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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Samuel Waite was born in in of Wethersfield, Essex, England.

    Family/Spouse: Mary Ward. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Mary Waite  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 3. John Waite  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1618; died on 26 Sep 1693 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Mary Waite Descendancy chart to this point (1.Samuel1)

    Mary married Robert Lord on 11 Nov 1630 in Finchingfield, Essex, England. Robert was born about 1603; died on 21 Aug 1683 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Sarah Lord  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1658 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 21 May 1727 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts.

  2. 3.  John Waite Descendancy chart to this point (1.Samuel1) was born about 1618; died on 26 Sep 1693 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    According to Genealogical Data Relating to the Ancestry and Descendants of William Hills, etc. (citation details below), he probably arrived on the Susan and Ellen in 1638.

    He was Malden's representative to the House of Deputies from 1666 to 1685, and was Speaker of the House in 1684.

    Family/Spouse: Mary Hills. Mary (daughter of Joseph Hills and Rose Clarke) was born before 13 Nov 1625; died on 25 Nov 1674 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Sarah Waite  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1664 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died after 12 Nov 1732.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Sarah Lord Descendancy chart to this point (2.Mary2, 1.Samuel1) was born about 1658 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 21 May 1727 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "Sarah Lord Wilson was arrested with several others after a 'touch test' in Andover on 7 Sep 1692 that was conducted under the auspices of the Rev. Thomas Barnard. Her 14-year-old daughter, Sarah, was likewise arrested. Both Sarah and her daughter, Sarah, spent several weeks imprisoned (hellishly). Sarah's son, John, married the granddaughter of Samuel Wardwell. The Sarahs were released on bond and escaped being hanged; however, she and her daughter endured the unpleasant nature of prison life. They appeared in the Superior Court of the Judicature at Ipswich and were cleared in May 1693." [John M. Switlik, citation details below]

    Sarah married Joseph Wilson on 24 Apr 1678 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts. Joseph (son of William Wilson and Patience Grindall) was born about 8 Nov 1642 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 2 Apr 1718 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. John Wilson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Feb 1682 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 24 Dec 1759 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts.

  2. 5.  Sarah Waite Descendancy chart to this point (3.John2, 1.Samuel1) was born about 1664 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died after 12 Nov 1732.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft Jun 1732

    Sarah married Nathaniel Stone on 25 Apr 1684 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Nathaniel (son of John Stone and Anne) was born on 11 May 1660 in Near Sudbury, in the region that later became Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died between 23 Jun 1732 and 3 Nov 1732 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Ebenezer Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 16 Apr 1688 in Near Sudbury, in the region that later became Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in Apr 1739 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 6.  John Wilson Descendancy chart to this point (4.Sarah3, 2.Mary2, 1.Samuel1) was born on 23 Feb 1682 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 24 Dec 1759 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Andover vital records consistently spell his surname "Willson."

    Of their fourteen children, two (Mercy, eldest, and John, third) survived to adulthood. Two died in infancy; eight died in November 1738 of the "throat distemper" epidemic that swept Essex County from 1735 to 1740, and their two last children died in October 1747, ages six and eight.

    John married Mercy Wright on 21 Jun 1716 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts. Mercy (daughter of John Wright and Mercy Wardwell) died on 14 Feb 1759 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Mercy Wilson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Aug 1717 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 31 Aug 1751 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Burying Ground, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  2. 7.  Ebenezer Stone Descendancy chart to this point (5.Sarah3, 3.John2, 1.Samuel1) was born on 16 Apr 1688 in Near Sudbury, in the region that later became Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in Apr 1739 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Ebenezer married Prudence Pratt on 10 May 1721 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Prudence (daughter of Joseph Pratt and Hannah Provender) was born on 22 Apr 1698 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Silas Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Apr 1728 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died about 24 Oct 1777 in Lansingburg (now part of Troy), Rensselaer, New York.


