Memorial Biographies of General Baptist Ministers
A. B. Stone
Rev. A. B. Stone was born in Webster county, Ky., where he lived his entire life, September 9, 1855 to February 20, 1920. He was converted at Cedar Grove General Baptist church in 1885, was soon ordained a Deacon in which capacity he served until he began preaching and was ordained by the Presbytery of Union Association. Rev. Stone, during his thirty five years as a pastor, served most of the churches of Union Association and was pastor of Dixon, G.B. church at the time of his death. During his ministry he organized many churches, held many revivals and witnessed hundreds of conversions. He was a man of high ideals, determination and energy; loyal to denominational enterprises, stood four square for righteousness and was admired by the denomination and the public.
Sarah J. Stone, wife of Rev. A. B. Stone was born in Webster County, Kentucky, March 31, 1855, and was married to Rev. A. B. Stone late in 1879. to this union were born four children, three of whom survive. She was converted at an early age and for forty years lived as a constant helper to her husband enjoying the blessings and enduring the hardships of a minister's wife. Her husband did farming to augment his low salary which he says never exceeded two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) a year. She lived to see all her children converted, married, in homes of their own and members of the church. She passed away in 1940 and rests beside her husband in Oak Grove cemetery, Dixon, Ky., to await the resurrection.
By Rev. L. A. Stone