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STEVENSON, John A. (birth 1878) adopted by relatives in Lycoming

STEVENSON, John A. (birth 1878) adopted by relatives in Lycoming

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 2:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stevenson Dugan
John A. Stevenson was born 1878 (possibly to a Dugan) and adopted by relatives with the surname Stevenson. His birth is recorded as 1878 in Lycoming County, but he could easily have been born in another state with sealed adoption records. He married Della C. Rhoades (b. 1881) of Lycoming County, daughter of George W. Roahdes (b. 1850). She was the sister of Adam Rhoades (b. 1870).

John A. Stevenson and his bride Della C. Rhoades Stevenson moved to Cambria County and had Stevenson children in Cambria including the great grandfather of my children.

My mother in law Joanne Stevenson has asked me to find the Dugan parent(s) that had to give up little baby John A. Dugan Stevenson (her grandfather) and/or the adoptive Stevenson family. Any leads anyone can provide would be great! I tried a PA website, but didn't find anything yet.

Re: STEVENSON, John A. (birth 1878) adopted by relatives in Lycoming

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 8:16PM GMT
Classification: Query

I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.


Name: Della C Stevenson
[Della C Johnson]
Age in 1910: 29
Birth Year: 1881
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1910: Adams, Cambria, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: John A Stevenson
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania

John A Stevenson 30, PA - coal miner
Della C Stevenson 29, PA - 2 children
Agnes M Stevenson 7, PA
Charles G Stevenson 5, PA

1920 -
Name: John Stevenson
Age: 42
Birth Year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1920: Adams, Cambria, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Della Stevenson
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: England
Home Owned: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

John Stevenson 42, PA - coal miner
Della Stevenson 39, PA
Agnes M Stevenson 18, PA
Charles E Stevenson 16, PA - RR worker
Cecilia Stevenson 4, PA

There are 2 Rhoades families living next to them

1930 - why has John A. changed his name to Charles???
Name: Charles Stevenson
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Race: White
Home in 1930: Adams, Cambria, Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Della Stevenson
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: England
Occupation:
Age at first marriage: 24
Parents' birthplace:

Charles Stevenson 51, PA - laborer on township road
Della Stevenson 49, PA - Age at first marriage: 21
Parents' birthplace: PA/PA
Cecelia Stevenson 14, PA
John Stevenson 7, PA


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John A. Stevenson may never know that he was adopted.
His birth 1st name may have been changed to John during the adoption process.

1880 PA census shows 265,102 men born in 1878 +/- 2.
There is no category - "adopted son" for this census.







Re: STEVENSON, John A. (birth 1878) adopted by relatives in Lycoming

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 2:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
WOW! Thank you my non-relative angel.

My MIL is going to LOVE this. And, I'm so, so curious about the 2 names for JOHN!!!

A Stevenson by marriage ONLY.

HD
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