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Deborah Wood (#46940039)
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NONE of us who have been working on the Peter Stephens family tree for more than 25 years will ever accept anything that contradicts or is inconsistent with the information we already have unless it is backed up by photocopies of actual documents or written transcript certified as accurately copied from the original. By certified it means checked by an acknowledged genealogist, historian or specialist who is not related to the people who own the documents.
Daniel Bly 11/16/16

Our ancestors are watching !

For anyone researching the Peter Stephens family:

One of the better authors and historians is Daniel Bly and he is among us here on findagrave (#48940997). One of his many works is FROM THE RHINE TO THE SHENANDOAH, Volume III (Baltimore, MD 2002), Stephens Chapter, pages 171-183.

Another well documented work is that of Linton E Love. He documents the Rittenhouse family immigrants & descendants in his RITTENHOUSE GENEALOGY CD version 20 March 2005" see page 13. Anyone wishing to learn should have a look at both of these works via Google books; the Rittenhouse work is available for free download in PDF form.

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Michael Pisapia
RE: Sarah, wife of Giles Bowers
Hello Deborah, THANK YOU for your replies! I appreciate it!!
Sarah's maiden name is uncertain as far as any research I have found- so we agree- likely was Jones, but no proof (yet!) That is why I am looking for Giles' marriage to Sarah.

Giles is 'secured' into DAR and yes- Jesse is in Giles' will. I am looking to connect Jesse's son William W. Bowers to Jesse. I am looking for any documentation- do you know of any- or even better- have some!

Giles -as you note- served in the Revolutionary War. I think his father was David Bowers- and David may have also served in the Revolutionary War. Do you have any documentation identifying Giles' father?

Thank you for your help!!
Added by Michael Pisapia on Jun 20, 2017 5:40 PM
Dan T. Stephens
Stephens Family
Several of my family members will be off Find A Grave. We will be going out to the research field, Cemeteries, Court Houses, Libraries, Hall of Records, and various other places. You might say "A lot of footwork." The old fashion way of researching."
Some of us will be researching several lines of Peter Stephens and others are checking Andrew Stephens lines.
If any new edits or conflicts, I will not be me
Thank you Dan
Added by Dan T. Stephens on Jun 17, 2017 11:20 AM
Michael Pisapia
Sarah Jones Bowers- name and marriage

Sarah is my wife's 6th g-g-mother. I would be grateful for any help with locating some documentary proof of Sarah's maiden name being Jones and that Jesse was the son of Sarah and Giles Bowers. I have plenty of family trees and stories out there but I need documentary proof that will pass muster with the DAR.

I'd appreciate any guidance or help that you might give us..

Thank you!!

Added by Michael Pisapia on Jun 16, 2017 1:07 PM
Thomas Wise Rorrer, Jr.
RE: Grady
I live in Fredericksburg, VA

Tom Rorrer
Added by Thomas Wise Rorrer, Jr. on Jun 14, 2017 9:58 AM

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