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STONE, David

STONE, David
North Carolina Museum of History
1770–1818

Biography

STONE, David, a Representative and a Senator from North Carolina; born at "Hope," near Windsor, Bertie County, N.C., February 17, 1770; attended Windsor Academy and graduated from The College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1788; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1790 and commenced practice in Halifax, N.C.; member, State house of commons 1791-1794; judge of the supreme court of North Carolina 1794-1798; elected to the Sixth Congress (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1801); elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1801, until his resignation about February 17, 1807; once again a judge; Governor of North Carolina 1808-1810; member, State house of commons 1811-1812; again elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1813, until his resignation on December 24, 1814; resumed the practice of law; died on his plantation near Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., October 7, 1818; interment in the family burial ground on the banks of the Neuse River, near Raleigh, N.C.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: December 28, 1801; December 23, 1809; and November 23, 1810. 3 letters.

North Carolina Division of Archives and History

Raleigh, NC
Papers: 1793-1942. 76 items. Correspondence about land frauds in North Carolina, the North Carolina Court of Conference, funding of the Revolutionary debt, Halifax County politics, and foreign policy; letters and legal papers concerning leased Indian lands; estate papers; Mrs. Sarah Stone's notebook containing diary entries (1825-1826) from Washington, DC; and gubernatorial papers, photograph, portrait, and miscellaneous correspondence in various collections. Finding aid.
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