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Samuel Stockton was a son of Davis Stockton (c.1685-1761), one of the very early settlers in what would later become Albemarle County, Virginia. Davis Stockton arrived in what was then Goochland (now Albemarle) County, Virginia, before June of 1737. "Davis Stockton's Line" is mentioned on a Virginia Land Office Patent to Michael Wood (Woods) dated 10 June 1737. "George the Second . . . in Consideration of the Sum of Forty Shillings of good and lawful Money . . . do Give Grant and Confirm unto Michael Wood one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing four hundred Acres lying and being in the County of Goochland on the heads of Ivy Creek on other Branches of the North River on the South Side of the North River and bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning at a hiccory on Davis Stockton’s Line . . . crossing a Branch of the North River . . . to Pointers in Davis Stockton's Line . . . the Tenth Day June one thousand seven hundred and thirty seven In the Tenth Year of our Reign. William Gooch”

It is not known when or where Samuel Stockton was born. It appears that he was born about 1720, and maybe in Ireland. It is also not known when or where his father Davis Stockton was born. All dates of birth for Davis Stockton and his children are only approximate. It appears that Davis Stockton and his children might have been born in Ireland, however, no evidence of the Davis Stockton family has been found there. In the 1730's the Davis Stockton family settled in the Ivy Creek area of then Goochland County, Virginia. They might have also been on the North and South Forks of Mechum's River in the 1730's, however, they are not found there until 15 March 1741. The North Fork of Mechum's River became known as Stockton Creek, and the South Fork became known as Stockton's Mill Creek. 

When Henrico Shire was created in 1634 it included the Ivy Creek and Mechum's River area. The name Henrico Shire was soon changed to Henrico County. In 1728 the Ivy Creek and Mechum's River area became part of Goochland County, and in 1744 it became part of the newly formed Albemarle County. From 1728 until 1744 the headwaters of Mechum's River, including Stockton's Branch of Mechum's River and Stockton's Mill Creek, were in St. James Parish, Goochland County, Virginia. After the formation of Albemarle County in 1744 this area was now in St. Anne's Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia. The northern area of Albemarle County was now in Fredericksville Parish and the southern area of Albemarle County was in St. Anne's Parish. In 1761 Amherst County was formed from the southern part of Albemarle County, however, Stockton's Branch of Mechum's River and Stockton's Mill Creek remained in St. Anne's Parish, Albemarle County. In 1807 the northern part of Amherst County became Nelson County. See 1751 Joshua Fry - Peter Jefferson map.

GOOCHLAND COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1728-1744
by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett, 1975, revised 2004, p. 41
Order Book 5, Goochland County
15 Sept. 1741 O.S., p. 3 "Road to be Clear'd . . . On the Petition of . . . Davis Stockdon . . . Sam. Arnett [Samuel Arnold], Richard Stockdon, Thomas Stockdon . . . Leave is given to Clear a road from Thomas Morrisons to the D.S. tree in Michael Woods road. And that the Petitioners be exempt from working on any other road." Samuel Stockton is not included in this list, however, his father and two of his brothers are mentioned. Samuel Stockton is not known to have been a land owner in 1741. 

VIRGINIA LAND OFFICE PATENT BOOK 19, 1739-1741, pp. 1006-1007, 6 July 1741
"George the second . . . in Consideration of the Sum of Forty Shillings of good and Lawful Money . . . do Give Grant and Confirm unto David Stockdon one Certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing four hundred Acres lying and being in the County of Goochland on both sides the South fork of Mechum's River and Bounded as followith (to wit) Beginning at a red Oak and Hiccory Saplin on the North side of the said South fork . . . unto the said David Stockdon . . . the Sixth Day of July One thousand seven hundred and forty one In the Fifteenth Year of our Reign . . . James Blair"

The above 400 acre property on the South Fork of Mechum's River was the site of Davis Stockton's mill. The South Fork is also known as Stockton's Mill Creek. This 400 acre patent seems to be the source of the 204 acres that Samuel Stockton sold to William Stockton on 12 March 1760, and the 100 acres that Samuel Stockton and William Stockton sold to Thomas Stockton on 13 June 1764. The 204 acre property appears to have been the mill site. William Stockton sold the 204 acre property to James Garland in 1767.

