I am trying to track down John Wellon STANTON, my great great grandfather.
He enlisted in the military in 1848 under the alias John WELLON, which he later affidated that this was his middle name.
Census forms say his father was from Delaware and his mother from New York.Supposedly his father was George Stanton. Mothers name is unknown; but I'm thinking that Wellon would be her last name, based on naming patterns.
He was supposed to have a sister Lucy and a sister Mary.
He went onto a colorful life in Texas, Kansas, Indian Territory, and Oklahoma.
Am hoping that someone on this board has an ancestor floating around out there they'd like to share.