Henry Clay Stone was the son of Kinzea Stone and Elizabeth Ann Seamonds, born in Bourbon County, September 5, 1843. In the 1850 census of that county Kinzea is 37, wife Elizabeth, also 37. The following children are listed: Jesse N., 13; Sarah A., 11; Malinda J., 9; Henry Clay, 7; Martha, 5; and Mary E., 3. Also living in the household are Edward Stone, 33; David Dodge, 17; and Bernard Graham, 25, listed as schoolmaster and born in Ireland.
Henry Clay Stone married Sarah Wallingford about 1870. In the 1880 census they are 36 and 33, respectively, with daughters Nettie, 4; and Minnie, 3. In the 1900 census we find the couple has been married for 30 years. They have had 7 children, but only 3 have survived. Minnie, 23; Kinzea, 19; and Elizabeth C., 13. Daughter Nettie was deceased by that date.
Thursday, April 17, 1919
H. Clay Stone Died At Noon of Influenza
County Magistrate and Prominent Citizen of Mt. Gilead Neighborhood Dies of Heart Trouble Developing In Influenza
Mr. H. Clay stone, Magistrate of the Mt. Gilead district, died at his home near that village at noon today of heart trouble brought on by influenza, from which he has been suffering for the past several days.
Mr. Stone was 75 years of age and quite a prominent citizen. He was a very extensive reader and one of the best posted men in the county on many subjects. He was a member of he one of the oldest families in Kentucky and a very likable gentleman.
Besides his wife, Mr. Stone is survived by one son, Kinza Stone, who made his home with his parents, and two daughters, Mrs. William Byron, of Mt. Carmel, and Mrs. Minnie Johnson, of Lexington.
Arrangements for the funeral have not as yet been made.
Friday, April 18, 1919
Squire Stone’s Funeral Saturday Afternoon
The funeral of Squire H. Clay Stone will be held from the late home at Mt. Gilead Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock and burial will be made at the Mt. Gilead Cemetery.