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T H E S T E P H EN S FAMILY 

A Genealogy of tlie Descendants of Joshua Stevens 

.Writteii,%-Basc0.iiiAsbury. Cecil Stephens^ Los Angeles,. California^ A* D*: 1892 
Priiited^ with. a^ few additioiii^ by.. Alon^o' Smith .Bowar^ Lima^ Ohi% A* D* 1910 




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THE STEPHENS FAMILY 

A Genealogy of the Descendants of Joshua Stevens 



Written by Bascom Asbur j Cecil Stephens^ Los Angeles^ California^ A« D. 1892 
Printed, with a few additions, by Alonz© Smith Eower^ Lima^ Ohio, A. D. 1910 



JOSHUA STEPHENS, (6), the ancester of this STEPHENS Family, was 
bom, according to the family tradition, in what is now the County of Berkes^ in 
the State of Pennsylvania, of Welsh, parents, A, D. 1733. According to the recol- 
lection of C. C. Stephens, (176). his grandfather, E« D. Stephens, (16), son of this 
Jc^ua Stephens, (6), stated to him in an interview at Hardin, Ohio, about I860, 
that Joshua Stephen's father*s name was also Joshua Stephens, (3), which would 
make hina the senior; that Joshua Stephens, Senior, with two brothers, Davids (5), 
and Ebenezer, (4), came over froni Wales, Of these three last named persons 
nothing further is known at the present writing, than the foregoing statement. 

That there w^as a large Welsh immigration into the present territory of Berkes 
County prior to 1733, the birth year of Joshua Stephens, Jr., (6), is a fact well 
corroborated by the (Stot.) history of Pennsylvania. 



EXPLAMATIOl ■". 

The principal abbreviations used in these pages are: 
b. standing for born. 
111. standin^r for married 
d. standing for died, 
y. standing for young 

For convenience and distinction, as in all genealogical works, each name is 
given a number separately. Without this it would be difficult to tell which Joshua 

Hephens is meant, for there are n^any of that name^ as also others. The numbers 
are also valuable for tracing out any particular pedigree; for instance^ suppose that 
WilJiam Stephens, of Camp Verde, should desire to know the full line of his paternal 
aBcesfry, he would find his name on page (41) 56^ where his number is given as 
^75 : then looking up the left-hand column of figures he wall find No. 275 on page 
(21) 27\ where he wilifindthe date of his birth, and that his father is Samuel Stephens^ 
No. 76 ; thence, running up the column to No, 76, which he will find on page (11) 12^ 
he wij] find that Samuel was the son of Charles Stephens, No, 19; the latter figure 
is found on page (8) 8, where Charles is shown to be the son of David Stephens^ 
No. 10; the last figure is to be found on page (7) 7, showing that David was the son 
of Joshua Stephens, No. 6; he is the son of Joshua Stephens, No* 3. His pedigree is: 

Joshua Stephens, (3), father of 

Joshua Stephens, (6), father of 

David Stephens^ (10), father of 

Charles Stephens, (19), father of 

Saiiiuel Stephens, (76), father of 

^^"^"llliains Stephens, (275), father of 

The name STEPHENS is of Greek derivation, and means a '*c^owB^^ Just 
feem it came to be adopted by the ancester of this family is unknown. The 
Wcfeh seldom used surnames at that period, one name usually sufficing; the son 
taMng his father's name with the Welsh suffix **AP," meaning "son of^; thus 
^=nT:PHEXS AP EVANS, meaning Stephens the son of Evans, while the latter 



would be Evans Ap somebody eLse. W. IL Stephe^iis, (41), son of the aforesaid 
E« D, Stephens, (16) ^ once told the writer that the old family name was STEPH- 
ENSHIP. In a conversation between the writer, (182) ^ and Rev, M. A. Jordan, 
a stepson of Col. John Stephens, (15), a brother of E, D. Stephens, (16) ^ Mr. Jordan 
said that^ according to his information^ the original family name was STEPHENS 
0'BT\TENS» Mr. Gilbert Cope, an eminent genealogist, living at West Chester, 
Pennsylvania, clears these discrepancies by stating that the name was Sl'EPHENS 
AP EYAKS; that is, Stephens the son of Evans. It is thus easy to see how easily 
one confused it into Stephenship, and the other into Stephens O^Bivens, Ac- 
cordingly, it must be true that Joshua Stephens, Senior, (3), and perhaps his 
brothers, David, (5), and Ebenezer, (4), adopted the permanent surname of 
Stephens. In fact, a family tradition is that the emigrant ancester did adopt this 
name of Stephens- The father of Joshua Stephens, Sr., (3), who, it is supposed, 
remained in Wales, may have been named Stephens, (2), and his father's name 
may have been Evans, (1) ; indeed, this theory is reasonable both from tradition 
and the etymology as given in the foregoing. EVANS is a Welsh form of JOHN, 
a Greek word of Ilebrew derivation, meaning **^the grace of God/' 

This tradition is further strengthened by another: that the immigrant ances- 
tors of the family, sometime after their arrival in Pennsylvania, fell heir to their 
father's estate in Wales. In court they were required to give additional evidence 
as to their identity by reason of their having changed their names, before their 
shares of the estate were distributed to them. Through these official channels 
should be found the missing Jinks, which will connect the American Lines with the 
Welsh, and extend the genealogical tree across the Atlantic Ocean. By these 
means only can the family seat, ancestry, arms and name be discovered, for the 
item of the estate witnesses the fact that it was of no "common origin/' 

The indifference of the Welsh in the use of surnames is well shown by the 
transcript of some documents of an estate of an old Stephens in Pennsylvania, in 
the possession of the writer, wherein two brothers are named, one "Evans Stephens^^ 
and the other "Stephens Evans/' 

Searches in the offices of the Register of Wills, and the old Probate Courts of 
Pennsylvania, and the Doctors' Commons and the Herold's College^ of London, 
as wel] as of the files of old Pennsylvania newspapers, and the archives of the 
various historical societies of Pennsylvania should throw more light on the early 
history of these immigrant ancesters, and possibly discover collateral branches which 
are now seemingly hopelessly lost. Such searches require the expenditure of more 
time and money than the writer now (1892) has, and if never done by him, it is to 
be hoped that some family historian will come to the front with the necessary 
abilities. 

The fannly history, then, really begins thus^ 



FIRST GENERATION 

L EVAJsS AP , (1), a member of that ancient race, the Welsh, 

the lineal descendants of that most ancient race, the Kelts, who inhabited western 

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Europe from time immeiri.orial, lived in Waies^ the territory reserved for this branch 

of the Aryan family. He had a son : 



SECOND GENERATION 

2. STEPHENS AP EVANS, (2), who lived and died in Wales, and was 
the owner of considerable estate. The liberal terms of Perm's grant in America 
attracted the attention of his three sons: 



THIRD GENERATION 

.. 3. JOSHUA AP STEPHENS AP EVANS, (8), the immigrant ancestor of 
this family. 

4. EBENEZER AP STEPHENS AP EVANS, (4). 

5. DAVID AP STEPHENS AP EVANS, (5). 

Who left their native home in Wales, and embarking in a sailing vessel, after 
a voyage of something like thirty days, landed at Philadelphia; this sometime 
prior to the year 1733. The three brothers selected lands in what is now Berkes 
County, w^hich was not set off from Philadelphia County until 1752. There are 
traces of them in Union Township, where a David Stephens held land in 1728; ha 
was probably (5), (This from a letter I have from the secretary of the Pennsylvania 
Historical Society). In 1752^ a ''David Stephens, Jr,/' died in Britain Township^ 
Bucks County, not far from Union, w^ho liad a brother SamueU and a "Cousin 
John,'' (probably 7), which fits our history, (Erom documents in my posession 
from Register of Wills, Philadelphia). Ilis father, David Stephens, Sr.^ was prob- 
ably (5). Nothing would be more natural than that David Stephens, (5) ^ should 
haveasonnamedforhim,andthatthatson should seek lands over in Bucks, and that 
the family, name of John should descend^ as it has through many generations in our 
own lines, to his, David's brother Joshua had a son John, (7). It was while 
the three brothers^ Joshua, Ebenezer and David, were living under the jurisdiction 
of Philadelphia County, that they received their shares of the Welsh estate, Hence^ 
searches for this should be confined to records prior to 1752, the time Berkes was set 
off from Philadelphia. 



FOURTH GENERATION 



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^ JOSHUA STEPHENS, Sr., (3), the name now being changed, lived in what is 
BOW Berkes County, and probably in Union Township, near the David Stephens 
above mentioned. His children were: 

6. JOSHUA, born in 1733, the immediate ancester of the family, and with 
whom the certain history of the family begins. 

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7. JOHN 

8. STEPHENS/ Of these two brothers Bothiiig is further known than 
that from a family tradition they "went Soijth'\ whatever that means: 
''South" being an indefinite term from a standpoint in Berkes County. 
John was a tory during the Revohjtion, The existence of Stephens de- 

.:, pends upon the testimony of Joshua Bow^en Stephens of Hardin, Ohio^ 
in a conversation with, me there in 1886. To these three brothers Dr, 
John Wesley Stephens of State Line, Indiana, added a sister, in a letter to 
me, (182) : ' 

9. HETTY "who married a rich roan named Humphrey, had hveried 
servants/'|etc. If so, they probably lived m Philadelphia. 

JOSHUA SIEPNENS, Jr.i(6), was the founder of^that particular line of 
the family of which we have any definite knowledge. His father was Joshua 
Si:ephens, (8), the immigrant ancestor who settled in what is now Berkes Covmty, 
Pennsylvania. 

Berkes was then a ''howling wilderness" full of Indians and wild beasts. It 
was here in 1733, that Joshua Stephens, Jr., was born. Neighbors were like 
Angel's visits, ''few and far between". In Amity I'bwnship on the east lived 
Mordecai liitcoln. in A. D. 1725, the ancestor of the illustrious President. In 
Exeter Township to the north-east lived George Boone, in A. D. 1717, the ancestor 
of Daniel Bocaie, the celebrated pioneer of Kentucky. Our family tradition is 
that the Stephens and the Boones were interrr^arried, and it is known that the 
Boones and lincoins formed such alliances. (See Century Magazine for Novem- 
ber, 1886). Joshua became an expert in the use of the rifle. His early life was 
spent on his father's farm and in hunting, in which he became very proficient and 
for which he acquired considerable notoriety. Schools were scarce in those days 
and his literary education was probably poor. No writings of his are known to 
be in existence to-day. To his out-door life nuist be attril)uted the cause of his 
longevity, extending to a period of ninety yeax^s. He did not marry until he was 
38 years of age. In 1771 he married Priscilla Humphreys. Ihe fact that she 
was a member of the Seventh-day Baptist Church, who were theu quite numerous 
in Chester County to the South of Berkes, and that his son E. D. Stephens was born 
in Chester, suggests thai at an early date in his life Joshua left Berkes and settled 
in Chester, which he did at any rate, and lived noi; far from Valley Forge. At the 
outbreak of the Eevolutionary War he identified hinjself with the patriot causes 
and, according; to the statement of his son, E. D Stephens, was commissioned 
Captain of a Company of sharpshooters. During the famine of the Amierican 
army in the winter of 1777-8 at Valley Forge, he hauled eorn to relieve their dis- 
tress. On one occasion he obtained a furlough to return home during harvest. 
With a Quaker and his brother John he was in the orchard gathering apples. The 
Quaker was up in the apple tree, picking fruit, and improved the opportunity to 
expostulate with Joshua over the wickedness of war, and arguing that Joshua 
should stay at home like his bj'other John, the tory. In the midst of his argument 
the Quaker fell out of the tree, and stxiking the ground violently, broke his neck, 
and Vv^as picked up dead. This was regarded as an act of Divine Judgment in 
favor of the war, and probably went far toward encouraging the despau^mg hearts 
of the patriots about them. 



A few years after the war lie moved withh is family to a place "near the Warm 
Springs, Virginia/^ said E. D. Stephens. Whether this was the Warm Springs 
in Bath County, is hard to determine. "And then in a few years'' said the same 
person, "to near I^EXINGTON, (Carlisle) Kentucky/' These residences are 
indefinitely located. "The Warm Springs^' may have been in what is now KEN™ 
AWHA County, West Virginia for there are such there, and according to Mr. 
Jordan, above quoted, they lived "near a I'iver, in the vicinity of the residence of 
Daniel Boone/' who lived in KENAWHA. (See Hale's "Trans-Allegheny Pio- 
neers"). It was while here, said Jordan, that Boone was a frequent visitor to the 
place of Joshua, whon) he invariably greeted as "Cousin/" Just what the rela- 
tionship was is unknown, but it undoubtedly existed. One evening Boone came 
to the Stephens' place, weary, and said "Twenty-one less/' They understood 
from this laconic remark, that he referred to the number of Indians he had killed 
that day. 

Joshua was accompanied or followed to "near Lexington" by tw^o of his brothers- 
in-law, Joshua and Jonathan Humphreys. Here tw^o of his sons left to find homes 
for themselves — David Humphreys, (10), who settled in Evansville, Indiana, and 
Silas, (14), A^lio settled in Nashville, Tenn. Katie, (12), a daughter died in Ken- 
tucky at a tender age. 

It was w^hile in Kentucky that he knocked a Dutchman down for insulting his 
daughter Hannah, and dislocated his (Stephen's) thumb. 

It must have been about 1798 when he decided to remove to near Chillicothe^ 
Ohio, for that year his son, E. D, Stephens w-as fourteen years old, and was appren- 
ticed to a tanner, which naturally was on bis mother's death. This occured while 
they were on the Pickaway Plains, in Ohio, As they were travelling, the women 
of the party took off their shoes to walk on the cool grass on account of the heat. 
His y^ife was bitten by a copper-head snake, and shortly died, her body turning 
to the color of the snake. ; 

JOSHUA STEPHENS, (6), was over six feet high, kept his face shaven 
smoothly, had blue eyes and dark hair, and was powerful physically, and kept a 
straight figure of his body until his death .-:7-3tMement of Joshua Stephens, (32). 

JOSHUA STEPHENS, (6) , a RevQlntionary soldier and ancestor of the Stephens 
family, \vas born in Union Townshm/ Berkes County, Penn., in 1733. John Steph- 
ens, (15), his son, father of Nancy Stephens Mitchell, was born in Chester County, 
Penn., Dec. 23, 1781. Union Township is separated from Amity and from Exeter 
Township by the Schuylkill River. In Exeter Township lived George Boone, 
A. D. 1717, ancestor of Daniel Boone, who intermarried with the Stephens. And 
in Amity l^ownship lived Mordecai Lincoln, A. D. 1725, and proba.bly also the 
Ste])hens. At an early date in his life, Joshua Stephens left Berkes C'ounty and 
settled in Chester County, not far from Valley Forge. His early life was spent on 
his father's farm in hunting. He w^as an expert riflenmn, and his proficiency 
acquired for him considerable notoriety. In 1771, when he Avas thirty-eight 
years of age, he married Priscilla Hum.phreys, who w^as a Seventh-day Baptist. At 
the outbreak of the Revolutionary War Joshua Stephens, (6), identified himself 
with the patriot cause, and was commissioned by General Washington as Captain 
of a Company of Sharpshooters. During the famine of the An^erican Army in 
the winter of 1777-S at Valley Eorge, he hauled corn from his farm to relieve 



their distress. On one occasion he Mas granted a furlough to return home during 
harvest. 

A few years lifter the nar he nioved with his family to a place near Warm 
Springs, Virginia, After another few years to Lexington, Kentucky. While 
there, Daniel Boone was a frequent visitor and greeted him as *'Cousin". About 
1798, he decided to remove to near Chillicothe, Ohio, lived in either Ross County 
or Franklin County until about 1816, when he followed his two sons, John, (15), 
and E. D., (16), to vSlieiby County, where he li^ed with them on their fami near 
Hardin. His grand-children remember his old Revolutionary Army great coat 
and his stories of Eevolutioiiarv times. His love for the chase never forsook him. 
He attributes his longevity to his outdooi' life. Be was over six feet inheighth. 
kept his face smoothly shaved, had blue eyes and dark hair; was powerful physically 
and kept an erect figme till his death. He lived to be ninety years of age. He died 
in Macrh, in 1823, on the farm of his son JohUj (15), near Hardin and Mas buried 
in the old Hardin graveyard. 

JOSIirA STEPHENS, (6), lived in either Ross County or Franklin 
County until 1816, vhen he followed his two sons, John, (15), and E, D,, (16), to 
Shelby County, wheie be lived with them, on their farms near Hardin. His grand- 
children remember how the old gentlemen used to sit around the fire-place while 
they teased him by slyly pouring corn into the huge pockets of his old Revolution- 
ary Army coat. Although over eighty years of age, the love of the chase never 
died, and he often tookliis ukl rifle and spectacles and sat by the old salt lick and 
waited for the deer which never came. (So said Richard Cannon, of Hardin, 
to me in 1886, who kne\^ him well, and also spoke of his Revolutionary services). 
He died in March, 18^3, on the farm of his son John, (15), near Hardin, and 
was buried in the old Hardin graveyard. The grave was identified to me in 1886^ 
and marked by me then with a wooden head board. His children were: 



FIFTH -GEMERATION 

10. DAVID HUMPHREYS, born in Penn., m. Eliza Wini>, A. D. 1843. 

11. SARAH, m. Chas. Yandever, d, 1846. 

12. CATHERINE, died young in Kentucky. } 

13. HANNAH, b. May 2/l776; m. Thomas McClish: d. Mar. 13, 1840. ) 

14. SIEAS 

15. JOHN, b. Dec. 23, 1781: m. 2ts; d. Sept. 12, 1873. 

16. EBENEZER DAVID, b. May 7, 1784; m. S. Groom; d. Sept. 20, 1868. 

17. PRISCILLA, b. Nov. 30, 1786; m. 2ts; d. April 24, 1849. 

DAVID HUMPHREYS STEPHENS, (10), a son of Joshua Stephens, (6), 
v.as born in Pennsylvania; accompanied his parents to Eexington, Kentucky; 
settled in Evansville, Indiana, of whicli city he was a pioneer; married Eliza Wing, 
a native of North Carolina, by whom he had five children; she dying, he married a 
second time (name of his wife not given"^; he had no children by her; he was born 
about 1772, and died about 1843. Search into early history of Evansville should 



throw considerable light on his history, as he must have been quite a proHiiiient 
citizen, one of his sons, (20) ^ marrying the only daughter of General Evans, the 
fonndet of the city. He lived with (Charles, (19), till hivS death. Was a Justice 

of^the Peace. Ilis children ^vere* 



^.;... . SIXTH GENERATION, 

:. 18. JOSmTA,^m, KancY Gibson." 

