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William Johnson Stone

Birthplace: Kuttawa, Caldwell (now Lyon), Kentucky, United States
Death: Died in Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: New Bethel Cemetery Eddyville Lyon County Kentucky
Immediate Family:

Son of Leasil Stone and Nancy Stone
Husband of Cordelia Stone
Brother of Temperance Goodin Brasher; Caleb Stone and Frances Stone

Occupation: Politician
Managed by: Greg Hadaller
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About William Johnson Stone

Was an US Representative from Kentucky.


William Johnson Stone (June 26, 1841 – March 12, 1923) was an US Representative from Kentucky.

He was born in Kuttawa, Caldwell (now Lyon) County, Kentucky on June 26, 1841. He attended the common schools and Q.M. Tyler’s Collegiate Institute in Cadiz, Trigg County. Stone studied law. During the American Civil War he served as captain in the Confederate Army. After the war he engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1867, 1875, and 1883, serving as speaker in 1875.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1895): chairman, Committee on War Claims (Fiftieth Congress) He engaged in mercantile pursuits in Kuttawa, Lyon County; Confederate pension commissioner of Kentucky in 1912 and served until his death in Frankfort, Kentucky, March 12, 1923; interment in New Bethel Cemetery, Lyon County, Kentucky.


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William Johnson Stone's Timeline

June 26, 1841
Kuttawa, Caldwell (now Lyon), Kentucky, United States
March 12, 1923
Age 81
Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
Kentucky, United States
United States
New Bethel Cemetery Eddyville Lyon County Kentucky