Generation No. 1
SARAH ELIZABETH BLOUNT was born Abt. 1799 in North Carolina, and died Bef. 1880 in Grimes County, TX. She was the daughter of Frederick Blount and Miorum (Mary) ? (possible last name Koen).
She married JOHN HARVEY STOKELY Abt. 1815 in North Carolina. He was born 03 Dec 1793 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, and died 1872 in Grimes County, TX.
Children of SARAH BLOUNT and JOHN STOKELY are:
i. JAMES BLOUNT STOKELY, b. Abt. 1817, Pasquotank County, North Carolina; d. 09 Jun 1863, Dalton, Georgia; m. SARA ANN FOX, 04 Apr 1847, Washington County, AL; b. Abt. 1828; d. Aft. 1900, Alabama.
Notes for JAMES BLOUNT STOKELY:
James Blount Stokely: on March 29,1862 at the age of 45, he enlisted as a private in Company G, 32nd Alabama Infantry Regiment for the remainder of the war. On October 7,1862 he was captured at LaVergne, Tennessee. He was paroled on October 9, 1862. It was reported that Jim came home wounded and sick and lived only a short time before he died. However, War Between the States recods show that he died in Dalton, Georgia on June 9,1863.
1870 Choctaw Co.,AL census: Sarah 45, Richard 18, Harvey 13, Joseph 12, James 9.
More About JAMES STOKELY and SARA FOX:
Marriage: 04 Apr 1847, Washington County, AL
ii. THOMAS L. STOKELY, b. Abt. 1823, Pasquotank County, North Carolina.
Notes for THOMAS L. STOKELY:
According to Stokley family legends, Thomas differed from his family on the slave issue. This son went North with his wife and was never heard from again. His name is not mentioned anywhere in the family records, and his name was not permitted to be spoken in the family.
iii. CHARLES LEWIS STOKELY, b. Abt. 1825, Pasquotank County, North Carolina; d. Oct 1862, Tullahoma, Tennessee; m. ELIZABETH GATES, Abt. 1845, Washington County, AL; b. Abt. 1827, Alabama; d. Texas.
Notes for CHARLES LEWIS STOKELY:
On March 29,1863, at the age of 37, he enlisted as a private in Company G, 32nd Alabama Infantry Regiment. Army records state that he died at Tullahoma, Tennessee in October 1862?
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Marriage: Abt. 1845, Washington County, AL
iv. JOHN BLOUNT STOKELY, b. Abt. 1832, Alabama; d. Abt. 1926, Texas.
Notes for JOHN BLOUNT STOKELY:
He enlisted as a private on March 20,1862 in Company G, 32nd Alabama Infantry Regiment. On December 31,1862 he was wounded at the Battle of Murfreesboro (Stones River) Tennessee. He was captured at the battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee on Novermber 25,1863. He remained a prisoner of war until the end of the war. During this period he was housed at the military prison in Louisville, Kentucky and the military prison at Rock Island, Illinois. He was exchanged on May 23, 1865. After his release he returned home; before 1870, Jack with his wife and three children left Alabama and settled in Grimes County, Texas. He died there on January 12, 1926.
v. SAMUEL ERASTUS STOKELY, b. Abt. May 1836, Alabama; d. 1863, Tennessee; m. NANCY J. VAUGHN, 07 May 1857, Washington County, AL.
Notes for SAMUEL ERASTUS STOKELY:
Enlisted at age 26 as a private in Company G, 22nd Alabama Infantry. Enlisted in Mobile, AL. He was mortally wounded in the shoulder near Shelbyville, TN, Battle of Murfreesboro, in the morning, December 31,1862. He died on January 20, 1863 from the wounds he incurred in that battle.
More About SAMUEL STOKELY and NANCY VAUGHN:
Marriage: 07 May 1857, Washington County, AL
vi. JOSEPH A. STOKELY, b. Abt. 1839, Alabama; d. 08 Aug 1862, Richmond, VA; m. MARY C. NORRIS; b. Abt. 1876, Louisiana; d. Abt. 1955, Texas.
Notes for JOSEPH A. STOKELY:
Enlisted at the age of 22 as a private in Company F, 11th Alabama Infantry, Comapany E. AL Fletcher’s Company. Enlisted June 11,1861 in St Stephens. He appears on a report of Casualities of the 4th Brigade General Longstreet’s Division in action before Richmond Virginia at Frazier’s Farm in June 30, 1862. On July 2, 1862 he was admitted to Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond with a gunshot wound in right leg. Records show that on August 8, 1862 he died of diphtheria. He had resided at Pleasant Valley, AL.
vii. WILLIAM ALLEN STOKELY, b. Abt. 1845, Alabama; d. Aft. 1900, Texas; m. (1) MARTHA C. JONES, 22 Dec 1865, Washington County, AL; b. Abt. 1848, Alabama; d. Bef. 1895, Alabama; m. (2) CALLIE UNKNOWN, Bef. 1895; b. Dec 1873, Alabama.
Notes for WILLIAM ALLEN STOKELY:
He enlisted as a private on December 14,1863 in Mobile, Alabama for the war. According to his army records he served in Companies G and K, 32nd Alabama Infantry. He was captured during the summer of 1864 ( in all probability in fighting around Atlanta, GA). He was taken to Hartford Connecticut as a prisoner of war. After his release he returned to civilian life. After the war he move to Grimes CoUnty, Texas.
More About WILLIAM STOKELY and MARTHA JONES:
Marriage: 22 Dec 1865, Washington County, AL
More About WILLIAM STOKELY and CALLIE UNKNOWN:
Marriage: Bef. 1895