Thomas Stanford - Mary Fluent Family Group

Parents   Parents
Thomas Stanford Mary Fluent
b ? b. ?
d. ? in Marblehead d.
Relationship Events
Marriage 2 Dec 1697 Thomas Stanford to Mary Fluent in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
Children of Thomas Stanford and Mary Fluent (All Events in Marblehead)
Mary Stanford bp. 22 Feb 1707-8; m. 11 Mar 1719-20 Samuel Flack (b. abt. 1697 in Boston, d. aft. 1739); ten children: John, Samuel, Thomas, Mary, Stanford (1), Ann, Jean (1), Stanford (2), Solomon, and Jean (2) Flack
Ann Stanford b. 1 Mar 1708; m. 26 Nov 1730 Thomas Grant (probate Jan 1787); two children: Thomas and Elizabeth Grant; d. 19 Jan 1765

What We Know About This Family

What we know is gleaned almost solely from Vital Records. There were Thomas Stanifords in Ipswich and some in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and although several user genealogies give the Charlestown Stanfords as the lineage of our Thomas Stanford, I have not been able to find any authentication to that effect. No information is available on the Fluent family prior to Mary's marriage to Thomas. A Moses Fluent was married in Marblehead about the same time as Mary. It's possible they were siblings. He and his wife, Mary Briers, removed to Beverly where all their children were born and where they died. Thomas Stanford was a soldier in King Philip's War.


More About Some of the Children

  • Mary Stanford married Samuel Flack, a mason, who had been born in Boston. He inherited a share of land from his grandfather in Boston, which he sold. He was sued twice for debt.

  • Ann and her husband Thomas Grant, a shoreman, are our direct ancestors and have their own family group page.


Proof of Relationship

The vital records are our best proof of relationship.

What Else We Need to Learn

The goal of this project is to trace every line of ancestry to the arrival of its first immigrant to America. The basic information of each couple is considered complete when we know the dates of birth, marriage, and death for both spouses. their parents' names (or whether they were the immigrant), and the child or children in our ancestry line.

The research on this family is not complete. It may not be possible, but I hope one day the origins of both Thomas Stanford and Mary Fluent will be found.

Questions, Comments, or New Information -Email