Posted By:Cecile Stehmann
Subject:Joseph Stephens/Stevens
Post Date:March 07, 2002 at 08:05:59
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Forum:Wise County, TX Genealogy Forum
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Looking for my gggrandfather Joseph Stephens. He's on the 1880 Wise Co., TX census, in the Boonesville area.
Stevens, Joseph 36 farmer O Va Ind
Kizzia C 22 wife keeping house Mo Ill Mo
Virginia 4(?) daughter Tx O Tx
Robert 2/12(?) son Tx O Mo
Keziah Carolina Mc Nabb was his second wife. In addition to Robert, who must have died in infancy, they had a daughter Sarah Eugennie Stephens who was born in 1883. His daughter Virginia was called Jennie. She married a Johnson and lived in Denver in the 1940s.
The story is that Joseph Stephens died of pneumonia after fighting a prairie fire.
His widow Kizzie later married Martin Gunn and moved to Caddo Co., Oklahoma.
Any information at all would be welcomed. Cecile