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by Jackie Foster, to whom all questions and additions to this material should be addressed.

 For almost seven hundred years, a direct line of decent can be traced for the Stokes family. There are references to an earlier member of the family, but his exact relationship is unknown. The earliest known member of the family was Petro de Stoko -- note the varient spelling -- who witnessed two charters of King John in 1201 and 1206.  The family is of Norman origin, and it has been claimed to be a branch of the apparently extinct Montespedan family. This family is post-Conquest, that is, they migrated to England after the Norman invasion in 1066. After their migration, they gained both honors and possessions. 

The earliest person to which a line of decent can be traced is Sir Adam de Stokke, who was first mentioned in records in the year 1301. Sir Adam was shown to hold, in a record dated 1312, possession of two manors in Wiltshire. There was or is an effigy of Sir Adam in full armor, and this effigy had its legs crossed, which was the symbol of a Crusader. Considering the time period in which Sir Adam is known to have lived, it would appear that his most likely service would have been in the Eighth Crusade in 1270. Little was accomplished in this Crusade as the leader, St. Louis (the IX) King of France (1226-1270) died shortly after landing. It would appear to be unlikely that Sir Adam would have served later than this for the following reasons: 
    1. The family was indicated as being in England for some time prior to this individual, this excludes residence in a Crusader State. 
    2. Acre fell in 1291, thus ending the Crusades. This information would show Sir Adam at about fifty in 1301.

In 1623, the Stokes family registered a pedigree with the College of Herald's and were confirmed in the arms used and held in prior times by the family. 1. Sir Adam de Stokke, first mentioned in 1301, married Eva_, residence in Wiltshire. 2. Thomas Stoke, during the reign of Edward III, residence in Seend, Wiltshire. 3. Thomas Stokes (2) during the fifth year of the reign of Richard II (1381), residence in Seend, Wiltshire. 4. John Stokes, during the reign of Henry IV, residence in Seend, Wiltshire. 5. Thomas Stokes (3), during the reign of Henry V, residence in Seend, Wiltshire. 6. John Stokes (2),  during the reign of Henry VI, in the third year, (1425), residence in Seend, Wiltshire. 7.Thomas Stokes (4),  in the eleventh year of the reign of Henry VII (1495), residence in Seend, Wiltshire. 8. John Stokes (3), married Alice __ , erected the chapel at Seend, Wiltshire, buried there in 1498, his wife is also buried there. 9. John Stokys(sic)(4), married Margery Nicholas, daughter of JohnNicholas of Rundwire, Wiltshire, residence in Seend, Wiltshire 10. Christopher Stokes, married Anne Lester of Christian Malford, Wiltshire, the family residence was moved during this time from Seend, Wiltshire to Stanshaws Place later Stanshaws Court. 11. Anthony Stokes, married Margaret Scrope, daughter of Richard Scrope of Castle Comb, Wiltshire, no issue. Next he married Jane Browning, daughter of Richard Browning, of Coaley, Gloucesterchire 12. Christopher Stokes (2), married Alice Parker, daughter of John Parker of Barnwood. Next he married Barbera Snell daughter of Sir Thomas Snell. At this point , we depart from the heads of the Stokes family and trace a younger son of Christopher Stokes (2) and his move to the new world. 

 First Generation 
  1.  CHRISTOPHER1 STOKES [3] was born in Stanshawes, Gloucestershire, England.  CHRISTOPHER died ca 1646 in York County, Virginia. 

 The Stokes Family Genealogy (1301-1979) and other allied families By Edmond L. Contreras Original material collected and arranged by:Martha Virginia Benge Stokes, Fern Virginia Stokes Eller, and Lynn Almon Stokes finished 11 May 1979. Martha      Virginia Benge Stokes first compiled a Stokes genealogy between the years of 1946 and 1956. Her material did not go beyond the time of Christopher Stokes (3) who was first known to be in the colony of Virginia in 1629. From this point, she proceeded on  what now appears to be the false premise that the family herein described, descended through William Stokes eldest son John and the Montford-Stokes line. It is thanks to her son Lynn A. Stokes that the proper line was found, though lacking in confirmation, he showed me compelling evidence that the proper sequence should be through William's second son, Sylvanus. I later found in some material, herein included, obtained from my grandmother Anna Fay Stokes Tummons, that Great-Grandmother Stokes found  information from the Caswell County, North Carolina 1790 census records, but failed to include it in her genealogy prior to her death in November of 1960.  Signed, Edmund L. Contreras. Her text as follows:
John Stokes, Born Brunswick Co., Virginia, April 1764. Believed to be the son of Sylvanus Stokes because Sylvanus       was the only Stokes listed in 1790 census from Caswell Co., North Carolina and connection of the Sylvanus Stokes family Brunswick Co., Virginia. Believed Sylvanus Stokes to be the son of young Charles? Stokes, Brunswick Co., Virginia but not proved yet. Sylvanus Stokes married Sara Allen 1758. We have proved that John Stokes was not the son of William Stokes of Elbert Co., Georgia by obtain the will of William Stokes. John Stokes and his uncles David, Allen, Henry, William went to North Carolina then to Elbert Co., Georgia, the later were found in Southern Co., of Kentucky. John Stokes went to Graves Co., Kentucky where he died about 1840. The John Stokes Family lived in Tenn. a few years where his son was married to Mary Robberson. Three daughters Betsy, Eliza, Lucinda. 
Additional information included from Wanda Stokes Dillard  Some (not all) errors in spelling and grammer have been corrected by Jackie Foster.

CHRISTOPHER STOKES [3] had the following family: 

    +  2  i.  WILLIAM2 STOKES. 
      3  ii.  CHRISTOPHER STOKES [4]. 
      4  iii.  FRANCIS STOKES . 
      5  iv.  THOMAS STOKES [5]. 

 Second Generation 
  2.  WILLIAM2 STOKES (CHRISTOPHER1) birth date unknown. 
      WILLIAM STOKES  had the following family: 
    +  6  i.  SYLVANUS3 STOKES. 
    +  7  ii.  JOHN STOKES [5]. 
      8  iii.  THOMAS STOKES [6]. 

 Third Generation 
  6.  SYLVANUS3 STOKES (WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) birth date unknown. 
      SYLVANUS STOKES  had the following family: 
    +  9  i.  CHARLES4 STOKES. 
      10  ii.  JOHN STOKES [7] was born in Virginia. 

  7.  JOHN3 STOKES [5] (WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Virginia. 
      JOHN STOKES [5] had the following family: 
    +  11  i.  DAVID4 STOKES was born ca 1707. 

 Fourth Generation 
  9.  CHARLES4 STOKES (SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Virginia. 
      CHARLES STOKES  had the following family: 
      12  i.  CHARLES5 STOKES was born in Virginia. 
      13  ii.  JOEL STOKES  was born in Virginia. 
      14  iii.  RICHARD STOKES  was born in Virginia. 
      15  iv.  HENRY STOKES  was born in Virginia. 
    +  16  v.  SYLVANUS STOKES [2] was born ca 1738. 

11.  DAVID4 STOKES (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Virginia ca 1707. 
 He married ELIZABETH* SARAH MONTFORD.  SARAH was the daughter of (ROBERT*) THOMAS MONTFORD  and ANNA BLAND .  David and Sarah first lived in Brunswick County, Virginia, which was divided in 1746, placing them in Lunengurg County. That year, David was Justice if the Peace of said new county. There was again a division in 1752. This action placed David and Sarah in Halifax County. Though having lived in the same location over a period of 6 years, this family had also been residents of three counties with children being born in each. David and Sarah had three sons that were in the Revolutionary War. They were: David Jr. 1745-1844 Colonel John [6] ?-? Colonel, later appointed as a Federal Judge Peter 1758-1826 Captain William Stokes went to North Carolina and among his descendants was Lemmeck Stokes who made a search and compiled this part of the Stokes records. Other descendants are the Stokes of the Nashville, Tennessee area.  Montford Stokes was the Governor of North Carolina. He also became a United States Senator. President Andrew Jackson appointed him to be head of the Indian Territory when the Indian Nations were moved to Arkansas and Oklahoma. 

DAVID STOKES  and ELIZABETH* SARAH MONTFORD  had the following family: 
      17  i.  WILLIAM5 STOKES [2]. 
      18  ii.  ANNE STOKES . 
      19  iii.  ELIZABETH STOKES . 
      20  iv.  MARY STOKES .  married Anthony Street 
      21  v.  DAVID STOKES Jr..  Col. in Rev. 
      22  vi.  SARAH STOKES . 
      23  vii.  SUSANNA STOKES . 
      24  viii.  JANE STOKES . 
      25  ix.  JOHN STOKES [6].  Col. in Rev. 
      26  x.  PETER STOKES .  Capt. in Rev. Born 1758 died 1826 
      27  xi.  MONTFORD STOKES  was born 12 march 1762. 

 Fifth Generation 
  16.  SYLVANUS5 STOKES [2] (CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Brunswick County, Virginia ca 1738.  He married SARA ALLEN in Brunswick County, Virginia, ca 1758. 
SYLVANUS STOKES [2] and SARA ALLEN  had the following family: 
      28  i.  DAVID6 STOKES was born in Virginia. 
      29  ii.  BETSY STOKES . 
      30  iii.  ELIZA STOKES . 
      31  iv.  LUCINDA STOKES . 
    +  32  v.  JOHN STOKES  was born 8 April 1764. 

 Sixth Generation 
  32.  JOHN6 STOKES (SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Brunswick County, Virginia 8 April 1764.  JOHN died 23 April 1840 in Graves County, Tennessee, at 76 years of age. 
 He married SARAH HALL in Anson County, N.C., February 1784.  SARAH was the daughter of HENRY HALL .  SARAH died 29 July 1848 in Graves County, Kentucky.  Date and place of death unknown for first 6 children. Thomas, Susan, John and Lucinda died in Ebenezer, Green County, Missouri 
JOHN STOKES  and SARAH HALL  had the following family: 
      33  i.  SALLY7 STOKES was born 1784. 
      34  ii.  BETSY STOKES  was born ca 1786. 
      35  iii.  WILLIAM STOKES (3) was born ca1788. 
      36  iv.  DAVID STOKES (4) was born ca 1790. 
      37  v.  POLLY STOKES  was born ca 1792. 
      38  vi.  PHOBE STOKES  was born ca 1794. 
    +  39  vii.  THOMAS STOKES  was born ca 1796. 
      40  viii.  SUSAN STOKES  was born ca 1798. 
      41  ix.  JOHN "VINCENT OR HENRY" STOKES (9) was born ca 1800. 
      42  x.  LUCINDA STOKES  was born ca 1802. 

