William Townsend

M, b. circa 1762
     William Townsend was born circa 1762 at probably Orange, North Carolina, United States.1 He was the son of John Townsend and Cortney (--?--).
     Biography of William Townsend:
William Townsend is first found in a deed dated 4 September 1786 wherein "George Trayweak, planter of Marlborough, sells to William Townsend, son of John Townsend for the sum of 5 pounds sterling that parcel of “land containing One hundred & fifty acres more or less situate lying and being whereon Cortney Townsend now lives and hath such marks courses and scope as is agreed by the said parties … being part of a tract of land containing six hundred & forty acres granted to the said Geo Trayweak on the fifth day of June in the year 1786 by William Moutrie Governor & Commander in Chief in and over the State of South Carolina.” Signed. George Traweak, Witnesses: Wm Whitfield, John Hilson, Jessie John. 1 This deed clearly shows that William is the son of John Townsend probably to distinguish him from his Uncle William Townsend, who must still be living in the area.

This 1786 deed suggests that William is one of the oldest male children of the family. His mother, Cortney Townsend, being female, had no right to buy land in her name thus leaving the buying and ownership of the land “whereon Cortney Townsend now lives” to an older son. As concluded in the biography of John Townsend (1760-1843), John already likely inherited his father's land probably by “right of primogeniture” as that right of inheritor ship was not eliminated until 1790. William also would have had to be at least 21 years of age in order to enter into such a contract, thus indicating his being born before 1765. His brother, John Townsend (1760-1843)’s tombstone reads born "About 1760" so we have assigned William’s year of birth as being circa 1762. As the family was probably living in Orange County, North Carolina in 1762 we show that as his probable place of birth.

Other than the above deed there are no further deeds found in Marlboro County involving William Townsend.

William Townsend is next found in the 1800 Census of Marlboro County, South Carolina2 with a household containing 4 males under 10, 1 male 10-16, one male 26-45 (William), 2 females under 10, one female 16-26, and one female 26-45 (likely his unknown wife).

There is no William Townsend family enumerated in the 1810 Census of Marlboro County, South Carolina. There is a William Townsend family enumerated in the 1810 Census of nearby Marion County, South Carolina that has a large family that could possibly be this William Townsend, son of John. A search for further records on William Townsend in Marion County was unsuccessful as few records of that time period are extant.

Citations

  1. [S799] "Marlboro SC Deeds". Deed Book A-1, p. 41.
  2. [S784] 1800 Census Marlboro SC, p.58.

Mary Townsend1

F, b. circa 1765
     Mary Townsend was born circa 1765 at probably Orange, North Carolina, United States. She was the daughter of John Townsend and Cortney (--?--). She married William Stapleton.
     Biography of Mary Townsend:
We have included Mary Townsend in this genealogy and show her as daughter of John Townsend (1740-1786). Tula Townsend Wyatt in her book The Seven Townsend Brothers of Texas 1826-1838. 2 state that "Mary and her husband, William Stapleton, moved to Alabama. One of her sons, William went to Texas by 1838". We have not been able to verify this statement but felt that Mrs. Wyatt likely had some evidence to include Mary as a Marlboro Townsend, so have included her in this genealogy. However, more research should be done to verify that statement.

Citations

  1. [S135] Tula Townsend Wyatt, Seven Townsend Brothers of Texas, p. xiv.
  2. [S135] Tula Townsend Wyatt, Seven Townsend Brothers of Texas,.

William Stapleton

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     He married Mary Townsend, daughter of John Townsend and Cortney (--?--).

Phoebe Carter

F, b. 1770, d. 2 February 1848
     Phoebe Carter was born in 1770 at South Carolina, United States. She married Light Townsend, son of John Townsend and Cortney (--?--), circa 1792 at Marlboro, South Carolina, United States.1 Phoebe Carter died on 2 February 1848 at Newnansville, Alachua, Florida, United States.

Children of Phoebe Carter and Light Townsend

Citations

  1. [S139] Theodore Lesley, Light Townsend 1770-1851, p. 13.

Elizabeth Stapleton

F

Children of Elizabeth Stapleton and Thomas Townsend

Citations

  1. [S135] Tula Townsend Wyatt, Seven Townsend Brothers of Texas, p. xiv.
  2. [S135] Tula Townsend Wyatt, Seven Townsend Brothers of Texas,.

William G. Stokely

M
     He married Ann Thalley.1

Child of William G. Stokely and Ann Thalley

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

Ann Thalley

F, b. 1803
     Ann was born in 1803 at North Carolina, United States. She married William G. Stokely.1

Child of Ann Thalley and William G. Stokely

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

Edward J. Wimbley

M
     He married Julia Ann Hadden, daughter of Hugh Hadden and Lucy Sapp, circa 1882 at Florida, United States.1

Children of Edward J. Wimbley and Julia Ann Hadden

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

Mary Julia Wimbley1

F, b. 22 February 1883, d. May 1964
     Mary was born on 22 February 1883 at Madison, Florida, United States. She was the daughter of Edward J. Wimbley and Julia Ann Hadden. She married Eugene Porter.1 Mary died in May 1964 at age 81.

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

Wilhemonia Wimbley

F, b. 9 May 1885
     Wilhemonia was born on 9 May 1885 at Madison, Florida, United States.1 She was the daughter of Edward J. Wimbley and Julia Ann Hadden. She married Alex Wright Shackleford.1

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

Eugene Porter

M
     He married Mary Julia Wimbley, daughter of Edward J. Wimbley and Julia Ann Hadden.1

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

Alex Wright Shackleford

M
     He married Wilhemonia Wimbley, daughter of Edward J. Wimbley and Julia Ann Hadden.1

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

Cora Lee Smith1

F, b. 6 January 1872, d. 16 June 1925
     Cora was born on 6 January 1872 at Houston, Georgia, United States. She was the daughter of Stephen Bird Smith and Ann Edge. She married William Alexander Stokely, son of Evy Stokely and Julia Ann Hadden, on 6 October 1889 at Lamont, Jefferson, Florida, United States.1 Cora died on 16 June 1925 at Monticello, Jefferson, Florida, United States, at age 53. Her body was buried in June 1925 at Ebenezer Church., Monticello, Jefferson, Florida, United States.

