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Sybell Spencer Stevens
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Birth: Apr. 4, 1778
Washington
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1862
Fillmore
Millard County
Utah, USA

Wife of Roswell Stevens Sr. Roswell had married Sarah Spencer, then 2nd wife was Dority (or Dolly Williams) Not sure how Sarah passed away or when, but Dolly had 1 child, Hannah, born 1794 and Dolly passed away around 1796. In 1798, Roswell married Sybell Spencer. She is the daughter of Eliphas Spencer.

Sybell came across the plains with her daughter, Sarah Steven's Dudley and her family as her husband had passed away 1847 at Council Bluffs, Iowa.

She was the mother to 13 children: William (who settled Holden), Hepsibeth, Dolly, Harriet, Roswell (who helped settle Alpine City in Utah County, Peterson in Morgan County and Upton in Summit County), Eliphas, Russell, David, Sybell, Sarah, Hannah, Nehemiah, and Sidney.

Different articles lists her death at either Holden, Fillmore or Cedar Springs. A history written by Patricia Thayer Muno records her obituary from the Deseret News of 26 Nov 1872, Vol. 12, page 176 as "Died, at Cedar Springs, Millard County, on the 12 of November, of Consumption. Cibbel, relect of Roswell Stevens, aged 84 years, 7 months and 8 day. Deceased had been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints nearly 30 years and shared in the persecutions which the Saints endured in Missouri and Illinois. She became blind in the year 1844. Her husband died in 1848."

It doesn't state where she was buried. I originally listed her in Fillmore Cemetery; however, cemetery records did not show her buried there. Now I believe she might have been buried in Holden (Cedar Springs later became known as Holden)

The following information was contributed by Julie Contributor 47423887:
Sybell Spencer Stevens was a member of the: John B. Walker Company (1852)
Departure: 26-30 June 1852 from Kaneville, Iowa (now Council Bluffs) Arrival: 2-7 October 1852Company Information:
About 258 individuals were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs).

She traveled with her daughter Sarah Derrick Stevens Dudley and her family:

Stevens, Sybell Spencer
Birth Date: 4 Apr. 1778
Death Date: 18 Nov. 1862
Gender: Female Age: 74
Company: John B. Walker Company (1852)

Pioneer Information:
She came with the Joseph Dudley family.
Dudley, Sarah Derrick Stevens
Birth Date: 14 Mar. 1816
Death Date: 15 Apr. 1914
Gender: Female Age: 36

Dudley, Joseph
Birth Date: 18 July 1817
Death Date: 24 Aug. 1903
Gender: Male Age: 34

Dudley, Andrew
Birth Date: 6 June 1844
Death Date: 16 Mar. 1925
Gender: Male Age: 8

Dudley, Helen
Birth Date: 1 Mar. 1850
Death Date: 5 Dec. 1929
Gender: Female Age: 2

Dudley, Justice Manville
Birth Date: 26 June 1847
Death Date: 29 June 1933
Gender: Male Age: 5

Dudley, Sarah Ann
Birth Date: 17 Mar. 1842
Death Date: 18 Nov. 1923
Gender: Female Age: 10

Another part of information contributed by Julie and Terry Jenson on 5/18/2013:

Hi, I received this email today after requesting a photo of Sybell Stevens headstone. Sybell Stevens is my 3rd great grandmother.

You requested a photo for Sybell Stevens' headstone from the Holden Cemetery. She is not on their cemetery list. However, I did happen to notice that the Utah Burial Database has someone named Sarah Sybell Spencer Stevens listed as being buried in the Fillmore Cemetery in Plot 2.2.2. When I went to the cemetery to see if I could find her, there was no plot with that number. Their plot numbers start with 5. So I called the person who keeps the records, and she told me that about 25 people are listed with plot numbers 1-4, which means they were found in an old sexton's book with no location of the grave. They know they are there somewhere. She went on to explain that after conferring with family members related to Sarah Sybell Spencer Stevens, they are fairly certain that the person listed in the old sexton's book as STEVENS (no first name) is probably her. Therefore, she has no headstone.


I hope that helps!


Terry Jenson tmj333@gmail.com

What do you think?

Julie #47423887
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Roswell Stevens (1772 - 1847)*
 
 Children:
  William Stevens (1799 - 1876)*
  Roswell Stevens (1809 - 1880)*
  Sarah Derrick Stevens Dudley (1816 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fillmore Cemetery
Fillmore
Millard County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: DJMP
Record added: Oct 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42707752
Sybell <i>Spencer</i> Stevens
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Added by: Heritage Roper
 
 
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- Ruth L Glass
 Added: Nov. 28, 2012

- sej
 Added: Aug. 1, 2012
3rd Great Grandmother and Mormon Pioneer---Thank you for your courage and sacrifice.
- Ruth L Stevens Glass
 Added: Jun. 19, 2012
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