Joshua Stevens, Sr. (c.1768 - 1814)

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Birthplace: Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Oswego, New York, USA
Cause of death: Sickness
Occupation: Shoemaker, surveyor
Managed by: Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator
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About Joshua Stevens, Sr.

The fate of ... Joshua Stevens, an alcoholic, profligate shoemaker who was unable to hold a steady job, is uncertain. He may have died at home, abandoned the family, or been killed in the War of 1812; in any case, he left his wife, Sally (Morrill) Stevens, and four small sons in dire poverty.

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Sources

  1. "Thaddeus Stevens". Dictionary of American Biography. American Council of Learned Societies, 1928-1936.
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Joshua Stevens, Sr.'s Timeline

1768
1768
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts

Massachusetts, Town Birth Records, 1620-1850
Name: Joshua Stevens
Birth Place: Andover
Father's First Name: Joshua
Mother's First Name: Martha
Gender: Male
Source: Vital Records of Andover
Source Information:
New England Historic Genealogical Society. Massachusetts, Town Birth Records, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

Note: very nice Ancestry.com tree on his descendants:

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/25469481/person/1659085151

It is named "Indp't Battery B, Penna Volunteers" and owned by gfride

1784
1784
Age 16
Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts
1790
November, 1790
Age 22
Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, United States

Birth
Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, USA 
Joshua was born with BOTH feet 'clubbed' (congenitally deformed -- per Fawn Brodie 'Thaddues' biography; p 23), while younger brother Thaddeus was afflicted on just the LEFT side…

1790
Age 22
Danville, Orange, Vermont, United States

1790 United States Federal Census
Name: Joshua Stevens
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Danville, Orange, Vermont
Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females: 1
Number of Household Members: 3
Source Citation: Year: 1790; Census Place: Danville, Orange, Vermont; Series: M637; Roll: 12; Page: 195; Image: 153; Family History Library Film: .
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1790 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

1792
April 4, 1792
Age 24
Danville, Vermont, United States

Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, USA 
Joshua was born with BOTH feet 'clubbed' (congenitally deformed -- per Fawn Brodie 'Thaddues' biography; p 23), while younger brother Thaddeus was afflicted on just the LEFT side…

1794
1794
Age 26
Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, United States
1797
1797
Age 29
Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, United States
1800
1800
Age 32
Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, United States

1800 United States Federal Census
Name: Joshua Stevens
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Danville, Caledonia, Vermont
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 4
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 4
Number of Household Members Over 25: 3
Number of Household Members: 9
Source Citation: Year: 1800; Census Place: Danville, Caledonia, Vermont; Roll: 51; Page: 249; Image: 144; Family History Library Film: 218688.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1800 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

1810
1810
Age 42
1813
March 26, 1813
Age 45

War of 1812 -- Pvt, 11 Reg't US Infantry under Capt J W Weeks; 5 ft 9 in, blue grey eyes, lgt brn hair, light complx, age 44 - 45; Occup: Farmer, Born: Methune,ss; Enlst'd 26 Mar 1813 for 18 mos; Present May 27, Aug 17, 25 & Oct 30 1813 - Died Jul 6 1814

Source
Ancestry.com. U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Register of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M233, 81 rolls); Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780’s-1917, Record Group 94; National Archives, Washington, D.C.