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John Q. Stone and great-granddaughter c. 1938
John Quincy Stone, son of Calvin Gordon and Jane Elizabeth (King) Stone, born in Surry, North Carolina, 5 September 1862; died in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, 28 June 1942; buried in Salem, Utah, Utah. He married in Salem, 16 November 1884, Matilda "Tillie" Beddoes, daughter of William and Mariah (Brockhous) Beddoes, born in Windhall (or Wooley), Stafford, England, 10 May 1867; christened 5 July 1877; died in Blackfoot, 7 September 1932; buried in Salem, 10 September 1932.

The following is an abridged account of John Q's life, written by his son, John Q. Stone, Jr., for The Stones of Surry.

On November 16 1884, Father married Matilda Beddoes. Just where they lived I have no way of determining, but suppose it was with Grandmother for a while [in Salem]. I was born January 25, 1886, in a two-room adobe cabin on the George Hanks farm, just a short way from Grandmother Stone. Father had been down with typhoid fever in the fall and Mother feared for him to make the two-mile journey afoot to get her mother and the midwife, Mrs. Sheen. I suppose everything went all right, for I am here and all the other participants are gone.

Father scouted around that spring and acquired a span of mules and did hauling and such other work as he could obtain and bought a fourth of a square from Grandmother Stone's home. I am of the opinion that she built the two rooms in the early nineties, as I remember when she made the addition in the late nineties. Uncle Julius paid for the addition with the understanding that he was to inherit the whole estate when she died. She left no will, however, and after a great deal of hard feelings the estate was divided equally among the heirs. Early in the nineties, Father decided that the house we were living in was too small and he built a nine room brick house and tore down the old adobe shack.

As we lived near Grandmother, I spent most nights with her and listened to stories of North Carolina. She was a wonderful entertainer and her memory was wonderful. The boys had grubbed out the sagebrush on her land and it was planted in small fruit trees. Father usually bought the fruit and this, together with contributions from the other children, made her fairly comfortable. About 1898 Father and a Mr. Bill Amos purchased a grocery store in Payson. Unable to agree, Father finally purchased Mr. Amos's portion and moved the store to the Jordan Davis building at Salem. There grandmother purchased her needs and we were cautioned to forget the pencil when we charged it to her account.

I shall never forget the 1896 presidential election. Grandmother Stone was a very strong Democrat and so were several of her children. Father was Republican but would not argue with anyone. Many of our local citizens went to Ogden to hear Wm. Jennings Bryan's speech when he asserted we must make anything the issue to win. Naturally, when Mr. McKinley was elected, it left many sore spots, which lasted almost as long as the person. Early in the nineties it was decided that the North Carolinians should have an annual reunion. We called it the Stone-Taylor reunion, and I understand it was continued until 1910, when it was discontinued on account of lack of interest. ... In 1902 I was one of the first class to graduate from the public school in Salem. That fall I started in the LDS University, taking a business course, and continued until the first of January 1904, when I quit so father could attend the State Legislature, to which he had been elected. John Q. Jr., [i.e., the author] subsequently learned telegraphy; was in San Francisco in 1906, where he helped put out fires after the earthquake; went to Kentucky to visit his wife's family in 1907 and remained, purchasing a farm from his father in law, and then starting up a furniture business with him in Owensboro. In summer 1912 Mother and Father came to see us. Father had decided he would leave Mother with us and he would visit North Carolina. Seeing the hills near [Owensboro] he decided they were enough like North Carolina to suit him, and he stayed.

In 1915, I took the family West to visit the folks there. Found Grandmother had lived with Father and Mother for several years but, becoming dissatisfied, had built an addition on the house of Aunt Eliza Flygare and lived there until she died in 1910. Other changes had been made in the town. All the property seemed in good shape and everyone seemed prosperous. The footbridge Grandfather Beddoes had built across the pond was still good, and the town had purchased a lot and built a new city hall.

John Q. Stone family in Salem, 1915Father had been dabbling in gold mine stock in Nevada and his finances were shaky. He had new competition in business and was losing his trade. Finally he closed the store and with a couple of thousand dollars borrowed from William Beddoes, he purchased a farm near Blackfoot, Idaho, [in Wapello, six miles north of Blackfoot, on what is now U.S. Highway 91] and moved there in 1917. In 1922 we decided we must see the relatives in the West. As an educational trip we placed the six children in the car with us and drove through. Of course most of the roads were dirt and we had to camp out each night. Made it to Idaho in fifteen days and think we made very good time considering the roads and camping out.

Early in 1930 I had a letter from Idaho saying Mother was not too well and I better come and visit with her. Having moved to the farm and accumulated some stock ... it was decided that I should make the trip alone, going by rail. I visited them a month and knew when I left I would never see Mother again. She was diabetic and had several other disorders. She died in autumn of 1932 and at our insistence Father came to Kentucky about Christmas and stayed the rest of the winter. About the first of March he noticed the lilac leaves starting to show and became homesick for Idaho. No persuasion could induce him that spring was not here and he left on 15 March. That night it went to 16 below zero and he nearly froze on the train. When he got to Salt Lake, there was about eighteen inches of snow on the ground. A few days later he went on to Idaho and the snowdrifts around the house were so deep he had to tunnel to the coalhouse and other outdoor conveniences.

In October 1973, in a presentation to the Wapello Ward Relief Society honoring Viola (Stone) Wilkins, John Q.'s daughter-in-law, LaVern (Jensen) Stone, said the following about John Q.:
At some time, probably near or soon after the turn of the century, [J.Q.] bought a house with land and a building near the center of town [Salem] and opened a general mercantile store. Later, [he] purchased a freight wagon from which he peddled produce (fruits, vegetables, potatoes, eggs, chicken, veal) in the mining town of Eureka. He purchased the produce with script that could be spent only at his store and so increased the business of the Mercantile while helping folks in Eureka obtain fresh supplies.
John Quincy Stone wrote his own biographical sketch, dated 31 May 1935.  In this, he tells us that he was baptized into the Mormon faith by Elder John R. Winder, Jr., on 15 March 1876 (age 13), and confirmed a member of the church by Elder George Teasdale, both of whom were then filling missions in the Sourthern States:
From that time I was possessed with a desire to emigrate to Utah and that same year my father, who had been in failing health for some time passed away leaving me as the oldest one at home to take lead of the affairs of the family as all the older ones were either married or had emigrated to Utah. . .

In December 1879 after disposing of what property we had for barely enough to pay our fares to Utah, we embarked on our journey.  Our company consisted of my widowed mother and six children, me being the oldest one and having to assume all the responsibility . . .

On November 16, I was married to Matilda Beddoes by the laws of the land with the understanding that we would prepare to go to the temple as soon as possible, and in May 1887 we made the trip to Logan, Utah, and went through the temple receiving our endowments and were sealed for time and eternity . . .  We made the trip there and back with team and covered wagon and through all of this we enjoyed ourselves just as much as if we had had a fine car, for we felt that we were filling a commandment of the Lord, and our hearts were full of the spirit of the gospel . . .

I took an active part in the building of the the town of Salem, having erected one of the most modern homes in the town at that time, and also took an active part in politics and civil affairs, having served several years as a member of the town board and also secretary and treasurer of the board . . .  I also took an active part in getting the first telephone line and the electric lights and the Salt Lake and Utah railroad through Salem . . .

I also conducted a mercantile business in Salem, from April 1898 until September 1917, and rendered a great deal of assistance to the poorer class of people by way of extending credit to those who were in dire need of assistance.

In May 1917 we became dissatisfied owing to the unsettled conditions brought about by the world war, so we decided to change our location.  So we disposed of our interests in Salem and emigrated to Idaho, locating in the Wapello Ward in the Blackfoot Stake, where we have resided ever since.  We both took an active part in church affairs after our arrival, I acting as ward clerk and my wife as president of the Relief Society.

Children of John Quincy STONE and Matilda "Tillie" BEDDOES:
Dottie Viola and John Q. Stone, Jr., c. 1891John Quincy Stone, born in Salem, 25 January 1886, married in Springville, Utah, Catherine Ann Hector, daughter of Ed and Lydia (Cox) Hector, 4 January 1905.  John Q. Stone owned and operated “La Casa de Las Piedras,” a substantial dairy farm near Owensboro, Kentucky.

Ethel Stone, born in Salem, 19 November 1887; died in Salem, 25 November 1887.

