Do You have "Sources" for an ancestor named William Stone born before 1800?

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When I was a kid we would connect the dots to make a picture.  If you connected incorrectly you saw something unrecognizable, and didn't fit into any picture.   If you connected correctly you received a clear picture ready to color.  The Stone Name Study wants to connect the dots and make clear connected profile pictures, that connect to other pictures.  WE want to color them in with as much detail as possible.

We are starting with some of the more common first names for the Stone line.  Currently that name is William.

The Stone Name Study is looking for any and all resources, sources and any family information for ancestors named William Stone born before 1800.   On WikiTree alone we have identified 313 William Stone profiles, about 85 of these profiles William Stone's were born before 1800.

We want to verify information and connect each  to their Correct Stone Lines backed by sources that can be viewed by anyone without having to purchase a membership elsewhere to view them.

If you have a William Stone born before 1800 in your family tree and would like to share your information and sources please contact Stone Name Study and enter your public comment or respond to G2G question.

We are waiting to hear from you,


Cheryl Stone Caudill


in Genealogy Help by Cheryl Caudill G2G6 Mach 1 (13.8k points)
edited by Cheryl Caudill

Some sources I've run across:

A Stone Genealogy - Daniel C. Stone 1910

References William Atte Stone and others from the 15 and 1600's

There is also: 





Unfortunately WorldConnect/RootsWeb is partially offline. 



The Stones of Poynton Manor - Harry Wright Newman - 1937

A genealogical history of Captain William Stone, Gent. and Merchant, Third Proprietary Governor of Maryland, with sketches of his English background and a record of some of his descendants in the United States 


I have a William Stone (England) b. 1608 d.1683 that appeared as a DNA match  on my Family Tree DNA. No other specifics yet.
Not sure I can't find one NOT ONE stone ancestor that I can say I'm related too here on wikitree it's kind of odd but I feel defeated

11 Answers

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I have a William STONE born ?? April 1784 ,BIRMINGHAM - ENGLAND

Married to Mary DONALL  b 9 Nov 1812, St Phillips,  Birmingham, Warwick,   ENGLAND.

They had 4 children 

Samuel Stone 10 April 1818,Birmingham,ENGLAND. (Later emirgrated to New Zealand 1842).

Louisa Stone b 28 Sept 1824,Birmingham,ENGLAND. 

William Stone b 4 Nov 1828,Birmingham,ENGLAND.

Eliza Stone, b 7 Jan 1831,Birmingham,ENGLAND.

I dont know what became of these children,did they stay in England or did some or all emmirgrate to other countries? 

I would also like to know more about William Stone 1784, as to whom his parents were and what occupation did they all have & place(s) of origin.

Thanks in advance

Ross Stone

(New Plymouth - New Zealand)


by Ross Stone G2G Rookie (290 points)
Hi Ross,

My first question would be where did you come across this William Stone? Aside from the children listed in the profile on WikiTree, which is missing the spouse Mary Donall, you mention in your G2G answer, There is no ancestor or descendant trail to obtain any leads.

Looking into this William's profile I see where you created it on May 17, 2016, but where did you get this information.  This would be a start in researching your William Stone.


Citing this Record

"England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 December 2014), William Stone and Mary Donall, 09 Nov 1812; citing Saint Phillips,Birmingham,Warwick,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 0813726-728, 0814245, 0813712, 813725.



"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014), William Stone in entry for Samuel Stone, 14 May 1818; citing Birmingham, Warwick, England, reference p165; FHL microfilm 919,769.



Thanks Janet,

This will help in the sourcing for Ross's William Stone profile.

+3 votes
I have at least two- not direct ancestors but nth great uncles, both born in Mersham, Kent, England: born 1780, died after 1841 born 1737

Pretty much all the information I have is in the profiles.
by Janet Gunn G2G6 Pilot (124k points)
+3 votes

Here are some more William Stones for you:
William Stone mar Elizabeth Edwards 6 July 1803 Chivelstone, Devon, England

William Stone mar Elisabeth Edwards 22 May 1780 Chivelstone, Devon, England

William Stone mar Elizabeth Tucker 26 Feb 1747 South Pool, Devon, England
(children Elizabeth 1749, Susanna 1752, Mary 1754, Joanna 1759)

William Stone chr 22 Sept 1623 Modbury, Devon, England mar Elizabeth Cranch
(children Elizabeth 1650, William 1652, Thomas 1655, Temperance 1658, Johan 1660, Elizabeth 1662, William 1665, Robert 1667, Temperance 1672
and his parents were Thomas Stone and Temperance Shepheard)


by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
edited by Ros Haywood
Thanks Ros,

The Stone One Name Study is in the process of taking on one common first name, William is the first and trying to connect and /or find out as much as possible about them.

As stated above we have 313 William Stone's alone on WikiTree.

+3 votes
He's not an ancestor but there is information on this William Stone pre-1800 in Fayette Co., VA.

