Biography of Rev. Lewis B. Stone
Madison County, NY Biographies





Stone, Rev. Lewis B., who died in Cazenovia, August 17, 1866, in the sixtieth year of his age, was born in Massachusetts in 1806, In 1832 he removed to Schoharie county, N. Y. He had begun to interest himself in religious work in 1833, and in 1842, after having served the church for some time as an exhorter, he was licensed as a local preacher, in which capacity he remained until his death. He served the church as a traveling preacher under the presiding elder within the rounds of the New York conference, for some time on the Delaware mission and for three years on the Cohocton circuit. He then retired from the itinerant work and opened ageneral store at Harpersfield. Delaware county, and while thus engaged lost an arm through a railroad accident. In 1855 he removed to Cazenovia, and while living here served with acceptability and profit the charges of Delphi, Bethel and Peck's Hill, where he labored three years. As a Citizen he was honored with several public offices which he filled with fidelity and usefulness; as a business man he was characterized by promptitude and energy, and as a pastor loved the principles of the gospel and attempted to exemplify them in his life, At the time of his death he was president of the village. He married, in 1842, Samantha Hartwell, daughter of Solomon Hartwell of Schoharie county, N. Y.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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