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Puritan Ancestry, New England Families not Traceable 

to Puritan Ancestry and Miscellaneous 

Branches Wherever Found 

Together with an 

Extended Account of the Line of Descent from 
1650 to the Present Time of the Author 



Stevens and Stephens are forms of the 
Greek word Stephanos. The root from 
which // is derived means a crown. 

The Stevens arms here reproduced is 
recorded in the Visitations of Gloucester- 
shire, 1623, and lias been continuously in 
use by English and American members of 
the family. Original drawings of this eoat 
of arms may be seen in the British Museum. 
It is shown in earnings at Chavenagh 
House, and on famil\ tombs. 

The several mottoes adopted h\ different 
branches of the family have been but varia- 
tions of the one here presented: "/ live in 

Table of Contents. 

Stevens Families of Puritan Ancestry. 


Introduction 16 

I William Stevens, of ( iloucester, Mass 21 

II. Ebenezer Steevens, of Killingworth, Conn 24 

III. The Cnshmaii-Stevens Families, of New Kngland 39 

IV. The Hapgood-Stevens Families, of Marlboro, Mass 43 

V. Henry Stevens, of Stonington, Conn 45 

VI. Thomas Stevens, of Moston, Mass 49 

VII. Thomas Stevens, of East Haven, Conn 50 

II 11. The Pierce-Stevens Family, of Gloucester. Mass 60, 


Sterens Families of New England. 
I Samuel Stevens, of Woodstock, Me 85 

II. Fzra Stevens, of Kuckfield, Me <^ 

III. Andrew Stevens, of Montpelier, Vt <)8 

I\ . Thomas Stevens, of Worcester, Mass K>J 

\'. Simon Stevens, of New Hampshire ion 




VI. Dr. Cyprian Stevens, of Maine 109 

VII. Thomas Stevens, of Thomaston, Ale no 

VIII. Levi Stevens, of Xe\v Fngland, and others 113 

IX. Daniel Stevens, Jr., of Concord, N. H 117 

X. The Jewitt- Pease-Stevens Families of Lynne, Conn 118 

XL Francis Stevens, of Worcester, Mass 118 

XII. \Yilliam Stevens, of Thomaston, Me 121 

XIII. Benjamin Steven>, of Xew Market, N. H 125 

XIV. The Felt-Stevens Families, of Maine 130 

XV. Phineas Stevens, of Suf field. Conn 134 

XVI. Miscellaneous Stevens Families of Taunton. Mass 137 

XVII. Lyman Stevens, of Essex county, Mass 138 


Miscellaneous Stevens Families. 

I. Joseph Stevens, of Painted Post. X. V 149 

II. William Steven^ <>f Kdisto Island, S. C 157 

III. The Ra\\ -son-Stevens Family, of Palmyra, N. Y 158 

IV. John Stevens, of Tiskilwa, 111 161 

V. Joshua C. Stephens, of Canisteo, N. Y 162 

VI. Fbenezer Stevens, of Kingston, N. Y 166 

VII. Joshua Stevens, of South Carolina 166 

VIII. The Philbrick-Stevens Family, of Kingston, N. Y 170 



IX. ^ Ebenezer Stevens, of Rockaway, N. Y 173 

X. Abraham Stevens, of Cornwall, England 175 

XI. The Stevens Family, of France 181 

XII. Jonathan Stevens, of Canada 182 


The Ancestral Line of Dr. Elvira Stevens Barney 

From 1650 to the Present Time. 

Page 193. 


A Biographical Sketch of Dr. Elvira Stevens Barney 
Page 257. 




I. Differences 275 

II. My Trip South 277 

III. Open Letter 281 


I. To Names of Persons Born Steevens 293 

II. To Names of Persons Born Stephens 293 

III. To Names of Persons Born Stevens 294 

IV. To Names of Persons Not Born Stevens 303 

List of Illustrations. 


1. Dr. Elvira Stevens Barney at 71 Years of Age Frontispiece 

2. Stevens Coat of Arms V. 

3. Mary Elizabeth Steevens 25 

4. Mary Steevens Walton 29 

5. William Frederick Walton 33 

6. Susan P. A very Walton 37 

7. Sears Steevens 41 

8. Nauvoo Temple Completed . 51 

9. Nauvoo Temple in Ruins, 1857 55 

10. Homestead of James R. Stevens, West Haven, Conn 59 

11. James Reynolds Stevens, of West Haven, Conn 63 

12. Thales H. Haskell and Family 67 

13. Jonathan Crosby 70 

14. Alma Crosby 75 

1 5. Frances Willard 79 

16. Leon McDonald 83 

17. Eugene Trouslot 87 

18. Eveline Farley 91 

19. Rollin B. Trouslot and Barnard F. Stevens 95 

20. Deacon Horace Barnes and Wife 99 

21. Solon Boomer and Lois Barnes Boomer 103 

22. Orton Barnes and Sisters 107 

23. Arthur H. 1 Janies 1 1 ' 




I. Differences 275 

II. My Trip South 277 

III. Open Letter 281 


I. To Names of IVr>ns Horn Suwens 

II. To Names of Persons Born Stephens 

III. To Names of Persons Born Stevens 294 

IV. To Names of Persons Not Born Stevens 303 

List of Illustrations. 


1. Dr. Elvira Stevens Barney at 71 Years of Age Frontispiece 

2. Stevens Coat of Arms A . 

3. Mary Elizabeth Steevens 25 

4. Mary Steevens Walton 29 

5. William Frederick Walton 33 

6. Susan P. A very Walton 37 

7. Sears Steevens 41 

8. Nauvoo Temple Completed 51 

9. Nauvoo Temple in Ruins, 1857 55 

10. Homestead of James R. Stevens, West Haven, Conn 59 

11. James Reynolds Stevens, of West Haven, Conn 63 

12. Thales H. Haskell and Family 67 

13. Jonathan Crosby 70 

14. Alma Crosby 75 

1 5. Frances Willard 79 

16. Leon McDonald 83 

17. Eugene Trouslot 87 

18. Eveline Farley 91 

19. Rollin B. Trouslot and Barnard F. Stevens 95 

20. Deacon Horace Barnes and Wife 99 

21. Solon Boomer and Lois Barnes Boomer 103 

22. Orton Barnes and Sisters 107 

23. Arthur H . I iarnes HI 




24. Hermon Stevens, of Napanoch, N. Y 115 

25. Lucretia S. Cone Barnes 1 19 

26. Addison Pratt and Louisa Barnes Pratt 1 23 

^7- Frances Pratt 1 27 

2 &- Ann Louisa Pratt 131 

29. Lois Barnes Boomer 135 

30. Amelia Stevens Howell 139 

31. Bennie and Jesse Howell 143 

32. Simon Stevens, Shelburne Falls, Mass 147 

33. Mary E. Stevens, Wife of Simon 151 

34. Benjamin Willard Stevens 155 

35. Ida Stevens Sullivan and Family 159 

36. Rollin B. Trouslot 163 

37. Laura Barwise Trouslot 171 

38. Rollin Cunnabell Trouslot 179 

3<> Lois Ann Stevens Wilson 185 

40. Lycurgus Wilson 189 

41. Barnard Stevens 195 

42. Mary Boutwell Stevens 199 

43. Barnard Field Stevens and Family 203 

44. Residence of Barnard Field Stevens 207 

45. Barnard Field and Wife 211 

46. Dr. Benjamin Willard Stevens 215 

47. Amelia Althea Stevens 219 

48. Philip B. Lewis 225 

49. Jane Amanda Stevens 229 

50. I 'hilip Bessum Lewis 235 


51. Carlos Stevens 241 

52. Claudia Brown and Husband 245 

53. First Residence Built by Dr. Elvira S. Barney 251 

54. Dr. Elvira Stevens Barney at 50 Years of Age 256 

55. Second Residence Built by Dr. Elvira Stevens Barney 259 

56. Third Residence Built by Dr. Elvira Stevens Barney 263 

57- Fourth Residence Built by Dr. Elvira Stevens Barney 267 

58. Headstone Erected by Dr. Elvira Stevens Barney 271 


Dear Kinsfolk: 

After many years of labor, I feel to congratulate myself that I 
have thus far accomplished my purpose, though not in as satisfactory 
a manner as we would desire. But you will bear in mind, I feel con- 
vinced, that a perfect genealogical record is impossible, and I pass this 
work on to you to carry forward with the assurance that no pains have 
been spared on my part to make it as complete and as accurate as the 
circumstances under which I have labored would permit. 

A thousand circulars and formulas have been distributed and as 
many more letters have been written. Between two and three hundred 
genealogical books have been carefully searched, and a general glean- 
ing has been carried on, with thoroughness, for the last thirty years. 
But my first step was taken at about the age of fifteen and now I am 
seventy-five years of age, and my hope is that wherever this book is 
read it will awaken such an interest that a greater and more extended 
search will be made and additional branches of our family found. 

Zeno, the celebrated philosopher, when he inquired of the Delphic 
oracle what manner of life he should lead, received for reply, "Ask 
the dead." We are profited by an acquaintance with the character and 
actions of the w r ise and good of other days, particularly if they are of 
our own kin. It is true, some affect to be indifferent to such matters 
on the principle that we judge of a man as we find him and not on the 
merits of his ancestors, but such feelings are not in harmony with those 
of the student of history and of hereditary genius. A knowledge of the 
actions of our noble ancestors will imbue us with a deep sense of our 
indebtedness for the privileges we enjoy and stimulate us to preserve 
and transmit their characteristics to generations yet unborn. 

That this work may have the effect of an incentive to such a con- 
summation, particularly upon all who are of the Stevens blood, is the 
desire of 


Salt Lake City Utah. Born Mar. 17, 1832. 

March 17, 1907. 


Stevens Families of Puritan Ancestry. 


President Eliot, of Harvard university, during a short visit to Utah 
in 1892, said that his mind "involuntarily went back to the first jour- 
ney across the wilderness by civilized men and women, to the planting 
of this superb colony by a Christian church." 

"It reminded me," he continued, ''of another planting two hundred 
and fifty-six years ago, a planting of another Christian church by the 
Puritans and Pilgrims in \e\v England." 

And because of this likeness between the experiences of the two 
colonies, it is probable that no people living can so fully appreciate the 
Puritans as can the Pioneers. This being true, those of our readers 
who are acquainted with the settlement of Utah will find it an easy 
matter to let their sympathies go out to the early settlers of Xew Eng- 
land, while we briefly review their persecutions for religious belief, 
their drivings, their exile from civilization, their sufferings in a new 
country and their final triumph in the founding of a great common- 

We shall not find so difficult, therefore, the duty we. owe to this 
study ; for, without doubt, the first concern of a student of genealogy 
is to become acquainted with the environment in which the subjects of 
his inquiry played their parts. So only can he introduce color into the 
picture. To the proper study of genealogy must be brought not only 
the understanding but the affections. 

Commencing, then, with the dissent, as early as 1564, from the 
liturgy and discipline of the Established Church of England, we first 
have the name "Puritaine" applied to those who refused to kneel in par- 
taking of the sacrament, who objected to the use of the cross in baptism 
and of the ring in marriage, and to the dress of the clergy when exer- 
cising their holy functions. Their contention was that the breaking 


away from the domination of Rome by King Henry VIII. was only a 
half-hearted measure; that the manner of performing these ceremonies 
smacked too much of Catholicism. 

The hard intolerance of the times soon brought down upon their 
constantly increasing numbers the hand of persecution. They were scat- 
tered and peeled. Many were burned at the stake, while others sought 
refuge in disordered flight. Some of the more daring held together in 
congregations throughout England, but their meetings were of neces- 
sity convened in secret and, for the most part, under shelter of night, 
and were overhung by the constant fear of the officers of the law. One 
of these assemblies would present a familiar spectacle to a Mormon mis- 
sionary of today, being made up of men and women from all the towns 
and cities for perhaps twenty miles around, "one of a city and two of a 

A- to the character of these people, we may here pause for a mo- 
ment to quote the eminent historian, Douglas Campbell. Speaking of 
the reign of King James I., he says : 

"The mass of Englishmen were living a life of practical heathen- 
ism. The man. outside the ranks of the avowed Catholics, who lived a 
life of chastity and sobriety, avoided gambling and profanity, especially 
if he maintained family devotions, kept the Sabbath, and attended 
rhurch with regularity, was. by the people at large, ridiculed as a Turi- 

In the closing days of Queen Elizabeth, when the Puritans had been 
mostly suppressed or driven into banishment, one of these congrega- 
tions existed in Gainsborough-upon-Trent, in the county of Lincoln, 
some twelve miles north of Boston, with the Rev. John Smyth as their 
pastor. Of his congregation we know but two members, William Brad- 
ford, who afterward became the governor of Plymouth, and William 
Brewster, of Scrooby, a little hamlet of Nottinghamshire, about tw r enty 
miles distant. To their number, in 1604, was added John Robinson, 
a refugee minister, a graduate of Cambridge, who soon after led the 
historic exodus from Scrooby into Holland. 

John Smyth and his followers, "could not long continue in any 
peaceable condition,'' where they were, "but were hunted and persecuted 
on every side." until in 1606, the pastor, with a few of his flock, re- 
moved to Amsterdam, Holland, where "for the most part." writes Brad- 
ford, "they buried themselves and their names." 

lint of the little band who gathered about John Robinson at 
Scroobv. history has a different stnrv to tell. After some of their num- 

* The Puritans. Vol. II. i>. 


her had been, "taken and clapt into prison/' to use again the quaint 
wording and orthography of the times, and "others had their houses 
beset and watcht night and day and hardly escaped" the hands of their 
persecutors, "ye most were faine to flie and leave their bowses and hab- 
itations, and the means of their livelihood" ; and, seeing "that there was 
no hope for their continuance ther, by joynte consente, they resolved to 
goe into ye Low Countries, wher they heard was freedome of Religion 
for all men."* The flight of this company from England was made in 
1608; and after a stay of twelve years in Leyden, it was this company 
who, in 1620, took passage on the Mayflower for the new world. 

Not until the period from 1630 to 1640, however, were the colonies 
in Massachusetts firmly established. Commencing with the arrival of 
seventeen vessels in 1630, the migration of the Puritans from England 
may be said fairly to have begun. From then till war became imminent 
between 1 the adherents of King Charles I. and the forces that rallied 
to the standard of Cromwell, refugees came pouring into New England 
by the shipload. But they came illy prepared for the warfare that 
awaited them on the shores of New England. Most of them were 
dealers, tradesmen and millhands, ignorant of the soil. They came 
scantily provisioned, stripped of their means, weak arid weary from the 
long sea voyage, to take up the struggle for existence in a strange land 
surrounded by hostile Indians. No wonder the celebration of their 
achievements gave wings to the words of the orator in his beautiful 
apostrophe on the Pilgrims. 

"Shut now the volume of history," says the inspired Everett, "and 
tell me, on any principle of human probability, what shall be the fate 
of this handful of adventurers? Tell me, man of military science, in 
how many months were they swept off by the thirty savage tribes enum- 
erated within the early limits of New England? Tell me, politician, 
how long did this shadow of a colony, on which your conventions and 
treaties had not smiled, languish on the distant coast? Student of his- 
tory, compare for me the baffled projects, the deserted settlements, the 
abandoned adventures, of other times, and find the parallel of this. 
Was it the winter's storm, beating upon the houseless heads of women 
and children? Was it hard labor and spare meals? Was it disease? 
Was it the tomahawk? Was it a deep malady of a blighted hope, a 
ruined enterprise, and a broken heart, aching, in its last moments, at 
the recollection of the loved and left, beyond the sea? Was it some or 
all of these united, that hurried this forsaken company to their melan- 
choly fate? And, is it possible that neither of these causes, that not all 

Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation, p. 10. 


combined, were able to blast this bud of hope? Is it possible that fn-ni 
a beginning so feeble, so frail, so worthy, not so much of admiration as 
of pity, there has gone forth a pr. gr s - steady, a growth so wonder- 
ful, an expansion so ample, a reality so important, a promise, yet to be 
fulfilled, so glorious?" 

Pnt the Puritans were not only to face the dangers and hardships 
of the Xew \Yorld. but were to be subjected to accumulating indigni- 
ties in the Old. Driven from IK MHO, they were not to be permitted to 
go in peace. During the first few years of their exodus no obstacles 
were placed in their way by the mother country: but, word coming to 
the ears of the king that certain liberties were being taken with the or- 
dinances of religion across the sea laws were enacted restricting their 

As early as i'\^. "Cotton. Hooker and Stone with great difficulty 
eluded the vigilance of the pursuivants, and escaped from the country.'' 
In 1635. Richard Mather "Was obliged to keep close till the vessel was 
fairly at sea : and Thomas Shepard embarked under the assumed name 
of his elder brother, John, a husbandman." 

In April, 1037, a proclamation was issued, "to restrain the disor- 
derly transporting of his Majesty's subjects to the colonies without 
leave.'' It commanded that. "n license should be given them, without 
a certificate that they had taken the oaths of supremacy and allegiance, 
and had conformed to the discipline of the Church of England." In 
May. H^S. a fresh proclamation was made, "commanding owners and 
masters of vessels, that they do not fit out with passengers and pro- 
visions to Xew England, without license from the commissioners of 
plantations/' 4 

These restrictions gave rise to various devices for misleading the 
officials of the crown, and, "many English people took advantage of 
passports." held by others, "to leave the realm in the character of their 
servants ; but this subterfuge being discovered, recourse was generally 
obliged to be had to strategems of a more subtle kind." 

Thus it came about that only those men and women who were in 
deadly earnest for the cause of truth, had the temerity to come. They 
were picked men and women, morally and intellectually, the salt of the 
earth. Undaunted by persecution, having the courage of their con- 
victions in the face of every opposition, garnered from all England, 
they were a sturdy, self-reliant. ( iod-fearing race. \Yell might a 
parallel be drawn between the Puritans and the Pioneers. 

* X. E. H. & G. Reg. Vol. V. p. 151. 


Stevens Families of Puritan Ancestry. 

WILLIAM STEVENS, of Gloucester, Mass. 

WILLIAM STEVENS, a ship carpenter, was one of the first 
settlers of Salem, and is entitled to honorable mention for his mechan- 
ical skill, his inflexible honesty and his services in various public offices. 

He came to New Kngland before K^J, and probably had his resi- 
dence in I Boston, Mass., or its vicinity. From his ability as a mechanic 
it might be inferred that he was the Mr. Stevens who. in March. 1634, 
was to receive by order of the general court, ten pounds, for seeing to 
ihe erection of a movable port to be built at Boston. 

He was at Salem, in 1<\V>, where, one note says, he joined the 
church in December, 1 030,, and where his children, Isaac and Mary, 
were baptized on January 2(>. 1(140, and his daughter, Ruth, on March 
7, 1641. He was admitted a freeman in 1040; and, in 1642, he ap- 
pears in Gloucester as one of the commissioners appointed by the gen- 
eral court for ordering town affairs, and he was a representative in 1^44. 

His standing among the early settlers, and the importance of his 
aid in promoting the prosperity of the town, are sufficiently indicated 
by the extraordinary grant of land he received (500 acres) lying be- 
tween Chebacco and Anisquam rivers. He also had a grant of six 
acres of land on the Meeting House Neck; but his residence was at the 
cut, near the beach, where he had eight acres of land. 

He was a selectman several years, commissioner for ending small 
causes, town clerk, and, for four years, a representative. 

I 'roof of his mechanical skill .and honesty is preserved in the fol- 
lowing extract from a letter written by Kmanuel Downing, in January, 
U>,^, to Hon. Sir John C'oke. one of the Massachusetts company and 
an officer of the Knglish government: 


"Being last night at the Exchange, I inquired what ship-carpenter 
Mr. Winthrop. the governor, had with him in Xew England. I was 
informed by Mr. Alders, Esq., the Lord Keeper's brother-in-law, and 
Mr. Cradock. that the governor had with him one William Stevens, a 
shipwright, so able a man, as they believe there is hardly such another 
to be found in this kingdom. 

"There be two or three others, but for want of their names, I could 
not be satisfied of them. This Stevens, hath built here many ships 
of great burthen, he made the Royal Merchant, of 600 tons ; this man, 
as they inform me, had more regard to his substantial performance than 
the wages he was to receive, and so grew to prosperity ; whereupon, he 
was preparing to go to Sprague, where he knew he should have wages 
deservable to his paynes, had not some friends persuaded him to New 
England, where he now lives with great content. Had the state of 
Sprague obtained him, he should have been as a precious jewel to them." 

William Stevens also had a new England fame, being undoubtedly 
"the very efficient builder" mentioned by Johnson, one of our early his- 
torians. Nothing is known pertaining to the vessels he built here, ex- 
cept in two instances. 

A ship was built in the town of Gloucester, as early as 1643, by 
William Stevens and other ship carpenters, for one Mr. Griffin. Un- 
happily for the credit of some of the workmen, a letter has been 
preserved which shows that they were guilty of such misdemeanor as 
required the interference of the colonial government, and called for an 
order to proceed against them with force. 

Johnson, in his Wonder-Working Proridcncc. writing of this period 
rakes notice of the good shipping timber to be found in Gloucester, and 
of several vessels that had been built in that town, and mentions a "'very 
efficient builder," in illusion, without doubt, to William Stevens, who, 
in 1642-44. and again in 1649, was one f tn e principal town officers. 

After a lapse of twenty years, the noted shipwright of Gloucester, 
William Stevens, reappears as the builder of a ship in the town. 
He may have built several during the period, but not till 1661. can any 
particulars be given. He agreed to build a ship in June of that year, of 
sixty-eight feet in length by twenty-three feet in width, for which he 
was to be paid three hundred and fifty pounds for every ton of the ship's 

This worthy citizen was no less distinguished for his action in rela- 
tion to political affairs, than for his mechanical abilities. He was a mem- 
ber of the general court in 1665, when the colonial government made- 


a noble resistance to the proceedings of the commissioners sent over by 
the king to interfere in the legislation of the colony in a manner which 
was justly esteemed to be an infringement of colonial rights and privi- 
leges. It was a grave offence in those days to speak evil of rulers, and 
discretion would have counseled silence, but the honest indignation of 
Mr. Stevens, spurning all restraints, found utterance in unmeasured 
terms of dislike. 

Four of his neighbors testified in a quarterly court in Salem in 1667, 
to his declaring "that he would bear no office in this jurisdiction, nor 
anywhere else, where Charles Stuart had anything to do, and that he 
cared no more for Charles Stuart, as King, than for any other man, and 
that he abhorred the name of Charles Stuart, as King." 

For this bold and rash statement of his hatred for the King, the 
offender was sentenced to a month's imprisonment, to pay a fine of 
iwenty pounds and costs, and to be deprived of his privilege as a free- 

Soon after this, his wife, in a petition to the general court for re- 
lief, represents him as deranged and herself as aged and having a family. 
He soon sank into poverty, evidently, for he mortgaged a part of his 
property in 1667, to Francis Willoughby, of Charlestown, from whom 
it never returned to him. This property was the grant of 500 acres of 
land spoken of previously, "and the dwelling house on it, with barns 
and outhouses," and his "estate at the Cut, with said Gutt, or passage, 
for boats running through as a pass and repass between Cape Ann har- 
bor and Anisquam." 

Another portion of his estate, probably consisting of the previously 
mentioned six acres of land on the Meeting House Neck on which was 
a new house, was put into the hands of his sons, James and Isaac, in 
trust for their mother, Phillippa. There is no record of his death or of 
a settlement of his estate. 

A further item in the life of William Stevens is found in the 
history of New London, by Calkins, where mention is made of the 
fact that on the first ordering and disposing of the affairs of Gloucester, 
by Mr. Endicott and Mr. Downing, eight men were chosen to manage 
its prudential concerns, and that William Stevens was one of the num- 

I ; roni the foregoing account, we glean that William Stevens mar- 
ried Phillippa, who died August 31, 1681, and had children as follows: 


I. I>aac Stevens. 

II. Mary Stevens, who were both baptized on January 26, 1640. 

III. Ruth Stevens, who was baptized on March 7, 1641. 

James Stevens, who was a deacon in the church at Gloucester, 

Mass.. and who married Susan Eveleth. 
\Yilliam Stevens, who was born March 10, i<>^ 
John Stevens, who was born January 23. 1661. and who 
died January 30, 1661. 

Samuel Stevuis. who was born December 5. 1^05. and who, 
in 1693. married Mary Elery. 





EBENEZER STEEVENS, of Killingwonh. Conn. 

liv the courusv <>i Mary Elizabeth Steeveiis. of the Thompson 
Home. Detroit. Mich., who has. in the main, so far completed this inter- 
esting- line of genealogy, the following information is obtained, chiefly 
from an old letter written by Mary Steevens Walton, daughter of Adine 


EI'.EXE/ER STKFAT.XSwas born in England about 1600. an/1 
came to America in 1^40. where he married and died in Kenilworth, 
afterwards called Killingworth, and now, Clinton. Conn. A desire for 
adventure led him and a cousin, who settled in Xew York where he died, 
to the r.ew world. He had one son : 

Elx-nez^r Steeveiis, Jr.. born in Killingworth. who married a hand- 

e lady. Miss Lily ( iriswold. whose family, tradition has it, came 
over in the Mayflower. He is described as a tall, fine looking man, 
while she was small in stature and of delicate, intellectual features. 
They removed from Killingworth to Salisbury. Litchfield county. Conn., 
and were the seventh family to settle in that town. She writes of this 
migration that they "settled in the wilds of America, where were no 
carriage roads." she "came on horseback, and the goods in carts." They 
purchased some land near the oil works, and "lived in constant fear of 
the Indians." They "worshiped in a fort, which was surrounded by a 
guard, a mile or two distant" from their dwelling. They were the par- 
f four sons and ten daughter-, as follows: 

(At 66 Years of age.) 


I. Ebenezer Steevens, 3d., who fell at the storming of Quebec. 

He was a lieutenant. 

II. Frederick Steevens, who was a second lieutenant, and who was 

taken prisoner and died at Montreal. 

III. Elizabeth Steevens, who married Col. James Coon. He was 

engaged at the battle of Quebec, and his two sons achieved 
military honors in the war of 1812. 

IV. Deborah Steevens, who married Zera Beach, of Balstron 

Springs, where they kept a fashionable boarding house. 
They had several children, but only two are named, as 
follows : 

1. Miles Beach, who was a merchant and who married a 

Miss Warner, of Troy, N. Y. 

2. A. S. Beach, who was a judge and an eminent member 
of the New York bar. 

One daughter married Dudley Farlin, a member of Congress. 

V. Zaclie Steevens, who married Dr. Joseph Hamilton, an eminent 

physician, of Hudson, N. Y. Their children settled in the 

VI. Lucy Steevens, who married a Mr. Allen, a surgeon. 

VII. Abigail Steevens, who married a Mr. Smith, and settled in 

VIII. Thankful Steevens, who married a Mr. Canfield, a wealthy 
farmer, and removed to western New York. 

IX. Mindwell Steevens, who married Mr. Calkins, a wealthy 


X. Asenath Steevens, who married Capt. Jared Harrison, of 

Litchfield county. Conn. They had children, as follows : 

i. Olive Harrison, who married Mr. Spencer, of Utica. X. 
Y. and had children as follows: 

i. Ambrose Spencer, who married Miss Clinton, a 

niece of Gov. D. H. Clinton. 

ii. Alnrtnn Spencer, who was a graduate of Harvard, 
iii. Ah is Spencer, who married Judge Strong. 


Sally Harrison. 

3. Frederick Harrison, who married and left one son. 

4. J ired Steeyens Harrison, who married Hannah Lee, 

laughter of Jonathan Lee, of Pittsfield. She died June 
10, 1824, at Salisbury. He died April 28, 1864. They 
liad children, as follows : 

i. Caroline lnlklcy Harrison, who was born August 

1809, and who married on July 20, 1835, 

Samuel Haight Adee. They had children, as 

follows : 

( i ). Hannah Lee Adee, who was born April 21, 

(2). I knry Clay Adee. who was born July 28, 

William Henry Harrison, who was born June 6, 
1812. and died March 20. 1835, at Salisbury, Conn. 
Ann Corneli-i Harrison, who was born February 
4, 1814. She married George Harrow, born May 
r.erkman. X. V. a cabinet maker, and 
had children, as follows: 

i ii William Darrow who was born October 31, 
1837, in Amenia. X. Y.. and died in 1838. 
William Darrow. who was born December 

3-i. IS: 

13) George 11. Darrow. who was born July 4, 
1843. at Salisbury. 

14) Alice Darrow. who was born May 3, 1847. 
and died in 1851. 

Jartd Darrow who was born October 3, 1856, 
and died at Jamestown. Cal.. ( )ctober 3, 1856. 

Alexander S. Harrison, who was born October 14, 
1 8 10, and married on September 28. 1842, Marian 
K. r.issell, daughter of William P>issell and Annie 
Eliza Loveland. She was born April 15, 1823. 
They hid children, as follows: 

(At 89 Years of age.) 


(1) Carrie Harrison, who was born July 3, 1845, 
and died in March, 1848, at Salisbury. 

(2) Maria B. Harrison, who was born February 
26, 1847, anc l died April i, 1864, at Xev 
Britain, Conn. 

(3) Ellen M. Harrison, who was born November 
8, 1848. 

(4) Harriet E. Harrison, who was born Septem- 
ber 23, 1851. 

(5) Edward F. Harrison, who was born January 
13, J854- 

(6) William B. Harrison, who was born Septem- 
ber 2, 1864, and died October 13, 1865, at 
. \menia, X. Y. 

v. Mary H. Harrison, who was born September 20, 
1818, and married William F. Ingersoll, of Ame- 
nia, a mail contractor. She died October 31, 1866. 
They had children, as follows : 

(1) Alary Ingersoll, who was born April 5, 1840. 

(2) Charles Ingersoll, who was born May 10, 
1844, in Amenia, and died July I, 1863, at 
Harper's Ferry. 

(3) William H. Ingersoll, who was born Febru- 
ary 20, 1847, an d died August 26, 1870. 

(4) Harriet Lee Ingersoll, who was born Febru- 
ary 6, 1850. 

(5) Frank Ingersoll, who was born August 20, 

(6) Kate Ingersoll, who was born April i, 1857, 
in Amenia, where she died September I, 1868. 

vi. Hannah Lee Harrison, who was born March 6, 
1821, and died October 16, 1869. She married on 
June 5, 1846, James Orr, who was born Novem- 
ber 21, 1823, son of James Orr, a lawyer, and Jea- 
nette Sharp, both of Scotland. They had children 
as follows : 


i i ) Ella M. Orr. who was born June 17. 1847, 
and died February 28. 1848. 

Jared H. ( )rr. who was born November 15. 

1848. and who practiced law in Michigan City. 

Margaret C. Orr, who was born March 2, 


141 Alice Lee < )rr. who was born May 12, 1854. 

XI. Lydia Steevens. 

Nil. Joel Steevens. who was a farmer of Killing-worth. Conn., 
married Lydia Hurd. They lived near Rochester. N. Y. 

Nil I. Adine Steevens. who was born in Salisbury, Litchfield 
county. Cnnn.. and who married on March 25th, 1/92, Abi- 
gail Bradley. She was born in Detroit, Mich., where he 
died while on a visit to his son Frederick, in 1839, and 
where he was buried in Flmwood cemetery. They had five 
children, but we have record of only tlr Hows: 

i. Mary Steevens. who was born Januarv _N. 17' 13. and 
who married Frederick Augustus \Yalton, on January 
23, 1816. He was born March 18. 17^4. at Salisbury, 
Conn., son of Dr. \\~illiam \Yalton and Polly, his wife, 
and died November 2 She died at the residence 

of her grandson, AYilliam F. \Yalton. in Salisbury, on 
January i<. 1884. lacking only five days of being ninety- 
one years of age. and was buried by the side of her hus- 
band. They had one s< >n : 

i. Frederick Augustus \Yalton. Jr.. who was born 
March iu. 1817. and who married on November 
12. 1844. Caroline r.arnum, who was born May 8, 
iSjj. and was still living in 180,5. He was a farm- 
er and a member of the Legislature from Salisbury, 
and died October 5. 1861. They had two sons, as 
f ollow s : 

(i) YV'illiam Frederick \Yalton, who was born 
\ ember 18. 1845. an <l wno married, Decem- 
ber 5. 1,^.5. Susan P. A very. They had one 
son, Frederick Avery Walton, who was born 
July jij. iSnf). and who married on January 3, 
. Loretta F. Manle. 



(2) George Milo Walton, who was born August 
u, 1847, an d wno married on October 27, 
1871, Caroline Barnum Bunnell, who was 
born July 13, 1851, at Pine Plains, N. Y., 
daughter of Henry Bunnell and Alma Good- 
rich, of Williston, N. Y. Mr. Walton was a 
member of the State Legislature in 1877, an-1 
has served as Selectman for the Town of 
Sharon, Conn., for three years. They have 
four children , as follows : 

a. Charles Goodrich Walton, who was born 

July 27, 1873. 

b. Jennie Bell Walton, who was born March 

29, 1875. 

c. Alma Caroline Walton, who was born on 

January 20, 1878. 

d. William Frederick Walton, who was born 

November 18, 1884, none of whom were 
married in 1896. 

2. Frederick Harrison Steevens, who married on April n, 
1819, Alba Fliza Sears, of Hudson, N. Y. He was a 
man of note in his day, serving as president of the 
Michigan State Bank, as President of the Michigan 
State Board, and as Judge of Oakland county, Mich. 
He was sent by President Polk to Mackinaw as Indian 
Agent. He was an ardent Freemason from 1815 till 
the day of his death in July, 1850, and was buried with 
Masonic honors in Elm wood cemetery, Detroit. He 
had two children, as follows : 

i. Sears Steevens, who was born July 8, 1823, in 
Julesburg, Conn., and educated at St. Paul's Col- 
lege, Long Island, and who married on November 
4, 1869, Emma Bealy, and died April 13, 1888, 
leaving a widow and six children, as follows : 

(i) Frederick B. Steevens. who was born Janu- 
ary 22, 1872. 


(2) Sears Steevens, Jr., who was born February 
i, 1874. 

(3) Abba E. Steevens, who was born March 12, 

(4) "\Yilliam "\Y. Steevens, who was born March 
22, 1878. 

(5) Henry M. Steevens, who was born October 
14, 1881. 

(6) Grace M. Steevens, who was born July 4, 

ii. Mary Elizabeth Steevens. who was born October 
io, 1825, at Hudson, X. Y. Since 1874, when she 
fell and broke her leg, she has used a crutch, and 
says, in her correspondence: "Since 1887 I hav? 
been very comfortably situated in the Thompson 
Home, of Detroit, Michigan, where, with many 
other old ladies, I am provided with comforts and 

3. Julia Ann Steevens, who was born in 1804, at Salisbury, 
Conn., and who married John Jewit, and died in 1834. 
They had two children as follows : 

i. Mary "\Y. Jewit, who married John Sears, of Illinois, 
ii. Julia A. Jewit. who married Nathan Sears, of 
Xew Jersey. 

XI Y. Beulah Steevens, who married a Mr. Gold. 

There are, as will be noted, several vigorous branches of this gen- 
ealogical tree whose lines the author is unable to trace for want of def- 
inite information. 





ROBERT Cl 'SI I. MAX, who is reputed to be the ancestor of all 
the Cushmans in the I'nited States, was probably born in England be- 
tween 1580 and 1585. He had one son : 

Thomas Cushman, who was born in February, 1606. He was 
probably in the May Flower in 1620. He had one son : 

Thomas C. Cushman, who was born September 16, 1632. He 
first married Ruth Rowland, a daughter of John Rowland, "one of the 
old comers/' on November 17, 1664. She was living when her father's 
will was made on May 24, 1672. He married, second, on October 16, 
1679, Abigail Feeler, of Rhehoboth. He died August 23, 1726. He 
had one son : 

Robert Cushman, of Kingsto i, who was born on October 4, 1664. 
He first married Persia, who d'ed at Kingston on January 14, 
1743-4, at the age of eighty. He married, second, in February, 1744-5. 
Prudence Sherman, of Marshfield, "a maiden turned seventy." He 
died at Kingston on September 7, 1757 at the age of 92 years, n months 
and 3 days. Robert had two sons : 

I. Thomas Cushman, who was born February 14, 1706. He 

died June 13, 1768. He had one son: 

John Cushman, who was born January 15, 1759 and died in 

April, 1799. He first married Deborah Harrows. He married, 

second, in 1798, Betsy Pierce. He was a farmer residing 

in North Yarmouth and died at New Gloucester, Me. He 

had one son : 

Nathaniel Pierce Cushman, who was born on April 6, 1792. 

He married Selina Sibley on July 4, 1821, and they resided 

in Portland. Me. He had one daughter: 

Silvina Pierce Cushman, who was born on May 14, 1824. 

She married on January 13, 1845, Benjamin Stevens, Jr., of 

Portland, Me. 

II. Joshua Cushman, who was born on October 14, 1708. He 

died at Marshfield on March 25, 1764. He married, first, 
on January j. 1733, Mary Soule, daughter of Josiah Soule. 


of Duxbury. She was born on December 6, 1706. He 
married, second, on March 8, 1752, Deborah Ford, of Marsh - 
field, who was born in 1718 and who died on July i, 1789. 
He came from Lebanon, Conn., and settled in Duxbury. 
Joshua had one son : 

Paul Cushman, who was born in 1741. He married Ann 
Parke, and he died at the home of his daughter, Eurebia, at 
P.ath. X. H., in February, 1808. She died at Dalton, N. H., 
in 1822. He removed to Charleston, X. H., before the Revo- 
lution and was the first blacksmith in that town. He came 
from Canada during some of the Indian wars with an expe- 
dition to bring back some captives. He resided in Little- 
ton, X. H.. and in Barnett. Yt., until 1796, and afterwards, 
at Bath, X. H. He had one sn : 

Clark Cushman, who was born on October 8, 1769, at 
Charleston. X. H. He first married Catharine Groute, Feb- 
ruary 3. \-<>4. She died at Marnett. Yt.. on March 8, 1837. 
He married, second, Sarah Hadley, of Barnett, Yt. He died 
September 20, 1851. The Orleans County Gazette, pub- 
lished in Irasbury, Yt.. says: "The body of Mr. Clark 
Cushman was found last Sabbath morning in a field near 
his house at Parsumprie Milage. He had of late been living 
some three miles or more distant from the village and on 
the previous Friday had gone to the village to attend busi- 
ness about his premises there. He was seen about the 
place on that day. but not afterwards until his body was 
discovered. On Friday he had complained of ill health and 
it is supposed that while attending to some business in the 
field he must have suddenly died. He was advanced in 
years." He had one daughter : 

Sally Cushman, who was born on November 14, 1794. On 
December 3, 1816, she married Solomon Stevens and they 
had twelve children, as follows : 

1. Catherine Stevens, who was born October 17, 

She was married to Timothy R. Fairbanks, of 
AYaterford. Yt., on September 22, 1840, and they 
resided at St. Johnsbury, Yt. 

2. Phebe \Yoodard Stevens, who was born on August i, 


(Taken when 45 years old.) 


3. Phineas Stevens, who was born on August 10, 1821. 

He married Caroline Brook, of Barnett, Vt. 

4. Solomon Stevens, who was born January 9, 1823. He 

married Ann Eliza Evans, of Danville on May 26, 
1850, and resided at Hardwick, Yt. 

5. Sarah Gill Stevens, who was born June 28, 1827. She 

married Jonathan D. Abbott on November 25, 1852 
and they resided at Barnett, Vt. 

6. Louisa Stevens, who was born on June 12, 1827. She 

married John W. Batch of Littleton, N. H., on 
July 23, 1849. 

7. John Baxter Stevens, who was born on September 25, 

1829. She married Jonathan H. Clements, of Ti- 
tusville, Pa., on July 23, 1849, and resided there. 

8. Xerxes Cushman Stevens, who was born March 25, 1852. 

He resided at Barnett, Yt., and was an enter- 
prising farmer. 

9. Lucius Kimball Stevens, who was born on June 29, 

1834, and who died on April 29, 1835. 

10. Charles Stevens, who was born on March 19, 1836, 
and died March 29, 1836. 

11. Mary Sophia Stevens, who was born on August 28, 

1838. She died October 9, 1847. 

12. Richard Hubbard Stevens, who was born on April 30, 



SHADRACH HAIV.OOI) was the common ancestor of all the 
New England Hapgoods. He had one son : 

Thomas Hapgood, who was born on February I, 1669-70 and died 
on October 4, 1763. He had one son: 

John Hapgood, who was lorn February <). 1706-7 and who died 
in 1762. He married Abigail Morse. They had two sons: 

I. John Hapgood, who was born October 8, 1752. He settled in 
Malboro, Mass. He married, first, Lois Stevens. She died 
on April TO. 1770. He married, second, Lucy Kowe (alias 
Monroe). Lois Stevens had one child: 


1. John Hapgood, who was born February 9, 1776. He 

married October 29, 1799, Elizabeth Temple. 

John Hapgood and his wife Lucy Rowe had seven 

children : 

2. Benjamin Hapgood, 

3. Lois Hapgood, 

4. Henry Hapgood, 

5. Hannah Hapgood, 

6. Mary Hapgood, 

7. Elizabeth Hapgood, 

8. Sarah Hapgood. 

II. Jonathan Hapgood, who was born on May if>. 1759. He mar- 
ried Jerusha Gibbs. They had one child : 
David Hapgood, who was born June i, 1783. He died 
on October 13, 1830. He married, first, Abigail Russel. He 
married, second, Lydia Stevens, who had : 

1. Mnscs Hapgood, who was born on December 12, 1807, 
and who married Sally Wetherbee. 

2. Joseph Hapgood, who was born in 1809. He died 


3. Win. Hapgood, who was born in 1810. 

4. Rufus Hapgood, who was born on May 31, 1813. He 
married Maria Barnes, of Charlestown, Mass. 

5. Reuben Hapgood, who was born on May 31, 1813. He 

married Ruth C. Moars. They had four children : 

i. Henry Hapgood, 

ii. Mary Hapgood, 
iii. Jane Hapgood, 
iv. Elvira Hapgoo:!. 

6. Mary Hapgood. who married Daniel Erarence. They 

i. William Erarence. 
ii. Mary Erarence, 
iii. Arabella Erarence. 

7. Nathaniel Hapgood. who married Malinda Muzzy. They 

had : 


i. Charl es Hapgood, 
ii. Luallen Hapgoocl. 

8. Abigail Hapgood, who married John T. Taylor and had : 

i. Mary E. Taylor, 

ii. Charles H. Taylor, 
iii. George W. Taylor, 
iv. Nathaniel Taylor, 

v. Ada- T. Taylor 
vi. John T. Taylor. 

9. George Hapgood, who married Angeline Warren and 
had four children : 

j. Nella Hapgood, 

ii. Harriet Hapgood, 

iii. Lucy Hapgcod, 

iv. George Hapgood. 

10. Luther Hapgood, who was born June 24, 1824. He 
married Harriet Deane. 

11. Ella Hapgood, who married Asa A. Deane. They had 
three children : 

i. Harriet Deane, 
ii. Abigail Deane, 
iii. Manda Deane. 


HENRY STEVENS, of Stonington, Conn. 

All decendants of Henry Stevens say that "Nicholas Stevens of 
England was wealthy, owning three shires in Wales, and after his 
death one of his heirs went over from New England, and prosecuted 
for and obtained a decree for his share of the property, but in signing 
the receipt he wrote his name 'Stevens', when the attorney for the crown 
declared him an imposter, as the English records were spelled 'Steph- 
ens', so the Judge ruled him out." He came home and so reported. 
One account says, "Nicholis Stevens for his cussing at Windsor be- 


fore the train band last Monday, is to pay to the public treasury 10 
shillings." According to history, Henry Stevens, whose, father, Nich- 
olas, was an officer in Oliver Cromwell's army, after the death of the 
"( iivat Protector," emigrated to America and first settled in Stonington, 
Conn., in the year 1660 with his brothers, Thomas Stevens and Rich- 
ard Stevens. 

Again, it is a family tradition that Henry Stevens, the oldest son 
of Nicholas Stevens, an officer in Oliver Cromwell's army, fled from 
England to escape the persecutions of the Royalists, after the death 
of Cromwell; but that record rests only on a letter from one member 
of the family to another of that generation. This letter is still extant, 
and in the possession of Mrs. Updyke, of New York City, a descendant. 
In 1668 a census was taken of Stonington, Conn., and of the forty-three 
inhabitants, Henry Stevens and wife were two. He was admitted an 
inhabitant in 16/0. They became members of the Congregational 
Church, organized there on June 3, 1674. It is a question whether he 
removed to Stonington, Conn., from Newport. R. I., or from Swansey, 
Mass. He married Hannah Lake Gallop. According to the Rhode 
Island Colonial Record, there was a Henry Stevens in Newport, R. I., 
in 1648 who was a blacksmith and who had a wife, Elizabeth Gallop. 
On May 13, 1667, Henry Stevens, with others, was selected because 
of his skill to repair all arms on the order of the Captain or Lieutenant 
of the train band, of Newport. 