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, SURVEYOR'S PLAT BOOK, 26 Oct 1748
"This is a Plat of 397 Acres of Land in Albemarle County lying on the branches of Metchum River Survd. for Sarah Stockton Octobr. 26 1748 . . . by Thos. Turpin, Asst. Sur." Sarah Stockton's survey of 397 acres is on the same page of the surveyor's book as Davis Stockton's survey for 312 acres. They are both dated "Octobr. 26 1748." 

ALBEMARLE COUNTY WILLS & DEEDS BOOK NO. 1, 1748-1752, pp. 348-350, 14 August 1751
This indenture made this March the Second day in the twenty third year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second & c. Anno Dom 1750 Between Paul Abney of County of Albemarle, Planter, of one part & John Graves of said County, Planter, of other part . . . a certain parcel of land being in County of Albemarle containing One hundred acres . . . unto John Graves his heirs & assigns forever In Witness whereof Paul Abney to these present hath set his hand & seal in presence of us Davis Stockton, Adam Goudylock, Robert Brenton, Wm. Whiteside . . . Paul Abney . . . At a Court held for Albemarle County the 14th day of August 1751. 

VIRGINIA LAND OFFICE PATENT BOOK NO. 34, 1756-1765, p. 19, 10 March 1756
"George the Second . . . in Consideration of the Sum of Forty Shillings of good and lawful Money . . . Do Give Grant & Confirm unto Sarah Stockton one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing Three hundred and ninety seven Acres lying and being in the County of Albemarle both Sides the Virgin - Spring - Branch of Mechum River and bounded as followeth to wit Beginning at a Pine in Davis Stockton's Line . . . the tenth day of March one thousand seven hundred and fifty six In the twenty ninth Year of our Reign . . . Robt. Dinwiddie"

ALBEMARLE COUNTY IN VIRGINIA, by Rev. Edgar Woods, 1901, p. 363.
"Albemarle Company of Militia, lately in actual service for the defence and protection of the frontier against the Indians, September, 1758. Hening's Statutes, VII, 203." Captain James Nevill, Samuel Stockton, William Stockton, Adam Gaudylock, William Whiteside, Henry Brenton and Michael Woods, Jr., were among the 56 men mentioned as members of the Albemarle Company of Militia in William Waller Hening's 1820 book. Samuel and William Stockton were sons of Davis Stockton. Adam Goudelock and William Whiteside were sons-in-law of Davis Stockton. Adam Goudelock was married to Hannah Stockton, a daughter of Davis Stockton. William Whiteside was married to Elizabeth Stockton, also a daughter of Davis Stockton. Either Henry or Robert Brenton might have been a son-in-law of Davis Stockton. A 1773 record shows "Sarah Branton (late Sarah Stockton)." Michael Woods, Jr., was a neighbor of Davis Stockton.

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DEED BOOK 3, p. 17, 12 March 1760/1761
Samuel Stockton to William Stockton, 204 acres.
This is the mill site on the South Fork of Mechum's River, also known as Stockton's Mill Creek.
William Stockton sold this 204 acre property to James Garland in 1767.

DAVID LEWIS JR. OF VIRGINIA AND CAROLINA, by Chester R. Johnson, c.1995
Albemarle County, Virginia, Court Records, 23 July 1762
David Lewis of St. Anns Parish, Albemarle Co., appointed Alexander Baine of Henrico Co., his attorney to recover from several persons the sums of money or tobacco listed by their names which are now due and owed to him:
In Albemarle County, Virginia, about 125 men including:
     Samuel Arnall, 11 pounds, 15 shillings, 10 pence, 3 farthings
     Francis Whelchel, 3 pounds, 10 shillings, 6 pence
     Wm. & Saml. Stockton, 9 pounds, 2 shillings, 10 pence
     Thos. Stockton, 1 pound, 4 shillings, 10 pence
     Richd. Stockton, 10 shillings
     Adam Goudelock, 1 pound, 4 shillings, 6 pence, 3 farthings
Recorded in court, 13 Aug 1762
David Lewis Junr. seal

