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Leander Stevens[1, 2]

Male 1865 - 1952  (86 years)

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  • Name Leander Stevens 
    Born 25 Sep 1865  Westville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    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
    Residence 1880  Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CENSUS RECORD
      1880 Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois
      Lewis Stevens, 55 years old, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana. Farmer
      Arin Stevens, wife, 45 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Virginia
      John Stevens, son, 25 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Indiana; mother born in Illinois. Works on farm. Single
      Charles U. Stevens, son, 24 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Indiana; mother born in Illinois. Farming. Single
      James L. Stevens, son, 19 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Indiana; mother born in Illinois. Works on farm. Attended school within the year
      Nancy E. Stevens, daughter, 16 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Indiana; mother born in Illinois. Attended school within the year
      Leander Stevens, son, 13 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Indiana; mother born in Illinois. Attended school within the year
      Andrew Stevens, son, 7 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Indiana; mother born in Illinois
      James M. Stevens, nephew, 35 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Indiana. Laborer

    Property 16 Jan 1893  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Vermilion County, Illinois
      Grantor Index
      Grantor: Leander and Mary Stevens
      Grantee: Joseph G. English
      WD; $1000
      Book 122; Page 160
      16 January 1893
      Lot 1 Block 1 Fairchild Addition Danville
    Property 8 Mar 1897  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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
      11 ¾ acres
      James L. signs with X
      Leander signs with X


    Residence 1900  Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CENSUS RECORD
      1900 Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois
      Leander Stevens, 34 years old, born September 1865 in Illinois, parents born in Illinois. Married for 11 years; coal miner
      Mary Stevens, wife, 35 years old, born April 1865 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; married for 11 years. Mother of 6 children, 5 living
      Annis Stevens, daughter, 10 years old, born December 1889 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; at school
      Mamie Stevens, daughter, 8 years old, born June 1892 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; at school
      Bertie Stevens, daughter, 6 years old, born January 1894 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; at school
      Archie Stevens, son, 4 years old, born May 1896 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois
      Clinton Stevens, son, 1 years old, born April 1898 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois
    Occupation 1900 
    coal miner 
    Residence 1910  Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CENSUS RECORD
      1910 Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois
      Leander Stevens, 45 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; married 20 years; coal miner
      Mary Stevnes, wife, 42 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; married 20 years. Mother of 9 children, 8 living
      Anise Stevens, daughter, 19 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; servant for private family
      Mamie Stevens, daughter, 17 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; servant for private family
      Bertie Stevens, daughter, 16 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; servant for private family; attended school within the year
      Archie Stevens, son, 13 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; attended school within the year
      Clinton Stevens, son, 11 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; attended school within the year
      Herbert Stevens, son, 9 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; attended school within the year
      Leo Glen Stevens, son, 7 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; attended school within the year
      Fannie Stevens, daughter, 4 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; attended school within the year
      Joseph Bishop, nephew, 8 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; attended school within the year

    Occupation 1910 
    coal miner 
    Property 27 Dec 1912  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • PROPERTY
      Vermilion County, Illinois
      Grantor Index
      Grantor: Leander and Mary Stevens
      Grantee: J. Gumnell
      WD; $300
      December 27, 1912
      Book 251; Page 194
      Lot 14 BF Boggs (can't read rest)

    Property Feb 1918  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Vermilion County, Illinois
      Grantor Index
      Grantor: Leander and Mary Stevens
      Grantee: Ells McGinnis
      WD; $1000
      Febraury 1918
      can't read description, but is some sort of lot
    Residence 1920  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CENSUS RECORD
      1920 Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois
      Lee Stevens, 54 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Indiana; coal miner
      Mary Stevens, wife, 51 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Kentucky; mother born in Illinois
      Archie Stevens, son, 23 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; laborer at brick plant
      Herbert Stevens, son, 19 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; laborer at zinc plant
      Glenn Stevens, son, 17 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; laborer at zinc plant
      Vannie Stevens, daughter 14 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; attended school within the year