 Seventh Generation 
39.  THOMAS7 STOKES (JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born ca 1796.  THOMAS died ca 1840 in Ebenezer, Greene County, Missouri.  He married MARY ROBBERSON in Bedford County, Tennessee, 6 September 1820.  MARY was born in Franklin County, Georgia 4 April 1797.  MARY was the daughter of ABEDNEGO ROBBERSON  and ELIZABETH JANE PETTIGREW .  MARY died ca 1878 in Cave Springs, Missouri.  Thomas met his bride, Mary Robberson, while she was working at a small cafe on the Butterfield Stage route, now the location of the Boys Ranch on Hwy 13, N of Springfield near Brighton, Missouri. THE CHILDREN OF THOMAS AND MARY STOKES RUSSELL: The oldest child,born September 21, 1821 in Bedford County, Tennessee. He, along with his family migrated to Greene County, Missouri, in the Robberson caravan. During this migration, he was old enough to remember much of what had happened along the trail. He had many adventures, and in later years told many stories about the trip. Russell was a handsome man with a neatly trimmed beard. He served four years in the army during the Civil War. He married Rebecca Montgomery in Polk County, Missouri. They were the parents of two sons and three daughters. For all of his life, Russell had great respect for his Grandmother Robberson's wisdom. He died April 2, 1918, and rests with his wife in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. WILLIAM: The second child, was born in 1823, in Bedford County, Tennessee. In 1850 he was living at home and driving a stage coach between Springfield and Rolla. He married Nancy Creed in the late 1850's. They were the parents of three sons and two daughters. In later life, William was a stone mason. He was a peaceful and easy going man. His mothers last illness and death occured in his home. He was tall with both dark hair and eyes and a long beard. He cared well for his family. William died near Bird Eye, Missouri in 1898, Nancy died in Oklahoma some years later. SYLVANUS: The third child was born on March 8, 1824in Bedford County, Tennessee. He was a man of low stature and heavy build, with a dark complexion and eyes, and a short dark beard. he operated the Sam ------(Appleby?) mill during the Civil War, later he ran a still on his farm until this was made illegal. He married Sarena Hart in 1844, they were the parents of five sons and three daughters. Sarena died in June 1880, Sylvanus later married Mary Ann Doke. Sylvanus died in the home of his son, Louis, on January 17, 1894. He was buried between his mother and Sarina, his first wife in the Robberson Cemetery. MARTHA: The Fourth child and only daughter, was born on January 21, 1827, in Bedford County, Tennessee. She was an unusually large woman of stately build and bearing. She had a fail complexion, black hair and eyes, and a changeable temper. She married Jacob Neff on April 4, 1844. He was a soft spoken man while she, as the only girl among seven boys was loud and mannish. They had twelve children, nine sons and three daughters. Jacob was a blacksmith and his sons followed him in this trade. Martha died at Walnut Grove on May 30, 1917. ALFRED: The fifth child was born in July 1828, in Bedford County, Tennessee. He was a man of dark beard, hair and eyes, and a short stocky stature. At 21 he drove to California, making his expenses along the way as a blacksmith, but he hurried back to marry his sweetheart, Margaret Malicoat. They then returned to California. This time they went toNew Orleans, then to Panama, crossed to the Pacific, then sailed to San Francisco. Alfred did quite well in the gold fields. Most of his profits, however , were invested in French bonds for the building of a Panama Canal. He returned to Missouri with $3,000.00. $2,000.00 of which he invested in his brother Sylvanus's still. Alfred and Margaret had six children, three sons and three daughters. In 1876, Margaret died and Alfred became a melancholy man. Two years later, he married a widow, Sarah Cornelious, and they had a son. Sarah died and he married Fannie Tramell, they had three children. Alfred died in Pierce City, Missouri in 1905. RICHARD ALLEN: The sixth child was born on February 6, 1831, in Bedford County, Tennessee. As a young adult, he drove a stage coach between Springfield and Rolla. While stopped at James Montgomery's relay station near Brighton, Missouri, he saw a barefoot redheaded girl. She was Emmaline Malinda Montgomery, and on May 15, 1851, she became his wife. They were the parents of six sons and three daughters. Richard was a slim man, though not as tall as his brothers, with hazel eyes, black hair, and a long beard. During the Civil War he hauled freight at various times for both sides. A story has been handed down that at one time during the war while he was hauling for the Union Army, he was stopped by a Confederate unit, and that he told them to take anything they wanted but not to damage the wagon, he was left after they took only enough for a good meal. Emmaline was a religious woman and it was her strong faith that caused Richard to become a Methodist as she was. They were a very devoted couple, and when Richard died om march 5, 1915, Emmaline became a very lonely woman for the remaining five years of her life. She died on January 9, 1920. JOHN ABEDNEGO: The seventh child was born in 1834, in Greene County, Missouri, he was named for his two grandfathers. John was a heavy built man of low stature, he had a dark complexion, with black hair and eyes. He was a blacksmith by trade, and reputed to be fair in all his dealings. He married Matilda Creed in Greene County, and they were the parents of two sons and two daughters. When Matilda died, he married Jasper Ann Phillips and this union ended in divorce. He married a third time to a ---asent(unreadable) woman, name unknown, he died in 1912. THOMAS LACY:The last child was born February 2, 1836. he was a blacksmith with a ruddy complexion, hazel eyes and auburn hair. He was the tallest of all his brothers, and looked the most like his mothers people. He was a sociable ma, and a mason. He married Martha Ann Vaughn on August 8, 1854. They had five sons and eight daughters. Martha died on March 1, 1889 and Thomas died in 1899, 

THOMAS STOKES  and MARY ROBBERSON  had the following family: 
43  i.  RUSSEL8 STOKES was born in Bedford County, Tennessee 12 September 1821.  RUSSEL died 2 April 1908 in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri, at 86 years of age.  buried in Greenlawn Cemetery. He married REBECCA LOUISE MONTGOMERY  in Polk Co., Missouri, ca 1867.  Rebecca  born in Blount Co., Tennessee, was the daughter of James and Polly Thompson Montgomery 1860 Greene Co., Missouri census: Russell farmer 39 born TN, Mary mother 64 born GA, William brother laborer 37 born TN, Nancy 23 wife of William, Allen 3,(Williams son) Children of Russell and Rebecca: 
    1. Mary Elizabeth, born Brighton, Missouri, 6 August 1868, married William Henry Hughes, Children: Benjamin Harrison;       Jessie Alma; Buelau Marie 
    2. Sarah Malissa,b 24 November 1869 d. 2 December 1917 
    3. James Wilber b 12 October 1871, d 2 February 1934 
    4. Rufus Sylvester b 10 December 1873, d 18 April 1948 
    6. Luella Bella b Springfield, Missouri, 20 September 1878, d 5 April 1925, married in Springfield, Missouri 20 September 1895 to Harry Chisler, Children: John; Gladys; Cecil 

44  ii.  WILLIAM STOKES  was born in Bedford County, Tennessee 20 August 1823.  WILLIAM died ca 1898 in Bird Eye, Greene Co., Missouri.  He married NANCY CREED  ca 1859.  NANCY was born ca 1825.  Children of William and Nancy: 
    1. Allen (Pet) born Greene Co., Missouri 1860 
    2. Sarah Susan born Greene Co., Missouri 1862 
    3.James (Dee) born Greene Co., Missouri 1864 
    4. Thomas Riley born Greene Co., Missouri 2 August 1866,m 1889 to Georgia Davis b 1865 d May 1940, Children: 
    (A) Fannie b 18 December 1890/91,m Hathan Coffey two children, Earnst and Mable(m Tom Farmer); 
    (B) Fred b 16 September 1892/93 m. Beulah Gaston (Steele) Children: Pauline, Erma, Harold, Freeman, William, Donald, Shirley; 
    (C) Christy b February 1898, m.1. Earl Huff, Children: Nellie, Ray; m 2. Bill Martin, children: Maxine, James, Dorothy 
    (D) Frank b 25 September 1899, m Emma Twigger, child: Edith m Louis Johnson in Bois D'Arc, Missouri 
    (E) Opal b 2 March 1901 m Oscar Cook, Children: Georgia, Peggy, Darline; 
    (F) Pearl m Ervin or Elvey Piney, Children Georgia, Betty, Helen, Dorothy, Shirley, Charles, Tony, Carroll Sue, Wanda; 
    (G) William b 31 May 1909. 
    5. Arissie m John Weelot in Lexington, Missouri. Children: 
    (A) Jesse (B) Cora (C) Mayme (D) Ethyl (E) Tiny (F) William (G) Goldy 

+  45  iii.  SYLVANUS STOKES  was born 8 March 1824. 

+  46  iv.  MARTHA JANE STOKES  was born 21 January 1827. 

47  v.  ALFRED STOKES  was born in Bedford County, Tennessee July 1828.  He married twice.  He married MARGARET MALLICOAT  in Cave Spring, Missouri, ca 1850.  He married SARAH CORNELISON  in Walnut Grove, Greene Co., Missouri, ca 1878.  Alfred married 1. Margaret b. ca 1830, was the daughter of Dr. Daniel Mallicoat. Children: 
    1. Margaret b California 1861 
    2. Mary b California 1863 
    3. John Wesley b California 1865 
    4.David Allen b California 1867 
    5. Lily Mae b Illinois 7 August 1869, married 10 May 1885 at Joplin, Missouri to Will Sherrow. Children: Margaret Mae b 24 October 1886, m. G. Danials, child, Jack; James Alfred b 2 June 1888; Eva b 15 December 1889 m C.H. Erebs; William b 9 June 1892; Grace b 5 July 1896, m Floyd O'Rier, children Alice, Elizabeth, Floyd 
    6. Frederick b Illinois 1871 
    1860 Greene County, Missouri census shows: Alfred Stokes 31 born TN Teamster, Margaret 21 born MO, Melissa 5, Margaret 4, Thomas1 Alfred married 2. Sarah Cornelison. Children: Joseph, Otto Alfred married 3. Fannie Traviel. Children: Samuel, Lizzie, Olevia 

+  48  vi.  RICHARD ALLEN STOKES  was born 6 February 1831. 

