Colonel John Hoskins Stone (Continental Army), Governor

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John Hoskins Stone, GOVERNOR

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Birthplace: Charles Co., Md
Death: Died in Annapolis, Md
Immediate Family:

Son of David Stone; DAVID Stone and Elizabeth Stone
Husband of Mary Stone and MARY ANNE Stone
Father of WILLIAM TILFORD Stone
Brother of Thomas Stone, signer of the "Declaration of Independence" and Michael J. Stone, US Congress
Half brother of John Maddox; Elizabeth Jenifer Maddox and Sarah Hatch Maddox

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About John Hoskins Stone, GOVERNOR

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John Hoskins Stone (1750 – October 5, 1804) was an American planter, soldier, and politician from Charles County, Maryland. During the Revolutionary War he led the 1st Maryland Regiment of the Continental Army. After the war he served in the state legislature and was the seventh Governor from 1794 to 1797.


Personal life


John was born at his father's plantation of Poynton Manor in Charles County. His family had been prominent since early colonial days when William Stone had served as governor a hundred years before his birth. His parents were David and Elizabeth (Jenifer) Stone. His elder brothers included Thomas (who signed the Declaration of Independence) and Michael (who represented Maryland in the U.S. Congress).


John had been baptized in the Anglican Church. After the split caused by the reviolution he was an active Episcopalean. He married Anne Couden in February 1781, and the couple would have six children, five of whom lived to adulthood: Couden, Anne, Elizabeth, Robert Couden, and Thomas.


Revolutionary war


In 1775, Stone joined the newly organized Maryland Battalion led by Colonel William Smallwood as a Lieutenant. He was soon promoted to Captain of the battalion's first company. The battalion became part of the 1st Maryland Regiment of the Continental Army, and went north to fight in the war. They fought in the Battles of Brooklyn (where Captain Stone was especially distinguished) and White Plains. Then, in late 1776, when Smallwood was promoted to Brigadier General, Stone became the Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment.


When the Continental Line was re-organized early in 1777, General Smallwood had earned additional responsibility as a brigade commander. Stone was made Colonel and commander of the 1st Maryland. He led the regiment in the Battles of Princeton, Brandywine, and Germantown. He was wounded at Germantown and as a result was lame for the rest of his life.


Colonel Stone was back in active command by the Battle of Monmouth. His unit was active in the continuing defense of New Jersey. His career ended when he was wounded again in the Battle of Stony Point on July 14, 1779. This time his wounds were more serious and he resigned his commission on August 1.


Political career


Stone returned home to Maryland and was made a member of the state's Executive Council. He served there from 1779 until 1785. Charles County elected him to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1785. He was returned annually until 1787, and again in 1790. Stone was then returned to the state Council in 1791 and 1792.


John was elected to a single three year term as Governor of Maryland, and served from 1794 to 1797 before returning to private life. He died in 1804 at Annapolis, Maryland and was buried there.

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Colonel John Hoskins Stone (Continental Army), Governor's Timeline

1750
1750
Charles Co., Md
1781
February 15, 1781
Age 31
Annapolis, Md
1791
February 26, 1791
Age 41
MD, USA
1804
October 5, 1804
Age 54
Annapolis, Md
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