m. 25 January 1803
Facts and Events
June 1,1850 - United States Federal Census
Seneca Falls, Seneca, New York, United States
Census Place: Seneca Falls, Seneca, New York; Roll: M432_597; Page: 308; Image: 615
June 1,1860 - United States Federal Census
Seneca Falls, Seneca, New York, United States
Census Place: Seneca Falls, Seneca, New York; Roll: M653_861;
June 1,1870 - United States Federal Census
Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Census Place: Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey; Roll: M593_852; Page: 322; Image: 261
June 1,1880 - United States Federal Census
Tenafly, Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Census Place: Tenafly, Bergen, New Jersey; Roll: T9_771; Page: 465.2000; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 0452
January 15, 1887 - New York Tribune
Henry Brewster Stanton, who was one of the early anti-slavery agitators and who won many honors in journalism, died yesterday of pneumonia at No. 116 East Twenty-third street. His illness was known to but few friends, and his vigor of intellect and physical activity were retained up to the time he left the office of the "Sun" as week ago. He had sat in the office without laying aside his overcoat and in going out into the air he caught a cold that speedily brought on the disease which ended his life. Even after his sickness he continued to do work for several days, editing the proof-sheet o the fourth edition of his autobiography, entitled "Random Recollection" and up to within a few hours of his death he did not consider his condition serious./ His sons, Henry and Robert L./ Stanton, were at his bedside when the end came. His wife is now in London.
Mr. Stanton was born in the hamlet of Pachaug, New London county, Conn., now the own of Griswold, on June 27, 1805. Thomas Stanton, the first of the family in New England, came from England in 1635 and was Crown Interpreter-General of the Indian tongues and subsequently Judge of the County Court of New London. On his mother's side Mr. Stanton's ancestry ran back to Elder Brewster, of the Plymouth Colony. His father was a woolen manufacturer and a trader with the West Indies. A little red school-house in Pachaug and a rickety academy in Jewett City, a place on what is now known as the Thames river, furnished Mr. Stanton his education before he entered public life. George D. Prentice was one of his teachers and by him the field of newspaper work was laid bare to the young student. In 1826 Mr. Stanton went to Rochester to write for Thurlow Weed's newspaper, the Monroe "Telegraph". This sheet advocated the election of Henry Clay, and Mr. Stanton, attracted intro political life, took the stump for John Quincy Adams, making his first political speech in Rochester. For three years he was Deputy County Clerk of Monroe county. He studied for a short time under the Rev. Ferdinand Ward, father of Ferdinand Ward, of Grant & Ward fame. In 1832 he went to Cincinnati to finish his studies at Lane Seminary.
His first anti-slavery speech was made at a debating club at the date of "Nat" Turner's insurrection. He became one of the most effective platform orators who defended human rights in the great controversy preceding the war, and in 1834, at the anniversary in this city of the American Anti-Slavery Society, of which he was secretary, he faced the first of the two hundred mobs he battled against in his devotion to the cause of freedom. As a public speaker he was ranked with Wendell Phillips, but his taste for politics early drew him into the Liberty party. He took sides with the Democracy in New York local contests at this period, but was an ardent Republican when the issue of slavery and secession became paramount in National affairs. In the early ant-slavery contest Mr. Stanton spoke for the relief of the oppressed in the principal cities of England, Scotland, Ireland and France. He was a member of the Free Soil party and served in the Massachusetts Senate for two terms. He was a member also of the New York Senate in 1850. Hr helped to launch the Republican party in 1855, and took the stump for Governor Seward. He made his home in 1847 at Seneca Falls, N.Y. and being admitted to the bar there, soon acquired reputation as a successful lawyer in patent cases.
He did a great deal of valuable work on newspapers., He wrote for the "Tribune" when Mr. Greeley was its editor, and subsequently for the "Sun", with which he had a close connection up to the time of his death. He published a book called "Sketches of Reforms and Reformers in Great Britain and Ireland," after his trip to Europe in the forties. His autobiography was engaging his attention when his fatal illness began.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Henry Stanton.