+  49  vii.  JOHN ABEDNEGO STOKES  was born ca 1834. 

+  50  viii.  THOMAS LACY STOKES  was born 2 February 1836. 
 

 Eighth Generation 
45.  SYLVANUS8 STOKES (THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Bedford County, Tennessee 8 March 1824.  SYLVANUS died 7 January 1894 in Greene Co., Missouri, at 69 years of age.  He married SERENA HART ca 1844.  SERENA was born in Tennessee 20 August 1824.  SERENA died 23 June 1880 in Greene Co., Missouri, at 55 years of age.  Sylvanus was a miller. 1860 Greene County, Missouri census shows Sylvanus living in Campbell township, age 36, b TN, Serena 36 TN, Mary 16, Caroline 15, Louisa 13, John 12, William 9, James 7, Lewis 2.  SYLVANUS STOKES  and SERENA HART  had the following family: 
      51  i.  WILBUR9 STOKES. 
      52  ii.  FANNIE STOKES . 
      53  iii.  MARY LULA STOKES  was born ca 1844. 
      54  iv.  JANE CAROLINE STOKES  was born in Greene Co., Missouri 15 January 1845.  JANE died 7 March 1922 in Greene Co., Missouri, at 77 years of age.  She married JESSE TAYLOR  in Greene Co., Missouri, 15 December 1864.  JESSE was born in Greene Co., Missouri 24 January 1845.  JESSE died 28 January 1905 in Greene Co., Missouri, at 60 years of age.  Children of Jane Caroline and Jesse Taylor: 
    1. Allen E. b 30 September 1865, m. hattie Mae Brock, d 1838 Brighton, Missouri 
    2. Georgia A. b 27 October 1866, d 17 October 1870, Greene Co., Missouri 
    3. Mellie M. b 29 January 1869, m. Ed MacKay, 
    4. John S. b 19 March 1871,m. (1)Carrie White, m.(2)Laura Dean, d. 1952 Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri 
    5. Homer S. b 3 January 1877  d. 14 April 1880, Greene Co., Missouri 
    6. Craft E. b 19 November 1879, m. Fannie Davis 
    7. Henry F. b. 7 April 1880, m. (1) Bettie Sloan, m.(2). Martha Presley (generations:Isaac 1, William Henry2, Jackson3, Martha Presley4; Martha was Ather Presley's sister and Herman Presley's aunt) Children: Valasico, Areta 
    8. Myrtle Jane b. 7 September 1882, d. 1966 buried at Rose Hill, m. Homer Hurd b. 1880, d. 1935, buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Greene Co., Missouri 
    9. Donna b. 22 January 1885, m. Claud Drake 
    10. Minnie b. 26 September 1887, m. Jim Ball 
    11. Roma b. 30 December 1889, d. 11 February 1909, m. Gentry Everett 

55  v.  LOUISA STOKES  was born ca 1847. 

56  vi.  JOHN R. STOKES  was born ca 1848.  Children: 
    (1) Walter 
    (2) George Edward, b 7 June 1874, d. 28 March 1935 buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery Children of George Edward and Pina T Doke, b 12 August in Polk Co., Missouri,dau of James H. and Jacky Harrison Doke: d. 5 June 1960, buried at Hickory Grove : 
    A. Clarence, b. 25 March 1899, m. 5 March 1938 at Ozark, Christian Co., Missouri, to Ethyl Smith 
    B. Beulah, b. 14 April 1900,Greene Co., Missouri ; m. 22 January 1915 at Springfield, Missouri to Noah A. R. Garrison b. 26 January 1895. Children i. Floyd, b. 5 August 1917 in Greene Co., Missouri, m. Juanita Jones, b. 17 April 19??, two children, Tommy b 28 January 1939 and Ronald b. 28 January 1940 
    ii. Ralph, b. 9 December 1920, m. (1)Alice Hunter, child, Tommy, b 13 October 1940; m. (2)Via, child, Ralph E.; m. (3) Fay Lawson, child Bennie, b. 1 November 1948 
    C. Earl, b. 9 May 1905, Greene Co., Missouri, m. 6 May 1935 at Carthage, Missouri to Stella Gullet 
    D. Roy, b. 19 June 1909, Greene Co., Missouri, m. 29 December 1929 at Carthage, Missouri to Mada Gullet, b. 16 August 1909 

57  vii.  WILLIAM STOKES  was born ca 1849.  William married Matilda O'Dell. Children: 
    1. George 
    2. Oliver 
    3. Wesley, m. Dolly Davis 
    4. Lou, m. (Boss?) Latham, Child, 
    A. Alice m. Paul Millard Doke, son of Willard and Rhoda Edmunson Doke 

58  viii.  JAMES STOKES  was born ca 1853. 

46.  MARTHA JANE8 STOKES (THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Bedford County, Tennessee 21 January 1827.  She married JACOB NEFF in Greene Co., Missouri, 4 April 1844.  Marriage license in Greene County Library gives date of April 3, 1845.   JACOB was born ca 1825. 
MARTHA JANE STOKES  and JACOB NEFF  had the following family: 
      59  i.  LEE9 NEFF was born in Cave Spring, Missouri.  married Betty Esque 
      60  ii.  JOHN NEFF  was born in Cave Spring, Missouri.  Married 1. Lou Nichols, 2. Mary Esthrige 
      61  iii.  GEORGE B. "PONY" NEFF  was born in Cave Spring, Missouri.  married Rhoda F. Long b 31 December 1858 d 26 October 1892, buried at Rose Hill. Cemetery book states b 3 December 1868. Child: Orvil, b 25 May 1887, d 26 July 1888, buried at Rose Hill Cemetery 
      62  iv.  BONNIE "BON" NEFF  was born in Cave Spring, Missouri.  married Jim Hall 
      63  v.  WILLIAM NEFF  was born in Greene Co., Missouri ca 1846.  Married to Mary Sewell 
      64  vi.  THOMAS AARON NEFF  was born in Greene Co., Missouri ca 1848.  THOMAS died in Weableau, Polk Co., Missouri.  Thomas was married (1st) Minerve Horner, buried at Roch Prairie, Children:
    1.Wm. T.b 15 June 1869 d. Cave Springs 3 September 1870; 
    2.Zula b 25 January 1871; 
    3.Lula b 25 January 1871; 
    4. Nellie Kathryn b 27 December 1872; Virginia b 29 January 1875; 
    5. John Herman b 3 March 1877 died 1 June 1956, married 13 September 1902, Easter Esther Edwards who was born 13 April 1884 died 4 June 1960Their Children: 
    A. Thomas Aaron, died from a basket ball injury, buried at Rock Prairie Cemetery; 
    B. Thurbert "Bert",buried at White Chapel, Springfield 
    C. Zula married a Kiplinger 
    D. Ruby was born 1905, married a Heath, had 2 boys and 2 girls 
    E. Winifred, b 12 April 1921,was married 10 May 1941 to John M. Comer,b. 30 january 1917, d. 28 August 1993, buried at Rock Prairie. Children: Gary Lee, Mary Louise married a Williams, Kenneth Ray, Richard Allen 
    John Herman and Easter are buried at Rock Prairie Cemetery, N.E. of Pleasant Hope, Polk Co., Missouri 
    6.Claude b 24 May 1882; 
    7.Glenn b. 24 May 1882 
      65  vii.  SARAH NEFF  was born in Greene Co., Missouri ca 1850.  Sarah married Hugh Bird. He is buried at Robberson Prairie Cemetery, Greene Co., Missouri. Tombstone reads "Co H 21 Mo Inf. 
      66  viii.  ALFRED "BUD" NEFF  was born in Greene Co., Missouri 26 June 1853.  ALFRED died 10 January 1914 at 60 years of age.  Married Molly Atchley,  Cave Springs Cemetery records state: Mary E. born 20 October 1858, d 8 December 1896 Children: 
    1. Homer J. b 14 March 1881 d 12 September 1938, buried at Cave Springs 
    2. Martha J. b 3 May 1883 d 3 August 1908 
    3. Bannie b 21 November 1889 d 10 July 1903 
    4. Minnie married Virgil Claypool, Children Golden, Glen, Basil, Athel, Ruth, Paul, Lilly 
      67  ix.  MARY NEFF  was born in Greene Co., Missouri ca 1856.  married 1.Dave Parker, 2. John Goodman 
      68  x.  LONAS JACOB NEFF  was born in Cave Spring, Missouri 7 April 1857.  LONAS died 2 March 1929 at 71 years of age.  He married FLORENCE SEWELL  7 January 1877. 
      69  xi.  JAMES NEFF  was born in Cave Spring, Missouri 22 January 1863.  JAMES died 2 October 1929 in Wishart, Missouri, at 66 years of age.  married 1.Louella Powell, 2. Laura Mary Stephens b ca 1877, d 1957. James and Laura buried Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar, Polk Co., Missouri. Child, Neal b 5 August 1905, d 2 July 1977 buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar, married Hallie b 5 May 1911 
      70  xii.  HENRY NEFF  was born in Cave Spring, Missouri 24 June 1868.  HENRY died 26 December 1924 in Greene Co., Missouri, at 56 years of age.  buried at Roes Hill cemetery 

