Capt. Richard James Stephens1,2,3,4,5

M, #74612, b. 4 December 1792, d. 25 January 1876
  • Birth*: 4 December 1792; Cooper's Town, Otsego Co., New York, U.S.A.; Date Dec 4 1792 & location Cooperstown, NY per FindaGrave. Date 1792 & location US per 1871 Census. Date 1794 & location US per 1861 Census. Date 1792 & location USA per 1851 Census. Date Dec 4 1792 & location Cooperstown, NY per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021. Date Dec 4 1792 & location Cooper's Town, Otsego Co., NY per GEDCOM of Mame Smail, Apr 5 2010.2,6,4,7,5,8
  • Marriage*: 21 November 1813; Bastard Twp., Leeds Co., Upper Canada; Date 1813 per FindaGrave. Date Nov 21 1813 & location Bastard Twp., Leeds Co. per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021. Date Nov 21 1813 per GEDCOM of Mame Smail, Apr 5 2010.; Principal=Eleanor Lillie2,5,4
  • Death*: 25 January 1876; Howard Twp., Kent Co., Ontario; Date Jan 25 1876 & location Howard Twp., Kent Co. per FindaGrave. Date Jan 25 1876 & location Howard Twp., Kent Co. per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021. per GEDCOM of Mame Smail, Apr 5 2010.2,4,5
  • Burial*: 27 January 1876; Bethel Cemetery, Chatham, Kent Co., Ontario; FindaGrave: Name: Capt. Richard Stephens; BIRTH: 4 Dec 1792, Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York, USA; DEATH: 25 Jan 1876 (aged 83), Howard, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada; BURIAL: Bethel Cemetery, Chatham, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada; MEMORIAL ID: 120520119; Note: Came to Canada at age 16. Served in the War of 1812. Married Eleanor Lillie in 1813. Lived for many years on a farm near Brighton where he was appointed J. P. District Councilor, Commissioner of the court, and Captain of the Militia. (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/120520119/richard-stephens)5
  • Census: 1800; Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, U.S.A.; 1800 Census: 1 male under 10 - see Daniel Stephens9
  • Immigration*: 1808; Upper Canada; "Came to Canada at age 16." per FindaGrave. Has been in Province 34 years per 1842 Cramahe Twp. Census.5,10
  • Residence: 30 June 1818; Conc 4 Lot 35, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (Patent) show that Richard Stephens obtained the Patent from the Crown for the west 45 acres of lot 35, Conc 54, Cramahe Twp. ITS Date: June 30 1818. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 4, page copied from OnLand.ca, Lot 35, pg 310 of 346, pg 1, by Dan, June 27 2021.)11
  • Census: 1822; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1822 Census: Richard Stephens; 1 male over 16, 1 female over 16, 2 males under 16, 1 female under 16, 1 male not family (Newcastle Census, Cramahe Twp.)10
  • Census: 1823; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1823 Census: Richard Stephens; 1 male over 16, 1 female over 16, 2 males under 16, 1 female under 16 (Newcastle Census, Cramahe Twp.)10
  • Residence: 20 July 1824; Conc 5 Lot 4, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S 1166) show that Robert Q. Short sold part of the south half of Lot 4, Conc 5, Cramahe Twp. to Richard Stevens. ITS Date: July 20 1824. Reg'n. Date: Nov 5 1821. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 5, page copied from OnLand.ca, Lot 4, pg 040 of 259, pg 1, by Dan, Apr 11 2020.)11
  • Census: 1825; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1825 Census: Richard Stephens; 4 males under 16, 1 female under 16; 1 male over 16 1 female over 16 (Newcastle Census, Cramahe Twp.)10
  • Residence: 11 November 1826; Conc 5 Lot 4, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S 5523) show that Joseph Conklin sold 10 acres in the south west part of Lot 4, Conc 5, Cramahe Twp. to Richard Stevens. ITS Date: Nov 11 1826. Reg'n. Date: May 16 1839. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 5, page copied from OnLand.ca, Lot 4, pg 040 of 259, pg 1, by Dan, Apr 11 2020.)
    Note: Conklin had obtained this from Robert Q. Short, who had obtained the original crown grant for lots in Conc 5 of Cramahe in 1802.11
  • Census: 1842; Conc 5 Lot 4, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1842 Census: Richard Stephens; prop.; farmer; 4 native to Canada; 2 native to US, 34 years in province (Newcastle Census, Cramahe Twp.)10
  • Residence: 11 March 1843; Conc 4 Lot 35, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (B&S C42) show that Richard Stephens sold the west 45 acres of lot 35, Conc 4, Cramahe Twp. to Denis Egan. ITS Date: Mar 11 1843. Reg'n. Date: Feb 9 1864. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 4, page copied from OnLand.ca, Lot 35, pg 310 of 346, pg 1, by Dan, June 27 2021.)11
  • Residence: 10 March 1847; Conc 5 Lot 5, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S A310) show that Kings College sold 100 acres of the south half of Lot 5, Conc 5, Cramahe Twp. to Richard Stevens. ITS Date: Mar 10 1847. Reg'n. Date: Apr 24 1850. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 5, page copied from OnLand.ca, Lot 5, pg 048 of 259, pg 1, by Dan, Apr 11 2020.)11
  • Census: 1848; Conc 5 Lot 4, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1848 Census: Richard Stephens; Conc 5, Lot 4, occ., prop.; farmer (Newcastle Census, Cramahe Twp.)10
  • Residence: 23 December 1848; Conc 5 Lot 5, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S A227) show that Richard Stephens & wife sold 50 acres in the west half of the south half of Lot 5, Conc 5, Cramahe Twp. to Daniel Stevens. ITS Date: Dec 23 1848. Reg'n. Date: June 14 1850. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 5, page copied from OnLand.ca, Lot 5, pg 048 of 259, pg 1, by Dan, Apr 11 2020.)11