William Gordon Stone, born in Salem, 21 August 1888; died in Salem, 21 August 1888 (stillborn).

Dottie Viola Stone, born in Salem, 22 August 1889; married Eugene Mayer Wilkins, son of George Washington and Mary (Mayer) Wilkins, 16 November 1910.

Fern Riah Stone, born in Salem, 22 November 1891; died in Pomona, Los Angeles, California, 26 April 1981; buried in Pomona, 30 April 1981; married (1) in Provo, Utah, 10 February 1915 (divorced 1934), Henry Olaf Hendrickson, son of Henry and Concordia Fredrika (Thomassen) Hendrickson, and (2) in Blackfoot, Idaho, 19 July 1941, Herbert Clifton Evetts, adopted son of Thomas Jefferson and Helena (Heardy) Evetts.

Emma Elizabeth Stone, born in Salem, 5 November 1895; died 11 August 1915 after the birth of her first child, who died in infancy; married Ernest Davis.

Frank Ulysses Stone, born in Salem, 12 January 1898; died in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, 13 February 1956; Married Afton Hoffman, daughter of Adolph Bryan and Clara (Ellsworth) Hoffman, 18 August 1918. Frank died of muscular distrophy. Though he had children of his own, his sister, Dottie Viola, tended him in her home in Wapello during the last months of his life (mid 1950's)  Frank Ulysses Stone registered for the draft (WW I) in Jefferson County, Idaho.

Marion Dee Stone, born in Salem, 18 May 1900; died in Blackfoot, 10 July 1972; buried in Blackfoot, 14 July 1972; married in Salt Lake, 11 July 1923, Esther LaVern Jensen, daughter of Jarvis D. and Emma Jane (Williams) Jensen of Blackfoot.  “Dee” Owned and operated a small convenience store on the family farm, fronting route 91 in Wapello.

Victor Reed Stone, born in Salem, 3 June 1902; died 29 November 1972; married in Salt Lake, 19 March 1924, Vilda Martha Williams, daughter of Peter J. and Elosia (Call) Williams.  Resided, in 1955, in American Falls, Power, Idaho.

Phoebe Elaine Stone, born in Salem, 29 March 1907; died in Wapello, 8 October 1987; buried in Blackfoot, 12 October 1987; married in Wapello, 4 July 1933, Nace ("Nacy") Lee Ezell, son of George and Iva (Jackson) Ezell.  No children



Calvin Gordon Stone, son of Enoch and Elizabeth (Gordon) Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, Surry, North Carolina, 10 September 1821; died in Pilot Mountain, 11 September 1876; buried near Pilot Mountain on the Jim Bennet farm.  He married in Pilot Mountain, 12 September 1843, Jane Elizabeth King, daughter of Thomas Benjamin and Elizabeth (King) King, born in Stokes County, North Carolina, 14 April 1828; died in Salem, Utah, Utah, 26 February 1910; buried in Salem, 1 March 1910.

Of the lives of Calvin Gordon and his wife, Jane Elizabeth (mostly the latter), we have the accounts of two of their grandchildren:  Elizabeth (Stone) Patterson, daughter of Joseph Adams, and David Augustin Stone, son of Calvin Augustin.  From these, but mostly from the former, we have extracted the following summary:

Calvin G. and Elizabeth apparently had a farm near Pilot Mountain where “they raised crops that provided well for them during their married life.”  According to Mrs. Patterson:

They had many colored slaves.  These slaves had cabins of their own to live in, and they were given the same fare to eat as the members of the Stone family.  The little colored children played with the white children, who learned to love and respect the Negroes as loved servants.
While still a “comparatively young man,” according to Mrs. Patterson, Calvin G. had a stroke that left him partially paralyzed on one side and inhibited his ability to work.  Consequently, Jane E. opened a school in her home, where she also taught her own children.

In 1867, a number of Mormon missionaries came into the Southern States from Salt Lake.  Among them were Henry G. Boyle, H. K. Coray, Absalom Young, and Jedediah M. Grant, who took up labors in Surry and Stokes Counties and nearby Virginia.  By 1869 they had baptized nearly two hundred converts, who had been organized into four branches: the Surry Branch numbering nearly a hundred souls.  Calvin G., says Mrs. Patterson, had come from a family of staunch Primitive Baptists, and so bitterly opposed having anything to do with the Mormons.  Jane E., however, having come from a family that professed no specific religion, was “willing and eager to hear the message of the young men”:

After the visits of the missionaries she read the literature they had left, and in order to read in peace, she … read it during the day while Mr. Stone was at work.  She became so thoroughly convinced that Mormonism was true that she told her husband she was going to join the church.  He was very opposed at first, but after investigating he finally said that if his wife was baptized he would be also.  They were both baptized by Jedediah M. Grant.
The children were baptized a while later by Alexander Spence, and the family began to talk about moving to Utah “so they could be among people of their own faith.”  A party of 107 converts from North Carolina moved to Utah in summer 1869.  Jane E.’s brother, William Augustin King joined this party with his family and his mother, Elizabeth.  He took along two of the Stone children:  Calvin Augustin, 17, and Elizabeth Frances, 22.

On 23 July 1871, Calvin G. and Jane E. wrote letters to Calvin A. (“Gussy”), of which there are transcripts in Stones of Surry (pp. 53-55).  These documents give us a glimpse into the daily lives of their authors:

Calvin G. spoke of the need for rain for his crops of corn, potatoes, and cabbage:

I have a large crop of tobacco this year that looks very well but it begins to need rain.  I have topped a heap of it.  It will all soon do to top if we don’t have rain . . .

Joe is at work for John Dodson in the tobacco factory this summer and I and Brigham and Hampton and Quince have the fun in the tobacco field to ourselves.  If we have luck we will have a heap of watermelons to eat, we have had some ripe ones now.

Jane E. urged “Gussy” to come back to North Carolina:  “I think you must come home this fall to see us; if you want to go back you can go …  All your neighbors and friends will be glad to see you, and your grandmother in particular says she wants to see you so bad.”  She continues:
Gussy, I recon you will be surprised when I tell you that you have another sister going on four months old; she has been sick with croup all her life.  She is a beautiful baby; she favors Walter, black hair and eyes.  Walter [i.e., James Walter, age 6] says he knows who are mother’s prettiest children.  He says that he and Liza and Stacy Lee and Gus and Liz are the prettiest.” …

My children have not been getting along very well this summer.  They had so much fruit to go to, strawberries, mulberries, cherries, dewberries, blackberries, apples, pears, peaches, and plums.  I don’t think fruits are good for children in the heat of the summer, it keeps their bowels out of order …  Well Gussy, I must close, excuse bad writing, for I have written with my knees at the cradle, rocking a sick baby.  Write soon and often.  I still live in hopes of either seeing you there or here some day.

About 1873, Joseph A. moved from North Carolina to Fountain Green, Utah, with his wife and child, taking along his brothers Hampton (13) and Brigham (17).  Calvin G. and Jane E., had planned to take the rest of the Family to Utah the following year (except Thomas, Emma, and Julia, who had started families of their own in North Carolina).  They sold the farm; but before they could make the long journey to west, Calvin G. fell ill, so they purchased another property in Surry County, a reputedly haunted house that had formerly served as a tavern.  Mrs. Patterson gives us a description:
The house had eight large rooms almost square with four rooms upstairs and four downstairs.  There were hallways both upstairs and down from front to back of the house.  Doorways led to each room from the halls.  All rooms upstairs were used as bedrooms.  Downstairs were two bedrooms on the west, a parlor on the northeast corner, and a kitchen on the southwest corner [sic.]  The woodwork and staircase were highly polished.  In each of the eight rooms was a huge fireplace.  The outside of the house was painted white with green shutters.  The small porch in front was decorated by a bench on each side.  To the back of the house was built a big one-room lumber house which was used as a cook house.
Calvin G. died in September 1876, leaving Jane E. with the care of six small children:  John Quincy (14), James Walter (12), Phoebe Rosetta (9), Eliza Olive (7), Stacy Lee (5), and Julius Gideon (3).  Subsequently , having sold her home, implements, and furniture, Jane E. took these six children to Utah to join the rest of the family.  They arrived in Ogden in December 1879, and settled first in Payson, then in Salem.

