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Genealogy: Family Histories

James Stone, Sr. Family

   Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly

Last Revised 09/06/2012

Descendants of James Stone, Sr.

Generation No. 1

 

1. JAMES1 STONE, SR. was born 1792 in Sussex Co., England (Source: St. Alban's burial record.), and died September 25, 1854 (Source: St. Alban's burial record.). He married MARIA (MARIAH) SMITH (Source: Chris Stone Letter dec. 2, 2003.) in Sussex Co., England. She was born 1789 in Sussex Co., England, and died March 24, 1861 (Source: St. Alban's burial record, Age 71 yrs 8 mos 7 das.).

More About JAMES STONE, SR.:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

More About MARIA (MARIAH) SMITH:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

More About JAMES STONE and MARIA SMITH:

Marriage: Sussex Co., England

 

Children of JAMES STONE and MARIA SMITH are:

i. MARTHA2 STONE.

2. ii. JAMES STONE, JR., b. February 14, 1814, Sussex Co., England; d. December 29, 1899.

3. iii. STEPHEN STONE, b. 1818; d. June 18, 1895.

4. iv. JEREMIAH STONE, b. Abt. 1827; d. August 14, 1865.

5. v. RHODA STONE, b. December 13, 1828, Peasmarsh, Sussex, England; d. November 29, 1900.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. JAMES2 STONE, JR. (JAMES1) was born February 14, 1814 in Sussex Co., England, and died December 29, 1899 (Source: St. Alban's burial record, age 83 yrs 10 mos 15 da.). He married (1) LUCY FIELDER, daughter of JOHN FIELDER and MARY CATT. She was born June 16, 1805 in England (Source: St. Alban's burial record.), and died February 19, 1887 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: St. Alban's burial record, Died of old age.). He married (2) FRANCES SISLEY in Sussex Co., England. She was born Abt. 1812 in Sussex Co., England, and died October 27, 1853 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: St. Alban's burial record, Has 1853 as death yr. Age 41 yrs. 1 mo. 27 da.).

More About JAMES STONE, JR.:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Emigration: 1840, Came to Cleveland, Ohio

Occupation: 1880, Farmer and hop-grower

Residence 1: 1842, Moved from Ohio to Town of Lisbon

Residence 2: 1880, 80 acres in Section 34, Town of Lisbon, Sussex P.O.

More About LUCY FIELDER:

Burial: February 23, 1887, St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

More About FRANCES SISLEY:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

More About JAMES STONE and FRANCES SISLEY:

Marriage: Sussex Co., England

 

Child of JAMES STONE and LUCY FIELDER is:

i. WILLIAM3 STONE, b. Abt. 1841, Ohio.

 

Children of JAMES STONE and FRANCES SISLEY are:

ii. WILLIAM A.3 STONE, b. December 11, 1841; d. September 04, 1911 (Source: St. Alban's burial record.); m. HANNAH M. BOWERS (Source: St. Alban's burial record.); b. June 28, 1851; d. July 13, 1928.

More About WILLIAM A. STONE:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

More About HANNAH M. BOWERS:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

iii. ELIZABETH STONE, m. HIRAM HINDS.

More About HIRAM HINDS:

Residence: 1880, Andrew Co., Missouri

iv. HENRY J. STONE, b. Abt. December 26, 1846; d. August 02, 1848 (Source: St. Alban's burial record, Age 1 yr 8 mos 8 da.).

More About HENRY J. STONE:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

v. ANNIE M. STONE, b. Abt. September 19, 1839; d. March 27, 1859 (Source: St. Alban's burial record, Age 19 yrs. 7 mos. 8 das.).

More About ANNIE M. STONE:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

vi. DAVID F. STONE, b. Abt. July 16, 1849; d. August 22, 1850 (Source: St. Alban's burial record, Age 1 yr. 1 mo. 18 da.).

More About DAVID F. STONE:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

vii. FRANK S. STONE, b. Abt. June 06, 1851; d. April 20, 1852 (Source: St. Alban's burial record, Age 10 mos. 14 da.).

