Wordless Wednesday – Roderick Remine Stocking Photo

by Sherry Stocking Kline
18 May 2011

My cousin Maxine and her son Larry loaned me a HUGE box of photographs.  It’s so heavy that I can’t lift it!  I’ve spent the past 2 – 3 weeks scanning off and on, and some time this week to re-organize and locate the ones that I have questions about. 

But just one of the treasures that they’ve loaned me is here below, a photograph of my great-grandfather, (and my cousin Larry’s as well) Roderick Remine Stocking. 

I was between 2 and 3 when Great-Grandpa died, and I remember him as a very tall, white-haired gentleman.  My mother, his granddaughter-in-law, dearly loved and respected him. 

Roderick Remine Stocking

He and his wife, Frances Hitchcock Stocking homesteaded in Sumner County, Kansas, just west of Mayfield and the Chisholm Trail. 

 Their first home was 10 X 12 and they had to put the table out at night to put their bed down, and their oldest child, my Grandfather Elmer Leverett Stocking was born while they still lived in that home.

 I think he is a very handsome and distinguished looking gentleman.  And I sure wish I had had the opportunity to get to know him better.

And to ask him all the questions that I now have about family history!

Related Posts:

Where Were My Ancestors during the 1930 Census!

Carnival of Genealogy – the J. H. Stocking Bible

Carnival of Genealogy – Scrapbooking My Family History – One Page at a Time

How Many Descendants Does Roderick R. Stocking Have? 

Roderick & Frances Stocking’s Tombstone – Osborne Cemetery, Mayfield, Sumner County, Kansas

5 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday – Roderick Remine Stocking Photo”

  • Leverett Stocking:

    Hi Sherry,

    I’m certain we are related. I’m Leverett Sage Stocking III originally from Connecticut and now from Chicago. Just wanted to say – Hi Cousin!


    • Hi Leverett! I’m so glad that you said “hello”! I, too, am sure we are related! Who your ancestors are would tell me just how closely, but if you have access to Hobart Stocking’s “Stocking Ancestry” book, then you, too, can see how we connect. Are you familiar with this book? Are you in it?

      I am. Who are your ancestors? I guess your grandfather must be the first Leverett Stocking? I just checked us out in the “Stocking Ancestry” book and our common ancestor is Elijah Stocking and Hannah Shepherd, and I see that you have a Hurlburt female ancestor in your line, as I do also, so we may be (I’m not that familiar with the Hurlburt line) ‘double’ cousins!

      I don’t know what our cousinship is w/o putting it into my family tree program, but we are definitely related!! Thank you for saying “Hi!”


    • Curiosity was killing the cat so to speak, so I entered your ‘tree’ into my RootsMagic, and we are fifth cousins, once removed!

  • […] son, Roderick Remine Stocking, was my great-grandfather, and you can find a photograph of him here, as well as more information about […]

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