Children of Calvin Gordon STONE and Jane Elizabeth KING:

Thomas Jefferson Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 21 August 1845; died in Boonville, North Carolina, 7 November 1901; married Charlotte Temperance Venable, daughter of Jesse and Charity (Eaton) Venable, 24 December 1866.  Children: Novella F. Stone, born 16 December 1867, died 13 January 1879; Lafayette Tazewell Stone, born 17 November 1869, died 24 August 1893, unmarried; Charity Jane Stone, born 4 April 1872, died 28 June 1924, married Emmett Edwards; Darius Wilkerson Stone, born 25 May 1875, died 16 January 1916, married Nancy E. Cockerham; Charles Haywood Stone (author of Stones of Surry), born 19 June 1877, married Clara Kouns McKay; Celia Marcella (“Ella”) Stone, born 17 December 1879, married Theodore Poindexter; Rhoda Emma Stone, born 26 March 1882, died 10 August 1907, married Emmett Edwards, who later married her sister, Charity Jane.

Elizabeth Frances Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 1 March 1847; died 31 March 1892; buried in Fountain Green, Utah.   Same source (Stones of Surry) also shows her dead on 31 March 1890. Married in Salt Lake City, 2 May 1870, Amos Partridge Johnson, son of George W. and Maria Jane (Johnston) Johnson.  Children:  Frances Jane Johnson, born 14 June 1872, married Hans Peter Hansen; Julia Rosetta Johnson, born 5 August 1874, died in Huntington, Utah, 5 September 1887; Edgar Amos Johnson, born 6 July 1876, died 18 April 1907, married Julia Ellis Wakefield; Hannah Augusta Johnson, born 11 May 1880, died in Huntington 27 December 1941, married Joseph Henry Gordon.

William Francis Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 22 January 1849; died in Pilot Mountain, 1 March 1849.

Emma Jane Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 22 April 1850; died in Pilot Mountain, 21 April 1930; married John Wesley Hill, son of Joel and Emily (Davis) Hill.  Emma Jane went to Utah in 1905, after the death of her husband, but returned to North Carolina in 1906.  Children:  Nathaniel D. S. Hill, born 8 May 1867, died 16 February 1931, married Effie Ann Chilton; Joel Winston Hill, born 29 October 1869; died May 6 1898, married Sarah Elizabeth McDaniel; Jane Elizabeth Hill, born 15 April 1871, died 7 August 1898, married Henry McDaniel; Ella Savannah Hill, born 4 May 1873, died 22 April 1908, married David Bennett; Calvin Willis Hill, born 25 July 1875, married Emma Rebecca Cook of Westfield, North Carolina; James Curtis Hill, born 6 October 1877, died 10 August 1953, married May Kirkbridge of Smithfield, Utah; John Samuel Hill, born 16 January 1880, died 1 May 1951, married Mary Ann Denny of Pilot Mountain; Yancy Oliver Hill, born 25 January 1882, died 7 June 1884; Cornelia Frances Hill, born 4 August 1884, married Henry Oscar Peterson of Salem, Utah; Jefferson Franklin Hill, born 31 July 1886, died 23 August 1938, married Lucy Merelda Snow of Salem, Utah, daughter of Herman and Lydia A. (Bingham) Snow; Minnie Ann Olive Hill, born 20 December 1888, died 16 June 1889; Quincy Arthur, born 30 October 1891, died 7 February 1920, married Edna Janet Hamilton of Salem, Utah; Julius Oscar Hill, born 12 March 1893, died 21 March 1893.

Calvin Augustin Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 2 February 1852; died in Salem, Utah, Utah, 8 October 1877.  Same source (Stones of Surry) also shows a death date of 10 August 1877. Married in Salem, Utah, 29 October 1873, Eliza Emaline Taylor, daughter of James and Nancy (Hiatt) Taylor, born in Surry, 14 February 1857, died in Roosevelt, Utah, 8 December 1932.  Children:  David Augustin Stone, born in Salem, 18 May 1875, married (1) Ellen Davis of Springville, Utah, and (2) Aurelia May Jackman of Diamond, Utah; Joseph Edgar Stone, born in Salem 5 May 1877, died 9 June 1950, married Susanna Mariah Beddoes of Salem, daughter of William and Mariah (Brockhouse) Beddoes.

Joseph Adams Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 30 November 1853; died in Salem, 12 February 1928; married (1) in Surry, North Carolina, 15 October 1871, Phoebe Belinda Taylor, daughter of James and Nancy (Hiatt) Taylor, (2) in Manti, Utah, 11 January 1893, Caroline Augusta Johnson, daughter of Ole Christian and Nellie M. (Larson) Johnson, and (3) 12 March 1902, Mary Johnson, also daughter of Ole and Nellie M (Larson) Johnson.  Joseph Adams Stone relocated to Utah with his family and his brother, Enoch Hampton Stone, in Summer 1873.  He sired eight children by his first wife, four by his second, and five by his third.  Children:  Nancy Jane Stone, born in Pilot Mountain 21 September 1872, died 29 March 1947, married Henry Sabin; Charles Walter Stone, born in Fountain Green, Utah, 9 December 1874, died 29 October 1912, married Daisy M. Gardner of Tintic, Juab, Utah; Joseph Oliver Stone, born in Salem, 7 November 1876, died 7 July 1946, married Emma C. Larsen of Salem, daughter of Nels and Bangta (Flygare) Larsen; James Calvin Stone, born in Salem 25 August 1879, died 26 July 1934, married (1) Lucy Jane Dredge of Malad, Oneida, Idaho, and (2) Cecily Lorinda Virgin; Robert Henderson Stone, born in Salem 24 May 1881, married (1) Lillian Allred of Thomas, Bingham, Idaho, (2) Gertrude Nelson of Sterling, Bingham, Idaho, and (3) Laura Jackman of Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho; Effie Ann Stone, born in Salem 22 June 1887, died in Salem 15 March 1951, married James Peter Christensen of Salem; Maggie Angeline Stone, born in Salem 4 November 1889, died in San Mateo, California, 19 January 1955, married James Franklin Jones of Payson, Utah; Wesley Ervin Stone, born in Salem 1 August 1891; Phoebe Minerva Stone, born 20 November 1893, married Jacob Gardner Andrus of Spanish Fork, Utah; Nellie Elizabeth Stone, born 15 April 1895, married (1) Oscar S. Rice of Sterling, Idaho (divorced) and (2) David A. Patterson of Utah; Laura Augusta Stone, born 5 July 1896, died 27 February 1901; Viola Louise Stone, born 5 February 1899, married Walter Clare Card of Bountiful, Utah; Lynn Adams Stone, born 10 March 1903, married Hannah Merle Stewart; Zella May Stone, born 18 June 1908, married (1) Kenneth R. Cassels (divorced) and (2) LeGrand Hepworth of Springdale, Utah; Lenora Mary Stone, born 15 August 1910, married John West Stoker of Spanish Fork, Utah; Verl D. Stone, born 3 June 1914, married Helen Jennie Turner; and Beatrice Stone, born 12 September 1922, married Wilson Walton Turley of Los Angeles, California, who was born in Colonia Juarez, Mexico.

Brigham Erastus Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 12 December 1855; died in Salem, 22 February 1935; married 3 May 1879, Nancy Oyler, daughter of Ammon and Delila (Snyder) Oyler of Franklin County, Virginia.  Brigham Erastus relocated to Payson, Utah, 15 April 1877; moved to Salem in March 1887.  Children:  Brigham Erastus Stone, born in Payson 7 March 1880, married Ella Melissa Winward, daughter of Peter and Lucinda (Bingham) Winward; Delilah Jane Stone, born in Payson 16 September 1881, married Isaac Jacob Larsen, son of Nils and Bengta (Flygare) Larson; Clara May Stone, born in Payson 11 June 1883, died 8 June 1886; Zina Elizabeth Stone, born in Payson 15 October 1885, married George William Hanks of Salem; Alma Gordon Stone, born in Salem 7 August 1888, married Lucy Tuttle McKell of Spanish Fork; Nancy Evaline Stone, born in Payson 26 September 1891, married William E. Gardner of Salem, removed to Blackfoot, Idaho, in before or before 1916; Cloa Arbell Stone, born in Salem 9 November 1894, died 2 December 1894; Ammon Oliver Stone, born in Salem 9 July 1895, married Roycie A. Sheffield of Salem; Ida Blanche Stone, born in Salem 7 January 1903, died 18 January 1943, married Llewellyn D. Jones.

