Shirley, It has been a long time since I researched this family, but I do have a little to add. I've looked at the original of the 1850 Cherokee census and I think the middle initial may be a K. or a R.
H K STELL b 1801 SC, d. bef 1860 (He may be the Henry King Stell who was brother to Henry Dennis Stell and son of John STELL and Elizabeth KING. My mom & I are trying to find records to support or deny this.) married bef. 1827 Elizabeth b 1801 SC, d aft. Sep 1870 children:
1. John W. STELL. b.1827 TN Marriage: 7-24-1851 Cherokee, TX Mary Jane PARKS (daughter of King Cyrus Alexander PARKS and Mahala W.) b.1836 Ark children: Josephine b 1854, Sarah Ann b 1856, John W.,Cyrus H, and Elizabeth M.
2. Martha Emeline STELL - b.Jan 1828 KY, d.1916/17 Cherokee co, TX, buried in McDonald Cemetery, Cherokee, Texas (1)married to James C PRIVETT on 6 Oct 1851 in Cherokee, Texas. James C PRIVETT was born on 13 Sep 1826. He died on 13 Feb 1857. children: Martha E PRIVETT 24 Feb 1853 - 10 Jun 1856; Mary Ann PRIVETT 24 Dec 1855 - 25 Aug 1856 (2)married to Jesse D. KENEDY (son of Jesse KENNEDY and Susannah Ellen HARVICK ) on 14 Oct 1858 in Cherokee, Texas. Jesse D. KENEDY was born in 1828 in ILL He died on 25 Sep 1864 in Cherokee, Texas. children: Susan b 1859, James J. b.1862 (3)married to William Jackson LOFTIS (son of James H. LOFTIS and Leannah ) William Jackson LOFTIS was born on 20 Nov 1845 in Alabama. He died on 4 Apr 1911 in Cherokee, Texas. children: John W LOFTIS b Dec 1869 TX
3. Elizabeth L. STELL - b 15 Mar 1832 KY, died 2 Nov 1862 in Cherokee, buried in Myrtle Springs, Cherokee, Texas married to Alfred A. KENNEDY (son of Jesse KENNEDYand Susannah Ellen HARVICK ) on 23 Dec 1852 in Cherokee, Texas, USA. Alfred A. KENNEDY56 was born on 9 Apr 1821 in Bloomfield, Johnson, Illinois. He died on 23 Jun 1887 in Johnson, Texas. (Alfred married 2nd to the widow Mary C. RODDY.) children: William J, John H. 22 Jan 1857 - 12 Jan 1860, McLain, James P.
4. Ann E STELL - b 1837 married to Elzy R. B. PATTERSON on 27 Aug 1859 in Cherokee, Texas. Elzy R. B. PATTERSON was born in 1836 in Georgia children: Amanda E. b 1860, Elizabeth b 1862, James A. b 1864,Martha C. b 1869
5. Elvira M STELL was born in 1846 in Tennessee.
I am descended from Elizabeth who married Alfred Kennedy. I would love to exchange information.