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Family Subtree Diagram : Stocks, Benjamin

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not see a GRAPHIC IMAGE of a family tree here but are seeing this text instead then it is most probably because the web server is not correctly configured to serve svg pages correctly. see http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/SVG:Server_Configuration for information on how to correctly configure a web server for svg files. ? This family have their baptisms at Marsden, near Slaithwaite. The same records are also recorded for the parish of Almondbury. James is a clothier, living (and died) at Badgers Gate, Marsden, Slaithwaite. Lives withBanjamin and Sarah cared for Sarah Ann. They gave her money (£7 14s 6d) for a machine in 1870. They were living together at the 1871 census. Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Marriage (five children) 8 Feb 1843 (Manchester) +Possibly more children Marriage (a child) Q4-1844 (Stockport) +Possibly more children Marriage (a child) USA Marriage (nine children) 24 Feb 1791 (Badgers Gate, Marsden, Huddersfield) Marriage (seven children) 13-Dec-1818 (Meltham, Almondbury) No more children Marriage (six children) 1866 (Ashton) No more children Marriage (a child) 25 Feb 1830 +Possibly more children 1794 - ~1795 Sally Campinot 1 1 Sally is a nickname for Sarah, so this Sally must have died, as another is baptised in 1797. 1822 - 1852 Ellen Stocks 30 30 Ellen married Mr. Ashton (3 children)
1819 - 1861 Mary Stocks 41 41 Marys mother was recorded as Sally, but there is no record of Sally marrting Benjamin Stocks.  Perhaps this should be Sarah, but has been miss-transcribed.

Mary and William had 4 children (and a 5th may have died young).  Mary's father is recorded as Benjamin Stocks, a Cloth Dresser, and still alive in 1843.  William Boothroyds father was also William (deceased).


~1814 William R Boothroyd Mary and William had 4 children (plus one that may have died).

William Boothroyd was an overlooker and a widower when he married Mary.  His father was also William (deceased in 1843).

There is no trace of William and Mary and their family William, George and Sarah E after 1861.  Perhaps they emigrated to the USA with the other members of the family  (his son William H Boothroyd emigrated in 1872).
1822 - 1875 John Ashton 53 53 A Bookkeeper if Ann Ashton was baptised 31 Aug 1834 at Manchester, St Mary, St Denys and St George 1827 James Stocks James STOCKS may have emigrated to Canada.  A James Stocks, born 1829, England (age 52), occupation Farmer, Married from England was recorded on the 1881 Bromley, Renfrew North, Ontario census. 1830 - 1870 Ann Stocks 40 40 D. 1870 George Bennett 1836 - 1853 Emma Stocks 17 17 1838 - 1928 Joseph Stocks 90 90 Joseph Stocks was proprietor and owner of the Montana Farm, situated on section 15, Dora Township, Moultrie County.  A native of England, he was born on April 6 1838.  His father Benjamin Stocks was also born in England in 1797 and in 1818 was united with Sarah Campinot.  Seven children were born of their union, Mary, Ellen, George, James, Ann, Emma and Joseph, all whom died before Joseph.

Joseph started work at the age of 14 for $1 per week, working on the Lancashire & Yorkshire railway.  He remained with them for 5 years, the last year getting $3 per week, out of which he saved a portion for coming to America, where better opportunities and privileged afforded young men he believed.

At the age of 19, he sailed from Liverpool, April 7 1857 arriving in Now York, May 8.  He went at once to Vinton County, Ohio and there started out with only 10c to his name.  While there he learnt the wagon-maker’s trade, working the first year for $5 per month and board, whilst the second year he received the magnificent salary of $7.50 per month.  After this, Joseph learned the blacksmiths trade and when he had mastered the business, he and Ira Day built a shop for themselves in Scotia Valley, in Ohio where they remained till the spring of 1863. That year witnessed: his arrival in Illinois.  He went to Mattoon in charge of the wagons, carriages and horses belonging to E. W. Vause, who was moving out, and he worked for that gentleman until the 1st of October 1863 when he removed to Stark County.  There he remained until January, when he returned to Ohio, but after a short time he started for California.  On the way he stopped in Iowa and Minnesota for a short time, and there, meeting a party bound for Montana with ox-teams, he joined them and they reach their destination after a trip of five months as seven days.  There Mr tocks began working in the gold diggings, and followed mining and blacksmithing for about eight years.

In the fall of 1869 he made a trip to England by way of California, stopping to see his brother George who lived south of Decatur.  When he came to  Moultrie County, he bought 160 acres of land of George Shrull, which was his first real estate and present home, but afterwards returned to Montana, in May, 1870, and December 15 1872, he returned to Moultrie to try farming.

In 1874 Mr Stocks again returned on a visit to his old home, where he spent a number of pleasant months with his aged parents, remaining until 1875 and leaving them in good care.  His mother died April 23 1875, aged 77 years, and his father died June 17 1875, aged 78 years.  The latter sold off his furniture twice, in preparation to come to America, but sickness prevented him doing so.  He often remarked that his body was in England but his thoughts were in America.

When Joseph came back to Illinois, our subject bought at different times 400 acres of land in Moiltrie and Macon Counties.  The greater part of the land however, is situated on section 15, Dora Township, Moultrie County.  Although the farm is all in one, divided only by the invisible county line.  The farm is one of the best in the community, in fact it ranks among the model farms of the nineteenth century.  There he engages in stock-raising in addition to general farming, and keeps on hand a fine grade of horse, cattle and hogs.  The improvements upon the place all stand as monuments to his thrift and enterprise, and the buildings are excellent, including a fine barn, which was erected at a cost of $6,000.

