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Merrill Williamson Stephens
Birth: Apr. 1, 1836
Death: May 6, 1893

Grave marked with a Confederate flag, CIVAL WAR VETERAN. PRIVATE, ENLISTED IN COMPANY C 10TH TEXAS INFANTRY AT FORT HERBERT, VIRGINIA POINT, GALVESTON, TEXAS, JANUARY 3, 1862. HE WAS RECRUITED AT BUCHANAN, JOHNSON COUNTY, TEXAS. He was born in Cole County, Missouri as a twin with Elizabeth Rose (Betsy) Stephens, He was the son of John Thomas & Catherine "Hobaugh" Stephens. He married Mary Jane "Miller" October 4, 1860 in Johnson County, Texas. He was the father of John Thomas, William Henry, George Washington, Robert Lee (Bob), Sarah Catherine (Callie), Mary Susan (My G-Grandmother), Martha Elizabeth, Alice Dosihular, Euwin, Andrew Jackson (Andy), Josie Matilda & Nancy Ann (Nannie) Stephens all of whom were born in Johnson County, Texas. Merrill died, of complications of "Swamp Fever" that he had contracted during the Civil War, in Erath County, Texas.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Thomas Stephens (1797 - 1877)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Jane Miller Stephens (1841 - 1906)
 
 Children:
  William Henry Stephens (1866 - 1905)*
  Mary Susan Stephens Hunt Sanders (1873 - 1949)*
  Josie Matilda Stephens Harkcom (1883 - 1954)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Henry Stephens (1822 - 1860)*
  Nancy Ann Stephens Tanzy (1824 - ____)*
  John Stephens (1826 - 1877)*
  Merrill Williamson Stephens (1836 - 1893)
  George Washington Stephens (1840 - 1899)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: GG-Grandfather of Rock Talker
 
Burial:
Bunyan Cemetery
Bunyan
Erath County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Rock Talker
Originally Created by: Ken Jones
Record added: Jul 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20458739
Merrill Williamson Stephens
Added by: Penny Argroves Holmes
 
Merrill Williamson Stephens
Added by: Ken Jones
 
Merrill Williamson Stephens
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Added by: Lisa Hale
 
 
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Thank you for your Confederate service. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Jan. 30, 2011
Civil War Veteran, Co. C, 10th Texas Infantry,
- Mayme Lowrance
 Added: Oct. 22, 2010

- Penny Argroves Holmes
 Added: Jan. 5, 2010
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