Children of Cora Lee Smith and William Alexander Stokely

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

Stephen Bird Smith

M
     He married Ann Edge.1

Child of Stephen Bird Smith and Ann Edge

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

Ann Edge1

F
     She married Stephen Bird Smith.1

Child of Ann Edge and Stephen Bird Smith

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

Claude L. Stokely1

M, b. 23 July 1890, d. 27 February 1959
     Claude was born on 23 July 1890 at Drifton, Jefferson, Florida, United States. He was the son of William Alexander Stokely and Cora Lee Smith. He married Ruby Jane Bryant, daughter of Thomas J. Bryant and Alice Madeliene Neves, on 19 February 1916 at Miami, Dade, Florida, United States.1 Claude died on 27 February 1959 at Lake City, Columbia, Florida, United States, at age 68. His body was buried at Memorial Cemetery, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, United States.

Children of Claude L. Stokely and Ruby Jane Bryant

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

Annie Lee Stokely1

F, b. 5 December 1891, d. 11 October 1977
     Annie was born on 5 December 1891 at Quincy, Gadsden, Florida, United States. She was the daughter of William Alexander Stokely and Cora Lee Smith. She married John Butler Gordon Smith, son of Jefferson Davis Smith and Etta Washington Hinton, on 19 September 1909.1 Annie died on 11 October 1977 at Florida, United States, at age 85. Her body was buried on 13 October 1977 at Roseland Cemetery, Monticello, Jefferson, Florida, United States.

Children of Annie Lee Stokely and John Butler Gordon Smith

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

John Stokely1

M, b. 5 October 1893, d. circa 1894
     John was born on 5 October 1893 at Florida, United States. He was the son of William Alexander Stokely and Cora Lee Smith. John died circa 1894 at Florida, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."
  2. [S710] Died at age 1.

Ernest Alexander Stokely1

M, b. 24 April 1898, d. March 1905
     Ernest was born on 24 April 1898 at Florida, United States. He was the son of William Alexander Stokely and Cora Lee Smith. Ernest died in March 1905 at Florida, United States, at age 6.
     Biography of Ernest Alexander Stokely:
Ernest burned to death.

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

Bailey Stokely1

M, b. 22 April 1901, d. 9 February 1965
     Bailey was born on 22 April 1901 at Drifton, Jefferson, Florida, United States. He was the son of William Alexander Stokely and Cora Lee Smith. He married Jossye Hadley Taylor, daughter of Samuel Hadley Taylor and Lona Eugenia Linton, on 29 November 1918 at Thomasville, Thomas, Georgia, United States.1 Bailey died on 9 February 1965 at age 63.

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

Preston Eureka Stokely1

M, b. 3 July 1905, d. 4 February 1981
     Preston was born on 3 July 1905 at Quincy, Gadsden, Florida, United States. He was the son of William Alexander Stokely and Cora Lee Smith. He married Ophelia Anglin, daughter of Jim Anglin and Della Liphand, on 23 December 1928 at Pelham, Mitchell, Georgia, United States.1 Preston died on 4 February 1981 at Ocala, Marion, Florida, United States, at age 75. His body was buried in February 1981 at Forest Lawn Mem., Ocala, Florida, United States.

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

Cora Lee Stokely1

F, b. 11 July 1907
     Cora was born on 11 July 1907 at Quincy, Gadsden, Florida, United States. She was the daughter of William Alexander Stokely and Cora Lee Smith. She married Buzbee Rivers Jones, son of Charles Jones and Margaret Buzbee, on 24 December 1927 at Monticello, Jefferson, Florida, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

Coloneal Millard Stokely1

M, b. 6 March 1909, d. 1 April 1959
     Coloneal was born on 6 March 1909 at Drifton, Jefferson, Florida, United States. He was the son of William Alexander Stokely and Cora Lee Smith. He married Minnie May Sheffield, daughter of Linton Archie Sheffield and Shellia A. Andrews, on 10 December 1933 at Perry, Taylor, Florida, United States.1 He married Thelma (--?--). Coloneal died on 1 April 1959 at Drifton, Jefferson, Florida, United States, at age 50. His body was buried in April 1959 at Ebenezer Church., Monticello, Jefferson, Florida, United States.

Child of Coloneal Millard Stokely and Minnie May Sheffield

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

Fredrick Stokely1

M, b. 24 April 1912, d. 4 November 1977
     Fredrick was born on 24 April 1912 at Drifton, Jefferson, Florida, United States. He was the son of William Alexander Stokely and Cora Lee Smith. Fredrick died on 4 November 1977 at age 65.

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."

Basil Thruman Stokely1

M, b. 15 August 1916, d. 20 August 1979
     Basil was born on 15 August 1916 at Drifton, Jefferson, Florida, United States. He was the son of William Alexander Stokely and Cora Lee Smith. He married Edna Maples, daughter of John Maples and Nora Merchant, in 1937 at Madison, Madison, Florida, United States.1 Basil died on 20 August 1979 at age 63.

Child of Basil Thruman Stokely and Edna Maples

Children of Basil Thruman Stokely and Annie Elizabeth Rudd

Citations

  1. [S141] Kathryne Ann Stokely Jordan, "Stokely Family Records."