Stone, John S

Stone, John S., a Presbyterian minister, was born at Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., in November, 1823. He enjoyed the training and counsel of earnest, devoted Christian parents, spent the most of the early part of his life in teaching, studied theology privately; was duly licensed by the St. Lawrence Association in 1852, commenced his labors at Redford, N.Y., and was ordained by a Congregational Council in 1854. In June 1860, he became pastor of the Church at Au Sable Forks, N.Y., which post he filled with marked fidelity, until he was constrained to enter the service of the United States, and received a captain's commission in 1862. He was killed in his first battle, May 16, 1864. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1866, p. 225.

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