HENRY C. STONE, farmer, section 5, Sheridan Township, is a son of Aaron and Amanda (Dickinson) Stone, and was born in Glaston bury, Conn., Aug. 12, 1834. His parents were natives of Litchfield Co., Conn. His father died in Michigan; the mother esides in Dayton Township, this county. Henry C. lived in Connecticut till 18 years of age, then went to De Kalb Co., Ind., where he lived three years, and in January, 1855, came to Newaygo County and bought 160 acres of wild land in partnership with his oldest brother, on section 26, Dayton Township. He lived on this farm and continued to improve it for eight years, when he sold and bought 120 acres in Sheridan Township, on sections 5 and 6, where he now resides; he has 70 acres under cultivation.
Mr. Stone was married in Dayton Township, June 23, 1859, to Ellen, daughter of Eleazer and Sarah Smith, who was born in Hillsdale County, this Stte, and came to Newaygo County with her parents and lived at home until her marriage. Children: alma, Franklin, Freddie, Oscar, Stella, Ella and Burt. Mr. S. has held the office of Township Treasurer five years, Supervisor three years, School Director and several minor offices. Five of his family are members of the I.O.G.T. He belongs to the National Greenback party.