|1. ||Charles Stokely was born 19 Jun 1821; died 26 Jul 1892; was buried Estill Stokely Cemetery, Cocke County, Tennessee. |
"Sevier County, Tennessee and Its Heritage", 1994, p 261.
Charles Stokely, Sr., farmer and stock dealer, was born June 19, 1821, on the farm where he has since resided. Since he began for himself at his majority he has acquired a fine farm of 175 acres, his home, besides other tracts. About 1850 he married Sarah, a daughter of John Black, of South Carolina. Their children are Mary J., Sarah E. (deceased), Thomas (deceased), Rhoda E., Susan C., Royal J., Nancy A., (deceased), Steven D., John B.(deceased), James (deceased), Jesse, W.D., Cora B., Lilla (deceased). He and his wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church, of which he has been a deacon for five years. He began with Henry Clay in his presidential voting, but is a Democrat. He is the seventh of ten children of Royal and Jane (Huff) Stokely, both of English and English-Dutch descent respectively. The father was a justice for twenty-one years, and the mother, a native of Virginia, when eighteen months old, came to Cocke County, where she died. The grandfather, Jehu, a native of England, was a sailor for seven years, and in 1747 settled in Charleston, S.C., and afterward lived in North Carolina and in Cocke County. the maternal grandfather, John Huff, a native of Roanoke County, VA, came to Cocke County about 1785. He was a soldier in the Revolution, and was a financial success as a hunter and trapper.
The Goodspeed Publishing Co., History of Tennessee, 1887
Charles married Sarah "Sallie" Black Abt 1850. Sarah (daughter of John Black and Mary) was born 22 Feb 1825; died 11 Apr 1908; was buried Estill Stokely Cemetery, Cocke County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]
- 2. Mary J. Stokely
- 3. Sarah E. Stokely
- 4. Thomas Stokely
- 5. Ellen Rhoda Stokely was born 21 Sep 1851, Tennessee; died 5 Apr 1936; was buried Union Cemetery, Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee.
- 6. Susan C. Stokely
- 7. Royal J. Stokely
- 8. Nancy A. Stokely was born 1857; died 18 May 1864; was buried Estill Stokely Cemetery, Cocke County, Tennessee.
- 9. Steven D. Stokely
- 10. John B. H. Stokely was born 11 Dec 1860; died 31 Jul 1863; was buried Estill Stokely Cemetery, Cocke County, Tennessee.
- 11. James C. B. Stokely was born 27 Sep 1863; died 2 Dec 1864; was buried Estill Stokely Cemetery, Cocke County, Tennessee.
- 12. Jesse William David Stokely was born 13 Mar 1866; died 1 Dec 1947; was buried Union Cemetery, Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee.
- 13. W. D. Stokely
- 14. Cora Bell Stokely was born 1869, Del Rio, Cocke County, Tennessee; died 1889.
- 15. Lilla Stokely was born 1874; died 29 Sep 1875; was buried Estill Stokely Cemetery, Cocke County, Tennessee.