  48.  RICHARD ALLEN8 STOKES (THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Bedford County, Tennessee 6 February 1831.  RICHARD died 15 March 1915 in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri, at 84 years of age.  He married MOLINDA EMMALINE MONTGOMERY in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri, 15 May 1851.  MOLINDA was born in Blount County, Tennessee 9 January 1834.  MOLINDA was the daughter of JAMES MONTGOMERY  and POLLY THOMPSON .  MOLINDA died 9 January 1934 in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri, at 100 years of age.  RICHARD ALLEN STOKES  and MOLINDA EMMALINE MONTGOMERY  had the following family: 
      71  i.  SILAS LAFAYETTE9 STOKES was born in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri 15 March 1852.  SILAS died 14 February 1933 in Dallas County, Missouri, at 80 years of age.  He married MARTHA ANN NORMAN  in Brighton, Missouri, 3 October 1875.  MARTHA was born in Hummansville, Missouri 1 October 1845.  MARTHA died 27 March 1931 in Dallas Co., Missouri, at 85 years of age.  Children Of Silas and Martha Ann Norman Stokes: 
    1. Conistine Elizabeth, b Brighton, Mo, 11 September 1876, d. dallas Co., MO, m. 30 June 1894 to Prater W. West, b. 16 May 1872, Child: 
    A. Mary Daizel, b Dallas Co., MO 18 October 1904, m. in Dallas Co., MO to Frank Alonzo White, b. Dallas Co., MO children: 
    i. Jeraldine, b. Dallas Co., MO 26 January 1928, d. Dallas Co., MO 30 January 192? 
    ii. Burley Marie, b. Dallas Co., MO 14 March 1929 
    2. Marvin Clay, b. Brighton, Mo, 1 November 1879, d. Springfield, MO 26 May 190? 
    3. Benjamin Lafayette, b. Brighton, MO 25 February 1882, d. Springfield, MO 8 May 188? 
    4. John Nathan,b. Springfield, MO 16 August 1884, d. Emporia, KS, m. at Emporia, KS 13 August 1929 to Arvilla Atherton 
    5. Emaline Lucretia, b. Brighton, MO 19 June 1887, m. at Springfield, Mo, 1 January 1906 to Ellis Highfill b. 9 February 1885. Children 
    i. Pearl, b. Springfield, MO 19 June 1906 
    ii. Harry Jack, b. Dallas Co., MO 25 November 1907 
    iii. Roy Marvin, b. Greene Co., Missouri, 10 October 1909 
    iv. Clarence Richard, b. Greene Co., MO 6 January 1911, d. Cox N. Spfld, MO. 13 September 1997 
    v. Carl Oney, b. Dallas Co., MO 16 October 1912 
    vi. Fred Glen, b Dallas Co., MO 17 October 1914 
    vii. Leo Willard, b. Dallas Co., MO. 25 January 1916 
    viii. Trecia Norman, b. Dallas Co., MO 9 February 1918 
    ix. Willa Edna, b. Dallas Co., MO 5 July 1920, 
    x. Floyd Edward, b. Dallas Co., MO 1922, d. 1923 
    xi. Robert Eugene, b. Dallas Co., MO 13 May 1923 
+  72  ii.  MARY JANE STOKES  was born 12 April 1854. 
+  73  iii.  POLLY ANN STOKES  was born 19 February 1856. 
 74  iv.  ELIZABETH STOKES  was born in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri ca 1858.  ELIZABETH died ca 1878 in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri. 
+  75  v.  JAMES THOMAS STOKES  was born 11 February 1861. 
+  76  vi.  JOHN RICHARD STOKES  was born 8 April 1864. 
77  vii.  GEORGIE STOKES  was born in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri ca 1866.  GEORGIE died ca 1867 in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri. 
+  78  viii.  HENRY EDWIN STOKES  was born June 11, 1868. 
79  ix.  CHARLES ALLEN STOKES  was born in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri 3 February 1872.  CHARLES died 13 February 1944 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, at 72 years of age.  Charley Allen married 30 December 1903 at Brighton, Missouri to Blanche Walters, born 19 February 1882, dau of Charley Allen and Ellen Emlet Walters. Children: Jewell b and d, 11 December 1905; Esther Lee, 19 October 1906; Edward , 1 May 1910; Erma Maxine, 25 June 1916.  Charley and Blanche Walters Stokes were Killed 13 February 1944 when they were run over by a car in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri 
    Esther Lee Stokes married 1. Ollis Wells, born 6 May 1902, died. 2. Virgil Hensley, deceased. Children: Leta Lucille Wells 12 October 1927 married 3 December 1945 to James A. Goodwin born 22 September 1926;- 2. Joe Morrow. Children: Gregory James Morrow, 21 April 1949; Jama Lyne Morrow, 12 July 1953;  Verda June Wells, 15 December 1932, married 3 May 1951 to Gerald T. Jean, born 13 November 1926. Child: Jarita Kay, 14 June 1953, married David Nimmo 
    Edward Walters Stokes, married Helen Moore born 8 October 1909. 
    Erma Maxine married 14 May 1935 to Leonard Paul Herndon, born 1 May 1912. Children: Paula Marlene, born 15 May 1937 died Springfield, Missouri, July 1070; Garrell Dean 11 April 1939. paul Herndon died 18 February 1974. 

  49.  JOHN ABEDNEGO8 STOKES (THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Greene County, Missouri ca 1834.  He married MATILDA CREED in Greene Co., Missouri.  MATILDA was born ca 1834.  1860 census Greene Co, Missouri: John A. Stokes 26, Blacksmith, born in MO.Matilda 26, James A. 9, Mary J 7, Sarah G 5, Thomas G 4       JOHN ABEDNEGO STOKES  and MATILDA CREED  had the following family: 
+  80  i.  JAMES ALFRED9 STOKES was born 26 April 1851. 
81  ii.  MARY J. STOKES  was born in Greene Co., Missouri ca 1853. 
82  iii.  SARAH G. STOKES  was born ca 1855.  married (1)Green Garrett. Children: 1.Mary , married Jim Eulass or Euliss, four children; 2.Lou, married a Hinkle married (2) John Creed. Children: 1.Arthur; 2.Janie; 3.Cordelia; 4.Nora, married to Monroe Ross son of Thomas and Eulalia Woodward Ross. children: Wilma Frances,married Marion Parrish , sons Larry,Jerry; Delta Lee Married William Thomas, children, Billy and Chyral; Virginia, married Andy Haze, sons Ricky and Dean; Opal Irene, married Robert L. Christenson; Gladys Pauline, married Chester King, son Steven; 5.Luther. 
83  iv.  THOMAS G. STOKES  was born ca 1856.  Thomas married Elizabeth Phillips. Children: 
    1.George T. or A., born 19 October 1875 died 16 March 1951, buried at Morrisville, Missouri, married Martha Hambelton, b 16 January 1881,d 3 October 1962, buried at Morrisville,child: Carl Lee b14 July 1904 died Greene County, 5 March 1948. Buried at Morrisville.Carl Lee married Ressie M. Cousins b. 24 October 1906, Child Charley Allen b Polk County, 1 December 1932 
    2.William T. born 9 February 1877, d. 22 March 19??, Greene Co, Missouri; married Mary Reed, Children: Marie, Delva, Mildred, Hazel, Cleo, Vredine 
    3.Richard born 13 December 1883; Married Kate Hamyston, Children:Ava,married Orville Holly, child, Orville, jr; Elizabeth married a Lewis; Richard (died in infancy 
    4.Ettie, born 6 March 1887,married Grant Chapman, Children: Nena, married a Simmons; Georgia married a Deathridge; Calvin; Robert; Billy Joe 
    5.Bertha, born 31 December 1889, married Holbert Nicholson, child Doyle 
    6.Stacey (Pete), born 3 January 1891, died 11 July 1966, buried at Slagel, Polk Co., Missouri; married Sarah Cossin, Children: Delva, married a Bell (children, Bonnie Joe, Betty Jane, Denald); Frieda, married (1)a Shelton.child Jerry pete; married (2)a Harris and had three sons Ersie, born 28 November 1891; Ottis, Born 1 June 1897 

