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Benjamin Stephenson

Benjamin Stephenson
birth: 30 June 1796 in Harrisonburg, Henry County, Virginia to William and Rebecca Robinson Stephenson
death: 28 Feb 1887 in Washington County, Indiana
burial: Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Washington County, Indiana

marriage: 25 Nov 1816 in Henry County, Kentucky
Mary Elizabeth Grimes
birth: 1799 in Lincoln, Spencer County, Indiana to Leonard and Barbary _____ Grimes
death: 12 Oct 1873 in Washington County, Indiana
burial: Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Washington County, Indiana

Children of Mary Elizabeth Grimes and Benjamin Stephenson:

  •  Nancy Stephenson, born 14 May 1817, died 3 Nov 1905, Washington County, Indiana, spouse Harrison Collier
  • Simpson Stephenson, born 22 Jan 1820, died 17 Apr 1880, Washington County, Indiana, spouse Joanna Maudlin
  • Delilah Stephenson, born 27 Mar 1821, died 1 Apr 1902, Washington County, Indiana, spouse Mark Maudlin II
  • Cynthia Stephenson, born 7 Aug 1822, died 1 Jul 1888, Washington County, Indiana, spouse Joseph Walton
  • Nelson Stephenson, born 27 Mar 1824, died 27 Oct 1894, Washington County, Indiana, spouse Jemima Maudlin
  • Mary Ann “Polly” Stephenson, born 11 May 1826, died 13 Apr 1906, Washington County, Indiana, spouse David Pavey
  • Emaline Stephenson, 27 Nov 1827; died 15 Aug 1828, buried at Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Washington County, Indiana.
  • Catherine Jane Stephenson, born 16 Jul 1829, died 28 Jan 1861, Washington County, Indiana, spouse Joel Meredith Maudlin
  • Elmyra Stephenson, born 22 Sep 1831, died 19 Mar 1916, Washington County, Indiana, spouse Ephraim A. Chastain
  • Benjamin Stephenson Jr., 5 Jul 1833, died 13 Feb 1837, buried at Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Washington County, Indiana.
  • John L. Stephenson, born 22 Mar 1837, died 16 Jan 1915, Washington County, Indiana, spouse Sarah Ellen Scott
  • Elizabeth A. “Louisa” Stephenson, born 16 Jul 1839, died 30 Apr 1925, Washington County, spouse David Lafayette Voyles

Ancestor here lived in:

  • Salem, Vernon Township, Washington County, Indiana.

Other Information:

Certificate No. 3351, signed by Andrew Jackson, 2 Sep 1834

Benjamin Stephenson of Washington County, Indiana has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States, a certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Jeffersonville whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Benjamin Stephenson according to the provisions of the act of Congress of the 24th April 1820, entitles “An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands,” for the West half of the North West quarter of Section Twenty in Township Two North of Range three East in the District of Lands subject to Sale at Jeffersonville Indiana containing Eighty Acres to the official plot . . .

Most were farmers, including Benjamin Stephenson who donated land to Mt. Tabor Christian Church.

It is said that Nelson Stephenson lived on the farm owned by Benjamin and Rebecca Stephenson. It is said this house burned in 1880.

All the children of Benjamin and Rebecca Stephenson, including parents Benjamin and Rebecca, are buried at Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

It was said in the year 2000 that half the congregation of Mt. Tabor Christian Church were related to Benjamin Stephenson.

Submitted by:
Ann Elizabeth Wilder
Email: piratejenn@gmail.com

Robert Bertrant Sutherland York

Robert Bertrant Sutherland York
b. January 1848, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, to Jennings Thomas and Nancy G. (McClung) York
d. 2 December 1913, Oakland, Alameda County, California

m. 20 September 1871, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Sarah Agnes Collier
b. June 1851, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
d. 10 August 1900, Oakland, Alameda County, California

Children with Sarah Agnes Collier:
• infant son, died at birth
• Albert Dee
• Robert Collier
• Bessie Mae
• Daisy Henrietta
• Bertrand Lyle
• Ralph Everett
• Pauline Agnes

Since Robert’s mother died soon after he was born, he and his sister Eliza Jane were raised by their aunt and uncle, Robert Stoops and Paulina McClung. He enlisted in the 148th Indiana Volunteer Infantry in February 1865 as a Drummer and was a Corporal when mustered out in September 1865.

About 1875, the family moved to Oakland, California. Robert was employed in the wholesale butchering business for six years. He was in the County Recorder’s office for six years. Robert was also a passenger agent for the Wabash Railroad for two years, and then returned to Oakland in 1891 as a business accountant. In 1895, he was appointed Deputy Superintendent of Schools; he rose to the position of Superintendent of Schools, which he held at the time of his death.

Submitted by:
Rodney Everett York
Apache Junction AZ
E-mail: MsgtYork@aol.com