Person:Richard Stanton (8)

Richard Stanton
b.bef. 1741
d.bef. 21 March 1782
m. est. 1738/39
  1. Richard Stantonbef 1741 - bef 1782
  2. Thomas Stanton, Jr.bef 1741 -
m. bef. 1767
Facts and Events
Name Richard Stanton
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1741
Marriage bef. 1767 to Charity Unknown
Death? bef. 21 March 1782

Richard Stanton was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Richard Stanton acquired the 460-acre tract listed in the following disposition, prior to March 1767:

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 424.--28th March, 1767. Richard Stanton and Charity ( ) to William Herbert, £105, tract that Thomas Stanton, Sr., purchased from John Bengamon, Sr., to whom it was patented, 20th June, 1753, containing 460 acres on a branch of Woods River at place called Poplar Camp. Teste: Is. Christian, Anthony Bledsoe, W. Ingles, John Hanha, Jacob Lorton ( ), Edmund Vausell, James Hodge, Andrew Miller. Delivered: Thomas Madison.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 142.--6th September, 1762. John Bingeman and Elizabeth ( ) of Broomfield in Culpeper Co. to Thomas Stanton, Jr., of same parish and county, £70, 184 acres patented to John Bingeman, Sr., 20th June, 1763. Livery and seisin. Teste: James Kirtley, Jonathan Cowhard, Thomas Kirtley, Richard Stanton, Thomas Stanton, Sr. Delivered: Thomas Madison, February, 1770.
  • Page 144.--6th September, 1762. Same to same (John Bingeman and Elizabeth ( ) of Broomfield in Culpeper Co. to Thomas Stanton, Jr., of same parish and county), £50, 100 acres by patent to John Buchanan, 5th April, 1748, on Wood's River, known by the name of Bufflo Pond. Teste: Jno. Hume, Thos. Stanton, Joseph Ham, Richard Stanton, Simon Tomison. Delivered: Thos. Madison, 1770.
  • Page 146.--16th October, 1762. Same (John Bingeman and Elizabeth ( ) of Broomfield in Culpeper Co.) to Thomas Stanton, £61, 460 acres by patent to John, 20th June, 1753, on Woods River at Poplar Camp. Teste: Nicholas ( ) Null, Thomas Stanton, Jr.; Richard Stanton, Jno. Hume. Delivered: Thomas Madison, 1770.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1767. - (219) Deed from Richard Stanton and Cloraty, his wife, to Wm. Herbert, partly proved. John White (Borden's Land) exempted from levy--great age and infirmity.
  • Vol. 2 - Simon Cockrell vs. John Duncan--O. S. 35; N. S. 12--Bill filed 18th May, 1796. In 1770 William Herbert made a settlement upon waste and unappropriated land on Cubb Creek in Washington County, and occupied it until 1776, when his overseer was killed by the Indians, when Rawley Duncan took possession. Herbert died testate in 1776, which was proved on 3d September, 1776, in Fincastle County, leaving William Herbert as his heir at law, from whom orator purchased. Rawley Duncan obtained a certificate of settlement in 1773. Rawley Duncan died intestate, leaving John Duncan his only son and heir. Townshend Duncan is now in possession. Benjamin Nicholson deposes in Clarke County, Ky., 16th May, 1798, that in 1775 he knew Rawley Duncan to purchase the tract from James Nalle. Peter Hutchinson deposes in Russel (?) County, 30th June, 1798, that about June, 1775, he was frequently in company with Robert Elson, who told him that the land he lived on was Harbard's and that he and some of his relations that lived at the same place were employed to keep stock. In the same year he heard a dispute between Rawley Duncan and John Duncan's widow about the plantation at the ford of Clinch, where they both lived at that time, and understood that Rawley and his brother John were to go halves in the plantation. William Crunk deposes he lived with the Duncans in the same settlement. John Fugate (Fugitt) deposed 30th June, 1798, that James McCarthy told him he sold the land to Richard Stanton, and Stauntom had sold to Harbard. It was the first piece of land McCarthy took up in the county. The land McCarthy's corn right was laid on McCarthy bought of David Cowen. Thomas Fauster deposes in Wythe County that in 1775 he started for Kentucky and stopped at Robert Elsom's house, who lived on Herbert's land. Cap. Alexander Ritchie deposes in Clarke County, Ky., 16th May, 1798, that in 1772 William Herbert brought a stock of cattle to Hays Creek and Robert Elsom came with him to take care of them. Patrick Porter deposes 28th April, 1798, that about 1770-1771 he moved to Clinch and a certain Robert Elsom came about the same time and settled at the head of Hay's Creek. Rachel Haunspale, late a wife to Robert Elsom, deceased, deposes at Herbert's Ferry in Wythe County, 14th July, 1798, that Robert was employed in 1770 to go to Clinch. Robert together with Rachel's father, William Hayes, went to Clinch and settled at a spring. Copy of William Herbert's will dated 28th May, 1776, proved in Fincastle County Court, 3d September, 1776. Certified as of the records of Montgomery County, 24th February, 1796, to wife, Sarah, plantation called Poplar Camp, and slaves; to eldest son, William, plantation on Reed Island, where Joseph Barren, Jr., is now living; to youngest son, Thomas, plantation where Josiah Hamilton lives; to eldest daughter, Martha, to youngest daughter, Joanna. William's father and mother are alive and living with him. Certain moneys due him by a Mr. Ozborn, iron mongers in West Street, without Lawful Gale Bristol in Old England.


Richard Stanton who owned 73 acres of land on the north side of Clinch River and was the same for whom Stanton's Creek was named. He had a wife, Charity, who seems to have died before he came out to the Dungannon settlement, and he was also apparently childless. He died sometime between 15 January, 1781, when he witnessed the will of Susanna Carter, and 21 March, 1782, when his estate was appraised. Richard was a son of Thomas Stanton and lived with, or near, his father in the 1740s and 1750s at Poplar Camp which land, interestingly enough, he sold on the 28th of March, 1767, to William Herbert who owned the land at Dungannon. His father, Thomas, and a brother moved to Orange County, North Carolina, after the French and Indian War. Richard Stanton served in the French and Indian War as a Sergeant, and a slip of paper in the handwriting of General William Campbell, dated 22 October, 1778, requests that Stanton's pay as Adjutant to Col. Campbell be paid to the Sheriff of Washington County, for William Bryan's son, David, "now in my possession." Just what relation David Bryan was to Stanton is unknown. Richard also served in the early days of Dunmore's War, as a Scout, along with Edward Sharpe, Ephraim Drake and William Harrold, the latter three well known as long hunters.