Prominent Stones of America, Past Generations
The following data is extracted from Stone Family History.
JAMES SAMUEL STONE: D.D.; b., Shipston-on-Stour, Worchestershire, England, 1852; emigrated to Philadelphia, 1872. He was ordained Priestly Bishop of Toronto, Canada, in 1877; was called to Grace Church, Philadelphia, in 1886; was professor of ecclesiastical history in Wycliffe Coll., Toronto, from 1877 until 1882.
SAMUEL: b., Hertford, England, 1602; s. of John, a freeholder of Hertford. He was associated with Rev. Thomas Hooker in the church at Cambridge, Mass., and in 1636 they both removed to Hartford, Conn., which they named in honor of his old home in England.
WILLIAM: Colonial governor; b., Northamptonshire, England, 1603. On August 8th, 1648, Lord Baltimore appointed him Governor of his province, then containing 500 settlers whom he had brought to Maryland from Virginia through an arrangement with Cecilius Calvert, the 2nd Lord Baltimore. After 1655 he lived and died on Avon, his manor on the Nanjemoy river, Charles County, Md., having been granted for faithful services to the proprictary "as much land as he could ride around in a day."
THOMAS: (great-grandson of William); signer of the Declaration of Independence; b., Charles County, Md., 1743; served for Maryland in the United States Senate and in Congress; toward the close of the session of 1784 acting as president pro tem.
JOHN HOSKINS: (great-grandson of William); b., Charles County, Md., 1745; was Governor of Maryland from 1794 until 1797.
WILLIAM MURRAY: (great-grandson of William); P. E. bishop; b., Somerset County, Md., 1779; consecrated Bishop in St. Paul's Church, Baltimore, 1830, and the same year received the degree of D.D. from Columbia.
MICHAEL JENIFER: (bro. of Thomas); jurist; b., Charles County, Md., about 1750; served in the first Congress and was a judge of the general court under the Maryland government.
FREDERICK: (grandson of Michael Jenifer); congressman; b., Virginia, 1820; elected and re-elected to Congress and was chosen Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, 1881.
Source: Stone Family History