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William Stone – Purchased 97 acres, Randolph County, NC Deed Book 2, page 204/204. William and Conway Stone granted 200 Acre, Randolph Co., NC Deed Bk. 3, pages 345/346. Grant is in William’s name but paid for by Conway in 1788. John Stone son of William and Hannah - 200 acre grant Randolph County, North Carolina, Deed Book 7 page 345. Close proximity to William and Hannah’s land. Conway Randolph Co., North Carolina, Deed Bk. 6, p. 185 John Stone - Randolph County North Carolina Deed Book 8, page 155. Conway Stone -Randolph County North Carolina Deed Book 8 page 197. There are more records related to Conway in Randolph.
Briefly the History is: William, Hannah, and Conway, their son, move to Randolph after the sale to Paul Starbuck in 1786. It appears William died there in circa 1788/89. He is not showing in the 1790 census. Conway does appear in the census and it looks like Hannah is in his household. John Stone sells his land in Stokes and moves to Randolph before Hannah's death circa 1793/94. Conway sold his own land in 1793 and sold William and Hannah’s land in 1794. It appears Conway and John worked the grant John had received. John returned to Stokes in 1797 and Conway stayed and farmed a 200 acre grant they shared in Randolph. In 1800 John sold the grant and Conway bought 100 acres of new land in Randolph. He lived there until about 1805. Then Conway sold all his holdings in Randolph. Conway in his RW pension mentioned Randolph County when I followed up his trail the above records could be found.
I am writing a book on the Stones call the "Chronicle of Thomas Stone of Hamilton Parish". It is going to change William Stones history in NC and Virginia rather radically. It is very well sourced. At one time William and Hannah lived in Fauquier. His father was Thomas Stone of Hamilton Parish. His brothers were Thomas Stone who married Mary Butler and John who married Mildruge Corder. John Stone lived Fauquier until 1775 and then in Laurens County South Carolina until his death in 1800. He never lived in Surry or Stokes. This is proven in great detail in the book with deeds and other types of records.
I am working with Jean stone Hall author of the Stones of Stokes and she was interested in the Barner family. Your brick wall is coming down. – Bill Stone