Stillman Dexter Stone

24 August 1831–10 August 1904 (Age 72)
Butler, Wayne, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Stillman Dexter

When Stillman Dexter Stone was born on 24 August 1831, in Butler, Wayne, New York, United States, his father, Zenas B Stone, was 32 and his mother, Eliza Ann Abrams, was 27. He married Sarepta Merrell on 15 January 1857. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States for about 8 years. He died on 10 August 1904, at the age of 72, and was buried in Savannah, Savannah, Wayne, New York, United States.

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Stillman Dexter Stone
Sarepta Merrell
Marriage: 15 January 1857
George M. Stone
Emma K. Stone
Carrie E. Stone
Hattie Jane Stone

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 1
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 5
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
Age 32
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English stān ‘stone’, in any of several uses. It is most commonly a topographic name, for someone who lived either on stony ground or by a notable outcrop of rock or a stone boundary-marker or monument, but it is also found as a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in stone, a mason or stonecutter. There are various places in southern and western England named with this word, for example in Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, Staffordshire, and Worcestershire, and the surname may also be a habitational name from any of these.2 Translation of various surnames in other languages, including Jewish Stein , Norwegian Steine, and compound names formed with this word.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (15)

  • Skillman Stone, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Stillman D Stone & family in "New York State Census, 1892" (See NOtes)
  • Dexter S Stone in household of Henry Stone, "United States Census, 1850"

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