Tuesday, May 11, 2010

AndyinTexas came up with a citation for the first action of James Hughes Stokes in the Civil War. He likely was a great uncle generations removed; I can recall the Stokes of my grandmother's generation getting together over breakfast or lunch to settle on the disposition of 3 farms and her retaining her childhood home, a farm I have always heard called Ochoya, near the Illinois town of the same name. Family legend had him instrumental in the family retaining the farm in the 19th century after the Civil War

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