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Ephraim Stevens, his wife and father

Ephraim Stevens, his wife and father

B.C.Stevens (View posts)
Posted: 6 Aug 1999 2:32PM GMT
Lookin for data on gggrandfather Ephriam (or Ephraim) who was born around 1790 to 1810, orphaned at a young age by the death of his Sea Captain Father (died at sea possibly off the coast of Maine)and then located as a youngster in either Essex of Middlesex Co., MA. He purchased lots along the penobscot river approximately 25 miles above Bangor, Maine in 1831 and his wife bore him a son Benjmin Franklin Stevens in that area on 11/17/1831. Other children of Ephraim included George Washington, Walter and Amelia Stevens. The family relocated to PA around 1835 and Madison Co, IL around 1834. Benjamin fought in the Civil War, married Nancy Anderson, became a Dr. in St. Jacobs, IL and died 12/09/1909. Walter and Amelia resided in Kansas before their death. Ephraim had two uncles or grand uncles William and John Stevens who enlisted late in a the Revolutionary War (MA Regiment) as older men (after all the young men were involved).

I'm lookin for Ephraim's place of origin, his wife and his fathers name. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


W.C.STEVENS (View posts)
Posted: 20 Sep 1999 6:03PM GMT

Stevens in PA

Ben Stevens (View posts)
Posted: 21 Sep 1999 11:44AM GMT
The family that I'm refering to stayed in PA only a short time .... arrived in 1835 and moved on to the area of Madison County, Illinois in 1844.

My family members Walter, George Washington and Amelia could have been born in PA, but they would probably have moved on to Illinois territory with their family in about 1834. I've found a Marine, Illinois Genealogy study that says that Walter and Amelia moved on to Kansas when adults. I don't know where George Washington Stevens ended his days. Benjamin Franklin Stevens was a Dr. in St. Jacob, Illinois.

Stevens in PA

Angie Stevens (View posts)
Posted: 25 Sep 1999 10:07PM GMT
There are a lot of Stevens' around Red Hill and Green Lane, PA. My grandfather Harry Calvin was from this area. He later moved to Philadelphia and married Anna May O'Donnell. He was one of 13 children and had 6 of his own. I don't know my great-grandparent's names. I've only heard stories of my great-grandfather's "fire red" hair and quick temper with a switch. I also know that my ancestor's came for Northern Germany and the original spelling of the name was Stefans.

Ephraim Stevens

Posted: 1 Nov 1999 6:28PM GMT
Edited: 4 Feb 2002 1:38AM GMT
My husband is related to this family. His
line is Ephraim Stevens> Joseph Walter Stevens>
John Walter Stevens> Anna Myrtle Stevens>
James Walter Sneed> Roland Dean Sneed.
Joseph Walter was born in Pennsylvania on May
6, 1839 and died in Girard, Crawford Co., Kansas
on March 6, 1922.
Roland's aunt has been researching this family
for about 15 years, and she had Ephraim's name
down as Enon. On Joseph Walter Stevens death
certificate, it lists his father as being
(Enon?) Stevens. Where did you get the name
I would really appreciate any other information
you might obtain concerning this family.
Thank you very much.
Ellen Sneed

Ephraim Stevens

Ruth (View posts)
Posted: 11 Nov 1999 1:11PM GMT
This is our family line. His children were Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Mary A., Joseph Walter, and Amelia. I would be willing to share information and photos on these lines. I have obit and other info of Benjamin Franklin Stevens (d. 1905), plus J. Walter, and the others.

Ephraim vs. Enon Stevens

Ben Stevens (View posts)
Posted: 12 Nov 1999 6:03AM GMT
Ellen: Sorry to keep you waiting, but I received no notice of your reply. But, there is also another reply of 11/11/99 on our same family line, for which I was notified.

