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 Dorliska <I>Bates</I> Stevenson

Dorliska Bates Stevenson

Otsego County, New York, USA
Death 8 Nov 1879 (aged 62)
Monroe County, Iowa, USA
Burial Monroe County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 80158632 · View Source
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Dorliska was born in New York, probably in Otsego or Herkimer County. Her parents were Mary Crouch and Charles Bates. Dorliska appears to have been the 4th of 12 children, including Sarah and Lucy Ann who are also buried in Cuba Cemetery.

In 1826, when Dorliska was 9, she moved with her family to Hiram, Portage, Ohio. There, in 1836, at age 18, she married 17-year old John Stevenson, who was born in Ireland and became a farmer. It is likely that their first 5 children (all boys) were born in Hiram.

By 1850, Dorliska and John and their family were living and farming in Monroe, Iowa. Her father, some sibs and other members of the family were already in Monroe. Sadly, Dorliska's mother and 2 brothers had died in 1843 when her parents and the youngest children were part of a wagon trip from Ohio to Iowa.


1. Robert 1837-1903- murdered in California

2. George W 1838-? appears to have gone to Oregon

3*Charles H Stevenson 1841-1917 + Ellen Elizabeth Swope 1851-1899

4. Grandison F 1844-1904 + Lydia Hampton

5* James Frederick 1847-1863

6. Celestia 1851-1926 + Samuel Chidester 1845-1946

7* Eben Coe Stevenson 1852-1881

8* Laura Jane 1856-1918

[Names with * are buried in Cuba Cemetery.]

Dorliska lived to be 62 years old, preceding her husband in death by 17 years.

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  • Maintained by: J Westberg
  • Originally Created by: IRISH EYES ARE SMILING
  • Added: 9 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80158632
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dorliska Bates Stevenson (2 Sep 1817–8 Nov 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80158632, citing Cuba Cemetery, Monroe County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by J Westberg (contributor 47801450) .