Saturday, January 16, 2010

Surname Saturday - Stephens

Here are some direct ancestor surnames on my husband's maternal line.

..... 1 Thomas STEPHENS (1730 - 1762) b: Bef. 1730 in Roche, Cornwall, England, d: Abt. 1762 in Cornwall, England
..... + Jane MARTYN (1722 - 1812) b: 1722 in Cransock, Cornwall, England, m: 14 Nov 1743 in True, Cransock Parish, Cornwall, England, d: 1812 in Pencrennow, Cornwall, England
........... 2 John STEPHENS (1758 - 1842) b: 1758 in Pencrennow, Cornwall, England, d: Jun 1842 in Pencrennow, Cornwall, England
........... + Jenefer JENKIN (1764 - 1819) b: 1764 in Reen, Cornwall, England, m: 04 Jan 1785 in Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England, d: Feb 1819 in Pencrennow, Cornwall, England
................. 3 James STEPHENS (1789 - 1872) b: May 1789 in Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England, d: 27 Aug 1872 in Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, USA
................. + Mary MURRISH (1787 - 1864) b: 1787 in Locks, Perranzabuloe Parish, Cornwall, England, m: 18 Sep 1810 in Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England, d: 20 Aug 1864 in Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, USA
....................... 4 Thomas STEPHENS (1815 - 1905) b: 10 Apr 1815 in Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England, d: 1905 in Unknown
....................... + Elizabeth LETCHER (1811 - 1874) b: Abt. 1811 in Saint Agnes parish, near Truro, Cornwall, England, m: Abt. 1840 in England, d: 1874
............................. 5 Mary Louise STEPHENS (1844 - 1933) b: Abt. 1844 in Wisconsin, USA, d: 13 May 1933 in Larium, Houghton County, Michigan
............................. + Joseph Thomas DAVEY (1843 - 1889) b: 30 Apr 1843 in Lanlivery, Cornwall, England, m: 11 Apr 1863 in Dodgeville, Iowa, Wisconsin, USA, d: 26 Mar 1889 in Dodgeville, Iowa, Wisconsin, USA
................................... 6 Fredrick Francis DAVEY (1877 - 1959) b: 09 Jul 1877 in Dodgeville, Iowa, Wisconsin, USA, d: 31 May 1959 in Oak Forest, Cook, Illinois, USA
................................... + Alice Augusta CHRISTIANSEN/LARSON (1880 - 1948) b: 19 Jan 1880 in Ishpeming, Marquette, Michigan, USA, m: 08 Nov 1906 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, d: 31 Dec 1948 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA

The STEPHENS extended family immigrated from Cornwall, England as a "clan", about 50 of them at once which gave them the local (Dodgeville, Wisconsin) nickname of the "Stephens colony".

2 comments:

  1. I just found you blog. I am also researching the name Stephens. My husbands great great grandfather was Charles Stephens and his wife Hanna Stephens.
    They emigrated from England c. 1850 with the son Robert (and other children) The next time I found theme was in KY in 1860 and then in Pittsburgh in 1870. I have just discovered this information and believe they (Charles and Hannah) are buried in Pittsburgh PA. I will be searching this line for a while.

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  2. Thank you for the comment, Claudia. I'm not actively researching this line at the moment; although I do have quite a bit of information on them. It doesn't appear that our Stephens are related to yours, though. Best of luck in your research:)

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