Stokes bought lots 1 through 10 of block 97, lots 6 and 7 of block 6, lots 6 and 7 of block 103, lots 6 and 7 of block 91, lot 2 of block 92, lots 4 and 5 of block 93, lots 6 and 7 of block 102, lots 6 and 7 of block 80, lots 1, 2, 6, and 7 of block 78, lots 1 through 10 of block 85, lots 1 through 3 of block 22, lots 1 and 2 of block 23, and lots 6 and 7 of block 25 in St. Cloud in Stearns County in June 1856.

He lived in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee. In 1860 the male slaves he owned were ages 28, 25, 2, 1; his female slaves were ages 50, 23, 21, 14.

Nora Stokes [found by SCSU student Elisha Borst]

Sarah Stokes: She was likely Stokes’s slave listed as 23 years old in the 1860 slave schedule. By the 1870 census she was freed, married to Thomas Stokes, and the mother of Nancy, Jordan, Jack, Nora, and Martha Stokes. By the 1880 census they left Tennessee for Gibson, Ford County, Illinois.

Thomas Stokes: He was likely Stokes’s slave listed as 28 years old in the 1860 slave schedule. By the 1870 census he was freed, married to Sarah Stokes, and the father of Nancy, Jordan, Jack, Nora, and Martha Stokes. By the 1880 census they left Tennessee for Gibson, Ford County, Illinois.

Jordan Stokes: He was likely Stokes’s slave born to Sarah Stokes around 1864, just before the Civil War ended. He is listed in the same household as Thomas and Sarah Stokes in the 1870 census in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee. [This name was found by SCSU student Zeinab Sako.]

 

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