|Birth: ||May 25, 1770|
|Death: ||Apr. 14, 1834|
Nathan Stone was born on May 25, 1770 in Hubbardston, Massachusetts. He is the son of Nathan Stone (1746-1827) and Freelove Phillips (1749-1826). He married Eunice Priest on August 19, 1790 in Princeton, Massachusetts. Like his parents, Nathan married Eunice when she was five months pregnant. In the 1700s, couples were throwing off the custom where marriages were arranged by their parents. By becoming pregnant, they made a statement that the young couple was going to define their own destiny. It would not be until the 1800s when Americans were enter a more prudish Victorian era, where such practices would again be frowned upon.
Nathan and Eunice went on to have five children. He lived briefly in Vermont where his daughter, Rhoda, was born in 1801. Then he moved to Louisville, New York in about 1804, where he lived out the rest of his life.
From a letter I received from Roger Peterson on March 21, 1993, I found that Nathan Stone settled a farm on the St. Lawrence River around 1805-1810. The farm passed from Nathan to his son, Israel in about 1834 and then to Israel's son, John. The farm was then passed on to John's son, Fred and then to Fred's brother, George in 1917. In 1954, the federal government bought the farm from George Stone, so that the St. Lawrence Seaway could be constructed. The farm buildings were burned down and much of the property inundated by the Seaway.
In 1806, he was made captain in Lt. Col. Turner's regiment and on February 11, 1811, he became lieutenant-colonel. He resigned that commission in 1813. He passed away on April 11, 1834 at the age of 63. His wife passed on January 28, 1846 at the age of 77.
Louisville Community Cemetery
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
Maintained by: Nelson Huseby
Originally Created by: silentarcher99
Record added: Sep 05, 2008
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