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DEED BOOK, pp. 480-482, 13 June 1764
"This Indenture maid the thirteen Day of June one thousand and seven Hundred & Sixty four Between Samuel Stockton & William Stockton & their wives each & every of them of the Parish of St. Anns & County of Albemarle yeoman of the other part & Thomas Stockton wheel Wright . . . one hundred pounds current Money of Virginia . . . unto Thomas Stockton . . . one hundred acres lying & being in the County of Albemarle on Both sides the South fork of Mitchams River which said land was Granted to Samuel Stockton & William Stockton by Patent bearing Date the sixt Day of July one thousand Seven hundred & Forty one . . . Samuel Stockton . . . William Stockton . . . Prudence Stockton . . . Jane Stockton . . . Test . . . John Nicholas Clk"  It does not appear that there was a patent to Samuel and William Stockton on 6 July 1741, there was however a patent to Davis Stockton on 6 July 1741 for 400 acres "on both sides the South fork of Mechum's River."

VIRGINIA LAND OFFICE PATENT BOOK NO. 36, 1764-1767, p. 756, 5 June 1765
"George the Third . . . in consideration of the sum of Fifteen Shillings of good and lawful money . . . Do Give Grant and Confirm unto Samuel Stockton one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing one hundred and fifty Acres lying and being in the county of Albemarle on the branches of the South Fork of Mecham's river and bounded as followeth to wit Beginning at Pointers of Davis Stockton and with his line North . . . corner of Samuel Black . . . the fifth day of June one thousand seven hundred and sixty five in the fifth year of our Reign . . . Francis Fauquier"

THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL MAGAZINE AND TENNESSEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Volume IX, 1904, pp. 69-70
1. July 7, 1767, William and Elizabeth Whiteside to Adam Dean, three hundred and seventy-three acres or thereabout. Witnessed by William Winston, William Grayson, William Stockton and Maryan Winston.
2. May 11, 1768, William Whiteside, bill of sale of mare, etc., to George Davidson. Witnessed by Michael Woods, Jr., and Samuel Davison.
3. September 19, 1769, William and Elizabeth Whiteside to Adam Dean, one hundred and eight-one acres. Witnesses: Samuel Stockton, John Davis, James Walker and Prudence Stockton.
4. August 6, 1770, writ dispatched from Albemarle to Amherst to examine Elizabeth Whiteside as to whether her consent was freely given to the last mentioned transfer. Commission executed by Timothy Riggs and John Robinson, Esquires, of Amherst, and their return ordered to be recorded by Albemarle Court at the session of March, 1771.

VIRGINIA LAND OFFICE PATENT BOOK NO. 41, 1772-1773, pp. 130-131, 1 March 1773
"George the third . . . Whereas by one Patent under the Seal of this our Colony & Dominion of Virginia bearing date the tenth Day of March one thousand seven hundred & fifty six there was granted unto Sarah Stockton one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing three hundred & ninety seven Acres in the County of Albemarle on both sides the Virgin Spring Branch of Mechum River . . . Whereas Sarah Branton (late Sarah Stockton) hath failed to pay such Quitrents, & Samuel Stockton hath made humble Suit to our, late Lieutenant & Governor General of our said Colony & Dominion & hath obtained a Grant for the same . . . Do Give Grant & Confirm unto the said Samuel Stockton the said Tract . . . Begining at a Pine in Davis Stocktons Line . . . the first day of March one thousand and seven hundred & seventy three, in the thirteenth Year of our Reign . . . Dunmore"

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DEED BOOK, 8 Nov 1773
Samuel and Prudence Stockton sold 322 acres to R. Dollings on 8 Nov 1773. This was probably part of the 397 acre patent on Virgin Spring Creek originally given to Sarah Stockton. Virgin Spring Creek is now known as Dollings Creek, and is just to the south of Yellow Mountain.

