William Johnston Stone

26 June 1841–4 March 1923 (Age 81)
Lyon, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of William Johnston

When William Johnston Stone was born on 26 June 1841, in Lyon, Kentucky, United States, his father, Leasil Stone, was 34 and his mother, Nancy Killen, was 41. He married Cornelia Woodard on 29 October 1867, in Cynthiana, Harrison, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Eddyville, Lyon, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Kuttawa, Lyon, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 4 March 1923, in Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Johnston Stone
Cornelia Woodard
Marriage: 29 October 1867
Sudie Stone
Willie Stone

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 October 1867Cynthiana, Harrison, Kentucky, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850 · 8th Most Populated State
    Age 9
    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English ston(e) ‘stone, rock’ (Old English stān). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived on stony ground, by a notable outcrop of rock, or by a stone boundary-marker or monument, or habitational, from a place called Stone, such as those in Buckinghamshire, Devon, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, Staffordshire, and Worcestershire.Irish (Kilkenny): adopted for Irish Ó Clochartaigh (see Clougherty ) and/or Ó Clochasaigh (see Clohessy ), and possibly several other names containing or thought to contain the element cloch ‘stone’.Americanized form (translation into English) of various surnames in other languages, meaning ‘stone’, including Jewish Stein , Norwegian Steine, French Lapierre .

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

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    Story Highlight

    1933 - Letter to Mrs. Leasil Brasher from Ida Bell Millikin Goodwin

    COPY (not clear whether this is a transcription of the original letter or a photocopy—probably the former) Princeton, Kentucky …

    Sources (22)

    • William J Stone in entry for Willie Young, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Wm J Stone in household of Leasil Stone, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Wm J Stone, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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