When James Stalcup was born on 10 September 1824, in Scott, Missouri, United States, his father, Mark Hardin Stalcup, was 40 and his mother, Hannah Hunter, was 28. He married Cathrine Sikes on 8 February 1849, in New Madrid, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in New Madrid, New Madrid, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died on 28 March 1861, in New Madrid, Missouri, United States, at the age of 36.
Americanized form of Swedish Stålkofta: soldier's name, meaning literally ‘steel cardigan’ (from stål ‘steel’, kofta ‘cardigan’), referring to the metal armor that soldiers once wore. The surname Stålkofta is not found in Sweden. Compare Stallcop and Stallcup .
History: The progenitor of the Stalcups was Johan Anderson Stålkofta from Sweden, who arrived in New Sweden (now DE) in 1641. His father's name was Anders Andriessen.