The Stone family is of English descent, its American residence, however, dating back to the revolution. Luther
Stone, son of Luther, was born in Saratoga county in 1794, and came to Broome county in 1819 to establish a tannery.
Marrying Mary, daughter of Jotham Rounds, an early settler of Owego, in 1829 he moved to Candor and conducted tanning
there until about 1832 when he moved to Flemingville. From 1834, however, he lived at Milltown, where in company
with Isaac Rounds he was long engaged in tanning. Their tannery stood on the site now occupied by the butter tub
factory. Mr. Stone possessed strong character and was an active man in affairs. He had an extensive acquaintance.
A prominent abolitionist, his house was widely known as a station of the "underground railroad." Four
of his seven children are living; Matilda C. (Mrs. William Brooks), of New York city, James R, William P. (married
Marietta Shipman, daughter of Horace, and has one son, George P. Stone), and Sarah E., who married William E. Moore,
one of the first and mast popular merchants of Waverly. James R Stone, who resides in Waverly, and is an interested
participant in local matters and has been president of the village for several terms, was a former resident of
Cincinnati, Ohio, and in the wholesale and retail trade in that èity.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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