William Stone (Tennessee politician)

William Stone (January 26, 1791 – February 18, 1853) was a U.S. Representative from Tennessee.

William Stone
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th district
In office
September 14, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Preceded byJames I. Standifer
Succeeded byJulius W. Blackwell
Personal details
Born(1791-01-26)January 26, 1791
Sevier County, Southwest Territory
DiedFebruary 18, 1853(1853-02-18) (aged 62)
Sequatchie County, Tennessee
Political partyWhig
Spouse(s)Mary Randall Stone


Born in Sevier County in the portion of the Southwest Territory that is now Tennessee, Stone completed preparatory studies. He married Mary Randall. They had seven children, three boys and four girls.[1]


About 1808, Stone and other members of his family moved by wagon train to Sequatchie County, Tennessee. He held several local offices.

Stone was a captain in the Creek War and served with General Andrew Jackson in the Louisiana Campaign and was present at the Battle of New Orleans. He was presented a cane by Congress for bravery in the Battle of Tippecanoe,[2] and was made brevet brigadier general for gallantry at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.

An unsuccessful Whig candidate for election in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress, Stone was subsequently elected to the Twenty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Standifer and served from September 14, 1837, to March 3, 1839.[3] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twenty-sixth Congress.


Stone died in Delphi (later Davis), Sequatchie County, Tennessee, on February 18, 1853 (age 62 years, 23 days). He is interred at the family burying ground at Delphi.[4]


  1. ^ "William Stone". Ezekiel and General William Stone Family. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "STONE, William, (1791 - 1853)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "William Stone". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "(age 62 years, 23 days)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved March 7, 2013.

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