Julia Ann Augusta Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 21 December 1857; died in Pilot Mountain, 18 May 1886; married in Surry, North Carolina, Benjamin Robert Petrice Tucker, born in Pinnacle, Stokes, North Carolina, 8 August 1850, died in Pinnacle 10 May 1934, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Hill) Tucker.  Children:  Rosella Frances Tucker, born in Pilot Mountain 1 April 1875, married S. Quince McKinney; Calvin Petrice Tucker, born in Pilot Mountain 3 August 1876, died May 1930, married Savannah Wall; Martha Jane Tucker, born 3 October 1877, died 24 February 1915, married Willie C. Southern; Azariah E. Tucker, born in Pilot Mountain 30 August 1879, died 5 August 1880; James Walter Tucker, born in Pilot Mountain 17 June 1881, married Minnie I. Gordon of Stokes County, daughter of James A. and Emily M. (Boyles) Gordon; Leander Gideon Tucker, born in Pinnacle 26 June 1883, married Flora Emma Venable of Guilford County, North Carolina; Julia Ann Tucker, twin, born in Pinnacle 17 May 1886, died 14 July 1887; William Tucker, twin, born in Pinnacle 17 May 1886, died 29 July 1887.

Enoch Hampton  Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 5 October 1859; died in Payson, Utah, Utah, 8 December 1932.  Same source (Stones of Surry) has him dying on 12 August 1932. Married in Salem, 21 March 1880, Eliza Emaline Taylor, widow of his brother, Calvin Augustin Stone.  Children, all born in Salem:  William Hampton Stone, born 24 August 1881, died 2 December 1928, married (1) Ruth Ann Harper of Payson and (2) Martha Caffrey of Springville; Jedediah Grant Stone, born 26 April 1884, died 6 May 1884; James Walter Stone, born 9 September 1885, died 28 November 1885; Enoch Arthur Stone, born 21 May 1887, died 23 July 1950; Nancy Elizabeth (“Lillie”) Stone, born 16 August 1889, married Allen Elmer Drollinger of Payson; Charles Stone, born 21 August 1891, married Margaret Aurelia Nuttall of Salem; Martha Emaline Stone, born 7 June 1895, married George (Edgar) Lamb, son of David Stevenson and Mary Ann (Bowen) Edgar; Leslie Leroy Stone, born 2 March 1899, married Fay Snyder.

Nathaniel Columbus Stone, born and died in Pilot Mountain, 2 August 1861.

John Quincy Stone, married Matilda "Tillie" Beddoes.

James Walter Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 11 December 1864; died 12 November 1884; buried in Salem.

Phoebe Rosetta Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 23 February 1867; died in Salem, 5 December 1882; married Robert Henry Davis, born in Salem 29 February 1864, son of Robert Houston and Sarah (Durfey) Davis.  Phoebe Rosetta died soon after the birth of her first and only child, Phoebe Jane.  Phoebe Jane, who married Gustaf T. Carlson, was raised by her father’s mother.  She was born 2 December 1882 and died 18 January 1949

Eliza Olive Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 3 March 1869; died 19 January 1940; married 16 November 1884 John Whitmore Flygare, born in Malmo, Sweden, 25 July 1857, died 21 September 1932, son of Neils and Anna (Nielson) Flygare.  Children, all born in Salem:  Annie Elizabeth Flygare, born 6 November 1885, died 18 September 1894; Emma Jane Flygare, born 21 June 1887, died 12 November 1887; Esther Johanna Flygare, born 21 September 1888, died in Grace, Idaho, 13 January 1910, married Alfred Carlson; Eliza Olive Flygare, born 10 October 1890, died 26 March 1903; Pearl Rosetta Flygare, born 11 July 1893, died 5 December 1900; John Wesley Flygare, born 18 April 1896, died 24 February 1898; Mary Ellen Flygare, born 15 March 1898, died 19 February 1898, married (1) Albert L. Davis, accidentally killed about a week after the wedding by falling rock in a limestone quarry, and (2) Alma Charles Davis; Leroy Flygare, born 20 August 1900, died 4 November 1912; Jennie Bernice Flygare, born 21 February 1903, married (1) Lee Hanks (divorced) and (2) Walter O. Johnson; Floyd Calvin Flygare, born 28 July 1912, married Juanita Haskell of Payson.

Stacy Lee Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 6 April 1871; died in Salem, 4 October 1906; married in Salem 3 July 1889, John Mason Cloward, born in Provo, Utah, 27 October 1861, died in Salem 24 May 1922, son of Thomas P. and Mary A. (Gardner) Cloward.  Children, all born in Payson:  Mary Jane Cloward, born and died 23 May 1890; John Ray Cloward, born 28 August 1891, married Reva Plumb of Salem; Lynn Dee Cloward, born 19 March 1893, married Ruth Sheen of Salem; Cora Lee Cloward, born 21 January 1895, married Leo W. Davis; Earl Mason Cloward, born 5 March 1897, married Addie Snow of Salem, daughter of Herman and Lydia A. (Bingham) Snow; Ivy Charity Cloward, born 8 March 1899, married as his second wife Ernest Edwin Davis (whose first wife was Emma Elizabeth Stone, daughter of John Quincy and Matilda (Beddoes) Stone); Zella May Cloward, born 18 August 1901, married William Ephraim Nuttall; Eva Stacy Cloward, born 25 December 1904, married in Los Angeles, Verl R. Bush.

Julius Gideon Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 22 May 1873; died in Salt Lake City, 18 June 1942; buried in Payson, 22 June 1942; married 10 July 1901 Selena Ellen Hiatt, daughter of Franklin and Betty (Hutchens) Hiatt, born in Surry County 7 April 1881, died in Payson 13 February 1917.  Children, all born in Salem:  Gladys Elizabeth Stone, born 17 May 1902, married Vaud Herman Bale of Payson; Julius Merrill Stone, born 10 June 1907, married (1) Roxie May Merril of Payson and (2) Frances (Dunn) Brown; Ida Ellen Stone, born 9 June 1909, married Vout Duncan Proctor.



Enoch Stone, son of Enoch and Nancy (Anthony) Stone, born in Surry, North Carolina, 8 November 1791; died 11 October 1876; buried in Pilot Mountain, Surry, North Carolina. He married in Surry, 21 October 1819, Elizabeth Gordon, daughter of John and Barzilla (Martin) Gordon, born in Stokes, North Carolina, 28 March 1797; died in Surry, 26 March 1877; buried in Pilot Mountain.

Enoch and Elizabeth come to life in a letter they wrote to their grandson, Calvin Augustin, 17 March 1872:

They speak of their health and their wishes for the health of their grandson; of the cold weather and the snow, which had fallen “up to the garter”; of the prices of corn, wheat, bacon, and cows.

Now Augustin … it is my notion that you would be better if you were back here amongst your old friends and neighbors than you do out there [in Utah] amongst strangers.  I have heard of a great many misfortunes that have befell you since you left old N. C., and if you would come back you could get plenty of work to do.  I think that the rest of the folks are about to settle themselves in this county, and I think there is still room for you.

You made some figuring about my sweet potatoes.  I have some; if you will come and see me any time between now and the first of May; I could find as many as you can eat.

Your grandmother and I are still at the same old place and gotten old and can do little, but we have plenty to live on as we ever did and we still keep a tolerable good appetite, and your grandmother is about cooking a good fat hen for dinner now. …

Children of Enoch STONE and Elizabeth GORDON:
Polly Stone, born in Surry, 4 August 1820; died 20 December 1914; married in Surry County, 22 February 1844, Joel Fulk, son of Jacob and Tabitha (Ashburn) Fulk, born 15 December 1820, died 23 May 1895.  Children, all born in Surry:  Enoch J. Fulk, born 15 March 1847, married Lucy Fulk; William Francis Fulk, born 13 November 1848, died 13 June 1849; Henderson M. Fulk, born 8 September 1850, died 17 December 1939, married Martha Hiatt; Wesley A. Fulk, born 12 August 1851, died in infancy; Riley W. Fulk, born 3 May 1857, married Vicie Shore; Amanda E. Fulk, born 16 July 1858, died 12 October 1939, married Jim Flinchum.

