University of California Berkeley
DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY AT SEVENTY-
ONE YEARS OF AGE.
The names in this book have been submitted
for temple ^ork. Please do not submit
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
EMBRACING BRANCHES OF THE
FAMILY DESCENDED FROM
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
DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY
I LIVE IN HOPE
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.
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,
I 'ART II.
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
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
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
TABLE OF CONTENTS. IX
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.
A Biographical Sketch of Dr. Elvira Stevens Barney
Till-: STKVKNS GENEALOGY
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 '
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
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
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. XIII.
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
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
Salt Lake City Utah. Born Mar. 17, 1832.
March 17, 1907.
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
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
l8 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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>.
STEVENS FAMILIES OF PURITAN ANCESTRY 1 9
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.
2O THE STKVKNS r,H XI-: A LOGY
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
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.
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
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:
22 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
"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-
STEVENS FAMILIES OF PURITAN ANCESTRY 2J
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:
Till-: STEVENS GENEALOGY
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.
SECTK )X II.
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:
MARY ELIZABETH STEEVENS.
(At 66 Years of age.)
STEVENS FAMILIES OF PURITAN ANCESTRY 27
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
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.
28 TIIK STF.VKXS GF.XKAI/JG Y
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
( 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
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:
MARY STEEVENS WALTON.
(At 89 Years of age.)
STEVENS FAMILIES OF PURITAN ANCESTRY 3!
(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
(3) Ellen M. Harrison, who was born November
(4) Harriet E. Harrison, who was born Septem-
ber 23, 1851.
(5) Edward F. Harrison, who was born January
(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
(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 :
32 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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.
WILLIAM FREDERICK WALTON.
STEVENS FAMILIES OF PURITAN ANCESTRY 35-
(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
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.
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
(2) Sears Steevens, Jr., who was born February
(3) Abba E. Steevens, who was born March 12,
(4) "\Yilliam "\Y. Steevens, who was born March
(5) Henry M. Steevens, who was born October
(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
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-
SUSAN P. AVERY WALTON.
STKVF.XS FAMILIES OF PURITAN AXCFSTRY 39
THE CUSHM AN STEVENS FAMILIES, of New England.
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
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.
40 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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.)
STEVENS FAMILIES OF PURITAN ANCESTRY 43
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-
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,
THE HAPGOOD^STEVENS FAMILIES, of Malboro, Mass.
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:
44 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY"
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
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
STEVENS FAMILIES OF PURITAN ANCESTRY 45
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-
46 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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-
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 :
STEVENS FAMILIES OF PURITAN ANCESTRY 47
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 :
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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
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
(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
(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.
STEVENS FAMILIES OF PURITAN ANCESTRY 49
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,
50 THE STEVE N 7 S GENEALOGY
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.
iii u i
i t i ^
As it stood when finished in 1846, at Nauvoo,
Hancock Co., 111.
STEVENS FAMILIES OF PURITAN ANCESTRY o'*
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.
STEVENS FAMILIES OF PURITAN ANCESTRY 57
engaged in ranching in Montana.
b. A daughter (name not given) who was
born June n, 1862-63. She died on July
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-
a. Emily Almena Tucker, who was born on
October 26, 1865 at McGranville, N. Y.
She died on September 30, 1867 at Troy,
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.
58 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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
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
STEVENS FAMILIES OF PURITAN ANCESTRY 61
(2) Elsworth Frisbie Foote, who was born in
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 :
Till-: STHVHXS GliXEALOGY
( 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
(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
< i ) Amelia Goodyear Hotchkiss, who was bora
< 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.
JAMES REYNOLDS STEVENS
of West Haven, Conn.
STEVENS FAMILIES OF PURITAN ANCESTRY 65
(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
66 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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-
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
(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
STEVENS FAMILIES OF PURITAN ANCESTRY 69
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
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
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
< THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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.
STEVENS- FAMILIES OF PURITAN ANCESTRY 73
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
f* THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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 Si.ooo 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.
