rosson and in turn they had deed the land to John Delaney.


At the fall meeting in 1734, the number of tithables was 981, for Orange Co and the levy was set at eighty and a quarter pounds. Growth was very rapid in these years. Thomas Stanton, Gentleman, was paid 832 pounds of tobacco for nursing a bastard child. It was ordered that the child be bound to Thomas Stanton, Junior.


1735 Feb 17 Thomas Stanton to Guy Monk, lease for Guy Monk, of his wife and of his 1st son, for 21 years, after which time Monk will be granted an inheritance of 100 ac., adjoining to the house where said Guy Monk now lives on the S. Side of the N. branch of the Rappadan River at the Great Mountains.  Monk agrees to
rent.  (Signed)  Thomas Stanton.  Wit:  John Latham, Charles Duett, Thomas
Byrd. (Orange Co. VA Deed Book 1, page 16-17)


1735 Oct 10 - Resolved that Thos Stanton, Gent./m be paid 832 pds of tobacco for nursing a bastard child and that the said Child by bound to Thos. Stanton Junr according as the Law direct


1736 October 1736 John Simpson requested a "view" and valuation of the improvements made to his land, in Orange County, lying between the lands of "Kirtlet," Eddins, and Thomas Stanton (Orange County Deed Book 11, part 2,

page 12).


1736 July 20 John Vawter and Philip Stogdale of Orange Co. patented 380 acres

of land adjoining William Eddings, Robert Slaughter and William Robinson and John Vawter also patented 700 acres of land in Orange Co, adjoining Thomas Stanton, Francis Conway and William Neale for transporting 14 persons into the colony. (L.Gr. b. 17, pp. 129 & 135).


1736 Thomas Stanton of Orange Co VA deeded half a tract to Gerard and Ann Banks [Orange Co Deed Bk 1 pg 378]  in which `for love and affection', Thos. Stanton, Sr., deeds to Gerard Banks of Stafford and Ann his wife half of a tract of `woodland ground', adjoining land of Thos. Stanton, Jr. and Leonard Stanton."


“Thomas Stanton being in perfect memory have previous granted and confirmed

and by those proceeds do freely and absolutely grant and confirm unto the said Garrot Banks and Ann his wife, the one half a certain tract or parcel of woodland ground now in his actual possession by virtue of a ? by him obtained date Jan. 28 1733. The bounds limits of this tract is fully described in the said ? , lying and  being in the County of Orange of the said tract containing 400,000 and 90 ? acres. The said tract being first equally divided into 2 parts that part adjoining thousand acres of Thomas Stanton Jr and son Stanton., giving him to be the beginning of this border and to go along said Thomas Stanton Jr and land ? to William Kirthoffs ? Land along side the said Kirthoffs land to the land of John Bush or the said John Bush land so far as to ? half  of the said tract or parcel of the adjoining bottom land of Thomas Stanton, Esq Giving ? to the said Garrots and Ann his wife, their heirs ( abbreviated names EX, Adam and A-forever without any manner of Claim , challenge, or grounds whatsoever of ? Thomas Stanton, Sr my heirs Eps and Adam or A pig ? or any other person or persons claiming by or under God and I the said Thomas Stanton , Sr all ? and singular the before granted land and properties ?And things whatsoever unto the Said Garrot Banks, his heirs and issues ? the said Garrot Banks and Ann his wife , in full and possible by the gift of those related to the said Garrot Banks

and his wife Ann the day of ? . I have given and delivered all said provisions . Dated Tues Oct 6 1736”


1737 June Thomas Stanton turned around and bought 400 more acres “In the first fork of the Rappidanne River beginning at Wm Kirtletts corner at Rock Hall by Stanton’s River Patent 17 pg 340


1738 Thomas Stanton of Orange Co “Thomas and his wife sold a portion of land, then in King George Co [King George Co Deed Bk 2 pg 206]


1738 Tithables List (six persons) The 1738 transaction reads as follows:  " Thomas Stanton and Sarah his wife of Orange Co to John Piper of Westmoreland Co. 236 acres on east side of Deep Run which empties into Rk. River 12 mi. above the falls thereof” King George Co bk 2 pg 206


With “6 persons” in the titables, I have to assume that it is Thomas, His wife Sarah, Mary, William, Elizabeth and Jane Stanton.


