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John Madison Stedman
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1808
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1858
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA

Commander of the ill-fated Steamer "Magnolia."
He was born in Fayetteville in December 1809. His father, E. Stedman, was an old and influential merchant in Fayetteville, and extended to all his children liberal educations.

Soon after attaining his majority, he married Olivia, daughter of the late Hon. Henry Potter, by whom he had thirteen children; six of whom he now sleeps beside. His wife, six daughters, and one son remain to mourn his loss. Soon after his marriage he embarked in mercantile pursuits, in which he was not successful; for a number of years after he devoted his time and talents to teaching. As a teacher he ranked high, and there are many young men now in our midst who are under special obligations to him for the pains and care taken to incline their young minds to a love of study and books.

About 1847, he abandoned teaching, and became connected with the Steam Boating business on the Cape Fear River, as agent of the Merchant's Steam Boat Company. On the dissolution of that company he went into the employ of T. S. Lutterloh, esq., about 1850, as River agent.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Olivia Potter Stedman (1813 - 1886)*
 
 Children:
  Susan William Stedman (1850 - 1916)*
  Ella D. Stedman (1851 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cross Creek Cemetery #1
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section #51
 
Created by: Vonna
Record added: Aug 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55897519
John Madison Stedman
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John Madison Stedman
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John Madison Stedman
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