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William Henry Stone born 1846

Lola Mae, Lela Bell

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William H. Stone was born 17 May 1846 in Marshall Co., Mississippi at Hickory Flat near Holly Springs. He married Sarah Elizabeth Vinson on 8 Dec 1869 in Tishamingo Co., Mississippi. Sarah was born 24 Jan 1852 in Tishomingo County and died 3 May 1913 in Obion Co., Tennessee. They had at least twelve children who were:

     William Walter Stone - He was born on 4 Nov 1870  in Mississippi. He married his first wife, Susie Meeks, on 22 Nov 1892. They had at least six children who were Minnie, Chester, Jo, and three who died young. He married his second wife, Callie McCann, on 21 Dec 1903. They had at least nine children. William Walter died on 25 Dec 1959 and is buried at the New Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Troy, Tennessee.

     Josie Stone - She was born on 10 Sep 1876 in Tishamingo Co., Mississippi. She married Ernest Prather on 16 Nov 1898. Ernest, the son of S. F. and Josie Marberry Prather, was born 9 Jul 1873 and died 11 Jul 1953. They had at least one child and she was Ina Mai Prather. Ina Mai was born 18 Feb 1901 and died 10 Feb 1973. She married Masa Hickman on 9 Aug 1918. They had one daughter name Helen Hunt (Hickman) Hutchison. Josie's name was spelled Jocie in the family Bible, but Josie on her tombstone. She died 6 Aug 1942 and is buried, along with Ernest Prather, at Cobbs Chapel Cemetery in Obion Co., Tennessee.

     Georgia Ann Stone - She was born on 6 Nov 1878 in Tishamingo Co., Mississippi. She married H. Syl Sutton on 28 Oct 1901. They had at least seven children. Georgia died on 17 Dec 1964 and is buried in Cobbs Chapel in Obion Co., Tennessee.

     Lela Bell Stone - She was born on 5 Nov 1880 in Tishamingo Co., Mississippi. She married Tom Elexander Cleek on 4 Aug   1906. They had at least three children. Lela Bell died on 25 Dec 1963 and is buried in Cobbs Chapel in Obion Co., Tennessee.

     Lola Mae Stone - She was born on 20 Sep 1884 in Mississippi. She married John Sam Kendall on 25 Dec 1905. She died on 31 Jul 1971 and is buried in Cobbs Chapel in Obion Co., Tennessee.

     Henry Calvin Stone - He was born on 4 Dec 1886 in Tishamingo Co., Mississippi. He married Lillie Mai Hayes on 28 Dec 1913. They had at least two children. Henry Calvin died on 17 Sep 1971 and is buried in Cobbs Chapel in Obion Co., Tennessee.

     Nannie Elizabeth Stone - She was born on 18 Dec 1888 in Mississippi. She married Boone Calhoun on 12 Aug 1910. They   had at least seven children. Nannie Elizabeth died 14 Oct 1936 and is buried in Cobbs Chapel in Obion Co., Tennessee.

     Frank Stone - He was born on 6 Jan 1893 in McNairy Co., Tennessee. He married Mary Jo Roney on 5 Sep 1915. They had at least two children. Frank died in 1953 and is buried in Cobbs Chapel in Obion Co., Tennessee.

     Jimmie Stone - Died in infancy or early childhood. No other information is known.

     Effie Stone - Died in infancy or early childhood. No other information is known.

     Pearly Stone - Died in infancy or early childhood. No other information is known.

William Henry joined the Confederacy Aug 1864 when he was 18 years old. His application to Pension lists his military record as Co. K 1st Mississippi Lt. artillery. C. S. A. which was commanded by Captain George F. Abbay under General Thomas. His record was not found when he applied and he probably would not have gotten his pension were it not for his POW records after the Battle of Blakely, which is near Mobile. He was captured Apr 9, 1865 and held prisoner on Ship Island, off the coast near Gulfport, Mississippi. This is also known as Fort Massachusetts.  His name is on the brass plaque on the wall of the compound. He was transferred to Vicksburg, Mississippi 1 May 1865 and was paroled at Camp Townsend 6 May 1865. They took him to the Mississippi coast and told him to go home. He had trouble finding anything to eat. He stopped at a farm and they gave him something, but not much. He ran across a turnip patch and he filled his pockets full. He said that was a life saver. He was the last living Confederate Veteran of Obion County and he was once honored, along with veterans of other wars, at a special ceremony at the monument to the unknown Confederate dead in Union City, Tennessee. On his application for a Civil War Pension, one of the questions was, "Did you take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States?" He wrote "I did not". All through the depression he received a pension of $49 a month. Everybody in the neighborhood borrowed money off him. He walked his farm every day and mended fences. In his 80's, he got his second eyesight and could read the papers without glasses. He never was sick, and when he was 97 years of age he went to bed and died. Arthur Calhoun said that the doctor prescribed a bottle of Old Grandad Whiskey for William Henry and told him to have a toddy every day. Arthur said that he didn't believe William ever had one toddy and as a kid he had one for him. Arthur's Aunt Mae told William that he was doing what the Doctor ordered and he said no he hadn't as he couldn't stand that stuff. She just looked at him and said somebody has. William said, "Not me!". Arthur was too young, so he just kept quiet.

He moved from Mississippi to McNairy Co., Tennessee when he was 40 years old. He settled near Bethel Springs. By 1913 he had moved to Obion Co., Tennessee. He was the last surviving Confederate Veteran of Obion Co., Tennessee. He died on 4 Jul 1943 and is buried in Cobbs Chapel in Obion Co., Tennessee.

Sarah Elizabeth's father was Hiram Calvin Vinson (1822-1909) and mother was Martha Ann Kendall, daughter of Edward Elms Kendall. She also had a brother named John Vinson. His wife's name was Lionie or Linnie. He lived near Mt. Pelice, which is close to Martin, Tennessee. He had two girls, not twins, named Wessie and Lessie. Wessie married a man named Cape and had four children, Daisy, Archie, and twins, a boy and a girl. Lessie married and had one son.

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