William Drane Stokes

4 February 1825–19 November 1887 (Age 62)
Dickson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Drane

When William Drane Stokes was born on 4 February 1825, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Seabrey Stokes, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Cook, was 22. He married Martha Norwood Hickerson on 16 December 1851, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Civil District 8, Jackson, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died on 19 November 1887, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Hickerson Cemetery, Charlotte, Dickson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Drane Stokes
1825–1887
Martha Norwood Hickerson
1830–1905
Marriage: 16 December 1851
Sara Elisabeth Stokes
1853–1855
Nancy Minnie Stokes
1854–1882
George Albert Stokes
1856–1861
James Henry Stokes
1859–1936
Mary Jane Stokes
1862–1888
William T. Stokes
1864–1864
Alice D. Stokes
1866–1887
John Norwood Stokes
1868–1926
Francis Cook Stokes
1873–1935

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 December 1851
Dickson, Tennessee, United States
children

(9)

    Sara Elisabeth Stokes

    Female1853–1855Female

    Nancy Minnie Stokes

    Female1854–1882Female

    Male1856–1861Male

    James Henry Stokes

    Male1859–1936Male

    Female1862–1888Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Seabrey Stokes

    Male1792–1879Male

    Elizabeth Cook

    Female1802–1888Female

siblings

(8)

    James B. Stokes

    Male1822–1884Male

    Male1825–1887Male

    Sarah Ann Stokes

    Female1827–1916Female

    Emeline Elizabeth Stokes

    Female1835–1882Female

    Mary Jane Stokes

    Female1838–1882Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 10

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1846

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

English: variant of Stoke .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • W D Stokes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm Stokes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Stokes, "United States Census, 1880"

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