NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Symond Stone, the earliest known ancestor of this branch of the Stone family, made a will, the record of which is on the parish records of Much Bromley, England. The will is dated May 12, 1506, proved Feb. 10, 1510, and bequeathed to his won Walter "my tenement in Ardlieigh," and as Ardleigh is in the immediate vicinity of Much Bromley, it would appear that this first Symond was a descendant of the "William at the Stone," who was in the court roll of Henry V., 1416, when persons living around Ardleigh were mentioned. He was referred to as not being present at a "Court Baron," for which delinquency he, among others, is fined. In a Court Roll of 1465 in the reign of Henry IV, reference is made to three fields called Stoneland.
(II) David Stone, son of Symond Stone, lived also at Much Bromley, Essex, early in the sixteenth century.
(III) Symond Stone, son of David Stone, also lived at Much Bronley. He married Agnes ____.
(IV) David Stone, son of Symond Stone, lived and died at Much Bromley. He married Ursula ____. It has been positively proved that he and not Rev. Timothy Stone, as formerly supposed, was the father of the two American immigrants, Gregory and Simon, both of Watertown, Massachusetts. Simon was baptized at Much Bromley, Feb. 9, 1585-86, and married there, Aug. 5, 1616, Joan or Joanna Clark, daughter of William Clark, and their two eldest children also were baptized there. Prior to 1624 they removed to Boxstead, a few miles distant, and from Boxstead he is believed to have emigrated to America.
(V) Gregory Stone, immigrant ancestor, son of David Stone, was baptized in Much Bromely, county Essex, England, April 19, 1592. According to his own deposition made Sept. 18, 1658, he was born in 1591 or 1592, his age at that time being given as about sixty-seven years. His age at death, Nov. 30, 1672, was given as eighty-two.
He was born, therefore, in all probability, in 1591.
He was admitted freeman with his brother Simon, May 26, 1636. He was a proprietor in Watertown, but resided most of his life in Cambridge, where he had some famous orchards for his day. His farm was on the present (1910) site of the Botanic Gardens of Harvard University. He was one of the most prominent men of his day. He was deputy to the general court; was deacon of the church and served thirty-four years, being the last survivor of the original membership; was a civil magistrate and one of the governor's deputies.
His will, proved Dec. 14, 1672, mentions his wife, Lydia, and her children by a former husband, John Cooper and Lydia Fiske, his sons, Daniel, David, John and Samuel, daughters, Elizabeth Porter, Sarah, wife of David Merriam, and grandson John, son of David Stone.
He married, in England, July 20, 1617, Margaret Garrad, born Dec. 5, 1697, died August, 1626, in England. He married (second) Lydia Cooper, widow, who died June 24, 1674. Her son by her former marriage was John, who married Anne Sparhawk; thier daughter Lydia married David Fiske.
Children of Gregory & Margaret Stone:
1. John, born July 31, 1618, mentioned below.
2. Daniel, baptized July 15, 1620.
3. David, baptized Sept. 22, 1622.
4. Elizabeth, 1624.
Children by seond wife:
5. Elizabeth, baptized March 6, 1628.
6. Samuel, baptized Feb. 4, 1630.
7. Sarah, baptized Feb. 8, 1632.
They were all baptized in the church in Nayland, England.
(VI) Elder John Stone, son of Gregory Stone, was born in England 1618, died May 5, 1683. He was baptized at Nayland, England, July 31, 1619. He came to America and was an original proprietor of Sudbury, building in several places there; first within the limits of Sudbury, or Wayland, and in 1658 in what is now (1910) Saxonville on land which was purchased from the Indians and confirmed by a grant of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1656.
Ann Howe was a daughter of Elder Edward Howe, who died July 14, 1644, and married Margaret; he was one of the original proprietors of "Watertown where he was part owner of a mill."