TRYON (later Rutherford) COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, 1774
Samuel Stockton bought land on the upper First Broad River in Golden Valley in then Tryon County (later Rutherford County), North Carolina, from Jacob Mooney in 1774.

VIRGINIA COUNTY COURT RECORDS, ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS, 1776-1778
by Ruth and Sam Sparacio, 1997, pp. 90-91
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DEED BOOK 7, 18 Nov 1777, pp. 186-188
Stockton to Wood
This indenture made this Eighteenth day of November one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven; Between Samuel Stockton and his Wife, Prudance Stockton, of Albemarle County of one part and Richard Wood of same County of other part; Witnesseth that Samuel Stockton and Prudance Stockton in consideration of sum of three hundred pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid by Richard Wood, the receipt whereof they do acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto Richard Wood and to his heirs one certain tract of land containing two hundred eighty four acres being in Albemarle County and lying on both sides of Meachum's River and bounded; Beginning at pointers on Thomas Stockton's Corner pointers and running thence South eighty eight degrees East seventy six poles to a Locust Stake on Matthew Mills's line, and with it North thirty five degrees one hundred fifty four poles to pointers in the Fork of a Branch, thence South seventy six degrees East thirty six poles to pointers on two large Pines and red Oak, thence North thirty eight degrees East sixty four poles to a red Oak, thence North sixty two West seventy poles to a corner red Oak, thence South forty five degrees West sixty poles to a white Oak, thence North forty five degrees West at thirty poles crossing Stockton's Branch in all one hundred fifty six poles to a Stake between pointers, thence South forty five degrees West two hundred and two poles to a Maple, thence South forty five degrees East ninety six poles to the Ford crossing the said Branch, thence new lines and by the meanders of the Road East twenty six poles to a white Oak saplin between fences, thence South six degrees West twenty two poles to a white Oak saplin on the old line, thence South forty five degrees East thirty two poles to the first station; To have and to hold the tract of land with all appurtenances unto Richard Wood and to his heirs and Samuel Stockton and his heirs the tract of land with its appurtenances unto Richard Wood his heirs will warrant and for ever defend against all persons; In Witness whereof Samuel Stockton and Prudence Stockton hath hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above written

Samuel Stockton
Prudance [her mark] Stockton

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of William Grayson, John Grayson, Minian Mills, Philomon Snell, Thomas Stockton

TRYON (later Rutherford) COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, 5 Jan 1779
On 5 Jan 1779 Adam Whiteside sold land on the North Fork of the First Broad River to Samuel Stockton.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, 23 Aug 1779
William and Hester Going to Samuel Stockton, land on Wards Creek, witness Thomas and Davis Whiteside.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, 25 Oct 1779
On 25 Oct 1779 Samuel and Prudence Stockton sold land on Wards Creek to William Whiteside of Washington County, North Carolina. The area that was Washington County, North Carolina in 1779 is now several counties in Eastern Tennessee.

VIRGINIA COUNTY COURT RECORDS, ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS, 1776-1782
by Ruth and Sam Sparacio, 1997, pp. 99-100
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DEED BOOK, 28 Jan 1780, pp. 427-428
Stockton to Wood
This indenture made this twenty eighth day of January in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and eighty; Between Samuel Stockton of County of Rutherford in the Province of North Carolina of one part and Samuel Wood of Amherst County of the other part; Witnesseth that Samuel Stockton in consideration of two hundred fifty pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by Samuel Wood, the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto Samue Wood and to his heirs one certain tract of land and Mill on it, the lot of land containing twenty eight acres more or less lying in Albemarle County on the waters of Meachum's River and bounded by the line of James Garland, David Cook, John Harlow and John Dollins; To have and to hold the land with appurtenances unto Samuel Wood and to his heirs and Samuel Stockton at the time of selling and delivery of these presents is and stands seized of an endefensible Estate in fee simple of and in the premies and that he hath good right to sell and dispose of and convey the same and that he will warrant and for ever defend the lands of lot and Mill unto Samuel Wood and to his heirs against him and all other persons; In Witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and affix my seal the day and date first above written

