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John Louis Stevens

John Louis Stevens[1, 2, 3]

Male 1849 - 1920  (~ 70 years)

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  • Name John Louis Stevens 
    Born Dec 1849  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CENSUS RECORD
      1850 Vermilion County, Illinois
      Lewis Stephens, 26 years old, born in Indiana. Value of real estate: 400.
      Ary Stephens, 22 years old, born in Ohio
      John S. Stephens, 1 year old, born in Illinois
    Census  1850 Vermilion County, Illinois
    Census 1850 Vermilion County, Illinois
    Residence 1860  Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CENSUS RECORD
      1860 Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois
      Louis Stevens, 39 years old, born in Indiana. Farmer. Value of real estate: 800; value of personal estate: 300
      Mary Stevens, 35 years old, born in Ohio
      John Stevens, 11 years old, born in Ohio
      David Stevens, 8 years old, born in Illinois
      Francis Stevens, 5 years old, born in Illinois
      Charles Stevens, 3 years old, born in Illinois
      James Stevens, 1/12 month old, born in Illinois
    Census: 1860 Vermilion County, Illinois
    Census: 1860 Vermilion County, Illinois
    Residence 1870  Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CENSUS RECORD
      1870 Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois
      Lewis Stephens, 45 years old, born in Indiana. Farmer. Value of real estate: 800; value of personal estate: 400. Cannot write
      Ary Stephens, 42 years old, born in Ohio. Cannot write
      John Stephens, 21 years old, born in Illinois. Farm laborer
      Frank Stephens, 19 years old, born in Illinois. Farm laborer. Cannot write
      Marion Stephens, 15 years old, born in Illinois. Farm laborer. Attended school within the year. Cannot write
      Charles Stephens, 13 years old, born in Illinois. Farm laborer. Attended school within the year. Cannot write
      Jas Stephens, 11 years old, born in Illinois. Farm laborer. Attended school within the year.
      Nancy Stephens, 7 years old, born in Illinois. Attended school within the year
      Leander Stephens, 4 years old, born in Illinois
    Census:  1870 Vermilion County, Illinois
    Census: 1870 Vermilion County, Illinois
    Occupation 1870 
    Farm laborer 
    Residence 1880  Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CENSUS RECORD
      1880 Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois
      John S. Stevens, 31 years old, born in Illinois. Laborer
      Nancy A. Stevens, wife, 30 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Virginia
      Orlen Stevens, son, 7 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois. Twin
      Orren Stevens, son, 7 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois. Twin
      Golden Stevens, son, 3 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois
      Pearl Stevens, daughter, 2 months old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois
    Occupation 1880 
    Working on farm 
    Property Mar 1897  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John, heir of Lewis Stevens, conveyed his interest in parcel of Lewis' land to Edmond and Jessie Roberts;
    Residence 1900  Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CENSUS
      1900 Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois
      John S Stevens, 50 years old, born December 1849 in Illinois; parents born in Indiana. Coal miner. Widowed
      Golden Stevens, son, 23 years old, born August 1876 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois. Salesman at store. Single

    Occupation 1900 
    coal miner 
    Residence 1901  Grape Creek, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • SON'S DEATH
      A 1901 newspaper article about Orley's death and funeral service notes that John was residing in Grape Creek. Service held at John's home.
    Residence 1910  Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Westville and Grape Creek Road 
    • CENSUS
      1910 Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois (Westville and Grape Creek Road)
      John Stevens, 61 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana. Widowed
      Ary Stevens, mother, 82 years old, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio. Widowed Married 66 years. Mother of 10 children, 7 living

    Died 17 Jan 1920  Hawbuck, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • OBITUARY
      Danville Commercial News
      Monday, January 19, 1920

      John Louis Stevens
      Funeral services for John Louis Stevens, coal miner, who died at his home in Hawbuck, south of Grape Creek, Saturday morning, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Hawbuck community church. The interment was in the Parrish cemetery.
    Buried Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I39  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2018 