More About FRANK S. STONE:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

viii. PHOEBE C. STONE, b. Abt. April 1853; d. November 12, 1853.

More About PHOEBE C. STONE:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

 

3. STEPHEN2 STONE (JAMES1) was born 1818, and died June 18, 1895 (Source: St. Alban's burial record, age 77.). He married ELIZABETH ?. She was born Abt. June 1829, and died October 25, 1889 (Source: St. Alban's burial record, age 60 yrs, 5 mos..).

More About STEPHEN STONE:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

More About ELIZABETH ?:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

 

Children of STEPHEN STONE and ELIZABETH ? are:

6. i. ALBERT3 STONE.

ii. SARAH STONE, b. November 26, 1855; d. January 14, 1862 (Source: St. Alban's burial record.).

More About SARAH STONE:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

iii. EVERETT STONE.

More About EVERETT STONE:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

iv. WILLIAM STONE, b. March 30, 1851; d. October 18, 1851.

More About WILLIAM STONE:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

7. v. IDA STONE.

 

4. JEREMIAH2 STONE (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1827, and died August 14, 1865 (Source: St. Alban's burial record, Age 38 yrs.). He married JANE ?. She was born Abt. 1841, and died March 11, 1884 (Source: St. Alban's burial record, Age. 43 yrs 11 mos 1 da.).

More About JEREMIAH STONE:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

More About JANE ?:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

 

Children of JEREMIAH STONE and JANE ? are:

i. SINA3 STONE.

ii. EVALINE FRANCES STONE, b. Abt. February 1864; d. October 08, 1888 (Source: St. Alban's burial record, Age 24 yrs 8 mos.).

iii. EMILY STONE, b. Abt. January 1860; d. March 14, 1862 (Source: St. Alban's burial record, Age 2 yrs 2 mos.).

More About EMILY STONE:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

 

5. RHODA2 STONE (JAMES1) was born December 13, 1828 in Peasmarsh, Sussex, England, and died November 29, 1900. She married RICHARD WEAVER November 22, 1848 in Sussex, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, son of JAMES WEAVER and ELIZABETH FIELDER. He was born August 25, 1827 in Peasmarsh, Sussex, England, and died December 28, 1906.

More About RICHARD WEAVER:

Awards/Honors: the St. Alban's Guild Hall was built from $1,000 of seed money from Richard in 1903 , as a token of remembrance and appreciation of his late wife. (Source: The Rich, High and Mighty by Fred H. Keller, Sussex Sun, 1/8/2002.)

Burial: St. Alban's Church, Sussex, Lisbon Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

Elected 1: Various Town offices; member of Wisconsin Assembly in 1878; State Senator in 1880.

Elected 2: Lisbon town Chairman

Elected 3: Won a term in the State Legislature. (Source: The Rich, High and Mighty by Fred H. Keller, Sussex Sun, 1/8/2002.)

Emigration: 1830, crossed Atlantic, lived in Oneida Co., N.Y. until 1837.

Occupation: Bet. 1880 - 1889, time period approx. He was involved as a stockbroker with Waukesha National Bank, and in one year cornered the world supply of hops, making $600,000 in a matter of 90 days, with no taxes to speak of. (Source: The Rich, High and Mighty by Fred H. Keller, Sussex Sun, 1/8/2002.)

Residence 1: First farm where the present day Sussex Industrial Park is on Hwy 74, east of Sussex. (Source: The Rich, High and Mighty by Fred H. Keller, Sussex Sun, 1/8/2002.)

Residence 2: Had a spacious home where today the Sussex Square professional office building is located on Main St.

Residence 3: Other land holdings, most notably the land that is now Sussex Heights subdivision on north Maple Ave., where Mapleway Park is. (Source: The Rich, High and Mighty by Fred H. Keller, Sussex Sun, 1/8/2002.)

More About RICHARD WEAVER and RHODA STONE:

Anniversary: November 22, 1898, A great social event in Sussex; a private train brouoght guests from Waukesha on the Wisconsin Central, then by horse and buggy, the guests were ferried to the Lisbon Town Hall. (Source: The Rich, High and Mighty by Fred H. Keller, Sussex Sun, 1/8/2002.)

