, born November, 1792; deceased May 14, 1793.
, born January 18, 1794.
, born November 9, 1795.
, born September 10, 1797.
, born April 19, 1800.
, born January 26, 1802.
Thomas Jefferson Stone
, born March, 1804.
The title and the first four names were written at one sitting apparently, probably with a quill pen. Additions have been made by a later hand, or hands, judging by the two different inks used to complete the record, which is nearly correct.
The proper dates, or, more correctly speaking, the dates of baptism have been found in the records of the Firsh Parish
Comparison of dates shows that the children were baptized in from four to fifteen days after birth.
It may be further noted that Mary Stone
was baptized ‘Polly Tufts
,’ that Hannah was given Adams
for a middle name, and John the name of Cutter
owned a pew in the First Parish Church, and in all probability attended church there.
It seems safe to surmise that the children went to the Milk Row School, a description of which Mr. Hawes
has given us in his papers on the schools of Charlestown
Most of the children on their marriage settled, it might be said, within a stone's throw of the old homestead.
One lived in East Cambridge for a time, and two or more in Boston
John Cutter Stone
, the oldest son, owned land on the southerly side of Union Square, as far down as Prospect Street. That he married and settled near is shown by the record of the baptism, ‘by her own desire,’ of his wife, Eliza Stone
, on the presentation of a child, John Tufts
, for baptism December 5, 1802; another child, David, was baptized in 1804.
Jonathan owned land below Prospect Street, bounded by Miller's River
He was a house-wright, according to Wyman
It is said that he met his death by drowning in Miller's River
He was a sleep-walker, and while being anxiously followed one