Generation: 5

  1. 8.  Mercy Wilson Descendancy chart to this point (6.John4, 4.Sarah3, 2.Mary2, 1.Samuel1) was born on 13 Aug 1717 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 31 Aug 1751 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Burying Ground, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 21 Aug 1717

    Mercy married Simon Daby on 22 Jan 1738. Simon (son of John Daby and Hannah Butterick) was born on 27 Feb 1714 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 18 Dec 1802 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts; was buried in Harvard Center Cemetery, Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. John Daby  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Mar 1741 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts.

  2. 9.  Silas Stone Descendancy chart to this point (7.Ebenezer4, 5.Sarah3, 3.John2, 1.Samuel1) was born on 29 Apr 1728 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died about 24 Oct 1777 in Lansingburg (now part of Troy), Rensselaer, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Natick, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Silas married Elizabeth Russell on 25 Jan 1750 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of Deacon Jonathan Russell and Mary Coolidge) was born on 7 Oct 1730 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in 1816 in Shoreham, Addison, Vermont. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 11. Silas Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 5 Apr 1755 in Natick, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 12 Jul 1820 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 6

  1. 10.  John Daby Descendancy chart to this point (8.Mercy5, 6.John4, 4.Sarah3, 2.Mary2, 1.Samuel1) was born on 24 Mar 1741 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Or "John Daby".

    Many online sources give this John Darby/Daby, husband of Sarah Hopgood, a birth date of 24 Mar 1741, and show him as a son of Simon Daby (1715-1802) and Mercy Wilson (1717-1751). It's chronologically and geographically plausible. And this John and Sarah did in fact name their first child Simon (b. 20 May 1765). But there are problems with it.

    Henry Stedman Nourse's 1894 History of the Town of Harvard, Massachusetts: 1732-1893, in his list of the offspring of John Daby and Sarah Hopgood, calls this John Daby "John, Jr.". Warren Hapgood's 1898 The Hapgood Family (citation details below) also calls the husband of Lt. Shadrach Hopgood's daughter Sarah "John Darby, Jr."

    And according to Viola A. Derby Bromley's 1905 Derby Genealogy, the John Darby/Daby who married Sarah Hopgood was born "about 1740", a younger son of John Daby (1688-1769) by his wife Hannah (1685-1744). In her reckoning, the John Darby/Daby who was born 24 Mar 1741 to Simon Daby and Mercy Wilson married a Dinah Willard.

    Finally, the 1917 Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, in its register of marriages, also calls the John Daby who married Sarah Hopgood "John Jr." (Interestingly, it also calls the John Darby who married Dinah Willard "John Jr.", which creates another problem for Derby Genealogy.)

    Of course, the problem with John Daby and Hannah (now known to have been Hannah Butterick) being the parents of the John Daby/Darby who married Sarah Hopgood is obvious. If John and Hannah's birthdates are as shown in the town records of Harvard, this supposed "John Darby, Jr.", born about 1740, would have been born when his father was 52 and his mother was 55. This is highly implausible. According to Wikipedia, in the United States between 1997 and 1999, only 194 women gave birth aged 55 or over. That's out of a population of about 280,000,000. The population of New England in 1740 was about one million.

    The range of birthdates shown by Bromley for the other children of John and Hannah is 1712 to 1722. It's hard to avoid the suspicion that Bromley was aware that prior sources (Nourse, Hapgood, Harvard vital records) all called the husband of Sarah Hopgood "John, Jr.", and simply parked him as a child of John and Hannah because there were no more plausible local Johns Darby/Daby for him to be the offspring of.

    There's little question that Simon and Mercy Daby/Darby had a son John who was born 24 Mar 1741. The Harvard vital records show a John Daby, "s. of Simon and Marcey, Mar. 24, 1741." Nourse lists, in his register of births, John Daby, born "March 24, 1741", among "The Children of Simon and Mercy."

    It's also worth noting that the Harvard vital records show no birth of any John Darby, Daby, or Derby to John and Hannah Darby, Daby, or Derby.