1738 Feb Adam Banks, was Granted “250 acres on the south side of Staunton's River adjoining the land of Leonard Staunton, Thomas Staunton, Jr., and Thomas Staunton Sen.” Adam Banks was the Father in law to Thomas Stanton Sr.’s oldest daughter Ann.


1739 Nov 21, Garrett Banks conveyed to Thomas Stanton for other lands to him made over, half of the parcel given him.  Witnesses were James Proteus, Thos. Wood and Wm. Power.  (Orange Co., VA Deed Books 3 and 4, 1738-1741, Judgments, 1736, J.F. Dorman, 1966, quoting, Bk 3, p 352-53)


1740 Thomas Stanton bought 160 Acres in Prince William County “160 acres Beginning on the North side the North Branch of Rappanhannock river adjoining land of Hackley , Duncan &c” (1740 Northern Neck Grants E 1736-1742 page 212)


1740 Reconstructed Census Index


Thomas J. Stanton - Orange County (reference "Orange County Deed Book3 1738-1740 & Deed Book 4 1740-41)


Thomas Stanton - Orange County (reference "Orange County Tithables 1739" and "Northern Neck Land Grand Book E"


Thomas Stanton - Spotsylvania-Orange County (reference "St. Mark's Parish Vestry Book")


According to the Vestry Book of St Marks, Parish it stated that Thomas Stanton was Present at a Vestry meeting on Sat April 4 1741 and was not listed at the Oct 12 meeting. “Capt Goodrich Lightfoot appointed vestryman in the name of Thos Stanton, Gent. Deceased, he being chosen by the major portion of Vestry.”


Will Book 2, 1744-1778 (Reel 23) p. 56-60. Accounts rec. 23 May 1745. p. 71-76. Guardian’s accounts rec. 22 Aug. 1745. p. 120-123. Guardian’s accounts rec. 27 Aug. 1747. p. 135-136. Guardian’s accounts rec. 25 Aug. 1748. Orange Co, Records Page 177....


In the Name of God Amen The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Stanton being now sick and weak but in perfect sound of memory thanks be to God



Item my will and desire is that my trusty friend George Whitly and Henry Field being sole ex of this my last Will and Testament and that they have full Liberty to do as they think best in that case and that after paying all my just debts I desire the remainder of my estate may be disposed of as follows:


I give and bequeath to my son William Stanton the grist mill with all the appliances belonging thereto with the Plantation I now live on and all the land thereto belonging Let it be more or less.


Item I give to my son Thomas Stanton my still and all materials also the Large Bible.


Item I give to my daughter Francis Delaney the half of the four hundred acres of and lying on the south side of Stantons River.


Item I give to my daughter Sarah Stanton the other half of the four hundred acres.


Item I give to my daughter Mary Stanton two hundred acres of land being part of four hundred acres joining to Francis Kirtley.


Item I give to my daughter Jean Stanton two hundred acres of Land being the upper part whereon George Simmons now live including the Simmons Plantation.


Item I give to my daughter Elizabeth Stanton two hundred acres of land lying on the south side of the Stanton River Commonly know by the name of Guy Meeks


Item I give  to my son William Stanton the remainder part lying on the north side being two hundred acres


Item I give to my son William Stanton the following Negroes Vic, Adam, Judy, Sam, Winnie, Ned and Will.


Item I give to My daughter Francis Delaney Molatto Harry an also my seal skin trunk


Witness my hand this day Oct 4 1741 Witnesses were George Hume, Abraham Pearce, and Thomas Stanton Jr.


Sarah, Thomas Stanton’s wife was not mentioned in the 1741 will of her husband in Orange Co., VA records, but she had her dower assigned (Orange Co., VA Will Book 1, p 187) later. [Date not given]


Page 187......

The Widow Stanton's part of the .......Divided by William Triplet, John Catlett, Grant Slaughter, John Grind ordered by the Orange Co Courts dated the 26 day of Nov 1741 Did meet according to the said order and set part of the Widows part of her deceased Husbands personal Estate as well as Real on Wed., second Day of Dec 1741


“One gray mare, one bed furniture, one steer one cow and one hefier, 11head of hogs, 1 posodinig Tub, 2 sides of leather, 10 lbs of ?????? One half cub bridle, 1 leather chair, 1 chest, 1 old chair,2 siden casks, 2 negro beds in quarter, 1 pot and hooks and frying pan in Quarters, 1 ax one grubing how in quarters, 1 warming pan, 1 box ????? 3 yds of wide check, 2yds of Dyaper, 4 yds of garlicks, 7 yds of Cotton, 3 bushels of beans, 6 barrels of corn, 2 bushels of wheat, 2 pewter dishes, 1hogshead,  2 Negro men named Ned and Harry, Her Right of Dower to Manner Plantation and Mill”


Orange Co., VA, John Frederick Dorman Will Bk. I - 1735-1743 cont.


