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Descendants of Hans Peter Steffen



First Generation



1. Hans Peter Steffen, son of Gabriel Stäffen and Barbara Bär, was born on 3 Mar 1687 in Steinsfurt, Heidelberg County, Germany, was baptized on 9 Mar 1687 in Steinsfurt, Heidelberg County, Germany, and died in 1757 in Frederick County, Virginia at age 70. Another name for Peter was Peter Stephens.

General Notes: A story passed through several generations of this family claim that Peter was married before his marriage to Maria. There is evidence to support this, although, a marriage record has not found as proof. The first marriage was probably about 1711 or 1712. The eldest son, Lewis, was born in 1713. Lawrence, the 2nd son, had to be born by 1723 for him to be of age in 1745 when he purchased land. Thus, the two sons and probably the daughters were born in the first marriage. Family tradition claims the surname of the first wife was Lewis and that their son, Lewis, was named for his mother's people. Very little is known about this Stephens family before they appeared in the lower Shenandoah Valley in 1732 along with Jost Hite, often referred to as "The Old German Barron." A Peter Stephens was living near Kingston, Rockland Co. NY in 1711 and around 1717 some Stephens were living in New Jersey. They were found living near Germantown, PA in 1728, where Peter and Maria Christina were married according to tradition. This is much the same route followed by Jost Hite. Since Peter was so closely identified with Hite after 1732 it is thought that Peter Stephens either came to America with Hite or became acquainted with him soon after both entered the colonies. Peter Stephens is one of the few persons definitely named by historians as going to the Shenandoah Valley with the original Hite party. This group of 16 families are known to be the first settlers of the Valley. Jost Hite had purchased 80,000 acres upon which he contracted to settle a certain number of people. Much of this land had come from Lord Fairfax, proprietor. A law suit developed over this land and Hite hired John Marshall to represent him. This suit, which was settled some fifty years after the settlers arrived in 1732, made John Marshall famous. Marshall, who later became a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, argued that if Lord Fairfax's deeds to the settlers were not good, it would follow that deeds to settlers made by other proprietors would fall. This could not be allowed to happen and the suit was won by Marshall and Hite. The titles to the Stephens family and other settlers were settled. The Peter Stephens family had settled on the Opequon Creek and there they founded Stephensburg. Today, it is known as Stephens City and is located a few miles southwest of Winchester, Frederick Co. Virginia, an area rich in the history of our country. George Washington, who was hired by Lord Fairfax as a surveyor, lived in Frederick Co. for several years within a few miles of the Stephens family. In 1758 George Washington was a candidate for the House of Burgesses. Four men were running for the two seats. Henry Stephens, father of the Peter Stephens who emigrated to Clinton Co. Ohio, was one of those who voted for George Washington, one of the winners.
Much has been written about Jost Hite but his ancestry has not been proven. He is said to have been born in Strasburg, Alsace, Germany, yet his name has been recorded as Jost Van Heydt, indicating a Dutch name. Hite always signed his name in German but did not always spell it the same. The uncertainty of Jost Hite's nationality has caused some question as to the nationality of Peter Stephens. Records show that Lewis Stephens, Peter's eldest son, made the translation of the will of George Thrasher, which was written in Dutch. The fact that Peter signed his name in German and that his son, Lawrence, stated in his naturalization papers that he (Lawrence) was a German Protestant makes it apparent that Peter was from Germany where the name would be "Steffons."
Source: PETER STEPHENS AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS
Edited by Dan V. Stephens, Fremont, Nebraska, 1936

Further research by Daniel Bly has shown that Peter Stephens was born and baptized in Steinsfurt, Germany. He was confirmed on Easter 1699 also at Steinfurt.
Note from Daniel:
We know this is Peter Stephens of Virginia because Peter of "Frederick

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Co."Virginia was naturalized in Williamsburg 31 Oct. 1743, and he stated
that he was from Heidelberg, Germany (Steinsfurt is in Heidelberg County of
the Palatinate). Also Gabriel and Barbara had a daughter, Magdalena, who
married Christian Neuschwanger at Steinsfurt in 1701. The Neuschwangers, along with Peter Stephens and another member of this family, Ulrich Steffen, all appear together in May 1730 in the Reformed Congregation on the Skippack Creek in what is now Montgomery Co. PA. Jost Hite also lived in this region and by 1732 the Neuschwangers, and Peter Stephens came to VA with Hite and Neuschwanger and Stephens settled next to each other with adjoining land in Frederick County VA.
There is absolutely no evidence that Peter Stephens was in New York or New Jersey or that he had two wives. Dan Stephens and some early family
historians came up with the two wives idea because of the gaps in the
childrens ages and because they believed his wife was a Rittenhouse and
since the Rittenhouses had come to PA much earlier, he could have only
married her there. As it turns out- it was Peter's son, Lewis, who was
married to the Rittenhouse.
The absolutely earliest record of Peter in America is his name on a
congregation list in PA in May 1730. Since Peter was naturalized in Va in
1743 it indicates that he also probably did not come to America until at
least late 1720s. If he were with the Hite group in NY in 1709-10 he would
have been naturalized much earlier. Also his son Lawrence, b. 1718-20, was naturalized in Frederick Co. VA. in 1747. This indicates that he was born in Germany-- if he had been born in the colonies he would not need to be naturalized. Since Peter's oldest daughter, was named Maria Christina, and she married in 1736 and had her last child in 1757- it means she was born about 1715-6-- Evidence she was given her mother's name and that Maria Christina was the only wife of Peter Stephens. The gap in children's ages can be explained easily enough by the death of children- a very common occurance.
Lewis Stephens was born in 1714 (according to age given at several
depositons and his obituary in July 1802- in which it states he was in his
88th year. He married Mary Rittenhouse, daughter of Peter Rittenhouse and
Anna of Germantown, Pa. This Peter Rittenhouse did purchase some land in Frederick Co. Va. about 1744 and then sold it to Lewis Stephens in 1747.
There are deed in Philadelphia, disposing of land in Germantown- that prove Lewis's wife Mary was a daughter of Peter Rittenhouse.

From Daniel Bly's book, From The Rhine To The Shenadoah, Vol III.
Peter was baptized 9th of Mar 1687 and sponsored by Peter von Kennill of Steinsfurt. He was confirmed in the Reformed Church at Steinsfurt, Pentecost Sunday 1699, but does not appear as an adult in records at Steinsfurt. He obviously moved to another community before marrying and starting a family. It is not know where he was as a young adult but it was long thought that he left with a large contingent of people from the Kraichgau region of Germany who emigrated at the end of the brutal winter of 1709-10. The extreme cold killed livestock and damaged the winter wheat crop, resultin in famine. Desperate to escape the conditions of Germany, a group petitioned the British overment to allow them to go to America. The British relented and emigrants from the Kraichgau and other areas of the Palatinate arrived in Pennsylvania and New York in 1710. Among these were Hans Jost Heydt and Hans Funk of Bonfeld, near Steinsfurt. Heydt, better known in America as Jost Hite, went to New York and Funk went to the Conestoga area of present-day Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Both later ended up in Shenadoah Valley of Virginia.

It was thought that Peter left Germany with this group of Palatines because he later lived near Hite in Pennsylvania and was with Hite's original group of settlers in the Shenadoah Vally. However, the extensive research by Hank Jones into the New York Palatine records turns up no evidence that Peter Steffen was in this group of immigrants [Hank Z Jones, The Palatine Families of New York, Universal City, California, Two Volumes]. Hite and some of the Palatine immigrants left New Youk about 1716 and settled in the Skippack region of present-day Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, northwest of Philadelphia. In 1727 a fairly large contingency of Palatines, led by Rev. Georg Michael Weiss, arrived in Philadelphia and settled on the Skippack Creek in the same neighborhood where Hite and some of the New York Palatines had settled. They established a Reformed Congregation in 1729 under the leadeership of pastors Weiss and John Philip Boehm. among the founding members of this congregation were Ulrich "Stephen" and Hans Jerg Baumann, who arrived on the William and Sarah in September 1727 and Christian Neuschwanger, brother-in-law of Ulrich Stephan, whose name is first found an a May 1728 petition requesting protection from Indiam raids [Pennsylvania Archives, Series "1", Vol 1, p. 214]. Peter Stephan is first mentioned when he appears on a membership list of the congregation in 1730 and by then he was already a deacon [D D Brendle, History of Wentz's Reformed Church," Historical Sketches, Montgomery County Historical Society, Vol 5 1915 p. 49].

A conflict between Weiss and
Boehm caused some bitter discord within the congregation and by the spring of 1730 a segment "seceded" from the church. Peter "Stephan" a deacon in the Skippack congregation, along with Rev. John Philip Boehm and other officers of the congregation, wrote a letter to Reformed pastors in New York, regarding this dispute [William J. Hinke, The Life and Letters of Rev. John Philip Borhm, p. 210]. The long letter dated 17 May 1730, and also signed by Christian Neuschwanger and Hans Meyer, Elders, and Lorentz Bingeman another deacon, states in part;
Our poor congrgation, which has been com;letely split by him [ie. Weiss] has been kept this far in such harmful division and stife. Meanwhile this exceedingly unfortunate affair, which has separated the nearest blood relatives and has thrown them into fierce animosity against one another, will be kept up in this poor congregation.

This controversy continued through the year 1731 and may have been a deciding factor in Peter's decision and that of his brother-in-law, Christian Neuschwanger, to join Jost Hite, who was recruiting families in 1731 and 1732 to move to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with him.

Peter Stephens is reputed to have first settled a prsent-day Harpers Ferry, at the mouth of the Shenandoah River in 1732. However, the first documented record of him in Virginia is his patent from the Colony of Virginia for 674 acres on the North Branch of Crooked Run in Orange County, dated October 1734 [Virginia Land Patens Book "15", p. 336]. The north branch of Crooked Run is now called "Stephens Run" abd was ub tge area if Irabge County that became Frederich County in 1743. His tract included the area where the present-day town of Stephens City stands. The Stephens family had already been living on this land for as long as two years, since it is generally thought that Jost Hite and the other early settlers arrived in the area in 1732. The Rev. John Casper Stoever, a Reformed pastor in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, made a circuit to the pioneer settlements in Virginia in the spring of 1735 and recorded the baptism of little Johann Heinrich "Stephen", son of Peter, who had been born in Virginia the prvious spring. In 1736 Stoefer returned and his records show that Peter "Stephen" and wife, Maria Christina, sponsored the baptism of a daughter of Paul Froman, another member of the group that arrived in 1732 and son-in-law of Jost Hite.

Peter Stephens was appointed a constable by the Orange County court in May 1736 but only a few months later stepped aside in favor of his son, Lewis [Orange County Order Book "1", pp. 74,93,108]. In the fall of 1743 Peter Stephens traveled to Williamburg, then capital of Virginia, probably with others from the newly organized Frederick County. While there he took the oath of naturalization 31 October 1743. The record states that he was a "German Protestant from Hidelburgh on the River Mayne[sic] in the Empire of Germany--having lived for seven years or more in that part of Orange County designed to be called Frederick--" and now swears allegiance to King Geoge II. This is further evedence that he probably did not arrive in America as early as previouly thought. Had he been with the 1709-10 New York group he would have been naturalized much earlier. Furthermore, his son, Lawrence, born about 1718-20, was naturalized in Fredercik County, Virginia in August 1747. If he had been born in a British colony this would not have been necessary.

Peter Stephens received an additional 572-acre patent adjoining his earlier tract in November 1752. Also between 1743 and shortly before his death he distributed land to his sons. Peter wrote a will in April 1757 naming all his children and identifying them by order of age, first the sons, then the daughters. He appointed his wife, Maria Christina and sons Lewis and Lawrence as his executors
Frederick County will BOok "2" P. 266]. The will was probated 6 December 1757. While he appears in most court records as Peter "Stephens" he signed his name on 1737 and 1743 road petitions and his eill in German script as Peter "Stephan".

Peter married Maria Christina about 1730 in Germantown, PA. Maria was born about 1692 and died after 1757 in Frederick County, Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

2 M    i. Ludwig Stephen Sr was born about 1714 in Germany and died on 22 Jul 1802 in Frederick County, Virginia about age 88.

3 F    ii. Maria Christina Stephen was born about 1716 and died after 1777.

4 M    iii. Lorentz Stephen was born about 1718-1720 in Germany and died in 1776 in Frederick County, Virginia about age 58.

   5 F    iv. Maria Magdalena Stephen was born about 1722.

General Notes:
From Daniel Bly's book "From The Rhine To The Shenadah" volume III

Maria Magdalena Stephan (Stephens) (of Peter #14) was born in the Rhineland about 1722 and was still living in 1757. She was named as the second daughter in her father's will, which means she had to have been born in the early 1720s. Marie Magalena may have been married, but Peter Stephens did not give the married names of any of his daughters in his will. It is possible that she is the Maria Magdalena, who with her husband, Peter Spiess, sponsored baptism f a child of Lorentz and Anna Maria Steffen in May 1757, but further record of this couple has not been found

6 F    v. Margaretha Stephen was born about 1724 and died in 1801 in Shenandoah County, Virginia about age 77.

7 M    vi. Peter Stephen Jr. was born from about 1728 to 1730 in Virginia Or Germany and died in 1812 in Montgomery County, Virginia about age 84.

8 M    vii. Johann Heinrich Stephen was born on 8 Apr 1734 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in Nov 1767 in Frederick County, Virginia at age 33.

Second Generation (Children)


2. Ludwig Stephen Sr (Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1714 in Germany and died on 22 Jul 1802 in Frederick County, Virginia about age 88. Another name for Ludwig was Lewis.

General Notes:
From Daniel Bly's book "From The Rhine To The Shenadah" volume III

Lewis received a grant of 1384 acres of land in 1752 from Lord Fairfax. In
1754 he purchased 424 acres from his father being part of a 674 acre patent.
In 1758 Lewis applied to the General Assembly for a charter for the town of
Stephensburg (now Stephens City) and until about 1790 he did a thriving
business in town lots.
Farmer, Iron Works
From Daniel Bly's book, From The Rhine To The Shenadoah Vol III.
Lewis was already a young man when his family arrived in Virginia and the first mention of him on the Virginia frontier is found in the records of Rev. Johann Casper Stoever. As Ludwig Stephan, he sponsored the baptism of a child of Paul Froman in May 1735, when Stoever, a Reformed pastor in Pennsylvania, made his first circuit to the German community in Virginia. He also sponsored baptism of a nephew, Lewis Linville in June 1737 when Stoever returned to Virinia. In July 1736 Lewis Stephens was appointed a constable for Orange County in place of his father, who had only served a few months. In the summer of 1737 Lewis also signed a road petition to the Orange County court along with his father and about 50 other members of the Opequaon and Cedar Creek settlements.
Eventually Lewis Stephens became one of the mafor landowners in Frederick County. It would be pointless to include every deed and transaction he made, but beginning in August 1743, when he purchased 200 acres from Jost Hite, until shortly before his death, Lewis was involved in buying and selling land. This includes all the lots in the town of "Stephensburg". which he chartered in 1758. He lived for over 20 years ib a 195 acre tract ib Cedar Creek, which he purchased from John Koontz in August 1745. He was living there when he made a mortgage deed on the property in 1750 and when he asked the court for permission to dam a branch of Cedar Creek and build a mill there in September 1753 {Frederick County Order Book "5", p. 161]
During the French and Indian War Lewis Stephens was active in the Frederick County militia. He was appointed a Captain of the militia in March 1753 and in June 1754 was put in charge of the unit formerly commanded by John Hite [Frederick County Order Books "4" p. 427 and "%" p. 475]. He reported to George Washington, the commander of the Virginia militia in the Shenandoah Valley. Lewis was also sworn in as Frederick County sheriff, 15 October 1755 [Frederick County Order Book "7", p. 1]. By 1760 he was a "Major" in the militia and presided over a series of hearings and courts martial in Winchester. An octagonal arms magazine and fort, with two levels below ground was construcaated near his home on Cedar Creek. Called "Stephens Fort", it is still standing to this day, one of the few structures left in the Valley from that era.
Shortly after building his mill on Cedar Creeek [at what is present-day Marlboro], Lewis Stephens apparently became interested in the iron making business and began buying up large tracts of land on both sides of Cedar Creek. He eventually sold much of thes land to local farmers but in the deeds he inserted clauses reserving for himself the right to "whaatever mines of ore might be found on the said tract." [See Cecil O'Dell, Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Va. [Marcelline, MO, 1995] pp. 309-13 for a fuller account of these transactions.] In June 1767 Stephens sold his 195 acres with the mill, "where he lives" and some adjacent acreage to Isaac Zane, "Ironmaster" [Frederick County Deed Book "11", p.555}. Zane soon established a fairly extensive iron smelting and casting business at Marlboro and may have maintained some kind of partnership agreement with Lewis Stephens for much of that time.
Probably by the late 1730's a community began to grow up around Peter Stephen's home on the "Great Wagon Road" [Valley Pike] about eight miles south of Winchester, since most travelers and their animals had to stop for water and rest about every eight or ten miles. As early as October 1736 Lewis Stephens was authorized to keep an "Ordinary" at his house on the "Wagon Road" [Orange County Order Book "1" p. 119]. In 1754 Peter Stephens deeded his son Lewis 424 acres of his original 674 and in September 1758 Lewis was granted a charter by the Virginia legislature to incoporate a town, to be called "Stephensburg" [John Wayland, The German Element of the Shenandoah Valleu, pp. 86-7]. Stephens began laying off and selling half acres lots for his "new town", which was in fact called "New Town" form many years, even though the official name was Stephensburg. It is now called Stephens City.
Lewis Stephens wrote a will in Febuary 1797, naming his three children and the will was probated in Frederick County Court, 4 Feb 1806, more than three years after his death [Frederick County Will Book "8", P. 198]. He is buried with other members of his family in the old German Reform Church cemetery in Stephens Citty, but many of stones for the older generations of the Stephens family are missing or no longer legible. In the absence of tombstone and Bible records, determining the approximate birth years for the children of Peter Stephens was a problem. Fortunately, however, since Lewis Stephens was such an active busiman and landowner he had to make a number of depositions in court. In March 1770 he testified in the Fairfaz-Hite suit and gave his age as 56. Again, in March 1774 he stated in a depostion in Frederick County Court that he was age 60. His obituary in the Winchester Gazette states that he was in his 88th year and had lived in Frederick County for 70 years. This puts his birth in 1714 and arrival in Virginia in 1732.
Mary, wife of Lewis Stephens last appears on a deed in late 1797 and was deceased by Aporil 1798 when Lewis alone sold property. Her father, Peter Rittenhouse purchased 455 acres adjacent to Jacob Neuschwanger, near present-day Stephens City, from Jost Hite in May 1740 but sold the entire tract to Lewis Stephens in May 1744. Rittenhouse was back in Pennsylvania when he sold this land [Frederick County Deed Book, "1" p. 16]. Rittenhouse, a miller of Germantown Township in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, wrote a will in September 1748, naming his wife Anna and six children. Mary, listed first, was apparently the oldest daughter. All the children were to receive a share of his land upon the death of his wife [Philadelphia County Will Book "G", pp. 335-7]. Lewis Stephens and wife Mary, "late Rittenhouse," and their three children, all of Frederick County, Virginia, were named as heirs of Peter Rittenhouse, when they sold Mary's land in Germantown Township, Philadelphia County, to Isaac Zane of Frederick County, 4 November 1783 {Philadelphia County Deed Book "D", #8 1783, p. 373].

Ludwig married Mary Rittenhouse, daughter of Peter Rittenhouse and Ann, about 1740 in Frederick County, Virginia. Mary was born about 1720 and died before Apr 1798 in Frederick County, Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

9 M    i. Peter Stephens was born in 1742 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in 1783 in Frederick County, Virginia at age 41.

   10 M    ii. Lewis Stephens Jr was born in 1748 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in 1822 in Stephensburg, Frederick County, Virginia, USA at age 74.

General Notes: Farmer

Lewis married Mary Hening. Mary was born about 1748 and died in 1832 in Stephensburg, Frederick County, Virginia, USA about age 84.

11 F    iii. Mary Stephens was born about 1745 in Frederick County, Virginia and died after 1805 in Frederick County, Virginia.

3. Maria Christina Stephen (Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1716 and died after 1777.

General Notes: This daughter was named Maria Christina in Peter's will, and she is thought to be born of the first wife, yet she has the name of the second wife. There was an Anna Christina married to John Lenvill and they had a son named
Lewis b. 20 Feb 1737. Lewis Stephens was the testis at the baptism of the
baby. It is thought that Anna is a daughter of Peter and it is probable that
Maria and Anna are the same person.

In his will, Peter Stephens, named "Maria Christina" as his "Oldest daughter." When Christina sponsored baptism for Anna Maria Baumann, daughter of George Baumann (Bowman) 2 May 1736, Rev. Johann Casper Stoever recorded her name as "Anna Christina Stephanin" and stated that she was the Spousa, of John "Lenvill". Spousa is the Latin term for "fiancee" and means that she was espoused to Lenvill (Linville), but not yet married, though they may have already announced their first banns. Stoever also recorded that the following day, May 3, 1736 he married two English couples at "Obeckon." One of these couples must have been John and Christina. The following year when Stoever returned to Virginia he baptized Lewis, the first child of John and Christina "Lenvill." John Linville's parents were English immigrants who settled among the predominantly German families of Chester and Lancaster Counties in the 1720s and then moved to Virginia in the 1730s.

The Linvilles were still in Frederick County in the summer of 1744 when Lewis Stephens brought suit against John "Lenwill" for slander. This suit was quickly settled out of court and dismissed (Fred. Co. Order Book "1,", p. 161). By the summer of 1747 John Linville had apparently left the area. In August 1747 Lawrence Snapp as assignee of John "Lenwill," who was assignee of Nathaniel Page, brought a suit against William Harman for debt (Order Book "2," p. 274). Apparently Linville had purchased an IOU from Page and then sold it to Snapp, his brother-in-law, who went to court to collect.

The evidence is that John Linville and his famiy moved to North Carolina with his brothers, William and Thomas about 1747 and then, on their own, pushed further south into the "Upcountry" of South Carolina. They lived for a while on what is now the Tyger River in Union and Newberry Counties. The Tyger was called "Linvil" River and "John Linvil's Path" and a tract called "Linvil's Stand" appear on a 1750 map of the area (Colonial Plats, Vol. "5," p. 179, South Carolina Archives). For some reason, probably Indian raids, they abondoned the area in the late 1750s and returned to Virginia, where John probably died before 1760. Their son, William, stated in his pension application that he was born in Frederick County, Virginia, in 1757. Christina was a widow when she took up land in Hampshire County, probably in the early 1770s. Christina "Linvile" signed a deposition in Hampshire County in 1777 for Lewis Stephens, verifying that she had purchased a particular tract of land on Cacapon River but sold it to "her brother Lewis Stephens" and had received payment in full (Joyner, Vol. V, p. 7).

