William Briscoe Stone (1797 - 1872)

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About William Briscoe Stone

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Son of Michael Jenifer Stone and Mary Hanson Briscoe Stone. He was Thomas Stone's nephew. He aided Mildred Stone Daniel in running Haberdeventure. He purchased the house and part of the plantation from her in 1831. He continued to live there until his death.

William Briscoe Stone, son of Michael and Mary (Briscoe) Stone, was born April 13, 1797, in Charles County, Maryland. He married in 1825 Sarah Anne Caroline, born July 24, 1807, the daughter of Dr. Gustavus Brown and Sarah Fowke his wife.

Children of William and Sarah (Brown) Stone

  1. Margaret Wade Stone, born 1827, spinster.
  2. Thomas Stone, born 1829, married ---- Edelin.
  3. Mary Stone, born 1830, married Uncas Chapman.
  4. Catherine Stone, born 1841.

At the census of 1850 William Stone was the proprietor of "Haber de Venture", appraised at $18,000, located in the Middleton District of Charles County.

William Briscoe Stone died at his seat in Charles County on December 1, 1872; his widow died on March 3, 1873.

At this death the married children having establishments of their own conveyed their portions of "Haber de Venture" to their eldest and unmarried sister, Margaret. Late in life she promised the place to her cousin Thomas Somer-vell Stone, of Woodville, but he refused it, and it is even said that he destroyed the original will which devised the estate to him. After her favorite kinsman expressed no interest in the home, she willed it to her nephew Michael, son of her brother Thomas Stone.

After the death of Margaret Stone, her nephew sold the paneling of the drawing room of "Haber de Venture" for $10,000 to the City of Baltimore for their museum as a memorial to the Signer. And it was not uncommon during the past couple of decades to go into an antique shop of Maryland or the vicinity and be shown a certified statement that such and such a piece of furniture came from "Haber de Venture". Michael Stone retained title to the place until I936, when owing to heavy mortgages and other incumbencies he sold the estate and thus again another historic shrine of Maryland passed from the original family and became the property of another whose affluence was more able to preserve, reverence, and care for the old place.

Stone Family Cemetery Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland

6655 Rosehill Road Port Tobacco, Maryland

Lat: 38° 31' 48"N, Lon: 77° 02' 17"W

Contributed by Anne Braun, Aug 17, 2004 [annieb1961@comcast.net]. Total records = 9.

From Port Tobacco, go west on Highway 6 for .25 miles until you reach Rosehill Road, turn north on Rosehill Road for 1 mile. You will see a National Historic Site sign. Turn west there and go to the Visitor's Center. Go to the the Visitors Center and go along the path. The cemetery is between the Visitors Center and the house.

This is a small family cemetery. The cemetery sits on land once known as "Haberdeventure" where Thomas Stone lived with his relatives, Thomas Stone was a signer to the Declaration of Independence. All the people buried there are some sort of relation to Thomas Stone. I visited this cemetery on Aug 16, 2004. This includes all existing and legible headstone and marker readings.

- Anne Braun

  • Brown, Gustavus, b. Aug 17, 1783, d. Jul 11, 1841
  • Brown, Sallie, b. Apr 28, 1788, d. Dec 28, 1842, w/o Gustavus
  • Cooksey, H. G., d. Apr 9, 1850, In his 4th year, s/o L.H. and C.H. Cooksey
  • Stone, C. G., d. Oct 17, 1850, In her 10th year, d/o William Briscoe and Sarah Anne Caroline
  • Stone, Margaret G., b. Oct 24, 1824, d. Feb 2, 1913
  • Stone, Margaret, d. Jun 3, 1787, age 36 years
  • Stone, Sarah Anne Caroline, b. Jul 24, 1807, d. Mar 3, 1873, s/w William Briscoe
  • Stone, Thomas, d. Oct 5, 1787, age 44 years
  • Stone, William Briscoe, b. Apr 13, 1797, d. Dec 1, 1872, s/o Micheal Jenifer and Mary Hanson Briscoe
  • Ref: Interment.net
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William Stone's Timeline

1797
April 13, 1797
1830
July 9, 1830
Age 33
Charles, Maryland, United States
1872
December 1, 1872
Age 75
December, 1872
Age 75
Port Tobacco Village, Charles, Maryland, United States