50.  THOMAS LACY8 STOKES (THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Ebenezer, Greene County, Missouri 2 February 1836.  THOMAS died 1 December 1898/99 in Willard, Greene Co., Missouri, at 63 years of age.  He married MARTHA ANN VAUGHN in Greene Co., Missouri, 20 August 1854.  MARTHA was born in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri 22 March 1838.  MARTHA died 1 March 1889 in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri, at 50 years of age.  Martha was the Daughter of Jonny and Sarah Childers Vaughn 1860 Greene Co., Missouri census : Thomas Stokes Blacksmith 26 born MO, Martha 22 born VA, Mary 4, Sarah 2, Emily 2/12 
THOMAS LACY STOKES  and MARTHA ANN VAUGHN  had the following family: 
84  i.  MARY MCCORD9 STOKES was born in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri 28 May 1855.  MARY died 1 October 1861 in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri, at 6 years of age. 
85  ii.  SARAH FRANCES STOKES  was born in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri 27 October 1857.  SARAH died 5 January 1894 in Bird Eye, Greene Co., Missouri, at 36 years of age.  Sarah married John Gaitley, Children: Paralee married George Dysart; Pearlee; James married Nell Ball; William; Cora; John married Ophia Scott; Madge; Frank 
86  iii.  CORDELIA BELL "EMILY" STOKES  was born in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri 8 April 1859.  CORDELIA died 3 October 1862 in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri, at 3 years of age. 
87  iv.  JASEN HALLIE STOKES  was born in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri 10 March 1861.  JASEN died 1 October 1861? in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri, at less than one year of age. 
88  v.  JOHN RICHARD(ROBERT) STOKES  was born in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri 5 September 1863.  JOHN died 3 October 1918 in Willard, Greene Co., Missouri, at 55 years of age.  John R. married Oma Mitchell, Children: Marvin, Ray, John Robert, Thomas, Irene, Lillian 
89  vi.  GEORGE JULIUS STOKES  was born in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri 17 March 1866.  GEORGE died 12/15 November 1921 in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri, at 55 years of age.  He married ADA SKELLY  in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri, 28 October 1891.  ADA was born 30 March 1874.  ADA died 19 June 1921 at 47 years of age.  Ada was the daughter of Theodore A. and Mary Elizabeth Smith Skelly. Children : 
    1.Paul married Ruby Jacobs, their Children, Paul, Jr.(son)Billy and Billy John. 
    2.Harold married Virda Brown child, Ralph 
    3.Ralph married Ethyl Euly 
    4.Maud 
    5.Nina married Glen Crain 
    6.Ruth married Fay Wommack 
      90  vii.  LAND DONA STOKES  was born in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri 2 May 1868.  Dona married Warren Dysart. Children: 
    1. Annie married Earl Gova 
    2. Mack married Grace Lamb 
    3. Arthur married Mable 
    4. Clifford married carrie Wise 
    5. Harry married Elsie ? 
    6. Mable married Art Selman 
    7. Jewell married John Witherspoon 
    8. Lily married Ross Witherspoon 
    9. Bonnie 
    10. Lula married Monte Sullens 
    11. Mary married Don Brennam 
      91  viii.  CHARLES SWITZER STOKES  was born in Ebenezer, Green Co., Missouri 5 September 1871. 
      92  ix.  CHARLOTTE "LOTTIE" STOKES  was born in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri 11 February 1873.  She married EDWARD SKELLEY  28 October 1891.  Charolette and Edwards Children: 
    1. Fay married Fay Brown 
    2. George married Eva ? 
    3. Thomas married Marie ? 
    4. Ruth married Herbert McCormick 
    5. Ellen 
    6. Mary married (1)George May, (2) Hightower, (3) Bailey 
      93  x.  LACY OR LUCY STOKES  was born in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri 14 July 1876.  LACY died 12 September 18?? in Willard, Greene Co., Missouri. 
      94  xi.  LORETTIE STOKES  was born in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri 10 March 1877.  LORETTIE died 22 September 19?? in Willard, Greene Co., Missouri.  Lorettie married Claud Chisler, Children: 
    1. Blanche married Ted Hale 
    2. Harold 
    3. Hazel married a Drew 
      95  xii.  OTTERSON STOKES  was born in Ebenezer, Greene Co, Missouri 18 August 1879.  OTTERSON died 4 December 1897 in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri, at 18 years of age. 
      96  xiii.  LENORA E. STOKES  was born in Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri 27 December 1882.  She married WILLIAM W. SKELLEY  24 December 1902.  Lenora and William's Children, all born Ebenezer, Greene Co., Missouri: 
    1.Lee, b 1 November 1903, d 1992, married Thelma Clark. 2 children  born Springfield, Missouri 3 October 1939, David Lee,d 8 December 1998 cremated in California ; Martha Ann ,  married Allen Gann, two boys and 1 girl 
    2. Helen 
    3. Anna 
    4. Lloyd Edward "Pete" born 20 November 1909, married Gussie Burton, 11 September 1939, Children: Larry Dean; Judith Ann 
    5. Juanita Evelyn born 15 December 1915(Springfield, Missouri), married in Springfield, 1 October 1932, Lynn Almon Stokes born 8 January, 1902, son of John Richard Stokes and Martha Virginia Benge Stokes in Morrisville, Polk Co., Missouri, died in Springfield and buried in Brighton Cemetery. Children: Richard Lynn born in Springfield, 22 February 1937, has son and daughter;  Anita Louise born in Springfield, Missouri 33 February 19?? (Twins?) Anita's husband died February 1999 in Yuma, N.Mexico, Has 1 girl 
    6. Mildred Virginia born 2 February 1923 married 30 August 1942 to Stanley Frater. Children: Sharon kay; Stephen, born 9 July 1948 

 Ninth Generation 
72.  MARY JANE9 STOKES (RICHARD ALLEN8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri 12 April 1854.  MARY died 7 December 1914/17 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, at 61 years of age.  She married JOHN A. RICE ca 1873. MARY JANE STOKES  and JOHN A. RICE  had the following family: 

      97  i.  EDWARD L.10 RICE was born 25 October 1874.  EDWARD died after 1908 in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri.  He married LOU E. MIZER  in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri, 6 February 1898.  LOU was born in Lebanon, Webster Co., Missouri 23 September 1878.  Children of Edward and Lou Rice: 
    1. Mary Irene, b. Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri , 8 November 1898, m. James Osburn, Sr. on 2 March 1915; children: 
    A. Wilma Lois, b. Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri 21 September 1917 
    B. James Orville, b. Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri 21 April 1919 
    C. Margerie Pauline, b. Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri  11 August 1921, m. in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri to Eugene Dillard; children 
    i. Donald Eugene b. Spfld, 17 June 1940 
    ii. Paul Edwin b. Spfld 26 May 1942 
    iii. Judy Leatitia b. Spfld 8 September 1948 
    2. Paul Edward, b. Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri 12 October 1900, m. in Spfld, 25 December 1920, Marjorie McMasters b. 1902. children: 
    A. Jacquelee, b. Spfld 21 September 1925 
    B. Edward W. b. Spfld September 1928 
    C. Marilyn Sue b. Spfld July 1934 
    3. Eunice Angeline, b. Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri 7 September 1905, d.29 April 1999 Spfld, m. Spfld George W. Wake 
    4. Helen Gladys, b. Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri 18 October 1908, m. in Spfld 23 November 1926, George Miller. children: 
    A. Virginia, b. Tetonia, Idaho 7 September 1930 
    B. Sherrel, b. Spfld, Mo 5 May 1938 

73.  POLLY ANN9 STOKES (RICHARD ALLEN8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri 19 February 1856.  POLLY died 20 December 1902 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, at 46 years of age.  She married WILLIAM DANIEL FENDER in Brighton, Missouri, 8 March 1874.  WILLIAM was born in Brighton, Missouri 24 April 1850.  WILLIAM died 27 February 1911 in Brighton, Missouri, at 60 years of age.  William son of Daniel b. 8 September 1805, and Dixie Brown Fender. POLLY ANN STOKES  and WILLIAM DANIEL FENDER  had the following family: 

      98  i.  LILY MAE10 FENDER was born in Brighton, Missouri 4 November 1875.  LILY died 7 March 1954 in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri, at 78 years of age.  She married EMORY VAUGHN  in Brighton, Missouri, 14 August 1892.  EMORY was born 21 July 1867.  EMORY died 5 January 1937 in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri, at 69 years of age.  Children of Lily Mae and Emory: 
    1. Anna Grace b. Brighton, Missouri 14 July 1893, d. 1907, tombstone reads 1894, buried at Brighton, Missouri 
    2. Sarah Gola, b. Brighton, Missouri 30 December 1896, m. at Spfld, MO. 12 December 1916 to Otis Crocker, b. Brighton, Missouri 

  75.  JAMES THOMAS9 STOKES (RICHARD ALLEN8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri 11 February 1861.  JAMES died 19 July 1938/9 in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri, at 78 years of age.  He married AMERICA LUCRETIA BEST in Brighton, Missouri, 10 April 1881.  AMERICA was born 7 May 1861/62.  AMERICA died 9 August 1947 in Brighton, Missouri, at 85 years of age.  From Obit: Crossing The Bar Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may ther be no moaning of the Bar When I put out to sea, For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place The folld mat bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face When I have crost the bar. 
------Tennyson IN MEMORY OF AMERICA L. BEST DATE OF BIRTH MAY 7, 1861 DATE OF DEATH AUGUST 9, 1947 SERVICES FROM BRIGHTON METHODIST CHURCH 2 30 P.M. AUGUST 11, 1947 CLERGYMAN HERBERT J. MILES INTERMENT BRIGHTON CEMETERY 
AMES THOMAS STOKES  and AMERICA LUCRETIA BEST  had the following family: 
      99  i.  EVA JANE10 STOKES was born in Brighton, Missouri 5 February 1884.  Eva Jane married Thomas Frederick Phillips. Thomas d. 22 April 1945 Children: 
    1. Eunice Marie, b Brighton, Mo 27 June 1902, d. Spfld, Mo. 21 March 1997, m. (1)Fred Merritt, b. 15 August 1898, child: 
    A. Norma Nadine , b. Monett, Mo. 2 Mar 1921, m. Anthony David Carnevale, b. Falcanara, Italy 16 December 1920. Child: 
    i. Thomas Anthony, b. Dearborn, MI. 8 December 1946 
    Eunice Marie Phillips Merritt m. (2) 24 January 1928, Don Nesci, b. Falcanara, Italy 13 October 1905 
    2. Virgil F. b. Spfld, Mo 23 December 1905, m. 27 August 1934, Leona Thomas, b. 20 November 1913 
    3. Carl M. b. Spfld, Mo 8 April 1911, m. 31 October 1912, Dana Baillot, b. 31 October 1912 
    4. Mark Ray, b. Spfld, Mo 10 August 1913, d. 23 March 1997, cremated in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri, m. 11 September 1937, Garner Johnson, b. 9 September 1917. Children: 
    A. Eleanor Caroline, b. 8 December 1938 
    B. Diane Marie, b. 19 August 1940 
    C. Cynthia Ann, b. 6 September 1947 
      100  ii.  NEOMAH MOLINDA STOKES  was born in Brighton, Missouri 15 August 1889.  She married RAY THARP  2 February 1914.  RAY was born in Pleasant Hope, Polk Co., Missouri 28 January 1893.  RAY died 21 October 1923 at 30 years of age.  Tombstone says date of birth- 1894 Ray was the son of Jake and Millie Tharp Children of Neomah Molinda and Ray Tharp: 
    1. Irma May, b. 3 July 1915 
    2. Wandah Marie, b. 31 July 1919, m. (1)12 June 1935 to Loren Harvey Burns, b. 21 August 1908, Children: 
    A. Lorene Mae, b. CA 29 May 1936 
    B. Leonard Ray, b. CA 9 July 1937 
    C. Lloyd Eugene, b. Spfld, MO, 5 March 1940, d. 15 March 1940 
    E. Linda Louise, b. Spfld, MO 20 September 1942 
    F. Mary Ann, b. Ca 5 February 1948 
    Wandah married Omer Morris after Loren died 
    3. Merrill Eugene, b. 11 March 1922, Spfld, MO., m. at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Hazel Elizabeth Bey (Bev?)dau of David and Rosetta Bey. Children: 
    A. Earl Eugene, b. Miami, Florida 30 May 1945 
    B. Susan Elizabeth, b. Miami, Florida 16 June 1954 

