Member Biography

Thomas Stokely 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1794-1795         Democratic-Republican
1795-1796         Democratic-Republican
1796-1797         Democratic-Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny, Washington  


03/27/1755 - 07/25/1824

Captain Thomas Stokely (Democratic-Republican11) Allegheny and Washington Counites 1794-1797 

Early Life: 

Captain Thomas Stokely, born March 27, 1755, Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware; son of John and Elizabeth Baynes Stokely; private, Ranger Company 8th Pennsylvania, commanded, first cousin Nehemiah Stokely, American Revolution; Justice of the Court of Common Pleas; surveyor, Washington County; elected, Democratic-Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1791-1794; elected, Democratic-Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 1794-1797; unsuccessful campaign, United States House of Representatives, 1796; captain, War of 1812; married, Elisabeth Mountford, children, Samuel Stokely, Frances Pope Stokely Wilson, Eliza Wilson Stokely Cox, Ann C Stokely Miller; died, July 25, 1824 (aged 68–69) Washington County, Pennsylvania; interment, Hoge Memorial Burial Ground, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democratic-Republican Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Washington County, 1791-1794.

Elected, Democratic-Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 11thd district, Allegheny and Washington Counites, 1794-1797.  

Unsuccessful campaign, United States House of Representatives, Pennsylvania 12th district, 1796. 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members S"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

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