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George Barber

Male Abt 1617 - 1685  (~ 68 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  George Barber was born about 1617; died on 13 Apr 1685 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1615

    Notes:

    An original proprietor of Medfield. Selectman 10 years; town clerk 23 years. Representative to the General Court 1668-69, 1676-82. Member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.

    George married Elizabeth Clarke on 24 Sep 1642 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Clarke and Mary Canne) was born before 23 Jul 1620; died on 22 Dec 1683 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Elizabeth Barber  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 4 Feb 1651 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 22 Sep 1714 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Farm Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    2. 3. Zachariah Barber  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Sep 1656 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 11 Aug 1705 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Elizabeth Barber Descendancy chart to this point (1.George1) was born on 4 Feb 1651 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 22 Sep 1714 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Farm Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 11 Feb 1651, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts

    Elizabeth married Dr. Daniel Morse on 21 Jun 1669 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Daniel (son of Daniel Morse and Lydia Fisher) was born on 31 Jan 1641 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 29 Sep 1702 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Farm Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Elizabeth Morse  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Oct 1677 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

  2. 3.  Zachariah Barber Descendancy chart to this point (1.George1) was born on 29 Sep 1656 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 11 Aug 1705 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Zachariah married Abiel Ellis on 30 Aug 1683. Abiel (daughter of Thomas Ellis and Mary Wight) was born on 15 Oct 1662 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 14 Apr 1716 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Zachariah Barber  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 19 Oct 1685 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 6 Jul 1746 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    2. 6. Deacon John Barber  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 12 Oct 1693 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 20 Jun 1754 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Elizabeth Morse Descendancy chart to this point (2.Elizabeth2, 1.George1) was born on 23 Oct 1677 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Family/Spouse: Richard Sanger. Richard (son of Richard Sanger and Mary Rannals) was born on 22 Feb 1667; died on 1 Apr 1731 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Richard Sanger  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 4 Nov 1706 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 14 May 1786 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  2. 5.  Zachariah Barber Descendancy chart to this point (3.Zachariah2, 1.George1) was born on 19 Oct 1685 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 6 Jul 1746 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Zachariah married Deborah Partridge on 24 Dec 1717 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Deborah (daughter of Nathaniel Partridge and Lydia Wight) was born on 12 Oct 1694 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 12 Jul 1723 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Elisha Barber  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Nov 1722 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 7 Jul 1803 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in South Sherborn Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Deacon John Barber Descendancy chart to this point (3.Zachariah2, 1.George1) was born on 12 Oct 1693 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 20 Jun 1754 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Deacon of the Medway church, 1732-54.

    Family/Spouse: Mary. Mary died on 12 Sep 1747 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Deacon George Barber  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Jul 1724 in East Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 7.  Richard Sanger Descendancy chart to this point (4.Elizabeth3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.George1) was born on 4 Nov 1706 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 14 May 1786 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "Richard was a remarkable man. He inherited the combative, mirthful, acquisitive, and persevering characteristics of his mother's race, and excelled them in enterprise. He was brought up to the business of his father, and continued to be styled blacksmith until thirty years of age. […] In 1737, he opened a store, which he seems to have left in the hands of another in 1747, when he removed to Boston, and for a short time did a large and lucrative business. The climate disagreeing with the health of his lady, he returned the next year to Sherborn, and here traded extensively in merchandise and real estate. He was at that day concerned in land speculations in Maine. He accumulated a large fortune, which he divided among seven children, without reserving enough for protracted old age. Between 1740 and '67, he served the town ten years as selectman, and often acted as moderator at town meetings. He was a good whig, served on committees to provide for the poor of Boston, in the time of the war, and to report on the services of soldiers employed by Sherborn. In 1776, he was the first man placed on the committee of safety with President Locke." [Abner Morse, citation details below]

    Richard married Deborah Rider on 19 Feb 1730 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Deborah (daughter of William Rider and Deborah Morse) was born on 22 Jun 1710; died on 15 Aug 1789 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. Capt. Samuel Sanger  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Jul 1735 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 6 Oct 1822 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Sherborn Center Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  2. 8.  Elisha Barber Descendancy chart to this point (5.Zachariah3, 3.Zachariah2, 1.George1) was born on 23 Nov 1722 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 7 Jul 1803 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in South Sherborn Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 14 Nov 1804, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Elisha married Silence Fairbanks on 10 Jul 1751 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Silence (daughter of George Fairbanks and Sarah Harding) was born on 26 Feb 1727 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 14 Nov 1804 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in South Sherborn Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 11. Sarah Barber  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Mar 1756 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in 1831.

