Jemima Stockton: Birth: ABT 1796. Death: DECEASED
Note: He is often called "Smith Creek" John Stockton. He died in 1805 Stockton Valley, Cumberland, Kentucky. 1810 Cumberland Co, KY census Margaret Stockton 1820 Cumberland Co, KY census Peggy Stockton Jerry Stockton -- [email protected] -- provided the following transcription from Cumberland Co, KY Deed Book F pp. 34-35 (the degrees sign was replaced by the word degrees) -- This Indenture made this 30th day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty five, between John Christian, John Stockton, Rachel Jones of the County of Overton and State of Tennessee, Michael Stockton, Thomas Stockton, Daniel Stockton, John Irwin, Samuel C. Stockton and Davis Stockton of the County of Cumberland and State of Kentucky all heirs of John Stockton deceased of the one part, and Jesse Stockton one of the heirs of said John Stockton deceased of the other part. Witnesseth. That for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars to them in hand paid, the said John Christian, John Stockton, Rachael Jones, Michael Stockton, Thomas Stockton, Daniel Stockton, John Irwin, Samuel C. Stockton, and Davis Stockton heirs as aforesaid, doth by these presents, grant, bargain and sell unto the aforesaid Jesse Stockton, their undivided right and interest in and to two hundred acres of land, lying in Cumberland County aforesaid, on Smiths Creek, which was patented in the name of John Stockton assignee of Samuel S. Green, and bounded as followeth towit, Beginning at a white oak and walnut on the South side of the creek, thence with George Smiths line N 68 degrees W. 10 poles to the creek, whole length of the line 188 poles, to a hickory, dogwood and post oak thence S 22 degrees W. 188 poles to a white oak and dogwood thence S 68 degrees E 130 poles to gum and dogwood on Alexander Harts line, thence with his line N 42 degrees E. 60 poles to a double poplar, thence N. 85 degrees E. 36 poles to the Creek, whole length of the line 70 poles to a black oak, gum, dogwood and hickory, thence N. 9 degrees E. 102 poles to the place of beginning; Which tract or parcel of land, with its appurtenances the heirs of John Stockton deceased as aforesaid, doth by these presents, warrants and forever defend to Jesse Stockton aforesaid, and his heirs and assigns from all persons whatsoever, claiming under the right of John Stockton deceased, and do vest the whole title of said land in Jesse Stockton and his heirs as an indefeasible inheritance in fee simple In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the date first above written, signed, sealed and delivered and acknowledged in presents of:Attest:William HolsappleIsaac SmithRobert Owen John StocktonRachael Jones (Seal) Thomas Stockton (Seal)John Stockton (Seal) Samuel Stockton (Seal) J. Christian (Seal) Jno. Irwin (Seal)Davis Stockton (Seal)Daniel Stockton (Seal)
Luke Munsell’s 1818 map of Kentucky clearly shows the name “Stockton's Valley” and its location southwest of Poplar Mountain. This map also shows Stockton’s Valley to be the watershed of Spring Creek, Smith Creek, Clear Fork of Spring Creek, and Ill Will Creek. All of these creeks flow south or southwest from Poplar Mountain to the Wolf River, which then flows to the Obey River in Tennessee. The Obey River is shown on Luke Munsell’s 1818 map as Obie's River. There are grants to properties on Spring Creek and the Clear Fork of Spring Creek that include the information that they are in Stockton’s Valley. This is all on the southwest side of Poplar Mountain, which is a 12 mile long curved series of mountain ridges and peaks. Stockton’s Valley is on the inside of the curve formed by Poplar Mountain.
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