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Thomas Wesley Stone

 

Thomas Wesley Stone was born 04 March 1814 in South Carolina. He married Mrs. Ellen Stafford the former Ellen Bryant1 before 1840. She was born between 1806 - 1811 in Florida or Pulaski County, Georgia.

Wesly Stone was enumerated in the 1840 census in Barbour County, Alabama which was created from Creek Indian territory and a portion of Pike County on 18 Dec. 1832. Members of his household were: 1 male and female born 1811 - 1820 and 2 males born 1836 - 1840. He had 1 male slave age 10 but under 24; a total of 5 persons accounted for: 2 employed in manufactures and trade. The ages of the older male and female would account for our Wesley and Ellen Stone and the young males their twin son: Christopher and John M. Stone. A puzzle is the whereabouts of Ellen's Stafford children when this census accounted for the members of the Stone household. Wesly was the only Stone listed in Barbour County in the 1840 census and we do not find any Staffords.

The 1850 Southern District, Henry County, Alabama census is the only time I find our Wesley listed as Thomas Stone and his wife listed as Elenor. Christopher and John M. Stone were listed as 19 years old indicating they were twins and Christopher's CSA records indicate he was born in 1840. Wesley and Ellen had seven children born before 1 June 1850. They were the only Stones enumerated in the Henry County census.

Wesley and Ellen Stone were in Hilliardsville, Henry County, Alabama when the 1860 census was taken. They had eight children. Wesley Stone's total asset value was set at $50,100.

Wesley Stone enlisted as a private in Captain Joseph Guilford's Company of the Home Guard Henry County Reserves.

Children of THOMAS WESLEY STONE and ELLEN are:

  • 1)   Christopher Columbus Stone was born 09 November 1841 in Barbour County, Alabama (CSA Pension Application). Christopher C. Stone was 21 years old and single when he enlisted on 3 July 1861 in Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama. He had a ruddy complexion with brown hair and grey eyes and stood 5 feet 6 inches tall. Christopher was assigned as private in the15th Alabama Regiment Infantry Unit, Company G. He was absent or sick when the battle took place at Winchester, Virginia on 25 May 1862 but present during the battle at Cross Keys on 8 June 1862. Christopher C. Stone was severely injured at Cold Harbor on 6 June 1862. Its possible he was furloughed during that time. I do not find him present in any further battles but he was captured at Gettysburg on 3 July 1863 and was sent to Fort Delaware Civil War Prison. He arrived there 6 July 1863 and was released on Oath of Allegiance 14 June 1865.

    Columbus Stone lived with his brother and wife in Hilliardsville, Henry County, Alabama when the 1880 census was enumerated. He married Isabella Jane Weatherby, widow of John Davis, on 17 January 1884 in Henry County, Alabama. Columbus lived in Precinct 12 in Henry County in 1910. According to that census, his wife was Jane Stone. They had been married 25 years.

    C . C. Stone filed for his Confederate Pension on 19 December 1911 in Henry County, Alabama. According to that record, he was honorably discharged 9 April 1865 but his enlistment date was written to be August 1st at Abbeville. He was 64 years old and his post office address was Hillardsville. The application was witnessed by A. B. Skipper and A. A. Kirkland.

    Isabella Jane Stone died 09 December 1911 in Henry County, Alabama. She is buried beside her 1st husband in Liberty Cemetery in Scottsboro Crossroads, Henry County, Alabama.
    Christopher Stone died 22 May 1919 in Henry County, Alabama (Cert #510). He is buried in Old City Cemetery in Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama.

    2)    John M. Stone was born about 1840 in Barbour County, Alabama. He enlisted in The War Between the States on 3 July 1861 at Abbeville, Alabama. John M. Stone was assigned to the 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment , Company G as a private. He was among the fighting men who were present at Winchester, Virginia on 25 May 1862 through Cross Keys, Virginia on 8 June 1862 John was admitted to CSA General Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia for acute diarrhea on 22 June 1862 and returned to duty 7 July 1862. According to the Archive records, he was not among those fighting at Cedar Mountain, Virginia on 9 August 1862 but was with them Hazel River, Virginia on 23 August 1862 through Manassas Junction on 27 August 1862. John was wounded during the 2nd battle at Manassas Plains, Virginia on 28 August 1862 but was among those present at Chantilly, Virginia on 01 September 1862. John's fighting gallantry was noted when he was promoted to Corporal on 1 December 1863 and fighting in that capacity during the heavy fighting at Dandridge, Tennessee 16 January 1864.

