As taken from "History of Greene County, IL", pub. 1897, Page 762

(Town 9, North Range 12, West) STANTON, W.H. Farmer and stock raiser, Sec 2, PO Carrollton. William STANTON is a native of Garrett (sic) county, KY., where he was born on the 27th of September, 1839; the youngest son of Reuben and Cynthia STANTON; he spent the days of his boyhood upon the old farm homestead; in his eighteenth year he made his way to Greene County, where he has since been identified with agricultural pursuits, and where he married, in 1863, Miss Susan A. GAFFNEY, a daughter of Jas. GAFFNEY, of Kentucky; (J.M GAFFNEY and family found on 1860 Garrard co, KY census), of this marriage six children were born: John, James, William, Samuel, Jennie, and Claude J., Mr. STANTON ranks among our more energetic farmers, and through indomitable will has succeeded well in the battle of life and is the owner, at the present writing, of 130 acres in Township 9, Range 12.

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