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From: Frieda Davison <>
Subject: Re: [VARUSSEL-L] Stevens/Stephens
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 07:39:22 +0000


Glenda,

Bob Stephens (B.J.) seems to be the one doing most of the research on the
Stephens family. I connect through their daughter Leah who married William
Jacob (or was is Jacob William) Rasnake. At the moment I can't remember how Bob
connects.

Frieda
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Glenda Osborne wrote:

> I need info on the following. I would like to find who the parents of
> Thomas Stephens and also the parents of his wife Martha. If you have
> connections to this family let me know.
>
> Thank you so much!!!
> Glenda Osborne
>
> Descendants of Thomas Stephens
>
> Generation No. 1
>
> 1. THOMAS STEPHENS was born Abt. 1802 in North Carolina, and died Abt. 1888
> in Pike County, Kentucky. He married MARTHA FERRELL.
>
> Notes for THOMAS STEPHENS:
>
> Thomas is in the 1830, 1840,and 1850 Russell County Census. He is also in
> the 1860 Buchanan County Census. He is found in Kentucky in the Pike County
> Census in 1870, and 1880. He does not to my knowledge return to Buchanan or
> Russell Counties. Apparently his son, Andrew, and daughter Leah never lived
> in Kentucky, as they are found in the Russell County and Buchanan County
> census.
>
> Thomas was said to have traded a large tract of land in Buchanan County for
> a mule, and left Buchanan County Virginia and went to Kentucky on the mule.
>
> Notes for MARTHA FERRELL:
>
> There have been a lot of confusion over what her last name might have been.
> Some have said Hess, still others have said Potter! Some of my first notes
> say her maiden name was Kendrick. We can add the name Wolford to the list as
> well. Thanks to Jim Adams in Ohio, we know know........
>
> On the death certificates of Thomas and Liburn (Thomas & Martha's youngest
> sons) it
> list her maiden name as FERRELL !!!
>
> Children of THOMAS STEPHENS and MARTHA FERRELL are:
>
> i. ISAIAH STEPHENS, b. Abt. 1830, Russell County, Virginia; d. Kentucky; m.
> SUSANNA BALDWIN, September 23, 1852, Russell County, Virginia.
>
> More About ISAIAH STEPHENS:
>
> : Occupation: Farmer
>
> ii. JAMES HARVEY STEPHENS, b. Abt. 1831, Russell County, Virginia; d.
> Unknown; m. POLLY BALDWIN, March 13, 1856, Russell County, Virginia.
>
> More About POLLY BALDWIN:
>
> : Polly was from Ashe County, North Carolina
>
> iii. SARAH STEPHENS, b. 1832-1838, Virginia; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM MAY,
> December 04, 1852, Russell County, Virginia.
>
> iv. ANDREW JACKSON STEPHENS, b. May 28, 1837, Russell County, Virginia; d.
> April 14, 1932, Sandy Ridge, Buchanan County,Virginia; m. (1) JANE CRABTREE,
> April 09, 1864, Russell County, Virginia; m. (2) COMFORT BARTON, January 15,
> 1883, Buchanan County, Virginia; m. (3) LOUISA BARTON, December 31, 1891.
>
> Notes for ANDREW JACKSON STEPHENS:
>
> Andrew served in the Civil War. His grave is marked with a CSA marker. He
> was in Co D, 2nd VSL
>
> Co G, 10th KY E: March 28, 1863. He was also in the 22nd VA inf.
>
> More About ANDREW JACKSON STEPHENS:
>
> : buried in the Stevens Family Cemetery on Rt. 621 on Sandy Ridge.
>
> Notes for JANE CRABTREE:
>
> Elden Stevens/Stephens told me Jane Crabtree died when Isaac Floyd (her
