Emma (Stevens)(Place) Irvine Pedigree
(Start at generation 1, below.)
Last Change: 28 November 2014
Origin of the surname “Stevens:”
X (?) Stevens
Beheaded by Cromwell for taking part in the troubles of the English revolution.
9 Colonel Thomas Stevens (or, by some accounts, William)
A. Biographical notes: (ref 77a)
Born in Devonshire, England. “Was an armorer in Buttolph’s Lane, London, England, who contracted with the Governor and Company in March 1629 to supply arms for the Massachusetts Bay Company. He was himself a member of the company and gave fifty pounds to the common stock, and three of his sons and a daughter became settlers in the colony. He signed the instructions to Captain Endicott. Though the family was of Devonshire in the early days, he removed to London, where his children were probably born.”
B. Wife: (?)
1. William Stevens: See generation 8, below. (note: John Addison Biles included William as a son of Thomas Stevens. Others have Cyprian Stevens, instead of William, as a son of Thomas of London, England.)
8 William Stevens
A. Biographical notes:
Born London, England. Emigrated from England to America with children. May have settled 1st at Rumney Marsh (now Chelsea, MA).
B. Wife: (?)
1. Thomas Stevens: Immigrated to America in 1660. Resided at Sudbury and Stowe, Massachusetts.
2. Cyprian Stevens: See generation 7, below.
3. Richard Stevens: Born in England. Immigrated to America, but later returned to England. Had the following son:
a. Samuel Stevens: Of Marlborough.
4. Mary Stevens: (also reported to be the daughter of William’s father, Thomas Stevens) Born in England. Married Captain Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts (or London, England), and resided there.
7 Cyprian Stevens
A. Biographical notes:
Born about 1644/45 in London, England. Died 22 February 1671 at Lancaster, Massachusetts. Immigrated to America with his father. Settled first at Rumney Marsh, now Chelsea, Massachusetts. Moved with sons Simon and Joseph to Lancaster, Massachusetts at the outbreak of King Philip’s war. Forced to find a safer place of residence for his family, Cyprian moved to Sudbury and was given authority to receive an Indian Child of six years, probably of a friendly tribe whose father was perhaps serving in the English ranks. After the close of that war he returned to Lancaster, where he became a prominent citizen, serving in various town offices, including Clerk of Writs from 1682 to 1686.
B. Wife: Mary “Sarah” Willard
Married Cyprian Stevens on 22 November 1671 in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Daughter of Major Simon Willard, a prominent founder of Lancaster, and Simon’s 3rd wife, Mary Dunster, a relative of President Dunster of Harvard College.
1. Mary Stevens: Born 22 November/September 1672. Married Samuel Wright of Sudbury.
2. Dorothy Stevens: Born at Boston, Massachusetts. Died there in infancy.
3. Simon Stevens: See generation 6, below.
4. Elizabeth Stevens: Born 1681 at Boston, Massachusetts. Married Captain Ephraim Wilder in 1698 and had the following children: (order uncertain)
(a. Ephraim Wilder, Jr.: Baptized 1707.
(b. Asaph Wilder: Baptized 1714.
(c. Elizabeth Wilder.
(d. Martha Wilder.
(e. Dorothy Wilder.
(f. Eunice Wilder.
(g. Susanna Wilder.
Apparently Elizabeth Stevens also married John Bowers in 1707 and had the following children:
(a. John Bowers, Jr.: Baptized 28 November 1708.
(b. Elizabeth Bowers: Baptized 13 November 1709.
(c. Sampson Bowers: Baptized 10 June 1711.
(d. John Bowers, Jr. #2: Twin. Baptized 6 July 1712.
(e. James Bowers: Twin. Baptized 6 July 1712.
(f. Mary Bowers: Baptized 20 December 1713.
5. Joseph Stevens: Born 1683 at Boston, Massachusetts. Moved with his father to Lancaster, Massachusetts. Later was a prominent resident of Rutland, Massachusetts. Owned the Covenant at Sudbury. Married Prudence Rice and had the following children:
(1. Joseph Stevens, Jr.: Baptized 9 September 1716.
(2. Isaac Stevens: Baptized 14 December 1718.
(3. Captain Phineas Stevens: Foremost resident of Charleston, New Hampshire.
6 Simon Stevens
A. Biographical notes:
Born and/or baptized 13 August 1677 at Boston, Massachusetts. Died 25 January 1758 at Marlborough, Massachusetts. “Owned” the covenant at Marlborough Church, and removed from there (Marlborough) to Lancaster about 1708, finally returning to Marlborough, where he remained until his death.