  • Residence*: 23 December 1848; Conc 5 Lot 5, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S A226) show that Richard Stephens & wife sold 48 7/8 acres in the east half of the south half of Lot 5, Conc 5, Cramahe Twp. to Alva Stevens. ITS Date: Dec 23 1848. Reg'n. Date: June 14 1850. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 5, page copied from OnLand.ca, Lot 5, pg 048 of 259, pg 1, by Dan, Apr 11 2020.)11
  • Census: 1850; Conc 5 Lot 4, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1850 Census: Richard Stephens; Conc 5, Lot 4, occ., prop.; Total persons: 5 (Newcastle Census, Cramahe Twp.)10
  • Note: 8 April 1851; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Witness at marriage of Daniel Stephens & Lizette Colby.3
  • Note*: 1 January 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Brighton Township was created January 1, 1852, from the east side of Cramahe and the west side of Murray. The boarder between the newly sized Cramahe and the new Brighton townships was the lot line between lots 10 and 11. (Dan Buchanan, July 14 2021)
  • Census*: March 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 59 at 1851 Census: Stevens, Rich., 59, b. USA, WM, farmer, married; Helena, 57, b. USA, Friends, married; Helen J., 17, b. Cda., WM; James, 19, b. Cda., WM, School Teacher, single (1851 Census: Brighton Twp., pg. 19 of 160, line 4 - ancestry.com)
    Note: I am putting the date March 1852 on this census because we know that people who were killed in the Breakaway on April 21 1852 were recorded in this census. We also know that the census did not take place until after Brighton Township was created on January 1, 1852. (Dan Buchanan, July 14 2021)6
  • Residence: 4 December 1852; Conc 5 Lot 5, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S A84) show that Richard Stephens & wife sold 1 acre on the south corner of Lot 5, Conc 5, Cramahe Twp. to John Philp. ITS Date: Dec 4 1852. Reg'n. Date: June 25 1853. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 5, page copied from OnLand.ca, Lot 5, pg 048 of 259, pg 1, by Dan, Apr 11 2020.)11
  • Residence: 29 January 1855; Conc 7 Lot 7, Gore of Camden Twp., Kent Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 211) show that Richard Stephens purchased part of lot 7, conc 7, Gore of Camden from Jeremiah Wood et ux for $1,000. ITS Date: Jan 29 1855. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Kent Co., Gore of Camden Twp., pages copied from OnLand.ca, pg 578 of 1337, pg 1, by Dan, July 16 2021)
    Note: The location of this land is east of Dresden, on the Sydenham River (which is east of Wallaceburg), closest P.O. was Dawn Mills.11
  • Residence: 29 January 1855; Conc 7 Lot 6, Gore of Camden Twp., Kent Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S (Dawn) 211) show that Richard Stephens purchased part of lot 6, conc 7, Gore of Camden from Jeremiah Wood for $1,000. ITS Date: Jan 29 1855. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Kent Co., Gore of Camden Twp., pages copied from OnLand.ca, Lot 6, pg 572 of 1337, pg 1, by Dan, July 16 2021)
    Note: The location of this land is east of Dresden, on the Sydenham River (which is east of Wallaceburg), closest P.O. was Dawn Mills.11
  • Residence: 29 January 1855; Conc 7 Lot 7, Gore of Camden Twp., Kent Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 212) show that Richard Stephens sold part of lot 7, conc 7, Gore of Camden to his son Alva Stephens for $375. ITS Date: Jan 29 1855. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Kent Co., Gore of Camden Twp., pages copied from OnLand.ca, pg 578 of 1337, pg 1, by Dan, July 16 2021)
    Note: The location of this land is east of Dresden, on the Sydenham River (which is east of Wallaceburg), closest P.O. was Dawn Mills.11
  • Residence: 29 January 1855; Conc 7 Lot 6, Gore of Camden Twp., Kent Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S (Dawn) 211) show that Richard Stephens purchased part of lot 6, conc 7, Gore of Camden from Jeremiah Wood for $1,000. ITS Date: Jan 29 1855. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Kent Co., Gore of Camden Twp., pages copied from OnLand.ca, Lot 6, pg 572 of 1337, pg 1, by Dan, July 16 2021)
    Note: The location of this land is east of Dresden, on the Sydenham River (which is east of Wallaceburg), closest P.O. was Dawn Mills.11
  • Census: April 1861; Camden & Gore Twp.'s, Kent Co., Canada West; Age 67 at 1861 Census: Stephens, Richard, 67, b. US, WM, farmer, married; Eleanor, 66, b. US, CE, married (1861 Census: Part of Camden & Gore Twp.'s, Kent Co., pg. 71 pf 764, line 15 - ancestry.ca)
    Note: There is a John Lillie age 26 at the bottom of this page.7
  • Residence: 31 May 1862; Conc 5 Lot 4, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S B338) show that Richards Stephens & wife sold 90 acres in the south part of Lot 4, Conc 5, Cramahe Twp. to Robert Potts. ITS Date: May 31 1862. Reg'n. Date: June 3 1862. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 5, page copied from OnLand.ca, Lot 4, pg 040 of 259, pg 1, by Dan, Apr 11 2020.)11
  • Residence: 21 December 1866; Conc 7 Lot 6, Gore of Camden Twp., Kent Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S C-460) show that Richard Stephens et ux sold part of lot 6, conc 7, Gore of Camden to John Northcott for $3,500. ITS Date: Dec 21 1866. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Kent Co., Gore of Camden Twp., pages copied from OnLand.ca, Lot 6, pg 572 of 1337, pg 1, by Dan, July 16 2021)
    Note: The location of this land is east of Dresden, on the Sydenham River (which is east of Wallaceburg), closest P.O. was Dawn Mills.11
  • Residence: 1867; Conc 7 Lot 6, Camden-Gore Twp., Kent Co., Canada West; "Stephens, Alva ... 7.. 7 f" & "Stephens, James, bailiff ... 9 6 f" & Stephens, Richard ... 7 6 f" Canada City and Area Directories, 1867, Kent Co., Camden-Gore Twp., pg 38 (21 of 179 - ancestry.ca.12
  • Census: April 1871; Howard Twp., Bothwell Co., Ontario; Age 79 at 1871 Census: see Alva Stephens (son)8

