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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Crispen Monterville STONE

            Crispen Monterville Stone was born February 7, 1839, in Cabell county, (now) West Virginia, and in 1858 accompanied his parents, Samuel Sturm Stone and Mary (Hatfield) Stone, on their settlement in what is now Lincoln county. August 1, 1858, he married Eveline Spurlock, who died in May, 1862, having been the mother of: Viola, born August 12, 1859, and Henry, barn in May 1862, died same month. Viola is now the wife of Zatto Adkins of Kanawha county. In Boone county, West Virginia, August 1, 1866, were spoken the words joining in one the lives ot Crispen M. Stone and Nancy Ellen Hoffman, and their eight children were born: Mary Florence, June 20, 1867; Viella, January 2, 1869; Leota, October 15, 1871; Matilda Alice, October 15, 1873; Prince, August 26, 1875; Stella, December 13, 1876; Lucy Ann, July 23, 1878; Henry Samuel, June 30, 1881; Myrtie Lee, December 18, 1882. Nancy E., wife of Mr. Stone, was born in Boone county, December 2, 1846, and is a daughter of Charles and Mary (Price) Hoffman. Her mother died April 5, 1861, and her father now resides in Lincoln county. Crispen M. Stone served three years in the Federal army, enlisting in Company K, 8th West Virginia Infantry, afterwards the 7th West Virginia Cavalry, and serving till the expiration of his term of enlistment, when he re-enlisted in the same regiment and served till the close of the war. He has been four years constable of Lincoln county. He owns 162 acres of land on Big Horse creek, about 60 acres under cultivation, the land rich and productive, and veined with iron and coal. He raises tobacco, which grows rich and fine, and has store-houses for the same. He may be addressed at Grjffithsville, Lincoln county, West Virginia.

      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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