B. Wife #1: Mary Wilder (also seen: Weldon)
1. Biographical notes:
Born 12 May 1679. Married Simon Stevens in 1701 at Marlborough. Daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (Sawyer) Wilder.
a. Cyprian Stevens: Born 1702. Baptized 1707 at the First Church of Lancaster.
b. Mary Stevens: Born 1705. Baptized 1707 at the First Church of Lancaster.
c. Simon Stevens, Jr.: Baptized 30 May 1708/09. Owned the Covenant at Marlborough.
d. Elizabeth Stevens: (perhaps) Baptized 13 February 1714/15.
e. Jonathan Stevens: See generation 5, below.
f. Nathaniel Stevens #1: Baptized 29 June 1712 (also seen: b. 14 Jun 1714). Died young.
g. Nathaniel Stevens #2: Baptized 9 October 1716.
h. Dorothy Stevens: Baptized 13 September 1719.
i. Joseph Stevens: Born 1721. Died 1771 at Petersham, Massachusetts. Married Dorothy Sawyer.
C. Wife #2: Mary (Grove) Martin
1. Biographical notes:
Daughter of Mary (Holmes) Grove, who was an unwilling immigrant to America. While bidding farewell to friends on board a ship departing for America, the vessel sailed. On arriving in America, she decided to stay, and eventually married Mr. Grove, whose first name does not appear in records. Married after 1729. Widow of Thomas Martin. Died, after Simon, at Marlborough, Massachusetts.
i. Lucy Stevens: Born 1733.
5 Jonathan Stevens
A. Biographical notes:
Baptized 16 April 1710 at Lancaster, Massachusetts. Settled in Plainfield, Connecticut.
B. Wife: Mary Tracey/Wray
Married Jonathan Stevens on 3 January 1732 at Plainfield/Canterbury, Connecticut.
C. Children: (unknown number and order)
1. Willard Stevens: Born 26 October 1732. Died 27 December 1780. Married Deborah Case on 22 January 1755 and had the following children:
a. Phinehas Stevens: Born 13 January 175( ).
b. Wilder Stevens: Born 3 November 175( ).
c. Willard Stevens, Jr.: Born 28 June 176( ).
d. Simon Stevens: Born 7 February 176( ).
e. Mary Stevens: Born 24 April 176( ).
2. Simon Stevens: Born 25 November 1736.
3. Asa Stevens: See generation 4, below.
4. Mary Stevens: Born 27 January 1743.
5. Abigail Stevens: Born 1 March 1748.
6. Sarah Stevens: Born 3 June 1750.
7. Solomon Stevens: Born 10 March 1754.
4 Lieutenant Asa Stevens
A. Biographical notes:
Born 2/3 May 1734 at Plainfield, Windham County, Connecticut. In October 1772 moved his family from Canterbury, Windham County, Massachusetts to Luzerne County (Wyoming Valley), Pennsylvania and lived approximately one year at the mouth of Mill Creek. In April 1773 settled on the town plot of what is now the City of Wilkes-Barre, but at that time had only four houses. Was a Lieutenant in the Wilkes-Barre Company of militia and was active in that capacity until the Battle of Wyoming. On 10 December 1777/78 was in command of an 11-person search party that marched to Meshoppen in quest of Tories and disaffected people. On 20 December 1777/78 (10 days later) Asa commanded another, larger party that marched for the same purpose as far as Sheshequin. Died 3 July 1778, at “the Wyalusing massacre” during the Revolutionary War. An invading army of Indians and Tories killed most of the male inhabitants.
B. Wife: Sarah Ann Adams
Born 31 December 1737. Married 1 October 1761 in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. Daughter of Ahaziah Adams, who was the daughter of Henry and Sarah (Adams) Adams, she being the only daughter of Richard Adams. To confuse things further, three of Henry and Sarah’s children married into different Adams families, so it is difficult to follow a family line.
Sarah Ann Adams died at Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in April 1793. When Sarah heard the fate of her husband, she and the remains of her family fled “poor and naked” into the woods and traveled, more than two days without food, 70 miles through the wilderness to Fort Allen. From there she soon after moved the surviving members of her family back to Canterbury, Connecticut. Following the war Sarah returned to the Wyoming Valley.
C. Children: (Not necessarily in order, or complete; several conflicts with the Canterbury, Connecticut Vital Records.)
1. Sarah “Sally” Stevens: Born 19 January 1762. Died at Wilkes-Barre. Married Anderson Dana, Jr. of Wilkes-Barre and had 10 children, including:
a. Francis Stevens: Married Sarah Whitcomb.
2. Roger Stevens: Born 21 March 1763. Died 14 July 1778, 14 days after the battle, at Fort Allen.
3. Asa Stevens, Jr.: Born 19 January 1763 at Canterbury, Connecticut. Died 14 December (?); killed in the “Wyoming Massacre.” Married Esther Downing (whose father was killed in the Wyoming Massacre) and had seven children, including:
(1. Anna Stevens: Married Nathaniel Cogswell Frost.
4. Jonathan/Johnathan Stevens: See generation 3, below.
5. Abigail Stevens: Born 176(?). Died March 1845. Married Josiah Fassett about 1788.
6. Phineas Stevens: Drowned in the Susquehanna River at age 10 years.
7. Simon Stevens: Born 1766. Died May 1842. Married (?) and had ten children (7 sons).
8. Mary Stevens: Married Eleazor Dana and lived very comfortably at Owego, New York. Eleazor died before 1847. They had four children, of whom two sons and a daughter were married in 1847.
