Stanton, Thomas E.

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Thomas E. Stanton was born in 1841 in NY or Ireland , his parents are unknown.[1]

Marriage & Children

Little information is available on Thomas, and he is difficult to locate in the censuses. There is a record of a Thomas Stanton living in Albany Ward 1 in 1870 who was a laborer, born in Ireland and had a wife Catherine and children Mary (B. 1864), Thomas (B. 1868) and Patrick (B. Oct 1869).[2] Whether this is this Thomas E. Stanton has not been determined.

Military Service

Name: Thomas E. Stanton
Enlistment Date: 1861
Enlistment Place:
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 162nd NY Infantry
Company: Company K
Deserted: July 9, 1864
Deserted at: New Orleans, LA
Additional Remarks: The information provided by the veteran for the 1890 census was that he served in the 162nd Infantry. It should also be noted that he didn't actually reside in Berne for that census, he was homeless and his information was put there for lack of a better place.
Sources Used: Civil War Pension Index; 1890 Veterans census, Berne, Albany Co., NY


In 1880 Thomas Stanton was working as a farm laborer for Peter Ball and his wife Barbara in Berne.[3] In 1890 when the regular census taker recorded the residents of Berne, Thomas was not recorded because he was homeless.[4] The census taker for the veterans census met Thomas and heard this story and recorded him in the 1890 US Veterans with a special note.[4]


Thomas E. Stanton died on January 12, 1893 in Berne and he was buried in Beaverdam Cemetery.[1]


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1
  2. 1870 US Census, Albany Ward 1, Albany Co, NY
  3. 1880 US Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
  4. 4.0 4.1 1890 US Veterans Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY