Name: David Stokes
Reference Number: 3909
Birth: AFT 1755 in England to Craven Co., NC
Death: BEF 1820 in Probably Buefort Co., SC
In 1767he paid taxes, lived in Buefort Co., SC in 1790
Notes on David Stokes:
1) The following family history was written by Ann Eliza Dawson Stokes, the
widow of a son of Absalom Stokes, thought to be a brother of Henry, Elbert,
Richard, etc. in the early 1900's.
Ann Eliza (Dawson) wrote: "This page contains references to my husband's
side of the house, Josiah Hampton Stokes. In the 17th. Century two brothers
came west from England. Both were large families; peculiar too, their
children were all boys and they possessed ten each. One of them located in
New York State, the other located in SC. His given name was David. One son
by the name of Absolum, who was my husband's father, is the only name Iknow
or can remember among his boys. Absolum Stokes moved to Ala. (ACTUALLY
FLORIDA) when my husband was small. His family was not so large. The best I
now remember they had three boys and one girl. (SHE SPEAKS OF Absaloms FIRST FAMILY. SECOND
WIFE HAD 5 CHILDREN) The girl's name was Thursann, the boys' John
W., Matthew Wright, and Josiah Hampton (my Husband). My husband came to
Texas in the latter part of the '50s and in 1858 we were married in Madison
Co. We resided there until the breakup of the Civil War. We then moved to
Lavaca Co., where he died in 1870.
"It is something like 200 yrs. since David Stokes and his brother came to
the US. Somhow there has been a similarity in every Stokes that I have ever
seen, and one and all claim their forefathers were New Yorkers or South
Carolineans, and I have been told that there was a large delegation in both
states above mentioned."
The information on the beginning Stokes families was found on the GenForum at http://www.genforum.com/stokes/ and Passe ngers In Time, "The Early Stokes" at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7590/. I have included some of the queries fr om these sights as a beginning point forfuture research for those of you who are interested in tracing these ancestor s further or that may have documented information that you would like to add to the Stokes family line. Please refer t o these sites for email addresses if you need to contact a contributor. I would appreciate any additions or correction s that you may have to help with family connections. I'm not sure if David's father was David or Thomas Stokes, If any one has proof on this, please let me know. The book "Stokes-1000 Years" , and also, "The Book of Stokes 1201-1915," a re both out of print, according to Mr. Frank Chilton, but can be found at some genealogical libraries, but he doesn't k now exactly which ones.
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Message #876 Monday, December 25, 2000
Subject: David Stokes
Posted by: Gerald Stokes
Message: David Stokes was born after 1755. His wife was ?Blount. He had at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. The 1790 censu s of Beaufort S.C. shows his household consisting of himself, his wife, and four sons. The 1800 census of Beaufort show s his family consiting of himeself, his wife, eight sons, and one daughter. Most likely these are his sons: Henry (b. 1 800), James R. (1817), Absolom, and maybe a Counsil, and Burrell? David Stokes is shown living near his son Henry in th e 1800 census of Beaufort, but he is missing in later census. He may have died or relocated since Henry, James, Counsil , and Burrell all moved to Florida during this time period. Hope this helps, it's all that I have on him. If you fin d anything else please let me know so I can continue tracing the line back.
Posted by Lauren Stokes on August 28, 1998 at 18:08:10:In Reply to: Re: Greenberry Stokes of SC posted by Curtis Thomas son on July 11, 1998 at 21:55:54:
I have a some compiled census data from St. Peter Parish, Beaufort District, Camden Co Ga, Alachua
Co FL and Nassau Co FL with the following suggestions:
David Stokes (b. before 1755 d. 1810 or 1820) Wife not named (b. 1765 or 1774 d. 1810 or 1820) Children: Burrell b. 17 84-1790 David b. 1784-1794 John b. 1784-1794 Absolam b. 1790-1794 Henry
b. 1790-1794 William b.1794-1800 Son b. 1794-1800 Daughter b. 1794-1800 Counsel b. 1801
Posted by C. L. Stokes on December 06, 1997 at 07:48:57: Need info on this David STOKES. He was in Craven Co., NC and P d Taxes in 1767. If the same he was in Beaufort Co., SC in 1790 w/3 children when Absalom STOKES, my G Grandfather wa s born there. Believe he m. Millen ?, since by 1820 he no longer appeared on census, but she appeared w/children. Gladl y exchange help.
Posted by Georgia Bristol
on July 19, 1998 at 20:54:10:In Reply to: Re: Greenberry Stokes of SC posted by Curtis Thomasson on July 11, 1998 at 21 :55:54:
One of my ancestors was Nancy Stokes who married Joseph T. Cates. Nancy was born abt. 1784 in S.C. and was the daughte r of David Stokes. Nancy died Nov. 22, 1868 in Orange Co., IND. I don't know if this will help or not. That's all I hav e on her.
http://c-23.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/edgecombe/census/cen1790.txt Edgecombe County NC 1790 Census
File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Alice Ohlsson Tatumfrendlysky@aol.com 1790 Edgecombe county, Halifa x District pg 54a 1790 North Carolina Halifax district Edgecombe County
1st # free white males 16 year upwards and head of families 2nd # free white males under 16 years 3r d # free white females and head of families 4th # all other free persons 5th # slaves
Stokes, William................................1-1-4-0-1 Stokes, Demsey.................................1-0-5-0-2 Stoke s, David..................................1-2-3-0-2
- Nancy Stokes b: ABT 1784 in SC
- Absalom Lafayette Stokes b: ABT 1790 in probably Buefort, SC
- Henry Stokes b: 1800 in SC
- James R. Stokes b: AUG 1817 in GA