Note    H3232         Index

John Hoskins Stone, son of David and Elizabeth (Jenifer) Stone, was born during the year 1745 in Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland.
During June and July 1776 he was active in the formation of the Flying Camp to relieve or to drive the British from New York and as a reward for his services he was commissioned a captain of a company composed of men from Charles County. Under the command of Colonel William Smallwood his company participated in the battles of Long Island and White Plains during the autumn of that year.

The Flying Camp was disbanded in Philadelphia early in December, and Captain Stone returned to his seat at "Poynton Manor" shortly before Christmas. He continued active in the cause and during the early part of 1777 as captain he assisted in the formation of the First Maryland Regiment. At its ultimate organization he was granted the colonelcy and commanded his regiment at the battle of Princeton and later at the battle of Germantown, where he was severely wounded. As a result of his injuries he was forced to resign his commission on August 1, 1779.
On February 15, 1781, in Anne Arundel County, Colonel Stone secured license to wed Anne Couden.
Children of John and Anne (Couden) Stone
1. Couden Stone, died young.
2. Anne Stone married John Turner.
3. Elizabeth Stone, born Aug. 3o, 1783, married Feb. 8, 1808, Nathaniel Pope, son of Gerard and Jenny (Rowe) Causine.
4. Robert Couden Stone married July 27, 1805, Mary Mann, of Annapolis.

In 1779 he purchased from William McConchie and Elizabeth his wife, "Watson's Purchase" to which Elizabeth was entitled as dower in the estate of her late husband James Muncaster. On September 4, 1786, he added further to his estate by the purchase from Roger Fowke land in Durham Parish called "Burdett's Rest", beginning at the head of Burdett's Creek and running to Nanjemoy Warehouse. A few days later he bought another portion of "Burdett's Rest" of 215 acres from Sarah Fowke who described herself as the relict of Captain Gerard Fowke.

Colonel Stone was a charter member of the Society of the Cincinnati and had the distinction of being elected the third president of the Maryland chapter. He was also one of the early State Governors of Maryland.

The wife of John Hoskins Stone died on March 4, 1793, at the age of 32 years. A notice of her decease appeared in the Maryland Gazette. He died at Annapolis earlv in October 1804. The American of October 14, stated, "Died on Friday last General J. H. Stone after a long and painful illness".


Note    H3233         Index

Julia Clemens Stone is shown as a witness on the marriage licens e of Mary
Teresa Stone.

See 1880 Census (Rin 30) showing Julia as younger sister of Mary a nd


Note    H3234         Index

See note under her father for her birth and death information.


Note    H3235         Index
There is a record of a Mary Stone, born May 30, 1845, died November 25, 1865, who is buried in the Old Taylorsville Cemetery in Spencer County, KY.


Note    H3236         Index
Notes on the Maddox family from Donna Mullen: Mary Jane Stone was born on
June 5 1821 and died September 12, 1871. She was married to Henry Maddox on
December 12, 1839. He was born August 25, 1813, and died July 15, 1905.


Note    H3237         Index
Grandmother of James Joseph Sparks

MO Death Certificate State file # 18270, Reg Dist # 317, Registrar 's # 1298, State Board of Health of MO. (In possession of James J. Sparks San Carlos, CA)

Family Record entitled "Record by Martha Jenkins Stone and Mary Teresa Stone Sparks" states "Mary Teresa Stone, Daughter of William Edward Stone and Martha Jenkins was born April 11, 1868 in Warrensburg , in Johnson County, Missouri. (Note: This is inconsistant with death certificate and other records showing Henry Co.) Were married September 18th 1886 in Uniontown, Ky. by the Rev. Father Theodore Kelleners, Catholic Pastor of St. Anns Catholic Church in Morganfield, Kentucky." This document contains similar information on Martha Jenkins, William Edward Stone and David Lilburn Sparks. It also lists the ten children of David Lilburn Sparks and Mary Stone Sparks and includes their dates, places of birth and baptism and married names. The original is in the possession of James J. Sparks, San Carlos, California.

Last Will of Mary Teresa Sparks was mailed January 24, 1945 to Mrs . A. M. (Lillian) Fornachon at 6737 Matthews Ave, St. Louis, MO. and on the reverse is a return address of R.R. 10-Box 1075, Ferguson (21) MO. The will is dated Monday, Jan 15, 1945. An addendum lists "survivors" and appears to be in Mary's handwriting: "Beloved wife of David L. Sparks, devoted Mother of Oscar V. Sparks (deceased) Martha A . Quicksell, St. Louis, Agnes G. Baroling, (deceased), Mabel C. Werner, St. Louis, Maria P. Disano, St. Louis, Lillian V. Fornachon, St. Louis, Margaret M. Pincott, St. Louis, Joseph J. Sparks of Long Beach , Calif., Catherine O. Elson of Hollywood, Calif., Frances H. Sparks , deceased. (signed) Mrs. Mary Teresa (Stone) Sparks. Member 3rd, St . Francis, Promoter S. Heart-League Visitation Church, Member Ladies Sodality of St. Marks Catholic Church, Member Arch. Confraternity of Christian Mothers. 25 gr. children, 3 Gr. Gr. Children, one brother Sterling Stone of Evansville, IN, 13 Nieces & Nephews. Evansville papers please copy also Fort Smith ARK please copy."