1742 Jan 28 p. 187. Separation of Sarah StantonÆs part of the estate of Thos. Stanton, decÆd., with consent of Henry Field.


1742 Feb 25 p. 196. Henry Field is grdn of Sarah, Wm. and Jane Stanton, orphans of Thos. Stanton decÆd.


1742 Feb pg 196 Bond of Thomas Stanton grdn of Mary Stanton


1742 Feb 26 The order for summoning George Wheatley (Whatley) to inform the court if he is willing to take upon himself the guardianship of Elizabeth Stanton, is continued to next court. (Orange Co. VA Order Book 3, p. 106.)

1742 Mar 25 p. 205-06. Geo. Whitely is grdn of Elizabeth Stanton, orphan of Thos. Stanton, decÆd.


1742 May 27 Est inv made


1742 Nov 26 Sale of personnel property pages  239-245 Thomas Stanton. Sale of personal estate, on Dec 2, Dec 3, Dec 24, Dec 30 ( 1741) Jan 1, April 19, 1742


To Mr Richard Bryan one barren cow                       L 1.18

To Mr Henry Field  one steer                               1.18

To Mr William Picket one steer                             2.2.6

To Capt Tindlevon one steer                                1.19.

To John Delaney one steer                                  1.15.3

To Thomas Stanton one cow and calf                         1.17.

To Garret Banks one cow and calf                           1.12

To Mr Pike 3 cows and calves                               5.

To Anthony Soulthrop 1 black horse                         4.1.

To Mr Geo Hoare  (Hume?) 5 barrels of corn at 9/           2.5

To Mr William Russell 10 bals. Do at 8/6                   4.5

To Mr Thomas Scott 11/2 bushell Indian pease               3.10 ½

To Mr Wm Abbit 1 grindstone                                 .7

To Mr Kinner 2 wheat sifters                                .3.4

To Mr Geo Roberts 15 sheep at 6/10 per head                5.2.6

To Mr Whitley 2 brass laddles and cullender                 .4.3

To John Bond 60 gals syder                                 1.5.0

To John Newport 60 gals Do                                 1.1.3


Sarah Stanton died 4 years later, and she too left a will, which brings the suggestion that Sarah, was his second wife.


1745 3 May Will of Sarah Stanton King George Co VA


The will of Sarah Stanton was offered for probate 3 May 1745 by William Scott, executor. (King George Co., VA Deed Book2, p 440) Robert Elliott, Peter Hoard, Jas. Hoard, Francis Miller or any three of them were ordered to appraise her estate. 


In the name of God Amen I Sarah Stanton of the place aforesaid being sick and weak in body but of perfect sound memory thanks be to God for the same, Do make my Last Will and testament Disannulling and rejecting all other Wills heretofore by me made and making this my last will and testament and no longer other and what worldly estate it hath pleased God to bestow upon me. I give and bequeath as follows:


To my lawful son William Scott my two Negro men Harry and Ned,(These Negro men were willed to her by Thomas Stanton "2 Negro men named Ned and Harry, Her Right of Dower to Manner Plantation and Mill”) mare, saddle, Tartan Gown and petticoat, all my cattle, hogs, corn, Tobacco, chest pewter, kettle, pot and six pounds current money due to me from Henry Fields. to him and his heirs or assigns forever.


I give to my granddaughter Sarah Scott daughter of the above-mentioned William Scott my feather bed and furniture.


I give to my granddaughter Keziah Simmons daughter to my son Geo Simmons my wearing cloths, which I commonly wear


I give to my granddaughter Sarah Simmons daughter to my son Joseph Simmons my gold ring.


I give to my four children George, Joseph, Charles and Sarah Cooke each one-shilling sterling.


I give to my daughter Ann Mathews my cloak and stroped holland gown.