(VII) Nathaniel Stone, son of Elder John Stone, was born May 11, 1660, died Oct. 17, 1732. He was selectman for four years, and was admitted to the church May 16, 17__. His will is dated June 23, 1732, and was entered Nov. 2, 1732. His proportion of a tax to furnish ammunition, June 27, 1710, was the second largest in Framingham.
He married, April 25, 1684, Sarah Wayt, born in 1672, died in 1732, daughter of Hon. John Wayt, born about 1618, died Sept. 26, 1693, and Sarah, born about 1625, died Jan. 13, 1707; his father was Captain John Wayt, who married Mary Hills; he was son of Samuel Wayt, who married Mary Ward, and lived in Wethersfield; Captain John Wayt came from Maldon, England, in 1638.
(VIII) Hezekiah Stone, son of Nathaniel Stone, was born March 5, 1711, died July 18, 1771. He was a deacon in the church at Marlborough, New Hampshire. He received from his father the homestead, "Bridgefield," and his interest in "Bating Brook Meadow," and purchased land and buildings in Oxford, now Auburn, Nov. 25, 1761. He was selectman in Oxford in 1764-66-69-70, and was a captian in the revolutioln.
He married Ruth Howe, born Feb. 23, 1714-15, died Aug. 2, 1809, daughter of David Howe, born Nov. 2, 1674, and married, Dec. 25, 1700, Hepsibah Death, born June 5, 1680; he was son of Samuel Howe, born Oct. 20, 1642, and married, June 5, 1663, Martha Bent, died Aug. 29, 1680; he was son of John Howe, who married Mary ____, and was the immigrant ancestor.
(IX) Colonel Jesse Stone, son of Hezekiah Stone, was born Sept. 28, 1737, died July 26, 1803. He settled in Framingham, and went to Oxford before 1763. where he lived on Prospect Hill, now Auburn. He was a captain in the revolution and marched on Bennington alarm in 1777; he was in service from July 19 to Aug. 29, 1777. There were no Oxford men in the ranks. The Oxford records give Jesse Stone, fifth son of Hezekiah, as colonel in the revolution.
He married Elizabeth Livermore, born Jan. 7, 1743-45, died April 15, 1814, daughter of John Livermore, born April 2, 1709, married June 22, 1731, Abigail Stone, born April 13, 1712, his father, Joseph Livermore, was born Jan. 27, 1674-75, married Elizabeth Stone, born Nov. 9, 1678; he was son of Lieutenant Joseph Livermore, born 1630-34, died Feb. 9, 1718; he married Hannah ____; his father, John Livermore, born April 1606, died April 14, 1684, married Grace Sherman, who died Jan. 14, 1670; he was the immigrant ancestor, and his father was Peter Livermore probably.
(X) Captain John Stone, son of Colonel Jesse Stone, was born May 15, 1763, died Feb. 20, 1849. He enlisted in September, 1779, for six weeks, as a private in rank, under Colonel Decker. He enlisted in May, 1779, for two weeks as a private under Captain Harvey and Colonel Rand, and he enlisted in July, 1780, for three months as a private under Captain L. Parker and Colonel Rand. At enlistment he resided at Ward, Mass., and he applied for a pension, Aug. 20, 1832, when he lived at Worthington, Mass.
He married, 1785, Nancy Rice, born Oct. 29, 1762, died Feb. 6, 1849, daughter of Comfort Rice, born Aug. 10, 1729, died August, 1818; he married Martha Morris, born 1731, died June, 1812; he was son of Lieutenant Gershom Rice, born about 1696, died Sept. 23, 1781, and married Esther Haynes, born Jan. 28, 1697, died Aug. 16, 1770; his father, Gershom Rice, was born May 9, 1667, died Dec. 29, 1768, and married Elizabeth Balcom, born Aug. 16, 1672; he was son of Thomas Rice, died Nov. 16, 1681, and Mary (King) Rice; his father, the immigrant ancestor, was Edmund Rice, born 1594, died May 3, 1665, and married Thomasine ____, died June 13, 1654.
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