Emma Dora Phillips Stokes (1872-1960)

Dora Stokes is my maternal great grandmother and wife of my great grandfather of R.C. Stokes. She was born Emma Dora Phillips on April 23, 1872. Not much is known about Great Granny Dora’s’ childhood…

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Richard C. Stokes (1845-1924)

Richard Caswell Stokes, known as “RC,”is my great grandfather (my mother’s grandfather). He was born on July 17, 1845, in Chatham County’s Bear Creek area, one of seven children born to Jerman (sometimes Jarman or…

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Thomas Cox (1736-1809)

Thomas Cox, brother of my 5th great grandfather Harmon Cox, is also my 5th great grandfather. Here’s how: Thomas and Harmon are brothers, sons of William Cox. (William, Jr, John, and Solomon were the other…

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Benjamin Moody (1767-1854)

Benjamin Moody is my 4th great grandfather. He was born in 1767 Orange County, NC (now Chatham County), one of eleven children of William Moody. His mother’s name is unknown. Since census records show he…

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