Thomas W. Stanton


Thomas W. Stanton was born after 1755. We seek information on his origins and path to Albany.

In 1790, five Stanton-named households were configured on the census for the southern part of Watervliet but no Stanton homes were listed within the city of Albany.

But less than a decade later, "Thomas W. Stanton was living in the city. In 1799, his house, lot, and personal property on the Southside were valued modestly.

In 1800, the first ward census listed his household with a young man and woman as residents. A decade later, four children, two younger women, and another free person had joined the couple's family.

The first roster of the Albany Mechanics Society identified him as a member and a cordwainer.

Beginning in 1813, the city directory identified him as a shoemaker at 97 Beaver Street. However, after 1814, his name no longer appeared in the community-based record.

We seek information on the marriage (he appears to have raised children), later life, and passing of one-time Albany resident Thomas W. Stanton

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Thomas W. Stanton has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 11/30/11