I desire and bequeath to my above son William Scott shall be my whole and sole executor to settle the above-mentioned goods and chattels according to law.

Dated 22 December 1744


From this will of Sarah, I tend to believe that she is not the mother of Thomas Stanton Sr. children. If you noticed none of kids are in her Will nor any of her kids are in his will. Sarah was married I guess… Three times before marrying Thomas Stanton… Maybe first Scott, then Simmons and then Cooke?


I assume Sarah’s daughter Ann married a Mathews, if not then Sarah was married four times before Thomas? It appears that Sarah was the mother of 8 children before marrying Thomas Stanton? I did see and IGI where it was said that Thomas and Sarah was married in 1730. The First time Sarah was ever mentioned in any records was in 1738.


The Children appear to be: William Scott, George Simmons, Joseph Simmons,

George Cooke, Charles Cooke, Joseph Cooke, Sarah Cooke, and Ann Mathews.


Its interesting to note that in Thomas Stanton Will… George Simmons is mentioned:


“Item I give to my daughter Jean Stanton two hundred acres of Land being the upper part whereon George Simmons now live including the Simmons Plantation”


Abstracts from Stafford Co.,Va. Deed Book, 1722-It was taken from the Court House during the war between the States as were many other Virginia Court Records. Stafford Co. was presented with a Photostat copy of this deed book


William Withers Sr. is father of William Withers, Jr. who sold 500 acres of land on 6 December 1699 to John Symmons (Simmons) who is the father of George Symmons (Simmons) by indenture bearing dated 8 March 1725 leases a part of this land to Townshend Dade.


John Scott, Stafford Co. decd. 1730 (will)

John Scott 1729/30 page 341, will page 348 inventory on CD#174 Family Tree Maker Archive.


It is indicated that Sarah, wife of John Scott, had an interest in land belonging to John Simmons, signed a lease to Townsend Dade for 300 acres of

said land on March 9, 1725. It is probable that Sarah Scott was the widow of John Simmons.


 Children of Thomas Stanton:




   Linn Stanton first appears in 1724, and in 1728 along with Thomas Stanton

   JR, Linn Stanton is believed to be a son of Thomas Stanton SR. With the date

   given of 1724 assuming that he is 21, raises the question of was he born

   before Thomas Stanton JR, abt 1703? Linn was not named in Thomas Stanton Srs

   Will, nor was the oldest Daughter Ann. On 1736 Thomas Stanton deeded 250

   acres to Ann and her husband Gerald Banks, and it so happens that this land

   was adjoining land of Thos. Stanton, JR and Leonard Stanton. "Ann is assumed

   to have been born abt 1717. Ann’s first-born son was named Linn and was born

   abt 1737/39.


   1724 Vol 1 of Stafford Co., VA Tithable (1723-1790)

   " A List of Tobacco Tenders from the South Side of Potomack (Creek) To ye

   Lower end of Overlwharton Parish." On page 37, he is bracketed with four

   other men. Who combined had 32,805 Tobacco Plants. The men that he was

   bracketed with may be kin but more likely Neighbors. John Simson, John

   Robertson, John Dogen, and Lastly LENN STANTON


   1728 Stanton, Linn and Stanton, Thomas, JR Grantees Spotsylvania Co.1000 on

   the North side of North River of the Rappidan River near the mountains


   1731 Spotsylvania Co Thomas Stanton grantee: 400 acres at the great

   mountains. Beginning and extending in a stony branch corner to a patent

   granted to Leonard and Thomas Stanton's.


   1733 Spotsylvania Co 490 acres Thomas Stanton Grantee between Stanton's

   River and the middle river of the Rappadan River Adjoining the land of

   Thomas and Leonard Stanton, William Kirtlet, and John Burk


   1736 Thomas Stanton of Orange Co Va deeded half a tract to Gerrard and Ann

   Banks [ Orange Co Deed Bk 1 pg 378]  Oct 6, 1736 in which `for love and

   affection', Thos. Stanton, Sr., deeds to Gerard Banks of Stafford and Ann

   his wife half of a tract of `woodland ground', adjoining land of Thos.

   Stanton, JR and Leonard Stanton."


