Tuesday, April 26, 2011


GEORGE TIPPLE STONEX, or SOTNAX, County Treasurer and farmer. The parents of George T. Stonex were William and Elizabeth Stonex, both natives of England. George T. Was born in the city of London, Eng., September, 26, 1820. He came with his parents to the United States in March, 1830, and located in Westchester, Chester County, Pa., where they remained until 1833, when they removed to Lancaster County. In the spring of 1835 the family moved to Dearborn County, Ind., where they lived about nineteen years. George T. Received his education in the common schools of London and Pennsylvania. In July, 1861, he enlisted in the Thirty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was elected to the rank of First Lieutenant of Company F in said regiment.

He served all through the Missouri and Arkansas campaigns under Generals Siegel and Curtis until after the battle of Pea Ridge, when he went with his regiment to Shiloh. He participated in the siege of Corinth, after the capture of which, on account of his family, he resigned and returned home. Subsequently he was appointed Deputy Provost-Marshal, and was assigned to duty in the secret service of the Government, his field of service being chiefly in Illinois, remaining in this service until finally discharged at the close of the war. Returning to civil life, he engaged in the mercantile business in Mendota, Ill., where he remained for two years, when he sold out and removed to Dwight, where he established himself in the hardware business, where he remained for several years, until failing health compelled him to seek other pursuits, and disposing of his business he engaged in farming.

On May 18, 1844, he was married to Miss Kate B. Peterson in Franklin County, Ind., but no issue followed the marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Stonex, however, have had quite a large family of children by adoption, raising three to manhood and womanhood, and four others for a number of years. One of their adopted sons was captured at Cedar Mountain and died in camp. In September, 1878, Mr. Stonex moved from Douglas County, Ill., to Kansas, and located in the eastern part of Trego County, and in November, 1879, was elected Treasurer of the county, and two years afterwards was re-elected to the same office, and is now serving on his second term; and in addition to his other duties and business, he has been given much of his time to the service of the church, having been a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church for twenty-two years, and with which he is still connected.

Service Card.

Rank 1LT.
Company F.
Unit 36 IL US INF.
Age 41.
Height 5' 9.
Hair DARK.
Complexion DARK.
Marital Status MARRIED.
Occupation FARMER.
Joined When AUG 10, 1861.
Joined Where NEWARK, IL.
Period 3 YRS.
Muster In AUG 20, 1861.
Muster In Where AURORA, IL.
Remarks RESIGNED JUL 14, 1862.

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