Henry Whiting STANTON

Husband:  Henry Whiting STANTON
Birth:  24 Jan 1823, Ft. Hamilton, Kings Co., New York
Death:  19 Jan 1855, Otero Co., New Mexico
Burial:  aft 1866, Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery, Ft. Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas
Father:  Henry STANTON

Marriage:      18 Mar 1851, Kings Co., New York    

Wife:  Sarah MACOMB
Birth:  26 Mar 1824, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan
Father:   Alexander MACOMB 
Mother:  Catherine MACOMB    

Sarah was the sister of Henry's step-mother and In 1850 was living with Henry's family 

Henry graduated from West Point July 1, 1842, 45th in his class. As 2nd Lieutenant,1st Dragoons he saw duty on the frontier at Forts Gibson, Leavenworth,& Towson and in the War with Mexico in 1846. In 1847,he was 1st Lieutenant,1st Dragoons, and served in California, Oregon, Kansas and Missouri until, in 1854 he was made Captain and stationed at Fort Fillmore.

Capt. Stanton was killed in a skirmish with Mescalaros in the Sacramento Mountains. His remains were taken to Fort Fillmore Feb. 3, 1855 where he, and two of his men, were buried with military honors. Fort Stanton, New Mexico was named in his honor. About 1866 he was removed to Fort Selden and subsequently reinterred at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery.

After Henry died, Sarah married John Charles Devereux Williams in 1859.