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Thomas STONE

(1743-1787)

STONE, Thomas, (brother of Michael Jenifer Stone), a Delegate from Maryland; born at Poynton Manor, Charles County, Md., in 1743; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1764 and commenced practice in Frederick, Md.; moved to Charles County, Md., in 1771; member of the state senate 1779-1783; Member of the Continental Congress in 1775, 1776, 1778, and 1784; a signer of the Declaration of Independence; died in Alexandria, Va., October 5, 1787; interment in the garden of his estate, Habre de Venture, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Md.

Bibliography

Wearmouth, John M. and Roberta J. Wearmouth. Thomas Stone: Elusive Maryland Signer. Port Tobacco, Md.: Stones Throw Publishers, [2002].

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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