   1738 Orange Co Adam Banks Grantee: 250 acres on the south side of Stauntons

   River adjoining the land of Leonard Staunton, Thomas Staunton, Jr., and

   Thomas Staunton Sen


   1745 Mathew Stanton appears as a Witness to a deed, Oct 18,1745 For Linn

   (Leonard) Stanton: Indenture April 23, 1746 Between Thomas Stanton and

   Jeremiah Early for 70 Acre, land part of Patent granted Sept. 28 1728 to

   Thomas and Linn Stanton (Original grant for 100 acres on Stanton River)


   1749 Culpeper Co VA Jeremiah Eirly Grantee 60 acres adjoining Thomas and

   Lynn Stantons  Henry Downs &c


 2 THOMAS STANTON JR. born abt 1707 VA.................... Next


  3 ANN STANTON born abt 1708 VA. Ann married Gerald Banks before 1736. It is

   known that she was married by 1736 when her father “with love and affection”

   deed Ann and Gerald 245 acres, which adjoined her brother Thomas JR and

   Leonard. Gerard Banks died 1780 Amherst Co and Ann Stanton Banks died Dec 1

   1791 Amherst Co VA.


   Ann and Gerard were the parents of 10 Children: William, Ruben, Thomas,

   Mary, Married (Samuel Camp Nov 12 1776 Amherst Co VA) Sarah, Married (John

   Pendleton Jan 1 1786 Amherst Co VA) Lynn, Adam, Elizabeth (Hume), Rachel,

   Married (John Higginbotham July 9 1767 Amherst Co VA) and Gerard. Gerard

   was the son of Adam and Ann Gerard Banks. Adam purchased land in Stafford

   Co VA 1674. 


   Gerard Banks and his wife, living in Stafford Co., VA, received 245 acres

   in Orange Co., VA from [Ann's father] Thomas Stanton, Senr. of St. Mark's

   Parish, Orange Co. The land was described as a half parcel of woodland

   originally issued to Thomas 28 Jan 1733 and adjoined properties of Thomas

   Stanton, Jr, Wm. Kirkett and John Bush.  Witnesses were Jno. Newport and

   John Simpson


   (Orange Co., VA Deed Books 1 and 2, 1735-1738; Judgments, 1735, J.F.

   Dorman, 1961, quoting, Bk 1, p 378-9)  [As will be seen shortly, Gerard

   later leased land part of a Stanton grant that was in the forks of the

   Rappahannock, i.e. the area between where the Rapidan and Rappahannock join

   in today's southeastern Culpeper Co.  But the land described here in the

   1736 gift may be adjacent to land that Gerard's brother Adam obtained in

   western Madison Co., a county later formed from Culpeper Co. ] Information

   from Rayhbanks


   21 Nov 1739, Garrett Banks conveyed to Thomas Stanton for other lands to

   him made over, half of the parcel given him.  Witnesses were James Proteus,

   Thos. Wood and Wm. Power.  (Orange Co., VA Deed Books 3 and 4, 1738-1741, 

   Judgments, 1736, J.F. Dorman, 1966, quoting, Bk 3, p 352-53)


   1739, "Gerrard" Banks now living in Orange Co., VA received 202 more acres

   from his father-in-law (Orange Co., VA, Deed Book 3, p 353)  Dorman (see

   above) adds that witnesses were G. Hume and Abraham Pearce and land adjoined

   Goodrich Lightfoot.


   24 Mar 1742/43, Gerrard Banks, G. Hume and Peter Russell were witnesses to

   the deed of Thomas Stanton of Orange Co. to John Deleny and Joseph Rosson of

   Orange Co.  (Orange Co., VA Deed Bk 7, p 197-201, quoted in Orange County,

   Virginia, Deed Books 5,6,7 and 8, 1741-1743, J.F. Dorman, 1971)


   26 May 1742, Gerrard Bancks, Phillip Clayton, Thomas Sims, William Duncan

   and John Sutton were witnesses to the deed of George Hume and Eliza his wife

   of St. Mark's Parish, Orange Co. to Edward Teale.  (Orange Co., VA Deed Bk 8,

   p 45-50, quoted in Orange County, Virginia, Deed Books 5,6,7 and 8,1741-1743,

   J.F. Dorman, 1971


   Mar, 1762, Gerrard Banks of St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper Co., bought 150 acres

   from Simon Thomison of Bromfield Parish, Culpeper Co.  The price was 25œ and

   was bounded by property of Thos. Stanton (now Wm. Stanton's) on the south

   side of the North River. [The North River is possibly the main branch of

   the Rappahannock but could be at the site in Madison Co.]  Witnesses were

   George Hume, Frances Hume and [son] Linn Banks.  (Culpeper County, Virginia

   Deeds, vol 3, 1762-1765 [Books D-E], J.F. Dorman, 1979, quoting Book D,

   p 30-33)


