Notes for Stephen John Stuckey: Family history has noted that Dr. Stephen Stuckey was blind. Vonah Boudro, Stephen John's great granddaughter, notes in her article for the Love County, Oklahoma History book that Stephen John Stuckey was blind by 1860 but still practicing medicine. He would smell the medicine to determine what to give his patient and he rode horseback to treat his patients. Before his death in 1899, he delivered his two granddaughters, Winnie and Minnie in Marsden, Indian Territory, Oklahoma.
Stephen John's brother, John Mallard Stuckey was a member of the Masons and was injured during the Civil War. Dr. Stephen John Stuckey, and John's son, William Mallard Stuckey, were allowed to cross enemy lines under the Mason's distress flag and bring wounded John back home with them. (This shows how much power the Masons actually held during that time of our history.) Source: Nellie Stuckey Noble Blizzard
By 1886 Stephen John Stuckey had moved his family into Oklahoma and took his father, William Mallard Stuckey with him. William was 88 years old at that time. The Polks Medical Directory of 1886 lists Stephen in Illinois Bend, Montague County, Texas. The 1890 edition lists him in Overbrook, Chickasaw Northern Indian Territory (now Love Co. Oklahoma). He lived in the Marsden area of Oklahoma. " Source: Diane Buzbee
Source: Shirley Diann Bray "The History of Love County Oklahoma" book article by Vonah Boudro. Diane Buzbee Nellie Stuckey Noble Blizzard
Census: 1830 Conecuh Co. Alabama, page 93. 1840 Conecuh Co. Alabama, page 278. In household of his father William Stuckey, Male age 15-20. 1850 Caddo Parish, Louisiana page 365-729. Listed as "Steven Stuckey" 26, Physician, born AL. 1860 Lafayette Co. Arkansas. Listed as Stephen Stuckey, Occupation: Physician, listed as Blind, with wife "Meletha" and one male child, Lewis H. Stuckey. 1880 Montague Co. Texas
More About Stephen John Stuckey: Burial: February 01, 1899, Gordon Cemetery, near Marietta, Love Co. Oklahoma.
More About Stephen John Stuckey and Elizabeth Maletha Storey: Marriage: June 20, 1858, Lafayette Co. Arkansas.
More About Stephen John Stuckey and Nancy Catherine Goins: Marriage: September 23, 1875, Miller Co. Arkansas.
Children of Stephen John Stuckey and Elizabeth Maletha Storey are:
Lewis Hubert Stuckey, b. Abt. 1859, Lafayette Co. Arkansas, d. June 19, 1899, Indian Territory, Oklahoma.