- John Stone of Hertford, England, born about 1571.
- Rev. Samuel Stone, baptized 30 July 1602 in the Church of All Saints, Hertford. He had at least three children with his first wife. He married second Elizabeth Allen of Boston in July 1641. They had two children. Samuel died 20 July 1663. He and his second wife Elizabeth were my ninth great-grandparents.
- Elizabeth Stone married first William Sedgwick, divorced him after years of neglect in 1674, and later married John Roberts. Elizabeth and William Sedgwick were my eighth great-grandparents.
Goodwin, Nathaniel. Genealogical Notes, Or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts. Hartford: F.A. Brown, 1856.
The book below pertains primarily to a different line of Stones, but I include it here as a heads-up and an aid to differentiating between the lines of two different Rev. Samuel Stones, the one in my lineage from Hertford, and the other from Hereford.
Stone, Truman Lewis and William Leete Stone. Book II of The Family of John Stone: One of the First Settlers of Guilford, Conn.: Also, Names of all the Descendents of Russell, Bille, Timothy and Eber Stone. Buffalo, N.Y.: Charles Wells Moulton, 1898.
Richard Cecil Stone wrote about other New England Stones, but mentions Rev. Samuel Stone briefly:
Samuel Stone came to Boston in 1633. He was educated at Cambridge, England, and probably originated in Hertford, about twenty miles from London. He remained a short time in the vicinity of Boston, but accompanied Hooker and the first settlers on the Connecticut River. They called their settlement Hartford, from Hertford, the name of the town from which Samuel Stone emigrated. He was associate Pastor with Hooker until his death, when he became sole minister of the Hartford Church, which he sustained many years, and was then gathered to his fathers in a good old age. Samuel Stone left four children,—one son and three daughters. His son, Samuel, was educated for the ministry; but, becoming intemperate, fell, before middle life, from the high river bank upon the rocks below, was killed, and the family became extinct.Stone, Richard Cecil. Genealogy of the Stone Family Originating in Rhode Island. Providence: Knowles, Anthony and Company, Printers, 1866.
As you can see, not all Stones in America spring from a common immigrant ancestor.
Other Before My Time posts about Rev. Samuel Stone of Hartford can be brought up using the "stone" label at the bottom of this post. There will certainly be more added in the future. Tomorrow, for example, will feature a little book by Rev. Stone.
See also Surname: Stone.