STEVENS FAMILIES OF PURITAN ANCESTRY 77
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
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
78 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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.
STEVENS FAMILIES OF PURITAN ANCESTRY 8 1
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
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 STEVENS GENEALOGY
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
Adopted son of the Author.
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
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.
86 THL: STEVENS GENEALOGY
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.
STEVENS FAMILIES OF NEW ENGLAND 8<>
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,.
9O THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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
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.
STEVENS FAMILIES OF NEW ENGLAND 93
1880. They had:
i. Henry O. Mute, who was born on March 14, 1862.
ii. Joseph Edson Mute, who was born on September
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
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
94 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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.
ROLLIN B. TROUSLOT and BARNARD FIELD STEVENS
Nephews of the Author.
STEVENS FAMILIES OF NEW ENGLAND 9,7-
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.
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,
THE STKVENS GENEALOGY
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-
I. Prince Stevens, who died at East Montpelier, Vt.
II. Reliance Stevens, who married and had children, as fol-
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.
DEACON HORACE BARNES and WIFE
STEVENS FAMILIES OF NEW ENGLAND I(M
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.
1O2 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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-
SOLON BOOMER and LOIS BARNES BOOMER
STEVENS FAMILIES OF NEW ENGLAND 105
ruary 19, 1878 and who died on April 19,
(3) Albert F. Stevens, who was born on July
(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
4. Daniel Bartlett Stevens, who was born on January
24, 1837. They had:
i. John Stevens, who married Sarah Buck. They
1O6 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
(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 STEVENS, of N. H.
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
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.
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.
ORTON BARNES and SISTERS
Children of Deacon Barnes.
STEVENS FAMILIES OF NEW ENGLAND IO9
DR. CYPRIAN STEVENS, of Maine.
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.
1 IO THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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.
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,
ARTHUR H. BARNES
STKVKXS FAMILIKS UF NEW ENGLAND 113
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
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 :
IJ 4 Till-: STKVHNS CKXKAI.OllY
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/j.th
( )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.
STEVENS FAMILIES OF NEW ENGLAND I \J
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 :
Jl8 THE STEVENS GEXKAl.oiiY
I. Eunice C. Stevens, who was born on June 24, 1821 and
who died on May 26, 1836 unmarried.
THE JEWITT.PEASE^STEVENS FAMILIES, of Lyme, Conn.
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
LUCRETIA SUSAN CONE BARNES
Wife of Deacon' Horace Barnes
STEVENS FAMILIES OF NEW ENGLAND 121
the thirty-third Congress. They were living at Washington, D. C. in
1857. They had seven children, only two of whom are reported, as
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.
122 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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
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
ADDISON PRATT and LOUISA BARNES PRATT
STEVENS FAMILIES OF NEW ENGLAND 125
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,
l.6 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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-
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
STEVKNS FAMILIES OF NEW ENGLAND 12C)
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-
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-
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.
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
THE FELTSTEVENS FAMILIES, of Maine.
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.
ANN LOUISA PRATT
STEVENS FAMILIES OF NEW ENGLAND 133
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.
'34 THE STKVKXS GKNHAl.OdY
SECTK )X XV.
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
LOIS BARNES BLOOMER
Daughter of Horace Barnes.
STKVKNS FAMILIES OF NEW ENGLAND 137
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.
MISCELLANEOUS STEVENS FAMILIES, of Taunton, Mass.
RICHARD STEVENS, of Taunton, Mass., mentioned in 1689 as
one of the inhabitants to whom William Bradford made confirmation,
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
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.
RICHARD STEVENS had :
1. Richard Stevens, who was born on March 20, 1667-8.
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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
AMELIA STEVENS HOWELL
STEVENS FAMILIES OF NEW ENGLAND 14!
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-
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.
'42 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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.
