A reasonably detailed description of the lifetime of John Stone was supplied within the e book Simon Stone Family tree.
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.
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].
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.
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].
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:
* 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].
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.