Certificate No. 18270 shows place of death as Clayton, St. Louis Co. MO. at St. Louis County Hospital on May 30, 1945 at 7:40AM; cause post-operative cardiac failure. Date of birth April 11, 1868 at Henry County , MO. Informant was Lillian Fornachon. Her will makes ref to membership in St. Marks Catholic Church in St. Louis, MO. See certificate for information on birth of her parents. Certificate indicates that her permanent residence was Gott and Becker (Becher?) Drive, Burke City , Missouri. David Sparks was living there when he died on July 20, 1946.

1900 US Census, Henderson City, Henderson County, KY. See notes for David Lilburn Sparks for cite. Henderson, Ward 1, Henderson, KY; Roll: t 623 527; Page: 8A

In 1910 the family is split into three pieces. David is boarding in Henderson, Kentucky and has Mabel and Joseph with him. Mary is in St. Louis at St. Louis Mullanphy Hospital as a "Widowed Servant" age 49. At this time Mary was 42 years of age and married. Three of the girls, Marie, 15, Lillian, age 13, and Roberta, age 10, were living as "inmates" at St. Philomena's Industrial School and Mabel and Joseph were with David. The older girls were married at this time. Perhaps Mary had suffered a nervous breakdown but this is speculation. An entry in the Evansville, Indiana City Directory shows David and Mary together residing in Evansville. Which children, if any, living with them is unknown. By the 1920 census, David was gone and Mary was reunited with the remainder of her family, Roberta, Joseph, and Catherine.


U. S. Census 1910, Henderson Co, KY., Henderson City, SD 2, ED 73 , Sheet 16, Line 98, to Sheet 17, ln 5, Vol 81; David Sparks is enumerated with Mrs Dora D. Spencer, Garland (spouse and others). April 29, 1910; [Soundex S162 T624 Reel 480]
SPARKS, D. Lil, boarder, white male, 45 yrs old, married 26 yrs, (repeats 1900 birthplaces) Carpenter, does odd jobs, self-employed, working. Also present: Mabel, boarder, white female 18, single Joseph, boarder, white male, 8, single, school since 1909.

U. S. Census 1910, St. Louis Co., MO. St. Louis City; SD 10, ED 321, Sheet 16, page 167 line 91: Mary T. Sparks, age 49, 6 children, 4 living, widowed, a servant at St. Louis Mullanphy Hospital. FHL 1374833. I note that her age is incorrect and she states that her father was French Canadian but family information indicates that this is our Mary. A thorough search of the census database does not reveal another Mary Sparks fitting her statistics.

U. S. Census 1910 St. Louis Co., MO., St. Louis City; SD 10, ED 25 4, Page 115, line 26: St. Philomena's Industrial School From 1-9; Marie P. Sparks, age 15, Lillian V., age 13, Roberta M., age 10. FHL 13 74830.

CARON'S EVANSVILLE (INDIANA) CITY DIRECTORY, 1907 (Sutro Library) "SPARKS, David L.; Carpenter, Residence 623 Oak; Mrs. Mamie T. CARON'S HENDERSON (KY) CITY DIRECTORY, 1912-1913 (Sutro F459H4a18 ) pg 235:
"SPARKS, David L.; Carpenter [for] P. P. Johnson & Son ; Residence: 216 North Green, Henderson, Kentucky."

1920 US Census, Jefferson County , MO. St. Louis, Jan 6, 1920; SD 10, ED 529, Ward 26 US Nat'l Archives, San Bruno, CA, Soundex for S162, Reel 120, ED 529, Sheet 6, Line 55 ; Census Reel 961. (See also FHL Roll: t625_961; Page 6B; Enumeration District: 529; Resident address 4595 A. North Market, St. Louis, Mo. Mary, 52, Roberta, 19, Joseph, 17, Catherine, 16. Mary's marital status is "Widow" and her occupation is dressmaker.

1930 US Census, St. Louis, MO. Roll 1245; Page 23A; Enumeration District 233; Image 493.0. Mary is living with her daughter's family: Arnold Fornachon, 40, Lillian 33, Dorothy J., 11, Ann, 10, William A., 6. Mary is shown as 62 and a widow

For information concerning her birth, try writing to: Heritage Library, Johnson County Historical Society, 135 E. Pine Street, Warrensburg, MO 64093. Mary Teresa shows in the 1870 census for Henry County, Missouri. See her father's notes. Either she moved there within 2 years of birth or was born in Henry Co MO.