Biography of John L. Stokes
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Stokes, John L., was born in Devonshire, England, August 12, 1851, and came to the United States when four years old with his parents, locating in Hounsfield. He was educated in the district schools, is a self-made man and follows the honorable occupation of a farmer. December 1, 1875, he married Lydia Kennedy of the town of Henderson, and they have four children: Ada May, Reta Bell, Edward and John. Mr. Stokes in his political choice is a thorough Democrat; the ancestry of his family is English and Scotch. Mrs. Stokes's father, John Kennedy, was born in the north of Scotland in the year 1829, and came to Canada with his uncle when he was a boy and to the United States about 1861, locating in the town of Henderson. He married Caroline Chadwick of Canada, and they had five children: Emily, Lydia, Linna, Allen and May E. Mr. Kennedy died in 1885, his widow survives now in 1897.

 

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