|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1817, Ireland|
|Death: ||Jan. 16, 1896|
[John Stevenson Jr.] was born near Ballintraw, Westmoreland Parish, Ireland and reared there till he was 16 years old. He then came to America and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. When he was 17 he was married to Miss Dorliska Bates, a native of Otsego County NY. Her grandfather was a cousin of General Putman and under that gallant leader served in the Revolutionary War.
In 1851 John Stevenson with his family, came west along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers to Eddyville, Iowa and on the 8th of Nov settled on government land in Mantua Township, Monroe County. Here he devoted his labors to the development of the virgin soil and died in 1896 at age 79. He was liberal in his religious views and a Democrate in politics. His excellent wife lived to be 63 years of age.
John and Dorliska had 7 children:
!. Robert 1837-1903- murdered in California
2. George W 1838-? appears to have gone to Oregon
3*Charles H Stevenson 1841-1917 + Ellen Elizabeth Swope 1851-1899
4. Grandison F 1844-1904 + Lydia Hampton
5* James Frederick 1847-1863
6. Celestia 1851-1926 + Samuel Chidester 1845-1946
7* Eben Coe Stevenson 1852-1881
8* Laura Jane 1856-1918
Sources include: Biographical and Genealogical History of Appanoose and Monroe Counties, Iowa. Compiled by S. Thompson Lewis. 1903.
Dorliska Bates Stevenson (1817 - 1879)
Infant Stevenson (____ - 1852)*
Charles H. Stevenson (1841 - 1917)*
James Frederick Stevenson (1847 - 1863)*
Eben Coe Stevenson (1852 - 1881)*
Laura Jane Stevenson (1856 - 1918)*
Maintained by: J Westberg
Originally Created by: Mary Ellen Lanigan
Record added: Nov 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80161262
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