Peter and William Linville, sons of John and Christina, were both living in Frederick County Virginia when they enlisted in the militia during the Revolutionary War. Peter served in Capt. Peter Helphinstine's Frederick County regiment in 1774-75 and William enlisted in a Georgia regiment that was recruiting in Virginia in 1777. After the Revoluntionary War, Peter moved to western Pennsylvania and William moved to South Carolina, then Georgia. The oldest son, Lewis Linville, returned to South Carolina "Upcountry" by 1785 and settled on Indian Creek in Laurens County and died there in 1822. John Linville, who married Elizabeth Shivedecker in Frederick County, Virginia in 1792, is probably a son of John and Christina. The gaps between the sons would suggest a number of daughters in this family also but none have been identified. (From material provided by Alice Eichholz, Montpelier, VT, Linville historian, editor of "Linville Roots" and author of The Linville Family in America (Baltimore, 1983)

Maria married John Linvill in 1736. John was born about 1710 in Chester County Pennsylvania and died about 1750 about age 40.

Children from this marriage were:

   12 M    i. Lewis Lenvill was born on 20 Feb 1737 and died in 1822 in Laurens County, South Carolina at age 85.

   13 M    ii. Peter Lenvill was born on 25 Apr 1750 and died on 19 Apr 1834 in Washington County, Pennsylvania at age 83.

   14 M    iii. John Lenvill was born about 1755 and died in 1810-1820 in Harrison County, Virginia about age 55.

   15 M    iv. William Lenvill was born on 25 Nov 1757 and died on 30 Nov 1842 in Lincoln County, Georgia at age 85.

4. Lorentz Stephen (Peter (Hans)1) was born from about 1718 to 1720 in Germany and died in 1776 in Frederick County, Virginia about age 58. Another name for Lorentz was Lawrence.

General Notes:
From Daniel Bly's book "From The Rhine To The Shenadah" volume III

Lorentz Stephan (Lawrence Stephens) (of Peter #14) was born in Germany abot 1718-20, married twice and died in Frederick Co., VA, in 1776. His first wife, whose name is unknown but by whom he had four children, died about 1752, and he married in 1754 to ANNA MARIA BAUMANN (MARY BOWMAN). She was born in Virginia, 29 Sept. 1735, daughter of George and Anna Maria (Hite) Bowman, and died in Frederick Co., VA, by Jan. 1820. Children: four by the first wife, seven by Mary.

The first record of Lawrence is his German signature, “Lorentz Stephan,” on an Orange County road petition dated January 1743 (Joyner, Vol. 1, p. 56). He received a deed for 225 acres from his father in April 1745 (Fred. Co. Deed Book, “1,” p. 203). This is probably after he married and in June 1747 Lawrence was appointed overseer of a road in Frederick County. In August of the same year, Lawrence Stephens, “a German Protestant” appeared in Court to swear his oath of allegiance and naturalization (Fred. Co. Order Book “2,” p. 257). This is evidence that he was born before his parents came to America, because native-born Americans did not need to be naturalized.

In February 1749 Lawrence Stephens was appointed a constable by the Frederick County Court. He may also have taken over from his brother Lewis, one of the first businesses in what was to become the town of “Stephensburg,” since he was licensed by the Frederick County Court to keep an “Ordinary” in July 1753 (Fred. Co. Order Books “3,” p. 202 and “5,” p. 69). Lawrence Stephens bought and sold considerable land in the area of Stephens City but apparently maintained his home on the 225 acres on the eastern side of the “Great Wagon Road”, which he received from his father's original tract in 1745. He left this land along with his house, to his wife Mary, in his will. He farmed out some of the other lands and in his will also referred to a sugar mill on one of his properties. Lawrence was a slave owner and the Rev. Peter Muhlenberg recorded that he baptized two children of Lawrence Stephens's slave, Bess, in February 1774 (Notebooks of Peter Muhlenberg, Virginia State Library, filed with the Shenandoah County Ministers' Returns and Marriage Bonds).

Lawrence Stephens and his brother, Peter Jr., both had sons baptized in May 1757, when Rev. Conrad Steiner of Frederick Maryland made a circuit to Virginia. Both infants were given the name “Lorentz” and baptismal sponsors were “Lorentz and Margaretha Schnepp” and Peter and Maria Magdelena Spiess. Lawrence Stephens wrote a will 10 July 1773. The will was probated 5 Nov. 1776 (Fred. Co. Will Book “4,” p. 338). Mary Bowman, second wife of Lawrence Stephens is named in the will of her father, George Bowman, who also named Mary's children in a codicil to his will (Fred. Co. Will Book “3,” p. 431). The fact that she was the second wife of Lawrence Stephens is proven by the fact that George William Stephens, a son of Mary (Bowman) Stephens, specifically named his full brothers and surviving half brother and sisters in his will in 1784 (Fred. Co. Will Book “8”, p. 186). Mary named four sons, as heirs in her will, written in 1816 and probated in 1820 (Fred. Co. Deed Book “10,” p. 522).

Lorentz married Anna Maria Baumann, daughter of George Bowman and Mary Hite, in 1752 in Frederick County, Virginia. Anna was born on 9 Nov 1735 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in Jan 1820 in Frederick County, Virginia at age 84. Another name for Anna was Bowman.

Children from this marriage were:

   16 M    i. George William Stephens was born about 1755 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in 1789 in Lincoln County, Virginia about age 34.

General Notes: George William enlisted in the Frederick County militia during the Revolutionary War and spent the winter of 1777-78 at Valley Forge. Muster rolls and payroll accounts show that from February 1778 to May 1778 he was in Capt. John Steed's company of the Eighth Virginia Regiment (the “German” Regiment), at that time commanded by George's uncle, Colonel Abraham Bowman. Rev. Peter Muhlenberg, a Lutheran pastor, who was commissioned a Colonel in the Virginia militia in 1776, organized the “German” Regiment in the Shenandoah Valley soon after hostilities broke out. Under Muhlenberg and later under Bowman, the regiment fought in many key battles of the Revolutionary War. Since the Eighth Virginia and many others were already encamped at Valley Forge since December 1777, it is likely that George had actually been serving in another unit before being enrolled in Capt. Steed's company. When the winter camp at Valley Forge was abandoned, George was transferred to Paramus (New Jersey) and served in a regiment commanded by Colonel James Wood of Frederick County, Virginia. George was discharged in February 1779 and was at that time in a company of the Fourth Virginia Regiment under Colonel John Nevill. Shortly after the war, George left for Kentucky and took up land in Lincoln County in central Kentucky. He wrote a will in December 1784 naming his full brothers and half brother and sisters as his heirs. The will was probated in Harrodsburg, Kentucky in 1789 and in Frederick County, Virginia many years later (Fred. Co. Will Book “8,” p. 186).

   17 M    ii. Lawrence Stephens was baptized on 3 May 1757.

General Notes: Died young

18 M    iii. Jacob Stephens was born on 2 Sep 1759 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 10 Jan 1841 in Madison County, Missiori at age 81.

19 M    iv. Isaac Stephens was born in 1762 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in Feb 1831 in , Warren County, Kentucky, USA at age 69.

20 M    v. Joseph Lawrence Stephens was born on 27 Apr 1764 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 14 Feb 1848 in Bourbon County, Kentucky at age 83.

   21 M    vi. Adam Stephens was born in 1765 in Frederick County, Virginia and died before 1784.

22 M    vii. Bryan Martin Stephens was born in 1767 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 19 Jul 1847 in Stephens City, Frederick County, Virginia, USA at age 80.

Lorentz next married Unknown. Unknown died in 1752.

Children from this marriage were:

23 F    i. Mary Stephens was born in 1743 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 6 Aug 1838 at age 95.

24 F    ii. Sarah Stephens was born on 25 Mar 1745 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 7 May 1839 in Gerrard County, Kentucky at age 94.

25 M    iii. John Stephens was born in 1748 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 17 Mar 1819 in Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 71.

   26 M    iv. Peter Stephens was born about 1750 in Frederick County, Virginia and died before 1784.

6. Margaretha Stephen (Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1724 and died in 1801 in Shenandoah County, Virginia about age 77. Another name for Margaretha was Margaret.

General Notes: From Daniel Bly's book "From The Rhine To The Shenadah" volume III


There was a tradition in various branches of the Snapp family that Lawrence Snapp's wife was Margaret Stephens and there is indeed considerable evidence to support this beyond a reasonable doubt. She is certainly the right age to be the third daughter of Peter Stephens. Lawrence Snapp grew up in the same neighborhood as the Stephens family and from the late 1740s to the end of his life he had business transactions and dealings with them. In 1757 Lawrence and Margaret Snapp sponsored the baptism of a son of Lawrence Stephens and they themselves named children Peter and Christina. The settlements of Lawrence Snapp's estate and Henry Stephens's estate show continued business and monetary transactions between Snapp and members of the Stephens family after he moved to Shenandoah County.

Lawrence and Margaret sold their “Stephensburg” properties and moved further up the Valley to what is present-day Shenandoah County in 1764. Lawrence purchased 450 acres from John Funk Jr. at the mouth of Tumbling Run, a mile south of Strasburg and over the next decade acquired over 1700 acres in that neighborhood. Lawrence Snapp was among those who helped build the first Lutheran Church building in Strasburg by 1769 and he and his family remained active in the church. Lawrence Snapp wrote a will in April 1782 and it was probated in June (Shen. Co. Will Book “A,” p. 420).

Margaret had use of half the house and garden for the rest of her life along with the services of a slave woman Hannah. Margaret wrote a will 9 May 1801 and it was probated 14 July 1801 (Shen. Co. Will Book “E,” p. 446). She must have been a highly regarded and well beloved woman because nine of her ten children named a daughter Margaret. For a more complete account of Lawrence Snapp, his ancestors and the children of Lawrence and Margaret, see the SNAPP Chapter of Volume I.

Margaretha married Lorentz Schnepp, son of Johannes Schnepp\John Snapp and Barbara, in 1745 in Frederick County, Virginia. Lorentz was born in 1723 in Mulhausen, Alsace, Germany and died in Jun 1782 in Shenandoah County, Virginia at age 59. Another name for Lorentz was Lawrence Snapp.

Children from this marriage were:

   27 M    i. John Snapp was born in 1746 and died in Dec 1818 in Tennessee at age 72.

John married Magdalena Keller.

   28 M    ii. Lawrence Snapp was born in 1748 and died after 1822 in Tennessee.

Lawrence married Margaret ?.

29 F    iii. Christina Snapp was born in 1750 and died about 1782 in Shenandoah County, Virginia about age 32.

30 M    iv. Peter Snapp was born in 1754 and died in Dec 1789 in Shenandoah County, Virginia at age 35.

   31 M    v. Philip Snapp was born in 1755 and died in Jun 1812 in Shenandoah County, Virginia at age 57.

Philip married Catherine Hockman. Catherine was born about 1814.

32 M    vi. Joseph Snapp was born in 1758 and died in Jun 1791 in Frederick County, Virginia at age 33.

   33 F    vii. Margaret Snapp was born in 1760 and died about 1817 in Shenandoah County, Virginia about age 57.

Margaret married Henry Keller. Henry was born about 1758.

   34 M    viii. Abraham Snapp was born in 1762 and died in 1833 in Tennessee at age 71.

Abraham married Magdalena Fogelsang.

   35 F    ix. Susanna Snapp was born on 9 Nov 1765 and died on 24 Oct 1814 at age 48.

Susanna married John Harr. John was born about 1762.

   36 M    x. Jacob Snapp was born in 1767 and died on 24 Jan 1847 in Shenandoah County, Virginia at age 80.

Jacob married Barbara Keller.

7. Peter Stephen Jr. (Peter (Hans)1) was born from about 1728 to 1730 in Virginia Or Germany and died in 1812 in Montgomery County, Virginia about age 84.

General Notes:
From Daniel Bly's book "From The Rhine To The Shenadah" volume III

Peter served in the Revolutionary War as a private and as a sergeant. See
Bounty Warrant in Archives of Virginia State Library, Richmond. The last
record found on Peter in Frederick Co. was dated 1766. He moved his family
to Montgomery Co. VA about 1767, along with his brother-in-law, Abraham
Chrisman. Mary, a granddaughter of Jost Hite, was baptized 2 May 1737 by Rev.
John Casper Stover.
Peter received approximately 200 acres of his father's original tract in June 1753 and his father reconfirmed this in his will in 1757. Peter Jr. eventually purchased several other properties, which he sold in 1767-68. By 1767 he had moved south to the New River area of present-day Montgomery County, Virginia (then part of Boutetourt and later Fincastle), and first appears in tax records there in 1770. Peter apparently had a patent tract and purchased an additional 200 acres from his brother-in-law, Abraham Chrisman in 1786. His land was on Meadow Creek, a branch of Strouble's Creek in Montgomery County.

County records show that Peter was exempted from paying poll tax and tithes in 1793. Exemption was usually granted to men over 65. One of the last records of Peter is sale of 195 acres to his son David in 1805 (Mont. Co. Deed Book “D”, p. 298). There is no will or estate settlement for Peter Stephens Jr. but the names of his children are found in the settlement of the estate of their grandfather, Jacob Chrisman of Frederick County, Virginia. Chrisman wrote a will in September 1777, naming his daughter Mary as an heir. The will was probated in Oct. 1778, and by the time the first distribution of the estate was made in November 1787, Mary was deceased and her ten surviving children received her share of the Chrisman estate. The last distribution to heirs was made in 1795 (Fred. Co. Will Book “4,” p. 402). Peter Stephens Jr., who appears n a 1779 militia list for Montgomery County, died at the Battle of Camden (South Carolina) in the Revolutionary War.

Peter married Anna Marie Chrisman, daughter of Jacob Chrisman and Magdalena Hite, in 1754 in Frederick County, Virginia. Anna was born on 29 Sep 1735 in Frederick County, Virginia and died before 1787 in Montgomery County, Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

37 M    i. Lawrence Stephens was born in 1755-1756 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 3 May 1847 in Carroll County, Virginia at age 91.

   38 M    ii. Jonathan Stephens was born about 1756 in Frederick County, Virginia.

Jonathan married Susanna Thompson in 1793 in Montgomery County, Virginia. Susanna was born about 1758.

   39 F    iii. Elizabeth Stephens was born about 1758.

Elizabeth married Wilson.

40 M    iv. Jacob Stephens was born about 1759 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 6 Jun 1849 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky about age 90.

41 M    v. Isaac Stephens was born on 25 Dec 1760 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 28 Jun 1833 in Wayne County, Kentucky at age 72.

   42 M    vi. Peter Stephens was born about 1762 and died on 17 Jan 1781 about age 19.

General Notes: The Chesterfield Register, a list of Montgomery Co., VA soldiers who enlisted in Chesterfield County includes on page 56 a Peter Stephens, age 17, 5' 7 and 1/2" born Frederick Co, bown hair, black eyes, fair complexion. The register also shows an Isaac Stephens, age 19, 5' 11", brown hair black eyes, fair complexion.

43 M    vii. Joseph Stephens was born in 1762 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 7 May 1836 in Bunceton, Cooper County, Missouri, USA at age 74.

   44 F    viii. Mary Stephens was born about 1765.

Mary married Thomas Watterson in 1795.

45 F    ix. Keziah Stephens was born on 9 Sep 1767 in Montgomery County, Virginia and died in Wyoming County, West Virginia.

46 M    x. David Stephens was born on 4 May 1770 in Montgomery County, Virginia and died on 27 May 1850 in Montgomery County, Virginia at age 80.

   47 F    xi. Rebecca Stephens was born in 1772.

General Notes: Living in 1795

8. Johann Heinrich Stephen (Peter (Hans)1) was born on 8 Apr 1734 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in Nov 1767 in Frederick County, Virginia at age 33. Another name for Johann was Henry.

General Notes:
From Daniel Bly's book "From The Rhine To The Shenadah" volume III

Rev. John Casper Stover baptized Henry 16 May 1735 at Opequeon. Henry died when he was only 33 years old, without a will. A search of records by Dan V. Stephens produced the name of only two of his children: Henry Jr. and Gabriel. Since the wills of Henry's brothers, Lewis and Lawrence, name their
children and his other brother, Peter Jr., moved all his family to Montgomery Co. VA, all other children of this time period have been placed as children of Henry and Elizabeth. Frederick Co. VA Order Book 14, p.96, ordered that Elizabeth was to administer the estate of Henry Stephens. Order Book, p.105,
assigned to Elizabeth Reed, late Elizabeth Stephens, relict of Henry, her dower in the lands, December 1782.
Farmer
Henry Stephens was one of the first children born to settlers in the Shenandoah Valley and was already over a year old when Rev. Johann Casper Stoever baptized him at “Opequon,” 16 May 1735. Stoever was a Reformed pastor from Pennsylvania, who made the first of several circuits to the fledgling German community in Virginia that spring. Henry was already a young married man when his father died and he was left a tract of 300 acres “where he now lives.” This was part of the 570 acres Henry's father received by patent in 1752.

Henry Stephens was appointed overseer of a road in Frederick County in May 1757 and during the years of the French and Indian War he also served in the county militia. He was listed on Lewis Stephens's muster roll in October 1758 and was discharged from further duty in John Hite's and Lewis Stephens's Company of the Frederick County regiment, 31 Oct. 1760 (Fred Co. Order Book “7,” p. 189 and Militia Records in Deed Book “18”). On 7 August 1767, Elizabeth Stephens appeared in Frederick County Court and qualified as administrator of the estate of her husband Henry Stephens “deceased”, Lewis Stephens co-signed the bond with her (Fred. Co. Will Book “4,” p. 557). By 1782 when she was assigned her dower interest in Henry's land she was remarried to a man named Reid (Fred. Co. Order Book, “18,” Dec. 1782 Court). Her husband was probably the James Reid, living in the Stephens City area, in the 1782 census of Frederick County. Henry's oldest son Gabriel died while a prisoner-of-war under the British in the Revolutionary War. Henry Jr. the next oldest son became heir at law to their father's land (Fred. Co. Deed Books “48,” p. 23 and “50,” p. 279). David was listed in the personal property tax records of 1787 with Henry Stephens Jr.

Johann married Elizabeth about 1755 in Frederick County, Virginia. Elizabeth was born about 1736.

Children from this marriage were:

   48 M    i. Gabriel Stephens was born about 1756 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 1 Mar 1777 in Fort Washington, New York about age 21.

General Notes: Gabriel was a bachelor at the time of his death.
Gabriel Stephens (of Henry #21) was born in Frederick Co., VA, about 1756, never married and died at Fort Washington (Manhattan), NY, 1 Mar. 1777. He died while a prisoner of the British during the Revolutionary War.

Gabriel was recruited along with a number of other young men from the “New Town” area, into Abraham Shepherd's Regiment of Volunteer Riflemen about the first of August, 1776. This company soon joined with the Continental Line and in the fall of 1776 marched to New York to defend Fort Washington, on the northern end of Manhattan Island. They arrived there but were soon surrounded and besieged in the Battle of King's Bridge. The American soldiers were outnumbered and finally surrendered to the British. They were imprisoned in old sugar warehouses and suffered from cold and hunger. Consequently, most of them died before the winter was over. (Danse Dandridge, Historical Shepherdstown, pp. 150-175). Gabriel was the oldest son of Henry and upon his death his brother Henry Jr. became the heir-at-law to their father's land at Stephens City (Frederick Co. Deed Book “50,” p. 279).

49 M    ii. Henry Stephens Jr. was born about 1758 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 24 Nov 1826 in Frederick County, Virginia about age 68.

50 M    iii. Peter Stephens was born in 1760 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 10 Mar 1838 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 78.

   51 F    iv. Elizabeth Stephens was born about 1762 in Frederick County, Virginia and died by 1784 about age 22.

Elizabeth married Andrew Pitman in 1782.

   52 M    v. David Stephens was born about 1765.

David married Susanna McGraw in 1790.

Third Generation (Grandchildren)


9. Peter Stephens (Ludwig Sr2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1742 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in 1783 in Frederick County, Virginia at age 41.

General Notes: Peter and Barbara were deeded 254 acres on Opequon Creek by her father in 1766 and also 439 acres from his father in September 1766 (Fred. Co. Deed Book “11,” pp. 180-2). They sold the 254 acres to Lewis Wolff in 1771 and sold the 439 acres back to his father on a mortgage deed. At the same time Lewis Stephens deeded them another 200 acres on the “Buffalo Marsh”, which was for their use but was to go to their son, Lewis, when he became age 21 (Fred. Co. Deed Book “15,” pp. 143-4). Peter Stephens, son of Lewis, is probably the Peter Stephens who was a surveyor for Lord Fairfax between 1762 and 1770. Peter died before August 1783 when his son, Lewis, “…age 17 next October”, was indentured to Frederick Conrad, to learn farming (Fred. Co. Order Book “18,” p. 195). The other children are named in the will of Mary Hening Stephens, widow of Lewis Jr., who left part of her estate to her husband's nieces and nephews (Fred. Co. Will Book and Deed Book “60,” pp. 6-8). Nellie, whose marriage was reported in the Winchester Sentinel, apparently died young without children

Peter married Barbara Wilson, daughter of Robert Willson and Garrala\Garnita\Geonita, about 1765. Barbara was born about 1748 in Frederick County, Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

53 M    i. Lewis Stephens was born on 23 Oct 1766 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 24 Jan 1834 in Stephens City, Frederick County, Virginia, USA at age 67.

   54 F    ii. Eleanor Stephens was born in 1768. Another name for Eleanor was Nellie.

Eleanor married Augustus Furman in 1788.

   55 M    iii. Robert Wilson Stephens was born about 1770 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in Probably In Kentucky.

   56 F    iv. Jeanetta Stephens was born about 1772 in Frederick County, Virginia. Another name for Jeanetta was Geonita.

Jeanetta married Thomas Ewing in 1791. Thomas was born about 1772.

   57 F    v. Elizabeth Stephens was born about 1774 in Frederick County, Virginia.

Elizabeth married Jacob Inslow on 31 Oct 1793. Jacob was born about 1771.

   58 F    vi. Mary Stephens was born about 1776 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in Probably In Kentucky.

Mary married [---?---] Jackson. [---?---] was born about 1768.

11. Mary Stephens (Ludwig Sr2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1745 in Frederick County, Virginia and died after 1805 in Frederick County, Virginia.

General Notes: Mary and John Emmitt lived near Stephens City of a tract her father bought from Mary Brumbach Neuschwanger Wolf in 1777. Rev. Peter Muhlenberg of Woodstock baptized their daughter, Elizabeth, on a visit to “New Town,” 27 Feb. 1775. Mary was still living at the time her father wrote his will in 1797.

Mary married John Emmitt about 1772. John was born about 1748 in Frederick County, Virginia and died before 1798 in Frederick County, Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

59 F    i. Elizabeth Emmitt was born on 7 Dec 1774 in Frederick County, Virginia.

60 M    ii. Lewis Emmitt was born in 1777 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 12 Jun 1836 in Frederick County, Virginia at age 59.

18. Jacob Stephens (Lorentz2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 2 Sep 1759 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 10 Jan 1841 in Madison County, Missiori at age 81.

General Notes: During the Revolutionary War Jacob served in the Frederick County militia. He enlisted for his first tour of duty in March 1776 and served under General Daniel Morgan, and was principally engaged in “suppressing the Tories.” Later that year he served under Major Gilkerson and was supposed to go to Fort Pitt (now Pittsburgh) but extreme cold forced cancellation of that mission. He then helped guard “Tory” prisoners at Winchester. In 1780 he was drafted for atour but hired a substitute instead. He described his tours of duty in depositions made for a pension application in March 1832 and August 1833. (From his pension application #S-17703).