Reel 1490705 Vol. A.
P. 390 Deed of Gift, William Stone of County of Fayette...natural love and children, namely William Stone, Mary Hollyman, Ann Neale, Catherine Gray and John Stone...
to Wm Stone negro Jane and her children Dennis and Moses
to Mary Hollyman negroes Toby and ?Emey
to Catherine Gray [negroes] Soll [or Sall] and Dinah
to John Stone negroes Alice and two of her children namely Amon and Hanson.
17 Jany 1793. /s/s William Stone

p. 393: 15 Jan 1793, deed by William Stone of Co. of Fayette and State of Kentucky to Mary Hollyman of Fairfax, Virginia...Wm Stone sold to Mary Hollyman land on the south fork of Elkhorn river in Fayette Co. being part of the preemption obtained by John Vance from State of Virginia...signed, sealed and delivered to her brother William Stone.
s/s/ William Stone
Wits: Samuel Kelly, Richard Gray, James Ritchy, Charles Neale. March Court 1793

P. 395: Deed by Wm Stone senr of Co. of Fayette and William Stone jun of same Co., KY 14 Jan 1793
/s/ Wm Stone
Wits: Richard Gray, John Stone, Samuel Kelly, Charles Neale, James Ritchy
by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (503k points)

Do you have the date of the William Stone's birth and/or death?  My Stone family is from around Fayette County, Ky and many still live there.

Ancestors came out of Virginia.

Just trying to sort out the William Stone's.  Thanks, I am going to add tis information to the Stone One Name Study in our odd's and ends section.

Only an estimated birth date of 1733; no documentation other than what I posted here. Appears to be the father of William H Stone, born c 1753 and died Feb 1825 in Fayette, KY. He is on 1810 & 1820 census in Fayette, KY.
+3 votes
I have a William Stone     (Stone-3168)

christened on Nov 28 1717,

died Apr 6 1778 Siston, Gloucester, England

Married to Hannah Jefferis June 24 1745

Children   Samuel, Edmund, William (listed in will)

               possible daughters Hannah, Mary
by Allan Stone G2G Crew (420 points)
+3 votes
I have transcribed William Stone's will from 1853 in Sullivan County, Missouri.  William Stone married Frances Jessee in Russell County, Virginia and they migrated to Missouri.  I will be glad to provide the copy of the will along with the transcribed document.


by Patricia Stone G2G Rookie (290 points)
Does WikiTree already have a profile for this William Stone?  If so could you add the Will information to this profile?
+3 votes
I've been working on William S. Stone, b. c. 1725 in Stratford, Virginia, son of Thomas and Katherine (Broughton) Stone, married Hannah Conway and died at Caraway Creek, Randolph, North Carolina.  He has a son William, born about 1751 in Prince William Virginia and died in Surry County, North Carolina.:

Apparently, there's a book, "The Chronicle of Thomas Stone of Hamilton Parish in Colonial Virginia", that tells of the William who married Hannah Conway but I can find only secondary sources for it.

There is also:  The Stones of Poynton Manor, A Genealogical History of Captain William Stone, etc.:

I've also found:  Genealogy of the Stone family originating in Rhode Island:

And there's "Stone connections : a more complete genealogy of the Stone family" but it's not on-line yet.  Just snippets at Hathitrust.
by Saundra Stewart G2G6 Mach 5 (56.7k points)
edited by Saundra Stewart
+1 vote


Born 26 Feb 1791 in Maryland

Died 31 mar 1856 in Taney County, MO

William Tillford Stone married Martha Haley.

Many on ancestry has him tied to John Hoskins Stone a Notable.  I show it but it is not confirmed by any sources as of yet.


War of 1812 pension application

Web: Missouri, Find A Grave Index, 1812-2011

by Steven Potter G2G6 (8.2k points)
+2 votes
Sorry, duplicate post.

Also, the son Leeborn in my other post should be Seeborn. I have seen it spelled Seaborn, Seaburn, Seburn.
by Donna Lancaster G2G6 Mach 1 (19.2k points)
edited by Donna Lancaster
+2 votes
I have a William Stone b. Abt. 1778 in Virginia, d.  1814 in Spartanburg, Virginia. Son of John Stone b. 1750 in Virginia, d. Nov. 1817 in South Carolina. Mother was Mary, b. 1757 place unknown, d. 1851 in Shottsville, Marion County, Alabama.

William married Frances, last name unknown on 1/29/1801.  Birth and death dates unknown.

They had 1 daughter, Nancy and 7 sons, Mayborn, Cobern, Leeborn, Tilman, James, William and John.
by Donna Lancaster G2G6 Mach 1 (19.2k points)
+1 vote
I have several William Stones in my family; the earliest is Stone-7362-William atte Stone abt 1365 - 1435. My genealogical relationship to him is 16th great-granddaughter through my 2nd great-grandmother, Pamelia Elizabeth Stone.
by Donna Harris G2G6 Mach 1 (14.8k points)

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