John Stone (about 1595 – about 1670) arrived in Massachusetts in 1635 on board the ship Elizabeth, with his two sons by his first wife, and with his second wife and her four Haskell children (including William Haskell (1618 – 1693) my 9th great grandfather in another lineage). They settled in Beverly, near the head of the Bass River near the present day Cummings Center (formerly the United States Shoe Machinery Company).
John Stone ran the ferry across the Bass River from Beverly to Salem until 1639. He removed to Beverly sometime before 1662, and was one of the founding members of the Beverly church in 1667. His son, Nathaniel (about 1632 – 1718), my 8th great grandfather, was a constable in Salem in 1667 and was a freeman in 1668. He died intestate in 1718. I descend from his two eldest sons, John (1661 – 1736) and Nathaniel (1663 – 1741)- my 7th great grandfathers (see below).
For more information:
Chronicles of the Haskell Family, by Ira J. Haskell, Ellis Printing Co., Lynn, Massachusetts, 1943
Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis, “The Ancestry of Sarah Stone”, Volume III, pages 377- 398, by Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Publishing Co, Baltimore, 1996.
The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634 – 1635, by Robert Charles Anderson, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, Volume VI, R-S, pages 552 – 553.
My STONE genealogy:
Generation 1: John Stone, born about 1595 in England, died between 1667 – 1677; married first to Unknown. He married second to Elinor, the widow of William Haskell. Elinor died about 1650 in Beverly.
Generation 2: Nathaniel Stone, born about 1632 in England, died 8 March 1718 in Salem, Massachusetts; married to Remember Corning, daughter of Samuel Corning and Elizabeth Huntley. They had eleven children.
Generation 3: John Stone, born 20 February 1661 in Salem, died 28 July 1736 in Beverly; married first to Sarah Gale, daughter of Edmund Gale and Sarah Dixey. She was born 5 February 1666 in Salem and died before 1726. Ten children. John Stone was also married to Hester Gaines and Jane Stacy Stanley.
Generation 4: Susanna Stone, born 20 August 1702 in Beverly, died 17 May 1751 in Beverly; married on 2 July 1723 in Beverly to Randall Preston, son of William Preston and Priscilla Randall. He was born on 3 April 1702 in Beverly and died 27 March 1744 in Beverly. Twelve children.
Generation 5: William Presson m. Abigail Sargent
Generation 6: Lucy Presson m. James Andrews
Generation 7: Orpha Andrews m. Joseph Allen
Generation 8: Joseph Gilman Allen m. Sarah Burnham Mears
Generation 9: Joseph Gilman Allen m. Carried Maude Batchelder
Generation 10: Stanley Elmer Allen m. Gertrude Matilda Hitchings (my grandmother)
Generation 3: Nathaniel Stone, born 14 September 1663 in Salem, died 23 February 1741 in Beverly; married on 26 March 1689 in Beverly to Mary Balch, daughter of Benjamin Balch and Sarah Gardner. She was born about 1667 in Beverly, and died 12 March 1737 in Beverly. Nine children.
Generation 4: Josiah Stone, born 27 August 1681 in Beverly, died after 1757, married first to Dorithy Fuller, daughter of James Fuller and Mary Rindge. She was born 18 December 1684 and died 1756 in Beverly. Six children. Josiah Stone married second to Elizabeth Simmonds of Boxford, Massachusetts.
Generation 5: Josiah Stone, born 18 October 1722 in Beverly, died before 20 March 1807 in Beverly; married on 27 December 1759 in Beverly to Martha Ashby, daughter of Ebenezer Ashby and Margery Unknown. One child. Josiah was previously married to Mary Davis of Wells, Maine.
Generation 6: Captain Josiah Stone, born 25 December 1763 in Beverly, died 20 April 1848 in Beverly; married on 25 January 1759 to Susanna Hix, daughter of Abraham Hix and Sarah Matthews. She was baptized on 17 January 1768 in Beverly, and died 30 May 1859 in Beverly. Six children. He was previously married to Mary Wales.
Generation 7: Eunice Stone, baptized 15 May 1807 in Beverly, died 21 October 1866 in Beverly; married on 30 December 1828 in Beverly to Peter Hoogerzeil, son of Simon Hogerzeil and Lissa Van Epenhuizen. He was born 28 October 1803 in Dordrecht, Holland and died 12 May 1889 in Beverly. Six children.
Generation 8: Peter Hoogerziel m. Mary Etta Healey
Generation 9: Florence Etta Hoogerzeil m. Arthur Treadwell Hitchings
Generation 10: Gertrude Matilda Hitchings m. Stanley Elmer Allen (my grandparents)
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