John \Yinthrop, first Governor of the Massachusetts Hay Colony, 
landed at Salem with a company of 900 on June 12, 1630 and among 
the number was Capt. John Gallop, who settled in Boston, and there 
became the father of a family consisting of several children. John 
Gallop, Jr., married a relative of Gov. \Yinthrop and afterwards became 
a Captain and removed to Pequot. Conn., where he raised a family of 
four boys and five girls. Capt. Gallop was killed on December 25. : 
in the swamp fight in northern Rhode Island, by the Narragansett 
Indians under King Philip. 

HENRY STEVEN'S was an inhabitant of Stonington, Conn., on 
February 18. 1694, as he then had four children baptized there, Thomas, 
Richard, Henry and Elizabeth, and on April 22, 1694. Lucy, another 
daughter, was baptized. His son, 

Thomas Stevens (brother of Richard Stevens) was born on 
December 14, 1678. He married, first, on May JM. n*;S. Alary Hall 
and tliev had six children : 


I. Thomas Stevens, 

II. Phineas Stevens, 

III. Uria Stevens, who married his cousin, Sarah Stevens, born 

January 21, 1708, the daughter of Richard. He had a Cap- 
tain's commission in the French war and was a member of 
the Susquehannah Company, and one of the Commissioners 
to purchase the Connecticut claim from the Indians. He 
died in October, 1/64. It is supposed that he died in Can- 
ada. He had one son : 

Uria Steven's, Jr., who was born on August 27, 1730 and 
resided in Litchfield, Conn. He married Martha Rathburn 
who was born in the year 1731. She died June 14, 1825. 
He died August 14, 1800, at Caanan, where a colony of 
eighty-four persons, of whom nine were of the Stevens 
family, was formed and settled at Stillwater, N. Y. Uria 
Stephens was of this party. He was also of the Susque- 
hannah Company and moved to Wilkesbarre, in 1773, and 
was also selected a town officer at the first election of that 
place, then called Westmoreland. The Connecticut Settlers 
were all driven from that valley, along the Susquehannah 
and Uria settled for a while at Canisteo, N. Y. He had 
nine children : 

1. Sarah Stevens. 

2. Benjamin Stevens. 

3. Polly Stevens, 

4. Uria Stevens, who was born on January 26, 1761, and 

nrirried on January 13, 1785, Elizabeth Jones, in 
\Y\oming, Pa. She was born in Steuben county, N. Y., 
and died on March 30, 1849. He was a farmer and 
resided in Canisteo, Steuben county, N. Y. He was 
in the Army of 1812 and died August 2, 1849, at Can- 
isteo. They had one daughter : 

Mary Stevens, who was born on February 27, 1792, 
in Canisteo, Steuben county, N. Y. She married there 
in 1807, Silas C<ray, who was born on March 18, 1788 
in Providence, Luzern county, Pa. He was the son 
of John Coray and Phebe Howe. He died January 22, 
1841, at Perry. Pike county, Ills. She died at Luzern, 
Pa. He was a captain in the war of 1812. They had 
eleven children : 


i. Aurilla Coray, who was born January 22, 1809. 

ii. Sarah Ann Coray, who was born on March 16, 

iii. John Coray, who was born on March 27, 1813. 
He died in June, 1828, at Providence, Logan 
county, Pa. 

iv. Phebe Coray, who was born on May 21, 1815. 

v. Howard Coray. who \\-as born on May 6, 1817 in 
Steuben county, X. Y. He married Martha Jane 
Knowlton who was born on June 3, 1822, in Boone 
county, Kentucky and who died December 14, 
1881 at Provo City, Utah. Their children were: 

(1) Howard Knowlton Coray, who was born on 
April 10, 1842 at Augusta, Van Buren 
county, Iowa. 

(2) Martha Jane Coray, who was born on Feb- 
ruary 19, 1844, at Nauvoo, 111 ., and who mar- 
ried Theodore B. Lewis. 

(3) Harriet K. Coray, who was born on August 
9, 1846. 

(4) Mary K. Coray, who was born on April 22, 
1848, in Missouri, while her parents were 
traveling to Utah. 

(5) Sarepa E. Coray, who was born on Feb- 
ruary 4, 1850, in Nebraska. 

(6) Helena K. Coray, who was born on Febru- 
ary i, 1852, at Salt Lake City, Utah. 

(7) \Yilliam Henry Coray, who was born on 
November 3, 1853, at Salt Lake City, Utah. 

(8) Sidney Algernon Coray, who was born on 
July 9, 1855, at E. T. City, Tooele Co., Utah. 

(9) George Quincy Coray, who was born on 
November 26, 1857, at Provo, L'tah. 

(10) Francis Delevan Coray, who was born on 
January 17, 1860, at Provo, L T tah. 

(n) Louis Lavill Coray, who was born on 
March 9, 1862, at Provo, Utah. 

\ 2) Don Rathburn Coray, who was born on 
September 20. 1804. at Provo, Utah. 


vi. George Coray, who was born on May 4, 1819. 
vii. Betsey Coray who was born in September 1821 

and who died in infancy. 
viii. William Coray, who was born in 1823 and died 

on March 7, 1849, at Salt Lake City, Utah, 
ix. Mary Ettie Coray, who was born on January 31, 

x. Uriah Coray, who was born in November 1830 and 

died in May, 1853, in California, 
xi. Elizabeth Coray, who was born in February, 1834. 

5. Martha Stevens, 

6. John Stevens, who was born on April 10, 1765. 

7. Phineas Stevens, 

8. Elijah Stevens, 

9. Elias Stevens. 

IV. Andrew Stevens, 

V. Benjamin Stevens, 

VI. Zebulon Stevens. These were all born at Plainneld, Conn. 

VII. Jesse Stevens, who died in infancy was the son of Thomas 
Stevens and his second wife. 


THOMAS STEVENS, of Boston, Mass 

Thomas Stevens, who had a brother, Edward Stevens, was born 
about 1627 and was an early inhabitant of Boston. His wife, whose 
name was Sarah, was a member of the North Church. They ha*! 
nine children : 

I. John Stevens, who was born on May 15, 1648. 

II. Thomas Stevens, Jr., who was born December 28,1651. He 

died very young. 

III. Jonas Stevens, who was born October 27, 1653. 

IV. Aaron Stevens, who was born October 27, 1655. 

V. Sarah B. Stevens, who was born on August 31, 1657. She 

died very young. 

VI. Thomas Stevens, the second son of that name, was born on 

May 20, 1658. 

VII. Moses Stevens, who was born on April 22, 1659. 

VIII. Joseph Stevens, wh<> was born on April 17, 1661. 

IX. Sarah Stevens, the second daughter of that name, was 1><>rn 

on December 8, 



THOMAS STEVENS, of East Haven, Conn. 

Martin Luther Steven-, a correspondent, writes : "Emily Stevens 
Talmagc was from a line of ancestry who came from England to Massa- 
chusetts in 1632-3. and had nearly completed her record back to thai 
time. She traced her descent from Thomas Stevens, of London, an 
armorer by trade, who came to Boston with the early Puritan settler-." 

The history of Xew Haven colony says : "In the spring of ; 
a Puritan colony from Boston settled in Xew Haven", and Mrs. Tal- 
mage wrote, "Thomas Stevens was one of the first .settlers of We.-: 
Haven, and by putting the record of We>t and East Haven together, 
you will be able to show the descent from Thomas Stevens of Boston, 
thus joining the great Stevens families of America". She further says: 
"< h\r stock is genuine pilgrim blood. ( )ur great ancestor lived to be 
100 years old and his wife was 102 years old at the time of her death." 

Thomas Stevens had five sons, as follows: 

I. Samuel Steven- 

II. J<'-ej>h Steven > 

III. John Steven- 

IV. James Steven- 

V. Thomas Steven.-. This man. Deacon Thomas Stevens, had 

only one -on and one daughter, a- follow-: 

I. Thomas Steven-, who was born in the year 1/08. He 
married Desire Smith. Mrs. Emily Stevens Talmage 
wrote: "The son i- our great grandsire." Desire Smitii 
was born about 1713 and died in the year 1791) at the 
age of So years. He died in the year 1747 at the age 
of 39 years. He had one son. 

fesse Stevens, who was born in 1741 and who died on 
December 4, 1823. at the age of 82. He married 
Elizabeth Sherman, who was born in 1740 and who 
died on December i. iSi>. They had one son: 
Xewton Steven-, who was l>orn on Dec. 9. 1784. He 
died at West Haven on August 10. 1866 and was bur- 
ied there. In early life he was a shoemaker and later 
a farmer. He married on August 10, 1809, at West 
Haven. Polly Reynolds, who was born March 22. 178*) 
and who died March <j. 1803 at the age of 74 years. 

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As it stood when finished in 1846, at Nauvoo, 
Hancock Co., 111. 


She was the daughter of Mary Kimberly and James 
Blakeslee Reynolds, of West Haven. They had 
twelve children : 

i. Julia Ann Stevens, who was born on Jan. 14, 1810 
On June 19, 1833, she married James Tolles who 
was born on July 16, 1810. He came from West 
Haven and was the son of Capt. Dan Tolles ami 
Ann Smith. They had three children : 

(1) Arabella Tolles, who was born on Nov. 29, 
1834 and who died August 24, 1857. She 
married Joseph Ridley. They had no child- 

(2) Jesse M. Tolles, who was born on May 14, 
1844 and who died in September 1845. 

(3) James Tolles, who was born in July 1848. He 
married Ida Louisa Pardee. 

ii. Edwin Stevens, who was born on April 4, 1811, at 
West Haven, Conn. He died on April 4, 1853 
at Steuben, Crawford Co., Pa. He was buried 
at Townsville, Pa. He married on December 5, 
1840 at Steuben, Pheluria Beardsley, who was 
born on November 13, 1822. She was the daugh- 
ter of Seth Beardsley and Amanda Marvin Car- 
penter. They had four children : 

(1) James Franklin Stevens, who was born on 
October 10, 1841. He married Sarah E. Ward 
at Townsville, Pa. 

(2) Newton Edward Stevens, who was born hi 
December 1844. He married Ann Walker, who 
was born in Manchester, England. 

(3) Lucius Minar Stevens, who was born on 
September 19, 1848. He married Henrietta L. 
Smith, of Townsville Pa. 

(4) Sherman Marvin Stevens, who was born on 

September 25, 1851. Three sons of Edwin re~ 
sided in Meadville, Pa. 

iii. Emily Stevens, who was born June 19, 1813 an-! 
who died on January 12. iSnr. She married June 

T i ! K s 1 1-: \ i ; x s (.; M x K A LOG v 

7. iS v V>. William Henry Talmage. of West Haven, 
Conn. He was born July 28, 1811. He 
was a real estate agent of East and West Haven, 
Conn. He was the son of Joseph Talmage and 
Isabella Everston. Joseph Talmage was born on 
April jo. i~(*) and died on July 3, 1813. Isa- 
bella Everston. of East Haven, died May 22, 1812. 
She was the daughter of William Everston and 
Isabella Holbrouk. who were married November 
14. 1755 at East Haven, now South Haven. 
I -'or thirty years William Henry Talmage was a 
deacon in the Congregational church in West 
Haven. fie was hale at the age of seventy-five 
and able to attend to daily business, filling with 
integrity, offices < f trust. 

Emily Stevens Talmage was noted for her 
genealogical research, being often called upon by 
those far and near for facts respecting their ances- 
try. Her writings have also been used in this sketch. 
She was a praying Christian and loved to refer to 
her pious ancestry of Puritan principles and de- 
scent. None were what the world called great, 
but they were eminently good Christians, fearing 
< iod and doing righteously, and their children feel 
that they are reaping the benefits of their prayers 
to this day. When a girl, she was successful in 
school as assistant tutor with Aliss A fay Reynolds 
and was President of the W. I". T. I'., in West 
Haven. Emily Stevens Talmage had five child- 
ren, as follows : 

i i I Emily Talmage, who was born on Alay 25, 
1837. at New Haven. On August 31, 1858 she 
married Isaac A. I Iron son. at West Haven. 
He was born on June 10, 1820 at Winchester, 
Litch field Co., Conn. He was the son of 
Isnac l> ron son and Elizabeth Hills, of Win- 
chester. Conn. They had six children: 

a. James Talmage Hron-son. w ho was born on 
September 11. iS5<>. at Winchester. He 


As it stood in Ruins in 1857. 


engaged in ranching in Montana. 

b. A daughter (name not given) who was 
born June n, 1862-63. She died on July 
15, 1868. 

c. Gertrude Elizabeth Bronson, who was born 

on August 5, 1864. She pursued a 
course of studies at Mt. Holyoke. 

d. Henry Isaac Bronson, who was born on 
February 22, 1867. He engaged in busi- 
ness with his brother James. 

e. Sherman Stevens Bronson, who was born 

September 30, 1871. 

f. Steward Reynolds Bronson, who was born 

October 3, 1875. 

(2) Elizabeth Sherman Talmage, who was born 
January i, 1839 at New Haven, Conn.. She 
married on September 28, 1864, at West Ha- 
ven, Rev. James Dewey Tucker, who was 
born on March 5, 1837, at East Hamilton, 
Xcw York. He was the son of Samuel Tuck- 
er and Almira Harmonia Hopkins of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. He was a graduate of Wil- 
liam's College, Mass, in 1861, and also of 
the Theological Seminary, of Hamilton, N. Y. 
They resided at McGranville, N. Y., Vernon 
N. Y., Troy, N. Y., Fort Edward, N. Y., and 
Perry, N. Y. They had six children, as fol- 
lows : 

a. Emily Almena Tucker, who was born on 

October 26, 1865 at McGranville, N. Y. 
She died on September 30, 1867 at Troy, 
N. Y. 

b. William Samuel Tucker, who was born on 

November 6, 1867 at Troy, N. Y. 

c. Jesse Tucker, who was born on Jan. 27, 


d. George Everett Tucker, who was born on 
April n, 1872 at Fort Edward, N. Y. 


c. .Mabel Elizabeth Tucker. who was born oa 

iK-cember 28. iS;; at Hunda. X. V. 
f. Alice Louise Tucker. \\lio was bor 
October S. iSS<>. at Hunda. X. V. 

( 3 ) Tberesa < iertrude Talmai^e. who was b->rn 
April 20, 184:;. She married John H. Fitch 
who was born in 1844. lie died on May 31, 
iSSj at the ajuv of thirty-ei^ht years. 

i 4 i William Henry Tainia^e. who was born May 
12. 1 841; and died in 1854. 

( 5 ) Fdward Wright Talma^e. who was bo- 

Xovember 1853. and who died Septembe' _. 

iv. Lucius Stevens, who wa> lxrn on Se|)t. jS. i> 5, 
at \\est Haven. Omn. He married l^lizabeth 
Kimberly. who died on Xovember i v v 1843, at 
the a^'e of J<j. at \\"est Haven. They had: 

( i ) Lucius Franklin Stevens, who was born Jan- 
nary u. 1840. He died at Xew York, in 

i ji Fdward M. Stevens, who was born on July 
15. 1842. 

Sarah Reynolds Stevens, who \\a> born on October 
25. 1817. She married Jonathan Foote, on Jan- 
uary 4. 1841. at West Haven. He was the son of 
Jonathan Foote and Martha Frisbie. of Bra" 
C'onn. The\~ had : 

( i ) Sherman Frisbie Foote. who was born X"v. 
27. 1841. at Xew Haven. He married Man- 
Rice, who was born on December 4, 1840. at 
Xew Haven. She was the daughter of 
Rice. The had : 

a. Flsworth Foote. who was born <m Jan. 3, 


b. Henry Lyman Foote who was born M 

n. 1881". 


(2) Elsworth Frisbie Foote, who was born in 
July, 1843. 

vi. Sherman Stevens, who was born April 14, 1819 at 
West Haven. He married on March 14, 1878, at 
Montgomery, Alabama, Kate Lee Lewis, who was 
born on May 6, 1838 at Montgomery. She was 
the daughter of Henry P. Lee and Bessie Nich- 
olson. He served in the War of the Rebellion. 

vii. Francis Newton Stevens, who was born January 2 
1822. He married Delia Mansfield. They re- 
sided in Montana. 

viii. Jessie Minar Stevens, who wasborn June n, 1825 
and who died on May 10, 1844. 

ix. Samuel Andrews Stevens, who was born June n, 
1826, at New Haven. He married on Septem- 
ber i, 1859, Ellen Maria Ives, who was born on 
July 8, 1833, at Hamden, Conn. She died on 
June 30, 1880, at New Haven, and was buried at 
West Haven. She was the daughter of Henry, 
and Eliza Ives. They resided first at Hamden, 
Conn, and then at New Haven. They had: 

1 i ) 'Lizzie Ives Stevens, who was born on May 6 

1 86 1 and who died on September 8, 1861. 

(2) Nellie Stevens, who was born on Sept. 20, 

1862 and who died on September 28, 1862. 

(3) Mabel Ives Stevens, who was born Novem- 
ber 25, 1873. 

x. Mary Elizabeth Stevens, who was born September 
22, 1828, at West Haven and who died on August 
28, 1883 and was buried there. She married on 
December 22, 1847, Frederick Sherman Ward, 
who was born on December 27, 1812, at West Ha- 
ven, Conn., where he died on July 27, 1865. He 
was the son of Jacob Ward and Henrietta Kimber- 
ly. Jacob Ward and his son Frederick, were both 
masters of sailing vessels in the West India trade. 
They had : 



( i ) Frederick Ward, who was born on April 10. 

1849, an( l who ( h'ed on April 12, 1849. 
( 2 ) Frederick Sherman Ward, who was born on 

January 14, 1851. He married Jenny Lind 

(3) Samuel Ramns Ward, who was born on 

April 15. 1853 and who died on August 31, 

( 4 ) Wallace Ward, who was born September 25. 

1855 and who died on August 2, 1861. He 

was born deaf and dumb. 
Fllioi Ward, who was born on December 

27, l$5 
(6) Harry Kimberly Ward, who was born Aug. 

17. 1860. He wa> born deaf and dumb. 
(-} Josephine Ward, who was born on Nov. 20. 

Mary Fredericka Ward, who was born Aug. 

31. iS's. The foregoing information was fur- 
nished on January 28, 1887, by Frederick S. 

Ward. <>f Xew Haven. Conn. 

xi. Harriet Augusta Stevens, who was born on May 2. 
1832. at West Haven. She married at West 
Haven on January 15, 1857, Stephen Goodyear 
Hotchkiss win i was born on January 25, 1830, at 
Xew Haven. He was the son of Stephen Hotch- 
kiss and Ann .Maria Goodyear, who resided at 
Xew Haven. Harriet Augusta Stevens with her 
husband resided at Hotchkiss, Montana. They 
had : 

< i ) Amelia Goodyear Hotchkiss, who was bora 

in 1858. 

< 2 i Stephen Stevens Hotchkiss. who was born 

on January 23, 1860. 
( 3 ) Arthur Xewton Hotchkiss. who was born on 

February 19, 1864. 
141 Maria Louise Hotchkiss. who was born on 

March 6, 1867. 

of West Haven, Conn. 


(5) Samuel Andrews Hotchkiss, who was born 
on January 19, 1871. 

xii. James Reynolds Stevens, who was born on July 
4, 1835, at West Haven. He married there on Dec. 
2, 1859, Cornelia I. Bishop, who was born on 
August 13, 1839, at New Haven. She was the 
daughter of James Bishop and Mary A. Fairchild. 
James Reynolds Stevens was a Lieutenant in Bat- 
tery D. and also a member of the Hartford City 
Guard, during the war, and afterwards, with his 

Company, was stationed at the State arsenal but 
did not go to the front. The homestead is over 

200 years old. They had : 

(1) Eugene William Stevens who was born De- 
cember 31, 1867 an d who died on June 6, 1870 

(2) Nellie C. Stevens, who was born on Feb. 12 

(3) Paul Elsworth Stevens, who was born Octo- 
ber 5, 1873. 

2. Esther Stevens, who was the sister of Deacon Thomas 
Stevens, was born about 1714. She married Ebenezer 
Thompson who removed from West Haven in 1742 to 
Scituate, Mass. She died in 1813 at the age of 99 

The following is an extract from a letter written in Jan. 
1849, by Esther Lois Thompson Caswell, forwarded 
by James Reynolds Stevens : 

"Ebenezer and Esther Stevens Thompson, our great 
grand parents, preserved with care a little book contain- 
ingthe family record, but owing to some accident it was 
lost. He was both Minister and Pastor of the Episco- 
pal Church in Scituate, Mass. He was greatly beloved 
and died soon after the Revolutionary War. His 
widow was almost heart broken. 

"A house and a few acres of land comprised their all, 
but with six daughters unprovided for except by their 
own industry they always had something for those that 


had less than themselves. She retained her mental 
powers until the last. She was honored for her cor- 
rect walk through life, and loved for her unmeasured 
kindness and benevolence. She made lace in her 
ninety-third year. Her remains lie side by side with 
her husband's in the Episcopal burying grounds at West 
Scituate, Mass. ; and, also, the remains of their descen- 
dants to the fourth generation are buried there. Her 
grave is under the Episcopal Church" They had: 

i. Esther Thompson, who was twenty-three years of 
age in 1764, as recorded on her gravestone. 

ii. John Thompson, who was born about 1743 in Bil- 
boa, Spain. 

iii. Ebenezer Thompson, who was born about 1745. He 
married Lydia Kinnicutt,who was born about 1747. 
She was the daughter of Edward Kinnicutt and 
his wife Mary, of Providence. She had three 
children by Ebenezer Thompson as follows : 

(1) Sarah Thompson, who was born about I7'5- 

(2) Edward Thompson, who was born about 1707 
and who was the father of Esther Lois 
Thompson Caswell. 

(3) Mary Thompson, who was born about 1769. 

Ebenezer Thompson next married the second 
daughterof Edward and Mary Kinnicutt. They had 
six children, as follows : 

(1) Ebenezer Thompson, who was born aboii: 

(2) John Thompson, who was born about 1774. 

(3) Thomas Thompson, who wasborn about! 

i 4 ) Joseph Thompson, who was born about 1778. 
Lydia Thompson, who was born about 1780 

and who died in March 1848. at the age of 

(6) Stephen Thompson, who was born about i~^2 

iv. Amy Thompson, who was born about 1747. She 


married Benjamin Palmer of Scituate, Mass. He 
died in 1813 at the age of seventy. 

v. Annie Thompson, who was born about 1749 an-t 
who died at the age of seventy-two. 

vi. Lucy Thompson, who was born about 1751 and 
who died at the age af 72-3. She never married. 

vii. Lois Thompson, who was born about 1753, and 
died at the age of 74, in 1827. She never marreid. 

viii. Mary Thompson, who was born about 1757. She 
married Lemuel Ransom of Middleborough, Mass. 
After his death she returned to her mother's" house 
in Scituate carrying with her the property be- 
queathed to her by her husband, which added much 
to the comfort of her mother and sisters. She 
died after a protracted illness at the age of eigthy - 
four years. She had no children. 

ix. Jane Thompson, who was born about 1759 and died 
in 1822 at the age of 63 years. She married 
Rev. William Wheeler. They had no children. 
Some of these women were endowed with mnv 
than common intellect and their society was much 
sought after. 

THE PIERCE^STEVENS FAMILY, of Gloucester, Mass. 

David Pierce was born on October 5, 1713 and died about 1750. 
He was the son of Samuel Pierce, who married on January 18, 1703 
Sarah Sanders of Duxbury. Samuel Pierce was the son of Abraham 
Pierce, who was born in 1638, in Plymouth. He died in 1718, in Dux 
bury. Abraham Pierce was the son of Abraham Pierce, who was in 
Plymouth as early as 1623. Samuel Pierce removed from Duxbury. 
in 1713, and went to Gloucester, Mass., where he carried on the business 
of shipbuilding. 

David Pierce married, on January 20, 1736, Susan Stevens, wh~> 
was the daughter of Samuel Stevens. Samuel Stevens was the son 
of James, who was the son of William Stevens, supposed to have been 
the great shipwright of Gloucester. Mass. Susan Stevens \va> born 


on March 25. 1717, at Gloucester. She died in 1753 at the age of 
thirty-six. David Pierce was the brother of Jonathan and Joseph 
Pierce, of Gloucester, Mass. 

He. by his wife Susan, had children, as follow- : 

I. David Pierce. Jr.. who particularly distinguished himself dur- 
ing the Revolutionary \Yar. 

He embarked upon the sea in his boyhood well fur- 
nished by nature with the qualities which usually 
command success. He was enterprising, industrious, temperate an<V 
frugal and consequently in early manhood accumulated sufficient 
means to become the owner of two vessels engaged in the Labrador 
fishing trade, of one of which he himself was master. Continued 
succe >oon enabled him to increase his enterprise and he engaged 
in another branch of business, to attain finally to wealth and an extent 
of trade of the first rank among the merchants of Gloucester. He 
shared with other the losses which resulted to our fishery and com- 
merce fnm the disputes with the mother country; and the commence- 
ment of the Revolutionary war found him considerably reduced in 
property, but he still had sufficient with the help of partners to build 
and fit out a large ship for privateering; which business he pursued 
t< i the end of the struggle and he was so enriched by it as to be able 
to engage again extensively in his own maritime adventures of com- 
meice and the fisheries 

t'pon the establishment of peace the country entered upon a career 
<>f great commercial prosperity in which Mr. Pierce was a large par- 
ticipant. During a period of twenty years his enterprise was crowne-1 
with such eminent success as to entitle him to a place among the 
wealthiest merchants of his time. The amount of Mr. Pierce's prop- 
erty was once estimated by himself at $300,000 but his brother, the 
late Col. \Yilliam Pierce, considered him worth more than that amount. 
If even that was its value, it must have been the largest estate ever 
accumulated in Gloucester. Mr. David Pierce owned several ships, 
>ome of which were built expressly for his use. and one of these wa- 
of a burden then unusual; and this was employed in the whale fisher/ 
while the rest were kept in the European and Indian trade. 

Mr. Pierce was the principal owner of the brig "Gloucester", fit- 
ted out as a privateer, in 1777. The "Gloucester" mounted eighteen 
carriage^ and guns, and had a crew of one hundred and thirty men, 
including officers. Competent expectations were entertained of a sue- 

Broth er-in-Law of the Author. 


cessful cruise, but it was the unfortunate destiny of the vessel to go 
down at sea with nearly the whole company embarked in her. The 
"Gloucester" before being lost had been quite successful in capturing 
the "Two Friends", a valuable prize with a cargo of wine and salt 
Upon the banks of Newfoundland she took a fishing brig called the 
"Sparks", with fish and salt. The loss of the "Gloucester" made 
-sixty \vidows among the wives of the town of Gloucester alone, an-! 
the calamity overwhelmed the town with sorrow and gloom. To the 
mourners, the following winter was one of unutterable grief that wa> 
somewhat exaggerated by the tales which superstition bore to their 
dismal firesides, that the fate of their husbands and friends had 
been indicated by signs from the invisible world. 

Nothing daunted by the loss of the "Gloucester," Mr. Pierce the 
next year (1778) went again patiently to work and with a little assis- 
tance from the people of Ipswich, fitted out a new ship of four hundred 
tons burden, mounting eighteen guns and had a crew of one hundred 
and thirty-five men and boys. So reduced in circumstances had Mr. 
Pierce become from the losses sustained before the war, and the loss 
of the ship "Gloucester," that it required nearly all of his remaining 
capital to complete the new ship named by him "General Stark." which, 
however, soon captured a schooner loaded with salt and a ship called the 
"Providence." On the 5th of April, 1779, the "General Stark" sailed 
on her third cruise, the most important enterprise of the kind, consider- 
ing the size of the ship, the number of men enlisted and the general 
preparations for the cruise, which was undertaken in Gloucester during 
the war. On the tenth day out, she encountered a gale on the Grand 
Bank, during which one of the crew was lost ; cruising to the eastward, 
she fell in with a brig from Limerick loaded with beef, pork and butter. 
This vessel and cargo the "General Stark" took and sent to Gloucester 
where she arrived safe and gave great joy to the people who were in 
want of provisions at the time. 

The "General Stark" continued her cruise without seeing any "f 
the enemy's vessels until she reached \Yest\\ anl Islands where she made 
out a ship and a brig to windward. The ship displayed an Englis'.i 
ensign and bore down for the "General Stark", the brig following. The 
"General Stark", outsailing the enemy, took in her sails as soon as the 
British vessels came within her gun shot. The ship was found to be 
a vessel mounting twenty-eight guns and the brig fourteen guns. Both 
vessels opened fire upon the "General Stark" which returned it with 
broadside and long shot. A running fight was kq>t up for some time 


when the commander of the "General Stark" justly concluded that it 
would only be wasting ammunition and exposing his men to continue the 
action against such superior force (the enemy having forty-two guns 
to his eighteen, or more than double his number) hauled off. The 
brig now rounded to rake the "General Stark", but her shot fell short; 
the ship threw one shot into the "Stark's" mizzenmast, five through the 
boat on the booms, and one in her quarter. The ''General Stark" suc- 
ceeded in getting away, and then cruised to the eastward and sighted 
a sail which proved to be the British ship "Porcupine", of fourteen 
guns. She struck and surrendered to the "General Stark" without 
firing a gun. Taking the guns and light sails of the "Porcupine," the 
commander of the "Stark" gave the captain of the "Porcupine" some 
provisions and returned to him his vessel. 

The "General Stark" next fell in with an English brig from ]>ri>- 
tol, with an assorted cargo, which she captured; and. a few days later, 
took a ship bound to Oporto which she divested of sails, cable and 
anchors and then sunk. After cruising a while off Cape Finisterre 
and down the P>ay of liiscay. the "General Stark" put into Bilboa to 
refit. She was taken ashore and stripped, and her armament was 
taken ashore. A sickness was brought on board by the Bristol brig, 
which the Mirgeons pronounced to be yellow fever. This disease 
spread among the crew of the "General Stark", causing the death of 
several, and thirty at a time were confined in the hospital. 

As soon as the "General Stark" was ready for sea. the authorities 
at liilboa offered the commander if he would go out in the bay 
and take a warlike vessel, supposed to be an enemy's cruiser. He 
accordingly sailed, and in a few days sighted a brig and a lugger, the 
latter of whom kept to the windward out of his way, but on speaking 
the brig, he ascertained that the lugger was a Guernsey privateer an 'I 
succeeded in decoying her to him by hoisting" an English ensign. She 
immediately bore away and ran down under lee of the "General Stark", 
and on being hailed, gave the name of an English ship from White- 
haven. The crew of the "General Stark" were then mustered to their 
quarters, the English ensign lowered and the American flag run up 
and the English vessel ordered to strike her colors: but instead of com- 
plying with orders, the English vessel luffed, intending to cross the 

trie's" fore-foot and escape to the wind. The "General Stark", 
however, luffed at the -ame time and gave the English a broadside 
upon which the latter surrendered. The prize was taken to P.ilboa 

Son of Carolina Barnes Crosby. 


and sold for $i,6oo, to which was added the stipulated sum of $1,000 
lor taking- her. 

From Bilboa, the "General Stark" sailed for home in July, and 
when a few days out, decoyed an English cutter, but while the lieu- 
tenant's boat's crew were on board the "General Stark", her secret 
character was discovered and the cutter escaped. Ten days later, 
after a chase she came up with the cutter and the latter hauled up and 
prepared for action, but after a brave resistance for two hours 
surrendered, having first sunk the mail she was carrying from Jamaica 
to England. Her topmast was all shot away by the "Stark", six men 
were killed and nine wounded. The "General Stark" had one boy 
killed and five wounded. 

The next prize taken was a brig loaded with fish and bound from 
Newfoundland to Lisbon, of fourteen guns. Ten of the guns were 
found to be Quaker or wooden guns. The "Stark" next took two 
brigs loaded with fish, but \vas prevented from making more prizes 
as she had twenty of her crew on the sick list, and was encumbered 
with eighty-four prisoners aboard. 

The next two cruises of the "General Stark" were not successful. 
She encountered a severe gale and was compelled to throw overboard 
all her guns, save five, with which she encountered an English ship 
of superior force, and was obliged to haul off and escape. Her next 
cruise was to the mouth of the St. Lawrence and it was successful for 
she captured three English ships, the "Detroit", the "Polly" and the 
"Beaver". On her next cruise, when out only one week, she was cap- 
tured by the "Chatham" and carried to Halifax and converted into an 
English packet, called the "Antelope". She was finally wrecked at the 
Pelew Islands. 

The other privateers owned by Mr. David Pierce, were the 
"Wilkes" which was captured and carried to Newfoundland, retaken 
and brought back, and when near the West India islands, captured the 
second time. The "Success", like the "Wilkes", was built by Mr. 
Pierce. He sent her to the West Indies, when she was captured on 
her way home and carried to Halifax. The ship "Gloucester Packet", 
taken by the "( ieneral Stark", went to Cadiz, capturing a brig called 
the "Major" with a cargo of flour. On the night of March 31, 1782, 
the ship "Harriet", owned by Mr. David Pierce and lying in the har- 
bor of Gloucester, loaded for Curacoa, but having only two men 
on board was cut out by some men from an English fourteen gun brig. 
Mr. Pierce on rising from his bed on the morning of April I, missed his 


ship and discovered her outside the harbor running off in an easterly 
direction with a strong, fair wind. 

There was no time to be lost and he proceeded immediately to the 
meeting house and rang the bell. His ship "P.etsey" was then lying 
across the dock at the head of his wharf, without goods or ballast on 
board, entirely dismantled, having her topmast and rigging all down, 
having only her lower mast standing, and the tide was now at the 
lowest ebb. He determined to put this ship in order and start in pur- 
suit of the captured vessel as soon as the tide would serve. Volun- 
teers in great numbers attended to the necessary preparations and a 
crew of one hundred men was quickly enlisted for the enterprise. 

As soon as there was sufficient water, the ship moved from the 
dock, men at work all the while on the rigging and bending sails. 
The wind being light, she was assisted in getting out of the harbor by 
tow-boats. Mr. Pierce being on board. Great was the joy of those 
on board at daylight the next morning when they discovered the 
''Harriet" in charge of the Hnglish brig and a black looking boat 
apparentlv a fishing vessel. The "lletsy" had been pierced for twenty 
gun< and her armament was complete and as soon as the "Harriet" 
was overtaken she was given up with no effort on the part of the 
enemy to retain her. The "Harriet" was then put in charge of Mr. 
Pierce's brother. Col. \Yilliam Pierce, and both vessels arrived in Glou- 
coter the next afternoon to the great joy of the inhabitants. 

The Gloucester artillery company, organized soon after the close 
of the Revolutionary \Yar, received from Mr. David Pierce, the pres- 
ent of a very elegant >tand of colors. The flag was presented at Mr. 
Pierce's house, where the company, at his invitation, partook of ample 
and generous refreshments. 

\Ylien he was of the age of three score and ten, however, as if t-.> 
demonstrate the instability of all worldly success, a series of mis- 
fortunes reduced Mr. Pierce at once from affluence to bankruptcy. 
His most serious losses resulted from disa>ter> to his ships, one of 
which, his last and best, with valuable freight, was lost on the pas- 
sage home from India and the insurance on this ship was to him so 
ruinous as to close his commercial career. The great and sudden 
change in his circumstances might well be expected, considering the un- 
usual weakness of age. to cast a shadow over his future peace and hap- 
piness, but it is said that he bore the trials with resignation and did 
not allow the loss of property to darken the evening of his life with 
the hues of sadness and discontent. 

A distant relative and close friend of the Author. 


Those who remembered him in the days of his prosperity, speak 
of him as a man honest in all his dealings. The venerable merchant 
passed from his high position to a state of dependence in which he 
lived about ten years. He died in March, 1818. 

II. Joseph Pierce, who was born in Gloucester, Mass. He re- 

moved to New Gloucester, Me., where he died, in 1837. 

III. William Pierce, who was born in 1751. He was left 
an orphan at an early age, and was provided for in 
the family of a maternal uncle with whom he remained. He received 
only such advantages of education as were common at that time, till 
he was old enough to commence a seafaring life. Good traits were 
early discovered in him and such were his habits of enterprise, sagacity 
and prudence that when quite young he was employed by David Pierce 3 
his brother, in the management of his extensive business operations. 
At the age of twenty-one he was placed in command of a vessel in 
the West Indies, which calling he pursued with such success as in a 
few years to acquire sufficient property to be able to establish himself 
as a merchant. 

During the Revolutionary War he participated in the risks and 
profits of privateering. He was the builder and owner of a privateer 
called the "Friendship", a brig that captured near the West Indies 
a vessel of one hundred and thirty tons with a cargo of rum. The brig 
also captured the "Schooner" and the "Speedwell." 

When peace came he engaged in extensive commercial pursuits 
which largely increased his property and elevated him in the principal 
business of the world, to rank with the most eminent merchants of 
Xt'w England. "His generosity was proverbial and as one of his 
many liberal acts may be cited the gift of Fifteen Hundred Dollars 
towards the erection of a meeting house in Gloucester, in 1805. At 
the organization of the militia of the State, soon after the close of 
the Revolutionary War he was honored with the commission of colo- 
nel of the third Envoy Regiment and, on November 3, 1788, brought 
out his command for exercise and service. 

He was twice married and had several children among whom 
were : 

i. William Pierce, who was born in 1778. He spent a 
few years in a seafaring life and was then admitted 
a partner in his father's business until the time of his 
appointment to the office of collector of customs for 


the port of Gloucester. He was representative in 
the General Court in 1806 and 1807, and died on De- 
cember 14, 1814. He was in the office of the Glouces- 
ter Bank, at the time of his death. 

2. George W. Pierce, who was born in 17/9, held the of- 
fice of collector for the port of Gloucester and repre- 
-.-nted the town in the General Court, in 1841. 
He married a daughter of \Yilliam W. Par- 
ratt, of Portsmouth, X. H., who removed to Glouces- 
ter and became a partner in the mercantile firm. He 
was for many years a leading citizen of the town. He 
was also the town's single representative in the Genera! 
Court for several years and afterwards he became a 
State Senator. 


Adopted son of the Author. 


Stevens Families of New England. 

SAMUEL STEVENS, of Woodstock, Me- 

SAMUEL STEVENS, the brother of Ezra Stevens, was born on 
Sept. 1 6, 1754. He first married Desire Harlow. They removed from 
Plymouth to Paris, Me., and then to Woodstock. He was in the war 
of 1812. He served two terms in the state legislature from 1822-31 
and was very much respected. He owned the first mill in Woodstock. 
He married, second, Emma Swan, who was born on March 29, 1767. 
She was the daughter of William Swan, of Sherwood, Me. 

Samuel Stevens died at the age of one-hundred and two years, on 
October 25, 1856. He had : 

I. Samuel Stevens, Jr., who was born on January 6, 1789, in 
Plymouth, Mass. He married Betsy Doten. He was 
killed while working at Rock Mills. They had: 

i. Samuel Stevens, who was born on December i, 1823. He 
married on December 31, 1855, Jane Lockhart, who 
was born on September 6, 1824. She was the daugh- 
ter of John Lockhart of Nova Scotia. They had: 

i. Lizzie Jane Stevens, who was born on September 9, 
1857 and died on March 31, 1882. 

ii. George Lockhart Stevens, who was born on Jan. 
S, T8r>o, and who died on September 6, 1883 
He was a printer. 


2. Joseph Doten Stevens, who married and resided in 
Kansas. He had four children. 

II. Eleaser Stevens, who was born on January 13, 1/92. He 

married Xancy Stevens, of Sumner. They had: 

1. Charles W. Stevens, who was born on January 31, 1817. 

He married Evelyn Dean, of Paris, Me. They had: 

i. Charles E. Stevens, who was born on February 22, 


ii. \\illiam E. Stevens, who died very young. 
iii. \Yilliam O. Stevens, who was born on August 12, 

iv. Emma E. Stevens, who was born on January 10, 


2. Xancy Stevens, who married Solon Chase. 

3. Sylvia Stevens, who married Hubbard Rowe. 

4. Oates Stevens 

5. Eliza Stevens, who married Walson Upody. 

III. Desire Stevens, who was born on January 3, 1798. She died 

in Portland, Me., on April 10, 1869. She married 
Artemas Felt, of Rumford, Me. He was born on October 
15. 1800. Artemas Felt was the son of Joshua Felt and 
Lucy Spaulding Shafford, who removed to Rumford. Me., 
previous to 1800, and to \Yoodstock, Me., in 1809. He 
died in 1862. He was the son of Peter and Lucy Andrews 
Felt, of Lynn. Mass., afterwards of Temple, N. H. 
They had : 

1. Jesse Felt. He was a jeweler and lived in Portland, 

2. Samuel Felt, who married Martha Clark. He was a 

mason and resided at Locker Mills. Me. They had : 

i. Estella Felt 

ii. Xellie Felt, who married Thomas Daniels and re- 

Brother-in-Law of the Author. 


sided in Portland, Me. They had : 

(1) Lester Daniels 

(2) Mary Daniels. 

iii. George Felt 
iv. Lizzie Felt 
v. Alice Felt. 

3. Artemas Felt 

4. Desire Felt 

5. Lucy Felt, who married Abner C. Libby and resided at 

Locker Mills. They had : 

i. Jessie F. Libby, who married Ena Young, 
ii. Dora Libby, who married F. B. Swan. 

6. Lizzie D. Felt, who married O. R. Yates, M. D., and 
resided at West Paris, Me. They had : 

i. Alton D. Felt Yates, who died young, 
ii. Llewellyn Felt Yates, 
iii. Myrtle Felt Yates. 

7. Eliza R. Felt, who married Van Buren Stephens. They 


i. Velina C. Stephens, who was born on November i, 
1857. She married Charles R. Dunham who was 
born on November ii, 1848. They had: 
( i ) Frank R. Dunham, who was born on Decem- 
ber 9, 1880. 

ii. Frank Stephens, who married Georgia Stone, M. 
D. She was a graduate of Brunswick and re- 
sided at Lynn, Mass. 

IV. Jesse Stevens, who was born on December 12, 1802. He 
married Abigail Serney. They had : 

1. Somna Stevens, 

2. Lizzie Stevens, who married George D. Robertson. 

3.. Daniel Stevens, who was born on November 5, 1841,. 


married Elizabeth Melber, in Lewiston. 

V. Emma Stevens, who was born on December 30, 1804. She 

married Richard Serney. They had : 

1. Delaina Serney 

2. Samuel Serney 

3. Emma Serney 

4. Richard Serney. 

VI. Benjamin Steven-. who was l.x.rn on March 28. 1807. He 

married Julia Daniels, of Woodstock, Me. She died on 
April 3, 1887. They had: 

1. Sarah Stevens, who died young. 

2. Emma Stevens, who was born on May 31, 1833. 

3. Qren Stevens, who was a physician at Oxford, Me. 
He graduated at Brunswick. He first married Ellen 
Davis, and, second, Sarah Libby. They had : 

i. George E. Stevens, who married Ida M. Dow, on 
November 16, 1881. They had: 

i i ) Ward J. Stevens, who was born on Novem- 

ber 4, about 1884. 
(2) Bertha A. Stevens, who was born on May 

28, 1886. 

4. Eliza Stevens, who died young. 

5. Ester Ellen Stevens, who married John Hall and re- 

sided in Boston. 

6. Julia M. Stevens 

7. Jenny Stevens, who died young. 

VII. Oren Stevens, who was born on March 6, 1809. He died 

VIII. Jane Stevens, who was born on April 29, 1812. She 
married Joseph Davis. They had : 

T. Lovina Davis, who was born on October i, 1835. 

married Orasmus Mute. She died on December 27, 

Who lived with the Author for three years. 


1880. They had: 

i. Henry O. Mute, who was born on March 14, 1862. 

ii. Joseph Edson Mute, who was born on September 

3, 1863. 

Edith R. Mute, who was born on April 8, 1865. 

Ernest Mute, who was born on September 5, 

1867. He died on March 4, 1868. 
v. Frankie E. Mute, who was born on January 29, 

1869. He died on January 5, 1870. 
vi. Mabel Louise Mute, who was born on March 
26, 1871. 

2. Joseph Henry Davis, who married Julia Irish. 

3. Antoinette Davis, who married Charles Chase. 

4. Jennie Davis, who married Alfred Bryant. 

IX. Mary Stevens, who was born on April 19, 1815. 

EZRA STEVENS, of Buckfield, Me. 