Soon after his discharge from the militia, Jacob followed his brother, George William to Lincoln County in central Kentucky. The area where he settled and established his home eventually became Christian County, Kentucky. He also owned over 2000 acres in Jefferson County Kentucky and was owner of many slaves. In 1817 he moved to Madison County, Missouri. The full record of Jacob's family is from his family Bible, cited in the revised edition of Dan V. Stephens, Peter Stephens and Some of His Descendants (1940).

Jacob married Anne Wilcox Warren on 5 Apr 1784 in Kentucky. Anne was born on 13 Jan 1767 and died on 22 Feb 1819 at age 52.

Children from this marriage were:

   61 M    i. Warren Wilcox Stephens was born on 16 Feb 1785 and died in Nov 1854 in Madison County, Missiori at age 69.

   62 M    ii. John Bowman Stephens was born on 16 Apr 1787 and died on 13 Dec 1820 at age 33.

   63 M    iii. Gabriel Jones Stephens was born on 26 Feb 1789 and died on 3 Dec 1865 at age 76.

Gabriel married Mary Bowman Stephens, daughter of Isaac Stephens and Mary Jane Wright, in Missouri. Mary was born on 15 Apr 1795.

   64 M    iv. William Warren Stephens was born on 30 Jun 1790 and died on 2 Feb 1872 at age 81.

William married Susannah L Stephens, daughter of Isaac Stephens and Mary Jane Wright, in Madison County, Missiori. Susannah was born in 1799 and died in 1885 at age 86.

   65 M    v. Malcolm Macolin Stephens was born on 14 Aug 1793 and died on 31 Aug 1865 at age 72.

   66 F    vi. Anne Wilcox Stephens was born on 21 Aug 1795 and died in 1851 at age 56.

Anne married Zenas Smith.

   67 F    vii. Mary Bowman Stephens was born on 9 Oct 1797 and died on 23 Sep 1883 at age 85.

Mary married Rev. Samuel Weir in Missouri.

   68 M    viii. Jacob Bowman Stephens was born on 26 Oct 1799 and died in 1865 at age 66.

Jacob married Margaret Weir.

   69 M    ix. George William Stephens was born on 5 Sep 1801.

George married Elizabeth Parnell.

   70 M    x. Thomas Vardamus Stephens was born on 14 Mar 1804 and died about 1850 in Arkansas about age 46.

   71 M    xi. Young Finas Stephens was born on 10 Mar 1810 and died in 1864 in Wayne County, Missiori at age 54.

   72 M    xii. James Alexander Stephens was born on 15 Feb 1812.

   73 F    xiii. Letitia Ewing Stephens was born on 13 Jan 1807.

Letitia married Eli Ward.

Jacob next married Elizabeth Menser James on 2 Dec 1820. Elizabeth died in Jan 1860 in Madison County, Missiori.

19. Isaac Stephens (Lorentz2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1762 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in Feb 1831 in , Warren County, Kentucky, USA at age 69.

General Notes: Isaac Stephens was among the very early settlers of Kentucky and it is said that he was with a party that went overland by ox wagon to Wheeling and took flat boats down the Ohio to the present-day Cincinnati about 1783. From there they went into the interior of Kentucky. He first settled at Bardtown, Kentucky but after 1789 he purchased most of the land which his deceased brother, George William had owned near Bowling Green in present-day Warren County, Kentucky. He eventually acquired almost 4000 acres of land and owned several thriving farms. He and his wives are buried on his farm in Warren County.

Isaac married Mary Jane Wright on 12 May 1788. Mary was born on 13 Jul 1767 and died on 13 Aug 1805 at age 38.

Children from this marriage were:

   74 M    i. Abraham Stephens was born in 1788 and died in 1865 in Hickman County, Kentucky at age 77.

   75 F    ii. Elizabeth Stephens was born on 6 Jul 1789 and died in 1866 at age 77.

Elizabeth married James O'neal.

   76 M    iii. Thomas Lawrence Stephens was born on 19 Feb 1790 and died on 18 Apr 1870 at age 80.

Thomas married Charlotte Briggs in Warren , County, Kentucky, USA.

   77 F    iv. Sarah Wright Stephens was born in 1792.

Sarah married George W Stephens.

   78 F    v. Mary Bowman Stephens was born on 15 Apr 1795.

Mary married Gabriel Jones Stephens, son of Jacob Stephens and Anne Wilcox Warren, in Missouri. Gabriel was born on 26 Feb 1789 and died on 3 Dec 1865 at age 76.

   79 M    vi. Harvey Stephens was born in 1797.

Harvey married Charlotte Washburn.

   80 F    vii. Susannah L Stephens was born in 1799 and died in 1885 at age 86.

Susannah married William Warren Stephens, son of Jacob Stephens and Anne Wilcox Warren, in Madison County, Missiori. William was born on 30 Jun 1790 and died on 2 Feb 1872 at age 81.

   81 M    viii. Isaac Stephens Jr. was born on 10 Aug 1805 and died on 10 Jun 1856 in Ohio, , , USA at age 50.

Isaac next married Catherine Curran Briggs on 20 Dec 1805.

20. Joseph Lawrence Stephens (Lorentz2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 27 Apr 1764 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 14 Feb 1848 in Bourbon County, Kentucky at age 83.

General Notes: Joseph Lawrence Stephens (of Lawrence #17) was born in Frederick Co., VA, 27 Apr. 1764, married twice and died in Bourbon Co., KY, 14 Feb 1848. He married first on 3 June 1784, Nancy Shackleford. She was born 30 Dec 1769 and died 5 Aug. 1791. He married 12 Jan 1792, Lucy Garrard. She was born 10 June 1773 and died in KY, in 1850
Joseph was only 17 when he enlisted in the Virginia militia in the summer of 1781 and served under Capt. Keckley, of the Frederick County Militia for a term of three months. He returned home after the surrender of Cornwallis and married a few years later. Shortly after marriage, Joseph and Nancy headed for Kentucky and settled in what is now Bourbon County, but was then, Lincoln County. He is said to have established the first permanent farm and home in what became Bourbon County. He owned a large number of slaves who cleared and worked his extensive land holdings and built a brick residence for the family. Joseph's second wife Lucy was a niece of James Garrard, an early Kentucky governor. Joseph applied for a pension based on his Revolutionary war service in November 1833 and provided his birth and marriage dates and information on his service. The record of his family is from Dan V. Stephens's history of the family.

Joseph married Nancy Shackelford on 3 Jun 1784 in Virginia. Nancy was born on 30 Dec 1769 in Virginia and died on 5 Aug 1791 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky at age 21.

Children from this marriage were:

   82 F    i. Polly Shackelford Stephens was born on 2 Apr 1785 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky.

Polly married James Coons.

   83 M    ii. Gabriel Bowman Stephens was born on 8 Jan 1787 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky.

Gabriel married Mary Griggs.

   84 M    iii. George Washington Stephens was born on 21 May 1788 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky.

85 F    iv. Berthenia Stephens was born on 6 Jan 1790 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky and died in 1840 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 50.

   86 M    v. Samuel Stephens was born on 5 Jul 1791 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky and died in 1848 near Danville, Kentucky at age 57.

Samuel married Rachel Fisher.

Joseph next married Lucy Garrard on 12 Jan 1792 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky. Lucy was born on 10 Jun 1773 in Virginia and died in 1850 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky at age 77.

Children from this marriage were:

   87 M    i. Gabriel Bowman Stephens was born on 8 Jan 1787 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky.

Gabriel married Mary Griggs.

   88 M    ii. John Stephens was born on 29 Oct 1792 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky and died on 10 Aug 1827 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 34.

   89 F    iii. Elizabeth Stephens was born on 4 Oct 1794 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky and died on 13 Aug 1871 in Swallow Bluff, Tennessee at age 76.

Elizabeth married William Garrard.

   90 M    iv. Daniel Stephens was born on 12 Oct 1796 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky.

General Notes: His title is Dr. He moved to Indianapolis,Indiana about the time the capitol was laid out. Nothing further known concerning him.

   91 M    v. Joseph Stephens was born on 3 Feb 1798 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky and died on 2 Apr 1885 in Paris, Kentucky at age 87.

General Notes: Mercantile Business

   92 M    vi. Thomas Stephens was born on 13 Apr 1799 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky and died on 14 Apr 1870 in Henry County, IN at age 71.

   93 M    vii. Martin Stephens was born on 14 Jul 1801 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky.

   94 F    viii. Lucinda Stephens was born on 22 Apr 1803 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky and died on 14 Jul 1887 in Cynthiana, Kentucky at age 84.

Lucinda married John Robinson.

   95 F    ix. Maria Stephens was born on 7 Jul 1805 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky and died about 1855 in Cynthiana, Kentucky about age 50.

   96 M    x. Franklin Stephens was born on 13 May 1807 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky.

   97 F    xi. Amanda Stephens was born on 19 Mar 1809 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky.

   98 F    xii. Josephine Stephens was born on 18 Jan 1811 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky and died about 1882 about age 71.

Josephine married Samuel January.

   99 M    xiii. William Harrison Stephens was born on 15 Dec 1813 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky.

   100 M    xiv. Nelson Stephens was born on 29 Oct 1816 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky.

   101 F    xv. Caroline Stephens was born on 10 Nov 1818 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky and died on 30 May 1849 in Lexington, Kentucky at age 30.

Caroline married Nicholas Brindley in Kentucky.

22. Bryan Martin Stephens (Lorentz2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1767 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 19 Jul 1847 in Stephens City, Frederick County, Virginia, USA at age 80.

General Notes: Bryan Martin Stephens was named after Thomas Bryan Martin, nephew and heir of Lord Fairfax, with whom many of the Stephenses had close business ties. Bryan Martin Stephens lived at Stephens City and was the last of the family with the Stephens name to raise a family there. He and Emma are both buried in the old German Reformed cemetery at Stephens City.

Bryan married Emma Simms in 1798. Emma was born in 1771 and died on 22 Sep 1849 at age 78.

Children from this marriage were:

   102 M    i. Joseph Lawrence Stephens was born in 1789 and died in St. Francis County, Missiori.

103 M    ii. William Stephens was born in 1790 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 28 Feb 1837 in Mt. Pleasant, Miller County, Missouri, USA at age 47.

   104 F    iii. Permelia Stephens was born in 1792.

Permelia married Jack Lee.

   105 F    iv. Sarah Stephens was born on 30 Jul 1793 and died on 18 Feb 1892 at age 98.

Sarah married John B Carson.

   106 M    v. James Stephens was born about 1794.

   107 F    vi. Nancy Stephens was born about 1796 and died in 1859 about age 63.

Nancy married William White in Marian County, Missiori.

   108 F    vii. Polly Stephens was born about 1798.

Polly married Benjamin Bryson on 29 Aug 1820. Benjamin was born about 1796.

   109 F    viii. Maria Stephens was born about 1800 and died in Tennessee.

Maria married Dr. Brabson.

   110 F    ix. Rebecca Stephens was born about 1802.

   111 M    x. Dr. John Randolph Stephens was born about 1804 and died on 19 Oct 1838 about age 34.

   112 F    xi. Harriet Stephens was born about 1806.

Harriet married Abraham McKay on 8 Jan 1823. Abraham was born about 1804.

   113 F    xii. Caroline M Stephens was born in 1808 near Stephens City, Virginia and died on 14 Sep 1884 at age 76.

Caroline married Alias A Hibbard. Alias was born about 1906.

   114 M    xiii. Bryan Martin Stephens was born in 1810.

Bryan married Julia Ann M. Ernest on 18 Oct 1836 in Frederick County, Virginia. Julia was born about 1793.

   115 F    xiv. Amanda Jane Stephens was born on 7 Mar 1812 in Virginia.

Amanda married Hiram Blanchard on 7 Mar 1832. Hiram was born about 1811.

116 M    xv. George Bowman Stephens was born on 19 Aug 1817 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 6 Oct 1893 at age 76.

23. Mary Stephens (Lorentz2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1743 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 6 Aug 1838 at age 95.

General Notes: Henry Earnest was a youth when he left Switzerland with his parents in 1742. Both parents died on the voyage across the Atlantic and Henry moved to Virginia as a young man, and according to family tradition worked for Lawrence Stephens. Henry served in the Frederick County militia in the French and Indian War under Capt. George Mercer. By the early 1770s the Earnest family was in District 96 of the Upcountry of South Carolina and may have gone there as early as 1766 with other Frederick County families, including Jacob and Sarah (Stephens) Bowman. The Earnest family moved to western North Carolina (the part that became Tennessee) in the early 1780s and Henry was one of the commissioners who helped lay off Greene County in 1783. They settled at the mouth of Limestone Creek in the valley of the Nolachucky River and in 1790 helped organize the first Methodist congregation in that region. The names of many of their children appear along with those of the Snapps and the family of John Stephens (below) on deeds, surveys and other records in Greene County.

Mary married Heinrich Ernst. Heinrich was born on 8 Jun 1730 in Switzerland and died on 16 Mar 1809 in Greene County, Tennessee at age 78. Another name for Heinrich was Henry Ernest.

Children from this marriage were:

   117 M    i. Felix Earnest was born on 20 Sep 1762 and died on 16 Feb 1842 in Greene County, Tennessee at age 79.

   118 M    ii. Lawrence Earnest was born on 18 Dec 1763 and died on 15 Aug 1838 in Tennessee at age 74.

   119 M    iii. Earnest Earnest was born in 1765 and died about 1803 in Tennessee about age 38.

   120 F    iv. Elizabeth Earnest was born in 1766.

Elizabeth married Joseph Evans in 1785.

   121 F    v. Anna Earnest was born on 20 Feb 1769 and died on 1 Nov 1797 at age 28.

Anna married Stephen Brooks.

   122 F    vi. Mary Earnest was born on 25 Jan 1771 and died on 14 Oct 1855 at age 84.

Mary married George Wells.

   123 M    vii. Henry Earnest was born on 13 Dec 1772 and died on 21 Nov 1851 in Greene County, Tennessee at age 78.

   124 M    viii. Jacob Earnest was born on 30 Nov 1774 and died on 10 Dec 1840 in Tennessee at age 66.

   125 M    ix. Peter Earnest was born on 27 Feb 1777 and died on 17 Feb 1862 at age 84.

   126 F    x. Sarah Earnest was born about 1778.

Sarah married Charles Warren in 1798 in Greene County, Tennessee.

   127 F    xi. Lovina Earnest was born on 25 May 1783 and died in 1826 at age 43.

Lovina married Joseph Looney.

   128 F    xii. Rebecca Earnest was born on 25 May 1785 and died in 1880 at age 95.

Rebecca married Samuel Weaver in Tennessee.

24. Sarah Stephens (Lorentz2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 25 Mar 1745 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 7 May 1839 in Gerrard County, Kentucky at age 94.

General Notes: Sarah Stephens was born March 25, 1745, daughter of Lawrence Stephens and his first wife, and granddaughter of Peter Stephens. Her birth and death dates are recorded on a family gravestone in Garrard County, Kentucky.

Sometime before 1767 when her eldest son Jacob Jr, was born she married (John) Jacob Bowman, son of George Bowman and Mary Hite. Jacob was her step-uncle. Jacob's sister, Mary Bowman married Sarah's father Lawrence Stephens when Sarah was about seven years old. No record of Sarah and Jacob's marriage has been found and it is not known if they were married in Virginia or South Carolina.

According to the letter of John Bryan Bowman, who was President of the Kentucky University 1865-1871and grandson of Jacob's brother, Col. Abraham Bowman. filed in the Draper Papers, Jacob Bowman moved to South Carolina after the death of his father in 1764. Jacob is listed as owning land in Laurens Co, South Carolina on the Reedy River in 1764 adjoining land owned by George Wright, his brother-in-law.
Jacob served as a commissioner to lay out a road from Carson's Ferry to Reedy River, 1770. In 1778 he was elected to the Third South Carolina General Assembly for the 1779/1780 term.
In 1782 Jacob Bowman, who by some accounts was killed in the doorway of his mill by Indians or Tories dressed as Indians. Sarah filed for estate administration in October of 1782. She and Jacob had seven known children, Jacob Jr. b.1767, Mary (Polly) b. 1768, John , Sarah (Sally), Rebecca, Nancy, Geroge E, b. 1782.. Sarah was left with minor children, a farm, a mill and slaves to oversee.
During the remaining years of the Revolution, Sarah is listed in the South Carolina Archives as supplying provisons and rations for the Militia on many occasions from 1779 through February 1783 for a total of 887 Pounds for which she received satisfaction for 761 Pounds. She is recognized as a Patriot by South Carolina.
Sarah Bowman is listed in Laurens Co, SC records in 1787/88.
In 1795/96 Sarah and her son Jacob Jr. sold most of their South Carolina lands to Jacob Niswanger, son-in-law of Sarah Bowman Wright. and soon after Sarah, with her grown and minor children moved to Kentucky, possibly to enable Jacob Jr to resolve his inheritance from Maj. Joseph Bowman, his uncle. Maj. Joseph Bowman, who was second in Command under Gen.George Rogers Clark in the Illinois Campaign, died Aug 14, 1779. Jacob Bowman, Sr. became his heir-at-law under the then current law of primogeniture of Virginia. At the time of his death Kentucky was still a county of Virginia and Joseph's lands that he acquired with the Hite-Bowman Land Company fell under that law. When Jacob Sr. died in 1782 the estate devolved to Jacob, Jr.
Jacob Jr. and John Bowman first settled in Mercer Co. and Sarah and the other children were probably with them, but about the time Jacob Jr's claim was settled in 1802 Sarah was in Garrard Co. on part of the property from Joseph Bowman's estate at Bowman's Bend on the Kentucky River. Sarah apparently had her own home close to the river, but her son George built a home there about 1816 that still stands today. Sarah died May 7, 1839.
A large stone obelisk marks her resting place along with other members of the family.
Endnote: for many years the reputation of Jacob Bowman lay under a cloud.. Early historians confused him with other Jacob Bowmans, attributing the wrong wives to him and accused him of being a Tory. It seems to have started with Cartmell who confused him with a Capt. John Bowman who died at Ramsour's Mill. That John Bowman was a Scotch-Irishman who was married to Grizell Greenlee. That family is well documented and is not our Jacob Bowman.
Wayland in "The Bowmans- a Pioneering Family of Kentucky and the Northwest Territories" quotes Cartmell and then adds information based on information given by Bowman family members who may have been misinformed. . Wayland states that Jacob was a member of the South Carolina House of Burgesses. That is incorrect, Jacob was a member of the third General Assembly under the new government which required an oath of loyalty of South Carolina citizens. It is highly unlikely that Jacob would have been elected if he were a Tory. Sarah's claims for compensation, which seem to predate Jacob's death, also lend strong evidence that they were supporters of the of the Revoultion. Other's have named a Susannah Millhouse as wife of Jacob Bowman. That is also a different Jacob Bowman., whose family has also been well documented. Finally, it is unlikely that Jacob's political beliefs would have been so different from his brother's, four of whom were officers in the revolution. Later relations between members of the family, do not seem to support such a division in belief.
Sources:
Roquey Jobes maintainer of the Bowman files, Hite Family Association
Metarie, La. Baptismal Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever
http://www.pa-roots.com/lancaster/church/stoever/stoeverbap.html
In ABSTRACTS OF OLD NINTY-SIX AND ABBEVILLE DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, WILLS AND BONDS, Estate administration for Jacob Bowman by Sarah Bowman his wife, Box 10,Pack 176, OCT. 2, 1782
Bound to Jno. Ewing Calhoun, 2000 Pounds. Sarah Bowman was of Reedy River in Ninety-Six District.
"Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives, Vol III, 1775-1790,Bailey and Cooper, University of South Carolina Press, Columbia SC 1981, pg 81
From Lillian Bowman. Laughlin, Nevada, deceased: In Laurens Co, SC court records 1788 Power of Attorney was given by Sarah Wright to Jacob Bowman to recover any money from the estate of her father George Bowman of Virginia, also the same by Sarah Bowman, of any money due her by estate of her father Lawrence Stephens..
"Some South Carolina County Records" by Rev. Silas Emmet Lucas Jr shows that sometime in 1787 or 1788
Jacob Bowman, son and heir to Jacob Bowman, deceased sold 150 acres on Reedy River in SC to a John Bowman.The land was part of a 1788 grant to Richard Ballard who sold it to Jacob Jr's father. Sarah Wright was a witness. Another record of 1788 shows Sarah Right (Wright) appointing Jacob Jr her attorney regarding her part of her deceased father, George Bowman's estate in VA. Then there is a 1788 record where a Sarah Bowman appointed her son Jacob Jr as her attorney regarding the estate of her father Larens (Lawrence) Stephens.
Supreme Court, District of Kentucky, State of Virginia Deed Book B p. 490 Jacob BOWMAN of the District of Ninety Six, in South Carolina, heir to Joseph BOWMAN, dec'd, declares that whereas a co-partnership was entered into between Isaac HITE, John BOWMAN, Abraham BOWMAN, and Joseph BOWMAN on 2 January 1777, when it was agreed that the partners should take up and secure a large quantity of lands on the waters of the Ohio River, and insofar as practicable, to improve and cultivate the same, and to raise stocks of horses and cattle, and to carry on trade in goods, wares and merchandise, And in which it was expressed that Isaac HITE should have, at the expiration or dissolution of the contract, 2/5 parts, John BOWMAN 1/5, Abraham BOWMAN 1/5 and Joseph BOWMAN 1/5 of all the lands so entered, surveyed and patented, and also the same proportion of the stock of horses, cattle and goods and profits of the company. And that the partner were each to contribute their proportionate share of money for these purposes. And whereas Joseph BOWMAN died before the contract was dissolved, but the purposes have been carried into effect. And all expenses subsequent to Joseph's death have been made by Abraham as his executor, and all transactions that would have been required of Joseph have been transacted by Abraham as aforesaid. The partnership being dissolved on 7 January 1784, and a division of the lands has been carried into effect. And whereas Isaac HITE, John BOWMAN, Abraham BOWMAN in his own right and as executor for Joseph BOWMAN, did on 28 April 1784, agree also to all disbursements on a mutual submission to Samuel McDOWELL and Walker DANIEL Esq. who delivered on May 1st next their awards. Now know that Jacob BOWMAN, having maturely and deliberately considered the premises and conceiving that there was justice done, ratifies and confirms all which Abraham BOWMAN has done for him touching the agreement and the division and agrees therewith. 30 January 1788. Witnessed by Harry INNES, John WARREN and Thomas TODD. Recorded 13 Nov 1788.
Source: Kentucky Court of Appeal Deed Books volume 4, with Supreme Court Deed
Books A & B. Abstracted by Michael L. Cook and Bettie A. Cook - Cook
Publications, 1985- Transcribed by Anne Livingston

Thomas and Wife versus Bowman filed June 8, 1840
File Box T #39 of Mercer County Circuit Court Records
Abstacted by Ann Miller (Deceased) Original copy in the library of Roquey Jobes
This lawsuit concerning the distribution of the slaves from Sarah Bowman's
Estate names her children and in their depositions they mention their father
Jacob Bowman, that he died in South Carolina, that they came to Kentucky in the Fall of 1795,
"Back of the Cane--Early Virginia Surveys in Today's Garrard County Kentucky 1775-1789" by Fred Logan Simpson
Submitted by Jan West
awest1@tampabay.rr.com
Tampa, Florida
October 31, 2000
From Daniel Bly's book "From The Rhine To The Shenadoah" Vol III
Jacob Bowman, oldest son of George Bowman was born about the time the family settled in Virginia and grew up on the frontier in the Shenandoah Valley. During the French and Indian War he was a captain in the Frederick County militia. He was named executor in his father's will and was bequeathed 500 acres on Linville Creek in August County (present-day Rockingham County) Virginia. By the time his father died in March 1768 Jacob was already living in South Carolina and sold the land on Linville Creek in November 1768 (August Co. Deed Book “15,” pp. 151-61). He took up land on Reedy River in what is present-day Laurens County, South Carolina, and appears in various records of old District 96 (now Laurens County) until his death in 1781 or '82. He was elected to the Third South Carolina General Assembly 1778 for the 1779/80 term. He operated a mill on the Reedy River and by some accounts was killed in the doorway of his mill, possibly by Tory sympathizers dressed as Indians.

