Richard Breckenridge Stokes

Brief Life History of Richard Breckenridge

When Richard Breckenridge Stokes was born on 2 March 1840, in Marengo, Alabama, United States, his father, Levin Stokes, was 26 and his mother, Amanda Jane Breckenridge, was 27. He married Sarah Caroline Henderson in 1858, in Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Yazoo, Mississippi, United States in 1880 and Bexar, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 7 March 1902, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Richard Breckenridge Stokes
Sarah Caroline Henderson
Marriage: 1858
Levin Ellis Stokes
Mary Jane Mollie Stokes
Dora Belle " Doxie" Stokes
Aura Elvis Stokes
Amanda Stokes
Martha Ellen Stokes
Anna H. Stokes
Albert Lloyd Stokes
William Bowen Stokes
Ida Stokes

Sources (13)

  • Richd Stokes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Richrd B Stokes, "Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio Cemetery Records, 1893-2007"
  • Richard Stokes in household of Devy Stokes, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire and Warwickshire): variant of Stoke with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. This name has been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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