Lots of snow here in Indiana this week, so I’ve done a ton of genealogy research and totally neglected everything else – including my blog! I’m deep into research on Welcome Stephens, the father of William Stephens from my previous Family Friday posts. But my research is not organized in a way that will let me post about it yet, so I’m moving on to William’s son, Andrew.
1837 – 1860
1837 - Birth of Andrew Jackson Stephens in Mississippi, Aug. 6 – parents: William Stephens and Dorothy Wiggleton
1843 - Birth of Lucy Stephens, Dec. 16
1849 - Accd. to 1850 census, 1 year old Martha was born in Mississippi. (There is no Cooke Co. in Mississippi. I’m researching Tishomingo Co, Mississippi. See William’s notes.)
1850 - Census – Marion Co, Alabama – District 14
William Stephens, age 44, farmer, value 100, b. in North Carolina
Dorothy – age 36, b. in South Carolina
George W – age 14, b. in Alabama
Andrew J – age 12, b. Mississippi
Mary Ann – age 8, b. in Mississippi
Caroline – age 5, b. in Mississippi
Martha J – age 1, b. in Mississippi
1850 - State Census for Marion County, Alabama
George W, Andrew J – William – William – Mary Ann, Caroline, Martha J – Dorothy
ages – (@14) (@13) (@37) (@37) (@8) (@2) (@1) (@35)
1858 - Marriage of Andrew Jackson Stephens and Lucy Stephens, 5 Apr, 1858 in Ripley Co, Missouri
1859 - Birth of Nancy E. Stephens, around August. Birthplace, Missouri. Ripley Co?
1860 - Census – Franklin Co, Alabama – Western Division
William Steavens – age 53, laborer, b. in North Carolina
Dorothy – age 47, b. in South Carolina
Polly A – age 19, b. in Mississippi
Betsy C – age 15, b. in Mississippi
Martha J – age 12, b. in Alabama
John G – age 10, b. in Alabama
James S – age 7, b. in Alabama
Andrew J – age 22, day labor, b. in Mississippi
Lucy – age 18, b. in Kentucky
Nancy E – age 1, b. in Missouri
- Why did Andrew go from Ripley Co, Missouri to Franklin Co, Alabama to Metcalfe Co, Kentucky within 2-3 years? Does it have anything to do with Alabama seceding from the Union in 1861? A peek ahead shows that Andrew and Lucy were in Kentucky by 1861.
- Did Andrew Stephens have family in Missouri? Is that how he met Lucy Stephens? Who were Lucy’s parents?