Captain John T. Stock

Kinsman of William Morgan

 John T. Stocks was the oldest son of Thomas F. Stocks who was a farmer in Piedmont Alabama. He was borne on August 28, 1842. He moved to Atlanta just before the war as he was trained as an engineer in coal mining.  At the beginning of the war he enlisted as a private in Company B, 7th Regiment Georgia Infantry On July 22, 1861 he was elected 2nd Lieutenant. On May 12, 1862 he was promoted to 1st Lt.  On October 1, 1862 he resigned his commission but on he was elected Captain of Stocks Company, 17th Battalion Georgia State Guards Infantry on July 15, 1863. Later he was transferred by the Confederate States Government to oversee work in the iron furnace in Texas until the end of the war. After the war he moved back to Atlanta, Georgia married and along with his younger brothers started the Stocks Ice and Coal Company which remained in business until 1929 or 1930. He died in Atlanta on April 15, 1914.  He is resting in Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta Georgia.
 

 

 

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