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Pvt Edward Stoneking
Birth: Dec. 19, 1835
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 1930
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA

Civil War veteran
2 W. Va. Cavalry, Company E & D

--My gr-gr-grandfather, Edward Stoneking was born December 19, 1835 in Greene County, PA. His father died before he was 5 years old. After his father's death, his mother took him and a younger brother to Tyler County, VA[WV] where a couple of his uncles lived. Shortly after that, he was bound out to a farmer named John Bullman, to remain with him until he became of age. He did not see his mother again until after the Civil War. The only information I have for his parents is from Edward's marriage certificate, which gives their names as "Peter" and "Mary". The younger brother's identity also remains a mystery.
--Edward enlisted in Co. E of the 2nd WV Cavalry on September 12, 1861. He re-enlisted as a veteran on January 1, 1864. During his furlough between enlistments, he married Mary Jane Livingston in Tyler Co. WV.
--On May 10, 1864, his regiment was involved in the Battle of Cove Mountain in Wythe County, VA. Edward was severely wounded by a gunshot through his left breast, just missing his spinal cord. He was captured by the enemy and taken to Emory & Henry College, a confederate hospital located in Washington County VA, along the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad. He remained there for about two months, then was transferred to the hospital at Andersonville Prison. He was paroled out in December 1864 and remained hospitalized until he rejoined his unit just prior to the end of the war.
--Edward and Mary Jane were the parents of nine children, eight of whom survived into adulthood. Their youngest son, James P. Stoneking, was my great-grandfather. Edward died on August 6, 1930 at the age of 94, and is buried at Topeka Cemetery in Topeka, KS.
Obituary - Edward Stoneking, 94, died this morning at the home of his son, J.P. Stoneking, of 1819 West Ninth Street. He was born December 19, 1835, in Pennsylvania, and came to Kansas forty-five years ago. In 1910 he came to Topeka. For four years he served in the Second West Virginia cavalry and was a member of Lincoln post of the G.A.R. Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Lillian McKay, of Los Angeles, Calif; and Mrs. Jennie Collins, of Topeka; four sons, A.R.Stoneking, of Detroit, Mich; E.W. Stoneking of Clearlake, Utah; and George and J.P. Stoneking, of Topeka.
Children with no Find-A-Grave memorials as of 29 Apr 2013:
--Sarah Stoneking, b 15 Apr 1872 in Tyler Co WV; d 20 Aug 1876 in Pleasants Co WV.
--Lillian Irene Stoneking Bowers McKay, b 31 May 1877 in Tyler Co, WV; d 1 Dec 1958 in Los Angeles, CA (her name on the California death register is Lillian Irene Bowers).
Family links: 
  Mary Jane Livingston Stoneking (1846 - 1920)*
  John William Stoneking (1865 - 1918)*
  Laura Virginia Stoneking Collins (1867 - 1940)*
  George T Stoneking (1869 - 1949)*
  Asa Roseman Stoneking (1871 - 1942)*
  Edward Walter Stoneking (1874 - 1935)*
  Homer Ossian Stoneking (1879 - 1903)*
  James Perle Stoneking (1882 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Topeka Cemetery
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA
Created by: KathyCook
Record added: Oct 02, 2010
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