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Re: Nelson Stalker 1863, Gladwin, MI
Posted by: Jim Stalker Date: December 25, 2000 at 04:17:27
In Reply to: Nelson Stalker 1863, Gladwin, MI by Kathy Barnett of 369

Here is the current information that I have on Nelson Stalker's family tree....:o)


"STALKER, From the occupation of 'stalker', one who stalks, as a deerstalker..."
Also spelled (anciently) Stalcare, Stalkair, Staiker.
According to "The Surnames of Scotland".

First Generation
William Stalker m. Christian Sutherland on 24 Jun 1743
Children of William and Christian:
1. Margaret Stalker b. 6 May 1744 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
2. Alexander Stalker b. 12 Oct 1746 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
3. William Stalker b. 4 Jun 1749 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
4. Margaret Stalker b. 8 Sept 1751 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
5. James Stalker b. 23 Feb 1754 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland

Second Generation
Alexander Stalker m/1 Isobel Gilhan on 12 Dec 1769
Children of Alexander and Isobel:
1. Christian Stalker b. 10 Mar 1771 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
2. Margaret Stalker b. 30 Jan 1773 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
3. William Stalker b. 23 Mar 1775 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
4. Alexander Stalker b. 7 Apr 1778 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
m/2 Jean Barron b. 16 Dec 1753 (daughter of Alexander Barron and Catharine)
Children of Alexander and Jean:
1. Janet Stalker - b. 17 Dec 1782 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
2. Isobel Stalker - b. 10 Apr 1785 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
3. David Stalker - b. 7 Jan 1789 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
4. James Stalker - b. 14 Apr 1791 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
5. ______ Stalker - b. 30 Jun 1793 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
6. Lewis Stalker - b. 20 Sep 1795 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
7. Peter Stalker - b. 7 Sep 1797 in Rafford m. Elspet Young on 8 Feb 1820

Third Generation
Lewis Stalker - b. 20 Sep 1795 in Rafford Parish, Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
m. Christian Paul 7 Dec 1814 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
Children of Lewis and Christian:
1. Christian Stalker - b. 8 May 1815 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
2. Alexander Stalker - b. 23 Sep 1817 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland
3. James Stalker - b. 24 Jun 1820 in Rafford, Moray County, Scotland


1792 - for more than 60 years “the year of the sheep” landowners in the Highlands forced out tenant farmers. Soldiers gave six hours to tenants to remove cattle, furniture and belongings. More than 1/4 million men, women & children forced out. Only the strong ones were alive when ships landed in Canada.

James and his father, Lewis, came to Canada in 1832. (source: James’s Obituary)

There were excellent rail connections from the Canadian ports to the US Mid-West and elsewhere in North America. Because of this, many emigrants who were bound for the US also sailed to Canada and then headed west by train.


James Stalker, Chatham, Canada 1832

Fourth Generation
James Stalker b. 15 Jun 1820 in Rafford Moray County Scotland (son of Lewis Stalker and Christian Paul). He died 17 Jan 1873 Jeddo, Michigan, St. Clair County (accidental fall in barn)
Obituary said he came to Canada age 12 with father, Lewis.
m/1 17 Mar 1839 princess Ann Douglass,House of Stuart/Stewart b Scotland, d 5 Feb 1840
m/2 Almira Schagel on 11 Jul 1841 b. 24 Nov 1821 Chatham, Quebec, Canada d. 5 Jan 1901

Children of James and Ann:
1. Alexander Stalker b. 27 Jan 1840 (source: NY 1880 census)
James and Almira moved to St Clair County, Michigan in 1846 (Source: James’s Obituary)
Children of James and Almira:
1. James Stalker Jr. b. abt 1844 m. Clara Allen on 19 Nov 1868/9 in St Clair Co., Mich. ch- Hiram 1875, Fred 1877, John 1879, William 1886, Franklin 1892 (census said they had 8 children)
2. Elijah Stalker b. abt 1846 m/1 Eunice Hartwick on 25 Dec 1873 in St Clair Co.Mich. ch-Peter 1876 died young m/2 Margaret Sherwood Smith 4 Feb 1883 in Huron Co. Mich, ch-Meredith 1909
3. Emma Marie Stalker b. 1850 d. 7 Jun 1911
m/1 James Campbell Jr on 5 Feb 1869 in St Clair Co, Mich b. 1845 d. 11 Feb 1892
m/2 Lachlan Campbell on 21 Aug 1895
Children of Emma and James: (Willie, Lulu, Grace and James all died of diphtheria)
(1)..Lillian Jo Campbell 1870 m. Kise
(2)..William H. Campbell b. 6 May 1875 d. 15 Jun 1875
(3)..Lulu M. Campbell b. 30 Oct 1885 d. 4 Dec 1891
(4)..Grace W. Campbell b. 30 Mar 1888 d. 1 Dec 1891
(5)..James Fredrick Campbell b. 3 May 1892 d. 13 Dec 1893
4. George Sylvester Stalker b. 10 Oct 1850 Jeddo, Michigan d. 8 Jun 1936 Mayville, Mich
m. Elizabeth Hudson b.30 Oct 1855 Woodstock ,Ontario d.19 Apr 1928 Mayville, Mich on 6 Apr 1873 Sheridan, Huron County Mich (daughter of John Hudson and Margaret Sherwook)
Children of George and Elizabeth:
(1)..Maryetta Stalker b. 21 May 1874 Turner Michigan d. 2 Apr 1953 Flint, Mich
m/1 Allison Bowerman on 3 Jul 1889 Mayville, Mich divorced: 5 May 1897
m/2 John Bader 12 May 1897 Mayville, Mich
(2)..George Stalker b. 30 Apr 1876 Huron County, Mich d. 31 May 1899 Mayville, Mich
m. Ella Raymond 21 Aug 1928
5. William b. abt. 1852 and died between 1860 census when he was 8 yrs and 1870. His gravestone was with James and Almira’s but dates are eligible.
6. John Stalker b. abt. 1854 m. Katie Blaisdell on 8 Dec 1881 ch-Nellie b. 8 Jul 1883
7. Nelson Stalker b. 4 Jul 1863 d. 1 Jan 1913 in Gladwin, Mich (info from Gladwin County Record)
m/1 Melissa Flannery on 3 Sep 1883 ch-Alice b. 26 Oct 1884
m/2 Blanche Orilla Card on 23 June 1900
8. Charles Stalker b. abt. 1861 m/1 Susanna Osborne on 13 Sep 1881 m/2 Emma Morris 5 Jun 1885
in St. Clair Co, Mich.
9. Herbert Stalker b. 23 May 1860 d. 30 Jan 1939 m. Della ch-Gertrude 1890, Ross 1899
10.Hiram H. Stalker b. abt. 1865 d. 19 June 1924 in Detroit m. Anna


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