656. Douglas Hayden STOCKTON was born on 26 August 1800 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He died in 1836 at the age of 36 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
STOCKTON FAMILY CEMETERY
Historical Marker at the Cemetery near Bartlett, Bell Co, TX
The Stockton Family Cemetery is located on land originally granted in 1859 by Texas Governor Hardin R. Runnels to Moses Allen, a veteran of the Siege of Bexar. Douglas Hayden Stockton and his wife Mary Elizabeth (White) brought their family to Bell County in 1870. With partner J.O. Darby, the Stocktons purchased over 1,200 acres of the Moses Allen Land Grant that year. The Stocktons soon built a residence near this site.
This cemetery was established in April 1890 upon the death of the Stocktons' fifteen-year-old son, Simion Carothers Stockton. Years later, on December 15, 1908, Douglas and Mary Elizabeth Stockton legally designated this property as a family cemetery.
The cemetery, which contains over eighty graves and is still in use by the Stocktons' descendants, documents over one hundred years of family history. Those interred here include Douglas and Mary Elizabeth Stockton and twelve of their fourteen children; Ead White, a former slave who remained with the family after the Civil War; numerous children and infants; and three family members who drowned in a hurricane in Corpus Christi in 1919.
Texas Historical Commission, 1991
I looked at the cemetery listing on FindAGrave. Those that died in the hurricane in 1919 numbered four plus the mother/grandmother who was buried elsewhere.
Lois Stockton, b. 16 May 1917, d. 14 Sep 1919. Her body never recorded.
Mary Elizabeth Stockton, b. 2 Jun 1916, d. 14 Sep 1919.
They were children of Hugh McIntyre Stockton and Bessie White, who also died in the hurricane.
From The Barlett Tribune & News, Vol. 34, No. 15, Friday Sept 26, 1919, p.1
"Bodies of Hugh Stockton and Family Found"
Word was received this week from those who have been in the Gulf Coast Country since the terrific storm disclosing the information that the bodies of Hugh Stockton and wife together with that of Mrs. White, mother of Mrs. Stockton, had been found. The children had not been found at last report.
Mr. Stockton was buried at White Point while Mrs. White and daughter were interred at Corpus Christi. The Tribune is sad to have to chronicle the death of these good people, but is glad to record the fact of the bodies being recovered.
The body of Mr. Stockton was identified by a watch that he carried on the case of which were engraved his initial.
Hugh was a shrewd wide awake business man and loyal to his family, having made ample provisions for them during the years.
We regret exceedingly the loss of these people and tender our sincere sympathy to the loved ones who survive. Especially do we sympathize with the aged father.
From The Barlett Tribune & News, Vol. 34, No. 26, Friday Dec 12, 1919, p.1
"Body of Little Stockton Girl Recovered"
The body of little Elizabeth Stockton, aged four years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Stockton, who were victims of the Corpus Christi storm, was recovered this week at White Point, near the bay, and identified by the laundry mark H.M.S. on her clothing. They body was brought here Tuesday night by the grandfather, Mr. White of Corpus Christi, and on Wednesday afternoon laid to rest in the Stockton cemetery, by the side of her parents, whose bodies were discovered some weeks ago and brought here for interment. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. F. Loftin.
Here are stories of some of the sons of Douglas Stockton:
Gabriel Bumpas Stockton
By James E. Stockton
Gabriel Bumpas Stockton, who was obviously named for his mothers uncle Gabriel Bumpas and was Douglas Hayden's and Emily's first born, was born 30 July 1820 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee. He moved with his mother and brothers and sisters to Texas in 1841. Sometime later he apparently moved to Mississippi where story has it Douglas Hayden and Emily owned land (Mrs. Cherry says "plantation" in her book). He married Sarah Jane MCLEAN in Tippah County, Mississippi 10 October 1847.
Gabriel and Sarah remained in Mississippi for a time before moving to Washington County, Texas to rejoin his mother and siblings. Their first child Emily Marcella was born in Tippah County, Mississippi 4 July 1849. Douglas Hayden and William Gilbert, twins, along with their younger sister Nancy Jane were born in Washington County, Texas, the twins 7 November 1851 and Nancy 7 August 1854. By the time the 5th child James Gilbert was born, 16 February 1856, the family had moved to Guadalupe County, Texas.
Gabriel B. Stockton was granted a "Soldiers Discharge" and was "Honorably Discharged" from the "Army of the Confederate States" on 27 March 1865 having enlisted in March 1862 in Company D, 32nd Regiment, Texas Infantry.
Gabriel donated land for a cemetery in Guadalupe County near the community of "Old Nixon" located on FM 1150. The community was named for Robert T. Nixon and became known as Old Nixon after another town in Gonzales County took the name Nixon. The earliest documented grave in the cemetery, that was originally known as the Stockton Cemetery, was that of Nancy McLean (1802-1867). This was probably Sarah Jane (MCLEAN) Stockton's mother. A Texas Historical Marker was dedicated at the Old Nixon Cemetery 28 April 1990.
Gabriel Bumpas Stockton died 13 November 1883 at the age of 63 years 3 months and 14 days. He is buried at Florence, Williamson County, Texas. Sarah Jane (MCLEAN) Stockton died 4 July 1904 at the age of 74 years 10 months and 11 days and is also buried at Florence.
THE SONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS
By Sons of the Republic of Texas
MAXIMILLIAN BUCHANAN STOCKTON
Maximillian Buchanan Stockton was born 1 January 1824 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee, to Douglas Hayden Stockton and Emily (Bumpas) Stockton. He was the third of nine children born to this union. Douglas Hayden Stockton was a businessman in Lawrenceburg, owning a mercantile store as well as an iron ore business. He was sheriff of Lawrence County from 1825 until his death. Douglas Hayden Stockton died in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, on 4 April 1836.
Maximillian Buchanan Stockton was 12 years old when his father died. When he was 15 years old, M.B. accompanied his uncle, Hugh McIntyre (his mother's favorite brother-in-law), to Texas. Records indicate they arrived in the vicinity of Brenham, Texas, on 27 December 1839. His mother and all 8 of his siblings followed later, arriving in 1841.
M.B. Stockton married Henrietta Cooke 20 February 1848, in Montgomery County, Texas. Henrietta was the sister of Francis Jarvis Cooke, said to be the youngest soldier on the Texas side at the Battle of San Jacinto. M.B. and Henrietta had one child. Jarvis Stockton, born 4 January 1849. M.B. Stockton and Henrietta (Cooke) Stockton were divorced in 1855.
Mr. M.B. Stockton and Miss. S.J. Ratliff were issued a marriage license in Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas, on 23 April 1858. J.S. Miles, Justice of the Peace, married them in DeWitt County, Texas, on 25 April 1858. This union produced 13 children, 10 of which reached adulthood.
Census data indicate that M.B. Stockton lived in the Washington, DeWitt, Karnes, and finally Goliad counties of Texas. Records indicate that he owned land and "ranched" in all these counties as well as in Wharton County, Texas.
Maximillian Buchanan Stockton died 12 January 1908 at the age of 84 years and 11 days, and is buried in the Stockton Cemetery just off Highway 239 a few miles west of Charco, Goliad County, Texas.
Douglas Hayden STOCKTON and Emily BUMPASS were married on 25 September 1819 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. Emily BUMPASS was born on 26 June 1802 in Laurens District, South Carolina. She died on 13 December 1882 at the age of 80 in Washington County,Texas.
Douglas Hayden STOCKTON and Emily BUMPASS had the following children: