were the said commissioners; so it would seem to have been wholly a family affair.
The settlement of the estate involved a three-days' trip to Townsend
on horseback, and the expense is duly charged in the account of the administrator.
The next year Jonathan married Martha Cutler
, or Cutter
, of West Cambridge
, May 21, 1747.
was a descendant, in the fourth generation, from Richard Cutter
, a youth who came from England
in the ship Defence
at the same time as Gregory Stone
The couple probably lived in Watertown
in the homestead, and possibly in Medford
for some years, as Wyman
mentions his name as of Medford
They were admitted from the church in Watertown
to that in Shrewsbury
in 1769, though they may have lived in Shrewsbury
for some years previously.
He died in Shrewsbury
October 3, 1805, in his eighty-first year, and his widow passed away two years later.
They left a family of twelve children.
The oldest, Jonathan, was killed during the retreat out of New York, 1776. Two others, Seth and John, lived in Charlestown
, and their descendants used to visit cousins in Shrewsbury
The items of the inventory, filed April 1, 1806, are valued in dollars and cents.
Here, again, the spelling of the names of articles is too amusing to be passed by. A walking caine is valued at $.25; six pair pillow Casefs at $2.05; 1 Caise Drawers, $1.00; 8 Citching Chiers at $1.33. All the effects, especially articles of wearing apparel
, are valued at a very low figure.
, in his ‘Charlestown Estates,’ in the list of Stones gives three names of persons who may be claimed by members of the present family as relatives.
The first name mentioned is that of Samuel Stone
, son of Jonathan and Chary Adams Stone
, and brother of the Jonathan Stone
whose record has just been reviewed.
He came from Watertown
to this place in 1750, and afterward moved to Ashby
Seth and John Stone
, sons of Jonathan Stone
, next claim our attention.
They were both born in Shrewsbury
, although one authority mentions Menotomy