Johann Stockman Family

Johann Engel Stockman came to America in 1749, giving allegiance to King George II at Philadelphia Courthouse on 17 Oct of that year. He was baptized Johann Engelberth Stockmann on 2 Dec 1725 and married Anna Maria Schmidt on 2 July 1747 in the German Reformed Church in Burbach, Nassau Siegen (Westphalia). The same Church records reveal a daughter of this couple, Anna Elisabeth, b. 24 Oct 1748.

After arriving in America, Engel Stockman lived for a few years in Frederick Co., MD, then came to the S.C. Dutch Fork. Ingle Stockman obtained a 133 acre grant near Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pomaria, in 1786 and which he sold shortly afterward to John Kinard (Nby Deeds I-30). In this deed the occupation of Ingle Stockman is given as Surgeon. When he sold land in 1786, his wife's name was given as "Katherine."

Angel Stockman lost a horse in service under General Pinckney during the Rev. War. (AA7402). John Stockman gave 20 dys. service in 1779 as horseman and Peter Stockman served 20 dys. as horseman in 1781 in Capt. Leitner's Co., Col Water's Regt. (AA7405, 7406). Henry Stockman served in militia duty in Water's Regt. after the fall of Charlestown (AA7404).

The sons of Johann Engel Stockman are believed to have been Frederick, Peter, George, Christopher, Henry, and John. Peter and Henry Stockman, as well as a widow, Barbara Stockman, are found in the 1790 census of Newberry Dist. Christopher Stockman, according to his Rev. War Pension application, was in KY in 1790.

The daughter, Anna Elisabeth, is thought to have married John Kinard, Jr., son of John Kinard, Sr. and wife, Mary.

The Stockman family is described in more detail in Abner P. Stockman's "Notes on the Stockman Name" (1978), compiled my Mrs. Woodrow Roof Stockman.


A. Frederick Stockman, b. abt 1749, settled in Texas. According to records, he was born in Germany and was son of John Stockman and Mary Smith.

B. Peter Stockman, b. abt 1750, d. abt 1821, m. Catherine Epting Folk, b. 13 Sept 1739, dau. Of John Adam Epting and Christina Barbara Osiander. Land on Camping Cr. left by LWT of Jacob Folk to wife, Catherine, was sold in 1801 by Matthew Smith to George Wheeler (Nby Deeds 0-52). This deed states that Jacob Folk's widow had remarried Peter Stockman and from whom land had been bought by Matthew Smith. Catherine Stockman d. between July 1796 and Oct1804, in the latter year Peter Stockman had remarried with wife named Barbara

Peter Stockman was a tanner and farmer and lived on the southeast side of present day community of Pomaria. His name is found among signatures of petitioners for incorporation of St. John's Church (1794). Before his death, Peter Stockman deeded his property away to ______.

      1. Anna Maria Stockman, b. 7 Apr 1776, m. Peter Dickert, s/o Michael Dickert Sr. and Margaret Seigler   Cromer. Peter Stockman gave land in 1799 to loving dau., Mary, wife of Peter Dickert (Nby Deeds F 145).

    2. Elizabeth Stockman, m. (1) Solomon Suber, d/o Uriah Suber, and m. (2) Thomas Ellisor. On 17 Feb 1821, Peter Stockman Sr., sold land to Elizabeth Suber, wife of Solomon Suber (Nby Deeds P-2, p. 5). Deed says land to be  Elizabeth Suber's "after my death."

    3. John George Stockman, b. abt 1783, m. (1) Hannah Dickert, d/o Michael Dickert, Sr. and Margaret Seigler Cromer. He m. (2) Rebecca Pow, b. abt 1794. George Stockman sold land on br. of Crims Cr. in 1822 that had been deeded to him by Peter Stockman with dower signature of Rebecca Stockman (Nby Deeds P-2, p. 400). George Stockman and wife, Rebecca, moved to Perry Co., AL. A Power of Attorney Record of 1851 (Edgefield Deeds GGG-190) appoints Thomas L. Wallace as atty. for Rebecca Stockman, formerly Rebecca Pow, and husband, John G. Stockman of Perry Co., AL to obtain whatever her share is of est. of her deceased brother John Pow, or that of Jacob Pow, late of Edgefield Dist, SC.