Some earlier accounts of the Bowman family report that Jacob supported the British government at the time of the American Revolution and died fighting for the British at the Battle of Ramsour's Mill, in South Carolina, in June 1780 (John W. Wayland, The Bowmans (Staunton, VA), 1943). Documentary records now prove that Wayland and others confused a John Bowman, of Scots-Irish descent, who died in the Battle of Ramsour's Mill, with “John Jacob” Bowman from Virginia. Irish descent, who died in the Battle of Ramsour's Mill, with “John Jacob” Bowman from Virginia. Jacob Bowman was no where near Ramsour's Mill and died in late 1781 or 1782, not 1780. On 20 Oct. 1782 Sarah Bowman posted bond with Samuel Rosamund and Samuel Wharton as surety to administer the estate of Jacob Bowman “deceased”. A panel consisting of Ebenezer Storms, John Hughes and Duke Pinson met at the home of Sarah Bowman on 8 Jan. 1783 to appraise the personal property of her husband, Jacob Bowman, deceased. If Jacob had been a British Loyalist his estate would have been confiscated, not appraised and distributed to heirs (Pauline Young, Abstracts of Old Ninety-Six and Abbeville District Wills and Bonds, 1977). Sarah Bowman of Laurens County, South Carolina, gave her son, Jacob Bowman Jr. power of attorney to collect money due her from the estate of her father, Lawrence Stephens. Jacob Bowman Jr. “son and heir at law of Jacob Sr.” was still in Laurens County, South Carolina, in 1789 when the estate of his unmarried uncle, Joseph Bowman was settled. Sarah Bowman, widow of Jacob Bowman and Jacob Bowman Jr., heir-at-law, sold their land on Reedy River in Laurens County to Jacob Niswanger in 1795 and moved to Mercer County, Kentucky, about that time.
According to documents filed in a Mercer County (Kentucky) chancery suit involving the heirs of Sarah Stephens Bowman, Jacob Bowman died in South Carolina in late 1781 and Sarah and the family moved to Kentucky in 1795. Sarah died intestate in Garrard County, Kentucky, in May 1839 (Thomas and wife vs Bowman: Mercer County Chancery Cases, File Box “T” #39). Sarah is buried in a family cemetery at Bowman's Bottom, Gerrard County, Kentucky. Jacob was about a dozen years older than Sarah and she may have, in fact, been a second wife but all the children are by Sarah.

Sarah married Johann Jacob Baumann, son of Hans Georg Baumann and Anna Marie Hite, in 1766. Johann was born on 2 Dec 1733 and died in 1781-1782 in South Carolina at age 48. Another name for Johann was Jacob Bowman.

Children from this marriage were:

   129 M    i. Jacob Bowman was born in 1767 and died in 1843 in Kentucky at age 76.

Jacob married Nellie Tillford.

   130 F    ii. Mary Bowman was born in 1768.

Mary married John Dunklin.

   131 M    iii. John Bowman was born in 1770.

   132 F    iv. Sarah Bowman .

Sarah married Edward Perkins.

   133 F    v. Rebecca Bowman .

Rebecca married America Harding.

   134 F    vi. Nancy Bowman .

Nancy married William McPheeters.

   135 M    vii. George Bowman was born in 1782.

General Notes: Lived in Garrard County, Kentucky

25. John Stephens (Lorentz2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1748 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 17 Mar 1819 in Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 71.

General Notes: During the conflict with the Indians of the Ohio frontier, called “Dunmore's War,” John served in Capt. Peter Helphenstine's Regiment of Frederick County militia for at least three months in 1774-75. No sooner had that struggle concluded than the Revolution War broke out, and John remained in the militia for much of that conflict, serving under General Daniel Morgan and participating the siege of Quebec, where he was captured and subsequently released.

John married and lived in Frederick County, Virginia, ntil about 1790 and then moved further south to Rockbridge County, Virginia. By 1804 he and his family had moved to Sullivan County, Tennessee, where they lived for about five years. In the fall of 1809 he and most of his family (the older sons stayed in Tennessee) moved to the wilderness of Preble County in western Ohio, where he took up land in the Miami River Valley. A tradition among descendants of John is that John and his family were among the earliest converts to Methodism in Shenandoah Valley. This may well be, since the Methodist did have a congregation in Stephens City before John and his family left. In 1789 Lewis Stephens sold the Methodist congregation in Stephens City a lot on which to build a church (Fred. Co. Deed Book “21,” p. 1110). A number of sons of John Stephens became Methodist ministers.

John married Jeanette Vance, daughter of David Vance and Unknown, on 9 Mar 1779 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Jeanette was born about 1760 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 15 Sep 1828 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA about age 68.

Children from this marriage were:

   136 M    i. Samuel L Stephens was born on 16 Nov 1779 and died in 1869 in Blountville, Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA at age 90.

137 M    ii. John Stephens Sr. was born on 4 Jul 1781 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 30 Jun 1845 in MS at age 63.

   138 M    iii. Felix Stephens was born on 15 Jan 1784 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 27 May 1835 in Natchez, MS at age 51.

139 M    iv. Isaac Stephens was born on 19 Jan 1786 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 4 Feb 1865 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 79.

   140 M    v. Peter Stephens was born on 26 Dec 1788 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 2 Dec 1877 in Wyandotte, , Ohio, USA at age 88.

   141 M    vi. David Stephens was born on 13 Nov 1790 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 1 Sep 1860 in Iowa at age 69.

   142 M    vii. William D Stephens was born on 7 Oct 1792 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 16 Apr 1859 in Sabine Parish, LA at age 66.

General Notes: In 1805,at a Methodist Conference in Sullivan County,Tennessee, he joined the
church and afterwards became a local Methodist preacher. He was drafted into the Army in the Second War with Great Britain on Sep.13,1813 and served for 6 months under Gen.William H.Harrison.
Preacher

   143 M    viii. Lewis Stephens was born on 13 Oct 1794 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 30 Jul 1852 in Springfield, MO at age 57.

General Notes: He left a family but none of them have been heard from.

   144 M    ix. Vance Stephens was born on 8 Sep 1796 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 20 Jun 1848 at age 51.

   145 M    x. Joseph Stephens was born on 2 Aug 1799 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 20 Mar 1880 in Iowa at age 80.

146 M    xi. Jesse B Stephens was born on 15 Feb 1802 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 14 Aug 1870 in Easton, Ohio, USA at age 68.

   147 M    xii. John Stephens Jr. was born on 10 Sep 1804 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 20 Jun 1842 in Ohio, USA at age 37.

29. Christina Snapp (Margaretha Stephen2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1750 and died about 1782 in Shenandoah County, Virginia about age 32.

Christina married Johann Michael Spiegel\Spiggle about 1767 in Frederick County, Virginia. Johann was born on 5 Aug 1741 in Lancaster County, PA and died in 1816 in Shenandoah County, Virginia at age 75.

Children from this marriage were:

   148 M    i. John Spiggle was born in 1768 in Virginia and died in 1797 at age 29.

John married Elizabeth Soxman on 9 Mar 1791 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Elizabeth was born in 1773.

   149 M    ii. Lawrence Spiggle was born about 1770 and died after 1820.

Lawrence married Magdalena (Polly) Wisman on 20 Aug 1792 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Magdalena was born about 1772.

   150 F    iii. Margaret Spiggle was born on 28 Sep 1773 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 28 Nov 1847 in Shenandoah County, Virginia at age 74.

Margaret married Jacob Funkhouser on 20 Aug 1793. Jacob was born in 1770 and died in 1813 at age 43.

   151 M    iv. Peter Spiggle was born in 1775 and died in Feb 1826 near Maurertown, Virginia at age 51.

Peter married Mary (Polly) Haun on 7 Nov 1801. Mary was born on 7 Jul 1781 and died on 18 Feb 1855 at age 73.

   152 F    v. Mary Spiggle was born about 1788.

Mary married Benjamin Artz. Benjamin was born about 1786.

   153 F    vi. Eva Spiggle was born about 1790.

   154 F    vii. Sarah Spiggle was born about 1792 and died between 1843 and 1850.

   155 F    viii. Elizabeth Spiggle was born about 1794.

   156 M    ix. Michael Spiggle was born about 1797 and died in 1843 in Shenandoah County, Virginia about age 46.

Michael married Mary Copp on 11 Aug 1820. Mary was born about 1802 and died after 1860.

   157 M    x. William Spiggle was born on 26 Jun 1799 and died on 25 Feb 1854 in Shenandoah County, Virginia at age 54.

William married Sarah Hottel on 30 Mar 1824. Sarah was born on 6 Feb 1807 and died on 23 Nov 1875 at age 68.

   158 F    xi. Susanna Spiggle was born about 1801 and died in 1831 about age 30.

30. Peter Snapp (Margaretha Stephen2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1754 and died in Dec 1789 in Shenandoah County, Virginia at age 35.

Peter married Catherine Copenhaver. Catherine was born about 1756.

Children from this marriage were:

   159 F    i. Margaret Snapp was born about 1776.

Margaret married John Hines. John was born about 1774.

   160 F    ii. Susanna Snapp was born about 1778.

Susanna married David Fisher. David was born about 1776.

32. Joseph Snapp (Margaretha Stephen2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1758 and died in Jun 1791 in Frederick County, Virginia at age 33.

Joseph married Elizabeth Keller. Elizabeth was born about 1760.

Children from this marriage were:

   161 F    i. Elizabeth Snapp was born about 1780.

   162 M    ii. Joseph Snapp was born about 1781.

37. Lawrence Stephens (Peter Jr.2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1755-1756 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 3 May 1847 in Carroll County, Virginia at age 91.

General Notes:
From Daniel Bly's book "From The Rhine To The Shenadah" volume III

About 1767 Lawrence went to Montgomery Co. VA with his parents. In 1775 he
enlisted in the army and served in the Revolutionary War as a private and a
corporal. See Clain S 7639 - Cert. 16465, Veterans Bureau, Washington D.C.
After the war he and his brother, Joseph, went to Wythe Co. where he located
on a 600 acre tract of land on Little Reed Island Creek, which he acquired
17 Aug 1793. His will is recorded in Carroll Co. Va in Will Book 1, p.148.
His estate was left to his children.
Lawrence was probably going on two years of age when he was baptized 3 May 1757, by Rev. Conrad Steiner of Frederick, Maryland, who made a circuit into the Shenandoah Valley. His baptismal sponsors were Lorentz Schnepp (Lawrence Snapp) and wife Margaretha. He was about twelve years old when his parents moved from Frederick County, soth to the New River Valley, in what is now Montgomery County, Virginia. When only about 20 he enlisted in the militia at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War and served in Captain William Campbell's company of the First Virginia Regiment. His company marched from Fincastle to Bedford, Virginia, shortly after his enlistment in September 1775 and then marched to Hampton Roads (Norfolk area) where they were to join a battle, but arrived too late. He was promoted from private to corporal in March 1776 and was stationed near Williamsburg, Virginia, when discharged in September 1776.

After the war, Lawrence and his brother, Joseph, moved on further south to what is now Carroll County in southwest Virginia, which in those days was still part of Wythe County. He acquired 200 acres on Little Reed Creek in August 1793. Like many of his generation he owned slaves but in 1793, as an act of conscience, freed his slaves. Lawrence applied for a pension for his service in the Revolutionary War in 1832 and in June 1833 made another deposition giving more details about his service. He also stated that he was born in Frederick County, Virginia in 1755. He obtained a pension of 42 dollars a year, beginning in 1834. Lawrence lived beyond the age of 90 and was a hardworking farmer and active citizen most of his long life.

Lawrence married Joanna Herbert in 1787. Joanna was born in 1761 in Wythe County, Virginia and died on 15 Mar 1845 in Wythe County, Virginia at age 84.

Children from this marriage were:

   163 M    i. Peter Stephens was born on 14 Sep 1788 and died on 20 May 1849 at age 60.

   164 F    ii. Rhoda Stephens was born on 10 Apr 1794 in Wythe County, Virginia and died on 1 Mar 1884 in Carroll County, Virginia at age 89.

Rhoda married John Early.

   165 M    iii. Dr. James Stephens was born on 17 Sep 1796 and died on 26 Apr 1851 at age 54.

   166 M    iv. Joseph Stephens was born on 14 Jul 1798 in Wythe County, Virginia and died on 29 Jun 1837 in Wythe County, Virginia at age 38.

Joseph married Isabelle Longacre.

   167 F    v. Elizabeth Stephens was born in 1800.

Elizabeth married William Dobbins in Carroll County, Virginia.

   168 F    vi. Rebecca Stephens was born about 1802.

Rebecca married Samuel Calfree in Pulaski County, Virginia.

   169 F    vii. Sally Stephens was born about 1804.

Sally married Henry Davis in Carroll County, Virginia.

   170 F    viii. Martha Stephens was born about 1805 and died on 5 Dec 1882 about age 77.

Martha married Rev. Thomas Rice.

40. Jacob Stephens (Peter Jr.2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1759 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 6 Jun 1849 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky about age 90.

General Notes: Jacob grew up in Montgomery County, Virginia, and during the Revolutionary War served between 1779 and 1782 under Capt. John Taylor and Capt. James Byrn in Col. William Heth's company of the Seventh Virginia Regiment from Montgomery County. After the war he moved to central Kentucky and settled in Lincoln County (the section that became Rockcastle County in 1810). There must have been other children born before 1800 but record of them has not been found.

Jacob married Rachel English on 10 Nov 1786 in Lincoln County, Kentucky. Rachel died on 4 Mar 1850.

Children from this marriage were:

   171 M    i. Isaac William Stephens was born in 1800.

   172 M    ii. Stephen Stephens was born in 1804.

   173 F    iii. Ann Stephens was born about 1810.

   174 M    iv. English Stephens was born in 1811.

41. Isaac Stephens (Peter Jr.2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 25 Dec 1760 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 28 Jun 1833 in Wayne County, Kentucky at age 72.

General Notes: Isaac grew up in Montgomery County, Virginia, and in the fall of 1780 enlisted in the militia during the later years of the Revolutionary War. He was private for 20 months in a company under Captain Bently and the regiment of Colonel Hawes. They marched to Chesterfield Court House (near Richmond) and then south to the Carolinas. Isaac fought in the Battle of Guilford Court House in March 1781, in the second battle of Camden in April 1781 and the “Siege of 96” in South Carolina in May 1781. He returned home after the war and the following year married Rebecca. In 1799 they moved to Wayne County, Kentucky. In August 1832 Isaac applied for a pension and provided information on his service during the Revolutionary War and also reported that a brother (Peter) was killed at the Battle of Camden in April 1781. Rebecca also applied for a pension after Isaac's death and provided birth dates, marriage date and names of children.
The Chesterfield Register, a list of Montgomery Co., VA soldiers who enlisted in Chesterfield County includes on page 56 a Peter Stephens, age 17, 5' 7 and 1/2" born Frederick Co, bown hair, black eyes, fair complexion. The register also shows an Isaac Stepens, age 19, 5' 11", brown hair black eyes, fair complexion.

Isaac married Rebecca Havens on 18 Dec 1782. Rebecca was born on 19 Oct 1765 in Virginia and died on 29 Jun 1843 in Wayne County, Kentucky at age 77.

Children from this marriage were:

   175 F    i. Elizabeth Stephens was born on 1 Oct 1783 and died in 1867 at age 84.

Elizabeth married John Dick.

   176 M    ii. Isaac Stephens was born in 1784.

Isaac married Ann Davidson.

   177 M    iii. James Stephens was born in 1785.

James married Sally Oatts.

   178 F    iv. Rhoda Stephens was born on 22 Apr 1787 and died on 26 May 1869 at age 82.

Rhoda married John Hayden.

   179 F    v. Rebecca Stephens was born in 1789.

   180 M    vi. William Stephens was born in 1790 and died on 28 Feb 1837 at age 47.

William married Jane Mullens.

   181 F    vii. Nancy Stephens was born in 1792.

Nancy married John Anderson.

   182 F    viii. Zilpha Stephens was born in 1794.

Zilpha married George Catron.

   183 M    ix. Gordan Charles Stephens was born on 6 Jun 1796 and died on 8 Jul 1853 at age 57.

Gordan married Sally Crockett in Wayne County, Kentucky.

43. Joseph Stephens (Peter Jr.2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1762 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 7 May 1836 in Bunceton, Cooper County, Missouri, USA at age 74.

General Notes: In 1767 Joseph moved to Montgomery Co. VA with his parents. About 1785 he and his brother Lawrence went to Wythe Co. where he purchased 197 acres near the mouth of Reed Creek. In 1801 he moved to Wayne Co. KY. In 1815 he and all his children, except Mary, moved to Tennessee. They lived there until 1817 when they moved to Cooper Co. Missouri.

Joseph was a boy when his family moved from Frederick County to Montgomery County, Virginia. About 1785 he moved to Wythe County and purchased 197 acres on Little Reed Creek near his brother Lawrence. By 1801 he sold his land and moved his family to Wayne County, Kentucky where they lived until 1815. They then went to Tennessee for several years and finally in November 1817 moved to Cooper County, in the heart of Missouri and took up land near the present-day town of Bunceton. Joseph and his family were among the first settlers in what was then a vast wilderness. The family lived in a lean-to the first winter and the nearest neighbor was at least seven miles away. Joseph and his large family eventually carved a large and thriving farm from the wilderness and his children became leading citizens of Missouri. (See Leven and Drake, The History of Cooper County, Missouri, Chapter xvii.) Joseph, his two wives and many of their children, are buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Bunceton, Missouri.

Joseph married Rhoda Cole, daughter of William T Cole and Nellie Bowndes, in 1790 in Wythe County, Virginia. Rhoda was born about 1770 and died in 1822 in Cooper County, MO about age 52.

Children from this marriage were:

   184 M    i. William Stephens was born in 1791 and died in 1834 in Arizona at age 43.

   185 M    ii. Peter Stephens was born about 1792 and died in 1856 in Cooper County, MO about age 64.

   186 F    iii. Nancy Stephens was born about 1794.

Nancy married Thomas Smiley in Missouri.

   187 F    iv. Nelly Stephens was born about 1796.

Nelly married James Campbell in 1812.

   188 M    v. Lawrence Cole Stephens was born on 3 Jan 1798 and died in 1873 in Cooper County, MO at age 75.

   189 M    vi. Joseph Stephens was born about 1800 and died in Missouri.

   190 F    vii. Mary Stephens was born about 1801.

General Notes: Died young

   191 F    viii. Rhoda Stephens was born on 18 Jul 1803 and died in 1876 at age 73.

Rhoda married Dr. B W Levens.

   192 F    ix. Francis T Stephens was born on 27 Aug 1805 and died in 1850 at age 45.

Francis married George W Moore.

   193 F    x. Johanna Stephens was born about 1807.

Johanna married Baker Mills.

Johanna next married John Kelly.

   194 M    xi. James Madison Stephens was born on 13 Jan 1809 and died in 1882 in Missouri at age 73.

   195 F    xii. Zilpha Stephens was born in 1811 and died on 15 Apr 1899 at age 88.

Zilpha married Pemberton Cason.

Joseph next married Catherine Dickson, daughter of Josiah Dickson and Isabell Read, in 1824 in MO. Catherine was born about 1765 in Bardstown, Kentucky and died in MO.

Children from this marriage were:

   196 F    i. Margaret Stephens was born on 27 Jul 1825 and died in 1906 at age 81.

Margaret married Reuben Rowles.

   197 M    ii. John Dickson Stephens was born on 23 Sep 1826.

   198 M    iii. George Dickson Stephens was born on 31 Jul 1827.

   199 F    iv. Alpha Stephens was born about 1829 and died in Texas.

   200 M    v. Andrew Jackson Stephens was born on 29 Nov 1830.

   201 M    vi. Thomas Hart Benton Stephens was born on 7 Aug 1832 and died in 1921 at age 89.

Thomas married Cynthia Nelson in Cooper County, MO.

   202 F    vii. Harriet Stephens was born on 7 Aug 1832.

General Notes: Thomas and Harriet are twins

Harriet married Mitchell Hilberger.

   203 F    viii. Isabella Hannah Stephens was born on 3 Sep 1834.

Isabella married E Decatur Nelson in Cooper County, MO.

   204 F    ix. Leonora C Stephens was born in 1836.

Leonora married Dr. Wolfe.

45. Keziah Stephens (Peter Jr.2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 9 Sep 1767 in Montgomery County, Virginia and died in Wyoming County, West Virginia.

Keziah married Edward McDonald, son of Joseph McDonald and Elizabeth Ogle, in 1786 in Montgomery County, Virginia. Edward was born in 1761 and died in 1835 in Wyoming County, West Virginia at age 74.

Children from this marriage were:

   205 M    i. Lewis McDonald was born in 1788.

   206 M    ii. Joseph B McDonald was born on 8 Dec 1789 in Montgomery County, Virginia and died on 30 Sep 1866 in Tazewell County, Virginia at age 76.

Joseph married Nancy Chapman in 1815. Nancy was born on 15 Feb 1793 in Wyoming County, Virginia and died on 3 Dec 1846 at age 53.

   207 M    iii. Stephen McDonald was born in 1793.

   208 F    iv. Mary McDonald was born in 1796.

Mary married Captain Thomas Shannon.

   209 M    v. William McDonald was born in 1797.

   210 F    vi. Jane McDonald was born in 1799.

Jane married Captain Tomas Pearis.

   211 F    vii. Margaret McDonald was born in 1801.

Margaret married Augustus Pack.

   212 F    viii. Rhoda McDonald was born in 1805 and died in 1859 at age 54.

Rhoda married Charles Black in 1824. Charles was born in 1796 and died in 1853 at age 57.

   213 F    ix. Kesiah McDonald was born in 1807.

Kesiah married William Chapman.

   214 F    x. Elizabeth McDonald was born in 1808 and died in 1880 at age 72.

Elizabeth married Alexander Black in 1823. Alexander was born in 1800 and died in 1872 at age 72.

46. David Stephens (Peter Jr.2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 4 May 1770 in Montgomery County, Virginia and died on 27 May 1850 in Montgomery County, Virginia at age 80.

