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John and Delcina Stone

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Rank: Sergeant
Organization: Calvery, 5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry, Co. D; Union Military Service
Commanding Officer: Capt. Linville; Lt. Onions
Enlisted: ST. Joseph, MO


John Stone came from Cottle County around 1898 and settled near Cone. For awhile he lived in a dugout, later building a home on a section of land. His children are: Emma Snyder, Lula Hudlow, Vera McDermett, Jessie Hanes, Amanda Perminter, and two sons, Henry and Roddy.

A stepdaughter, Ms. Clement Percer, came out to Emma from Red River County with her sons, Claude, Ed, Roy and her daughter, Eva. She later married Charlie Berry and to them were born, John, Jim, and Ollie May. After the death of her husband, she married a Mr. Biehl and they had one son, Joe.

Source: "Through the Years, A History of Crosby County, Texas" by Nellie Witt Spikes and Temple Ann Ellis ©1951; The Naylor Company, San Antonio, Texas

Delcinia Pinkerton Stone was born on July l9th, l854 at Lumpkin County Georgia. She was the daughter of Jonathon David and Elizabeth Clements Pinkerton. They moved to Alabama when she was two years of age. Her father was born in l8l5 in Buncombe North Carolina. His father was Robert C Pinkerton b. 22 Feb. l790 d.7th of March in Buncombe, North Carolina. He was married to a Mary Ray.

Here is a l860 Census of Marshall Co. Al. page 916, The Western Division; 2 June; P.O. Guntersville, Alabama: Line l6: house 23/family 23;
J.D. Pinkerton,45 , Farmer,-/$740 b.NC
Elizabeth 44 b.NC
Nancy s 22 b. NC
Margarett E. 20 b. NC
William H l8 b. NC
Mary E l5 b. NC attended school
Jabel A l2 b. Ga
Andrew l0 b. Ga attended school
Sarah L. 8 b. Ga attended school
Delcenia M. 5 b. Ga

JOHN STONE AND DELCINA M. were married at Attalla Etowah Co. Ala on Feb 22, l877. John and his wife Delcina came to Crosby County in 1900 from Paducah. They lived in a half dugout west of Cone.

They moved to Arkansas Co Ark. in l890 For 2 years to Cottle Co. Texas , was there when the county was orig. in l892. For l5 years to Crosby Co, Texas.

They moved to Chavis Co. N.M. for ll years until l9l8. To Lubbock Co. Texas where JOHN B. STONE died Oct 6, l921 from heart failure. DELCINIA did live in Crosby Co. and Floyd Co.


This is information that I obtained from Roddie Lee Starkey, Roddie B. Backus Stone´s daughter in Ralls, Texas.
Submitted by: Sandra Gilliam

NOTES From Sandra Gilliam: I believe his middle name was Baccus. I cannot prove it at this time, but from the papers Delcinia wrote and signed for his confederate pension his name was John B. Stone. I found his father living in New York and his name was also John B. Stone. John did have 2 stepbrothers, William and Henry. His mother's name was Hewitt or Huitt. I was told by Roddie, Uncle Roddie's daughter, that William and Henry moved westward. In Delcinia's papers, she said John Stone had moved to Texas after he was discharged from the Army. He was working for a Pink Scott who married Delcinia's sister Molly (Mary I suppose). When they went to Alabama to visit that is when Delcinia met John. John was born in Buffalo, New York. He was 22 when he inlisted in the service in MO., he was discaharged at Little Rock, Ark. He was 6ft tall, fair complexion, blue eyes and light hair. He and Delcinia were married in Alabama Feb. 22, 1877. They lived in Arkansas Co, Ark., for 2 years and then moved to Cottle Co, Texas for 15 years. Next they lived in Crosby Co, Tx for 11 years and then in Chavis Co, NM they lived till the fall of 1918. They were living in Lubbock, Tx when John died October 6, 1921.

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 Notes: indifferences: 1880 Marshall Co, Alabama Census; FHL # 1254024,NA Film # T9-0024,
  Page # 231B:
Pink Scott, self, M, male, W, 23, AL, Farming, GA, GA
Nancy Scott, wife, M, fe,ale, W, 30, AL, Housekeeping, SC, SC
next door: same page and source
John Mobly, self, M, male, W, 79, SC, Farming, SC, SC
Ellen Mobly, wife, M, female, W, 65, GA, keeping house, SC, SC
Caroline Scott, dau, S, female, W, 25, AL, keeping house, SC, SC
Notes: John and Lou Tee Francis McDermett Haddock's Bible: " my grandfather Stones
 full name is John Henry Stone born in Buffalo, New York July 29, 18??"(in bend of page)
1880 Marshall, Alabama Census
FHL Film # 1254024
NA Film # T(-0024
Page # 244A
Dulcuora Stone, self, M, female, W, 25, GA, housekeeping, NC, NC
Sarah C. Stone, dau, S, female, W, 5, AL, AI (?), AL, GA
Loula Stone, dau, S, female, W, 2, AL, blank, NY, GA
Onto Stone, son S, male, W, 3M, AL, NY, GAve
Note: John Stone must have been away from home at the time the census record keeper 
came around. Also the oldest girl's parents place of birth differ from the children
 belonging to Dulsama and John. Leaving questions to a possible child by the prior 
 marriage of Dulsama to the Berry mentioned at Hudlow-Bevers site. by Sherryl Bers  

NOTES: next door is Dulsama Pinkerton's father and 3 brothers, also next door to Jonathan 
again is another Pinkerton family suggesting that they too, belong to this family. See full
 census records of; Jonathan Pinkerton.
John Stone was about 38 when he married Dul Senia, leaving much time to have had another 
family prior to this marriage. Weather he did or not is not known, but he does go on to
 have children as late as 1896.
1900 Cottle Co, Texas Census Pct N
E.D. 20 vol 25; dwellings: S-350
Stone, John, head, W,, July 1839, 60, NY
Dulsama M., wife, W, July 1854, 45, GA
Vera (non-readable letter-J, H, I,) dau, W, May 1884, 16, Ala
Jesse A. dau, W, Dec 1887, 12, Ark
William H., W, son, April 1890, 10, TX
Marcella M., W, dau, Sept 1892, 7, TX
Rodie B., son, W, Apr 1896, 4, TX
1920 Lubbock Co, Texas Census
E.D 71; dwellings: 712-733
name relation,house,sex,race,age,statues,education,born,
Name: John STONE
Birth: July 29, 1839 in Buffalo, New York
Death: October 6, 1921 in Cone, Crosby Co, Texas
Mary Lou Stone Hudlow - John Stone´s daughter. Her wedding photo, husband Lindsey Edward Hudlow. They lived in Foard County till 1918 where she died in the 1918 Influenza epidemic.
Info and picture submitted by: Sandra Gilliam


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