Biography of George Stone
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Stone, George, was born in Antwerp, April 10, 1828. He was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He began business life as a clerk at sixteen years of age and followed it until he was twenty-four, when he engaged in mercantile business in partnership with Jesse Kelsie and a brother, James Stone. Jesse bought Mr. Kelsie's interest and after four years George sold to his brother and moved to Wilna, where he engaged in the manufacture of lumber and shingles. After three years Mr. Stone came to Theresa and was married to Margaret J. Rhodenhurst. He then moved on to the farm he now owns and where he has since lived. In politics Mr. Stone is a Democrat. His parents were Andrew and Hannah (Shurtleff) Stone. He was born in New Hampshire and she in Leray, N. Y. Her father was James Shurtleff. Andrew Stone was a son of John Stone, born in New Hampshire, and traces the ancestry of the family to seven brothers coming from England. Andrew was born in Dublin, N. H., October 11, 1796, and came to Leray in 1818 and bought 100 acres of land in Antwerp, where he lived until his death in 1833. His wife died August 6, 1884, at Plessis. They had three sons and four daughters, two daughters and three sons now living.

 

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