EZRA STEVENS, was born on Feb. 27, i) T at Buckfield, Me. 
He married Lydia Robinson, who was born on October 16, 1789, and 
who died on January 6. 1827. He was killed by a horse on January 
26, 1820. They had : 

Benjamin S. Stevens, who was born on September 29, 1808 at 
Siimner, Me. He married, first, Abigail Sampson, who was born on 
May 30, 1812 at Middleboro, Mass. She was the daughter of Nathan 
Sampson and Miss Holland. She died on July 30, 1860. They re- 
sided at Peru, then at Paris, Me., and afterwards Hartford, Me., in 
1830. He married the second time, Olive Rich, in Oxford. She 
resided in Lawrence, Mass. He died on May 8, 1874, at Paris Me. 
He was a Universalist and a farmer. By his second wife he had no 
children, but his first wife had : 

I. Ezra Stevens, who was born on January 9, 1831, at Sumner, 
Me. On January 23, 1860, he married Laura Butter- 
field Andrews, at Bicldiford, Me. She was the great 


grandchild of John Holland, who came in the Mayflower in 
1620. Ezra Stevens commenced life as a peddler at the 
age of sixteen. In 1857 they settled in JBarnett. In 
1868 they moved to Briant Pond, Me., and there he opened 
a general store with a stock of clocks, watches and jewelry. 
In 1865 he went into the show and Museum business, and 
traveled through the West with the Australian Circus. He 
had a copy of the Stevens Bible printed in London. They 

1. Cora Ella Stevens. She married and had: Joseph- 

ine, who was born in Paris, Me., on December n, 1859. 
She married Colby Allen in Norway, Me. He was a 
clothier. They moved to Boston in 1883, and then to 
Minneapolis, Minn. , where he went into the real estate 
business. She died on February 9, 1884, and was bur- 
ied at Briant Pond, Me. She was a member of the 
V. O. G. C, at Norway. Me. They had: 

i. Guy Glendon Allen, who was born on February 9, 
1876 and who died on March 15, 1883. 

ii. E. Lenwoodman Allen, who was born on February 
22, 1879 an( l wno died on September 18. 1879. 

2. John Ezra Stevens, who was l>orn on March i, 1861. He 

married Corie Swane in Rumford, Me., on October 
6, 1883. He was a jeweler and also a member of the 
Masonic Lodge at Rriant Pond, Me. They had: 

i. Glendon \Yebster Swane Stevens, who was born 

on May 27, 1885. 
ii. Elizabeth Laura Swane Stevens, who was born 

on February 19. 1887. 

3. Annie Laura Stevens, who was born in 1861. She 
married Eugene Cole on September 29, 1883. They 

i. Clarence Eugene Cole, who was born on May 8. 

Nephews of the Author. 


4. Phebe M. Cole Stevens, who was born on August 
27, 1862. She married Clarence O. Smith at Law- 
rence, on May 3, 1882. They had: 

i. Laura Mabel Smith, who was born on March 31, 

5. Lydia L. Stevens, who was born on February 25, 

1864. She married Clarke B. Rankin, M. D., at 
Briant Pond, on Oct. 18, 1887. 

6. Margelia Stevens, who was born on January 23, 1866, 
and who died on September 9, 1870. 

/. Infant. 

8. George Lewis Stevens, who was born on January 26, 

1870. He was a member of the Chautauqua school, 
of Plainfield, N. Y., class 91, C. L. S. C. He re- 
sided at Briant Point, Me. 

9. Birdena May Stevens, who was born on May 13, 1874. 

10. Harry Iruen Stevens, who was born on August 12, 
1875 an(l who died on August 8, 1886. 

II. Sarah J. Stevens, who was born in September, 1833. She 
married John Garry. They had : 

1. Ella J. Garry, who was born on April 13, 185 r, 
at Paris, I^e. She died on March 31, 1854. 

2. Joseph Garry, who was born on September 18, 1852. 

He married twice. He lost one child when he resid- 
ed in Lynn, Mass. 

3. Abby J. Garry, who was born on November 17, 1853, 

at Paris, Me. She married Justin Millet in 1873, 
at Norway, Me. They had: 

i. Annie L. Millet, who was born on November 30, 

ii. Alton Millet, who was born on December 30, 

iii. Mabel G. Millet, who was born on July 16, 

iv. Jerome F. Millet, who was born on October 13, 



v. Ethel Millet, \\lio was born on August 16, i8S6 

III. Adolphus M. Stevens, who was born on May 18, 1835. '' n 

Peru, Me. He died on January 9, 1836. 

IV. Lewis H . H. Stevens, who was born on July 17, 1837. 1 le 

\\as in the Civil War, in 1861. He died at Woodstock. 

V. Lydia L. A. Stevens, who was born on December 10, 1840, 

at Paris, Me., and died on March i, 1858, at Oxford, Me. 

VI. Margelia J. Stevens, who was born on August 22. 1843, 

died on June 24, 1861. 


ANDREW STEVENS, of Montpelier, Vt. 

ANDREW STEVENS, who came from Wales in the i/th century 
was hound out to his uncle when a boy. The boy was used so badly 
that he ran away and sailed for America. When near the sh >re he 
was shipwrecked but managed to swim ashore, and when near the 
land found some one hanging 1 on to him. This proved to be a lady 
whose life he had saved and who afterwards became his wife. When 
ins old uncle died his c-state descended to the nephew but he never 
went back to claim it. and it is supposed that it is still awaiting a 
claimant. He had a son. Timothy Stevens, who had children, as fol- 
lows : 

I. Prince Stevens, who died at East Montpelier, Vt. 

II. Reliance Stevens, who married and had children, as fol- 

lows : 

I. Clark Stevens, who was born on October 15, 176.1 
at Rochester, Mass. He removed to Montpelier, Ve; 
mont from Massachusetts in 1790 and after that year 
his father, mother, sisters and brothers also removed 
to Montpelier. He married on December 30, 1792, 
Hulda Eoster, in Rochester, who was born there o-i 
i August 28, 1776. She died on July 18, 1845. i ;1 

East Montpelier. He died on November 20, 1853. 



He took part in the Revolutionary War. He was 
a farmer and a whaler. They had: 

i. Seneca Stevens, who was born about 1793. 

ii. Paulina Stevens, who was born about 1795. 

iii. Mary Stevens, who was born about 1797. 

iv. Stephen F. Stevens, who was born on March 24, 
1799, and who married, on July 8, 1829, at Fer- 
resburg, Rachael F. Byrd, who was born on Feb- 
ruary 6, 1804, at Vergennes, Vt. He was a rep- 
resentative in the State Legislature and sergeant 
at arms of the State House. He was also a 
farmer. He died on April 30, 1857, at East 
Montpelier, Vt. She died on September 14, 
1868. They had: 

(1) Mary Stevens, who was born about 1830. 

(2) Thomas B. Stevens, who was born on No- 
vember 28, 1833, married on December 3, 
1862, at Cabot, Vt., Jane L. Bliss, of Calais, 
who was born an July 19, 1841. He was 
a farmer. They had : 

a. Leonora R. Stevens, who was born on 
March 29, 1869, in East Montpelier. 

(3) Timothy Stevens, who was born about 


(4) William B. Stevens, who was born about 


(5) Annie Stevens, who was born about 1839. 

(6) James Stevens, who was born about 1840. 

(7) Charles F. Stevens, who was born in 1842. 

v. Clark Stevens, Jr., who was born about 1801. 
vi. Timothy Stevens, who was born about 1803. 
vii. James Stevens, who was born about 1804. 
viii. Huldah Stevens, who was born about 1806. 

2. Smith Stevens, who was born about 1766. 
3. Mary Stevens, who was born about 1768. 


4. Betsey Stevens, who was born about 1770. 

5. Hinkley Stevens, who was born about 1772. 

6. Prince Stevens, who was born about 1774, at Mont 

pelier and who was buried there. 

7. Reliance Stevens, who was born about 1776. 

8. Charles Stevens, who was born about 1778. 

III. John Stevens 

IV. Lemuel Stevens. 

THOMAS STEVENS, of Worcester, Mass. 

TH( >M AS STEVENS, who was the brother of Dr. Cyprian Stev- 
ens and Siir.on Stevens, was born about 1756 or 60. He married Sally 
Stowell of Worcester. Mass. He died on June 19, 1815. They had 
children, as follows : 

I. Daniel Stevens, who was born about 1782 at Worcester, 

Ma-s.. and who married Almina Stevens, his cousin, the 
daughter of Dr. Cyprian Stevens. 

II. Sally Stevens, who was born on September 24, 1784 at Paris, 

Me., married Jared M. Buck, of Norway, Me. 

III. Benjamin Stevens, who was born in October 1786, at Paris, 

Me., married Mary Briggs, of Glover Vt. He died on 
May 15, 1861, and she died on September 9, 1848. They 

i. George W. Stevens, who was born on November 4, 
1817, married Summit Shurtleff. They had: 

i. George F. Stevens, who was born on August 21, 
1849, married Eugenia Whitman. They had: 

(1) Eugenia A. Stevens, who was born on No- 
vember 25, 1876. 

(2) Willie A. Stevens, who was born on Feb- 



ruary 19, 1878 and who died on April 19, 

(3) Albert F. Stevens, who was born on July 
8, 1881. 

(4) Dora May Stevens, who was born on No- 
vember 3, 1882. 

(5) Mallard A. Stevens, who was born on 
June 29, 1885. He was a twin. 

(6) Martha A. Stevens, twin, who was born 
on June 29, 1885, married William Willis at 
West Paris, Me. 

2. Lewis Stevens, who was born on May 27, 1819, died 

on August 23, 1819. 

3. Hartwell Stevens, who was born on September 10, 


4. Susie Ann Stevens, who was born on March 28, 1822, 

married Abram Buck of Norway, Me. 

5. Elutra Stevens, who was born on January 23, 1824, 

died on August 25, 1849. 

IV. John Stevens, who was born about 1788. He studied med- 

icine at Paris, Me. 

V. Clara Stevens, who was born about 1790 at Paris, Me. 

VI. Thomas Stevens, Jr., who was born about 1792, and who 

married Mahala Bartlett. He died on November 26, 
1865 at Paris, Me. They had: 

1. Francis Marian Stevens, who was born in February 


2. Augustus Chase Stevens, who was born on October 5, 


3. Louisa Woodman Stevens, who was born on October 

19. 1835. 

4. Daniel Bartlett Stevens, who was born on January 
24, 1837. They had: 

i. John Stevens, who married Sarah Buck. They 


(i) Lizzie Stevens, who was born on March 
25, 1869 and who died on July 3, 1876. 

5. Dana Boardman Stevens, who was born about 1839. 

VII. Martha Stevens, who was born about 1793, married John 
Bcirker Wartford, at Paris, Me. 

VIII. Eliza Stevens, who was born on November 23, 1795. 
She married at Paris, Me. 



SIMON STKVEXS. who died on Feb. 12, 1842, married Nancy 
French. She died on August 8. 1834. They had: 

I. Rufus Stevens, who was born on October 21, 1821, married 

Sarah More. 

II. Alemare Stevens, who was born on July 28, 1823, married 

Jane Flendres of Boston, Mass. 

III. Levi H. Stevens, who was born on July 3, 1825 married 

Sarah A. Bartle, of Bath. N. H. 

IV. Cyrus F. Stevens, who was born on March 28, 1827, mar- 

ried Miss Laughlin. 

V. Jane R. Stevens, who was born on April 29, 1829. 

VI. Sarah Stevens, who was born on July 29, 1831, married S. 

M. Black. 

VII. Abigail F. Stevens, who was born on October 9, 1833 
died on February 2, 1882. She married for the second 
time, in 1856. Wedon Massy P. Felton. 

VIII. Jeruis C. Stevens, who was born on March 6, 1838 and 
who died on March 8, 1867. 

IX. Mary A. Stevens, who was born on January 31, 1841, died 

in May 1877. 

Children of Deacon Barnes. 



DR. CYPRIAN STEVENS, who was born about 1759 married 
Sally Robinson. He died on July 3, 1807. They had: 

I. Almina Stevens, who was born on June 7, 1791, and who 

married Daniel Stevens. She died in China, Me. 

II. Harriet Stevens, who was born on November 6, 1793, mar- 

ried William Fobes, of Paris, Me. 

III. Cyprian Stevens, who was born on March 26, 1795, mar- 

ried Almina Thayer, on July 5, 1828. The family re- 
moved to Wankan in 1856. He died from the effects of 
a rattlesnake bite, on September 6, 1858. 

IV. Sally R. Stevens, who was born on February 5, 1797, mar- 

ried Rufus Stowell. 

V. Simon Spooner Stevens, who was born on July 6, 1807. He 


1. Angeline Stevens, who was born on March 9, 1824, 
married John Nevers Andrews and died in Raise, 
Switzerland, on October 21, 1883. 

2. Paulina R. Stevens, who was born on November 12, 

1825, married John Heligase. 

3. Frances Stevens, who was born on February 28, 1828, 

died in August 1829. 

4. Harriet Stevens, who was born on October 21, 1830. 

She married Mr. Smith. 

5. Frances J. Stevens, who was born on March 19, 1834, 

married John Farns worth. 

6. Oliver Stevens, who was born on May 9, 1836, mar- 
. ried Susan Smith. 

7. Charles F. Stevens, who was born on April n, 1841, 

married Esther Kilgore. 



THOMAS STEVENS, of Thomaston, Me. 

THOMAS STEVENS, from the vicinity of Providence, went to 
Falmouth and thence with his \vife removed to Thomaston. in 1763. 
They had: 

I. Nehemiah Stevens, who married Nancy Ely, at Providence, 

on August 20, 1789. They resided and died there. They 

1. John Stevens, who was born about 1794. He mar- 

ried, first, Eliza Tobey, on November 13. 1818, and, 
second. Mary Pease, and. third, Elsay Cummings. 

2. James Stevens, who was born about 1796. He was 

a soldier in the war of 1812. He first married Han- 
nah Libby, on January 13, 1825, and, second, Cath- 
erine H. Ladd, at Providence, on May 17. 1844. 

3. Dexter Stevens, who was lost at sea. 

4. Harriet Stevens, who was born on October I, 1805, 

married Constant Hanking and resided at Rockland. 

II. Thomas Stevens, who was born about 1767 married Hannah 

Spear at Providence, on June 23, 1788. and resided at 
Thomaston. He died March 22, 1830. They had: 

I. George \Y. Stevens, who was born on July 26, 1793 
married Rachel Yoose on July 20, 1820, and resided 
at Thomaston. He died on February 12. 1832. They 

i. Leonard Stevens, who was born on January 5, 
1821, married, first. Mary Shaw, on December 
15, 1844, and, second, Laura Cookson, on Octo- 
ber 3, 1858, and resided at Rockland. 

ii. John V. Stevens, who was born on July n, 1823 
and who died in August 1842. 

iii. Mary Y. Stevens, who was born on May 3, 1825, 



married (iconic Campbell and resided at Rock- 

iv. ( leorge Stevens, who was born on November 22, 

2. Samuel Stevens, who was born on July 5, 1795, mar- 
ried, first, Clarissa Hersey, at Providence, on February 
ID, 1816. He married, second, Catherine Hyler, on 
December 16, 1817. 

III. William Stevens, who was born about 1770. 

IV. Hannah Stevens, who was born about 1777 and who married 

Nathan I'lackington. They resided at Rockland. 

V. Ephraim Stevens, who was born about 1781 and who resid- 

ed at Rockland. 

VI. Sarah Stevens, who married Eben Thompson, of Falmouth, 

the event being published on March 11, 1809. 

VII. Lucy Lewis Stevens who was an adopted daughter. She 
married Samuel Kelloch. 

VIII. Elizabeth Stevens, who married, first, David Braley and 
second, Charles Wright and resided at Thomaston, where 
she died. 


LEVI STEVENS, of New Englana, and others. 
Reported by Milo B. Stevens, Case Building, Cleveland, Ohio. 

LEVI STEVENS, who lived and died somewhere in the New 
England States, had : 

I. ' Otho Stevens, who lived in Vermont. He had : 

i. Simeon Stevens, who was born about 1800 in Cale- 
donia Co., Vt., married Zeviah Bennett about 1822. 
She was born about 1802. He lived there until 1837 
when he removed to Lake Co., Ohio. He was a farm- 
er at Geneva, Ohio, from 1840 until 1857. He then 
moved to Spring Valley, Minn. He died in Fill- 
more Co. He had : 


II. Stevens. v. ho was born on April 25, 1838, 
at Madison. Lake Co.. Ohio. He resided at Cal- 
edonia, ( )hio, and was an attorney. He en- 
gaged in collecting claims against the United 
State> ( lovernment. He served as a private sol- 
dier during the war of the rebellion in the 1/ 
( )hio Independent Kattery of Light Artillery. 
Following is the announcement of his death, 
under date of 1896. "Milo B. Stevens, one of 
the best known pension attorneys in the United 
States, died today at Cleveland, Ohio at the age 
of fifty-eight." He had : 

(l) Kugenie K. Stevens, who was born on 
March 15, 180:;. She never married and 
died at Washington. 1). L'. 

Milo I',. Stevens, further reports, as fol- 
lows: "As long ago as the fall of the year 
1864. 1 had s'Hiie correspondence with An- 
drew J. Stevens, at that time American 
Consul at Windsor, Canada. Mr. Stevens 
was engaged in getting material for a gene- 
alogical history of the Stevens family. The 
project was abandoned, however, as he in- 
formed me. after the collection of a large 
amount of material. When last heard from 
in about i8<>S. possibly later, he was sta- 
tioned at some point on the Northern Pacific 
]\. K.. by which company he was at the time 
employed as land agent." 

Author's note : 

1 heard of Mr. Andrew J. Stevens, the 
compiler of the genealogical record of the 
Stevens family, as above referred to from 
different sources. I have in my possession a 
formula of his filled out by James Stevens 
of Elknville. Ulster. X. V., and forwarded 
to me by Hermon Stevens, of Xapanoch, N. 
Y. The formula says, "Address me as 
above. Andrew J. Stevens, U. S. Consul at 
Windsor, Canada. P. O. Address. I', >\ 1044. 

of Napanoch, X. Y. 


Detroit, Mich." I hunted his whereabouts 
by letter till I was told that he was dead and 
there could be obtained no clue to his rec- 
ord. There is also a note from Washing- 
ton, D. C, on January 19, 1888 from Assist- 
ant Secretary G. H. Rives, as follows : "I 
have to inform you that it appears from pa- 
pers on file in this department that Andrew 
J. Stevens, Esq., formerly Consul of the 
United States at Windsor, Ontario, was in 
1886, prior to his appointment, residing in 
Des Moines, Iowa. It has not been possible 
to determine from any source of information 
accessible to the department at what city Mr. 
Stevens took up his residence after having 
been relieved by his successor at Windsor in 
1869. nor i- s it known whether he is still liv- 
ing at this time." 


DANIEL STEVENS, JR., of Concord, N, H. 

DANIEL STEVENS, JR., connected with the Bent family, mar- 
lied on July 20, 1797, Eunice E. Robinson of Concord, N. H. He was a 
man remarkable for his size, weighing over three hundred pounds. 
He represented the town several years in the legislature and was jus- 
tice of the peace. She died on February 20, 1844 at the age of sixty- 
nine. They had : 

I. Isaac T. Stevens, who was born on January 3, 1798, married 

on October 17, 1817, Catherine Tilton and they had a fam- 
ily of thirteen children, seven sons and six daughters. 
Their oldest son, Daniel Waldo Stevens, graduated at 
Harvard college in 1846. He studied theology and set- 
tled in Mansfield. 

II. Ann Bent Stevens, who was born on September 16, 1799 

married, on September 10, 1820, Issachar Dickerman and 
thev had eleven children. Their oldest daughter was : 


I. Eunice C. Stevens, who was born on June 24, 1821 and 
who died on May 26, 1836 unmarried. 



JOSHUA RAYMOND JEWITT, who was born on Aug. 14, 
1771, at Lyme. Conn., was the third son of Capt. Joseph Jcwitt and Lu- 
cretia Rogers, and great grandson of Elizabeth Hyde. He married 
Sybil Pettibone, of Granby. where they settled and where she died on 
April 19, 1813. They had: 

I. George Jewitt 

II. Harriet Jewitt. who was born on March 28. 17^7. at < iranby. 

She ir.arried on May 2. 1814, G rover A. Pease, who was 
born on August 4. 1780,. He was the son of Nathaniel 
Pease and Jerusha Hall. They settled at Granby where 
she was living in 1858. They had four children: 

1. Albert Pease, who was born on January J<>. iSio. He 

married Sarah Ann Stevens, <>f New Hampshire. 

2. Edward Raymond Pease, who was born on April 30, 

1819. He married Martha Curd, of Georgia. 

3. Mary Ann Pease, who was born on December 3, 1829. 
She married John Carlton "\Yelburn. 

4. George Augustus Pease, who was born on April 28, 

1839. He married and his wife died on March 4, 
1857. leaving one child. 


FRANCIS STEVENS, of Worcester, Mass. 

ERANCIS STEVENS, of Parma, N. Y., formerly of Worcester, 
Mass., had : General Hector Stevens, who married on Sept. 6. 1829, 
Charlotte Sedgwick, who was born on March 31, 1812, at Clinton. He 
was a lawyer and commenced practice in Rochester, N. Y. He re- 
moved to Pontiac, Mich., in 1844, where he was elected a member of 

Wife of Deacon' Horace Barnes 


the thirty-third Congress. They were living at Washington, D. C. in 
1857. They had seven children, only two of whom are reported, as 
follows : 

I. Frank Stevens, who was born on May, 24, 1830, at Roches- 

ter, N. Y. 

II. Emily Stevens, who was born on November 26, 1832, at 

Rochester, X. Y. She married on September 5, 1854, 
Oscar A. Stevens, who was the son of Rufits Stevens, of 
Flint, Mich. They had: 

1. Hector L. Stevens, who was born on June 16, 1855, 
and who died on February 22, 1856. 

2. Charles Stevens, who was born on June 25, 1856. 

WILLIAM STEVENS, of Thomaston, Me. 

The family here traced is said to have descended from John Ste- 
vens, one of the first settlers of Andover, Mass. ; but in the absence 
of the record, we are unable to fill up the line of descent. 

WILLIAM STEVENS, was born on 1766. His father was killed 
in the battle of Lexington. He removed from Concord, N. H. Wil- 
liam Stevens married Sally Stevens and they resided at Thomaston, 
Me. He died on March 29, 1826 at the age of 60. He was a cooper 
by trade. They had : 

I. Charles Stevens, who married Hannah Tray, on December 

30, 1810. They resided at Gouldboro. 

II. Nathaniel Stevens, who married Hathsheba Marten, on No- 
vember 20, 1818. They resided in Thomaston. He died 

in May 1828. They had: 

1. Eliza Stevens, who married Felix Moran and resid- 

ed at Rockland, was born about 1819. 

2. John Stevens, who was born about 1821. 


III. William K. Stevens, who was 1x>rn about 1797. He mar- 

ried Ann F. Bennett on December 28, 1820. They resided 
at Thomaston. They adopted : 

1. John M. Stevens, who was born about 1824. and who 

died on August I. 1842. 

2. Henrietta Stevens, who was born about 1839. Sin- 
married William F. Gay and resided in Thomaston. 

IV. Mary Stevens, who married Henry Kenneston and resided 

in Thomaston. 

A*. Hiram K. Stevens, who was born about 1801. He married, 
first. Margaret Marten, of Bristol, on December n, 1823. 
He married, second, Eliza B. Martin, in Monroe, on July 
n, 1846. They had: 

1. Mary F. Stevens, who was horn on December 4, 1824 

and who married John Reading and resided in Ma. 

2. Ludwig Stevens, who wa> l>orn on February 3. 1827. 
and who married Mary A. I'.rown on April 23. 1853 

They resided in Rockland. He \va> a -oldier in the 
I*. S. Army. They had: 

i. William P. Stevens, who \\a> horn about 1854. 
ii. Frank L. Stevens, who was born about 1856. 

3. Madison Stevens, who married Elizabeth Wagner in 

December 1850. They resided in Rockland. He 
was a corporal in 4th Me., and was killed on Sep- 
tember i. 1862, near Center, Ya. They had: 

i. Elsie M. Stevens, who was born about 1852. 

4. Wallace Stevens, who married Sarah < iih-on and resid- 

ed in Rockland. They had : 

i. George Stevens. 

5. Hiram Stevens, who married Ann C. Long on July 

ii. 1857 and resided in Rockland. They had: 

i. Margaret Stevens, who was horn in December 



VI. James Stevens, who married, first, Betsey Peters, in No- 
vember 1838, and, second, Mary Cooper Knight, on Feb- 
ruary IT, 1846. She died on May 17, 1852 at the age of 
37. By Mary he had: 

i. Helen Stevens. 

V1L Madison Stevens, who was born about 1805, married Han- 
nah Marr, of Washington. They resided in Thomaston. 
She died on November 2, 1851. They had: 

1. William C. Stevens, who resided in California. 

2. Ann Stevens, who was born on September 31, 1834 

and who married Mr. Marr. They resided in 

3. Charles Stevens, who was born on April 2, 1837 and 

married Sarah Sibentree Kenney, on July 4, 1854. 

4. Solomon Stevens, who was born on March 4, 1839 and 

who resided in Thomaston. 


BENJAMIN STEVENS, of Newmarket, N. H. 

BENJAMIN STEVENS, lived at Newmarket, N. H. He had 
children, as follows : 

I. Edward Stevens 

II. Paul Harris Stevens, who was born on May 21, 1780. He 

moved to Belfast, Me., in 1801, and to Lincolnville, in 
1804. He was captain of militia, in 1812, and sheriff in 
1808. He died about 1873, at Lincolnville, Me. He mar- 
ried Christianna Ulmer. They had : 

i. Dolly Stevens, who was born on December 31, 1805. 
She married Issac Mariner. She died on Novembtr 
22, 1887. They had: 

i. Lucy Ann Mariner, who was born on August 5, 


1832. She married Joseph Miller in March 


ii. Mary Bennett Mariner, who was born on October 
J 3> l &39- She died on January 25, 1859. 

iii. Christianna Maria Mariner, who was born on 
October 17, 1846. She married George Wards- 
worth on December 24, 1867. 

j. Mary Maria Stevens, who was born on October 28, 
1807. She died on May 27, 1847. 

3. Julia Ann Stevens, \\ho was born on January 10, 1810. 

She married Martin Carlton. He died in Hope, Me. 
They had : 

i. Faustina Carlton. She married, first, Mr. 
Tuttle and, second, Mr. Delham. 

ii. Benjamin Carlton, who married and had six child- 

iii. Belle Carlton, who married Mr. Wiley, in Hope, 

4. Philip Ulmer Steven-, who was born on April 23. 

iSi2 and who died about 1888, in the mountains of 
Nevada or California. He was a stage driver. He 
had one child : 

i. Sarah Stevens, who married Mr. Doeing. Thev 
had five children. 

5. George A. Stevens, who was born on October 12. 
1814. He married Mary Tyler. They had: 

i. Lucy Stevens, who married Simon A. Fish ami 
resided in Rockland, Me. They had three child- 
ren. , 

ii. Katie* Stevens, who married Will Sylvester, at 
Brockton. Mass. They had two children. 

iii. Edgar Stevens, who married Florence Brown, at 
Buffalo. X. V.. 

iv. George K. Stevens, who married Annie Curtis at 


Second Daughter of Louisa Barnes Pratt 


Brockton, Mass. They had one child, 
v. Tennie A. Stevens. 

6. ( )rlando Stevens, who was born on January 14, 1817. 

He married in 1856 and died on January 12, 1892, at 
Lincoln, Me. He was a farmer. He had : 

i. Elizabeth ]>. Stevens, who married Capt Frank J. 

Mathews, who was born on June 3, 1858. They 

had one child, 
ii. Charles Augustus Stevens, who was born in Oct. 

1859, at Lincolnville, Me. 
iii. Thomas Harris Stevens, M. D., who was born on 

August 2, 1 86 1 at Tenant Harbor, Me. 
iv. Alaria Stevens, who was born on May n, 1863, 

at Brockton, Mass. She married George B. 


v. William Orlando Stevens, who was born at Lin- 
colnville, Me. 
vi. Gertrude Stevens 
vii. Mary Stevens, who was born on March 2, 1874, 

at Profile House, White mountains, N. H. 

7. Krastus Foote Stevens, who was born on August 15, 

1819, at New Orleans, La. He had: 

Krastus Stevens, who died young. 
Annie Stevens, who was a teacher in New Or- 
leans. , 

8. Horatio Gates Stevens, who \ rn December 
4, 1821. He had: 

i. Annie Stevens 

ii. Gracie Stevens, who married Joseph Thibadean. 

iii. Lue Stevens, who married William Carr at 

Brockton, Mass. They had two children, 
iv. Faustina Stevens, who was born on February 25. 

1854 and died in 1860. 

(). Paul Stevens, who was born on September 21, 1826. 
He had: 


i. Horatio Stevens. 
ii. William Stevens. M. 1).. who resided' at Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

III. Benjamin Stevens, Jr., who had: 

1. Benjamin Stevens 

2. James Stevens, and 

3. A daughter, who married Capt. Harrison Mahoncy. of 

Belfast. Me. 


This ^ection gives additional information on the record of Sam 
Sevens. f Woodstock, Me. 

ARTEMAS FELT, who was born in Rum ford. Me., on ( )ct. 15. 
]&oo died in Woodstock on August 2, 1885. He married in Wood- 
stock. Me., in 1819, Desire Stevens, who was the daughter of Capt. 
Samuel and Desire Harlow Stevens of Plymouth, Mass. She was 

: in Plymouth, Ma>s.. on January 3. 1708 and died in Portland. 
Me., on April 10, 1869. Mr. Felt moved from Woodstock a fev\ 
\ear- after his marriage to the adjoining town of Greenwood and kept 
.i tavern and store on Felt's Hill. These were burnt and he rebui't 
them, but after a time he sold out his tavern and bought a farm. 
In i^nS he moved to Milton Plantation, and in iS84 he moved t< > 
Kt,,ck, where he died. They had: 

I. Desire Harlow Felt, who was born in AA'oodsiock. on August 

iS. iSjc. She resided in (irecnwood. 

II. Jes>e Stevens Felt, who was born on September 22. iSjj. 

III. Lucy Spafford Felt, who was born May in. iSjn. She 

married Abner C. Lihby. 

Flbina Lowell Stevens Felt, who was born in February 
iSjS. in ('ireeuwnod. She died in Lowell, Mass.. on August 
jn. 1847. She married in 1845 in Topsham. Me.. Fd-- 
ward Welch. He died in Durango, Mexico, on Septem- 
ber n. iS^i. Thev had n< children. 




V. Samuel Stevens Felt, who was born on October 12, 1832. 

VI. Artemas Elizur Felt, 

VII. Lizzie Doton Felt, who was born on January 24, 1835. 

She married Octavus K. Yates. 

VIII. Eliza Roberts Felt, who was born on June 5, 1838. She 
married Martin Van Buren Stevens, on September 9, 1853, 
in Greenwood. Mr. Stevens was the son of William 
Stevens, Jr., and Lydia Jackson Stevens, of Poland, Me. 
Martin Van Buren Stevens was born in Poland, Me., on 
August 27, 1832. A few years after their marriage they 
removed to Portland, Me., where Mr. Stevens was en- 
gaged for a time with his brother-in-law, Jesse S. Felt, in 
the jeweler's business. Mr. Stevens had early learned 
the carpenter trade which he pursued after leaving th 
jeweler's business. In 1857 he removed to Auburn, Me., 
and in 1861, to Gorham, N. H., and obtained a situation 
as roadmaster's assistant on the Grand Trunk railroad, 
remaining in the employ of the corporation until 1875, 
when he removed to Lynn, Mass. They had : 

1. Velma Elizabeth Stevens, who was born in Auburn, 

Me., on November i, 1858. She married Charles 
Rufus Dunham in Gorham, Ale., on Novem- 
ber 2, 1878. He was the son of Rufus King Dun- 
ham and Abbie B. Estes Dunham, of liryant's Pond. 
Me. He was born in Bryant's I 'OIK!. Me., on Decem- 
ber 13, 1857 and was a telegraph operator there. 

2. Frank Dana Sweetser Stevens, who was born in Au- 
burn, Me., on May 30, 1860, He married in Lynn* 
Mass., on December 17, 1885, Georgia Elfrida Stone 
who was the daughter of Isaiah H. Stone and Katli- 
erine Stone. She was born in Lynn, Mass., on April 
8, 1860. Mr. Stone graduated from P>owdoin JNledi- 

ical College in 1881 and engaged in the practice of 
medicine and surgery in Lynn. Mass. 



PHINEAS STEVENS, of Suffield, Conn. 

PHIXFAS STFVFXS. of Suffield. Conn., married .Mercy Root. 
\\ho \\as the daughter of John Root and Ann Loomis. horn May n, 
174*;. They had : 

I. Justice Stevens, who married Mi Phelp>. 
IT. Mercy Stevens, who was horn < .11 February 26. 1785, mar- 
ried Israel 1 'helps on May 28. 1806. They had: 

1. Mercy Maria 1 'helps, who was 1xrn on August 7 

iS(>7 and who died on July 23. 1843. 

2. Kirily 1 'helps, who was lw>rn on June I, 1809 mar- 
ried Josiah Rockwood on April 7. 1830. She died on 
I )ecember 24, 1849. 

3. Julia Ann I 'helps, who was born on April 26. 1814 

married Josiah Parson Kent in 1843. at Southwick. 

4. Sylvanus Dryden Phelps. D. D., who was born on May 

15. i SIM. Ik graduated in 1844. and married, on 
August 20. 1847. Sophia E. Linsley. Tie was editor 
<>r~( "hristian Secretary and the author of several books. 

5. Deacon Judgson Root 1 'helps, who was born on July 

17. iSiS. Me married in Suffield, Conn.. April 3, 1845. 
France^ Levira Xoble. who was the daughter of Hor- 
ace Xoble. She was born on August 24, 1822. He 
was a farmer and resided at Castle Creek, Bro\vn Co. ; 
X. V. He removed to Southwick. Mass., and died on 
April TO, 1861, from the effects of a wound received 
in a fall from a barn which he was assisting to take 

6. Channcy Phelps. who married Miss Gillett. They had 

i. Willard Phelps. who married Miss Nelson. 

ii. William B. Phelps, who married Carolina Searls 

iii. Betsey Phelps. who married John Boyle, of 

Daughter of Horace Barnes. 


Southwick, Mass, 
iv. Emily Phelps, who married John Boyle. 

III. Sarah Stevens, who died on November 24, 1859. She 

married Talcot Alderman. 

IV. Phineas Stevens, who married Alexandria French. 

V. Verana Stevens, who married Mr. Phelps. They had: 

1. Edwin Phelps, who married Miss Calton. 

2. Abigail Phelps, who married Mr. Griffin. 

3. Mary Phelps, who married Mr. Griffin. 

4. Eliza Phelps, who married Mr. Sheldon. 



RICHARD STEVENS, of Taunton, Mass., mentioned in 1689 as 
one of the inhabitants to whom William Bradford made confirmation, 
had : 

I. Richard Stevens, who was born on February 23, 1670. 

II. Mary Stevens, who was born on July 8, 1672. 

III. Thomas Stevens, who was born on February 3, 16/5, and 

who married, on September 28, 1699, Mary Castwell, of 
Taunton, Mass. 

IV. Thomasin Stevens, who was born on July 3, 1677. 

V. Nathaniel Stevens, \\ho was born on July, 30. 1680. 

KATHERINE STEVENS, we learn from the Deane family rec- 
ord, was married on January 5, 1669 to Thomas Deane. They settled at 
Taunton. His will was proved July 15, 1697. Her will was proved June 
J2, 1726-7. A book which belonged to Katherine Stevens is now 
in possession of one of her descendants. 


1. Richard Stevens, who was born on March 20, 1667-8. 


II. Nicholas Stevens, who was born on February 23, 1669. 

III. Mary Stevens, who was born on June 8, 1672. 

IV. Thomas Stevens, who was born on July 30, 1680. 

TAMSKX STEVENS, of Taunton. married Edward Wilcox of 
Westerly, on May 5. 1698. He died intestate on November 5. 1715. 
They had : 

I. Sarah Wilcox, who was born on May 30, 1700. 

II. Thoma- \\ ilc<>\, who was born on February 18, 1703. 

III. Hezekiah Wilcox, who was born on April I, 1704. 
TV. Elizabeth Wilcox, who was born on October 18, 1706. 

V. Annie Wilcox. who was born on October 18, 1709. 

VI. Susannah Wilcox. who was born on April 4, 1712. 


LYMAN STEVENS, of Essex county, Mass. 

LVM AN STEVENS, married and had nine sons and three d.v 
nly >ix of whom are named, as follows: 

I. John Steven.- 

II. Reuben Stevens. 

III. Ilyrum Smith Stevens 

IV. Edmund Jonathan Stevens. He had eight ^" n> and thre: 


V. Joseph Smith Steven > 

VI. Amos Henry Stevens. He was one of the life guard of 

' ieiieral George Washington, in 1776. The nine brothers 
on a special occasion, upon invitation, took dinner with the 
< ieiieral. who remarked at the vitality of the family. 
The nine brothers served during the Revolutionary War. 
Amos Henry Stevens was a farmer at Fitchville, Huron 
Co., ( )hi<>. He was an officer in the war of 1812. He 



Jonathan Stevens, who had four wives, nine sons and 
three daughters. He married, first, Olive Hiett, who 
was the mother of all of his children. Those named 
in the record are as follows : 

i. Matilda Stevens, who was born on March 24, 
1794 at Stanford, Conn., and who died on Feb- 
ruary 24, 1879. She married in 1812, Zebulon 
Brundage, who was born in 1782. He died on 
April n, 1854. They resided at New London. 
He was a cooper and served in the war of 1812. 
They had : 

(1) William Brundage, who was born in 1813, 
married Jane Hull, in 1875. Their child- 
ren were: 

a. May Brundage, who was born in 1876 

b. Ray Brundage, who was born in 1877. 

(2) Lucinda Brundage, who was born in 1815 
married Joseph Turliger and they had one 
child, a girl. 

(3) Eliza Brundage, who was born in 1818, mar- 
ried Elias Conley. She died in 1868. They 
had three girls and one boy. 

(4) Zebulon Brundage, who was born in 1820, 
married, first, in 1844, Sarah Hendry. She 
died in 1877. They had five boys and one 
girl. He married, second, Clara Stevens, 
but they had no children. He was a cooper. 
His first son, Lafayette L. Brundage, was 
born in 1845. He married, first, Lena 
Stevens, who was the daughter of Robert 
Stevens, who was the son of Amos Stevens. 
He married, second, Lovey Clements. By 
his first wife he had : 

a. Franklin Tra Stevens Brundage, who was 
born in 1872. 


By his second wife, Lovey Clements, he 

b. Edward J. Brundage. who was born in 


c. Maude Brundage. who was born in 1886. 

5 i Julia Brundage. who was born in 1822 and 
who died in 1857, married Rial Moon. They 
had five boys and two girl>. 

(6) Lorin Urundage. who wa> born in v _ 
and who died in 1870, married John McCnl. 
They had two girls and two hovs. 

(7) Olive Ann Brundage, who wa> born in 1^2 
married Solomon Turliger and they had 
three girls and three boys. 

ii. I'zzial Stevens, who was born about 1700. mar- 
ried Sophia Colman. They had no children. He 
joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-da.' 
Saint>. in Kirtland. < >hio. and died on the r -ad 
going to Missouri. 

iii. Julia Stevens, who married Benjamin Hill in 
iS_>5 and who died in 1X7';. They had: 

i I ) Alvin Hill, who resided in I-'airficld. Huron 

Co., ( >hio. 

Alfred Hill, who went t> sea. 
Julia Stevens also had two children who died in 


iv. Lorain Stevens, who married a Latter-day Saint 

v. ( )live Ann Stevens, who married in 1855, Charles 

Day. They re>ided in Clarksfield. Huron Co, 

( )hio. They had : 

i i ) Luella 1 )ay 

2 ) John Day 

3 ) Julia Day and 

(1 A child who died in infanc. 



vi. Josiah Stevens, who died in infancy. 

vii. Lyman Stevens, who was born on February 7, 
1812, in Tompkins Co., N. Y. He married on 
January 21, 1836, at Kirtland, Ohio, Martha 
Durfee. He resided in Madison Co., N. Y. He 
was also a resident of Perron, Emery Co., Utah, 
and died in Washington county, Utah, on April 
18, 1886. Following is his obituary notice in the 
Deseret News : "Father Lyman Stevens, one of 
the earliest members of the Church passed from 
this life on the i8th of April 1886. He was the 
son of Jonathan ond Olive Stevens and was 
born in Danby, Tompkins Co., New York., 
on February 7, 1812. He embraced the Gos- 
pel during the second year of the Church's exis- 
tence, being baptized on Ma> 27, 1831. He was 
ordained an Elder on May, 9, 1836, and his certif- 
icate to that effect is still in existence bearing 
the signature of Joseph Smith, Jr., and F. G. Wil- 
liams. Another certificate in the possession of 
the family shows that he was ordained a High 
Priest on May n, 1843. He shared in the per- 
secutions of the saints from the time that he be- 
came connected with the Church, and after being 
driven out from Illinois served as a member of 
the Mdnr.on Battalion. For some time he lived 
in Shonesburg, . Kane Co., where his wife died in 
1874. He was the father of nine sons and one 
daughter and had sixty-one grandchildren and 
three great grandchildren, the number of his pos- 
terity living being sixty-four. He was faithful 
unto the end and like a shock of grain fully ripe 
was gathered into the garner of the Lord." His 

(i) Hyrum Smith Stevens, who was born on 
December 12, 1840, at Nauvoo, Hancock 
Co., 111., married on August 24, 1862, at 
Shonesburg, Kane Co., Utah, Deborah Lem- 
on. She was born on April 2, 1845, at Nau- 
voo. Hancock Co.. 111. She was the daugh- 

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lev of Lemun and Maria Louisa Pat- 
ten. They resided at Xorthup. Washing- 
ton Co.. I'tali. She died >n February 18, 
1877, at Parade >ona. Iron Co., t'tah. They 
had : 

a. Hyrnm William Stevens, who was born 

on February 25. iS<>4. in I 'tali. He 
married Olive Fliza Strong and resided 
in Ferron. Fmery Co., I'tah. in 1886. 

b. Maria Louisa Stevens, who was born on 
( ^ctober 10, 1865. at C'annel. Kane Co.. 
I'tah. She married l ; rederick Walter 

c. Martha Fen ma Stevens, who was born 

on November 5. 1X07. at Rockville. 
\\ ashinijtMn Co., I'tah. She married \\". Marker. 

d. James Lyman Stevens, who was born on 

December _";. i^><). at Para^oona. Iron 
. I'tah. He died on February 24. 
1 870. 

e. Fliza Abit Stevens, who was born 011 

January S. 1871 and who died on April 
14. 1873. at Parai;>i>n:i. I'tali. 

f. Charles Heher Stevens, who was born 0:1 

September ^4. 1875. at Paras^oona. L'tab 

L;. IV>llv X'ilate Stevens, who was born -i 

January 22, 1870. at Paragoona, I'tah 

viii. Alton! Stevens 
ix. John Stevens. 

Shelburne Falls, Mass. 


Miscellaneous Stevens Families. 

JOSEPH STEVENS, of Painted Post, Steuben county, N. Y. 

The following information is furnished by Mr. F. J. Stevens and 
Mr. Arthur Stevens, of Detroit, Mich. 

JOSEPH STEVENS, who married Naomi, had children as fol- 

I. Joseph Stevens, Jr., who was born in December 1771. He 
removed to Painted Post, Steuben Co., New York and mar- 
ried on February 10, 1/95, Abigail Knowlton of Sanger- 
field. He was an artist and died on December I, 1843 
at Painted Post, on the old homestead and was buried there 
She was born on June 22, 1777, at Ipswich, N. H., and mar 
ried at Utica, N. Y., in the first and only house that stood 
there at that time. On her eighty-fifth birthday on Juno 
22, 1862 at the home of her son Ralph M. Stevens, at Ply- 
mouth, Mich., there were present ten of her children, forty- 
seven grandchildren and forty-five great grandchildren. 
She had twelve children. One died before he arrived at: 
manhood. She died on December 19, 1864. There were 
nine boys and two girls that married, as follows : 

I. Jared Stevens, who was born on September 10, 1795 
and who married, first, on September 28, 1819, Hannah 
Haight. He married, second. Charlotte Bush, on 
March n, 1882, and died on February 4, 1887. He 
was a farmer. He had by his first wife : 

i. Perrv Stevens, 


ii. Amos Stevens 

iii. Orin Stevens 

iv. Louisa Stevens 

v. Augustus Stevens, who was killed in the Civil war 

Jared Stevens, had by his second wife: 

vi. Frederick Stevens, who died in childhood, 

vii. Hannah Stevens. 

viii. Harriet Stevens. 

ix. Jared Steven.-. 

x. Xewell Stevens, who was in the army. 

