Thomas Stone

Thomas Stone (1743 - 1787)

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Thomas "Signer of the Declaration of Independence" Stone
Born in Poynton Manor, Charles Co, Province of Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Frederick Co, Marylandmap
Died in Port Tobacco, Charles Co, Maryland, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Mar 2014
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Categories: American Revolution | American Founding Fathers | Continental Congress | Signers of the United States Declaration of Independence | Maryland Colonists | Stone Name Study.

Thomas Stone served during the American Revolution
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Biography

Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland. Born in Charles County, Maryland, not far from the present-day Washington, DC. He borrowed money to study law in the Annapolis office of Thomas Johnson, who later became Maryland’s first state governor. For several years, he practiced law in Frederick, Maryland, and in 1768, he married Margaret Brown, with whom he had three children. Seeking a quiet life, the family settled on a farm in Charles County in 1771 where he continued to practice law. By the early 1770s, he had made a name for himself as an opponent of British policies towards the colonies. In December 1774, he was elected as a delegate to the First Continental Congress, and his took his seat in May 1775. Stone rarely spoke in Congress, and although he favored independence for the colonies, he initially urged a policy of reconciliation and negotiation with Britain. Even after he signed the Declaration of Independence, he still favored finding some way to make peace with Britain. While in Congress, he served on the committee that created the Articles of Confederation. After the war, he was elected to the Maryland senate three times, dying during his third term. In 1787, he was elected to represent Maryland at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, but held off going because his wife was extremely ill. When Margaret died in June 1787, he was so grief-stricken that he gave up his law practice and died just four months after his wife’s passing, dying of grief at the age of 44. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson)

1760
 abt age: 17

 Maryland Colony, borrowed money to study law in Annapolis office of Thomas Johnson, lst State Gov. of Maryland

Marriage to Margaret Brown
 1768
 Age: 25

 Virginia, United States 


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Residence 
1771 
Age: 28

 Charles County, Maryland, colony 
lived on farm with his wife, Margaret, and children.

Occupation
c1774 
Age: 31

 Selected as delegate to lst Continental Congress and he took his seat in May 1775. 

Occupation
 1776
 Age: 33

 After American Revolutionary War he was elected to Maryland Senate 3 times, dying during 3rd term. 

Occupation
 1787
 May Age: 44

 He was elected to represent Maryland at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, but held off going because his wife was extremely ill. 
When Margaret died in June 1787, he was so grief-stricken that he gave up his law practice and died just 4 months after his wife's passing.

Death 
1787
 5 Oct Age: 44

 Alexandria, Fairfax, Virginia, USA 
buried: Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland
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2 source citations

Cause of Death 

4 months after his wife, Margaret, died, he died of grief at the age of 44.


Sources

  1. Find a Grave memorial for Thomas Stone

Acknowledgements

This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[2]



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On 7 Jul 2018 at 18:35 GMT Cheryl (Stone) Caudill wrote:

Thomas Stone only had 3 children, no mention of a Malinda anywhere. This Malinda Stone should be removed since she is from South Carolina and not Maryland and is not one of the 3 children known to be Thomas Stone's children.



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