Place:Stockton, Chautauqua, New York, United States

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NameStockton
TypeTown
Coordinates42.317°N 79.35°W
Located inChautauqua, New York, United States
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Stockton is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 2,248 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Richard Stockton, who signed the Declaration of Independence.

History

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The town was permanently settled around 1810. The Town of Stockton was formed in 1821 from territory taken from the Town of Chautauqua. Predation by wolves was a more severe problem in this town than neighboring communities. In 1850, the town was increased in size by territory from the Town of Ellery, New York.

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  • Outstanding guide to Stockton family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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