2. Permelia Stevens, who was 1x>rn on Mav TO. 1707. 
She married Aden I. Pratt on January 4. iSio. She 

* died .n August 27. 1844. He was a farmer. 

3. Xada-sa Stevens, who was horn on June T. 1/1)9. mar- 
ried on November 23. iSjo. Daniel Morton. He was 
a farmer and died on April 24, i8nX She died on 
August 14, iSjj. They had: 

i. Charles Stevens, and others. 

4. Amos Steven>. who was born on Mav 31. iSoi died on 
Jan 7 and was buried at Ipsilante. Me was a 
farmer. Me married Mary !',<>ldman. on Oct. 14. iS->5. 
and they had : 

i. Mary Steven > 

ii. Philander Steven-. 

5. Jona- Steven.-, who was born on March 13, 1803. niar 
ried on September _>S. 1X26. I'.etsy Miller and resided 
at Campbell, X. V. He-was living in 1886. 

6. P.enjamin Stevens, who was born May 12, 1805. mar- 

ried Hliza White, on February 9, 1826. 

7. Joseph Stevens, who was born on Aug. 20, 1809, married 

"ii February 2. 1^34. Frances E. Bush. He died on 
September 4, 1877. They had: 

i. Abigail Steven-. 

\VitV of Simon Stevens. 


ii. Cornelia Stevens, 
iii. Mary Stevens, 
iv. Melissa Stevens. 

8. Ralph M. Stevens, who was born on December 24, 1811, 

married, on January 19, 1834, Jane Miller and they re- 
sided at Evart, Mich. He was living in 1886. They 

i. Joseph Stevens 
ii. Mary Stevens 
iii. David Brainard Stevens, who lost his life in the 


iv. M. Luther Stevens 
v. Lizzie Stevens. 

9. Marcus Stevens, who was born on February 20, 1814 
and who died at Detroit, on June 19, 1880, and was 
buried there. He married, first, Catharine Burnham, 
and, second, Mary Erwin. He was in the furniture 
business many years in Detroit, Mich. He had : 

i. Kate Stevens, 
ii. George Stevens 
iii. Nellie Stevens. 

10. Almond Stevens, who was born on June 12, 1816, 
married on December 10, 1839, Martha Gales. He 

was a farmer. They had : 

i. Arthur Stevens, who was born on February 16, 
1841, married on August 15, 1861, Agnes Adella 
Sawyer, who was born on June 15, 1841. They 

had : 

(i) Clarence Stevens. 

ii. Orin Stevens, who was born on January 8, 1847. 
married, on October 20, 1869, Minerva Cook, who 
was born on November 24, 1846. They had: 

(i) Harry Clyde Stevens, who was born in 
December, 1870. 


II. John Stevens, who was born on February 19. iSn. 
at Campbell, X. V. He married, on ( )ctober S. 1X45. 
Mary I laker Covert and resided at Detroit. Mich. Ho 
was a cabinet maker. The brothers were all farmers. 
except John and Marcus, and all died in 1886. except- 
ing Jonas and Ralph. They held no political offices 
higher than justice of the peace, with the exception oi 
Amos, who was for one year in the Michigan legisla- 
ture. They were all quiet, unassuming men and their 
cluty seemed, by their course <>f life to be. in one direc- 
tion, that of living only holy lives, though no one of 
Joseph Stevens' descendants have entered the minis- 
try. The church, however, has been furnished with 
many an officer from their number. 
John Stevens had children as follows: 

i. Frederick John Stevens, who was born in July, 1846 
married, on September 16, 1868, Clara Belle Sack- 
et, the daughter of Dennis Sacket. who was born 
on April 14, 1848. She was 1x>rn in Red ford. 
Mich., and resided in Detroit. He was a book 
keeper and lived nearly all his life in Detroit. 
They had : 

( i ) Frank Russell Stevens, who was born on 
February 15. 1870. 

(2) ( ieorge 1 laker Stevens, who was born on 
January 27, 187^. 

(3) Alan Hall Stevens, who was b<>rn on No- 
vember M. IS 

14) Clara M. Stevens, who was born on Decem- 

ber 19, [878 

; Frederick John Stevens, Jr.. who was born 
on October 4, 1880. 

ii. Fdwin Holland Stevens, who was born on Decem- 
ber 12. 1847. He was an attorney, and died in 
June. iSS'i. He married and had : 

) Mark \Yatkin Stevens. 

Shelburne Falls, Mass. 


iii. Mark Burnham Stevens, who was born on Octo- 
ber 23, 1849. He was a merchant. He mar- 
ried, but had no children. 

iv. Mary Emma Stevens, who was born on October 
28, 1853, married J. C. Macy, who was a musical 
author and editor, in Boston, Mass. 

v. Ella Augusta Stevens, who was born on March 28, 
1857, married Dr. E. A. Parkinson, and resided 
in Traverse City, Mich. 

vi. William Snow Stevens, who was born on May 
20, 1860. He was a student and never married. 

vii. George Hutchings Stevens, who was born on Jul/ 
19, 1864. He was a bank clerk and never mar- 

viii. Arthur Edwin Stevens, who was born on De- 
cember 19, 1866. He was a bank clerk and 
never married. 

II. John Stevens 

III. Rhoda Stevens, who married Mr. Mute. 

IV. Lydia Stevens, who married Mr. Selew. 

V. Elias Stevens 

VI. Jesse Stevens 

VII. Noah Stevens 

VIII. Isaac Stevens 

IX. Ann Stevens 

X. Sarah Stevens 
XL Naomi Stevens 

XII. Syri Stevens, who married Mr. Cramer. 


WILLIAM STEVENS, of Edisto Island, S. C. 

DR. WILLIAM STEVENS, who was born about 1700, was a 
surgeon in the Revolutionary War. He was imprisoned in the 
Tower of London for several months. He had : 

Dr. Joseph L. Stevens, who was his eldest son and who resided on 


Johns Island. South Carolina. He had: 

I. Daniel Augustu> Stevens, who was !x>rn on December 13. 

1840. the youngest >on of his parent-. They died when 
he was so young that he remembered very little of them. 
He resided on Kdisto Island. S. C., and was a planter. He 
attended the L'niversitv of Virginia, when the Civil War 
broke out and enlisted for the defense of his state. He was 
made a lieutenant on ( )etober 10, 1861. He married Agnes 
Isabel Yates. who was born on January K>. 1844, at Lehu 
listen. S. C. She was the daughter of William Ii. Yate 
and Jane Wallace, of Columbia. S. C'. 
Daniel Augustus Stevens by his wife had: 

1. Joseph Stevens, who was born on November i. 1^03, in 

Columbia. S. C. 

2. Jennie Stevens, who was born on September 30, 1867, 
in Charleston. S. C". 

3. Agnes Klizabeth Stevens, who was born on .May 30, 

and who died on June 4. iS(xj. in S. 

4. William Yatcs Stevens, who \\a> born <>n August l. 

iSji . at Johns Inland. 

5. Daniel Augustus Stevens. Jr.. who was born on Jan- 

uary in. iSjj. at Lehnlisten. S. 

II. A daughter, who married Dr. W. S. Whaley, of Athens. G;i. 


EDWARD RAWSON, had a son, 

William Kawson. who had a son. 

Nathaniel Kawson. who had a son. 

Nathaniel Kawson. Jr.. who had a son. 

Sila> Raw-on, who married twice and by his first wife had eight 
children and my his second wife, fourteen children. He died at 
i'almvra. N. Y., at the age of eighty. Hi> daughter. 

Husband and Family. 


Anna Rawson, was the daughter of the second wife, Rebecca 
Bellows Rawson. She was born on August i, 1782. She married, 
LEVI STEVENS, and resided, first in Shykersville, N. Y., and 
afterwards went to Rome, Michigan. They had : 

Anna Eliza Stevens, who was born on June 20, 1806. 

II. Caroline Stevens, who was born on June 26, 1808. 

III. William C. Stevens, who was born on June 25, 1812. 

IV. Mabellia L. Stevens, who was born on July 30, 1815. 

V. Silas R. Stevens, who was born on February 15, 1818. 

VI. Caleb W. Stevens, who was also born on February 15, 1818. 

VII. Marietta Stevens, who was born on December 3, 1821. 

VIII. Levi Stevens, who was born on April 7, 1823. 


JOHN STEVENS, of Tiskilwa, III 

This record was reported by Mr. Bradford Newcomb Stevens, 
Tiskilwa, 111. 

JOHN STEVENS, who married Summit Newcomb, resided at 
Tiskilwa, 111. They had : 

Bradford Newcomb Stevens, who was born on January 3, 1813, 
at Koscaweii. X. H. He married on September 24, 1839, Lydia Pen- 
ning Alden, who was born on October 22, 1819, at Lebanon, N. H. 
She was the daughter of Ziba Alden and Zibel Allen. He died on 
November 10, 1885. They had children, as follows, all born at Tis- 
kilwa. 111. 

I. Alden \V. Stevens, who was born on September 25, 1845. He 

married Cornelia Amelia C. Lyon. 

II. Charles M. Stevens, who was born on February 6, 1848. He 

married Maria Rosalia B. Stevens. 

III. Fremont Stevens, who was born on September n, 1850. 

He died on August 9, 1852, at Tiskilwa, 111. 



JOSHUA C. STEPHENS, of Canisteo, N. Y 

JOSHCA C STEPHENS, of Caiiistcn. X. V.. purchased six 
hundred acres of timber land, some fifty acres of which he cleared 
prior to his death. He was a man of little book knowledge but possessed 
nuich natural ability and upon settling in the new country was soon 

gnized as a worthy citizen. \Yhile Canisteo belonged to Ontario 
Co. in 1/93-4, he represented his town as supervisor. In early life "he 
was a member of the Congregational church. About 1800 he 
became a member of the Methodist church and, from 1812 until his 
death, he was a local preacher of that denomination. He had : 

I. Abigail Stephens, who was born about 1771;. 

II. Silas Stephens, who was born about 1781. 

III. Nathan Stephens, who was born on December S. 17.^3. in 

Xew York. \\ hen he was seven vears old the family 
removed to Canisteo and he was brought up to know all 
the hardships of the pioneer. Fie married on May 14. 
1804. Rachel (iilbert, of Addison. She was the daughter 
of Elisha ( iilbert. who was one of the first settlers of tha: 
town. She died on February 7. 1850 and he died on April 
3. 1862. He resided about eight years in Canisteo 0:1 
what was known as the (iilbert estate which was later 
owned by Col. Henry Baldwin. The remainder of his lit"-.- 
was spent on the old homestead in Canisteo where he erect- 
ed commodious buildings and made many other improve- 
ments which was the Methodist Tavern that he ha 1 
-ted his father in building. He was a staunch member 
of the Democratic party and cast his first vote for President 
Thomas Jefferson. 

He was elected to fill many offices in his town. He 
wa< town clerk for several terms and also school com- 
missioner and in the interest of education, was a strong 
and able advocate and did much to aid its progress. Al- 
though a farmer he was very fond of hunting and trapping 


Son of Amelia Stevens 


and it was estimated that for thirty, years of his life he 
averaged killing one hundred deer annually. They had: 

1. E ] is a G. St. phens, who raided in St:_ ben Co. 

2. Jedediah H. M. Stephens, who resided in Alleghany Co. 

3. Ebenezer C. Stephens, who resided in Alleghany Co. 

4. Franklin D. Stephens, who resided in Steuben Co. 

5. Joshua C. Stephens, who was born on May 30, 1816 
and who resided in Canisteo, Steuben Co., N. Y. He 
married on August 3, 1845, Hannah Howard, who was 
born on September 30, 1823 at Enfield, Co nn. Her 
parents removed from Enfield about 1825. He 
received a fair education, and was a teacher for sev- 
eral terms. He resided on the old homestead his 
whole life, employing himself at farming and hunting 
was closely allied to the best interests of the town and 
ever took part in all local improvements. The educa- 
tion of the young was his special care. 

He was educated in the Democratic party of 
which his grandfather was an unswerving advocate, 
He was for many years school inspector of the town 
and subsequently, in 1850, he was superintendent of 
schools. He was town clerk and supervisor for 
several terms. . In 1842 he became a member of the 
Morning Star Lodge, No. 65 in Canisteo of which his 
father and grandfather were the founders. In 1854, 
he was appointed Eminent Commander of the Ed- 
ward's Commandery of Harnettville, now called De 
Molar Commandery No. 22, which position he held 
for two years. His connection with Masonry was 
continuous after he first became a member, having 
been called during that time to fill various official 
positions in the several bodies. His pride was that, 
"For ninety-six years not one by the name of Stephens 
has been punished for crime in this county." He had: 

i. Iru G. Stephens 

ii. James A. Stephens 

iii. Harris M. Stephens 

iv. Nathaniel Stephens 


v. A daughter, who married James H. Stewart, of 


vi. Kmma H. Stephens 
vii. Mary M. Stephens. 

IV. Sylvina Stephens 

V. Cynthia Stephens 

VI. ( )live Stephens, who was born on November 10, 1790 in 

Canisteo. She was the first white child born in Steuben 
Co.. X. V. 

VII. Joshua Stephens 
VI [I. Hila Stephens 
IX. Pamelia Stephens. 


EBENEZER STEVENS, of Kingston. N. Y. 

KMEXK/KR STEVENS, of Kingston. X. V., married Johannah 
Roberts, the daughter of Zaehariah Roberts, on November 8, 1/04. 
They had : 

I. Mary Stevens, who was h<>rn on October 5, 1/05. 

II. Jernsha Stevens, who was 1)>ni < >n April 4, 1707 and who 

died on May 4, l/O/". 

III. r.ennnah Stevens, who was born on July 8. 1/08. 

IV. Kbenezer Steven-, who was born on April 15, 1710. 


JOSHUA STEVENS, of South Carolina. 

J< )SIH"A STEVEN'S was born about 1/50, in England, whence 
he removed to S. C. He married Elizabeth Dyer, who died about 1815 
They had : 

T. Elisha Stevens, who was born about 1773. 

II. John Stevens, who was born about 1775. 

III. Isaiah Stevens, who wa> horn about 1777. 


IV. Joshua Stevens, who was born about 1779. 

V. Hezekiah Stevens, who was born about 1781. These five 

sons were all ministers and extensive farmers. 

VI. Absalom .Stevens, who was born about 1783. He was ;i 

Baptist minister at Bade, Banks Co., Ga., in 1860, where 
he died on October 10, 1861. He married, first, Rebecca 
Pool, who was the sixth daughter of her parents. She 
was born in Greenville Co., S. C, and died in May, 1833, 
at Dade, where her brothers and sisters resided. He 
married, second, Polly Nickels, but had no children by her. 
By his first wife, Rebecca Pool, he had twelve children, as 
follows : 

1. Hyrum Stevens 

2. William Stevens 

3. Catharine Stevens 

4. Rebecca Ann Stevens, who was born on June 5, 1810, 
in South Carolina. Her parents, at the time of hei 
marriage, resided in Hebersham Co., Ga. She mar- 
ried on April 13, 1845, William Campbell, who was 
born in Amherst Co., Va., on March 26, 1808. They 
resided at Cave, White Co., in 1887 and afterwards 
removed to Doyle, Tenn. He served two years in 
the Confederate army and was in the first battle at 
Hull Run, Va. lie was also in the siege at Vicks- 
burg. Miss. He was the son of George Washington 
Campbell and Lucy Ann Hudson, of Va. His father 
died when William was small ; and his mother mar- 
ried, second, Martin Taylor, who with his wife moved 
to Polk Co., Ten 11.. on October 27, 1845, where they 
lived for eighteen years. They then removed to 
Simpson's Mill, Doyle, White Co., Tenn. William 
Campbell and Rebecca Ann Stevens had children, as 
follows : 

i. Henry Houston Harrison Compbell, who was born 
on February 27, 1846 at Benton, Polk Co., Tenn. 
\o record of his marriage could be found. In 
the year 1876 he left for the West and was never 
heard from again. 

ii. George Washington Campbell, who was born on 


January 2. 1848, at Benton, Polk Co., Term. He 
married on July 24, 1872, Mollie Jane Brown, 
who was born on .May i, 1856 in White Co. She 
was the daughter of Elizabeth Brown who died 
in 1867. Mollie Jane Brown, died 

on March 4, 1885, at Simpson's Mill. She wa< 
buried at Bethlehem. \Yhite Co., Tenn. He 
moved from Benton to Charleston, then to Cave, 
\Yhite Co., Tenn., and thence to Simpson's Mill. 
He encountered during his life many hardships 
and privations. He was of humble parentage 
and limited education, a member of the Christia i 
church, a farmer and a carpenter. His children 
were : 

( i ) Lilly Corillia Campbell, who was born on 
( )ctober 20, 1873, at Simpson's Mill. 

i 2 ) Loutishia Corremia Campbell, who was born 
on May 7, 187^, at McMinnvill. \Yarren Co., 

i 3 i Minnie Corrissia Campbell, who was born on 
March 14. 187^. at Simpson's Mill, White 
Co., Tenn. 

4 i Charles Henrv Campbell, who was born on 
December 6, 1881, in \Yhite Co. 

(5) Annie May Campbell, who was born on Ma . 
1 6, 1884, and who died on October 3, 1884. 
at Simpson's Mill. She was buried at Beth- 
lehem, \Yhite Co., Tenn. 

iii. Rufus Adolphus Campbell, who was born on Aug- 
ust 4, 1849, at Benton, Polk Co., Tenn. He went 
west and was never heard of again. 

iv. Lucy Ann Amanda Campbell, who was born on 
September 13, 1851 in Polk Co., Tenn. She 
married on June 27, 1872. Christy Rose. They 

\Yilliam Richard Rose, who was born May 
i. 1873. 


(2) Ella Caldata Rose, who was born on June 
i, 1874- 

(3) Allie Vida Rose, who was born on July 25, 
1875, an( l wn o died on July 18, 1880. 

(4) Mamie Delia Rose, who was born on July 
1 6, 1877. 

(5) Harvey Rose, who was born on November 
12, 1878. 

(6) Rufus Ira Rose who was born on June 9, 

(7) Annie C. Rose, who was born on October 
24, 1881. 

(8) Eliza Arminda Rose, who was born on Sep- 
tember 1 8, 1883 an d who died on October 5 

(9) Henry R. Rose, who was born on October 
5, 1884 an d who died on April 12, 1891. 

(10) Etter May Rose, who was born on April 
9, 1886 and who died on March 18, 1889. 

(n) Samuel Christy Rose, who was born on 

October 31, 1887. 
(12) James Charles McLee Rose, who was born 

on March 8, 1893 and who died on December 

19, 1894. 

Christy Rose lived near Doyle Station, White Co., 
Tenn. He was the son of Richard Rose and 
Louisa Harris. 

5. Matilda Stevens, who married John S. Denton in 1852. 
They had : 

i. Samuel C. Denton, who was born on February 22 
1854. He was a graduate of a medical col- 
lege and resided in Buffalo Valley, Putnam Co., 

ii. Mary Ann Denton, who was born on March 18, 
1856, and who married L. A. Lewis on December 
17, 1875. He died on March 10, 1891 and was 
the eldest son of James Lewis, of Va. They had : 


(1) Edward Lee Lewis, who wa- burn on July 
24, 1877 and who died on the same dav. 

(2) Samuel Ernest Lewis, who was born on 
October 2, 1879. 

(3) John P.yron Lewis, who was born on Aug. 
2, 1881. 

(4) Howard Lafayette Lewis, who was born on 
June 1 6, 1884. 

(5) Minnie Pearl Lewis, who was born on 
March 14, 1887. 

(6) Iva May Lewis, who was born on Xovem 
her 6, 1890. 

(7) Lucillus Anderson Lewis, who was born oil 
November 6, 1891. 

6. Perry Stevens 

7. Dyre Ste\ens. These two sons were twins. 

8. Morris Stevens 
(). Polly Steven- 
IO. Irvine Steven- 

i i. \Yeathers Stevens 

12. Absalom Stcvuis. The last three named suii> were 
living in 18$ 

\'II. Joseph Stevens, who was burn alxmt 17 
\"1IT. Klisha Steven-, who \\as burn about r 

IX. Xancy Stevens, \vliu wa- burn about 1/89. 

X. Stacey Stevens, who was born about i~oi. 

XI. Dicy Stevens, \\lio wa> born about 1793. 

XII. I'et-ey Steven.-, who was born about 1795. 



JKDKDIAH PHILP.RICK. who wa- the son of Th..mas. who was 
ilie -un uf James, who was the -on of Thomas, of Kingston, was born in 
1700 and died about 1754. Hi> wife was Mary Taylor and they had: 

Wife of Rollin B. Trouslot. 


Jeremiah Philbrick, who was born on February 2, 1722. He mar- 
ried on September 20, 1744, Mary Stevens and died on March 8, 1754. 
They had : 

I. Jedediah Philbrick, who was born in February, 1745. 

II. John Philbrick, who was born in April, 1747 and who died in 

I75 1 - 

III. Elizabeth Philbrick, who was born on Dec. 15, 1749. 

She married Jonathan Clough. 

IV. Mehitable Philbrick, who was born on June 21, 1752 and 

who married Joseph Philbrick. 


EBENEZER STEVENS, of Rockaway, N. Y. 

EBENEZER STEVENS, of Rockaway, Long Island, N. Y., mar- 
ried on May 4, 1784, Lucretia Ledyard Sands, the widow of Richardson 
Sands. She was born at Hartford on February 22, 1756. He was born on 
August 12, 1751, and died at Rockaway. N. Y., on September 22, 1823. 
He was active in the agitation which led to the Revolution and was 
one of the celebrated tea party of 1773. In 1775 he was commissioned 
n lieutenant and raised two companies of artillery and one of engin- 
eers, and accompanied them to the siege of Quebec. He had command 
of the artillery at Ticonderoga and Stillwater and in port at Yorktown. 
He also served with Lafayette in Virginia. In 1812, he took part in 
the defense of Xe\v York. "In 1811, there \vas a period of great po- 
litical excitement portending difficulty with England, and, finally, the 
\var of 1812. The youth of New York enrolled themselves for nation- 
al defense, and the militia of the city was put under command of 
General Ebenezer Stevens." He had children as follows: 

I. Horatio ( iates Stevens, who was probably the son of General 
Ebenezer Stevens by a former marriage. His will was 
dated .March 20, 1806 and proved April 15, 1806. He left 
his entire estate to his widow. Her will Was dated Sep- 
tember 19, 1806 and recorded and proved December 10, 
1 8 10. They lived at Rose Hill in the city of New York. 
Following is an extract from the will of his widow: 


"The large medal which was given by Congress to my late 
dearly beloved husband. General Horatio Gates Stevens: 
with injunction from me. to my legatees, never to forget 
that the medal I leave them was a distinguished testimonial 
of important services rendered America and 
that he leaves the name of one who was a hero, a patriot 
and a man of unsullied probity and honor." 

II. Mary Stevens, who also, seems to have been the child of a 

former marriage. 

III. Samuel Stevens, who was born in Xew York on March 14, 

17X5 and who died there on November 25. 1844. unmarried 

IV. William Stevens, who was born at Xew York, on May 14. 

1787 and who died at Poughkeepsie. in November, 1867. 

V. Alexander Hodgdon Stevens, who was born in Xew York on 

September 4, i/8g and who died there on March 30. iSoo 
in his eightieth year. He graduated from the L'niversity 
of Pennsylvania in the year iSii. Me was Pnfe>sor of 
Surgery in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, in 
Xew York in iSj'i-^j. and was a Trustee of the same in- 
stitution from iSj; i 1" iSjn and also its President, in 1840- 
44. He was Professor f Clinical Surgery inthe same college 
from 1844 to 1869. He married, first. Mary Jane liayard. 
daughter of John Murray P.ayard. of Millstone. X. J.. and. 
second. Catherine Morris, the daughter of James Morris. 
of Morrisania. He married, third. Phoebe Coles Lloyd. 
the daughter of John Xelson Lloyd, of Lloyd Xeck. Long 
Island. He had : 

John Lloyd Stevens, who was probably the ><>n of his third 
wife. He was born in Xew York. He graduated from 
Columbia College, studied law at Litchfield and was admit- 
ted to the bar in Xew York, where he practiced for eight 
years. In politics he was an influential Democrat. In 
1834 he visited Kurope and Lgypt and on his return pub- 
lished an account of his travels. In 183*; he was sent to 
Central America as a special ambassador; and. again, in 
1842. he visited Yucatan. His accounts of his travels in 
these countries contain much original information in regard 
to American antiquities. 

He was a director of the "< )cean Steam Xavigatio i 


Companies", being- the originator of the first American line 
trans-Atlantic steamships, and he was President of the Pan- 
ama railroad. 

VI. Evan Kerby Stevens, who was born in New York on April 

20, 1/92 and who died at Astoria, L. I., in February 1870. 
He married Frances Galatine the daughter of Albert Gala- 
tine, of Philadelphia, Penn., and, later of New York. 

VII. John Austin Stevens, who was born in New York, on Jan- 

uary 22, 1795 and who died about 1874. He was edu- 
cated at Yale and later went into business. He was one 
of the first members of the New York chamber of com- 
merce of which he was for many years the secretary. 
He was president of the Hank of Commerce from 1839 
to 1866, and the first president of the Merchants' Exchange 
which he helped to establish, 'and. during the .war, was 
president of the Associated Banks of New York, Boston 
and Philadelphia. The loans made by them to the 

Tinted States government were made under his direc- 
tion as chairman of the treasury note committee. His 
opinion on financial subjects was much sought for at tha 
treasury department. Though a whig he was in favor of 

free trade. 


ABRAHAM STEVENS, of Cornwall, England. 

ABRAHAM STEVENS, of Cornwall, England, who was an en- 
gineer, married Eleanor King. She died in 1831. He died in Cornwall. 
They had : 

Jacob Stevens, who was born on June 19, 1809, at Phillock an ! 
svho died in 1878, at Salt Lake City, Utah. He superintended the 
construction of the first locomotive boiler built in Spain, in 1850. He 
married Kli/.a Simons, and they had: 

Thomas Jordan Stevens, who was born on January 24, 1848, at 
Bristol Kngland. He received a common school education in his 
native town and when fourteen years of age. he was apprenticed to 
learn the blacksmith trade. On June 3, 1864 in company with his 


father, mother and brother, W. H. Stevens, he left his native land 
in the sailing vessel "Hudson," bound for Xe\v York. The voyage 
\vas completed in six weeks and four days. From New York the 
party journeyed to what was then called the frontiers, in Nebraska. 
There preparations were made for crossing the plains and, in August, 
the}' left, arriving- in Salt Lake City. Utah, on November 3, 1864 
with frozen feet. The following spring, he commenced work at his 
trade in Salt Lake City, which he followed a number of years. In 
1866 he was appointed lieutenant in the Utah militia. In June 1867, 
he was called to protect settlers in Sanpete valley from Indian depre- 
dations to which they were constantly subjected. The Indians were 
soon made friends by the wise and careful manipulations of Brigham 
Young, then Governor of Utah. Mr. Stevens was relieved, in Octo- 
ber 1866, and returned to his home. 

He married, on December 27, 1871, at Salt Lake City, Utah, 
.Maria Stringham, who was born on February 23, 1853. She was the 
daughter of Briant Stringham and Harriet Maria Ashby. In Time 
1878, in connection with two brothers, he established the firm of 
Stevens Bros, known as the "Ogden Foundry and Machine Shops." 
One of the creditable productions of this firm, is the iron fence 
surrounding the County Court House which weighs over eleven tons. 
He was proffered and accepted the position of collector of licenses 
and assistant recorder of Ogden City, Utah, in which he officiated 
until February 1883. He was then elected city recorder for two 
years. In August, 1883, he was elected sheriff of \Yeber count}. 
for one year. In February 1885. re was again elected recorder, and 
re-elected, again, in 1887. 

All of the above named positions he filled with entire satisfaction 
to himself and to those he served. He made such a perfect record that 
he was called to fill a position as father and counselor to the people 
of the Fifth ward of Ogden City. Utah. On May 29. 1887, he was 
ordained a Bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
a very trying position, to administer to the wants of the poor, to care 
for the afflicted, the orphans and the widows and to settle difficulties 
1/y arbitration and to preside over and attend to ordinances in their 
respective wards in said Church. Thomas J. Stevens, had children, 
as follow^ : 

I. Jacob Stevens, who was born on October 6, 1872 at Hvanston. 

Wyoming, and who died there on October 6. 1872. 

II. Briant Stringham Steven.-, who v^s born on December 24, 


1873, at Salt Lake City, Utah. He died in February 1887, 
at Ogden, and was buried there. 

III. Thomas Jordan Stevens, who was born on February 19, 

1876, at Salt Lake City, Utah. He died in April 1882, 
and was buried at Ogden. 

IV. Maria Amelia Stevens, who was born in February 1878, at 

Salt Lake City, Utah. 

A'. Fva Louisa Stevens, who was born on April 2, 1880, at 
Ogden, and who died in May 1882, at Salt Lake City, 
Utah, in Sugar House Ward and who was buried at Ogden, 

VI. Stanley Simons Stevens, who was born on March 10, 1882, 

at Ogden. 

VII. Stringham Ashby Stevens, who was born on October 18, 

VIII. Zella Stringham Stevens, who was born on October 3, 
1886, at Ogden, Utah. 

The death of Thomas J. Stevens occurred in 1900, at Ogden, 
Utah, and brought forth from the Deserct Xews, of Salt Lake City, 
die following tribute to his memory: 

"After eight months of a wastings illness and much suffering, Hon. 
Thomas J. Stevens. I'ishop of the Fifth ward of Ogden, this morning 
surrendered the struggle for life, and passed into the great beyond. 
A complexity of troubles appeared during his sickness, but the imme- 
diate cause of his death, according to his physician, Dr. Rich, was 
cancer of the liver. 

"IJishop Stevens was one of the best known and most highly res- 
pected citizens of ( )gden. He also had many friends and admirers 
in this city and throughout the State. His residence in the June- 
lion city has covered a long period of time, and his industry and 
ability caused him to be associated with the best interests and develop- 
ment of the resources of the community in which he lived. In the 
ordinary course of events he might have lived for years to come, as 
he was still a young man, having only passed the fifty-second annual 
mile stone in life's journey. .He had held numerous positions of 
trust and in all of them acquitted himself not only with credit, but 
usually with marked success. His demise will be mourned by many 
persons outside of his own immediate family and relatives ; for Bishop 
Stevens had many friends, having easily drawn them to him by his 
kindly, affable and even tempered nature. 


'Some months ago he made a protracted visit to San Francisco and 
Southern California cities accompanied by his wife in the hope that 
health would come back to him. In this, however, he was doomed 
to serious disappointment, as instead of getting better he apparently 
gradually grew worse until the end came. His funeral will be held 
from the Weber Stake tabernacle on Sunday at 2 p. m. It is expect- 
ed that a large number of Salt Lake friends will go up to Ogden 
to attend the services. 

"Thomas Jordan Stevens was a native of Bristol, England. He 
was born January 24th, 1848, and was the son of Jacob and Eliza 
Simons Stevens. He embraced the faith of the Latter-day Saints 
when but eight years of age and emigrated to Utah in 1864, arriving 
in Salt Lake City, Nov. 2nd of that year, in Captain Warren Snow's 
company. His father and mother, brother W. H., and Sister Elea- 
iior Stevens Neslen, the latter the first born of the family, have all 
preceded him in death's flight. 

"Two years after his arrival in Utah, 1866, he joined the militia, 
organized for the purpose of defending the people against the pilfer- 
ings and aggressions of the Indians, and was sent to Sanpete and Se- 
xier counties to assist in quelling uprisings in those sections and to 
protect the settlers from the depredations then being made. 

"In 1872 he was sent on a mission to Arizona and remained there 
something like a year. He was for a long time one of the coun- 
selors of Bishop Edwin A. Stratford of the Fourth ward of Ogden, 
and on the organization of the Fifth ward of Ogden, he became its 
liishop and held the office continuously till the time of 
his death. He was city recorder of Ogden for six years, three con- 
e-ecutive terms, beginning in 1885. For two years prior to the first 
mentioned date he had been sheriff of Weber county. He was for 
a long time director of the Weber Stake academy. He was also a 
director of the Utah Loan and Trust company's bank and cashier 
until compelled to resign on account of ill health. In politics he 
was a Republican and as such was elected to the first State Legis- 
lature of Utah. He possessed a well developed liking for military 
life, the inclination dating as far back as the sixties. This fact 
together with his well known capability, caused Governor West to 
select him as a member of his personal staff. He was made com- 
missary general with the rank of colonel. So creditably did he dis- 
charge the duties of his office that Governor \Yells on his succession 
to the executive chair re-appointed him to the position. His death 
will be a distinct loss to the National Guard of Utah." 

Aged Five Months and Four Weeks. 




THE STEVENS FAMILY of celebrated printers and publishers 
came originally from Provence, in France. Henry Stevens is found set- 
tled in Paris towards 1520. He is supposed to have been born 
about 1460 and he died in 1520. In Paris, Henry Stevens, carried 
on the business of printer and bookseller for upwards of twenty years, 
in 1826, Robert Stevens, second son of Henry, is found in posses- 
sion of the business. 

Robert Stevens was born in 1503. Every year of his business 
life was marked by the issue from his printing press of several vol- 
umes, nianv of them masterpieces of art and all of them surpassing 
anything of the kind previously seen in Paris. He was at once 
printer, publisher, commentator and author. Though prosperous, 
he showed unmistakably that truth, or that which to him was truth. 
\vas of more value in his eyes than worldly gain. Having secretly 
become a convert to the doctrines of the reformation, he endeavored 
for some time to reconcile his convictions with the outward demeanor 
required by his position. But the convictions were too strong or 
the nature of the man too truth-loving. His Bible of 1545 and 
(ireek U-stament of 1549 each drew down upon him a public prosecu- 
tion; and, though the prosecutions failed legally, they were disastrous 
to his private fortune. Having sent his family to ( leneva he followed 
them there in 1549. 

Robert Stevens, Jr., his second son, shortly afterwards returned 
to Paris where he resumed his father's business returning to the Ro- 
man Catholic faith. In flying from Paris to Geneva, the Stevens family 
found that they had but exchanged Roman Catholic persecution for 
Protestant persecution. 

Henry Stevens, the second, was born in Paris in 1538 and suc- 
ceeded his father, Robert Stevens, Jr., on his death, in 1559. Lie was 
repeatedly called before the council, reprimanded and ordered to print 
cancels and was finally excommunicated. Though Henry possessed 
the same literary industry and ability as his father, he was unfortu- 
nately deficient in his father's practical turn of mind. Devoted to 
his art and his calling, he seems to have been utterly wanting in 


worldly prudence. In two years we find that he had revised anc 
published more than 4000 pages of Greek text, while at the same tin it- 
he was writing his Apologia pro Herodoto, a work of formidable length 
and learning. He was rendered nervous and irritable by an over- 
worked brain and by pecuniary difficulties which were gathering 
rist around him. The petty surveillance and censorship of the pious 
pastors of Geneva became intolerable to him and traveling, originally 
undertaken from literary curiosity, grew into a necessity of life. In 
1578 he visited Paris where for several years he became a hanger-on 
of the court of Henry III, who bestowed upon him a pension which 
the estate of the royal exchequer rendered merely a nominal one. 
Quitting Paris he wandered in poverty over Europe, his own family 
often ignorant of where he was to be found. He died at Lyons in 
1598. Great as a commentator and publisher, Henry Stevens does 
not seem to have possessed much power as an original thinker. His 
mastery of Greek seems to have been almost complete and as a critic 
of the French language he is still esteemed in France. 



JONATHAN" STEVENS, who was born in 1766 died in Canada. 
He is supposed to have moved into Canada about 1802 from the line 
between Vermont and Massachusetts. He was a brother of William 
Stevens. Jonathan Stevens married Lucy Adams, who was born 
about 1768 and who died on March 25, 1845 m Lee Co., Iowa. She 
was directly related to the Adams and Qiiincy families so prominent 
in the early history of the L T nited States. Jonathan Stevens and his 
wife Lucy had : 

I. Jonathan Stevens, who was born about 1794 and who married 

Nabby Phelps. He was a farmer. 

II. \Yarren Stevens, who was born about 1796 and who married 

Peggy Gilchrist. 

III. Oliver Stevens, who was born about 1798. He married 

Sally Britten of Xew York, where he afterwards resided. 

IV. Henry Stevens, who was born about 1800. He married 

Matilda Smith and removed to Nauvoo, 111., in 1845 


then as far west as Farmington, Iowa, whence he went 
back east. 

V. Arnold Stevens, who was born on August 24, 1802. He 
married on November 5, 1828, Lois Coon. The older 
brothers of Arnold Stevens, were married before he was 
and had scattered in different directions, all having 
large families. He and his wife, Lois Coon, his mother, 
Lucy Adams Stevens, and others, left Canada in March 
1837, having joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints in 1836. Arnold Stevens died on March 27, 
1847 at Pueblo, Colo., from being thrown from a horse 
while serving in the Mexican War. He enlisted in the 
"Mormon Battalion" and accompanied them as far as 
Pueblo, Colo., where he died. He was a farmer and a 
mason. His wife, Lois Coon, was born on March 10, 
1811 in Upper Canada. She afterwards resided in Fair- 
view, Sanpete Co., Utah, where she died. They had : 

1. Byron Stevens, who was born on February 29, 1830, 

in Upper Canada and who died the same day. 

2. Sabra Elizabeth Stevens, who was born on December 
25, 1831, in Jefferson Co., N. Y. She died on De- 
cember 14, 1843 a t Macedonia, 111. 

3. Lois Ann Stevens, who was born on December 15, 

1833, in Jefferson Co., N. Y. She married in Wes- 
ton, Platt Co., Mo., Lycurgus Wilson, who was born 
on February 27, 1828 in Richlancl Co., Ohio. He was 
the son of Guy Carlton Wilson and Elizabeth Hunter. 
They had : 

i. Lycurgus Arnold Wilson, who was born on No- 
vember 7, 1856, at Salem, Utah Co., Utah. He 
married, first, Ellis Maria Tucker, who was born 
on September 6, 1858. She died at Provo, L'tah, 
on Jan. 12, 1887. He married, second, on De- 
cember 23, 1888, Melissa Patten, at Logan, Utah, 
and, third, Zina Lyons, on January 5, 1890. 

ii. Lois Elizabeth Wilson, who was born in March 
1859, at Salem, Utah. She died on July 25, 1865. 

iii. Ellen Adelia Wilson, who was born on October 
n, 1861, at Ogden, Utah. She married Philip 


Harrison Hurst, 
iv. Guy Carlton Wilson, who was born on April 10. 

1864, at Fairview. Utah. He married Elvira 

Elizabeth Hartsberg. 
v. Justin Wilson, who was born on September 19, 

1866, and who died on November 15, 1881. 
vi. Mary Mehitable Wilson, who was born on May 

14. 1869. She married Philip Harrison Hurst, 
vii. Viola Wilson, who was born on November 27. 

1871. She married Andrew Peterson, 
viii. Lucy Arabella Wilson, who was born on October 

23, 1874 at Fairview. She married Thomas 

l\ee>e Anderson. 

4. Rachel Matilda Stevens, who was born on July 25. 
iS.V>. and who died on December 20. 18.41). at Weston. 
Platt Co., Mo. 

5. Arnold Stevens, who was born on August 22. 1838. 
at Dublin, Ind. He died on September 5, 1838. 

6. Ransom Abraham Stevens, who was born on Septem- 

ber 27. 1831). at Springfield. 111. ( )n February 17. 
iSV>. he married Tranquilla Ann T.rady, who was born 
on January 22. 184(5 in Hancock Co.. 111. She was 
the daughter <>f Eindsey I'rady and Elizabeth Ann 
Anderson. They had : 

i. Ransom Marion Steven-. wh was born on May I. 

:. He married Annie Dorothea Christensen. 

She was the daughter of Frederick Christensen 

and Christina Sophia Rasmussen. They had: 

^ nhronia Stevens, who was born 
on September II, iSSS. She died on No- 
vember c ; . 1888. 

(2) Ray Stevens, who was born on October 9, 
1891 and who died on < >ctober 18. 1891, at 
l-'ai^alii. Upoln, Samoa. 

Marion Christensen Stevens, who was bom 
mi June 9, [894, and who died on Jim 

4. at Fairview. 
Ransom Marion Stevui>. was a graduate 

Wife of Lycurgus Wilson 


the Brigham Young University, at Provo, Utah, 
and went on a mission to the Southern States 
when only eighteen years old and again at the age 
of thirty he went to Samoa on a mission. He 
was president of the mission and died April 28, 
1894, at Fagalii, Upolu, Samoa. The following 
obituary appeared in the Deseret News : 

"Fagalii, Samoa, May 23, 1894. Since you 
last heard from this far-off land, the hand of death 
has taken from our midst, our honored and beloved 
president, Elder Ransom M. Stevens. He had 
been complaining of not feeling well for some 
time, and had been confined to his bed for ten 
days, when on the morning of Saturday, April 
28th, 1894, his noble spirit was called hence, and 
we were left to mourn his loss,~and try to comfort 
and console his grief-striken wife. 

"Brother Stevens had been president of the 
Samoan mission for some time previous to his 
demise, and as president and co-laborer he won 
the love and admiration of all with whom he was 

ii. Arnold Stevens, who was born on March 2, 1866, 
at Fairview, Utah. He married Augusta Ander- 
son and they had : 

(1) Hans Arnold Stevens, who was born on 
February 24, 1886. 

(2) Ransom Abraham Stevens, who was born on 
June 30, 1889. 

(3) Delia Augusta Stevens, who was born on 
November 5, 1891. 

(4) Ernest Andrew Stevens, who was born on 
October 13, 1894. 

iii. Lindsey Absalom Stevens, who was born on April 
4, 1868. He married Louisa M. Anderson. They 


(1) Birdie Margarette Stevens. \vhu was born 
on March 2, 1892. 

(2) Lindsey James Stevens, who was born on 
January 4. 1894. 

iv. Tabitha Elizabeth Stevens, who was born on April 
nj. 18/0. at Fairview, Utah. She married 
Charles Oscar Peterson and they had : 

i i ) Tranquilla Ann Peters' m. who was born on 
June 2, 1889. 

(2) ( ibvedia Peterson, who was born on January 
15. 1891 and who died on February io, 1891. 

(3) Carolina Peterson, who was born on July 
26, 1892. 

(41 Charles < Near Peterson, who was born on 25. 1894 and who died on Dec. 
31. 1804. 

v. Lois Ann Stevens, who was born on April 2, 18/2 
at Fairview. I 'tali. She married John Myron 
Tanner and they had : 

(i) Myron Vasco Tanner, who \vas born on 
< >ctober _'<>, 1892. 

Lois Geneva Tanner, who was born on De- 
cember 23. iS>4. and who died on January 
29, 1895. 

vi. Tranquilla Ann Stevens, who \vas born on May 
10, 1874 at Fairview. Utah. She married Wil- 
liam Henry Triplett. 

vii. Justus Perry Stevens, who was born on April 19, 
1876 at Fairview, L'tah. He married Julia Etta 

viii. Rhoda Matilda Stevens, who was born on June 

14. 1879 a ^ Fairview Utah. 

ix. Sophia Beatrice Stevens, who was born on June 

25, 1881. 
x. Mary Ellen Stevens, who was born on October 

15. 1883 and who died on November 17, 1883. 

Husband of Lois Ann Stevens 


xi. Keziah Frances Stevens, who was born on 

March i, 1885. 
xii. Warren Abraham Stevens, who was born on 

April 10, 1888, at Fairview, Utah. 

7. Erastus Arnold Stevens, who was born on March 31, 
1842, at Macedonia, 111., and who died on August 6, 
1844 at Lee Co., Iowa. 

VI. Nancy Stevens, who was born about 1804, died in infancy. 

VII. Lucy Stevens, who was born about 1804, was a twin to 
Nancy. She married Alvin Halliday. They had : 

i. Lucy Halliday, who married Justus Coon. 

VIII. Lydia Stevens, who was born about 1806, and who married 
Daniel Phelps. 

IX. Clarissa Stevens, who was born about 1808, married Samuel 


X. Fanny Stevens, who was born about 1809, married Edward 


XI. Nancy Stevens, who was the second child of that name, 

married David Dickson. She died in San Bernardino, 



from 1650 to ihe Present Time. 