    Neomah Molinda m. (2) 26 September 1926,  William Lloyd Hall, b. 18 February 1884 (son of Miles and Susan Hall). Children: 
    3. Frances Pauline, b. Pleasant Hope, Polk Co., Missouri, 2 October 1927, m.(1) 8 February 1948, Carl Henry Schumacher (son of John and Carolyn Schumacher), b. 11 January 1916, divorced, (2) Glen Jacobsen. Child from 2nd marriage, Mark 
    Neomah m. (3) Charley Derossett 
      101  iii.  MAUDIE MAY STOKES  was born in Brighton, Missouri 29 November 1889.  She married JAMES RAY SMOOTS  11 October 1911.  James Maurice, (Son of Maudie May and (1)James Ray), b. 23 July 1912, m. 3 June 1936 to Dorothy Virginia Dodson, b. 17 April 1913. Children: 
    1. James May b. 10 March 1937 
    2. Margueritte May b. 18 November 1940 
    3. Janice Leona b. 17 January 1943 
    4. Johnny Thomas b. 16 July 1944 
    5. Virginia Ann b. 12 September 1946 Wilma Mae, (daughter of Maudie May Stokes Smoots and (2) William Harvey Whitworth), b. in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri 1 April 1920, m. 11 April 1942, Noel Joseph Brown, b. Michigan. Child: 
    A. Tamera Noel, b. Dearborn, MI 10 January 1950 
 

      102  iv.  OMAH ELIZABETH STOKES  was born in Brighton, Missouri 1 January 1896.  She married QUINN GRIFFITTS  in Greene Co., Missouri, 28 May 1915.  Child: Lee Davis Griffitts, b. Greene Co., Missouri 3 February 1916, m. at Spfld 14 January 1952, Elsie Bernice Campbell, b. 9 March 1930. Child: 
    1. Rick 
      103  v.  JAMES LEROY STOKES  was born 1901. 

  76.  JOHN RICHARD9 STOKES (RICHARD ALLEN8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri 8 April 1864.  JOHN died 26 January 1939 in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri, at 74 years of age. 

 He married MARTHA VIRGINIA BENGE in Morrisville, Missouri, 22 October 1895.  MARTHA was born in Morrisville, Missouri 18 August 1873.  MARTHA died 4 November 1960 in Brighton, Missouri, at 87 years of age.  Martha was the dau of James Almon Benge and Martha Ann Bland Benge 

      JOHN RICHARD STOKES  and MARTHA VIRGINIA BENGE  had the following family: 

      104  i.  ANNA FAY10 STOKES was born in Morrisville, Missouri 16 June 1896.  She married GUY BENJAMIN TUMMONS  in Brighton, Missouri, 15 February 1914.  GUY was born in Brighton, Missouri 15 December 1892.  GUY died 6 October 1963 in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri, at 70 years of age.  Guy was the son of Joseph Henry and Nancy Elizabeth Fender Tummons Anna Fay and Guy Tummons's Children: 
    1. Ordon Eugene, b. Morrisville, Missouri 16 April 1915, m. at Springfield, Missouri 20 May 1935 to Nancy Elizabeth Jaynes b. 27 April 1916. Children: 
    A. Barbara Ann, b. Spfld, 16 June 1936, m. (1)at Ft. Smith, Arkansas to Donald Richard Fischer, b. in Chicago, Illinois 1 March 1934. Children: 
    i. Darrell Lynn, b. Ft. Smith, AR 20 December 1956, m. Carrie at Virginia Beach, VA 
    ii. John Thomas, b. Ft. Smith, AR 11 July 1958 
    iii. Mark Lee, b. Ft. Smith, AR August 1959 
    Barbara Ann m. (2) at Denver, CO, 18 August 1973, Merle Dallas Endsley, b. 22 April Wichita, KS 
    B. Shirley Jean, b. Spfld, 6 April 1938, m. in Memphis, TN 12 February 1958, James Ruffus Robinson b. 14 March 1938 in Memphis. Children: 
    i. James Allen, b. Memphis, 4 August 1959 
    ii. William Eugene, b Memphis 14 October 1963 
    iii. Kim Adett, b. Memphis 11 December 1969 
    C. Oliver Orden, b. Spfld, 29 September 1039, m. in Germany 14 April 1961, Ellen Elizabeth Eller, b. Germany 
    D. Carl Eugene, b. Spfld, 10 October 1942, m. in Kansas City, Missouri to Sandra Jane Borden b. 17 November 1947, Kansas City, Missouri. Children: 
    i. William Stanley, b. KC,MO 20 October 1969 
    ii. Beau Eugene, b. KC,MO 22 February 1971 
    iii. Benjamin Oliver, b. Jefferson City, Missouri 21 March 1973 Orden Eugene m. (2) Dora Ann Coleman, b. Ft. Smith, Ar 5 October 1925, dau of John B. Coleman (Taken for army prior to WWII Kohlmann) and Lela Viola Kidd 
    2. Mildred Vivian, b. Morrisville, Missouri, 24 June 1916 
    3. Helen Fay, b. Brighton/Morrisville, Missouri, 15 November 1917, m. at Spfld, MO 10 September 1936 to Clyde O. Shadwell. Children: 
    A. Phillip Clyde, b. Spfld 28 August 1938 
    B. Paul Benjamin, b. Spfld 9 October 1940, m. 14 February 1964 to Margaret Ann Cline. children: 
    i. Denise Ann, b. 7 January 1968 
    ii. Paul Brian, b. 20 February 1969 
    C. Martha Flo, b. Sonoma, CA 30 April 1944, m. 21 November 1964 to Gary Lee Jandahl 
    D. Margaret Ann, b. Sonoma, CA 20 April 1948 
    Helen Fay Tummons b. (15 November 1920?) m.(2) Los Angeles, Ca , 10 December 19?? to Edmond Reveles Contreras, (son of Vencente and Ignacia Maria Reveles Contreras)b. 20 November 1913 in Sombrete, Zacateca, Mexico. Children: 
    E. Edmund Lawrence, b. L.A., CA 10 August 1945 
    F. James Michael, b. L.A., CA 14 December 1946, m. Bangkok, Thailand 21 December 1973 to -rathum Hareonpol, b. Khlong Sarn, Khlong Tonsai, Thailand 5 December 1943 (dau of Sawang Hareonpol and Funo ?). child: 
    i. Michael John, b. Bangkok, Thailand 24 June 1974 
    G. Anna Maria, b. L.A., CA 5 January 1952, m. in L.A. 3 April 1971 to Aleck Joseph Rome,(son of Ononce and Heloise Aucoin Rome) b. New Orleans, LA 3 April 1971. children: 
    i. Jennifer Ann, b. Edwards AFB, CA 12 November 1971 
    ii. Sherilyn Fay, b. L.A., Ca 5 December 1973 
    iii. Stephen Joseph, b. L.A., CA 7 March 1975 
    iv. Thomas Anthony, b. 15 March 1978 
    4. Norris Benjamin, b. Springfield, Missouri, 23 July 1920, m. at Leavenworth, KS 28 October 1945 to Mary Alice Glenn, b. to John C. and Nora Lela Rummers Glenn, in Hardy, Iowa 8 October 1923. Children: 
    A. Mary Diana, b. Spfld, MO 18 December 1948 
    B. Lois Patricia, b. Spfld, MO 3 January 1950, m. 26 June 1972 to Paul Piccone, b. L' Aquila, Italy 17 January 1940 
    C. Norris Michael, b. Spfld, MO 10 September 1952, m. 8 June 1974 to Jane Marie Landwehr, b, to Floyd E. and Alean Cowan Landwehr, in St. Clair, Missouri 27 February 1951. child: 
    i. Emily Jane, b. Cape Giraideau, Mo 16 September 1977 
    D. John Bryer, b. Lordsburg, N.M. 23 November 1959 
    E. James David, b. Callville, WA 24 September 1962 
    F. Martha Elizabeth, b. Buffalo, N.Y. 20 May 1966 
    5. Virginia Elizabeth, b. Springfield, Missouri, 6 September 1922, m. at Spfld, MO 20 May 1942 to Harley Dean Nimmo, son of Sherman Lloyd and Ada Almeda Newman Nimmo. Children: 
    A. Norris Dean, b. Spfld, Mo 20 March 1943, m. 5 January 1964 to Judy Lynette Manis. Children: 
    i. Michelle Lynette, b. Spfld, Mo 11 May 1966 
    ii. Anthony Dene, B. Spfld, MO 6 December 1967 
    B. Linda Jane, b. Spfld, Mo 8 June 1946 
    C. Ronald Gene, b. Spfld, MO 8 June 1946, m. at Spfld, MO 14 July 1968 to Carol Ann Pritchard, (dau of Robert Lee and Elizabeth Ann Buckmaster Pritchard), b. in Spfld, MO 29 January 1951. Children: 
    i. Melody Dawn, b. Spfld, Mo 15 February 1969 
    ii. Shannon Lea, b. Spfld, MO 16 December 1970 
    iii. Matthew Ronald, b. Spfld, Mo 28 July 1973 
    iv. Aimee Carol, b. Spfld, Mo 11 June 1975 
    D. Harlene Virginia, b. Spfld, Mo 29 March 1949, m. at Spfld, MO 11 June 1971 to Stephen Patrick Bramer (son of George Edward and Alberta Vivian Linan Bramer)b. in Spfld, Mo 18 July 1949. Children: 
    i. Benjamin Edward, b. Rolla, Missouri 16 February 1973 
    ii. Elizabeth Ann, b. Spfld, Mo 21 March 1975 
    6. Ellis Michael, b. Springfield, Missouri, 6 September 1922, d. Spfld, Mo 16 June 1934 
    7. Don Garland, b. Springfield, Missouri, 1 July 1933, d. Spfld, MO 6 September 1934 
      105  ii.  RICHARD BRYER STOKES  was born in Brighton, Missouri 18 November 1899.  RICHARD died 25 November 1956 in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri, at 57 years of age.  He married MARY ZONA BLAIR  in Gainesville, Missouri, 24 November 1928.  MARY was born in Ozark County, Missouri 27 December 1909. 
      106  iii.  LYNN ALMON STOKES  was born in Morrisville, Missouri 8 January 1902.  He married JUANITA EVALYN SKELLY  in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri, 1 October 1932.  JUANITA was born in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri 15 December 1915.  Children of Lynn and Juanita Skelly Stokes: 1. Richard Lynn, b. Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri 22 February 1937 
    2. Anita Louise, b. Spfld, MO 22 February 1941 
      107  iv.  FERN VIRGINIA STOKES  was born 5 October 1904.  FERN died 1960? in Greensburg, Kansas, at 55 years of age.  She married LLOYD RUFUS ELLER  in Bolivar, Polk Co., Missouri, 3 January 1923.  LLOYD was born in Kylesford, Tennessee 11 October 1896.  Children of Fern and Lloyd Eller: 
    1. John Allen, b. Mullinsville, Kansas 25 February 1923, m. Greensburg, Kansas 14 June 1953 to Linda Lou Zook. child: 
    A. Scott Allen, b. Pratt, Kansas 17 August 1954 
    2. Mary Fay, b. 5 August 1930, d. 6 August 1939? 
      108  v.  JOHN RAYMOND "MANZ" STOKES  was born in Pleasant Hope, Polk Co., Missouri 24 July 1909.  JOHN died 6 September 1987 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at 78 years of age. Buried at Brighton, Missouri He married REVA ELIZABETH BIGGS  in Boulder, Colorado, 10 May 1936. 
    REVA was born 14 June ????.  Children of John and Reva Stokes: 
    1. Ricky Dean, b. Boulder, Colorado 6 April 1941 
    2. Sandra Lee, b. Minneapolis, Minnesota 31 October 1946 
      109  vi.  FLORENCE MARIE STOKES  was born in Brighton, Missouri 2 February 1911.  She married HAROLD JACKSON DAVIS  in Kansas City, Missouri, 29 October 1928.  HAROLD was born in Republic, Missouri 17 October 1902.  HAROLD died October 1977 in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri, at 74 years of age.  Children of Florence and Harold Davis: 
    1. Glenda Marie, b. Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri 11 June 1944 
    2. Janice June, b. Spfld, MO 19 June 1952 