9. George Stevens: Born 1770. Married Mary Eyer.
3 Judge Jonathan Stevens (photos)
A. Biographical notes:
Born 16 July 1764 at Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut. Died 13 June 1850, age 86, at Standing Stone, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred there in the Stevens Cemetery.
Was age 14 and present in Bradford County, Pennsylvania during the “Wyalusing Massacre” when his father was killed in action. Fled with his mother and siblings, experiencing great deprivation and suffering, into the wilderness and, eventually, back to Canterbury, Connecticut. The following is quoted from Johnathan’s 8 March 1847 letter at Standing Stone, Pennsylvania to Mrs. Sally Cutler: “I resided there [Canterbury, Connecticut] something like two years and a half and in the year 1781 [age 16/17] enlisted into the services of my country in the revolutionary army for 3 years, served until the close of the war, was honorably discharged, after which I returned to Wyoming [Pennsylvania] and was driven from there a 2nd time not by Indians, but by Pennsylvania land claimants in a worse condition than when driven by the Indians. I returned again to Brooklyn and to Canterbury and two years after married Elinor/Eleanor Adams, a daughter of Capt Abner Adams, moved into Dutchess County, State of New York & in 1788 moved with my wife to Wilkes-Barre, received my share of the little remains of my father’s property, which then my brother and myself sold for a mere trifle, owing to the disputed claims of Penn. Land holders, but which is this day worth $5,000. Subsequently by several movements [in 1812], I purchased the farm on which I now live, one of the best and most pleasantly situated farms in the township of Standing Stone, Bradford Co., Penna. On the easterly side of the Susquehanna River on the Post-road leading to Wilkes-Barre and also to Philadelphia, 6 miles from Towanda the county seat, 150 miles from New York & about the same distance from Phila., but I do not own it now, having deeded it to my son Simon, with a reserve of & use of the house & part of the land during life.”
Was a Justice of the Peace for 7 years; Deputy Surveyor by successive appointment 15 years; Post Master of Standing Stone; a Representative in the Pennsylvania Legislature; and a Judge of the Pennsylvania Court for 23 years, thus acquiring the title “Judge.” Jonathan Stevens also “traded 8 yrs. kept a tavern 12 years at the sometime, viz. 8 of it. I have experienced the most distressing poverty, afflicting bereavements by the loss of friends and children by death, but am still enjoying tranquil health with the use of my limbs and most other faculties. I have my hearing as well as at , see to read print with glasses, write and read writing without, am a pensioner of the revolution.”
Reference 77a indicates Johnathan was a tailor and practiced that trade until his death. He came to Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania about 1805, where he kept a store and house of entertainment. Moved to Standing Stone, Bradford County in 1812, where he purchased a farm from Henry Burneys, an early and prominent citizen of Standing Stone.
By 1847 Johnathan had lost considerable wealth: “I have been supposed to be rich, but not now. I have met with heavy losses by reason of insolvent debtors, broken bank and several other causes. Still I have an independent living apart from my children and do not live with any of them.”
1790 US Census: There were two Jonathan Stevens heading a household at Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. One included 2 males over age 16; 2 males under age 16; and 2 females. The other included 1 male over age 16, 2 males under 16, and 2 females.
1810 US Census: Jonathan Stevens was heading a household in Wyalusing Township, Luzerne County (Bradford Co. was created in 1810), Pennsylvania that included 1 male over age 45; 1 male 16 to 26; 1 male 10 to 16; 1 male under 10; 1 female over 45; 1 female 10 to 16; and 2 females under 10 years old. Inventory included: 1 card for wool and cotton; 2 wool or linen wheels; 0 looms; 80 units of cloth; 4 horses; 11 head of cattle; 3 sheep; 0 distilleries; and 0 maple sugar.
1830 US Census: Jonathan was heading a household in Wysox Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania that included 1 male age 60 to 70; 1 male 10 to 15; 1 female 60 to 7; and 1 female 10 to 15 years old.
1840 US Census: Jonathan was heading a household in Wysox Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania that included one male age 70 to 80; one female 40 to 50; one female 15 to 20; and one female 10 to 15 years old.
B. Wife #1: Eleanor/Elinor Adams
1. Biographical notes:
Born 1 February 1764 at Brooklyn, Connecticut; daughter of Captain Abner and Abigail (Hubbard) Adams. Died 11 October 1831/24 from “inflammation of her lungs;” interred Standing Stone Cemetery, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Married Jonathan Stevens on 20 October 1785 at Brooklin.
a. Albegence/Albigence Stevens: Born 16 June 1786 at Salisbury, Connecticut. Died 1840/44 at McHenry County, Illinois. Fought in the War of 1812. Married (1st) Lavina Lake and had the following daughter:
(1. Angeline Stevens.
Albegence Stevens married (2nd) Thankful Goff, daughter of Samuel Goff, and had the following daughter:
(2. Lavina Stevens.
(3. Aristides Stevens.
(4. Edwin Stevens.