JOHN CUNNABELL, the immigrant ancestor from whom all of 
the name Conable, Connable and Cunnabell are descended, who have 
lived or are now living in America, came from London, England, 
after November, 1673, probably in 1674, to Boston, Mass., where he 
appears to have resided until his decease in 1724. 

Mr. Cunnabell evidently remained in Boston until he joined a 
company for service in King Philip's War, under Capt. William 
Turner, of Boston. February 22, 1675-6, a list of the company was 
taken at Medfield. It consisted of about one hundred men, chiefly from 
Boston. The company was ordered to Northampton and defended 
it against the Indians, March 14, 1676; the Indians assaulted the town 
in full force but were repulsed. Early in April, 1676, Maj. Thomas 
Savage withdrew his troops, leaving Capt. Turner with one hundred 
and fifty-one men to garrison the towns. 

At this period of King Philip's War a large body of Indian 
\varriors, with their wives and children, were assembled at the falls 
on Connecticut river, between Gill and Montague, engaged in catch- 
ing shad, which at that period were found there in large numbers. 
Having learned from two boys, who had been taken prisoners by the 
Indians and escaped to their friends, that the Indians were busily en- 
gaged at the falls in catching and curing fish, and were in no expec- 
tation of any molestation, Capt. Turner assembled two companies of 
about one hundred and eighty mounted men, and on the evening of 
the 1 7th of May, 1676, left Hatfield for the "Great Falls/' dismounted 
about daylight the next morning, leaving their horses about one-half 
mile from the Indians' camp and in care of a guard. 

The surprise of the Indians was complete. An attack was then 
made upon them and over three hundred were killed or drowned while 

19-4 TIIK STKYHXs I;!-:NI-:.\UH;V. 

attempting to escape by crossing the river. Turner lost but one sol- 
dier. Just as the fight at the falls was finished and the march to- 
\vards the horses had begun, a small party of Indians were seen cross- 
ing the river above the falls and twenty English were sent to meet 
them, but were repulsed and driven back to the main body. About this 
time another party of Indians from below attacked the guard left with 
the horses, but were beaten off until the English arrived and remounted 
their horses and began the march toward Hatfield, Capt. Holvoke with 
a part of the force covering the rear. Earge additions had now 
joined the Indians from the east side of the river, and a captive brought 
the rumor of the dreaded King 1'hilip at the head of 1,000 warriors 
in full pursuit. 

A panic came upon the troops; van. center and rear became sepa- 
rated. One party was ambushed in a swamp and cut off; another 
party, losing the way. were made prisoners. Capt. Turner conduct- 
ed his company as far as Green river, at the passage of which the 
< -nemy came up and attacked them in force and he was killed there. 
C'apt. Holvoke, with his survivors, reached Hatfield after several 
subsequent severe engagements, with only about one-half of the orig- 
inal number. John Cunnabell escaped with his life. 

The battk- was afterwards known as the "Falls Fight", the last 
great battle of the Indian \Yar. The "Falls" are now known as 
Turner's Falls, named in honor of the commander of the day. The 
company was in garrison at Hadley June jf>, IMJM. 

John Hull, of Boston, was the treasurer of the Massachusetts 
Colony 16/5-1680; his journal shows that Mr. Cunnabell received L.3 
8s and 6d for his services under Capt. \Yilliam Turner. The ledger 
into which the transactions were posted, as also the "debenters," or 
vouchers, have been lost; probably burned in the ( >ld State House fire. 

It is well known that many of Capt. Turner's men were, like 
himself. IJaptists. He had raised a company, it is said, of volunteers 
in the early part of King Philip's \Yar, and offered them to the Genl. 
Court to fight the Indians, but those "staunch old bigots" would not 
accept them unless they would enlist under orthodox officers, but fi- 
nally were glad to take them anyway. Mr. Cunnabell may have been 
a Baptist before joining the ( )ld South Church in 1690; and this mav 
.^erve to explain the delay in the baptism of his children, by hi^ first 

Nearly sixty years after the "Falls F'ight". Jan ji. 173". the 
'.".cm-nil C<>urt of Massachusetts I'.av in Xe\v England ackn -\vlei 1 ije<! 

Twin Brother of the Author 


the important and perilous service rendered, by a grant of land; it 
then granted to the survivors of the fight and the descendants of the 
others a township, which was called, in honor of the fight "Fall Town", 
which was incorporated with the name of Bernardston, March 6, 1762. 
Among the list of grantees appears the name of "Samuel Cunnibal, 
Boston, son of John Cunniball." The tract of land included the 
present towns of Bernardston and Leyden and a part of Colerain, 
all now in Franklin Co., Mass. A provision of the Grant required 
the land to go, when the father was deceased, to the eldest son living, 
and in case there was no son then to the oldest male descendant. John 
Cunnabell's share, therefore, went to his son Samuel, his eldest son 
John having died in 1705. 

In the diary of Jeremiah Bumstead, of Boston, "a staunch and 
active member of the Old South Church," he refers to the death of 
John Cunnabell under date of April 10, 1724, as follows: 

"On ye 10, in ye morning about 5, old Mr. Connabell, ye Joiner, 
dyed, & buryed on ye 13 day, aged 74 years 3 months 15 days." 

From this it would appear that Mr. Cunnabell was born on Jan. 
25, 1649-1650, or as now written Jan. 25, 1650, and died April 10, 

Mr. Cunnabell was married three times ; the name of his first 
wife has not been found. His second wife was Sarah Clayes, Cloise 
or Cloyse, as written upon the ancient records, and his third wife was 
Martha Hely. All of his posterity bearing his surname are descend- 
ed from his second wife, Sarah Clayes, and are named as follows : 

I. John Cunnabell, who was born in 1673. He married Lydia 


II. Elizabeth Cunnabell, who was baptized February 16, 1689- 

90 in the Old South Church. She married on January 
28, 1712, Thomas Wharton and died between March 25, 
1724, and September 6, 1736. They had one child: 

i. Thomas Wharton, who was born on August 20, 1717. 

III. Susannah Cunnabell, who was baptized on February 16, 

1689-90, in the Old South Church. There is no other rec- 
ord of her, therefore, she probably died young. 

IV. Robert Cunnabell, who was baptized May 25, 1690, in the 

Old South Church. He was drowned March 19, 1699- 
1700. Judge Samuel Sewall wrote in his diary, Vol 2, 
page 9, under this date: "Three young men, viz: Robert 

108 THE sTi-:\i-:.\s <;KXK. \LOCY. 

Cunnabell, \\m. Salter, Tho. Comer, went in a canoo a Gun- 
ing before day-light, and were drowned. Wind high 
and wether cold. Only James Tileston was saved." 

V. Martha Cunnabell, who was born about 10X7. She married. 

first. Mr. Ireland, probably son of John Ireland; he died 
and she married, second. May u. 1/07. Nathaniel Biv:k 
(written also Brick). She died in Huston, September 
2 7- I 73 I - aged 44 years. She had two children by Mr. 
Breck : 

1. Sarah Breck, who was born November 23. 1710. 

2. Nathaniel Breck. who was horn on May 9, 1713. and 

who died on November 22. 1710. 

VI. Samuel Cunnabell. who was born on January in. inStKJO- 

He married, first. Abigail Treadway, and, second. Mrs 
Mary (Wilson) Diamond. 

VII. Abigail Cunnabell, who was baptized on December 27. 

[691. She married Daniel Bell. 

VIII. Deborah Cunnabell, who was horn on May 5. 1005, and 
was baptized in the ( >ld South Church the same day. Sh.' 
probably died young as she was not named in her father's 

IN. Hannah Cunnabell. who was horn Angu>t 5. i<><)7. She 
first married William Bond. and. second. John Benjamin. 

N. - Cunnabell, son, was still-born March 18, 1701. 

XI. Mary Cunnabell. who was born January 22, 1703-4. She 
married, first. William Booker, and, second, John Earl. 

SAMUEL CUNNABELL, son of John Cunnabell, was born in 
Boston, Mass.. January in. 1689-90 : was published in Boston, June 17, 
1710, with Abigail Treadway, of Charlestown, third daughter of Josiah 
and Sarah ( Sweetman) Treadway. born September 24.1083 ; by her he 
had two children and both died young; she died April 6, 1713. He 
was married the second time, in Boston by Rev. Cotton Mather, July 

1713. to Mrs. Mary i Wil>on ) Diamond, widow of John Diamond 
and daughter of William and Mary ( Pierce) Wilson. She was mar- 
ried to her first husband. John Diamond, August 22, 1709. She 
was born in Boston. November 4. 1690, and was baptized in the Old 
S< nth Church when twelve days old. Her mother, Mary, was daugh- 
ter of lohn Pierce, of Boston, a bricklayer, and wife Isabell. Her 
father. William Wilson, was the son of Deacon Kdward Wilson, of 

Wife of Barnard Stevens 


Charlestown, Mass., whose wife Mary, was daughter of Deacon Robert 
Hale and Joanna Hale, early settlers of Charlestown. Deacon Rob- 
ert Hale was the ancestor of Capt. Nathaniel Hale, of the Connecticut 
Continentals, the patriot spy of the Revolution ; also of the well-known 
Rev. Edward E. Hale of the present day. By his second wife Mr. 
Cunnabell had ten children : 

I. John Cunnabell, who was born on March 24, 1711. He was. 

baptized on March 27, 1711 and died December 20, 1713. 

II. Abigail Cunnabell, who was born on December 26, 1712. 

She was baptized on January 4, 1712-13. 

III. Elizabeth Cunnabell, who was born on April 24, 1714. She 

married John Lee. 

IV. William Cunnabell, who was born March 13, 1715-16. He 

was baptized March 18, following, and died September 20, 

V.. Samuel Cunnabell, twin with William, who was born March 
13, 1715-16. He was baptized March 18, following, and 
was buried May 25, 1716. 

VI. Samuel Cunnabell, who was baptized April 7, 1717. He 

married Mary English. 

VII. Sarah Cunnabell, who was born February 22, 1718-19. 
She married James Couch. 

VIII. Abigail Cunnabell, who was born September 22, 1722. 
She married, fi*-<;t, William Craft, and, second, Joseph 
Knee land. 

IX. William Cunnabell, who was born on March i, 1723-4. He 

was baptized when one week old and died before 1746. 
He probably died in infancy. 

X. John Cunnabell, who was born on August 10, 1725. He 

married Sarah Craft. 

XI. Preserved Cunnabell, who was born on October 29, 1727- 

He married twice; first, Hester Wisdom, and, second, 
Miss Crocker. 

XII. Hannah Cunnabell, who was born October 13, 1729. She 
married twice ; first, James Maxwell, and, second, Mr. 

SA.M I'EL CUNNABELL, son of Samuel Cunnabell, son of John 
Cunnabell, was born in Boston, Mass., probably but a few days prior 


to his baptism in the Old North or Second Church, April 7, 1/17. He 
was published in Boston, Mass., March 8, 1739, to Hannah Blanch- 
ard, of Hanover, but no record or tradition has been preserved of 
their marriage. He was married in Xew Haven, Conn., about 1740, 
to Mary English, daughter of Benjamin and Rebecca (Brown) En- 
glish. She was born in Xew Haven, on December 29, 1715, and joined 
the church there on June 17. 1736. Pieces of her wedding- dress of 
very heavy changeable silk of light robin's-egg blue are still preserved 
among her descendants, the dress remaining nearly ninety years as she 
wore it. The tradition is that immediately after their marriage she 
accompanied her husband to their new home in Eall Town, Hampshire 
county, now Bernardston, Franklin county. Mass.. riding behind him 
on the same horse and carrying her household go 

Mr. Cunnabell was "of l'.o>ton" in June. 1731;, in which month, 
as attorney for his father, he attended a meeting of the proprietors of 
Fall Town at Deerfield, when it was voted to build a meetinghouse in 
Eall Town, fifty feet long, forty feet wide and twenty-three feet be- 
tween the joists: this hou>e was built by Mr. Cunnabell and was the 
first framed building erected in the town. Mr. Cunnabell's residence 
was the second dwelling-house erected in the town : three others belong- 
ing to Lieut. Ebenezer Sheldon. Deacon Sheldon and Maj. John Burk, 
were built about the same time. Mr. Cunnabell built a bridge over Eall 
river in 1741 , the first in the town, and another in 1750: in 1760 he 
built a bridge across Fall river at the saw mill; was on a committee 
to build <>r repair bridges 1771. 1772. 1784 and at variou> other time.-: 
was chairman in 1770 of a committee granting him land and a roa 1 
from his saw-mill to his house. In 1784 it was "Voted, that there 
>hall be a bridge built by Mr. Samuel CunnabeH's Old Saw Mill." 
Mr. Cunnabell was chosen Deer reeve 1772. constable and collector 
1762, 1763, 1764, 1766, 1773 and other years: surveyor of highways 
752, 1763, 1777. 1778. 1786. December 15, 1772. a committee was 
chosen to get men to help Mr. Cunnabell move the meetinghouse 
from "Huckle Hill" down near the old cemetery, a distance of about 
a half-mile, and at the same meeting it was "Voted that Mr. Samuel 
( "unnable shall have the whole ordering of the affair with Respect 
to drawing the meetinghouse." 

Mr. Cunnabell was remarkable for his self-taught mechanical 
\vledge and ingenuity, for his skill in raising and drawing build- 
ings, constructing bridges, mills, residences, churches, etc. A.S speci- 
mens of his contriving, mechanical mind are the circumstances of his 


Son of Barnard Stevens and Mary Boutwell 



Temoving the meeting house one-half a mile with men alone, the rais- 
ing of .his saw-mill (the second one erected by him on what is known 
as "Newcomb Brook"), assisted only by his son John, daughter Molly 
and the "old white mare," and that while engaged in making maple 
sugar he gathered the sap in a basket and boiled it in a tub. The saw 
mill referred to stood over a very deep, narrow gorge or glen in "New- 
comb Brook," one hundred and seventeen rods from Fall river. 

It appears from the rolls of the Revolutionary War at Boston 
that Mr. Cunnabell and his son John were in the military service. Mr. 
Cunnabell served as a private from April 20, to May i, 1775, in Capt. 
Agrippa Wells's company, Cdl. William's regiment of militia ; marched 
from Greenfield. He also served from July 10, to August 12, 1777, in 
Capt. Amasa Sheldon's company. Col. Elisha Porter's regiment of 
militia, in an expedition in the Xorthern Department ; the Capt. was 
from Deerfield. 

In 1744 was commenced the French and Indian War, and so fre- 
quent were the incursions of the Indians and so great the danger, that 
the settlement in Fall Town was mostly abandoned, a few inhabitants 
only remaining and these living in stockades or fortified houses or 
forts. John Burk's fort, the largest of the three forts in Fall Town, was 
six rods square, constructed of timber, ten or twelve feet long, sharpen- 
ed to a point at the top and placed perpendicularly close together, firmly 
in the earth, and having at each corner an elevated stand for the sen- 
tinels. In case of an alarm from the approach of the Indians the fam- 
ilies that remained in this territory resorted to the forts for mutual 
protection and safety. The Indian "war whoop," accompanied by the 
tomahawk and scalping-knife, were the dread of the early settlers, 
for they well knew that if they were overpowered it was death at 
once, or, what was nearly as bad, a terrible captivity in Canada, from 
which they might never return. Mr. Cunnabell's daughter Elizabeth, 
who afterwards became the wife of William Newcomb, was born in 
Burk's fort in 1757, where her parents were driven by the Indians. 

At the time of the blockade of Boston by the British in the Revo- 
lutionary W'ar, Mr. Cunnabell went to Boston" and brought home his 
two widowed sisters, Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Maxwell and her four chil- 
dren. It was judged that he raised a double crop of grain that year, 
it was noticed by the people and believed that Providence had thus 
favored him as a reward for his kindness to his poor sisters. Mr. 
Cunnabell was admitted to the New Brick Church, Boston, November 
6, 1737, and upon the organization of the first church in Fall Town, 


he and his wife became members and so continued until their decea-e. 
They were devoutly religious people; she was a very superior woman 
and possessed one of the sweetest of dispositions. They had seven 
children : 

I. Samuel Cunnabell, who was born November n. 1/43. He mar- 

ried Rebecca Ryther. 

II. Mary Cunnabell, who was born about 1747. 

III. John Cunnabell. who was born about 1/49. He married. 

first, Amy Edwards, second, Sarah Dewey, and. third, 
Mrs. Abigail Congdon. 

IV. Sarah Cunnabell, who was born in May 1751. She in; 

ried Hophni Ryther. 

Y. Rebecca Cunnabell. who was born about 1755. She married 
Ezra Shattuck. 

YI. Elizabeth Cunnabell. who was born about 1757. She mar- 
ried William Xewcomb. 

\ II. I'hebe Cunnabell. who was born about 17 She died 


SAMUEL CrXXAl.KLL. s>n <>f Samuel, son of Samuel, son of 
John, was born in Eall Town, now Bemardston, Mass.. November n. 
1743. He was a farmer. He married November 13. 1770. Rebecc i 
Ryther, daughter of Lieut. David Ryther (or Rider as he wrote his 
name), born in the same town May .'3. 1753. He settled upon the 
farm next north of his father's and upon the same (west) side of the 1 
road, his house being one hundred and forty-nine rods distant. 

After Mr. CunnabeH's death his s<n. Ezra, became the owner of 
the farm and lived and died in the same house. The farm is now 
owned by Myron Corbett. 

Mr. Cunnabell was ch >sen hayward in 17/0: surveyor of higways 
7.769, 1785: warden 1781. 1783^ 1784; assessor 1787-. surveyor of 
boards and shingles 1772, \~(>\ : constable and collector 1776: OP 
committee to settle with Rev. Amasa Cook and town treasurer i - 
and employed by the town to build bridge- 1780 and i~*)O. He died 
instantaneously while sitting upon his plow in his field on April 29, 
1794. Mr. Cunnabell died intestate: his widow became the adminis- 
tratrix of the estate and the guardian of her children, who were as 
follow- : 

I. Anna Cunnabell. who was born on January 30. 1772. She 



married Nehemiah Wright. 

II. Eunice Cunnabell, who was born on January 27, 1774. She 

married Dr. Simon Stevens. 

III. Jonathan Cunnabell, who was born on August 13, 1776. He 

married Asenath Wright. 

IV. Ezra Cunnabell, who was born on November 12, 1779. He 

married, first, Abigail Stevens, second, Mary Dennison, and, 
third, Mrs. Sylvia P. Willard. 

V. Amelia Cunnabell, who was born on December 29, 1781. She 

married Ebenezer Sereno Field. 

VI. Caroline Cunnabell, who was born on June 24, 1784. She 

married Willaim Felton. 

VII. Rebecca Cunnabell, who was born on July 22, 1787. She 
died on August 17, 1800, from drinking milk after eating- 
choke cherries. 

EUNICE CUNNABELL, daughter of Samuel, who was the son 
of Samuel, who was the son of Samuel, who was the son of John, 
was born in Bernardston, Mass., on January 2~, 1774. She married 
on November 19, 1793, Dr. Simon Stevens, of Guilford, Vt, where she 
died November 30, 1797. Dr. Simon Stevens was the son of, 

JOSEPH STEVEN'S, who was born about 1728 in Petersham, 
Mass., and died about 1771. He married Dolly Sawyer, who was born 
about 1730. She died some years before her husband. They had: 
I. Lemuel Stevens, \\ho was born about 1750. He removed to 
Stukely, Canada, when his children were young. He mar- 
ried on ( "ctober 30. 1773. His children were: 

I. Stevens, \vlij was born on December 12, 1774 
He married Nellie, and they had : 

i. Simon Stevens, who was born on November 17. 

ii. Nathaniel P. Stevens, who was born on July 23, 
1810. He resided ten miles from Knowlton 
Lower Canada. He married Sophia Richard- 
son, who was born on March 24, 1813. 

iii. Wing Stevens, who was born on April 26, 1812. 


iv. Lemuel Stevens, \vlio was born on October 17, 
1814. He married and bad : 

(1) Roderic Stevens, who was born on March 
or May 4, 1834. 

(2) Isabella Stevens, who was born on July i, 

( 3 ) Kdwin Rnthven Stevens, who was born on 

July 24, 1838. 
(4) Lemuel Heiiion Stevens, who was born or, 

< Vtober 1 1, 1841. 
15) Marietta Stevens, v. ho was born on June 

8, 1845. 
(M Amelia Stevens, \\lio was born on August 


Amanda Stevens, \\lio \vas 1>orn on August 
2( . 1^47 and who was a twin of Amelia. 

v. Annie Stevens, who was born on Xovember 28. 

1816 at Stukely. Canada." 

vi. Polly Stevens, who was horn on August 23. 1818. 
vii. ( iardner Stevens, who was l:<>rn on Kebruary 28, 

1821. He was Mayor of the flourishing city of 

\\ aterloo, Sheffield. 

viii. Joseph Stevens, who was born in 1823. 
ix. Albert Steven--. \ v ho was horn in 1825. 

2. (iardner Stevens, who was born about 17/6. He re- 

sided at Minneapolis and is said to have built the 
first substantial bouse there. 

3. Simon Stevens, who was born about 17; 

4. Thomas Stevens, who was born about 1780. 

5. Doll}' Stevens, who \\-as h rn about 1800. She mar- 
ried Mr. Sykes and had several children, among them 

i. A daughter, 

ii. Dolly Sykes. who married Lyman l>arne>. 

Anna Stevens, who was born about 1802. She mar- 
ried but left no children. 

He was the Brother of Minerva Althea Field Stevens 


7. Polly Stevens, who was born about 1804, died young 
and was never married. 

II. Gardner Stevens, who was born about 1752. He married 

and hafcl two sons, one of whom moved to Vermont. 

III. Cyprian Stevens, who was born about 1753 went to the 

state of Maine and settled there. His wife was the eldest 
daughter of Daniel Greenlief, a former pupil of Dr. Simon 

IV. John Stevens, who was born about 1755. 

V. Thomas Stevens, who was born about 1757, and who died 

while he was a young man. He never married. 

VI. Simon Stevens, who was born about 1759. He died in in- 


VII. Dr. Simon Stevens, who was born about 1760, was the 
second son of that name. He settled in Guilford, Yt.. 
about 1780, and was the first physician there. He -died 
there on August 15, 1824. He married three times, first, 
Lois Willarcl, second, Eunice Cunnabell, and, third. Su- 
sannah Greenlief. By his first wife, Lois Willard, iu had 
three children : 

I. Simon Stevens, who was born on February 13, 1787, 
at Guilford, Windham Co., Yt. He married in Jan- 
uary 1811, Clarissa Hyde, who was born on May 20, 
1787 at Guilford. She died on October i, 1852 and 
was buried at Moira, Franklin Co., X. V. She 
was the daughter of Dana Hyde, M. D., one of the 
earliest town physicians, and Lucy Fitch of Vt. Si- 
mon Stevens died in July, 1852, at Moira. He was a 
farmer and a teacher. They had : 

i. Dana Hyde Stevens, M. D., who was born on Oc- 
tober 7, 1811, at Whittingham, Yt., and was a 
twin. He married Mary W. Safford, who was 
born on August 8, 1808, at Fnosburg. She was 
the fifth of seven children of whom five were 
girls. She was the daughter of Chellis Safford 
of Enosburg, one of the pioneer settlers in that 
locality. Dana Hyde Stevens was a physician 
at Moira and graduated at Pittsfield, Mass.. in 
lie passed his early years at home on the 


paternal farm and in obtaining an education. At 
the age of nineteen he commenced the study of 
medicine with Dr. Brown of Dunham, P. O.. 
having saved money enough from such s.nall em- 
ployments as he could find to enable him to un- 
dertake his professional studies. He remained 
with Dr. Brown for one year and then removed 
to Guilford, Yt., and pursued his studies with hi> 
uncle Dr. Benjamin Stevens of that place. l~n- 
der his tuition he prepared himself for the lec- 
ture courses which he enjoyed at \Yo ul^toek an 1 
at the Berkshire Medical College of Pittsfield. 
Mass., at the latter of which institutions he fi- 
nally graduated with honor. Dr. Stevens at first 
commenced practice in connection with his uncle 
in Guilford. Yt. In May 1837 he removed to the 
town of Moira. Franklin Co.. X. Y.. where he 
entered upon the practice of his profession :in 1 
\\here he became one of the most popular and 
successful physicians in the country. After a 
practice of thirteen years and while still in the 
midst of his usefulness he was taken suddenly 
ill and after a sickness of only three days he 
died on ( Vtober n, 1850. His death was greatly 
lamented by the community* in which he resided 
and of which he had proven so useful and hon- 
ored a member. He was always foremost in 
good works, active, progressive, intelligent, upright 
and just. He took a great interest in public 
affairs and sympathized with any movement tend- 
ing to promote the temporal welfare of the peo- 
ple of the section in which he lived. He was 
school commissioner of Moira for four years and 
justice of the peace for several years. He was 
largely influential in getting the Ogdensburg and 
Lake Champlain Railroad brought to the town 
and a few days before he died took part in the 
opening trip on the road. He assisted in the erec- 
tion of the Congregational Church and though 
not a member was a regular attendant upon its 

Of Guilford, Vermont. 


services. The last account we have of his wife, 
she was living, at the age seventy-one. Thev 
had : 

1 i ) Henry Hobart Stevens, who was born on 
August 25, 1838, at Moira. He died on No- 
vember 29, 1863. 

(2) Charles Bell Stevens, M. D., who was born 
at Moira, on April 29, 1840, and who die'd on 
October 31, 1871. He was a physician, 
lawyer and editor of the "Buffalo Reflex' 

of Buffalo, Dallas Co., Mo. 

(3) Frances A. Stevens, who was born on March 
22, 1842, at Moira. She married Philip A. 
Pierce of Aurora, 111. 

(4) Mary Stevens, who was born on March 5. 
1848, and who died on March 3, 1871. 

(5) Horace Mann Stevens, who was born on 
February 2, 1850. He was a merchant of 
the firm of "Stevens and Rozen." 

ii. Lucy Fitch Stevens, who was the twin sister of 
Dana Hyde Stevens. She was born on October 
7, 1811 at Whittingham, Vt. She married, first, 
Proctor W. Pierce of Moira. He resided and 
died at Moira and was the son of Hyrum Pierce 
and Sarah Potter of that place. He was a rail- 
road station manager and justice of the peace. 
They had : 

1 i ) Sarah C. Pierce, who was born on April 20, 
1845, an( l wno married Austin L. Fassett. 
He was born on January 7, 1837. 

(2) Frank W. Pierce, who was born on Novem- 
ber 24, 1852, married on October 14, 1879, 
Nettie Flughes. He was a hardware mer- 
chant. They had : 

a. Cady Hughes Pierce, who was born on 

September 16, 1881. 

Lucy Fitch Stevens, married, second, in May 1865, 
Samuel Manning, a native of Connecticut. He 


came to Xe\v York in his early youth and was 
for many years a justice of the peace in Moira. She 
died on February 3, 1892. She had one daugh- 
ter by her husband Samuel Manning, as follows: 

(3) Gertrude H. Manning, who was born about 

iii. Lois \Villard Stevens, who was born on January 
15. 1814. and who died in September, 1815. 

iv. George Henry Stevens, who was born on April 
28, 1810. at Whiting, Yt. He married, first. Al- 
mira Wilson, who was born on May 24, 1817, at 
Bangor. Franklin Co., X. Y. She died on 
March 23, 18/7, at Malone, Franklin Co., X. Y.. 
and was buried there. She was the daughter 
of Samuel Wilson and Miss Uarnum. He mar- 
ried, >econd. in i87>. Mrs. Mary Colton of Ma- 
lone. He was justice of the peace. He had: 

( i i Abbie Slovens, who was born on July 22, 
iS4o. and who married Charles Adams in 
1865. She died in 1866. 

(2) Clinton Stevens, who \\a> born on August 
12. 1850. and who married Fanny Wilcox on 
November 27, [877. 

i 3 i Florence Stevens, who was born on August 
8, 1853. She married Lamartine F. Ben- 
nington, an editor, and deputy superintendent 
of public instruction for the State of Xew 
York. He died at Bangor. X. Y.. in 1885. 
He was born at Malone, X'. Y. 

v. Simon D wight Stevens, who was born on Septem- 
ber 14, 1818. He married first. < ieannette Si- 
mons in 1842. She died in 1845. They had: 

i i ) Geannette Stevens, who was born on Septem- 
ber 13, 1845. $ ne was a teacher of a high 
school in the Argentine Republic of South 

Simon Dwight Stevens, married. >econd, Susan 

Sister of the Author. 


Berdick, in February, 1847. They had: 

(2) William Cullen Stevens, who was born in 
August, 1849. He married Ella Webster. 
He was a merchant of Malone. 

(3) Ellen Stevens, who was born in 1850. She 
married Frank Simons, who was a merchant 
of Malone. 

(4) Halbert Stevens, who was born in 1862, and 
who married Minnie Miller. He graduated 
at Albany as a lawyer. 

(5) Clara Stevens, who was born in 1865. 

(6) A child, who died in infancy. 

vi. Lois Willard Stevens, who was born on March 
15, 1822, at Dunham, P. Q., Canada. She mar- 
ried on December 25, 1851, at Moira, Darius 
Watts Lawrence, who was born on February 18, 
1820, at Moira, Franklin Co., N. Y. He was the 
son of Oren Lawrence and Sally Barnum. He 
resided at Malone, Franklin Co., N. Y., where 
he was a bank president. He was also a merchant 
there at one time. He represented his district in 
the Assembly at Albany. They had : 

1 i ) Sarah Lawrence, who was born on January 
14, 1853. In 1872 she married John L. 

(2) Jennie C. Lawrence, who was born on May 
21, 1855. She married on September 5, 1876, 
William King. 

(3) Edward Watts Lawrence, who was born on 
June 7, 1857, and who married on October 
14, 1880, Minnie Webster. 

(4) Oren Lawrence, who was born on April 26, 
1860. He married on October 21, 1880, 
Sadie Willard. 

vii. Louisa Stevens, who was born on September 14, 
1824. She married in December, 1843, Charles 
Wesley Pierce, who was a cousin of Proctor 
Pierce. Charles Wesley Pierce was the son of 


Jason Pierce and Sally Tilden, formerly of Moira. 
They had : 

( i ) Lucy Pierce, who was born on November 
5. 1844, and who married Homer Pagv in 

i 2 ) Newton Pierce, who was born in 1846. He 
died in 1865. 

(31 Harriet Pierce, who was born in 1848. 

(4) Clara Pierce, who was born in 184* ;. Stu- 
died in 1865. 

5 Dana Pierce, who was born in December, 
1852. and who died in 1855. 

(6) Ida Pierce, who was born in 1854. 
7 i Nason Pierce, who was born in i85<;. and 
who died in 1865. 

(8) Jennie Pierce who was born in 1862. She 
married Charles Higgs in 1885. 

viii. P>aker Stevens, who was born on February 22. 
1827. He married Laura Dickey of Constable. 
N. V. He was a merchant at Malone. 

ix. Clinton Stevens, who was born on April 9, 
1830, and who married Sabra Lawrence on De- 
cember 17, 1856 at Moira. He was a twin 
They had: 

i i ) Carrie Stevens, who was born in ; 
<2) Kdward Stevens, who was born in 18^7. 
(3) Robert Stevens, who was born in 1871. 

x. Clarissa Stevens, who was born on April 9. 1830, 
in Dunham, Lower Canada and resided in Moira. 
She married on September 12, 1848, Nason Cass 
Bowen. Clarissa Stevens and Clinton Stevens 
were twins. She died on May 15, 1858. They 
had : 

(i) George M. Bowen, who was born on No- 
vember 30, 1849. He was a hardware 
merchant in Moira. He married Luella 
Sherman and resided in Washington Terri- 
tory for five years. In 1893 they resided in 
.den. Utah. They had : 


a. George Sherman Bowen, 

b. Edith Bowen, 

c. Clara Jeanette Bowen. 

(2) Clara Louise Bowen, who was born on Oct. 
13, 1853 at Moira. She married on July 31, 
1873, Melvin B. Sowles and resided at Salt 
Lake City, Utah, where all but the first of 
their children were born. They had : 

a. Arthur N. Sowles, who was born on May 

i, 1874, at Kansas City. He died on June 
15. 1879. 

b. Mira Sowles, who was born on January 

15, 1878. She graduated in 1895, at 
the high school. 

c. Melvin H. Sowles, who was born on April 

1 8, 1882, and who married and had two 

(1. Lewis William Sowles, who was born on 

April ic, 1884. 
c. U:iru Sowles, who was born on March 

23, 1888. 
f. Ruth Lois Sowles, who was born on 

March 12, 1894. 

(3) Harriet Ann Bowen, who was born on Jan- 
uary 9, 1855, and who died on August 18, 


(4) Baker Stevens Bowen, who was born 
on March 12, 1858. He was a twin. He 
resided at Salt Lake City, Utah. 

(5) Barney William Bowen, who was born on 
March 12, 1858, and who died when he was 
nine days old. He was a twin to Baker. 

Xason Cass Bowen, married, second, on May 10. 
1859, Nancy S. Chandler. She died on February 3. 
1884. They had: 

(6) Charles Oscar Bowen, who was born on 
December 16, 1864. He resided in Iowa 
and was a merchant. 

T 1 1 !; s T E v i-: x s c, E x E A LOGY . 

(7) .Minnie L. Bowen, who was born on Janu- 
ary 14, 1867, and who died on September 

30, 1867. 

(8) Freddie C. Bowen, who was born on Octo- 
ber 21, 1868. and who died on September 6, 


(9) Jessie I. Bowen. who was born on August 

31, 1870. 

( 10) Alice L. Bowen, \vlio was born on October 

13. '872. 

(ii) Lewis Cass Bowen, who was born on Feb- 
ruary 8, 1874. 

xi. Ann Oapp Stevens, who was born on December 
2i. 1832. She was probably named for her 
uncle Cyprian's wife. She married Rollin Reed, 
who was the son of Rev. T. B. Reed, former!/ 
of Yt. At one time he was a teacher in Prescott 
\Vis.. and also a school commissioner. They hud : 

(1) Altie Reed, who was born in 1857. 

(2) Myron Reed, who was born in 1862. 

2. Dr. Benjamin \Yillard Stevens, who was born on Jan- 
uary i, 1789. resided at Guilford, Yt. He married, 
first. Maria Houghton, who was born on February 
_ x . 1705. She died on August 12. 1825. She ha 1 
six children. He married, second, Lydia Henry, the 
sister of Edward Henry, who married Eliza A. Stev- 
ens, the daughter of Susannah Greenlief and Dr. Si- 
mon Stevens. Lydia Henry had but one child, Lydia 
Henry Stevens, who died in infancy. 
Dr. Benjamin Willard Stevens, by his first wife, Mari ; 
Houghton. had children, as follows : 

i. Darwin Houghton Stevens, who was born o'.i 
March 3. 1814. at Guilford, Yt.. and resided a; 
Athol, Mass. He married at Dana. Mass., on 
May 14. 1842, Harriet Andrews, who was born 
on October 4. 1817. at Stockridge. Mass. She 
was the daughter of Elijah Andrews and Mary 

Husband of Jane Amanda Stevens 


Ann Stone of that place. They had : 

(1) Mary Elizabeth Stevens, who was born on 
August 19, 1844, at Guilford, Vt. She mar- 
ried Addison M. Sawyer. 

(2) Ambrose Cyprian Stevens, who was born 
on December 27, 1(848, at Guilford, Vt., and 
who died on October 25, 1870, at Davenport, 

(3) Florence Eugenie Stevens, who was born 
on August 14, 1856, at Davenport, Iowa. 
She died on August 9, 1857. 

ii. Edward Stevens, who was born on March IT >I 
1815, and who died on March 23, 1816. 

iii. Edwin Willard Stevens, who was born on March 
15, 1817, at Guilford Center, Vt. He married at 
Shelburne Ealls, Mass., on April 26, 1846, Betsy 
A. Fisk, who was born on July 23, 1822. She was 
the daughter of Daniel Fisk. She died on Jan- 
uary 12, 1853. 

iv. Miranda Stevens, who was born on July 8, 1819, 
and who died on May 23, 1894. 

v. Simon Stevens, who was born on July 13, 1822, 
at Guilford, Vt. On May 19, 1853, he married 
Mary Electa Davis, at Peru, Vt. She was 

born on August 16, 1835, at Ludlow, Vt., and was 
the daughter of Isaac Davis and Polly Pyper of 
Landgrove, Vt. Simon Stevens died on Jan- 
uary n, 1892. They had: 

(1) Benjamin Willard Stevens, who was born 
on November 8, 1854 at Shelburne Falls, 

(2) Maria Houghton Stevens, who was born on 
( )ctober 31, 1856. 

(3) Edwin Henry Stevens, who was born or. 
March 2, 1861. 

vi. Mariah Electa Stevens, who was born on March 
30, 1825, at Guilford, Vt. She married at Guil- 



ford on July 30, 1844, Dr. Sanford Elisha Plumb, 
"a practicing physician, who was born on March 
28, 1823. at Halifax, Yt. He died on May 9, 
1862, at Otisville, X. Y. She followed his pro- 
fession the rest of her life after his death. She 
died at Xew Yernon, Orange Co., N. Y. They 
had : 

(i) Dr. Charles S. Plumb, who was born on 
December 25. 1.^47. at Halifax, Yt. He 
married Syren a I>ovd of Red Bank, X. Y. 
He died on April 25, 1881, at New York 
City. His obituary, published in the "Mid- 
dletown Daily Argus," says : "He studied 
medicine with Drs. Law and Boyd of New 
Y< >rk City, and was a graduate of the Uni- 
versity Medical College and of the College 
of Pharmacy. He had a large, lucrative 
practice and endeared himself to his patients 
and friends by his kind and affable 
manner and strict integrity of character. 
The typhoid fever of which he died was con- 
tracted in the discharge of his professional 
dutic-." I le had : 

a. Tracy Iloyd Plumb, who was born on 
September 4, 1875. at R e( i Bank. 

Ida Plumb, who was born on July 7, 1855, 
at ( )tisville, X. Y.. and who married George 
Graham of Xew Yernon. X. Y. They had: 

a. lessk Plumb Graham, who was born or. 
August 27, 1 88 1. 

b. Millie Lua (iraham. who was born on 

July 19, 1883, and who died on Novem- 
ber 27, 1884. 

c. Mary Emma Graham, who was born on 

April 24. 1886. 

Cyprian Henry Stevens, who married Ann Clapp of 

Who Married Philip B. Lewis 


Westminster, Vt., and removed to Michigan where he 
died young, about 1825. She is said to have lived to 
about 1874. She was an aunt to the Willards, a love- 
ly woman who kept the Willard Hotel at Washington. 
His cousin, William, who was the son of Polly Stevens 
and Joseph Baker, married Harriet Clapp. 

4. Samuel Cunnabell Stevens, w r ho was the son of Dr. 
Simon Stevens and his second wife, Eunice Cunna- 
bell, was born on October 19, 1794, in Guilford, Wind- 
ham Co., Vt. He was married on April 3, 1824, by 
Rev. F. J. Rogers, of Bernardston, to Minerva Althea 
Field, who was born on October 26, 1803, at Bernards- 
' ton. Franklin Co., Mass. In the spring of 1829 they 
removed to Gerry, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. In the 
summer of 1843, ne anc ^ ms oldest daughter, Jane, 
were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat- 
ter-day Saints by Elder Wade. One week afterwards 
his wife, Minerva, was baptized by Elder Joshua Hoi- 
man. In the spring of 1844 ms two eldest children 
went to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., 111. Mr. Stevens with 
the balance of his family left his home on March 3, 
1^45, and arrived at Nauvoo, on July 20, 1845, nav ~ 
ing traveled down the Ohio and up the Mississippi 
rivers. Being detained on the road and reaching the 
hot climate at the mouth of the Ohio with the fatigue 
of the journey and the excessive heat, Mrs. Stevens 
was prostrated with fever and in changing boats at 
St. Louis, was unable to do so without aid. The new 
country in which Nauvoo was located was very un- 
healthy at first and the family suffered from its ef- 

Mr. Stevens was ordained an Elder on August 10, 
1845, by Elder Baker. He rented a house on the cor- 
ner of Warsaw and Ripley streets but they were there 
only a short time when they were all taken sick with 
the dysentery. Mr. Stevens died at eight o'clock in 
the morning on October 4, 1845, having been sick and 
confined to his bed for twelve days with typhoid fever. 
He slept himself away and was insensible from the 
first. His wife, Minerva Althea Field Stevens, fol- 


lowed him on January 6, 1846, and \vas buried by his 
>ide on Parley street. This was at the time of the 
expulsion of the people from that place. -While she 
was preparing for the exit, parching- corn to meet emer- 
gencies, she took cold and after a sickness of four 
weeks left her family of five to face the cold and 
stubborn facts of life alone. 

Mr. Stevens was beloved by all of his half broth- 
ers and sisters. Both he and his wife taught school 
before they were married. She commenced tailor- 
ing with her widowed mother at ten years 
of age. Specimens of her painting and her penman- 
ship and needle work are still preserved among her 
children After her marriage she felt a pride in dress- 
ing in her home knit silk stockings and of exhibiting 
her home spun and woven linen towels, her own earned 
and self-made silk dresses and her heavily embroidered 
white ones. Her life in after years became more 
domesticated and she was called a fine cook. She. 
pulled sorrel to set the logwood dye to color the wool 
that she carded and spun and when she had completed 
the tailoring, a neighbor said to her, ''Mrs. Stevens 
where does your husband get such good fitting broad- 
cloth suits?" Her answer was: "My husband has not 
worn other than my own manufacture these twenty 

She showed to the writer a little book wherein 
she kept an account of her earnings at tailoring. In 
fifteen years she had by the needle earned, in those 
days of hard times in a new country, $500.00 besides 
being a mother of eight children. She was fond of 
raising chickens and geese. She made her own feath- 
er beds, quilts, rugs and counterpanes, mittens, stock- 
ings and straw hats, shawls and flannel dresses. 

Mr. Stevens had disabilities which unfitted him 
for some laborious work. He met with reverses in 
his early married life, when he was a merchant. 
He had procured means to purchase more goods and 
his partner, Mr. Warren, his cousin, stole the means 
and left the country. He then had to assume bot 1 ; 


their debts as that was then the law. But by the 
aid of a friend he settled all accounts and it left him 
penniless. His daughter, Amelia, once said : "One 
cause of father's failure was, his endorsing notes for 
other people, which was then very customary. He 
obtained through a lawsuit, $1,500.00, and the very 
day he received .it, these notes were brought against 
him and the lawyers took every cent of it." Through 
these combined circumstances the hopes and ambitions 
of the young people were nearly broken to the extent 
that they left their friends, parents and grandparents 
to make a new home in the West, arriving in the little 
town of Gerry, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., in 1829. Here 
he borrowed money of an acquaintance who had pre- 
ceded them, to buy a cow. 

During the preceding five years they had become 
the parents of four children. They had : 

i. Rollin Stevens, who died on May 5, 1827, at the age 
of two years and two months and fifteen days. 
He was a twin. Rollin died of whooping-cough. 
The other twin was : 

ii. Carlos Stevens, who was born on February 3, 
1825, at Guilford \Yindham Co., Vt. He went 
to Nauvoo, 111., in 1844, with his sister, Jane, and 
learned and worked at the mason's trade until 
November i, 1845, He married Belinda El- 
dredge, who was born on May 27, 1834, at New 
York. They resided there on a farm in 1864, 
and built a residence in Yorkville, Kendall Co., 
where they lived for the purpose of educating 
their girls. He then moved, in 1875, to Tioga, 
Mahaska Co., Iowa, and purchased land which 
he divided into four sections for himself and three 
daughters. He died about 1900, and was buried 
at Salt Lake City, Utah. They had: 

(i) Amelia Minerva Stevens, who was born on 
August 4, 1855, on the farm in 111. She 
married Clarence Almarine Howell, who wa.i 


born on Nov. 8, 1854 in Winterset, Iowa. 
They had : 

a. Walter Carlos Howell, who was 
born on March 5, 1880. 

b. Jesse Ross Howell, who was born 
on July 15, 1 88 1. 

c. Bennie Curtis Howell, who was born on 

May 18. 1883. 

d. Stevens Cunnabell Howell, who was born 
on April 13, 1885. 

e. Leah Althea Howell, who was born 

on January 17, 1890. 

f. Emma Jane Howell, who was born 

on October 31, 1892. 

g. Barnard Field Howell. 

(2) Warren Field Stevens, who was born on 
February 16, 1859. He died when he was 
fifteen days old and was buried in the Gris- 
wold burial grounds. 

