Church, and at the first meeting held his granddaughter on his knee.
This couple celebrated their golden wedding by a family dinner party; the only guest outside the family was Rev. Mr. Russ
, of the First Universalist Church, who made an address.
lived and died a bachelor.
He was a very fine horseman, with an erect, military carriage.
He was prominent in the Lancers.
He was in the grain business with Robert Vinal
for a number of years.
He always wore a high silk hat. He was guardian for the Grover children on the death of his father, and received their share of the estate in trust.
Thomas Jefferson Stone
married Mary Rice
, and they lived in Boston
They had two sons.
One died at Nahant
of typhoid fever, the other went West and disappeared.
Both these brothers, Daniel and Thomas
, though promising in youth, had a dreary old age, but found homes with relatives or friends.
Lydia, the youngest daughter, who had lived and grown up in the home of her sister Mary, met there a young man who came to the house on business with Mr. Bonner
, of Scituate
They were married May 21, 1820, and their first home was in Boston
In 1824 they moved to Somerville
and, according to one authority, built a large, square house on Bow Street, near the corner of what is now Warren Avenue. Another authority says the house was inherited by Mrs. Vinal
, that it was new, and had never been occupied.
It may have been built by John Stone
just previous to his death.
It was a handsome and notable place for many years.
There was an air of refinement and gentility about it which made it very attractive.
took a prominent part in the formation of the First Congregational Society in Somerville
, and was well known as Deacon Vinal
was very charming and easy in company, entering a room with a graceful courtesy.
She always had a pleasing and agreeable manner; this is the testimony of one who remembered her well.
She was frequently sent for in case of sickness.
There were eleven children in this family, and all arrived at maturity: Robert Aldersey
, Lydia M., Mary Elizabeth