Samuel Stokely Edit Profile
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. 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. He purchased the Bezaleel Wells homestead, The Grove, at a sheriff's sale, and he and his descendents lived there for sixty years.
He had four children.
He served as a member of the State senate in 1837 and 1838.