Minnie M. Stanton - Orphanage 1880

- Masonic Orphanage Asylum built in 1855 -

An 1870 census shows Minnie Stanton's mother, Josephine 41 as head of household with 6 children; Minnie is 3. The 1880 census shows Miss Annie Morton's mother-to-be Minnie Stanton 12 at the Orphanage Asylum in Oxford, Granville, NC . Somehow, Minnie Stanton made her way back to Beaufort, perhaps after meeting David William Morton of Onslow County.