 On  18 May 1812, George Stockman sold land for a Methodist Church, known    as Stockman's meeting  house (Nby Deeds K-154). This church was abandoned   after   the Civil War.

C. George Stockman, d. prior to 1790, wife named Christina Barbara. Christina Barbara is thought to have been a daughter of John Kinard, Sr. and wife, Mary. After the death of George Stockman, Christina Barbara Stockman remarried John Weedaman. After the death oi John Weedaman, Barbara gave land to son, John Adam Stockman, that had been signed over in 1797 to Barbara Weedinman by John Kinard Admr. of Est. of John Weddinman (Nby Deeds C- 974). Barbara Weedinman married (3) 16 Sept 1799, William Frederick Houseal. Wm Frederick Houseal  acquitted Christina Barbara of interest in her property (Nby Deeds D-392).

    1. John Peter Stockman. Listed as John Stockman in 1820 census of Williamson Co., TN. John Stockman is found on 1830 census of Catahoula Parish, LA; recorded in 1840 census as Peter Stockman.

    2. John Adam Stockman. Listed as John A. Stockman in 1820 census of Williamson Co. Margarete  Stockman, found in 1830 census of Perry Co., AL, may be widow of John Adam Stockman.

    3. Christena Stockman.

    4. John George Stockman, b. abt 1787, was a widower in 1850, living in Perry Co., AL. Married 11 Feb 1852, Mary Judkins.

D. Christopher Stockman, b. 1 May 1755 in Maryland. Christopher Stockman's Rev. War Pension application says he removed to KY where he was captured by the Shawnee and held captive for 3 years. He then escaped, made his way down the River, and spent the next 40 years in and between Mobile and New Orleans. He returned to Newberry Co., SC in 1832 to apply for his Rev. War Pension.

E. John Stockman in 1799 witnessed a land purchase by Peter Stockman (Nby Deeds D-208). His signature in German script as Johann Stockman. He is also found on 1800 census of Nby

F. Henry Stockman, b. 1760, d. 1828, m. Agnes (Nancy) Hair, b. 1760, d. 1833, d/o Peter Hair, Sr. and Anna Maria Herrman. Henry Stockman lived near the community of Pomaria. He made will 4 Apr 1828 naming his children and the grandchildren of his deceased daughter, Margaret Zeigler.

    1. Mary Stockman, m. Thomas Rikard, b. 1777, d. 1854, believed to be s/o Michael Rikard, Sr. They moved to Abbeville Co. & were members of Tranquil Methodist Church.

    2. Margaret Stockman, m. John Zeigler.

    3. John Peter Stockman, b. 7 March 1788, d. 17 Apr 1863, m. Catherine Dominick Hope, b. 5 May 1785, d. 22 July 1860, d/o Henry Dominick, Sr. and widow of Christian Haupt, Jr.

    4. Elizabeth Stockman m. Henry Kinard, s/o John Kinard, Jr. and wife, Elizabeth. Henry Kinard and wife, Elizabeth, in 1815 sold his part of land inherited from est. of John Kinard, Jr. (Nby Deeds L-132). In 1822, Henry and Elizabeth Stockman sold land on Crims Cr. near the Henry Stockman homeplace (Nby Deeds P-2,384).

    5. George Adam Stockman, d. Jan 1860 (65th yr.), m. Elizabeth Kinard, b. abt 1797, d. Sept 1877, d/o John Kinard, Jr. and wife, Elizabeth. In 1818 George Adam Stockman and wife Elizabeth sold land inherited  by Elizabeth Kinard, now Stockman, from est. of John Kinard decd. (Nby Deeds N-19).

    6. Anna Stockman m. David Kinard.

    7. Col. John Henry Stockman, b. 20 Feb 1805, d. 14 Oct 1878, m. (1) Mary Magdalena Wheeler Bowers,    __ ___ , d/o  George Wheeler and Barbara Addy, and widow of Alexander Andrew Bowers. Married (2) Mrs. Nancy Harmon Kinard, b. 5 Nov 1801, d. 20 Dec 1878,  d/o John Leonard Harmon & Rachel Busby, and widow of Michael Kinard, Jr. John Henry Stockman and second wife are bur. at Zion Methodist Church.

    Updated 10 November, 2000

    Posted 11 July 2004