I am looking for information regarding the parents of and spouse of James Harvey Stoneking born in Pennsylvania. According to my family's genealogy, he was married to a Saphrona Ajost who died in 1874.Saphronia is refuted to be a Sioux Indian Princess whose name was changed in a Missionary School in Nebraska or somewhere in the midwest.
They had several children: 1Luke Stoneking b: unknown 2Sarah Stoneking b: 1853 in Pleasant, IA 3Margaret Jane Stoneking b: March 27, 1853 in WV 4Matilda Stoneking b: 1854 Pleasant, IA 5Mary A Stoneking b: 1857 6James Harvey Stoneking II b: 1858 Lucas Co, IA 7Amanda E Stoneking b: 1860 8Hiram Lincoln Stoneking b: November 19, 1861 Chariton IA d: June 04, 1941 Crawford, NE (My Gr. Grandfather) 9Eliza E Stoneking b: 1862 10Jacob G Stoneking b: 1863 11Francis F Stoneking b: 1866 12John I. Stoneking b: 1869
Notation from some genealogical papers passed on to me: James Harvey Stoneking I - sired 15 children.5 whom died at one time while eating green watermellon.If this is true, I am missing three children of James Harvey Stoneking I.I don't have his birth year, place, or death year or place.Same for his wife other than the year of death 1874.
Any and all help or information would be appreciated.