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Descendants of John Stockham




Generation No. 1


1. JOHN2 STOCKHAM (MR.1)1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 was born 23 January 1811 in Ohio9, and died 30 June 1866 in Randolph, MO10,11. He married MARY CRAWFORD12,13 25 July 1831 in Campbell County, KY14,15,16, daughter of MR. CRAWFORD. She was born 07 March 1812 in KY17, and died Abt. 1902 in poss Wallowa Co. OR.

Notes for J
OHN STOCKHAM:
John is shown with brother William Stockum (Stockham) in Campbell Co. KY in 1830, page 272. Other related families nearby in 1830 Campbell County are: Thomas Jones, George Johnson, Walkers, Tuckers, Richard Prior, and families of Straun and Clark. Our Jones daughters married into Straun and Clark families.
Other census data for John and Mary Crawford Stockham are:
1838 Iowa Territorial census- Wisc. Territory- 3rd division, 2males, 2 females.
1840 Schulyer Co IL; M704-69, pg 105- 2m 0-5/1m 15-20/1m 20-30/ 1 f 5-10/ 1f 20-30
1850 McDonough Co IL. -pg 306, house 1078-John Stockam 32, Mary 31, Cienda 15, Mathias 14, Herman 11, Maria 9, Albert 7, William 5, ES 3
1860 Linn Co KS; (John dies 1866); M653 roll 351, page 113-house 839: J. Slalkam (Stalkam) 50, Mary 49, Harmon 22, Albert 17, page 114- W. Stalkum 15, Elizabeth 12, James 6.
Mary is on 1870 Randolph Co MO; 1880 Wallowa Co OR.
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marriage to Mary Crawford occured in Campbell Co KY in 1832. Documents confirm that John had a brother, through the marriage bonds, and also the areas that both John and brother William (b1809) reside in.
Marriage Bond transcription by Tami R. Sherrill - Campbell County, Kentucky-

Know all men by these presents that we John Stockham and William Stockham are held and firmly bound into the commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money to the payment of which we bind ourselves our heir and jointly and severally by these presents sealed and dated this 23rd day of July 1831. The condition of the above obligation is such that where as there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnised between the above bound John Stockham and Mary Crawford. Now should there be no legal cause to obstruct the same then the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force and virtue.
John Stockham (his mark X)
William Stockham (his mark X)
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brother William married Elizabeth Crawford in Campbell County in 1828. They had a daughter Elizabeth born aroun 1829. Elizabeth Crawford Stockham died (likely in Campbell Co) by 1832. William married second, Anna Jones in 1834. This marriage occured in Hamilton County, Ohio. It is believed that William still resided in Campbell Co. Kentucky, but married in Ohio to avoid the marriage fees. Around 1836, William and brother John leave the Campbell County area and head toward Iowa.

possible parentage of John and brother William, are a John residing in Fleming County, KY in 1810. This household has a young male, which matches the age, and could be William (b1809). John in 1810 Flem. Co. could be a son of the William and Susannah Paine Stockham, of Scioto County, Ohio. Lewis Co. KY families have been ruled out as possible parents. The Lewis Co. John, both Sr. and Jr. have beend traced, and John Jr. goes to Hamilton Co. Ohio. He is a different John - than the Fleming County, Ky 1810 John!
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See land holdings in Linn Co KS, and Randolph Co MO. Linn Co - SW 1/4 of Section 9-23-24.
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gravesite of John was discovered by Len and Ruth Rodig, my parents, on a trip to MO in 1994. Weary and tired from their long trip, and wanting to go back to camp, they reluctantly stopped in the small town of Huntsville, to look in the tiny library near the Randolph-Macon Co. line. They discovered a small book listing those buried in the McCanne Burying Ground in Macon County. There was the name of John Stockham! The Rodig's almost didn't stop at this library, but decided to give the research one last push for the day! If they wouldn't have stopped, they would not have found the burial site of John, for there was no record of death or burial in Macon Co, which was their next scheduled stop.

John is buried in the McCann Burying Ground which is located in Macon Co. Missouri, on the Randolph-Macon county line. Cemetery is now abandoned. Mom and dad have visited this cemetery twice - once in 1994, and once in 1996. The grave of John is protected by tall pine trees, and the cemetery was quite overgrown. After digging their way through brush, they found the tombstone in remarkably good condition. Just before their 1996 visit, the tombstone was secured with cement by Dale Stockam, who is a descendent of William (b1809) and Anna Jones. William is a brother to John b1811.

Mary Crawford Stockham was reported to be living in 1901 - in the vicinity of Flora, Wallowa Co., Oregon, according to cousin Jack Stockham. Jack died before we were able to contact him, but he had given information to Wallowa County author, L. Beddow, for her book on the Flora area. To this date, I am unable to find any evidence that Mary was alive in 1901, but there must have been some obscure record located to name her. The 1900 census records for many parts of Wallowa County are illegible, and I am unable to find her listed in any of the town throughout Wallowa County.

family Bible verifies birthdates of children for John and Mary Crawford Stockham

John is administrator for the estate of his son Harmon died 1864. See probate records - for Linn County, KS. See also probate records for John, who died 1866 in Randolph County, MO. Although John died in Randolph County, MO, the records are recorded in Linn County, KS.

records found later in Linn County, KS, were confusing, as the files were mixed up. There is a partial record of the estate of son Mathias, after he died. There is also a Martha listed, which we believe may be the mother of John (1811-1866), or possibly a sister. The files were incomplete for this Mathias and Martha. Who is Martha?? Is she a mother of John b1811???

at the time of John's death, his son John Albert was residing in Newton County, MO with his wife Sarah Johnson. John's widow Mary Crawford Stockham remained in Randolph County with son William and William's daughter Ara Dora. Around 1874, the Newton County and Randolph County families joined together to depart Missouri and head West on the Oregon Trail. Sarah Johnson's mother Louisa also accompanied them on the route West. According to Sarah's death record, her father was Able Johnson, but we are unable to determine when and where he died. Able and Louisa Johnson did not have any more children after 1850 - so it looks like Able died around 1850. It is suspected that Sarah's brothers joined the family on the trip West. See bio on John for details of trip.

Mary born 1841, the daughter of John and Mary, married Thomas Jones and they remained in Linn County Kansas. They are both buried in Bourbon County, Kansas. Same Jones family as that of Anna Jones, that married William b1809 - brother to John b1811.

information on the whereabouts of Elizabeth Ann, dau of John and Mary, are unknown. She married James Durham in Randolph County in 1867, and it may be them in Lawrence Co 1870, as I found a James and Elizabeth Durham.

according to oral family tradition given by Irene Carnegy, (Irene is a dau of Lulu Adie- Lulu is John Albert's daughter) Martha, the daughter of John Albert and Sarah, died on the Oregon Trail as a young girl. She is buried on the Trail, which was common to ensure that animals would not dig up the graves. Irene does not know the location of the grave, nor what state Martha died in. There may be more information about Martha among papers and old photos belonging to Lulu Adie.
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information from the bio of John Thomas Fowler, and is on p. 166 of the Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, by J.H. Beers & Co, published 1898.

"The mother of our subject [my note: he's referring to Elizabeth Stockham] was born in Penn's Manor, Bucks Co., Penn, October 5, 1803, and died at the age of eighty-six years. She was a daughter of John and Alice (Smith) Stockham. John Stockham, our subject's grandfather, was born in Bucks
county, Penn., and our subjects great-grandfather, also named John Stockham, came from Bristol England, and his two brothers George and Thomas, came to America soon after and joined him. They all settled in Bucks county, Penn. Our subject's grandfather (John Stockham) and his granduncle married
sisters -- John wedding Alice Smith and Thomas wedding Elizabeth Smith. Thus it will be seen that our subject's great-grandfather and great-granduncles were named John, Thomas and George, respectively, as were also his grandfather and grand-uncles. They were all Quakers or Friends.
The Smiths came into this country with William Penn, as did also the Marshalls. Our subject's great-grandfather and his brothers followed the building of dykes or ditches -- reclaiming land. All the country north of Philadelphia, along the Neshamoney creek, they reclaimed from swamps. From
them are descended all of the Stockhams in America. The grandfather became a large land owner in Maryland, where he engaged in merchandising, milling and farming, and there died."
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More About J
OHN STOCKHAM:
Burial: July 1866, McCanne Burying Ground, Macon Co MO
Census: 1830, Campbell Co. KY

Notes for M
ARY CRAWFORD:
Mary Crawford Stockham came West with her two sons John Albert and Wm. after husband John died. They left MO around 1874. Mary was still alive in 1901, according to Jack Stockham, a descendent of son Edwin. Jack died in 1982, before we were able to speak with him. In L. Beddow's book about Flora, OR, Jack said that Mary was still living in 1901. We have been unable to find her on the 1900 census. She was not living with the Cannon family, nor with John Albert's widow Sarah Johnson Stockham Crandall. She may be with another family member.

