18 May 2012

"I Begun to Learn Latin Latter End of the Year 1763"


[Continued from "I Call to Mind My Parent Dear": Isaac Stone's Tribute to His Mother


This is the last installment of Isaac Stone's beautiful manuscript on his family history. It's not addressed to anyone in particular, so I wouldn't call it a letter. It's more about his relatives than himself, so not really autobiographical, either. Yes, I guess it is notes on his family history: almost a compilation.

I took to my software program (newly updated Reunion for Macintosh, v. 10) and created a tree using only the information in his letter, and only if I was sure of what he meant. The relationships in this portion of his work are not always so clear, so I left a bunch of them out altogether. I resisted the temptation to check it all via the published vital records, and will leave that to anyone who really wants to pursue Isaac and his family, or for another time.





p. 8 [cont.]


My Father mar.d to Miss Anna Parker Feb. 28. 1788. __
My children. Mos. born March 2. 1774. Mard Nov. 6. '94.
His child.n Jonas_ June 6. '93. Died Sept. 30. '95. Sukey Feb. 19.
'92. Moses Died, in the morning, May 10. 1803. ~
~ Sukey – Sept. 14. 1776. Luke Rice _ Aug 10. '78. Jonas _
Nov. 17. '79. Died, Nov. 19. 48 h. old. Grace Nov. 28. '81.
Submit. G. July 6. '88. ~ My sis Lydia inft. Mar. '50.
Died Jan.    '60. ~ Rachel_Oct. 20. '54. Mard Sept. 3. '84.
Racl Rice_[Nye?]_Sept. 4. '85. Elisab. Feb. 4. '87. Olive___
June 26. '88. Mary, Sept. 21. '90. Lydia _ May 1. '93.
Jonas _ Ward _ Decr '95. ~ Sis. Parer, Lydia 2nd
Mar.     '61. 1Sally_May 4. '84. '84. Died, Mar. 27. '803.
2Lydia_       '86. 3Lucy June      '88. 4Luke '90
5.Jonas_ Friday, Oct. 25. '92. 6Simn Mar. 11. '95.
7[Scratched out then faint overwrite of Phebe] '97. 8[Phebe scratched out and Mars? overwritten, faintly] April.   1800.
9Asa_ Oct. 13. 1802. 10 [^illegible addition] Stillman. 11. [Eb. Druids?]
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L.R.S. Mard to N.S. June 24. 1804. Nabby Taft_
_Jan. 14. 1777. Now, N. Stone. Moses their son___
May 2. 1805. Na[t/b] Stone Sept. [20]. 180[4/9].
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Susanna Goddard born August 4 O.S. 14. N.S. [^1744]
Marrd Oct. 27. 1773. I begun to preach about 14.
of Oct. 1770. _ Came to Douglas, Mar. 30. preached
first at Doug. Mar. 31. 1771. Ordained Oct. 30. 1771.
I begun to learn Latin, latter end of the year 1763.
Joined the ch'h in Shrews. June or July '64 being
16 years the Mar. before. Studied [^with] Mr Sumner
next winter. abt. 17 '65 I went to Mr. Payson's__
'66, July after I was 18. I [??, ink blot] College. Isaac Stone.





p. 9

[accounts]


Douglas, 1807. George Riedel Dr

   Horse to Providence, cr 1 day.
x Mr. G. Briggs Horse + Hey
twice to Sutton    in 1807. + 1808
Mr Saml Smith, Dr 1807.
Horse to Uxbridge_ + Buck Hill_
Mr. Hunt unwilling to pay__
Mr. Clar[kson?] Hunt had my horse
several times + paid. But Decr
1805. He had my horse to Mendon.
It was to have been paid by [^Mr] Oliver
Flint_ it was not _
Febry 1808. Mr. Simeon Marsh
   had my horse + Sleigh to Worcester
Mr. Stoddard had my horse to
Uxbridge. all which I wish may
be paid to Luke R. Stone.
April 16. 1808      Isaac Stone.




p. 10
Freeborn White had my
[???] Freeborn White had
my horse _ _ March 1808.
[Bottom of page, upside down]
Luke? April 16, 1808


This chart comes out very tiny here, but gives you an idea of how much information Isaac provided!




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