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Henry Dassex Stone
1765 - 12/24/1840
Henry Dassex Stone was born about 1765 somewhere in South Carolina and died on December 24, 1840 in Calhoun Co., Florida. Actual date of birth is unknown. He lived to be about 76 years old.

His parents were Thomas Stone (1/10/1735 Charles Town, SC - 7/24/1806 GA)& Frances Guerin Stone (3/9/1770 - 9/4/1780 GA).

He was a Colonel and a veteran of the Revolution and War of 1812.

Henry lived in Iola (a town on the west bank of the Apalachicola River). He owned and operated Stone's wood yard. He had a 150 acre plantation and a trading post. He first married on Nov. 11th 1788 in Liberty Co.,GA to Susannah McClelland (1770-1/16/1790). They had one son:
Thomas McClelland Stone (1790 - 1828)

His 2nd marriage on Sept. 15th 1791 was to Ann Maxwell.
They had five children:
William D. Stone (1793- 1855)
David Cruger Stone (1795- 1845),
John Henry Stone(1797 -1825),
Sarah Ann Stone (1799 -1800),
Lackland McIntoch Stone (1801 -4/11/1842 )died of Yellow fever in Port St. Joe
James M. Stone (1803 -1893)

After the death of Ann he married again to Georgia Elizabeth Hansford (1785-3/5/1826)
Their children:
Benoni Hansford Stone (1808- 1894),
Isaac H. Stone (1809-1850),
George Franklin Stone (1811- 1850)
Charles Stone (1813 – 1865)
Napoleon Bonaparte Stone( 1817)
Jesse H. Stone (1819 - )
Matilda Liza Stone (1821- 1899)
Sheppard Henry Stone (1823-1885)- married Artimacy Emeline Wood