I have almost all the records of Benjamin Franklins descendents, but very little about the rest of his family. I have a hand written paper that my Grandfather James Monroe Stevens prepared when he was applying for acceptance in the Sons of the American Revolution. He stated that his Grandfather's name was Ephraim but that he didn't know the name of Ephraim's father who was a Ships Captain that died at sea probably off the coast of Maine. He could not identify his Uncles (probably grand uncles)who had enlisted in the Revolutionary War. He did
determine relationship to a Rev. War Veteran William Gordon McAdams (of York Co., PA), who was his Mother's (Nancy Anderson) Grandfather. The Andersons were a founding Family of the St.Jacob, ILL area and that is where they, william McAdams and a number of Stevens are buried.

But I haven't been able to determine where Ephraim ended his days and only had sketchy data that Walter and Amelia moved to "near Girard Kansas. I have not birth or death dates for any of Ephraim's family except Benjamin. I don't even know his Wife's or Wive's names. I have one good group picture of Benjamin's Family.

I've been trying to compile a listing of the Steven's in Essex Middlesex counties of Massachuesetts, where I think that Ephraim was probably born. I have over 300 Stevens in it so far but haven't established a tie to an Ephraim in the right time frame. Nor have I found a Thomas Stevens, that my Grandfather refered to in his Hand written notes: "there was a Thomas Stevens who settled in Maine in 1603" (he could have been searching at this point...he didn't say it was his relative).

James Monroe's brother Horace supposedly had in his posession a copy of and old deed conveying 4 large lots in Penobscot Co., Maine to Ephraim Stevens for $121.00 in 1831. That is the time that his father Benjamin was born "11/7/1831 in Bangor, Maine". However eight towns have produced no birth or family records to date. "Ephraim lived about 25 miles north of Bangor in Penobscot Co. along the Penobscot river"

I'll be glad to share any data that I have with you. I like to know more about Walter, Amelia and George. I had never heard of Mary until now.

Thanks for answering.


Ephraim Stevens

Ben Stevens (View posts)
Posted: 12 Nov 1999 6:19AM GMT
Ruth: Thanks for your reply.

I just received notice of your posting. Also a previous posting of mutual interest : No 212. See my response to #212. #97 was the original posting.

I can't get back to anything solid on Ephraim, his wife or their parantage. That is what I have been concentrating on. I do have a good picture of Benjamin's family group, and a lot of data on his descendants and other early families in the St. Jacob and Marine, Illinois area, but little other than names on Benjamin's brothers and sisters.

I'd appreciate sharing any Stevens information that you have. You are welcome to what I have.


Ephraim vs. Enon Stevens

Ben Stevens (View posts)
Posted: 14 Nov 1999 12:16PM GMT
I've been checking on the name Enon. It could be a middle vs. first name thing. For example: I thought that Walter was his son's first name, and have been scouring records on Walter rather than Joseph Walter. Maine has a lot of the name Enoch and Enos comes up from time to time, but I didn't find any Enons. The death certificate could have read E (first initial) and non (for middle name) or is that too much of a stretch.

The real reason I'm writing is to find out if you have anything on Ephraim's or Enon's wife or his actual ancestory. I'm also interested in what you have on the rest of the family. I'm working on a version of Family Tree Maker and can exchange files on Benjamin's descendants and the scetchy idea that I have about his ancestory. If you are interested send me your E-mail Adress and I'll forward what I have to you.


Ephraim Stevens

Ben Stevens (View posts)
Posted: 14 Nov 1999 12:58PM GMT
Ruth: I had an old copy of Benjamin's Obituary, but it was very faded and torn and I can no longer find it. I do have his 1864 Civil War Dairy and the noncom. sword that he carried in the 59th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. But I don't know where or if he attended Medical school before practicing medicine in St. Jacob. I'm very interested in pictures that you have of he and the rest of the family and infact anything that you have about this family. I'll of course pay for any expense involved.

What do you need from me. Let me know what your interest are and I'll send you what I have. E-mail or other address?

Thanks again for you reply.

Ben Stevens

POBox 583
11618 Jackson ST.
Courtland, AL 35618
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