Family: Eleanor Lillie b. 10 Aug 1795, d. 22 Mar 1869

  • Marriage*: 21 November 1813; Bastard Twp., Leeds Co., Upper Canada; Date 1813 per FindaGrave. Date Nov 21 1813 & location Bastard Twp., Leeds Co. per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021. Date Nov 21 1813 per GEDCOM of Mame Smail, Apr 5 2010.; Principal=Eleanor Lillie2,5,4

Citations

  1. Captain Richard Stephens per FindaGrave & marriage register of son Daniel Turner Stephens. Richard James Stephens per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  3. [S28] Unknown short register title: entry for unknown spouses' names unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  4. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  5. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.
  6. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  8. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  9. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  10. [S196] Unknown author, Newcastle Census.
  11. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  12. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.

Eleanor Lillie1,2,3

F, #74613, b. 10 August 1795, d. 22 March 1869
  • Birth*: 10 August 1795; Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., New York, U.S.A.; Date 1795 & location US per 1861 Census. Date 1794 & location USA per 1851 Census. Date Aug 10 1795 & location Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021. Date Aug 10 1795 & locatin Rutland, VT per GEDCOM of Mame Smail, Apr 5 2010.2,3,5,4
  • Marriage*: 21 November 1813; Bastard Twp., Leeds Co., Upper Canada; Date 1813 per FindaGrave. Date Nov 21 1813 & location Bastard Twp., Leeds Co. per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021. Date Nov 21 1813 per GEDCOM of Mame Smail, Apr 5 2010.; Principal=Capt. Richard James Stephens2,6,4
  • Death*: 22 March 1869; Louisville, Kent Co., Ontario; Date Mar 22 1869 & location Louisville, Kent Co. per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021. per GEDCOM of Mame Smail, Apr 5 2010.2,4
  • Married Name: 21 November 1813; Stephens2
  • Census*: March 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 57 at 1851 Census: see Richard Stephens3
  • Census: April 1861; Camden & Gore Twp.'s, Kent Co., Canada West; Age 66 at 1861 Census: see Richard Stephens5

Family: Capt. Richard James Stephens b. 4 Dec 1792, d. 25 Jan 1876

Citations

  1. Eleanor Lillie per GEDCOM of Mame Smail, Apr 5 2010. Helena per 1851 Census.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  3. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  5. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.

Colby Richard Stephens1,2,3

M, #74614, b. 1853, d. 27 March 1879
  • Birth*: 1853; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1853 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1853 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1853 & location Northumberland Co. per family tree of tricia2980 on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.2,4,3
  • Death*: 27 March 1879; Haldimand Twp., Ontario; per family tree of tricia2980 on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.3
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 9 at 1861 Census: see Daniel Stephens2
  • Census: April 1871; North Cayuga Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario; Age 18 at 1871 Census: see Daniel Stephens4

Citations

  1. Colby Richard Stephens per family tree of tricia2980 on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  4. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Sarah Maria Stephens1,2,3

F, #74615, b. 31 October 1853, d. 1949
  • Birth*: 31 October 1853; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1855 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1853 & locations UC per 1861 Census. Date Oct 31 1853 & location Ont. per family tree of tricia2980 on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.2,4,3
  • Death*: 1949; Ontario; per family tree of tricia2980 on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.3
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 8 at 1861 Census: see Daniel Turner Stephens2
  • Census: April 1871; North Cayuga Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario; Age 16 at 1871 Census: see Danuel Stephens4

Citations

  1. Sarah Maria Stephens per family tree of tricia2980 on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  4. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Floretta Stephens1

F, #74616, b. 27 May 1855, d. 9 October 1930
  • Birth*: 27 May 1855; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1856 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1855 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date May 27 1855 & location Brighton per family tree of tricia2980 on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.1,2,3
  • Death*: 9 October 1930; London, Middlesex Co., Ontario; per family tree of tricia2980 on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.3
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 6 at 1861 Census: see Daniel Turney Stephens1
  • Census: April 1871; North Cayuga Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario; Age 15 at 1871 Census: see Daniel Stephens2

Citations

  1. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

Byron Stephens1,2,3

M, #74617, b. 26 March 1857, d. 18 November 1932
  • Birth*: 26 March 1857; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1857 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1857 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date Mar 26 1857 & location Brighton per family tree of tricia2980 on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.2,3,4
  • Death*: 18 November 1932; Petrolia, Lambton Co., Ontario; per family tree of tricia2980 on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.4
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 4 at 1861 Census: see Daniel Turner Stephens2
  • Census: April 1871; North Cayuga Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario; Age 14 at 1871 Census: see Daniel Stephens3

Citations

  1. Byron per 1871 Census. Biron per 1861 Census.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

Minnie Stephens1,2,3

F, #74618, b. 1859, d. 12 March 1878
  • Birth*: 1859; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1859 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1858 & location UC per 1861 Census.2,3
  • Death*: 12 March 1878; Haldimand Twp., Ontario; per family tree of tricia2980 on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.4
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 3 at 1861 Census: see Daniel Turner Stephens2
  • Census: April 1871; North Cayuga Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario; Age 12 at 1871 Census: see Daniel Stephens3

Citations

  1. Minnie per 1871 Census. G.??? per 1861 Census.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

Albert Frank Stephens1,2,3

M, #74619, b. 1860, d. 6 June 1896
  • Birth*: 1860; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1861 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1860 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1861 & location Ont. per family tree of tricia2980 on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.2,3,4
  • Death*: 6 June 1896; Lambton Co., Ontario; per family tree of tricia2980 on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.4
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 1 at 1861 Census: see Daniel Turner Stephens2
  • Census: April 1871; North Cayuga Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario; Age 10 at 1871 Census: see Daniel Stephens3

Citations

  1. Albert per 1861 Census. Frank? per 1871 Census.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

Emma Stephens1

F, #74620, b. 1864
  • Birth*: 1864; Canada West; Date 1864 & location Ont. per 1871 Census.1
  • Census*: April 1871; North Cayuga Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario; Age 7 at 1871 Census: see Danuel Stephens1

Citations

  1. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Helen Jane Stephens1,2,3

F, #74621, b. 28 July 1835, d. 20 October 1877
  • Birth*: 28 July 1835; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Date 1834 & location Cda. per 1851 Census. Date July 28 1835 & location UC per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021.2,4
  • Marriage*: circa 1854; Canada West; per family tree of Davd Kent on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.; Principal=George Marshall4
  • Death*: 20 October 1877; West Bay City, Bay Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Date 1935 per GEDCOM of Michael Brooks, Apr 5 2010. per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021. Date Oct 20 1877 & location West Bay City, Bay Co., Michigan per family tree of Davd Kent on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.3,4
  • Census*: 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 17 at 1851 Census: see Richard Stephens2
  • Married Name: circa 1854; Marshall4