General Notes: David Stephens (of Peter Jr. #20) was born in Montgomery Co., VA, 4 May 1770, married Elizabeth Watterson, 7 Jan. 1793, and died in Montgomery Co., 27 May 1850. Children: Henry, Peter and Mary.

David married Elizabeth Watterson on 7 Jan 1793. Elizabeth was born about 1772.

Children from this marriage were:

   215 M    i. Henry Stephens was born about 1794.

   216 M    ii. Peter Stephens was born about 1795.

   217 F    iii. Mary Stephens was born about 1796 and died as an infant.

49. Henry Stephens Jr. (Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1758 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 24 Nov 1826 in Frederick County, Virginia about age 68.

General Notes: The FREDERICK CO. VA MINUTE BOOK 1817-1820, p.287 states that Henry was the eldest brother and heir at law of Gabriel Stephens when he died.
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During the Revolutionary War, Henry Jr. enlisted in Capt. George Stubblefield's company of the Fifth Virginia Regiment, in August 1776, and served until April, 1777. He apparently married soon after returning home and lived at Stephens City the rest of his life. He inherited his father's land and lived there as a farmer. In Nov. 1822, Henry and Catherine sold 20 acres of his tract to Bryan Martin Stephens, and in March 1824 sold the remaining tract to Joseph Long. The deed specifically notes that the land was left to Henry Stephens by his father Peter, and that Gabriel Stephens as heir of Henry Sr. died intestate and the land “…therefore descended to the said Henry as heir at law and eldest brother of him the said Gabriel.” (Fred. Co. Deed Books “46,” p. 570 and “48,” p. 23).

Henry married Catherine about 1778. Catherine was born about 1758.

Children from this marriage were:

   218 M    i. John Stephens was born in 1779.

   219 M    ii. William Stephens was born in 1780.

William married Miriam Cooper.

   220 M    iii. David Stephens was born in 1781.

   221 F    iv. Elizabeth Stephens was born about 1782.

Elizabeth married Abner Peters.

   222 F    v. Margaret Stephens was born about 1784.

Margaret married Isaac Pifer.

   223 M    vi. Henry Stephens III was born in 1786 and died in 1826 at age 40.

Henry married Catherine Cooper.

50. Peter Stephens (Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1760 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 10 Mar 1838 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 78.

General Notes: Peter and his family were living in Frederick Co. Virginia according to the 1810 census, which listed 2 males age 0-10, 1 male age 10-16, 1 male age 45 & up, 1 female age 10-16, 1 female age 16-26, and 1 female age 45 & up. The two younger boys would be Adam and David. The older boy is not known. The girls would be Mary and Catherine. Christian, John, and Peter Jr. were married at this time. The family moved sometime between 1810 and 1813 to Clinton Co. Ohio. as their daughter, Mary, got married Jan. 10, 1813. The earliest land record found, shows that Peter bought 119 acres Dec. 13, 1816 on the waters of Anderson Fork, a part of the Carter Page survey #1728. This
land, on an 1859 map, is on the west side of Horseshoe Pike after the second bend in the road. His son, Christian, owned the land on his nothern boundary and the northwest corner of this land was at the corner of the Port William Pike and Horshoe Pike. Peter Jr. bought land on the east side of Horseshoe Pike extending to Anderson Creek. A plat of the Baptist (Sherrick) Cemetery, where Peter and Mary are buried, lists Peter as having served in the Revolutionary War. The land and cemetery was established in 1825 by W. Hobblett for a Baptist church. The first minister was Black Isaac, a freed black slave. This plat is in the Clinton Co. Engineer's Office. Peter died intestate
and a record to partition the land he owned could not be found in the Clinton Co. OH Common Pleas Court. Deeds have been found for Adam, Catherine, Christian, Peter G., John, Sarah, and the children of Mary, deceased, whereby they sold their share of the estate to David. Two of the deeds stated "their undivided ninth part..." but a deed for the ninth child has not been found. The
deeds are recorded in Clinton Co. in Book V, p.102-108 and filed Dec. 2, 1851. The missing child could likely be Andrew Stephens, born about 1790 in VA and living across the county line in Silvercreek Township of Green Co. Ohio. A document needs to be found to prove this relationship.
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Peter married Mary [---?---] about 1780. Mary was born in 1764 and died in May 1836 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 72.

Children from this marriage were:

224 M    i. Christian Stephens was born on 5 Jan 1781 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 9 Jun 1860 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 79.

225 M    ii. John Stephens was born about 1783 in Frederick County, Virginia and died between 1850 and 1860 in Highland County, Ohio, USA.

226 F    iii. Mary "Polly" Stephens was born in 1785 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in St.Joseph County, IN.

227 M    iv. Peter G. Stephens was born on 4 Jul 1789 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 4 Mar 1836 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 46.

228 F    v. Catharine Stephens was born in 1792 in Frederick County, Virginia.

229 M    vi. Adam Stephens was born in 1801 in Frederick County, Virginia.

230 M    vii. David Stephens was born on 15 Apr 1806 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 3 May 1881 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 75.

   231 F    viii. Sarah Stephens was born between 1810 and 1815 in Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Sarah and Ezekiel were living in St. Joseph Co. Indiana in 1847 when they
sold their their share of her deceased father's land and lot #25 in Port
William to her brother, David. Sarah appeared on the 1820 census in the 10-16
age group and in the 1830 census in the 15-20 age group. The 1850 census
listed her age as 32 (b.1818), which is unlikely, and born in Ohio. Her mother
would have been 46 in 1810 and makes the child bearing years questionable. The
1840 census shows Sarah and Ezekiel living in St. Joseph Co. Indiana.

Sarah married Ezekiel Green between 1830 and 1840. Ezekiel was born about 1811 in DE.

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandchildren)


53. Lewis Stephens (Peter3, Ludwig Sr2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 23 Oct 1766 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 24 Jan 1834 in Stephens City, Frederick County, Virginia, USA at age 67.

General Notes: Lewis's father died when he was 16 and he was indentured to Frederick Conrad to “learn farming.” (Fred. Co. Order Book “18”, p. 195). Lewis Stephens “III” and wife Catherine sold the 200 acres on the “Buffalo Marsh”, which he inherited from his grandfather, to Samuel Kercheval in 1790 (Fred. Co. Deed Book “23,” p. 142). He and his young bride moved to Kentucky, where several of their children were born, but ten years later returned to Virginia and lived at Stephens City. They lived at Stephens City the remainder of their lives and are buried in the old community cemetery there. Catherine was a granddaughter of George and Anna Maria (Hite) Bowman. Lewis is erroneously identified as a son of Henry Stephens (#21) in the Dan Stephens genealogy but the thorough research of Janice Carper of Catharpin, Virginia and the deed to Kercheval, which she found, proves that he is, in fact, a son of Peter and grandson of Lewis (#15).

Lewis married Catherine Brinker, daughter of George Brinker and Rebecca Bowman, on 20 Feb 1788 in Frederick County, Virginia. Catherine was born on 26 Dec 1770 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 7 Aug 1838 near Stephens City, Virginia at age 67.

Children from this marriage were:

   232 M    i. George Lewis Stephens was born in 1795 and died in 1865 at age 70.

George married Mary Ann Clark.

   233 M    ii. Furnam Stephens was born in 1797.

   234 F    iii. Mary Stephens was born in 1799.

   235 F    iv. Rebecca Stephens was born in 1801.

59. Elizabeth Emmitt (Mary Stephens3, Ludwig Sr2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 7 Dec 1774 in Frederick County, Virginia.

Elizabeth married Daniel Carroll on 29 Nov 1791. Daniel was born about 1771 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in Frederick County, Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

   236 M    i. Lewis Carroll was born about 1792.

Lewis married Sophia Boone on 5 Jun 1813. Sophia was born about 1794.

Lewis next married Catherine Jones on 19 Sep 1829. Catherine was born about 1794.

   237 M    ii. Wesley Carroll was born about 1794.

Wesley married Amaltha. Amaltha was born about 1796.

   238 F    iii. Mary Ann Carroll was born about 1796.

Mary married William S Heath. William was born about 1794.

   239 F    iv. Sally Carroll was born about 1798.

Sally married John Ferguson. John was born about 1796.

60. Lewis Emmitt (Mary Stephens3, Ludwig Sr2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1777 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 12 Jun 1836 in Frederick County, Virginia at age 59.

Lewis married Jane B. Jane was born about 1779.

Children from this marriage were:

   240 F    i. Julia Emmitt was born about 1800.

   241 F    ii. Jane Emmitt was born about 1801.

   242 F    iii. Maria Catherine Emmitt was born about 1802.

85. Berthenia Stephens (Joseph Lawrence3, Lorentz2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 6 Jan 1790 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky and died in 1840 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 50.

Berthenia married Isaac Stephens, son of John Stephens and Jeanette Vance. Isaac was born on 19 Jan 1786 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 4 Feb 1865 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 79.

The child from this marriage was:

   243 M    i. Joseph S Stephens was born about 1861.

103. William Stephens (Bryan Martin3, Lorentz2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1790 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 28 Feb 1837 in Mt. Pleasant, Miller County, Missouri, USA at age 47.

William married Jane Mullen about 1810 in Kentucky. Jane was born about 1793 and died in 1859 in Mt. Pleasant, Miller County, Missouri, USA about age 66.

Children from this marriage were:

   244 F    i. Druzella Stephens was born about 1811.

   245 M    ii. James W. Stephens was born about 1812.

   246 M    iii. Isaac Stephens was born about 1813.

   247 F    iv. Permelia Stephens was born in 1792.

Permelia married Jack Lee.

   248 F    v. Frankie A Stephens was born about 1815.

Frankie married James M Richardson. James was born about 1813.

   249 F    vi. Martha Stephens was born about 1816.

   250 F    vii. Permela Stephens was born in 1817 and died in 1827 at age 10.

   251 M    viii. Gordon Stephens was born in 1818 in Winchester, Tennessee.

   252 F    ix. Cordelia Stephens was born in 1819 in Winchester, Tennessee.

Cordelia married James M Richardson between 1867 and 1868. James was born about 1813.

   253 M    x. William M Stephens was born in 1820 in Winchester, Tennessee and died in 1867 in Mt. Pleasant, Miller County, Missouri, USA at age 47.

William married Polly Hines. Polly was born about 1834.

   254 F    xi. Sarah Stephens was born on 30 Jul 1793 and died on 18 Feb 1892 at age 98.

Sarah married John B Carson.

116. George Bowman Stephens (Bryan Martin3, Lorentz2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 19 Aug 1817 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 6 Oct 1893 at age 76.

George married Mary Ash. Mary was born about 1796.

Children from this marriage were:

   255 F    i. Helen Stephens was born about 1817.

   256 F    ii. Florine Stephens was born about 1818.

137. John Stephens Sr. (John3, Lorentz2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 4 Jul 1781 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 30 Jun 1845 in MS at age 63.

John married Elizabeth Joyner about 1797 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Elizabeth was born about 1781 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died about 1860 in MS about age 79.

Children from this marriage were:

   257 M    i. William Stephens was born about 1798.

   258 M    ii. James Stephens was born about 1800.

   259 M    iii. Thomas Stephens was born about 1802 and died in Pike County, Kentucky.

   260 F    iv. Sarah Stephens was born about 1804.

   261 M    v. Boyer Stephens was born about 1806.

   262 M    vi. Michael Stephens was born about 1808.

   263 M    vii. Daniel Stephens was born on 9 Feb 1809 in SC and died on 29 Sep 1894 in Bedford County, Tennessee at age 85.

Daniel married Nancy Couch. Nancy was born about 1811.

Daniel next married Caroline Keller in 1840 in Bedford County, Tennessee. Caroline was born about 1811.

139. Isaac Stephens (John3, Lorentz2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 19 Jan 1786 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 4 Feb 1865 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 79.

General Notes: For several years, he was County Recorder for Preble County, Ohio.

Isaac married Berthenia Stephens, daughter of Joseph Lawrence Stephens and Nancy Shackelford. Berthenia was born on 6 Jan 1790 in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky and died in 1840 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 50.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 85)

Isaac next married Elizabeth McCalla on 30 Oct 1817 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA. Elizabeth was born on 25 Jan 1790 in Scotland and died on 29 Jan 1827 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA at age 37.

Children from this marriage were:

   264 M    i. Alfred H Stephens was born about 1818.

   265 M    ii. A L Stephens was born about 1819.

   266 F    iii. Emeline Stephens was born about 1820.

Emeline married Edward Laning on 11 Feb 1847 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.

   267 F    iv. Editha Stephens was born about 1821.

Editha married Edward Laning on 25 Jan 1844 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.

146. Jesse B Stephens (John3, Lorentz2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 15 Feb 1802 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 14 Aug 1870 in Easton, Ohio, USA at age 68.

Jesse married.

His child was:

   268 F    i. Ann Elizabeth Stephens was born about 1830 in Ohio, USA and died in 1848 in Ohio, USA about age 18.

224. Christian Stephens (Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 5 Jan 1781 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 9 Jun 1860 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 79.

General Notes: Christian bought 108 acres Apr. 18, 1818. This land is on the south and west sides of Horseshoe Pike; it also joined up to his father's land on the south. On Sep. 27,1858 Christian wrote his will. It was proved Jul 7, 1860. The names of their children are listed in the will which is recorded in Clinton Co. Ohio Will Book 1, p.340.
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Christian married Sarah Babb, daughter of Peter Babb and Mary Bowen, on 13 Oct 1806 in Frederick County, Virginia. Sarah was born on 6 Jan 1785 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 22 Mar 1866 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 81.

Children from this marriage were:

269 M    i. Peter H. Stephens was born on 5 Nov 1806 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 16 Mar 1876 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 69.

   270 F    ii. Mary Stephens was born on 15 Jan 1809 and died after 1858.

Mary married John Garwood on 12 Feb 1829 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. John was born about 1807.

271 F    iii. Rachel Stephens was born on 25 Dec 1810 in Ohio, USA.

272 F    iv. Eliza Stephens was born on 16 Feb 1814 and died on 21 Dec 1866 in Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 52.

273 F    v. Elizabeth Stephens was born about 1816 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 20 Mar 1871 about age 55.

   274 F    vi. Sarah Stephens was born about 1817 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Sarah married Asher Cotteral on 10 Jan 1836 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Asher was born about 1815.

   275 F    vii. Hannah Stephens was born about 1820 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Hannah married Amos Parlett\Parlot on 11 Feb 1840 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Amos was born about 1818.

   276 M    viii. Christian J. Stephens was born in 1822 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   277 M    ix. Jacob Stephens was born about 1824 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

278 M    x. David J. Stephens was born on 21 Feb 1824 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 25 Nov 1855 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 31.

   279 F    xi. Ann Stephens was born on 30 Jun 1826 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 27 May 1905 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 78.

General Notes: Ann remained single and the death record listed her age as 78y 10m 27d.

   280 M    xii. Reese Stephens was born in 1828 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Reese served as a 1st Lieutenant during the Civil War.

281 M    xiii. Isaac Henry Stephens was born on 4 Jul 1829 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 22 Nov 1864 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 35.

225. John Stephens (Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1783 in Frederick County, Virginia and died between 1850 and 1860 in Highland County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: John and Martha were living in Highland Co. Ohio, 29 Sep 1845, when they sold their undivided ninth part of the estate of his father, Peter. The Highland
Co. census listed their children as 5 males age 0 to 10 and 3 males age 10 to
16. The 1830 census listed 2 males 10 to 15, 2 males 15 to 20, and 1 female 5 to 10. The 1840 census listed 2 males 20 to 30 and 1 female 15 to 20. The 1850 census listed only John and Martha both age 67. The names of the children, except John, have not been proven. A cemetery record for John was not found.
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John married Martha Brown. Martha was born about 1783 in Virginia and died on 30 Nov 1856 in Highland County, Ohio, USA about age 73.

The child from this marriage was:

282 M    i. John Stephens was born about 1818 in Highland County, Ohio, USA and died in 1900 in Highland County, Ohio, USA about age 82.

226. Mary "Polly" Stephens (Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1785 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in St.Joseph County, IN.

General Notes: The children of Mary, deceased daughter of Peter Stephens, appointed their
uncle (by marriage), Ezekiel Green, as their attorney to collect all due them
from the estate of their grandfather, Peter. This document was signed by the
children of Mary and Joshua as follows: Julia Garwood Manning, William
Garwood, Ann Garwood Montgomery, Mary Garwood, Lydia Ann Garwood, Benjamin and Eliza Jane Garwood, a minor. The paper, signed 13 May 1846, was sealed by the clerk of court of St. Joseph Co. Indiana on May 14, 1847.

Mary married Joshua Garwood on 10 Jan 1813 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Joshua was born about 1786.

Children from this marriage were:

   283 F    i. Julia Garwood was born about 1814.

Julia married John Manning. John was born about 1812.

   284 M    ii. William Garwood was born about 1815.

   285 F    iii. Ann Garwood was born about 1816.

Ann married Joseph Montgomery. Joseph was born about 1814.

   286 F    iv. Mary Garwood was born about 1817.

   287 F    v. Lydia Ann Garwood was born about 1818.

   288 M    vi. Benjamin Garwood was born about 1819.

   289 F    vii. Eliza Jane Garwood was born about 1820.

227. Peter G. Stephens (Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 4 Jul 1789 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 4 Mar 1836 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 46.

General Notes: Peter's will is recorded in CLINTON CO. OHIO WILL BOOK 1, p.160. The will was written 21 Mar 1854 and was probated 10 Mar 1856. The will names his wife, three sons, one daughter and all the children of his deceased son, Philip. The deed for the first land Peter bought after coming from Virginia is dated Feb 27, 1822. This was for 50 acres on the east side of Horseshoe Pike. Later he purchased more land that joined his and it extended to Sabina Road.
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Peter married Sarah Parlett, daughter of Joshua Parlett and Unknown, on 29 Dec 1808 in Frederick County, Virginia. Sarah was born on 24 Feb 1789 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 7 Jan 1877 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 87.

Children from this marriage were:

290 M    i. Philip Stephens was born about 1809 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

291 M    ii. Joshua Stephens was born on 5 Jan 1812 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 11 Jul 1900 in Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 88.

292 M    iii. John Stephens was born on 19 Apr 1814 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 28 Jan 1901 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 86.

293 M    iv. Peter J. Stephens was born in 1822 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1891 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 69.

294 F    v. Mary Ann Stephens was born about 1828 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

228. Catharine Stephens (Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1792 in Frederick County, Virginia.

General Notes: Catherine and Isaac Jonathan were living in Tippecanoe Co. Indiana when
they sold their one ninth part of her father's land and lot #25 in Port
William to her brother David. The document was signed Oct 10, 1839. The ages and number of children were taken from the 1840 census. The family could not be found in the 1850 census of Tippecanoe Co.

Catharine married Isaac Jonathan Lupton on 1 Feb 1814 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Isaac was born between 1780 and 1790.

Children from this marriage were:

   295 F    i. Lupton was born between 1814 and 1820.

   296 M    ii. Lupton was born between 1825 and 1830.

   297 F    iii. Lupton was born between 1830 and 1835.

   298 F    iv. Lupton was born between 1835 and 1840.

229. Adam Stephens (Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1801 in Frederick County, Virginia.

General Notes: Adam and Mary were living in DeWitt Co. Illinois Oct 1, 1839 when they sold
to David, his brother, their rights to the land in Clinton Co. Ohio, being
their part of the estate of Peter Stephens, deceased. This family was found
in Tazwell Co. Illinois on the 1830 census, DeWitt Co. Illinois on the 1840
census, and Logan Co. Illinois on the 1850 census. Names of the known children
were taken from the 1850 census.
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Adam married Mary. Mary was born about 1802 in Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   299 F    i. Stephens was born about 1825.

   300 F    ii. Stephens was born about 1826.

   301 F    iii. Stephens was born about 1828.

   302 F    iv. Sarah J. Stephens was born about 1830 in IL.

   303 F    v. Elizabeth Stephens was born about 1834 in IL.

   304 M    vi. James A. Stephens was born about 1837 in IL.

230. David Stephens (Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 15 Apr 1806 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 3 May 1881 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 75.

General Notes: David and Catharine raised five grandchildren after their mother's died,
Daniel Stephens, Jane Ellis, and Garland, Thomas and Flora Johnson. The names
of the deceased daughters, Margaret, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah and Mariah were
taken from the 1850 and 1860 census records and tombstone inscriptions. The
names of the other children were named in David's will along with Nancy, his
second wife. The family bought the farm in Liberty Township that had been
purchased by his father, Peter, when he came from Virginia.
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David married Catharine Shields on 23 Nov 1826 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Catharine was born on 8 May 1810 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 27 May 1876 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 66.

Children from this marriage were:

305 F    i. Margaret Stephens was born about 1827 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

306 M    ii. John D. Stephens was born on 19 Feb 1829 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 23 Jul 1883 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 54.

307 M    iii. William Samuel Stephens was born in Apr 1832 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1909 in Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 77.

308 F    iv. Elizabeth Stephens was born about 1834 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   309 F    v. Mary Stephens was born about 1834 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died about 1853 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA about age 19.

General Notes: After Mary died, her husband married her twin sister, Elizabeth.

Mary married Moses Buntain Johnson, son of Garland Johnson and Catherine Buntain, on 29 Mar 1853 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Moses was born on 27 Feb 1833 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 28 May 1896 in Montezuma, Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA at age 63.

310 F    vi. Sarah Ann Stephens was born on 6 Sep 1836 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 29 Jun 1855 at age 18.

311 M    vii. Robert Henry Stephens was born on 14 Jul 1839 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 28 Aug 1922 in Caesarcreek Township, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 83.

312 F    viii. Mariah Stephens was born about 1843 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   313 F    ix. Catharine Sarah Stephens was born about 1845 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   314 M    x. Allen Stephens was born on 18 May 1848 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 18 Sep 1892 at age 44.

David next married Mrs.Nancy Rannals on 11 Jan 1877 in Greene County, Ohio, USA. Mrs.Nancy was born about 1823.

Fifth Generation (Great Great-Grandchildren)


269. Peter H. Stephens (Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 5 Nov 1806 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 16 Mar 1876 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 69.

General Notes: Peter died intestate and his heirs were listed in the settlement of his
estate, 18 Jan 1880, CLINTON CO. OHIO JOURNAL OF SETTLEMENTS Book 1. The
family lived in Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio and data was taken from the
1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 census records. The Probate Court Death Records list
consumption as the cause of death and his age as 69y 4m 11d, age also listed
in the Wolary Bible records.
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Peter married Mary Ann. Mary was born on 25 Dec 1808 in Virginia and died on 1 Feb 1883 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 74.

Children from this marriage were:

315 M    i. Wes(T)Ley Stephens was born on 14 May 1829 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 15 Feb 1878 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 48.

   316 M    ii. David M. Stephens was born on 4 Jan 1830 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 25 Aug 1878 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 48.

General Notes: David never married. His will is recorded in the CLINTON CO. OHIO WILL BOOK 3,
p.151. The death record listed his age as 48y 8m 21d.

317 F    iii. Elizabeth A. Stephens was born about 1832 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

318 F    iv. Martha Jane Stephens was born about 1833 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

319 F    v. Louisa Stephens was born in May 1837 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1904 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 67.

   320 M    vi. John Lewis Stephens was born on 19 Jun 1839 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 3 Aug 1860 at age 21.

