Stone, Isaac

Stone, Isaac, a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., N.Y., March 28, 1797. He was converted in 1816, admitted on trial as a traveling preacher in 1822, and filled successively the following circuits and stations: Herkimer, Westmoreland, Canajoharie, Otsego, Black River, Stockbridge, Westmoreland, Rome, Verona, and Lowville, N.Y. In 1836 he was made presiding elder of Oswego District; in 1840-47 he supplied Fulton, Weedsport, Potsdam, and Watertown stations; in 1847 he was made presiding elder of Adams District; in 1848 superannuated, after which he was seldom able to preach. He died Sept. 10, 1850. He was distinguished for the depth and genuineness of his humility; he was also a man of great kindness, which was manifest in all his public ministrations and private intercourse with his fellow men. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 4, 616. (J.L.S.)

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