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1786 Uriah Stone was Coroner in Grafton, New Hampshire. "Lists of the Civil, Military, and Ecclesiastical Departments of the State New Hampshire, from June, 1786, to June, 1787. Coroners for the county of Grafton. ... Uriah Stone, Piermont" [1]

1790 Uriah Stone lived in Piermont, Grafton County, New Hampshire near Samuel, John, Benjamin, and Benjamin Jr. [2]

1800 James, John, and Benjamin lived in Piermont, Grafton County, New Hampshire. [US census, 1800]

1810 Simon J Stone lived in Piermont, Grafton County, New Hampshire. [3]

1832 Hepsibah H. Stone was buried in the East Berkshire Congregational Cemetery, East Berkshire, Franklin County, Vermont. The inscription on her monument states, "In Memory of Hepsibah H. wife of Uriah Stone who died May 4, 1832, in the 88th year of her age." [4]

Research Notes:

1807 Several histories of Piermont, New Hampshire, report that on Uriah Stone's gravestone in the River Road Cemetery in Piermont is the quaint memorial epitaph common in that day, "You may go home and dry your tears, I must lie here till Christ appears." Reportedly died 7 April, 1807 in Peirpont County, New Hampshire.

"Major Uriah Stone came from Hampstead, N.H., about 1763, and located first on the Connecticut river meadow near the Bedel bridge in Haverhill. His log house was carried off by the next spring freshet, and he built him another log cabin in Piermont. He served in the old French war in his youth, and married Hepzibah Hadley. Major Stone cleared and cultivated a large farm, erected a tannery, and established a ferry across the Connecticut. At his death in 1807 he left twelve children, all married and with children of their own. His son George Washington Stone was the father of Malvina Stone. The latter was the wife of the Rev. William Arthur, D.D., and mother of ex-president Chester A. Arthur." [5]

The record for Uriah Stone, DAR Ancestor #: A110340, in the DAR Genealogical Research Service website lists wife Hepzibah Hadley and children Uriah, Benjamin, George W., Betsey, and Abagil and provides the following information: Service: New Hampshire Rank(s): Corporal, Patriotic Service. Birth: 12-1-1748 Plaistow New Hampshire. Death: 4-7-1807 Piermont Grafton Co New Hampshire. Service Description: 1) Capt Timothy Bedel, Signed Assoc Test. [6] [7]

"Uriah Stone was born in Piermont, N.H., in 1748, and died there in 1810. He served under Colonel Timothy Bedel in 1775; was one of the Guard at Haverhill, N.H., in 1776, and was Corporal under Captain John Sloan at Bennington, Vt. in 1777. He married Hepzibah Hadley and had a large family. About 1800 five of the sons - John, Samuel, Benjamin, George Washington, and James Stone - moved to Berkshire, Vt. George Washington Stone had a daughter, Malvina, born April 29, 1802, in Berkshire, Vt., who married William Arthur, a young Irishman, and named her second son Chester Abell, for the husband of her cousin, Abigail, granddaughter of Benjamin and Hannah Corliss Stone." [https://books.google.com/books?id=u34mAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA137]

Sons of the American Revolution applications. [8] [9]

Another source lists him as "Cpl, New Hampshire, Capt Sloan's co, 1777, b 1744 or 48, m at Hampstead, New Hampshire 1763, r Plaistow, New Hampshire; VT; d Piermont, New Hampshire 1807, bur N Fairfield or Piermont, New Hampshire." [Major General Carleton Edward Fisher and Sue Gray Fisher, Soldiers, Sailor, and Patriots of the Revolutionary War - Vermont (Camden, Maine: Picton Press), 506]

Chester Alan Arthur, "21st president of the United States, was born at Fairfield, Franklin county, Vt., Oct. 5, 1830, the eldest son of William and Malvina (Stone) Arthur. His father was educated in Ireland, a graduate of Belfast college, who came to America and settled in Vermont where he became a Baptist preacher. His maternal grandfather, Uriah Stone, was a pioneer settler of New Hampshire, who located in Piermont about 1763." [10]

Uriah Stone and Hepzibah Hadley were ancestors of president Chester Arthur through son George Washington Stone. Several biographical facts were reported by Gary Boyd Roberts. [11]


[1] Newspaper, New-Hampshire Gazette and General Advertiser (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 20 January 1787, vol. XXXI, issue 1585, p. 2.

[2] United States Federal Census, 1790, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[3] United States Federal Census, 1810, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[4] Find A Grave Memorial 21425025, [FindAGrave].

[5] Hamilton Child, Gazetteer of Grafton County, N.H., 1709-1886 (Syracuse, N.Y.: H. Child, 1886), 577, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[6] Daughters of the American Revolution, Ancestor registry, A110340, [DAR Registry].

[7] Daughters of the American Revolution, Ancestor registry, A110343, [DAR Registry].

[8] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Volume 78; Number: 15596, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[9] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Volume: 281; Number: 56002, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[10] John Howard Brown, ed., Lamb's Biographical Dictionary of the United States, Vol. 1 (Boston: James H. Lamb, 1900), 125, [GoogleBooks].

[11] Gary Boyd Roberts, Julie Helen Otto, Ancestors of American Presidents (1995), 49-50, [GoogleBooks].