BENNIE HO WELL and .JESSE HO WELL
STEVENS FAMILIES OF NEW ENGLAND 145
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-
TII K ST i-:v i-: x s G i-: x i-:.\ LOGY
lev of Jair.es 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
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
Thoir.as \\". Marker.
d. James Lyman Stevens, who was born on
December _";. i^><). at Para^oona. Iron
. I'tah. He died on February 24.
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.
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
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,
Tin: STEVENS GENEALOGY
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-.
MARY E. STEVENS
\VitV of Simon Stevens.
MISCELLANEOUS STEVENS FAMILIES 153
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
(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
154 TIIE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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.
HKX.IAMIX \Y1LLARD STEVENS
Shelburne Falls, Mass.
MISCELLANEOUS STEVENS FAMILIES 157
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
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
158 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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.
SECTU >N III.
THE RAWSON-STEVENS FAMILY, of Palmyra, N. Y.
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.
IDA STEVENS SULLIVAN
Husband and Family.
MISCELLANEOUS STEVENS FAMILIES l6l
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,
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-
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.
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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 air.ong 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
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
ROLLIN B. TROUSLOT
Son of Amelia Stevens
MISCELLANEOUS STEVENS FAMILIES 165
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
1 66 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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.
MISCELLANEOUS STEVENS FAMILIES J f )"/
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
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
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
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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
( 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
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
MISCELLANEOUS STEVENS FAMILIES 169
(2) Ella Caldata Rose, who was born on June
(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
(6) Rufus Ira Rose who was born on June 9,
(7) Annie C. Rose, who was born on October
(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
Christy Rose lived near Doyle Station, White Co.,
Tenn. He was the son of Richard Rose and
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 :
I? THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
(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.
(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.
THE PHILBRICK'STEVENS FAMILY, of Kingston, N. Y.
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:
LAURA BARWISE TROUSLOT
Wife of Rollin B. Trouslot.
MISCELLANEOUS STEVENS FAMILIES 1/3
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:
74 Till-: STKVKXS C.KNKALOGY
"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
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
MISCKI.L. \\KorS STEVENS FAMILIKS 175
Companies", being- the originator of the first American line
trans-Atlantic steamships, and he was President of the Pan-
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
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
1/6 Till-: STHVKXS (IKXEALOGY
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,
AllSCELLANEOUS STEVENS FAMILIES 1/7
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,
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.
J 7 Till-: STEVENS GENEALOGY
'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."
ROLLIN CUNNABELL TROUSLOT
Aged Five Months and Four Weeks.
AMSCELLAXEOUS STEVENS FAMILIES l8l
THE STEVENS FAMILY, of France.
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
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
1 82 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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, of Canada.
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
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
MISCELLANEOUS STEVENS FAMILIES 183
then as far west as Farmington, Iowa, whence he went
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
Till-: STKVKXS (,K. \EALOGY
iv. Guy Carlton Wilson, who was born on April 10.
1864, at Fairview. Utah. He married Elvira
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
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
LOIS ANN STEVENS
Wife of Lycurgus Wilson
MISCELLANEOUS STEVENS FAMILIES I&J
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
- SS THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
(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
(41 Charles < Near Peterson, who was born on
X.-veir.l.er 25. 1894 and who died on Dec.
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
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
x. Mary Ellen Stevens, who was born on October
15. 1883 and who died on November 17, 1883.
Husband of Lois Ann Stevens
MISCELLANEOUS STEVENS FAMILIES IQI
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
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,
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
THE ANCESTRAL LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY,
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 ANCESTRAL LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 197
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.
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
THE ANCESTRAL LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 201
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
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,
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
2O2 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
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
BARNARD FIELD STEVENS,
Son of Barnard Stevens and Mary Boutwell
THE ANCESTRAL LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS UAKXEY. 2O5
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
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,
20-'- THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
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
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
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
I. Anna Cunnabell. who was born on January 30. 1772. She
THE ANCESTRAL LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 209
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-
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. Arteir.as 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.
2IO THE STEVENS C.EXEAI.OC. i'.