General Notes: He was 21y 1m 14d when he died.

321 M    vii. James Madison Stephens was born on 25 Mar 1842 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 25 Jul 1886 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 44.

322 F    viii. Maria Stephens was born in 1843 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1898 in Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 55.

323 F    ix. Mary M. Stephens was born about 1845 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died after 1910.

   324 F    x. Julia A. Stephens was born about 1846 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died between 1860 and 1876.

   325 M    xi. Harvey Stephens was born in 1852 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 5 Apr 1903 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 51.

General Notes: The death record shows that Harvey was a widower at his death. He was admitted
to the Clinton Co. Infirmary 27 Dec 1897. He was 51y when he died from
pneumonia. The 1880 census records listed no children in their household.
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Harvey married Emiline McDaniel on 29 Aug 1879 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Emiline was born about 1855 in Ohio, USA.

   326 M    xii. Milton L. Stephens was born about 1854 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died between 1860 and 1870.

271. Rachel Stephens (Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 25 Dec 1810 in Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Rachel and Henry lived in Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio. The names of their
children were taken from the 1860 and 1870 census records. Eli was found in
the Wolary Bible record.

Rachel married Henry Wolary, son of Henry Wolary and Elizabeth, on 26 Sep 1836 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Henry was born on 11 Jan 1815 in Virginia and died on 15 Sep 1896 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 81.

Children from this marriage were:

   327 M    i. Eli Wolary was born about 1835 and died on 15 Sep 1841 about age 6.

328 M    ii. Nathaniel Wolary was born on 11 Nov 1837 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

329 M    iii. Calvin Wolary was born on 1 May 1839 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

330 M    iv. Asbury Wolary was born on 16 Jul 1843 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

331 F    v. Catherine Wolary was born on 3 Mar 1845 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   332 M    vi. Harrison Wolary was born on 18 Dec 1846 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Harrison married Mary Oglesbee. Mary was born about 1848.

   333 F    vii. Maria Wolary was born on 18 Dec 1846 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

334 F    viii. Esther Wolary was born on 28 Oct 1850 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

335 M    ix. Harvey Wolary was born on 30 Aug 1852 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 5 Feb 1932 at age 79.

272. Eliza Stephens (Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 16 Feb 1814 and died on 21 Dec 1866 in Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 52.

General Notes: Eliza and Daniel lived in Jefferson Township Greene Co. Ohio. Names of their
children were taken from cemetery records and the 1870 census record. Eliza
was listed in the Wolary Bible records as 51y 10m 5d when she died.

Eliza married Daniel Bayliff on 4 Jun 1835 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Daniel was born about 1815 in Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   336 M    i. Joshua Bayliff was born on 4 Apr 1837 in Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 12 Dec 1870 in Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 33.

General Notes: The Wolary Bible records list his age at death as 33y 8m 8d.

   337 M    ii. Reese Bayliff was born about 1854 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

   338 F    iii. Jane Bayliff was born on 12 Feb 1861 in Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 9 Nov 1861 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

   339 F    iv. Emma Bayliff was born on 27 Aug 1865 in Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 7 Apr 1867 in Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 1.

273. Elizabeth Stephens (Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1816 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 20 Mar 1871 about age 55.

General Notes: Elizabeth and Jonathan lived in Caesarcreek Township Greene Co. Ohio. The names
of the children listed were taken from the 1850 and 1860 Census.

Elizabeth married Jonathan Faulkner on 7 Aug 1834 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Jonathan was born about 1811 in Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   340 M    i. Warren Faulkner was born about 1836 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

   341 M    ii. Thomas Faulkner was born about 1839 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

   342 M    iii. Stephen Faulkner was born about 1843 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

   343 M    iv. Allan Faulkner was born about 1844 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

   344 F    v. Lucinda Faulkner was born about 1847 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

   345 F    vi. Sarah M. Faulkner was born about 1849 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

278. David J. Stephens (Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 21 Feb 1824 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 25 Nov 1855 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 31.

General Notes: David and Margaret were 1st cousins. They appear on the 1850 census in
Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio with the initial of a child which could not
be read. The couple have not been located on any census after that.
The Wolary Family Bible record lists David's date of death and his age as
31y 9m 4d. CLINTON CO. OHIO RECORD OF INVENTORIES BOOK 2, p.95-97 lists
David's inventory which was filed 19 Mar 1856 by Reece Stephens,
administrator, his brother.

David married Margaret Stephens, daughter of David Stephens and Catharine Shields, on 21 Nov 1846 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Margaret was born about 1827 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   346 F    i. Sarah Catherine Stephens was born about 1849 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   347 M    ii. Daniel Stephens was born about 1852 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Daniel appeared on the 1860 and 1870 census in the household of David and
Catharine Stephens. He is named in the will of David as his grandson.
The birth date of Daniel and the name Stephens would best fit in the family
of Margaret and David Stephens. Margaret could not be located on the 1860
census and it is assumed she was dead at that time and that would explain why
Daniel was living with his maternal grandparents.

281. Isaac Henry Stephens (Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 4 Jul 1829 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 22 Nov 1864 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 35.

General Notes: Isaac and Anna lived in Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio. The names of their
children were taken from the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census records. The Wolary
Bible records list Isaac's age at death as 34y.
Farmer

Isaac married Anna Jane Wikle, daughter of Philip Wikle Jr. and Mary Ann Morgan, on 15 Jun 1852 in Greene County, Ohio, USA. Anna was born on 10 Dec 1834 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 16 Oct 1909 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 74.

Children from this marriage were:

   348 F    i. Zimri Stephens was born on 26 Oct 1853 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 5 Feb 1874 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 20.

General Notes: She died from a gunshot wound at age 20y 3m 10d.

   349 M    ii. Charles W. Stephens was born on 29 Dec 1855 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 28 Nov 1861 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 5.

General Notes: The Wolary Bible records list his age at death as 5y 11m 4d.

   350 F    iii. Sallie Mary Stephens was born about 1857 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Sallie married James L Barnhart on 10 Oct 1875 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. James was born about 1857.

   351 F    iv. Isabel Stephens was born about 1859 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   352 M    v. Lewis Stephens was born on 10 Jan 1862 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 7 May 1905 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 43.

General Notes: Lewis remained single according to his death record and died from pneumonia,
aged 43y 3m 27d.
Clerk

   353 F    vi. Harriet E. Stephens was born in Dec 1862 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 15 Dec 1879 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 17.

General Notes: The death record listed death due to consumption, aged 17y.

   354 F    vii. Ida M. Stephens was born in 1865 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1889 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 24.

Ida married Stephen Beal, son of John Beal and Sarah J., on 1 Jan 1888 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Stephen was born in 1860 in Ohio, USA and died in 1939 at age 79.

282. John Stephens (John4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1818 in Highland County, Ohio, USA and died in 1900 in Highland County, Ohio, USA about age 82.

General Notes: The tombstone inscription for John lists his year of birth as 1823 but census
records of John and his parents do not agree with 1823. The names of John and
Elizabeth's children were taken from the 1850 and 1860 census records. The
names of John and Mary's children were taken from the HISTORY OF CLINTON
COUNTY, OHIO, Albert J. Brown, Editor, 1915, p. 805-806.
Farmer

John married Mary. Mary was born on 28 Jan 1822 in Ohio, USA and died on 22 Jul 1887 at age 65.

Children from this marriage were:

   355 M    i. William Stephens was born about 1842.

   356 M    ii. Charles Stephens was born about 1843.

John next married Anna M.. Anna was born in 1827 and died in 1926 at age 99.

John next married Elizabeth Mendenhall on 9 Sep 1841 in Highland County, Ohio, USA. Elizabeth was born on 20 Mar 1821 in Ohio, USA and died on 29 Mar 1858 at age 37.

Children from this marriage were:

   357 F    i. Eliza Stephens was born about 1843 in Ohio, USA.

358 M    ii. Lewis A. Stephens was born in 1844 in Highland County, Ohio, USA and died on 30 Jun 1885 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 41.

   359 F    iii. Julia E. Stephens was born about 1846 in Ohio, USA.

   360 M    iv. John W. Stephens was born in 1849 in Ohio, USA and died in 1928 at age 79.

John married Alice A. Grove on 14 Sep 1873 in Highland County, Ohio, USA. Alice was born in 1854 and died in 1932 at age 78.

361 M    v. Cassius Stephens was born on 1 Aug 1851 in Highland County, Ohio, USA and died on 8 Sep 1920 at age 69.

   362 M    vi. Cornelius Stephens was born about 1852 in Highland County, Ohio, USA.

   363 F    vii. Mary E. Stephens was born on 11 Jan 1854 in Highland County, Ohio, USA and died on 17 Feb 1884 at age 30.

290. Philip Stephens (Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1809 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: The last official document found on Philip was a quit claim deed he and Sarah
signed 31 Mar 1845 pertaining to her deceased father's farm. They lived in
Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio. Their children were named in the will of
Philip's father and were found on the 1850 and 1860 census records.
Farmer

Philip married Sarah Mary Wikle, daughter of Philip Wikle and Anna Catherine Michael, on 6 Nov 1828 in Greene County, Ohio, USA. Sarah was born in Dec 1808 in Augusta County, Virginia and died on 20 Jul 1902 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 93.

Children from this marriage were:

364 F    i. Mary Jane Stephens was born in Sep 1829 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in Jul 1907 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 77.

   365 F    ii. Elizabeth Stephens was born about 1831 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Elizabeth is mentioned in her grandfather's (Peter G. Stephens) will made in
1854.

366 M    iii. John W. Stephens was born about 1837 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   367 M    iv. William Stephens was born about 1839 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

368 F    v. Melissa L. Stephens was born on 17 Feb 1846 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 13 Sep 1930 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 84.

369 M    vi. Joshua Stephens was born on 15 Jul 1832 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 8 Mar 1912 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA at age 79.

291. Joshua Stephens (Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 5 Jan 1812 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 11 Jul 1900 in Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 88.

General Notes: The family was in Liberty Township in 1840 & 1850 census and Wilson Township in 1860.
In 1870 they were in Jefferson Township of Greene Co. and 1880 they were back in
Clinton Co. in Wilmington. A grandson, Charles Stephens, age 14, was living
with them in 1880. Joshua and Lucinda entered the Clinton County Infirmary
8 Jun 1895. Joshua left the infirmary the day Lucinda died. He reentered the
Infirmary 7 Jan 1897 and stayed there till his death. The names of their
children were taken from the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census records.
Farmer, Teamster

Joshua married Lucinda Ann Buntain, daughter of William Buntain and Mary "Polly" Coons, on 25 Oct 1839 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Lucinda was born in 1818 in Highland County, Ohio, USA and died on 16 Jul 1895 in Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 77.

Children from this marriage were:

   370 M    i. George W. Stephens was born about 1838 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

371 M    ii. John Hinkle Stephens was born in Mar 1840 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 9 May 1909 in Athens, Athens County, Ohio, USA at age 69.

   372 F    iii. Mary C. Stephens was born about 1841 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Mary married Harris Williams on 6 Jun 1867 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Harris was born about 1839.

373 F    iv. Nancy Jane Stephens was born on 18 Jan 1845 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 26 Apr 1914 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 69.

374 F    v. Sarah Jenette Stephens was born on 7 Nov 1846 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 26 Jan 1908 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 61.

   375 M    vi. William Stephens was born about 1847 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   376 F    vii. Emma M. Stephens was born about 1849 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

377 M    viii. Sylvester Harvey Stephens was born on 4 Oct 1854 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 5 Dec 1916 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 62.

   378 F    ix. Anna B. Stephens was born about 1857 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

292. John Stephens (Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 19 Apr 1814 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 28 Jan 1901 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 86.

General Notes: John's will in which he names his children was written 20 May 1891 and
probated 6 Feb 1901, Clinton County Will Book 7, p.412. He and Julia lived
in Liberty Township The two children that died young were determined from the
tombstone inscriptions.
Farmer

John married Julia Ann Adair, daughter of Hugh Adair and Martha "Patsy" Buntain, on 10 Nov 1836 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Julia was born on 8 Jun 1813 in Highland County, Ohio, USA and died on 17 Feb 1891 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 77.

Children from this marriage were:

379 F    i. Perlina A. Stephens was born on 15 Aug 1837 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 2 Jul 1916 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 78.

   380 F    ii. Sarah A. Stephens was born on 4 Apr 1839 and died on 2 Nov 1844 at age 5.

General Notes: She died when she was 5y 6m 28d.

381 F    iii. Martha Jane Stephens was born on 27 Feb 1841 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 11 Feb 1902 in Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 60.

   382 M    iv. James H. Stephens was born on 4 May 1845 and died on 19 May 1845.

383 F    v. Rose Ann Stephens was born on 9 May 1846 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 10 Sep 1881 in Montgomery County, Ohio, USA at age 35.

384 M    vi. Emanuel Gardner Stephens was born on 4 Jul 1849 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 25 Jan 1919 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 69.

385 M    vii. William Alexander Stephens was born on 12 Oct 1850 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 20 Apr 1936 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 85.

386 F    viii. Mary F. Stephens was born in Feb 1853 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1929 at age 76.

   387 F    ix. Nancy E Stephens was born about 1857.

293. Peter J. Stephens (Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1822 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1891 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 69.

General Notes: The 1850 census lists Luzetta with her husband, Peter Stephens as L.J. It is
assumed she died, probably in childbirth in the first few years of their
marriage. Her widowed husband married her sister May 27, 1854. Peter and
Charlotte lived in Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio on the farm that had been
owned by his father. The names of their children were taken from the 1860
and 1870 census records.
Farmer, Cooper, Miller

Peter married Luzetta Jane Shaw, daughter of Greenberry Shaw and Nancy Perry, on 16 Jan 1850 in Greene County, Ohio, USA. Luzetta was born about 1827 in NC and died in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Peter next married Charlotte Shaw, daughter of Greenberry Shaw and Nancy Perry, on 27 May 1854 in Greene County, Ohio, USA. Charlotte was born in 1829 in NC and died in 1895 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 66.

Children from this marriage were:

388 M    i. John Hampton Stephens was born about 1854 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   389 F    ii. Almira Stephens was born about 1856 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   390 F    iii. Sarah N. Stephens was born about 1859 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Sarah married Addison M. Jones on 16 May 1877 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Addison was born about 1857.

   391 F    iv. Vina Stephens was born about 1862 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Vina married John H. Waln on 24 Sep 1878 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. John was born about 1860.

294. Mary Ann Stephens (Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1828 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: William and Mary Ann lived in Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio. The names of
their children were taken from the 1860 and 1870 census records.

Mary married William Chance about 1847. William was born about 1822 in Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   392 M    i. George Chance was born about 1848 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   393 M    ii. Harvey Chance was born about 1850 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   394 F    iii. Sarah A. Chance was born about 1853 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   395 M    iv. William Chance was born about 1857 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   396 M    v. Joshua Chance was born about 1859 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   397 M    vi. Jonathan Chance was born about 1863 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   398 M    vii. Silvester Chance was born about 1865 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   399 M    viii. Allen Chance was born about 1867 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

305. Margaret Stephens (David4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1827 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Margaret married David J. Stephens, son of Christian Stephens and Sarah Babb, on 21 Nov 1846 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. David was born on 21 Feb 1824 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 25 Nov 1855 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 31.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 278)

306. John D. Stephens (David4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 19 Feb 1829 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 23 Jul 1883 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 54.

General Notes: John and Mary Jane were first cousins once removed. They lived in Liberty Township
Clinton Co. Ohio. Names of the children were found on 1860, 1870, 1880 & 1900
census records. The minor children were found in guardianship records of 1884.
The death record listed the day of death as 29th and death due to consumption.
CLINTON CO OHIO ADMINISTRATOR BOOK 15, p.291, 11 Aug 1883 names Mary as the
administrator. Mary Jane named Charley, Orlando, Bertie, Foster, and Moses in
her will written May 1903, CLINTON CO. OHIO WILL BOOK 10, p.139.
Farmer

John married Mary Jane Stephens, daughter of Philip Stephens and Sarah Mary Wikle, on 14 Jul 1853 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Mary was born in Sep 1829 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in Jul 1907 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 77.

Children from this marriage were:

400 M    i. Charles A. Stephens was born on 15 May 1854 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 30 Mar 1928 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 73.

   401 M    ii. David Arthur Stephens was born on 11 May 1856 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 20 Jun 1862 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 6.

402 M    iii. Moses J. Stephens was born on 8 Jun 1858 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 16 Mar 1924 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 65.

   403 M    iv. William Allen Stephens was born on 30 Oct 1860 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 13 Apr 1861 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   404 F    v. Malissa Aeena Stephens was born on 8 Mar 1862 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 11 Jun 1862 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

405 M    vi. Lowry E. Stephens was born on 29 Nov 1864 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 21 Oct 1894 in Wilson Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 29.

   406 F    vii. Katie A. Stephens was born on 1 Feb 1867 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1900 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 33.

Katie married James P. Wilson on 9 Apr 1885 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. James was born about 1865.

   407 M    viii. James Orlando Stephens was born on 15 May 1869 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died after 1952.

General Notes: He was listed as a survivor when his brother died in 1952.

   408 M    ix. Clinton J. (Bertie) Stephens was born on 28 Jul 1871 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in Jun 1944 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 72.

General Notes: Clinton Co. Ohio Birth Records list the birth of Christian J.B. Stephens,
son of John D. and Mary Jane, born 18 Jan 1873.
Restaurant Owner

Clinton married Ida Mae Rolison, daughter of Stephen Rolison and Martha Moore, on 3 May 1920. Ida was born on 23 Jan 1874 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 8 Nov 1938 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 64.

   409 M    x. Lewis Foster (Tommy) Stephens was born on 15 May 1875 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 4 Dec 1952 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 77.

General Notes: Foster was fatally burned when his house caught on fire, mid morning.

307. William Samuel Stephens (David4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in Apr 1832 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1909 in Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 77.

General Notes: William and Catherine were found on the 1860 census, Liberty Township Clinton Co.
In 1870 William and Calista were listed on the census, Liberty Township In 1900
the family was living in Jefferson Township Greene Co. Ohio. The names of their
children were taken from the 1870 and 1900 census records and Clinton Co.
birth records which listed Calista's surname.
Farmer

William married Catherine Johnson, daughter of Garland Johnson and Nancy Mattox, on 24 Nov 1859 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Catherine was born about 1843 in Ohio, USA and died before 1865.

William next married Callista Pilcher, daughter of Joshua Pilcher and Minna, on 14 Dec 1868 in Greene County, Ohio, USA. Callista was born in Jun 1846 in Ohio, USA and died in 1932 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 86.

Children from this marriage were:

   410 F    i. Ida B. Stephens was born in 1867 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1949 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 82.

   411 M    ii. Walter F. Stephens was born on 14 Sep 1869 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 20 Jun 1891 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 21.

   412 M    iii. James C. Stephens was born on 21 Feb 1870 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

413 M    iv. Alva "Jake" J. Stephens was born on 27 Feb 1871 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 3 Dec 1957 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 86.

   414 M    v. David W. Stephens was born in Aug 1873 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died.

   415 M    vi. William Stephens was born on 8 Mar 1875 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died.

   416 F    vii. Minnie Stephens was born on 1 Jun 1877 in Wilson Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   417 M    viii. Charles L. Stephens was born on 25 Mar 1879 in Wilson Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1943 at age 64.

418 F    ix. Herma Dorah Stephens was born on 4 Feb 1881 in Wilson Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 30 Dec 1912 at age 31.

   419 M    x. Forest H. Stephens was born in May 1883 in Wilson Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   420 F    xi. Florence M. Stephens was born in Aug 1885 and died.

   421 F    xii. Fannie L. Stephens was born in Mar 1893 and died.

308. Elizabeth Stephens (David4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1834 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Elizabeth was a twin to her sister Mary. Moses and Elizabeth lived in Liberty
Township Clinton Co. Ohio and the names of their children were taken from the
1860 census record. The children lived with their maternal grandparents after
Elizabeth died.

Elizabeth married Moses Buntain Johnson, son of Garland Johnson and Catherine Buntain, on 27 May 1854 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Moses was born on 27 Feb 1833 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 28 May 1896 in Montezuma, Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA at age 63.

Children from this marriage were:

   422 M    i. Garland Johnson was born about 1855 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 29 Aug 1884 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA about age 29.

General Notes: An item in the Clinton Co. Democrat for Sept. 5, 1884 reads as follows:
"It becomes our painful duty to chronicle the death of Mr. S. Johnson, of
Port William, which occurred on last Thursday morning, at 4 o'clock, aged
about 25 years. The cause of his death was kidney disease."
The "S", I believe, could have been a badly written "G", and that this is the
son of Moses B. Johnson. The death record did not name the parents but did
give his age as 29 and his occupation as a plasterer.
Plasterer

   423 F    ii. Jane Johnson was born about 1856 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: In 1881, Jane is named in the will of David Stephens,her grandfather.

424 M    iii. Thomas Corwin Johnson was born on 21 Sep 1858 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 24 May 1932 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 73.

425 F    iv. Florence "Flora" Johnson was born in Apr 1860 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 1 Jul 1947 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 87.

310. Sarah Ann Stephens (David4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 6 Sep 1836 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 29 Jun 1855 at age 18.

General Notes: Sarah was 18y 9m 3d when she died.

Sarah married Christopher W. Ellis on 10 Dec 1853 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Christopher was born in 1832 and died in 1924 at age 92.

The child from this marriage was:

   426 F    i. Jane Ellis was born about 1855 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Jane is shown living with David Stephens,her grandfather, on the 1860 Census.

311. Robert Henry Stephens (David4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 14 Jul 1839 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 28 Aug 1922 in Caesarcreek Township, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 83.

General Notes: Henry and Mary lived in Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio. The names of their
children were taken from the 1870, 1880, and 1900 census records and Clinton
Co. birth records. Henry's obituary listed his surviving children as Frank,
R.D., M.E., O.A., C.A., I.C., and daughter, Mrs. Jenkins, whose home he died.
Farmer

Robert married Mary Elizabeth McDorman, daughter of Risdon McDorman and Tacy (Fleecy) Waln, on 30 Oct 1862 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Mary was born on 20 Jun 1844 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 28 Jan 1912 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 67.

Children from this marriage were:

427 M    i. Franklin H. Stephens was born on 7 Oct 1863 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 29 May 1940 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 76.

   428 M    ii. Risdon D. Stephens was born on 1 Sep 1865 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in Feb 1936 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA at age 70.

General Notes: His obituary stated he was survived by his widow and two children, not named.
Telegrapher, Shipping County

Risdon married Jennie Mason on 27 Nov 1901 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Jennie was born on 25 Jun 1865 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

429 M    iii. Marion E. Stephens was born about 1868 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 23 Jun 1939 in Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida, USA about age 71.

   430 M    iv. Oscar A. Stephens was born about 1870 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   431 F    v. Iva Serilla Stephens was born on 21 May 1872 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Iva's father, Robert Henry, was living in their household in the 1820 census.

Iva married Carson H. Jenkins. Carson was born about 1870.

   432 F    vi. Eva Iola Stephens was born on 12 Nov 1874 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 29 Oct 1875 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: The death record listed the age as 9m 29d.

   433 F    vii. Annie Blanch Stephens was born on 6 Apr 1877 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 10 Mar 1879 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 1.