    Our suspicion is that the John Darby/Daby who married Sarah Hopgood was in fact a son of Simon Daby and Mercy Wilson, just as geography, chronology, and onomastics suggest, and that the idea that he was a "Jr." was introduced by an error in transcription somewhere along the way. We'd like to see the actual materials from which the 1917 Harvard vital records book was transcribed. But suspicion is not evidence.

    UPDATE, 14 Feb 2016: ancestry.com has a handwritten record of Harvard, Massachusetts births, on which we see, under "Daby," "John s of Simon and Mercy" born 24 Mar 1741. No "Jr." in sight.

    John married Sarah Hopgood on 17 Jan 1765 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of Lt. Shadrach Hopgood and Elizabeth Weatherbee) was born on 16 Jun 1744 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 12. Sarah Darby  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Feb 1772 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts.

  2. 11.  Silas Stone Descendancy chart to this point (9.Silas5, 7.Ebenezer4, 5.Sarah3, 3.John2, 1.Samuel1) was born on 5 Apr 1755 in Natick, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 12 Jul 1820 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Silas married Jennet Twitchell on 9 Jan 1781 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Jennet (daughter of Deacon Jonathan Twitchell and Deborah Bullard) was born on 5 Nov 1760 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 13 Jun 1816 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 13. Dr. Ebenezer Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Oct 1797 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 13 Aug 1869 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 7

  1. 12.  Sarah Darby Descendancy chart to this point (10.John6, 8.Mercy5, 6.John4, 4.Sarah3, 2.Mary2, 1.Samuel1) was born on 7 Feb 1772 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Also known as Sarah (or Sally) Daby.

    Sarah married Josiah Stone on 13 Sep 1797 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts. Josiah (son of Lt. James Stone and Deborah Nutting) was born on 1 Apr 1771 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 14. Sarah Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1804 in Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire; died in 1849 in Pottawattamie, Iowa.

  2. 13.  Dr. Ebenezer Stone Descendancy chart to this point (11.Silas6, 9.Silas5, 7.Ebenezer4, 5.Sarah3, 3.John2, 1.Samuel1) was born on 10 Oct 1797 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 13 Aug 1869 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    From Gregory Stone Genealogy (citation details below):

    In early life [he] exhibited natural capacity and desire for learning, and after preparatory study under Rev. Joseph Wheaton of Holliston and Rev. Charles Train of Framingham, he was admitted to Brown University where he graduated A.B. in 1820 and A.M. in 1822. He then took up medical studies under Dr. John B. Kittredge of Framingham, completing them at the Harvard Medical School where he received the degree of M.D. in 1824. Soon afterwards he settled in Walpole, Mass., where he practiced his profession over forty years, until within a short time of his decease, 13 Aug. 1869, in his seventy-second year.

    Dr. Stone was a skilful, successful, and popular family physician, and obtained an extensive practice in Walpole and the surrounding towns; and his high character, abilities, geniality, and sympathetic disposition secured for him the confidence, esteem, and affection of a large circle of patients. While assiduously and faithfully devoted to the duties of his profession, he was also much interested in education, labored for the improvement of the schools, and was one of the earliest open advocates of temperance during the first agitation on this subject in Massachusetts about 1830. He was a man of calm judgment, firm convictions, and scholarly tastes. In politics he was long a conservative adherent of the Whig party, and in religion was a consistent member of the Unitarian church and a constant attendant at its public worship. For some years he was a councillor of the Massachusetts Medical Society and president of the Norfolk District Medical Society.

