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?
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