General Notes: The death record listed the age as 11m 24d.

   434 M    viii. Unnamed Triplet Stephens was born on 26 Mar 1880 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 26 Mar 1879 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age -1.

General Notes: One of the years has to be incorrect. The death record lists the triplets
as stillborn.

   435 M    ix. Chester A. Stephens was born on 26 Oct 1881 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 16 Apr 1943 in Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida, USA at age 61.

General Notes: His obituary stated a widow, two sons, and a daughter survived, but were not
named.

   436 M    x. Irwin Stephens was born on 14 Mar 1887 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died after 1943.

General Notes: He was listed as a survivor in his brother, Chester.

312. Mariah Stephens (David4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1843 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Mariah married Harvey A Johnson, son of James M Johnson and Polly Johnson, on 26 Aug 1862 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Harvey was born about 1842 in Ohio, USA.

The child from this marriage was:

437 F    i. Louella Johnson was born about 1863 in Ohio, USA.

Sixth Generation (3rd Great-Grandchildren)


315. Wes(T)Ley Stephens (Peter H.5, Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 14 May 1829 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 15 Feb 1878 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 48.

General Notes: The family was found in Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio in 1860 and 1880. In
1870 they were living in Caesar Twp Greene Co. Ohio. The names of their
children were listed in Wesley's will except for Allen who was found in
cemetery records. The death record listed his age as 48y 9m 1d and death was
due to consumption.
Farmer

Wes(T)Ley married Julia Ann Adams on 15 Mar 1854 in Greene County, Ohio, USA. Julia was born in 1831 in Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

   438 M    i. James Madison Stephens was born on 22 Oct 1855 in Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 17 Mar 1932 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 76.

General Notes: Madison and Catherine lived in Liberty Twp Clinton Co. Ohio and the name of
their daughter, Della, was taken from the 1880 census record. The age on
the death certificate is 76y 4m 26d.

James married Catherine Gorman on 12 Sep 1874 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Catherine was born in 1856 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 4 Oct 1885 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 29.

   439 F    ii. Amanda Jane Stephens was born about 1858 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

Amanda married Pryne. Pryne was born about 1856.

   440 F    iii. Harriet Ellen Stephens was born in 1860 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   441 M    iv. Joseph Stephens was born about 1863 in , , Ohio, USA and died in May 1893 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA about age 30.

General Notes: Joseph was willed a colt by his father. He wrote his own will 6 May 1893 and
left all his estate to his brother, Harlan.

   442 M    v. Alonzo Stephens was born on 20 Oct 1864 in , , Ohio, USA and died on 24 Jan 1903 at age 38.

   443 M    vi. Harlan Stephens was born about 1868 in , , Ohio, USA.

   444 M    vii. Allen Stephens was born on 26 Dec 1870 in Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 20 Sep 1872 in Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 1.

317. Elizabeth A. Stephens (Peter H.5, Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1832 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: This family was living in Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio when the 1860 and
1880 census was recorded. The names of their children were taken from these
census records.

Elizabeth married Francis M. Shaw, son of Greenberry Shaw and Nancy Perry, on 24 Jul 1856 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Francis was born about 1835 in Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   445 F    i. Angeline Shaw was born on 30 Nov 1856 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 3 May 1882 at age 25.

   446 F    ii. Mary A. Shaw was born on 7 Sep 1857 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 13 Jun 1880 at age 22.

   447 F    iii. Maria Louisa Shaw was born on 6 Mar 1860 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 3 Nov 1882 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 22.

General Notes: The Clinton Co. Ohio Death Records in Porbate Court list the date of death as
3 Oct 1882, age 23y. Her tombstone reads Nov and aged 22y 7m 28d. She died
of consumption.

Maria married Charles A. Stephens, son of John D. Stephens and Mary Jane Stephens, on 17 Mar 1881 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Charles was born on 15 May 1854 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 30 Mar 1928 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 73.

   448 M    iv. Peter H. Shaw was born in 1861 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1930 at age 69.

Peter married Rosetta. Rosetta was born in 1874 and died in 1947 at age 73.

   449 M    v. James J. Shaw was born about 1863 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   450 M    vi. Thomas W. Shaw was born about 1865 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   451 F    vii. Jane A. Shaw was born about 1867 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   452 F    viii. Ellen Shaw was born about 1873 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

318. Martha Jane Stephens (Peter H.5, Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1833 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: The names of their children were taken from the 1860 census record of Clinton
Co. Ohio.

Martha married Thomas Doren on 3 Oct 1853 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Thomas was born about 1836 in Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   453 F    i. Mary E. Doren was born about 1855 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   454 F    ii. Louisa A. Doren was born about 1857 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   455 F    iii. Rebecca J. Doren was born about 1859 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

319. Louisa Stephens (Peter H.5, Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in May 1837 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1904 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 67.

General Notes: Louisa and Joseph lived in Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio. The names of their
children were taken from the 1870 and 1880 census records.
There is a Rose Stephens with this family on the 1870 census, Liberty Township,
Clinton County, OH.; she is 12 yrs. old.

Louisa married Joseph Williams on 25 Mar 1869 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Joseph was born on 12 Sep 1831 in Ohio, USA and died on 10 Aug 1874 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 42.

Children from this marriage were:

   456 F    i. Laura Williams was born about 1865 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Laura married W. E. Hadley on 1 Jan 1885 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. W. was born about 1863.

   457 M    ii. Joseph H. Williams was born about 1869 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Joseph married Luella F. Rickman on 20 Jul 1891 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Luella was born about 1871.

   458 F    iii. Viola Williams was born about 1870 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Viola married Clement Coffman on 2 Apr 1892 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Clement was born about 1868.

   459 M    iv. Stephen L. Williams was born about 1872 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1931 about age 59.

   460 M    v. Clarence Williams was born in 1874 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1904 at age 30.

321. James Madison Stephens (Peter H.5, Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 25 Mar 1842 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 25 Jul 1886 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 44.

General Notes: They lived in Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio. The names of the children were
found on the 1880 and 1900 census records and birth records which listed the
surnames of both wives. Isabel died of consumption. Phoebe's maiden name is
listed as Conklin on the birth records and the marriage record listed her name
as Pheobe Johnson which indicates she was married prior to her marriage to
James.
Farmer

James married Isabel A. Carroll. Isabel was born on 22 Jun 1846 in Ohio, USA and died on 27 Feb 1873 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 26.

Children from this marriage were:

   461 M    i. Adelbert Stephens was born on 25 Sep 1868 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   462 F    ii. Berdie Stephens was born on 11 Feb 1873 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 11 Feb 1873 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Death record listed age as 3d.

James next married Phebe M. Conklin, daughter of Tunis Conklin and Margaret McConnell, on 13 Apr 1877 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Phebe was born in Oct 1840 in Ohio, USA and died in Jul 1919 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 78.

Children from this marriage were:

   463 F    i. Alvers Stephens was born on 30 Apr 1879 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Painter

   464 M    ii. Orville Stephens was born on 24 Jun 1881 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 8 Dec 1888 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 7.

General Notes: The death record listed he died of rheumatic fever, age 7y.

   465 M    iii. Leo Stephens was born on 16 Feb 1884 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in Mar 1947 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA at age 63.

General Notes: Photographic Studio

Leo married Stella Ellis, daughter of Christopher W. Ellis and Sarah Starbuck. Stella was born on 15 Jan 1875 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in Jul 1952 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA at age 77.

322. Maria Stephens (Peter H.5, Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1843 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1898 in Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 55.

General Notes: Maria and Samuel lived in Caesarcreek Township Greene Co. Ohio. The names of their
children were taken from the 1870 and 1880 census records and cemetery
records.

Maria married Samuel L. Beal on 7 Oct 1863 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Samuel was born in 1842 in Ohio, USA and died in 1905 in Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 63.

Children from this marriage were:

   466 F    i. Eliza L. Beal was born on 22 Jun 1864 in Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 4 Nov 1876 in Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 12.

   467 F    ii. Maud L. Beal was born on 29 Nov 1867 in Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 10 Sep 1899 in Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 31.

   468 F    iii. Nora J. Beal was born about 1870 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

   469 M    iv. Milton L. Beal was born about 1878 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

   470 F    v. Bertie F. Beal was born on 19 Sep 1879 in Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 11 Nov 1899 in Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 20.

Bertie married David O. Haines in 25 Dec in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. David was born about 1877.

323. Mary M. Stephens (Peter H.5, Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1845 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died after 1910.

General Notes: In 1880 they were living in Liberty Township and in 1900 and 1910 Mary was
living in Chester Township Clinton Co. Ohio. The names of the children were
found on the 1880 census.

Mary married Frederick Shaner on 17 Feb 1863 in Greene County, Ohio, USA. Frederick was born on 7 Mar 1834 in Ohio, USA and died on 10 Sep 1893 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 59.

Children from this marriage were:

   471 F    i. Mulrenia Shaner was born about 1865 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Mulrenia married Milo L. Fields on 9 Oct 1884 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Milo was born about 1863.

   472 M    ii. Lewis Stephen Shaner was born about 1869 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Lewis and Myrtle lived in Liberty and Adams Township Clinton Co. Ohio. The names
of their children were taken from the 1900 and 1910 census records.

Lewis married Myrtle G. Olvis on 7 Dec 1897 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Myrtle was born about 1879.

   473 M    iii. Allen B. Shaner was born about 1873 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   474 F    iv. Minnie M. Shaner was born about 1875 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Minnie married Walter Cunningham on 12 Apr 1898 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Walter was born on 12 Apr 1878 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   475 F    v. Anna M. Shaner was born about 1878 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Anna married L. D. Fleming on 21 Nov 1895 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. L. was born about 1876.

   476 F    vi. Bertha Shaner was born in Jul 1879 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Bertha married Arch Franks on 5 Apr 1898 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Arch was born about 1877.

   477 F    vii. Zula Shaner was born about 1884 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

328. Nathaniel Wolary (Rachel Stephens5, Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 11 Nov 1837 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Nathaniel married Rachel Gilpin on 7 Sep 1865 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Rachel was born about 1839.

Children from this marriage were:

   478 F    i. Ada Wolary was born about 1866.

   479 F    ii. Iva Wolary was born about 1867.

   480 M    iii. Henry Wolary was born about 1868.

   481 M    iv. Alphie Wolary was born about 1869.

   482 F    v. Jennie Wolary was born about 1870 in Ohio, USA.

329. Calvin Wolary (Rachel Stephens5, Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 1 May 1839 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Calvin married Melinda Taylor on 10 Sep 1868 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Melinda was born about 1850 in Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   483 M    i. Clyde Wolary was born about 1869.

   484 F    ii. Elva Wolary was born about 1870.

   485 F    iii. Hattie Wolary was born about 1877.

Hattie married John Winfield on 16 Nov 1897 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. John was born about 1875.

   486 M    iv. Ottie Wolary was born about 1871.

   487 M    v. Wilbur Wolary was born about 1872.

   488 F    vi. Delia Wolary was born about 1870.

330. Asbury Wolary (Rachel Stephens5, Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 16 Jul 1843 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Asbury married Evaline Devoe. Evaline was born about 1845.

Children from this marriage were:

   489 M    i. Frank Wolary was born about 1880.

   490 M    ii. Elmer Wolary was born in 1881 in Greene County, Ohio, USA and died in 1960 at age 79.

Elmer married Mary Ford on 12 Mar 1912. Mary was born about 1883.

331. Catherine Wolary (Rachel Stephens5, Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 3 Mar 1845 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Catherine married Thomas J. Barkley on 9 Oct 1873 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Thomas was born about 1843.

Children from this marriage were:

   491 M    i. Henry Barkley was born about 1875.

   492 M    ii. Will Barkley was born about 1876.

   493 F    iii. Myrtle Barkley was born about 1877.

334. Esther Wolary (Rachel Stephens5, Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 28 Oct 1850 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Esther married Christopher. N. Ellis, son of John Ellis and Mariah Strickle, on 8 Jun 1879 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Christopher. was born about 1853 in Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   494 F    i. Cleo Ellis was born about 1880.

   495 F    ii. Ocie Ellis was born about 1881.

   496 M    iii. Homer Ellis was born about 1882.

335. Harvey Wolary (Rachel Stephens5, Christian4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 30 Aug 1852 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 5 Feb 1932 at age 79.

Harvey married Susan E. Paggett, daughter of Philip Paggett and Elizabeth, on 24 Dec 1879. Susan was born on 2 Sep 1853 and died on 18 Jan 1901 at age 47.

Children from this marriage were:

   497 F    i. Bessie Wolary was born on 20 Jun 1881.

   498 M    ii. Lee Wolary was born on 16 Apr 1885.

   499 F    iii. Eva Wolary was born on 22 Feb 1895.

358. Lewis A. Stephens (John5, John4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in 1844 in Highland County, Ohio, USA and died on 30 Jun 1885 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 41.

General Notes: Lewis served in the Civil War as a member of Company M of the Twelfth
Ohio Cavalry. The names of the children were taken from the HISTORY OF CLINTON
COUNTY, OHIO, Albert J. Brown, Editor, 1915, p. 805-806.

Lewis married Catherine A. McDorman, daughter of Risdon McDorman and Tacy (Fleecy) Waln, on 31 Oct 1867 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Catherine was born in 1850 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 12 Jun 1894 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 44.

Children from this marriage were:

   500 M    i. Clarence Stephens was born about 1868.

   501 M    ii. Roscoe Stephens was born about 1869.

   502 M    iii. W. O. Stephens was born about 1870.

   503 F    iv. Vivian "Vivie" Stephens was born about 1871.

Vivian married Harry A. Higgins. Harry was born about 1869.

   504 M    v. Dennis Stephens was born on 10 Apr 1868 in Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 22 Nov 1937 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 69.

General Notes: Dennis was a community leader by serving as a Trustee of Liberty Township,
Clinton County Commissioner, a member of the Liberty Township Board of Education,
an executive committee member of the Farm Bureau, and a organizer of the
Clinton Co. Board of Health. He was also very active member of the Dover
Friends Meeting.
Farmer

Dennis married Ella Nora Hunnicutt, daughter of Wilson Hunnicutt and Mary M. Gallimore, on 30 Jun 1898. Ella was born in 9 Mar in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 20 Oct 1952.

   505 F    vi. Nellie Stephens was born in 1870 and died on 18 Jan 1889 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 19.

General Notes: Nellie died of consumption, according to the death record, at age 19y.

361. Cassius Stephens (John5, John4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 1 Aug 1851 in Highland County, Ohio, USA and died on 8 Sep 1920 at age 69.

General Notes: Information on this family from K.W. Stephens Jr. via email on 26 June 2006

Cassius married Anna Brown on 9 Jan 1879 in Highland County, Ohio, USA. Anna was born on 13 Jun 1859 and died on 1 Jul 1949 at age 90.

Children from this marriage were:

   506 M    i. Elwood Leroy Stephens was born about 1880.

   507 F    ii. Mary Louise Stephens was born on 16 Sep 1877 and died in Jan 1973 at age 95.

   508 F    iii. Madge Stephens was born about 1882.

   509 F    iv. Bess Stephens was born about 1883.

   510 M    v. Cyrus B. Stephens was born on 25 Jan 1887 in Highland County, Ohio, USA and died in May 1960 in Washington C.H., Fayette County, Ohio, USA at age 73.

General Notes: Information on this family from K.W. Stephens Jr. via email on 26 June 2006

Cyrus married Ruth Ella Ulen. Ruth was born about 1889.

   511 M    vi. Leslie Stephens was born on 7 Mar 1894 and died on 4 Sep 1952 at age 58.

   512 F    vii. Inez Stephens was born on 15 Aug 1883 and died on 3 Aug 1884.

364. Mary Jane Stephens (Philip5, Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in Sep 1829 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in Jul 1907 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 77.

Mary married John D. Stephens, son of David Stephens and Catharine Shields, on 14 Jul 1853 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. John was born on 19 Feb 1829 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 23 Jul 1883 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 54.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 306)

366. John W. Stephens (Philip5, Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1837 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: In the 1870 census a John Shaw, age 15, was living in their household as
a laborer. They were living in Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio in 1870 and 1880.
The names of their children were taken from those census records.
Farmer

John married Nancy M. Shaw, daughter of Crawford Shaw and Lydia, on 29 May 1862 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Nancy was born about 1846 in Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   513 M    i. Lewis Segal Stephens was born about 1863 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Lewis married Sinda Powers on 23 Dec 1886 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Sinda was born about 1865.

   514 M    ii. William Franklin Stephens was born about 1867 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   515 M    iii. Elven Stephens was born on 2 Jan 1869 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   516 M    iv. Loren Stephens was born on 15 Mar 1873 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   517 M    v. Ennis Newton Stephens was born on 15 Jun 1876 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   518 M    vi. Lauren Stephens was born on 14 Apr 1879 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 8 Nov 1900 at age 21.

General Notes: The Clinton Co. Ohio Probate Court Birth Records list the date of birth as
12 Jun 1879.

368. Melissa L. Stephens (Philip5, Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 17 Feb 1846 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 13 Sep 1930 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 84.

Melissa married Samuel H. Strickle on 10 Mar 1880 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Samuel was born in Aug 1832 and died between 1900 and 1910 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   519 M    i. Arthur Strickle was born in Feb 1868.

   520 M    ii. Frank M Strickle was born in Jul 1879 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 5 Dec 1958 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 79.

Frank married Emma L Wiles about 1901. Emma was born in 1880 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 5 Apr 1959 in , , Ohio, USA at age 79. Another name for Emma was Wyles.

   521 F    iii. Katie Strickle was born in Feb 1882.

   522 F    iv. Elizabeth Strickle was born in Oct 1888.

Elizabeth married Ralph Oliver. Ralph was born about 1886.

369. Joshua Stephens (Philip5, Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 15 Jul 1832 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 8 Mar 1912 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA at age 79.

General Notes: Joshua and Mary Ann were first cousins. The 1870 census of Liberty Township,
Clinton County, Ohio lists the wife as Margaret. The names of the children
are from that census. In the 1900 census Joshua was living with his son,
William E. Stephens, Bowersville, Greene Co. Ohio, a widower. The date of
marriage was listed as the 25th under Mary Ann's name and as the 26th
under Joshua's name. A second marriage record to Margaret is in Allen County,OH.
In 1910 census Joshua,a widower, was living with his sister, Melissa Strickle.

Joshua married Mary Ann Wikle, daughter of William H. Wikle and Elizabeth Weaver, on 25 Dec 1853 in Greene County, Ohio, USA. Mary was born in 1833 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

Joshua next married Margaret Weaver, daughter of Jacob Weaver and Mary, on 9 Aug 1855 in , Allen County, Ohio, USA. Margaret was born about 1829 in Virginia, USA and died on 10 Feb 1900 in Bowersville, Jeffeson Township, Greene County, Ohio, USA about age 71.

Children from this marriage were:

   523 F    i. Rosella Stephens was born on 7 Jan 1856 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 26 Jul 1894 in Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 38.

Rosella married Jeremiah Williams, son of Joseph Williams and Susan Ellis, on 18 Jun 1876 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Jeremiah was born about 1857.

   524 F    ii. Wilhelmina Stephens was born on 1 Feb 1858 in Bowersville, Jeffeson Township, Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 15 Mar 1923 in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, USA at age 65. The cause of her death was Diabetes.

Death Notes: Obit for Wilhelmina

SUCCUMBS TO DROPSY

Mrs. Daniel J. Preston of 1524 Blanchard Avenue, died at the home of her son, C. E. Preston. 947 Morse Street, at about 9:10 o'clock last night from dropsy; after having been in poor health for about two years. She has been at the home of her son since the first week in January at which time she was taken seriously ill. She had be bee nable to be up until the time of her death, however,
She was born at Bowersville, Green County, Ohio on Feb. 1, 1859, thus being 64 years of age. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Stephens. She is survived by four sons and four daughters. One daughter preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at Pentecostal Mission on East Sandusky street at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. Rev. T. K. Leonard will officiate.

General Notes: A Sarah Stephens is shown on the 1880 Van Wert County,Ohio Census with Daniel and Willamina. Sarah was shown as "mother" but I believe her to be the grandmother of Willamina and widow of Philip. She was widowed and 72 years old. This entry and the ages of Wilemina (spelling of her name on the census) and Sarah led me to accept this marriage for Willamina. (Richard Gilbert)

Wilhelmina married Daniel Joseph Preston, son of Othaniel Preston and Lydia A Clark, on 27 Jan 1879 in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA. Daniel was born on 6 Apr 1852 in , Champaign County, Ohio, USA and died on 1 Aug 1928 in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, USA at age 76. The cause of his death was Arterio selecosis.

   525 F    iii. Mary Etta Stephens was born on 17 Apr 1859 in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA, died on 14 Oct 1935 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 76, and was buried on 17 Oct 1935 in Port William Cemetery, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: The death certificate lists her age at death as 76y 5m 27d and that her
mother was Margaret Weaver and father was Joshua Stephens. The informant was
Mrs. W. O. Gilbert.

Mary married Ethan Allen Ellis, son of Christopher Ellis and Jemima Fisher, on 4 Oct 1877 in Greene County, Ohio, USA. Ethan was born about 1853 in Ohio, USA and died in 1889 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA about age 36.

Mary next married Thomas Corwin Johnson, son of Moses Buntain Johnson and Elizabeth Stephens, on 9 Aug 1896 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Thomas was born on 21 Sep 1858 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 24 May 1932 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 73.

   526 M    iv. William E. Stephens was born on 6 Apr 1861 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA, died on 18 Jan 1933 in Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 71, and was buried on 20 Jan 1933. Another name for William was Bud.

General Notes: William always lived near Port William or Jamestown until 1929 when he entered
the Clinton Co. Infirmary. His obituary listed his parents as George and
Margaret Stephens which is not correct for the father. Informant listed on
the death certificate was Mrs. Jane Johnson.
Farmer

William married Carrie in 1893. Carrie was born in Jun 1879.

William next married Carrie M. Hamilton on 21 Dec 1896 in Greene County, Ohio, USA. The marriage ended in divorce. Carrie was born in Jun 1879.

   527 F    v. Sallie Jennie Stephens was born on 14 Jan 1863 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 26 May 1946 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 83.

General Notes: Her death certificate listed her mother as unknown and her age as 83y 4m 12d.
Mrs. Homer Caraway was the informant.

Sallie married Dayton Holloway, son of John L. Holloway and Martha Buntain, on 31 Jan 1885 in Greene County, Ohio, USA. Dayton was born about 1863.

Sallie next married Charles L. Johnson on 3 Nov 1893 in Greene County, Ohio, USA. Charles was born on 4 Apr 1866 in Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 30 Dec 1929 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 63.

   528 F    vi. Lorena Irene Stephens was born in Aug 1865 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 15 Jun 1934 at age 68.

General Notes: She was listed as Mrs. Irene Stewart, a survivor when her brother died in
in 1933.

Lorena married George Steward on 8 Feb 1885 in Greene County, Ohio, USA. George was born in Jul 1857.

   529 F    vii. Eliza Ella Stephens was born on 23 Sep 1867 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA, died on 19 Jun 1933 in Cedarville Township, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 65, and was buried on 20 Jun 1933 in Cedarville Township, Greene County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: After Moses died, it was necessary for Eliza to place their seven boys in the
Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphan Home in Xenia. There they obtained an
education and learned a trade. At the age of 16 they had to leave the home.
All the boys served in WWI. Eliza kept the two girls with her and had two
more children - a boy, Willis and a girl, name unknown. She died from
cirrhosis of the liver and generalized dropsy. Her birth record in Clinton
Co. lists a female baby born 24 Sep 1867 to Joshua and Margaret Stephens.