Albegence Stevens married (3rd) Laura Goff, also daughter of Samuel Goff, and had the following children:
(5. Elizabeth Stevens.
b. Lucy Stevens #1: Born 18 February 1787 at Amenia, Dutchess County, New York. Died young “from a cold” on 18 February 1787 in Dutchess County, New York.
c. Asa Stevens: (photos)
Born 24 September 1790 at Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Died 20 February 1879. Received his early education in the district schools and worked on the family farm until he was 24 years old, when his father gave him 50 acres of land, to which, over time, he added larger tracts and on which he built a log house in 1815. In 1844 he built a larger, frame house there and subsequently, enlarged it. He cultivated a farm until his death. “Rich,” according to his father.
1840 US Census: Asa was heading a household in Wysox Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania that included one male age 50 to 60; 2 males age 15 to 20; 2 males age 10 to 15; 1 male under 5; 1 female age 40 to 50; 1 female age 20 to 30; and one female under 5 years old.
In 1814 Asa Stevens married Phoebe/Phebe Vought (photos) (d. 16 Mar 1876), daughter of Achatius and Jane (Oakley) Vought. Achatias/Achatius Vought was the son of Joseph Vought of Peekskill, New York, who was of German ancestry. Asa and Phoebe had the following children:
(1. Benjamin Stevens.
(2. Achatias/Achatius Stevens: (photos) Born 10 January 1822 in Standing Stone Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Died there 31 March 1903. Educated in the district schools until age 18. Subsequently employed as a farmer, the 1st 13 years as a hired man, and at age 30 purchased his own 60-acre farm. Added 30 acres in 1864 and constructed his house in 1872. Married Sarah Sumner (photos) (b. South Auburn, Susquehanna Co., PA), sister of George Sumner (Para 3.b. of gen 3 of the Sumner Annex), and had the following children: (order uncertain; two sources only agreed on Asa S. Stevens, so this list is suspect)
(a. James Stevens.
(b. Lucy Eleanor Stevens.
(c. Jabez Hamilton Stevens: Died ; took his own life.
(d. Asa Sumner Stevens: Born 24 December 1854 at Standing Stone, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Employed as a farmer and educator at Franklindale, Bradford County; farm known as “Mineral Spring Farm.” Also grew some wool. Attended 2 terms at Mansfield Normal School, Mansfield, Bradford County. “The crazy man at Aunt Ruth’s,” who Marian Elizabeth Biles recalled “was old and living mentally in the past when Mildred and I visited Lodoiska Bevens. He thought school was starting the following day and he was interviewing us, his prospective pupils.” Asa Sumner Stevens married Ella/Ellen M. Van Ness, daughter of Hiram and Lodeska (Huyck) Vannest (Para. 6.d. of gen 4 of the Emery Annex), and had the following children: (order uncertain)
(1) Lodoisha Stevens: Married (?) Beven and had children.
(2) Florence Stevens: Married Paul Stevans.
(3) Marian Stevens: Married (?) Borden and had children.
(4) Lucy Stevens: Married (?) Lent.
(e. Charles Stevens.
(f. George Stevens.
(g. Frederick “Fred” Stevens.
(h. Ralph Stevens: Born 1812.
(4. Joel Stevens: Born 7 February 1828. Died 21 February 1901 at Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Married Sarah Gordon.
(5. Byron D. Stevens: Born at Standing Stone, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and died there. Was a farmer. Married Eliza Van Ness/Nest and had the following children:
(a. Alexander D. Stevens:
Born 20 November 1861 at Standing Stone, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Died 26 January 1911 at Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Received his early education in the Standing Stone public schools and graduated from Towanda Collegiate Institute at age 18. Settled in Sayre and entered employment with the Lehigh Valley Railroad, remaining with them for 14 years, rising to foreman of the Air Brake Department. In 1893 entered the real estate business in Sayre, which he continued until his death.
Married, as her 2nd husband, Mrs. Emma (Neiley) DeLong (Para. 3.d. of gen. 2 of the Neiley Annex), daughter of Robert and Julia (Moyer) Neiley and widow of Richard H. DeLong, on 19 April 1899 at Waverly, New York. Emma had the following children with her 1st husband:
(1) Christine DeLong.
(2) Harriett DeLong.
Alexander D. and Emma (Neiley) (DeLong) Stevens resided at Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:
(3) Asa N. Stevens: Born 17 February 1901.
(4) Alexander D. Stevens, Jr.: Born 27 August 1904.
(5) Robert Carlton Stevens: Born 26 December 1906. Died 11 February 1911.
(6) Byron D. Stevens: Died at age 10 months.
(b. Eliza Stevens.
(c. Rowena Stevens.
(6. Nelson Stevens: Married Ann S. Stephens and had the following children:
(a. Harry Stevens: Operated a store at Standing Stone, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
(b. Alexander Stevens: Resided at Athens or Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Married (?) and had the following children:
(1) Christine (sp) Stevens.
(2) Harriet Stevens.
(c. Phoebe Stevens: Married (?) Turner late in life.