Samuel Stockton

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
Jas: Brooks, William Grayson
Chas: Mills, John Grayson

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, 1782 TAX LIST
Samuel Stockton [Samuel 2 Stockton, son of Davis 1 Stockton]
Thomas Stockton [Thomas 3 (Samuel 2, Davis 1) Stockton]

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, DEED BOOK, 11 April 1785
Samuel Stockton sold 112 acres on the south side of the North Fork of the Little Broad River, to Davis Stockton, witness Thomas Stockton.

1790 FEDERAL CENSUS, RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, 5th COMPANY, p. 133
Saml Stocton:
2 white males over 16 [Samuel 2 Stockton and unknown male]
1 white male under 16 [unknown male]
2 white females [wife Prudence (nee ____?____ ) Stockton and unknown female]

1800 FEDERAL CENSUS, RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, MORGAN DISTRICT, p. 143
Samuel Stockton:
2 white males 45+ [Samuel 2 Stockton and unknown male]
1 white female 45+ [wife Prudence (nee ____?____ ) Stockton]

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS MINUTES, 1803-1806, 6 Jan 1806
The court ordered that “. . . Prudence Stockton have letters of administration on the estate of Thomas Stockton decd who entered into bond with John Smith and Daniel Lowell securities in the sum of five hundred $ and the amount was duly qualified and make return of the amount of the property that has come to the hands or knowledge her the said administratrix . . .” Thomas 3 (Samuel 2, Davis 1) Stockton and his wife Prudence 3 (nee Goudelock) Stockton are shown on court records, census records and deed records.

In Samuel 2 Stockton's will he mentions son Davis 3 Stockton, who married Elizabeth Whiteside, daughter Ann or Anne Stockton, who married Daniel Lattimore, and then Samuel 2 mentions two grandsons, Samuel and Thomas Jefferson Stockton. Samuel 2 Stockton then divides part of his estate into thirds, with 1/3 to Davis, 1/3 to Anne, and 1/3 to grandsons Samuel 4 and Thomas Jefferson 4 Stockton. These two grandsons are the children of Thomas 3 Stockton who married his cousin Prudence 3 Goudelock. Thomas 3 (Samuel 2, Davis 1) Stockton died in 1805 and so he was not included in Samuel 2 Stockton's 1807 will. Samuel 4 (Thomas 3, Samuel 2, Davis 1) Stockton and Thomas Jefferson 4 (Thomas 3, Samuel 2, Davis 1) Stockton received their fathers share of Samuel 2 Stockton's estate. It appears that Samuel 2 Stockton had three children, and they each received 1/3 of part of Samuel's estate.

Samuel 2 Stockton divided part of his estate into thirds so that he could give one third to each of his 3 children. It does not appear that Samuel left 1/3 to his son Davis, and then left 1/3 to two of Davis' sons. Davis 3 (Samuel 2, Davis 1) Stockton had a son Lewis who was born about 1794. If Samuel 2 Stockton was leaving property to Davis 3 Stockton's sons, Lewis 4 Stockton should have also been included.

Will of Samuel Stockton
Rutherford County, North Carolina
Will Book B, pp. 211-212

211
In the name of God Amen. I Samuel Stockton of the County of Rutherford
& State of North Carolina Being now Old & infirm but of perfect mind &
memory thanks be given unto God Calling to mind the mortality of my
Body & knowing that it is appointed for all men to die Do make & ordain this my
last will & testament That is to say principally & first I give & recomend my soul into
the hand of almighty God that gave it & my Body I recommend to the Earth to be
Buried in a decent Christian burial at the descretion of my Executors Hoping at the
Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God & as touching
such worldy Estate where with it hath pleasd God to bless me in this life. I Give Devise &
Dispose of the same in the following manner & form First I give & bequeath to my ----
Beloved Wife Prudence Stockton the Plantation on which I now live & two Cows & Calves
& all my household furniture, by her peacibly & quietly to be Possessed & enjoyed during
her natural life To Davis Stockton my eldist Son I give & bequeath all my Lands &
tenaments at the death of his Mother by him to be Enjoyed quietly & peacibly To my
Only Daughter Ann Lattimore I give & bequeath twenty Dollars which must be made
by the Sale of my moveable property, & the balance of the Moneys arising from
the Sale of all the moveable property wherewith I am possessed to be Divided as
follows Viz One third to my son Davis Stockton & One third to my Daughter
Ann Lattimoore & the other third to be Equally divided between my two