;■ 19. CHAllI.ES, m. Malinda Carr, of Kentucky. ■ 

20. SILAS, b. Feb. 24, 1801 ; m. Julienne Evans; d. Mar. 28,|1870. 

.21. ELIZA, m. —Vance; d. April 11, 1876 sine prole.^ 

22, THOMAS DAVID, d. unn^.; i\as in U. S. Army. 

SARAH^ STEPHENS, (11), dnaghter of Joshua Stephens, (6), married 
Charles Vandever, of the Vandever faniily of New Jersey, then living (about 1802), 
in Chillicothe, Ohio. They moved with the others of the Stephens family to Shelby 
County about 1816, where she died about 1846, and was buried in the old Hardin 
gravevard. Subject of a poem by B. A. C. Stephens (182) ; she had four children: 

23. MARY, m. John Wilson. 

2L CATHERINE, b. Mar. 21, 1804; m.. Josiah Gaskill; d. Nov. S, 1845. 
■ 25. RACHEL, b. May 9, 1809; m, John Garnahan; d. Dec. 3, 1850. 

26. JOSHLA, b.|Sept. 9, 1812: m. Susanna Burton; d — 

HANNAH STEPHENS, ^3). da..ughter of Joshua Stephens, (6), is described 
a.^ haviiig been a very **beautiful woBian^' and wos widely courted ou that account, 
her father having been comp^elled to chastise a DutchHian, who became too familiar. 
She was born in Penn,, May 2, 1776; accomp-anied her parents to Virgiuia, Ken» 
tuchy and Ohio. She married Thomas ]\lcC]ish in Ross County about 1&03« 
About 1816, or perhaps a little earlier, they moved to Shelby County, where he 
foniided the town of Hardiu", Oct. 5, 1816, naming it for the fam^ous Kentucky 
general, (General Hardin, was killed near there^ w^hich w^as the first County Seat. 
He dedicated a square to the county ou the condition that it should be used solely 
for the Court House, which it never w-as, and is still unused. At an early date they 
moved over iu Putnam County, then a dence wilderness, and lived with no neigh- 
bors nearer than 40 miles amid Indians and wild beasts. She died March IS, 1840, 
Her husband was born July 1, 1776, and died of a nasal hemmorrage Dee. 26, 1826. 
They were buried uear Dupont, where their graves are yet to be seen, (I have a 
page of their family record tal'.en from their old family Bible). Their children were: 

27. SILAS, b. Oct. 15, 1804; m, Nancy Melhnger: d. June 16, 1860. 

28. ELIZA, b. Dec. 26, 1806; m. John Bush: d. Nov. 24, 1827. 

29. JOHN JACKSON, b. March 5, 1808; d. unm., Oct. 25, 184L 

30. 1 IIOMAS, b. March 3, 1816; d. unm., April 3, 1846. 

SILAS SIE'THENS, (14), son of Joshua Stephens, (6), left his father's home. 
**near LexinMon, Kentucky," and settled near Nashville, Tenn..5 where he married 
and acquired considerable property in land and slaves; these latter he freed just 

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}>efore the war (about 1859), and one of tlieiii came to Shelby County, Ohio, Vv^kich 
is the only information ever had from Silas. He died sine prolos about 1805. 

JOHN STEPHENS, (15), son of Joshua Stephens,^ (6), M^as bom Dec. 23, 
1781, in Penn*, accompanied his parents to Ross County, Ohio; voted for the adoption 
of the first constitution of that state November 29, 1S02, being just about of age; 

enlisted in the V. S. Army for the war of 1812; was present at the surrender of 
Generai Hull, Sunday, August 16, 1812; and witnessed the victory of Comraodore 
Pei-ry, September 10, 1813, from the shores of Lake Erie. Rev. M. A. Jordon, his 
step-son said that John entered the Army as an ensign, and rose to the rank of Col- 
onek and after the \\'ar was high sheriff* of Western Ohio. He was commissioned 
Captain of the State Militia in 1822. (I have the original ciornmission issued 
by Governor E. A. Bro^^n). About 1816, he moved to near St. Paris, Champaign 
County, where he died on his farm September 12, 1873. He had been a lay preacher 
of the Methodisi Protestant Church. He was twice manied, first to Nancy Brow^n, 

(about 1810), by whom he had nine children; he married secondly Mrs. —~ 

Jordan, by whom he had no children. Nancy Brown Stephens was born Feb. 4, 
1787. His children were: 

31. EIJZABEIH, d. unm., aged 18 vears. 

32. "■ JOSHUA, b. Jan. 4, 1812; m. Nancy Creegau; d. Feb. 1, 1S91. 

33. DAVID HUMPHREYS, b. Nov. 8, 1813; d. Aug, 23, 1846; iik S. A. 
Burton. 

. 34. MARLi, d. 1848; m. John Blake. 

35. RACHEL, d. young, ^: - "^ ^":.. ^- ■ 

36. OIJVER PERRY, b. June 20, 1S20; d. Nov. 6, 1873; m. 2 times. 
87. SARAH, b. Aug. 4, 1822; m. Smith Wallace; d. June 3. 1868. 

38. CATHERINE, b. Nov. 13, 1824; m. Robert Bower, died Dec. 6, 1905. 
.39, NANCY, b. March 22, 1827; m. T. T. Mitchell, died Jan. 8, 1909. 

EBENEZEE. DAVID STEPHENS, (16), son of Joshua Stephens, (0), 
was born in Chester County, Penn., ivlay 7, 1784; accompanied his parents to 
Kentucky, where, in 1798, (probably on the death of his mother), he was appren- 
ticed to a tanner at ^'Yellow Springs, Kentucky,'^ but disliking his master, ran away, 
and followed his father to Ross Coimty, Ohio. He is said to have burned the brick 
for the first house of that kind in Chillicothe, and refused to take a piece of land in 
the proposed city of Columbus, in payment for a Iciln of brick; he served six wrecks 
in the war of 1812: in 1816, he settled on the S. E, }{ of section 18 Turtle Creek 
Tow^nship, Shelby County, where he farmed till his death, on September 20, 1868, 
He married Jan. 11, 1811, Sarah Groome, daugliterjof Ezekiel Groome and Rhoda 
(Brittain) Croome,pormer}y of Trenton, N. J.; she was born May 23, 1792, and 
died Jan. 13, 1871; their children were: 

40. HETTY, b. Oct, 28, 1811 ; m. John Lennox; d. May 30, 1860. 

41, WILLIAM HUMPHREYS, b. Feb. 25, 1813; m, 3ts.; d. Dec. 13, 1879. 
. 42. JOSHUA M., b. Dec. 12, 1814; m. Minerva Metcalf ; d. July 5, 1844. 

■ 43. EZEKIELGROOME, b. Nov, 25, 1816;d. Aug. 20, 1820. 
■ 41. RHODA, b. Feb. 22, 1819; m. Wm. Hawkey; d. Nov. 13, 1852. 
45. JOHN WESLEY, b, Feb. 22, 1819; m. Sarah Graham; d. May 18, 1881. 

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46. ELIZA, h. Marrfi 14, 1821,- m. Wm. Ha^vkey; d. Sept. iii>, 1887. 

47. DAVID NELSON, b. Feb. 23, 1823; m.Elyda Stone. 

48. BENJAMIN LAKIN, b. Oct. 17, 1824; d. July 16, 1828. 

49. SAKAIl ANN, b. Feb. 11, 1827; m. W. B. Cannon; d. Dec. 22, 1855. 

50. ALl-EN EBENEZER, b. Dee. 80, 1829; d. imni., Nov. 5, 1888. 

PRISCILLA STEPHENS, (17j, daughter of Joshua Stephens, (6), was born 
in Peun., Noveuibei- 30, 1786, and aecoiiipanied her parents to Ross County, Ohio, 
where she niarried first Robert Donahue, by ^\honi she had one child, a boy, who 
died youn^; beoonung a widow, she niarried secondly James ]Moore (from Virginia), 
of Franklin Coiintv, Ohio, by whom she h.ad thirteen cliildren. He was bom 
August 7, 1787, and died A]jril 11, 1847. About 1831, they moved to near_ Sid- 
ney, Shelby County, Ohio, and about 1841, they moved to Pulaski County, Indiana. 
She married James Moore Nov. 10, 1810. She died ^Vpril 24, 1849. Her children 
were: 

51. Donahue, died young. 

By Moore. 

52. LUC1ND4. 1). October 25, 1812; m. Jacob Marshall. 

53. MINERVA, b. Dec. 8, 1813; m. Richard Francis. 

54. HUGH SCOIT, b. March 17, 1815: m. 2 times. 

55. DOUGI>AS LEE, b. March 19, 1816; m. 3ts; d. April — , 1853. 

56. HANNAH, b. July 6, 1817; m. Jacob Baker. 

57. JAMESWELLS,'b. Oct. 23, 1818;d. unm. 

58. THOMAS McCIJSH, b. June 25, 1820 ; m. Mary A. Mowdy ; d. Dec. 4. 
1862. 

59. JEMIMA CARTER, b. Sept. 1, 1821 ; m. John B. Rockwell. 

60. ANN URITTA, b. Nov. 3, 1822, m. T. S. Long; d. June 17, 1864. 

61. EPHRAIM RILEY, b. Jan. 8, 1824; m. 2ts; d. Julv 8, 1864. 

62. ALICE JANE, b. April 13, 1825; d. unm. 

63. ELIZABETH MARGARET, b. Sept. 7, 1826; m. J. W. Wilhams; d. 
May 25, 1856. 

64. ELLEN :MARY, b. April 17, 1828; m. R. Richardson; d. 1853. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 

JOSHUA WING STEPHENS, (18), son of David H. Stephens, (10), was a 
tanner at Evansvilie, Indiana; married Nancy Gibson; lived in Evansville, Indiana. 
He died in California, Oct. 9, 1849. He had .seven children : 

65. SILAS, m. Emma Walker. 

66. MALINDA, m. Thomas Bethel; sine prole; residence Newburgh, Ind. 

67. ANNELIZA,b. Dec.29, 1824;m. 2ts. 

68. SARAH, m. Dr. W. Norton. 

69. THOMAS, d. unm. 

70. FRANCES, m. first George Jacquese; m. second . 

71. JULIENNE, d. unm. 

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CHARLES A. STEPHENS, (19), son of David II. Stephens, (W), lived at 
Evansville, Indiana; married in 1819, Malinda Carr, daughter of Samual Carr, 
of Kentucky, and Mary Delaney, of Va., (one account says that Malinda was born 
in North Carorlina, pobabJy an error) ; their children were : 

72. JOHN, b. July 19, 1823; he went to California, fate unknown. 

73. NANCY MARIA, b. Jan. 25, 1825; m. William Parvin. 

74. SUSAN, b. Nov. 19, 1826; m. 2ts. 

75. ELIZA, b. March 1,18£8; m. William Miller. 

76. SAMUEL, b. Sept. 8, 1831 ; m. Jeanette Ray. 

77. JULIA, b. Nov. 1, 1835; m. William Underwood. 

78. JAMES EMORY, b. Nov. 28, 1837; m. Margaret Todd. 

One account says that Charles Stephens was born in North Carolina, lived 
from about 1823 to 1831, at Morganville, Ky.; then from about 18,35 to 1837 at 
Belleville, Ky.; died near Evansville, Ind. 

SILAS Sl^EPHENS, (20), son of David H. Stephens, (10), lived in Evansville, 
Ind.; born in Lexington, Ky., Feb. 24, 1801; married Julienna Evans, the only 
daughter of General Evans, the founder of Evansville (she was born April 14, 1811, 
and died March 15, 1845) ; they had six children. (He died Feb. 26, 1876). 

79. JANE EVANS, b. April 30, 1830; m. James Scantlin. 

80. MARTHA STOCKWELL, b. Oct. 26, 1832; d. Sept. 29, 1833. 
8U Infant son, b. and d. Dec. 6, 1833. 

82. ROBERT MORGAN EVANS, b. Oct. 15, 1834 ; m. Maiy Tribble. 

83. JOSHUA W]NG, b. Oct. 39, , d. unm., Feb. 20, 1843. 

84. HENRY CLAY, b. Sept. 21, 1842; m.. Caroline Renschler; d. Feb. 5, 1884. 

MARY VANDEVER, (23), daughter of Sarah (Stephens) Vandever, (11), 
was born about 1802, in Ross County, Ohio; uiarried John Wilson, of Virginia, 
about 1824; moved to Jefferson, Mo., about 1833; since which nothing definite has 
been heard from them. It is known that she had five children: 

85. MATILDA. 



86 

87 
88 
89 



IIASSA HOPA. 

ISAIAH. 

JOSHUA. 



CATHERINE VANDEVER, (24), daughter of Sarah (Stephens) Vandever, 
(11), was born in Ross County, Ohio, March 4, 1804; married Josiah Gaskill; 
they ultimately settled in Putnam County, Ohio; he was born Jan. 27, 1802, and 
died May 29, 1870; she died Nov. 3, 1845, and was buried at Bluffton, Ohio. She 
had six children : 

90. SARAH, b. Sept. 7, 1829: d. Jan. 23, 1845, unm. 

91. CALEB, b. Nov. 7, 1832; m. Julia Nelson. 

92. JESSE T , b. April 21, 1834; m. Isabella Nelson. 

93. MINERVA, b. Feb. 19, 1837; d. unm. June 9, 1851. 

94. JOSEPH C , b. Oct. 16, 1839; m. Mary E. Hurley. 

95. PHOEBE, b. Nov. 22, 1842; m. Wm. C. Cramer. 

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RACHEL VANDEVfiR, (25), daughter of Sarah (Stephens) Vandever, (11), 
was bom in Ross County, Ohio, May 9, 1809; married John Carnahan at Chillicothe, 
Jan. 4, 1830; died near Columbus, Ohio, December 3, 1850;^John Carnahan was 
born Feb. 26, 1807; d. . She had seven children: 

96. ELIZABETH C, b. Dec. 5, 1830; d. Aug. 30, 1831. 

97. MARY WILSON, b. July 11. 1832; m. Oscar Mott. 

98. JOSHUA VANDEVER, b. Oct. 30, 1834; ni. Sarah Ward Dec. 24, 1856; 
d. in Biyaii, V^illiams County, Ohio, Nov. 11, 1857, .sine prole. 

99. JPJNNIE, b. Dec. 4, 1836; m. E. M. Deuchar. 

100. JOHN JACKSON, b. April 28, 1840; d. unm. Dee. 2, 1862. 

101. WILL ALLEN, b. Aug. 29, 1842: ^vas living at Eagle Pass, Texas. 

102. CAITIERINE STEPHENS, h. Mar. 28, 1846; d. July 21, 1865, unm. 

JOSHUA VANDEVER, (26)_^, son of Sarah (Stephens) Vandever, (11), was 
born on Vvalnut Creek in Ross County, Ohio, Sept. 9, 1812; married Susanna 
Burton May 31, 1837; she died Dec. 10, 1856; he died at Gettysburg, Darke County 
Ohio. ; his eight children were: g 

103. ISAIAH WHIll^, b. May 8. 1838; m. Lydia A. Martin. 

104. SARAH ELLEN, b. Jan. 28, 1840; m. James B. Bell. 

105. MARYCATHERlNE,b. Jan. 18, 1842; m. J. O. Fuller. 

106. MALISSA ALRIRLY, b. Oct. 16, 1844; d. 1847. 

107. NANCY ELIZABETH, b. Nov. 29, 1846; lives unm. in Elkhart, Lid. 

108. BASIL BURTON, b. May 4, 1848; ni. Florence E. Gruea ( P). 

109. SHADRACli BURTON, b. July 4, 1853; m. Lucy B. Collins. 

110. REBECCA ANN, b. March 25, 1855: d. Oct. 16, 1856. 

SILAS McCLlSH, (27), son of Hannah (Stephens) McClish, (13), was 
born in Ross County, Ohio, Oct. 15, 1804; acconjpanied his parents to Putnam 
County, of which he was the first judge, which |)osition he held for over twenty 
years, and "was quite wealthy" ; was married by James Lenox, Esq., Jan. 2, 1823, 
to Nancy Mel linger, daughter of David Meliinger, of Shelby County, Ohio; there 
were seven children: 

111. LYDIA, b. Jan. 24, 1824; m. Daniel Ridenour. 

112. THO¥L4S, b. Dec. 11, 1825; m. Susanna Curtis. 

113. JOHN, b. Jan. 27. 1829; m. 3ts.; d. . 

114. WILLIAM, b. April 24, 1823; m. Mary E. Wagoner. ; 

115. HANNAH ELlZzi, b. Feb. 2, 1837; m. Samuel Holt. 

116. SARAH, b. Feb. 8, 1838; m. John Wilser. 

117. DAVID, b. Aug. 29, 1841: d. Jan. 5. 1861, unm. falling off a gunboat 
into the iVlissippi River. 

SILAS McC'LISH, married secondly Mrs. Sallie (Carter) Hopkins about 
1854, by whom he had no children. He died June 16, 1860. 

ELIZA McCLISH, (28), daughter of Hannah (Stephens) McClish, (13), 
was born Dec. 25, 1800; accompanied her parents to Shelby Coimty, (^hio; married 
John Bush in 1822; died Nov. 24, 1827; had two children : 

118. died young. 

119. died young. 

