Stone, William S.

b. 1811; d. 1870, in Independence, Missouri. In July 1831, Stone formed a partnership with James D. Allen, which lasted until January 1838. Allen and Stone sold dry goods, groceries, hardware, and a variety of other products at their store in Athens, Illinois. Stone married Martha C. Constant in August 1836, and they had three children. In March 1840, Stone was a delegate to the Sangamon County Whig Convention. In 1846, he left Springfield, Illinois, settling first in St. Louis, Missouri, and then moving to Independence, Missouri, where he became a merchant.
John Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield: E. A. Wilson and Company, 1876), 221; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, Illinois), 7 June 1834, 3:3; Sangamo Journal, 19 July 1834, 3:5; Sangamo Journal, 20 August 1836, 2:6; Sangamo Journal, 13 March 1840, 2:6; Sangamo Journal, 19 November 1846, 3:2; Sangamon County, Illinois, Sixth Census of the United States, 1840.