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Stockton Cemetery

Stockton Cemetery

Cemetery is to the right of the fire lane and beneath the clump of trees. The road is so steep and rutted that it requires four-wheel drive to traverse. Do not attempt to drive road in wet conditions. Road is on private property under lease to a hunting club.
Do not enter beyond locked gate without permission of property owner or lease holder.

Transcribed and photographed August 18, 2006
by
William T. Thornton
assisted by
Joseph Burks, guide, and T.S.Thornton



The cemetery is located about 1/2 mile north of current Hatley/Detroit Road just east of Weaver's Creek at the site of the old Stockton farm. The land is in corporate ownership and leased by a hunting club. Even in dry weather it required a four-wheeled-drive vehicle to traverse the steep and rutted road --- would have been impossible during wet weather.

The cemetery contains one marker with three names (one name per side on 3 sides) and three footmarkers with initials.
The tombstone has these names:

on the east face of the stone:
AMANDA, wife of FRANKLIN S. STOCKTON
Sept. 15. 1828
Aug. 6, 1915

on the north face of the stone:
FRANKLIN S. STOCKTON
Oct. 10, 1829

on the south face of the stone:
SARAH E, daughter of FRANKLIN S. and AMANDA C. STOCKTON
Dec 4, 1850
June 22, 1899

The three footmarkers have the following initials:
A.C.S.
F.S.S.
S.E.S.

The cemetery is overgrown with bushes and small trees and there are several large trees that have fallen across the burial site. Joe Burks and Sherman Thornton examine the one large marker in the photo above.

East side of marker is for Amanda C. [Jordan] Stockton, wife of Franklin S. Stockton; 1828 - 1915.

 


North side of marker is for Franklin S. Stockton, b Oct. 10, 1829. This is probably FRANKLIN STEWART STOCKTON who died Nov 21, 1923. He is probably buried here and his death date never cut into the stone.

South side of marker is for Sarah E. Stockton, daughter of Franklin S. Stockton and Amanda C. Stockton; 1850 - 1899.

 


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