    John M. Stone was killed 6 May1864 during battle at Wilderness of Spotsylvania in central Virginia.

    3)    Georgia Anna F. Stone was born 10 January 1844 in Alabama and died 09 January 1936 in Gregg County, Texas. She married Hiram Whatley 04 May 1862 in Henry County, Alabama2. He was the son of William B. Whatley. Hiram was born 27 February 1841 in Alabama and died 13 September 1911 in Gregg County, Texas. They are buried in Judson Cemetery - 6. 4 miles north of Longview, Gregg County, Texas

    4)    Ann Elizabeth Stone was born 06 January 1847 in Alabama and died 04 March 1932 in Gregg County, Texas (Texas Death Index, 1903-2000). She married Green Campbell Renfroe 28 September 1865 in Henry County, Alabama2. He was son of James F. Renfroe and Mary Ann Speights. Green was born 01 October 1838. Green Renfroe was 23 years old when he enlisted in The War Between the States on 15 May 1861 in Barbour County, Alabama. He was single and a teacher at that time. Green was inducted as a private in 15th Alabama Regiment Company G. He was "detailed as sharpshooter for General Longstreet 27 November 1863. Green was a Seargeant Major whem he was discharged. He died 26 June 1896 in Gregg County, Texas. Ann filed for his Confederat Pension in Gregg County, Texas (#15287). They are buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Longview, Gregg County, Texas.

    5)   Alexander M. Stone was born about in Alabama. Alexander M. Stone was just 16 years old when he enlisted 1 March 64 in the (Henry Pioneers) 15th Alabama Regiment, Company Unit: G. He was one of the 16 wounded at the 2nd battle of Cold Harbor. Alex M. Stone was a patient in Howard's Grove Military Hospital from 9 July 1864 to 13 July 1864. He was given a 40-day furlough on 19 July 1864 and was present at Fort Harrison, Virginia on 30 September 1864 and Williamsburg Road, Virginia on 27 October 1864. Nothing in 1865. We do not know if Alexander was present when the 15th Alabama Regiment fought and surrendered at Appomattox. Alexander M. and John M. Stone were not mentioned in Ellen Stone's will dated 1 January 1877. We know John was dead but we do not know what happened to Alexander.

    6)    Marshall Stone was born 06 January 1852 in Alabama. He married Nola C. Lawson. Marshall was married when the 1880 census was taken. His wife's name appeared to be AnSar in that record; she was A. C. Stone in the 1910 census. According to that record, they had been married 33 years with no issue. Census records indicate Marshall's wife was born between 1859 - 1860. Nola C. Lawson Stone was born 29 November 1858 in Georgia.

    Marshall Stone died 14 July 1915 in Henry County, Alabama (Cert # 415 Alabama Deaths, 1908-59). He was buried in Old City Cemetery in Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama. After his death, Nola married Samuel J. Snead. She died 24 May 1954 in Columbia, Route 2. Nola is buried beside Marshall Stone in Old City Cemetery in Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama.

    7)   Ellen Louvenia Stone was born 1850 in Alabama, and died 1908 in most likely in Reilly Springs. She married Covington Brooks "C.B" McLeod 27 December 1866 in Henry County, Alabama2. He was the son of Donald McLeod and Eliza Ann Brooks. "C.B" McLeod was born 24 October 1842 in Georgia, possibly in Randolph County, and died 15 August 1917 in Hopkins County, Texas (Murray Funeral Home Record Pocket Ledger). They are buried in Reilly Springs Cemetery in Hopkins County, Texas

    8)   Malinda "Lindy" Virginia Stone was born about 1854 in Alabama and died after 1880. She married (1) George W. Hause 21 December 1873 in Henry County, Alabama2. She married (2) Charles S. Kincey 24 November 1874 in Henry County, Alabama2. He was most likely the son of George P. and Sarah Kincey. Charles was born about 1844 in North Carolina and died after 1880. I did not find Charles and Malinda in the 1900 census. Their son was in Geneva County, Alabama in 1910.

  • Thomas Wesley Stone died 11 July 1874 in Henry County, Alabama.