   1764 Gerrard Banks Culpeper Co Va. Rent Roll List.


   From Tyler's Quarterly Magazine Virginia Historical Society F221 T96 V15
   Pages 236-252

   The will of Gerard Banks, dated March 20, 1776 and proved February 7, 1780

   leaves all the estate to his wife for her life or widowhood, "at her decease

   land I live on on the South side of Bly's Path to the main branch that

   empties into the Buffalo River just above Cabell's Mill to go to son William

   for life and at his decease to go to son Reuben."


  4 SARAH STANTON born abt 1722 VA. Sarah  married Joseph Rosson. Sarah and

    Joseph were the parents of  10 children: Thomas (died Robertson Co TN),

    William (died13 NOV 1779) He died while serving a term of three years in

    the Revolutionary War. His death occurred 16 days before the three year

    term expired., John Cummins (went to Chatham NC)  Archelaus, (Died

    Robertson CO TN ) Sarah, Married (James Right) Mary, Joseph Died Franklin

    Co KY ,Michael, went to Spencer Co KY Enoch, Went to Garrard Co KY married

    Jane Hume and Jesse Rosson went to KY.


    Joseph & Sarah Rosson lived and died in Madison County, VA, aft 1792.

    Madison County, is rich in Colonial history, as the first settlers drifted

    slowly over a hundred year period into this section of Virginia, which now

    includes the counties of Spotsylvania, Orange, Culpepper, Madison,

    Rappahannock and last Green County Virginia, which are bound on the west

    by the Blue Ridge Mountains. These early settlers cleared the land and cut

    logs to build their homes, which were log cabins. Many of the cabins can

    still be found in the mountainous section of this county.

    John Rosson, lived in this section by 1720, and in 1728 he had a patent

    of 612 acres of land, known on the county map of Madison County as "Rosson

    Hollow Bottom."

    Many Rosson's have lived in this section since, and at least two early

    Rosson log cabins still are to be found there. This compiler (Margaret

    Rosson, aka: Mrs. Charles M. Montgomery) purchased 7.2 acres from the

    original 612 acres first patented by John Rosson in 1728. After more than

    one hundred and forty-one years, again a descendant now has a house on a

    small part of the 612 acres.

    Margaret Rosson, aka: Mrs. Charles M. Montgomery compiled this Rosson

    history on December 1970 and a copy of her family history was passed on to

    my uncle, Chester Hiram Rosson of Arkansas and then passed to his Niece,

    my mother, Georgia M. Starkey Beck and finally to me, Janis Beck Taylor.

    Information from

    1741 Item I give to my daughter Sarah Stanton the other half of the four

    hundred acres lying on the south side of Stanton’s River.(named in fathers



    1742 Feb 25 p. 196. Henry Field is grdn of Sarah, Wm. and Jane Stanton,

    orphans of Thos.Stanton decÆd.


    24 Mar 1742/43, Gerrard Banks, G. Hume and Peter Russell were witnesses to

    the deed of Thomas Stanton of Orange Co. to John Deleny and Joseph Rosson

    of Orange Co.  (Orange Co., VA Deed Bk 7, p 197-201, quoted in Orange

    County, Virginia, Deed Books 5,6,7 and 8, 1741-1743, J.F. Dorman, 1971


    174? Joseph Rosson Historical reg. Of Virginians in the Rev., soldiers,

    sailors and marines, 1775-1783. Ed. By John H. Gwathmey. Richmond, Va.

    1938. (13, 872p.):679


    175? Joseph Rosson Heads of Fams. at the first U.S. census. Va. By U.S.

    Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (189p.): 102


    1760 Thomas was granted a tract of land in Culpepper Co Va, patent 28 Jan

    1733 [Deed of John \ Sarah Rosson to John Delaney 20 Aug 1760 in Culpeper

    Co Va Deeds 1755-1762,pg 389]


    1760: Deed to John Delaney, Brumfield Parish of Culpeper Co., VA, 21 Aug

    1760. For 35 pounds current money. 277 acres being part of a tract granted

    to Thomas Stanton, deceased, for 490 acres by patent 28 Jan 1733. Joseph

    Rosson, Sarah (X) Rosson. Wit: Richard Young, George Hume, Thomas Graves


   1764  Rosson Joseph Culpeper Co Va Rent Rolls List.


 5 FRANCES STANTON born Nov 9 1723 VA. France married abt 1739 John Dulaney.

   John died Jan 19 1804 Madison Co Va., and Frances died Jan 19 1804 Madison

   Co VA.


   Frances and John were the parents of 12 children Sarah, Married (Thomas

   Graves) Mary, Married (Joseph Eddins) Joseph, went to Madison Co KY,

   Elizabeth, Married (John Pemberton) John, Frances, Married (Thomas Furness)

   Jane, Married (John Miller, Went to Madison Co KY) Margaret, Married (John

   Trimble) William, went to Sullivan Co TN, Dinnah, Married (James Offield)

   Eliza Married (Robert Rhodes Went to Madison Co KY) and Mildred Married

   (John Eddins)


   Feby. 6, 1734. John Rucker of St. Mark's Parish, Spts. Co., to Peter Rucker,

   Elizabeth Rucker, Peter Rucker, junr., and Ephraim Rucker. £20 curr., 420 a.

   —remainder of a pat. granted sd. John Rucker, in St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co.

   "Peter and Elizabeth Rucker, during their Naturall lives, and afterwards to

   Peter Rucker, Junr., and Ephraim Rucker," etc. G. Home, Joseph Delaney,

   John Johnson. Feby. 6, 1733-4.


   1741 Item I give to my daughter Francis Delaney the half of the four hundred

   acres of land lying on the south side of Stanton’s River..Item I give to My

   daughter Francis Delaney Mulatto Harry an also my seal skin trunk witness my

   hand this day (Named in fathers will)


   24 Mar 1742/43, Gerrard Banks, G. Hume and Peter Russell were witnesses to

   the deed of Thomas Stanton of Orange Co. to John Deleny and Joseph Rosson of

   Orange Co.  (Orange Co., VA Deed Bk 7, p 197-201, quoted in Orange County,

   Virginia, Deed Books 5,6,7 and 8, 1741-1743, J.F. Dorman, 1971


   Thomas Stanton was granted a tract of land in Culpepper Co Va., patent 28

   Jan 1733 [Deed of John \ Sarah Rosson to John Delaney 20 Aug 1760 in Culpeper

    Co Va. Deeds 1755-1762,pg 389]


 6 MARY STANTON born abt 1724 VA. Mary married Joseph Eddins son of William



   1741 Item I give to my daughter Mary Stanton two hundred acres of land

   being part of four hundred acres joining to Francis Kirtley (named in

   Fathers will)


   1742 Feb 1742 pg 196 Bond of Thomas Stanton grdn of Mary Stanton


   175? Joseph Eddins Heads of Fams. at the first U.S. census. Va. By U.S.

    Bureau of the Census Washington, 1908 (189p.): 97


   1753 Nov 14 Pages 25-27 Joseph Eddins and Mary his wife of Culpeper Co to

   Thomas Stanton of same. For L 15 current money.200 acres, part of a patent

   granted to Thomas Stanton for 400 acre 10 June 1737 and left by will to Mary

   Stanton, daughter of Thomas Stanton It being that part of the tract adjoining

   on William Kirtley and John Simpson (this Mary Stanton is Thomas Stanton Sr

   daughter) To me this implies that Mary Stanton married Joseph Eddins and

   together, Joseph and Mary deed the land that Mary received from her father

   to her brother Thomas Stanton (Culpeper Co Deeds 1749-1755)


   1764 Joseph Eddins Culpeper Co VA Rent Roll List


   1770 Joseph Eddins lived between Stanton River and Conway River on Bluff's

   Mountain. Joseph was a chain carrier (usually a young man from the

   neighborhood) along with Francis Harvie for a survey on the north side of

   the Stanton River in the great fork of the Rappahannock River in 1749,and

   again that year a chain carrier on the Stanton River with John Deleny.