Mary had a sister named Elizabeth Crawford. Elizabeth married John's brother William (b1809) in Campbell Co KY in 1828. It is thought that Elizabeth died, perhaps in childbirth, as there was one daughter born to Elizabeth and William, and shown in the 1840 Schulyer Co IL census. William married second, Anna Jones in Hamilton Co OH in 1834. Anna Jones is the daughter of Thomas and Ann Jones, who reside in the same areas as the Stockham family: Campbell County, KY and Van Buren County, Iowa. Also the same family as Thomas Jones that married Maria, daughter of John and Mary Crawford Stockham. Two sisters of Anna Jones marry, and remain in Campbell County. Remainder of Jones family goes to Van Buren County, Iowa by 1838.

The only Crawford family in Campbell Co KY in 1830 was a Jonathan Crawford. He is likely the father of Mary and Elizabeth. I have not been able to verify this. Jonathan has left the area by 1840.

Son James remains in Missouri, along with daughter Elizabeth "Lizzy" who married James Durham.

Possible Crawford relatives: Evan and Valentine Crawford, who appear to be brothers. Reside near each other. Valentine is found in Jasper Co. Indiana in 1850 age 16, in the household of Thomas Randle. By 1860, both to Kansas, to Bourbon Co., near Ft. Scott. Then to Franklin Co. KS for 1870-80. Valentine buried in Peoria, Franklin Co. KS. Evan buried in Coffey Co. KS.
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1870 July, Randolph Co. MO. Jackson Twp, page 175, house :
     
Children of J
OHN STOCKHAM and MARY CRAWFORD are:
  i.   CIENDA3 STOCKHAM18, b. 17 September 1833, KY; d. 20 September 1855.
  ii.   NATHAN STOCKHAM18, b. 30 December 1836, KY; d. 12 August 1859, Linn, KS19.
  iii.   HARMON WEBSTER STOCKHAM20, b. 16 September 1838, Iowa; d. September 1862, on Miss. River, Ark21; m. CORDELIA.
2. iv.   MARY MARIA STOCKHAM, b. 14 January 1841, IL; d. 20 March 1885, Linn Co. KS.
3. v.   JOHN ALBERT STOCKHAM, b. 05 December 1842, IL; d. 11 July 1883, Prairie Crk, Wallowa, Or.
4. vi.   WILLIAM C. STOCKHAM, b. 13 April 1845, McDonough, IL; d. 21 September 1905, Central Point, Jackson, OR.
  vii.   ELIZABETH ANN STOCKHAM22, b. 30 October 1847, IL.
  Notes for ELIZABETH ANN STOCKHAM:
I am checking out this John Rose - no one seems to know the parents of the Elizabeth that John Rose married. In correspondance with John H. Rose, a descendant, his family does not know parents of sibs of Elizabeth that married John Rose. John Rose may have married the Elizabeth, dau of William Jr. and Elizabeth Duncan. His info on John Rose and Elizabeth-

Name: John Wilson ROSE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Sex: M
Birth: JAN 1849 in IL 1 2 3 5 4 6
Death: ABT 1932 1
Note: 5 4 6 5 4 6 4 5Lived near Augusta Twp., Hancock Co., IL Farmer. A 13 YODorinda Jump is listed in the 1870 census as a "sister" livingwith this family. A 27 YO Alfred Jump is listed in the 1880census as "boarder & farm laborer" with the family.
Change Date: 21 OCT 2003

Father: Adam G. ROSE b: 1 MAR 1818 in IN
Mother: Dorinda "Denise" WILSON b: 19 OCT 1828 in KY

