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William Henry Hocking

Born: November 30, 1835

Birthplace: Bone Gap, Edwards County, Illinois

Died: October 14, 1879

Location: Spearville, Ford County, Kansas

Age: 43   Sex: Male

Father: John Hocking

Mother: Susannah Jaggers Hocking

Spouse: Rhoda Grounds Hocking

Married: October 26, 1854

at: Albion, Edwards County, Illinois


Frederick M. Hocking

Spouse 2: Laura Jane Stennett Hocking

Married: August 23, 1859

at: Edwards County, Illinois


Martha Olive Hocking Crome

Nellie M. Hocking

William H. Hocking

Laura Hocking

Mary Iva Hocking Bland

Spouse 3: Laura Jane Michels Hocking

Married: March 14, 1870




Military Service:

Enlisted in Civil War at Olney, Illinois Nov 1, 1861

Union Army Private, Co. H, 26 Reg Illinois Volunteers

Captured near Holly Springs, Mississippi

Paroled December 20, 1862

Discharged March 31, 1863 for disability at St. Louis, Missouri

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In August of 1860 this 24 year old William Henry Hocking was a farmer heading his own household in Edward County, Illinois. His first wife, Rhoda Grounds, whom ... MORE

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