Joseph Blakey Stockton (1798-1870)

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Dr Joseph Stockton was born 24 July 1798 in Henry County, Virginia, United States to Robert Stockton (1743-1824) and Catherine Blakey (1753) and died 31 July 1870 in Edmonton, Metcalfe County, Kentucky, United States of unspecified causes. He married Emily Hook (1804-) . He married Elma Eliza Parish (1815-) circa 1836 in Barren County, Kentucky. Ancestors are from the United States.

  • ID: I967
  • Reference Number: D
  • Note:
Father: Robert Stockton Rev. b: 12 Dec 1743 in ,Albemarle Co., VA
Mother: Catherine Blakey b: 13 Nov 1753 in Albemarle, VA


Offspring of Dr Joseph Stockton and Emily Hook (1804-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Robert T Stockton (c1821-)
Martha Stockton (1824-1845) 1824 Edmonton, Barren County, Kentucky, United States 1845 Barren County, Kentucky, United States James Mitchell (c1824-)

James F Stockton (c1825-)
Marietta Stockton (c1832-)
Joseph Blakey Stockton Jr. (1835-)

Offspring of Dr Joseph Stockton and Elma Eliza Parish (1815-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John W Stockton (c1836-)
Emily F Stockton (c1841-)
Eleanora R Stockton (1845-)
Albert H Stockton (c1847-)

Marriage 1 Emily Hook b: 10 Apr 1804 in Barren, Ky.

  • Married: 22 Aug 1820 in ,Barren, Ky.


  1. Robert T Stockton b: ABT. 1821 in ,Barren, Ky.
  2. Martha Stockton (1824-1845)
  3. James F Stockton b: ABT. 1825 in Ky.
  4. Marietta Stockton b: ABT. 1832 in ,Barren, Ky.
  5. Joseph Blakey Stockton Jr. b: 20 Feb 1835 in ,Barren, Ky.

Marriage 2 Elma Eliza Parish b: 18 Feb 1815 in Cumberland, Ky.

  • Married: AFT. 1835 in ,Barren, Ky.


  1. John W Stockton b: ABT. 1836 in ,Barren, Ky.
  2. Emily F Stockton b: ABT. 1841 in ,Barren, Ky.
  3. Eleanora R Stockton b: 10 Jun 1845 in Edmonton, Metcalfe, Ky.
  4. Albert H Stockton b: ABT. 1847 in ,Barren, Ky.

Sources and notes

‡ General
  • DAVIS STOCKTON OF VIRGINIA, 1972, Johnson & Smith, pg 35, 43-45; from KY Cem Rec., Vol. 1, KY DAR, Stockton-Ray Cemetery 4 mi from Edmonton (copied in 1943) died 31 Jul 1870; wife d. 30 Mar 1835 (pg 45 gives 30 Mar 1835 as death date for both wives)
  • Barren Co, KY Marriages 1799-1842, Vol 1, pg 63 m. 22 Aug 1820
  • ROBERTSON, PURCELL AND REL FAMILIES, LAURA PURCELL ROBERTSON, 1926,MO; doctor and hotel owner; to Barren Co, KY abt 1800; had 8 children, 2 known: lived in Edmonton, KY
  • KENTUCKY BIOGRAPHIES; (RG 976.9 B) "Dr. Joseph B. Stockton (Maternal grandfather) was a native of VA who removed to Barren county with his parents when he was a mere child and became one of the most prominent physicians and distinguished citizens of his county, serving one term as representative in the legislature, in 1840, and otherwise aiding his people in the capacity of public servant. He died in Barren (now Metcalfe) County in 1870, ages 72 years."
  • "HISTORY OF METCALFE COUNTY (KY)"; ... When but 2 years old Joseph B. Stockton, Sr., came with his parents to Barren County, KY., the almost unbroken wilderness. The family settled in Barren Co., in what is now Metcalfe Co., Here Joseph B., Sr., received a good education for that early time. He was reared on a farm but in early life commenced the study of medicine and practiced that profession in connection with farming until about 1848, when he removed to Edmonton, where he engaged in the hotel business, but also continued his practice until his death in 1870. He had been twice married; our subject's (Joseph B., Jr.) mother was his first wife . He and wife were from early life devoted member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in which he was for many years a ruling elder. He was also a member of the Masonic Fraternity, and twice represented Barren Co., in the Lower House of the State Legislature. His father, Robert Stockton, was born in 1743, came to KY in 1799, and was a Revolutionary veteran, as were also both of his brothers, John and Richard, one of whom, Richard Stockton, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the father of Commodore Stockton, of 1812 fame (*This is error; confused with QM Robert Stockton of NJ. Both served and both taken prisoner). Robert served through the entire struggle of 7 years, and was once taken prisoner by the British .He was one of the early pioneers of Barren County, KY, and was a regularly ordained minister of the Baptist Church for over 50 years. He became one of the largest land owners in the county, owning some 7,000 acres in one body immediately west of Edmonton, and also various other large tracts of land and large numbers of negroes. His death occurred in Barren County, KY in 1824; his son, Joseph B. Stockton, Sr., subject’s father, inherited most of the property; late in life, however, he lost most of it by indorsing for his friends.
  • 1830 BARREN CO., KY CENSUS INDEX; JOSEPH B, GLASGOW, #177 also Frances E, and Newberry
  • 1840 BARREN CO., KY CENSUS INDEX; JOSEPH B., E. Barren, #132
  • 1850 BARREN CO., KY SLAVE SCHEDULE, Joseph B., Div. 2, #206
  • 1850 BARREN CO., KY CENSUS INDEX; Joseph B., Div. 2, #427; he is the only Stockton still in Barren Co.
  • 1860 METCALFE CO., KY CENSUS INDEX; Joseph B, Edmunton
  • 1870 METCALFE CO., KY CENSUS INDEX; J.B., Edmunton #42; Reubin, Edmunton#12; Reubin, Edmunton #42; Tony, Edmunton #011


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