  3. 9.  Deacon George Barber Descendancy chart to this point (6.Deacon3, 3.Zachariah2, 1.George1) was born on 1 Jul 1724 in East Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Elected deacon of the Medway church, 7 Aug 1756.

    Family/Spouse: Elizabeth Clark. Elizabeth (daughter of Edward Clark and Hannah Adams) was born on 16 Oct 1721; died on 7 Jun 1759; was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Millis, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 12. George Barber  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 21 Dec 1743 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 10 Jul 1832 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Millis, Norfolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 5

  1. 10.  Capt. Samuel Sanger Descendancy chart to this point (7.Richard4, 4.Elizabeth3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.George1) was born on 7 Jul 1735 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 6 Oct 1822 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Sherborn Center Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 4 Apr 1736

    Notes:

    "Capt. Samuel Sanger, senr., was distinguished for his athletic frame, personal dignity, moral integrity, courage, independence, and energy. During a long period of active life, he bore a conspicuous part in the civil transactions of Sherborn, and was eminently serviceable during the great conflicts for our liberties and the maintenance of the constitution against the rebellion of '87. Then it was, that his appeals, from the moderator's chair, were wont to rouse his townsmen to enthusiasm in their country's cause; so that no town of its size in this patriotic commonwealth, went before Sherborn in the number of volunteers for the public service, or in promptness in furnishing supplies. To him Pomologists owe the discovery and first cultivation of the incomparable Porter apple. He inherited the ancient Sanger house, kept a small store and tavern, and once entertained Gen. Washington. As a landlord he did much to discourage idleness and excess. No man dared roll at his ninepins between one holiday and another. Gross offenders against decency and good order would hide from his presence, and feel more terror at his rebuke, than at any fulminations from the Sherborn pulpit. On the sabbath his bar was locked, and a key of gold could not open it; yet his rooms were open and fires free during the interim of divine service, while a solemnity befitting the day, reigned throughout the house, and no discourse was entered upon which could interrupt him in his uniform practice of reading the Bible." [Abner Morse, citation details below]

    Samuel married Abigail Whiting on 7 Apr 1762 in Dover, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Abigail (daughter of Jonathan Whiting and Anna Bullard) was born on 9 Jul 1737 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 3 Oct 1788 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Sherborn Center Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 13. Samuel Sanger  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Oct 1764 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 20 Mar 1851 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Plain Burial Ground, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  2. 11.  Sarah Barber Descendancy chart to this point (8.Elisha4, 5.Zachariah3, 3.Zachariah2, 1.George1) was born on 17 Mar 1756 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in 1831.

    Notes:

    Spelled in some sources Barbour.

    Sarah married Zibeon Hooker, Sr. in 1779. Zibeon (son of William Hooker and Abigal Evans) was born on 8 Jan 1751 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 23 Dec 1840 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Newton Lower Falls, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 14. Zibeon Hooker, Jr.  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Apr 1780 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 7 Dec 1869 in Massachusetts; was buried in South Sherborn Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 12.  George Barber Descendancy chart to this point (9.Deacon4, 6.Deacon3, 3.Zachariah2, 1.George1) was born on 21 Dec 1743 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 10 Jul 1832 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Millis, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    George married Bethia on 21 Sep 1769 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Bethia was born in 1750; died on 19 Feb 1815 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 15. Achsah Barber  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Jul 1784 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 8 Sep 1822 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 6

  1. 13.  Samuel Sanger Descendancy chart to this point (10.Samuel5, 7.Richard4, 4.Elizabeth3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.George1) was born on 23 Oct 1764 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 20 Mar 1851 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Plain Burial Ground, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He was a merchant in Boston for twenty years. His second wife was Margaret Smith, widow of a man named Wyer; his third, married in Sherborn 23 Dec 1830, was Elizabeth Richardson, widow of a man named Coolidge.