Family: George Marshall b. 1825

Citations

  1. Helen J. per 1851 Census. Ellen Jane per GEDCOM of Michael Brooks, Apr 5 2010.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  4. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

James Morris Stephens1,2,3,4

M, #74622, b. 13 April 1833, d. 20 February 1900
  • Birth*: 13 April 1833; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Date 1832 & location Cda. per 1851 Census. Date Apr 13 1833 & location Cobourg per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021. Date Apr 13 1833 & location Northumberland Co. per GEDCOM of Michael Brooks, Apr 5 2010.
    Note: Some records show Coburg as the place of birth. If there is specific evidence of that, I would love to see it, but in the meantime, the family lived in Cramahe Twp. at this time so Cramahe it will be - for now. (Dan Buchanan, July 14 2021)2,3,4
  • Marriage*: 14 March 1857; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021.; Principal=Sarah Traxler4
  • Death*: 20 February 1900; Dresden, Kent Co., Ontario; per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021. per GEDCOM of Michael Brooks, Apr 5 2010.3,4
  • Census*: 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 19 at 1851 Census: see Richard Stephens2
  • Residence*: 1867; Conc 7 Lot 6, Camden-Gore Twp., Kent Co., Canada West; "Stephens, Alva ... 7.. 7 f" & "Stephens, James, bailiff ... 9 6 f" & Stephens, Richard ... 7 6 f" Canada City and Area Directories, 1867, Kent Co., Camden-Gore Twp., pg 38 (21 of 179 - ancestry.ca.5

Family: Sarah Traxler b. 18 Feb 1835, d. 4 Jan 1924

Citations

  1. James M. Stephens per GEDCOM of Michael Brooks, Apr 5 2010. James Morris Stephens per family tree of Davd Kent on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  4. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  5. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.

Alva Stephens1

M, #74623, b. 3 February 1818, d. 6 May 1885
  • Birth*: 3 February 1818; Upper Canada; Date 1818 & location Cda. per 1851 Census. Date Feb 3 1818 per GEDCOM of Michael Brooks, Apr 5 2010.1,2
  • Marriage*: circa 1840; Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Mamie Smail, Apr 5 2010.; Principal=Sarah Cryderman2
  • Marriage*: circa 1863; Canada West; per 1871 Census.; Principal=Mary Ann ?3
  • Death*: 6 May 1885; Harwich Twp., Kent co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Michael Brooks, Apr 5 2010.2
  • Burial*: 8 May 1885; Field Cemetery, Kent Co., Ontario; FindaGrave: Name: Alva Stephens; BIRTH: 1818, Ontario, Canada; DEATH: 6 May 1885 (aged 66–67); BURIAL: Field Cemetery, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada; MEMORIAL ID: 107759545 (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/107759545/alva-stephens)4
  • Census: 1842; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1842 Census: Alva Stephens; lab., 2 Cdn. (Newcastle District Census, Cramahe Twp.)5
  • Census: 1848; Conc 5 Lot 5, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1848 Census: Alva Stephens; Conc 5, Lot 5, occ., prop.; farmer (Newcastle Census, Cramahe Twp.)5
  • Residence: 23 December 1848; Conc 5 Lot 5, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S A226) show that Richard Stephens & wife sold 48 7/8 acres in the east half of the south half of Lot 5, Conc 5, Cramahe Twp. to Alva Stevens. ITS Date: Dec 23 1848. Reg'n. Date: June 14 1850. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 5, page copied from OnLand.ca, Lot 5, pg 048 of 259, pg 1, by Dan, Apr 11 2020.)6
  • Census: 1850; Conc 5 Lot 5, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1850 Census: Alva Stephens; Conc 5, Lot 5, occ., prop.; Total persons: 2 (Newcastle Census 1850, Cramahe Twp.)5
  • Note*: 1 January 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Brighton Township was created January 1, 1852, from the east side of Cramahe and the west side of Murray. The boarder between the newly sized Cramahe and the new Brighton townships was the lot line between lots 10 and 11. (Dan Buchanan, July 14 2021)
  • Census*: March 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 33 at 1851 Census: Stephens, Alva, 33, b. Cda., WM, farmer, married; Sarah, 30, b. Cda., WM, married; Wellington, 3 (1851 Census: Brighton Twp., pg. 19 of 160, line 8 - ancestry.com)1
  • Note: 21 April 1852; Conc 5 Lot 5 & 6, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; On April 21, 1852, several days of heavy rain along with spring snowmelt caused a gravel bank to give way on the small lake north-west of Hilton. The water cascaded down the narrow valley, following the creek to the north-east, all the way to Cole Creek and eventually the Trent River. Lewis Shearer's saw mill in the valley north of Hilton was destroyed, killing Mr. Shearer and a helper, Jacob Herrington. This event is known in local parlance as "The Breakaway". The Stephens brothers, Alva and Daniel, had recently obtained parts of the south half of lot 5 from their father Richard, so, all of a sudden, their lake was gone. They sold to John Philp soon after. (Dan Buchanan, July 14 2021)6
  • Residence*: 4 December 1852; Conc 5 Lot 5, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S A83) show that Alva Stephens & wife sold 49 7/8 acres in the east half of the south half of Lot 5, Conc 5, Cramahe Twp. to John Philp. ITS Date: Dec 4 1852. Reg'n. Date: Jan 25 1853. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 5, page copied from OnLand.ca, Lot 5, pg 048 of 259, pg 1, by Dan, Apr 11 2020.)6
  • Residence: 1 January 1855; Conc 7 Lot 7, Gore of Camden Twp., Kent Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S 212) show that Richard Stephens sold part of lot 7, conc 7, Gore of Camden to his son Alva Stephens for $375. ITS Date: Jan 29 1855. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Kent Co., Gore of Camden Twp., pages copied from OnLand.ca, pg 578 of 1337, pg 1, by Dan, July 16 2021)
    Note: The location of this land is east of Dresden, on the Sydenham River (which is east of Wallaceburg), closest P.O. was Dawn Mills.6
  • Residence: 20 May 1858; Conc 7 Lot 7, Gore of Camden Twp., Kent Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S (Dawn) B-540) show that Alva Stephens sold part of lot 7, conc 7, Gore of Camden to Peter Clark for $375. ITS Date: May 20 1858. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Kent Co., Gore of Camden Twp., pages copied from OnLand.ca, pg 578 of 1337, pg 1, by Dan, July 16 2021)
    Note: The location of this land is east of Dresden, on the Sydenham River (which is east of Wallaceburg), closest P.O. was Dawn Mills.6
  • Residence: 1867; Conc 7 Lot 7, Camden-Gore Twp., Kent Co., Canada West; "Stephens, Alva ... 7.. 7 f" & "Stephens, James, bailiff ... 9 6 f" & Stephens, Richard ... 7 6 f" Canada City and Area Directories, 1867, Kent Co., Camden-Gore Twp., pg 38 (21 of 179 - ancestry.ca.7
  • Census: April 1871; Howard Twp., Bothwell Co., Ontario; Age 53 at 1871 Census: Stephens, Alva, 53, b. Ont., Eng. EM, farmer, married; Mary Ann, 40, b. Ont., Irish, N.C.M., married; Wellington C., 21, b. Ont., Eng., NCM, farmer, single; Richard, 79, b. US, Eng., WM, gentleman, widower (1871 Census: Howard Twp., Bothwell Co., dist. - , sub-dist. a-1, pg. 11, line 13 - ancestry.ca)3
  • Residence: 27 February 1878; Conc 7 Lot 7, Gore of Camden Twp., Kent Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S 2485) show that Alva Stephens sold part of lot 7, conc 7, Gore of Camden to Jonah Carpenterlark for $3,000. ITS Date: Feb 27 1879. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Kent Co., Gore of Camden Twp., pages copied from OnLand.ca, pg 578 of 1337, pg 1, by Dan, July 16 2021)
    Note: The location of this land is east of Dresden, on the Sydenham River (which is east of Wallaceburg), closest P.O. was Dawn Mills.6

