Family:George Stocker and Margaret Mitchell (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage? Abt 1758 based on birth of oldest known child; probably Berks County, Pennsylvania
Bef 1762
Abt 1764
Abt 1765
20 Nov 1834

Was there a son named George? If George Stucker was killed by Indians in June 1780, who is the George Stucker who appears on Robert Johnson's Militia Payroll in 1781?

  1.   Grant's Station
    accessed 12 Apr 2018.

    A particularly well known Bourbon County station was established by John Grant in 1779. John Grant came from North Carolina with William Ellis, a Virginian, and built a stockaded station on the waters of Houston Creek along the main buffalo road from Bryant's Station to the Blue Licks. The station was intended for 20-30 families then crowded into Bryant's Station (Drake 1942). It was attacked and burned in June of 1780 by 60 Indians, during which two men named Stucker and a woman named Mitchell were killed. This attack was by a group which splintered off from Byrd's large war party after Martin's and Ruddle's Stations were taken. The Indian attack led to its abandonment in 1780, but it was rebuilt by Grant in 1784 (Dunn 1945; Ardery 1939). The Grants sold the Bourbon County property in the late 1780s and 1790s.

    John Grant listed the following inhabitants in a letter to Col. John Todd dated April 24, 1780 (Drake 1942). They included John Tamplin, John Jackson, John Van Cleave and his son John, George Stucker and his son George, Samson Culpepper, Stufel Stucker, Philip Drake, Christopher Harris, William Van Cleave, Manoah Singleton, Thomas Gilbert, William Liley, William Loring, Robert Harras, James Rowland, Josiah Underwood, Frederick Hunter, William Morrason, James Gray, Henry Miller, Stephen Murphy, Michael Stucker, Edmond Lilley, Samson Hough, William Ellis and six others he would not "properly call effective". George Summitt, who later built Summitt's Station in Nicholas County, also lived at Grant's Station in 1780.
    Orig Source: Nancy O’Malley, Stockading Up, Kentucky Heritage Council, Frankfort Kentucky, revised edition, 1994, pp. 59-60, 63-65

  2.   Harding, Margery Heberling, and Lowell Hayes Harrison. George Rogers Clark and his men, military records, 1778-1784. (Frankfort, Kentucky, United States: The Kentucky Historical Society, c1981).

    pp. 49-50
    A Pay Roll of Kentucky Militia under William Hogon in active service in Defence of Brians Station in the year 1780
    (15 May - 18 Aug 1780)
    included on the list were:
    Jacob Stucker, George Stucker, Michail Stucker, with the note that George Stucker was killed by Indians
    Others on the list, also listed as present at Grant's Station when it was attacked in June 1780 were:
    James Grey, Philip Drake, Thomas Gilbert, Menoah Singleton, and Sampson Culpeper

    pp. 75 -76
    A Pay Roll for Capt. William Hogon's Company of Militia Imbodied the 20th Da of November 1780 (at Bryans Station in Fayette County) and Continued till December the 27th, both Days Included
    (20 November - 27 December 1780)
    included on list were:
    Michael Stucker, George Stucker (killed by Indians), Jacob Stucker
    Others on list included William Grant, Samuel Grant, Israel Grant, Philip Drake, Manoah Singleton

    pp. 85-86
    A Pay Role for Capt. Robert Johnsons Compy. of Militia Ordered on Duty the Twenty Seventh Day of March 1781 to Serve a tour one month and Discharged the Twenty Seventh of Apl. one thous. Seven Hundred and Eighty-One
    (27 March - 27 April 1781)
    Inc George Stucker, John Stucker