Joseph Stocks

17 April 1810–23 February 1885 (Age 74)
Hartshay, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Stocks was born on 17 April 1810, in Hartshay, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Stocks, was 28 and his mother, Mary Ann Radford, was 32. He married Ann Stover on 5 March 1832, in Duffield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pentrich, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Harlem Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 23 February 1885, in Stephenson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Stocks
Ann Stover
Marriage: 5 March 1832
David Stocks
George Benjamin Stocks
Joseph Stocks
Maria A Stocks
Sarah Stocks
Eliza E Stocks
William Stocks
James Stocks
Samuel Stocks
Susan Stocks
Lucy Ann Stocks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 March 1832Duffield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 8
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    Age 20
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Stock .English (Yorkshire): variant of Stock with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. In the plural form, the surname may also be topographic, for someone who lived near tree stumps, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Stocks in Thurstonland (Yorkshire). It may also denote someone who lived by, or operated, the obsolete instrument of punishment known as the stocks (Middle English stokkes) owing to its construction from two wooden planks set edgewise one over the other.

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Joseph Stocks in household of Thomas Parkin, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Joseph Stocks, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Joseph Stocks, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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