Archives of Maryland
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John Hoskins Stone (1750-1804)
MSA SC 3520-1199
Governor of Maryland, 1794-1797 (Federalist)

Born:  about 1750, probably at "Poynton Manor," Charles County1
Father:  David Stone2
Mother:  Elizabeth (Jenifer) Stone3
Marriage:  February 1781 to Mary Couden4
Children:  Robert Couden, Couden (died young), Anne, Elizabeth5
Education:  attended private schools, Charles County, studied law6
Religious affiliation:  Anglican7
Military service:
            Captain, General Smallwood's Maryland Regiment
            Promoted to major, January 1776
            Lieutenant Colonel, December 1776
            Colonel, February 1777
            Resigned 1779
            Major general, 1st Division, Maryland Militia
            Commissioned May 1794
            Resigned April 17958
Positions held:
            Lawyer, Charles County and Annapolis
            Committee of Correspondence, Charles County, 1774
            Conventions, Charles County, 1775
            Auditor General, 1778
            Executive Council, 1779-1785, 1791-1792
            Clerk in the office of Robert Livingston, Secretary of Foreign Affairs under the Articles of Confederation, 1785
            Maryland House of Delegates, 1785-1787
            Visitor, St. John's College, Annapolis, 1786
            Common Councilman, Annapolis, 1792-1795
            Governor of Maryland, 1794-17979
Died:  October 5, 1804 in Annapolis10
Burial:  unknown11

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