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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M88- 1
Creator: Stone family.
Title, Dates: Papers, 1827-1959.
Amount: 3.00 cubic ft.
Medium Included: photographs
Organization/Arrangement: Boxes 1-3 are arranged alphabetically; boxes 4-6 are arranged by subject, then chronologically.
Terms Governing Use:
Biographical/Historical:     The Stone family in Calhoun County dates back to the arrival of Colonel Henry D. Stone, veteran of the Revolution and War of 1812. He and his son, Lackland M. Stone, served in the Legislative Council.  Mode Lee Stone was the son of John Henry Stone, the son of Lackland M. Stone.
    Mode Lee Stone was a prominent Florida educator and school administrator.  He served as Superintendent of Tallahassee schools from 1930 to 1937, and as Director of Curriculum for the Florida State Dept. of Education from 1937 to 1942.  He was professor and Dean at Florida State University, School of Education from 1946 to 1973.  He married Lois Lancaster on August 28, 1928.  After the death of his first wife, Mode Stone was married in 1942 to Jeanne Compton, the daughter of John Coleman Compton and Bessie Beauchamp Phillips Compton.
Summary:     The Stone family papers were collected by Jeanne Stone, wife of Mode Lee Stone.  The collection contains material, dated 1827 to 1959, related to the Stone, Compton, and Godwin families; and other 19th and early 20th century records of various families in Jackson and Calhoun counties.  The records include correspondence, diaries, photographs, financial papers, and land records.
    The collection also contains Civil War materials relating to Daniel Hall, apparently a member of the 6th Florida Infantry; and Thomas A. Godwin, believed to be part of Company H, 1st Florida Infantry.  These materials include correspondence and a receipt for Confederate tax.  The correspondence relates to furloughs and several deaths during the Civil War.  Hall's correspondence was written to his parents Malcom and Martha Hall and business associate David D. McMillian, whose land records are contained in the collection.

    In addition, the collection contains a register and papers, 1866-1893, of the Antioch Baptist Church, which was located in Altha (near Blountstown), Calhoun County, Florida.  The register includes church minutes and membership lists.  Some other items in the collection include:  land grants of the Yon family; the estate papers of Felix H. G. Long; teacher exams from 1917 to 1946; various records of the Jackson County grand juries and county commission, 1850-1902; other territorial land grants; and miscellaneous records related to Jackson County and Calhoun County lands.  There is also correspondence between Jeanne Compton and Mode Lee Stone during his service in the U.S. Navy in World War II; poll tax receipts of Mode Lee and Lois Lancaster Stone, 1932-1936; and Jeanne Compton's grade cards from Tallahassee public schools and the Florida State College for Women, as well as directed reading outlines she made as a teacher.
Finding Aids: Folder listing available.
Additional Physical Form:
Reproduction Note:
Location of Originals/Duplicates:
Associated Materials: Florida State University Library, Special Collections, Tallahassee, Florida.
Language Notes:
Ownership/Custodial History: William P. Thompson is the son-in-law of Jeanne Stone.  Ben Stone is the great-grandson of Bessie Beauchamp Compton and the grandson of Jeanne Compton Stone.
Publication Note:
General Note:
Electronic Records Access:
Subject Access Fields: Compton family.
Godwin family.
Baptists Florida
Education Florida
Church records and registers Florida  --Calhoun County
Women History 19th century Florida
Women History 20th century Florida
Baptist church records.
World War, 1939-1945.
Poll tax Florida.
Diaries. aat
Deeds. aat
Church records. aat
Florida History Civil War, 1861-1865
Jackson County (Fla.)
Calhoun County (Fla.)
Added Entries Stone, Jeanne Coleman Compton.
Stone, Lois Lancaster.
Stone, Mode, 1902-1979
Compton, Bessie Beauchamp Phillips.
Compton, John Coleman.
Hall, Daniel, fl. 1860-1865
Godwin, Thomas A., fl. 1860-1865
Antioch Baptist Church (Calhoun County, Fla.)

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