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Stoneman, Ernest V.



Ernest Van Stoneman was the eldest son of Elisha Stoneman (1849-1934) and second wife, Rebecca Bowers (1868-1896). Ernest was born May 25, 1893. He had two brothers: Ingram Boyd Stoneman (1894-1973) and Palmer Stoneman (1896-1916). He married Hattie Frost on November 10, 1918. Together, they had fifteen surviving children. Ernest began his musical career with an Okeh recording in 1925. He was known to have also recorded under the following names: David Hunt, Jim Seany, Slim Harris, Jim Whalen, John Clark, Justin Winfield, Sim Harris, Uncle Ben Hawkins, and Uncle Jim Seaney.

"The Stonemans: An Appalachian Family and the Music that Shaped Their Lives" by Ivan M. Tribe (1993).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Stoneman Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0697
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the business and personal records of Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman; his wife, Hattie Frost Stoneman; and children, Eddie, Grace, John, Patsy, Billy, Jack, Gene, Dean, Scotty, Donna, Jimmy, Roni, and Van, whose music careers spanned eight decades. The collection includes audiocassettes, autobiographical sketches, awards, business records, CDs and DVDs, contracts, correspondence, discographies, documentary material for and final draft of "The Stonemans: An Appalachian...
Dates: 1924-2008