Family 1: Sarah Cryderman b. 1818, d. 6 Oct 1854

  • Marriage*: circa 1840; Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Mamie Smail, Apr 5 2010.; Principal=Sarah Cryderman2

Family 2: Mary Ann ? b. 1831

  • Marriage*: circa 1863; Canada West; per 1871 Census.; Principal=Mary Ann ?3

Citations

  1. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.
  5. [S196] Unknown author, Newcastle Census.
  6. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  7. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.

Sarah Cryderman1

F, #74624, b. 1818, d. 6 October 1854
  • Birth*: 1818; Ontario; Date 1821 & location Cda. per 1851 Census. Date 1818 & location Ont. per GEDCOM of Mamie Smail, apr 5 2010.1,2
  • Marriage*: circa 1840; Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Mamie Smail, Apr 5 2010.; Principal=Alva Stephens1
  • Death*: 6 October 1854; Kent Co., Canada West; per GEDCOM of Mamie Smail, apr 5 2010.1
  • Married Name: circa 1840; Stephens1
  • Census*: 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 30 at 1851 Census: see Alva Stephens2

Family: Alva Stephens b. 3 Feb 1818, d. 6 May 1885

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Wellington Clark Stephens1,2,3,4

M, #74625, b. 1848
  • Birth*: 1848; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1850 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1848 & location Cda. per 1851 Census. Date 1850 & location Brighton Twp. per marriage reg'n. - Agnes McCracken.2,3,4
  • Marriage*: 3 November 1874; Howard Twp., Kent Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#002701: Groom: Wellington Clark Stephens; Age: 24; Res.: ?Elezier? Twp.; Born: Brighton Twp.; Status: widower; Occ.: farmer; Parents: Alva & Mary Stephens; Bride: Agnes McCracken; Age: 17; Res. & Born: Mosa?; Status: spinster; Parents: Alexander & ?Churham? McCracken; Wit.: Frederick Fyoh?, Howard & Flora McTavish, Mosa; Date: Nov 3 1874; Place: Howard Twp.; Rel.: Episc. Meth. & Pres.; Performed by: Rev. Charles E. Benson, Howard; Reg'r.: Charles Grant, Haward Twp. (Ontario Marriage Registration, #002701-1874, ancestry.ca); Principal=Agnes McCracken5
  • Census*: 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 3 at 1851 Census: see Alva Stephens2
  • Census: April 1871; Howard Twp., Bothwell Co., Ontario; Age 21 at 1871 Census: see Alva Stephens3
  • Residence*: 3 November 1874; Ontario; Residence Township of ?Elezerar? per marriage reg'n. - Agnes McCracken. (No idea what this name is. Writing style is terrible!)4

Family: Agnes McCracken b. 1857

Citations

  1. Wellington C. Stephens per 1871 Census. Wellington Clark Stephens per marriage reg'n. - Agnes McCracken.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  5. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #002701-1874.
  6. [S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth).