Calvin Gordon Stone, married Jane Elizabeth King

Wesley Ash Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 28 March 1823; died in Pilot Mountain, 5 April 1889; married in Pilot Mountain, 14 January 1845, Mary Dodson, born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 4 September 1829, died 5 April 1880; buried in Pilot Mountain in the Stone Family Cemetery.  Children, all born in Pilot Mountain:  Enoch Joseph Stone, born 24 March 1847, died 19 March 1900, married Melissa A. Stone, daughter of Enoch Anthony and Elizabeth (Gordon) Stone; Sarah A. Stone, born 29 June 1849, died 1 February 1916, married Augustin F. Stone, son of Enoch Anthony and Elizabeth (Gordon) Stone; John Edmond Stone, born 25 June 1853, died 7 October 1924, married Martha Frances Hill, daughter of Charlie and Betsie (Briggs) Hill; Mary F. Stone, born 6 July 1856, died 13 August 1892, married Azariah  Martin Denny; Nancy E. (“Betty”) Stone, born 14 July 1861, died 25 Feburary 1947, married Silas M. Gordon of Stokes County, son of Samuel Preston and Elizabeth (Tuttle) Gordon; Eliza J. Stone, born 10 February 1864, died 29 August 1943, married Wilkerson Gordon, son of Samuel Preston and Elizabeth (Tuttle) Gordon; Virginia Stone, born 10 September 1868, died 31 August 1929, married Caleb F. Mitchell.

Barzilla Mardella Stone, born in Surry, 17 December 1824; died in Salem, Utah, Utah, 10 August 1869; buried in Payson, Utah, Utah, 1869; married in Pilot Mountain, 28 August 1855, William Augustin King, son of Thomas Benjamin and Elizabeth (King) King, born in Pilot Mountain, 5 April 1827; died in Fountain Green, 22 May 1892.  William A. King was the brother of Jane Elizabeth King, who married Barzilla’s brother Calvin Gordon Stone. The Utah County Cemetery Index show burials in Payson for "Barilla" M. King, born 18 December 1825, died 26 August 1869, and "Bazalla" M. King, born 8 December 1825, died 23 August 1869.  Children:  Thomas Benjamin King, born in Danbury, North Carolina, 3 February 1859, died 17 December 1907, buried in Cody, Wyoming, married Mary J. Jones, daughter of Jacob and Emma (Cox) Jones; William Rufus King, born in Danbury 7 February 1861, married Lydia Jones, Mary J.’s sister, lived in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah; Laura Jane King, born in Danbury 13 October 1863, died in Sanford, Colorado, 4 May 1915, married Peter Nielson, son of Andrew and Sarah (Rasmussen) Nielson of Aarhouse, Denmark; Stacy Lavina King, born in Danbury 3 March 1866, died in Springville, Utah, 17 April 1926, married Charles Pulsipher, son of Charles and Sarah (Robbins) Pulsipher; Florence Belle King, born in Danbury 16 April 1869, died that year in Salem, Utah.

William Carroll Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 22 June 1826; died 18 February 1876; married 12 November 1849 Malinda Mariah Shore, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Rebecca (Fulk) Shore, born in Old Town, Forsyth, North Carolina, 2 October 1826, died in Siloam, Surry, North Carolina, 29 June 1927.  Children:  Benjamin Franklin Stone, born 14 October 1850, died 10 July 1861; John Enoch Stone, born 12 February 1852, died 2 July 1861; Thomas Wesley Stone, born 4 April 1854, died in Greensboro, North Carolina, 15 June 1930, married (1) Julia Ann Lawson, daughter of Joseph and Nancy (Newsom) Lawson, and (2) Gola Ellen Caviness, daughter of Andrew and Mary M. (Elkins) Caviness; Winston Madison Stone, born 26 October 1855, died 9 August 1861; Jeremiah M. Stone, born 22 August 1857, died 2 August 1861; Sarah (“Sallie”) Ann Stone, born 22 July 1860, died 1 October 1926, married Egbert Samuel Culler; William Vergil Stone, born in Pilot Mountain19 October 1861, died 10 November 1951, buried in Guilford, Hendricks, Indiana, married (1) Malinda Jane Spainhower of Pinnacle, (2) Martha Brown, and (3) Emma Dee Dickerson Stephenson; James Jefferson Stone, born in Pilot Mountain 19 October 1861, died 7 October 1922, married Luticia F. Boles, daughter of John and Ellen (Secrest) Boles; Malinda (“Matilda”) Caroline Stone, born 19 June 1863, died 1907, married Ellis Wilkinson; Rhoda Elizabeth Stone, born 8 November 1866, died 7 January 1955, married James B. Smith, son of Ephraim D. and Susanna (Holcomb) Smith; Mary Rebecca Stone, born 8 November 1866; Martha Jettie Stone, born 22 February 1870, died 19 February 1923, married Thomas Allen; Gideon Yancey Stone, born 25 August 1873, died 16 December 1948, married Missouri Frances Craven, daughter of Joseph and Martha Jane (Brown) Craven.

Francis Rutherford Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 6 March 1828; died in Pilot Mountain, 30 March 1918; buried in Union Church Cemetery, Ararat, North Carolina; married in Yadkin County, 4 March 1852, Sarah Caroline Poindexter, daughter of Rev. Denson Ashburn and Sarah (Jones) Poindexter, born in Yadkin 26 December 1833, died 5 July 1911.  Francis Rutherford Stone served in the Confederate Army as 1st Sergeant of Company K, 51st Regiment, Viginia Infantry, having enlisted at Independence, Virginia, 31 March 1862.  His name appeared on a receipt roll for clothing for the fourth quarter 1864, issued 24 December.  Children: Sarah Delphina Stone, born in East Bend, Yadkin, North Carolina, 7 December 1852, died 12 August 1905, married Rev. Gabriel Denny, son of Joel and Nancy Boaz (Jones) Denny; Columbus Hampton Stone, born in East Bend 12 September 1854, died near Dobson, North Carolina, 5 September 1915, married Melissa Emaline Bennett, daughter of Henderson and Sarah M. (Whittingtton) Bennett; William Denson Stone, born in East Bend 19 December 1856, died 28 March 1857; Virginia Elizabeth Stone, born in East Bend 6 June 1858, died 12 December 1942, married Augustin John Taylor, son of John Anderson and Susan (Pittman) Taylor; Augusta Jane Stone, born in East Bend 17 October 1860, died 27 May 1936, married Martin Aaron Fulk, son of Aaron and Sally (Denny) Fulk; Mary Frances Stone, born in Hillsville, Virginia, 9 June 1863, living in 1953 in Osawatomie, Kansas, married Squire Wesley Stone, son of Enoch Anthony and Elizabeth (Gordon) Stone; Caroline Tennessee Stone, born in Pilot Mountain 29 December 1865, died in Pilot Mountain 29 January 1887, married William Jackson Boyles, son of John Henry and Sarah (Needham) Boyles; John Alexander Stone, born in Pilot Mountain 11 March 1868, died 6 April (or May) 1931, buried in Spokane, Washington, married (1) Lucy Edna Hill (divorced) and (2) Mattie Rebecca Waddill; James Wesley Stone, born in Pilot Mountain 13 June 1870, died in Pilot Mountain 29 July 1896, married Virginia Pell; Francis Preston Stone, born in Pilot Mountain 2 October 1872, married (1) Cassie Chilton, daughter of James A. and Sally (Pell) Chilton, (2) Cora (Willard) Stone, daughter of J. G. and Mary (Norman) Willard and widow of Charles Wesley Stone, and (3) Leota Riddle; Robert Leonidas Stone, born in Pilot Mountain 10 February 1875, died June 1875; Martha Cordelia Stone, born in Pilot Mountain 22 June 1876, married John H. Sheets, son of David and Lucy (Carter) Sheets; Laura Octavia Stone, born in Pilot Mountain 9 July 1880, died 23 July 1880.

Julia A. Stone, born in Surry, 23 January 1830; died in Bloomington, Illinois, 1890; married in Surry County, 19 July 1850, Andrew Fulk of Surry.  Children:  Laura, Wick (Wilkerson), Ellis, Jay, Enoch (Ernie).   Mary Frances Stone, sixth child of Francis Rutherford Stone, wrote the following:

As to Aunt Julia, who married Andy Fulk, I do not remember but little about them, but do remember they left North Carolina prior to 1872, when I was a small child, with their five children, one girl and four boys, for Bloomington, Illinois.  Ernie died shortly after they arrived there.  Uncle Andy and the sons procured work and did right well financially, but the cold climate did not suit their health, at least that of the children, for their daughter Laura came down with TB, or as they then called it consumption, and only lasted a few months after she was stricken till she died, and left a devoted husband, but no heirs.  A few years later Wick went to Colorado, where he died of typhoid fever, and left a wife, but no children, as I remember.  Next, Ellis married, but soon died with pneumonia, so Jay was the only child living when I heard Aunt Julia tell the history of her family in 1886, when she and Uncle Andy made their first visit to North Carolina after going west.

