William Johnston Stone

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

The Life of William Johnston

When William Johnston Stone was born on 26 June 1841, in Lyon, Kentucky, United States, his father, Leasil Stone, was 38 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.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

29 October 1867
Cynthiana, Harrison, Kentucky, United States


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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

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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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 (3)

  • Wm J Stone in household of Leasil Stone, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William J Stone in household of Leasil Stone, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Stone, "United States Census, 1920"

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