(d. Jennie Stevens: (note: by one acct, Jennie was the brother, not 1st cousin, of Alexander D. Stevens) Died 1953. Married Jerome Bonaparte Neiley (b. 26 Jul 1869) (Para. 3.a. of gen. 2 of the Neiley Annex), son of Robert and Julia (Moyer) Neiley, and had the following children:
(1) Rachel Neiley: Employed as a school teacher. Resided with her parents. Never married.
(2) Ruth Neiley: Never married.
(3) Alfred Neiley: Resided in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
(4) Stephen R. Neiley: Resided in Durell Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
(5) Nelson Neiley: Resided at RD #5, Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
(6) Amelia Neiley: Married Alfred William Dunbar and resided at Rochester, Monroe County, New York.
(7) Jerome Bonaparte Neiley, Jr.: Resided at Milan, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
(8) Lincoln Neiley: Resided at Saco, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
(9) David Neiley: Died before 1969. Resided at Macedonia, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
(7. Eleanor Stevens: Married Alexander “Zan” Ennis, son of Levi Ennis, generation 8 of the Ennis Annex.
(8. Anna “Annie” Stevens: Married William Kingsley.
(9. Sarah Stevens.
(10. Lydia Stevens: Married James B. Bush.
d. Seth Stevens: See generation 2, below.
e. Jonathan Stevens, Jr. #1: Born 7 December 1794 at Black Walnut (S. of Laceyville), Braintrim Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. Died “very sudden in a fit which he never came out of, nor ever after spoke, 6 years of age.”
f. Simon Stevens: Born 22 April 1797 at Black Walnut (S. of Laceyville), Braintrim Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. Later resided at Standing Stone, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Died there 16 November 1880. “Rich,” according to his father, who called him the ablest man in Standing Stone. Married Harriet Theresa Homet (a half sister of Charles Frederick Homet?) and had the following children:
(1. Charles Stevens: Married Martha Decker.
(2. George Stevens: Married Mary Eyer.
(3. Ellen Stevens: Married William R. Storrs and had at least 2 daughters.
(4. Harriet Stevens: Married, as his 1st wife, M.J. Long.
(5. Mary Stevens: Married, as his 2nd wife, M.J. Long, husband of her deceased sister, Harriet.
1840 US Census: Simon was heading a household in Wysox Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania that included 1 male age 40 to 50; 1 male 15 to 20; 1 male 10 to 15; 1 female 30 to 40; 1 female 20 to 30; 2 females 10 to 15; and 1 female 5 to 10 years old.
g. Lucy Stevens #2: Born 20 August 1799. Died 28 March 1851, age 51 years, 7 months, 8 days. Married Charles Frederick Homet, Jr. (d. 20 Aug 1864), who her father described as “rich” and the ablest man in Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Lucy and Charles had the following children: (more details in the Homet Annex)
(1. Francis Homet: Married (1st) Mary Gilbert. Married (2nd) Adah Chamberlain.
(2. Theresa/Thersa Homet: Married U. Phileman/Philemon Stone.
(3. Jonathan Homet: Married Harriet Donley.
(4. Edward Homet: Married Maria Minnis, MD.
(5. Milton Homet: Married Mary Ann Irvine, oldest child of John Irvine (3).
(6. Charles Stevens Homet "Steve": Married Julia Horton.
(7. Volney Homet, MD: Married Emma A. B. Ingham.
(8. Seth Homet: Married Elizabeth "Lib" Eilenberger.
(9. Joseph Albigence Homet: Married L. Adelia "Adell" "Addie" "Delia" Gordon.
(1. Lucy Stevens: Born 30 March 1825. Died 11 May 1900. Married Robert C. Smalley.
(2. Sarah Stevens: Born 2 March 1826. Died 5 April 1906.
(3. Hiram Gordon Stevens: Born 20 March 1828. Died 14 June 1884 at Liberty Corners, Pennsylvania. Married Elizabeth Margaret Irvine and had the following children:
(a. Stella Stevens: Married Leonard S. Irvine (b. 9 Sep 1853) on 14 November 1877 and resided at Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Children and additional details are on the John Irvine (1) page.
(4. Sophia Stevens: Born 16 December 1829. Died 1 April 1886. Married Daniel Howell.
(5. Henry T. Stevens: Born 5 June 1831. Died 2 October 1899 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Married Mary Goodman.
(6. Frances Ann Stevens: Born 21 July 1836. Died 25 April 1908. Married Edwin M. Bishop.
(7. Smith Stevens: Born 19 May 1838. Died 30 December 1907.
(8. John M. Stevens: Born 9 September 1841. Died 6 February 1905. Married Urania Stalford.
1840 US Census: Johnathan, Jr. was heading a household in Wysox Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania that included 1 male age 40 to 50; 1 male 10 to 15; 1 male 5 to 10; 1 male under 5; 1 female 30 to 40; 2 females 20 to 30; 1 female 15 to 20; 2 females 10 to 15; and 1 female under 5 years old.
i. Sally/Sarah Stevens: Born 26 March 1803. Married Richard Huyck (or, per Anna Biles’ notes, Derrick Westbrook) and had one son. Sally died 1843 “of a fever which went through her husband’s family and took off two of them.”
j. Eleanor Stevens: Born 12 October 1808 in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. “Died of a cronic complaint, 6 yrs. old.” Married (?) Stone of Wyalusing and had at least the following daughter:
(1. Susie Stone: Taught violin.