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JOSHUA BOWSEN STEPHENS, (32), son of John Stephens, (15), was 
born in Pickaway County, Ohio, Jan. 4, 1812; accompanied his parents to Shelby 
County, Ohio; taught school; settled on Section 21, Turtle Creek Township, where 
he farmed till his death, Feb. 1, 1891; married Nancy Creegan, (she was born Dec. 
20, 1820) daughter of James and Eleanor Creegan, Feb. 16, 1843. (From him I 
obtained much valuable information about family history.) Their children w^ere: 

120. SARAH CLEMENTINE, b. Feb. 21, 1844; d. Dec. 21, 1847. 

121. JOHN WESLEY, b. Sept. 5, 1845 : is a gunsmith ; liyes in Sidney, Ohio. 

122. DAVID HUMPHREYS, b. Sept. 21, 1847, d. unm. Aug. 6, 1878. 

,123. MARY LOUISA, b. Oct, 22, 1849; m. Thomas Evans Oct. 10, 1876; 
Jives at Atlantic City, Iowa. 

124. NANCY ELLEN, b. May 19, 1852. 

125. CATHERINE THERESA, b. July 15, 1854. 

126. OLlVERPERRY,b. Sept 5, 1856; a school teacher. 

127. MARIA ANTOINETTE, b, July 28, 1858; a school teacher. " 
■ 128. FLORENCE JANE, b. April 20,'l865.^ 

The children from 124 to 128, inclusive, live on die farm near Sidney, 
Ohio. 

DAVID HUMPHREY STEPHENS, (S3), sou of John Stephens, (J5), was 
born Nov. 8, 1813, in Pickaway County, Ohio; was a preacher of the Methodist 
Protestant Church, and President of the Indiana Conference at the time of his 
death; he married Sytha Annesley Burton April 13, 1838: (she was born Sept. 29, 
1817, near Flemingsburg, Ky.) ; lives at St. Joseph, Mo. He died August 23, 1846; 
their children were : 

129. EMMA CLARISSA, b. June 23, 1842; m. A. D. Jewell, 
ISO, JOHN OLIVER, b. Nov. 20, 1844; m. Sarah J, Dinkle, 

131. MARTHA M. , b. May IS, 1847; m. Gad W. McCoy. 

MARIA STEPHENS, (34), daughter of John Stephens, (15), was born about 
1815, in Ross County, Ohio; accompanied her parents to Shelby County, where she 
married John Blake in 1846; had only one child, a daughter, who lived only a few 
months; both mother and child are buried in the Presbyterian graveyard at Sidney^ 
Ohio. Her child was : 

132. — --•, 

OLIVER PERRY STEPHENS, (36), son of^ John Stephens, (15), was bom 
June 20, 1820, near Sidney, Ohio, where he was raised on his father's farm; became 
a preacher in the Methodist Protestant Church; married first June 11, 1846, Mary 
Ann Biddle, a daughter of William H. Biddle, of New Jersey, a direct descendant 
of William Penn. She was a women of marked literary ability, the author of several 
fine poems; was born Sept. 19, 1821, and died April 15, 1869; she bore him five 
children. He married secondly Mary Catherine Hartsook, Nov. 2, 1871; she was 
the daughter of Elijah Barnett Hartsook, and was born Dec. 3, 1836. She bore him 
one child. He died at Sabina, Ohio, Nov. 6, 1873, and w^as buried by the Masonic 
Lodge of that place. His widow, Mrs. Mary C. (Hartsook) Stephens, lives eight 
miles southeast of Xeuia, Ohio, her post-office address, (His remains now repose 

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in the Cemetery at Xenia, Ohio, where also lives his widow, 1906.) His children 

are: 

By Mary Ann Biddle: 

188. DAVID STUBERT, b. May 12, 1847; m. Marietta L. Gibson. 

134. EMMA CATHERINE, b. Dec. 6, 1848; m. Ira Underwood. 

135. LOUISA FRANCES, b. May 16, 3851; m. J. A. Van Auken. 

186. WILLIAM CHALMERS, b. May W, 1857; m. Mary Anetta Under- 
wood. 
137. HERBERT TAYLOR, b. Sept. 10, 1864; m. Emma West Johnston. 
By Marv C. Hartsook. : 

138." ELIZABETH HARl^SOOK, b. May 7, 1873; m. Charles Doods. 

wSARAH SIT.FHENS, (37), daughter of John Stephens, (1.5), was born in 
Shelby County, Ohio, August 4, 1822'; married Smith Wallace Mayll, 1843; they 
moved to Clark County, same state, where Wallace farmed; she died Jime 3, 1868. 
Her children were : 

1.39. ELLEN, b.April9, 1844; m. J. T.Miller. 

140. MELISSA, b. Feb. 2, 1846; d. unm., Jan. 20, 1861. 

141. JOHN H — , b. Mar. 15, 1849; d. Sept. 4, 1861. 

142. JENNIE, b. May 2.5, 1851; m. J. R. Thompson. 

143. liLGH, b. Aug. 17, 18.53; unm. 

144. EMMA O , b. Nov. 15. 1855; m. J. E. Lowry. 

145 WILLIArvf SMITH, b. Jan. 12, 1858; m. Mary E. Trumbo. 

146. CHARLES BUCKINGHAM, b. April 26, 1860. 

147. ELMER KENT, b. Nov. 28, 1862. 

148. Infant died young. 

CATHERINE STEPHENS, (38), daughter of John Stephens, (1.5), was born 
in Shelby County, Ohio, Nov. 13, 1824; d. Jan. 29, 1905; married Robert Bower 
of Lima, Ohio; died Dec. 6, 1905. Her children wei'e: 

149. COLUMBUS TAYLOR, b. Sept. 14, 1848; m. Lucv Swab. 

150. JOHN STEPHENS, b. July 28, 1849; m. Marv Boysell. 

151. GEORGE WA.SHINGTON,b. Aug. 25, 1852;' d. Aug. 26, 1908. 

152. ALANZO SMITH, b. Oct. 9, 1855; m. Clara Bo ver. 

153. ALVERO LINCOI>N, b. Aug. 30, 1858. 

154. ADOLPHUS LEE, b. July 25, 1861; m. Margaret McKenna. 

155. FLORA MAY, b. Mav 17, 1864. 

156. ZORA CATHERINE,'b. Nov. 25, 1866. 

NANCY' STEPHENS, (39), daughter of John Stephens, yU), was born in 
Shelbv Couutv, Ohio, March 22, 1827; died Jan. 8, 1909; married January 29, 
1850," Thornton Talyor Mitchell; he was bom Aug. 27, 1827; died Nov. 24, 1907; 
they lived in lima, Ohio. Their children were: 

157. FRANCES ROWENA, b. July 26, 1«51 ; m. A. C. Baxter. 
1573^ JOHN PORTER, b. Aue'. 25, 1853; d. Dec. 17, 1853. 

158. ELMER BOND, b. Oct. 25, 1854 ;m. Claude Ralston ;she d.Dec. 14, i905. 

159. EMMA HERRIET, b. June 25, 1857; m. A. E. Dicker. 

160. DORAFLOREN(T,b. Oct. 25, 1 860; m. S.K.Blair. 

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161. ER.NEST TAYLOR, b. May 3, 1863; in. Belle Thatcher. 
162. MARY ETOISE, b. Dee. 9, 1867;m. JohnAJ-Iesse; he d. Jan, 29, 1903, 
168. ITIOTINIDN WILBERT, b. April 4, 1874. 

HETTY SaT:PHENS, (40), daughter of E. D. Stephens, (16), was born in 
Frankhn County, Ohio, Oct. 11, 1811; aecoBipaBied her parents to Shelby County; 
married John Lenox, son of Richard Lenox, (he was born Oct, 8, 1809, and died 

Feb. 14, 1891); they lived on their farm fust South of ^Tapakoneta, Ohio, all 
their lives; she ^^ as the mother of ten children ; she died May 30, 1860 ; their children 
were : 

164. ELIZABETH FLORENDA, b. Jan. 8, 1832; m. John Downey. 

165. EBENEZER ALLEN, h. Nov. 21, 1833; d. unm. Jan. 4, 1863. ^ 

166. RICHARD HAMILTON, b. Jan. 30, 1836 ; m. 4 times. 

■ 167. HENRY CLAY, b. March 11, 1838; d. unm. May 20, 1863. 

168. SARAH ELIZABETH, b, Aug. 8, 1841; d. Jan. 3, 1847. 

169. AMANDA YIALVINA, b. Nov. 2, 1843. 

170. GEORGE WASHINGTON, b. May 10, 1846; m. Mrs. Rosella Howe. 

171. JOHN MARION, b. May ^5, 1850; m. Catherine Regan, 

172. WILLIAMHARRISON, b. May25, 1850;d. Aug. 6, 1850. ^■ 

173. HETTY MALISSA, b. July 9, 1653; m. H. B. Bilter, ..; ■ 

WILLIAM HUMPHREYS STEPHENS, (41), son of E. D. Stephens, (16), 
was born Feb. 25, 1813, on Walnut Creek, Franklin County, Ohio; was raised on 
his father's farm near Hardin; learned the shoemakers trade in that place; w^as 
there in partnership in that business with Calvin Lenox, and married Sept. 13, 
1835, his sister, Julian Crisup Lenox, daughter of Richard Lenox, (she was born 
Oct. 10, 1812, and died Feb. 28, 1839); she bore him two children; he married 
secondly, Jan, 13, 1840, Eleanor Cecil, daughter of Jude William Wirt Cecib of 
the Cecil family of Virginia; (she was born Aug. 5, 1820, near Lockington, Shelby 
County, Ohio; died June 12, 1866, at Portland, Oregon); he moved to Sidney, 
Ohio, and engaged in the transportation business on the Miami Canal; moved to 
Lockington, same County, and built a saw^ mill there in 1853; was a Whig in politics 
and a Methodist in religion; in August, 1855, moved to Grundy County, Missouri, 
and purchased a farm 2)^ miles southeast of Trenton; in April, 1857, started over- 
land for California with ox-teams; was harrassed by Indians and Mormans on the 
way; arrived in California in Oct. ; first settled in lone Valley; then moved to Suisun, 
Solano County; in 1859, returned to lone, but lost his farm there by reason of a 
Pico grant, as he had by the Waterman grant in Solano County; in 1861, moved to 
Santa Clara, California, where he followed the transportation business till his death ; 
married thirdly, Nov. 30, 1870, Harriet Judidah Lusk, a native of Freehold County^ 
N. Y., by whom he had no children; was town trustee of Santa Clara, and a stock- 
holder in the local bank and street railroad; died Dec. 13, 1879, and was buried 
by the Odd Fellows, of w^hich organization he had been a member since 1840; he 
wrote a history of the family, but the manusciupt was lost. Children : 
By Julian C. Lenox: 

174. SARAH ELIZABETH, b. Mar. 13, 1837; m. O. S. Frambes. 

175. WILLIAW HAMILTON, b. Feb. 20, 1839; m. Georgia A. Harlow. 

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Bt EieanoT Cecil : 

176. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, b. Dec. 29, 1840; m. 2ts; d. Sept. 7, 
1894. 

177. Infant, died young. 

178. ROSETTA, b. April9, 1848;d. May 30, 1843. 

179. Infant died young. 

180. VIRGINIA PAULINE, b. April 28, 1845 ; m. D. H. Zumwait. 

181. BEVERLY WAUGII, b. Nov. 14, 1849; d. April 30, 1853. 
' 182. BASCOMASBURY, b. Mar. 5, 1855;m. M. M.Overshiner. 

JOSHUA M. STEPHENS, (42), son of E. D. Stephens, (16), was born in 
Franklin County, Ohio, Dec. 12, 1814; was raised on his father's farm at Hardin; 
is said to have assumed the "M" in his name for distinction; settled on a Govern- 
ment claim near Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois, where he died July 5, 1844, 
of a sore throat; he married Minei'va Metcalf, she was born October 25, 1815; 
died Dec. 25, 1876; Children: 

183. SIDNEY, b. Nov. 8, 184^; m. Emma Lombard. 

184. ELLENMINERVA,b. Sept. 16, 1841, m. J. H.Baker. ::^ 

RHODA STEPHENS, (44), daughter of E. D. Stephens, (16), was born at 
Hardin, Shelby County, Ohio, Feb. 22, 1819; twin with her brother, John Wesley; 
married William Hawkey, July 30, 1846. lie was born June 12, 1813, in Mary- 
land and died Dee. 20, 1886, in Sidney, Ohio; she died Nov. 13, 1852. Children: 

185. STANTON WESLEY, b. Oct. 3, 1848; m. Clara E. Lenox. 

186. SARAH ELIZABETH, b. Dec. 9, 1850; m. J. D. Price. 

JOHN WESLEY STEPHENS, (45), son of E. D. Stephens, (16), twin brother 
of Rlioda Stephens Hawkey, (44), was bornFeb.22, 1819; at Hardin,Ohio;was raised 
on his father's farm ; became a portrait painter and a physician ; was surgeon of the 
99th Ohio V. I. and 50th O. V. I., Third Division, Army of the Cumberland, serv- 
ing through the Rebellion; settled at State Line City, Ind., where he died May 18, 
1881; he married Feb. 17, 1842, Sarah Graham; she was born May 18, 1817, and 
yet lives at Sidney, Ohio. She furnishes me with much valuable family history. 
Children : 

187 JAMES EBENEZER, born Nov. 26, 1842; m. Annia I. Lister. 

188. SARAH ADELIA, b. July 30, 1844; d. unm. Aug. 27, 1869. 

189. ELIZA JANE, b. Aug, 31. 1846; m. David Hoover. 

190. ROBERT GRAHAM, b. Dec. 12, 1848; d. Mar. 28, 1853. 

191. CAROLINE MARY, b. Oct. 12, 1850; m. E. E. Inlow. 

ELIZA STEPHENS, (46), daughter of E. D. Stephens, (16), was born Mar. 
14, 1821, at Hai'din, Ohio; married William Hawkey, the former husband of her 
sister, Rhoda Stephens Hawkey, on Sept. 14, 1853, and died Sept. 29, 1887, at 
Sidney, Ohio. She had one child: 

192. WINONA MAY, b. Aug. 7, 1862; resides in Flagstaff, Arizona, married 
E. S. Gosney, a banker of that place; has —children: 

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DAVID NELSON STEPHENS, (47), son of E. D. Stephens, (16), was born 
at Hardin, Ohio; was raised on his father's farm; has lived at Hardin, Shelby 
County, Ohio, all his life, with the exception of a short time spent in his early life 
in Illinois as a farmer; was born Feb. 23, 1823; married Dec. £5, 1853, Eiydia Stone; 

she was born May 28, 1837, and is living at Hardin, Ohio. D. N. Stephens died 

Children : 

193. ALLANSON FOSTER, b. Nov. 23, 1854; m. Mrs. N. A. Princehouse. 

194. SHAFFER FREMONT, b. June 14, 1857; m. Rhoda Stilos. 

195. WILLIAM JOSHUA, b. Oct. 25, 1858 ; lives unm. at Flagstaff, Arizona. 

196. TAMSON PARMELIA, b. Oct. 8, 1860; m. M. E. Shaw. 

197. MARGARET ELLEN, b. June 2, 1863 ; m. Lewis White. 

198. NANCY ALICE, b. Dec. 17, 1866; m. J. W. Turnis. 

199. WINNIE JENNIFRED, b. Dec. 2, 1872. 

SARAH ANN STEPHENS, (49), daughter of E. D. Stephens, (16), was born 
Feb. 11, 1827, near Hardin, Ohio; married William Broderick Cannon, son of 
Richard Cannon (See page 10) (9) July 10, 1846. She died Dec. 22, 1855. 
He was born April 11, 1826, and lives at AUerton, Wayne County, Iowa. She had 
four children: 

200. MARY ELVIRY, b. Aug. 20, 1847; m. Nathan Swan. 

201. RICHARD EBENEZER, b. March 21, 1849; m. Olive Dill. 

202. SARAH TAMSON, b. Oct. 7, 1850; d. March 4, 1853. 

203. JOHN WESLEY, b. Sept. 26, 1853; d. Feb. 19, 1862. 

LUCINDA MOORE, (52), daughter of PrisciUa, (Stephens) Moore, (17), 
was born Oct. 25, 1812; accompanied her parents to Shelby County; married Jacob 
Marshall, of Fort Jefferson, Ohio. Jealousy on the part of her husband led to their 
separation; in 1836 she disappeared, saying that she was going to live with the 
Quakers at Dayton, Ohio, since which time she has never been heard form; she 
had one child: 

204. , born and died the same day in 1833. 

