Person:John Stone (35)

John Stone
d.Abt 1735
m. 8 Sep 1656
  1. Deacon Simon Stone1656 - 1741
  2. John Stone1658 - Abt 1735
  3. Mathew Stone1659 - 1743
  4. Nathaniel Stone1661 - 1661
  5. Hon. Ebenezer Stone1662 - 1754
  6. Mary Stone1664 - 1735
  7. Rev. Nathaniel Stone1667 - 1755
  8. Elizabeth Stone1670 -
  9. David Stone1672 - 1750
  10. Child Stone1674 - 1674
  11. Susanna Stone1675 - 1754
  12. Jonathan Stone1677 - 1754
m. 7 Dec 1698
  1. John Stone1699 -
  2. James Stone1701 -
Facts and Events
Name John Stone
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 Jul 1658 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Residence[1] 1691 Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 7 Dec 1698 Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United StatesJustice Minott
to Sarah Nutting
Occupation[1] Farmer
Death[2] Abt 1735
John Stone was raised on the Stone family homestead on Mount Auburn in Watertown, Massachusetts. 
   He enlisted, at the age of 17, in Captain John Whipple's Company scouting along the Connecticut River in the spring of 1676, during King Philip's War, and received 3 pounds, 8 shillings, 6 pence for this service. He was also in Captain Jonathan Poole's Company in the spring of 1676 on garrison duty in the Connecticut River Valley towns, and received 1 pound, 11 shillings. His name also appears under Watertown soldiers, credited with 3 pounds, 3 shillings, 6 pence. [Bodge, "Soldiers in King Philip's War," pp. 283, 260 and 376]. 
   John Stone and his brother Simon Stone settled on land in Groton, Massachusetts that their father had obtained as an early proprietor of the town. 
   It is likely that John Stone lived in his brother's household until his marriage. The records of Groton show that John Stone and Simon Stone were of the same garrison house with the Farnsworth family on 17 March 1692. Groton suffered from Indian raids during this period, since it was a frontier town, and the inhabitants lived in a state of constant alarm and vigilance. On 27 July 1694, the town was attacked by Indians and 21 persons were killed, three were seriously wounded, and thirteen were captured. In 1707, the frontier towns were so harassed by Indians that on 9 July 1707 over thirty householders of Groton, including John Stone, notified the Massachusetts General Court that they would be obliged to abandon the town unless a military guard was maintained there [Massachusetts Archives, 113.420]. 
   On 4 September 1715, John Stone and his wife Sarah of Groton, sold three and a half acres of land there to Samuel Kemp [recorded 26 December 1735, Middlesex County Deeds 37.151, LDS Microfilm a,bbb,ccc]. 
   No will, administration, death record, burial record or gravestone of John Stone can be found. He evidently died in 1735, since his son John Stone was styled "junior" in a deed dated 4 April 1735 and was listed without the "junior" in another deed dated 1736. 

Source Bartlett, Citation S2:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)
    53:346 & 347.

    ii. [STONE] John, b. July 23, 1658; m. Mrs. Sarah (Nutting) Farnsworth.

    JOHN3 STONE (Simon,2 Simon1), served in the King Philip's war, in 1676. He settled in Groton as early as 1691, and was prominent in church matters and active in town affairs. He served in one of the garrisons in Groton, 1691-2, against the Indians. Like his brother Simon, he was a farmer. He married Mrs. Sarah (Nutting) Farnsworth, widow of Matthias Farnsworth, jr., of Groton.


    i. John,3 b. Sept. 23, 1699; m. Dec. 26, 1722, Elizabeth Farwell.
    ii. James, b. Jan. 23, 1701; m. Dec. 28, 1726, Mary Farwell; d. Feb. 27, 1783. She was a sister of Elizabeth. They were daughters of Joseph and Hannah Farwell of Groton.

  2. Bartlett, J. Gardner (Joseph Gardner), and Massachusetts) Stone Family Association (Boston. Simon Stone genealogy: ancestry and descendants of Deacon Simon Stone of Watertown, Mass., 1320-1926. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977)
    p. 62.

    "No will, administration, death or burial record, or gravestone of John 3 Stone can be found; but he evidently died, as above explained, in 1735, aged about seventy-seven years."
    [Note: the explanation given is that son John signed a deed 4 Apr 1735 as John Jr., but a year later did not use Junior.]