Joseph Lawrence Stephens

Joseph Lawrence Stephens

Birth
Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Death 14 Feb 1848 (aged 83)
Ruddles Mills, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 22097846 · View Source
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JOSEPH LAWRENCE STEPHENS, son of Lawrence Stephens and Mary Bowman. Married, first, June 3, 1784, Nancy Shackelford, in Virginia and weeks later they went to Kentucky, accompanied by for other families, and settled at a place now called Ruddell's Mills, in Bourbon County. He brought with him, among other merchandise, fifty negro slaves, also brick and material for building his houses. He operated the first farm in Bourbon County. His dwelling was built partly of brick, brought from Virginia, and partly from boards obtained from timber in that locality. His wife died August 5, 1791, and on January 12, 1792, he married Lucy Garrard, a niece of Governor James Garrard, of Kentucky. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War (see Claim W 8764, Veterans Bureau, Washington, D. C., and died February 14, 1848, in Ruddell's Mills, Kentucky.

Children:
First wife-Polly S., Gabriel B., George W., Berthenia, Samuel.
Second wife-John, Elizabeth, Dr. Daniel, Joseph, Thomas, Martin, Lucinda, Maria, Franklin, Amanda, Josephine, William H., Nelson, Caroline.

Note: Bio courtesy of "Stephens Family Genealogies, 1690-1938", Revised Edition, edited by Dan V. Stephens. Published by Hammond & Stephens Co., Fremont, Nebraska, 1940.

Note: Joseph Lawrence Stephens was my 4th Great Grandfather and his son George W. was my 3rd Great Grandfather. I have also created a memorial for George W. Stephens who died in Missouri in October of 1832. George W. and his wife Sarah W. Stephens (his 1st cousin), are buried in Bellevue Presbyterian Cemetery in Caledonia, Washington County, Missouri. (By Milton A. Stephens, contributor of this memorial).



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  • Originally Created by: Sharon Benefiel Palmer
  • Added: 11 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22097846
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Lawrence Stephens (27 Apr 1764–14 Feb 1848), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22097846, citing Old Graveyard, Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .