|Birth: ||Aug. 12, 1833|
County Offaly, Ireland
|Death: ||Jul. 26, 1896|
John Stephens was born near Parsons Town, King's County, Ireland. As best I can figure, that's now Birr, County Offlaly. As a young man, he joined an older brother who had established himself as a merchant in Augusta, Georgia. He was graduated from Hiawassee College in Tennessee in 1856, and lived at Morganton, Tennessee, where he was post master for the next four years.
In 1860, with War seemingly imminent, he returned to his family in Augusta. He joined the 9th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Confederate States Army, and rose to the rank of Captain. He spent much of the War in the vicinity of Atlanta, where he moved after Apppmattox.
On 14 April 1863, John Stephens married Ann/Anna Elizabeth "Annie" Fitzgerald (22 Dec. 1844-17 Feb. 1934). She was a daughter of Philip Fitzgerald (1798-1880) and his wife Eleanor McGhan (1818-1893) of Rural Home, Clayton County, Georgia.
After the War Between the States, Capt. and Mrs. Stephens made their home in Atlanta, where he became a very prosperous merchant and real estate developer. They had twelve children, seven of whom were still living in 1900. I am still working on a list of them.
The children I have so far are: Philip Stephens (born & died during the seige of Atlanta, late summer 1864), Infant son (born & died 1865), Eleanor Estoria Stephens (c. 1867-d. between 1880/1900), Annie E. Stephens (c. 1868-betw. 1900/1910), two more daughters (born betw. 1865/1872, and died young), Mary Isabel "Maybelle" Stephens (1872-1919, m. Eugene Muse Mitchell), Eugenia V. Stephens (c. Oct. 1873/6-1964, m. Morgan Valentine Gress), Edith Stephens (c. May 1874/6-1954, m. Edward Ney Morris), John J. Stephens (c. Sept. 1877-aft. 1919), Ruth Stephens (1880-1965, m. David T. Crockett), Alexander H. Stephens (June 1882-aft. 1919).
Maybelle Stephens married Eugene Muse Mitchell (1866-1944) in 1892, and they had three children: Russell Stephens Mitchell (1894-1894), Alexander Stephens Mitchell (1896-1983) and Margaret Munnerlyn "Peggy" Mitchell (1900-1949). Margaret Mitchell wrote a rather famous book called "Gone with the Wind."
Thanks to Find A Grave Contributors Jean Avery Feaster and L Ferree for the tombstone photographs, and to L Ferree for the date correction.
Annie Elizabeth Fitzgerald Stephens (1844 - 1934)
Philip Fitzgerald Stephens (1864 - 1864)*
Estora Fitzgerald Stephens (1867 - 1889)*
Mary Isabel Stephens Mitchell (1872 - 1919)*
Eugenia Stephens Gress (1873 - 1964)*
Louise Burke Stephens (1876 - 1876)*
John Fitzgerald Stephens (1877 - 1880)*
Annie Fitzgerald Stephens (1878 - 1910)*
Ruth Stephens Crockett (1884 - 1965)*
Created by: John Field Pankow
Record added: Jun 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53221436
Added: Aug. 16, 2016
Thank You Dearest Soldier of The Confederacy for your Valor, and for Your Grand daughter who told a Very Mild account, of what really happened in Georgia 1864. Gone With The Wind. AMEN|
Dixie Home Georgia
Added: Dec. 6, 2015
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