Sheryl, I am not trying to get your hopes up but it sounds with what you have told stated and with what evidence you have you may be related to two possible family Stone groups from North Carolina.One group that had a Calvin Stone in it are the Surrey County Stones of which there is a book of that particular lineage. Now as a fact and with proof I know that Lemuel R. Stone that lived and died in Rusk County, Texas had a brother named William Stone, Jr.,.William Stone Jr., and Lemuel R. Stone's father, William Stone, Sr. lived with Lemuel R. Stone and died in Rusk-Smith County, Texas about the year 1855. He had moved with Lemuel and Sara Cooper Stone while they lived in Georgia. William fought in the American Rev- olution at the "Battle of Guilford Courthouse" even though there was no Courthouse. ????!! William declares this in his Revolutionary War pension affidavit he filed in the courts in Smith County, Texas. In that affidavit for his pension he declared his name as William Stone, Sr., born in Halifax District, which included what was once Edgecomb Bute and Halifax Counties of North Carolina. He had two older brothers that would verify these facts and others that knew him back in Franklin County, where he moved from shortly after the death of his wife, Lemuel's and William Jr.s' mother. He sold his land and property to his brothers Jonathan who was the son of Capt. John Stone and his probable first wife, but surly by Alicia Hurst. He had a a sister, Mary Stone, born to Capt. John and Alice Hurst. It is likely but not proven he had a brother that was the older of all the children that was born out of wedlock and given his mother's last name, Green. The child was named William Green. After Alice's death in 1755/56, Capt John Stone then married Pegee Merritt by January of 1757. We do know they had four more children. The first seems to be a daughter, Nancy Stone born sometime after January 1757 and before 1759. For a fact their nexy child, my fourth great grandfather, John Stone, was born in 1760. The next child born was William Stone Sr., who is of the line you are questioning. William was born in 1763. The last child John and Pegee Merrit had was Merrit Stone. William and his brothers are listed in the first U.S. 1790 Census of Franklin County, where Capt. John Stone had moved his family and homestead on land he purchased years earlier before the war. William Stone, Sr. and his brothers stayed within the Franklin-Nash-Granvillle County area. The oldest son of William Jr. was known to have moved to Tennessee. As a matter of fact, he had cousins that moved to Wilson Co., Tennessee. He also had a female cousin that moved there also and a female cousin who moved with her husband to Bond County, Illinois. They were children of John Stone, William Stone Sr.s', brother. Lemuel R. Stone would later receive land in the Georgia land lotteries and he left North Carolina for Georgia. Along the way he met his wife Sally Cooper. They lived in several counties in Georgia and had all their children in Georgia. Lemuels father, William Stone, Sr., moved in with his son and remained with them until his death on Texas. The Stone Family DNA group has children of William Stone, Sr. providing for the DNA study. The study shows that this lineage had many matching points that placed them in the same group with Micajah Stone, son of John Stone and Mary O'Brissel-Stone the immigrant to America. I annot find the line of descent. Capt. John Stone was born either in 1734 or a few years earlier. The first reports of any John Stone was in 1750's Court Records of Old Edgecomb Co., NC...that was formed out of Bertie County, NC.,...of the Halifax Dis- trict....He was commissioned a Capt. by the State of NC.,.. Many of his grandchildren became educators within the northern counties. ONe of his third great grandsons who is still active today in Franklin County founded the Sandhills Community College in Southern Pines, North Carolina where he was the College's President from 1963 to 1886 when he retired. I have been to the old homeplace and where the Stone family cemetery was on the old homeplace in Franklin Co.,. THe cemetery is now grown up and covered over with shrubs and trees from lack of prepretual care but those who care live to far away to make the trek and those who do live nearby are too old and feeble to get out and care for it. Younger folks really seem to care less. Soon it will not matter to anyone and time will hide it's secrets of what was once important. With deathof each one of us goes the knowledge and history of our past generations. I am so glad to see you so interested in seeking out your family lineage. I hope that this will help you and fulfill what you seek. Hope to hear from you again as I am interested as an old man who alive today and lives in the past.