52 Ancestors – Week 383: #596 John Stone (1658-1735) of Watertown and Groton, Massachusetts

John Stone (1658-1735)  is #596 on my Ahnentafel Record, my seventh great-grandfather, who married #597 Sarah (Nutting) Farnsworth (1663-????) in 1698 in Harmony, Middlesex County,  Massachusetts.

I’m descended via

*  their son, #296 James Stone (1702-1783), who married #297 Mary Farwell (1709-1804) in 1726.
*  their daughter #149 Abigail Stone (1737-1800), who married  #148 Ephraim Sawtell (1735-1800) in 1757.
*  their son #74 Josiah Sawtell (1768-1847) who married #75 Hannah Smith (1768-1827) in 1789.
*  their daughter  #37 Hannah Sawtell (1789-1857)  who married  #36 Zachariah Hildreth (1783-1857) in 1810.
*  their son #18 Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) who married #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923) in 1852.
*  their daughter #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) who married  #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874.
*  their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) who married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)  in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):
 

*  Title:                      John Stone[1–3]    
*  Intercourse:                          Male    
*  Father:                     Simon Stone (1631-1708)    
*  Mom:                   Mary Whipple (1633-1720)  
2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):
 
*  Delivery:                      23 July 1658 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1–2]
*  Dying:                    1735 (about age 77) Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1]   

   
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):
 
*  Partner 1:                Sarah Nutting (1663-????)    
*  Marriage 1:             7 December 1698 (age 40). Harmony, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1,3]    
*  Baby 1:                  John Stone (1699-1784)    
*  Baby 2:                  James Stone (1701-1783)  
 
4)  NOTES (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):  
A reasonably detailed description of the lifetime of John Stone was supplied within the e book Simon Stone Family tree[1].  
John Stone was born 23 July 1658 in Watertown, Massachusetts, the second baby and son of Simon and Mary (Whipple) Stone[1-2].  He was raised on the Stone household homestead on Mount Auburn in Watertown, Massachusetts[1].
He enlisted, on the age of 17, in Captain John Whipple’s Firm scouting alongside the Connecticut River within the spring of 1676, throughout King Philip’s Battle, and acquired 3 kilos, 8 shillings, 6 pence for this service.  He was additionally in Captain Jonathan Poole’s Firm within the spring of 1676 on garrison obligation within the Connecticut River Valley cities, and acquired 1 pound, 11 shillings.  His title additionally seems beneath Watertown troopers, credited with 3 kilos, 3 shillings, 6 pence. [Bodge, “Soldiers in King Philip’s War,” pp. 283, 260 and 376][1].
John Stone and his brother Simon Stone settled on land in Groton, Massachusetts that their father had obtained as an early proprietor of the city.  It’s seemingly that John Stone lived in his brother’s family till his marriage in 1698[1].  
The data of Groton present that John Stone and Simon Stone have been of the identical garrison home with the Farnsworth household on 17 March 1692.  Groton suffered from Indian raids throughout this era, because it was a frontier city, and the inhabitants lived in a state of fixed alarm and vigilance.  On 27 July 1694, the city was attacked by Indians and 21 individuals have been killed, three have been severely wounded, and 13 have been captured.  In 1707, the frontier cities have been so harassed by Indians that on 9 July 1707 over thirty house owners of Groton, together with John Stone, notified the Massachusetts Basic Court docket that they’d be obliged to desert the city until a army guard was maintained there [Massachusetts Archives, 113.420][1].
John married Sarah (Nutting) Farnsworth on 7 December 1698 in Harmony, Massachusetts[1,3].  She was the daughter of John and Sarah (Eggleton) Nutting of Groton, Massachusetts, and the widow of Matthias Farnsworth (1650-1693), by whom she had six kids.  That they had two sons, each born in and recorded within the Groton city data[1]:
*  John Stone (1699-1784), married 1722 Elizabeth Farwell (1703-1762).
*  James Stone (1702-1783), married 1726 Mary Farwell (1709-1804).
On 4 September 1715, John Stone and his spouse Sarah of Groton, bought three and a half acres of land there to Samuel Kemp, who recorded it 26 December 1735, maybe quickly after the demise of John Stone [Middlesex County Deeds, Volume 37, page 151][1].
No will, administration, demise  document, burial document or headstone of John Stone could be discovered.  He evidently died in about 1735, since his son John Stone was styled “junior” in a deed dated 4 April 1735 and was listed with out the “junior” in one other deed dated 1736[1].
 
5)  SOURCES

1. J. Gardner Bartlett, Simon Stone Family tree, Ancestry and Descendants of Simon Stone of Watertown, Mass. 1320-1926 (Boston, Mass.: The Stone Household, 1926), pages 62-63, #5 John Stone household sketch.
2. “Massachusetts, City and Important Information, 1620-1988,” listed database and digital picture, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com, accessed 19 Might 2021), Watertown > Births, Marriages, Deaths, web page 42 (picture 1240 of 3991), John Ston beginning entry, 23 July 1658 to Simon and Mary Stonn.

3. “New England Marriages to 1700,” on-line database with digital photos, American Ancestors (https://AmericanAncestors.org : accessed 2021), web page 714, John Stone and Sarah (Nutting) Farnsworth marriage entry, 7 December 1698.
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NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow recommended a weekly weblog theme of “52 Ancestors” in her weblog publish 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small weblog. I’ve prolonged this theme in 2021 for an eighth 12 months to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The listing of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the seventh great-grandparents (in work) is in https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.

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