    Ebenezer married Elizabeth Holbrook Hawes on 23 Nov 1831 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of John Holbrook Hawes and Achsah Barber) was born on 10 May 1809 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 18 Aug 1860 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 15. William Eben Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 27 Nov 1845 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 23 Feb 1921 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 8

  1. 14.  Sarah Stone Descendancy chart to this point (12.Sarah7, 10.John6, 8.Mercy5, 6.John4, 4.Sarah3, 2.Mary2, 1.Samuel1) was born in 1804 in Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire; died in 1849 in Pottawattamie, Iowa.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 21 Apr 1804, Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire
    • Alternate birth: 21 Apr 1805, Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire
    • Alternate birth: 21 Apr 1806, Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire
    • Alternate death: 1850, Pottawattamie, Iowa

    Notes:

    Also called Sarah "Sally" Stone.

    The database "Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848" states that her parents were Josiah Stone and Sarah Darby/Durby/Daby.

    Lucius Augustus Bingham and Sarah Stone were great-great grandparents of TNH's third cousin twice removed, Harold Bingham Lee (1899-1973), eleventh president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, after whom the main library at BYU is named.

    Sarah married Lucius Augustus Bingham in 1826 in Fowler, St. Lawrence, Jefferson, New York. Lucius (son of Jeremiah Bingham and Mary Ives) was born on 1 Sep 1804 in Cornwall, Addison, Vermont; died on 11 Mar 1857 in Little Sioux, Harrison, Iowa. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 16. Calvin Bingham  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Sep 1827 in Fowler, St. Lawrence, Jefferson, New York; died on 27 May 1883 in St. David, Cochise, Arizona; was buried in St. David Cemetery, St. David, Cochise, Arizona.

  2. 15.  William Eben Stone Descendancy chart to this point (13.Ebenezer7, 11.Silas6, 9.Silas5, 7.Ebenezer4, 5.Sarah3, 3.John2, 1.Samuel1) was born on 27 Nov 1845 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 23 Feb 1921 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He appears in several sources as "William Ebenezer Stone," and while it's possible that this was how he was christened, it's obvious from the record of his doings as an adult that he went by "William Eben Stone."

    From the The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, April 1922, page 83: "William Eben Stone, Ph.B.", by J. Gardner Bartlett:

    WILLIAM EBEN STONE, of Cambridge, Mass., elected to resident membership in the New England Historic Genealogical Society 5 May 1880, died at his home in Cambridge 23 February 1921.

    He was born at Walpole, Mass., 27 November 1845, the youngest son of Dr. Ebenezer7 and Elizabeth Holbrook (Hawes) Stone, the father being a graduate of Brown University and the Harvard Medical School and for over forty years a successful physician in Walpole and the surrounding towns. The progenitor of the family in America was Dea. Gregory1 Stone of Cambridge, Mass., in 1637, from whom Mr. Stone was descended through John2 of Sudbury, Mass., Nathaniel3 and Ebenezer4 of Framingham, Mass., Silas5 of Natick, Mass., and Dublin, N. H., who died near Saratoga while serving in the American Army in the Revolution, Silas6 of Sherborn, Mass., who also was a soldier in the American Army in the Revolution and was severely wounded at the Battle of White Plains, N. Y., and Dr. Ebenezer7 Stone of Walpole, Mass., his father. In all of his ancestral lines Mr. Stone traced his descent from the early Puritan founders of New England, including among his ancestors the Waites, Hills, Pratts, Russells, Coolidges, Twitchells, Bullards, Barbours, Haweses, and many other well-known families of Middlesex and Norfolk Counties, Mass.

    Mr. Stone was graduated at Brown University in 1866 with the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy, and then studied mining engineering for a year as a member of the first class ever graduated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1867 he went to Marquette, Mich., where he remained seven years as a chemist and engineer in the employ of various iron mining companies. In 1874 he secured an interest in the Champion Iron Company of Michigan, soon afterwards became treasurer and general manager of this company, with offices in Boston, and continued in these positions for twenty-five years. The mines of this iron company were rich in a scarce high-grade ore which was essential in the manufacture of steel by the earlier methods of the open-hearth process, so that the operations of the company, under the efficient, skillful direction of Mr. Stone, became extremely profitable. During all these years Mr. Stone's home was in Cambridge and his office in Boston; but four times each year he spent a few weeks at the mines in Michigan, supervising their management. About 1901 the company was very advantageously sold to Pennsylvania steel interests merged in the United States Steel Corporation, and Mr. Stone retired from active business with an ample fortune.

