Stephen Erastus Stewart was the 7th of 11 children of Alfred Merriel and Rebecca Harper Stewart.
He married Lee Etta Watson Jan14,1908 in Gibson Co TN. They had a daughter Graple, born 7 Jan 1909 and lived for a while in Mobile, Alabama. He then moved to Arizona and was married the 2nd time to Clara Belle Stewart.
He died at age 75 and is buried in Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, Coolidge, Pinal County, Arizona.
He was known as Uncle Rass to family members. But it is believed he later changed his name from Erastus to Edward.