I still do not know who the father of William T. Stone was but I have a few suspicions. It is very likely he is from the John Stone and Mary O'Brissell line because of the frequency of the name Eusebious (there are many different spellings of this name)in this line and William T. named a son Esibion/Usibeus. His sons also used the name for their sons.
I suspect but have not proven that William T. had uncles named John and Eusebius Stone who were also in Rutherford Co, TN in the 1809 tax list then Warren Co and Cannon Co, TN. William T. and Martha Haley Stone were listed in the 1820 Warren Co, TN census also. Several Melton, Haley and Middleton families were also in that county.
John and Eusebus Stone are mentioned in the Stone Connections books but some of the info is confusing and I have not had the time to look thru Halifax Co, VA records myself. They married sisters, Milly and Sarah/Sally Grant. I think it is possible that William T. traveled with them to Rutherford from Halifax Co, VA. Eusebius had a son named William and the two Williams are two different individuals (both are listed on the 1820 Warren Co census) and John mentioned no son with that name in his will so neither one are his father.
There is a John Stone in the 1810 Rutherford census and there is a young man William's age in the household. Some claim this John as the Rev War pensioner, John Stone from PA who went to AL from TN and left married daughters in Bedford Co, TN. I am not so sure myself. He names no sons in his pension application....I think it is possible that the John in the 1810 Rutherford census may be the brother to Eusebious who dies in the 1830's in Warren Co, TN and leaves a will. Who knows? These Stones drive me nuts! Do you know of any direct male descendants of William T. Stone who might be interested in participating in the Stone DNA program? That would help tremendously!
As for the Haley's...I believe but have not proven it that Martha's father was Edward Haley, son of John Haley and Martha Wells. He is listed on the 1810 Rutherford Co, TN census 10201-2201. I've seen a posting that he and his family went to Montgomery Co, TN but it appears that the Edward in Montgomery in later censuses was a much younger man....perhaps he was a son of the elder Edward. Edward Haley gave a deposition for Francis Northcutt in Warren Co, TN in 1834 but I cannot find him on the Warren Co censuses....or even in the surrounding area.
I also believe but have not proven that the Volley Middleton who gave a deposition for Martha Haley Stone as a witness to her marriage in 1811 was a younger sister to Martha as Alcey Melton was. Volley named a daughter Alcey and in the 1840 Flat Creek, Taney Co, MO census she is widowed and living next door to William and Martha Stone. The Middletons were also in Warren Co, TN. It is also possible that Joyce Smithson of Polk Co, MO was also a sister. Joyce also attested to being a witness to Martha's marriage to William as did Alcey Melton. The Edward Haley Rutherford census listing matches all four women's ages in later census so it's another lead that needs to be checked. I just haven't had the time to do much research lately.
That is all I have...suspicions. But it is interesting to follow the John and Mary O'Brissell Stone line thru VA along with the Haley, Nance and Northcutt families (among others) to Middle Tennessee. Lots of connections there to figure out!
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