(3) Jane Leander Stevens, who was born on 
April 16. 1860, in Kendall Co., 111. She 
married on January 8, 18/7. John Milton 
Brown, who was born on October i, 1857. 
He was the son of Arsemus Brown and Har- 
riet Ward. Jane Leander Stevens and her 
husband. John Milton Brown, had: 

a. Lula Brown, who was born on October 

20, 1878. This child died at birth. 

b. Claudia Brown, who was born on June 
25, 1882, at Rose Hill, Iowa. 

c. Ida Fay Brown, who was born on Sep- 
tember 24, 1889, at Watcheer, Iowa. 

d. Elvira Stevens Brown, who was born on 
July 7, 1898, at Hooper, Colo. 

(4) Ida Malinda Stevens, who was born on Feb- 
ruary 21, 1862, in Kendall Co. On April 30. 
1884. sne married James Lemuel Sullivan in 

Son of Philip B. Lewis 


Macedona. They were married by Mr. 
Evans, a pastor of the M. E. Church. After 
their marriage they removed to Iowa on her 
father's farm. They had : 

a. Jennie Naomi Sullivan, who was born on 

July 3, 1887, at Macedona and died there 
on June 4, 1888. 

b. Florence Sullivan, who was born on June 

19, 1890. 

c. Carlos Cunnabell Sullivan, who was born 

March 5, 1892. 

d. Bessie Sullivan, who was born on Novem- 
ber n, 1894. 

(5) Eddie Lewis Stevens, who was born about 

iii. Jane Amanda Stevens, who was born on June 8, 
1826. She was delicate from birth and at the 
age of sixteen she walked on crutches eight- 
een months. She married, first, Kimball Bul- 
lock about March 15, 1846, at Nauvoo, 111. They 

1 i ) Joseph Bullock, who was born on February 
n, 1847, an d who died on February 17, 1847, 
at St. Joseph, Mo. 

She married, second. Philip B. Lewis, on May n, 
1848, at Winter Quarters, now called Florence, 
Iowa. He was born on January 16, 1804, at 
Marblehead, Essex Co., Mass., and died at Kanab, 
Utah. Philip B. Lewis, married, first, on June 
27, 1837, Maria Theresa Bonriey, who was born 
on March 17, 1817, at New Bedford, Bristol Co., 
Mass., and who died at Garden Grove, Iowa, 
on June 17, 1846. Jane Amanda Stevens and her 
husband, Philip B. Lewis, had : 

(2) Philip Edmond Lewis, who was born on 
March 22, 1849. He died on June 29, 1849, 
and was buried at Salt Lake City, Utah. 


( 3 ) \\~illiam Henry Lewis, who was born on 
June 23, 1850. He was named for his fath- 
er's two brothers. He died at Los Angeles 
on June 30, 1851, and was buried by the side 
of his mother in 1856, at San Bernardino, 

About 1851, Philip B. Lewis and his wife left for a 
mission to the Hawaiian Islands. While there 
he purchased a tin shop and worked at his trade 
at times by \\hich he earned means to aid the mis- 
sion in buying a press to print books in the Ha- 
waiian language. His wife aided him by teach- 
ing a few pupils while she worked at needle work 
to earn their daily sustenance, until her health 
so failed that a change seemed necessary. She 
crossed the Pacific Ocean without her husband 
and arrived in San Francisco about Nov. 15, 1854, 
and spent some few months with her sister, El- 
vira, in that city. During the rainy season she 
was at Santa Clara which was not suited to her 
feeble condition. She had an opportunity to go 
to San Bernardino and left on Saturday April 27, 
1855, by sea. She stood the journey well but 
riding for seventy-five miles in a stage over a 
rough road in one day after her arrival, prostrated 
her. She was carried into the mountains twelve 
miles away by her request to obtain cold water 
and fresh air. They built her a little room but the 
change was too invigorating and she died 
August 10, 1855, at the age twenty-seven years. 
two months and two days. She was buried in 
San Bernadino, Cal,. where her son was buried by 
her side being removed from Los Angeles. Her 
husband caire to San Bernardino on Xov. 17. 1855 
with a wagon and two spans of mules enroute to 
Salt Lake City, where he arrived early in the 
spring of 1857. 

Philip B. Lewis, married, third, early in the 
winter of 1858, Mrs. Mary Scott, who was born 
on October 29, 1817, at New Bedford. She had 


a son five years old. They removed to St. 
George, Utah, and then to Kanab, Kane Co., Utah. 
She died there on November 14, 1875. He mar- 
ried, fourth, Emily Lewis, who was the daughter 
of James and Emily Lewis, of Kanab, Utah. She 
had one daughter by her previous husband. This 
daughter, Edith, was born on September 5, 1873, 
at Provo City, Utah. Philip B. Lewis, had by 
his wife, Emily : 

( i ) Philip Bessum Lewis, who was born on 
February 28, 1877, his father being seventy- 
three years of age at the time of his son Phil- 
ip Bessum's birth. 

On Nov. 13, 1879, Philip B. Lewis, died at the age 
of seventy-four, years, from an attack of bilious fe- 
ver. He was active and energetic as a young 
man. He was a noble worker and an honest man 
and was loved by all who knew him. He was 
a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints for forty years. In the early days 
of the church he was ordained a seventy, was 
president of the branch where he resided in Massa- 
chusetts, was chosen as one of the Council of Fifty 
in Nauvoo, 111., was president of the Sandwich 
Island mission and before his death was ordained 
a Patriarch. His son, Philip Bessum Lewis, was 
taken to Salt Lake City by his father's sister-in- 
law, Dr. Elvira S. Barney, and sent to school for 
seven years at which time, January 1894, he was 
sent to live with his kindred at Kanab, Utah, at the 
age af seventeen. 

iv. Amelia Althea Stevens, who was born on May 7, 
1828 at Guilford, Windham Co., Vt. She mar- 
ried, first, Jonathan Crosby in the Temple at 
Nauvoo, 111. She married, second, Eugene Trous- 
lot, as second wife, as he had been married once 
before. Amelia Althea Stevens and her husband 
Eugene Trotislot had : 

(i) Rollin B. Trouslot. 


v. Barnard Stevens, (twin to Elvira) was born on 
March 17, 1832, and died on June 26, 1858. He 
was buried at Bristol, Kendall Co., 111. He was 
re-buried by his twin sister at Salt Lake City, 
Utah, on September 16, 1895. He left a wife 
and a son who resided at Monte Vista, Colo., in 
1901. He had one child : 

(i) Barnard Field Stevens. 

vi. Elvira Stevens, who was born on March 17, 1832, 
was the twin sister of Barnard Stevens. A sketck 
of her life follows as Part V., of this work. 

vii. Eunice Stevens, who was born about 1838-9, died 
in infancy, and was buried on the old farm near 
Bucklin's corner in the town of Gerry, Chatitau- 
qua Co., X. Y. 

viii. Rollin Stevens, who was born in September 1841 
and who died on November 8, 1842. 

ix. Minerva Stevens, who was born about 1844, died 
at birth. 

5. Eunice Stevens, who was a daughter of Dr. Simon 

Stevens and his second wife, Eunice Cunnabell, was 
born about 1796 and died about 1799. 

6. Greenlief Stevens, who was the son of Dr. Simon 

Stevens and his third wife, Susannah Greenlief, He 
died at the age of thirty-three and was never married. 

7. Eliza Almeda Stevens, who was also the child of the 

third wife, was born on August 20, 1806, at Guil- 
ford, Yt. She died on July 29, 1882. She married 
on April 22, 1835, Edward Fish Henry, who was born 
on October 23, 1801 at Heath, Mass. In early life 
he was a school teacher and for six years, a farmer. 
He died on October 12, 1874. They had: 

i. Edward Stevens Henry, who was born on February 
10, 1836, at Guilford. Mass. He married, on 
February n, 1860. Lucinda Elizabeth Dewey, who 
was born on January 2h. iS^j. She was the daugh- 
ter of Ansel Dewey and Sarah Ann Brown. They 
(i) Maud Henry, who was born on October 19, 

Eldest Brother of the Author 


1868, at Rockville, Conn. She died on Oc- 
tober 18, 1875. 

ii. Abby Eliza Henry, who was born on December 
5, 1837, at Guilford, Mass. She never married. 

iii. Esther Henry, who was born on January 8, 1840. 
She never married. 

iv. Catherine Henry, who was born on February 27, 
1842, at Guilford, Mass. She married in Sep- 
tember 1872, at Worcester, Mass., Herbert David 
Cough, who was born on September 2, 1842 in 
England. They had : 

(i) Mary Louise (lough, who was born on 
March 27, 1874 at AYorcester, Mass. 

v. Charles \Villard Henry, who was born on Novem- 
ber 19. 1844. at Greenfield where he died in 1846. 

vi. Martha Frances Henry, who was born on April 
27, about 1846, at Greenfield. She married in 
January, 1876, Nathan Fletcher Peck. They had 
no children. 

8. Elvira Eunice Stevens, who was born on February 19, 
1809 at Guilford, Yt., and who died at Rochester, N, 
Y. on March 30, 1874. She was a woman of rare 
character and wholly incapable of thinking an ignoble 
or unwomanly thought. She was one of the purest 
and best women ever known. She married Jeremiah 
Greenlief and they had : 

i. Hulbert Stevens Greenlief, who was born on April 
12, 1827. He was Col. of the 52nd Massachu- 
setts Yol. in the Civil \Yar. 

ii. Alary Greenlief, who married Norman Root, died 
in March 1862, leaving an infant child a few 
months old. 

iii. Malcolm Cyprian Greenlief 

iv. Ann S. Greenlief, who married Horatio Selby of 
Milwaukee. She died there many years ago. 
They had : 

M) Horatio Greenlief Selby, who had many 


of the Stevens characteristics. 
(2) A daughter. 

v. Eliza M. Greenlief, who was the only sister liv- 
ing- in 1888. She never married and resided at 
Shelbtirne Falls, Mass. 

vi. Thomas Benton Greenlief, who died when he was 
a child. 

VIII. Oliver Stevens, who was born about 1762. 

IX. Eunice Stevens . who married Wing Spooner. They had: 

1. Wing Spooner, Jr., who was born about 1/84. 

2. Ruggcls Spooner, who was born about 1786. 

3. Daniel Sponner. who was born about 1788. 

4. Jlannah Spooner. who was born about 1790. 

5. Eunice Spooner. who was born about 1/92. She mar- 
ried En>tis Sanders. 

6. Lojx Spooner, who was born about 1/94. 

X. Damans Stevens, who married Daniel Ward. They had: 

1. Daniel Ward, who was born about 1786. 

2. Joseph Ward, who was born about 1788. 

3. William Ward, who was born about 1/90. 

4. Polly Ward, who was born about 1792. 

5. Lucretia Y\ ard, who was born about 1794. 

XI. Polly Stevens, who married Joseph Baker and removed to 

Providence. Canada. They had: 

1. William Stevens Baker, who married Harriet Clapp. 

She was lx>rn about 1790. He was for some years 
a teacher of a high school and at one time a member 
of the Provincial Parliament. 

2. John 1 laker, who married Jane Fraleigh. She was 

born about 1792. 

3. Stevens Baker, who was born about 1790, married his 
cousin Lavina Barnes. He represented his District 
in the Provincial Parliament of Quebec. 

4. Edward Baker, who was born about 1792, married 
Eliza Dunning of St. Armand. 

The Daughter of Jane Leander Stevens Erown 


5. Joseph Baker, who was born about 1793, married Cath- 

arine Brown, who was born about 1794. She was the 
daughter of one of the principal magistrates of Dun- 

6. Lydia Baker, who was born about 1/96, married Rob- 
ert Guy. They left a family of children. 

7. Thankful Baker, who was born about 1798, died at the 
age of seventy-seven. 

8. Polly Baker, who was born about 1800, married Samuel 
Maynard of Vermont. 

9. Lucretia Baker, who was born about 1802, married 

Stephen Maynard. 

10. Patience Baker, who was born about 1804, married 
( )rson Kemp a merchant at St. Amand. 

11. Eliza Baker, who was born about 1806, married ( )ren 
Dunning formerly of Montreal. She was living in 

XII. Dolly Stevens, who was born November 19, 1771, married 
her cousin, Willard Harnes. He was the son of Mary 
Stevens Barnes, of Petersham. Mass. He died at the age 
of eighty-two, on December 31, 1849 m Dunham, Lower 
Canada. She died on February i. 1851, at the same place. 
They had : 

1. Lavina IJarnes, \vh<> was born on October n, 1795, in 

Warwick, Mass. She married her cousin, Stevens 
I inker. 

2. Horace Barnes, who was born on January 28, 1797, in 
\Yarwick, Mass. His parents moved to Lower Canada, 
in 1809. He spent fourteen years teaching school and 
farming in Chautauqua Co., N. Y. He was married in 
January, 1839, to Lucretia Susan Cone, who was born 
on December 20, 1816. She was the daughter of 
Sylvester Cone and Lucretia Humphrey. He removed 
to Bristol, Kendall Co., 111., w 7 here he was made one 
of the first deacons of the Congregational Churcii 
which office he held to the close of his life. He was 
loved and revered by all who knew him and was very 
social )le. They had : 


i. Lois Cornelia Barnes, who was born on August 
^ 30, 1840, near Bristol Station, 111., and who mar- 
ried Solon Boomer, who was the son of Martin 
and Lydia Boomer. They had : 

(1) Jessie Leanna Boomer, who was born in 
Chicago, 111., on November 22, 1870. 

(2) Henry Rust Boomer, who was born on De- 
cember 8, 1872. 

(3) Mabel Barnes Boomer, who was born on 
July 1 6, 1876, and who graduated from high 
school in June, 1895. 

(4) Edith Lois Boomer, who was born on Octo- 
ber 24, 1883. 

ii. Orton Adelbert Barnes, who was born on October 
16, 1842, married Emily Pierce, who was born on 
May 17. 1845. They had: 

(1) Florence Olivia Barnes, who was born on 
February 21, 1869. 

(2) Susan Leanna Barnes, who was born on 
February 16, 1871. 

Daisv Emily Barnes, who was born on 
January 13, 1874. 

(4) Jenny Estelle Barnes, who was born on 
July 27, 1878. 

(5) Gar field Barnes, who was born on Novem- 
ber 14, 1880. 

(6) Alice Levanche Barnes, who was born on 
September 28, 1882. 

iii. Harold Page Barnes, who was born on December 
4, 1844. married on December 25, 1873, Fannie 
Bradford, who was born on June 29, 1850. 

iv. Arthur Herman Barnes, who was born on July 
14, 1847, married Lizzie Raymond, who was born 
on May 4, 1851. She was the daughter of 
Charles Raymond and Lydia Russell. They had : 

(i) Harold Raymond Ilarnes. who was born on 


July 30, 1875, at Bristol. 

(2) Solon Arthur Barnes, who was born on 
June 22, 1877. 

(3) Harland Ward Barnes, who was born on 
December 4, 1883. 

v. Ella M. Barnes, who was born on January 25, 
1852, and who married on December 26, 1880, 
Martin Z. Raymond. They had : 

(1) Carl Horace Raymond, who was born on 
June 1 6, 1882. 

(2) Burrell Cone Raymond, who was born on 
February 13, 1886. 

vi. Leanna Barnes, who was born on July 17, 1854, 
and who died on September 2, 1856. 

3. Dolly Sawyer Barnes, who was born on March 16, 1799. 

She died in Illinois. 

4. Cyprian Panics, \vh<> was born on November 5, 1800. 
He married Sarah Chadrey. 

5. Louisa Barnes, who was born on November 10, 1802. 

She married Addison Pratt, who was born on February 
22, 1802. They had: 

i. Ellen Sophronia Pratt, who was born on February 
16, 1832, in Riplcy, N. Y. She married on May 
26, 1856, Wm. McGary in San Bernardino, Cal. 
They had : 

1 i ) Emma Francelle McGary, who was born on 
March 8, 1859, at Ogden, Utah. 

(2) Ellen Caroline McGary. who was born on 
June 29, 1861, at Beaver, Utah. 

(3) William Addison McGary, who was born 
July 6, 1863, and who died on October 14, 

1867, at Beaver, Utah. 

(4) Aurora Frances McGary, who was born on 
October 2, 1867 an< ^ wno c ^ e< ^ on J anuaI 7 
19, 1869, at Beaver, Utah. 

ii. Frances Stevens Pratt, who was born on Novem- 
ber 7, 1834, at Ripley, N. Y. She married on 
October 7, 1856, in San Francisco, Cal., James 
Dyer. They had : 


(I) Addison Pratt Dyer, who was born on May 

ii, 1859. in San Lorenzo. Cal. 
( j) Harris Dyer, who was born in 1869. in Lo- 

Angeles, Cal. 
(3) Franklin Dyer, who was born about 1872. 

Lois P.arnes Pratt, who was born on March 6, 
1837. in Ripley, X. Y. She married John Hunt, 
who was born on March 9, 1833, in Fdwards Co.. 
111., on July 4. 1857. The following is an extract 
from the Woman's Fxponent of Salt Lake City, 
Utah: "It becomes our painful duty to transmit 
to yon the sad intelligence of the death of our be- 
loved sister. Lois P.arnes Pratt, wife of P.ishop 
John Hunt, who departed this life, through an ac- 
cident of being burned, March 9. 1885. Sister 
Hunt was born on March (>. 1837. in the town of 
Ripley. Chautauqua Co., X. Y. She was baptized 
when eight years old in the Mississippi river. 
When quite small her father, Flder Addiso-.i 
Pratt, was called on a mission to the Society Is- 
lands, and was absent several years. Her moth- 
er. Louisa P.. Pratt, with her four little daughter-, 
passed through all the persecutions of the Saints 
without her husband's help, while he was a\va\' 
laboring as a missionary, and crossed the plains, 
driving her own team, with the assistance of .1 
small boy, and arrived in the valley among th<:- 
first, in I 'resident P.righam Young's company. 

"When in her thirteenth year Sister Lois 
Hunt went with her mother and sisters to join her 
father on his second mission to the Society Is- 
lands. They remained there one year and a half. 
She could talk and sing in the Tahitian language. 
When they returend from their mission they re- 
mained in California, where she became acquaint 
ed with and was married to John Hunt, on July 
4, 1857. by Win. J. Cox. 

"She was the mother of eight children, six 
daughters and two sons, all of whom are still liv- 
ing. She was chosen second counselor to Sister 


Willmirth East, Stake President, July 12, 1880. 
When Sister East moved away she was chosen 
first counselor to our Stake President, Sister Em- 
ma S. Smith, September 18, 1883. 

"She was a noble, generous woman. She 
could truly be called a leader among us ; especially, 
by her example, influencing us to be punctual 
and prompt at our meetings, encouraging us to 
be faithful in looking after the sick and needy, 
teaching us to be charitable to each other ; always 
a peace maker, and one who could always see 
some good in everyone. As her husband was our 
Bishop and father, she was also our mother. 

"The following resolutions of respect we feel 
unanimously to adopt : 

"That, inasmuch as our Heavenly Father has 
seen fit to take from our midst our dearly beloved 
sister, who was ever faithful and true, 

"Resolved, That we, the members of the Re- 
lief Society, do deeply mourn our beloved Presi- 
dent, and that we condole with her husband and 
daughter, who are absent at this time, and with 
every member of the family, in this their great 
loss ; but while weeping together, we feel to look 
beyond this vale of tears to the happy home above, 
and to the time of rejoicing when the faithful will 
all be re-united. And, be it 

"Resolved, That we present a copy of these 
resolutions to the mourning family, that a copy be 
sent to the Exponent and also that a copy be pre- 
served in our Stake Record. (Signed) 


"Snowflake, Apache Co., Arizona, March 13, 1885." 
John Hunt and Lois Barnes Pratt had : 


( i i Ida 1 'ranees limit, who was born on Mareli 
S. i 858. near Cedar City. Iron Co. Utah. She 
married on May 25, 1882, David I\. I Mall 
a^ second wife. 

(2) May Louise Hunt, who was born on Max 
5. i8u>, at San Bernardino. Cal. She mar- 
ried on ( )ctober 2h, 1881. Alof Larson at St. 
George, Utah. 

13) Annell Hunt, who was born on February 
15. 1 8^)2. at San Bernardino, Cal. She mar 
ried ( )rrin Kartehner. on <)ct<ber n. : " 

at St. ( ieoroe. Utah. 

14) Christabell Hunt, who was born on August 
27. 1804. at 1 leaver City, Utah. She married 
<m September II. 1885. at St. ( ieor^e. t'tah. 
e'hark-s L. l ; lake. who was born on I )ctnber 
1 8. 1862. at Ik-aver. I'tah. They had: 

a. Marion Lyman Make, who was born nr. 
July 23, 1886. at Snowflake, Arixona. 

i 5 ) Lewis 1 Innt. who was born on November i_j. 
i8u>. at T.cavcr. t'tah. He married Delia 
Ann \Yillis. who \\a> born October 30, 18^; 

(6) John Addison Hunt, who was born on 
September i. iSfxj. at 1 leaver. Ctah. and who 
married Mary Ellen Cr 

(7) Xettie Hunt, who was born on November 
24. 1872, at Heaver. Utah. She married Joseph 
A. Reneher. 

Si Lojx Hunt, who was bom on November 8, 
18/5. an( l xvno married Joseph A. \\est on 
May 5. 18(^7. 

iv. Ann Louisa Pratt. 

At fifty years of age 



Prepared by Laron A. Wilson. 

A friend and acquaintance writes of Dr. Elvira Stevens Barney, as 
follows : 

"Sister Elvira possesses in her dual nature, all the energy, per- 
severance, firmness, determination, will-power, executive and financial 
ability of the sterner sex, with the tenderness, sympathy and delicate 
sensibility of the true woman. She is in truth a philanthropist who 
never turned z. deaf ear to the cries of the suffering or oppressed nor 
withheld her hard earned substance, her time, nor strength from 
those in need. She is a deep and earnest thinker with a keen sense 
of justice and an advocate of the rights of all mankind. She is of 
decided opinion and is often solicited for counsel because of her excel- 
lent judgment and extensive experience. Her words and works will 
i'tancl as an imperishable monument to her memory among her chosen 
people." Lelia Tuckett Ereeze. 

Another friend says: "Dr. Elvira Stevens Barney, is here classed 
among the medical fraternity, and her labors and history have been in- 
terwoven with those of the Latter-day Saints from Irer early childhood 
in so many varied and unselfish fields of labor that the small space 
allotted us will not permit of many particulars. Had she in her 
childhood possessed the advantages of a thorough education to aid in 
the development of those many abilities which have manifested them- 
>olves under the most dispiriting surroundings, it would be difficult 
to say now what she might have accomplished. She possesses an 
indomitable spirit that rises above obstacles and turns to account 
every available means, that cultivates inherent powers to their best 
uses. She is an upbuilder." 

After her parents died, the Mormon people, with whom Elvira 
Slovens had cast her lot, were driven from their homes in Nauvoo, 


111., by mob law. She had the invaluable amount of $10.00 to fit 
herself for the exit. It, however, fully served its purpose by paving 
for the few most needed substantial articles for such a journey. While 
they were camping by the way with their scant} supply of food and 
clothes, the Lord sent quails upon them which were so tame that they 
ild come to the beds of the sick, as much as to say. "Slay me and 
eat." Through these forced hardships the Lord was able to show 
forth His power. At one time while camping" under a bowery, as the 
wagon had gone some hundreds of miles away with articles for sale 

xchange for provisions, a drenching rain came upon her party and 
.-he was compelled to sit all night in a chair within a tent, the water 
running in streams under her feet. At another time, an old lady and 
herself while sleeping under a wagon, awoke to find several inches 
-now covering their bed. Continued harships and exposures ac- 
companied by much suffering from frequent visitations of ague and 
cold, often reduced her to a state of physical disability approaching 

She witnessed the solemn separation of the members of the 
"Monnon Battalion". from their families, five hundred men having 
been called by the L'nited States government for the Mexican war 
uf 1846. while they were encamped at the 15 luffs, in Iowa on the 
cast side of the Missouri river, then far in the wilderness, the exile- 
having traveled several hundred miles with ox teams, and now and 
then a yoke of cows, without seeing a house. While camping on the Mis- 
i;iri river, at Winter Quarters, now called Florence, many lived ontlu 
side hill in "dug-outs" their wagons being used for bedrooms. Often 
four slept in one bed and could barely keep from freezing while the 
winter's blustering, chilling wind, snow and sleet were fierce with- 
i ut. L'nder these, trying circumstances they were forced to live on 
ccrn bread and water. The corn was ground in a large coffee mill. 
They had erected a mill but the intense cold tied it up. The few tal- 
low candles they had were used to grease their bake-kettles. Some 
were obliged to remain several years in this condition before suffi- 
cient means could be obtained to enable them to continue their jour- 

In the summer of 1848, Elvira taught school, studying of nights 
bv a chip fire to keep in advance of her pupils. More than one of the 
public speakers of today can date his first lessons in elocution and 
arithmetic from her training. 

They crossed the western plains and the Wasatch range of moun- 
tains and arrived in Salt Lake valley, on September 20. 1848: in the 


first company of that year, of which Zera Pulsipher was captain, 
having been some five months in transit, The Pioneers and one 
company had arrived the year before. 

On her way across the plains the buffaloes were frequently seen 
on the hills in droves of hundreds. The meat of these animals was 
used as food and with buffalo chips the emigrants baked their bread. 

Having traveled nine hundred miles by ox-team, we find the 
subject of this sketch by the side of two yoke of oxen with her sick 
sister Jane and brother-in-law, Philip B. Lewis, with a broken arm, all 
under her care. They here came to the first fort built by the Pioneers of 
logs, with dirt roof. In her diary, she says : "The sight of the 
gigantic mountain peaks, seemingly towering above the shining sun 
in the clear, azure sky, brought a cheer from the weary travelers. 
Where now is a beautiful city, we saw nothing but tall sage brush, 
sand, grashoppers and crickets." 

One woman remarked that she would rather, as tired as she was. 
go a thousand miles farther than stop in a place so forbidding, but 
not so with Elvira. She was pleased to know that the journey was 
ended and she felt no concern for the future. 

Her first lesson in surgery was in helping Captain Pulsipher to 
set her brother-in-law's broken arm. Her next lesson was in medi- 
cine in breaking up her sister's fever. She crossed the mountains in 
buckskin shoes of her own make, the skin having been purchased from 
the Indians. 

At the first meeting she attended in the valley held in the open 
air, she wore a calico bonnet and her best calico dress had patches on 
the elbows. She worked six weeks to earn a pair of leather shoes. 
She says in her diary : 

"There was not much aristocracy in those days but the people 
sang praises to God and danced with as much sincerity and purity 
of heart as ever King David did before the Lord." 

Their laws -were few and simple ; in a Bishop's court a brother 
forgave his brother ; they helped and loved each other and God heard 
and loved them. Then came another manifestation of His power. 
One thousand miles from supplies and no railroad ; their crops were 
threatened with destruction by the crickets that came from the moun- 
tains, the earth being blackened by their great numbers. The 
people fasted and prayed for deliverance, when suddenly a cloud ap- 
l-vari'd which was remarkable for its rapid approach. It was a 
cl'>u(l of sea i^ulls which lit upon the ground and devoured the crick- 


relieving "heir stomachs of their contents time and time again r. 
tlie side hills and returning to their mission with the same apparent crav- 
ing appetite as at first until as with a besom the ground was cleared. 
At this time. 1848. the "Mormon Battalion Boys" were returning to 
their families, who had been enabled by aid from the church to con- 
tinue their journey to the valley purposely to meet the returning sol- 

An important event of this period was the discover}- of gold in 
California by the Mormon boys who brought gold dust and nuggets 
\\ith them. The rapidly spreading news, caused a large emigration 
gold seekers to pass through the small colony of a few hundred 
souls. These gold seekers brought with them much that was need- 
ed and exchanged the same for the products of the earth, continuing 
tlnir journey on pack mules. Thus, again, did the God fearing peo- 
ple acknowledge His hand, for these emigrants had come with car- 
riages and well filled wagons without any knowledge of the desert and 
the terrible journey before them and were encumbered with mirrors, 
furniture, feather beds and well made clothing. Men's clothing was 
purchased as cheap as in Xew York City. Groceries, fruits, cured 
meats, flour by the wagon loads, were almost given away to lessen 
the burden, for it would have been impossible for emigrants to cross 
the western desert with such load-. 

\Yhat does the subject of our sketch do now ? She took advan- 
tage of this opportunity and as the gold seekers disposed of their 
hot black wool hats, she sold them straw hats as fast as she was able 
to make them. In this way she added to her mite and accumulated 
her first Fifty Dollars which supplied her with clothing for the cold 
\v Miter of 1850. The following summer she resumed her school 

< )n March 13, 1851, she commenced a tedious journey to the 
Sandwich Islands on a mission accompanying her sister, Jane Lewi-, 
with ox teams, and a large company that were going to colonize a 
place they named San Bernardino, in California. From her diary, 
vhich she kept for fifteen years, we gather some of these facts. After 
a journey of three months, having been much exposed to the Indians, 
\\ horn they often fed and from whose arrows they at other times 
narrowly escaped with their lives, the colonists arrived at their desti- 
nation. The greatest vigilance had to be maintained to protect their 

k which was sometimes driven off and wounded or killed by the 
Indians. It was often necessary to travel at night to avoid the heat 
of the burning desert. 

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The 1 8th of June found them in Los Angeles, where having sold 
their teams they camped in tents for nearly three weeks. Elvira, from 
over exertion, here lay sick with a fever again at the point of death, 
and her nephew, \Yilliam Henry Lewis, was taken sick and died on 
June 30, 1851, while she was unable to leave her bed. On July 7, 1851, 
the sick and the well had arrived at San Francisco at which place, her 
journal says, she landed on July n, 1851, "stiff from head to foot 
with great suffering from inflammatory rheumatism," as the accomo- 
dations were insufficient for her reduced health while traveling six 
hundred miles by sea to the north in the damp and foggy atmosphere. 
Under date of July 29, she writes : "Having suffered greatly through 
the day, the Lord was implored through His servants, and I was im- 
mediately relieved, and that was the first night's rest for six weeks 
that I had experienced." The next morning she assisted in preparing 
breakfast apparently with .the same ease as though she had not been 
sick. At this point we find her at work in a dress maker's store ; 
next, she is offered $100.00 per. month for a year in a hotel in Sacra- 
mento, but she remained there only long enough to obtain sufficient 
means to accomplish the mission she had started upon. 

On November 30, 1851, she arrived at the Sandwich Islands, 
after traveling a distance of one thousand miles by land, six hundred 
miles up the Pacific coast and two thousand one hundred miles on the 
Pacific Ocean, which had taken eight and one-half months, a journey 
that might now be accomplished in that number of days. Here she 
lived for six months among the natives on the Island food, which con- 
sisted of tarrow and sweet potatoes, made -into batter and soured; short 
rations at that, and yet she attained the weight of one hundred and 
fifty-two pounds. She writes: 

"I often thought of Alexander Selkirk, who said he was monarch 
of all he surveyed. Here, months passed, while we were living on the 
lava strewn island of Hawaii. No ships came to bring tidings. I was 
left to view the rolling billows that separated me from all I held dear 
country and friends. Not a white woman to speak to in my own tongue. 
! was occupied in studying a foreign language and teaching the natives 
to 'peak my own." 

Here, too, .she acquired the art of swimming by which means she, 
in later years, was enabled to rescue a lady from drowning in a bottom- 
less spring, in I "lah. ( )nce she came near being engulfed in the channel, 
while crossing between the islands in a whale-boat with the natives. 

During the eleven months which she spent on four islands of the 


;p. she wrore a letter to a native lawyer, Uaua. in his own tongue. 
Although forty years have elapsed, she converses fluently with the na- 
tives who have gathered to Utah. \Ye find in her journal much interest- 
ing matter which we are obliged to omit for want of space. During 
the time of her stay, in learning the native language, teaching school, 
and visiting her sister on the isle of ( )ahu, her time was abundantly 

( )n ( )ctober 7, 1852. a vessel, on which she was a passenger, set 
sail for San Francisco and while visiting some local points to take on 
shipments of fruit, a rough sea came on during which the vessel was 
nearly wrecked on the breakers, and the ship returned to the beautiful 
harbor of Honolulu for repairs. A fever set in after leaving the vessel, 
which confined Elvira to her bed until the I9th of October, when a sec- 
Mid attempt was made to leave the islands, resulting in a voyage of 
much uncertainty. At last, oruthe nth of November, the joyous cry o'l 
"land" was heard on deck, and shortly afterwards the ]\ay of San Fran- 
cisco was sighted. Here a dense fog was prevailing which necessitated 
many futile attempts to enter the harbor in safety. Four days were 
parsed in these endeavors and a second narrow escape from shipwreck 
was encountered before the vessel was finally moored at the dock in San 
Francisco Hay, where the fatigued passengers landed with light hearts. 

\Ye next find the subject of our sketch making shirts at $10.00 a- 
piece. The wife of the gentleman for whom she made them presented 
lu r with a complete set of clothing, the outer garment being a silk dress. 
She writes : "The Lord knew that I needed them and I thanked Him 
and them, also." Thus she was able to earn means to pay her ship 
fare of $80.00 for which she had given her note. She remained three 
years in Upper California. ( )ne summer she raised three thousand 
chickens. In tlie winter of 1856, she taught in a district school in San 
1 ... rnardino, California. 

In the spring of 1857. she returned to Salt Lake City, riding seven 
hundred miles on horseback. \Yhen she arrived at her destination, she 
resumed school teaching in 1859. During that year she assisted in the 
amputation of the arm of a dear friend, Irene Pomeroy. In 1863 she 
traveled east to visit her kindred and rode sixteen days in an overland 
C. In 1864 she went to \Yheaton College. 111. and returned home 
after two year'- absence. From 1855 to 1804 she had taught school in 
ten different places, generally four terms a year : had, during these years, 
taken four homeless children into her care until other ways opened for 
them. In 187,?.. she adopted a baby boy, whom she schooled and for 

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whom she provided, for eleven years. In this year she commenced 
writing 1 up her genalogical record issuing- the following. 


To an\ person who inherits the family name of STEVENS: 

1. The undersigned has for a long time been endeavoring to col- 
lect all the information attainable of the Stevens Family, primarily with 
the design of completing the history of her own branch of the family. 
In doing this, she has become possessed of a great mass of facts con- 
cerning the history and genealogy of the family in general, which are of 
indirect personal interest, and which much more nearly concern others 
of the name than herself. Hence, she will be able to give information 
to others concerning their own lines, when the work becomes completed. 

2. Months and years have already been spent in the search, and in 
copying from different genealogical works, where those of the name of 
Stevens have married those of other names ; and all the information 
that could be obtained up to date, from the New England Historical and 
Genealogical Register, the New York and Boston Genealogical So- 
cieties, the Library of Universal Knowledge, and other books, has been 

3. This family have filled a great chapter in the world's history. 
Among my records, I find an account of Henry Stevens, who settled in 
Paris in 1470, of the family of the celebrated printers ; of Wm. Stevens 
the great ship carpenter ; and of Ebenezer Stevens, active in the agitation 
that led to the Revolutionary war, and one of the tea party of 1773, who 
was lieutenant at the siege of Quebec. 

4. I have already matter that will make a very interesting book, 
but I have hopes of enriching it by the aid of others. This sweeping 
and massive information will be very desirable when once collected and 
published, but we cannot publish unfinished or incorrect records, until 
a 1 ! the accuracy possible is attained, and all the means of information 
exhausted. There still remains a mass of work to be completed by cor- 

5. Only persons who have undertaken such a work, can appreciate 
fully the labor, correspondence and perplexities involved. Much of this 
arises from the procrastination of persons applied to for information, 
who, while perfectly well disposed to give it, delay doing so. Such de- 
lay, involves delay in the whole work, and it is earnestly requested of 


; 11 to whom this shall come, that the information be promptly returned. 
or that the statement be made by postal card that it cannot be furnished. 
in which case it will be sought for through other channel-. 

6. All who are addressed are earnestly requested to have the good- 
ness, speedily, to send all the information in their possession, and are 

respectfully reminded that while they may personally care nothing fur 
such work, there are a great number of persons who do care for it npu:i 
whom their compliance will confer a favor. The name and postofific 
address of all persons who are supposed to have information, are re- 
sted ; also, any facts concerning the history or biography of th^ 
family in general. Ancient dates are very desirable, as they are more 
difficult to obt.'iin. 

7. In time we are in hopes of being able to make more or 
perfect connections of the present families of Stevens with the ancestral 
line. 1 design following the female line as far as possible. Sometimes 

I have followed the generations. In such work, accuracy and Inline 
are above all things desirable, especially in the dates of births, death > 
and marriages, in the designation of the place of residence of the per 
r., lined, and in giving the full names, and if possible, parentage of per- 
sons with whom they have intermarried. 

Address all communications to 


Salt Lake City, Utah. 

In 1876 Elvira wrote a pamphlet on sericulture and appointed the 
first meeting on that subject. She advanced as a loan the first Fifty 
Dollars to establish the "Home Made Straw Hat Industry." She 
travelled in the interest of the ''Woman's Exponent." a paper published 

"n Salt Lake City. She was appointed to canvass the city for two books 

called, "The Women of Mormondom" and the "Life of Brigham 
Young'' and raised five shares of $25.00 each in one day t<> pay for the 
publishing. Siv.- was appointed for the purchasing and storing of grain 
for the Grain Association, in 1876. She traveled south and held forty- 
five meetings in twenty-seven days in the interest of women's work in 
I "tah. This journey covered over nine hundred miles. Up t< February 
1X70,. she had earned $9,000.00 by her own labor. After building two 
commodious horse>. she. in October 1879. started east to continue her 
rnedical >tudies which she had prosecuted at home for several years. 
She attended three complete courses being absent three years. In 


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December, 1886, she went to Arizona by rail and brought home Philip 
Bessum Lewis, who was the son of her brother-in-law, deceased, pass- 
ing on her way through the corners of four territories, Arizona, New 
Mexico, Colorado and Utah. 

During her life, she has crossed the Pacific Ocean twice, the 
Western desert twice and the Eastern plains five times; once with ox 
team, once in a stage coach, once with a horse team and twice by rail.* 
She has wrought at different humble occupations belonging to a new 
country. She has been dressmaker, tailor, embroiderer, penman, archi- 
tect, lecturer and, finally, a genealogist. And now at the close of her 
career, she says : 

"My life has been real; my life has been earnest, and now if my 
works praise me, truly I am praised, but all praise is given by me to the 
Lord for His guidance and preserving care." 

*The details of two of the journeys taken by Dr. Barney are best given 
in her own words. See Appendix II. and III. 





To Sister lU-rira. on her Siviictli Kirthday, March 17, 1892. 

"Xot all alike!" Ah no! This world would he 

A stupid one, if we were all the same ; 
If on each point we could at once agree. 

Soon conversation would grow weak and tame. 

One likes an apple, best, and one a peach. 

Another, still, prefers the luscious pear ; 
Important lessons these small items teach. 

When we can pause, and give them timely care. 

For, as the mouth, so also is the mind ; 

Strange differences control these heads of ours; 
A grain of thought, keen, witty, or refined, 

( )ne slights, another eagerly devours. 

Some rise in grand sublimity aloft, 

The average minds of mortals far above : 

And some like simple music, low and soft. 
Find comfort, strength and joy in quiet love. 

I Jut oh! how bless'd the being in whose heart. 
The Gospel key-note is for each attuned; 

Who finds throughout God's garden, in each part, 
Rich fruits, though vines and trees are yet unpruned. 

Who. with Eliza Snow, or Whitney soars, 
High heavenward, above all earthly towers; 

With Emily bright inspiration pours. 

Or walks wit-i "Emile" through fair, buried bowers. 


\Vith Zion's thousand poets offers praise. 

Or shouts heroic in the Truth's defense ; 
Then joins with "Lula's" artless, childlike plays. 

In loving homage to sweet innocence. 

Such is thy soul. Elvira, and today, 
I'll close this Birthday tribute, I have pen'd. 

By adding, I am bless'd to feel and say. 
I claim thee as my sister and my friend. 




I left Salt Lake City Nov. 3rd and returned on Dec. nth, having 
tiaveled about 900 miles. I held forty-five meetings, passed through 
Nephi, Taylorsville, Warm Creek, Gunnison, Monroe, Panguitch, 
Hills Dale, Mammoth, Glendale, Orderville, Mt. Carmel, Kanab, Pipe 
Springs, Andrews Ranch, Virgin City, Duncan Retreat, Rockville, To- 
kerville, Leeds, Harrisburg, Washington, Middletown, St. George, 
Clara, Pine Valley, Pinto, Harmony, Kanarra, Hamilton, Cedar, Sum- 
mit, Parowan, Paragoona, Bener, Adamsville, Minersville, Greenville, 
Indian Creek, Kanosh, Meadow Creek, Fillmore, Holden and Scipio. 
I was conveyed from place to place by the people and was met with 
the greatest cordiality and respect. Br. Seegmiller took me to all of 
the settlements of Sevier Co., being a distance of about 150 miles. 
He is very spirited and is a successful laborer in the United Order. 
There the people were greatly satisfied with their abundant harvest 
and they were working harmoniously in the United Order. The roads 
were fine and the weather was settled until I began traveling through 
Kane Co. There the roads were broken, rough and sandy. While 
1 was passing over into Long Valley I was delighted with a forest of 
tall pines averaging from 50 to 100 feet high, and from 3 to 6 feet 
through. I was told that this forest extended 25 by 30 miles, directly 
on the ridge or summit, and the ground was free from brush or un- 
dergrowth, leaving the tall stately pines waiting for the woodman's 
axe. This was a great treat as the country for hundreds of miles is 
destitute of timber, only as it is found hid away in the hills. There 
has been a great drouth this season and the grass was all dried up, 
and the stock was driven off for better pasture land; especially in the 
region of Fillmore. In Orderville, there is an organized company 
numbering 29 men, 37 women, and 99 children, organized under the 
presidency of Howard O. Spencer, and if muscle and sinew represent 
wealth, I thought it was well represented by these hale and hearty 
looking men whom I breakfasted with. The women were spinning and 
weaving, and the men were threshing out their grain,. They said 
their harvest had been very heavy and all seemed happy with their 

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prospects of future >uccoss. Long Valley is more like a canyon than a 
valley as it is so narrow it will not admit of their spreading their bor- 
dt-r< very much. Kanab is elevated and the climate is much like the 
Xew England States, the soil is of a reddish hue. Their bishop, L. J. 
Xuttall, had just arrived and was energetically commencing his new 
field of labor as a presiding bishop. I found my brother-in-law, Philip 
B. Lewis. His wife Mary died Xov. i_}.th after a lingering illness of 
one year ; she died strong in the faith of the Latter-day work y and 
was noted for her charity and liberality to the poor, and was cared 
for and duly appreciated by her husband. This brought the first and 
only gloom of my journey. The weather was cold and I left in a 
rain storm. I stopped at two Ranches, called Pipe Springs and Caanan 
Ranch, at which places the surplus stock of St. George and other 
places are kept, and considerable beef, butter and cheese are furnished 
at these places. Arrived at Virgin, a place sometimes called Pocket- 
ville, did not see it until we had got right upon it. It is a lively little 
place : on inquiring for the Bishop, the boy told me that he lived up 
there on a sand hill, and while the carriage stood in front of the house 
in the deepest of sand, I looked directly over the fence and saw a 
beautiful Mower garden and vineyard, such striking contrasts adjoining 
each other. As I passed on to St. George I looked back on Toker- 
ville and these little places and was forcibly reminded of a passage of 
Scripture referring to the saints being hid up in the mountains while 
the indignation of the Lord passed over the earth. Arrived at St. 
George after dark and found Bro. Erastus Snow and the Saints all 
congregated in a large hall awaiting my arrival. If the Queen of 
England had arrived I don't think that she could have been received 
with a more hearty welcome ; spent a couple of days of unalloyed pleas- 
ure in the society of the Saints in meetings. There was organized a 
society of young ladies of 80 members, by the president of the Re- 
lief Society, Sister Ivins. Topics and items of interest were conversed 
upon at the meeting. Some of the sisters accompanied me to the 
Clara. I do not think the earth can afford a nobler spirited woman 
than I found there by the name of McLeland, such a calm and placid 
expression upon her countenance. Oh, that all mothers could bury 
their frowns and cares beneath such a smile which so well became her 
aged face ; she showed me a shawl and other articles that she had 
manufactured from her own raising of silk. I never saw before, nor 
d? I think the world can boast of such noble intelligent, fine-looking 
marriageable young ladies as I saw in those settlements where I visited ; 
they appeared neat and clean, comfortably dressed, but plain and as 


though their better judgment guided them. The ruggedness of the 
country and their surroundings showed that they had labored and en- 
countered much to make their homes, but yet with it all there seemed 
to be such a welcome, mellow, brotherly and .kindly feeling, unlike 
the mixed element of this city where our deportment is characterized 
with so much formality and coldness ; and I felt as though I little cared 
if I never returned to it again. At this point I commenced my home- 
ward journey, and was furnished with a span of horses that were 
called Dixie horses, and as they began to climb the ledges in ascend- 
ing the ridge that surrounds the west side of St. George, they remind- 
ed me of some well-trained goats, and their little feet unlike the 
clumsy American horses, could always find a place in the rocks; but 
before I got over that day's journey of 45 miles, Bro. Foster furnished 
me with a span of horses that rapidly flew over the remaining twelve 
miles. In Pine Valley we had quite a snow storm, the summer sea- 
son is very short there, and they have very late and early frosts. As 
I passed .on I was occasionally greeted by my warm friends of early 
life. In Pinto I found myself buried in the arms of a friend, one of 
our old-fashioned farmer's wives, who seemed to be blessed with 
too much good nature for her own good, if such can be the case, and 
she takes the cares of life so good-naturedly. Readers, her name is 
Haskell, and her children seemed happily organized like herself, her 
little home is so neat and clean that I thought what a paradise where 
order and contentment dwells. My space will not admit of the many 
items that might interest, therefore I will pass on until I arrive at 
Cedar; Eld. Erastus Snow had kindly telegraphed and made appoint- 
ments ahead of me. Here the Relief Society sisters had prepared a 
dinner at Bishop Lunt's, the very air seemed to breathe forth a spirit 
of welcome. The Bishop supports and aids the movements of the 
sisters, and they co-operate in their efforts in building up the kingdom. 
At Parowan, another principal city, Br. Jesse Smith is the Bishop, and 
his wife is president of the Relief Society, a very able and intelligent 
laborer and much respected by the sisters. Bishop Smith's mother, 
who is very aged, is one of those lovely old ladies that win the respect 
and esteem of everybody around them. At Bener, another large 
settlement, I stayed and held two meetings, and some of the sisters 
accompanied me to Minersville and we had a season of rejoicing to- 
gether. Bishop Murdock aided me in telegraphing ahead for convey- 
ances, etc. As I arrived at Cove Creek, Sister Hinckley favored me 
with a change of horses, one of them a fine-looking animal was called 
Scorchei, as he had been burned in Bro. Well's barn. Fillmore is 


the next large city. I was accompanied to meeting by Eld Marian 
1 ynian. and the powerful testimony he bore corresponded much with 
the spirit of the times. After leaving there I held meetings at the inter- 
vening places, including Nephi, at which place I was furnished with 
a conveyance which took me to the Terminus. Then took the cars 
to Salt Lake City. E. S. B. 



