James Edwin Stokes

10 October 1862–11 August 1939 (Age 76)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of James Edwin

When James Edwin Stokes was born on 10 October 1862, in Arkansas, United States, his father, James Ervin Pennington, was 19 and his mother, Rebecca Moore, was 22. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Mary Priscilla Hill. He lived in Election Precinct 19 Bell, Lamar, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Danville, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 August 1939, at the age of 76, and was buried in Sulligent, Lamar, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Edwin Stokes
Mary Priscilla Hill
Flora Leon Stokes
Isaac Lucian Stokes
Bernard J Stokes
Estella Stokes
Robert Bruce Stokes
Richard Charles Stokes

Spouse and Children


    Mary Priscilla Hill




+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    James Ervin Pennington


    Rebecca Moore





    Laura A. Pennington


    Thomas Dayton Pennington


    William O. Pennington


    Daniel Jackson Pennington


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1864 · Skirmish at Benton

Age 2

Confederate forces in Arkansas began an invasion of Missouri, while other Confederate sources probed the line around Little Rock. On July  6, 1864 the fourth Arkansas Cavalry tried to break the line around Little Rock one soldier was killed, eight were wounded, three went missing from the Union side and four were killed and six wounded from the Confederate side.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 21

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Stoke .

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

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Probate of James Edwin Stokes

Lamar County, Probate Court August 16, 1933 to Mrs. Millie Gray Hankins 200 . Waldran Apt 25 Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. Robbie Gray Sisson, Salem, Ill.. Max Hays, Salem, Ill., Mrs. Margaret Davis, Salem, I …

Sources (3)

  • James L Stokes in household of J E Penington, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James H Stokes, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Stokes, "United States Census, 1920"

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