From STATON HISTORY: Every Staton We Could Find In The World: pg 10 John Staton married Anne Matthews, daughter of John Matthews, at Stratford-On-Avon in Warwickshire England i n the year 1665 A.D. In 1666 John and Anne moved to Pennsylvania near the head waters of the Mispillio n River which i s now about four miles southwest of the present cit y of Milford , Delaware, (jus t afte r the Revolutionary r War, Delaware was formed from the three southern counties of Pennsylvania and part of Maryland.) I t appears John brought hi s two brothers Joseph and Simion Staton with him, and Anne Matthew's family; and perhaps other friend s and relatives , but we cannot at present be sure of thei r names. They calle d thei r community Statonville (late r Nehemiah) Staton changed i t to Staytonville , as i t appears on Delaware maps today). The reason fo r the change i n spelling was to prevent Scotchmen and Irishmen from callin g them Stattan. The Y worked so wel l the northern Statons left i t i n their names, but the southern group di d not need i t and consequently lef t i t out.
pg 11 I believe our origina l John Staton, who married Anne Matthews i n England 1665 and came to America i n ±666, died earl y because we do not fin d hi s wil l or other mention of him, unless he was the John who signed a few deeds as witness much later .
pg 13 Therefore we believe James Staton whose wil l was made i n Dorchester County Maryland i n 17^2 and perhaps John Staton (whose wil l was made December 25, 1772, i n Kent County, Pennsylvania) and perhaps Warrington Staton, Sr. (whose wil l was proved March 31, 17^1) are the only childre n of the origina l John Staton and Anne Matthews who survived and had descendants.
John was born in 1644 in Stratford-on-Avon. He married Anne Matthews in 1665 in Warwickshire. They left England the following year (1666) and settled in an area that today is known as Staytonville, Delaware. APPENDIX I I I STATON MIGRATION FROM BRITISH ISLES TO AMERICA John STATON'S party in this migration consisted of his wife Anne MATTHEWS, his brother Simeon, and Anne Matthews family. Simeon lived in Ireland just prior to making this trip and John lived in Warwickshire, England. Simeon, alter a short stay in the newly developed community of Statonville, moved to Kentucky where he lived to be 106 years of age. His descendants say that he acquired large land holdings near Louisville, Kentucky. He fought in the Revolutionary War against England for about seven years. When he died he was living in Indiana with one of his children. His body was brought back to Louisville where he was buried with full military honors. He and his wife, Salle Roberson, raised six children and they were members of the Baptist Church. The only one of Sirneon's children mentioned by his descendants is George. George Staton lived in Kentucky and later in Indiana with his son Thomas. Some of the descendants in this line
The first ancestor of which we have definite knowledge is John Staton who lived on the west bank of the Avon River in Warwickshire,England. He was a tanner of leather. John married Anne Matthews, daughter of John Matthews, at Stratford-On-Avon in Warwickshire, England in the year 1665 AD. In 1666, John and Anne Staton migrated to America and settled in Pennsylvania near the head waters of the MispillionRiver which winds its way through Old MispillionForest to Delaware Bay. There they established a leather tannery. (Just after the Revolutionary War, Delaware was formed from the three southern most counties of Pennsylvania and a small part of Maryland.) The community that they helped to establish is about four miles southwest of Milford, Delaware. They called their community Statonville. (Later the name was changed to Staytonville as it appears on Delaware maps today.) The "Y" was added to the Staten name by Nehemiah Staton to prevent mispronunciation of the name. Some people, especiallythe Scotch and Irish called them Stattan. Adding the "Y" worked so well that the northern Statons lefi it in their names. The southern Statons did not need it, thus, lefi the "Y" out of their names.
Pennsylvania,Delaware, Maryland and the Eastern Shore of Virginia is the region where one finds the most confusion between Staton and Stayton It is not unusual to find the name spelled three or four ways on one document. The early Statons may have found life difiicult and short in America, and for this reason, they used the first name too ofien to continue their first name in future years. John, Joseph, James, Thomas etc. were repeated so often before 1790, it was almost impossibleto know which John a document had reference to when three or more people by that same namewere livingthen and no date of birth or wife's maiden name was known.
It is presumed that the original John Staton, who married Anne Matthews in 1665, died fairly early because no will has been found and no other mention is made of him. (It was common practice, in this time period, to receive 200 acres of land for settling in America) However, no record of land grants have been formd in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware or Pennsylvania to John Staton
pg 123-124 "STATON STAYTEN STATEN Family History, The History of Eastern Kentucky STATONS" by Raymond Dale STATEN 1993
"STATON HISTORY: Every Staton We Could Find In The World" edited by John Samuel Staton. The editor was fiom Charlotte, NC and the book was privately primed by Brook Litho Co.. of Charlotte in 1960.