At that time they enjoyed the hospitality and company of their relatives and friends, till Uncle Andy was stricken with the hiccups a few weeks after they arrived, and only lasted about ten days, despite the care of the doctor and his wife and relatives;  he passed away at the home of his brother-in-law, John C. Dodson, who married Rhoda Elizabeth Stone, Julia’s youngest sister.  He died on a Saturday night – I do not remember the date, except it was in 1886; he was buried in his father’s cemetery near the Pilot Mountain.

They notified Jay of his father’s serious illness, and he came, but was too late for his father’s funeral.  Jay visited a few days, and returned home, taking his mother with him, where she spent her remaining days.  Some years later we had news
 

Stacy C. Stone, born in Surry, 19 September 1831; died 23 October 1892; married Gideon Vaughn, born in Pilot Mountain 15 September 1843, died 31 January 1917.  Stacy and Gideon had no children of their own, but adopted a male child, b. 15 March 1875, and named him Julius Sidney Vaughn

Rhoda Elizabeth Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 1 June 1833; died in Pilot Mountain 20 July 1891; married 2 May 1861 John Clayborn Dodson, son of Greenville and Sarah (Atkinson) Dodson, born in Surry 4 April 1831, died 8 August 1891.  During the war, John C. supplied slaves, wagons, and teams to haul supplies for the Confederate government; he also owned and operated a tobacco factory in Pilot Mountain and a grist mill on Toms Creek, nearby.  Children, all born in Pilot Mountain:  Mary C. Dodson, born 2 June 1863, died 20 April 1863; Enoch Martin (“Dock”) Dodson, born 11 October 1863, died in Greensboro 28 December 1939, married Louisa Ellen Fulk, daughter of Bryson and Emalie (Stone) Fulk; John Edward Dodson, born 6 April 1866, died 10 February 1931, married Sarah Lucendy Stamey; Wesley Greenville Dodson, born 27 November 1867, died 30 November 1942, married (1) Ada Elizabeth Rierson, daughter of James and Ladocia (Brown) Rierson, and (2) Salome (“Dolly”) Fair, daughter of Andrew Jackson and Cornelia Frances (Wall) Fair; James Clayborn Dodson, born 22 July 1869, died in Winston-Salem 30 November 1942, married Elizabeth Leak Pepper, daughter of Dr. DeWitt Clenton and Agnes Virginia (Leak) Pepper; Francis Milton Dodson, born 3 October 1871, died 30 December 1951, married Cora Hill, daughter of John Henry and Martha Frances (Hill) Hill; Sarah E. Dodson, born 22 May 1873, died 5 July 1873; Charles Robert Dodson, born 1 September 1874, died in Wallburg, North Carolina, 27 September 1940, married (1) Sarah Jane Haymore, daughter of Thomas and Nancy (Shouse) Haymore, and (2) Carrie Lenora Angell, daughter of Madison Monroe and Roberta (Koontz) Angell.

Enoch M. Stone, born in Surry, 10 June 1835; died July 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  Enlisted from Surry County as a Private in Company I, Twenty-First Regiment, Infantry, 5 June 1861 [Moore’s Roster, 2:201]

John A. Stone, born in Surry, 12 October 1838; died 25 July 1863. Enlisted from Surry County as a Private in Company A, Second Regiment, Infantry, 5 September 1862 [Moore’s Roster, 1:49]

James Sanford Stone, born in Surry, 14 May 1840; died in Spencer, Owen, Indiana, 4 August 1904.  Traveled afoot to Monroe County, near Bloomington, Indiana, in 1859.  Married (1) in Greene County, Indiana, 1862, Lovina [Lavina or Louvina] Hicks [Hix], and (2) Rachel Antoinette Potter, daughter of Gideon Potter, born 1839, died in Spencer 13 January 1916.  By his first wife, James Sanford Stone had three children: Martha Ann Stone, born Pottersville, Indiana, 5 October 1861, died in Spencer, 23 March 1946, married (1) Lafayette Noel, son of William and Nancy (Carpenter) Noel, and (2) John M. Freeman; John Stone, born in Spencer, died in infancy; Jimmie Stone, born in Spencer, died in infancy.  By Rachel, James Sanford had: Stephen Wesley Stone, born in Spencer 22 November 1868, married Alzaletta Mills, daughter of David and Zerilda (Barker) Mills; Laura Jane Stone, born in Spencer 22 June 1874, died 23 January 1945, married Dr. Boaz Yocum of Kentucky, son of John and Sarah Ellen (Wakefield) Yocum; William Herschel Stone, born in Spencer 24 June 1876, married Anna Kathleen Greene of Spencer, daughter of John Robert and Cynthia (Dean) Greene.



Enoch Stone, son of John and --- (Corder) Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, Surry, North Carolina, about 1765; died in Pilot Mountain, August 1823; married Nancy Anthony, daughter of John and Ursula (Jones) Anthony, born in Surry, about 1768.  The Census of 1790 for the Salisbury district of Surry County shows an Enoch Stone family with one male over twenty-one, one female over twenty-one, and three females under twenty-one.  If this be our Enoch, and the information supplied below concerning his offspring is correct, the census should have shown one male and one female over twenty-one, and one of each under twenty-one.

Enoch is said to have served in the Revolutionary War.  Records of the North Carolina Historical Commission show: "1329 Enoch Stone -- £ 9.0.0" [North Carolina Revolutionary War Accounts, Vol. XI, p. 39, folio 3].

Children of Enoch STONE and Nancy ANTHONY:

William Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 1785; died May 1858. He married (1) 12 June 1807, Nancy Denny, and (2) in Surry, 22 July 1813, Mary (Polly) Gordon, daughter of John and Barzilla (Martin) Gordon, born in Stokes, North Carolina, 1796.  Mary Gordon was sister of Elizabeth, who married Enoch Stone Jr.  Children:  Augustin A. Stone, born 1820, died 1891, married Lucy Flippin; Enoch Anthony Stone, born 1823, married Mary Elizabeth Gordon; Fannie Stone, married Milton Flippin; Emaline Stone, born 1828, married Bryson Fulk; Melissa A. Stone, born 1829, married Aaron Whitaker; Sarah Stone, married --- Farris; Armistead Stone.  The last two, Sarah and Armistead, may have been children of William’s first wife, Nancy.

Elizabeth Stone, born in Pilot Mountain, 14 October 1789; died in Surry, 11 October 1864; married 23 October 1810 Azariah Denny, apparently brother of Nancy Denny, 1st wife of William Stone.  Buried in Denny Graveyard near Cedar Hill Church, Surry County.  There were, according to Stones of Surry, nine children by this marriage:  Nancy, Martha, Sally, Polly, Elizabeth (“Betty”), Edmund, Joel, Martin, and William.  This Azariah Denny is shown in the LDS Ancestral File as son of William and Rebecca (Hooper) Denny, born in Surry 12 January 1788, died in Surry 23 November 1878.  The Ancestral File names eleven children:  Joel Denny, born in Surry in 1813, died 4 May 1896, married Nancy Boaz Jones; Edmond Denny, born in Surry about 1815, died in Surry 27 December 1883, married Frances Farris; Nancy Denny, born in Surry 4 July 1817, died 3 May 1883, married Levi Burcham; Martin Denny, born in Surry about 1817, married Parmelia Key; William Denny, born in Surry 25 November 1821, died in Surry 2 December 1886; Martha Denny, born about 1823; Patsy Denny, born in Surry 5 February 1824, died in Surry 14 April 1898; Sally Denny, born in Surry 14 October 1826, died 9 July 1892; Polly Denny, born in Surry 24 October 1829; died 13 March 1908; Elizabeth Denny, born in Surry 7 June 1832, died 13 March 1908; Rebecca Denny, born about 1834, died an infant.

Enoch Stone, married Elizabeth Gordon

Tazewell Stone.  Not confirmed.

John Stone.  Not confirmed.  On 28 March 1808, in Surry County, a John Stone married Rachel Zeplograph.

Thomas Corder Stone.  Not confirmed.

