I am doing genealogy research on my Stevens-Snow ancestors and wish to inquire if you have any genealogy info on the Stevens & Snow families shown below.
I have a privately published 78-page Stevens genealogy book by Mildred Stevens Anderson (1905-1991) of Stromsburg, Polk Co., Nebr. It is entitled "Our Stevens Heritage, 1761-1967." It starts with Roger Stevens, and maintains a fairly narrow lineage link of descendents. Below are some paraphrased paragraphs from the early part of the book, to give you some info to see if you have any info on Roger Stevens, his wife Esther Snow, their ancestors and descendents, or any ideas as to where I might search for info. The father of Esther Snow is prob Amos Snow.
This Stevens history begins with Roger Stevens who was born in 1761. A lengthy search with genealogical help failed to reveal his birthplace or his parents' names. This family seems to have been established in the state of Vermont. My father often told me his ancestors came from England. Records from the National Archives in Washington, D. C., gave much valuable information, especially for war records.
At the age of 17 years, in January 1778, Roger Stevens enlisted in the Revolutionary War. He was in the First New Hampshire Continental Regiment under Captain Isaac Farwell. He served over 5 years. He first enlisted for three years and at the expiration of that time, reenlisted for the duration of the War. Suffering extremely cold exposure on active duty, he contracted rheumatism in both his legs which caused him to be a cripple the rest of his life.
On Jan. 10, 1792 at Granville, New York, he was married to Miss Esther Snow, born March 31st, 1779. Rev. Jurdon Dodge, a Baptist clergyman preformed the ceremony. The couple moved to Vermont in May 1792. Eleven children were born to them:
(1) Prudence Stevens, born 7-17-1795, died 8-3-1795.
(2) Henry Stevens, b 4-22-1798; he married Hannah Jones in 1823. He was a lumberman in the French Mills in the state of New York.
(3) Milda Stevens, b 8-8-1801; she worked in the home of Judge Truman Chittenden in Williston, Vermont. In Sept. 1821 she married Joseph Benway, who also worked for Judge Chittenden on his farm. Milda Stevens Benway died 2-2-1854.
(4) Abigail Stevens, b 2-8-1804; married Shellah Bentley in 1825.
(5) Tamsey Stevens, b 6-7-1807, d 6-15-1815.
(6) Joel Stevens, born June 8, 1810.
(7) Melissa Stevens, born Feb. 7, 1813. Prob married Asa SNOW in 1838, Jericho,
Chittenden, VT --- Asa, b. c1815 VT believed to be her 1st cousin.
(8) Artimus C. Stevens, b 1-10-1816 in Vermont, died 3-19-1863. He owned land in Chittenden County, VT. He resided in Ohio in 1843 where he married on 2-22-1843 Amartha Ann Allen who was born 11-29-1827 in Ohio. They resided in Ohio till 1856 then moved to Jackson County, Iowa. They had 10 children.
(9) Jonas G. Stevens, b 1-6-1819, died in the Civil War, enlisted from the state of Illinois.
(10) Lydia Snow Stevens, b 11-16-1820, died the same day.
(11) Tamsey Stevens, named after the Tamsey that died 1815; born 10-10-1822.
In 1820 Roger and Esther Stevens lived in Chittenden County, at Jericho, VT. Here he applied for Revolutionary War Pension for disabled veterans. Roger died at Jericho VT of 6-7-1841 of lung complaint. He is buried in the Center Cemetery in Chittenden County near Jericho VT. Mrs. Roger Stevens lived in Chittenden County VT in 1851 and received a widow's pension of $80 per annum.
After their father's death, the sons started the trek westward. Artimus went to Ohio, and Jonas and Joel settled in McHenry Co., Illinois. The mother joined with the sons in Illinois. In May 1855 she applied for the Bounty Land in Chemung, Illinois in McHenry County. She was entitled to this land under the U. S. Act of March 3rd, 1855, giving government land to Revolutionary War widows. But she did not live to enjoy this land very long as five months later on 10-28-1855 Esther Snow Stevens died.