In his political affiliations, Mr Stocks is identified with the Democratic party, and has held the office of Township Clerk or Dora County.  Socially, he is connected with the Masonic and Odd Fellows’ fraternities and the Knights of the Maccabees.  Upright and honourable in all his dealings, he is a gentleman in every sense of the word, and enjoys the respect and esteem of the entire community in which he lives, and to this regard he is justly entitles.
1768 - 1845 James Campinot 77 77 James's father was Joseph.

James was living at Badger Gate (near Marsden) in 1795 and was a clothier
1797 - 1875 Sarah (Sally) Campinot 77 77 Sarah is missing in 1841 1799 Mally Campinot 1795 Betty Campinot 1804 - 1804 Charlotte Campinot 2m 2m 1805 - 1807 Fanny Campinot 2 2 1792 Hannah Campinot 1802 - 1803 Nancy Campinot 1 1 1853 - 1930 George Boothroyd 77 77 Probably also emigrated to USA, as a letter from Benjamin and Sarah Stocks to their son Joseph, dated 27-Nov-1870 asks him to "give our love to George Boothroyd".

There is no trace of William and Mary and their family William, George and Sarah E after 1861.  Perhaps they all emigrated to the USA with the other members of the family.
~1855 Sarah Eleanor Boothroyd There is no trace of William and Mary and their family William, George and Sarah E after 1861.  Perhaps they emigrated to the USA with the other members of the family. 1849 - 1922 William Henry Boothroyd 73 73 Acording to a letter to uncle Joseph Stocks, William had a son, Walter Boothroyd and a baby Mary in 1875 and was living at Ashton-Under-Lyne.  However, on another transcription of the  letter it appears it was James and Alice who had the son Walter and baby Mar in Jun 1875.  This is more consistant with census records.

There is no trace of William and Mary and their family William, George and Sarah E after 1861.  Perhaps they emigrated to the USA with the other members of the family.
1836 Sarah Ann Ashton Sarah Ann married and her and her husband attended Benjamin's funeral. 1875 Mary Boothroyd Left home between 1891 and 1901 1847 James Boothroyd Living at 6 Lower Fold, Staleybridge in 1871

Acording to his letter to uncle Joseph Stocks, James and Alice  had a son, Walter Boothroyd and a baby Mary in 1875 and was living at Ashton-Under-Lyne.  This is confirmed by the census records.

James stayed in Ashton and married Alice, whilst the other members of the family probably emigrated to the USA.
1848 Alice Mitchell Living at 6 Lower Fold, Staleybridge in 1871 1870 Walter Boothroyd Living at 6 Lower Fold, Staleybridge in 1871

Left home between 1891 and 1901
1868 William Boothroyd Living at 6 Lower Fold, Staleybridge in 1871

Left home between 1891 and 1901
1880 Alice M Boothroyd 1890 William Boothroyd 1883 Sarah Boothroyd Missing on 1891 census 1837 Eliza Boothroyd Married and left home (or Died) by 1861.

There are two marriages for Eliza Boothroyd in Huddersfield in 1858 and 1860.  Either one could be her, but no matches fould for an Eliza in 1861 or 1871, of the possible marriages.
Sarah Emma Bennett 1771 - 1849 Grace Shaw 78 78 1807 - 1868 Joseph Campinot 61 61 1810 - 1865 Margareth Barmby 55 55 1824 - 1893 George W Stocks 68 68 Emigrated to the USA

In the fall of 1869 Joseph Stocks made a trip to England by way of California, stopping to see his brother George who lived south of Decatur.

The Biography of Job W Stocks describes George's parents as Benjamin and Mery, but this must be a mistake as the christening records (and other family records) show his mother as Sarah Campinot.

George stocks was educated in the schools of England and as a young man, came to the new world, thinking to have better opportunities and find better privileges on this side of the Atlantic.  While making the voyage to this new world he met the lady whom he afterward married, the wedding ceremony being performed a short time after their arrival in the United States.  Both the Stocks and Epworth families went on to Ohio, where they made their first settlement in the southern part of the state, probably in Vinton county near the Ross county line.  George Stocks worked at odd jobs for a time and later became connected with the railway interests, becoming a practical civil engineer.  In England he was associated with old Jimmy Griffiths, prominent in English history, Mr. Stocks acting as one of his assistants.  For some time he worked as a civil engineer in railroad construction here but afterward purchased a farm in Vinton county, Ohio, clearing the land and preparing it for plow (plough).  He remained upon that place for about nine years and then sold the property, after which he came to Illinois.  In this state he first rented a farm of Robert Patterson, about six miles south of Decatur and near the village of Elwin.  He was there for six yeas after which he purchased a farm in Moultrie county and about a year later took up his abode at that place.  This has since been known as the old Stocks homestead and the father resided thereon until his death. 
D. 1794 Joseph Campinot 1796 - 1875 Benjamin Stocks 78 78 Did Benjamin marry twice?  There's only one Benjamin Stocks in Almondbury, and another in Huddersfield who was married to Hannah Barber.  He seems to have stopped having his children baptised after George in 1825 (except for Ann in 1837, 7 years after she was born)

Benjamin was a Cloth Dresset from Berry Brow until at least 1841 (when he was 45), and later perhaps a mechanic and worked in the factories of Yorkshire, never travelling to the US (c.f. Job W. Stocks biograpohy)
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