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Elijah Stoneking
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Birth: 1798
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1878
Schuyler County
Illinois, USA

Son of Jacob Johan Stoneking and Charlotte Samuel

m: Rebecca Roberts (1802-1847/Greene PA)
ch may inc, all b Greene Co PA:
-Ruth 1816-1882/Brooklyn IL m: Isreal Robinson, ch inc. six sons
-Uriah Dec 8 1820-Sep 17 1855
-Evartin (not proved)
-George W. 1825 aft 1850
"Hennen's Choice" Vol 2 by Dorthy T> Hennen at Cornerstone Gen. Library, Greene Co PA. pg 607 lists the 9 ch of Robert & Elizabeth Roberts and who they married. Rebecca is 3rd of 9 ch m: Elijah Stoneking. Data from deeds conveying her father's land.
(Note, this submitter has not proved Rebecca's marriage was to this Elijah Stoneking, altho Elijah shows a son b: bet 1825-1830 in 1830 census, who may be George W. If Rebecca's DOD is correct, Elijah must have divorced her regardless of whether marriage to Sarah Cox was 1830 or 1840.)

m: Sarah B. Cox 1830 (also seen as 1840, see note)
ch may inc:
-Sarah "Sallie" b abt 1830, m: George Pestel 1845
-Elijah Jr. b Jul 25 1833 d: Feb 18 1892 m1: Maria Morgan (see note), m2 Hester Ann Hare 1853, McDonough Co IL.
-Erastus b abt 1839 d Jul 14 1902/Prather Cem. m: Sarah Willey
-**Henrietta bet 1841-1849
-Finetta abt 1842 (aka Henrietta?)
-Levi 1847 or 1849-1920/Prather Cem. m: Mary Caroline Purdum
-Nevi/Nori May 12 1850 - not in 1860 census
-**Enoch Jan 4 1851 m: Mary Jane (see note) - not in household 1860, relationship to Elijah not proved.
-William abt 1852, not in 1860 census, not proved

(**source descendent Diane Zimmerman, no records found. Ch Matilda 1846- and William abt 1852 also shown in some trees, no supporting data found. None of these four are in 1850 or 1860 census.)

(There was a cholora epedemic in Schuyler Co. 1852-1853, many Stonekings died, some of these children may have died then.

Notes re children:
Enoch not found 1860 census; DOB bet 1851-1853, is he same Enoch who m: Mary Jane? Is he the Enoch age 19 in home of Isaac's brother, John, in 1870 census not in 1860 census, where was he in 1860?

Only Levi appears with Elijah in 1860, when Elijah is living with Mary Jane FOGLE, who he later married. Were his other children raised by other families after Sarah died, or did they die as children before 1860?

m: Martha Jane Fogle/Fagle Jan 1 1866 (Dau of John Fogle and Sarah Mason) Note that Martha Fogle is living with Elijah in 1860 census with Joseph/3 and Leanderren/5M. They are shown as FOGLE, some sources show they are DOWACTER. Joseph death cert is as DOWACTER #75479694.

ch of Elijah and Martha inc:
-Martin V. b Dec 18 1863 (Issue: birth year before marriage, Marriage date incorrect or born out of wedlock?)--Jonathan/Johnathan abt 1866-
-Sarah Alice 1868-
-Unknown (not proved,
-infants (not proved, Martha shows she had 10 children).

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900
Groom Bride Date Vol./Page License No. County
STONEKING, ELIJAH, COX, SARAH 1840-04-05 001/0082 00000712 SCHUYLER
--(note, a descendent gggg gd Diane Zimmerman says she has a copy of marriage certificate and it is 1830 not 1840).

1830 Wayne, Green PA: STONEKING Elijah, 1 male under 5, 1 30-39; 1 female 20-29; Total 3 in household

census all Schuyler Co IL:

1840: STONEKING Elisha: 2 males under 5, 1 5-9, 1 30-39; 1 female under 5, 1 30-19; 6 total in household.

