Stocking, Davis, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born at Haddam, Conn., Sept. 10, 1810. He received license to preach in April, 1830, and in May following was received on trial into the New York Conference, and continued to be a member of it until his death. In April 1857, he was attacked by pleurisy, which so shattered his constitution that he was unable longer to preach or attend to public duties. He removed to Sing Sing, where he was attacked by an aggravated form of neuralgia, from which death alone relieved him, Dec. 11, 1858. See Minutes of Annual Conferences. 1859, p. 149.