Years ago, well before ancestry.com appeared, I created a family history for my mother. She had a book, a very old book that had been in her mother’s possession (passed down through her father from her father’s mother), and that book contained over 1,800 names of descendants of one person – a Hugh Stone, born around 1638, who emigrated from England around 1658. A descendant named Richard C. Stone had traced the various lines of Hugh Stone and published the book in 1866. I only had glimpses of the book’s interior – even 30 years ago, the pages were fragile.
The book had a circuitous journey but finally made its way back to the family, and rests now with my cousin, for future generations. But because the actual book is in such fragile condition, I undertook the task of copying its entire contents – and adding footnotes! – so that it’s available to anyone who might have an interest.
I’m not selling it. But I’d like to offer the document to anyone who might want to do some genealogical research. It’s got a couple hundred biographical notes about some of the people, and if you think you have any ancestors who originated in Rhode Island, you might find them here! Besides the surname Stone, it’s got Arnold, Whitman, Greene, Westcott, Gorton, Randall, and many, many more. Some of the descendants migrated west, to Pennsylvania, upstate New York, Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois, and California.
If you would like a .pdf copy, just drop a comment and I’ll use your email address to send it to you. And if you find an ancestor in its contents, please let me know. We’d be related!