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Maj George Stockton, Sr
Birth: Jul. 20, 1745
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1818
Fleming County
Kentucky, USA

Major George Stockton, Sr., was a son of Robert and Sarah Stockton, and a grandson of Robert and Isabel Stockton of Pennsylvania. George Stockton married Rachel Dorsey, a daughter of Joshua and Rachel Dorsey.

In about 1734 Major George Stockton's father, Robert Stockton, was one of the first settlers in then Mecklenburg, Berkeley County, Virginia (became Shepherd's Town, Virginia in 1798, Shepherd's Town, West Virginia in 1863, now Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia).

Tradition states that when very young George and his sister Isabella Stockton were captured by Native Americans where they remained for several years.

"George Stockton of Fleming County, was a member of the Convention of 1792, which formed the first constitution of Kentucky; held in Danville."

Condensed History of Fleming County, Kentucky, 1908, by Dan T. Fisher
"Near the northern limit of Flemingsburg is the site of Stockton's Station, settled by Major George Stockton in 1787. Nothing of the old station remains to mark the exact spot where it stood, but the spring from which the settlers obtained their water and the graveyard where they buried their dead are there to indicate that it was not far away. Major Stockton was a native of Virginia and in company with Colonel John Fleming, came down the Ohio river in a canoe to Limestone, (Maysville) settling his station soon after his arrival. From infancy to manhood he had been a captive among the Indians of New York, and when at length he returned to Virginia and civilization, he was not satisfied with the change in his mode of living, and he determined to seek a home in the wilderness of Kentucky."

Major George Stockton was one of the first settlers in what is now Fleming County, Kentucky. See Stockton's Station, built by Major George Stockton in 1787.

Sarah Fleming and her first husband, John Fleming, were the parents of Colonel John Fleming. After the death of John Fleming in 1740 widow Sarah Fleming married Robert Stockton. Sarah and Robert were the parents of Major George Stockton, and Colonel John Fleming was his older half brother.

Major George Stockton named Flemingsburg in honor of Colonel John Fleming.

George Stockton's first wife, Rachel, died in 1798, and on 11 Nov 1810 George married his second wife Nancy (nee Hood) Norwood in Fleming County, Kentucky. Nancy is mentioned in George Stockton's 1818 will.

Fleming County, Kentucky
George Stockton, Sr.
Will dated 9 March 1818
Will recorded 4 May 1818
WIFE:
- Nancy Stockton [Nancy (nee Hood) Stockton]
CHILDREN:
- George Stockton, Jr. [1776-____]
- Joshua Stockton [1778-1836]
- Phebe Barnes [1782-1830]
- Edward Stockton [1784-____]
- John Stockton [1787-____]
- Leaken [Dorsey] Stockton [1788-1860]
- Robert Stockton [1790-____]
- Dorsey [K.] Stockton [1792-c.1865]
EXECUTORS:
- Leaken Stockton
- Robert Stockton
- Dorsey Stockton
WITNESSES:
- Edward Dulin
- James Hood
- Edward Dorsey

Son:
Leaken Dorsey Stockton (1788-1860)

Mecklenburg, Virginia, became ...
Shepherd's Town, Virginia, c.1798
Shepherd's Town, West Virginia, in 1863
Shepherdstown, West Virginia, c.1866

Bio by Jerry Stockton
 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Stockton (____ - 1783)
  Sarah Stockton (1708 - 1775)
 
 Spouse:
  Rachel Dorsey Stockton (1759 - 1798)*
 
 Children:
  Dorsey Stockton (1774 - 1791)*
  Leaken Dorsey Stockton (1788 - 1860)*
 
 Sibling:
  George Stockton (1745 - 1818)
  Robert Stockton (1752 - 1789)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Stockton Graveyard
Flemingsburg
Fleming County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Jerry Stockton
Record added: Aug 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40826643
Maj George Stockton, Sr
Added by: Jerry Stockton
 
 
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