Marriage 1 Elizabeth STOCKHAM b: MAY 1849 in IN
Married: ABT 1870 7
Children
Louis or Lewis A ROSE b: FEB 1871 in IL
Ora E ROSE b: ABT 1873 in IL
Richard ROSE b: 28 FEB 1875 in Adams Co., IL
Charles S. ROSE b: 1880 in IL
Ruth L. ROSE b: OCT 1881 in IL

Sources:
Type: Rose Family Association
Text: Christine Rose C.G., C.G.L., Rose Family Association
Type: Census
Title: 1850 Census
Place: Hancock Co., IL, p 330
Text: Rose, Adam G. 32 M IN farmer
Text: Dorinda 22 F KY
Text: Margaret 10 F IL
Text: Mary 8 F IL
Text: Stephen 2 M IL
Text: John 4/12 M IL
Text: Wilson, Robert 24 M KY laborer related to Dorinda\
Text: ----------
Text: Rose, Mary 65 F VA
Text: Rhody 36 F KY
Text: Lucy 7 F IL
Text: John 3 F IL
Text: ----------
Type: Census
Title: 1860 Census
Place: Augusta Twp., Hancock Co., IL, p 818
Text: Adam Rose 42 M IN farmer
Text: Dorinda 33 F KY
Text: John W. 12 M IL
Text: Hiram E. 10 M IL
Text: E. Wilson 24 M IL farm labor
Type: Census
Title: 1870 Census
Place: Augusta Twp., Hancock Co., IL, p 38, 7 Jul 1870
Text: Adam Rose 53 M IN farmer
Text: Dorinda 45 F KY keeping house
Text: John W. Rose 21 M IL farmer
Text: Elizabeth 21 F IL keeping house John W.'s wife\\
Text: Hiram 19 M IL wife's brother John W. Rose's
Text: brother\
Text: Dorinda Jump 13 F IL wife's sister ?Elizabeth's sister? \\
Type: Census
Title: 1880 Census
Place: Augusta, Hancock Co., IL
Text: Rose, Dorinda H 53 KY KY KY keeping house, widow
Text: Shields, James Nephew 27 IL VA KY farm laborer
Text: ---------
Text: Rose, Hiram E. H 26 IL KY KY farmer
Text: Margaret A. W 23 IL KY KY keeping house
Text: James C. S 5 IL IL IL
Text: Rosa B. D 3 IL IL IL
Text: Lizzie M. D 10M IL IL IL
Text: ---------
Text: Rose, John W H 31 IL KY KY - farmer
Text: Elizabeth W 31 IN OH OH - keeping house
Text: Louis S 9 IL IL IN
Text: Ord E S 7 IL IL IN
Text: Richard S 5 IL IL IN
Text: Charles S 1/12 IL IL IN
Text: -Jump, Alfred other 27 IL KY IL - farm laborer - law\
Text: ---------
Type: Census
Title: 1900 Census
Place: Augusta Twp., Hancock Co., IL, ED #12
Text: Rose, John W H Jan 1849 61 IL IN KY - 30 years married
Text: Elizabeth M W May 1849 IN OH OH - 30 years marr;5 delveries/5
Text: live
Text: Ruth L D Oct 1881 IL IL IN
Type: Census
Title: 1910 Census
Place: ED #155, Sand Hill Twp., Scotland Co., MO
Date: Apr 1910
Text: Rose, John W. H 61 IL US KY M1x40, clerk
Text: Elizabeth W 61 IN NC NC 5 born, 5 living ??parent's\
Text: birthplaces??\
Text: ---------
Text: Rose, Lewis A H 39 IL IL IL Mx20, merchant
Text: Louella W 39 IL OH IL 3 born, 3 living
Text: Bonnie S 18 IL IL IL laborer
Text: M. Edeth D 14 IL IL IL
Text: ----------
Type: Census
Title: 1920 Census
Place: ED #157, Rutledge Vill., Sand Hill Twp., Scotland Co., MO
Date: Mar 1920
Text: Rose, John W. H 71 IL KY KY hardware business
Text: Elizabeth W 71 IN OH SC
Text: --------
Text: Rose, Louise A. H 49 IL IL IL hardware business,be
Text: Lewis or Louis\
Text: Luella W 49 IL OH IL
Text: Bonney R. S 29 IL IL IL
Text: --------



5. viii.   JAMES MILTON STOCKHAM, b. 17 February 1851, IL; d. 09 May 1918, Joplin, Jasper, MO.


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