MINERVA MOORE, (53), daughter of P. S. Moore, (17), w^as born in Frank- 
lin County. Ohio, Dec. 18, 1813; accompanied her parents to Shelby County, Ohio; 
married Richard Francis; had one child which died: 

205. ANN, b.— J " 

HUGH SCOTT MOORE, (54), son of PrisciUa Moore, (17), was bom in 
Franklin County, Ohio, Mar. 17, 1815; accompanied his parents to Shelby County, 
Ohio; was a farmer; lived near Sidney, Ohio, until his death March 22, 1872; 
married March 25, 1843, Anna Bryan (she was born May 25, 1819) ; by whom he 

had four children; she died — ; he married secondly Eveline , who 

survived him. Mrs. Evaline Moore lives in Piqua, Ohio. The four children by 
Ann Bryan were: 

206. JAMES, b. March 27, 1844; d. July 22, 1864, unm. 

207. MINERVA, b. Sept. 13, 1845 ; m. W'illiam Clawson. 
. 208. SARAH, b. Oct. 1, 1847; m. C. P. Croy. 

209. JOHN DOUGLAS, b. Jan. 27, 1847 ; m. Florence Mous. 

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DOUGLAS LEE MOORE, (55), son of Priscilla (Stephens) Moore,^ (17), 
was born in Franklin County, Ohio; accompanied his parents to Western Ohio and 
Indiana; was born March 9, 1816; with his two brothers Thomas McClish and 
Ephrain Riley founded the town of Mooresburg in Pulaski County, Indiana^ in 

1851, and built a flour mill which was burned in the summer of 1853. He married 

first Now 16, 1840, Nancy Rockwell, sister of John Baker Rockwell^ by whom he 
had four children. His wife dying, he married secondly, Jane Todd of Pleasant 
Grove, Fulton County, Indiana, by whom he had no children. His second wife 
dying he married thirdly, Martha Jane Borders, by whom he had one child. He 

died April ~~~^— , 1853. 
By Mancy Rockwell: 

210. LORETTA R- ^— , b. Jan. 12, 1848; married J. G. M:artin. 

211. Infant died young. 

212. HANNAH, d. 2 years old. 

213. RJX":HARD EPHEAIM, b. ^^, 1844; d. Dec. —, 1854, 

By Martha Jane Borders : 

214. FRANCES JEMIMA, b. Oct. , 1852; d. Sept. 1, 1854.. ' 

HANNAH MOORE, (56), daughter of Priscilla (Stephens) Moore, (!/), 
was born July 16, 1817, in Franklin County, Ohio.; married about 1885, Jacob 
Baker, of Port Jefferson, Shelby County, Ohio, to whom she bore six daughters; 
she died Oct. 25, 1852. Jacob Baker was born in Sidney, Ohio, March 1, 1813 
and is living at Nebo, Cass County, Indiana. Children: 

215. MARL4 JANE, b. Aug. 26, 1837; d^--^ , 1841. 

216. Infant died young. 

217. SUSANNAH, b. Aug. 30, 1842; m. 2ts.^ 

218. Infant died young, , 

219. PRISCILLA MARGARET, b. Aug, 6, 1847 ; m. Jacob Miller, 

220. LAURA ANN, b. Oct. 4, 1652; m. John Clark. 

THOMAS McCLISH MOORE, ^ (58), son of Priscilla (Stephens) Moore, 
(17), was born June 25, 1820, in Franklin County, Ohio; accompanied his parents 
to Western Ohio and Indiana; with his two brothers E, R, and D. L. founded the 
town of Mooresburg, in Pulaski County, Ind. He married Oct. 16, 1845, Mary A. 
Mowdy, at Logansport, Indiana^ by whom he had seven children. She was born 
June 25, 1856, and died Dec. 10, 1885. He died Dec. 4, 1862. Children: 

221. CLARA ANN, b. Oct. 19, 1846; m. A. C. Ward. 

222. JAMES IRA, b. Dec. 8, 1848; lives unmarried at Mooreburg. 

223. EMMA IRENE, b. Sept, 21, 1850; m. P. P. Dukes. 

224. THOMAS DUDLEY, b. Jan. 19, 1852; m. Ellen McCoy. 

225. ELIZABETH ALICE, b. Faeb, 8,. 1856.; d. Dec. 21, 1856. 

226. CHARLES EPHRIAM, b. Jan. 7, 1858; m. Ida M. Loy. 

227. HARRIET ELSIE, b. Nov. 18, 1861; m. John Cokain. 

JEMIMA CARTER MOORE, (59), daughter of Priscilla (Stephens) Moore, 
(17), was born Sept. 21, 1821, in Franklin County, Ohio; accompanied her parents 
to Western Ohio and Indiana; married Nov. 16, 1840, John Baker Rockwell, 

18 



brother of 
1821;serrv 
of lightnin 
Children : 

229 
230 
231 
232 
238 
234 
235 
286 



Nancy RoekAvell, (wife of D. L. Moore, (55); he was born May 25s, 
ed in the U . S. Army in the War of the RebeUion ; was killed by a stroke 
g Sept. 18, 1884; she still lives in Homer, Dakota County, Nebraska. 

ANNA, b. June 15, 1843; d. June 25, 1843. 
MARY JANE, b. May 16, 1845 ; m. J. D. Walker. 
HANNAH, b. Feb. 8, 1848; d. unm., June 13, 1864. 
RICHARD DOUGLAS, b. Jan. 21, 1850; m. Susannah Myres. 
STEPHEN MILLS, b. Jan. 7, 1853; m. Sylvia E. Snyder. 
MARTHA, b. Oct. 6, 1855; d. Jan. 9, 1863. 
JEFFERSON, b. May 7, 1858; m. Nancy A. Biggs 
ROSA ANN, b. Dec. 27. 1860; m. Albert Peterson. 
MARGARET ALICE,|b. Dec. 6, 1863; m. William J. Walter. 



ANN URITTA MOORE, (60), daughter of Priscilla (Stephens) Moore, (17), 
was born Nov. 3, 1822, in Franklin County, Ohio; accompanied her parents to 
Western Ohio and Indiana; married June 16, 1844, Thomas Shepherd Long. 
He was born Sept. 17, 1819, and died Sept. 23, 1872; she died June 17, 186 4. 
Children : 

237. WILLIAM, , b. Feb. 20, 1846; d. Oct. 2, 1848. :• 

238. MARY BELLE Mach 4, 1849; m. Henrv E. Welsh. 

239. ELIZABETH, I, b. (MARGARET), b. Mar. 2, 1852; d. Feb. 

26, 1859. 

240. HARRIET E A——, b. June 15, 1854; d. July 29, 1859. 

241. EPHRIAM T , b. June 29, 1857, d. Sept. 3, 1857. 

242. ANN R , b. and d. Jan. 20, 1859. 

243. FRANCIS (.?), b. Feb. 25, 1860; d. Mar. 9, 1860. 

244. ANDREW MORTON, b. Mar. 31, 1863; lives unm. at Mishawaka, 

Ind. . _ ■ :; h ^. : 

EPHRIAM RILEY MOORE, (61), son of Priscilla (Stephens) Moore, 
(17), was born in Franklin County, Ohio, Jan. 8, 1824; accompanied h,is parents 
to Western Ohio and Indiana; with his brothers D. L. {66) and T. McL., (58), 
founded the town of Mooresburg. He married first Oct. 13, 1847, Sarah Jane 
Patterson, by whom he had two children. His wife dying, he married secoBdly 
June 13, 1852, Rachel Ann Murphy, who bore him five children. He died July 
8, 1864. His widow survivies hm, now- Mrs. R. A. Hastings, of Mooresburg, 
Pulaski County, Indiana, who has the original family record of Mrs, Priscilla 
(Stephens) Moore, (17), Childrer" 
By S. J. Patterson: f*'' 

245. WILLIAM PATTERSON, b. Oct. 25, 1848; m. M. Locke. 

246. JOHN WESLEY, b. , 1849; d. May 10, 1856. 

By R. A. Murphy. 

247. NATHAN HURT, b. Mar. 23, 1853; m. Susie A. Parsley. 

248. EPHRIAM RILEY, b. July 27, 1856; d. Aug. 12, 1856. 

249. THOMASRILEY, b. Feb. 27, 1857; m. Nettie L.Borch. 

250. LILY DAY, b. Nov. 18, 1853; m. Lee Monroe. 

251. HENRY P , b. Nov. 23, 1860; d. Mar. 3, 1861. 

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ELIZABETH MARGARET MOORE, (63), daughter of PrisciUa (Stehpens) 

Moore, (17), was born Sept. 17, 1826; accompanied her parents to Western Ohio 

and Indiana; married Sept. 28, 184S, John W. Williams, to whom she bore four 

children; she died May 25, 1856; J, W. Williams still lives in Union City, 

I n fi 1 *-i Ti fi C nilriTen * 

PRISCILLA ELLEN, b. May 29, 1845 ; m. Ocsar Knowlton. 

SARAH JANE, b. Mar. 20, 1848; m. E. W. Penny. 
MARY ANN, b. Aug. 9, 1850; d. Aug. 9., 1851. 
EVA AD ALINE, b. Aug. 13, 185S; d. Oct. 17, 1853. 



252 
253, 
254 
^55 



ELLEN MARY MOORE, (64), daiiglitev of Priscilla (Stephens) Moore, 
(17), was born April 17, 1828; accompanied her parents to Western Ohio and 
Indiana ; in which latter state at Logansport she married Richard Richardson, to 
whom she bore one child, and died in May (or June) 1858. Child: 

2.56. DUDLEY, lived five or six years. 

NOTE: — The foregoing closes the records of the Seventh Generation, so far 
as I have them to date. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 

SILAS STEPHENS, (65), son of Joshua Stephens, (18), married Emma 
Walker, by whom he had two children. His parents lived in Evansviile, Indiana; 
was a tanner; moved to a farm in Warrick County, Indiana; died Feb. 28, 1859. 
It has been very difficult to get any information about him, or what has become 
of his children who are: 

257. JOSHUA WING, (Merchant at Browns, Edwards County, 111.) 

258. FREDERICK, d. unm. 



ANN ELIZA STEPHENS, (67), daughter of Joshua Stephens, (18), was 
born Dec. 19, 1824, probably in Evansviile, Ind.; married first Dec. 22, 1842, 
George L Schnae, by whona she had three children, , He dying, she mar- 
ried secondly, Thomas F. T. Roberts, Feb. 28, 1884; he died Nov. 27, 1887; Mrs. 
A. E. Roberts may now be living at New Harmony, Indiana. Her children by 
Schnae were: 

259. EMILY, b. Sept. 18, 1843; m. William H. Bennett. 

260. ELLA, b. July 5, 1847; m. Dr. Thomas Smith. 

261. GEORGE WING, b. Feb. 12, 1853; m. Elizabeth Nelgin. 
6613^. JOSHUA, d. about three years old. 

SARAH STEPHENS, (68), daughter of Joshua Stephens, (18), married 
Dr. W . Norton ; probably lived in Evansviile Indiana ; had one child : 

262. — , died young. 

She married secondly, Thomas T. Roberts. 

m ■■.■ 20 ■■ 



FRANCIS STEPHENS, (70), daughter of Joshua Wing Stephens, (18); 
married first George Jaques; probably living in Owensville, Gibson County, 
Indiana. Had three children: 

263. , died young. 

264. , died young. 

'2,65. , died young. 

NANCY MARIE STEPHENS, (73), daughter of Charles Stephens, (19); 
married William Parvin; lives at Crevi, Mississippi. 

SUSAN STEPHENS, (74), daughter of Charles'^'Stephens, (19), was bom 
Nov. 19, 1826; married first Aug. 10, 1844 John Sibley Wilson. They moved 
from Evansville, Ind., to Tallahatchie County, Missippi; Wilson died Aug. 28, 
1852; she married secondly John Troutman, who yet lives at Crevi, Tallahatchie 
County, Miss. She is dead. She had eight children: 

266. JOSEPHINE TOBITHA, m. William Mitchell. 

267. ELLAS , m. 2 times. 

' 268. JULIA d. unm 

269. MARIE, married and died. 
I, 270. EFFIET , m. George Harney. 

: 271. . .Is ,. ,, , -^ ; /^ '- 

..272. . ;.--■"......:._• 

■■•,. 273. ■ . 



ELIZA STEPHENS, (75), daughter of Chiarles Stephens, (19), was bom 
March 1, 1826; married William Miller. 

SAMUEL STEPHENS, (76), son of Charles Stephens, (19), was born 
Sept. 8, 1831, in Morgansfield, Ky.; married Jeanette Ray; lives at West Shoals, 
Marvin County, Ind. ; has had five children : 

274. CHARLES W , b. Nov. 8, 1864; m. Minnie H. Stephens. 

275. WILLIAM, h. Nov. 23, 1866; m. Fannie Wingfield, June 6, 1892; 
residence. Camp Verde, Arizona. 

276. FREDERICK, b. Nov. 12, 1868. 

277. JESSIE, b. Dec. 12, 1872; d. May 27, 1872. - : - 

278. MARY, b. Dec. 23, 1873; d. July 6, 1883. 

JULIA STEPHENS, (77), daughter of Charles Stephens (19), was born 
Sept. 8, 1836, at Belleville (Bellevue), Ky.; married Dec. 14, 1869, William Under- 
wood; lives at Sherman, Grayson County, Texas; has one child: 

279. CHARLES STEPHENS, b. Sept. 25, 1870, at Rome, Ohio; residence 
No. 820 East Hoiston street, Sherman, Texas. 

JAMES EMORY STEPHENS, (78), son of Charles Stephens, (19), was born 
Nov. 28, 1837; married May 28, 1863, Margaret Todd; was a job printer and promi- 
nent politician in New Orleans; was divorced, and moved to Albany, Dougherty 

County, Georgia, where he married , by whom he had no children. 

He died in 1890. By Margaret Todd, he had two children; 

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280. JAMES TODD, b. Aug. 15, 1864; lives at No. 71 Rampart St., New 
Orleans, La., with his mother. 

281. MARYELIZABETH, b. May ;d.Nov. 2, 1870; aetat rys. 7 

mos. 

JANE EVANS STEPHENS, (79), daughter of Silas Stephens, (20), was born 
April 30, 1830, in Evansville, Ind., where she yet lives at No. 617 Upper Water 
Street; married Sept, 2. 1846, James Scantlin, to whom she bore eight children: 

282. JULIENNE, b. Mar. 2, 1848 ; m. Mauntrille Johnson. 



283 

284 
285 
286 
287 
288 
289 



SILAS STEPHENS, b. Mar. 23, 1850; m. Sarah A. Lawton. 

JAMES S , b. July 27, 1854; d. July 10, 1855. 

MARY ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 4, 1856; m. James M. Chandler. 
MARTHA WING. b. Oct. 1, 1859. 

ALBERTHx\, P , b. Jan. 10, 1862. 

ELIZA SELITA, b. Mar. 23, 1866; m. H. K. Carrington. 
ROBERT E , b. Aug. 18, 1870. 



ROBERT MORGAN EVANS STEPHENS, (82), son of Silas Stephens, 
(20), was born Oct. 15, 1834, in Evansville, Ind.; married Oct. 4, 1857, Mary M — 
Tribble, by whom he had three children. He died May 3, 1864; his widow yet 
lives in Evansville. Children: 

290. MARY ELLA, b. July 15, 1859; m. A. J. Miller. 

291. EDGAR, b. Aug. 8, 1861; d. April 22, 1866. 

292. JANE CAROLINE, (or Jennie), b. Nov. 20, 1863; m. Ed. F. Sountag. 

HENRY CLAY STEPHENS, (84), son of Silas Stephens, (20), was born in 
Evansville, Ind., Sept. 21, 1842; was a farmer; married Nov. 7, 1861, Caroline 
Ronschler (she was born Aug. 19, 1839), by whom he had six children. He died 
Feb. 5, 1884. Children: 

293. EMMA JANE, b. Aug. 18, 1862. 

294. SILAS SCANTLIN, b. March 22, 1864. 

295. ROBERT MORGAN EVANS, b. Dec. 6, 1866. 

296. JULIENNE EVANS, b. Sept. 6, 1868. 

297. WILLIAM HENRY, b. Oct. 8, 1870; d. Jan. 31, 1871. 

298. pEWITT EVANS, b. Aug. 24, 1873. 

The widow and surviving children live in Evansville, Ind. 

CALEB GASKILL, (91), son of Catherine (Vandever) Gaskill, (24), was 
born May 7, 1832; married Nov. 13, 1860, Julia Nelson (she was born Feb. 15, 
1842; died Sept. 30, 1881), by whom he had seven children. He was a member of 
Company G, 7th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps, U. S. A., participating in seven 
pitched battles during the war of the Rebellion, and was honorably discharged at 
Washington, D. C, May 9, 1865; now farms near Brainerd, Nebraska. Chudren: 

299. WILLIAM, b. , 1861; d. , 1874. 

300. ALBERT, b. Jan. , 1864; d. Nov. 2, 1880. 

301. SARAH, b. , 1868; d. _ , 1875. 

i 302. GEORGE J. , b. May 6, 1873. 

;: 303. RENNIE, b. , 1877;d. ,1877. 

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304. ANNIE MAY, b. April 12, 1879. 

305. CORA, b. Mar. 20, 1881; d. Dec. 15, 1881. 

JESSE T GASKILL, (92), son of Catherine (Vandever) Gaskiil, 

(24), was born April 21, 1834; married Isabella Nelson (she was born , 1840; 

d. , 1883) by whom he had eight children. He is a farmer and lives near 

Haysprings, Nebraska. Children : 

306. FRANCIS A , b. , 1858; d. , 1861. 

307. SARAH A , b. , 1859; d. , 1861. 

308. ELLEN, b. , 1860; m. Perry Milliken. 

309. FLORA CATHERINE, b. . 1862; m. Hugh L. McCoy. 

310. JESSIE (.?)b. ,1864.; d. ,1865. 

311. GEORGE WILSON, b. , 1866; d. ,1867. 

312. ESTELLA MARY, b. Nov. 2, 1868; m. Lewis Jacobs. 

313. CHARLES W , ,1873. 

JOSEPH C fGASKILL, (94), son of Catherine (Vandever) Gaskiil, 

(24), was born Oct. 16, 1839, at Bluftton, Allen County, Ohio; married Aug. 29, 
1861, Mary E. Hurley; she was born Sept. 3, 1843, at Milltown, Ireland. He is 
farming near Valentine, Cherry County, Nebraska. Children: 

314. ANNETTA, b. July 16, 1862. 

315. EMMA, b. June 6, 1864; m. John T. Hamilton. 

316. ELIZA, b. July 15, 1866; m. D. J. Kirwan. 

317. NORA, b. Dec. 23, 1868. 

318. MARGARET, b. Aug. 23, 1871. 

319. DANIEL M , b. Sept. 12, 1873. 

320. MARY LOULU, b. July 26, 1870. 

321. DAVID LEO, b. Sept. 25, 1883. 

PHOEBE GASKILL, (95), daughter of Catherine (Vandever) Gaskiil, (24), 
was born Nov. 22, 1842; married William C. Cramer, Aug. 29, 1861, to whom she 
bore three children ; lives near Creighton, Knox County, Nebraska. Children : 

322. ABI, b. Oct. 22, 1862; m. E. D. Mason. 
223. McCELLAN, b. Oct. 15, 1864. 

324. WILLIAM, b. July 23, 1870. -• 

MARY WILSON CARNAHAN, (97), daughter of Rachel (Vandever) Carnahan 
(25) ; was born July 11, 1832; married July, 11, 1865, Oscar Mott, to whom she has 
borne one child. She was a nurse in the U. S. Army, as was also her sister, Catherine 
Stephens Carnahan, (102), who died while in the service. Oscar Mott was born 
Feb. 25, 1839. They live at No. 311 S. Second St., Elkart, Ind. Child: 

325. Yv^ILLIAiVI EDGAR, b. Jan. 25, 1870 

JENNIE CARNAHAN, (99), daughter of Rachel (Vandever) Carnaham 
(25), was born Dec. 4, 1836; married Nov. 8, 1860, Dr. EdgarMontague Deucher; 
he was born in 1832, and was killed in the battle of Atlanta, Sept. 4, 1864, 
while in command of his Company, of which he was Captain, Co. E. S8th O. R. She 
bore him one child. 

