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Adelia Caroline Stephens (Morse)

Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Death: December 07, 1887 (33)
Ringgold County, Iowa, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Horatio Morse and Marinda Morse
Wife of John W. Judson and George R. Stephens
Mother of Halbert R. Stephens

Managed by: Robert A Prusak
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About Adelia Caroline Stephens

Adelia Caroline (MORSE) STEPHENS was born in 1854 in Connecticut, the daughter of Horatio MORSE (? - ca. 1853) and Marinda (SMITH) MORSE (1835-1887). Adelia's mother Marinda was orphaned when she was around the age of twelve. After her marriage September 13, 1852 in Litchfield Connecticut to Horatio MORSE, the couple went to California, crossing the plains with an ox team. They lived in California approximately a year when Horatio drowned in the American River near Sacramento. Widowed and pregnant, Marinda returned to the East, taking a steamer from San Francisco, sailing to Panama, taking a train to the port of Aspinwall, and then sailing to New York. Once arriving in New York, Marinda joined her in-laws where Adelia, her only child, was born. Marinda married second to John W. JUDSON. They came to Ringgold Couty, Iowa, in 1863. Marinda died December 7, 1887, in Ringgold County.

SOURCES: Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, Pp. 368-71, 1887.

WPA Graves Survey

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009

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Adelia Caroline Stephens's Timeline

March 1854
Connecticut, United States
December 28, 1878
Age 24
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa, United States
December 7, 1887
Age 33
Ringgold County, Iowa, United States