John/2 Stone

M, #8164, (say 1618 - )
Father*Dea. Gregory/1 Stone1 b. 1590, d. 30 Nov 1672
Last Edited:21 Aug 2017

Children with Anne/2 How:

  • Hannah/3 Stone6 b. 6 Jun 1640
  • Mary/3 Stone+7 b. say 1642, d. before 17 Apr 1702
  • Daniel/3 Stone2 b. 31 Aug 1644
  • David/3 Stone8 b. 31 Oct 1646
  • Margaret/3 Stone9 b. 22 Oct 1653
  • Tabitha/3 Stone10 b. May 1655
  • Sarah/3 Stone11 b. 22 Sep 1657
  • Nathaniel/3 Stone12 b. 11 May 1660
John/2 Stone married, by 1640, Anne/2 How, daughter of Elder Edward/1 How and Margaret (–?–).2 He inherited two-sixths of the estate of his mother-in-law Margaret How under the terms of her will, proved 18 Dec 1660.3
     Hudson's History of Sudbury notes: "John Stone came to Sudbury from Cambridge, and was son of Deacon Gregory Stone of that place. He was born in England, and accompanied his father to America. He married Ann, daughter of Edward Howe of Watertown, and had ten children, most of whom were born in Sudbury. He was at one time an elder in the church and in 1655 was town clerk. He was an early settler on land now in Framingham, and at one time owned land that is now included in Saxonville. It is supposed when the Indian war began he removed to Cambridge. He was representative of that town in 1682–83. He died May 5, 1683 at the age of sixty-four."4

Local Notes:

Property17051705 | Isaac Hunt of Cambridge and Eleanor Hunt, John Fox, Nathaniel Fox and John and Hannah Fletcher, all of Concord, for £21 conveyed to Jacob Hill their one-sixth of the house and lands of their grandfather, John Stone, late of Cambridge, which he left by will to their mother Mary Hunt, alias Fox. (Middlesex Co. Deeds). Hannah Hunt b 1670, dau. of Isaac & Mary m 1689 John Fletcher.5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S667] Chandler and Lee, History of New Ipswich (1914), 432, Fox.
  2. [S189] Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 138, Daniell Stone b.
  3. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:303, Edward (1.) How.
  4. [S341] Alfred Sereno Hudson, The History of Sudbury, Massachusetts. 1638–1889, 42.
  5. [S2078] George Henry Fox, "Descendants of Eliphalet Fox of Concord, Mass.," 4.
  6. [S189] Sudbury VR, 139, Hanna Stone b.
  7. [S36] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary, 2:195.
  8. [S189] Sudbury VR, 138, David Stone b.
  9. [S189] Sudbury VR, 139, Margeret Stone b.
  10. [S189] Sudbury VR, 138, Tabitha Ston b.
  11. [S189] Sudbury VR, 139, Sarah Stone b.
  12. [S189] Sudbury VR, 139, Nathaniel Stone b.

Dea. Gregory/1 Stone

M, #8167, (1590 - 30 November 1672)
FatherFather/a Stone1
Last Edited:21 Aug 2017

Children with an unknown spouse/person:

Dea. Gregory/1 Stone was born in 1590, probably at Bromley Magna, Essex. (He was five years younger than his brother Simon, says Bond; and Simon gave his residence as Bromley Magna at the time of his 1635 emigration.)1,2 Gregory came to New England and settled at Watertown, Massachusetts, where his name is found on a list of 'townsmen then inhabiting' to whom grants of land were made, 28 Feb 1636/7.1 A freeman of Watertown, 25 May 16363, he moved to Cambridge about 1637/81, and married (2) Lydia (–?–).4 He died 30 Nov 1672, "82 y." (g.s.)5, and his widow 24 Jun 1674.4
     He was a deacon of the Cambridge church, deputy in 1638, and a proprietor of Watertown. "Nothing is left to mark his last resting-place but a foot-stone, by the side of that of Elder John Stone, his son, on which may be traced the letters 'G.S.,' the initials of his name. Near by, may be seen the grave-stone of Deacon John Cooper, the son of Mrs. Gregory Stone by a former husband. Mrs. Gregory Stone (whom as the widow Cooper, Deacon Stone married in England) died June 24, 1674."6

Local Notes:

Property30 Sep 1639, Watertown, MABy deed, dated Sept. 30, 1639, Gregory Stone, of Camb., sold to Nathaniel Sparhawk, agent of (? Thomas) Boilstone, of London, cloth-worker, his house and ground in Wat., bounded with Edmund Lewis south; the ____ east; Highway and Edward Goffe north, and James Cutler west. Also, 16 acres, and 3 acres more toward Fresh Pond, between E. Lewis and John Beers. Also, 2 acres in Rocky Meadow on Camb. line. Also, 40 acres great dividentd land in 1st squadran next the great river. Also, 9 acres plow-land in the plain between 1st squadran and the great river. These lands were evidently bought for the accomodation of this son, Thomas Jr., of Wat., as they were embraced in the list of his possessions in 1642.7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:584, Simon (1.) Stone.
  2. [S308] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 1:676, Gregory Stone b. (g.s.).
  3. [S222] Lucius R. Paige, "Massachusetts Freemen," 14, Gregory Stone.
  4. [S267] Lexington Births, Marriages and Deaths, 203, Lydia Stone d. (g.s.).
  5. [S267] Lexington VR, 203, Dea. Gregory Stone d. (g.s.).
  6. [S530] William Thaddeus Harris, Cambridge Epitaphs, Gregory (179.) Stone.
  7. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:90-91, Thomas (1.) Boylston.
  8. [S667] Chandler and Lee, History of New Ipswich (1914), 432, Fox.
  9. [S110] Anne S. Benson, citing Hudson, Hist. Lexington, 421.