John Stephenson (c.1758 - 1827) MP

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Nicknames: "John Stevenson"
Birthplace: Chester, South Carolina
Death: Died in Jackson Co, OH, USA
Managed by: Richard Lee RICE
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About John Stephenson

DAR Ancestor #: A109278

Notes

  • He served in the Rev. War from 9-14-1777 to 10-1779 as a Virginia Trooper under Col. George Gibson. he moved with his family from Roanoke, VA, to Greenbrier Co., VA, about 1761. After marriage they moved to Teay's (Tesee) Valley in Cabell, VA (now Putnam Co., WV).  In 1814 he purchased land in Bloomfield Twp., then part of Gallia Co., OH. He cleared a farm about 1 1/2 miles east of what is now Rocky Hill, Jackson Co., OH.
  • Stephenson- In 1814, John and his brother Alexander came to Ohio from Cabell county, Va.  They were sons of James and Ann  (Garner) Stephenson of (1802) Monroe County, WV.  At their father's death the family scattered.  John and Alexander  married sisters, Nancy Agnes (John) and Sarah Ann, daughters of Joshua and Eleanor Ewing of Bath County, VA.  Soon Alexander took his family back to Virginia, settling in Braxton County (now). 

John was a veteran of the Revolutionary War.  He was appointed by the Ohio State Legislature as a County Commissioner of the New Jackson County.  He and his family moved to Bloomfield Twp. from Poplar Row.  In the 1790s they had lived in York County, SC where three of their children were born. 

Their children were:

  1. James, married Margaret McAllister;
  2. John married Rebecca Farney;
  3. William married Millie Hale;
  4. Andrew, married Rebecca McGhee;
  5. Samuel, married Margaret Groves;
  6. Jeremiah, married Martha McGown;
  7. Joshua Ewing,  married Millie Nally;
  8. Nancy, married Courtney Martin;
  9. Eleanor, married Joseph Scurlock.

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John Stephenson's Timeline

1758
1758
Chester, South Carolina
1779
March 29, 1779
Age 21
Blackstock, Chester, South Carolina, United States
1787
September 6, 1787
Age 29
Greenbriar, , VA, USA
1796
1796
Age 38
Putnam County, (W)V
1827
December 20, 1827
Age 69
Jackson Co, OH, USA