Andrew Stephens – 1880 – 1920

1880 -  Census – Russell Co, Ky – ED 103   sheet 26

Stephens, Andrew, age 41, farming
Lucy, age 36
William D, age 18
Mary E, age 16
George H, age 14
Cornelius, age 9
Cortez, age 7
Andrew J, age 5
Uriah, age 3
Dock, age 1
Pollie, aunt, age 70  (I believe this is Andrew’s father’s (William) sister.)

1881 -  Birth of Armilda Jane, June.

1890 -  KY Veterans Census – ED 125

Andrew J. Stephens, Private, Company C, 13th KY Cav.  1863-1865 (This is NOT my Andrew. Who else had an Andrew J. Stephens as a son? Potentially the son of Andrew Jackson Stephen and Elizabeth Perry)

1899 -  Marriage of Mary Elizabeth (Stephens) George to John Flanagan.  15 Jan.

1899 -  Guardianship of Ollie B, Lucy J, Luther and Lela “minor children and William George, deceased” (husband of Mary Elizabeth Stephens)
given to A. J. Stephens with Hannibal McBeath, W.D. Stephens and Cornelius Stephens as sureties.  15 June 1899

  • Why did guardianship go to the Grandparents instead of to the mother?

1900 -  Guardianship of George Children to John W. Flanagan.  Oct. 24, 1900

1900 -  Census – Russell Co, Ky – ED 158   sheet 11

Stephens, Andrew J, Aug. 1839, age 62, m. 25 yrs, born in Miss, father in S.C.
Lucy, Dec. 1842, age 58, born in Ky.
Uriah, June 1877, age 23, born in Ky.
Dr. Garfield, Mar. 1879, age 21, born in Ky.
Milda J, June 1880, age 19

Where are George, Mary Elizabeth and William?

  • William Dudley – in Lucas Mill, RC with wife and 2 kids
  • Mary Eliz. – in Jamestown, RC with John Flanagan & 10 kids
  • George – in Jamestown, RC with wife, 2 kids and 1 adopted son

@1905- Death of Mary Elizabeth Stephens George Flanagan.

1905 -  Guardianship of George Children to WD Stephens with AJ Stephens as surety.  22 Feb. 1905

1910 – Census – Russell Co, Ky – ED 215   number 192

Stephens, Andrew J, age 72, married 52 yrs, born in Miss, father in Ky.
Lucy, age 67, married 52 yrs, 12 children born, 6 living
George, Luther, grand-son, age 16
George, Leiler, grand-daughter, age 13  (my great-grandmother)

Who are the 6?  Where are the gaps for children who may have died young?

  • 6 are:  George, Cornelius, Cortez, AJ, Uriah and Armilda
  • 6 additional are:  Nancy E (d. 1861) William Dudley (1909) Mary Eliz. (1905) Dock Garfield (?) plus 2 unknown.
  • Perhaps 2 unknown born between 62-63 and 67-69 (based on age gaps)

1920 -  Census – Russell Co, Ky – ED 251  sheet 12

Stephens, Andrew Jackson, age 82, born in Miss, father in Ky.
Lucy, age 76
Nancy Brock, age 53 (servant)

1920 -  Apr. 23 – death of Andrew Jackson Stephens  Buried in Bernard Cemetery

1928 -  June 14 – death of Lucy Stephens  Buried in Bernard Cemetery