1850: Schuyler IL: STONEKING Elijah/38/PA, Sarah/37/OH, Elijah/17, Erastas/11, Jenetta/Fernetta/8, Levi/1, Nori 8M

Jul 3 1855 IL Census: STONEKING Elijah Sr: males 2 under 10, 2 10-20, 1 40-50; females 1 under 10, 1 10-20, 1 40-50, 8 total in household. Next to Elijah Jr. household.

Sarah's DOD shown as 1858 in family trees, have found no death record.

1860: STONEKING Elijah/55/1805/PA, Levi/12/IL, FAGLE Martha J/23/OH, Joseph/3/IL, Leanderren/5 mos/IL

1870: STONEKING Elijah 1809/61/PA, Martha Jane/31/OH, Joseph/13 IL, Martin V/7, Jonathan B/5, Sarah Alice/2. (note Joseph shown as Joseph FAGLE in 1860, may be stepson.)

1880: Brooklyn IL: STONEKING Martha/44/OH/wd, Martin/17, Johnathan/15, Sarah A/12.

1900: Bethel McDonough Co IL: STONEKEY Johnathan/33, Polly/22, Malin/6, Chester/4, Martha/65/Oct 1834/OH/wd/mother. Martha indicates she has 3 of 10 ch living. Five are shown in variouos census, five may have died as infants.

(Elijah is age 38/1850, 55/1860, 61/1870, giving birthyear of 1812, 1805, 1809. If he is the Elijah who m: Rebecca and had ch in 1820 he would surely have birth of 1805 or the 1898 birthyear thought to be correct.)

Resolve: An Elijah Stoneking purchased 40 acres land Apr 21 1935 and 40.25 acres Apr 10 1837, all in Twp 8-N, Range 10-W, Ohio River Survey, Noble Co. OH. Have found no indication he lived in Ohio. His wife Martha Jane Fogle was living with her parents 1850, Noble Co OH, he may have met her there.

Resolve: IL Marriage record: Name: Elijah Stoneking
Spouse Name: Mrs. Maria Morgan, Marriage Date: Feb 10, 1853, Marriage County: McDonough
Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Records located at Macomb, IL
--is this marriage of Elijah Sr. or first marriage of Elijah Jr.?

Resolve: wife Martha Jane Fogle is with her parents in Noble, Morgan OH in 1850, age 15. She is shown as Martha FOGLE with ch Joseph FOGLE/3 and Leanderren FOGLE/8M living with Elijah Stoneking and son Levi/13 in 1860, and in 1870 is STONEKING with Elijah and ch Joseph/13, Martin/7, Jonathan/5, Sarah/2. Elijah and Martha reportedly married 1866. Some records show Joseph as Joseph Barber Dowacter b: Apr 4 1857 and Leanderren Dowacter b abt 1859. Did Martha marry a Dowacter and take back her maiden name/were ch out of wedlock with a Dowacter? Son Martin may be Elijah's, out of wedlock. She indicated she had 10 children in 1900 census, so apparently had 5 unidentified infants, some may be children of Elijah. 
Family links: 
  Jacob Johan Stoneking (1765 - 1841)
  Charlotte Samuel Stoneking (1768 - 1822)
  Elijah Stoneking (1833 - 1892)*
  James Samuel Stoneking (1788 - 1851)*
  John G. Stoneking (1794 - 1873)*
  David Stoneking (1795 - 1848)*
  Mary Ellen Stoneking Frakes (1796 - 1859)*
  Elijah Stoneking (1798 - 1878)
  Joseph D Stoneking (1799 - 1883)*
  Patrick Stoneking (1826 - 1915)**
  Benjamin F. Stoneking (1835 - 1912)**
*Calculated relationship
Prather Cemetery
Schuyler County
Illinois, USA
Created by: LaDon Brennan
Record added: Aug 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75460397


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