Henry died of Yellow Fever.
Marriage11/11/1788 GA (Liberty County) 23 yrs old 
Name: Henry D. Stone, Spouse: Susannah Mclellad, Marriage Date: Nov. 11, 1788, Marriage County: Liberty, Marriage State: Georgia 
Marriage9/15/1791 GA (Liberty County) 26 yrs old 
Name: Henry D. Stone, Spouse: Ann Oswald, Marriage Date: Sept. 15, 1791, Marriage County: Liberty, Marriage State: Georgia, 
Other2/10/1816 GA (Jones County) 51 yrs old 
Will of Benoni Hansford
State of Georgia Morgan County In the name of God Amen I Benjamin Hansford a citizen of the United States of America and as an Inhabitant of the County and state first above written do make ordain and declare my last will and testament to be as follows, to wit, I give to my son Charles P Hansford three negroes (to wit) Celia, Ralph and Nelly. To my daughter Sally Harrison a negro boy named Moses to my son William a negro named Zach. To the heirs of my daughter Elizabeth by her present husband Henry D. Stone a negro woman named Fan and her issue to my daughter Matilda a negro boy named Peter To my son George I have already given three hundred dollars in place of a negro boy named Jessie which boy I onest designed for him To the heirs of my daughter Polly by her present husband Jno P. Ryan I give a negro girl named Mary to be delivered to Said heirs at the discretion of my wife. To my son John a boy named Lewis and to my beloved wife I give during her widowhood the balance of my negroes and the tract of land whereon I now reside and in case she should marry my will and desire is that she retain during her life a negro woman named Jude and the land to be vested in my son John and the negroes to be equally divided between my children Sally William the heirs of Elizabeth by her present husband Henry D. Stone Matilda, George the heirs of Polly by her husband Jno. P. Ryan and John and in the event of the death of the negroes herein before given to John before he marry or come of age I request my Executors to purchase one out of my estate as nearly equal in value as can be obtained and replace in lieu of the one so dead provided there shall no young negroes be born in the estate to do it with and it is my express desire that my son John may at the time of marrying or becomes of age be possessed of the negro herein bequeathed to him. All my property not herein otherwise disposed of to be divided at the discretion of my wife among my children and I do hereby nominate and appoint sons William and George my executors and my wife Executrix to this my said will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of January 1812. Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of
Sterling Guinnes Not. Pub.
James H Nickleson
Benoni Hansford Seal
Wm Simons
A H McFarlin
J.[?] H. Stone
Harvey McFarlin
Georgia Jones County Came into Court Harvey McFarlin being sworn saith he was a subscribing witness to the within will and signed the same in presence of other witnesses, and the testator in presence of all the witnesses acknowledged it to be his will and this deponent saith that he was of sound mind and memory Sworn to in open court this 10th day of Febry. 1816.
A Carter Clk
Harvey X McFarlin
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The will is recorded in the Jones County, Georgia Wi ll Book, page 32.  
Census1/1/1830 FL (Jackson County) 65 yrs old 
Recorded on page 92, line #15: The household of Henry D. Stone consists of one male between age 5-10, one male between age 10-15, two males between 15-20, three males between 20-30, and one male between age 60-70. 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1830: Jackson County was formed in 1822 from Escambia County. Webbville, it's largest community, was started in the early 1820s and is declared the county seat. Marianna was founded in 1827 along the Chipola River and quickly begins to grow. An excerpt from an Aug. 5, 1828 letter says in the Chipola River area “lands have risen at least 300 percent in price, and are daily advancing – the tide of emigration is flowing in most rapidly, and the country still proves uninterruptedly healthy." Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/1/1840 FL (Jackson County) 75 yrs old 
Recorded on page 9, line #12: Henry D. Stone - three males between age 20-30, one male between 70-80. 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1840: , is the largest town and soon begins to battle Marianna (founded in 1827) for the position of county seat. The battle grew so intense, Webbville lobbied and won the creation of a new county from the eastern half. Lafayette was formed in 1932 and takes a large portion of the votes. Two years later and the county is absorbed back into Jackson county and Marianna becomes the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Graveyard/Tombstone12/24/1840 Iola cemetery FL (Calhoun County) 76 yrs old 
Henry D. Stone buried in Iola cemetery 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Henry Stone's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Henry, his family, and friends. For example, Henry is 1 years old when Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
8 1773 Indians in Florida become known as the "Seminoles", which means "wild people" or "runaway". Most are Creek, Yuchis, Yamasses and other Indians who have moved south to escape the movement of whites into the Carolinas, Alabama and Georgia, as well as escaped slaves,
37 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become the north western border of FL.
45 1810 Western Florida, from the Pearl River to the Mississippi, is annexed by the US from Spain.
48 1813 During 1813-14, over 2,000 Muskogee-speaking Creeks move to Florida in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War). Most come from AL and GA.
53 1818 First Seminole Indian War takes place when Andrew Jackson brings his troops into northern Florida.
56 1821 Spain formally cedes Florida to the United States in 1821, according to terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty. Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States begin to pour into the new territory. Prior to this change, Florida was a wilderness sparsely dotted with settlements of native Indians, escaped/freed slaves and Spaniards.
57 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
58 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
59 1824 Tallahassee is established at the capital of Florida because it is half-way between the two government centers in St. Augustine and Pensacola. The Legislative Council meets in November in a log house erected in the vicinity of today's capitol.
70 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
72 1837 NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
4 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
12 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
18 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
20 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
28 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
34 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
35 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
42 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
49 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
65 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
74 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
10 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
11 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
35 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
46 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
47 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
63 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
69 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
17 1782 During 1782-1783, land to the south and west of the Tugaloo and Savannah Rivers are ceded by the Cherokee and Creek.
18 1783 Charles Town is officially renamed Charleston, SC.
23 1788 South Carolina joins the United States of America. State government is moved from Charleston to Columbia two years later.
65 1830 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
1 1766 Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
8 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
9 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
10 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
11 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
13 1778 Alliance between United States and France
22 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
28 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
29 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
33 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
38 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
39 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
40 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
41 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
46 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
55 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
65 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
70 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
72 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
75 1840 Oregon Trail is established
2 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
14 1779 Spain declares war on England
15 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
18 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
22 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
23 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
24 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
27 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
28 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
30 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
31 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
32 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
68 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Ann Maxwell
Born about 1765 and died about 1803.
They were married 9/15/1791.

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Georgia Hansford
Born about 1785 and died on March 5, 1826.
They were married 1/1/1807.

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The Children of Henry Dassex Stone

David Cruger Stone
Born in McIntosh Co., Georgia about 1795 and died in Calhoun Co,, Florida about 1845. He was about 50 years old.

He married on (3/19/1818) in Montgomery Co. AL to Lucinda Evans (1803 GA - 1865?).
They had ten children:
1. unknown Stone (1819)
2.unknown Stone (1821)
3. James Bennett Stone
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Isaac Hugh Stone
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1809 and died somewhere in Florida about 1850. He was about 41 years old.

He married Caroline Wood. His second marriage was to Frances Sansom.
Elizabeth P.(1835)
Isaac H.(1847)
Rhonda M. (1847-1904)marry Barry Nall ...
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