Eliza married Moses Moore on 2 Nov 1885 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA. Moses was born on 30 Jun 1840 in Sabina, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 14 Mar 1905 in New Vienna, Clinton County Ohio, USA at age 64.

371. John Hinkle Stephens (Joshua5, Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in Mar 1840 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 9 May 1909 in Athens, Athens County, Ohio, USA at age 69.

General Notes: John and Cynthia lived in Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio. The
names of their children were taken from the 1870, 1880, and 1900
census records and the obituary of Cynthia listed the seven
surviving children. Guardianship records of Clinton Co. Ohio,
Box S-17, show that John had no control over his actions and
would suddenly have violent outburts that alarmed his wife and
neighbors. He was also suffering from jaundice and paralysis. In
1904 John was put in the state hospital in Athens, Ohio where he
remained until his death in 1909. The medical certificate
concerning his confinement to the hospital stated his habits
were good but his father was addicted to intoxicants. Unknown
parents were listed on his death record. A story passed in the
family relates how Cynthia redid her parlor after John was
deceased. Friends and relatives told her that she needed to
paint or paper her room. Not having much money, she went through
the neighborhood and collected wallpaper remnants. She amazed
her friends and relatives by climbing a ladder and papering her
high ceiling room with the various remnants, at the age of
seventy-some. About 1922, Cynthia went to live with their son,
Thomas, in Dayton, Ohio. The death certificate of Cynthia lists
her father as John Perry and mother as Luzina Shaw. John and
Samuel Perry were brothers and marriage records state Samuel and
Luzina Shaw were married. Cynthia was listed in the household of
Samuel and Luzina Perry in the 1850 and 1860 census records. A
document to prove John's parents has not been found. Census
records list him in the household of Joshua and Lucinda
Stephens. All other households of Stephens' families in the area
were researched in the process.
Laborer

John married Cynthia Ann Perry, daughter of Samuel Perry and Luzana Shaw, in 1861. Cynthia was born on 23 May 1844 in Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 15 Jun 1927 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA at age 83.

Children from this marriage were:

   530 F    i. Amanda Jane Stephens was born on 30 Nov 1861 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 30 Nov 1942 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 81.

Amanda married John Isaac Gerard, son of Philip W. S. Gerard and Perlina A. Stephens, on 26 Jan 1879 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. John was born on 26 Jan 1857 in Montezuma, Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA and died on 9 Aug 1934 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 77.

   531 F    ii. Alzina Catherine Stephens was born on 11 Sep 1864 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 26 Aug 1951 in Jamestown, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 86.

General Notes: Alzina and Dayton lived in Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio. The names of their
children were taken from the 1900 census record.

Alzina married Andrew Dayton Sanderson, son of James W. Sanderson and Louisa Amanda Earley, on 22 May 1881 in Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Andrew was born on 3 Oct 1858 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 11 Apr 1945 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 86.

   532 F    iii. Luzina Belle Stephens was born on 23 Aug 1868 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1955 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 87.

General Notes: Belle and David lived in Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio. The name of their
child was taken from the 1900 and 1910 census records. Marriage is
recorded in Vol.6 p.112.

Luzina married David R. Powers on 3 Sep 1885 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. David was born in Nov 1862 and died in 1916 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 54.

Luzina next married Ellis after 1920. Ellis was born about 1866.

   533 M    iv. William Frank Stephens was born on 8 Aug 1871 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   534 M    v. Sylvester L. Stephens was born on 21 Dec 1874 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   535 M    vi. Thomas H. Stephens was born about 1875 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Thomas was living in Dayton in 1927 when his mother died. Her obituary stated
she had made her home with Thomas for five years.

   536 F    vii. Cora F. Stephens was born on 30 Apr 1878 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1952 at age 74.

Cora married John D. Fedrick\Tedrick on 29 Aug 1900 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. John was born on 7 Apr 1877 in Highland County, Ohio, USA and died in 1938 at age 61.

   537 M    viii. Clem J. Stephens was born on 23 Mar 1882 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1949 at age 67.

Clem married Clara Leona Hall on 5 Mar 1949 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Clara was born on 6 Aug 1888 and died in 1965 at age 77.

   538 M    ix. Clyde Stephens was born on 23 Mar 1882 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

373. Nancy Jane Stephens (Joshua5, Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 18 Jan 1845 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 26 Apr 1914 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 69.

Nancy married Samuel Wiles on 22 Dec 1860 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Samuel was born about 1840 in England.

Children from this marriage were:

   539 M    i. Thomas C. Wiles was born about 1862 and died on 12 Jul 1941 in Wilson Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA about age 79.

   540 F    ii. Eliza J Wiles was born about 1863.

   541 F    iii. Anna E Wiles was born about 1869.

   542 F    iv. Lucinda Wiles was born about May 1870.

374. Sarah Jenette Stephens (Joshua5, Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 7 Nov 1846 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 26 Jan 1908 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 61.

General Notes: Death was due to paralysis and she was listed as a hotel mistress. The
tombstone inscription reads b. 1848 d. 1908.

Sarah married Abraham Beal on 12 Dec 1868 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Abraham was born on 12 Oct 1838 in Ohio, USA and died on 6 May 1925 at age 86.

Children from this marriage were:

   543 F    i. Lena Beal was born about 1871 and died on 9 Apr 1909 about age 38.

   544 F    ii. Zella A. Beal was born about 1873 and died on 5 Jan 1911 about age 38.

   545 F    iii. Bernice Beal was born about 1875.

   546 M    iv. Wert Beal was born about 1877.

   547 F    v. Florella Beal was born about 1879.

377. Sylvester Harvey Stephens (Joshua5, Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 4 Oct 1854 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 5 Dec 1916 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 62.

General Notes: In 1880 they were living in Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio and the names of
the children were taken from that census record and obituaries. The cause
of death for Sylvester was TB and a heart condition, aged 62y 1m 1d.

Sylvester married Emma Frances Jenkins on 24 Dec 1876 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Emma was born on 15 Oct 1856 in St.Joseph, MO and died on 12 Jun 1938 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 81.

Children from this marriage were:

   548 F    i. Cleo Stephens was born about 1878.

Cleo married Wogaman. Wogaman was born about 1876.

   549 F    ii. Ethel Stephens was born about 1879.

Ethel married Sangbush. Sangbush was born about 1977.

   550 F    iii. Elsie Stephens was born about 1880.

   551 F    iv. Stella B. Stephens was born about 1881 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Stella married William Fiste. William was born about 1879.

   552 M    v. William Russell Stephens was born on 11 Mar 1880 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in May 1954 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 74.

William married [---?---] [---?---]. [---?---] was born about 1882.

William next married Rachel. Rachel was born about 1882.

   553 M    vi. Fred A. Stephens was born on 18 Apr 1895 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA and died in Jul 1975 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 80.

Fred married Anna Combs on 14 Nov 1915. Anna was born about 1897 and died on 25 Mar 1974 about age 77.

   554 M    vii. Elmer "Bun" Stephens was born on 9 Jan 1898 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 26 Mar 1973 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 75.

Elmer married [---?---] [---?---]. [---?---] was born about 1900.

379. Perlina A. Stephens (John5, Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 15 Aug 1837 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 2 Jul 1916 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 78.

Perlina married Philip W. S. Gerard, son of Isaac Gerard III and Mary M. Wical, on 21 Feb 1854 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Philip was born on 15 Oct 1832 in Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 10 Dec 1909 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 77.

Children from this marriage were:

   555 F    i. Mary Christine Gerard was born in 1855 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1931 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 76.

General Notes: The middle name Christine is being assumed since she was called Aunt Tene and
her middle name began with a C.

Mary married James A. Conklin on 18 Aug 1875. James was born in Nov 1855 in Ohio, USA and died in 1933 at age 78.

   556 M    ii. John Isaac Gerard was born on 26 Jan 1857 in Montezuma, Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA and died on 9 Aug 1934 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 77.

General Notes: The family has passed along a story about John and his car. John had a single
seat, model T Ford. A friend asked how he stopped the car and John replied,
"I just turn the switch off." When John and Amanda were going to have their
picture taken at the photographer's studio, about 1925, they stopped at their
son's house and John asked his daughter-in-law, Vera, to tie his tie. Vera
tied the tie with shaky hands, trying to overcome her fear of her
father-in-law. This was her first tie to tie but looks great in the photo!
Farmer

John married Amanda Jane Stephens, daughter of John Hinkle Stephens and Cynthia Ann Perry, on 26 Jan 1879 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Amanda was born on 30 Nov 1861 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 30 Nov 1942 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 81.

   557 F    iii. Hattie Letha Gerard was born in Jan 1859 in Jefferson Township, Greene County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: In 1900 the family was living in Jamestown, Ohio.

Hattie married Granville Moody Wilkinson on 3 Aug 1879 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Granville was born in Dec 1859 in Ohio, USA.

   558 M    iv. Warren J. Gerard was born in 1862 in Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 27 Apr 1883 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 21.

General Notes: Warren died from lung fever.
Laborer

   559 M    v. Frank James Gerard was born on 17 Oct 1867 in , , Ohio, USA and died on 15 Sep 1931 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 63.

General Notes: Painter, Wallpaper Hanger

Frank married Mary Suttman on 9 Jun 1904. Mary was born on 30 May 1867 in Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ? and died on 7 Aug 1953 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 86.

381. Martha Jane Stephens (John5, Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 27 Feb 1841 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 11 Feb 1902 in Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 60.

Martha married Addison Fawcett on 29 Aug 1861 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Addison was born on 26 Jan 1831 in Ohio, USA and died on 12 Feb 1907 in Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 76.

Children from this marriage were:

   560 M    i. Lewis John Fawcett was born in 1862 in Greene County, Ohio, USA and died in 1945 at age 83.

Lewis married Mary E.. Mary was born in 1862 and died in 1955 at age 93.

   561 F    ii. Pheobe Fawcett was born about 1864 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

   562 F    iii. Minerva Fawcett was born about 1867 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

   563 F    iv. Nancy Fawcett was born about 1868 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

   564 M    v. Mahlon Fawcett was born about 1870 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

   565 F    vi. Sarah Fawcett was born about 1875 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

   566 M    vii. Orlanda Fawcett was born about 1879 in Greene County, Ohio, USA.

383. Rose Ann Stephens (John5, Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 9 May 1846 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 10 Sep 1881 in Montgomery County, Ohio, USA at age 35.

Rose married Willis Wikle, son of Philip Wikle Jr. and Mary Ann Morgan, on 5 Jul 1866 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Willis was born on 8 Mar 1845 in Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 22 Nov 1879 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 34.

The child from this marriage was:

   567 F    i. Elsie E. Wikle was born on 6 Jan 1870 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in Dec 1944 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 74.

General Notes: Elsie was raised by her maternal grandparents after the death of her parents.
She never married.

384. Emanuel Gardner Stephens (John5, Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 4 Jul 1849 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 25 Jan 1919 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 69.

General Notes: Gardner and Ann were living in Xenia, Greene Co. Ohio in 1900. His death
was due to burns covering his entire body he received while helping fight
a fire in a business establishment.

Emanuel married Anna Eliza Shultz, daughter of J. R. Shultz and [---?---] [---?---]. Anna was born on 10 Jul 1850 in Ohio, USA and died on 20 Apr 1926 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 75.

Children from this marriage were:

   568 M    i. John Russell Stephens was born on 1 Jun 1872 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in Sep 1947 in Marysville, Union County, Ohio, USA at age 75.

General Notes: No wife or children were listed as survivors in Russell's obituary.
Sales Clerk

   569 M    ii. Anson M. Stephens was born on 19 Jul 1874 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 12 Apr 1947 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 72.

Anson married Bertha. Bertha was born about 1876.

Anson next married Laura Belle Wolters, daughter of John Wolters and Amy Jackson. Laura was born on 12 Oct 1887 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA and died in Jun 1955 in Brookville, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA at age 67.

   570 M    iii. Homer C. Stephens was born on 10 Jun 1879 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 7 Jun 1944 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 64.

Homer married Catherine Teresa Gastiger, daughter of Jacob Gastiger and Mary Ann. Catherine was born on 17 Jan 1882 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 16 Dec 1943 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 61.

   571 F    iv. Oda Florence Stephens was born on 7 Dec 1881 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Oda married Lawrence A. Wagner. Lawrence was born about 1879.

385. William Alexander Stephens (John5, Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 12 Oct 1850 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 20 Apr 1936 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 85.

General Notes: Alexander, Elizabeth and Ora were found in the 1880 census in Liberty Township By
1900 Alexander had remarried and he and Lydia were living in Port William,
Ohio. The marriage record lists Lydia as Mrs. Lydia Fisher. The 1900 census
lists the children in the householed as Clo, Warren and stepson, Isaac
Fisher b. May 1881. About 1903/04 the family moved to Xenia, Ohio. The death
certificate lists his age at death as 85y 6m 8d.

William married Elizabeth Ann Wikle, daughter of Philip Wikle Jr. and Mary Ann Morgan, on 18 Jan 1872 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Elizabeth was born about 1854 in Greene County, Ohio, USA and died in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   572 F    i. Erdilla Stephens was born on 17 Oct 1872 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 9 Jan 1878 at age 5.

General Notes: Urdilla (Urda on tombstone) was 5y 2m 23d when she died, as inscribed on her
tombstone. The death record in the Clinton Co. Probate Court lists the death
of Ora Cordelia (her sister) 9 Jun 1878 aged 5y 3m 11d and it appears they
mixed up the records for the 2 girls.

   573 F    ii. Ora Cordelia Stephens was born on 11 Jan 1878 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died about 1880 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA about age 2.

   574 F    iii. Bessie Edith Stephens was born on 18 Feb 1884 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 19 Mar 1885 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 1.

General Notes: The death record listed the age as 1y.

William next married Lydia Jane Ancil, daughter of Josephus Ancil and Lemons, on 30 Jan 1888 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Lydia was born on 12 Oct 1868 in Melvin, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 15 Jul 1954 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA at age 85.

Children from this marriage were:

   575 M    i. Ancil R. Stephens was born about 1888 and died on 3 Apr 1972 in Ft. Myers, Florida, USA about age 84.

General Notes: His widowed mother was living with him and his wife at the time of her death
in 1954.
Police Chief

Ancil married Thelma K Wood. Thelma was born about 1890 and died on 9 Sep 1980 in Ft. Myers, Florida, USA about age 90.

   576 F    ii. Clo Stephens was born in Nov 1889 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Clo married M. Jay Crawford. M. was born about 1887.

   577 F    iii. Infant Stephens was born on 30 Jul 1894 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA and died on 26 Apr 1894 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Birth and death records are not correct and could be reversed, although, the
age on the death record was listed as 1d.

   578 M    iv. Warren Stephens was born in Jul 1898 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   579 M    v. Emerson Stephens was born on 30 Oct 1904 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in Dec 1935 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA at age 31.

General Notes: He died of pneumonia.

Emerson married [---?---] [---?---]. [---?---] was born about 1906.

386. Mary F. Stephens (John5, Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in Feb 1853 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in 1929 at age 76.

General Notes: Mary and Frank lived in Liberty Township Clinton Co. Ohio. The names of their
children were taken from the 1880 and 1900 census records.

Mary married Franklin M. Ellis on 1 Feb 1876 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Franklin was born in May 1853 in Ohio, USA and died in 1939 at age 86.

Children from this marriage were:

   580 F    i. Della R. Ellis was born on 29 Aug 1877 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 18 Aug 1889 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 11.

   581 M    ii. Marion J. Ellis was born in Feb 1880 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   582 M    iii. Otis I. Ellis was born in Aug 1885 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Mechanic

   583 F    iv. Julia E. Ellis was born on 6 Mar 1897 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 9 Jun 1898 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 1.

388. John Hampton Stephens (Peter J.5, Peter G.4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1854 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: John read medicine in Port William with Dr. Ewbanks. He graduated from the
Eclectic Medical College in Cincinnati in 1876. He first located at Buena
Vista in Fayette Co. Ohio. A short time latter he settled in Centerville
in Montgomery Co. Ohio. Source: Albert Brown's HISTORY OF CLINTON COUNTY
OHIO, 1915, p.202.
Medical Doctor

John married Ida Flood on 28 May 1877 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Ida was born about 1852.

The child from this marriage was:

   584 M    i. Lorenzo D. Stephens was born on 1 Oct 1878 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

400. Charles A. Stephens (John D.5, David4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 15 May 1854 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 30 Mar 1928 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 73.

General Notes: Charles and Maria were second cousins once removed. The 1900 census listed
Charles as a widower and his death certificate lists his spouse as Maria
Shaw Stephens and his age at death as 73y 10m 11d.

Charles married Maria Louisa Shaw, daughter of Francis M. Shaw and Elizabeth A. Stephens, on 17 Mar 1881 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Maria was born on 6 Mar 1860 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 3 Nov 1882 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 22.

The child from this marriage was:

   585 M    i. Lewis Ereo Stephens was born on 22 Oct 1880 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 6 Jun 1883 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 2.

General Notes: The death record listed death due to consumption, age 3y.

402. Moses J. Stephens (John D.5, David4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 8 Jun 1858 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 16 Mar 1924 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 65.

General Notes: Moses named both his daughters and wife in his will, CLINTON CO. OHIO WILL
BOOK 16, p.341 but Ethel preceded her father in death. The death certificate
gave the age of death as 65y 9m 8d.
Farmer

Moses married Elizabeth J. Wilson, daughter of Daniel Wilson and Martha, on 25 Oct 1888 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Elizabeth was born on 14 Oct 1870 in Ross County, Ohio, USA and died on 30 May 1933 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 62.

Children from this marriage were:

   586 F    i. Della Florence Stephens was born on 4 Dec 1890 in Liberty Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 24 Oct 1950 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 59.

General Notes: Housekeeper

   587 F    ii. Ethel Frances Stephens was born in 1901 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died in Apr 1921 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 20.

General Notes: Housekeeper

405. Lowry E. Stephens (John D.5, David4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 29 Nov 1864 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 21 Oct 1894 in Wilson Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 29.

General Notes: The death record listed his age as 29y 10m 22d.

Lowry married Clara E. Hoover, daughter of Calvin Hoover and Aldridge, on 29 Jan 1885 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Clara was born on 14 Aug 1864 and died on 15 Apr 1921 in Cuba, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 56.

Children from this marriage were:

   588 M    i. Estel Stephens was born about 1885.

General Notes: Estel was named as a survivor of his mother in her obituary.

   589 M    ii. Adelbert R. Stephens was born on 20 Feb 1886 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   590 F    iii. Alma Stephens was born on 28 Jul 1888 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   591 M    iv. Lawrence Stephens was born on 4 Mar 1891 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   592 F    v. Laura Stephens was born on 15 Dec 1893 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

413. Alva "Jake" J. Stephens (William Samuel5, David4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 27 Feb 1871 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 3 Dec 1957 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 86.

General Notes: The names of his parents, wife and son were taken from his death record.

Alva married Jesse May Hodge, daughter of William Hodge and Lucy Lambert. Jesse was born on 26 Sep 1883 in Fayette County, Ohio, USA and died on 23 May 1947 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 63.

Children from this marriage were:

   593 M    i. Alva "Jake" W. Stephens was born on 3 Apr 1906 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 21 Aug 1981 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA at age 75.

Alva married Gladys Hiney, daughter of Otto Burl Hiney and Bertha L. Sanderson, on 21 May 1932. Gladys was born in 1911 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   594 M    ii. Carl Scott Stephens was born on 21 Jan 1913 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 28 Aug 1990 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA at age 77.

418. Herma Dorah Stephens (William Samuel5, David4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 4 Feb 1881 in Wilson Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 30 Dec 1912 at age 31.

General Notes: Her tombstone inscription has the death date as 1910.

Herma married Oscar S. Hargrave on 29 Jan 1902. Oscar was born about 1879.

The child from this marriage was:

   595 F    i. Isa Marie Hargrave was born about 1903.

424. Thomas Corwin Johnson (Elizabeth Stephens5, David4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 21 Sep 1858 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 24 May 1932 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 73.

General Notes: Thomas and Mary were 2nd cousins once removed.

Thomas married Mary Etta Stephens, daughter of Joshua Stephens and Margaret Weaver, on 9 Aug 1896 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Mary was born on 17 Apr 1859 in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA, died on 14 Oct 1935 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 76, and was buried on 17 Oct 1935 in Port William Cemetery, Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

   596 F    i. Frances Louise Johnson was born on 8 Jan 1897 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 21 Feb 1983 in Ridge Manor, Hernando County, Florida, USA at age 86.

Frances married Walter Oliver Gilbert, son of James Calvin Gilbert and Mary Jane Wolf, on 12 Jun 1920 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA. Walter was born on 3 Mar 1896 in Lanier Township, Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 28 Dec 1987 in St.Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA at age 91.

   597 M    ii. David Garland Johnson was born on 24 Dec 1898 in Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 12 Nov 1988 at age 89.

General Notes: Painter

425. Florence "Flora" Johnson (Elizabeth Stephens5, David4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born in Apr 1860 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 1 Jul 1947 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 87.

General Notes: Florence was the second wife of Charles.

Florence married Charles William Custis on 24 Nov 1887 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Charles was born on 20 Jul 1857 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 22 Sep 1947 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 90.

The child from this marriage was:

   598 M    i. Earl Johnson Custis was born in Nov 1889 and died in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

General Notes: Earl's name was chosen for the draft in WW I.

Earl married Mary M.. Mary was born about 1891.

427. Franklin H. Stephens (Robert Henry5, David4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born on 7 Oct 1863 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 29 May 1940 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA at age 76.

General Notes: The children's names were taken from the 1900 census.
Railroad Agent

Franklin married Ora B. Allen about 1890. Ora was born on 4 Aug 1869 and died on 15 May 1913 at age 43.

Children from this marriage were:

   599 F    i. Bessie Stephens was born in Apr 1891 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   600 F    ii. Oma Stephens was born in Apr 1895 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

   601 F    iii. Bertha Stephens was born in Mar 1898 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA.

429. Marion E. Stephens (Robert Henry5, David4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1868 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA and died on 23 Jun 1939 in Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida, USA about age 71.

General Notes: Railway Freight Agent

Marion married [---?---] [---?---]. [---?---] was born about 1870.

Children from this marriage were:

   602 M    i. Eddie Stephens was born about 1888.

   603 M    ii. Melvin Stephens was born about 1889.

   604 F    iii. Mary Elizabeth Stephens was born about 1890.

   605 F    iv. Wanda Stephens was born about 1891.

437. Louella Johnson (Mariah Stephens5, David4, Peter3, Johann Heinrich2, Peter (Hans)1) was born about 1863 in Ohio, USA.

Louella married Clifton D. Bailey on 12 Feb 1880 in Clinton County, Ohio, USA. Clifton was born about 1860.

Children from this marriage were:

   606 F    i. Elsie Bailey was born in 1884.

Elsie married Dr. C E Knight. Dr. was born in 1882.

   607 M    ii. William Bailey was born in 1885.

William married Sue Haines. Sue was born about 1887.

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