Ezra Stephens1,2,3,4,5

M, #74627, b. 9 March 1820, d. 16 January 1878
  • Birth*: 9 March 1820; Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada; Date Mar 9 1820 & location Ont. per FindaGrave. Date 1820 & location Prince Edward Co., Ont. per Death Reg'n. Date 1820 & location "Prince Edward" per 1871 Census - assuming this means Prince Edward County. Date 1819 & location Cda. per 1851 Census. Date Mar 9 1820 & location Ont. per GEDCOM of Cheryl Kemp Taber, Apr 5 2010. Date Mar 9 1820 per GEDCOM of Michael Brooks, Apr 5 2010. Date Mar 9 1820 & location Prince Edward Co. per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021.2,6,3,7,8,5
  • Marriage*: circa 1839; Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Cheryl Kemp Taber, Apr 5 2010.; Principal=Elizabeth Weeks2
  • Death*: 16 January 1878; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.#017381: Name: Ezra Stephens; Date: Jan 15 1878; Age: 57y; Occ.: Gentleman; Born: Prince Edward Co., Ont.; Cause: applexy, few hours; Phys. & Inf.: Dr. N. Bethune, MD, Toronto; Reg'd.: Jan 21 1878; Rel.: CE; Reg'r.: Robert Roddy (Ontario Death Registration, #017381-1878, ancestry.ca) Date Jan 16 1878 & location Toronto per FindaGrave. Date Jan 15 1878 & location Toronto per GEDCOM of Cheryl Kemp Taber, Apr 5 2010. per GEDCOM of Michael Brooks, Apr 5 2010.2,7,9
  • Burial*: 18 January 1878; Necropolis, Toronto, York Co., Ontario; FindaGrave: Name: Ezra Stephens; BIRTH: 9 Mar 1820, Ontario, Canada; DEATH: 16 Jan 1878 (aged 57), Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada; BURIAL: Toronto Necropolis Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada; PLOT: O 171; MEMORIAL ID: 158491117 (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/158491117/ezra-stephens) per GEDCOM of Cheryl Kemp Taber, Apr 5 2010.2,7
  • Census: 1850; Conc 4 Lot 4, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1850 Census: Ezra Stephens; Conc 4, Lot 4, occ., prop.; Total Persons: 6 (Newcastle Census 1850, Cramahe Twp.)10
  • Census*: March 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 32 at 1851 Census: Stevens, Ezra, 32, b. Cda., EM, carpenter, married; Elizabeth, 28, b. US, EM, married; Smith, 11, b. Cda., EM; Caroline, 8; Marie, 7; Clark, 3 (1851 Census: Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., pg. 25 of 160, line 38 - ancestry.ca)3
  • Residence*: 12 September 1852; Conc 3 Lot 36, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (Bond A334) show that Ezra Stephens gave bond for 106 acres in the south half of Lot 36, Conc 3, Brighton Township to William Coombs. ITS Date: Sep 12 1852 (Ontario Land Registry Records, copies from Onland)
    Note: Not sure if this is the right Ezra Stephens, but it might be, as an investor in land.???11
  • Residence: 1 October 1855; Conc 3 Lot 36, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S A469) show that M. M. Dobbs & C. J. Dobbs granted 105 acres of the south half of Lot 36, Conc 3, Brighton Twp. to Ezra Stephens. ITS Date: Oct 1 1855. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Lot 36, Conc 3, Brighton Twp., copied from Onland.)
    Note: Same type of transaction as earlier one in 1853, although dealing with south half 105 acres and selling to Ezra Stephens.11
  • Residence: 2 March 1856; Conc 3 Lot 36, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S A470) show that Ezra Stephens & wife sold 106 acres in the south half of Lot 36, Conc 3, Brighton Township to William Coombs. ITS Date: Mar 2 1856 (Ontario Land Registry Records, copies from Onland)11
  • Residence: April 1861; Conc 1 Lot 12, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1861 Agr. Census: Ezra Stephens; Conc 1, South part of Lot 12, Murray Twp.; 100 acres (1861 Agricultural Census: Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., pg. 211 of 899, line 44 - ancestry.ca)4
  • Census: April 1871; St. George Ward, West Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Age 51 at 1871 Census: Stephens, Ezra, 51, b. Prince Edward, Eng., CE, Agent, married; Elizabeth, 48, b. US, Eng., CE, married; Smith, 30, b. Ont., Eng., CE, Clerk, married; Carry(f), 27, b. Ont., Eng., CE, single; Maggie, 18, b. Ont., Eng., CE, single; Thealby(f), 16 (1871 Census: West Toronto, York Co., St. George Ward, dist. 46, sub-dist. A-2, pg. 20, line 10 - ancestry.ca)8

Family: Elizabeth Weeks b. 1823, d. 15 Jul 1893

  • Marriage*: circa 1839; Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Cheryl Kemp Taber, Apr 5 2010.; Principal=Elizabeth Weeks2

Citations

  1. Ezra Stephens per Death Reg'n. Ezra L. Stephens per GEDCOM of Michael Brooks, Apr 5 2010. Ezra Stevens per 1851 Census. Ezra Stephens per 1861 Census.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  3. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  6. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  7. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.
  8. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  9. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, #017381-1878.
  10. [S196] Unknown author, Newcastle Census.
  11. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.