                                                                                                          212
Continued
Grand Sons Samuel Stockton & Thomas Jefferson Sockton & likewise the moveable
Property which I have given & bequeathed to my Bleoved Wife Prudence Stockton
during her natural life to be at her death sold & the moneys thence arising to be
Divided betwen said Davis Stockton, Ann Lattimore, Saml. Stockton and
Thomas Jefferson Stockton, in the same manner as the balance of the moneys
above mentiond I likewise constitute make and ordain my Trusty Friends
Davis Sockton, Danl. Lattimore & my beloved wife Prudence Stockton, Executors to
this my last will & I do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke & Disanull all & every
other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies, Bequests & Executors by me in any
wise before made willed & Bequeathed Rattifying & Confirming this & no other
to be my last will & Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
and seal the Twentyhth day of September In the Year of our Lord one
thousand Eight hundred & Seven

                                                       Samuel Stockton (seal)

Signed Sealed published pronounced
& declard by Said Samuel Stockton
as his last will & Testament I his presence
& in the presence of each other have
hereunto subscribed oun ames [our names]
S A Ross ( Jurat.
James Whitesides
Anna Stockton

THE NORTH CAROLINA SPECTATOR AND WESTERN ADVERTIZER, Rutherfordtown, 18 June 1831
"Died in this county, on Robertson's Creek, on the 25th ult., Mr. Davis Stockton, aged about 87 years. Mr. Stockton was born and arrived to manhood in Amherst County, Virginia, where he came to this country, and was among the first settlers of Whitesides Settlement about the commencement of the Revolution, in which he took an active part, as a soldied, in the defence of his country. His courage and zeal in those days that tried the souls of men could not be exceeded by any. As a noble patriot, his memory will ever be dear to those who shared his acquaintance. His funeral service will be preached by the Rev. Alfred Webb at the dwelling of Mr. Samuel Biggerstaff, on Robertson's Creek on the 4 of July next, the anniversary of that grand epoch of our independence for which he fought and suffered." This Davis Stockton was a son of Samuel and Prudence Stockton, and a grandson of Davis Stockton of Albemarle County, Virginia.

ALBEMARLE COUNTY IN VIRGINIA, by Rev. Edgar Woods, 1901, pp. 319-320.
“Among the earliest settlers in the western part of the county, who came as is said under the leadership of Michael Woods, was a family named Stockton. Though their name has entirely disappeared, they have in a number of ways left their mark behind. They consisted of several branches. They erected perhaps the first mill in that section of the county. The north fork of Mechum's River still bears the name of Stockton's Creek, the south fork in early times was called Stockton's Mill creek, and the first name by which Israel's Gap was known was Stockton's Thoroughfare. The famous abbreviation of D. S. is also ascribed to the head of the family. One story recites that Michael Woods and Davis Stockton landed at Williamsburg, and came to the wilds of Goochland together, that arriving at D. S., they advanced in different directions, Woods continuing straight forward to Woods's Gap, and Stockton bearing to the left along the foot of the mountain towards Batesville, and that as a memorial of the place where they separated, Stockton carved his initials on a tree . . . Woods's home lay at the mouth of Woods's Gap, and the Stocktons were settled along Mecham's River, the south fork as well as the north.”