Dear Readers of the Woman's Exponent, your Editor has requested 
me to give some details of a 4000 miles journey. 

Monday June I7th, at 7 a. m., I left Salt Lake City on an excur- 
sion train of inclining chair-cars to Council Bluffs by U. P. Railway 
and was to return, from the Missouri River by the D. & R. G. Railway. 
I arrived at the Bluffs after two days and one nights's travel. Having 
thus crossed these plains three times by team, and three by cars. This 
was the limit of my excursion ticket. 

Tuesday i8th, I expected to leave on the evening train after getting 
lunch, ticket and checks. I had forgotten to take into consideration, as 
I was travelling eastward, it was necessary to watch the depot time, 
instead of my pocket time, which was that of Salt Lake City. I was 
left about an hour in the lurch. I telegraphed, "Got left, come next 
train." This was no loss to me, for one needs a good night's rest after 
a thousand miles travel and I got it. 

Wednesday, June I9th, fresh and happy I started for Grinneli, 
Iowa, on the Rock Island Road. About sunset within two miles of 
there, we found a freight train ahead with a smashed up engine, waiting 
for another one to draw it off the track. By this delay we were unable 
to make connection. What a blessing in disguise. To sleep nights, 
2nd travel days. Nothing better. 

Thursday, 2Oth, I took the Iowa Central for Fremont. I was met 
at the depot at 2 p. m., by my niece Amelia Howell and her husband; 
and had a four miles ride to their farm. There I found four boys, and 
two small girls happy to be acknowledged by their dear aged grand 
aunt. Dear Readers, I can tell you that as I seated myself at the table 
with these fine looking, intelligent children, whom I realized were my 
kindred, it was a happy moment of my life. 

Friday 2ist, in the morning crossed Skunk River to the other 
branches of the family. Here I was greeted by a family gathering, con- 
sisting of my brother Carlos Stevens, seven years my senior, and his 
wife, they were both very feeble. Their daughter Jennie Brown, hus- 
band, and two girls, the youngest of whom constantly clung to my side, 
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bright little boy named after his grandfather. The entire families both 
s : iles >f the river, number sixteen. 

For the sake of brevity. 1 shall have to omit much that might bo 
Interesting, of the domestic portion of my visit. 1 had been planning 
t<> have my brother visit Nauvoo, 111., with me, to find my parents' graves. 

Xo\v it seemed providential that an excursion train was to leave 
the next day for Xauvoo. My brother said he wa> ton feeble to gn. 
but consented Saturday 22nd. at five o'clock a. m. My brother and I 
started, and arrived by carriage at the depot in time to go with the 
excursion. At 7 a. m., we arrived at Burlington, at 12 o'clock took the 
excursion boat and reached Xauvoo about 4 p. m. at the I'pper Landing. 
Hfty years had passed since I laid my parents here to rest. A fami'v 
of five were then left and soon scattered, thousands of miles apart. 

I hired a horse and carriage and called on Phineas Kimball. 
brother-in-law of Sarah M. Kimball. of this city. He invited us to 
come to his house and make our stay after our drive. I will here sa^ 
that in all my life. I have never received a heartier welcome, and been 
treated with greater hospitality, than by Mr. Kimball and family. His 
home is roomy, and supplied, apparently, with every needed luxury. 
After a couple of hours of sight seeing, the horse being tired with 
having been worked all day. the driver remarked, "There is im use <' 
hunting for graves in a corn field." So I discharged the carriage as 
we arrived at the south west corner of the Temple I 'lock. Here is lo- 
cated a drug store, into which we went for my brother's relief. As he 
\va> weary, and his memory failed him. he could not aid me, and 1 
left him there till I could locate the spot where my parents lived and 
died. I found the pla:e on the corner of Warsaw ( the north end called 
Rich) and Ripley St. (the east end called Commerce). After I had 
walked from the Temple lUock. east, across five squares, and one south, 
to this spot, and returned I found my brother engaged in a lively chat 
on politics, his favorite theme, in which he keeps himself well posted . 
Although weary, 1 felt happy that 1 had located one land mark. 

Sunday morning. June 23rd. Mrs. Kimball said. "You leave your 
brother here and take my husband and the carriage, and he will drive 
just where you want, and you can hunt all you like for those graves." 
We drove to my first land mark. Here my recollection was aided by 
some supernatural power. We went east then south on to Parley St.. 
then east nearly to the end of this fenced up street : about a mile and 
a half, or two miles from the Temple I '.lock. Says I. "Mr. Kimball 
there it is in yonder orchard." This >pot. I afterwards learned, had 


been occupied the 4th of July, 1853, as a camping ground for a genera! 
holiday celebration ; later, a corn mill had been erected there ; after 
wards a carding machine; then a grape vineyard; and then an orchard 
of large trees. Here I brought my brother, and he was obliged to 
admit that I was correct, to the astonishment of those that had aided 
me. What could 1 say, but that, the Lord helps those who help them- 

This drug store referred to on the Temple Block, was built jn the 
early fifties, by the Icarian Society for a school house. I have a sketch 
of their houses, and the Temple ruins as then existed. The stones of 
the walls, were taken from the walls of the Temple, many of which 
have been used for similar purposes, and freighted up and down the 
Mississippi River. 

Many of the more ornamental stones of the Temple, I was told, 
were lying in a lot in the eastern part of the city, and might be very 
desirable as relics. As to the Temple, there is not a vestige of it left 
to mark the spot where it was once located, save the well, which is 
hidden from view by old buildings and rubbish. Oh how sad the 
thought of the present condition, compared with that of fifty years ago. 
Then a thriving city, of 20,000 people, with Temple, halls, stores, and 
many improvements. Today it is estimated to have a population of only 
1,400, and a lack of enterprise in the same proportion. Then where 
there was a large city of well laid out streets, and comfortable homes, 
there is now only a few of the original buildings remaining as land 
marks. The old residences are easily discerned, by their crumbling 
brick chimneys, from other buildings, built from several of the. torn 
<Lwn brick ones. The streets have been plowed up and fenced into 
large fields and planted with corn, or grape vines, the latter being cul- 
tivated extensively, resulting in the manufacture of much wine, which 
:>> the main export. I was told that the majority of the inhabitants are 
(Germans, and they are making a grand success of grape culture. 

The predominating rule and faith is Roman Catholic. A few of 
the Amercians are carrying on a small merchandising trade to supply 
what demand there is. I recognized Parley P. Pratt's buildings north 
of the Temple Block, and the old Home's Store, as also the place where 
Mrs. Addison Pratt's house was, where she supported her family, tailor- 
ing, while her husband was on the first mission of .the Saints to the 
Society Islands. ( )n her sister Caroline Crosby's lot, is remaining only 
the small stone granary, but the house on the adjoining lot formerly 
owned by Jonathan Crosby's sister, Mrs. Thompson, now dead, is in 
pretty good repair. A part of the foundation that was made for the 


Nauvoo house, has been lying all these years untouched, save by the 
weather's destructive powers, and is therefore in a wasting condition. 

I visited the. grave of Mrs. Emma Smith Bidamon, and was told 
that it was her request to be buried by the side of her previous husband. 
Joseph Smith. After Mr. Bidamon died, he was placed at the othe- 
side of her. Thus presupposing that both the martyrs, are lying by he/ 
riore recently made grave. After a twenty four hours stay at this 
place, we took a skiff at the Lower Landing, and were carried across 
the Mississippi River, landing at Montrose, at 5 o'clock, we took the 
cars and arrived at Burlington, after a three hours ride, too late to make 
connections, we took rooms near the depot for the night I here wen: 
to the drug store for my brother's benefit. 

Monday, June 24th, we were awakened at 4 o'clock by whistles and 
noise of wagons, hauling lumber for a lumber company. The landlady 
said every thing in the business line was very dull, and young men 
had to go elsewhere to get employment. Burlington is a city of 14,000 
inhabitants. At 10 o'clock we arrived at Fremont after a three hours 
ride on the cars and four miles by carriage. We then were glad to 
settle down at my niece's for the balance of the day and night. 

Tuesday, June 25th, my brother took me home with him across 
the Skunk River. Here I remained the next four weeks visiting these 
families. I aided my niece Amelia in nursing one child through an 
attack of measles. During this time nothing of special note occurred 
until the 21 st of July, while I was stopping with my brother when there 
was a death in the family of Amelia Howell, my brother's daughter's 
child, Emma Jane, died at 7-30 o'clock p. m., Sunday 2ist, of pneumoni'i 
resulting from an attack of measles. This child was attended by their 
family physician. Monday 22nd, 3 o'clock ; I was at the funeral. Thus 
ended the short life of three years, of a lovely promising child. God 
gives the rose ; but with it comes the thorns. I was here detained on 
account of this sickness and death. The heat to me here was very 

July 23, at 3 o'clock terminated my visit at this place, all gath- 
ered, old and young, around the carriage as I start, for an eight miles 
ride, some worrying because of my health, and traveling alone. This 
includes three visits in fifty years; on I went arriving at the railroad 
station Delta in due season for a good long night's ride. Could 
only get a ticket to Ottawa. I arrived at Rock Island in the night, 
at 4 o'clock. After a tedious endurance of the depot accomodations 
of a couple of hours, we pulled on to Ottawa, and another weary 
halt, at which time we traveled on with rapid speed. 


Wednesday, July 24th, I arrived at Yorkville, Kendall Co., 111., 
here the air seemed cool, balmy and bracing. My dispatch had not 
been delivered to Solon Boomer's family ; but all the same I was made 
welcome, by himself, wife, son, three daughters, and Ma Boomer. 
The entire family, including hired man, and girl, were early seated 
;it the supper table. This charming home, of harmony, education, re- 
finement, freedom and ease, one grand welcome to rest, enjoy and 
be enjoyed ; carriages hitched at will. The husband full of wit and 
humor. What could be more delightful? Cousin Lois was more 
retiring. The sound of music hurried me to the parlor, where I 
found tli son Henry, a handsome trim built man, standing full six 
feet, with his cornet, and sister Jessie at the piano. Each seemed 
to have their several duties, to regularly attend to in the morning. 
Thus as promptly was everything accomplished, and perfect order 
reigned, and all ready for the next thing on the program. It seemed 
110 trouble for cousin Lois to wheel her husband's mother out to 
meals at the head of the table. The old lady has not walked for 
seven years, and though now 88 years of age, her spirits are so mellow 
and peaceful, and she enjoys a rich joke as well as the youngest. 

I visited Cousin Lois's mother in her own home, and found her 
happily situated, enjoying the society of her son Harland Barnes whose 
wife has buried her last, and only child. These two aged ladies, sam- 
ples of peace and piety, I wish the whole world could see, and take 
pattern from them. I spent several hours reading, and conversing 
with them on theology. 

The third family, that of Ella Barnes Raymond, has five small 
children. She is living in a rented house, waiting to locate their 
means, that they have economically saved, for their growing family. 
Ah ! The youngest with her love and brilliancy, won my heart as she 
nestled to sleep in my lap. I did what I could to make my visit with 
in} kindred a success, in this particular; that they might know when 
I had left, that they had been visited by a friend. I also visited three 
burying grounds, in one obtained record of my brother Carlos's son, 
<ju.l searched, until I found, in another, my twin brother's remains, 
even to the metal plate that had been placed on his coffin, on which 
was inscribed, "Barnard Stevens, died March 131!!, 1857; a g ed 2 7 
years." As the old cemetery is private property, and being transferred 
to the new, I have since my return, Sept. 16, 1895, placed these re- 
mains, in the Salt Lake Cemetery on my lot, by the side of his sister 
Jane Lewis's child buried 1849. 

I had made calculations to continue my journey, Monday Aug. 5th, 

nil-: s IT.YKNS r,i-..\K. \LOC.Y. 

but I was as^ain detained. I went nine miles in a carriage to Aurora.. 
111., with Cousin Jessie to get her some glasses properly fitted. 

Tuesday. Aug. oth. Cousin Lois wished me to wait another day 
and go with herself and daughter Edith, and visit her brother ( )rton 
Ha rues, and wife, and family of six children in Memphis. Missouri. 
He served three years in the Union Army, and was wounded on the 
knee. I saw him when he was home on a furlough in 1864-65. Apparel,, 
trunk-packing, lunch, and pre-requisities hurried up. 

Wednesday. Aug. jth, we were to take the cars three miles dis- 
tant at T.ristol Station. My heart ached most to leave poor Ma Boomer, 
and cousin Mabel's tears flowed freely as our genial visit was at avr 
end. as we hurriedly drove by Ma I James, she saluted us from the 
porch. Arriving at Burlington after dark with Edith sick, I went to 
the drug store for remedies. Here we separated. I for Montrose, and 
they for Memphis, where I was to join them. I arrived at Mont- 
rose at 10 p. m.. previous to taking a furnished room, I ordered a skiff 
to cross the river in the morning. 

Thursday. Aug. 8th, at 6 a. in. I was snugly seated in the stern: 
uid of the skirt". Crossed the Mississippi and arrived at the house of 
Phineas Kimball. just in time, as he was on the eve of going to Warsaw,, 
to an ( >ld Settlers' political gathering : but he hurriedly with his car- 
riage located me as desired, for the purpose of finishing as far as 
possible, the business, that 1 had left undone. 

Friday. Aug. (jth. In the morning at the table, Ethan Kimball 
placed himself and carriage at my service, which was accepted until 
i?. o'clock, and 1 again had occasion for gratitude. A rest in the af- 
ternoon and I was then driven to the Lower Landing to meet my pre- 
viously ordered skiff, at 7 o'clock p. m. I recrossed the river. As 
I took my last view of the beautifully located Xauvoo, once a lovelv 
city on a hill, where my parents lie at rest Imagine, reader, mv 
thoughts ! Then checking my baggage, I started for Keokuk at I r 
o'clock p. m. I was obliged, with my satchel, to stop in the middV 
of a steep pitch to get breath, and rest to my exhausted heart. Here 
I got a part of a night's rest. 

Saturday. Aug. loth. 10 o'clock a. in., I arrived at Memphis. Mo. 
1-eing met at the depot, by ( )rton Flames and wife. After riding 
nine miles to hi- farm, arrived with good appetite in time for dinner, 
which was served for sixteen. About the first subject introduced was : 
that they had two young people down with the typhoid fever. The 

was a young man. and they sent for his sister to come and care 


f< t him, and then she took sick. 1 learned by letter that she died 
Monday Aug. i ^th, 1895. They sent for another sister, to come and 
care for both. This was not a pleasing- prospect ahead of me, but I 
trusted in the All Wise Power. 

Excuse me as a Suffragist: and I will tell you what Cousin Orton 
Barnes said, "This wife, I, and five daughters and one son, pull to- 
gi'ther: hence our success, with twenty thousand dollars in the bank; 
and hundreds of acres of well cultivated land, unencumbered with 
mortgages." He also like his Brother Harlan is filling many positions 
of public trust. He is also called Dea. Barnes as was his father before 
him. His piano, organ, and folding doors opening into his three 
parlors, show that city talent and education was being introduced 
.into the farm life. 

A great variety of tropical plants were all around the house. 
Missouri is a corn state, but here in the northern part something else 
is raised. To work seemed a necessary appendage to this home; with 
so many sick, and so many to eat, baking, washing, churning, milking, 
ice-cream making, yes even to riding the reaper. So many girls, and 
but one boy. They all seemed so well qualified to fill each place, as 
it came along. One said, she "could run a farm as well as father." 

1 only got a glimpse of the work on this mammoth farm, in the two 
rides, over the hills, and hollows, seeing tenant houses, and barns. 
Among the rest, while there, a herd of cattle was bought, and turned 
into a large pasture to use up the grass. Cousin Orton said that his 
land would average from twenty, to forty dollars per acre. Says I 
"You. with your varicose wins, had better ride, and let some one else 
v:ork." He said his son was going to attend the farm, and the rest 
\\ere going to Memphis to finish their education, in the High Schools. 

Monday Aug. 12, 8 o'clock a. m., I left Cousin Lois and her 
brother Orton's family for Memphis. I got a ticket to Kansas City, 
Kansas. Going east to Medill, at 12 a. m.. waited for connection. At 

2 p. m. started west to Kansas City, arriving in the night. 

Here I tried to use my excursion ticket, by getting a lay off at 
Newton, Kansas; but the cash was what they required "sixteen to 
one." Here the immense amount of travel required much care by the 
individual, as well as several policemen, that each should at the proper 
time, get upon the right car. Of course, the inclining cushioned seat 
v/as nice, which I did not always have, but I was not comfortable , 
yet, very thankful that the rest were asleep, so that I could walk the 
aisle. In traveling one comes in contact with many opposing condi 
tions, but a little suavity helps to modify and make many friends. 


It is a long road through Missouri, and Kansas, with but little 
siay between. 

Tuesday. Aug. 131!!. f> o'clock a. m., I arrived at Newton. My 
mail, which I sent the day before I left Memphis came the day afte/ 
\ did. What was the matter Xo sister here What was I to do? I 
enquired after the engineer Trouslot. I was directed to the place by 
the depot policeman, who said. "You will see the new roof." The 
house had been torn a few days before by a cyclone which I had just 
escaped by my detention. I found the engineer asleep, as also the rest 
of the family, save the hired girl. Of course it would not be right 
to wake an engineer, to have an early break f east ; so, about half past 
nine o'clock, all, including my sister, Amelia Trouslot dined together. 
li'w long could I stay? And how much space have I left to tell it?. 
Time was pressing, and space is short. 

Julius Trouslot, and wife Lettie ; welcomed me to their home, and 
set their table with the luxuries of the land. His two sons, and 
daughter, were furnished with a piano, and school facilities ; although 
yet young, the eldest son. bid fair to equal the best. The children 
appeared kind and effectionate to their step-mother and parents. His 
wife reminded me so much of my aunt Sarah Field intelligent, and 
consistent. I saw but little of him, he was off with his engine till late 
at night, and slept late each morning. 

My sister is very feeble: her wearied face gave me pain, yet she 
v.orks all the time she is able. She feels she must be employed; as 
she is skillful with the needle. I had visited with her twice at my 
home, since I had others of my kindred, and the heat was so oppressive, 
[ felt I must hurry on. 

My sister writes, that Monday, Aug. I9th, after I left, their house 
was visited by a terrific hail storm. The hail, measuring five and 
six inches, broke all the glass in her north window into small particles 
and scattered it all over the floor ; piling up a foot deep under the 
v. indow outside. Stripping the leaves from all the trees, and ruining 
her plants and beautiful foliage. She further informed me thai: 
Fugene had laid off from his engine Sept. Qth, as there were so many 
washouts that Eastern trains could not travel. Was not I favored? 

Thursday. Aug. I5th. p. m. I started for Colorado Springs. Not 
until now was I able to use my excursion ticket, on my return; again 
checking my luggage, and parting with my Sister Amelia, at the depot, 
who feared that we should not meet again. My attention was attracted 
all the way through Missouri and Arkansas, to the almost exclusive 



cultivation of corn. Corn! Corn! Johny-cake ; and Corn! Nothing 
else seemed to be raised. 

Friday, Aug. i6th, at 8-30 a. m., I arrived at Colorado Springs ; 
very weary. After considerable confusion and delay, I got a lay off 
on my ticket for this place, and Salida. Here my sister's son, Rollin 
Eurdett Trouslot, met me at the depot. At 10 o'clock a. m. I arrived 
at his rented house, and for the first time, saw his wife and their one 
year old baby boy, named Rollin Cunnabell Trouslot. Well they may 
be proud of him, a picture of health and beauty. The father is now 
full of care, and anxiety, at work as General Manager of the Colorado 
Automatic Telephone Co., hence his time is fully occupied. I gave 
Saturday up to rest. 

Aug. 1 8th Rollin obtained a carriage a 3 o'clock, and we went 
sight-seeing until 6 o'clock p. m. This was very entertaining, border- 
ing on the exquisite. We went upon the much elevated plateau to 
the hotel of the grand summer resort. We drove through Grand 
Avenue, and on to the "Garden of the Gods." Which is quite as grand 
as the name indicates. 

Aug. I9th. We all went to the Office of the Automatic Telephone 
Co. I was charmed with the simplicity, and apparent perfection, of its 
work. At ii o'clock I took the car for Salida, arriving at 7 p. m. 
Here I took the advantage of the lay over privilege on my ticket. 

Aug. 2Oth. At 3 o'clock a. m., I paid $6.20 for my ticket to 
Monte Vista, Col., and again checking my baggage, was soon on the 
way. With extra engine we were tugging up hill through Royal 
Gorge ; then south to Alamosa ; and then west to Monte Vista. 

Aug. 2 1 st. At 10 o'clock I was met with horse and carriage, by 
my nephew, Barnard Field Stevens, my twin brother's only son, who 
was left at six months old without a father. His wife Jennie, a short 
time since having returned from Denver, having passed through two 
very serious surgical operations, and not yet entirely recovered. Xo 
time was wasted in forming an acquaintance, with wife, daughter and 
son. The feeling was cordial, and mutual. No pains were spared to 
make me feel, that I was quite at home. I found Field a business 
man. He has worked for years at harness-making; and carries be- 
tween four and five thousand dollars worth of stock. He also has 
a farm of two quarter sections, all under cultivation, and calls himself 
\\orth about eighteen thousand dollars. He went to Monte Vista 
because of being sorely afflicted with asthma, about nine years ago. 
and is now a perfect picture of health. He so loved the location, 
that he pursuaded his mother and step-father, to move there, from the 


northern part of Iowa, and they also are in love with their southern 
Lome, with their son. and wife, and one child near by. 

Aug. 25th. After dinner, according" to previous arrangements, 
we started for a twenty miles drive, to the farm above mentioned. 
My sister-in-law, Mary Boutwell, and husband. Field and I, arrived 
t'iere just in time to pitch tent and have a camp supper before dark. 
Mraw was gathered from a large stack and the bed made, and the 
table-cloth placed on it. Thus we dined. How did I get through tlu- 
night? I divided my time between the bed inside, and star-gazing 
( -inside the tent. The men were lost somewhere in the stack. 

Monday. Aug. 2nth. Field said. "\Yhat do you think of the 
crops?" I never saw the like. Here the fields of wheat, barley, and 
oats, had grown far beyond my conception. 

Should I describe the scene as 1 saw it in the field, the accouiu 
would appear fabulous; so I will say, come and borrow the book of th-j 
<i< -cription of the valley, and its resources, and read for yourselves. 
Many straws of grain are grown in a cluster from one kernel. From 
a cluster I counted from one straw, measuring, six feet and one inch, 
and made an estimate, that in the entire cluster, there must be fifteen 
hundred oats. Field said he expected his farm this year, to yield 
a profit of from eighteen to twenty-five hundred dollars. The lan-i 
^ sub-irrigated. That is the ditches are made ten rods apart, and the 
v ater soaks under. This is of but little trouble. The hard pan be- 
low the soil, holds the water which soaks up. The climate the year 
round is mild. The altitude is 7/X>5 ft., the thermometer registers 
very high, although the heat is not so preceptible in the sun within 
about thirty degrees as i> expressed, when a cloud passes under the 
sun. a sudden change is made. Hence there is a great difference in 
this altitude between sun and shade. The roads are made by nature, 
n< t a stone for twenty r.ri'es, they are sandy and packed with traveling 
over them. Xot a hollcnv, or hill did I see. One teamster with two 
wagons and four horses can haul seventy-five hundred. I had no need 
brush dust from my clothing after a travel of forty miles, going 
one way and returning another. The moisture rises from the ground, 
c;. using a dew that lays the dust. As we were traveling for miles, 
past these fields, covered with tall heavy headed grain, they extended 
beyond our vision. The valley has undoubtedly, once been submerged, 
h^nce the level sandy surface. The beautiful white cumulus clouds, 
that seemed constantly piled up along the horizon, surrounding the 
valley on the tops of the low mountains, filled me with such admiration, 
that I felt that it could properly be called the 'A "alley of the Gods. ' 


2 9 I 

I thought this would be a grand place for a Temple, for the second 
coming of the Son of Man, or for a garden of Eden. 

I must here leave the descriptive as the view widens before me> 
and bring the reader back to the house built and owned by my nephew. 
A few days before I arrived, it had been visited by lightning. The 
mother and both children were shocked. The lightning passing by 
the piano without injuring it, visiting three rooms in its course, 
cracked the plastering along the way, and entering the bed-room, 
.smashed a large plated mirror into small pieces, then stopped its de- 
struction by splitting the further post of the bedstead. Did some, 
unseen power hold me back, and then again, hurry me on, preserving 
me from these destructive elements? I answer, yes. Surely the de- 
struction by the elements as predicted in the 24th Chapter of Mathew 
is upon us. 

Before leaving Monte Vista, with my nephew, and two children, 
[ participated in a picnic sociable, in a grove three miles distant. He 
belongs to two lodges, or clubs. This one admits ladies, and he joined 
it. that he might take with him his wife. The main object of this 
society is to sustain a fund, to care for the sick, and bury the dead. 
This union reminded me of a celebration in Salt Lake City, July 24th, 
1849. Having been driven from our homes in a body, our love, and 
interest, as a community were one. So it seemed that there was much 
harmony with them. 

Alonday, Sept. 2nd. I started for home, and at the depot parted 
with five of my immediate kindred. Why this parting? Because 
I do not live for selfish ends alone. I checked my baggage, and paid 
my fare of six dollars and twenty cents, to Salida. I arrived there 
late in the r%ht. Now using my excursion return ticket, I checked 
my baggage for the entire journey. For three hours another lady and 
I had to wait, with depot iron seat accommodations. We watched 
closely the clock, and after our car was past due, without any call, 
all. rushed to the coming car. After traveling two miles to the east, 
the conductor told us that we were on the wrong car, and going the 
wrong way. Soon we were placed on the Pullman cars going west, 
and rode in the Pullman Baggage Car to Leadville, sitting on a couple 
of camp chairs. We were the sole occupants of this empty car. Day- 
light soon exposed our lonely situation. We were then exchanged to 
our car, which had stopped for breakfeast; but our change was not 
for the better. This was "Peach Day" at the Junction; and fully 
one and a half car loads of people were crowded into one. 

Space here will not admit of a description of the road, as we were 


going to, and coming, this side of Leadville. I don't believe the like 
can be equaled on the earth, for magnitude, grandeur, and sublimity 
of rock scenery. No one could imagine the extent without seeing it. 
At times, the car windows would not admit our eyes beholding the 
top of the towering cliffs, as they seemed to reach the skies. We went 
flying with great speed, and at one place we suddenly came to a stand 
still. By looking from the platform, I saw a very large boulder which 
had purposely, or accidentally, been precipitated upon the track, from 
the perpendicular heights above. Men with their chisels and ham- 
mers, succeeded finally in making room for us to pass. We now struck 
the dreary clay colored soil of Colorado, and to add to our sombre 
mood, our train was three hours behind. Thus I landed in Salt Lake 
City at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning. Sept. 4th. 1895. Soon after 
I arrived home. I learned that the D. R. G. Ry. train had been visited 
b\ a "hold up." 

I must here remember another cousin, who is connected with the 
above, now numbered with the dead, the daughter of Addison and 
Louisa Barnes Pratt, and wife of William McGary. who favored me 
with her likeness, and family record, the latter being her last written 
words on earth. Ellen Sophronia Pratt McGary, born Feb. 6th. 1832, 
died Aug. 9th, 1895, of fatty degeneration of the heart. After having 
been confined to her bed for two days, she quietly passed away, at 
Garden Grove, Anahiem, Cal. She will be remembered as the eldest 
daughter of her mother's family. In common with the family. >!K- 
endured all the privations of a pioneer life, having arrived in Salt 
Lake valley, Utah, in the fall of 1848. We were much associated to- 
gether in those early days, because of her cheerful spirit, she claimed 
a place in the leading ranks of society. She went with her father's 
family on one mission to the Society Islands in 1849, returning in 1852. 

Since arriving home, I have taken up the thread of life anew, 
and am continuing the work of compiling the Stevens Genealogy. 
All records of this family name should be reported at once, to 

24 W. North Temple, 

Salt Lake Citv, Utah. 


\Yomen born Stevens who married are given their married names 
in parentheses. 




Abba E 36 Steevens, 

Abigail 27 Steevens, 

Adine 24 Steevens, 

Adine 32 Steevens, 

Asenath 27 Steevens, 

Beulah . . . . 36 Steevens, 

Deborah 27 Steevens, 

Ebenezer 24 Steevens, 

Ebenezer 27 Steevens, 

Elizabeth 27 Steevens, 

Frederick 27 Steevens, 

Frederick 32 Steevens, 

Frederick B 35 Steevens, 

Frederick Harrison. . 35 Steevens, 

Grace M 36 


Henry M 36 

Joel 32 

Julia Ann 36 

Lucy 27 

Lyclia 32 

Mary 32 

Mary Elizabeth 24 

Mary Elizabeth 30 

Mindwell 27 

Sears 35 

Sears 36 

Thankful 27 

\Yilliam W 36 

Zadie 27 


Stephens, Abigail 162 Stephens, 

Stephens. Cynthia 166 Stephens, 

Stephens, Ebenezer C 165 Stephens, 

Stephens, Elisha G 165 Stephens, 

Stephens, Emma H 166 Stephens, 

Stephens, Frank 89 Stephens, 

Stephens, Franklin D 165 Stephens, 

Stephens, Harris M 165 Stephens, 

Stephens, Hila 166 Stephens, 

Stephens, Iru G 165 Stephens, 

Stephens, James A 165 Stephens, 

Stephens, Jedediah H. M 165 Stephens, 

Stephens, Joshua 166 

Joshua C 162 

Joshua C 165 

Mary M 166 

Nathan 162 

Nathaniel 165 

Olive 166 

Pamelia 166 

Silas 162 

Sylvina 166 

Van Buren 89 

Velina E 89 

Mr 45 





Aaron 49 

Abbie (Adams) 218 

Abigail 1 50 

Abigail 209 

Abigail F. (Felton) 106 

Abraham 175 

Absalom . 167 

Absalom 170 

Adolphus M 98 

Agnes Elizabeth 158 

Alan Hall 154 

Albert 210 

Albert F 105 

Alden \Y 161 

Alemare 106 

Alexander Hodgdon 174 

Alford 146 

Almina (Stevens) 102-109 

Almond 153 

Amanda 210 

Ambrose Cyprian 227 

Amelia 210 

Amelia 233 

Amelia Althea (Trouslot) . . . .239 

Amelia Minerva 233 

Amos 141 

Amos 1 50 

Amos 154 

Amos Henry 138 

Andrew 49 

Andrew 98 

Andrew J 114 

Andrew J 117 

Angeline (Andrews) 109 

Ann ( Marr) 125 

Ann 157 

Ann Bent (Dickerman) 117 

Ann Gapp (Reed) 224 


Anna 210 

Anna Eliza 161 

Annie 101 

Annie 129 

Annie 210 

Annie Laura (Cole) 94 

Arnold 183 

Arnold 184 

Arnold 187 

Artemas 209 

Arthur * 149 

Arthur 153 

Arthur Edwin 157 

Augustus 150 

Augustus Chase 105 


Baker 222 

Barnard 240 

Barnard Field 240 

Benjamin 39 

Benjamin 47 

Benjamin 49 

Benjamin 90 

Benjamin 102 

Benjamin 125 

Benjamin 130 

Benjamin 150 

Benjamin 214 

Benjamin S 93 

Benjamin Willard 224-227 

Benonah 166 

Bertha A 90 

Betsey 102 

Betsey 1 70 

Birdena May 97 

Birdie Margaretta 188 

Bradford Newcome . .161 




J* riant Stringham 176 

Byan Kerby 175 

Byron 183 


Caleb W 161 

Carlos 233 

Caroline 161 

Carrie 222 

Catherine ( Fairbanks) 40 

Catherine . 167 

Charles 43 

Charles 102 

Charles 121 

Charles 125 

Charles . .150 

Charles Augustus ; ... 129 

Charles Bell 217 

Charles E 86 

Charles F 101-109 

Charles Heber 146 

Charles M 161 

Charles W 86 

Clara 105 

Clara 141 

Clara 221 

Clara M 154 

Clarence 153 

Clarissa (Smith) 191 

Clarissa (Bowen) 222 

Clark . 98 

Clark 101 

Clinton 218 

Clinton 222 

Cora Ella 94 

Cornelia 153 

Cyprian 102 

Cyprian 109 

Cyprian 213 

Cyprian 224 

Cyprian Henry 228 

Cyrus F. 

. .106 


Damaris (Ward) 244 

Dana Boardman 106 

Dana Hyde 213 

Dana Hyde 214 

Dana Hyde 217 

Daniel 89 

Daniel 102 

Daniel 109 

Daniel 117 

Daniel Augustus 158 

Daniel Bartlett 105 

Daniel Waldo ....117 

Darwin Houghton 224 

David Brainard 153 

Delia Augusta 187 

Desire 86 

Desire 130 

Desire Harlow 130 

Dexter Iio- 

Dicy 170 

Dolly (Barnes) 247 

Dolly (Mariner) 125 

Dolly (Sykes 210 

Dora May 105 

Dyre 170 


Ebenezer 166 

Ebenezer 173 

Ebenezer 269 

Eddie Lewis 237 

Edgar 126 

Edmund Jonathan 138 

Edward 49 

Edward 125 

Edward 222 

Edward 227 

Edward M 58 

Edwin 53 

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Edwin Henry 227 

Edwin Holland 154 

Edwin Ruthven 210 

Edwin \Yillard 227 

Eleazcr 86 

Elias 49 

Elias 157 

Elijah 49 

Elisha 166 

Elisha 170 

Eliza 86 

Eliza 90 

Eliza 106 

Eliza ( Moran ) 121 

Eliza A 224 

Eliza Abit 146 

Eliza Almeda ( Henry) 240 

Eliza Simons 178 46 

Elizabeth ( Braloy) 113 

Elizabeth 15. ( Mathews) 129 

Elizabeth Laura Swane 94 

Ella Augusta ( Parkinson) 157 

Ellen ( Simons) 221 

Elsie M 122 

Elvira ( Barney) .... 193, 238. 239 
240, 257, 258, 261. 265. 266. 270 

Elvira Eunice ( < livenlief ) 243 

Emily ( Stevens) 121 

Emily ( Talma^e ) 53 

Emma 90 

Emma (Serney) . 90 

Emma E 86 

Ephraim 113 

Erastus 129 

Erastus Arnold 191 

Erastus Foote 129 

Ernest Andrew 187 

Ester Ellen ( Hall) 90 

Esther ( Thompson ) 65 

Eugene \Yilliam 65 


Eugenia A 102 

Eugenie E 114 

Eunice 240 

Eunice ( Spooner) . 245 

Eunice C 1 18 

Eva Louisa 177 

Ezra 85 

Ezra 93 

Ezra 94 


F. J 149 

Fanny (Gates) 191 

Faustina 129 

Florence (Bennington) 218 

Florence Eugenie 227 

Frances 109 

Frances A. (Pierce) 217 

Frances J. (Farnsworth) 109 

Francis 1 18 

Francis Marian 105 

Francis Newton 61 

Frank 121 

Frank Dana Sweetser 133 

Frank L 122 

Frank Russell 154 

Frederick 154 

Frederick John 154 

Fremont 161 


Gardner 210 

Gardner 213 

Geanette 218 

George 113 

George 122 

George . . .153 

George A 126 

George Baker 154 

George E 90 

George E 126 




George F 102 

George Henry 218 

George Hutchings 157 

George Lewis 97 

George Lockhart 85 

George W 102 

George W no 

Gertrude 129 

Glendon Webster Swane 94 

Grade (Thibadean) 129 

Greenlief 240 


Halbert 221 

Hannah (Blackington) 113 

Hannah 150 

Hans Arnold 187 

Harriet (Fobes) 109 

Harriet (Hanking) no 

Harriet (Smith) 109 

Harriet 150 

Harriet Augusta (Hotchkiss) . . 62 

Harry Clyde 153 

Harry Iruen 97 

Hartwell 105 

Hector 118 

Hector L 121 

Helen 125 

Henrietta (Gay) 122 

Henry 45 

Henry 46 

Henry 181 

Henry 182 

Henry . 224 

Henry 269 

Henry Hobart 217 

Hermon 1 14 

Hezekiah 167 

Hinkley 102 

Hiram 122 

Hiram K. , . 122 


Horace Mann 217 

Horatio 130 

Horatio Gates 129 

Horatio Gates 173 

Horatio Gates 1 74 

Huldah 101 

Hyrum 167 

Hyrum Smith 138 

Hyrum Smith 145 

Hyrum William 146 

- .-..=3*. . ._ 

Ida Malinda (Sullivan) 234 

Irvine 170 

Isaac 21 

Isaac 23 

Isaac 24 

Isaac 157 

Isaac T .117 

Isabella 210 

Isaiah 166 


Jacob 175 

Jacob . 176 

Jacob 178 

James . . . 23 

James ' 24 

James . . 50 

James 69 

James 101 

James no 

James 114 

James 125 

James 130 

James Franklin 53 

James Lyman 146 

James Reynolds 65 

Jane (Davis) 90 

Jane 231 

Jane ..233 




Jane Amanda (Lewis) 237 

Jane Leander (Brown) 234 

Jane R 106 

Jared 149 

Tared 150 

Jennie 158 

Jenny 90 

Jeruis C 106 

Jerusha 166 

Jesse 49 

Jesse 50 

Jesse 89 

Jesse 157 

Jesse Minar 61 

John 49 

John 50 

John 146 

John 154 

John 157 

John 161 

John 166 

John 138 

John 24 

John 102 

John 105 

John no 

John 121 

John 213 

John Austin 175 

John Baxter (Clements) 43 

John Ezra 94 

John Lloyd 174 

John M 122 

John V 1 10 

Jonas 49 

Jonas 150 

Jonas 154 

Jonathan 141 

Jonathan 145 

Jonathan 182 

Joseph 49 


Joseph 50 

Joseph 141) 