James Stone. Not confirmed.  We see two possibilities in the attempt to discover his identity:  First, a James Stone married Sarah Denny in Surry County, 10 February 1808.  Since Elizabeth and William (James’ purported siblings) also married Dennys, we would be inclined to think that this James was son of Enoch and Nancy (Anthony) Stone.  However, at least five individuals have submitted pedigree charts to the LDS Ancestral File showing this James (born in Surry in1783, died in Jay County, Indiana, 22 May 1848) to have been the son of William and Rhoda (Prior) Stone (for whom they have provided no lineage).  They show Sarah Denny, born in Surry about 1787, died in Jay County, Indiana, 3 October 1846, the daughter of Azariah and Sarah Wise (Felton) Denny.  This Azariah, according to the charts, had thirteen children, including a daughter, Nancy, born in Surry about 1791 (name of spouse, if any, not given), but no son named Azariah.  Azariah, father of Sarah, is shown in the Ancestral File to have been son of Samuel and --- (Southard) Denny, born in Albemarle, Virginia, about 1745.  The second possibility is posed by Jane Elizabeth (King) Stone, who wrote (in 1906):  “James Stone, Enoch Stone’s brother, married Martha King, daughter of John and Elizabeth King, and moved to Indiana about 1830.”  Unfortunately, Jane’s statement could have referred either to this James (brother of Enoch, Jr.) or to James, brother of Enoch, Sr. (son of John).  The Ancestral File shows James, born in Surry about 1800, died in Bloomington, Greene County, Indiana, married to Martha King, born in North Carolina about 1807, died in Bloomington about 1863, with one child: William Pierce Stone, born in Indiana in June 1829, died in Newton, Texas in 1905.  It gives us no lineage for either James or Martha. On the other hand, only one of the eight marriage “records” in the International Genealogical Index (which is just about as reliable as the Ancestral File) show a date of marriage (1824) that would work for someone born as late as 1807; the remaining seven show dates of marriage for the couple ranging from 1797 to 1810, leading us to conclude that the James, who married Martha King, was more likely the son of John (as is represented in Stones of Surry).



John Stone, possibly son of Thomas Stone, born in Fauquier County, Virginia, abt. 1725; married --- Corder, born about 1730, presumed to have been a daughter of John Corder.  John Stone and his brother William are said to have been among the first settlers in Surry County, North Carolina, possibly in or before 1765.

That John Stone, father of Enoch, married a Corder is a matter of conjecture, apparently based on the fact that he named his third son “Corder.”  Additionally, it is said (but not verified) that John’s first son, Enoch, had a son named “Thomas Corder.”  Record of the marriage has not been found, however.

John and his brother, William, are said to have come into Surry (then Rowan) County, North Carolina, from Fauquier County, Virginia.  Of this, there seems to be fairly good evidence.  A John Stone, a William Stone, and a Thomas Stone had established themselves in Fauquier’s Elk Run district by 1748.  Butlers, Conways, and Corders also resided in that district.  William married Hannah Conway and had, among others, Ezekiel Stone (born 1756) and Conway Stone (born 1761).  Among soldiers in the War of the Revolution, we find Ezekiel Stone, who volunteered from Surry County, and Conway Stone, who volunteered from Granville County, North Carolina.  Additionally, Conway Stone is named in the will William Stone made in Surry County on 23 March 1819.  That William and Thomas were brothers is supported by property records of Fauquier County (see below), but no such evidence has been found in Fauquier to support a brotherly relationship between William and John.  For this we rely on the account written by Jane Elizabeth (King) Stone in 1906.

John Stone and brother William were probably Baptists.  Says the author of Stones of Surry:

When Baptist Ministers began to visit and preach in Virginia, they gained many ardent supporters and from 1760 through 1780 there was a large organization of Baptists traveling through Virginia; a goodly representation went to Southern Virginia and Western North Carolina. The Stone family caught the fever and named children for the prophets of old: Ezekial, Enoch, Ephraim, etc.
John may have been a preacher.  There was in 1786 a John Stone among the Baptist Ministers of the eleven churches in the Yadkin Association.  However, we have found no evidence to corroborate that John, father of Enoch, and John, the Baptist Minister, were the same man.   Surviving records suggest that there was more than one John Stone in the area [i.e., in the Yadkin district] during the second half of the eighteenth century.

Children of John STONE and --- CORDER:

Enoch Stone, married Nancy Anthony.

Thomas Stone, born about 1767, possibly in Surry, North Carolina, married Sarah Corder.  Is reported to have "gone west" (probably to Tennessee) about 1812.  Thomas and Corder Stone witnessed indentures for Davis Nores and Robert B. Purkins (Perkins) in White County, Tennessee, 13 August 1816 (Deed Book F, page 8) and for John Trap and John Lollar, 18 March 1818 (Deed Book F, page 185).

Corder Stone, born abt. 1769, possibly in Surry, North Carolina; died in White County, Tennessee, 1843; married Mary Elizabeth Mason, widow.  In volume V of the Christian Messenger (an organ of the Church of Christ), 1831, there is a list of preachers in Tennessee and Alabama, in which we find Corder Stone in Tennessee.

John Stone, born abt. 1771 in Surry, North Carolina.

James Stone, born abt. 1773 in Surry, North Carolina. He married Martha King, daughter of John and Elizabeth (---) King.  Is said to have moved to Indiana about 1830.

Tazewell Stone, born abt. 1775 in Surry, North Carolina.


Charles H. Stone, author of Stones of Surry, argues (none too coherently) that John was a Descendant of William Stone, third proprietary governor of Maryland.  He offers for our consideration the following lineage:

William Stone de Twiste (born about 1490), married Elizabeth Bradley and had:
Richard Stone de Crostan (born about 1540), married Isabel Girdler and had:
John Stone (born about 1575), father of:
Governor William Stone (1603-1660), married Verlinda Cotton and had:
John Stone (born before 1640-1698), married Elizabeth Warren and had:
Captain Thomas Stone (1677-1727), married Martha Hoskins and had:
Thomas Stone, Jr. (died 1756), father of:
William and John Stone of Surry County
Please note:  (1) The notion that Governor William Stone was son of John has not been proven, so far as we have been able to determine.  We know only that William’s uncle was Thomas Stone, the haberdasher of London, and that Thomas’s father, Richard of Croston was therefore William’s grandfather.  We think it more likely that William was son of John’s brother, Mathew.  (2) Governor William Stone married Verlinda Graves, not Verlinda Cotton.  (3) The surname of Elizabeth, wife of William’s son John, is a “believed-to-be.”

This lineage, from William Stone de Twiste through Captain Thomas Stone is relatively well documented.  The problem is the link from Captain Thomas Stone of Charles County, Maryland, to William and John Stone of Surry County, North Carolina.

Captain Thomas named only two children in his will:  David (father of Thomas Stone the Signer) and Mary, wife of William Hanson.  We know, however, that Captain Thomas had at least two other children:  Anne, who married Gerard Fowke (her son, Gerard, born 1719, was also named in Captain Thomas’s will), and Thomas, who is named, together with his mother, in the will of his maternal grandfather, Phillip Hoskins.  Since Anne was living in 1727, it is possible that she received her patrimony earlier, before the death of her father.  Similar circumstances might also explain why Thomas, Jr., was not named in his father’s will.

In a letter to Charles H. Stone, dated 15 October 1941, Harry Wright Newman (author of Stones of Poynton Manor) wrote:

Captain Thomas Stone, 1677-1727, was seized of land in King George County, Va.  I have record of his leasing it, but not selling it.  Captain Stone does not name all the children in his will, leaving David the landed estate in Maryland, but referred to other unnamed children.  At that time Thomas Stone, Jr., who received no land in Maryland, could have been well-established in Virginia.  There is evidence of 200 acres of land in the name of Thomas Stone, and it is quite possible that Captain Thomas Stone executed a deed of gift in King George County to Thomas, and that was the incentive for Thomas settling in Virginia.
Newman is apparently referring here to property in King George County that Captain Thomas inherited from his brother John by will dated 27 January 1702.   Newman says that Captain Thomas leased 500 acres of this property to William Thornton, Gent., of King George County, but does not indicate the date of the lease.  See Stones of Poynton Manor, p. 16

According to Charles H. Stone, Newman’s comment (in his 1941 letter) on relocation of Thomas, Jr., to Virginia is “corroborated in Virginia records,” for which Charles H. gives us the following “proof:”

In Tyler’s Historical Magazine, Vol. VIII, p. 80, we find:  “Book 1, p. 54 – King George County – 1721.  Thomas Stone of Maryland, Gent., to Captain William Thornton – 200 acres.”

