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What information do you have on Thomas Stone, signer of the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Stone was born in Charles County, Maryland, in 1743. He was a lawyer and early patriot. In 1774, he was elected to the Continental Congress, remaining part of that body until 1778 and in the meantime signing the Declaration of Independence and assisting in writing the Articles of Confederation. He was elected to Congress again in 1783 and the following year served as president pro tempore for a time. He died at his home in Port Tobacco, Maryland, in October 1787. We have no information on his family history or genealogy, but you could check with the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore or the Thomas Stone National Historic Site in Port Tobacco.