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
(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.
BARNARD FIELD STEVENS AND SARAH CUSHMAN FIELD
He was the Brother of Minerva Althea Field Stevens
THE ANCESTRAL LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 213
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
214 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
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
DR. BENJAMIN WILLARD STEVENS,
Of Guilford, Vermont.
THE ANCESTRAL LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 21/
services. The last account we have of his wife,
she was living, at the age seventy-one. Thev
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
2 1 8 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
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
AMELIA ALTHEA STEVENS,
Sister of the Author.
THE ANCESTRAL LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 221
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
(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,
(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,
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
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
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
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
(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 :
THE ANCESTRAL LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 223
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
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
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
(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
( 10) Alice L. Bowen, \vlio was born on October
(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
PHILIP B. LEWIS,
Husband of Jane Amanda Stevens
THE ANCESTRAL LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 227
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-
Til K STEVKX S C,E X EALOGV.
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
(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
JANE AMANDA STEVENS,
Who Married Philip B. Lewis
THE ANCESTRAL LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 23!
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-
232 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
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 ;
THE ANCESTRAL LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 233
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
-'34 TIIK STEVEN'S C.ENEALOUY.
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
PHILIP BESSUM LEWIS,
Son of Philip B. Lewis
THE ANCESTRAL LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 237
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
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.
238 THE STKVKXS GENEALOGY.
( 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
THE ANCESTRAL LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 239
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.
24O THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
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
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
THE ANCESTRAL LIXE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. - 243
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
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
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
2 44 THE STEVENS GENEALOGV.
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
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.
CLAUDIA BROWN AND HUSBAND
The Daughter of Jane Leander Stevens Erown
TIIK . \XCKSTRAL LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 247:
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
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
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 :
.248 TIIL-: STEVENS <;KM-:ALOGY.
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
THE ANCESTRAL LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 249
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 :
Till-: STKVKXS C.KXKALOGY.
(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-
(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
THE ANCESTRAL LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 253.
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)
EMMA S. SMITH
MARY J. WEST
LUCY H. FLAKE
"Snowflake, Apache Co., Arizona, March 13, 1885."
John Hunt and Lois Barnes Pratt had :
254 THE STKVEXS r.KXKAU >< A .
( 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.
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
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.
DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY,
At fifty years of age
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY,
Prepared by Laron A. Wilson.
A friend and acquaintance writes of Dr. Elvira Stevens Barney, as
"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,
THI-: STEVENS GENEALOGY.
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
lUOCKAI'HlCAL SKETCH LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 26l
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
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-
THE STKVKXS (iKX K. \LOGY.
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.
BIOr.RAI'HICAL SKETCH LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 265
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
-266 THK STKVKXS C.ENKALOGY.
;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
I'.HH'.KAl'H K'AL SKETCH LINE OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 269
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
-27 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
; 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
DR. E. STEVENS BARNEY.
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
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY. 273
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.
THK STKVKNS r.KNKALOGY.
\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.
L. LULA G. RICHARDS.
MY TRIP SOUTH.
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
2/8 THK STKVKNS ( iK \ K.\L< u IV.
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
28O THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
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.
AN OPEN LETTER FROM DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY
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,
his daughter Ida Sullivan, and husband, and two girls, and a very
- x - THK STKVKXS C,K.\ KAJj )C,V.
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
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
284 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY.
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.
II IK STKVKXS GKXK. \LOGY.
It is a long road through Missouri, and Kansas, with but little
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
THK STKVKXS < ;KX KALoC.Y
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
292 THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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
DR. ELVIRA STEVENS BARNEY.
24 W. North Temple,
Salt Lake Citv, Utah.
\Yomen born Stevens who married are given their married names
NAMES OF PERSONS BORN STEVENS.
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
Julia Ann 36
Mary Elizabeth 24
Mary Elizabeth 30
\Yilliam W 36
NAMES OF PERSONS BORN STEPHENS.
