Stone Genealogy

John Stone (1750-1827)    William Stone (1772-1856)

Stone Family DNA Project in England

Bill Stone, author of The Chronicle of Thomas Stone of Hamilton Parish in Colonial Virginia, is researching the England Stones in an attempt to solidly connect his Thomas Stone, born circa 1699, to William Stone of Maryland and also to Thomas Stone, the Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Our William Stone (b.1772) is solidly connected to Thomas Stone (b.1699) via DNA.

As you may know, Bill has cancer and is in need of help to work on this project. Sue Stone Patrick has quite graciously stepped up to the plate to help. They are trying to raise $1000 to purchase DNA kits for Stone family members in England.

Click here to read letters from Bill and Sue

If you would like to help with this project, please contact me & I'll send you the details of how to make a contribution. Contact me here

Looking for information about John Stone born 1750

The information about William's father, John, is sketchy at best. I'm aware that quite a few people have been searching high and low for more information, but to no avail. I'm aware of only two creditable sources (although arguably so) which are listed below.
1- At the bottom of page 32 in "Stone Connections" by Robert H Stone c.1987 he writes: "Another family that probably belongs in this area of our series of charts is John Stone b. 1750 in Guilford County, NC He married Polly Russell in 1771, and died in 1827 Chatham County, NC His children were William Stone b. 1772 who married Rachel....; John Stone; and Polly Stone b.1777 who married Patrick Sprint.
2- The DAR web site has members who have joined that document William and Polly Susannah being children of John.

If you have any information, please contact me

Patrick Sprint, Polly Susannah Stone, Thomas H Sprint (maybe Sprunt)

Are there any offspring of Patrick Sprint (1774-1815), possibly spelled Sprunt, Thomas H Sprint (1804-1862) or Polly Susannah Stone (1777-1809) out there? If so, I am very interested in filling in missing info. Please contact me.

Does your family tree look like this?

If so, peruse the site & let me know if we're related.


I am indebted to many for the information contained on this site, but two ladies deserve to be mentioned by name. The first is Sandy Stone whose ancestor is William Stone, Jr. b.1810. My wife discovered Sandy on the internet and began sharing information and pictures via email. Experience has taught me that emails are not the best place to keep information. So this prodded me to develope the web site so that data could be in one spot and in "my hands". Sandy shared her PDF file that initially was used to load the database and has tirlessly uploaded additional data and pictures to the site.

The second is Linda Gallimore whose ancestor is John Stone b.1800. Not only has Linda entered much genealogy information on the site but she has also led me to the Stone and Gallimore home sites and cemetery. See links under "Family" in the top menu bar.

Finally, my wife Sara, who has a gift of finding kinfolks in the myriad of internet details, faithfully rides shotgun with me through the mountains of southwest Virginia and encourages me at every step. I am unable to adequately express my thanks to her.

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