Flourished: Saint Clair County, Illinois
Stookey came to Illinois as early as 1797 and by the early 1800s he helped establish settlement in what is now Belleville, Illinois. Stookey was a Democratic Party elector for Andrew Jackson in the presidential election of 1832.
History of St. Clair County, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, 1881), 49-50; Portrait and Biographical Record of St. Clair County, Illinois (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1892), 170, 186-87; Election Returns for the New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois; Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 81.