    Father Lewis Stevens,   b. 1825, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1890  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ary Nicholson,   b. Mar 1828, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1911, Kellyville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 18 Jan 1844  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • married by William Shuts, JP
    Lewis Stevens and Ary Nicholson Marriage Record
    Marriage Record: Lewis Stevens - Ary Nicholson
    Lewis Stevens & Ary Nicholson Marriage
    Lewis Stevens & Ary Nicholson Marriage
    Lewis Stevens & Ary Nicholson Marriage
    Photos
    Ary Nicholson and Children
    Ary Nicholson and Children
    We think the children may be in order, with John sitting next to Ary, and then in the back row, from left to right: Francis Marian, Charles, James Lewis, Nancy, Leander, and Andrew. We presume the man in the portrait is either Lewis or son Frank.
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy A. Williams,   b. circa 1850, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882-1900  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1871  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900

      Name: Nancy A Williams
      Gender: Female
      Spouse Name: John Stevens
      Marriage Date: 16 Mar 1871
      Marriage County: Vermilion
      Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1298746 - 1298749.
    Children 
    +1. Oren Stevens,   b. 12 May 1872, Grape Creek, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1933, Catlin, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Orlie Stevens,   b. 12 May 1872, Grape Creek, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1901, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    +3. Richard Golden Stevens,   b. 24 Aug 1876, Grape Creek, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1924, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +4. Pearl Stevens,   b. Aug 1879, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    +5. Myrtle V. Stevens,   b. 19 Apr 1882, Grape Creek, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1957  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F1512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Ary Nicholson and Children
    Ary Nicholson and Children
    We think the children may be in order, with John sitting next to Ary, and then in the back row, from left to right: Francis Marian, Charles, James Lewis, Nancy, Leander, and Andrew. We presume the man in the portrait is either Lewis or son Frank.

  • Notes 


    • LAND RECORD: Sale of Land
      In 1897, conveyed part of Lewis' land to the Roberts
      8 March 1897 John Stevens, Nancy his wife; James Stevens, & Mary, his wife; Leander Stevens, Mary his wife, Heirs at law of Lewis Stevens, deceased, in consideration of $1.00, convey parcel of land to Edmond Roberts and Jessie Roberts; land described as a part of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 3, Township 18 N, Range 11 West, 2 PM

      11 ¾ acres
      Land description mentions a public road
      James L. signs with X
      Leander signs with X

      LAND RECORD: Sale of Land
      8 March 1897 John Stevens, Nancy his wife; James Stevens, & Mary, his wife; Leander Stevens, Mary his wife, Heirs at law of Lewis Stevens, deceased, in consideration of $1.00, convey a parcel of land to William Roberts, Sr.. Land described as a part of the NE1/4 of SE ¼ of Section 3, Township 18N, Range 11 West, 2PM

      Land description mentions public road and school house lot
      James L. signs with X
      Leander signs with X

      LAND RECORD: Sale of Land
      Sell part of what appears to be Lewis' land to Thomas Kyger, in 1898
      27 August 1898 John Stevens, and Nancy his wife; and James Stevens & Mary, his wife, convey to Thomas Kyger a part of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 3, Township 18 N, Range 11 West

      2 acres
      Land description mentions a road
      Land description is the same as that in Ary’s deed, 23 June 1891 ***** no money listed
      John, James noted to be of Georgetown



  • Sources 
    1. [S5876] Land Record.
      Vermilion County, Illinois, noting John (with wife Nancy) to be child and heir at law of Lewis Steves; land tracts back to that owned by Lewis and Ary Stevens

    2. [S5818] Census.
      1850 Vermilion County, Illinois; listing John S. Stephens in the home of Lewis and Ary Stephens

    3. [S5818] Census.
      1880 Vermilion County, Illinois; listing John Stevens as son in the home of Lewis and Arin Stevens

    4. [S5818] Census.
      1900 Vermilion County, Illinois; listing John as 50 years old, born December 1849 in Illinois

    5. [S5818] Census.
      1850 Vermilion County, Illinois; listing John as 1 year old, born in Illinois

    6. [S5890] Obituary.
      with date and place of death


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