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Thomas Stone (1743-1787)
MSA SC 3520-1202

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Born:  1743 at "Poynton Manor," Charles County1
Father:  David Stone2
Mother:  Elizabeth (Jenifer) Stone3
Siblings:  Included brothers Michael Jenifer Stone (1747-1812) and John Hoskins Stone (1750-1804)4
Education:  attended the "County School," Charles County; studied law under Thomas Johnson5
Religious Affiliation:   probably Anglican6
Marriage:   to Margaret Brown7
Children:  Frederick, Margaret, Mildred8
            Conventions, Charles County, 1774-76
            Delegate, Continental Congress, 1774, 1775-76, 1777-78, 1783-84
            1st Council of Safety, Western Shore, 1775 (did not serve)
            Signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776
            Maryland Senate, Western Shore, 1777-1780 (resigned), 1781-87 (died)
            Maryland House of Delegates, Charles County, 1780 (resigned)
            Visitor, St. John's College, Annapolis 1786
            Elected delegate to the Federal Convention that formed the Constitution, 1787; declined to serve9
Died:  October 5, 1787 in Alexandria, Virginia10
Buried:  at his estate, "Habre de Venture," Charles County11

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