   1810 EDDIN JOSEPH Madison Co Census 353  00001-02301-00 pg 353


   1820 EDDINS JOSEPH Orange County VA 093


   1830 EDDINS JOSEPH Orange County VA 305

 7 WILLIAM STANTON born abt 1726 VA. ......................Next


  8 ELIZABETH STANTON born abt 1728 VA.                    


       Item I give to my daughter Elizabeth Stanton two hundred acres of land

   lying on the south side of the Stanton River Commonly know by the name of

   Guy Meeks (named in fathers will)


   1742 Mar 25 p. 205-06. Geo. Whitely is grdn of Elizabeth Stanton, orphan

   of Thos. Stanton, decÆd


 9 JANE STANTON born abt 1730 VA. Jane married George Hume.


       George Hume married Elizabeth Proctor as is documented in land records of

   Spotsylvania County wherein her father, George Proctor, gave land to George

   and Elizabeth. George and Elizabeth had six sons but no daughters. The sons

   were George, Francis, John, William, James, and Charles.


   The eldest son, George, born in 1729, became his father's assistant in

   surveying. He married Jane Stanton in 1754 and died in Madison County in

   1802 leaving five sons and three daughters. At least four of these children

   married Germanna descendants: George III married Susannah Crigler in 1782

   Reuben married Anna Finks John married Anna Crigler Sarah Ann married John

   Crigler Other children of George II and Elizabeth were Charles, William,

   Elizabeth, and Frances


   1741 Item I give to my daughter Jean Stanton two hundred acres of Land being

   the upper part whereon George Simmons now live including the Simmons

   Plantation (named in Fathers Will)


   1742 Feb 25 p. 196 Henry Field is grdn of Sarah, Wm. and Jane Stanton,

   orphans of Thos. Stanton decÆd.


   24 Mar 1742/43, Gerrard Banks, G. Hume and Peter Russell were witnesses to

   the deed of Thomas Stanton of Orange Co. to John Deleny and Joseph Rosson

   of Orange Co. (Orange Co., VA Deed Bk 7, p 197-201, quoted in Orange County,

   Virginia, Deed Books 5,6,7 and 8, 1741-1743, J.F. Dorman, 1971)


   July 25 1748  Page 99 Orange Co Va.

   William Stanton 100 acres In the Great Fork of Rappahannock River adjoining

   John Spotswood, George Hume & c


   174? Hume George Historical Reg Of Virginians in the Rev., soldiers, sailors

   and marines, 1775-1783  Ed By John H. Gwathmey. Richmond, Va. 1938. (13,



  Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 WILLS (WILL BOOK B 1749

  -1759)page 10

  HUNTER, WILLIAM, Fredericksburg, d. Nov. 5, 1753, p. Mar. 5, 1754. Wit. Jno.

  Sutherland, Robert Massey, Robert Johnston. Ex. cousin, James Hunter; brother

  -in-law, Wm. Taliaferro, in Orange; Mr. Fielding Lewis; Mr. Charles Dick Leg.

  son, James Hunter, the lots I now live upon, called Ferry lots, with the

  benefit of the ferry, land adjoining the town known by my name, also tract

  of land at the Fall Hill, commonly called Silvertown Hill; son William Hunter,

  300 acres of land, lying at the Robinson in Orange Co., 400 acres of land,

  which I bought of Mr. George Hume, lying in Culpeper Co., and the house and

  plantation where Abram Simpson now lives; daughter Martha Hunter, £1,000

  currency. Testator desires that the boys may be educated at the college of

  William and Mary. (Page 185)


  1757 Dec. 11-12 pgs.540-44

  George Hume of Culpeper County to Henry Field of same.  Lease and release:

  for #30 current money.  3000 acres formerly granted by pattent to Charles

  Steward 1 Aug. 1735 and acknowledged by Steward by deeds of lease and release

  to George Hume 13 Sept. 1735 in the Court of Orange County for 3000 acres on

  the north side the Meander Run at the mouth of a branch corner to Henry Field

  fork of a branch in a branch of the Mountain Run to Robert Spotswood’s line

  to Colonel Alexander Spotswood’s lien..corner of a pattent formerly granted

  to Francis Kirtley.. to the Meander Run G. Hune Wit:  Will Stanton, Geo.Hume

  Junr., Francis Hume


  1759 HUME GEORGE Frederick County VA Rent Rolls Rent Role VA Early Census


  1764 HUME GEORGE Culpeper County VA Rent Rolls Rent Role