Re: Marbel/Marvel Stone b: abt 1725 in Va
I don't think this is your Marbel/Marvel Stone, but could easily be one of his descendants. The name is unusual. I am trying to figure out why, after this Marble Stone died,apparently at Hinds County, Mississippi, my great-grandfather, William Watson,his brother, Artemus Watson, and his brother-in-law, Daniel Youngblood, were among those at the "family meeting" to deal with Marbel's succession.
All of the information I now have on Marbel Stone appears on page 120 of Ernest Russ William Jr.'s book, "Genealogical and Historical Abstracts of Legal Records of Saint Helena Parish, Louisiana, 1804-1870 (Monroe, Louisiana: Williams Genealogical and Historical Publications, 1995) p. 120.
Following is a complete transcription of the entry on Marble Stone et al in the book:
MARBLE STONE, 1840, File S-1:
3 Aug. 1840: Petiton of George Rose showed that Marble Stone, formerly of the state of Mississippi, died leaving two children - minors William and Martha Stone - who with their mother, Rebecca Stone, were living in St. Helena Parish; that the children's mother declined acting as their tutor. or being confirmed as such; that a tutor should be appointed. He also requested a family meeting composed of: Solomon Lewis, brother-in-law of the minors; William Strother; Daniel Youngblood,(probable husband of Leucretia Watson); Artemus Watson; William Watson; and friends.
3 Aug. 1840, Solomon Lewis and wife Rhoda Stone of St. Helena Parish sold to George Rose of Livingston Parish for $40, sold their interest in the estate of Stephen Stone, deceased, late of Mecklinburg Co., Va. which "we" held as an heir of Marble Stone, decd., Of Hines [sic Hinds] County, Miss. Witnesses, Daniel Youngblood, Sr., and Daniel Youngblood Jr. (St. Helena Parish Deed Book G: 313)
12 Sept. 1840, Family meeting. Present were Solomon Lewisl James Lilly, G.J. Nettles, Valentine Miller, William Strother, relatives and friends of Marble Stone. They appointed Mrs. Rebecca Stone tutrix, and George Rose under tutor.
Petition of George Stone represented that Marble Stone died in the state of Mississippi, leaving a widow and minor children of whom petitioner was married to one. He also stated that Rebecca Stone had recently married William Fulcher without any family meeting.
8 Feb. 1843 - George Rose was tutor and William Strother was under tutor.
Hope this is of some help to you
Janey E. Joyce in San Antonio, Texas