C. Wife #2: Widow of Thomas Shipley
1. Biographical notes:
“English lady.” Born about 1829. Married (1st) Thomas Shipley (d. shortly after Elinor (Adams) Stevens), but had no children.
2 Seth Stevens
A. Biographical notes:
Born 2/7 October (also seen: 16 Feb) 1792 at Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania (Note: the 1850 US Census indicates his birth year was 1779). After marriage resided in a hollow near Standing Stone, near the Jobbie Stevens residence. Then moved to Asylum (Frenchtown), residing in the Kings House (constructed for the French royal family) for a year or so. In 1824 moved from Standing Stone in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania to property Seth purchased near Laddsburg, Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, about 1.5 miles up a hill from the Laddsburg railroad station. They built a house there (which was destroyed by fire about 1941). In older age Seth’s health deteriorated. About 1874, hearing that hunting was better out west, he sold his home of nearly 56 years at Laddsburg, and moved with Polly to Bourbon, Missouri to reside with their son, Seth, Jr. Etna Lyon recounted that Seth planned to purchase government land in Missouri. He died 29 December/November 1870 at Bourbon/Steelville, Missouri and was interred 2 miles west of Bourbon on an 80-acre farm. Ada Irvine said: “Seth Stevens was a light built, rather smallish man. His health became poor. He liked to hunt, and went west to live with his son near Steelville, Missouri. He lived an outdoor life.”
At the Biles Reunion held on 15 August 1953 Emma Van Noy Biles told about “how at Grandpa Stevens,’ he had a clean plate at each meal, the others fought for his plate at the next meal.”
1830 US Census: Seth was heading a household in Monroe Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania that included 1 male age 30 to 40; 2 males 5 to 10; 1 male under 5; 1 female 20 to 30; 1 female 10 to 15; 1 female 5 to 10; and 1 female under 5 years old.
1840 US Census: Seth was heading a household in Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania that included 1 male age 40 to 50; 1 male 20 to 30; 2 males 15 to 20; 1 male 5 to 10; 1 male under 5; 1 female 40 to 50; 1 female 10 to 15; 2 females 5 to 10; and 1 female under 5 years old.
1850 US Census: Seth (age 71, b. PA) was heading a farming household in Albany Township, Pennsylvania. Other members of the household included wife, Polly (age 56) and b. N.Y.S.; widowed daughter, Emma (Stevens) Place (age 30); son, Ralph (age 25); daughter, Polly (age 22); daughter, Rebecca (19); daughter, Olive (17); son, David (14); Emma’s daughter, Eleanor Place (10); and Eleanor’s son, Jacob Place (9). All but Polly were born in Pennsylvania.
B. Wife: Polly (Lee) Shores, as her 2nd husband.
1. Biographical notes on Polly:
Born 23 October 1794. Was a “large, loosely built woman.” Probably married Seth Stevens in Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Died 12 November 1876 (age 82) and interred at Laddsburg, Albany Township. Daughter of William (b. 31 Jan 1771; was about 6’ 4” tall) and Elizabeth (Lindsley) Lee (d. at Evergreen, nearly age 96). William Lee moved from Monroe Township to Albany Township, Bradford County in 1810/11 timeframe and moved to Evergreen in 1824. The Lees of Bradford County, Pennsylvania are said to have come from Rensselaer County (near Albany), New York.
Polly married (1st) (?) Shores. Married (2nd) Seth Stevens and accompanied him to Missouri. However, soon after he died, Polly, who survived Seth by roughly 6 years, returned to her home in Bradford County.
Ada Lucy Irvine remembered that she “never took to her grandmother, Polly (Lee) Stevens, very much.” A doctor had encouraged Polly to smoke (she preferred a pipe), and she seemed to prefer to live in the basement of her house, was apt to say mean things to visitors, and shirk basic housekeeping and maintenance chores. Polly had her leg broken twice.
2. Polly’s 1st child (before marriage):
a. Elizabeth “Lizzie” (?): (photos) Born about 1815. Married Amasa Scrivens (b. about 1814 in PA), who was a farmer. Resided at Evergreen, Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Interred (probably) at New Era. Lizzie and Amasa had the following children (per 1850 US Census of Bradford County (roll # 432-757; 23; house # 170; family # 173):
(1. Ellen Scrivens: Born about 1835.
(2. Alba Scrivens: (male) Twin. Born about 1836.
(3. Albert Scrivens: Twin. Born about 1836.
(4. Eunice Scrivens: Born about 1838.
(5. Rowland Scrivens: (male) Born about 1840.
(6. Edward Scrivens: Twin. Born about 1841.
(7. Edwin Scrivens: Twin. Born about 1841.
(8. Emmeline Scrivens: Born about 1844.
(9. Frances Scrivens: (female) Born about 1846.