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326. ROSE, b. May 25, 1862; m. J. E. Beach. They live in Bryan, Williams 
County, Ohio. 

ISAIAH WHITE] VANDEVER, (103), a son of Joshua Vandever, (26), was 
born May 8, 1838; married Lydia A. Martin; lives at Webster, Darke County, Ohio. 

SARAH ELLEN VANDEVER, (104), daughter of Joshua Vandever, (26), 
was born January 28, 1840; married April 23, 1865, James Barnett Bell. He was 
born Aug. 9, 1835. They live at Gettysburg, Darke County, Ohio. Their chiklren 
are: 

327. EMMA ESTELLA, b. Jan. 17, 1866; d. Mar. 16, 1868. 



328 
329 
330 
331 
332 
333 



ALBERT WALTER, b. April 13, 1868, 
MARTHA OLIVE, b. Aug. 30, 1870. 

CHARLES HEIKES, b. Jan. 12, 1872. 
JAMES EDGAR, b. May 20, 1875. 
PEARL SUSANNA, b. June 6, 1879. 

HENRY LEWIS, b. Nov. 15, 1871. 



MARY CATHERINE VANDEVER, (105), daughter of Joshua Vandever, 
(26), was born Jan. 18, 1842; max-ried Joseph Orrin Fuller. He was born May 8, 
1845 ; died Dec. 13, 1886. She died March 28, 1884. They lived in Darke County, 
Ohio. Their children were: 

334. WILLIAM EDWx\RD, b. June 15, 1867; lives at Plqua, Ohio. 

335. NETTIE B- , b. June 28, 1871. 

336. JAMES W^EBSTER, b. April 11, 1874; lives at Webster, Ohio. 

337. HARRY H , b. April 21, 1877. 

338. WALTER J , b. Mar. 17, 1882. 

BASIL BURTON VANDEVER, (108), son of John Vandever, (26), was born 
May 4, 1848; married Feb. 7, 18 — , Florence Emma Cruea (?). She was born 
June 2, 1860. They lived in Tippecanoe City, Ohio. Children: 

340. BLANCHE, b. Nov. 17, 1878: d. Jan. 1879. 

i 341. CHARLES GARFIELD, b. Oct. 4, 1880. 

SHADRACH BURTON VANDEVER, (109), son of Joshua Vandever, (26), 

was born July 4, 1853 ( ?) ; married Judy B Collins, daughter of A. D. and 

Sarah Collins; she was born March 10, 1858, they live in Piqua, Ohio. 

Children : 

342. ARTHUR FOSTER, b. Sept. 23, 1879; d. Aug. 30, 1880. 

343. GOLDEN ETNA, b. Oct. 2, 1882. 

344. ROYAL RAY, b. June 28, 1886. 

LYDIA McCLISH, (111), daughter of Silas McClish, (27), was born Jan. 4, 
1824; married May 18, 1843, Daniel Ridenour, to whom she bore four children. 
She died Oct. 15, 1851. He was born Sept. 10, 1811, and died on the Pacific Ocean 
while en route from Panama to San Francisco, Jan. 7, 1852. They lived in Putnam 
County, Ohio. Children: 

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345. THOMAS M —, b. Mar. 10, 1846; m. Eilza J. Shaffer. 

346. JOHN C , b. June 5, 1849; mysteriously disappeared in 1878. 

347. GEORGE H , b. Aug. 20, 1851 ; lives in Dupont, Putnam County, 

Ohio. 

THOMAS McCLISH,^(112), son of Silas McClish, (27), was born Dec. 11, 
1825 ; married April 1, 1852, Susannah Curtis, who bore him one child only. He died 
died Jan. 11, 1854. Child: 

848. DAVID, who died aged 19 years. 

JOHN McCLISH, (113), son of Silas McClish, (27), was born Jan. 27,^1829; 
married first, Aug. 8, 1854, Hannah Jeffrey, by whom he had four children. His 
wife dying, he married secondly, April 2, 1860, Harriet Dash, by whom he had four 
children. His wife dying, he married thirdly, Jan. 29, 1874, Elizabeth Hitchcock, 

by whom he had no children. He died — , 1879. He was a member of Co. H. 

66th O. V. I. His widow lives on the estate near Dupont, Putnam County, Ohio. 

Children: 

Bv Hannah Jeffreys : 

849. NANCY, b. Dec. 13, 1850; m. Pitcher. 

350. WINNIE, b. July 2, 1856; m. Evan Dalton. 

351. GILBERT, b. Nov. 28, 1857; m. Flora E. Miller. 

352. GEORGE, b. April 9, ; d. July 29, 1859. 

By Harriet Dash. 

353. FRANK, b. Jan. 22, 1861 ; d. April 29, 1874. 

354. AMBROSE,b. Sept. 5, 1862. 

355. MARY, b. May 19, 1868. 

856. ALICE, died young. 

WILLIAM McCLISH, (114), son of Silas McClish, (27), was born April 24, 
1833; in 1854 went to California gold mines where he lost an eye by a premature 
explosion of gunpowder in blasting in a mine; returned to Putnam County, Ohio, 
married Mary Ellen Wagoner, by whom he had four children; died about 1871= 
Childre n : 

857. JOHN, b. about 1868. 

359. . 

360. . . 

HANNAH ELIZA McCLISH, (115), daughter of Silas McClish, (27), was 
born in Putnam County, Ohio, Feb. 2, 1837; married July 15, 1854, Samuel Holt; 
he was born March 31, 1828. She has borne him four children. They farm at 
Dupont, Putnam County, Ohio. Children: 

861. WILLIAM,b. Nov. 15, 1856;d. Nov. 28, 1856. 

362. JOHN WESLEY, h. July 26, 1859; m. Lydia Wolet. 

363. IRA RINALDO, b. Aug. 14, 1862. 

364. DAVID POOL, b. April 6, 1865. 

SARAH McCLISH, (116), daughter of Silas McClish, (27), was born Feb. 8, 
1888; married John Wilser; he was born Dec. 29, 1839; she had four children; she 

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is dead. (All efforts to open communication w-ith the children for several years have 
been failures.) John Wilser was living in 1888 at Merice City, Putnam County, 
Ohio. Children: 

365. MARY. 

366. MATILDA, m. — Coombs; said to live at Evansville, Putnam 

County, Ohio, now Drusilla P. O. 

367. WILLIAM. 

368. GEORGE. 

EMMA CLARISSA Sl^EPHENS, (129), daughter of D. H. Stephens, (33), 
was born June 2S, 1842; married July 22, 1860, Aden Dudley Jewell; he was born 
Nov. 28, 1838; to him she had borne seven children. All the family are musicians, 
and have an entire string band. They live at Worthington, Indiana, Children : 

369. MARTHA ELLEN, b. June 1, 1862. 

370. JAMES DAVID, b. April 8, 1864. 

371. JOHN OLIVER, b. Nov. 7, 1866. 

372. WILLIAM, b. May 2.5, 1869. 

373. MINERVA BELLE, b Aug. 3, 1872. 

374. FREDERICK ALTON, b. May 28, 1874. 

375. MARY ETTA, b. April 20, 1878. 

JOHN OLIVER STEPHENS, (130), was born Nov. 30, 1844; served in the 
U. S. Army in the War of the Rebellion. Married Sarah J. Dinkie; sine prole; is a 
successful business man; lives at St. Joseph, Missouri. 

MARTHA M STEPHENS, (131), daughter of D. H. Stephens, (33), 

was born May 13, 1847; married March 8, 1864, Cad W. McCoy, to whom she has 
borne eight children ; lives at Mound City, Holt County, Missouri. Children : 

376. EDWARD SEBERRY, b. June 5, 1865; m. S.E. Shultz. 

377. CPIARLES OLIVER, b. May 21, 1870. 

378. JEANETTE ANNESLEY, b. Oct. 21, 1872. 

379. MARTHA ELNORA, b. Jan. 15, 1876. 

380. GRACE EDELL, b. Dec. 10, 1878. 

381. BLANCHE EMILY, b. Jan. 23, 1881. 

382. MINERVA TOIS, b. Sept. 7, 1884. 

383. JOHN STEPHENS, b. June 6, 1887 

DAVID STUBERT STEPHENS, (133), son of O. P. Stephens, (36), was 
born May 12, 1847; graduate of Edinburg University, Scotland; ex-president of 
Adrian College, Michigan; preacher of the Methodist Protestant Church; editor of 
the "Methodist Recorder," Pittsburg, Pa., where he resides; married Marrietta 
Louisa Gibson, Oct. 7, 1874; she was born Oct. 10, 1850. 

(ADDENDA, 1907. He is also a graduate of Wlttenburg College, Springfield, 
Ohio, and Adrian College, Michigan, Moved from Pittsburg, Pa., to Kansas 
City, Kansas, in 1894, to acept the Chancellorship of the Kansas 
City University, which position he now holds. Was permanent chairman of the 

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Tri-Cliurch CoiifereBce, composed of delegates from the Congregational, United 
Brethren and Methodist Protestant churches, held at Dayton, Ohio, in February^ 
I9O65 to consider the question of Church Union,) Children: 

384. THOMAS CALDERWOOD, b. March 9, 1876, 

385. STUBERT BIDDLE, b. March 20, 1880. 

386. CHARLESEMERSON.b. March 24, 1883; m. ^ 
386^. , daughter died young, 

EMMA CATHERINE STEPHENS, (134), daughter of Rev. O. P. Stephens, 
(36), was born Dec. 6, 1848: married Aug. 19, 1904, Ira Underwood; they live in 
Athens, Calhoun County, Michigan. 

■ LOUISA FRANCES STEPHENS, (135), daughter of Rev. O. P. Stephens, 
(36), was born May 16, 1851; married June 18, 1874, Jared Antony VanAuken 
(he born March 17, 1847, and died in 1895). She died July 20, 1900. To them 
were born two children . They are both graduates of Adrian College, Michigan. 
He is Register of U. S. Land Office, at Central City, Colo.; he is also editor of the 
''Colorado Miner", at Georgetown, Colo. Children: 

387. BLANCHE ANNA, b. March 18, 1875. ^^ /, ........,/;:^ -.....-^ 

.. 388. JARED ANTONY, b. June 14, 1888. ...,.;;■■ ; 

WILLIAM CHALMERS STEPHENS, (136), son of Rev. O. P. Stephens, 
(36), was born May 29, 1857; married May 19, 1886, Mary Annetta Underwood 
(she was born Feb. 17, 1860), by whom he has had four chilren. 

(ADDENDA, 1907)* Is a printer and shorthand reporter, and was engaged 
in newspaper work until 1883, when he entered railroad service as stenographer 
with the Missouri Pacific Railway, at St. Louis, Mo.^ was private Sectreary to the 
President of the '^'Cotton Belt Route" from 1886 to 1888; was Loss and Damage 
Freight Agent same road from 1888 to 1890; was Soliciting Freight Agent same 
road at Little Rock, Ark., from 1890, to 1891; moved to Chattanooga, Tenn,, in 
July 1891, to accept position as freight agent with the '"Queen & Crescent Route," 
in the service of which line he has continued up to date, now holding the position 
of Division Freight Agent, with headquarters at Chattanooga, Tenn., wnere he 
resides at 1020 Tenth Street, He is an Elder in the Frist Presbyterian Church 
of that city. Is a leading musician and Conductor of the Chattanooga Glee Club)* 
Children: 

S89. LUCILE,b. andd.Sept.3, 1887. 

3891^ CHESTER OLIVER, b. July 8, 1891. : 

389M WILLIAM CHALMERS, b. and d, March L 1899, 

389M ANITA, b. July 17, 1900, 

HERBERT TAYLOR STEPHENS, (137), son of Rev. O. P. Stephens, (36), 
was born Sept. 10, 1864; is a graduate of Adrain College, Michigan; member of the 
Prohibition Party; minister of the Methodist Protestant Church; married Oct. 15, 
1891, Emma West Johnston ; lives at New Cumberland, West Virginia, 

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ADDENDA, 1907. Is also a graduate of the Pittsburg ,Pa., Theological 
Seminary and Harvard University. Moved to Kansas City, Kansas, in 1895, to 
accept a chair in Kansas City University, which he now occupies. Children are:^ 
BROOKS, b. . 



WINIFRED, b, 
DOROTHY, b. 
LOIS, b. — — 
HERBERT, - 



ELLEN WALLACE, (1S9), daughter of Sarah (Stephens) Wallace, (37), 
was born April 9, 1844; married Jan. 1, 1868, John Tyler Miller ; they live in Rantoul, 
Illinois; she is the mother of five children: 

390. THOMAS S , b. Oct. 3, 1868; d. June 10, 1881. 

391. JOHN W— , b. Feb. 12, 1870. 

392. FRANK A , b. June 16, 1872. 

393. CALVIN P , b. March 21, 1875. 

394. JESSIE MAY, b. May 23, 1876. 

JENNIE WALLACE, (142), daughter of Sarah (Stephens) Wallace, (37), 

was born May 25, 1853; married Jan. 16, 1869, James R Thompson; they 

live at Stanford, Illinois ; she is the mother of four children : 

395. SMITH A , b. Oct. 29, 1871. 

396. CORA A , b. Oct. 3, 1873. 

397. DAVID A , b. Aug. 29. 1877 

8973^ HOMER W , b. Jan. 8, 1884. 

HUGH WALLACE, (143), son of Sarah (Stephens) Wallace, (37), was born 
Aug. 17, 1853; lives unmarried at Donnellsviile, Ohio. 

EMMAO WALLACE, (144), daughter of Sarah (Stephens) Wallace, 

(37), was born Nov. 15, 1855; married Oct. 26, 1886, James E. Lowery; they live 
at Donnellsviile, Ohio ; she is the mother of one child : 

398. MARTHA ADELA, b. May 29, 1890. 

VflLLIAM SMITH WALLACE, (145), son of Sarah (Stephens) Wallace, 
(37), was born Jan. 12, 1858; married Jan. 27, 1879, Mary Elizabeth Trumbo; 
she was born Jan. 8, 1857; he is engaged in the railroad business, and lives in 
Kansas City, Mo., Children: 



399 
400 

401 
402 
403 



SARAH FANNIE, b. June 5, 1880 ; d. April 2, 1881. 
LILLY GARFIELD, b. Sept. 27, 1881; d. Aug. 22, 1882, 

GEORGIA MARIA, b. Nov. 22, 1882. 

SMITH, b. Oct. 18, 1885. 

ROY, b. April 18, 1685; d. May 26, 1888. 



CHARLES BUCKINGHAM W^ALLACE, (146), son of Sarah (Stephens) 
Wallace, (37), was born April 26, 1860; lives unmarried at Sparr, Florida, where 
he is engaged in the orange business. 



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ELMER SMITH WALLACE, (147), son of Sarah (Stephens) Wallace, (37), 
was born Nov. 23, 1862; changed his middle name from Kent to Smith; lives in 
Santa Anna, California, where he is engaged in the news-paper business. Married 
and has children. 

COLUMBUS TAYLOR BOWER, (149), son of Catherine (Stephens) Bower 
(38), was born Sept. 14, 1846; married Sept. 14, 1871, Lucy Swab; lives in Lima, 
Ohio. Children; 

404. EULA LEE, b. June 12, 1872 

405. ROBERT FRANKLIN, b. Aug. 4, 1874. 

406. CLEMENT EARL, b. April 18, 1877. 

407. ALONZO GLENN, b. Oct. 4, 1880. 

JOHN STEPHENS BOWER, (150), son of Catherine (Stephens) Bower, 
(38), was born July 28, 1849; married July, 17, 1873, Mary Bousel; lives in Lima, 
Ohio. Children: 

408. LELA BLANCHE, b. June 1, 1874. 

409. FLORENCE ANNETTA, b. June 15, 1877. 

ALONZO SMITH BOWER, (152), son of Catherine (Stephens) Bower, 
(38), was born Oct. 9, 1855; married Oct. 6, 1881, Clara Bowyer. They live in 
Lima, Ohio. Children: 

410. TIMA FAY, b. July 23, 1882; d. April 30, 1889. 

411. ROBERT SIDNEY, b. Nov. 29, 1884; m. Edith Hanson. 

412. HELEN LOUISA, b. July 15, 1890. 

4123^. ELENOR RUTH BOWER, b. Feb. 19, 1893. 

ADOLPHUS LEE BOWER, (154), son of Catherine (Stephens) Bower, 
(38), was born July 15, 1861; married Sept. 26, 1889. Margaret McKenna; lives 
in Lima, Ohio; has one child: 

413. ROBERT JOHN, b. Oct. IS, 1890. 
4131^. JANET CATHERINE, b. Oct. 15, 1893. 
4133|. HAROLD JAMES, b. Oct. 18, 1896. :,- ^ ■ 

FRANCES ROWENA MITCHELL, (157), daughter of Nancy (Stephens) 
Micthell, (39), was born July 26, 1851; married Nov. 21, 1876, Alfred Cherry Bax- 
ter; lives in Lima, Ohio; has one child: 

414. REX MITCHELL, b. Sept. 1, 1877. 

(Alfred Cherry Baxter born Sept. 27, 1836; died Aug, 24. 1893. 

