James Johnson
1799-1880


Temperance
1805-1860

Stokley D. Johnson

Born:    22 Apr 1832   Hawkins, Tennessee
Died:    29 Jan 1891   White County, Tennessee

Spouse 1:   Matilda Cope   b. 17 May 1831   d. 15 Jul 1859
Married:      22 Sept 1853 -- White County, Tennessee

Spouse 2:   Melcena Cope   b. 15 Jan 1836   d. 26 Jan 1918
Married:      est 1860 (likely) White, Tennessee

Children with Matilda
Children with Melcena:
  Sarah E  1854
  Nancy M 1857
  Alonzo Pendleton 1861-1933
  Lorenzo G. 1862
  Samantha D1864
  Cora A (Anderson) 1866-1888

A brief history of Stokley D. Johnson

Stokley was born April 22, 1832 to James and Temperance Johnson in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

Stokley's siblings included: Sarah, Susan, Tempy, James, Stephen W, Nancy, Abel, Martha, Amanda E, Margaret, and Martha.

September 22, 1853 Stokley married Matilda Cope in White County, Tennessee. Matilda was born May 17, 1831 to Elizabeth (Mason) and Andrew Cope. Stokley and Matilda made their home in White County, Tennessee and had at least two children together: Sarah E and Nancy M.

July 15, 1859, Matilda passed away. [Unsubstantiated]

Apparently around 1860, Stokley then married Matilda's sister Melcena Cope. [Can find no record of the marriage.]   Melcena was born January 15, 1836. Together, she and Stokley had four children, including: Alonzo Pendleton, Lorenzo G., Samantha D, and Cora A. In the 1860 and 1870 censuses, Stokley is listed as a "farmer". In the 1880 census, Stokley is listed as a "merchant and farmer."

January 29, 1891, Stokley passed away in Sparta, White County, Tennessee. He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Doyle (White County), Tennessee. On January 26, 1918, Melcena Cope passed away in White County. She was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Doyle, (White County), Tennessee.




Research References:

1- 1850 U.S. Federal Census -- District 2, Hawkins, Tennessee. Listed (Page 4 of 17) Abel Johnson 7, Amanda Johnson 2, James Johnson 51. James Johnson 13, Margaret Johnson 2, Martha Johnson 4, Nancy Johnson 9, Stephen Johnson 11, Stokely Johnson 18, Susan Johnson 21, Tempy Johnson 16, Tempy Johnson 44.
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 2, Hawkins, Tennessee; Roll: M432_882; Page: 308; Image: 228.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls.

2- 1860 U.S. Federal Census -- District 6, White, Tennessee Listed (Page 9 of 24) S D Johnson 28, Melvenia Johnson 25, Sarrah E Johnson 6, Nancey M Johnson 3
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: District 6, White, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1279; Page: 55; Image: 111.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls.

3- 1870 U.S. Federal Census -- District 3, White, Tennessee. Listed (Page 7 of 20) S D Johnson 38, Melvina Johnson 35, Sarah E Johnson 15, Nancy M Johnson 14, Alonzo P Johnson 9, Loranzo G Johnson 8, S D Johnson 6 Cora A Johnson 4, Susan Wilder 14. Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: District 3, White, Tennessee; Roll: M593_1570; Page: 317; Image: 634.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003. Original data: 1870. # United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls.

4- 1880 U.S. Federal Census -- District 6, White, Tennessee. Listed (Page 16 of 27) Stokley D. Johnson 48, Melcena Johnson 45, Alonzo P. Johnson 19, Lorenzo G. Johnson 18, Samantha D. Johnson 16, Cora A. Johnson 14
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: District 6, White, Tennessee; Roll: T9_1285; Family History Film: 1255285; Page: 456.4000; Enumeration District: 143;
Source Information:   Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls.

5- Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
Name: Stokely D Johnson
Spouse: Matilda Cope
Marriage Date: 22 Sep 1853
Marriage County: White
Marriage State: Tennessee

Source Information: Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008. Original data: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.

Find-a-grave Memorial. Greenwood Cemetery, Doyle, Tennessee. Stokley D Johnson, Birth: Apr. 22, 1832, Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA. Death: Jan. 29, 1891, Sparta, White County, Tennessee, USA.    Link: Greenwood Cemetery