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John Stephenson

Also Known As: "John Stevenson"
Birthplace: Chester, South Carolina
Death: Died in Jackson Co, OH, USA
Place of Burial: Marcum Cemetery, Jackson County, OH
Immediate Family:

Son of James Stephenson, Ill and Ann Stephenson
Husband of Nancy Agnes Stephenson
Father of James Stephenson; Joshua Ewing Stephenson; Andrew STEPHENSON; Eleanor STEPHENSON; John C. STEPHENSON and 4 others

Managed by: Richard Lee RICE
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About John Stephenson

DAR Ancestor #: A109278


  • 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

Chester, South Carolina
March 29, 1779
Age 21
Blackstock, Chester, South Carolina, United States
September 6, 1787
Age 29
Greenbriar, , VA, USA
March 14, 1795
Age 37
Age 38
Putnam County, (W)V
December 20, 1827
Age 69
Jackson Co, OH, USA