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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Charles A. Stocking was born in New York, February 21, 1852. His father, Walter Stocking, was a native of Connecticut, and married Rebecca Downey, by whom he had nine children, Charles A. being the eighth. The family moved from New York to Wisconsin, and in 1867 located in Washington County, Mo. Charles A. was reared and educated in Wisconsin, where he followed farming and school teaching. In 1878 he engaged in farming and teaching in Washington County, and in 1885 moved to where he now lives, having charge of the tract of land known as the Moran Claim, which embraces 7,600 acres. Mr. Stocking has proved himself one of the leading farmers and teachers of the northern portion of Washington County, and pays considerable attention to the stock industry, the smelting of lead etc., large quantities of ore being mined on the tract of land. In 1872 Mr. Stocking married Miss Hattie E. Hunter, a native of Washington County, who died in 1874. Mr. Stocking afterward married Miss Sallie Brickey, of De Soto, Mo., and a daughter of Dr. Brickey. The latter marriage has been blessed with three children: Adelbert E., Mary St.C. and Cornelia B.

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