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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Captain Jacob Stone of Newburyport MA

Captain Jacob Stone b 4 Dec 1764 Newburyport, Essex, Ma, d 23 June 1831 Newburyport, Essex, Ma. son of John Stone and Sarah Miller John Stone b. Charlestown, 10 June, 1728, d, Newburyport, 16 Dec. 1791 and Sarah (Miller), b. Charlestown, 17 June, 1730, d. Newburyport, 2 Nov. 1804. (From Stone Family Association, 1897-1901: Catalogue of Members with Lines of Descent

Jacob married 11 June 1797 in Newburyport to Lois Gyles Parsons b 9 Feb 1765 Newburyport, d 12 Aug 1828 Newburyport.daughter of Capt. Jonathan Parsons and Hannah Gyles Parsons.
See The Giles Memorial. Genealogical Memoirs of the Families Bearing the Names Gould, Holmes, Jennison, Leonard, Lindall, Curwen, Marshall, Robinson, Sampson, and Webb; also genealogical sketches of the Pool, Very, Tarr and other families, with a history of Pemaquid, ancient and modern; some account of early settlements in Maine; and some details of Indian warfare (1864)  John AdamsVinton

Stone joined Newburyport’s Marine Society in 1801, climbing its ranks from Secretary to Vice President. His first entry at the Newburyport Custom House chronicled a cargo journey from the East Indies in March of 1805. Pictures from Michaans Auction blog 2013



An 1805 watercolor painting of the American Brig Industry of Newburyport
“Surrender the loot! A wonderful painting from my collection, vexes me to see it go.”

 Capt Jacob Stones Ledgers


 A group of fifty-four Chinese export Canton blue and white china pieces
Capt Stones Collection

  Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881


From American Ancestors Jacob Stone, JR  of Newburyport, Mass., b. 1805, d. 1875, cashier of First Nationa Bank many years (m. Eliza Atkins, b. in Boston, d. in Newburyport, Mass., 1890 desc. from the Atkins and Goodwin families, and had four sons and four daughters: Eliza Atkins Stone m. Capt. Charles G. Merchant, U. S. A., Louisa Parsons Stone of Newburyport, b. there Apr. 19, 1834, teacher, poetess, member of the bd. of supervisors of Boston public schools, resided in New Bedford 25 yrs. fm. 1859, John Hopkins, b. at Framingham, Mass.. music dealer of New Bedford, seventh in direct desc. from Stephen Hopkins of the "Mayflower," and had six children: Frederick Stone, lawyer in Boston, William John, electrical engineer, Louisa May, Henry Goodwin, d. young, Prescott Andrews, architect,and Helen Isabel];George Frederick Stone, sec'y of Board of Trade, Chicago ; Henry Atkins Stone, d. 1876, 1st lieut. 33d U. S. Col'd troops; Goodwin Atkins Stone, d. 1863, capt. 2d Mass. Cav.; Sophia May; Jacob, manager of Nat. Ins. Co., Minneapolis; Sarah Goodwin, d. young); son of Jacob, b. at Newburyport, d. there, ship-master, merchant (m. Lois, dau. of Capt. Jonathan and Hannah [Gyles] Parsons, she, Hannah, was dau. of John Gyles); son of John of Newburyport, desc. from the Stones of Charlestown and from John Stone, an English clergyman, who came to America with five sons.

From Marine Society 

Joined the Marine Society Nov. 24, 183 1.
Died April 29, 1876, aged 77 years, 9 months.
Treasurer from Nov. 28, 1839 to Nov. 26, 1846.
Vice President from Nov. 26, 1846 to Nov. 27, 1862.
President from Nov. 27, 1862 to his death, April 29, 1876.
Capt. Stone was born Sept. 19, 1798. His first voyage was
taken when he was 18 years old. Became master of the brig Leo
when he was 21. Feb. 24, 1823, while lying in the harbor at Porto
Rico, he was boarded by prirates who tied the captain's and mates'
hands behind their backs and threatened to kill them if they did
not give up their money, breaking open the trunks and taking
$700. They then went forward and wounded two of the crew, who
made so much noise that the pirates fled, taking with money all the
captain's and mates' clothing. Capt. Stone's last voyage was in
the ship Alciope in 1836 to St. Petersburg, where he attended the
festival celebrated in honor of the birthday of the empress. His
grandfather, Capt. Jonathan Persons, was the first president of
the Marine Society.

Stone-Goodwin-Parsons papers 
Collection contains the papers of three interrelated families of Newburyport, Mass., 1739-1918. 
Letters from banker Jacob Stone of Newburyport, Mass. to his lifelong friend Hiram Knapp of St. Johnsbury, Vt. and later of Boston. The letters concern family, friends, Newburyport, banking, and economic conditions, including the depression of 1857. Collection also contains a few Stone family papers, including several letters from Goodwin A. Stone of the 2nd Mass. Cavalry stationed in Virginia during the Civil War; and a genealogical chart
The Parsons papers include a sermon (1739) and other papers of Jonathan Parsons, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Newbury, Mass., family records, including a pre-nuptial agreement (1790), and genealogical information. The Goodwin family papers include family correspondence and records, in particular their connections with the Stone family, and the will of Nathaniel Goodwin (1817). The largest part of the collection consists of the Stone family papers including those of Jacob Stone and his son, Jacob Stone, Jr., including a biographical sketch of the latter, (b. 1805); deeds and mortgages to the land in Newburyport; papers of George F.P. Stone; Henry A. Stone family letters written during his service in the Civil War; and biographical material on Goodwin Atkins Stone, who was in the Second Mass. Volunteer Calvary, and died as a result of injuries at the Battle of Aldie, near Falls Church, Va., during the Civil War, 1864. Also, various Stone family letters and genealogical information, and a copy of a letter from Oliver Wolcott to Major General Samuel Holden Parsons (1779)