    Ellen Bryant Stone died 12 February 1886 in Henry County, Alabama.
    The only Stone children not named in her will were John M. and Alexander Stone. The first thing she ask for was to be buried by Wesley and a plain marble tombstone be erected over or upon her grave and that of her husband. She left her plantation, consisting of 1400 acres on the Chattahoochee River to her son, Marshall Stone. The bequest was made with the provision that he remain with her and take care of her until her death. The plantation was in Henry County and they were living there when her will was transcribed. The executor of her will was to be William C. Oates.

    They are buried in Judson Baptist Church Cemetery in Screamer, Henry County, Alabama

     

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    1Forman Funeral Home records for 1932 show:
    Mrs Ann E Renfroe; b. 1-6-1847 Ala; d. 3-4-1932 Longview, Tx; charge to: W G Renfroe; lived Rt 5 Longview, Tx (7 miles N of Longview); died from cardiac Decomposition; occupation housekeeper; Father - Wesley Stone b. Ala; Mother - Ellen Bryant b. Fla; funeral service held at home
    2International Genealogical Index , International Genealogical Index - Batch No.: M593271, Source Call No.: 1288501 IT 2-3 Film or fiche number: 1288501 - Item 1 Marriage records of Henry County, Alabama (1821-1868) : From marriage book A (1823-1868) by Mrs.Scott, Marvin Items 2-3 Henry County, Alabama, marriage records, 1820-1950 Henry County (Alabama). Judge of Probate.

    1850 Southern District, Henry County, Alabama - Page: 428B, Line: 1 (Thomas Stone family)
    1860 Hilliardsville, Henry County, Alabama - Page: 122B & 123A (Wesley Stone family)
    1870 Precinct 12, Henry County, Alabama - Page: 421B (Wesly and Ellen Stone, 2 children at home)
    1880 Hilliardsville, Henry, Alabama - Page: 699A (Ellen Stone with sons: Marshel and Columbus)
    "Muster Roll Fifteenth Alabama Infantry Regiment, CSA" by Rex Miller
    Christopher Columbus Stone - Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865 - NARA records online at Ancestry.com
    Alabama State Archives -
    http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/results.cfm
    1870 Precinct 12, Henry County, Alabama - Page: 418B (Georgia A Stone and husband Hiram Whatley living in His father's household)
    1880 Precinct 2, Gregg County, Texas (Georgia and Hiram Whatley family)
    1900 Precinct 2, Gregg County, Texas (Georgia and Hiram Whatley family)
    1920 Judson, Gregg County, Texas (Georgia is widowed, lives with family)
    1930 Precinct 2, Gregg County, Texas (Georgia is widowed, lives with family)
    1870 Precinct 12, Henry County, Alabama (Green and Ann Stone Renfroe)
    1880 Precinct 2, Gregg County, Texas - 454B (Green and Ann Stone Renfroe)
    1900 Precinct 2, Gregg County, Texas (Ann Stone Renfroe, widow)
    1910 Justice Precinct 2, Gregg County, Texas (Ann Stone Renfroe, widow)
    1920 Judson, Gregg County, Texas (Ann Stone Renfroe, widow)
    1850 District 117, Hancock County, Georgia - Page: 42A (Green Campbell Renfroe)
    1860 Hilliardsville, Henry County, Alabama - Page: 131B (Green Campbell Renfroe)
    1850 District 10, Randolph County, Georgia Page: 430A (Covington Brooks McLeod)
    1860 Hilliardsville, Henry County, Alabama (H. B. McLoud was most likely Covington B but it did look like an H on the census record)
    1870 Precinct 12, Henry County, Alabama (Covington B and Ellen Stone McLeod)
    1880 Precinct 1, Gregg County, Texas (Covington B and Ellen Stone McLeod)
    1900 Precinct 3, Hopkins County, Texas (Covington B and Ellen Stone McLeod)
    1910 Precinct 3, Hopkins County, Texas (Covington B McLeod, widowed)
    1850 Greene County, North Carolina (Charles Kincey)
    1860 Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama - Page: 173B (Charles Kincey)
    1870 Precinct 8, Henry County, Alabama - Page: 370A (Charles Kincey)
    1880 Abbeville, Henry, Alabama - Page : 649A (Charles & Malinda Virginia Kincey
    Cemetery Records