“From here,” wrote Charles H., “we follow this Thomas Stone into Fauquier County, Va.”  He cites Fauquier during Proprietorship, p. 100:

Thomas Stone 1724, Sept. 22, 611 acres, corner to Waugh Darnell A 73, whose land was on Indian Cabin Branch, named among settlers of Rappahannock in 1724, which reached Carter’s Run.
Note, however:  (1)  The Thomas who leased land to William Thornton in 1721 was probably Captain Thomas himself, rather than his son.  Thomas Jr. could not have been born much before 1700, his mother having been born after 1684, and in all probability he was born a few years after 1700.  In any event, he would have been either too young to have executed the transaction with Thornton or, if of age, still too young to have been styled “Gent.”  (2) The Thomas Stone who was “among the settlers of Rappahannock in 1724” might well have been the father of John and William Stone of Surry, but we have found no evidence that he was the son of Captain Thomas Stone.

We do have evidence to suggest that he was not the son of Captain Thomas Stone:  According to "Warren of Virginia and Maryland," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 6:200-203 (1898), Thomas Stone, Jr., of Charles County, son of Captain Thomas Stone (i.e., brother of David Stone, who was father of the Signer), had a son, John, born 1748, who married Mary Warren, daughter of Robert Warren of Charles County.  This is the John (son of Thomas, Jr., and grandson of Captain Thomas) who, according to Stones of Surry, is supposed to have been born nearly a quarter century earlier and is supposed to have married a Corder.

Conclusion:  The paternity of John and William Stone of Surry is not known.

The following paragraph is intended only to suggest a range of possibilities:

According to E. A. Stone, "Origin of the Stone Families of Virginia," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 28:65-76 (1920), about 1740 to 1750, several of Governor William Stone’s descendants left Charles County, Maryland, to settle in Stafford County, Virginia, mostly in that part of the county that later became Prince William County.  “They were Barton, Samuel, Thomas, William, and Benjamin, all related closely and all descendants of the provincial governor.”   These were not the only Stones in Virginia, however.  Another William Stone immigrated to Virginia in 1662/3 and received from Sir William Berkeley a grant of 750 acres in New Kent County for transporting fifteen persons into the colony.  He had a wife, Mary, four children, and numerous descendants. A James Stone, merchant of London, with others received 8,000 acres in Charles City County, granted by Sir John Harvey (1636), and another grant of 564 acres in York County (1647), but it is not certain that he moved to Virginia. In York County there is on record a will of yet another William Stone, dated 25 November 1729. He had a wife, Sarah, four children (who moved, in part, into Lunenburgh County) and numerous descendants. There was also a Theophilus Stone in York County in 1646. Other Stones are found in old Rappahannock: on 20 October 1672 William Stone bought of Giles Cale 200 acres of land, and later increased his holdings to more than 1,000 acres. He left a wife, Sarah, and five living children. There was in the same county a Colonel John Stone, who was prominent in affairs from 1672 to about 1691. He married Sarah Walker, widow of John Walker, but left only a daughter. In 1711, a Francis Stone (wife Elizabeth), who was prominent in Rappahannock from 1685, received a grant of land in Stafford County from Lady Fairfax. There is mention of a David Stone associated with this Francis in 1685, but no other record. It seems likely that these four -- William, John, Francis, and David -- were brothers. There were additional grants of land as late as 1727 in Stafford and 1739 in Prince William Counties to Francis Stone (probably son of Rappahannock Francis). A Humphrey Stone received a grant of 200 acres from Sir John Harvey in 1637 in New Norfolk County. John Stone had grants of land in Henrico County (1718) and King and Queen County (1725); Thomas Stone of Brunswick County "imported himself in 1740." His son Richard received a grant of land in 1746 from William Gooch. There is record of a marriage of John Stone and Nancy O'Bissell, 10 November 1687, in Middlesex Parish. Eusebius Stone, of Caroline County, received a grant of 400 acres in Orange County from William Gooch. Jeremiah Stone was transported into James City County 11 August 1637. A John Stone came to Virginia as early as 1621 and acquired 100 acres of George Sandys in Archers Hope. A Thomas Stone in Westmoreland County made a will in 1718; another Thomas (m. Jemima Sturman) appears in records from and after 1724, probably son of the first Thomas, who probably came to America in 1676 with his brother William, who settled in St. Marys County, Maryland. Other Stone families found their origin in the counties farther north, some of them, if not all, being of German descent.


Thomas Stone.  We know that John and William were brothers, and we think they may have had a brother, Thomas.  However, we have not been able to ascertain the identify of their parents.  We use “Thomas Stone” here as a “place-holder.”

Children of Thomas STONE:

Thomas Stone, born 1721; married Mary Butler.  "On 20 December 1747, Thomas Stone, Jr., Planter of Prince William County, Colony of Virginia, leased from John Dagg, shipwright, of the same county and colony, for the consideration of rents one lot of land containing 125 acres granted to Joseph Chambers adjoining the line of William Stone during the natural lives of the said Thomas Stone and Mary his wife, paying the said John Dagg 450 pounds of tobacco and 5 shillings annually..." [Prince William County Deeds, Liber L, folio 117].  An inquiry submitted by E. A. Stone to the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (July 1902) refers to a Thomas and Mary (Butler) Stone "who came to Virginia from Maryland" and had five sons, including Benjamin, Spencer, John, Thomas and another (name not known).

William Stone, born 1723; married Hannah Conway.  "On 20 December 1747, William Stone, Planter of Prince William County, Colony of Virginia, leased from John Dagg of Prince William County, shipwright, for the consideration of rents 125 acres of land, being part of a tract of land granted to Joseph Chambers lying between Carter's Run and Piney Mountain, during the natural lives of William Stone and Hannah his wife, paying unto the said John Dagg 450 pounds of tobacco and 5 shillings  About 1760 or 1770, William Stone removed with his family to Surry, North Carolina.  In 1780 a deed was made to William Stone for 280 acres in Surry Co NC. See deed book in Dobson.  The Census of 1790 for the Salisbury district of Surry County shows: the William Stone family (three males over 21, three males under 21, four females over 21).  Son, Ezekial, born in Fauquier County, 1756, enlisted for Revolutionary War service in Surry, North Carolina, in 1774; died in Marion Co., TN, at age ninety-nine [letter, Mary A. Saunders (Chattanooga, Tennessee) to Charles H. Stone (Charlotte, North Carolina), 11 June 1937].  Conway Stone, born 1761, served from Granville Co., North Carolina, in the Revolution. Conway married in Monroe Co, Tennessee, and his brother Ezekial certified to his marriage in 1845. The pension of Ezekial was in Marion Co., Tennessee.  Children of William and Hannah (Conway) Stone: sons John, William, Ezekiel, Ephriam, and Conway; daughters, Polly, Hannah, Nancy, and Sally [from family records].  Ezekiel Stone's revolutionary war record (letter furnished by Veteran's administration, 28 August 1936): Ezekiel Stone volunteered in Surry County, North Carolina, and served with the North Carolina Troops as follows: from sometime in 1774, three weeks as a private in Captain Richard Good's Company under Major Joseph Winston and went out against the Tories; from sometime in 1776, three months as Orderly Sergeant in Captain William Dodson's Company, Colonel Joseph William's Regiment, went on an expedition against the Cherokees and assisted in destroying a number of their towns; in 1781, two tours, one of two weeks as a private in Captain William Bostic's Company under Major Joseph Winston, and the other of ten weeks as a private in Captain Humphrey's company, Colonel Francis Lock's Regiment. From 1784 to 1795, Ezekiel was in the Union District, South Carolina; in Sevier County North Carolina (now Tennessee) 1795-1816; in Bledsoe, Tennessee, 1816-1819; in Marion, Tennessee, from 1819 to his death in 1855. Ezekiel married Jane Woods about 1779; son William (born 1791) was a Captain in the Creek War and was made Brevet General for gallantry at the Battle of the Horseshoe; served with General Jackson in the Louisiana Campaign, and was elected to Congress in 1836 and 1838.

John Stone, married --- Corder.

Some Sources

Stone, Charles H., Stones of Surry (Charlotte, N.C. , 1955)

Newman, Harry Wright, The Stones of Poynton Manor (1937)
 



 
 
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