Kay Stevens Beasock here again.... could any of these matches to my father share a paternal line?
My grandpa Stephens
ok.one more post. I just finalized?!? my tree to my 2nd great grandparents...
I am dna matched to a john black stephens in the ancestry.com site. I was wondering if anyone in this group is too! contact me....i'll be wanting to know if you have his father's name. i'm postin a photo of may be john black...anybody recognize it?
Seeking information on the parentage of my most distant known paternal ancestor (4th Great Grandfather):
Rev. Henry P. (Ira) Stephenson
b. 1772 Virginia d. 12/20/1841 Burkeville/Newton Texas (McMahon Cemetery)
Reverend Henry Stephenson was born of Presbyterian parentage (unknown). He moved with his family to Kentucky abt 1792. on Nov. 4th, 1794, Henry married Ruth Ann Grisham/Graham (b. April 7, 1774 Virginia, d. May 26, 1852 - McMahon Cemetery). In 1802, Henry paid taxes on 100 acres of land and one horse in Livingston County, KY. In 1803, he and his family moved to St. Charles County, MO. In 1804, he converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1812, he received his license to preach. He moved to Lawrence County, AR, about 1813, and in 1817 to Hempstead County, AR. He was useful as a local preacher and in 1817 he is said to have preached the first Methodist and Protestant service in Texas in the Red River section of North Texas. In 1826, he moved to Claiborne Parish, LA. In 1835, he moved with his family to Jasper (now Newton) County, TX, near Burkeville on Little Cow Creek. This was to be his base of operation for the rest of his life. The Rev. Henry Stephenson was among the first Circuit Riders, spending most of his life on the frontier. He preached along the entire Western boundary of settlements from the Missouri River to the Colorado. He died at his home near Burkeville, TX, on Nov. 20, 1841 and is buried in the William McMahon Cemetery near there. His headstone bears a Texas State historical marker.
I'm a direct descendent of Henry P. Stephenson through the following line:
>Felix Stephenson (b. Dec 1, 1810, d. July 11, 1873). Married Sarah Hiler/Hiller (b. Dec 21, 1814 Missouri City, Texas, March 14, 1890 Hemphill, TX). Felix Stephenson was a Republic of Texas Soldier who served with the Captain Segress Washington Cavalry.
>>Felix Fletcher Stephenson (b. March 1, 1848 Newton County, TX, d. June 10, 1914 Newton County, TX). Married Margaret Jane Hall (b. Jan 29, 1851 Newton County, TX, d. Jan 21, 1929 Newton County, TX)
>>>Simeon 'Sim' Felix Stephenson (b. Feb 7, 1878 TX, d. Feb 16, 1937 Beauregard Parish, LA). Married Della A. (b. Nov 6, 1879 TX, d. Mar 10, 1957 TX)
>>>>James Browning Stephenson (b. Dec 15, 1913, d. Nov 23, 1965 Beauregard Parish, LA). Married Florence Melissa Sterling (b. Jan 19, 1911, d. July 5, 1947 Beauregard Parish, LA)
>>>>>Dennis Wayne Stephenson (living), my father.
James E. Stephens, my 3rd Great Uncle. Born 22 Oct. 1820 in Columbus County, NC and the family moved to Pike County, AL in 1824. 3 Brothers, James, Needham & my 2nd GGF, Samuel fought in the Civil War together with Capt. Andrew Love and the 4th Alabama Cavalry Battalion. They went to Danville, VA in May 1863 and fought in Cold Harbor and several other battles. Wish I could find a picture of Samuel like this.
This is my grandfather, Charles Roland Stevens Circa 1927 Baltimore County, MD. He haled from Essex County Virginia and moved north for work Circa 1900 with two of my grand uncles.
Charles Alexander Stephens, Sr. 1877-1961
Charles Alexander Stephens, Sr. Was a fine bootmaker in Temple, Texas in the early 1900's.
Here's the distribution of the Stevens spelling in the 1881 UK census. A bit different from the distribution of the Stephens spelling. I have two close matches who spell the surname Stephens, and none of my matches traces his ancestry to the area where the v spelling prevailed, so I think the original spelling in my case was Stephens.
Here is a map of the frequency of the surname Stephens in the 1881 UK census. Stephens was most frequent in old Radnorshire in Wales and second most frequent in Cornwall in at the southwestern tip of England.
John H and Mary Hilliard Stephens family, Mt Pleasant, Titus Co, TX
William Donald Stevens (1817-1891) born in Massena, New York. He is the son of William Fraser Sevens (1791-1867) and Electa Flagg (1796-1850).
This is one of my early Stephens ancestors. He is Alexander Stephens, Jr. born in 1813 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He was the son of Alexander Stephens and Mary (Polly) Dailey.