They Came to Milton

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Tracing the westward migrations of the colonial Seventh-day Baptists. Milton, WI was one of their most successful settlements. Secondly : A study of Rock Co., WI. PLEASE DON'T USE POST-EMS!
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  • ID: I63856
  • Name: John STOCKMAN
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 14 JUL 2012
  • Birth: 02 SEP 1827 in County Antrim, Ireland
  • Census: 1850 Milton Township, Rock Co., Wisconsin
  • Note: age 22 1
  • Census: 1880 Harmony Township, Rock Co., Wisconsin
  • Note: Farmer
  • Note: no Rock Co. death cert found
  • Death: 13 JUL 1905 in Harmony Township, Rock Co., Wisconsin
  • Note: at home
  • Burial: 16 JUL 1905 Milton, Rock Co., Wisconsin
  • Note: Milton Cemetery 2 3
  • Event: Obituary 20 JUL 1905
  • Note:
    "The Milton Journal", Milton, Wisconsin, Thursday, July 20, 1905, p 1.
    John Stockman was born in Antrim County, Ireland, Sept. 2, 1827. Hedied at his home in the town of Harmony, Wis., July 13, 1905, in theseventy eighth year of his age.
    When he was about four years of age he came to this country with hisparents and lived for two years in the city of Philadelphia. From therehe moved to Saratoga Co., N.Y., and thence in 1843 to Milton, where Mr.Stockman lived for ten years with his parents on the farm now owned byhis brother, Mr. H. H. Stockman.
    In 1853 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Nicholson and settled on thefarm in Harmony, which for fifty-two years has been their home. Herewere born to Mr. and Mrs. Stockman eleven children, only four of whomare now living. These are Robert H., of Newville; John, who lives atthe old home; Mrs. Dr. L. F. Bennett, of Beloit and Mrs. H. C. Yale , ofthe town of Milton.
    Mr. Stockman was a man of strong character and high ideals. In anearly day he joined the United Presbyterian church of Rock Prairie, ofwhich his brother-in-law, Rev. Walker, was later a pastor. Heafterwards united with the Janesville Presbyterian church of which hewas a member at the time of his death. For many years he was an Elderin the Janesville church.
    He was also a member for many years of the Odd Fellows and of thePatrons of Husbandry. He was a charter member of the local Grange andof the Rock Co. Pomona Grange in all of which organizations he was anactive member until a short time before his death. As a member of thelatter he was instrumental in promoting the annual meeting of farmers atMilton Junction. Mr. Stockman with his associate, Mr. Andrew Barlass,was the promoter of the Farmer's Mutual Insurance Company in Wisconsin,using his influence to secure the necessary laws under which they mightbe incorporated. In 1872, he helped organize the Harmony Mutual FireInsurance Co., and was elected Secretary at its organization, as officewhich he has held ever since, and to which he has given much painstakingcare and labor. He was an active and useful citizen whose lifeinfluence was on the side of right.
    Funeral services were held at the M. E. church at Milton Junction onSunday morning, Rev. A. L. McClelland conducting the services, assistedby Rev. T. W. North. The services at the grave were in charge of theMilton Junction Odd Fellows assisted by the lodges from Janesville andMilton. A large number of relatives and friends from near by and fromJanesville and Rock Prairie attended the funeral.




    Father: James STOCKMAN b: 1797 in Ireland
    Mother: Rebecca WHITE b: ABT 1802 in Ireland

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth NICHOLSON b: 17 AUG 1834 in Lincolnshire, England
    • Married: 14 DEC 1853 in Harmony Township, Rock Co., Wisconsin
    Children
    1. Has No Children Sophia STOCKMAN b: ABT 1865 in Harmony Township, Rock Co., Wisconsin
    2. Has No Children Ellen E. STOCKMAN b: ABT 1869 in Harmony Township, Rock Co., Wisconsin
    3. Has No Children Mary STOCKMAN b: ABT 1878 in Harmony Township, Rock Co., Wisconsin
    4. Has Children Robert Henry STOCKMAN b: 25 NOV 1855 in Wisconsin
    5. Has No Children William James STOCKMAN b: 08 FEB 1859 in Harmony Township, Rock Co., Wisconsin
    6. Has No Children John B. STOCKMAN b: ABT 1861 in Wisconsin
    7. Has Children Rebecca Alice STOCKMAN b: DEC 1862 in Wisconsin
    8. Has Children Martha Jane STOCKMAN b: 17 JUL 1867 in Harmony Township, Rock Co., Wisconsin
    9. Has Children Matilda STOCKMAN b: 10 MAY 1873 in Harmony Township, Rock Co., Wisconsin

    Sources:
    1. Title: Census Records, Url: https://www.familysearch.org/
    2. Title: Milton Cemetery
      Publication: Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, 1980
      Page: 94
    3. Title: Find A Grave, Url: http://www.findagrave.com
      Page: 91910283

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