The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 442, Round Grove Township, White County, Indiana.
"CHARLES W. STOCKTON was born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, January 4, 1852, and is the fourth of the seven children born to CHARLES L. and ELIZABETH J. (EASTBURN) STOCKTON; he was educated at the common high schools, and employed on the home farm until twenty years of age, giving his services to his parents, and then for the next two years cultivated a part of the place, receiving the entire crop as a recompense. In January, 1873, his father deeded him 320 acres of wild land in this township, upon which he moved in the spring following, and on which he still lives. March 17, 1875, he married SARAH C. TALBERT, a native of Boone County, Indiana, and a daughter of JAMES and SARAH (LARKINS) TALBERT, natives of New Jersey and Ohio. The TALBERTS were early settlers of BOONE, and for many years JAMES TALBERT was a minister of the United Brethren Church. To MR. STOCKTON's marriage have been born six children, of whom only one is now living - WILBER O. MR. STOCKTON is J. W. of Octagon Lodge, No. 511, A. F. & A. M., is a Democrat in politics, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church."