William Stone (Tennessee)

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William Stone
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th district
In office
September 14, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Preceded by James I. Standifer
Succeeded by Julius W. Blackwell
Personal details
Born January 26, 1791
Sevier County, Tennessee
Died February 18, 1853 (aged 62)
Sequatchie County, Tennessee
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Mary Randall Stone
Profession politician

William Stone (January 26, 1791 – February 18, 1853) was a U.S. Representative from Tennessee.


Born in Sevier County, Tennessee (then part of the Southwest Territory), Stone completed preparatory studies. He married Mary Randall. They had seven children, three boys and four girls.[1]


In approximately 1808, Stone, and other members of his family moved by wagon train to Sequatchie County, Tennessee. He held several local offices.

Stone was a captain in the Creek War and served with General Jackson in the Louisiana Campaign and was present at the Battle of New Orleans. He was presented a cane by Congress for bravery in the Battle of Tippecanoe,[2] and was made Brevet Brigadier General for gallantry at the Battle of the Horseshoe.

An unsuccessful Whig candidate for election in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress, Stone was subsequently elected to the Twenty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Standifer and served from September 14, 1837, to March 3, 1839.[3] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twenty-sixth Congress.


Stone died in Delphi (later Davis), Sequatchie County, Tennessee, on February 18, 1853 (age 62 years, 23 days). He is interred at the family burying ground at Delphi.[4]


  1. ^ "William Stone". Ezekiel and General William Stone Family. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "STONE, William, (1791 - 1853)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "William Stone". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "(age 62 years, 23 days).". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 

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