|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1842|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 13, 1922|
North Carolina, USA
Anne Elizabeth Stedman was born 1842 near Pittsboro, Chatham Co, NC, the 5th of 8 known surviving children (3 boys/5 girls) born to farmers Oran (Oren) A. Stedman (1810-1859) and his wife Mary Frances Johnston.
She was the paternal grandchild of Winship Stedman (1767-1828) of Connecticut who removed with his parents to Chatham County in the late 1790's and married Margaret Ferugson. She was the gr-grandchild of Nathan Stedman (1743-1790) and Prudence Hurlbut of Norwich, CT. On her mother's side, she was the maternal grandchild of John A. Johnston of Chatham County.
In March 1849, Anne's father abandoned the family to seek his fortune in the gold fields of California. Traveling by ship around the Cape of Good Horn, he made it to California, but died there sometime between October 24 - December 24, 1859. Her 45-year old widowed mother remained in Chatham County raising the children until her death in 1865. More tragedy would srike the family during the Civil War, as all 3 of her brothers would enlist with the Confederacy and be killed during the war.
Brother, John R. Stedman (1840-1862) was killed on the battlefield near Richmond, Va., (Battle of Malvern Hill) Tuesday, July 1st, 1862, The Fayetteville Observer noted his death, saying he "volunteered in the Chatham Rifles. Being of a most lively and happy disposition, true to his country and from a sense of honor he endured it all without a murmur; was fighting bravely for his rights when he fell with his face to the foe. A better soldier, a truer patriot never lived. He was buried on the battle field on Wednesday. May the God of battles sustain and comfort the much bereaved family in this very deep and sad affliction, in the loss of such a dutiful son and grandson and true and devoted brother."
Brother, Pvt. Basil Manly Stedman (1844-1862) of the NC 48th died of wounds following the Battle of Sharpsburg on October 9, 1862. His death was reported in the Raleigh Standard on 1/7/1863: DIED in the hospital at Frederick, Md.,on October 9th, from a wound received at the battle of Sharpsburg, BASIL MANLY STEDMAN, from Chatham County, N. C., 48th N. C. Troops, aged 18 years. After the battle his name was not to be found among the killed and wounded, nor was he with his company. In this state of awful suspense and anxiety his widowed mother, who had lost a noble son in the Malvern Hill Battle just four months previous, remained till the last of October, when she learned by a letter from MISS FANNIE V. ELBERT that her son was wounded and in the hospital at Frederick, Md. and doing very well. A second letter, written Dec. 1st, announced his death "away from home [says MISS ELBERT] but not among strangers; for his extreme youth rendered him an object of interest to every one, and he made many warm friends who mingle their tears with yours [his mother's] over his early death. He was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, a beautiful public burying ground, where I promise you his grave shall not be forgotten by a portion at least, of the ladies of Frederick."
Brother, Pvt. David B. Stedman (1846-1865) was killed April 13, 1865 at the Battle of Bentonville in NC. His marker reads David W. Stedman "who died April 13th 1865 from a wound received at the battle of Bentonville, NC, March 19 aged 18 years, 7 months, and 9 days; The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away." (Note, David has been found in public records with both the middle initial "B" and middle initial "W".)
On September 3, 1863 Anne married Wightman Capers McMackin of Chatham County. They would become parents to 7 known children. (See Husband's memorial).
Anne was widowed in 1918 when Wightman passed at age 76. She survived him 4 years, passing in 1922 at age 79.
Oren A Stedman (1810 - 1860)
Mary Frances Johnston Stedman (1814 - 1865)
Wightman Capers McMackin (1842 - 1918)*
Ralph McMackin (1881 - 1889)*
B M Stedman (____ - 1862)*
Mary Frances Stedman Thompson (1835 - 1914)*
Anne Elizabeth Stedman McMackin (1842 - 1922)
David W Stedman (1847 - 1865)*
North Carolina, USA
Created by: pbfries
Record added: Jul 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55680575