I have been doing research on my Stone family lineage and I ran into a brick wall in searching for my sixth set of great-grandparents on the Stone side. My lineage goes back to the 1700's in Halifax County, North Carolina. My fourth Great-grandfather was John Stone born in 1760 in Halifax County, N.C. along with an older brother named Jonathan born in 1757 and a sister named Mary Stone...exact birth date unknown and a son named William Stone, born in 1760. My 4th. great-grandfather married Sarah Walker of Granville County,N.C. about the year 1780/82. All three brothers fought in the American Revolution and each would later apply for their "pension" that Congress granted the veterans and widows of those who fought. My grandfather and grandmother had a rather large family. One of their sons who happens to be my third great-grandfather they named Samuel Hatton Stone. He would marry Priscilla Hight of Franklin County, N.C.,. As I searched my fourth great-grandfather biographies along with his brothers, I found that his oldest brothers boys, his nephews were school teachers and farmers and active in the State General Assembly and Legislature. In the youngest brothers "pension affidavit" he testified that he was born in Halifax County, N.C. in 1763 and that his name was William Stone Jr.,. This was a great discovery for me and I started searching for a William Stone who would have been between the ages of 20 to 24 years old when he had his first son, Jonathan, in 1757. That would place his birth year about 1734/1736. All the William Stone's I researched I was able to trace to other families so I turned my attention and research to Virginia and all the William Stone's I could find that were born about that time period. I found two with no personal history
so I started researching the lineage of each. In the lineage of William Stone that married Theodosia Wade I found that her mother was Mary Hatton. As I searched on back into the Stone family of William I also came across a
Elizabeth Roberson who was married to William Stone. She was his first or second wife. My fourth great-grandfather's brother William Stone Jr. named his youngest son Lemuel Roberson Stone. All I have is circumstantial evidence that links my William Stone Sr. to be the child of Elizabeth Dennett-Stone and William Stone of Richmond County, Virginia born in 1734. The use of the names Hatton and Roberson tend to make me think that this is my line. I kept digging and came across the name Phillip Hurst who lived in Halifax County, N.C. and left a "Will" naming his neice Mary Stone and nephew Jonathan Stone who were the children of John Stone. The only John Stone I can find on record in Halifax is my fourth great-grandfather and his son John B. Stone Jr.,. AsI looked further into the Hurst family I found that Alice Hurst, sister to Phillip Hurst married a Capt. John Stone. The only logic behind this is to note that William was a Jr. and would have all his father's name and therefore they were not using their whole name. John William Stone Sr. and Jr.,. Have you in your research come across these names?? I feel I am on to something but I need more proof that is documented and not just circumstantial.
Any help what so ever would be kindly and most appreciatively accepted. With all thanks for your time...
Bill Jones firstname.lastname@example.org looking forward hearing from you...have a nice and safe holiday...Bill
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