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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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in the battles of Long Island, White Plains, and
Princeton. He was wounded in the ankle at the
Battle of Germantown on October 4, 1777, and
was permanently incapacitated from this injury.
Two years later he resigned to go into public serv-
ice. In May 1794 he was commissioned major-
general of the 1st Division, Maryland Militia; re-
signed by April 1795. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE
ISSUES: believing that it was injurious to a person's
health and morals to be "confined for debt," he
asked the legislature in 1796 to outlaw this prac-
ERTY: assessed value £607.17.0, including 13 slaves,
in Charles, Baltimore, and Anne Arundel coun-
ties, 1783; 24 slaves, 1790; purchased two shares
in the Potomac Company, 1794, 1796. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION. 250 acres in Charles County (by
purchase), as well as possible additional land in-
herited from his father, who died intestate just
prior to Stone's first election. SIGNIFICANT


DEATH: acquired at least 10,000 acres between
1779 and 1804 in Charles, Anne Arundel, Alle-
gany, Washington, and Montgomery counties (ca.
5,689 acres by purchase; ca. 2,019 acres, acquis-
tion unknown; 1,631 acres by patent; the 10,000
acres also included a deed of gift for 400 acres
from his uncle, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (1723-
1790), received in 1781, and 260 acres in Anne
Arundel County that his wife inherited in 1792
from her father, along with a lot and house on
Church Street in Annapolis. The lot was sold in
1796. He purchased several other lots between
1785 and 1793, including one lot of confiscated
British property in Port Tobacco, Charles County,
in 1785, two city lots in Fells Point, Baltimore
Town, in 1787, and two lots in Annapolis, in 1793.
He sold the two lots in Annapolis in 1795. In 1797
Stone purchased 25 soldiers' lots in Allegany
County totaling 1,250 acres. Stone's patented
acreage, totaling 1,631 acres, was all in Anne
Arundel County, 1793 to 1804). He also held an
unpatented certificate on 20,536 acres in Allegany
County, none of which was included in the above
10,000 acres. Between 1790 and 1804 Stone sold
5,327 acres in Charles, Anne Arundel, and Mont-
gomery counties. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on Oc-
tober 5, 1804, at his Annapolis residence. PER-
SON AL PROPERTY: size of estate unknown. In 1811
Robert Christie of London and Robert Couden
Stone testified in court that John Hoskins Stone
died "intestate and left no personal estate what-
soever, and that no letters of administration were
taken out on the estate." LAND: ca. 4,922 acres

in Charles, Anne Arundel, Allegany, Washing-
ton, and Montgomery counties, plus 20,536 acres
in Allegany County held on an unpatented cer-
tificate; one lot in Port Tobacco and at least 2
lots in Fells Point, Baltimore City.

BORN: in 1747 at "Equality," Charles County.
NATIVE: fourth generation; fifth generation in
America. RESIDED, at "Equality," his estate near
Port Tobacco, Charles County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER. David Stone (1709-1773), a
Charles County landowner who was the son of
Thomas Stone (1677-1727), and who married first,
Sarah (1714-by 1741) or Mary Hanson, both
daughters of Samuel Hanson (ca. 1685-1740).
MOTHER. Elizabeth (?-by 1778), daughter of Dr.
Daniel Jenifer (?-ca. 1729) and wife Elizabeth
Mason Rogers Jenifer Theobalds Why thill. UN-
CLES: Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (1723-1790);
Daniel Jenifer (by 1729-1795). BROTHERS: John
Hoskins Stone (1750-1804); Thomas Stone (1743-
1787); Frederick (?-1773), who died without
progeny; Walter (?-1791), a merchant who died
without progeny; and Daniel Jenifer. HALF
BROTHERS: David; Samuel (?-1778), who mar-
ried Anne, widow of Hugh Mitchell, daughter of
Walter Hanson and wife Elizabeth Hoskins. SIS-
TERS: Grace (?-1809), who never married; Eliz-
abeth Anne (called Betty Anne or Betsey), who
married Townshend Eden; and Catherine (?-
1801), who married Robert Scott, son of James
Scott and wife Sarah Brown of Stafford County,
Virginia, grandson of Dr. Gustavus Brown (1689-
1762). HALF SISTERS: Mary; Anne. OTHER KIN-
SHIP: great-grandfather, John Stone (ca. 1648-
1697); great-great grandfather, William Stone (ca.
1603-ca. 1659/60). MARRIED Mary Hanson,
daughter of Samuel Briscoe (?-1786) and wife
Anne Dent. Mary was the granddaughter of Wil-
liam Dent (1706-1757). She was the niece of War-
ren Dent (?-1794); Eleanor Dent, who married
John Jordan (?-1763); Judith Dent, who married
Jeremiah Chase (?-1755); and Rebecca Dent, who
married William Harrison (?- 1789). Her brother
was William Dent. Her sisters were Ann Warren;
Eleanor Buchanan; Grace Dent; and Judith Chase.
OTHER KINSHIP: Mary's great-grandfather was
Thomas Dent (1685 -1725). CHILDREN. SONS Fred-
erick Daniel (1796-1820), who married in 1819
Elizabeth Patton; William Briscoe (1797-1872),
who married in 1825 Sarah Anne (Caroline)
Brown; and Dr. Michael Jenifer (1806-1877), who
married on December 10, 1845, Susan, daughter



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