Francis M. Stone

                 Goodspeed 1890

Francis M. Stone was born in Howard (then Pike) County, Ark., October,
1844. His father, William Stone, was born in 1792, in North Carolina, and
died January 7, 1859. His mother, Miss Sarah J. Huddleston, was a native of
Tennessee, born in 1804 and died in 1874. They were married in 1819 and had
eleven children, of whom only James, Francis M., and Sarah J. are living.
The family moved to Arkansas in 1839, settling in what is now Howard
County. The subject of our sketch passed his youth there, enlisting in 1862
in Monroe's regiment, Arkansas Cavalry, and serving as a private until the
end of the war. He was neither wounded nor captured at any time. At the
close of the war he devoted his attention to agriculture, buying 200 acres
of fine land in 1867. January 10, 1867, he married Miss Mary E. Hester, a
daughter of William and Betty (Blackwell) Hester, of Georgia. She was born
February 17, 1851, dying July 10, 1877, and leaving six children, of whom
Letty L. is dead. William, Henry, Adolphus A., Lucinda J. and Walter are
living. In January, 1878, Mr. Stone married Mrs. Sarah Lane, of Arkansas,
who was born in 1852, and is living at the present time. Mrs. Stone is a
member of the Methodist Church.

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, The Goodspeed
Publishing Company: Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis, 1890, Howard County,
page 294, edited.

Update 03.20.01              David Kelley 1997                 BIO-0018.HTM