ELMER BOND MITCHELL, (158), son of Nancy (Stephens) Mitchell, 
(39), was born Oct. 25, 1854; married Nov. 11, 1879, Claude Ralston; lives in Lima, 
Ohio ; children : 

415. MADGE, b. April 15, 1881; m. June 15, 1908, to Barnes. 

416. FRANCIS RALSTON, b. Oct. 9, 1885. 

(Claude Ralston Mitchell, b. May 10, 1862; d. Dec. 14, 1905.) 

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EMMA HARRIET MITCHELL, (159), daughter of Nancy (Stephens) 
Mitchell, (39), was bom June 25, 1857; married Sept. 29, 1886, E. A. Deiker; lives 
in Mankato, Minn. Is the mother of one child : 

. MARIE CLAUDIUS, b. Feb. 9, 1890. 

DORA FLORENCE MITCHELL, (160) daughter of Nancy (Stephens) 
Mitchell, (39), was born Oct. 25, 1860; married Dec. 16, 1879, Solen Kent Blair; 
lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana; has two children: 

417. KENT LAURUE, b. April 9, 1881. 

418. MARY ELIZABETH, b. June 11, 1886; m. Oct. 24, 1906, Harry 
Alfred Hattersley. 

ERNEST TAYLOR MITCHELL, (161), son of Nancy (Stephens) Mitchell, 
(39), was born May 3, 1868; married Sept. 15, 1886, Bell Thatcher; lives in Lima, 
Ohio; one child: 

■ . MARGUERITE MITCHELL, b. Nov. 11, 1889. 

MARYpLOISE MITCHELL, (162), daughter of Nancy (Stephens) Mitchell, 
(39), was born Dec. 9, 1867: married Nov. 11, 1896, John Adolph Hesse, (he was 
born March 11, 1863, and died June 29, 1903). One child: 

--/ . MARY JOHN HESSE, b. Sept. 19, 1903. 

ELIZABETH FLORENDA LENOX, (164), datighter of Hetty (Stephens) 
Lenox, (40), was born Jan. 8, 1882; married Feb. 19, 1857, Rev. John Downey, 
Baptist Minister; (he was born Nov. 9, 1829,); she died June 13, 1831; children: 

419. HETTY ALLETTA, b. July 4, 1858; m. Martin Wilson. 

420. MARY, b. April 12, 1860; m. George C. Jordan. 

RICHARD HAMILTON LENOX, (166), son of Hetty (Stephens) Lenox, 
(40), was born Jan. SO, 1836; married first April 7, 1859, Lyda Margaret Styles; 
(she was born April 10, 1840; died Sept. 11, 1860); married secondly, April 12, 
1866, Lydia Hopkins Shanahan; she was born Aug. 29, 1847; died Dec. 5, 1866; 
married thirdly, April 14, 1874, Margaret Ann Lenox; (she was born March 29, 
29, 1853; died Jan. 22, 1883); married fourthly Dee. 31, 1884, Rachel Josephine 
Styles, (sister of his first wife, she was born July 24, 1855) ; he lives at Wapakoneta, 
Ohio. Children: 
By Lydia Margaret Styles: 

421. JOHN CARSON, b. March 1, 1860. 

BY Margaret Ann Lenox: :'■,' ' ■■■ 

422. , b. April 22, 1876; d. April 26, 1876. ■- 

By Rachel Josephine Styles: 
423. . 

AMANDA MAL VINA LENOX, (169), daughter of Hetty (Stehens) Lenox, 
(40), was born Nov. 2, 1843; married Dec. 8, 1864; William Gottlieb Miller (he 
was born Jan. 12, 1837; he is a farmer and resides near Wapakoneta, Ohio.) Chil- 
dren : 

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424. HETTIEELIZABETH, b. Sept. 11, 1865;m. J. A. Rhuie. 

425. JOHN HENRY, b. Aug. 4, 1867. 

426. MARY CATHERINE, b. Sept. 19, 1869. 

427. GEORGE WILLIAM, b. Sept. 9, 1872. ' V 

428. SARAH MALISSA, b. Sept. 6, 1874. 

429. ALBERT JAMES, b. Nov. 15, 1878. 

430. ^ CHARLES BENNETT, b. Dec. 3, 1880. 

431. WILLIAM FREDERICK, b. April 6, 1888. . 

GEORGE WASHINGTON LENOX, (170), son of Hetty (Stephens) Lenox, 
(40), was born May 10, 1846; married Oct. 10, 1886, Mrs. Rosella Howe; lives near 
Wapakoneta, Ohio. 

JOHN MARION LENOX, (171)_, son of Hetty (Stephens) Lenox, (40), was 
born May 25, 1850; was a twin; married March 81, 1872, Catherine Regan; ."'he 
was born Aug. 8, 1855; lives in Sidney, Ohio. Children: 

432. FLORINDAJANE.b. Sept. 22, 1873; d. Aug. 23, 1889. 

433. WILLIAM BIRTIE, b. Nov. 23, 1878. , 

HETTY MELISSA LENOX, (173), daughter of Hetty (Stephens) Lenox, (40), 
was born July 9, 1853; married Nov. 29, 1877, Henry Bennett Bilter. He was born 
May 8, 1852. They live at Wabash, Mercer County, Ohio. Children: 

434. JOHN THEODORE, b. Feb. 26, 1881. 

485. AMANDA, b. March 4, 1884. 

436. MARY, b. Dec. 15, 1886. ^-Z ■.■ '.-^ :-:■■; :.^r^^. ■..:. ■ 

SARAH ELIZABETH STEPHENS, (174), daughhter of W. H. Stephens, 
(41), and Julian Crisup Lenox, was born in Hardin, Shelby County, Ohio, March 
13, 1837; has been a successful teacher in the public schools, academies, colleges 
and universities, all her life. Wrote a grammar; married at Santa Clara, Cali- 
fornia, June 14, 1860, Oliver Spencer Erambes, of Ohio, a professor then in the 
University of the Pacific, and the founder of several academies and colleges, and the 
University of Southern California, now a minister of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church; he was born Feb. 1, 1830, in southern Ohio, is descended from the Frambes 
family of New Jersey of Huguenot descent (Frambes is from the French, meaning 
strawberry). They lived at Traver, Tulare County, California, in 1892, but in 
1905, in in Los Angeles. Children: 

437. ELEANOR, b. Oct. 22, 1865. -..-.,-: 

438. PARK SARGENT, b. Feb. 1, 1870; accidently killed April 23, 1886. 
O. S. Frambes d. Jan. 13, 1906. 

Sarah Elizabeth Frambes d. Aug. 12, 1906. 

HAMILTON WILLIAM STEPHENS, (175), son of W. H. Stephens, (41), 
was born in Hardin, Shelby County, Ohio, Feb. 20, 1839; graduate of the Univer- 
sity of the Pacific of 1865 ; reversed the order of his given names to avoid confusion 
with his father's initials; became book-keeper for the Santa Clara Valley Mill & 
Leather Company, with which firm he has been, excepting four years, since 1867; 

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married Sept, 27, 1869, Georgia Anna Harlow; she was born May 26, 1849: was 
County Recorder and Ex-Officio Auditor of Santa Clara County 1879-82; resides 
near San Jose^ California, Children: 

439. ADELLA MAY, b, June 16, 1872; m. Chas. Wooster, July, 1902, 

440. ELEANOR, b. Jan. 27, 1876; m. Dr. Francis Williams, May 26, 1903 

441. ROY HAMILTON, b. Feb. 20, 1880. 

442. GEORGE LENOX, b. Oct. 19, 188L 

COLUMBUS CECIL STEPHENS, (176), son of W. H. Stephens, (41), was 
born in Hardin, Shelby County, Ohio; changed his name, dropping the Christopher 
and adding the Cecil, in honor of his mother's family; accompanied his parents 
to California in 1857; he returned to Ohio in 1859, via Panama and New York^ 
and entered the Delaware College; in 1861 he came overland to California a second 
time, this time being alone most of the way and afoot, walking over 1500 miles in 
seven weeks, and rejoining his father\s family at lone, Amador County, Cal., grad- 
uated from the University of the Pacific as Santa Clara in 1865 ; taught school two 
years; admitted to practice law in the third district of California Jan, 15, 1867; 
married first Dec. 31, 1867, Flora Belle Williams, at Pine Grove, Esmeralda County, 
Nevada, second daughter of Thomas Williams and his wife Mary Blasdel, sister of 
Ex" Governor H. G. Blasdel, of Nevada. She was born in Elizabeth town, Indiana^ 
Dec. 23, 1846, and died at San Jose, Calif., July 14, 1881. He practiced law in 
San Jose from 1867 until May, 1881, when he moved to Tucson, Arizona. Was 
admitted to the Supreme Court of California July 11, 1870; Jime 6, 1873, was 
admitted to the United States District Court; July 12, to the United States Circuit 
Court; May 20, 1881, to the Arizona District Court; Feb. 13, 1882, to the Arizona 
Supreme Court; — — , 1888, to the United States Circuit and District Court for 
the District of Southern. California. Married secondly Mary Elizabeth Pearson, 
of ^ Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 3, 1883. She was bom Jime 22, 1863, at Petaluma, CaL, 
third daughter of Richmond C. Pearson and his wife, Mary Ayers. In 1884 he 
was elected Councilman at Large for Southern Arizona (the Upper House of the 
Territorial Legislature) , While there, among other bills, he succeeded in having 
passed those abolishing the English Common Law Doctrine of Riparian Rights^ 
now incorporated in the Constitution of Arizona, and establishing the University 
of Arizona. In June, 1887, he moved to Los Angeles, CaL, where he at oBee became 
one of the leading members of the bar. Is a K, T. Mason, member of the Histor- 
ical Society of Southern California. He died in Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 7, 1894. 
Children : 
By Flora Belle Williams: 

443. FLORENCE ELEANOR, b. Dec. 27, 1867; d, Feb, 21, 1869. 

444. EDWARD CECIL, b. Jan. 30, 1870 ; m.Esther E. Benjamin, (a Jewess) . 
■ 445, FANNIE GERTRUDE, b, April 15, 1872; d, Oct. 25, 1873. 

446. YVALTER HERBERT, b. Aug. 9, 1874, 

447. CLARANCE ARTHUR, b. Feb. 29, 1870; m. Oct, 2, 1903, Irene 
Steyming, who was born May 3, 1876. 

448. ALBERT BLASDEL, b, Jan. 13, 1873; lives in San Francisco, CaL 
By Mary Pearson : 

449. CHARLES CECIL, b. Jan. 6, 1884. 

. 450. FLORENCE MAY, b. Sept 23, 1885. ^ 

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451. ETHEL ELEANOR, b. July 15, 1887. 

452. IRENE MARGUERITE CECIL, b. Jan, 24, 1892. ■ 

VIRGINIA PAULINE STEPHENS, (180), daughter of W„ H. Stephens^ 
(41), y.as bom in Hardin, Shelby County, Ohio, April 28, 1845; graduate of Young 
Ladies' Institute, of Santa Clara and State Normal School, at San Jose, California; 
has been a public school teacher all her life; married David Kindle Zumwalt^ of 
Visaiia, California, of the Zumwalt family of Missouri, Jan, 18, 1874; \^as divorced 
Jan. 12, 1882, for desertion ; lives in Los Angeles, CaL ; has one child : 

453. CORA CECIL STEPHENS, b. Nov. 19, 1875. 

BASCOM ASBURY CECIL STEPHENS, (182), son of W. H. Stephens, (41), 
was born on Monday, March 5, 1855, at 7:00 A. M., in Lockington, Shelby County, 
Ohio; assumed the name of Cecil of his mother's family; graduate of Santa Clara 
High Schoool, 1871; clerked in the Santa Clara Post-Office two years; founded 
the Santa Clara Echo, now the Journal; in 1875 entered the ministry of the Senevth- 
day Adventist Church; ordained to the misistry Sept. 6, 1878; married Sept. 8, 1878, 
Minerva May Overshiner; she was born in Sacramento, California, Jan. 15, 1857; 
she is a daughter of G. A. J, Overshiner and his wife Minervea Dumpy; in 1879 
was President of the Nevada Conference; preached from 1875 to 1881 in Northern 
California and Nevada, and was very successful in obtaining converts and organ- 
izing churches; left tlij^niinistry in June, 1880Con account of personal differences 
with church authorities Jand resumed journalism; published papers in Dixon and 
Santa Cruz, Calif,; iri^an, 1881, went to Arizona; settled in Los Angeles, Calif., 
in March 1882, where he has ever since resided with the exception of one year, 
June 1883-4 in Tucson, Arizona; was reporter several years on papers in Los 
Angeles; in 1886-7 published the Pomoa Progress; in 1882, the Daily Commercial 
in Los Angeles; in 1883-4 ,was city Editor of the Dually Citizen at Tucson^ttended 
the Quijotoa mining excitement in 188^ in 1886, visited Indiana and Kentucky 
on detective business and took occasion to visit the ancestral home in Shelby County^ 
Ohio, and obtained a mass of information of family history, on which he has been 
engaged since April 1881. In April, 1890, joined a fiUibustering expedition to cap- 
ture Lower California from Mexico and annex it to the U. S, Was selected Secre- 
tary of State of the proposed Republic, but before the sch^ne was ripe, as pro- 
posed by its British promoters, it was betrayed and exposed^kegular contributor 
to the press and magazines, and an advocate of State division; author of several 
Pamphlets on Southern Calif orina, Arizona and Lower California; three years 
Secretary of the Historical Society of Southern California; author of a History of 
Los Angeles City, and another of Los Angeles County ; and another of San Diego 
County, and one in MSS of Orange County; also a w^ork on State Division (in MSS) 
engaged in oil and mining business ;|agnostic in religion; independent in politics; 
childien^^ ^ 

454,'^ BASCOM ALBERT, b. in San Jose CaL, Oct. 11, 1879. 

455. MINERVA ELEANOR, b. in San Diego, CaL, Jan, 3, 1882; m. A. H. 
Nieman Aug. 25, 1903; child: Minerva Catherine, b, Jan. 12, 1905. 

456. WILLIAM ASBURY GIDEON.b, in Los Angeles, CaL, Sept. 6, 1886, 

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ELLEN MINERVA STEPHENS, (183), daughter of Joshua M. Stephens, 
(42), was born Sept. 16, 1841; married Joseph H. Baker; he was born Dec. 9, 1835, 
and was shot and killed Oct. W, 1876, while Sheriff of Portage County, Wisconsin, 
in the act of executing a writ of ejectment; his murderer was promptly hanged by 
a mob. She is the mother of six children, and lives at Plover, Portage County, 
Wisconsin. Children: 

457. FRANCES, b. Aug. 24, 1865 ; m. William Hartwell. 

458. JOHNSTANLEY, b. April9, 1867;d. Jan. 7, 1875. 

459. GEORGE H , b. April 9, 1869. 

460. WALTER, b. June 10, 1871. 

461. BLANCHE, b. June 19, 1874. 

462. JOSEPH H , b. April 13, ]876. 

SIDNEY STEPHENS, (184),_ son of Joshua M. Stephens, (42), was born 
Nov. 8, 1842, near Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois; married Oct. 10, 1866, 
Emma Elizabeth Lombard; she was born Oct. 8, 1845; they live in Livingston, 
Montana. Children : 

463. MINERVA ISABELL, b. Nov. 27, 1867. 

464. MABEL SIDNEY, b. Dec. 11, 1873. 

465. ARTH:UR DUANE, b. Oct. 11, 1884. 

STANTON WESLEY HAWKEY, (185), son of Roda (Stephens) Hawkey, 
(44), was born Oct. 3, 1848; married May 11, 1870, Clara Edith Lenox, daughter 
of James Lenox, bom Nov. 4, 1855, (brother of John Lenox of Wapakoneta, 
Ohio.) They live at No. 70 Woodlawn Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana; he is a 
grocer. Child : 

466. WINNIFRED GERTRUDE, b. Aug 25, 1872. 

SARAH ELIZABETH HAWKEY, (186), daughter of Rhoda (Stephens) 
Hawkey, (44) , was born, in Shelby County, Ohio, Sept. 9, 1850 ; married James 
Daniel Price; he was born Nov. 9, 1852; farms near Flagstaff, ilrizona. Children: 

467. HARLEY CLIDE, b. April 12, 1879. 

468. RHODA FAY, b. June 3, 1881. 

469 JOSEPH WILLIAM, b. Aug. 4, 1885. 

470. EDNA BROWNING, 

471. ETHEL MAY, b. Macrh 14, 1887. 

472. CARRIE KIBBON, b. June 27, 1890; d. Nov. , 1890, at Los 

Angeles, California. 

JAMES EBENEZER STEPHENS, (187), son of Dr. John Wesley Stephens, 
(45), was born, in Shelby County, Ohio, Nov. 26, 1842; served a short time in the 
Union Army; was a Freemason, a music teacher, editor of the Veedersburg (Ind.) 
Reporter; married Jan. 10, 1875, Annie I. Lister; she was born Dec. 27, 1857. 
He was drowned Feb. 3, 1883. His children are all dead. His widow lives at 
Aylesworth, Indiana. Children : 

473. JOHN REUBEN, b. Dec. 2, 1875; d. Oct. IS, 1878. 

474. WILLIAM WIRT, b. Mar. 26, 1877; d. Nov. 15, 1878. 

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475. CHARLES EDWARD, b. Feb. 2, 1879; d. Feb. 16, 1879. 

