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father of Julius Honesta Stevens

Posted: 7 Sep 2012 4:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stevens
I'm looking for the father of Julius Honesta Stevens. He was born about 1836 to 1838 in Johnston county. By 1855 he was in the Marshall/Desoto counties area of Mississippi.

Re: father of Julius Honesta Stevens

Posted: 16 Sep 2012 1:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Sep 2012 1:18AM GMT
If you believe that his mother is Elizabeth S. Allen/Stephens/Stevens, then his father is likely to be William H. Stevens. They were married in 1834 per the Johnston County Heritage Center (http://www.johnstonnc.com/jc_hc_marriagebond_date.cfm) and FamilySearch.com (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XF9V-KXQ). The 1850 Census for DeSoto County shows E. S. Stephens (age 35, female) and J. Stephens (age 15, male) in the household. No adult male was present. The 1840 Census in Johnston County, NC shows William Stevens with children of the expected ages.

BTW, in the 1810 in Johnston County, there were only a few families named Stevens/Stephens. You can view them here: http://www.johnstoncountygenealogy.org/resources/1810Census....

Re: father of Julius Honesta Stevens

Posted: 17 Sep 2012 1:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Allen Stevens
Thanks. Yeah that is pretty much what I've run across as well. I know he lived in Desoto county prior to moving to Texas and that he was born in Johnston county, NC. I had come across that marriage certificate listing her and William H Stevens in 1834 which fits with his birth being in 1836 or 1837. I had also come across an 1880 census showing his mother living with him in Desoto county and her name being listed as E S Allen. William H Stevens seems right also because he named his oldest son, my grandfather, William Harry Stevens. I keep hoping to find something more solid, but I will probably have to wait till I can take a DNA test.

Re: father of Julius Honesta Stevens

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 10:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Sep 2012 10:25PM GMT
There are two books at the Johnston County Heritage Center, that you should try to take a look at. I took the attached photos of what I think are the most beneficial pages. Unfortunately, they aren't displaying in the proper order.
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Re: father of Julius Honesta Stevens

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 10:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stevens
That looks promising especially the line of Henry Newton Stevens because he was called Harry and had a son named William Henry Stevens as well as a son named Julius Alexander. Interesting. Thanks, that was a big help.
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