Re: [jacksongenealogy] Sarah Stephens
- Yes, the Cherokee County Stephens. We have been trying to figure out
how and where and when they fit into the puzzle. This William might
have been a grandson of the pioneer Josiah Stephens.
Please note "L Berry", aged 24. This was Littleberry Stephens, who fought
in the Civil War as a teenager. His brother James P Stephens was killed at
Chickamauga. James' wartime diary was transcribed and published by Jack
Dickinson at Marshall Univerity. See
Until I heard from Mr Dickinson I had been unaware of any Stephens in
Cherokee county. It certainly seems plausible that this could be the Sarah
E Stephens in question, especially since she would have had relatives in
Jackson county and probably visited there regularly.
Glory to God,
There is also a Sarah E Stephens of the right age on the 1870 census:
1870 United States Federal Census > Alabama > Cherokee > Township 11 Range
9: Ancestry Page: 8 > Farm/Visitation: 56/57: Stephens, W M W Farmer 1500
225 GA; Little B 24 M W Farm Hand AL; Berry L 22 M W Farm Hand AL; Ann 18 F
W House Keeping AL; Francis 16 F W AL; William J 14 M W At Home AL; Nancy 11
F W AL; Sarah E 9 F W AL; Harbor, B 50 M W Farm Hand GA.
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