Stone, James D., was born on the farm he now owns and on which he resides in 1826. James Stone, his grandfather,
was a volunteer in the Revolutionary war, and took part in a battle in which the Tories were routed, and during
which conflict he was wounded in the hand by a bayonet. Before the war he was a farmer by occupation, residing
in Montgomery county, and later located in Northumberland county, Pa., and in 1804 removed to Yates county, N.
Y., and in 1810 settled in Pulteney, where he and his sons cleared a farm of 160 acres. His wife was Tamer Davis,
and they reared six sons and two daughters. Mr. Stone died in 1832, aged seventy eight, and Mrs. Stone in 1833.
Thomas Stone, the father of James, was born in Montgomery county in 1790, and came to Pulteney with his father.
He served in the War of 1812, and fought at the battle of Queenstown. For some time, while a young man, he cut
wood for the salt works at Liverpool, Onondaga county, and finally settled on the farm now owned by James D., which
was then a wilderness. For many years he was a deacon in the Freewill Baptist church. In 1820 he marrried Betsey,
daughter of Joseph and Lydia Stewart, who were pioneers in Pulteney. He died in 1870, and his wife in 1881. James
D. has always devoted his time to farming, and has made many improvements on the homestead, and also owns another
farm and vineyard of several acres, and for several years was interested extensively in breeding and dealing in
sheep. January 24, 1850, he was united in marriage to Jane daughter of John and Martha Harwood, of Prattsburg,
and their children are George, of Syracuse, who is in the steam fitting business, Emmet, a farmer in Pulteney;
Flora, wife of Charles Hill of Pulteney; and Satie, wife of John McConnell of Pulteney. They are members of the
Freewill Baptist church, of which Mr. Stone is deacon, and Mrs. Stone is a member of the Ladies' Aid Society, of
which she is secretary and treasurer. In politics Mr. Stone is a Democrat and has served his town as a member of
the board of supervisors, constable, collector, and overseer of the poor.
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896
Steuben County, NY
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