SPOUSE:
Samuel Stockton was married to Prudence, however, her maiden name is not known. Although her maiden name is commonly shown as Torbet, that was a mistake by Dr. Thomas Coates Stockton in his 1911 book. Prudence is shown on several deeds, including a 13 June 1764 deed from Samuel and Prudence Stockton, and William and Jane Stockton, to Thomas Stockton, a wheelwright, for 100 acres on both sides of Mechum's River.
 
CHILDREN:
Davis Stockton
Thomas Stockton
Ann or Anna (nee Stockton) Lattimore 

SOURCES:

VIRGINIA LAND OFFICE PATENT BOOK NO. 17, 1735-1738, pp. 350-351, 10 June 1737 
(Michael Woods, 400 acres)

VIRGINIA LAND OFFICE PATENT BOOK NO. 18, 1738-1739, pp. 536-537 12 March 1739 
(Davis Stockton, 400 acres)

VIRGINIA LAND OFFICE PATENT BOOK NO. 19, 1739-1741, pp. 1006-1007, 6 July 1741 
(Davis Stockton, 400 acres) 

VIRGINIA LAND OFFICE PATENT BOOK NO. 20, 1741-1743, pp. 194-196, 15 March 1741 
(Davis Stockton, 400 acres, "Richard Stockton's line")

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, SURVEYOR'S PLAT BOOK, 26 Oct 1748
(Sarah Stockton, 397 acres)

ALBEMARLE COUNTY WILLS & DEEDS BOOK NO. 1, 1748-1752, pp. 348-350, 14 August 1751
(Witness Davis Stockton, Wm. Whiteside and Robert Brenton)

VIRGINIA LAND OFFICE PATENT BOOK NO. 34, 1756-1765, p. 19, 10 March 1756 
(Sarah Stockton, 397 acres)

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DEED BOOK, 12 March 1760
(Samuel Stockton to William Stockton, 204 acres)

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DEED BOOK, pp. 480-482, 13 June 1764
(Samuel Stockton, William Stockton and their wives to Thomas Stockton, 100 acres)

VIRGINIA LAND OFFICE PATENT BOOK NO. 36, 1764-1767, p. 756, 5 June 1765 
(Samuel Stockton, 150 acres)

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DEED BOOK 5, pp. 28, 94, 8 Nov 1768 
(Samuel Stockton to Thomas Stockton, 50 acres)  

VIRGINIA LAND OFFICE PATENT BOOK NO. 41, 1772-1773, pp. 130-131, 1 Mar 1773 
(Sarah Stockton's (Branton's) 397 acres to Samuel Stockton)

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DEED BOOK, 8 Nov 1773 
(Samuel and Prudence Stockton to R. Dollings, 322 acres)

TRYON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, 1774 
(Jacob Mooney to Samuel Stockton, land on the First Broad River)

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DEED BOOK 7, 18 Nov 1777 
(Samuel and Prudence Stockton to Richard Wood, 284 acres in Albemarle County)

TRYON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, 5 Jan 1779 
(Adam Whiteside to Samuel Stockton, North Fork of the First Broad River)

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, 23 Aug 1779 
(William and Hester Going to Samuel Stockton, land on Wards Creek)

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, 25 Oct 1779 
(Samuel and Prudence Stockton to William Whiteside of Washington County, North Carolina)

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DEED BOOK, pp. 427-428, 28 Jan 1780 
(Samuel Stockton of Rutherford County, North Carolina, 28 acres)

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, 11 April 1785 
(Samuel Stockton to Davis Stockton, 112 acres on the south side of the North Fork of Little Broad River)

1790 CENSUS RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, 5th COMPANY, p. 133 
(Saml Stocton)

1800 CENSUS RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, MORGAN DISTRICT, p. 143 
(Samuel 2 Stockton 45+, [sons] Davis 45+, Thomas 26-45)

1800 CENSUS RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, MORGAN DISTRICT, p. 145
(Davis Stockton, 26-45, son of Thomas 2 and Rachel Stockton)

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS MINUTES, 1803-1806, 6 Jan 1806 "Thomas Stockton decd"  

