|Death: ||Feb., 1907|
Private JOHN A. STOCKTON, Co. C, 86th Illinois
John A. Stockton was born c. 1830 in Tazewell County, Illinois, the son of ___________ Stockton and __________ (__________) Stockton. John A. Stockton is believed to have been married several times. One of these marriages was to Georgie A. Poe on June 30, 1851 in Tazewell County. At this time only two children are known to have been born to John A. Stockton. They are;
1. (Daughter from his first marriage) E__________ Stockton; born c. 18__. She is known to have married a Mr. Langston.
2. Frank Stockton, born c. 1867 in Illinois
On August 12, 1862, John came to Chillicothe, Illinois and volunteered to serve in a company which was being raised in the Chillicothe area by John J. Batchelder. At the time he volunteered, John gives his place of residence as Dillon Township in Tazewell County.
ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVES
Illinois Civil War Detail Report
Name STOCKTON, JOHN A Rank PVT
Company C Unit 86 IL US INF
Residence DILLON, TAZEWELL CO, IL
Age 32 Height 5' 10
Hair BLACK Eyes BLUE
Marital Status MARRIED
Nativity TAZEWELL CO, IL
Joined When AUG 12, 1862
Joined Where CHILLICOTHE, IL
Joined By Whom J H BATCHELDER
Period 3 YRS
Muster In AUG 27, 1862
Muster In Where PEORIA, IL
Muster In By Whom
Muster Out JUN 3, 1865
Muster Out Where SPRINGFIELD, IL
Muster Out By Whom CPT MONTGOMERY
Remarks DESERTED REPORTED UNDER PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMATION DISCHARGED WITH FORFEITURE OF ALL PAY & ALLOWANCES DUE AT DATE OF DESERTION WOUNDED JUN 27, 1864
John A. Stockton was one of six men from Co. C who was wounded during the assault of the Confederate Breastworks located on Cheatham Hill, during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia on June 27, 1864. Four Co. C men were killed during this assault. John was wounded slightly in one of his wrists.
Sometime before the end of the war, John A. Stockton is believed to have deserted. He is listed as a deserter in the Illinois Adjutant Generals Reports, but after the war, his only punishment was the forfeiture of all pay that was due him at the time he deserted.
In the census of 1880, John A. Stockton is found residing with his son Frank, then 13, in Omaha, Boone County, Arkansas, where John is farming for a living.
Georgia Ann Poe Stockton (1837 - 1916)*
William Irwin Stockton (1853 - 1912)*
Sherrod W. Stockton (1868 - 1960)*
Created by: Baxter B. Fite III
Record added: Nov 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61589348
Thank you Mr. J. A. Stockton for your sacrifice to insure my freedom. RIP dear sir.|
Ron "Ancestor Seeker"
Added: Dec. 6, 2010