Biography of Robert G. Stockton
Allen County, OH Biographies

ROBERT G. STOCKTON, farmer, P. O. Cridersville, Auglaize County, was born in Licking County, Ohio. October 9, 1840; son of Thomas and Sarah (Rea) Stockton, natives of Washington County, Penn., and pioneers of Licking County, Ohio. In 1805 they came to this county, locating on Section 14, Shawnee Township. afterward moving to Lima, where they died. They were parents of seven children: Joseph R., Belie S. (Mrs. Henry C. Adgate), Robert G., Thomas M. (killed at battle of Richmond. Ky., duringthe war of the Rebellion), James A., John V., and Mary A. (deceased). The Stocktons are of Scotch Irish descent, and some of their ancestors came over in the "Mayflower" in 1632. Our subject was reared in Licking County, Ohio, where he received a common school education. In 1865 he came to this county, with his parents, and in 1877 located on the farm he now occupies, all of which he has cleared and improved. This farm was purchased by his father in 1839. Mr. Stockton was married, December 29, 1870, to Mary. daughter of Daniel and Lydia (Otstott) Heindel. natives of Pennsylvania. of German descent, and who settled in Lima, in 1840. Mr. Heindel was a miller by trade, and was engaged in milling in Lima for many years. To Mr. and Mrs. Stockton have been born four children: Eva L., Laura B. (deceased), Amanda B. and Lydia A. Mr. Stockton is a member of the Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Stockton of the Lutheran. In politics he is a Republican.

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