Elijah Stone is a lineal descendant of Virginia parentage. His paternal grandfather was Benjamin Stone, a preacher of the Gospel. Elijah’s father was also named Benjamin, and was born in the Old Dominion State, November 11, 1783, but was reared in that portion which afterward became West Virginia. His father removed to Pennsylvania, where the son was married December 23, 1804, wedding Sarah Larew, who was born in New Jersey, October 8, 1785. This marriage resulted in the birth of eleven children as follows: Abigail, Polly, Anna, Elijah, Rebecca, Benjamin, Abraham and Isaac, twins, Sarah Jane, Jeremiah and Lavicie. The father and mother came to Ohio and to Indiana in 1816, settling in the southeast portion. Their deaths occurred in this state, the father’s March 5, 1833, and the mother’s December 24, 1871. Elijah Stone was born in Ohio, June 20, 1810, and was married in Indiana, December 8, 1831, to Elizabeth Ann Taylor, born in Kentucky, June 3, 1816, died in Indiana December 8, 1851, leaving these children: William G. M., Julia Ann, Sarah Ann, Hugh M. C., Mary Ann and Martha Jane, twins, Elijah F., Isaac, and Culvin S. April 26, 1852, their father married for a second wife, Rachel Lamkin, nee Rachel Dorrell, who was born in Ohio, September 29, 1809. Her first marriage was blessed by the birth of a son, named William, who lost his life as a soldier in the Civil War. Her second marriage was blessed by the birth of a daughter, named Elizabeth. Elijah Stone came to Johnson County in 1859, and has lived in the county ever since. His life occupation has been farming. He and wife are members of the United Brethren Church, and enjoy the high esteem of their neighbors.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 914.