Marriage: November 22, 1848, Sussex, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

 

Children of RHODA STONE and RICHARD WEAVER are:

8. i. SERENA J.3 WEAVER, b. May 13, 1850, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. February 13, 1928.

ii. RHODA M. WEAVER, b. May 07, 1852; d. May 14, 1868.

More About RHODA M. WEAVER:

Burial: St. Alban's Church, Sussex, Lisbon Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

 

Generation No. 3

 

6. ALBERT3 STONE (STEPHEN2, JAMES1)

More About ALBERT STONE:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

 

Child of ALBERT STONE is:

i. HARRY4 STONE.

 

7. IDA3 STONE (STEPHEN2, JAMES1) She married ANDREW L. BUTLER, son of WILLIAM BUTLER and AGNES DAVIDSON. He was born January 01, 1863.

More About ANDREW L. BUTLER:

Occupation: Teacher, plus livestock breeder and showman

 

Children of IDA STONE and ANDREW BUTLER are:

i. AGNES4 BUTLER, b. 1898; d. Bef. January 2001.

ii. BELLE BUTLER, b. 1900; d. Bef. January 2001.

iii. ROBERT BUTLER, b. Abt. 1901; d. January 10, 2001, Home, Good Hope Rd., Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin; m. RESCELLA GILSON, Abt. 1945.

More About ROBERT BUTLER:

Burial: Wisconsin Memorial Park

More About ROBERT BUTLER and RESCELLA GILSON:

Marriage: Abt. 1945

iv. ESTHER BUTLER, b. 1903; d. Bef. January 2001.

v. EMERY BUTLER, b. 1904; d. Bef. January 2001.

vi. BROTHER2 BUTLER, b. Unknown.

vii. SISTER4 BUTLER, b. Unknown.

viii. SISTER5 BUTLER, b. Unknown.

 

8. SERENA J.3 WEAVER (RHODA2 STONE, JAMES1) was born May 13, 1850 in Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and died February 13, 1928. She married DAVID P. TOPPING December 24, 1868 in Sussex, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, son of GEORGE TOPPING and MARIA. He was born February 09, 1842 in Sloansville, Schoharie, N.Y., and died December 28, 1921.

More About SERENA J. WEAVER:

Burial: St. Alban's Church, Sussex, Lisbon Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

Residence: For a wedding present, her father built them a home where Remax Realty is today located on the corner of Maple and Main. (Source: The Rich, High and Mighty by Fred H. Keller, Sussex Sun, 1/8/2002.)

More About DAVID P. TOPPING:

Burial: St. Alban's Church, Sussex, Lisbon Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

Occupation: Richard Weaver built a general store just west of Remax. That store would house the community post office for decades. (Source: The Rich, High and Mighty by Fred H. Keller, Sussex Sun, 1/8/2002.)

More About DAVID TOPPING and SERENA WEAVER:

Marriage: December 24, 1868, Sussex, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

 

Children of SERENA WEAVER and DAVID TOPPING are:

i. NELLIE RHODA4 TOPPING, b. March 15, 1870; d. February 13, 1928; m. WILLIAM LEMON; b. June 19, 1851, Mobile, Alabama; d. February 18, 1908, Of spinal meningitis.

More About NELLIE RHODA TOPPING:

Burial: St. Alban's Church, Sussex, Lisbon Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

More About WILLIAM LEMON:

Burial: St. Alban's Church, Sussex, Lisbon Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

Occupation: Pastor at St. Mathias Episcopal Church, Waukesha

ii. ESTELLA MAY TOPPING, b. 1874; d. 1960; m. CHARLES CLINTON BROWN, Abt. May 20, 1898; b. 1877; d. 1950.

