In Memory of In memory of
Mr. John Stinson Mrs. Mary Stinson
who departed relict of
this Life Mr. John Stinson
Febry ye 6th AD who died Octr.
1785 4th 1793
In the 89th In the 90th year
Year of his of her age
John Stinson was born about 1695 and died 5 February 1785 in Londonderry, New Hampshire. He immigrated to Portsmouth in 1727 and married Mary Hogg. She was born about 1703 and died 4 October 1793. Mary Stinson was enumerated in the first federal census in 1790 in Londonderry.
John and Mary Stinson had ten children. Several sons went on to settle in Starkstown (now Dunbarton, New Hampshire). Another son, David, was killed by the Indians when captured along with the Stark brothers (John and William) on 28 April 1752 along the Pemigewasset River in Northern New Hampshire. One of the Stinson daughters, Mary, married Captain William Stark. Another daughter, Betsey (Jane), married Stephen Holland, the British Spy around 1751. You can read all about this Loyalist spy at this link:
Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ John and Mary (Hogg) Stinson, buried in Derry, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted August 16, 2016, ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/08/tombstone-tuesday-john-and-mary-hogg.html: accessed [access date]).