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Rev Elihue "Eli" Stedman
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Birth: Aug. 17, 1777
Tunbridge
Orange County
Vermont, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 1845
Rutland
Meigs County
Ohio, USA

Rev. Eli Stedman married Mary "Polly" Gates, December 5th, 1798 in Tunbridge, VT. They came to Ohio in 1804, locating in Belpre, Washington county, but removed to Leading creek the next year. Rev. Stedman was a Free Will Baptist preacher.

The first church in Rutland was organized in February, 1810, by Revs. Eli Steadman and James J. Greene; and the first postoffice in Rutland township was at Rev. Eli Stedman's résidence. He aided in a number of powerful revivals and the Athens Quarterly Meeting was formed, was a man possessing good talents, an impressive speaker, and very influential. He had charge of this church in Meigs County Ohio for several years.

Rev. Eli and Polly had at least nine children:
a daughter born 1799 died before 1830
Aexander b. 1799 (memorial #45067480)
Nathaniel King born 1801 (no further info)
Mary C. born 1805 married Abner Stout
a son born 1810 no further info
Myron Green born 1811 (memorial #57615590)
Elihu Higley born 1813 (memorial #103684170)
Aurelia "Addie" born 1815 married SH Branch
a daughter born 1818 no further info

From (Larkin: Pioneer History of Meigs Co)The Freewill Baptist organized quite early (in Meigs Co).  The first preaching was at Nathan BURRIS' house and next by Rev. Eli STEDMAN at Samuel BRANCH's house. {Eli Stedman and Samuel Branch were brothers in law and both Freewill Baptist preachers. Later Samuel's son Sam'l S Branch was a preacher also.... The first school house was built on Samuel BRANCH's land (note: a mile north of Chester village. It was a log cabin.) Those families from the New England states brought their ideas of education with them and until they could have a common school they would work hard by day and teach their children in the evening.

After the death of his first wife, Rev. Stedman married second to Zelpha Hubbell, widow of Capt. Anthony Van Sickle, a War of 1812 Veteran. Eli and Zelpha Stedman had three children:
Lucinda b. 1820
William J. b. 1827
Jabez born 1828
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Alexander Stedman (1746 - 1814)
  Sarah Cushman Stedman (1748 - 1802)
 
 Spouses:
  Zelpha Hubble-VanSickle Stedman*
  Mary Polly Gates Stedman (1778 - 1818)*
 
 Children:
  Alexander Stedman (1799 - 1869)*
  Myron Green Stedman (1811 - 1886)*
  Elihu Higley Stedman (1813 - 1887)*
  Aurelia Stedman Paine (1815 - 1889)*
  Lucinda Stedman Hugg (1819 - 1882)*
 
 Siblings:
  Levi Stedman (1771 - 1823)*
  Elihue Stedman (1777 - 1845)
  Tryphena Stedman Branch (1779 - 1835)*
  Bial Stedman (1781 - 1861)*
  Abel Cushman Stedman (1785 - 1859)*
  Abigail Stedman Stone (1787 - 1853)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Miles Cemetery
Rutland
Meigs County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: carolyn leonard
Originally Created by: Alton Loveless
Record added: Nov 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44858145
Rev Elihue Eli Stedman
Added by: russ carson
 
Rev Elihue Eli Stedman
Added by: Alton Loveless
 
 
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- L Nystrom
 Added: Mar. 28, 2014
In memory for the good you did.
- winnie vance yandell
 Added: Jun. 23, 2010
 
 
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