John Augustus Stone
He appeared on the New York stage beginning in 1822. He wrote Metamora; or, The Last of the Wampanoags, as a vehicle for Edwin Forrest, who offered as a prize $500 and half the proceeds of the third night. William Cullen Bryant headed a committee which chose Stone's play as the best of 14 submitted. The play was first produced in 1829. It told the life of King Philip.
Stone suffered periods of insanity and he committed suicide by jumping into the Schuylkill River. He was buried at Machpelah Cemetery in Philadelphia. That cemetery was closed in 1895 and the bodies moved to a part of Mount Moriah Cemetery called Graceland, which was later abandoned. His grave at Machpelah was marked by a monument erected by Forrest. The inscription reads: "Erected to the memory of the author of 'Metamora' by his friend, Edwin Forrest". Some sources cite Forrest's success with Stone's plays and his paltry remuneration as causing his suicide.
- Montrano, or Who's the Traitor, 1822 Philadelphia 
- Restoration, or the Diamond Cross, 1824 Chatham Garden Theater in New-York.
- Tancred, or the Siege of Antioch 1827
- Metamora; or, The Last of the Wampanoags December 15, 1829
- La Roque; a Regicide Charleston
- Fauntleroy; or, the Fatal Forgery Charleston
- Banker of Rouen
- Tancred, King of Sicily March 16, 1831
- The Demoniac, or the Prophet's Bride April 12, 1831
- The Ancient Briton, March 27, 1833 
- The Knight of the Golden Fleece, or The Yankee in Spain, 1834
- Personal recollections of the drama: or Theatrical reminiscences, Henry Dickinson Stone, C. Van Benthuysen & sons, 1873
- Arthur Hobson Quinn (1936). "Stone, John Augustus". Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
- Ehrlich, Eugene and Gorton Carruth. The Oxford Illustrated Literary Guide to the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982: 205. ISBN 0-19-503186-5
- History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884, Volume 2, John Thomas Scharf, Thompson Westcott
- The Knickerbocker, Volume 4, Peabody & Co., 1834