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Artimus C. Stevens (b 1-10-1816 in VT---d 6-27-1863 in Civil War) and wife Amartha Ann Allen (1827-1884; Amartha later married George W. Matheny on 5-1-1867, and then later married Edward W. Smith on 10-27-1874) were the parents of 10 children, including my great grandmother Martha Rosella Stevens (b 3-14-1855, died 9-12-1910; married Joseph James Morgan on 12-3-1873 in Jackson Co., Iowa). Joseph James Morgan and Martha Rosella Stevens Morgan homesteaded in 1884 in Gosper Co., Nebr, and are buried in the Elwood, Gosper Co., Nebr. cemetery.
Atrimus C. Stevens owned land in Chittenden County VT in 1836. He resided in Ohio in 1843 where he married Amartha Ann Allen on 2-22-1843 at Crawford Co., at Bucyrus, Ohio. She was born 11-29-1827 in Ohio. In 1856 they moved to Jackson Co., Iowa, location on a farm in Richland Township, near Cottonville, Iowa. Cottonville is a small settlement near La Motte, Iowa.
The 10 children born to this union were:
(1) Jonas G. Stevens, b 4-29-1844, and died 6-26-1862. Enlisted in Union Army at age 17, and died in the Service on 6-27-1862 from burns from an accident when drying powder exploded.
(2) Jamier Edmund Stevens, b 1-14-1846, and died 6-15-1880. On 11-25-1869 married Julia Etta Sealey at La Motte, Iowa. She was born 3-25-1850 at Judson Co., NJ. She was sister of James Sealey who married Luanna Stevens. In 1873 they homesteaded in West Pleasant Home Precinct, Polk Co., Nebraska. They had 6 children.
(3) Rosetta Ann Stevens, b 7-28-1874, died 3-4-1848.
(4) Alvira Delora Stevens, b 5-26-1849, died 4-22-1869.
(5) Arvilla Jane Stevens, b 8-8-1850, died 9-10-1851.
(6) Marilda Lusetta Stevens, b 7-28-1852 in Ohio, d 6-7-1924 at Howard, SD. She married James Harvey Matheny on 2-20-1872 at Andrew, Iowa. James Matheny was born 12-4-1848 at Covington, VA. They lived in Iowa till 1882 when they moved to a farm in Miner Co., SD, with home at Vilas SD. Both are buried at the cemetery near Howard, SD. They had 5 children.
(7) Martha Rosella Stevens, b 3-4-1855, d 9-12-1910. Married Joseph James Morgan on 12-3-1873 in Jackson Co., Iowa. Homesteaded in Gosper Co., NE in 1884; They had 12 children, including Frank Artimus Morgan (1874-1945), my grandfather.
(8) Luanna Dorcas Matilda Stevens, b 7-5-1857, died 5-30-1916. She Married James Theodore Sealey (b 6-7-1847 in NJ; d 3-11-1934) on 12-28-1875 at Andrew, Iowa. In 1876 homesteaded in Polk Co., Nebr. They had 5 children. James & Luanna Sealey are buried in the Polk cemetery, NE, near the graves of his parents.
(9) Albert Sylvester Stevens, b 4-19-1860, died 8-8-1913.
(10) Alfred Sylvanus Stevens, b 4-6-1862 Jackson Co., IA, died 2-6-1903 at Vilas, SD. He is buried at Howard, SD.
After the death of his son Jonas, Artimus enlisted in Company I, 31st Regiment of the Iowa Volunteers, mustered in on 8-21-1862 at Davenport, Iowa. He died At Vicksburg, Miss on 3-19-1863 from chronic diarrhea on the Floating Hospital Ship "Nashville" at the beginning of the siege of Vicksburg. He was buried at Cottonville cemetery, Iowa, located near the present town of Andrew, Iowa.
Jamier enlisted on 10-3-1864, taking a draftee's place, and returned home safely to help with the family.
Mrs. Amartha Stevens later married George W. Matheny on 3-1-1867. George W. Matheny was the father of James Harvey Matheny who married Marilda Stevens the dau of Mr. & Mrs. Artimus C. Stevens. Amartha Stevens Matheny later married Edward W. Smith on 10-27-1874. Amartha died on 7-1-1884.
Please let me know if you have any info on the above Stevens, need some more info, or have any ideas as to where to search for more info. Thank you for your attention to my inquiry. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sincerely, Stan Morgan