Mar. 16, 1785 Hopkinton Merrimack County New Hampshire, USA
Apr., 1860 Pontiac Oakland County Michigan, USA
There seems to be some confusion as to the birthplace of Benjamin C. Stanley. According to the following sources, he was born in New Hampshire:
* 1850 U.S. Census, Pontiac, MI, birthplace: New Hampshire
* Oakland County, Michigan Vital Records, 1800-1917 [database on-line] birthplace: New Hampshire.
* Ancestry.com. U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 [database on-line] birthplace: New Hampshire
However there is an index card in the Vermont Vital Records that confirms that he was born in Hopkinton, N.H.:
* Ancestry.com. Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. This is an index card for the town of Tunbridge, VT. See the notation in the upper-right corner of the index card "born in Hopkinton, NH"