Joseph 1 50 

Joseph 153 

Joseph 154 

Joseph 158 

Joseph 1 70 

Joseph . 209 

Joseph 210 

Joseph Doten 86 

Joseph L 157 

Joseph Smith 138 

Joshua 166 

Joshua 167 

Josiah 145 

Julia (Hill) 142 

Julia Ann (Carlton) 126 

Julia Ann (Tolles) 53 

Julia M 90 

Justice 134 

Justus Perry . 188 


Kate 153 

Katie (Sylvester) 126 

Katharine 137 

Keziah Francis 191 


Lemuel 102 

Lemuel 209 

Lemuel 210 

Lemuel Benton 210 

Lena 141 

Lenora R 101 

Leonard no 

Levi 113 

Levi 161 

Levi H 106 

Lewis 105 

Lewis H. H 98 




Lindsey Absalom 187 

Lindsey James 188 

Lizzie (Robertson) 89 

Lizzie 106 

Lizzie 153 

Lizzie Ives . 61 

Lizzie Jane 85 

Lois (Hapgood) 43 

Lois Ann (Tanner) 188 

Lois Ann (Wilson) 183 

Lois Willard 218 

Lois Willard (Lawrence) . ...221 

Lorain 142 

Louisa (Batch) 43 

Louisa 150 

Louisa (Pierce) 221 

Louisa Woodman 105 

Lucius 58 

Lucius Franklin 58 

Lucius Kimball 43 

Lncius Minar 53 

L ucy . 46 

Lucy (Fisk) 126 

Lucy (Halliday) 191 

Lucy Adams 183 

Lucy Fitch (Pierce) 217 

Lucy Lewis (Kellock) 113 

Ludwig 122 

Lue (Carr) 129 

Lydia (Hapgood) 44 

Lydia (Phelps) 191 

Lydia (Selew) 157 

Lydia Henry 224 

Lydia Jackson 133 

Lydia L. (Rankin) 97 

Lydia L. A 98 

Lyman 138 

Lyman 145 

M. Luther 153 


Mabel Ives 61 

MabelliaL. 161 

Madison 122 

Madison 125 

Mallard A 105 

Marcus 153 

Marcus 154 

Margaret 122 

Margelia 97 

Margelia J 98 

Maria (Pendleton) 129 

Maria Amelia 177 

Maria Houghton 227 

Maria Louisa (Cox) 146 

Maria Rosalia B. (Stevens) . . . 161 

Mariah Electa (Plumb) 227 

Marietta 161 

Marietta 210 

Marion Christensen 184 

Mark Burnham 157 

Mark Watkin 154 

Martin Luther 50 

Martin Van Buren 133 

Martha ^ , 49 

Martha (Wartford) 106 

Martha A. (Willis) 105 

Martha Lerona ( Marker) 146 

Mary 21 

Mary 24 

Mary (Coray) 47 

Mary 93 

Mary 101 

Mary . . 122 

Mary . 129 

Mary 137 

Mary 138 

Mary 150 

Mary 153 

Mary 166 

Mary (Philbrick) 173 

Mary 174 




Mary 217 

Mary A 106 

Mary Elizabeth ( Sawyer) .'. . . .227 

Mary Elizabeth ( Ward) 61 

Mary Ellen 188 

Mary Emma ( Macy ) 157 

Mary F. (Reading) 122 

Mary Maria 126 

Mary Sophia 43 

Mary V. (Campbell) no 

Matilda (Brundage) 141 

Matilda (Denton ) 169 

Melissa 153 

Mercy 134 

Minerva 240 

Miranda 227 

Morris 170 

Moses 49 


Xadassa (Horton) 150 

Nancy (Chase) 86 

Xancy (Stevens) 86 

Nancy 170 

Xancy 191 

Xancy ( Dickson) 191 

Xaomi 149 

Xaomi 157 

Xathaniel 121 

Xathaniel 137 

Xathaniel P 209 

Xehemiah no 

Nellie 61 

Xellie 153 

Xellie . 209 

Xellie C 65 

Newell 150 

Newton 50 

Xewton Edward .-...- 53 

Xicholas 45 

Nicholas 46 


Xicholas 138 

Xoah 157 


< )ates 86 

( Hive 145 

( >live Ann (Day) 142 

( )liver 109 

Oliver 182 

( )liver 244 

Oren 90 

Orin 150 

() nn . 153 

( )rlando 129 

Oscar A. . . 121 

Otho 113 


Paul 129 

Paul Elsworth 65 

Paul Harris . 125 

Paulina 101 

Paulina R. (Heligase) 109 

Permelia (Pratt) 150 

Perry . 149 

Perry 170 

Phebe M. Cole (Smith) 97 

Phel>e Woodard 40 

Philander 150 

Philip Ulmer 126 

Phillippa 23 

Phineas 43 

Phineas 47 

Phineas 49 

Phineas . 134 

Phineas 137 

Polly 47 

Polly 170 

Polly 210 

Polly . 213 

Polly (Baker) 231 

Polly (Baker) 244 




Polly Vilate 146 

Prince 98 

Prince 102 


Rachel Matilda 184 

Ralph 154 

Ralph M 149, 153 

Ransom Abraham 184 

Ransom Abraham 187 

Ransom Marion 184, 187 

Ray 184 

Rtbecca Ann (Campbell) 167 

Reliance 98 

Reliance 102 

Reuben 138 

Rhoda (Mute) 157 

Rhoda Matilda 188 

Richard 46 

Richard 47 

Richard 137 

Richard Hubbard 43 

Robert 141 

Robert 181 

Robert 222 

Roderic 210 

Rollin 233 

Rollin 240 

Rufus 106 

Rufus 121 

Ruth 21 

Ruth 24 


Sabra Elizabeth 183 

Sally (Buck) 102 

Sally (Stevens) 121 

Sally R. (Stowell) 109 

Samuel 24 

Samuel 50 

Samuel 69 


Samuel 85 

Samuel 113 

Samuel 1 30 

Samuel . 174 

Samuel Andrews 61 

Samuel Cunnabell 231, 232 

Sarah 47 

Sarah (Stevens) 47 

Sarah 49 

Sarah 90 

Sarah (Black) 106 

Sarah (Thompson) 113 

Sarah (Doeing) 126 

Sarah (Alderman) 137 

Sarah 157 

Sarah Ann (Pease) 1 18 

Sarah B 49 

Sarah Gill (Abbott) 43 

Sarah J. (Garry) 97 

Sarah Reynolds (Foote) 58 

Seneca 101 

Sherman 61 

Sherman Marvin 53 

Silas R 161 

Silvia (Rowe) 86 

Simeon 113 

Simon 102 

Simon . . 106 

Simon 209 

Simon 210 

Simon 213 

Simon 224 

Simon 227 

Simon 231 

Simon . 240 

Simon Dwight 218 

Simon Spooner 109 

Smith ioi 

Solomon 4 

Solomon 43 

Solomon . 125 



Somna 89 

Sophia Beatrice 188 

Stacey 170 

Stanley Simons 1 77 

Stella Sophronia 184 

Stephen F 101 

String-ham Ashbv 177 

Susan 69 

Susie Ann (Buck) 105 

Syri ( Cramer) 157 

Tabitha Elizabeth (Peterson) .. 188 

Tamsen ( Wilcox ) 138 

Tennie A 129 

Tliomas 46 

Thomas 47 

Th< unas 49 

Thomas 50 

Thomas 65 

Thomas 102 

Thomas 105 

Thomas 1 10 

Thomas 137 

Thomas 138 

Thomas 210 

Thomas 213 

Thomas B 101 

Thomas Harris 129 

Th< >mas Jordan 175 

Thomas Jordan 1 76 

Thomas Jordan 177 

Thomas Jordan 178 

Thomasin 137 

Timothy 98 

Timothy 101 

Tranquilla Ann (Triplett) 188 


Uriah 47 

I'zzial 142 

Yelma Elizabeth 133 


Verana (Phelps) 137 


\V. H 176, 178 

Wallace 122 

Ward J 90 

Warren 182 

Warren Abraham 191 

Warren Field 234 

Weathers 170 

William 21 

William 22 

William 23 

William 24 

William 69 

William 113 

William 121 

William 130 

William 133 

William 157 

William 167 

William 174 

William 182 

William 269 

William B 101 

William C 125 

William C 161 

William Cullen 221 

William E 86 

William K 122 

William 86 

William Orlando 129 

William P 122 

William Snow 157 

William Yates 158 

Willie A 102 

Wing 209 

Xerxes Cushman 43 


Zebulon 49 

Zella Stringham 177 




Abbott, Jonathan D 43 

Adairs, Charles 218 

Adams, Lucy 182, 183 

Adee, Hannah Lee 28 

Adee, Henry Clay 28 

Adee, Samuel Haight 28 

Alden, Lydia Penning 161 

Alden, Ziba 161 

Alderman, Talcot 137 

Alders, Mr 22 

Allen, Colby 94 

Allen, E. Lenwoodman 94 

Allen, Guy Glendon 94 

Allen, Josephine 94 

Allen, Mr . 27 

Allen, Zibel 161 

Anderson, Augusta 187 

Anderson, Elizabeth Ann 184 

Anderson, Louisa M 187 

Anderson, Thomas Reese 184 

Andrews, Elijah 224 

Andrews, Harriet 224 

Andrews, John Nevers 109 

Andrews, Laura Butterfield .... 93 

Arnold, Caroline Searls 134 

Ashby, Harriet Maria 176 

Avery, Susan P 32 


Baker, Eliza 247 

Baker, Edward 244 

Baker, Patience 247 

Baker, John 244 

Baker, Joseph 231 


Baker, Joseph 244 

Baker, Joseph 247 

Baker, Lucretia 247 

Baker, Mr 231 

Baker, Lydia 247 

Baker, Polly 247 

Baker, Thankful 247 

Baker, Stevens 244, 247 

Baker, William 231 

Baker, William Stevens 244 

Baldwin, Henry 162 

Barnes, Maria 44 

Barnes, Lyman 210 

Barnes, Lavina 244, 247 

Barnes, Willard 247 

Barnes, Mary Stevens . 247 

Barnes, Horace 247 

Barnes, Lois Cornelia 248 

Barnes, Orton Adelbert 248 

Barnes, Florence Olivia 248 

Barnes, Susan Leanna 248 

Barnes, Daisy Emily 248 

Barnes, Jenny Estelle 248 

Barnes, Garfield 248 

Barnes, Alice Levanche 248 

Barnes, Harold Page 248 

Barnes, Arthur Herman 248 

Barnes, Harold Raymond 248 

Barnes, Solon Arthur 249 

Barnes, Harland Ward 249 

Barnes, Ella M 249 

Barnes, Leanna 249 

Barnes, Dolly Sawyer 240 

Barnes, Cyprian 249 




Barnes, Louisa 249 

Barnum, Caroline 32 

Barnum, Miss 218 

Barnum, Sally 221 

Barrows, Deborah 39 

Bartle, Sarah A 106 

Bartlett, Mahala 105 

Batch, John W 43 

Bayard, John Murray 174 

Bayard, Mary Jane 174 

Beach, A. S. ' 27 

Beach, Miles 27 

Beach, Zera 27 

Bealy, Emma 35 

Beardsley, Pheluria 53 

Beardsley, Seth . 53 

Beighton, Lydia 197 

Benjamin, John 198 

Bell, Daniel 198 

Bennett, Ann F 122 

Bennett, Zeviah 113 

Bennington, Lamartine F 218 

Berdick, Susan 218 

Bishop, Cornelia J 65 

Bishop, James , 65 

Bissell, Marian E 28 

Bissell, William 28 

Black, S. M 106 

Blackington, Nathan 113 

Blanchard, Hannah 202 

Bliss, Jane L 101 

Bly, Xancy no 

Bohney, Julia Etta 184 

Boldman, Mary 150 

Bond, William 198 

Bonney, Maria Theresa 237 

Booker, William 198 

Boomer, Solon 248 

Boomer, Martin 248 

Boomer, Lydia 248 

Boomer, Jessie Leanna 248 


Boomer, Henry Rust 24$ 

Boomer, Mabel Barnes 248- 

Boomer, Edith Lois 248 

Bowen, Alice L 224 

Bowen, Jessie 1 224 

Bowen, Lewis Cass 224 

Bowen, Xason Cass 222, 223 

Bowen, George M 222 

Bowen, George Sherman 223 

Bowen, Edith 223 

Bowen, Clara Jeanette 223 

Bowen, Clara Louise 223 

r.oxven, Harriet Ann 223. 

Ilowen, Baker Stevens 223. 

I.Jnwen, Barney William 223 

Bowen, Charles Oscar 223 

Mouen, Minnie L 224 

1 '. wcn, Frederick C 224 

l.oyd, Dr 228 

Boyd, Syrena 228 

Boyle, John 134 

Boyle, John 137 

Bradford, Fannie 248 

Bradford, Win 18. 137 

Bradley, Abigail 32 

Brady, Lindsey 184 

Brady. Tranquilla Ann 184 

Braley, David 113 

Breck, Nathaniel 198 

Breck, Sarah 198 

Brewster, William 18 

Briggs, Mary 102 

Britten, Sally 182 

Bronson, James Talmage. . .54. 57 

Bronson, Isaac 54 

Bronson, Isaac A 54 

Bronson, Gertrude E 57 

Bronson, Henry 1 57 

Bronson, Sherman S 57 

Bronson, Stewart R 57 

Brook, Caroline 43 




lirown, Arsemus 234 

Brown, Dr 214 

Brown, Elizabeth 168 

Brown, Florence 126 

Brown, John Milton . 234 

Brown, Claudia 234 

Brown, Lula 234 

Brown, Mary A 122 

Brown, Mollie Jane 168 

Brown, Ida F 234 

Brown, Elvira Stevens 234 

Brown, Sarah Ann 240 

Brown, Catherine 247 

Brown, Rebecca 202 

I Irundage, Olive Ann 142 

Brundage, Edward J 142 

Brundage, Eliza 141 

Brundage, Franklin Ira Stevens. 141 

Brundage, Lafayette L 141 

Brundage, Lucinda 141 

Brundage, May 141 

Brundage, Maude 142 

Brundage, Julia 142 

Brundage, Ray 141 

Brundage, Lorin 142 

Brundage, William 141 

Brundage, Zebulon 141 

Bryant, Alfred 93 

Buck, Abram 105 

Buck, Jared M 102 

Buck, Sarah 105 

Bullock, Joseph 237 

Bullock, Kimball 237 

lUimstead, Jeremiah 197 

j'.unnell, Caroline B 35 

Bunnell, Henry 35 

Burk, John 202, 205 

Burnham, Catherine 153 

Bush, Charlotte 149 

Bush, Frances E 150 

Byrd, Rachel F. 

, .101 

Calkins, Mr 23 

Calkins, Mr. . . . r 27 

Calton, Miss 137 

Campbell, Douglas 18 

Campbell, George 113 

Campbell, George W. 167 

Campbell, William 167 

Campbell, Henry H. H 167 

' Campbell, Lilly C ;.".-., .168 

Campbell, Loutishia C 168 

Campbell, Minnie C . . 168 

Campbell, Charles Henry 168 

Campbell, Annie May . . 168 

Campbell, Rufus Adolphus . . . . 168 

Campbell, Lucy Ann A 168 

Canfield, Mr 27 

Carlton, Belle 126 

Carlton, Benjamin 126 

Carlton, Faustina 126 

Carlton, Martin ...*..... 126 

Carpenter, Amanda M 53 

Carr, William 129 

Castwell, Mary 137 

Caswell, Esther L. T 65, 66 

Chadrey, Sarah 249 

Chandler, Nancy S 223 

Chase, Solon 86 

Chase, Charles 93 

Christenson, Annie D. 184 

Christenson, Frederick . ...... 184 

Clapp, Ann . 228 

Clapp, Harriet 231, 244 

Clark, Martha 86 

Clayse, Sarah 197 

Clements, Jonathan H. . 43 

Clements, Lovey 141, 142 

Clinton, D. H 27 

Clinton, Miss , 27 




Clough, Jonathan 173 

Coke, Sir John 21 

Cole, Clarence Eugene 94 

Cole, Eugene 94 

Colman, Sophia 142 

Colton, Mary 218 

Comer, Thomas 198 

Cone, Lucretia Susan 247 

Cone, Sylvester 247 

Congdon, Abigail 206 

Conley, Elias 141 

Cook, Minerva 153 

Cook, Amasa 206 

Cookson, Laura no 

Coon, James 27 

Coon, Lois 183 

Coon, Justus 191 

Coray, Silas 47 

Coray, John 47 

Coray, Aurilla 48 

Coray, Sarah Ann 48 

Coray, John 48 

Coray, Phebe 48 

Coray, Howard 48 

Coray, Howard Knowlton 48 

Coray, Martha Jane 48 

Coray, Harriet K 48 

Coray, Mary K 48 

Coray, Sarepa E 48 

Coray, Helena K 48 

Coray, William Henry 48 

Coray, Sidney Algernon 48 

Coray, George Quincy 48 

Coray, Francis Delevan 48 

Coray, Louis L 4^ 

Coray, Don Rathburn 4^ 

Coray, George 49 

Coray, Betsy 40 

Coray, William _;9 

Coray, Mary Ettie 49 

Coray, L'riah 49 


Coray, Elizabeth 49 

Corbett. Myron 20^ 

Cotton 20 

Couch, James 201 

Covert, Mary Raker 154 

Cox, Frederick Walter 146 

Cox, William J 250 

Cradock, Mr 22 

Craft, Sarah 201 

Craft, William 201 

Cramer, Mr 157 

Crocker, Miss 201 

Cromwell, Oliver 19, 46 

Crosby, Jonathan 239 

Cross, Mary Ellen 254 

Cummings, Elsay no 

Cunnabell, Eunice 209. 213 

Cunnabell, Eunice 231. 240 

Cunnabell, Jonathan 2OQ 

Cunnabell, Ezra 206 

Cunnabell, Ezra 209 

Cunnabell, Amelia 209 

Cunnabell, Caroline 209 

Cunnabell, Rebecca 209 

Cunnabell, Samuel 209 

Cunnabel. John 193, 194, 197 

Cunnabell, John 198. 205. 206 

Cunnabell, John 209 

Cunnabell, Samuel 197, 198 

Cunnabell, Samuel 201. 202 

Cunnabell, Samuel 205. 206 

Cunnabell, Elizabeth 197 

Cunnabell, Elizabeth 205 

Cunnabell, Elizabeth 206 

Cunnabell, Susannah 197 

Cunnabell, Robert 197 

Cunnabell, Martha 198 

Cunnabell, Abigail 198 

Cunnabell, Abigail 201 

Cunnabell, Deborah 198 

Cunnabell, Hannah 198 




Cunnabell, Hannah 201 

Cunnabell, John 201 

Cunnabell, Elizabeth 201 

Cunnabell, William 201 

Cunnabell, Sarah 201 

Cunnabell, Sarah 206 

Cunnabell, Preserved 201 

Cunnabell, Molly 205 

Cunnabell, Mary 206 

Cunnabell, Rebecca 206 

Cunnabell, Phebe 206 

Cunnabell, Anna 206 

Curd, Martha 1 18 

Curtis, Annie 126 

Cushman, Robert 39 

Cushman, Thomas 39 

Cushman, Thomas C 39 

Cushman, Robert 39 

Cushman, Persia 39 

Cushman, Thomas 39 

Cushman, John 39 

Cushman, Nathaniel Pierce .... 39 

Cushman, Silvina Pierce 39 

Cushman, Joshua 39 

Cushman, Paul 40 

Cushman, Eurebia 40 

Cushman, Clark 40 

Cushman, Sally . 40 


Daniels, Lester 89 

Daniels, Mary 89 

Daniels, Thomas 86 

Daniels, Julia 90 

Darrow, Alice 28 

Darrow, George 28 

Darrow, George H 28 

Darrow, Jared 28 

Darrow, William 28 

Davis, Ellen 90 


Davis, Lovina 90 

Davis, Joseph ; 90 

Davis, Joseph Henry 93 

Davis, Antoinette 93 

Davis, Jennie 93 

Davis, Mary Electa . .227 

Davis, Isaac 227 

Day, John 142 

Day, Charles 142 

Day, Luella 142 

Day, Julia 142 

Dean, Evelyn 86 

Dearie, Abigail 45 

Deane, Asa A 45 

Deane, Harriet 45 

Deane, Manda 45 

Deane, Thomas : ... 137 

Delham, Mr 126 

Dennison, Mary 200 

Denton, John S 169 

Denton, Samuel C 169 

Denton, Mary Ann 169 

Dewey, Sarah 206 

Dewey, Lucinda Elizabeth 240 

Dewey, Ansel 240 

Diamond, John 198 

Diamond, Mary 198 

Dickerman, Issacher 117 

Dickey, Laura 222 

Dickson, David 191 

Doeing, Mr 126 

Doten, Betsy 85 

Dow, Ida M 90 

Downing, Emanuel 21, 23 

Dunham, Charles 89 

Dunham, Frank R 89 

Dunham, Charles Rufus 133 

Dunham, Rufus King 133 

Dunham, Abbe B. Estes 133 

Dunning, Eliza 244 



I Winning. C)ren 247 

I >urfee, Martha 145 

I >yer. Elizabeth 166 

I \ver. James 249 

1 Jyer, Addison Pratt 250 

1 >yer. Harris 250 

Dyer, Franklin 250 

Karl, John 198 

East. \Yillmirth 253 

Kdwards, Amy 206 

Eldredge, Belinda 23.} 

Eliot. Dr 17 

Endicott, Mr 23 

English, Benjamin 202 

English. Mary 201, 202 

English, Rebecca 202 

Erwin. Mary 153 

Evans, Ann Eliza 43 

Evans. Mr 237 

Everett, Edward 19 

Everston, Isabella 54 

Evertson. William 54 

Fairbanks. Timothy R 27 

Eairchild, Mary A 6> 

Farlin, Dudley 27 

Farnsworth, John 109 

Fassett, Austin L 217 

Feeler, Abigail 39 

Felt. Artemus 86. 89 

Fe It. Joshua 86 

Felt. Peter 86 

Felt. Lucy Andrews 86 

Felt, Jesse 86 

Felt, Samuel 86 

Felt, Estella 86 

Felt. Nellie 86 

Felt, George 89 

I'Aci ' 

Felt. Lizzie 3 

Felt. Alice 89 

Felt. Desire 89 

Felt. Lucy 8-; 

Felt. Lizzie D &j 

Felt, Eliza R - 

Felt, Artemus 1 30 

Felt, Desire Harlow 130 

Felt. Jesse Stevens 130. 133 

Felt. Lucy Spaftord 130 

Felt. Elbina L. S 1 31 > 

Felt. Samuel Stevens 133 

Felt. Artemus Elizur 13^ 

Felt. Lizzie Doton 133 

Felt. Eliza Roberts 133 

Felton. Wedon Massy P 106 

Felton. Y\ illiam 209 

Field. Ebenezer Sereno 209 

Field. Minerva Althea 231 

Fish. Simon A 126 

Fisk. Betsy A 227 

Fisk. Daniel 227 

Fitch, John H 58 

I 'itch. Lucy 213 

Flake, Lucy H 253 

Flake. Charles L 254 

Flake, Marian Lyman 254 

Flendres, Jane 106 

Fobes, William 109 

Foote, Jonathan 58 

Foote. Sherman Frisbie 58 

Foote, Ellsworth 58 

Foote. Henry Lyman 58 

Foote, Ellsworth Frisbie 61 

F<>nl, Deborah 40 

Foster, Hulda 98 

Fraleigh, Jane 244 

Frarence, Daniel 44 

Frarence, William 44 

Frarence, Man 44 

Frarence, Arabella 44 




Freeman, Jane 253 

Freeze, Lelia Tuckett 257 

French, Nancy 106 

French, Alexandria 137 

Frisbie, Martha 58 

Frizzle, Mr 201 

Galatine, Albert 175 

( Palatine, Frances 175 

Gales, Martha 153 

Gallop, Hannah Lake 46 

Gallop, Elizabeth 46 

Gallop, John 46 

Gallop, John, Jr 46 

Garry, John 97 

Garry, Ella J 97 

Garry, Joseph 97 

Garry, Abby J 97 

< iay. \Yilliam F 122 

Gibbs, Jerusha 44 

Gibson, Sarah 122 

Gilbert, Rachel 162 

Gilbert, Elisha 162 

Gilchrist, Peggy 182 

Gillett, Miss . .- 134 

Gold, Mr 36 

Goodrich, Alma 35 

Goodyear, Ann Maria . 62 

Gotigh, Herbert David 243 

Gough, Mary Louise 243 

Graham, George 228 

Graham, Jessie Plumb 228 

Graham, Millie Lua 228 

Graham, Mary Emma 228 

Greenlief, Daniel 213 

Greenlief, Susannah 213, 240 

Greenlief, Susannah 224 

Greenlief, Jeremiah 243 

Greenlief, Hulbert Stevens .... 243 
Greenlief, Mary 243 

Greenlief, Malcolm Cyprian .. . .243 

Greenlief, Ann S 243 

Greenlief, Eliza M 244 

Greenlief, Thomas Benton 244 

Griffin, Mr 22 

Griffin, Mr 137 

Griswold, Lily 24 

Groute, Catherine 40 

Guy, Robert 247 


Hadley, Sarah 40 

Haight, Hannah . ...-.- 149 

Hale, Robert 201 

Hale, Joanna 20 [ 

Hale, Nathaniel 20 r 

Hale, Edward E 201 

Hall, John 90 

Hall, Mary 46. 

Hall, Jerusha 1 18 

Halliday, Alvin 191 

Halliday, Lucy 191 

Hamilton, Joseph 27 

Hanking, Constant no 

Hapgood, Shadrach 43 

Hapgood, Thomas 43 

Hapgood, John 43. 

Hapgood, John 43, 44. 

Hapgood, John 44 

Hapgood, Benjamin 44 

Hapgood, Lois 44 

Hapgood, Henry 44 

Hapgood, Hannah 44 

Hapgood, Mary 44 

Hapgood, Elizabeth 44 

Hapgood, Sarah 44 

Hapgood, Jonathan 44 

Hapgood, David 44 

Hapgood, Moses 44 

Hapgood, Joseph 44 

Hapgood, William 44 



Hapgood, Rufus 44 

Hapgood. Reuben 44 

Hapgood, Henry 44 

Hapgood. Mary 44 

Hapgood. Jane 44 

1 lapgood. Elvira 44 

Hapgood. Mary 44 

Hapgood. \athaniel 44 

Hapgood, Charles 45 

Hapgood, Luallen 45 

Hapgood. Abigail 45 

Hapgood, ( ieorge 45 

Hapgood. Xella 45 

Hapgood, Harriet 45 

Hapgood. Lucy 45 

Hapgood, ( ieorge 4^ 

Hapgood, Luther 45 

Hapgood, Ella 45 

Harlo\v. Desire 85 

Harris. Louisa 169 

Harrison, hired 27 

Harrison, ( 'live 27 

Harrison. Sally 28 

Harrison, Frederick 28 

Harrison. Jared S 28 

Harrison, Caroline P> 28 

Harrison, William H 2^ 

Harrison. Ann C 28 

Harrison. Alexander S 28 

Harrison, Carrie 31 

Harrison, Maria P. . , 31 

Harrison. Fllen M 31 

Harrison. Harriet E 31 

Harrison, Edward F 31 

Harrison, William B 31 

Harrison, Mary H 31 

Harrison, Hannah L 31 

Hartsburg, Klvira Elizabeth. . ..184 

Heligase. John 109 

Hely. Martha 197 

Hendrv, Sarah 141 


Henry. Lydia 224 

Henry, Edward 224 

Henry. Edward F 24:1 

Henry, Edward S 240 

Henry, Aland 240 

Henry, Abby E 243 

Henry, Esther 243 

Henry, Catherine 243 

Henry, Charles W 243 

Henry, Martha F 243 

Hersey. Clarissa 113 

Hiett, Olive 141 

Higgs, Charles 222 

Hill, Renjamin 142 

Hill, Alvin 142 

Hill, Alfred 142 

Hills. Elizabeth 54 

Holbrook, Isabella 54 

Holland, Miss 93 

Holland, John 94 

Holman, Joshua 231 

Holyoke, Mr 194 

Hooker. Mr 20 

Hopkins, Almira H 57 

Horton, Daniel 150 

Hotchkiss, Steven G 62 

Hotchkiss. Steven 62 

Hotchkiss. Amelia G 62 

Hotchkiss, Stephen S 62 

Hotchkiss. Arthur N 62 

Hotchkiss, Maria L 62 

Hotchkiss, Samuel A 65 

Houghton, Maria 224 

Howard, Hannah 165 

Howe, Phebe 47 

Howell, Clarence A 233 

Howell, Walter C 234 

Howell, Jesse R 234 

Howell, Benriie C 234 

Howell, Stevens C 234 

Howell, Leah A 234 



Ho well, Emma J 234 

Hovvell, Barnard F 234 

Howland, Ruth 39 

Rowland, John 39 

Hudson, Lucy Ann 167 

Hughes, Nettie 217 

Hull, Jane 141 

Hull, John 194 

Humphrey, Lucretia 247 

Hunt, John .250, 253 

Hunt, Ida F 254 

Hunt, May L 254 

Hunt, Annell 254 

Hunt, Christabell 254 

Hunt, Lewis 254 

Hunt, John A 254 

Hunt, Xettie 254 

Hunt, Lois 254 

Hunter, Elizabeth 183 

Hurd, Lydia 32 

Hurst, Philip H 184 

Hyde, Elizabeth 1 18 

Hyde, Clarissa 213 

Hyde, Dana . 213 

Hyler, Catherine 113 


I ngersoll, William F 31 

[ngersoll, Mary 31 

I ngersoll, Charles 31 

1 ngersoll, Wiliam H 31 

I ngersoll, Harriet Lee 31 

1 ngersoll, Frank 31 

I ngersoll, Kate 31 

Ireland, Mr 198 

Ireland, John 198 

Irish, Julia 93 

Ives, Ellen Maria 61 

Ives, Henry 61 

Ives, Eliza 61 


Jefferson, Thomas 162 


Jewitt, John 36 

Je\\ itt, Mary W 36 

Jewitt, Julia A 36 

Jewitt, Joshua R 1 18 

Jewitt, Joseph 1 18 

Jewitt, George 1 18 

Jewitt, Harriet 1 18 

Johnson, Mr 22 

Jones, Elizabeth 47 


Kartchner, Phebe 253 

Kartchner, Orrin . . 254 

Kelloch, Samuel 113 

Kemp, Orson 247 

Kenneston, Henry 122 

Kenney, Sibentree 123 

Kent, Josiah P 134 

Kilgore, Esther 109 

Kimberly, Mary 50 

Kimberly, Elizabeth 58 

Kimberly, Henrietta 61 

King, Eleanor 175 

King, William 221 

Kins Philip 46, 193, 194 

King Henry III 182 

King Henry VIII 18 

King James I. . 18 

King Charles 1 19 

King David 261 

Kinnicutt, Edward 66 

Kinnicutt, Lydia 66 

Kinnicutt, Mary . 66 

Kneeland, Joseph 201 

Knight, Mary Cooper 125 

Knowlton, Martha Jane 48 

Knowlton, Abigail 149 

Ladd, Catherine H no 

Lafayette, Marquis 173 




Larson, Alof 254 

Langlin, Miss 106 

Law, Dr 228 

Lawrence, Darius W 221 

Lawrence, Oren 221 

Lawrence, Sarah 221 

Lawrence, Jennie C 221 

Lawrence, Edward W 221 

Lawrence, Sabra 222 

Lee, Hannah 28 

Lee, Jonathan 28 

Lee, Henry P 61 

Lee, John 201 

Lee, Mrs 205 

Lemon, Deborah 145 

Lemon, James 146 

Lewis, Theodore B 48 

Lewis, Kate L 61 

Lewis, L. A 169 

Lewis, James 169 

Lewis, Edward L 170 

Lewis, Samuel E 170 

Lewis, John Byron 170 

Lewis. Howard L 170 

Lewis, Minnie P 170 

Lewis, Iva May 1 70 

Lewis, Lucillus A 170 

Lewis, Philip B., 237, 238, 239, 261 

Lewis, Philip Edmund 237 

Lewis, William Henry 238, 265 

Lewis, Emily 239 

Lewis, James 239 

Lewis, Philip Bessum 239, 273 

Lewis, Jane 261, 262 

Libby, Hannah no 

Libby, Abner C 89 

Libby, Jessie F 89 

Libby, Dora 89 

Libby, Sarah 90 

Libby, Abner C 130 

Linsley, Sophia E 134 

Llovd, Phebe C . ..174 

Lloyd, John N 174 

Lockhart, Jane 85 

Lockhart, John 85 

Long, Ann C 122 

Loomis, Ann 134 

Loveland, Annie E 28 

Lyon, Cornelia A. C 161 

Lyons, Zina 183 


McCord, John 142 

McGary, William 249 

McGary, Emma F 249 

McGary, Ellen C 249 

McGary, William A 249 

McGary, Aurora F 249 

Macy, J. C 157 

Mahoney, Harrison 130 

Manley, Loretta E 32 

Manning, Samuel 217, 218 

Manning, Gertrude H 218 

Mansfield, Delia 61 

Mariner, Isaac 125 

Mariner, Lucy Ann 125 

Mariner, Mary B 126 

Mariner, Christianna M 126 

Marker, Thomas W 146 

Marr, Hannah 125 

Marr, Mr 125 

Marten, Bathsheba 121 

Marten, Margaret 122 

Martin, Eliza B 122 

Mather, Richard 20 

Mather, Cotton 198 

Mathews, Frank J 129 

Maxwell, James 201 

Maxwell, Mrs 205 

Maynard, Samuel 247 

Maynard, Stephen 247 

Melber, Elizabeth 90 




Miller, Joseph 126 

Miller, Betsy 150 

Miller, Jane 153 

Miller, Minnie 221 

Millet, Justin 97 

Millet, Annie L 97 

Millet, Alton 97 

Millet, Mabel G 97 

Millet, Jerome F 97 

Millet, Ethel 98 

Moars, Ruth C 44 

Moon, Rial 142 

Moran, Felix 121 

More, Sarah 106 

Morris, Catherine 174 

Morris, James 174 

Morse, Abigail 43 

Mute, Orasmus 90 

Mute, Henry 93 

Mute, Joseph E 93 

Mute, Edith R 93 

Mute, Ernest 93 

Mute, Franklin E 93 

Mute, Mabel L 93 

Mute, Mr 157 

Muzzy, Melinda 44 


Nelson, Miss 134 

Neslen, Eleanor S 178 

Newcomb, Summit 161 

Newcomb, William 205, 206 

Nicholson, Bessie 61 

Nickels, Polly 167 

Noble, Frances L 134 

Noble, Horace 134 

Gates, Edward 191 

Orr, James 31 

Orr, James 31 


Orr, Ellen M 32 

Orr, Jared H 32 

Orr, Margaret C. 32 

Orr, Alice Lee 32 

Page, Homer 222 

Palmer, Benjamin 69 

Pardee, Ida L 53 

Parke, Ann 40 

Patten, Maria L 146 

Parkinson, E. A 157 

Parratt, William W 82 

Patten, Melissa 183 

Pease, Mary no 

Pease, Grover A 1 18 

Pease, Nathaniel 1 18 

Pease, Albert 118 

Pease, Edward R 1 18 

Pease, Mary Ann 1 18 

Pease, George A 1 18 

Peck, Nathan F 243 

Pendleton, George B 129 

Peters, Betsy 125 

Peterson, Andrew 184 

Peterson, Charles 188 

Peterson, Tranquilla A 188 

Peterson, Obvedia 188 

Peterson, Carolina 188 

Pettibone, Sybil 118 

Phelps, Nabby 182 

Phelps, Daniel 191 

Phelps, Miss 134 

Phelps, Israel 134 

Phelps, Mercy M 134 

Phelps, Emily 134 

Phelps, Julia Ann 134 

Phelps, Silvanus D 134 

Phelps, Judgson R 134 

Phelps, Chauncy .134 

Phelps, Willard 134 




I 'helps. William B 134 

Phelps, Betsy 134 

Phelps, Emily 137 

Phelps, Mr 137 

Phelps, Edwin 137 

Phelps, Abigail 137 

Phelps, Mary 137 

Phelps, Eliza 137 

Philbrick, Jedediah 170 

Philbrick, Thomas 170 

Philbrick, James i/o 

Philbrick, Jeremiah 173 

Philbrick, Mehitable 173 

Philbrick, Joseph 1 73 

Pierce, Betsy 39 

Pierce, David 69. 70, 77 

Pierce, Samuel 69 

Pierce, Abraham 69 

Pierce, Joseph 70, 8 1 

Pierce, William 70, 78, 81 

Pierce, George 82 

Pierce, Philip A 217 

Pierce, Proctor W 217 

Pierce, Hyrum 217 

Pierce, Sarah C 217 

Pierce, Frank W 217 

Pierce, Cady Hughes 217 

Pierce, Charles W 221 

Pierce, Proctor 221 

Pierce, Jason 222 

Pierce, Lucy 222 

Pierce, Xewton 222 

Pierce, Harriet 222 

Pierce, Clara 222 

Pierce, Dana 222 

Pierce, Ida 222 

Pierce, Nason 222 

Pierce, Jennie 222 

Pierce, John 198 

Pierce, Isabel 198 

Pierce, Emily 248 


Pierce, Mary 198 

Plumb, Sanford E 228 

Plumb, Charles S 228 

Plumb, Tracy Boyd 228 

Plumb, Ida 228 

Polk, President 35 

Pomeroy, Irene 266 

Pool, Rebecca 167 

Porter, Elisha 205 

Potter, Sarah 217 

Pratt, Aden 1 150 

Pratt, Addison 249, 250 

Pratt, Ellen S 249 

Pratt. Frances S 249 

Pratt, Lois Barnes 250, 253 

Pratt. Louisa B 250 

Pratt, Ann L 254 

Pulsipher, Zera 261 

Pyper. Polly 227 


Oueen Elizabeth 18 


Rankin. Clark B 97 

Ransom, Lemuel 69 

Rasmussen, Christina S 184 

Rathburn, Martha 47 

Rawson, Edward 158 

Rawson, William 158 

Rawson, Xathaniel 158 

Rawson, Silas 158 

Rawson, Anna 161 

Rawson, Rebecca F K>i 

Raymond, 'Lizzie 248 

Raymond, Charles 248 

Raymond, Martin Z 240 

Raymond, Carl Horace 249 

Raymond, lUirrell Cone 249 

Reading, John 122 



Reed, Rollin 224 Rose, Richard . . , 169 

Reed, T. B 224 Rowe, Lucy . 43, 44 

Reed, Altie 224 Rowe, Hubbard 86 

Reed, Myron 224 Russell, Abigail 44 

Rencher, Joseph A 254 Russell, Lydia 248 

Reynolds, Polly 50 Ryther, Rebecca 206 

Reynolds, James B 53 Ryther, Hophni 206 

Reynolds, May 54 Ryther, David 206 

Rice, Mary 58 

Rice, George 58 S 

Rich, Olive 93 Sacket, Clara B 154 

Rich, Dr 177 Sacket, Dennis 154 

Richardson, Sophia 209 Safford, Alary W 213 

Ridley, Joseph 53 Safford, Chellis 213 

Rives, G. H 117 Salter, William 198 

Roberts, Johanna 166 Sampson, Abigail 93 

Roberts, Zachariah 166 Sampson, Nathan 93 

Robertson, George D 89 Sanders, Sarah 69 

Robinson, John 18 Sanders, Eustis 244 

Robinson, Sally 109 Sands, Lucretia L 173 

Robinson, Eunice E 1 17 Sands, Richardson 173 

Robinson, Lydia 93 Savage, Thomas 193 

Rockwood, Josiah 134 Sawyer, Addison M 227 

Rogers, Lucretia 1 18 Sawyer. Agnes A 153 

Rogers, F. J .' 231 Sawyer, I>>lly 209 

Root, Mercy 134 Scott, Mary 238 

Root, John 134 Sears, Alba Eliza 35 

Root, Norman 243 Sears, John 36 

Rose, Etter M 169 Scars, Nathan 36 

Rose, William R 168 Sedgwick, Charlotte 1 18 

Rose, Ella C 169 Selby, Horatio 243 

Rose, Allie V 169 Selby, Horatio G 243 

Rose, Mamie D 169 Selew, Mr 157 

Rose, Harvey 169 Selkirk, Alexander 265 

Rose, Rufus 1 169 Serney, Abigail 89 

Rose, Annie C 169 Serney, Richard 90 

Rose, Eliza A 160, Serney, Delaina . 90 

Rose, Henry R 169 Serney, Samuel . 90 

Rose, Etta M 169 Serney, Emma 90 

Rose, Samuel C 169 Sewall, Samuel 197 

Rose, James C. M 169 Shafrord, Lucy S 86 



Sharp, Jeanette 31 

Shattuck, Ezra 206 

Shaw. Mary no 

Sheldon, Ebenezer 202 

Sheldon, Amasa 205 

Sheldon, Mr 137 

Sheldon, Deacon 202 

Shepard, John 20 

Shepard, Thomas 20 

Sherman, Elizabeth 50 

Sherman, Prudence 39 

Sherman, Luella 222 

Shurtleff, Summit 102 

Sibk-y. Selina 39 

Simons, Eliza 175, 178 

Simons, Geanette 218 

Simons, Frank 221 

Smith, Desire 50 

Smith, Jennie L 62 

Smith, Clarence 97 

Smith, Laura M 97 

Smith, Mr 27 

Smith, Ann 53 

Smith, Henrietta L 53 

Smith, Mr 109 

Smith, Susan 109 

Smith, Joseph 145 

Smith, Matilda 182 

Smith, Samuel 191 

Smith, Emma S 253 

Smyth, John 18 

Snow, Warren 178 

Soule, Mary 39 

Soule, Josiah 39 

Sowles, Melvin B 223 

Sowles, Arthur N 223 

Sowles, Mira 223 

Sowles, Melvin H 223 

Sowles, Lewis W 223 

Sowles. Clara 223 


Sowles, Ruth L 221 

Spann, John L 22 

Spear, Hannah 1 1 

Spencer, Mr 2~ 

Spencer, Ambrose 27 

Spencer, Morton 27 

Spencer, Ahis 27 

Spooner. Wing 224 

Spooner, Ruggels 244 

Spooner, Daniel 244 

SjxtoiK-r. Hannah 244 

Spooner, Eunice 244 

Spooner, Lois 244 

Stewart, James H 166 

Stone, Mr 20 

Stone, Georgia 8u 

Stone. Katherine 133 

Sone, Georgia E 133 

St< me, Isaiah H 133 

Stone. Mary A 227 

Stowell, Sally 102 

Stowell, Rufus 109 

Stratford, Edwin A 178 

String-ham, Maria 176 

Stringham. Briant 176 

Strong, Judge 27 

Strong, Olive E 146 

Stuart, Charles 23 

Snlivan. James L 234 

Sullivan, Jennie X 237 

Sullivan, Florence 237 

Sullivan, Carlos C 237 

Sullivan, Bessie 237 

Swan, Emma 85 

Swan, William 85 

Swan, F. B 89 

Swane, Corie 94 

Sykes, Mr 210 

Svkes, Dolly 210 

Sylvester, Will 12 




Talmage, Emily S 50, 54 

Talmage, William H 54 

'Talmage, Joseph 54 

'Talmage, Emily 54 

" r almage, Elizabeth S 57 

Talmage, Theresa G 58 

"almage. William H 58 

."'"almage, Edward Wright . ... 58 

aimer, John M 188 

"Fanner, Myron V 188 

Tanner, Lois G 188 

Taylor, John T 45 

Taylor, Mary E 45 

Taylor, Charles H 45 

Taylor, George W 45 

Taylor, Nathaniel 45 

Taylor, Ada T 45 

Taylor, Martin 167 

Taylor, Mary 170 

Temple, Elizabeth 44 

'Thayer, Almina 109 

Thibadean, Joseph 129 

Thompson, Ebenezer 65, 66 

Thompson, Esther S 65 

Thompson, Esther 66 

Thompson, John 66 

Thompson, Amy 66 

Thompson, Sarah 66 

Thompson, Edward 66 

Thompson, Mary 66, 69 

Thompson, Thomas 66 

Thompson, Joseph 66 

Thompson, Lydia 66 

Thompson, Steven 66 

Thompson, Annie 69 

Thompson, Lucy 69 

Thompson, Lois 69 

Thompson, Jane 69 

Thompson, Eben 113 

Tilden, Sally . . 222 


Tileston, James 198 

Tilton, Catherine 117 

Tobey, Eliza no 

Tolles, James 53 

Tolles, Dan 53 

Tolles, Arabella 53 

Tolles, Jesse M 53 

Tolles, James 53 

Tray, Hannah 121 

Treadway, Abigail 198 

Treadway, Josiah 198 

Treadway, Sarah 198 

Triplett, William H 188 

Tronslot, Eugene 239 

Trouslot, Rollin B 239 

Tucker, James D 57 

Tucker, Samuel 57 

Tucker, Emily A 57 

Tucker, William S 57 

Tucker, Jesse 57 

Tucker, George E 57 

Tucker, Mabel E 57 

Tucker, Alice Louise 58 

Tucker, Ellis Maria 183 

Turliger, Joseph 141 

Turliger, Solomon 142 

Turner, William 193, 194 

Turtle, Mr 126 

Tyler, Mary 126 


Uaua, Mr 266 

Udall, David K 254 

Ulmer, Christianna 125 

Updyke, Mrs 46 

Upody, Walson 86 

Voose, Rachel no 




Wade. Mr 231 

Wagner. Elizabeth 122 

Walker. Ann 53 

Wallace. Jane 158 

Walton, Mary Stevens 24 

Walton, Frederick A 32 

Walton, William 32 

Walton, Polly 32 

Walton, William F 32 

Walton. Frederick Augustus... 32 

Walton, Frederick Avery 32 

Walton, George M 35 

Walton. Charles Goodrich 35 

Walton, Jennie Bell 35 

Walton, Alma Caroline 35 

Walton. William F 35 

Ward, Sarah E 53 

Ward. Frederick S 61 

Ward, Jacob 61 

Ward, Frederick 61 

Ward, Frederick 62 

Ward, Frederick Sherman . ... 62 

Ward, Samuel R 62 

Ward, Wallace 62 

Ward. Elliot 62 

Ward. Harry K 62 

Ward, Josephine 62 

Ward. Mary F 62 

Ward, Frederick S 62 

Ward, Harriet 234 

Ward, Daniel 244 

Ward, Joseph 244 

Ward. William 244 

Ward, Polly 244 

Ward, Lucretia . 244 

Wardsworth, George 126 

Warner, Mr 27 

Warren, Angeline 45 

Warren. Mr 232 

Wartford, John B 106 


Washington, George 1 38 

Webster, Ella 221 

Webster, Minnie 221 

Welbnrn. John C 118 

Welch, Edward 130 

Wells, Gov 178 

Wells, Agrippa 205 

West, Gov 178 

West. Mary J 253 

West, Joseph A 254 

Wetherbee, Sally 44 

Whaley, W. S. ." 158 

Wharton, Thomas 197 

Wheeler, William 69 

White, Eliza 150 

Whitman, Eugenia 102 

Wilcox. Fanny 21.8 

Wilcox, Edward 138 

Wilcox. Sarah 138 

Wilcox, Thomas 138 

Wilcox, Hezekiah 138 

Wilcox, Elizabeth 138 

Wilcox. Annie 138 

Wilcox, Susannah 138 

Wiley, Mr 126 

Willard. Sylvia P 209 

Willard, Lois % . 213 

Willard, Sadie 221 

Williams, F. G 145 

Williams, Col 205 

Willis. William 105 

Willis, Delia Ann 254 

Willoughby. Francis 23 

Wilson, Lycurgus 183 

Wilson, Guy C 183 

Wilson, Lycurgus A 183 

Wilson, Lois E 183 

Wilson, Ellen A 183 

Wilson, Guy Carlton 184 

Wilson, Justin 184 

Wilson, Mary M 184 




Wilson, Viola 184 

Wilson, Lucy A 184 

Wilson, Almira 218 

Wilson, Samuel 218 

Wilson, William 198 

Wilson, Mary 198, 201 

Wilson, Edward 198 

Winthrop, John 22, 46 

Wisdom, Hester 201 

Wright, Charles 113 

Wright, Nehemiah 209 


Wright, Asenath 209 


Yates, O. R 89 

Yates, Alton D. F 89 

Yates, Llewellyn F 89 

Yates, Myrtle F 89 

Yates, Agnes 1 158 

Yates, William B 158 

Yates, Octavus K 133 

Young, Ena 89 

Young, Brigham 176, 250