William Stone was the fifth child of William Stone & Ann born c1827 at Tipton, Staffs.
In 1841 William was living at home with his parents, 5 brothers & 2 sisters in West Bromwich.
On November 20th, 1848 William married Maria Pooler at St Georges’ Church, Birmingham. William was a sheet iron shearer at that time & he signed the marriage certificate whereas Maria made her mark. Maria was christened November 25th, 1827 at Donnington Wood, Shropshire, the daughter of Rebecca & William Pooler, a collier. At the time of the 1841 census Maria was living with her parents in Dudley.
In 1851 William & Maria were living at Crone Hill, West Bromwich & William was a sheet iron shearer. They had a 1 month old son, William. Sadly little William died in 1854 in Duke St, West Bromwich. He was buried May 14th, 1854 at Christ Church, West Bromwich.
By 1861 William & Maria were living at New St, Smethwick. William was described as hair? dresser. They now had 3 children with them – Charles (8), Sarah Ann (6) & Rebecca (2).
In August 1869 William, aged 42, left for the US. His destination was given as New York.
Maria & the 3 children followed William to the US & they were listed in the 1870 of Pennsylvania as living at 16th Ward, Pittsburgh, Allegheny. William was described as working in the iron works & son Charles also worked in the iron works.
By the time of the 1880 US census William & Maria were living at Wyandotte, Wayne, Michigan. William was still working in the iron mill. All the children had left home.
The children of William Stone & Maria Pooler were:
st.1.4$.1 William Stone born 1851 in West Bromwich; buried May 14th, 1854 at Christ Church, West Bromwich
st.1.4$.2 Charles Stone born Oct-December 1852 in West Bromwich
st.1.4$.3 Sarah Ann Stone born Jan-March 1855 in West Bromwich
st.1.4$.4 Rebecca Stone born July-September 1858 in Smethwick