(10. Philena Scrivens: (female) Born about 1849.
C. Children: (order uncertain)
1. Emma Stevens: See generation 1, below.
Born 25 February 1818 at home in a hollow near Standing Stone, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Grew up in the area of Frenchtown (Asylum Township) and lived her entire life in Bradford County. Died 1905, age 87. Emma frequently told her grand children, Raymond and Christine Irvine, that she was the oldest of thirteen children.
2. Edward Stevens: Died at age 8 months.
3. Solon Stevens: Married Charlotte Smith before 1850. Was employed as a farmer. Moved to Whiteside County (near Rock Island), Illinois. Died there when a tree limb fell on him. Solon and Charlotte had the following children:
(1. John Stevens.
(2. Anna Stevens.
(3. Addie/Ettie Stevens.
(4. Emma Stevens.
4. Seth Stevens, Jr.: Remembered as an exceptionally strong man. Was employed as a miner. Married Jane Earl, probably before 1850. Moved west to Missouri for a while, then moved elsewhere. The family lost track of him until a descendant in California wrote to Angie Eveson. Seth and Jane had the following children:
a. John Stevens.
b. Edgar Stevens.
c. Lutricia Stevens.
d. Simon Stevens.
e. Asa Stevens.
f. Francis Stevens.
g. Etta Stevens.
h. Emma Stevens.
i. George Stevens: Died from complications of consumption.
j. Ellen Stevens: Died from consumption. Frequent correspondent with Angie Eveson, Etna (Place) Lyon, Anna Biles, and Ada Lucy Irvine. Married James Prince and resided at 371 30th Street, Oakland, California. Ellen and James had at least the following children:
(1. James “Jimmie” Prince: Married (?) and had at least the following children:
(a. Daughter: Twin. Born about 1926.
(b. Daughter: Twin. Born about 1926.
(2. George Prince: Had at least the following son:
(a. George Prince, Jr.
(3. Evelyn Prince: Was a Missionary Alliance representative in South America.
(4. Katherine Prince.
k. Catherine Stevens: Married (?) Holman and resided in Missouri.
Note: Emma (Stevens) (Place) Irvine told her granddaughter, Marian Elizabeth Biles, that she had a brother that went west and was never heard from again.
5. Ralph Stevens:
Born 25 August 1825. Died 24 July 1889 (probably from cancer) at Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred at Laddsburg. Married Lucinda Burdick (b. 11 June 1831 at Allegheny County, N.Y., d. 2 May 1905), daughter of Elijah W. and Cynthia (Powell) Burdick (ancestry known back to Miles Standish). Lived near Laddsburg, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and had the following son: (order uncertain)
a. Milard/Mylerd/Mylard Durand Stevens: Died 17 February 1920. Married Emma E. Chamberlain and resided below Wildricks. Mylerd and Emma had the following children: (order uncertain)
(1. Maud Stevens: Died from a stroke in 1942. Married Maynard Steel and had two daughters, including:
(a. Vuriel E. Steel: Married Ivan Robinson and had the following sons:
(1) Richard Robinson.
(2) Robert Robinson: Married Donna Faux and had the following children:
(a) Patrick Robinson.
(b) Todd Robinson.
(b. Daughter: Taught school. (Could she be Naomi Abrams Steel (photos)?)
(2. Daisy Marion Stevens: Born 22 October 1876. Died 1 June 1949. Married William “Will” Francis Dibble (b. 1 Dec 1873, d. 7 Feb 1934), son of Washington (d. 12 May 1921) and Margaret (Walters) Dibble (d. 2 Jun 1936), and had the following children:
(a. Milard Kenneth Dibble: Born 3 September 1909.
(b. Herbert Wayne Dibble: Born 19 December 1910.
(c. Howard Ivan Dibble: Born 9 February 1913. Married Doris Lenora Cook (b. 6 May 1915, d. 1 Dec 1951) and had the following children:
(1) Delores Ann Dibble: Born 1937.
(2) Gary Alan Dibble: Born 1940.
(3) Marlyn Craig Dibble: Born 1948.
(d. Walter Clifford Dibble: Born 15 May 1917. Died 26 May 1917.
(e. Hilda Marie Dibble: Born 1919.
(f. Francis Eugene Dibble: Born 5 January 1921. Died 13 February 1921.
b. Minerva Stevens: Married (using a wedding dress she borrowed from Katherine McKernan) William Eilenberger and resided at/near Laddsburg, New Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Minerva and William had the following children:
(1. Herman M. Eilenberger: (more info) Born 1876. Died at home 10 November 1949, age 73; interred Laddsburg Cemetery (adjacent to the Laddsburg Church). Resided his entire life at Laddsburg, New Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Married Mary M. (?) and had at least the following children:
(a. Claire H. Eilenberger. (male) Resided in New Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
(b. Pauline Eilenberger: Married (?) Corson and resided in New Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Pauline and her husband had the following children:
(1) Bernice Corson: Married (?) Burdette and resided at Summit, New Jersey.
(2) Mary Inez Corson: Resided in New Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
(2. Cordelia "Cordie" Eilenberger: Married Ray Miller and had the following children:
(a. Evelyn Miller.
