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Re: Spencer & Elizabeth Stevens of Wayne County, Indiana
Posted by: Aaron Stevens (ID *****0762) Date: December 12, 2007 at 20:48:49
In Reply to: Re: Spencer & Elizabeth Stevens of Wayne County, Indiana by Theresa Berghoff of 803


Sorry, I misread you earlier post – when I read the newspaper article I missed a couple of words and read the “followed his child to the grave” phrase literally! I took a look back through my records, and as far as I can tell, none of the Sampson or Samuel Stevenses in my family appear to have had a child named Claude, and I don’t know of any who had young children of any other names who died in 1881, though it’s possible one of them had a child after the 1880 census which died in 1881 and wasn’t mentioned in any other records. I’m also not sure what the “Jr.” in the newspaper citation means – the only Sampson Stevens I’ve identified who was actually the son of another Sampson Stevens living in the Wayne/Union County area was too young to have been the subject of this cite (he married in 1896), and so the “Jr.” may have just meant there was an older Sampson Stevens (e.g. an uncle) living in the area, and hence the Jr. Sorry I can’t be of any help on this, but if I find any information to identify the individuals mentioned, I’ll let you know.


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