1640 - ca1685
Father: Robert STANTON
Mother: Avis ALMY
Family 1 : Pasco WHITFORD
1. Nicholas WHITFORD
| (1599 - 1672) m
|- - Mary STANTON
| (1642 - ....) m ca1668 __John ALMY______
| ____Thomas ALMY____| (ca1525 - ....) m
| | (ca1550 - 1604) m |__????? REYNOLDS__+
| ____Christopher ALMY____|
| | (ca1575 - 1624) m | ___Thomas WALE___
| | |___Joanne WALE_____| (ca1529 - ....) m
| | (1552 - 1604) m
(1601 - 1672) m |
| __Thomas CLARKE___
(ca1580 - ....) m |
The frequency of the name "Pasco Whitford" in many different generations has caused much confusion among genealogists.
NOTES: from Jim Rice (from Website below):
"The family tradition was written down by William Whitford of Addison, Vermont (son of Peleg, Pasco, Nicholas, Pasco) and states that Pasco and his two sons came to Rhode Island from the West Indies, having been driven out of that location by the French during the naval warfare between England and France. They fled to Rhode Island, settling in Portsmouth, then East and West Greenwich. (William Whitford, "Narrative of the Whitford Family" in the Vermont His. Soc. Collections).
"William Carke Whitford (1902) says that Pasco Whitford is reported to have come from Bedfordshire, England. Taxed 2s in 1680. But he was taxed in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1680 according to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island. A letter of George N. Whitford dated 3 June 1911 to Walter John Coates states that many Whitfords lived in and near the town of Truro, Cornwall, England and have been numerous there for the last 400 years. There is also an old Cornish family, the Pascoes who are also plentiful in the area. Possibly the maiden name of Pasco Whitford's mother or grandmother was Pascoe. I have searched the Mormon records for any records of marriages between Pascoes and Whitfords prior to 1640 in Cornwall but so far have not come across any. In 1690 proceedings of the General Assembly held at Newport, MAY 1690 for the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Mr. Henry Bull being governor, 'voted Mr. Pasco Whitford [and others] be admitted freemen of the colony.' (John Russell Bartlett, compiled, Records of the Colony of Rhode Island 3, 270).
"Pasco was living in East Greenwich in 1690. Pasco Whitford is mentioned in a will of Charles Martin (difficult to read) of East Greenwich dated 1682. See M.R. McPartland, History of E. Greenwich (1960) 25-28."