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.