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
Van Buren 89
Velina E 89
mi-: STKVKXS GEXKALOGY
NAMES OF PERSONS BORN STEVENS.
Abbie (Adams) 218
Abigail 1 50
Abigail F. (Felton) 106
Absalom . 167
Adolphus M 98
Agnes Elizabeth 158
Alan Hall 154
Albert F 105
Alden \Y 161
Alexander Hodgdon 174
Almina (Stevens) 102-109
Ambrose Cyprian 227
Amelia Althea (Trouslot) . . . .239
Amelia Minerva 233
Amos 1 50
Amos Henry 138
Andrew J 114
Andrew J 117
Angeline (Andrews) 109
Ann ( Marr) 125
Ann Bent (Dickerman) 117
Ann Gapp (Reed) 224
Anna Eliza 161
Annie Laura (Cole) 94
Arthur * 149
Arthur Edwin 157
Augustus Chase 105
Barnard Field 240
Benjamin S 93
Benjamin Willard 224-227
Bertha A 90
Betsey 1 70
Birdena May 97
Birdie Margaretta 188
Bradford Newcome . .161
J* riant Stringham 176
Byan Kerby 175
Caleb W 161
Catherine ( Fairbanks) 40
Catherine . 167
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 M 154
Clarissa (Smith) 191
Clarissa (Bowen) 222
Clark . 98
Cora Ella 94
Cyprian Henry 228
Damaris (Ward) 244
Dana Boardman 106
Dana Hyde 213
Dana Hyde 214
Dana Hyde 217
Daniel Augustus 158
Daniel Bartlett 105
Daniel Waldo ....117
Darwin Houghton 224
David Brainard 153
Delia Augusta 187
Desire Harlow 130
Dolly (Barnes) 247
Dolly (Mariner) 125
Dolly (Sykes 210
Dora May 105
Eddie Lewis 237
Edmund Jonathan 138
Edward M 58
_>. ,( I
THE STEVKXS GENEALOGY
Edwin Henry 227
Edwin Holland 154
Edwin Ruthven 210
Edwin \Yillard 227
Eliza ( Moran ) 121
Eliza A 224
Eliza Abit 146
Eliza Almeda ( Henry) 240
Eliza Simons 178
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 (Serney) . 90
Emma E 86
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 ( Spooner) . 245
Eunice C 1 18
Eva Louisa 177
F. J 149
Fanny (Gates) 191
Florence (Bennington) 218
Florence Eugenie 227
Frances A. (Pierce) 217
Frances J. (Farnsworth) 109
Francis 1 18
Francis Marian 105
Francis Newton 61
Frank Dana Sweetser 133
Frank L 122
Frank Russell 154
Frederick John 154
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
Glendon Webster Swane 94
Grade (Thibadean) 129
Hannah (Blackington) 113
Hans Arnold 187
Harriet (Fobes) 109
Harriet (Hanking) no
Harriet (Smith) 109
Harriet Augusta (Hotchkiss) . . 62
Harry Clyde 153
Harry Iruen 97
Hector L 121
Henrietta (Gay) 122
Henry . 224
Henry Hobart 217
Hermon 1 14
Hiram K. , . 122
Horace Mann 217
Horatio Gates 129
Horatio Gates 173
Horatio Gates 1 74
Hyrum Smith 138
Hyrum Smith 145
Hyrum William 146
- .-..=3*. . ._
Ida Malinda (Sullivan) 234
Isaac T .117
Jacob . 176
James . . . 23
James ' 24
James . . 50
James Franklin 53
James Lyman 146
James Reynolds 65
Jane (Davis) 90
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
Jane Amanda (Lewis) 237
Jane Leander (Brown) 234
Jane R 106
Jeruis C 106
Jesse Minar 61
John Austin 175
John Baxter (Clements) 43
John Ezra 94
John Lloyd 174
John M 122
John V 1 10
Joseph 1 50
Joseph 1 70
Joseph . 209
Joseph Doten 86
Joseph L 157
Joseph Smith 138
Julia (Hill) 142
Julia Ann (Carlton) 126
Julia Ann (Tolles) 53
Julia M 90
Justus Perry . 188
Katie (Sylvester) 126
Keziah Francis 191
Lemuel Benton 210
Lenora R 101
Levi H 106
Lewis H. H 98
Lindsey Absalom 187
Lindsey James 188
Lizzie (Robertson) 89
Lizzie Ives . 61