(b. William Miller.
(c. Howard Miller: Had 3 children.
(3. Julia Eilenberger: Married Joel Dibble and resided in New Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Julia and Joel had the following son:
(a. Joel Oscar Dibble, Jr.
c. Elmer/Elmore Stevens: (photos) (fell from his coffin) Married Louella “Lou” Miller, and in 1943 resided at/near Laddsburg, New Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Lou eventually left Elmer and moved to Binghamton, New York. Elmer and Lou had the following children:
(2. Earl “Host” Stevens: In 1982 was residing on the old Stevens homestead. Married (?) and had at least the following daughter:
(a. Diana Luella Stevens: Married Larry Eugene Shaffer, son of Kenneth Shaffer of Dushore RD2, in June 1967.
(3. Daughter: Married and resided at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.
d. Ada Stevens: Married Daniel "Dan" Waltman/Walman and resided at/near Laddsburg, New Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Ada and Dan had the following children:
(1. Leland Waltman.
(2. Dae Waltman. (male)
(3. Winifred Waltman: Married (?) Mosier. Winifred’s grandson was the clergyman in the Laddsburg Churck.
e. Edward Stevens: (perhaps)
6. David Stevens: Born about 1836. Died 1867, age 30, unmarried; interred at Laddsburg, New Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Ada Lucy Irvine remembered him as being “sickly.”
7. John Stevens: Died at age 8 years, probably near Laddsburg, New Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
8. Mary “Polly” Stevens: Born 6 July 1827. Died May 1893/3 July 1894. Married Peter McKernan (b. Jun 1802 in Ireland, d. Oct 1867; interred Catholic Cemetery), generation 2 of the McKernan Annex, and had the following children: (further details in the McKernan Annex)
a. Ellen McKernan: Married Henry Knowles and had 5 children.
c. Katherine “Kate” McKernan: Married William Bowman French and had 10 children.
d. Mary McKernan: Married Frank Evans and had 3 children.
e. Luke McKernan: Married Loura Chapman and had 13 children.
f. John McKernan: Married Theresa McDermit and had 8 children.
g. Emma McKernan: Married Wesley Steafather and had 3 children, including the following daughter:
(1. Clinton Steafather: Moved to California with his father and brother about 1899. No known further contact with his sister, Grace.
(2. Grover Steafather: Born 3 July 1893. Died at Lopez, Pennsylvania. Moved to California with his father and brother about 1899. Drove east from California to visit his sister, Grace, and her family in Pennsylvania at least once.
(3. Grace Steafather: Orphaned when quite young. Raised by her Aunt Theresa (McKernan) Biles and Theresa’s family (see Para. 4.C.3.h. of the Jacob Place Biles page.
h. Ann McKernan: Married Frank Height and had 2 children.
9. Olive Stevens: Born 12 June 1833. Died 3 July 1894. Married (1st) Adam Youngs (interred on the family farm) and had the following son:
a. Seth Youngs: Died shortly before his 1st cousin and good friend of John Milton Irvine (d. 13 Apr 1940); interred Wysox Cemetery. Married Mary Jennings, daughter of Ko and Harriet (Bouse) Jennings, and had the following children:
(1. Walter Youngs.
(2. Agnes Youngs: Oldest daughter. Married Will Harris and had the following daughter:
(a. Sarah Harris: Married George Dewey Emery, son of Jacob “Jake” and Julia Ann (Butts) Emery, paragraph 3.g of generation 3 of the Emery Annex.
(3. Edna Youngs.
(4. Leona Youngs: Married (?).
(5. Florence Youngs: Born about 1889. Was age 93 in 1982. Married (1st) Wayne Edsell. Married (2nd) William Brown.
(6. Bernice Youngs: Married (?).
(7. Loren Youngs: Resided on the farm near Spring Lake. Married (?) and adopted the following son:
(a. Robert (?) Youngs.
(8. Charley Youngs: Never married.
After the death of Adam Youngs, Olive (Stevens) Youngs married (2nd) Gilbert/Guilbert Hoover/Hover, who was interred at Frenchtown, Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Of interest, Guilbert was the brother of Jared Allen Hoover’s father, John Hoover, and “Allen” Hoover married 1st Helen Marr Biles, oldest child of Jacob Place Biles.
10. Ellen Stevens: Died at age 1 year; probably interred at Laddsburg, New Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
11. Eleanor Stevens: Died at age 3 years; probably interred Laddsburg, New Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
12. Rebecca “Becky” Stevens: Born about 1831. Died 1885; interred Laddsburg, New Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Never married. Had mental problems attributed to a severe fever in childhood; was quick witted, but was a little off mentally. Lived with Ada Lucy Irvine for a period of time.
13. Infant: Died young.
1 Emma Stevens
Born 25 February 1818 at Standing Stone, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Died 16/17 April 1907 at Homets Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred in Biles Cemetery. Married (1st) Jacob Place, Sr., generation 2 of the Place Annex. Married (2nd) John Irvine (3) on 25 December 1828.
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