Sgt. John Stevens, of Andover

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John Stevens, III

Nicknames: "John (Stephens) Stevens"
Birthplace: Caversham, Oxfordshire, England
Death: Died in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Old North Parish Burying Ground, Andover, Essex, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Stevens, II and Alice Stevens
Husband of Elizabeth Stevens
Father of John Stevens, IV; Elizabeth Woodman; Capt. Timothy Stevens; Elizabeth Stevens; Cornet Nathaniel Stevens and 6 others
Brother of Jane Stevens; Humphrey Stevens; Barbara Ilsley; William Stevens and Susan Stevens

Occupation: Miltia Sargent in Andover, MA, Husbandman
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About John Stevens, III

John Stevens, son of John Stevens and Alice Atkins, was born 1605, in England. He came to Newbury , Mass. 1638, on The Confidence, from South Hampton , England.

He was a Husbandman from Covesham, Oxford, co. , England.

According to Moses T. Stevens in 1645 John went to Androver, Mass. His homestead was in North Andover, south of Mill Pond.

John died 11, April 1662.


John Stevens immigrant ancestor was born in England in 1605 He came from Caversham or Gonsham Oxfordshire England in the ship Confidence sailing in April 1637 from Southampton Caversham is in the southern part of Oxford near Reading in Berkshire

He settled first in Newbury and was admitted a freeman May 18 1642

He removed to Andover

He was sergeant of a military company at Andover and served on a committee with Henry Short of Newbury and Joseph Jewett of Rowley to decide the boundary line then in dispute between Haverhill and Salisbury appointed by the general court in 1654
In 1681 his son John was also a proprietor of Andover

He was a man of note and substance His name appears often in the town and court records

He died April 11 1662 His gravestone in the old yard at Andover is quaintly carved and ornamented but bears no eulogy or text It bears this inscription Here lies buried the body of Mr John Stevens who deceased ye II Day of April 1662 in ye 57 Year of his age. It is the only gravestone erected to the memory of a first settler If others were erected stones have been destroyed or buried.

His wife Elizabeth was appointed June 14 1662 She testified June 16 1673 she was sixty years old concerning Samuel Parker son of her brother Joseph Parker of Andover and presumably her maiden was Parker though the word brother was for brother in law etc

She died May 1 1694 aged eighty one years Her will dated October 21 1687 with codicil added September 7 1691 bequeathed to her children John Timothy Ephraim Joseph Benjamin Woodman Mary Barker and their children It was proved September 25 1694


  • 1 John born June 20 1639 at Newbury to Andover with his father was there in 1641 took the oath of there in 1674
  • 2 Timothy born September 23 1 641 The following born at Andover
  • 3 Nathan
  • 4 Ephraim
  • 5 Joseph born 15 1654 mentioned below
  • 5 Benjamin born June 24 1656
  • 7 Elizabeth married Joshua Woodman
  • 8 Mary married John Barker


  1. Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of ..., Volume 2 edited by William Richard Cutter


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Sgt. John Stevens, of Andover's Timeline

July 7, 1605
Caversham, Oxfordshire, England
July 7, 1605
Caversham, Oxfordshire, England
July 7, 1605
Caversham, Oxfordshire, England
April 1638
Age 32
Caversham, Oxfordshire, England
June 20, 1639
Age 33
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
November 2, 1639
Age 34
Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 7, 1641
Age 35
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
September 23, 1641
Age 36
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
November 11, 1645
Age 40
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
April 11, 1649
Age 43
Boston, Massachusetts, United States