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Thomas Stanton, a founder of Connecticut.
Thomas Stanton emigrated to Boston in 1635 and was a founder of Hartford Connecticut, where he married Anna Lord in 1637. He was Interpretor General for the Colonies and established a trading post in Pawcatuck about1650.
The Founder's Monument in the cemetery states: "He was Marshall of the Colony,County Commissioner,member of the General Court and one of the founders of the First Church in Stonington. A man of widespread and lasting importance to the colonies, and identified with nearly every transaction between the natives and the colonists up to the year of his death."
As the progenitor of a long Stanton line,he and Anna had 10 children.
The Pequot War
1637 | Connecticut
This story is from: "A brief History of the Pequot War", Written by Major John Mason, some years after the war.
..........and as we marched, there were two indians standing upon a hill, jeering and reviling of us. Mr. Thomas Stanton, our interpreter, marching at liberty, desired to make a shot at them. The Captain demanded of the indians what the were. Who said they were Murtherers..... Then, the said Stanton, having leave, let fly and shot one of them through both thighs, which was to our wonderment, it being at such a vast distance...........