The Essex Genealogist, Volumes 6-7
Ship Registers of the District of Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1789-1870
The Christian Keepsake and Missionary Annual John Alonzo Clark
Naval Documents Related to the Quasi-war Between the United States and France: Naval Operations from February 1797 to December 1801, Volume 3

Monday, August 4, 2014

Captain Edwin John Colby AKA (Lorentz Spitzenfiel Colby)

Capt Edwin John Colby son of John Colby and Dolly Bagley Colby born on July 31 1812 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Originally given the name Lorentz Spitzenfiel Colby, List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in This Commonwealth Feb. 26, 1814.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Salisbury, Essex County, page 20. Age 38.) Also See Private and Special Statutes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Volume 4 and The Genealogist, Volumes 13-14 Died on December 19 1859 at Bremen-Vegesack, Weser, Germany.

Sea Captain: Joined the Marine Society Nov. 27, 1856 Newburyport, MA

From The History of the Marne Society of Newburyport
Capt. Edwin J. Colby was born at Salisbury Point, Mass., July 31, 1812, and was the son of John and Dolly Bagley Colby, being the oldest of nine children. As a boy he evinced a taste for the sea, and at the early age of 17 years he commenced his sea- faring life with Capt. 'William Morrill of Salisbury, in the ship Virginia of Alexandria, in August, 1829, going to different southern ports, Richmand, Jamestown, Norfolk and Hampton Roads. In a few years he sailed with the same Capt. Morrill on the Maryland, and at the age of 21 he was second mate of that ship and went to Liverpool. Not long after he was advanced to the position of first mate of the brig Vesta, Capt. Knapp, and visited Havana and other places in the West Indies, also foreign ports. In 1839 he was made a captain of the Jeannette, and in 1841 he commanded the brig Alice of New York, owned by Thomas and Eben Hale (perhaps others). The names of other vessels that afterwards he was master of were the brig Salisbury of Newburyport, bark Tartar, the ships Arno, Edward and the Atlanta, which was owned by Theodore Chase & Co., of Boston. His voyages were usually long, covering a period of nearly two years, and while in the earlier part of his life he went to the southern ports, the later trips were made to the ports in South America, Valpariso, Callao, Chincha Islands, to Melbourne, Australia, St. Helena, to Cadiz, through the Mediterranean to Palermo, Sicily, and up the Adriatic Sea to Trieste. He visited Havre and Bordeaux, Falmouth and Liverpool, London, Isle of Cowes, Elsinore in Denmark, Amsterdam in Holland, and Cronstadt in Russia, Bremen in Germany, Calcutta, Singapore and Aykab, China and Japan. On the 10th of March, 1858, he sailed on the Atlantic from Boston for Calcutta, Melbourne and Bremen, reaching the latter place about December 1859. Here he was taken sick and went to the home of his friend, Henri Wehmann of Vegesack, in order to have proper care and physician's services, but in spite of the constant attention of his friends and the physician's skill, he grew rapidly worse and on the 19th of December, 1859, he passed away in the 48th year of his age. He was buried in the family lot of the Wehmann's at Negesack with Masonic honors, be being a member of Warren Lodge of Amesbury, of Washington Lodge of Charleston S. C, and was made honorary member of Industry and Perseverance Lodge of England at Calcutta, on Sept. II, 1857, and was presented with a gold badge by that lodge. He joined the Marine Society Nov. 27, 1856, and was a member in good standing at" the time of his death. He was a noble character, and his kind and genial nature made him many friends who respected and esteemed him. He had the confidence and regard of his employers, and was a valued citizen of his native place. His devotion to his family was constant and he was well worthy of their affection. He left a wife who survived him only two years.
Edwin was on the Salisbury militia rolls of 1841-1845, 1852 and 1855. Edwin married Mary Follansbee Wigglesworth , daughter of Samuel Wigglesworth and Joanna Heckett born on April 10 1814 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Recorcs of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Salisbury, Essex County, page 20. Age 35 She appeared in the census in 1860 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died on February 4 1862 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.

                                                           Mary F Wigglesworth Colby

Children were: John Edwin COLBY, MaryElizabeth COLBY, Ada Josephine COLBY, Joanna Alice COLBY. Edwin lost his son John age 4 Friday, September 20, 1844 Boston Traveler (Boston, MA)

Reported for the Inquirer; City Item Friday, March 8, 1844 Philadelphia Inquirer PA

 Edwin's brother Macy-Colby House Paintings  Captain Elbridge Gerry Colby Edwin's OBIT: Tuesday, January 10, 1860 Paper: Boston Traveler (Boston, MA)