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Near Port Tobacco in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Stones of Maryland

Thomas Stone National Historic Site

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 23, 2019
1. The Stones of Maryland Marker
Inscription.  For almost four centuries, the Stone family of Maryland has contributed its talents and skills to the colony, the state, and the nation in its various capacities.

From a signer of the Declaration of Independence to two governors of Maryland, to congressmen, judges and statesmen, the Stones often found themselves caught up in momentous events that have shaped our country.

William Stone (1603-1660), the first Protestant Governor of Maryland under Lord Baltimore, was Thomas Stone's great-great-grandfather. William signed the Religious Toleration Act of 1649, helping make North America a land of religious freedom.

John Hoskins Stone (1750-1804), one of Thomas Stone's six younger brothers, served as Maryland's governor from 1794-1797, and helped George Washington raise money to build the new capital city of Washington, DC.

Thomas Stone (1743-1787) served in the Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence, and was one of the authors of the Articles of Confederation, which became the first national government of the United States. This fine
The Stones of Maryland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 23, 2019
2. The Stones of Maryland Marker
Haberdeventure is in the background on the left.
brick house, Haberdeventure, was his home. It remained in the Stone family until 1936.

Although technically not a Stone, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (1723-1790) was Thomas Stone's maternal uncle and a major influence on Thomas Stone's political career as well as a signer of the US Constitution.

Michael Jenifer Stone (1747-1812), another of Thomas Stone's brothers, moved into Haberdeventure and raised Thomas's young son after Thomas's death. Michael attended President George Washington's inauguration in 1789 and served as Maryland's first congressman under the US Constitution.

Frederick Stone (1820-1899) was an attorney who took on the case of the century: defending Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, who was accused as an accomplice of John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of President Lincoln. After the Civil War, Frederick, Thomas Stone's great-great nephew, became a two-term US Congressman and a federal judge.

 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 38° 31.869′ N, 77° 2.377′ W. Marker is near Port Tobacco, Maryland, in Charles
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County. Marker can be reached from Rose Hill Road 0.6 miles south of Wembly Place, on the right when traveling south. The marker is on the grounds of Thomas Stone National Historic Site, just to the north of Haberdeventure. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6655 Rose Hill Road, Port Tobacco MD 20677, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Stone (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Discover Southern Maryland’s Amazing Stories of Exploration, Hope, and Courage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Discover Thomas Stone National Historic Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ways to Explore Southern Maryland’s Scenic and Historic Routes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Haberdeventure! (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rose Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Rose Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Thomas Stone (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Tobacco.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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