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John Dobson Stephenson

John Dobson Stephenson

Male 1836 - 1909  (73 years)

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  • Name John Dobson Stephenson 
    Born 22 Sep 1836  , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Nov 1909  Sparta, Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Caledonia Cemetery, Sparta, Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I1473  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2019 

    Father Christopher Stephenson,   b. 04 Feb 1794, Heysham, Lancashire, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1870, Glasson, City of Lancaster, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Margaret Walker,   b. Abt Jun 1797, Nether Kellet, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1842, Ellel, City of Lancaster, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 26 May 1817  St. Oswald, Warton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • REF: The Parish of Warton in Lancashire
      http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Warton-near-Lancaster/index.html

      Marriage: 26 May 1817 St Oswald, Warton Nr Lancaster, Lancashire, England
      Christopher Stephenson - husbandman of the parish of Halton
      Margaret Walker - (X), spinster of this parish
      Witness: William Stephenson; George Downs; John Marshall
      Married by Banns by: Thomas WASHINGTON, Vicar
      Register: Marriages 1813 - 1837, P 19, No 55
      Source: Film 1849662, IGI - M005542
    Family ID F611  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Preston,   b. 1829, Preston, St John Parish, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1920, Sparta, Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 17 Jan 1860  Esquesing, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. Alonzo Judson Stephenson,   b. 19 Jul 1871, , Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Sep 1933, Sparta, Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. James Preston Stephenson,   b. 19 Aug 1860, , Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1930, , Boone, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. William Robert Stephenson,   b. 02 Jul 1862, , Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1942, , Orange, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Sarah Jane Stephenson,   b. 21 Nov 1864, , Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1944, Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Mary Florence Stephenson,   b. 23 Mar1868, , Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1951, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F147  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    John D. Stephenson
    John D. Stephenson
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    Headstones
    John Dobson Stephenson
    John Dobson Stephenson
    Father
    John D.
    1836 - 1906

  • Notes 
    • Birth and Baptism records
      Not sure why John is not listed in the St. Oswald church's records (neither Parish registers or Bishop's Transcripts).

    • REF: "Randolph County, Illinois Deaths 1901 - 1909" by Lola Frazer Crowder, 1996
      p 129:
      Stephenson, John D. male/white, 70 yrs., married, carpenter, b - England, d-22 Nov 1906, Sparta, consumption, no burial place listed, H.T. McKee, M.D., Sparta

      Ship List for West Point on May 6, 1857 shows John traveling with his brother, Edward's, family and their destination is Canada. It also states his occupation as "Coal Dealer", same as Edward's. Also traveling with them is John Preston and his wife Sarah and their 5 children. Is this Elizabeth's brother (Jonathan) who married Sarah Hannah Wilson on May 17, 1849 in St Oswald, Warton Nr Lancaster, Lancashire, England?

      Middle name is probably "Dobson". Same as Edward's son, John Dobson Stephenson. Need to verify this. Their grandmother's maiden name was Dobson

    • Land records
      John D. Stephenson purchased 60 acres from William and Mary Addison 21 Dec 1869 for $2,400, located in Section 28, Township 4 South, Range 5 West


  • Sources 
    1. [S10] 1860 U. S. Census, National Archives and Records Administration, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois, Roll 221, p. 799.

    2. [S11] 1870 U.S. Census, National Archives and Records Administration, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Township 4, Range 5, Randolph County, Illinois, roll 272, p. 213A.

    3. [S158] 1851 Census of England, Lancashire; Online Archives, HO107, 528, Book 17, ED 6, p. 15, Civil Parish: Cockerham, Ellel Twp, Galgate, Lancashire, England, Christopher Stephenson household, April 5, 2011.

    4. [S118] Randolph County, Illinois Deaths 1901 - 1909, Lola Frazer Crowder, (Name: 1996;), 129.
      Stephenson, John D. male / white, 70 yrs., married, carpenter, b - England, d - 22 Nov 1906, Sparta, consumption, no burial place listed, H. T. McKee, M. D., Sparta

    5. [S22] Cemeteries of Randolph County, Illinois Vol 3, Compiled by Lucille Wittenborn Wiechens, (Name: 1991;), 82.
      Stephenson, John D. 1836 1906 w/Elizabeth "father" Section R

    6. [S40] FamilySearch(tm) International Genealogical Index, LDS, FHL Film: 1068754 Batch: M005542.
      Date: 1817

    7. [S160] Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1918, MS248_17, Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928, Reel MS248_17, John Stephenson, 17 Jan 1860.
      John Stephenson, age 23, b. England, son of Christopher and Margaret Stephenson, married Elizabeth Stevenson, age 21, b. England, daughter of John and Ann Stevenson, married 17 Jan 1860, in Esquesing Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada

    8. [S161] Ontario, Canada, Wellington, Esquesing Township, "Ontario Marriage Index, 1858-1869", Roll 1030067.
      Elizabeth Stevenson, age 21, b. England, daughter of John and Ann Stevenson, married 17 Jan 1860 to John Stephenson, age 23, b. England, son of Christopher and Margaret Stephenson, residence: Esquesing Township