Saturday, November 13, 2010

Warren Solomon Stone

Warren Solomon Stone was born on January 4, 1846, probably in Painsville, Lake County, Ohio, the son of Solomon B. (b. 1822) and Henrietta (b. 1817).

Ohio natives Solomon and Henrietta were married probably in Ohio sometime before 1846 and by 1850 were living in Mentor, Lake County, Ohio where “Solomon W.” attended school. By 1860 “Solomon w.’ was attending shcool with his younger siblings and living with his family in Mentor, Lake County, Ohio. Warren probably moved to Michigan, probably from Ohio, along with his parents, shortly before the war broke out, settling in Riley, Clinton County.

Warren stood 5’8” with gray eyes, dark hair and a fair complexion and was an 18-year-old farmer probably living in Westphalia, Clinton County when he enlisted in Company F on January 20, 1864, at Westphalia for 3 years, crediting Westphalia, and was mustered February 1 at Grand Rapid. He joined the Regiment on February 17 at Camp Bullock, Virginia, and was transferred to Company F, Fifth Michigan infantry upon consolidation of the Third and Fifth Michigan Regiments on June 10, 1864. Warren was taken prisoner on October 27 at Boydton Plank road, near Petersburg, Virginia, and spent five months in Libby prison in Richmond, Virginia. He returned to the Regiment on April 26, 1865, at Burkville, Virginia, and was mustered out on July 5, 1865, at Jeffersonville, Indiana.

After the war Warren returned to Riley where he married Wurtemberg, Germany native Mary E. Metzgar (b. 1849), on November 25, 1866, and they had at least five children: Byron (b. 1868), Lydia (b. 1869), William (b. 1872), Frank (b. 1874) and George (b. 1877).

By 1870 Warren was working as a farmer and living with his wife and children in Riley. (His parents were also living in riley in 1870). By 1880 warren was working as a farmer and living with his wife and children in westphalia, Clinton County. Shortly afterwards he moved to Newaygo County, settling on a farm in Garfield Township.

Warren lived in Newaygo County for many years and about 1905 or 1906 he had to quit farming for health reasons, and moved into Newaygo or Fremont where he was living when he and his wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1916. He was a member of the Old Third Michigan Infantry Association, and the Methodist church, and for many years worked as a farmer.

In 1888 he applied for and eventually received a pension (no. 920319).

Warren died of paralysis at his home in Newaygo on September 26, 1918, and was buried in Newaygo Cemetery.

The very next month Mary applied for and received a widow’s pension (no. 863235). Mary was living in Garfield, Newaygo County in 1920.

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