  78.  HENRY EDWIN9 STOKES (RICHARD ALLEN8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Polk County, Mo. June 11, 1868.  HENRY died 22 January 1945 in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri, at 76 years of age.  He married MARY LEONA ALEXANDER in Missouri, ca 1892.  MARY was born unknown 16 February 1875.  MARY was the daughter of JAMES HULLEM ALEXANDER  and NANCY STRETCH .  MARY died 22 February 1928 in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri, at 53 years of age. HENRY EDWIN STOKES  and MARY LEONA ALEXANDER  had the following family: 
      110  i.  CHESTER10 STOKES was born Died in infancy. 
      111  ii.  CHARLEY STOKES  was born died in infancy. 
    +  112  iii.  ETHYL MOLINDA STOKES  was born 16 August 1894. 
    +  113  iv.  ORVILLE RICHARD STOKES  was born 28 September 1898. 
    +  114  v.  CLAUDE EDWIN STOKES  was born 2 June 1900. 
    +  115  vi.  MARY GENEVA STOKES  was born 11 March 1905. 
    +  116  vii.  BEULAH PEARL STOKES  was born 15 July 1909. 
      117  viii.  RUBY VIVA STOKES  was born in Brighton, Polk Co., Missouri 13 April 1927.  Ruby was married in Springfield, Missouri 4 April 1930 to William Purn Taylor, born 28 August 1903 son of A.A. and Almeda Davis Taylor. Purn died 4 March 1982 in Visalia, California. Children: Wayne Eugene 17 December 1930. Wayne Eugene married 1955, Ellen Snyder of Tulare, California. Children: Anthony Harper, 18 May 1956; Mark Steven, 10 October 1959; twins- Darlene Rae, 6# 3 1/2 ozs, 2 September 1962, Arlene Kay, 7# 2 3/4 ozs, 2 September 1962.   Arlene Kay married 1981, Louie Lemos of Tulare, California.  Mark Steven married Paula Montgomery of Tulare, California 1981. Child- Matthew 3 February 1982 

  80.  JAMES ALFRED9 STOKES (JOHN ABEDNEGO8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born 26 April 1851.  JAMES died 22 February 1931 in Morrisville, Missouri, at 79 years of age.  His body was interred after 22 February 1931 in Hickory Grove Cemetery.  He married MARY JANE PHILLIPS 28 December 1873.  MARY was born 2 April 1856.  MARY died 3 December 1946 at 90 years of age.  Buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Cemetery book says 1943.  JAMES ALFRED STOKES  and MARY JANE PHILLIPS  had the following family: 
      118  i.  IDA10 STOKES was born 4 May 1875.  IDA died 11 November 1967 at 92 years of age.  Ida married George B. Long b. 7 September 1872 d. 5 March 1949. Both are buried at Rose Hill Cemetery. Children: Eva, Georgia, Coy, Mabel, Myrtle. George's parents were Rev. George Long and E. 
      119  ii.  WESLEY A. STOKES  was born in Polk Co., Missouri 12 August 1877.  Wesley was married to Mary Vergie Tindle born 18 January 1882. He died 16 February 1966 and is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene Co., Missouri. Virgie died 1 January 1981, also buried at Rose Hill. Children: Bonnie and Christy; (Bonnie son Ralph) Christy married Dee Hall 
      120  iii.  NORVALL AMOS STOKES  was born ca 1881.  NORVALL died ca 1941.  buried at Rose Hill Tombstone Spells name as Narval. Narvel married Lettie Gay, born 1883. died and buried at Rose Hill cemetery, 1962. Children: Lecta b.12 February 1905 , buried at Rose Hill. Married John G. Denney b.6 January 1901, died, 19 September 1982, Buried at Rose Hill Cemetery; Jewell b.8 August 1902 ,married Leo William, no children. Jewell taught School, buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, N. of Willard, d. 26 June 1978, William died 31 June 1959. buried Shawnee Mission, Kansas; Amogene married a Fortner, No children 

121  iv.  OTTIE STOKES  was born in Polk County, Missouri 4 July 1881.  OTTIE died 14 August 1882 at 1 year of age. 

122  v.  MAUDE ELLIE STOKES  was born 30 August 1885.  MAUDE died 10 March 1930 at 44 years of age.  She married JAMES GARFIELD RAGAINS .  JAMES was born 14 October 1881.  JAMES died 4 June 1951 at 69 years of age.  Buried at Rose Hill Cemetery James was the son of William D. born 22 May1849, died 29 February 1916 and Cordelia B. born 13 August 1849, d. 21 February 1898. Tombstone has same birth and death date. Children: Pona D. born 7 August 1921, Tombstone in place before death, buried at Rose Hill, married Dorothy F. born 17 September 1919, buried at Rose Hill; Alfred, married a Forshee whose mother was a Coble, had a son Wilbur, lived at Rt.1, Willard. 

123  vi.  NELLIE STOKES  was born 21 June 1887.  Nellie married Ed Long, nephew of George. They had 3 or 4 daughters 
124  vii.  VIRGIE STOKES  was born in Polk County, Missouri 17 November 1895.  married Lee Carroll 

 Tenth Generation 
112.  ETHYL MOLINDA10 STOKES (HENRY EDWIN9, RICHARD ALLEN8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri 16 August 1894.  ETHYL died 30 December 1924 in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri, at 30 years of age.  Died in childbirth 

 She married FLOYD NELSON Sr. in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri, 20 September 1916.  FLOYD was born Colorado Springs, Colorado 2 September1888.  FLOYD was the son of GEORGE WASHINGTON NELSON Jr. and LAURA ALICE COLLINS .  He married VIRGIE WALLACE Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri, 1925.  Vergie had 4 children: John, Luck, Dan, Mary 

 FLOYD died 15 July 1989 St. Johns Hosp. Springfield, Mo., at 100 years of age.  Granddad Floyd Nelson referred to his father as a red headed Irishman. He told that his mother said that the Indian people were dirty and didn't talk much about them. She was from the Cherokee line. He reported that she had been converted and that he was converted at the age of 12. September 2,1988; 100 years of age. Picture on national news-Willard Scott, NBC. News Crew from television 33, Springfield,Mo. attended Birthday party at the home of grandson, Joe(Bud) Harold Nelson on highway 13 just south of Noble Hill, Brighton, Greene County,  Mo. Approximately 80 descendants were in attendance. Picture also appeared in Friday, Sept.. 2, 1988, News-Leader, Springfield, Mo. page 3B and Bolivar Mo. Bolivar Hearld-Free Press, Wednesday, September 7, 1988. Page 6-b Obituary of Ethyl Molinda Stokes Nelson; hand written by her Mother in Family Bible Mrs. Ethyl Nelson was born;August 16, 1894, Polk Co. 
 Departed this life ____(unreadable) dec 30, 1924 age 30 Yrs-4 mon-14 day 

Married to MR Floyd Nelson Sep 20-1916 To this union was born 4 children Professed faith in christ 22 years of age near Swadly joined New Hope Bap Church Leaves a husband; 4 child 3 Sist, & two Bros Father & Mother & Many friends to m----)unreadable) -----(unreadable) loss(?) 

      ETHYL MOLINDA STOKES  and FLOYD NELSON Sr. had the following family: 

    +  125  i.  ELMER FAIRELL11 NELSON was born 28 August1918. 
    +  126  ii.  JACK HAROLD NELSON  was born 18 January 1921. 
    +  127  iii.  JOE TERRELL NELSON  was born 18 January 1921. 
      128  iv.  FLOYD EUGENE NELSON  was born Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri 30 December 1924. 