Lizzie Jane 85
Lois (Hapgood) 43
Lois Ann (Tanner) 188
Lois Ann (Wilson) 183
Lois Willard 218
Lois Willard (Lawrence) . ...221
Louisa (Batch) 43
Louisa (Pierce) 221
Louisa Woodman 105
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
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
M. Luther 153
Mabel Ives 61
Mallard A 105
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
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 (Coray) 47
Mary . . 122
Mary . 129
Mary (Philbrick) 173
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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
Xadassa (Horton) 150
Nancy (Chase) 86
Xancy (Stevens) 86
Xancy ( Dickson) 191
Xathaniel P 209
Xellie . 209
Xellie C 65
Xewton Edward .-...- 53
< )ates 86
( Hive 145
( >live Ann (Day) 142
( )liver 109
( )liver 244
() nn . 153
( )rlando 129
Oscar A. . . 121
Paul Elsworth 65
Paul Harris . 125
Paulina R. (Heligase) 109
Permelia (Pratt) 150
Perry . 149
Phebe M. Cole (Smith) 97
Phel>e Woodard 40
Philip Ulmer 126
Phineas . 134
Polly . 213
Polly (Baker) 231
Polly (Baker) 244
Polly Vilate 146
Rachel Matilda 184
Ralph M 149, 153
Ransom Abraham 184
Ransom Abraham 187
Ransom Marion 184, 187
Rtbecca Ann (Campbell) 167
Rhoda (Mute) 157
Rhoda Matilda 188
Richard Hubbard 43
Sabra Elizabeth 183
Sally (Buck) 102
Sally (Stevens) 121
Sally R. (Stowell) 109
Samuel 1 30
Samuel . 174
Samuel Andrews 61
Samuel Cunnabell 231, 232
Sarah (Stevens) 47
Sarah (Black) 106
Sarah (Thompson) 113
Sarah (Doeing) 126
Sarah (Alderman) 137
Sarah Ann (Pease) 1 18
Sarah B 49
Sarah Gill (Abbott) 43
Sarah J. (Garry) 97
Sarah Reynolds (Foote) 58
Sherman Marvin 53
Silas R 161
Silvia (Rowe) 86
Simon . . 106
Simon . 240
Simon Dwight 218
Simon Spooner 109
Solomon . 125
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
Sophia Beatrice 188
Stanley Simons 1 77
Stella Sophronia 184
Stephen F 101
String-ham Ashbv 177
Susie Ann (Buck) 105
Syri ( Cramer) 157
Tabitha Elizabeth (Peterson) .. 188
Tamsen ( Wilcox ) 138
Tennie A 129
Th< unas 49
Thomas 1 10
Thomas B 101
Thomas Harris 129
Th< >mas Jordan 175
Thomas Jordan 1 76
Thomas Jordan 177
Thomas Jordan 178
Tranquilla Ann (Triplett) 188
Yelma Elizabeth 133
Verana (Phelps) 137
\V. H 176, 178
Ward J 90
Warren Abraham 191
Warren Field 234
William B 101
William C 125
William C 161
William Cullen 221
William E 86
William K 122
William Orlando 129
William P 122
William Snow 157
William Yates 158
Willie A 102
Xerxes Cushman 43
Zella Stringham 177
XAMES OF PERSONS NOT BORN STEVENS.
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
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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.
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
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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^
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 UK STHVKXS C.F.N K.\U M iY
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
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
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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
THE STEVENS GENEALOGY
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