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, WILL BOOK B, pp. 211-212
(Samuel Stockton's 20 Sep 1807 will)

1810 CENSUS RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, p. 132
(Davis Stockton 45+, son of Samuel and Prudence Stockton)

1820 CENSUS BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, p. 101
(Davis Stockton 45+, son of Samuel and Prudence Stockton)

1830 CENSUS RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
(Davis Stocton 70-80, son of Samuel and Prudence Stockton)

THE NORTH CAROLINA SPECTOR AND WESTERN ADVERTIZER, Rutherfordtown, 18 June 1831 
(Davis Stockton, son of Samuel and Prudence Stockton)

[HENING'S] STATUTES AT LARGE, Volume VII, 1820 by William Waller Hening, p. 20

SKETCHES OF VIRGINIA, HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL
by Rev. William Henry Foote, D. D.,1850, pp. 101-102

ALBEMARLE COUNTY IN VIRGINIA
by Rev. Edgar Woods, 1901, pp. 319-320, 362-363

THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL MAGAZINE AND TENNESSEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Volume IX, 1904, pp. 69-70

THE STOCKTON FAMILY OF NEW JERSEY AND OTHER STOCKTONS
by Thomas Coates Stockton, M. D., 1911

CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH SETTLEMENT IN VIRGINIA
by Lyman Chalkley, 1912

DAVIS STOCKTON OF VIRGINIA
by Leona Irene Smith Johnson and Winfred Broadus Smith, First Edition 1972, Second Edition 1975

DAVID LEWIS JR. OF VIRGINIA AND CAROLINA,
by Chester R. Johnson, c.1995

VIRGINIA COUNTY COURT RECORDS, ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS
by Ruth and Sam Sparacio, 1997

DAVIS STOCKTON OF ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA,
by Jerry Stockton

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LINKS:
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Davis Stockton of Albemarle County, Virginia - RootsWeb
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Davis Stockton (c.1685-1761) - Familypedia
Richard Stockton, Sr. (c.1710-1775) - Familypedia
Thomas Stockton, Sr. (c.1714-1783) - Familypedia
Samuel Stockton (c.1720-1807) - Familypedia
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Davis Stockton (c.1685-1761) - Find A Grave
Richard Stockton Sr. (c.1710-1775) - Find A Grave
Thomas Stockton Sr. (c.1714-1783) - Find A Grave
Samuel Stockton (c.1720-1807) - Find A Grave
William Stockton Sr. (c.1722-__?__) - Find A Grave
Elizabeth (nee Stockton) Whiteside (c.1725-1791) - Find A Grave
Sarah (nee Stockton) Branton (c.1728-__?__) - Find A Grave
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Virginia County Formation Map - Family History 101
Albemarle County, Virginia - Historical Maps - Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society
Albemarle County, Virginia - Wikipedia
Goochland County, Virginia - Wikipedia
Rutherford County, North Carolina - Wikipedia
Tryon County, North Carolina - Wikipedia
1751 Joshua Fry - Peter Jefferson map of Virginia and Maryland - Wikimedia
Map Showing the Location of Battle Fields of Virginia, 1891 - Wikimedia
      Mechum's River, Ivy Creek, Jarman's Gap (first known as Woods' Gap),
      and Israel's Gap (first known as Stockton's Thoroughfare) are shown on
      this 1891 map at I-10 and J-10, just east of Waynesboro.
Three Notch'd Road - Pawlett and Newlon, 2003
Peter Jefferson - Wikipedia
Thomas Jefferson - Wikipedia
French and Indian War (1754-1763) - Wikipedia
George Washington in the French and Indian War - Wikipedia
Tryon Resolves - Wikipedia
American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia
Battle of Kings Mountain - Wikipedia
The Stockton DNA Project
Descendants of Davis Stockton - Ancestry.com

NOTE:
DNA has proven that Davis Stockton of Albemarle County, Virginia, was not related to Richard Stockton of New York and later Burlington County, New Jersey. That Richard Stockton is shown at Familypedia as Richard Stockton (c1606-1707).

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