Samuel Stokely

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Samuel Stokely
File:Samuel Stokely tombstone 2012-07-13.JPG
Stokely's tombstone in Steubenville, Ohio
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Preceded by Henry Swearingen
Succeeded by Daniel R. Tilden
Member of the Ohio Senate from Jefferson County
In office
Preceded by Andrew McMechan
Succeeded by James Mitchell
Personal details
Born (1796-01-25)January 25, 1796
Washington, Pennsylvania
Died May 23, 1861(1861-05-23) (aged 65)
Steubenville, Ohio
Resting place Union Cemetery
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) three
Children four
Alma mater Washington College

Samuel Stokely (January 25, 1796 – May 23, 1861) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Washington, Pennsylvania, Stokely attended private schools. He was graduated from Washington College (now Washington and Jefferson College), Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1813. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Steubenville, Ohio, in 1817. He was United States land receiver 1821–1833.[1] He served as a member of the State senate in 1837 and 1838.

Stokely was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843). He resumed the practice of law in Steubenville, where he died May 23, 1861. He was interred in Union Cemetery.

In April 1830, he married Rachel Mason. He purchased the Bezaleel Wells homestead, The Grove, at a sheriff's sale, and he and his descendents lived there for sixty years.[2] He was a general in the militia, and also married and was survived Mrs. Lowther and Mrs. Burton. He had four children.[2]


  1. Hunter, W.H. (1898). "The Pathfinders of Jefferson County". Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications. VI: 211.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Doyle, Joseph B. (1910). 20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio. 1. Chicago: Richmond-Arnold Publishing. p. 138.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
File:Wells - Stokely Mansion (Steubenville) 1912.jpg
the Grove, where Stokely lived from about 1830

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