William Henry Stephens1,2,3,4,5,6

M, #74628, b. 6 March 1823, d. 6 March 1894
  • Birth*: 6 March 1823; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Date Mar 6 1823 & location Northumberland Co. per FindaGrave. Date 1822 & location Ont. per Death Reg'n. Date 1824 & location Cda. per 1861 Census. Date 1822 & location Cda. per 1851 Census. Date Mar 6 1823 & location Brighton per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021. Mar 6 1823 & location Northumberland Co. per GEDCOM of Michael Brooks, Apr 5 2010.2,7,4,3,5,6
  • Marriage*: 1842; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Does not appear to be married for the 1842 Census. per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021. Date 1842 per family tree of David Kent on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.; Principal=Mary Ann Thorne7,8
  • Death*: 6 March 1894; Harwich Twp., Kent Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.#030586: Name: William Henry Stephens; Date: Mar 6 1894; Age: 72y; Occ.: farmer; Born: Ont.; Cause: heart failure; Phys.: Dr. J. K. Holmes; Inf.: A. Coltard?, Undertaker; Reg'd.: Mar 8 1894; Rel.: Pres.; Reg'r.: John Lissiman, Chatham, Kent Co. (Ontario Death Registration, #030586-1894, ancestry.ca) Date Mar 6 1894 & location Chatham, Kent Co. per FindaGrave. Date Mar 6 1894 & location Harwich Twp., Kent Co. per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021.7,4,9
  • Burial*: 8 March 1894; Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham, Kent Co., Ontario; FindaGrave: Name: William Henry Stephens Sr.; BIRTH: 6 Mar 1823, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada; DEATH: 6 Mar 1894 (aged 71), Chatham, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada; BURIAL: Maple Leaf Cemetery,
    Chatham, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada; MEMORIAL ID: 48836505; Note: occupation teacher, farmer, father of Nellie (died after 1881) (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/48836505/william-henry-stephens)4
  • Census*: before 1842; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1842 Census: Wm. Stephens; persons 1, lab. (Newcastle Census, Cramahe Twp.)8,10
  • Census: September 1850; Conc 9 Lot 5, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1850 Census: W. H. Stephens; Conc 9?, Lot 5, occ., prop.; Total persons: 6, 1 non-family (Newcastle Census 1850, Cramahe Twp.)
    Note: Concession number is weird, may be a 9 and it is in a group of 9's, so putting it that way. There is no mention of W. H., Stephens in land records for Conc 9, Lot 5, or Conc 5, Lot 5, so must have been renting or leaseing. (Dan Buchanan, July 14 2021)8,10
  • Note*: 1 January 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Brighton Township was created January 1, 1852, from the east side of Cramahe and the west side of Murray. The border between the newly sized Cramahe and the new Brighton townships was the lot line between lots 10 and 11. (Dan Buchanan, July 14 2021)
  • Census: March 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 29 at 1851 Census: Stevens, William, 29, b. Cda., WM, farmer, married; Mary A., 29, b. England, WM, married; Emily, 9, b. Cda.; William H., 8; George, 6; Victoria, 2; James, 1 (1851 Census: Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., pg. 27 of 160, line 48 - ancestry.ca)
    Note: Pages are out of order. Have to go back to page 25 of 160 for the kids at the top. (Dan Buchanan, July 15 2021)6
  • Note: 21 April 1852; The Breakaway, Brighton Twp., Hilton, Northumberland Co., Canada West; On April 21, 1852, several days of heavy rain along with spring snowmelt caused a gravel bank to give way on the small lake north-west of Hilton. The water cascaded down the narrrow valley, following the creek to the north-east, all the way to Cole Creek and eventually the Trent River. Lewis Shearer's saw mill in the valley north of Hilton was destroyed, killing Mr. Shearer and a helper, Jacob Herrington. This event is known in local parlance as "The Breakaway". The Stephens brothers, Alva and Daniel, had recently obtained parts of the south half of lot 5 from their father Richard, so, all of a sudden, their lake was gone. They sold to John Philp soon after. William Henry Stephens was also here with a growing family, but does not appear to have obtained land yet. He would leave very soon (1853) after the disaster and settled in Kent County. (Dan Buchanan, July 14 2021)
  • Residence: 26 July 1852; Conc 5 Lot 8, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (Patent) show that William H. Stephens obtained the Patent from the Crown for the east half 100 acres of lot 8, Conc 5, Cramahe Twp. ITS Date: July 25 1852. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 5, pages copied from OnLand.ca, Lot 8, pg 080 of 259, pg 1, by Dan, Apr 8 2020)10
  • Residence: 1853; Chatham Twp., Kent Co., Canada West; Settled 1853 per Belden County Atlas for W. H. Stephens.11
  • Residence: 7 March 1853; Conc 5 Lot 8, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S A122) show that William H. Stephens sold 100 acres of the east half of lot 8, Conc 5, Cramahe Twp. to Jonathan P. Ward. ITS Date: Mar 7 1853. Reg'n. Date: May 16 1853. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 5, pages copied from OnLand.ca, Lot 8, pg 080 of 259, pg 1, by Dan, Apr 8 2020)10
  • Census: April 1861; Harwich Twp., Kent Co., Canada West; Age 37 at 1861 Census: Stephens, W. H.(m), 37, b. UC., EM, farmer, married; M. A.(f), 37, b. England, EM, married; E. E.(f), 18, b. UC, EM; W. H.(m), 16; G.(m), 14; ?Vie?(f), 11; J.L.(m), 10; A.P.(m), 7; A.G.(f), 4; E.C.(f), 2 (1861 Census: Harwich Twp., Kent Co., pg. 370 of 764, line 8 - ancestry.ca)5
  • Residence*: 1878; Conc 8 Lot 24, Chatham Twp., Kent Co., Canada West; Belden County Atlas: Name: Stephens, W. H.; Nat.: Ont.; Business: Farmer, Reeve, township clerk and treasurer; Year Settled: 1853; P.O.: Dresden; Township: Chatham; County: Kent; Source Date: 1823; Atlas Date: 1878; Land: Conc VII, 24 - 1500 & others.... (Belden County Atlas (https://digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas/showrecord.php?PersonID=95722)11

Family: Mary Ann Thorne b. 22 Aug 1823, d. 8 Feb 1892

  • Marriage*: 1842; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Does not appear to be married for the 1842 Census. per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021. Date 1842 per family tree of David Kent on ancestry.ca, July 14 2021.; Principal=Mary Ann Thorne7,8

Citations

  1. William Henry Stephens per FindaGrave & Death Reg'n. W.H. Stephens per 1861 Census. William H. Stevens per 1851 Census.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  3. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  4. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.
  5. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  8. [S196] Unknown author, Newcastle Census.
  9. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, #030586-1894.
  10. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  11. [S40] Unknown agency, Ontario County Atlas.