113.  ORVILLE RICHARD10 STOKES (HENRY EDWIN9, RICHARD ALLEN8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Brighton, Polk Co., Missouri 28 September 1898.  ORVILLE died 18 January 1980 in Brighton, Polk, Missouri, Cox Hospital, Springfield, Mis, at 81 years of age.  His body was interred Brighton.  He married RELOD CECIL SALLEE in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri, 27 July 1920.  RELOD was born in Missouri August 23, 1903.  RELOD was the daughter of GEORGE WASHINGTON SALLEE  and ADDIE URSULA BLACKBURN .  RELOD died 20 January 1998 in Green Haven Nursing Home, Springfield, Missouri, at 94 years of age.  Bible text by Mother spells name as Arvil.  ORVILLE RICHARD STOKES  and RELOD CECIL SALLEE  had the following family: 
    +  129  i.  GEORGE HENRY11 STOKES was born November 19, 1921. 
    +  130  ii.  GRANT WAYNE STOKES  was born November 5, 1925. 
    +  131  iii.  WANDA WYONA STOKES  was born June 23, 1927. 
    +  132  iv.  ARVILLA MARIE STOKES  was born 26 January 1931. 

114.  CLAUDE EDWIN10 STOKES (HENRY EDWIN9, RICHARD ALLEN8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri 2 June 1900.  CLAUDE died 27 March 1982 in Polk County, Missouri, at 81 years of age.  His body was interred 2 April 1982 in Brighton, Missouri.  He married RACHEL WITT ca 1925.  RACHEL was born 28 September 1908. CLAUDE EDWIN STOKES  and RACHEL WITT  had the following family: 
      133  i.  THOMAS JEFFERSON11 STOKES was born 1 April 1926.  THOMAS died 1 April 1926 in Buried at Brighton, at less than one year of age. 
      134  ii.  CLARANDA ELLEN STOKES  was born 27 April 1927.  Claranda was married (1) Carl V. Rhoten, born 10 September1925. died in Springfield, Missouri; (2) Raymond L. Shore. Children; Carl Duane, 16 April 1944; Eloise Marie 24 February 1947; Erma or Irma 17 June 1951. Grandchildren: by Carl and Ernestine Mills Rhoten, Kevin 25 August 1963; Kendra Karlene 31 August 1968 
      135  iii.  WILLIAM DOYLE STOKES  was born 24 December 1929.  William Doyle was married 24 December 1929 to Betty Lee Mitchell Cross dau of Audie Mitchell. Children:James Doyle born 24 January 1947 died in Vietnam 30 November 1967; William Daniel 13 April 1949; Judy Diane 25 October 1951; Timmy Lee 16 May 1961. Grandchildren: By Judy Diane and Gary Ferguson -James and Summer. Summer married Brighton Assembly of God Church, June 1999. 
      136  iv.  BARBARA JEAN STOKES  was born 6 December 1931.  Barbara Jean married Paul McGuire,born 15 November 1927son of Gilbert and Ethyl Fender McGuire. Children: Eddy Paul 12 December 1951, married 1. Belindia Gott; 2. Sharon Murray; Marilyn Sue, 26 November 1953 
      137  v.  JAMES EDWIN STOKES  was born 4 March 1933.  James Edwin married Lois Jacklyn Mitchell dau of Audie Mitchell. Children: James Robert, 21 december 1953; William Randy, 28 May 1957; Jon Ray, 22 August 1959; Cindy Kay, 28 november 1960; Linda Gay, 14 May 1965, married 1. Mark Highfill, child, Josh Highfill. 2. Bobbie Burdette 
      138  vi.  LLOYD C. STOKES  was born 16 January 1935.  LLOYD died 17 April 1935 in Ebenezer, Buried at Brighton, at less than one year of age. 
      139  vii.  TOMMIE LEO STOKES  was born 26 February 1937.  Tommy married Beulah May Mace. They had no children. Beulah died October 1978 in Springfield, Missouri. Buried at Brighton, Missouri 
      140  viii.  CLAUDINA MAE STOKES  was born 28 October 1939.  CLAUDINA died 30 January 1944 in Springfield at Grandpa's, at 4 years of age. 
      141  ix.  JOHNIE WAYNE STOKES  was born 21 January 1943.  Johnnie Wayne married Sally Lou Barndorff. Children: Robert Wayne 14 January 1970; Patsy November 1979 
      142  x.  JERRY LEE STOKES  was born in Pleasant Hope, Polk Co., Missouri 28 July 1944.  Jerry married Kin Sun Pok (Maria) born in Korea. Child: Mark Edwin 8 June 1968 
      143  xi.  PAUL DAVID STOKES  was born 26 November 1949.  PAUL died 23 March 1969 in Car wreck at Pleasant Hope, Missouri, at 19 years of age. 

115.  MARY GENEVA10 STOKES (HENRY EDWIN9, RICHARD ALLEN8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Brighton, Polk County, Missouri 11 March 1905. 
 She married RALPH BUFORD TUCKER 26 September 1923.  RALPH was born 24 July 1905?.  Ralph died in Joplin, Missouri Geneva baptized 10 October 1943.  MARY GENEVA STOKES  and RALPH BUFORD TUCKER  had the following family:
      144  i.  ERMA LORENE11 TUCKER.  ERMA died 14 January 1926 in Buried at Brighton, Polk Co., Missouri. 
      145  ii.  KATHERINE EMMA TUCKER  was born 6 September 1925.  Katy was married 10 September 1942, to Carol Louis Payton, deceased. Children: Hubert Carol, 5 September 1948; Glen, Jan 1952, died. 
      146  iii.  VERA LEONA TUCKER  was born 17 February 1927.  Vera was married 5 November 1946 to (1)Eldon Cecil Daniel born 1 November 1928, (2) Ralph Kitch. Children: Garry Lynn Daniel, born in Springfield, Missouri ,Weighing 8# at 12:14 A.M. 14 October 1947; Debbie Daniel; Karen Kitch. 
      147  iv.  WILMA ARLENE TUCKER  was born 27 August 1928.  Wilma was married 29 July 1946 to James Edward Aldred,born 27 November 1925. Children: Jane Ann, 31 July 1949; James . James Edward died 17 November 1982 of cancer in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri He was a Foreman of linemen at City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri. Jane Ann married 6 February??, at Drury Stone Chapel in Springfield, Missouri, Donald Butler, son of Leonard L. Butler. Child- Justin 
      148  v.  BUFORD CARMAN TUCKER  was born 3 April 1930.  Buford married Ann Bybee born in England. Children: Bruce Ray, 1958; Loretta, 1962. Buford baptized 10 October 1943. 
      149  vi.  LYNNFORD RAY TUCKER  was born 11 April 1933.  Lynnford married Betty Jo Boatman dau of Sam Boatman b. 25 May 1896 and Opal E. b 25 August 1904, d 1952. Children: Lynette; David; John. Lynette married 13 December 1969, Ricky Hillenburg, deceased August 1998, Springfield, Missouri, son of Claude and Lenore Hillenburg. Children: Sherry, 1971; Robin; Amy. David married Karen Jones dau of Kyle and Peggy Murray Jones. John married Sand Skelly, Children Kristen and Bradley 

116.  BEULAH PEARL10 STOKES (HENRY EDWIN9, RICHARD ALLEN8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Polk Co, Missouri 15 July 1909.  BEULAH died March 1998 in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri, at 88 years of age.  She married HUBERT TANDER MASON 31 October 1929.  HUBERT was born 9 November 1903.  HUBERT died 22 March 1954 in St Louis Hospital, Lived in Springfield, Missouri, at 50 years of age.  Hubert was a great musician.  BEULAH PEARL STOKES  and HUBERT TANDER MASON  had the following family: 
      150  i.  BEAUETTA FERNLEE11 MASON was born in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri 28 October 1935. 
      151  ii.  LEONABELLE MASON  was born in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri 27 October 1940. 

 Eleventh Generation 
125.  ELMER FAIRELL11 NELSON (ETHYL MOLINDA10 STOKES, HENRY EDWIN9, RICHARD ALLEN8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Brighton, Polk Co., Missouri 28 August1918.  ELMER died Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri.  He married twice.  He married GRACE OWEN.  He married LOTHA GERALDINE FLY about 1941, and they had 4 children.  
 ELMER FAIRELL NELSON  and GRACE OWEN  had 2 children. 
    
126.  JACK HAROLD11 NELSON (ETHYL MOLINDA10 STOKES, HENRY EDWIN9, RICHARD ALLEN8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Polk County, Missouri 18 January 1921.  He married twice.  He married BARBARA ROSE ELLIOTT Noble Hill Baptist Church, Brighton, Mo, 21 June 1942.  BARBARA was born Mountain Grove, Missouri 6/11/1926.  BARBARA was the daughter of MARION CLINGMAN ELLIOTT  and ELVA JANE WOOLDRIDGE .  BARBARA died 1/04/1997 St.Johns Hospital, Springfield, Mo., at 70 years of age.  He married WANDA LOU PARK Fair Grove Baptist Temple, Fair Grove, Mo., 1 August 1998.  WANDA was born 23 November 1930. 
 JACK HAROLD NELSON  and BARBARA ROSE ELLIOTT  had 6 children.

127.  JOE TERRELL11 NELSON (ETHYL MOLINDA10 STOKES, HENRY EDWIN9, RICHARD ALLEN8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Polk County, Missouri 18 January 1921.  He married three times.  He married BETTY PRATT abt 1941.  He married STELLA CAVE abt1945.  STELLA was born 16 March, 1922.  STELLA died 30 June 1977 in Rt 1, Brighton, Greene Co, Missouri, at 55 years of age.  Stella died of ovarian cancer. He married VIRGINIA HENDERSON ca 1980. 
 JOE TERRELL NELSON  and STELLA CAVE  had 3 children.

129.  GEORGE HENRY11 STOKES (ORVILLE RICHARD10, HENRY EDWIN9, RICHARD ALLEN8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, SYLVANUS5, CHARLES4, SYLVANUS3, WILLIAM2, CHRISTOPHER1) was born in Brighon, Polk, MO November 19, 1921.  He married BETTIE LEE MARLIN in Columbus, Kansas, 17 June 1946.  BETTIE was born in Colombus, KS November 19, 1921.  Bettie lee, dau of Fred and Virgie Walton Martin. George Henry retired Frisco Railroad Foreman and Farmer.  GEORGE HENRY STOKES  and BETTIE LEE MARLIN  had three children.