    Occupation 1920 
    coal miner 
    Residence 1930  McKendree, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CENSUS RECORD
      1930 McKendree, Vermilion County, Illinois
      Leander Stevens, 64 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Indiana; mother born in US; age at first marriage: 23; coal miner
      Mary Stevens, wife, 60 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; age at first marriage: 20

    Occupation 1930 
    coal miner 
    Residence 1935  McKendree, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1940  McKendree, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CENSUS RECORD
      1940 McKendree, Vermilion County, Illinois
      Lee Stevens, 74 years old, born in Illinois; father born in Indiana; mother born in Illinois; residence in 1935: same house; highest level of education: 4; coal miner
      Mary Stevens, wife, 71 years old, born in Illinois; residence in 1935: same house; highest level of education: 6

    Occupation 1940 
    coal miner 
    Died 9 Jan 1952 
    Buried Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lee and Mary Stevens
    Lee and Mary Stevens
    at Sandusky Cemetery
    Person ID I44  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 21 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 Mary Waters Bishop,   b. 26 Apr 1869, Willow Springs, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1953  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1889  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • MARRIAGE LICENSE
      Lee Stevens age 23 son of Lewis & Ary Nicholson Stevens married Mary Bishop age 20 daughter of Austin B. & Angeline Blackney Bishop on April 30, 1889.
    Children 
     1. Anice Stevens,   b. 10 Dec 1890, Grape Creek, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1912, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)  [Birth]
     2. Inez Stevens,   b. 10 Dec 1890, Grape Creek, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     3. Mamie Stevens,   b. 12 Jan 1892, Grape Creek, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1979  (Age 87 years)  [Birth]
     4. Bertie Stevens,   b. 15 Jan 1894, Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1982  (Age 88 years)  [Birth]
     5. Archie Stevens,   b. 18 May 1896, Grape Creek, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1973  (Age 76 years)
     6. Clinton Allen Stevens,   b. 2 Apr 1899, Grape Creek, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     7. Herbert Blaine Stevens,   b. 23 Mar 1901, Grape Creek, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1972, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
     8. Leo Glenn Stevens,   b. 23 Feb 1903, Grape Creek, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1986, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
     9. Winnie Stevens,   b. 14 Aug 1905, Grape Creek, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1923, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F3388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Ary Nicholson and Children
    Lee and Mary Stevens

  • Notes 
    • FAMILY STORIES
      Lee was a miner and a very friendly man. The great grandchildren remember how he always thought of them and had a peppermint candy for them. (This taken from BLAKNEY KIETH AND KIN copy sent by Ron Stevens)

      According to Ron Stevens "They lived in an unpainted three room house with a potbellied stove for heat, outdoor plumbing, and linoleum floors."

      Jim Stevens remembers visiting his Uncle Lee and Aunt Mary and sitting with them on the front porch (they sat in rocking chairs) eating green apples with salt. He also remembers Aunt Mary smoking a pipe. Jim says he remembers the floors of the house being dirt.

      Family stories have told that Lee & Mary purchased "the homestead house" after the death of Lee's brother James Lewis. Mary Nicholson's, James' wife, grandfather, John Nicholson, had purchased three parcel's land In the 1830's that transferred to his son-Mary's father- Anson upon his death.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7254] Tombstone Picture of Leander Stevens.
      Tombstone picture of Leander Stevens in Sandusky Cemetery, Vermilion County Illinois states his birth and death dates.

    2. [S7231] Land Record.
      Vermilion County, Illinois, noting Leander to be child and heir at law of Lewis Stevens; land tracts back to that owned by Lewis and Ary Stevens

    3. [S7256] US Census 1910 Vermilion County Illinois.
      1910 census of Vermilion County Illinois lists Leander as head of household aged 43. Also in household are Mary, wife age 42, Anise, daughter age 19, Mamie, daughter age 17, Bertie, daughter age 16, Clinton, son age 11, Herbert, son age 9, Leo Glen, son age 7. and Fannie, daughter age 4.

    4. [S7174] Pape Mortuary Database.

    5. [S7176] Mariage Licenses Vermilion County1882-1901.
      Lee Stevens age 23 son of Lewis & Ary Nicholson Stevens married Mary Bishop age 20 daughter of Austin B. & Angeline Blackney Bishop on April 30, 1889.


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