Stokely Rowan Guffey was born in 1828 in Overton County, Tennnessee. He married (1) Abigail Toner
(1837 - 1871). Stokeley and Abigail had seven children: Albert Alan Guffey, William Benjamin Guffey, Marcus Lusallas Guffy,
Amelia Alice Guffey, Thomas Sheridan Guffey, James S.Guffey and Dora D. Guffey.
Stokely married (2) Mary Jane Pile (1851 - 1921). Stokely and Mary had six known children: Lora Annis Guffey, Ellen A. Guffey, Festus B. Guffey, Eva Catherine Guffey, Bertha May Guffey, and an unnamed child.
All of Stokely's children were born in Caldwell County, Missouri.
Stockely died in 1919 in Caldwell County. He and both of his wives are buried in the Stokely Cemetery near Breckenridge.