476. ALTA MAY, b. Feb. 27, 1880; d. Feb. 12, 1884. 

477. ELEANORBERTHA, b. Jan. 7, 1883;d. Feb. 10, 1884. 

ELIZA JANE STEPHENS, (189), daughter of Dr. J. W. Stephens, (45), 
was bom in Shelby County, Ohio, Aug. 31, 1846; married David Hoover, who farms 
near Tocsin, Indiana. Children: 

478. JOHN WILLIAM, b. Nov. 26, 1866; d. Aug. 23, 187f 

479. BELLE DELLA, b. Aug. 8, 1868. 

480. ROBERT DINSMORE, b. April 10, 1870. 

481. ANNA CAROLINE, b. Jan. 22, 1872. 

482. SUSAN EMILY, b. Feb. 15, 1874; d. June 24, 1876. 

483. Infant son, born and died Aug. 26, 1876. 

484. EVALYN VICTORIA, b. Feb. 23, 1879. 

485. MARY ESTHER, b. Nov. 15, 1881. 

486. Infantson,b. March 27, 1883; d. Aprils, 1883. 

CAROLINE MARY STEPHENS, (191), daughter of Dr. J. W. Stephens, 
(45), was born in Shelby County, Ohio, Oct. 12, 1850; married Edward Everett 
Inlow July 1, 1881 ; he is an engineer; live at Burlington, Indiana. Child: 

487. GRACE ETHEL, b. July 5, 1882. 

ALLEN FOSTER STEPHENS, (193), son of D. N. Stephens, (47), was born 
m Shelby County, Ohio, Nov. 25, 1854; married Sept. 3, 1881, Mrs. Nancy Ann 
Princehouse (born, Saunders), she was born Aug. 9, 1847, and died Aug. 25, 1889. 
he is a farmer and lives at Hardin, Ohio. Child : 

488. WILLIAM NELSON, b. June 10, 1882. 

SHAFFER FREMONT STEPHENS, (194), son of D. N. Stephens, (47) 
was born in Hardin, Shelby County, Ohio, June 14, 1857; married Dec. 25, 1890, 
Rhoda Stiles; lives in Hardin, Ohio. 

TAMSON PARMELIA STEPHENS, (196), daughter of D. N. Stephens, 
(47), was born in Hardin, Shelby County, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1860; married Michael 
Elias Shaw; he is a farmer; lives at Anna, Shelby County, Ohio. Child: 

489. PEARL, b. Oct. 7, 1880. 

A'lARGARET ELLEN STEPHENS, (197), daughter of D. N. S ephens, 
(47), was born in Hard n, Shelby County, Ohio, June 2^ 1863; married Dec. 27, 
1882, Lewis White; he is a farmer, and lives at Hardin, Shelby County, Ohio. 
Children : 

490. GEORGE EDW^ARD, b. Sept. 16, 1885 . 

491. ROYS , b. Sept. 25, 1889. 

NANCY ALICE STEPHENS, (198), daughter of D. N. Stephens, (47), 
was born Dec. 17, 1876, in Hardin,Shelby County, Ohio; married July 28, 1887, 
James William Turnis; they live in Winamac, Indiana. Child: 

492. ANDREW NELSON, b. May 3, 1889. 

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MARY ELVIRY CANNON, (200), daughter of Sarah Ami (Stephens, 
Cannon, (49), was bom Aug. 20, 1847, in Shelby County, Ohio; married Feb. 10, 
1869, Nathan Swan; he was born Aug. 8, 1836; hve in Waldron, Illinois. Children: 

493. WILLIAM HENRY, b. Jan. 5, 1870. 

494. ORIN ALANSON, b. Dec. 25, 1871. 

495. SUSANNAH, b. Aug. 31, 1874. 

RICHARD EBENEZER CANNON, (201), son of Sarah Ann (Stephens) 
Cannon, (49), and W. B. Cannon, was born in Shelby County, Ohio, March 21, 
1849; married Nov. 4, 1849, Olive Dill; she was born April 17, 1856; they live in 
Anna, Ohio. Children: 

496. CAROLINE, b. Sept. 11, 1876. 

497. ETTIE, b. Oct. 12, 1877. 

498. ORVILLE CLYDE, b. Jan. 3, 1881. 

499. ROLLO ROSS, b. Jan. 4, 1883. 

MINERVA MOORE, (207), daughter of Hugh Scott Moore, (54), was bom 
in Shelby County, Ohio, Sept. 15, 1845; married William Clawson; he was bom 
Oct. 5, 1840; is a farmer; they live in Sidney. Ohio. Children: 

500. ANNA MARY, b. March 3, 1870. 

501. EFPIE CAPITOLA, b. June 27, 1871. 

502. HUGH CANBY, b. June 8, 1875. 

503. FERN PEARL, b. Sept. 24. 1885. 

504. FRANK McCUNE, b. Sept. 24. 1885. 

SARAH MOORE, (208), daughter of Hugh Scott Moore, (54), was bom in 
Shelby County, Ohio, Jan. 27, 1854; married Feb. 14,1883, Florence Maus; farm 
near Sidney, Ohio. Children: 

505. HUGH SCOTT, b. Jan. 5, 1867. 

JOHN DOUGLAS MOORE, (209), son of Hugh Scott Moore, (54), was 
born in Shelby County, Ohio, Jan. 27, 1854; married Feb. 14, 1883, Florence 
Maus; farm near Sidney, Ohio. Children: 

506. HENRY, b. Aug. 8, 1883. 

507. CARL, b. Nov. 17, 1884. 

LORETTA R MOORE, (210), daughter of _D. L. Moore, (35), was 

born Jan. 12, 1842; married Aug. 13, 1865, John Granville Martin; he was born 
April 13, 1839 ; they live in Red Clover, Johnston County, Kansas. Child : 

508. ROSA, b. May 26, 1866. 

SUSANNAH BAKER, (217), daughter of Hannah (Moore) Baker, (56), 

was born Aug, 3, 1842; married first March , 1861, J. W. McClain; divorced; 

married secondly Sept. 25, 1887, John C Cravsdford. They hve at 

No. 1427 East Ninth St., Kansas City, Mo. Children: 
By J. W. McClain. 

509. JOSEPHINE, b. Dec. 12, 1862; m. Dr. C. W. Courtwright. 

510. EDWARD, b. May 15, 1865; m. Nettie Walker. 

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PRISCILLA MARGARET BAKER, (219), daughter of Hannah (Moore) 
Baker, (56), was born Aug. 6, 1847; married May 26, 1868, Jacob Miller in Wayne 
County, Indiana; Mr. Miller was killed about 1884; she resides at No. 227 Third 
Ave. S., E. Mineapolis, Minn. Children: 

511. LAURAALBERTA,b.Nov. 16, 1870; d. Aug. 19,1872. 

512. HARRY ELLSWORTH, 

513. WILLIAM ELMER, b. Sept. 3, 1873, in Minneapolis. 

514. CHARLES ANDREW SUMMER, b. June 4, 1877, at Red Wing, Minn. 
d. June 30, 1888, in Minneapolis. 

Jacob Miller was born June 26, 1841 ; d. Sept. 30, 1880. 

LAURA ANN BAKER, (220), daughter of Hannah (Moore) Baker, (56), 
was born Oct. 4, 1852; married Nov. 28, 1876, John Clarke; she died June 4, 1885; 
Mr. Clark lives in Tyler, Texas. Children: 

515. JOHN EDGAR, b. Jan. 10, 1878, at Palestine, Texas 



516 
517 
518 
519 



I^IARGARET ALBERTA, b. Dec. 15, 1879, at Logansport, Ind, 
HARRY, b. April 10, 1881, at Minneapolis ; d. Aug, 21, 1881. 
ALFRED VERNON, b.' July 28, 1882; d. Sept. 6, 1884. 
Infant, born and died Nov. 16, 1884. 



CLARA ANN MOORE, (221), daughter of Thomas McClish Moore, (58), 
was born Oct. 18, 1846; married Sept. 10, 1865, Ashford C. Ward; she died March 
30, 1873; Mr. Ward lives in Mooresburg, Indiana. Child: 

520. MARY, XARISSA, b. March 8 1868; m. O. F. McCoy, 

EMMA IRENE MOORE, (223), daughter of Thomas McClish Moore, (58,) 
was born Sept. 21, 1850; married Jan. 28, 1871, Peter Perry Dukes; he was bom 
Sept. 26, 1850; live in Star City, Ind. Children: 



521 

522 
523 
524 
525 
526 
527 



CHARLES B , b. Oct. 27, 1872. 

NORA ELLEN, b. Sept. 21, 1874. 
JACOB LEONARD, b. Jan. 10, 1878. 
JAMES ANDREW, b. July 11, 1892. 
Infant son, born and died Sept. 19, 1880, 
Infant son, born and died Oct. 19, 1885. 
SIMY, b. Dec. 19, 1887. 



THOMAS DUDLEY MOORE, (224), son of Thomas McClish Moore, (58), 
was born Jan, 19, 1852; married Nov. 15, 1874, Sarah Ellen McCoy; she was born 
Jan. 10, 1850; they live in Mooresburg, Indiana. Children: 

528. GRANVILLE A , b. Sept. 8, 1875. 

529. LULU D , b. July 15, 1877. 

530. MAUDE E , b. Nov. 3, 1878. 

531. MABEL E——, b. April 22, 1883. 
5S2. THOMAS R , b. April 4, 1887. 

CHARLES EPHRIAM MOORE, (225), son of Thomas McChsh Moore, 
(58), was born Jan. 7, 1858; married Nov. 5, 1885, Ida M. Loy; she was bom Feb. 
15, 1859; they live in Mooresburg, Indiana. 

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HARRIET ELSIE MOORE, (mi), daughter of Thomas McClish Moore. 
(58), was bom Nov. 18, 1861; married June 30, 1880, John Cokain; they Kvein 
Logansport, Indiana. Children: - 

533. GEORGE BERTRAM, b. March 21, 1882. 
_ 534. ROBERTMOORE, b. Jan. 13, 1884. 

535. JOHN LEWIS, b. Jan. 26, 1886. 

MARY JANE ROCKWELL, (229), daughter of Jemima Carter (Moore) 
Rockwell, (59), was born May 15, 1845; married April 7, 1864, John De Vv^ayne 
Welker; he was bom April 12, 1840; live in Homer, Dakota County, Nebraska. 
Child: 

536. IDA JEMIMA, b. May 6, 1866; m. E. H. Loomis. 

RICHARD DOUGLAS LOCKWELL, (231), son of Jemima Carter (Moore) 
Rockwell, (59), was born Jan. 21, 1850; married Oct. 8, 1873, Susannah Myers: 
she was born Oct. 20, 1856 ; live in Hubbard, Dakota Countv, Nebraska. Children ; 

m 537. JOHN DOUGLAS, b. Aug. 11, 1874. 

; :, 538. CHARLES ELMER, b. Sept. 1, 1876; d. Aug. 26, 1878. 

539. MABEL JANE, b. Aug. 28, 1886. 

STEPHENS MILLS ROCKWELL, (232), son of Jemima Carter (Moore) 
Rockwell, (59), was born May 7, 1953; married Oct. 19, 1885, Sylvia Elizabeth 
Snyder; she was born Jan. 31, 1862; live in Newport, Brown County, Nebraska. 
Children : 

540. MYRTLE, b. Aug. 24, 1886. 

541. WILLIAM MILLS, b. Oct. 22, 1888. 

JEFFERSON ROCKWELL, (234), son of Jemima Carter (Moore) Rock- 
well, (59) , was bom May 17, 1858; married March 31, 1881, Nancy A Bigg; 

she was born Dec. 16, 1858; live in Homer, Dakota County, Nebraska. Children: 

542. BESSIE ALICE, b. March 27, 1882, d. April 29, 1885. 

543. MINTA GLTLDING, b. Sept. 26, 1883. 

544. WINFIELD SCOTT, b. Sept. 28, 1885. 

545. HOWARD JEFFERSON, b. March 30, 1887. 

ROSA ANNA ROCKWELL, (235), daughter of Jemima Carter (Moore) 
Rockwell, (59), was born Dec. 27, 1860; married Nov. 17, 1880, Albert Peterson; 
he was born Nov. 20, 1856; live in Andrews, Cedar County, Nebraska. Children: 

546. ELSIE JEMIMA, b. June 7, 1880; d. Nov. 1, 1881. 

547. LILIE GERTRUDE, b. March 1, 1883. 

548. WALTER LEWIS, b. Nov. 27, 1885. 

549. MYRTLE ALICE, b. Oct. 14, 1887. 

MARGARET ALICE ROCKWELL, (236), daughter of Jemima Carter 
(Moore) Rockwell, (59), was born Dec, 6, 1683; maried Feb. 4, 1884, Wilham 
Joseph Walter; he was born April 6, 1863; live in Soux City, Iowa. Children: 

550. RICHARD JEFFERSON, b. Dec. 26, 1885. 

551. BEATRICE JEMIMA, b. Sept. 1, 1886. 

552. MARY RUBY, b. Oct. 25, 1888. 

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MARY BELL LONG, (238), daughter of Ann Uritta (Moore) Long, (60), 
was born March 4, 1849; married March 3, 1867, Henry Ensign Welsh; he was born 
Sept. 12, 1839; since the birth of her last child in 1874, she left Mr, Welsh and went 
away, and is reported to have again married, but all efforts to find her where™ 
abouts have so far been fruitless. Mr, Welsh lives in Marion, Wapaca County, 
Wisconsin, with his childern by her: 

553. WILLIAM THO^IAS, b. Feb. 6, 1868, . . ^ 

554. ARTHUR LAGEE, b. June 9, 1870, 

555. BERTHA MATILDA b. Feb. 18, 1874. 

WILLIAM PATTERSON MOORE, (245), son of E, R. Moore, (61), was 
born Oct. 25, 1848; married March 8, 1887, Mary Lockes, daughter of Dr. J, T. 
Locke, founder of the town of Lockeford, San Joaquin County, CaL, where they 
now live. He came to California in 1872, and taught school. 

NATHAN HURT MOORE, (247)^, son of E. R. Moore, (61), was bom March 
23, 1853; married first Sept. 28, 1880, Susie Anna Parsley; she was born June 30, 
1865; died April 13, 1883; he married secondly April 25^ 1887, Catherine Mildred 

Dunsworth; she was born May 3, 1864; they live in Kansas, Children: 
By S. A. Parsley: 

556. ANNALEOTIE,b. Sept. 7, 1881; d. Oct, 1, 1881/' 

557. GERTIEDAY,b. Feb, IS, 1883; d. March 13, 1883- 
By C. M. Dunsworth: 

558. THOMAS LEE, b, Feb. 20, 1888. 

559. RACHEL ADELAIDE, I am uncertain whether this child is the 
daughter of N, H. or T, R, Moore, as the letter giving the information is vague. 

THOMAS RILEY MOORE, (249), son of E. R. Moore, (61), was born Feb. 
27, 1857; married July 15, 1883, Nettie L. Borch; live in Kansas. I cannot make 
out from letters of Mrs. H, x4l. Hastings, th-' address. Child: 

560. GEORGIE EDNA, b. June 1, 1887, 

LILY DAY MOORE, (250), daughter of E. R. Moore (61), was bom Nov. 
18, 1858; married March 19, 1885, Lee Monroe, of the Monroe family of Virginia^ 
an attorney at law; live in WaKenny, Kansas. Children: 

561. LENORE, b. July 27, 1886. 

562. DAY MOORE, b, Oct, 19, 1888. 

PRISCILLA HELEN WILLIAMS, (252), daughter of Elizabeth Margaret 
(Moore) Williams, (63), was born May 29, 1854; married Oscar Knowlton; live 
at Lowell, Kent County, Michigan. Children: 

563. HANNAH ANNETT, b. March 27, 1864. 

564. JOHN ABRAM, b. March 4, 1866. 

565. WILLIAM BREWER, b. June 28, 1868. 

566. FREDERICK BENEDICT, b. April 2, 1870. 

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SARAH JANE WILLIAMS, (253), daughter of Elizabeth Margaret (Moore) 
Williams, (63), was born March 20, 1848; married Jan. 25, 1866 E. W. Penny; 
live in Goodlands, Kansas. Children: 

567. EDWIN ALONZO, b. Jan. 17, 1857. . ' - ■ 

568. ROSELLA OLIVE, b. May 18, 1873. 

NOTE : — l^his ends the record of the Eighth Generation in so far as 1 have 
them to date. 



NINTH GENERATION. 

EMILY S(-HNAE, (259), daughter of Ann Eliza (Stephens) Schnae, (66), was 
was born Sept. 18, 1843; married Aug. 5, 1853, W-illiam M. Bennett; live in New 
Harmony, Posey County, Indiana. Children : 

569. MOLLY, b. May 23, 1864; m. W. N. Hammett. 

570. JULIA STEPHENS, b. Jan. 3, 1867; m. F. E. Piper, 

571. ELLA SCNAE, b. Dec. 8, 1872. 

572. WILLIAM NIBLACK, b. May 20, 1870. 

ELLA SCHNAE, (260), daughter of Ann Eliza (Stephens) Schnae, (66), was 
born July 5, 1847; married Dr. Thomas Smith; she died Aug. — — , 1877; Dr. Smith 
lives in Millersburg, Warwick County, Ind. ; she was the mother of one child: 

573. , b. ; d. Aug. 17, 1877. 

GEORGE WING SCHNAE, (261), son of Ann Eliza (Stephens) Sthnae, 
(66), was born Feb. 12, 1853; married Jan. 13, 1878, Elizabeth Nelgin; she was 
born Jan. 10, 1857; live in Evansville, Indiana. Children: 

574. NELLIE ANN, b. Jan. 5, 1882/^4 ..; 

575. LONA, b. Feb. 8, 1887. 

JOSEPHINE TOBITHA^ WILSON, (266), daughter of _ Susan (Stephens) 
Wilson, (74), and John Sibley Wilson, was born Dec. 25, 1848, in Boliver County, 
Mississippi; married William Carson Mitchell; hewas born Oct. 12, 1845, in Talla- 
hatchie County, Miss.; live in Merkel, Taylor County, Texas, where Mr. Mitchell 
is in the merchantile business. Children: 

576. ULYSSESS WILSON, b. Nov. 8, 1868. 

577. PEARL, b. July 27, 1872. : 

578. PAUL LAMAR, b. Nov. 8, 1878. 

579. NOAHBOOTH,b. July 30, 1881. 

The children were all born at Batesville, Texas. 