Calvin Stephens1,2,3

M, #74629, b. 22 February 1825, d. 6 January 1909
  • Birth*: 22 February 1825; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Date Feb 22 1825 & location Brighton, Ont. per FindaGrave. Date 1826 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1826 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1825 & location Cda. per 1851 Census. Date Feb 22 1825 & location Brighton per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021. Date Feb 22 1825 per GEDCOM of Michael Brooks, Apr 5 2010.2,4,5,3,6
  • Marriage*: circa 1851; Northumberland Co., Canada West; They are married per 1851 Census - March 1852.; Principal=Eleanor Cornelius4
  • Death*: 6 January 1909; Harwich Twp., Kent Co., Ontario; Date Jan 6 1909 & location Chatham, Ont. per FindaGrave. Date Jan 6 1909 & location Harwich, Kent Co. per family tree of Andrew Lucian Goffe on ancestry.ca, July 13 2021. per GEDCOM of Michael Brooks, Apr 5 2010.2,5,3
  • Burial*: 8 January 1909; Behtel Cemetery, Chatham, Kent Co., Ontario; FindaGrave: Name: Calvin Stephens; BIRTH: 22 Feb 1825, Brighton, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada; DEATH: 6 Jan 1909 (aged 83), Chatham, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada; BURIAL: Bethel Cemetery, Chatham, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada; MEMORIAL ID: 97991261; Note: Son of Richard Stephens and Eleanor Lillie (Elenaor was born in Leeds co). brother of Alva, Lizra, William Henry, Daniel, James and Ellen Jane. Husband of Eleanor, father of Alfred F. (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/97991261/calvin-stephens)3
  • Census: 1848; Conc 5 Lot 4, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1850 Census: Calvin Stephens; Conc 5, Lot 4, occ., prop.; Wheelwright (Newcastle Census, Cramahe Twp.)7
  • Census: 1850; Conc 5 Lot 4, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1850 Census: Calvin Stephens; Conc 5, Lot 4, occ., prop.; Total persons: 1 (Newcastle Census 1850, Cramahe Twp.)7
  • Residence*: 1 January 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Brighton Township was created January 1, 1852, from the east side of Cramahe and the west side of Murray. The boarder between the newly sized Cramahe and the new Brighton townships was the lot line between lots 10 and 11. (Dan Buchanan, July 14 2021)
  • Census*: March 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 26 at 1851 Census: Stevens, Calvin, 26, b. Cda., Episc., Wheelwright, married; Eleanor, 25, b. Cda., Episc., married; Blakley, Chas., 7 (1851 Census: Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., pg. 25 of 160, line 35 - ancestry.ca)4
  • Residence: 21 April 1852; The Breakaway, Brighton Twp., Hilton, Northumberland Co., Canada West; On April 21, 1852, several days of heavy rain along with spring snowmelt caused a gravel bank to give way on the small lake north-west of Hilton. The water cascaded down the narrrow valley, following the creek to the north-east, all the way to Cole Creek and eventually the Trent River. Lewis Shearer's saw mill in the valley north of Hilton was destroyed, killing Mr. Shearer and a helper, Jacob Herrington. This event is known in local parlance as "The Breakaway". The Stephens brothers, Alva and Daniel, had recently obtained parts of the south half of lot 5 from their father Richard, so, all of a sudden, their lake was gone. They sold to John Philp soon after. (Dan Buchanan, July 14 2021)
  • Census: April 1861; Harwich Twp., Kent Co., Canada West; Age 35 at 1861 Census: Stephens, C.(m), 35, b. UC, Episc., farmer, married; E.(f), 34, b. UC, E., married; Blakley, W.(m), 16, b. UC, E., lab., single (1861 Census: Harwich Twp., Kent Co., pg. 366 of 764, line 31 - ancestry.ca)8
  • Residence: April 1861; Conc 2 Lot 16, Harwich Twp., Kent Co., Canada West; Agr. Census: Calvin Stephens; Conc 2, Lot 16, 101 acres (1861 Agricultural Census: Harwich Twp., Kent Co., pg. 414 of 764, line 9 - ancestry.ca)8
  • Census: April 1871; Harwich Twp., Kent Co., Ontario; Age 45 at 1871 Census: Stephens, 45, b. Ont., Eng., FWC Bapt., farmer, married; Eleanor, 48, b. Ont., Germ., Meth. N.C., married; Clara, 5, b. US, Eng., Meth.,; Alfred FF., 1 (1871 Census: Harwich Twp., Kent Co., dist. 2, sub-dist. D-2, pg. 4, line 6 - ancestry.ca)(Note: Isaac Cornelius, age 48, is below.)6

Family: Eleanor Cornelius b. 1826

  • Marriage*: circa 1851; Northumberland Co., Canada West; They are married per 1851 Census - March 1852.; Principal=Eleanor Cornelius4

Citations

  1. Calvin Stephens per FindaGrave.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  3. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.
  4. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  6. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S196] Unknown author, Newcastle Census.
  8. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Elizabeth Weeks1,2,3,4,5

F, #74630, b. 1823, d. 15 July 1893
  • Birth*: 1823; U.S.A.; Date 1818 & location USA - age 75? at death July 15 1893. Date 1823 & location US per 1871 Census. Date 1823 & location US per 1861 Census. Date 1823 & location US per 1851 Census. per GEDCOM of Cheryl Kemp Taber, Apr 5 2010.2,3,4,6,5
  • Marriage*: circa 1839; Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Cheryl Kemp Taber, Apr 5 2010.; Principal=Ezra Stephens2
  • Death*: 15 July 1893; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.#022712: Name: Elizabeth Stephens; Date: July 15 1893; Age: 75; Born: USA; Cause: heart disease, 6 mo.; Phys. & Inf.: Dr. Frederick W. Strange, Toronto; Reg'd.: July 22 1893; Rel.: Pres.; Reg'r.: John Blevins (Ontario Death Registration, #022712-1893, ancestry.ca)
    Date Jul 15 1893 & location Toronto per GEDCOM of Cheryl Kemp Taber, Apr 5 2010.2,7
  • Married Name: circa 1839; Stephens2
  • Census*: March 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 28 at 1851 Census: see Ezra Stephens3
  • Census: April 1861; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 38 at 1861 Census: Stephens, Elizabeth, 38, b. USA, WM, married; Caroline, 18, b. UC, WM; Eleanor M., 16; Clark, 12; Corintha, 9; Thealby(f), 7 (1861 Census: Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., pg. 13 of 899, line 19 - ancestry.ca)(Note: Ezra Stephens is not on this page.)4
  • Census: April 1871; St. George Ward, West Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Age 48 at 1871 Census: see Ezra Stephens6

Family: Ezra Stephens b. 9 Mar 1820, d. 16 Jan 1878

  • Marriage*: circa 1839; Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Cheryl Kemp Taber, Apr 5 2010.; Principal=Ezra Stephens2

Citations

  1. Elizabeth Stephens per Death Reg'n. Elizabeth Stevens per 1851 Census. Elizabeth Stephens per 1861 Census.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  3. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  6. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, #022712-1893.
  8. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

Samuel Weeks1

M, #74631, b. 14 December 1792, d. 26 April 1852
  • Birth*: 14 December 1792; per GEDCOM of Cheryl Kemp Taber, Apr 5 2010.1
  • Marriage*: before 1813; Ontario; per GEDCOM of Cheryl Kemp Taber, Apr 5 2010.; Principal=Catherine Wynn1
  • Death*: 26 April 1852; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Cheryl Kemp Taber, Apr 5 2010.1
  • Burial*: 28 April 1852; Locie Burial Ground, Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Cheryl Kemp Taber, Apr 5 2010.1

Family: Catherine Wynn b. 20 Jul 1794, d. 22 Mar 1870

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Catherine Wynn1

F, #74632, b. 20 July 1794, d. 22 March 1870
  • Birth*: 20 July 1794; per GEDCOM of Cheryl Kemp Taber, Apr 5 2010.1
  • Marriage*: before 1813; Ontario; per GEDCOM of Cheryl Kemp Taber, Apr 5 2010.; Principal=Samuel Weeks1
  • Death*: 22 March 1870; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Cheryl Kemp Taber, Apr 5 2010.1
  • Married Name: before 1813; Weeks1

Family: Samuel Weeks b. 14 Dec 1792, d. 26 Apr 1852

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.