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Bentley, George W., 1783 - 1874

George W. Bentley (May 21, 1783-May 17, 1874) was the son of Ezekiel Bentley and Anna Chapman of North Stonington, Connecticut, and the husband of Anna Williams.  He and his family were living in North Stonington, where he was one of the town's selectmen in 1841.  By 1860, they had removed to Laurel Hill in Norwich, where he was a farmer. Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index. 1650-1934, Ancestry.  Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870, Ancestry. Federal Enumeration of Connecticut (North Stonington, 1850), Ancestry.  U.S.

Stanton, Peleg, 1758 - 1799

Lieutenant Peleg Stanton (1758-1799) was the son of Thomas Stanton and Sarah Chesbrough, and the husband of Lydia Hewitt, marrying on June 10, 1781.  William A. Stanton, A Record, Genealogical, Biographical, Statistical of Thomas Stanton, of Connecticut (Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons,  1891), 486, 489.


Stanton, Sophia

Sophia Stanton was the daughter of Peleg Stanton and Lydia Hewitt and the wife of Gurdon Crandall.  William A. Stanton, A Record, Genealogical, Biographical, Statistical of Thomas Stanton, of Connecticut (Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons,  1891), 489.

Crandall, Gurdon Stanton, 1808 - 1881

Gurdon Stanton Crandall was the son of Enoch Crandall and Sophia Stanton of North Stonington, Connecticut.  He became a farmer in Stonington and served as a justice of the peace there from 1840 and later as a town selectman and representative to the General Assembly in 1866.  In 1870, his property was valued at $5,000, his personal estate $12,000.  Find A Grave (Evergreen Cemetery, Stonington, CT).  Enumeration of Connecticut (Stonington, 1870), Ancestry. Connecticut Register (1866), 52, 106.


Quok, James

James Quok came from an old Ponkapoag Indian family line in Stoughton, Massachusetts.  His name is on a 1753 petition to the Massachusetts Legislature asking to bring their Guardians to account.

Huntoon, The History of the Town of Canton, 37.