ELLA S TROUTMAN, (267), daughter of Susan (Stephens) Trout- 
man, (74), and John Troutman, was born Feb. 12, 1855; married first Feb. 12, 1873, 
Joseph B. Kellebrew, by whom she had two children; he died at Crevi, Miss., June 



9, 1877; she married secondly March — , 1879, Dr. A. C. Bremlett, by whom she has 
had six children; live at Crevi, Mississippi. Children: 

580. JOHN W , b. Nov. — 1874; d. . 

581. DANIEL BOONE, b. Feb. — 1876. d. . 

By Dr. Bremlett: 

582. EUGENE, b. May 4, 1880. 

583. JULIAN, b. Nov. — 1882. 

584. ARTHUR, b. April — , 1884; d. July — , 1885. 

585. JESSIE STEPHENS, b. Dec. 25," 1885. 

586. EFFIE, b. Sept. —, 1885. 

587. WILLIAM PAR VIN, b. April — 1891. 

MARIE P TROUTAIAN, (269), daughter of Susan (Stephens) Trout- 
man, (74), was born Oct. 5, 1860; married March 1, 1881, A. C. Mabry; she di<^d 
Nov. 7, 1884. Children: 

588. LOWRY, b. March 5, 1882; d. . 

589. JULIAEFFIE,b. June— , 1884; d. . 



EFFIE L • TROUTMAN, (270), daughter of Susan (Stephens) Troutman, 

(74), and John Troutman, was born Nov. 20, 1864, in Boliver County, Miss., mar- 
ried Harney Nov. 30, 1881; live in Crevi, Tallahatchie County- Miss. CMIdrec: 

590. MAUDE, b. Sept. 8, 1882. 

591. GEORGE P , b. Aug. 29, 1885. 

CHARLES V^^LTER STEPHENS, (274), son of Samuel Stephens, (76), 
was born Nov. 8, 1864, in Cincinnati, Ohio; married Nov. 4, 1890, Minnie H. Steph- 
ens; she was born Aug. 23, 1866, in Dover Hill, Ind.: he is in the railroad business. 
Child: 

592. JEANATTE H— , b. May 8, 1891. 

WILLIAM STEPHENS, (275), son of Samuel Stephens (76), was born Nov. 
23, 1866; married June 6, 1892, Fannie Wlngfield; lie in the merchantile buiness; 
lives in Camp Verde, Arizona. 

JULIENNE SCANTLIN, (282), daughter of Jane Evans (Stephens) Scantlin, 
(79), was born March 2, 1848; married Mauntrille Johnson; residence, Evansville, 
Indiana. Children: 

593. . 

594. DEWITT. 

595. HENRY. 

SILAS STEPHENS SCANTLIN, (283), daughter of Jane Evans (Stephens) 

Scantlin, (79), was born March 23, 1850; married Sarah A Lawton, address. 

No. 315 Upper Fourth Steert, Evansville, Ind. Mr. Scantlin is in the cracker busi- 
ness, and is a prominent citizen of Evansville. 

NOTE : — It was through him that I first obtained information of the descend- 

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ants of David Stephens, (10), and that correspondence was resumed with that 
branch of the family, with which there has been none for oyer fifty years, 

MARY ELIZABETH' SCANTLIN, (285), daughter of Jane Evans (Stephens) 
Scantlin, (79), was born Ang. 4^ 1856; married June 29, 1880, James H. Chandler, 
Residence, Evansville, Ind. Child: 

596. JESSIE JANE. ^ 

ELIZA SELITAI SCANTI JN, (288), daughter of Jane Evans (Stephens) 
Scantlin, (79), was born March 3, 1866; married Nov. 6, 1889, Herschel Kno^ 
Carrington. Residence, Evansville, Ind. 

MARY ELLA STEPHENS, (290), daughter of R. M. E. Stephens, (82), was 
born July 15, 1859; married Andrew^ James Miller. Residence, Evansville, Ind^ 
Mr, Miller was born Sept. 4, 1855; he is editor of the Tribune of that ctiy; he has 
acquired notoriety over liis explorations in Central America. 

JANE CAROLINE STEPHENS, (292), daughter of R. M. E. Stephens, 

(82), was born Nov, 20, 1863; married Ed. F. Sontag. Residence, Eya.nsvilie^ Ind. 
NOTE : — I am uncertain but that her name is Jeanie ; it was given to me both 
ways. 

■ it, 

ELLEN GASKILL, (308), daughter of J. T. GaskiU, (92), was bom , 

1860; married Perry Milliken. Residence, Lincoln, Neb. 

NOTE : — Repeated efforts have failed to reach them with letters. 

FLORA CATHERINE GASKILL, (309), daughter of J. T. Gaskill, (92), 

was born , 1862; married Hugh L. McCoy. Residence near Creighton, 

Nebraska. Children : 

597. JESSIE E , b. , 1880. 

598. PEARLS , b. ,1886. 

ESTELLA MARY GASKILL, (312), daughter of J. T. GaskiU, (92), was 
born Nov. 2, 1868; married May 7, 1886, Lewis Jacobs; he was bom Dec. 16. 1865. 
Residence, Haysprings, Sheriden County, Nebraska. Child* 

599. ALTHA, b. Dec. 11, 1887. 

EMMA GASKILL, (314), daughter of J. C. Gaskill, (94), was born June 6, 
1864; married Dec. 23, 1889, John T. Hamilton. Residence,Hemingford, Nebraska. 

ELIZA GASKILL, (316), daughter of J. C. Gaskill, (94), was born July 15, 
1866; married Feb. 10, 1888, D. J. Kirwan. Residence, Valentine, Nebraska. 

ABI CRAMER, (322), daughter of Phoebe (Gaskill) Cramer, (95), was born 
Oct. 22, 1862; married Aug. 9, 1882, Edmund D. Mason; he was bom in Delaware 
County, Iowa, in 1857, and moved with his parents to Nebraska in 1879. Resi- 
dence, Creighton, Knox County, Nebraska. Child: 

600. HARRY E ^ — , b. Nov. 12, 1884. 

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ROSE DEUCHAR, (326), daughter of Jennie (Carnahan) Deuchar, (99), 
was born May 25, 1862; married May 12, 1876, John E. Beach. Residence, 
Bryan, Williams County, Ohio. Mr. Beach is a photographer. Child: 

601. EDGAR DEUCHER, b. June 12, 1889. 

THOMAS M RIDENOUR, (345), son of Lydia (McClish) Ridenour. 

(Ill), was born March 10, 1845; married Dec. 3, 1871, Eliza Jane Shaffer. Resi- 
dence, Dupont, Putnam Countv. Ohio. Children: 

602. ETTA CLARA, b. Aug. 23, 1872. 

603. FREDERICK JOHN, b. Dec. 26, 1875. 

NANCY McCLISH, (349), daughter of John McClish, (118), was born Dec. 

13, 1850; married Pitcher. 

(NOTE :~A11 efforts to find them have failed.) 

WINNIE McCLISH, (350), daughter of John McClish, (118), was born July 
2, 1856; married Oct. 31, 1875, Evan Dalton. Residence, Dupont, Putnam County, 
Ohio. Children: 

604. JOHN WESLEY, born Jan. 10, 1876. 

605. WILLIAM FRANKLIN, b. Sept. 24, 1876. 

606. MARY ARMINTHY, b. Dec. 28, 1880. 

607. DAISEYBELLE, b. Oct. 24, 188S;d. Oct. 6, 1884. 

608. CORA MAY, b. Sept. 2, 1885. 

GILBERT McCLISH, (351), son of John McClish, (113), was born in 
Putnam County, Ohio, Nov. 28, 1857; married Oct. 29, 1882, Flora E. Miller; 
live at Dupont, Ohio. Children: . 

609. GRACE, b. Sept. 26, 1883. 

610. ZOA, b. Feb. 7, 1886. 

JOHN WESLEY HOLT, (362), son of Hannah Eliza_ (McClish) Holt, (115), 
was born July 26, 1859; married Lyda Wolet; she was born in 1866; live in Dupont, 
Putnam County, Ohio. Children: 

611. MARTHAANN, b. Feb. 24, 1881. 

612. DANIEL, b. July 13, 1883. - 

MATILDA WILSER, (366), daughter of Sarah (McChsh) Wilser, (116), 
was married to Mr. Coombs; said to live at Evansville, now Drusilla, Putnam 
Cotinty, Ohio. 

NOTE : — Has not responded to many letters of inquiry. 

EDW'ARD SEBERRY McCOY, (376), son of Martha M. (Stephens) McCoy, 
(131), was born June 5, 1865; married April 10, 1887, S. E. Shultz; she was born 
Jan. 7, 1869. Residence, Mound City, Holt County, Missouri. 

HETTIE ALLSETTA DOTx^NEY, (419), daughter of Elizabeth Fiorenda 

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(Lenox) Downey, (164), was born July 4, 1858; married Nov. 28, 1878, Martin 
Wilson; live in Evans, Marshall County, Illinois. Child: 

613. GUY LENOX, b. July 17, 1880. 

MARY DOWNEY, (420), daughter of E. F. (Lenox) Downey, (164),rwasJborn 
April 12, 1860; married Nov. 1, 1881, George Clarke Jordan; live in Evans, Mar- 
shall County, Illinois. Children: 

614. FLORENCE ELIZABETH, b. Oct. 18, 1882. 

615. JOHN CLARKE, b. Nov. 3, 1883. 

616. NANCY HELEN, b. March 13, 1885. 

HETTIE ELIZABETH MILLER, (424), daughter of A. M. (Lenox) IMiller, 
(169), and W. G. Miller, was born near Wapakoneta, Ohio, Sept. 11,1865; married 
April 29, 1886, Justus Augustus Rhule; live at Celina, Liberty Box, Mercer County, 
Ohio. Child: 

617. GEORGE WILLIAM, b. April 15, 1887. 

EDWARD CECIL STEPHENS, (444), son of C. C. Stephens, _ (175), was 
born in San Jose, Cailfornia, Jan. 30, 1870; married Esther Eve Benjamine; she 
was born in Towoomba, Queensland, Australia, July 18, 1868. Residence, Oak- 
land, California. Children: 

618. VIVIENNE GERTRUDE, b. April 9, 1881. 

619. BEATRICE EVE, b. . 

620. EDNA CATHERINE, b. Aug. 13, 1897. 

621. , a boy, born June 29, 1906. 

FRANCES BAKER, (457), daughter of Ellen Minerva (Stephens) Baker, 
(163), was born Aug. 24, 1865; married Nov. 18, 1883, William Hartwell; live 
in Plover, Portage County, Wisconsin, Child: 

622. . ---*-■■ 

JOSEPHINE McCLAIN, (509), daughter of Susan (Baker) McCiain, (217), 
was born Dec. 12, 1862; married Oct. 12, 1889, Dr. C. W, Courtwright; live in 
Kansas City, Mo. Child: 

623. BESS, b. Nov. — , 1890. 

EDWARD McCLAIN, (510), son of Susan (Baker) McClain, (217), was 
born May 15, 1865; married June 17, 1890, Nettie W^alker. Residence, Kansas 
City, Mo. 

MARY XARiSSA WARD, (diO), daugliter of Clare Ami Moore, (221), was 
born March 8, 1868; married Aug, 17, 1886. Oliver Fernandus McCoy; he was born 
May 19, 1861; she died Nov. 8, 1888: Mr. McCoy resides at Mooresburg, Ind. 
Children: 

624. WILLARD ARTHUR, b. June 22, 1887. 

625. ORMY XARISSA, b. Sept. 19, 1888. 

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IDA JEMIMA WELKER, (536), daughter of Mary Jane Welker, (229), was 
born May 6, 1866; married Oct. 29, 1885, Eugene Henry Loomis; he was bom 
May 15, 1863. Residence, Homer, Dakota Co., Neb. Children: 

626. HENRY DE WAYNE, b. Jan. 27, 1888. 

627. FRANKIE EUGENE, b. Aug. 26, 1890. 

The foregoing ends the records of the Ninth Generation in so far as I have 
them to date. 



TENTH GENERATION. 

NOTE : — It does not appear of record that there are any yet born of the Tenth 
Generation ; but it may be there are, as I have not yet been able to get the records 
of the following families: 

MOLLY BENNETT, (579), daughter of Emily (Schnae) Bennett, (259), 
was born May 23, 1864; married May 23, 1882, Walter N. Hammett; live at New 
Harmony, Indiana. Has one child: 

6271^. WALTER BENNETT, b. Feb. 25, 1883. 

JULIA BENNETT, (580), daughter of Emily (Schnae) Bennett, (269), waa 
born Jan. 3, 1867; married June 3, 1888, Frank E. Piper; live at Peoria, Illinois; 

had one child: 

628. JULIA, b. Feb. 28, 1887; d. May, 25 1889. 

ROBERT FRANKLIN BOWER, (405), born at Lima, Ohio, August 4th, 
1874. m. to Mary Adeline Wright. Invented roller bearings for vehicles and all 
kind of friction bearings which is proving very successful ; moved to Dayton, Ohio, 
where he established a large factory. Has two children; 

629. BURCHARD BENJAMIN, b. May 13, 1907. 

630. VIRGINIA ADELINE, b. , 1909. 

CLEMENT EARL BOWER, (406), born at Lima, Ohio. m. to Anna Fisk 
Glover; lives in Kentucky; has two children, twins: 

631. EULA LEE, b. July 28, 1906. 

632. CLEMENT EARL, b. July 28, 1906. 

LELIA BLANCH (Bower) WOODS , (408) , m. to Vern Woods ; live at Dayton, 
Ohio ; their children were : 

633. FLORENCE EVELYN d. . 

634. JOHN ELY, b. 1904. 

FLORENCE ANNETTA (Bower) BINKLEY, (409), m. to Binkley; 

live at Columbus, Ohio. Have one child: 

635. MARY , b. . 

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' ^ ROBERT SIDNEY BOWER, (411), was bom in Lima Ohio, married to 
Edith Hanson March 23, 1906; lives in Lima, has two children: 

636, DOROTHY FAY, b. May 9, 1907. 

637. MARY JANE, b. May 17, 1908 



CONCLUSION. ■ ■-^^^: -^--..::^^^ 

The foregoing seventy-three pages include ail the names and date of birth, 
deaths and marriages of the descendents of Joshua Stephens, (6), which I have to 
date. The subject matter is merely a skeleton of the mass of family history data, 
which I have on hand, including biographies, pictures, manuscripts, letters, papers, 
relics, etc. I have put it in this shape for the reasons: 

1. That it is impossible just now to publish the family history in full as it 
should be. 

2. Fearing possibly a destruction of the data, etc., on hand, in this shape it 
can at least be preserved, as one copy will be deposited in the archives of the "His- 
torical Society of Southern California/' at Los Angeles, California, and one copy 
in the archives of the "Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society*^ at Colum- 
bus, Ohio; so that, if fortunately any relative should have a sufficiency of that 
commendable family love and pride to perpetuate the record, he will have a foun- 
dation on which to build, by going to those archives, 

I am aware that this work must contain errors. Many letters are vague; 
hand- writing had to understand ; correspondents are often contradictory, and many 
of their statements are known by me to be erroneous. I have endeavored to verify 
each report, and have, in many instances, successfully, I will reserve an account 
of my very interesting experience in digging up family history for the to be published 
work. There are undoubtedly clerical errors in this work, which I have corrected 
with ink so far as detected. 

THIS WORK OF GATHERING family was begun in April, 1881, and has 
been continued by me unremittingly ever since, and will be so long as I live. Due 
acknowledgements will be made in the to-be published work, of all assistance, 

(Signed) 
BASCOM ASBURY CECIL STEPHENS, 
Los Angeles, California, Oct. 25, 1892. 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 

Location of graves in west end of the old Hardin grave yard on N, E. 3^ of 
Section 29, of Turtle Creek Towmship, Shelby County, Ohio. 
Reading from the left: 

1. Sarah (Groome) Stephens .,,_.., ,No, 11 

2. Benjamin Lakin Stephens . , . , ,,.... No. 16 

3. Benjamin Lakin Setphens , .....,., No. 48 

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4. Ezekiel Groome Stephens ..,,.. .No. 43 

5. JOSHUA STEPHENS, b. 1833; d. 1823, . , , , .No. 6 

in this book history, page 5-10. 

6. ELIZABETH STEPHENS. ...,..., , = , .No. 31 

7. RACHEL STEPHENS. No. 35 



ADDITIONAL FACTS OF THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE FAMILY. 

A church of SeYenth-Day Baptists was established on French Creek, in the 
Northern part of Chester County, Colony of Pennsylvania, in the year 1722, It 
became extinct after 1812. The name of Stephens is on the list of Members.—- 

Letter of Charles H. Greene, of Alfred, N, Y,, July 11, 190L 

JOSHUA HUMPHREYS was granted 400. acres near where the town of 
Carlisle now stands, in Fayette County, Virginia, (near Kentucky in the year 1785) 

upon a Land Office Treasury Warrant issued July 1, 1780, and survey made Feb. 

26, 1B73.™-Letter of J. D. Hudgens, Clerk of the U, S. Office at Frankfort, Ky. 

JOSHAU STEPHENS, (6) , was over six feet high, kept his face shaven smooth- 
ly, had blue eyes and dark hair, and was powerful physically, and kept a straight 
figure of his body until his death. — Statement of Joshua Stephens, (32). 



..;/:;:■../" ■ NOTE 

Desiring for myself a copy of the generalogy of the Stephens family I found on 
investigating, that a number of printed copies could be secured at the cost of one 
typewritten one, and after deciding to print I concluded to have a number printed 
for distribution. 

All who may receive one of these histories will appreciate the greatness ofs 
the task accomplished by our esteemed relative, Bascom A. C. Stephens of Calif ornia^ 
who searched out the historical facts and family traditions. The family is fortunate 
to have one of its members able and willing to devote the time and labor neces- 
sary to gather this information. 

I am under obligation to W. G. Stephens of Chattanooga from whose book this 
copy is taken. 

I am taking some liberties in having a number of copies printed, knowing that 
many members of the family would never have an opportunity to see and a 
much less chance to own one of these histories unless someone would assume 
this responsibility. 

Respectfully, A. S« Bower 

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