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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Samuel S. STONE

            Samuel S. STONE, born in Cabell county, Virginia, now Logan county, West Virginia, in 1812, settled in Lincoln county in 1854. His parents, John and Jennie (Shelton) Stone, were residents of Cabell county, and in this county in 1834, Samuel S. Stone was united in marriage with Folly Hatfield, daughter of Adam and Mary (Williams) Hatfield, who reside in Cabell county. The birth record of the thirteen children of Mr. and Mrs. Stone is: William N., born March 13, 1837; Crispin M., February 7, 1839; John A., January 21; 1841; Irvin F., January 10, 1843; Milton W., January 10, 1845; Mary W., November 27, 1846; Martha J., January 18, 1849; Elizabeth A., March 13, 1851; Emily F., February 12, 1853; Eliza A., November 21, 1854; Henry E., December 14, 1856; Jefferson B., October 26, 1861. The children all reside in Lincoln county. Mr. Stone had three sons in the late war: William and Irvin were in the Confederate army, and Crispin served in the Federal army. Milton W. was captured and sent to Camp Chase, and died on his return. Samuel S. Stone is a farmer in Jefferson district, owning 318 acres of good land. A part is highly improved, has upon it a fine orchard, and the remainder is heavily timbered with oak, poplar, ash, walnut and pine. The land contains mineral, coal and iron ore of superior quality. Mr. Stone joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1837, and since then has lived an upright, honorable life, and is respected by all in the community. His postoffice address is Griffithsvile, 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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