    From his early years Mr. Stone was enthusiastically interested in the genealogy of the Stone family and the history of his ancestors, and by his persistent efforts from 1880 to 1896, through researches by Col. Joseph Lemuel Chester, Henry FitzGilbert Waters, and himself, he succeeded in locating Gregory Stone at Great Bromley, co. Essex, England, and in tracing back his ancestry there for several generations. These results were reported by Mr. Stone at the first meeting of the Stone Family Association, held in Boston 26 January 1897. Of this organization Mr. Stone was the predominant but unostentatious leader during the rest of his life, serving as its vice president, 1897-1904, its president, 1904-1909, and a member of its executive committee, 1909-1921. The activities of this association culminated in the appearance in 1918 of the Gregory Stone Genealogy, an important work of nine hundred pages, the compilation and publication of which were almost wholly due to the enthusiastic efforts and extreme liberality of Mr. Stone.

    In 1907 Mr. Stone was appointed a member of the Committee on English Research of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and he served on this committee the remaining fourteen years of his life. During all this time he was not only a generous annual contributor to the funds raised by the committee for carrying on genealogical research in England, but, was also always warmly appreciative of the results secured and published in the Register. After holding membership in the Society for forty years, he was elected, at the annual meeting in February 1920, a councillor for a three-year term, only one year of which he had served at the time of his decease. During his later life he was a frequent visitor to the library of the Society and to the Boston Athenaeum, for the purpose of pursuing his favorite genealogical researches.

    In 1874 Mr. Stone established his home in Cambridge, where he resided the rest of his life, and in later years he also had a summer house on Fisher's Island, in Long Island Sound. He travelled extensively in North and South America, and several times made extended trips to Europe, where the family lived at one time for three years while his children were being educated there.

    He was a member of the Somerset Club of Boston, the Oakley Country Club, the New England Kennel Club, and the Cambridge Boat Club. He also held membership in the Cambridge Historical Society, the Boston Athenaeum, the Bostonian Society, the Bibliophile Society of Boston, the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Society of Sons of the Revolution.

    The finest qualities of our ancient New England stock came to their fairest fruition in the character and personality of Mr. Stone. His innate refinement, cultured mind, and delicate modesty were always apparent; his courteous, genial, engaging manner and frank, sincere cordiality ever gladdened the circles in which he moved; his gentle, serene disposition, sympathetic kindness, warmth of heart, and liberal generosity endeared him to all his relatives and friends; and his unswerving integrity, sound judgment, and intellectual abilities secured for him the respect and esteem of the community. Favored with a tall figure, fine physique, and handsome countenance, he had a distinguished bearing and appearance. Remarkably fine health and unimpaired keenness of mind enabled him to enjoy life with full zest to advanced age, until finally stricken with illness a few months before his decease in his seventy-sixth year.

    He married at Cambridge, 22 June 1871, Katherine M. Fay, daughter of Rev. Dr. Charles and Charlotte E. (Hopkins) Fay. She survives him, together with their three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Loring Jackson (Pauline Fay Stone) of Cambridge, Mrs. Austin Tappan Wright (Margaret Garrad Stone) of Berkeley, Calif., and Amy Fay Stone of New York City. Their only son, Reginald Stone, died in 1892, in his fifteenth year.

    William married Katherine Maria Fay on 22 Jun 1871 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Katherine (daughter of Rev. Charles Fay and Charlotte Emily Hopkins) was born on 6 Jul 1847 in New Orleans, Jefferson, Louisiana; died on 29 May 1928 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 17. Margaret Garrad Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 19 Jul 1886 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 1 Sep 1937 in London, England; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.