> son), and his father was 14 months old.
>
> More About JANE CRABTREE:
>
> : buried in the Stevens Family Cemetery on Rt. 621, Sandy Ridge.
>
> Notes for Comfort:
> occupation: midwife
>
> Comfort is buried in the Crabtree Family Cemetery on Rt. 621, near the
> Homeville Church of God.
>
> Notes for LOUISA BARTON:
>
> Louisa was aka "Lizie".
> occupation: midwife
> She is buried in the Stephens/Stevens Family Cemetery on Combs Ridge,
> Council, Buchanan County.
>
> v. LEAH STEPHENS, b. September 17, 1839, Russell County, Virginia; d. March
> 19, 1907, Duty, Dickenson County, Virginia; m. WILLIAM JACOB RASNAKE,
> January 17, 1861, Russell County, Virginia.
>
> Notes for WILLIAM JACOB RASNAKE:
>
> Jacob William Rasnake and Leah Stephens are buried in the Sylvester Rasnake
> Cemetery on Rt. 621, Sandy Ridge, Cleveland, Russell County, Virginia. Jacob
> was a preacher.
>
> Fannie Kelly remembers her grandfather subcribed to and recieved the Kansas
> City Star newspaper.
>
> Jacob served in the Civil War in Co B, 2nd VSL
>
> Co E, 21st VA E: March 28, 1863
>
> Colleys Co, CPB E: March 28, 1863
>
> vi. IRA R. STEPHENS, b. October 21, 1832, Russell County, Virginia3; d.
> March 17, 1907, Pike County, Kentucky; m. MARY E. ADKINS, November 29, 1866,
> Pike County, Kentucky.
>
> More About IRA R. STEPHENS:
>
> : lived on Elisha Fork, Hurricane Creek, Kentucky
>
> More About MARY E. ADKINS:
>
> lived on Elisha Fork, Hurricane Creek, Kentucky
>
> vii. ISAAC F. STEPHENS, b. May 18, 1842, Russell County, Virginia; d. April
> 25, 1925, Pike County, Kentucky; m. (1) NANCY WHITE, November 29, 1866, Pike
> County, Kentucky; m. (2) REBECCA D. L. STONE, Aft. 1869.
>
> Notes for ISAAC F. STEPHENS:
>
> Served in the Civil War in Co I, 10th KY E: July 01, 1863
>
> viii. WILLIAM PATTON STEPHENS, b. March 10, 1849, Russell County, Virginia;
> d. July 24, 1906, Buchanan County, Virginia4; m. MARY ANN CRABTREE, February
> 15, 1873, Pike County, Kentucky
>
> Patton died in the Patton Hollow in Buchanan County, Virginia. He and his
> wife Mary Ann are buried in the Stephens/Stevens Cemetery on Sandy Ridge,
> Russell County on Rt. 621 near the home of Elden Stevens/Stephens.
>
> The 1850 Russell Co. census list William Patton as being 5 years old. This
> and family bible records don't agree.
>
> More About WILLIAM PATTON STEPHENS:
>
> Cause of Death: Stroke
>
> ix. THOMAS M. STEPHENS, b. April 04, 1850, in the part of Russell County,
> that later became Dickenson, County, Virginia; d. May 10, 1921, Allen, Floyd
> County, Kentucky; m. ANNIE JANE SANDERS, August 20, 1872, Pike County,
> Kentucky.
>
> x. LILBURN HENDERICKS STEPHENS, b. February 01, 1852, Russell County,
> Virginia; d. November 03, 1911, Pike County , Kentucky; m. SARAH MILLER,
> November 07, 1876, Pike County , Kentucky.
>
> Notes for LILBURN HENDERICKS STEPHENS:
>
> The death date for Lilburn came from his death certificate. J. W. Call &
> Son's funeral home handled his funeral. buried at the Dil Cemetery....on
> tombstone it says he is 59 years old and 7 months. The doctors report said
> he had known Lilburn for 22 years, and that he had been sick all of them.
>
> More About LILBURN HENDERICKS STEPHENS:
>
> Cause of Death: "Scrofula" "Dropsey" TB of the throat
>
> The Osborne Family History
> http://home.naxs.com/roosbor

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