Richard Breckenridge Stokes

2 March 1840–7 March 1902 (Age 62)
Marengo, Alabama, United States

The Life 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 Breckenridge, was 27. He married Sarah 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
1840–1902
Sarah Henderson
1842–1889
Marriage: 1858
Levin Ellis Stokes
1859–1880
Mollie Stokes
1862–1897
Dora Belle " Doxie" Stokes
1865–1953
Aura Elvis Stokes
1868–1933
Amanda Stokes
1868–
Anna H. Stokes
1870–1952
Mattie Stokes
1872–
Albert Lloyd Stokes
1877–1963
William Bowen Stokes
1879–
Ida Stokes
1879–1961

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1858
Mississippi, United States
children

(10)

    Levin Ellis Stokes

    Male1859–1880Male

    Female1862–1897Female

    Dora Belle " Doxie" Stokes

    Female1865–1953Female

    Female1868–1933Female

    Female1868–Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

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World Events (8)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 4

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.
1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

English: variant of Stoke .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Richd Stokes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Richard Stokes in household of Devy Stokes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Richd Stokes, "United States Census, 1870"

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