    Samuel married Mary Hart on 27 Aug 1787 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Mary was born about 1767; died in Feb 1807 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 16. Samuel Hart Sanger  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 16 Jan 1800 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died in Dec 1874 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  2. 14.  Zibeon Hooker, Jr. Descendancy chart to this point (11.Sarah5, 8.Elisha4, 5.Zachariah3, 3.Zachariah2, 1.George1) was born on 6 Apr 1780 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 7 Dec 1869 in Massachusetts; was buried in South Sherborn Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1872

    Zibeon married Mary Stearns on 22 Apr 1804. Mary (daughter of Jonathan Stearns and Hannah Thayer) was born on 8 Feb 1784 in Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 17. George Barber Hooker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 15 Apr 1808 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 14 Nov 1876 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 15.  Achsah Barber Descendancy chart to this point (12.George5, 9.Deacon4, 6.Deacon3, 3.Zachariah2, 1.George1) was born on 24 Jul 1784 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 8 Sep 1822 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Achsah married John Holbrook Hawes on 1 Jan 1807 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts. John (son of Benjamin Hawes and Elizabeth Holbrook) was born on 20 Sep 1772 in Sharon, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 21 Jul 1846 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 18. Elizabeth Holbrook Hawes  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 May 1809 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 18 Aug 1860 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 7

  1. 16.  Samuel Hart Sanger Descendancy chart to this point (13.Samuel6, 10.Samuel5, 7.Richard4, 4.Elizabeth3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.George1) was born on 16 Jan 1800 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died in Dec 1874 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Or Samuel Heart Sanger.

    Samuel married Eliza Weston on 28 Oct 1824 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Eliza (daughter of William Weston and Hannah) was born on 7 Mar 1806 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 25 Nov 1886 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 19. Samuel A. Sanger  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1825 in Garland, Penboscot, Maine; died on 22 Jan 1877 in Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  2. 17.  George Barber Hooker Descendancy chart to this point (14.Zibeon6, 11.Sarah5, 8.Elisha4, 5.Zachariah3, 3.Zachariah2, 1.George1) was born on 15 Apr 1808 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 14 Nov 1876 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 17 Apr 1808, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    George married Hannah Kimball on 3 Feb 1831 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Hannah (daughter of Thomas Kimball and Hannah Fuller) was born on 30 Sep 1811 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 29 Aug 1897 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 20. Hannah Maria Hooker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 15 Feb 1832 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 25 Jun 1861 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 18.  Elizabeth Holbrook Hawes Descendancy chart to this point (15.Achsah6, 12.George5, 9.Deacon4, 6.Deacon3, 3.Zachariah2, 1.George1) was born on 10 May 1809 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 18 Aug 1860 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Elizabeth married Dr. Ebenezer Stone on 23 Nov 1831 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Ebenezer (son of Silas Stone and Jennet Twitchell) was born on 10 Oct 1797 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 13 Aug 1869 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 21. 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. 19.  Samuel A. Sanger Descendancy chart to this point (16.Samuel7, 13.Samuel6, 10.Samuel5, 7.Richard4, 4.Elizabeth3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.George1) was born about 1825 in Garland, Penboscot, Maine; died on 22 Jan 1877 in Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    The record of his marriage says he was a carpenter.

    Samuel married Hannah Maria Hooker on 20 May 1850 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Hannah (daughter of George Barber Hooker and Hannah Kimball) was born on 15 Feb 1832 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 25 Jun 1861 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 22. Lucy E. Sanger  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Mar 1859 in Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 12 Jan 1932 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio; was buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.

  2. 20.  Hannah Maria Hooker Descendancy chart to this point (17.George7, 14.Zibeon6, 11.Sarah5, 8.Elisha4, 5.Zachariah3, 3.Zachariah2, 1.George1) was born on 15 Feb 1832 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 25 Jun 1861 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1833, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Hannah married Samuel A. Sanger on 20 May 1850 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Samuel (son of Samuel Hart Sanger and Eliza Weston) was born about 1825 in Garland, Penboscot, Maine; died on 22 Jan 1877 in Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 22. Lucy E. Sanger  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Mar 1859 in Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 12 Jan 1932 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio; was buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.

  3. 21.  William Eben Stone Descendancy chart to this point (18.Elizabeth7, 15.Achsah6, 12.George5, 9.Deacon4, 6.Deacon3, 3.Zachariah2, 1.George1) 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. 23. 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.