I would like to thank those who have contacted me off the message board forum for their help in explaining my lineage to me...I have my documented lineage back to 1760. I am seeking to find the lineage of my fifth great grandfather. I do not know his exact birthdate but know he was in the Edgecombe soon to be Halifax County area of North Carolina in the mid 1750's. Where he came from is uncertain. In try- ing to eliminate lineages of North Carolina Stone families I have searched out the John Stone's and their children that were from that time period and earlier living in North Carolina. Originally because of poor faded writing and my bad eyes, I was reading one of my fourth great uncles name as being William Stone, Jr.,.This led me to think for certain that my fifth great grandfather's full name was Capt. John William Stone that in his younger days went by the name William. I then started searching for William Stone. I could not find a hook-up in North Carolina. I then started searching the names of the William Stone in Vir- ginia. Prior to this I learned through the "will" of Alicia Hursts' brother, Philip Hurst, two Stone children and one William Green, that he claimed were chldren of John Stone. I researched the Hurst family of Alicia and found she had another sister, named after her mother, Mary Hardy or Hadly Hurst. Mary Hurst married Burwell Shelton. Her five bro- thers married and had children. None of them would be mar- ried to a Green that would produce a William Green that Philip claimed to be his nephew. With this information and my search for a William Stone who would have been born possibly around 1730 to 1734 I found a William Stone that met the birth year possibility. William Stone, son of William Stone of Amelia County, Virginia. This William Stone was the son of, William and Sarah Stone of Totuskey Creek, Virginia. THe William that fit was born in 1733/34 to William Stone and his wife, Elizabeth. Now a problem pops up about how long Elizabeth Dennett lives and exactly when she died. In several posted research listings on the internet she is the wife of William Stone and the mother of all his children. The problem those very postings state,she died in 1717 yet continued to produce children up to 1733.. 1734 when William was born. If she did die in 1717 and the birthdates of the 10 children are correct this would mean that William Stone remarried after Elizabeth Dennetts' death. Now there is a William Stone married to a Elizabeth Roberson of Amelia County area. It is believed that this is the same William Stone who was the son, of William and Sarah Stone. William Stone by Elizabeth Dennett and or Eli- zabeth Roberson had a total of ten (10) children. One of the girls married Henry Green. The only explanation that could link William Green to John Stone would be that he was a illigitimate son of the young,William Stone. Philip Stone had moved into the Johnston County area of North Carolina. It is believed that William had an affair with the young sister of Henry Stone, his brother in law, and she became pregnant. Under persecution of the religious Quakers, the young William Stone recieved the child. The child's mother no doubt in this case gave the child her last name, Green, and the first name, William, most likely after the young William Stone. Her family would reject the child being named after one of them; more than likely if they were true to their Quaker roots. William fled with the child into North Carolina seeking to get to his brother,Philip Stone's home. While in Edgecombe County, that would later become Halifax, he came under the suspicious eye of Alice Hurst who was older than William by or almost by ten years. She offered her asistance with the child and William accepted and a little over a year later she gave birth to Mary or Jonathan Stone. This is all speculation and unproven to be so but it is an educated calculated guess to possible happening evemts that would explain these circumstances in full. Some time later I re-read the Revolutionary War affi- davitt request of William Stone Sr., of Texas, originally of Franklin - Halifax County, North Carolina and saw I had mistakenly labeled William as a Junior. This invalidated the fact that Capt John Stone's middle name was William and help knock one of the crutches out of the above...yet ??? What I would like to know are these two things for now. 1. When did Elizabeth Dennett actually died? In 1717 or after 1734?? 2. Who did William Stone, son of William and Elizabeth Stone marry if this is not Capt. John W. Stone of Edge- combe-Halifax-Franklin Counties, NC.,...???