|Stokely's tombstone in Steubenville, Ohio|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 19th district
March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
|Preceded by||Henry Swearingen|
|Succeeded by||Daniel R. Tilden|
January 25, 1796|
|Died||May 23, 1861
|Resting place||Union Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Washington College|
Born in Washington, Pennsylvania, Stokely attended private schools. He was graduated from Washington College (now Washington and Jefferson College), Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1813. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Steubenville, Ohio, in 1817. He was United States land receiver 1821–1833. He served as a member of the State senate in 1837 and 1838.
Stokely was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843). He resumed the practice of law in Steubenville, where he died May 23, 1861. He was interred in Union Cemetery.
In April 1830, he married Rachel Mason. He purchased the Bezaleel Wells homestead, The Grove, at a sheriff's sale, and he and his descendents lived there for sixty years. He was a general in the militia, and also married and was survived Mrs. Lowther and Mrs. Burton. He had four children.
- Hunter, W.H. (1898). "The Pathfinders of Jefferson County". Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications VI: 211.
- Doyle, Joseph B. (1910). 20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio 1. Chicago: Richmond-Arnold Publishing. p. 138.
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