Thomas Stone

Primogeniture was alive and well in the colonies as many of the signers of Declaration of Independence could affirm. Although raised in a family of means and given a good education, not every younger son took advantage. Thomas Stone did. Riding many miles to school each day, Stone’s intellectual acumen combined with his stern self-discipline to impel him, like so many of his political colleagues then and now, into the study of law and service at the bar.