The Fay Family: Daniel Stone
   
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Daniel Stone
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Daniel Stone is not a descendant of John Fay of Marlborough so far as I have been able to determine. In fact, as far as I know, there is no genealogical connection between Daniel and the Fays. He is here because on the walls at the Fay School in Massachusetts hangs a very early Family Record. The connection appears to be through the Harlow branch of Daniel's descendants, specifically through Arthur Brooks Harlow.
   
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(Transcription)
FAMILY RECORD
Daniel son of Gregory & Hepzibah
Stone was born in Lincoln Massachusetts
June 5th 1767 and in August 27th AD 1800 married
Lusannah daughter of Edward & Sarah
Williams who was born in Easton Massachu-
setts March 19th AD 1778
Their descendants are
Lusannah Stone born November 14th AD 1802
Mary..... born Dec. 5th 1804
Charles..... born March 13th 1807
Louisa..... born Sept. 1st 1808
Elizabeth W..... born Nov. 30th 1810
Abigail..... born Nov. 28th 1813
Daniel..... born Nov. 12th 1815
DOMESTIC HAPPINESS
Domestic happiness, thou only bliss
Of Paradise that has survived the fall!
Though few now taste thee unimpaired and pure
Or, tasting, long enjoy thee, too infirm
Or too incautious to pursue thy sweets.
Unmixt with drops of bitter, which neglect
Or temper sheds into thy crystal cup.
Thou art the nurse of virtue. In thine arms
She smiles, appearing, as in truth she is,
Heaven-born, and destined to the skies again.
Thou art meek and constant, hating change,
And finding in the calm of truth-tried love
Joys that stormy raptures never yield.
DEATHS
Charles Stone died May 1807
aged 11 weeks
Mrs. Lusannah Stone died
October 2nd AD 1817 aged 39 years
   
One of the interesting things about this record is the use of the section "Domestic Happiness." One would expect births, deaths and marriages on a record like this one. Instead, we see births, deaths, and a poem. This poem is a selection from a long poem by William Cowper (1731-1800). "Cowper's 'Task' is to this day, except Wordsworth's 'Excursion,' the best purely didactic poem in the English language" (from the Gutenberg introduction to the poem).
   
The chief source for the descendancy below is a book by J. Gardner Bartlett, Ancestry and Descendants of Dea. Gregory Stone of Cambridge, Mass. 1320-1917, 1918, pp. 295-297, 465, 653-654. The book is available on Google Books, and has more information about many of these people, who included a three year governor of Maine, a 32 year Superintendant of the Maine State Insane Hospital, and founder and head of a St. Paul medical college.
   
DESCENDANTS OF DANIEL STONE AND LUSANNAH WILLIAMS
The Rev. Daniel Stone  b: 6/5/1767  d: 5/11/1834
Lusanna Williams  b: 3/14/1778  m: 11/22/1824  d: 10/29/1871
   
   
2  Lusanna Stone  b: 11/24/1802  d: 9/11/1887
...+William Augustus Brooks  b: 12/7/1800  m:11/22/1824  d:10/29/1871
......3  Lucy Williams Brooks  b: 9/26/1825  d: 3/6/1906
.........+Samuel Cony  b: 2/27/1811  m: 11/22/1849  d: 10/5/1870
............4  Abby L. Cony  b: 8/23/1850
............4  Lucy W. Cony  b: 2/12/1853
............4  Frederic Cony  b: 6/19/1856
......3  Louisa Brooks  b: 7/17/1828  d: 4/5/1904
.........+Henry Mills Harlow  b: 4/9/1821  m: 10/14/1852
............4  William Brooks Harlow  b: 7/19/1853  d: 10/8/1853
............4  Alice Wardwell Harlow  b: 10/22/1855  d: 10/27/1891
............4  Henry Williams Harlow  b: 4/28/1859  d: 11/9/1885
............4  Mary Brooks Harlow  b: 8/10/1865
...............+Oscar Charles Sanborn Davies  m: 12/4/1890
..................5  Louisa Davies  b: 12/7/1893
.....................+Ralph Grant Webber m: 7/26/1930 (his 2nd marriage)
..................5  Henry Davies  b: 5/5/1897
..................5  Julia Davies  b: 9/22/1898
..................5  Mary Davies  b: 5/2/1908
............4  George Arthur Harlow  b: 7/15/1867
...............+Genevieve Madison Hancock
..................5  Arthur Brooks Harlow  b: 12/4/1901  d: 7/22/1994
..................5  Genevieve Hancock Harlow  b: 1/4/1904  d: 1/17/1989
.....................+James L. Goodwin  m: 11/1946
......3  Susan Cony Brooks  b: 2/4/1831  d: 12/22/1907
......3  Mary Caroline Brooks  b: 6/22/1838  d: 11/29/1854
2  Mary Stone  b: 12/5/1804
2  Charles Stone  b: 3/13/1807  d: 5/17/1807
2  Louisa Stone  b: 9/1/1808
2  Elizabeth Williams Stone  b: 11/30/1810
...+Jacob Stanwood  b: 12/7/1810  m: 9/1834
......3  Daniel Stone Stanwood  b: 1836
......3  Henry Williams Stanwood
......3  Frank Stanwood  b: 1841
......3  Mary Louisa Stanwood  b: 1844
......3  Charles F. Stanwood  b: 1847
2  Abigail Stone  b: 11/28/1813  d: 12/20/1885
...+William Caldwell  b: 1/17/1811  m: 12/25/1836  d: 3/8/1885
......3  Lydia Stone Caldwell  b: 6/7/1852  d: Aft. 1916
.........+Lendall Titcomb  b: 3/14/1848  m: 3/5/1879  d: 4/23/1908
............4  Miriam Titcomb  b: 12/19/1879
............4  William Caldwell Titcomb  b: 7/24/1882
............4  Samuel Titcomb  b: 2/26/1885
............4  Lucy Williams Titcomb  b: 4/26/1892
2  Daniel Stone  b: 11/12/1815  d: 12/17/1901
...+(1)Anne Elizabeth Johnston  b: 4/12/1821  m: 1843  d: 1/22/1854
......3  Alexander Johnston Stone  b: 9/7/1845  d: 7/16/1910
.........+Helen Sheppard Sewall  b: 6/22/1848  m: 12/15/1868
............4  John Sheppard Stone  b: 11/23/1869
...............+Mary Dana  b: 12/14/1876  m: 10/29/1902
..................5  Dana Sheppard Stone  b: 3/15/1908
..................5  Lucy Antoinette Stone  b: 3/19/1912
............4  Frederick Daniel Stone  d: in infancy
............4  Harry Howard Stone  d: in infancy
......3  Louisa Stone  b: 6/15/1851  d: 4/25/1916
...+(2)Eliza Putnam Vose  b: 2/6/1832  m: 9/1/1855  d: 5/1903