Richard Stoker, b. 1838 in Georgia died Abt. 1900.
Private, Company G - listed as among effectives around July 22, 1863. Appeared on bounty pay roll Jan 20 to June 1, 1862. Enlisted Tunnel Hill for period of the war. Bounty $50. Captured Vicksburg 7/4/1863. His parole papers are included in the papers I have.
Edward Stoker, Private, Company G, 36th Georgia. Bounty pay roll, January 20 to June 1, 1862. Record dated June 1, 1862. Enlisted Tunnel Hill for the war. Bounty $50. Died May 28, 1862. (Mr. Hodge, do you have any information about How Edward died and where?)
Henry Stoker, Private, Company G, 36th Georgia. Also listed on his papers H. Stoker . Appears as present on muster Roll May 1 to Sept. 1, 1863. Enlisted January 20, 1862, Tunnel Hill, Ga. for period of the war. Last paid by Captain Fred Cox, May 1, 1863. Receipt roll for clothing, August 28, 1863. Appears on roll of prisoners of war, paroled at Vicksburg, July 4, 1863. Appears on list of effectives about July 22, 1863.
I have a Jonathan Stoker in my Family Tree Maker program born 1833 and a John Stoker born 1832. This could be an error and these names could be the same person.
In the service records, I have a J. Stoker, Company I. 36th Georgia. Also listed as John Stoker.
T.G. Stoker, also listed on same service card as T.G. Stokes. Private, company I, 36th Georgia. This one could be in my Family Tree files by mistake and his name possibly could be Stokes rather than Stoker.
Sorting through all this, I believe that my uncles in the 36th were Edward, Richard, Henry and John. My Stoker uncles were the sons of Hillary Stoker, born 1795 in South Carolina, migrated to Tennessee and then to Georgia. The brothers in the 36th had an older brother, William, born 1818, that did not serve as far as I have been able to determine. My line descends from him.
Well, that's complicated, isn't it. At least it is for me as I am relatively new at genealogy and research into the war -- about two years.
Thanks for helping sort this out. I've had these records a long time and their being uncles, I haven't studied them as closely as I do my two direct ancestors who served in the war. Any information about my ggg grandfather, William Sylvester Stoker, or any other Stokers from this line is greatly appreciated.
(I still think that charge down the hill with fixed bayonets was the bravest thing that happened in the war. To have fought under Cleburne; that must have been some inspiration.)