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  • Name: William Stoops
  • Surname: Stoops
  • Given Name: William
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1765 in Huntington [now Blair] Co., Pennsylvania
  • Death: 1825 in Nicholas Co., Kentucky
  • _UID: 05BEBB9A9F13EF41878889C592AA2147FB30
  • Note:
    "Philip and William Stoops, brothers, came as Pioneers from Pennsylvania and settled in Nicholas County, Kentucky... William Stoops, the Pioneer, was married three times. By first wife [Mary Ann Brown] had five sons -- Michael, Moses, William, John and James and four daughters -- Betsy, Polly, Nancy and Judy. By second wife [Elizabeth? Brown?] one son Hugh and three daughters - Margaret, Ailsie and Serelda. By third wife [Sarah Warren] two daughters -- Maria and Hester. Betsy married William Linn -- Nancy married Timothy Linn. Polly married first John Shankland and second John W. Shankland, a cousin of the former. Judy married Andy Shankland. Michael, Moses, Hugh, Ailsie, and Serelda went to Ohio and were lost to sight. William and James went to Ripley County, Indiana. William married Susan Myers and second widow Gray. James married Polly Shankland, daughter of John Shankland and sister of Benjamin Shankland, my grandfather. James was a Methodist preacher. John married, second, Rose Kephart -- went to Marion Co., Indiana. Margaret married William Myers and when he died moved with children to Illinois. Maria married Harvey Adkins -- had two children -- both died before her. Hester married James Herrin."
    {Transcription of letter from A. B. Stoops, dated 11 Mar 1890, in the research of Albert B. Shankland, citing Mrs. Lizzie (Stoops) Pitman as owner of letter; copy in possession of researcher S. B. Fitting}
    NOTE: This history does not name children Sarah, Robert,Samuel, or Anna named in other sources.
    "The father of these children [John Stoops] died in 1855 at the age of sixty-three years, his birth having occurred in Pennsylvania. The paternal grandfather, William Stoops, was also a Pennsylvanian, born in 1750 and died in Kentucky about 1825, having been a soldier in the Revolution." {'Philip Stoops', <>}

    According to various sources, William had children with Mary Ann Brown:
    Sarah 1786- m. John Hays;
    John 1787-abt 1854 IN, m. Nancy James (~1804), m2 Rosanna Kephart -- emigrated to Marion Co Indiana;
    Moses Brown 1789- aft 1870 IN, m. Rebecca Porter (~1809) -- emigrated to OH then Clay Co., IN;
    Phillip 1791-1880 PA, m. Elizabeth Vanderlin (bef 1812) -- stayed in PA;
    Elizabeth 1792- aft 1850, m. William Linn/Lynn (~1812);
    William 1794-1874 IN , m. Susan Meyers/Myers (1816), m Zerelda Gray (1851) -- emigrated to Ripley IN;
    Michael 1794-1874 m. Eleanor Van Sickle (~1810), m2 Susannah Gore, m3 Sarah Gore
    -- emigrated to OH then IL;
    James David 1798-1880, m. Mary 'Polly' Shankland (1814) -- emigrated to Indiana;
    Samuel 1799- ;
    Robert 1800-1867 IN, m1 Susanna Wilson, m2 Paulina McClung, m3 Mary Cropper;
    Mary 'Polly' 1802-bef 1837 KY, m. John Shankland (1818), then his nephew John Wolfe Shankland.;
    Agnes 'Nancy' 1803-1863, m. Timothy Linn (1823);
    and Judith 1805-1882 IL, m. Andrew Gibb Shankland (1826).
    He had children by his second wife Elizabeth:
    Anna 1809-1855, m. Jonah Lindsey (1826);
    Hugh 1812-1878, m. Elizabeth Carr in Cincinnati, died in Texas Co., Missouri, preacher;
    Alicia 1813-
    Margaret 1814-1898 MO, m. George William Myers (1842);
    Serelda 1817- .
    He had 2 children by his third wife Sarah Warren, m. 1818:
    Maria ~1820-1871, m. Harvey Atkins/Adkins (1857);
    and Hester 1822-aft 1870, m. James Herrin (1842).
    According to 'Early Days', Col. William Stoops was a shoemaker by trade. {'Early Days: Articles and stories of the Upper Riverways by J.L. Stoops', by Michael Stoops, <>, 23 Nov 2007}

    In the 1810 census for Venango Co., Pennsylvania, William Stoops has listings for 2 males 0-10 [Robert and Samuel?], 3 m 10-15 [James, Michael, William?], 1 m 16-25 [Philli ], 1 m 26-44 [William]; 4 females 0-10 [Polly, Nancy, Judith, and Anna], 1 f 26-44 [Elizabeth?]. Sons Moses and John had married.
    In the 1820 census for Carlisle, Nicholas Co., Kentucky, William [Sr?] has 2 males 0-10 [Hugh and grandnephew/stepson 'Little John'?], 3 m 10-16 [stepsons? grandsons? nephews?], 1 male 45+ [William]; 4 females 0-10 [Anna, Alicia, Margaret, Serelda], 2 f 10-16 [Judith, Anna or Nancy], and 1 f 26-44 [third wife Sarah].
    NOTE: His three young daughters may also be listed with son William.
  • Change Date: 23 Mar 2014 at 07:38:47

    Father: Storey Stoops b: ABT 1724

    Marriage 1 Mary Ann Brown b: ABT 1765 in Venango Co., Pennsylvania
    • Married: BEF 1786 in Pennsylvania
    1. Has Children John Stoops b: 21 Sep 1787 in Pennsylvania
    2. Has Children Moses Brown Stoops b: 18 Feb 1789 in Pennsylvania
    3. Has No Children Phillip Stoops b: 11 Mar 1791 in Pennsylvania
    4. Has Children Elizabeth Stoops b: 13 May 1792 in Pennsylvania
    5. Has Children Michael Stoops b: 7 Oct 1793 in Pennsylvania
    6. Has Children William Jr. Stoops b: 20 Feb 1794 in Pennsylvania
    7. Has Children James David Stoops b: 5 Jan 1797 in Venango Co., Pennsylvania
    8. Has No Children Robert Stoops b: 11 Aug 1800 in Pennsylvania
    9. Has Children Mary 'Polly' Stoops b: 26 Mar 1802 in Venango Co., Pennsylvania
    10. Has No Children Agnes 'Nancy' Stoops b: 16 Dec 1803 in Pennsylvania
    11. Has Children Judith Ann Stoops b: 7 Jul 1805 in Venango Co., Pennsylvania

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth Brown b: ABT 1790 in Pennsylvania
    • Married: ABT 1809
    1. Has No Children Anna Stoops b: 11 May 1809 in Pennsylvania
    2. Has No Children Hugh Stoops b: 1812 in Venango Co., Pennsylvania
    3. Has No Children Anna Margaret Stoops b: 1815 in Nicholas Co., Kentucky

    Marriage 3 Sarah Faucett Warren b: ABT 1787 in Maryland
    • Married: 1818 in Nicholas Co., Kentucky
    1. Has No Children Maria Stoops b: ABT 1820 in Kentucky
    2. Has No Children Hester Agatha 'Agathy' Stoops b: ABT 1822 in Kentucky

    1. Title: The Curtis's and the Eurich's
      Author: Nancy Curtis Eurich
      Publication: <>
      Has 'Descendants of William P. Stoops' and 'Descendants of John Shankland'.
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