Person:Jacob Stocker (2)

Jacob Stocker
d.6 May 1780 Fayette, Kentucky
m. 30 Jan 1725
  1. John StockerAbt 1726 - 1726
  2. Anna Maria StockerAbt 1728 -
  3. Nancy Catherine Stocker1731 -
  4. George Stocker1733 - 1780
  5. Michael StockerAbt 1735 - 1771
  6. Adam Stocker1736 - 1841
  7. Jacob StockerAbt 1738 - 1780
  8. Andreas Stocker, Sr.1746 - 1823
  9. Henry Stocker1747 - 1761
  10. Eva Christine Stocker1749 -
  • HJacob StockerAbt 1738 - 1780
  • WEve CassellAbt 1745 - 1795
m. 1760
  1. James Andrew Stucker - 1790
  2. David Stucker - 1790
  3. Jacob Stucker, aka "Indian Jake"1764 - 1820
  4. Phillip Stucker1773 - 1844
  5. Polly Stucker
Facts and Events
Name Jacob Stocker
Alt Name Jacob Stucker
Gender Male
Birth[6] Abt 1738 Berks, Pennsylvania, United StatesHereford township
Marriage 1760 Berks, Pennsylvania, United Statesto Eve Cassell
Alt Marriage Abt 1763 Berks, Pennsylvania, United Statesto Eve Cassell
Death[6] 6 May 1780 Fayette, Kentuckyby Indians while on scouting mission [ But note: Date may be closer to 1782 - see source text]
Alt Death[2][1][5] 6 May 1780 Fayette, KentuckyGrant's Station [ But note: not listed in original source (primary information) as one of those killed, unless Jacob is misread as George or Stufel]
Alt Death? Aug 1782 Fayette, KentuckyBryants Station
  1. Grant's Station
    accessed 9 Nov 2013.

    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

    See also: Grant's Station

  2. Turner, Clara M. (Clara Muriel Benson). Summaries from my Missouri heritage: on Sherrow, Hammersley, Tungate, Beckner and Stucker families. (Beaver Dam, Wisconsin: C.M. Turner, 1983).
  3.   Stewart, Jennie E. (Jennie Elizabeth), and Horatio Gates Shull. Michael Stocker family. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971)
    Book I.
  4.   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Society. Family group records collection; archives section, Oriental collection. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978-1979)
    Stober, Johann Martin (1712) - Stockwell, Henry (1835) (FHL #1275151).

    (family group sheet as parent under Stucker)

  5. Daughters of the American Revolution. Genealogical Research System
    Ancestor #: A110341, accessed 9 Nov 2013.

    Death: 6- -1780 FAYETTE CO VIRGINIA
    Service Description: 1) DEFENDER OF GRANT'S STATION
    Residence: City: GRANT'S STATION - County: FAYETTE CO - State: VIRGINIA

  6. 6.0 6.1 Stucker, Essie, and Jennie E. (Jennie Elizabeth) Stewart. Michael Stucker of 1759 and his kinsmen: sequel to Book II (Vol. I) George Stucker which was compiled and edited by Jennie E. Stewart ... (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977)
    p . 13-14.

    JACOB STOCKER/STUCKER b. 1738 Berks County, Pennsylvania. He communed with Andrew and Adam, brothers, at Dillingersville Church 3-28-1761. (Andrew was b. Ascension Day - May 1746 - Communion was not until aftertheir 15th birthday). m. 1760 Eve ....... - maiden name not known.Their son Andrew was baptized 5-11-1764. Jacob did not accompany his mother and brothers to Northampton County in 1771. He appears in Berks County until 1764, then appears in North Carolina where his son Phillip was born 1773. In 1779-1780 he appears in Kentucky where with Daniel Boone, he is recorded in Border warfare. This family is covered by Jennie E. Stewart's Book IV and Anna M. Aldridge's NOTES ON JACOB STUCKEROF EXTER TOWNSHIP. (See notes of Jacob Stucker by Anna M. Aldridge inDAR library, Washington, D. C.)

    Just before 8-15-1782 we find his wife and sons, James A., David, Jacob,Phillip and daughter Polly at Bryant's Station. They were in Cabin 16 during the siege. She is mentioned as Widow Stucker, her husband havingbeen killed by the Indians there. (See Notes of Jacob Stucker).

    Phillip stated that his father was killed by Indians while on a scouting expedition. Jacob's brother-in-law, John Castle, was with him at the time, also the son of Jacob who became a famous ranger known as "Indian Jake". Eve, the widow, got a grant of 400 acres of land on the dividing ridge between the Kentucky River and Glenn Creek in Woodford County,Kentucky (then Virginia). This land she divided among her three living children in 1793. They were Jacob, Jr., Phillip and Polly. David waskilled at Harmer's defeat in 1790. Notes on Jacob Stucker quotes he was killed about the time of the siege of Bryant's Station - August 1782. Also in these same notes on Jacob, it says Eve Stucker died December 1795 and was buried in Woodford Co., Kentucky. David was a ranger with Jacob, Jr. at Georgetown in 1787. James Andrew came with his mother to Bryant'sStation in 1782. He was a soldier according to Shane's Papers and was killed at Harmer's defeat in 1790. No record of his marrying.

    NOTE: There is a much more interesting account of these two Jacobs in Anna M. Aldridge's book entitled, "JACOB STUCKER OF EXTER TOWNSHIP, BERKSCOUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA." In chapter II I refer to some of the No. 4 line as I have had personal contact with a number of them or in correspondence.