Stone, Joseph

Stone, Joseph, a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in England about the year 1742. He emigrated to America early in life, was admitted into the itinerancy in 1796, and appointed to Montgomery Circuit, in 1797-98 to Federal in 1799 to Fairfax, in 1800-1 to Frederick, in 1802 to Huntington, in 1803 to Carlisle, in 1804 to Allegheny, in 1805 to Frederick, in 1806 to Winchester, in 1807-8 to Fairfax, in 1809 to Berkley, in 1810 to Loudon, Va.; and in 1811 the Conference granted him a superannuated relation, in which he was retained till death, Oct. 7, 1818. He was a plain, zealous, and useful minister of the Gospel. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1, 324; Stevens, Hist. of the M.E. Church, 4, 244; Bangs, Hist. of the M.E. Church, 3, 98.

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