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John Stevens, Jr

  • Birth 31 Dec 1775 Wake County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 12 May 1831 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 31827691

~♥~5 Greats Grandfather~♥~

Son of John STEVENS/STEPHENS Sr and Unknown HOLT

John Stephens Jr. was born in (Wake Co.) North Carolina about 1776. He had fair complexion, blue eyes, and his mother's very dark or black hair.

He was married twice, his first wife was Ghaskey Hartsfield. (Marr. 31 Dec. 1795, Wake Co. N.C.) To this union was born seven sons and one daughter. These children were: Josiah, Jack, Wiley, Eli, Allen, John, Ransom, and Sallie.

About 1816 John Stephens Jr., his wife, their eight children, his father and mother moved from the Neuse River Valley of North Carolina to Middle-Tennessee on the Duck River near Shelbyville. They settled on a 240 acre track of virgin land, that is, land left by the Indians. He made a home for all of them. About 1824, his first wife died and he went back to North Carolina and married (20 Aug 1825 Wake Co, N.C.) Martha Ann Gulley, who was born Feb.4, 1796. He and his second wife came back to his home in Tennessee. John Stephens Jr. and Martha Ann Gulley Stephens had the following children. A son who died in infancy, a daughter Franquilla, John Marquis Lafayette (Fate) and Ely Hirom.
John Stephens Jr. fought with Andrew Jackson against the Southern Indians and the British from 1812 to 1815. (War of 1812) John Stephens died of pneumonia in June 1831. He was about 56 years of age. He was buried on the old Stephens homestead near Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Source: Niell, Clark and Our Related Families
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