More About ESTELLA MAY TOPPING:

Burial: St. Alban's Church, Sussex, Lisbon Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

More About CHARLES CLINTON BROWN:

Burial: St. Alban's Church, Sussex, Lisbon Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

More About CHARLES BROWN and ESTELLA TOPPING:

Marriage: Abt. May 20, 1898

 

James Stone, who for more than half a century has been numbered among the honored and respected citizens of Waukesha County, now resides on section 34, Lisbon Township, where he owns a good farm. He was born in Sussex County, England, February 14, 1816, and is one of s family of three sons and two daughters, whose parents were James and Maria (Smith) Stone. Four of the children are yet living: James; Stephen, a prosperous farmer of Lisbon Township; Martha, a widow of Thomas Lee, a resident of Milwaukee; and Rhoda, wife of Hon Richard Weaver, who is represented elsewhere in this work. The father was a Sussex farmer, but in 1840 crossed the briny deep to America and became a resident of Lisbon Township, Waukesha County, Wis. His life was well spent, and his honor and integrity won him universal confidence. Both Mr. and Mrs. Stone belonged to the Episcopal Church.

Our subject was reared and educated in England, and at an early age began to earn his own livelihood and to aid in the support of the family. He remained under the parental roof until his marriage, which was celebrated April 18, 1839, Miss Frances Sisley becoming his wife. To them were born seven children, four sons and three daughters, but only two are living. William A. born in Ohio, December 11, 1841, was married October 13, 1874, to Miss Hannah Bowes, a native of New York, born June 29, 1851. Her parents were William and Jane (Thompson) Bowes, the former native of England and the latter of the Empire State. William Stone and his wife have one daughter, Effie L., who was graduated from the Lisbon school, and has also been well educated music. She is a member of St. Alban's Parish. The mother is a member of the Episcopal church of Sussex. The father is a Democrat in politics and in pursuit of fortune followed farming. All who know him esteem him highly for his sterling worth and strict integrity. Elizabeth, the surviving daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Stone, is now the wife of Hiram Hindes, a farmer of Empire Prairie, Mo. They have six children, four sons and two daughters.

Mr. Stone was called upon to mourn the loss of his wife October 27, 1853. She was laid to rest by the side of her four children in Sussex Cemetery, and a beautiful monument has been erected to their memory. For his second wife, Mr. Stone chose Mrs. Elizabeth Lucy (Fielder) Chester, but she has also passed away.

When Mr. Stone crossed the Atlantic he sailed from London, and after a voyage of about five weeks, landed in New York, whence he made his way on the Erie Canal to Buffalo. He then proceeded to Cleveland, where his money gave out, and he left his family in Ohio, while he continued on to Waukesha County. On reaching Milwaukee he made inquiry concerning the Bonham and Weaver settlement, and there spent a few days, after which he returned to Cleveland. In 1842, with his wife and family, he came by the Lakes to Milwaukee, and as there was no pier, Mr. Stone made his way to land in a little boat. While he was on shore a storm arose and the sailing vessel was almost driven back to Racine, and three days elapsed before it again reached Milwaukee.

Mr Stone secured a claim of forty acres of canal land in Lisbon Township for twenty schillings per acre, and afterwards bought forty acres of Government land at $1.25. His home was a two roomed log cabin 18x24 feet in size, with a shake roof and a rough stone chimney. Indians visited the neighborhood frequently, and Mr. Stone has seen as many as sixteen deer in his field at one time. In his farm work he used ox teams, and in that way hauled his produce to market in Milwaukee. As the years have passed, however, his farm of eighty acres has become a highly cultivated tract, supplied with all modern improvements and accessories, It is pleasantly located a mile and a half from Sussex, and is a valuable place. In his home are two silk embroidered pictures more than one hundred years old, one representing the infant Moses in the bulrushes, and the other Joseph and Mary on their flight into Egypt. Mr. Stone for some years has served as vestryman in St. Alban's Episcopal Church, and has lived an honorable, upright life well worthy of emulation. He may truly be called a self-made man, for his success is due entirely to his own efforts, and now in his declining years, as the result of his enterprise and industry, he has a competence which supplies him with all the comforts of life.

Source: Portrait and biographical record of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, containing biographical sketches of old settlers and representative citizens of the county. Published 1894 by Excelsior publishing co. in Chicago

 

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