Notes for William Stone, Sr: From Winch Genealogical Database, a component of the Indexed GEDCOM Method of GenWeb authoring. September 7, 1996:
William was described as a man of industry, integrity, and much respected and beloved as a "kind husband, tender parent, and good neighbor." He was a captain in the Providence County Militia, 1746.
From Richard C. Stone's book "The Genealogy of the Stone Family, Originating in Rhode Island," 1866: Note 147
William Stone was born in old Warwick, the year before his father moved to Mashantatack. In this neighborhood he spent most of his life, his sons and daughter reaching maturity, and settling as heads of families in the same neighborhood. It is very probable that John Stone died with this son, as he, William, owned and lived upon the farm which Hugh Stone bought of Susan Lawrence, and which, at Hugh's death, passed into the possession of John. On this farm William lived till the year 1779, when he sold the farm to Dr. William Aldrich, and with his son, Jabez Stone, moved to Coventry, where, seven years afterwards, he died, aged 74. His remains now rest in a wall-enclosed cemetery, in the South part of Scituate, on the farm where his son Jeremiah Stone lived and died. Capt. William Stone, as he was usually called, was a man of talent and integrity, and, in his day, was highly respected, filling many important military and civil offices. He married Miss Eleanor Westcott, who died before he removed to Coventry. The following is copied from the family record, now in the hands of a great grandchild: "Died, in Coventry, on Tuesday, February the 21st, Capt. William Stone, in the 74th year of his age, after a long and tedious illness which he underwent with great patience and fortitude of mind. A kind husband, a tender parent, and a respectable neighbor, -- one whose company is much lamented by all."
From Dave Stone, Nov. 5, 1996:
William Stone was buying land in Warwick from 1745 through 1758 from brothers, Benjamin and John as well as Joseph Rhodes and James Carder. He sold land in Warwick from 1747 through 1778 to John Stone, Henry Randall, Jeremiah Williams, and Wm. Aldrich. In 1763 at Johnston, RI, William served as co-executor with Thomas Westcott of Samuel Westcott's estate. In 1779 he sold the family farm (with old Stone Cemetery) in Cranston to Dr. Wm. Aldrich and moved with son to Coventry. He was known as Captain William Stone and died 1785 at Coventry of a long tedious illness. Wife Eleanor Westcott (1711 RI to 1779 RI) was the daughter of Jeremiah Westcott.
More About William Stone, Sr and Eleanor Westcott: Marriage: Abt. 1731, Kent County, RI.
Children of William Stone, Sr and Eleanor Westcott are: