Berkeley County West Virginia Biography of Charles STUCKEY


         Charles STUCKEY was born in Berkeley County in 1825, the son of Charles and Susanna (Bowmen) Stuckey. His father was also born in Berkeley County and his mother moved from Pennsylvania about 1818. His grandfather was a pioneer settler in Berkeley County, going there from Washington County, Maryland, and engaging in farming. A brother of Charles Stuckey served as a captain through the Civil war and a brother-in-law, Dr. J. Moorehead, captain of a company of volunteers, was killed May 4, 1864, while leading his men in a charge in the battle of Chancellorsville.

         Charles Stuckey was first married to Sarah C. Urton in Hampshire County, West Virginia, and they had six children: Martha V. Stuckey, May 2, 1853-?; Annie R. Stuckey, April 15, 1856-?; Charles N. Stuckey, October 4, 1858-?; Susan E. Stuckey, April 6, 1861-?; Sarah A. Stuckey, June 5, 1863-?; and James W. Stuckey, June 25, 1866, who died when he was about a month old.

         In 1868, in Barbour County, Charles married Nancy A. Capito, who was born in that county about 1833. Her parents, Daniel and Jerusha (Hart) Capito, also died in Barbour County. Children of Charles and Nancy Stuckey were: Cora M. Stuckey, March 1, 1869-?; Eddie Stuckey, March 1, 1870-March 11, 1871; Thomas J. Stuckey, March 1, 1871-?; Laura A. Stuckey, September 26, 1873-?; Clarence Rice Stuckey, September 20, 1872-?; Melvina G. Stuckey, October 16, 1874-?; Bessie Stuckey, March 6, 1878-?; Daniel Stuckey, June 26, 1880-?; Frank G. Stuckey, August 11, 1881-April 11, 1882; and William G. Haines, April 11, 1860-?, a child of Mrs. Stuckey’s former marriage to James Haines.

         Charles Stuckey is a farmer in Bunker Hill, Mill Creek District, Berkeley County, West Virginia, and he has, for 16 years, held the office of justice of the peace. He was first elected prior to the Civil war and reelected in 1872.

    Submitted by Marilyn Gouge and extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Berkeley County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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