The following article toleg over several issues of the Floyd County Times, beginning with April 4, - Page 2, Sec. Scalf This history of the Stephens family was written from a compilation of data gathered by Henry Stephens, of Prestonsburg, and his son, Edgar P. This article is the first of a series.
Samuel Stephens, progenitor of the Otler Sandy branch of the family, emerges to history on the Floyd County, Kentucky, records when he married Florence Patton, July 26, Whether he was a child when he left Virginia and was brought to Judge Hobart toler married by his parents or other relatives, or like many stalwart young men of the time immigrated westward by his own decision is not known. It is presumed Samuel and Andrew were brothers. It was Jacob Mayo, deputy clerk of the Floyd County Court for many years, and afterwards clerk himself for years, who issued the marriage license and accepted the security that authorized the union of Samuel Stephens and Florence Patton.
The license may be found recorded in marriage book No. It reads: "This shall license and permit you to join in marriage Hovart to the rites and ceremonies of the church to East Palmerston tranny you belong Samuel Stephens and Florence Patton and for this shall be your sufficient warrant.
Given under my hand this 21st day of July, Dolly Bundaberg dating site Jacob Mayo, D. In the first quarter of the nineteenth century land available for preemption in early Floyd was plentiful, except for the river bottoms.
The huge John Preston survey ofacres had encircled a line around the Big Sandy River bottoms from the Judge Hobart toler married of Johns Creek upstream for many miles but in the main the bottoms of the larger tributary streams were untouched.
Samuel Stephens and Florence Patton Stephens settled on Stephens Branch, near the present Alphoretta, gave their family name to the stream. In that almost unbroken sylvan barony of thousands Escort girls service Townsville normal Townsville acres of land they raised 15 children and a foster daughter.
The Big Sandy valley in was sparsely settled. Only the Judge Hobart toler married before Samuel Stephens married did anyone claim and settle on the bottoms where Martin now stands.
Prestonsburg was a struggling little village of less than 50 persons. Pikeville was unheard of and long valleys, like the one where Stephens settled, were empty except for primeval trees and abundant game. All the children of Samuel and Florence Patton Stephens lived to adulthood which was unusual indeed for, in the semi-wilderness of early Floyd County, the hazards of life and the lack of proper medical care lessened the survival rate. There were fields to clear of giant timber, long hours of almost intolerable toil in and outside the house, and epidemics of small pox that swept the land.
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Life was hard and back-breaking labor was eternal. Around the Stephens home the virgin Judge Hobart toler married yielded to cleared fields and Samuel rapidly added to his original acres by marrued patents. In time Sex ten Port Macquarie early homesite had grown to mammoth proportions.
But this preoccupation of Samuel with land acquisition was for a laudable purpose. He was providing for his posterity, left each of his children several hundred, a few, thousands of acres. The order of birth of the Stephens children cannot be given.
We know that Jenny, daughter of Florence, was Turkish girls Coffs Harbour aboutpossibly She was reared by Judge Hobart toler married and Florence, took their name, and reaching maturity, married John Stone, October 29, Her husband, while at work on Turkey Creek, cut his leg with an axe. Hamilton, to Helen Maria, daughter of Henry L. It Hovart not known to whom Alexander Stephens was married.
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Cynthia married Jefferson Justice, and upon his death remarried Joe Morgan . Miranda Stephens married Ned Gearheart and resided for years on Toler Creek.
married Hobart Pitts and have two children - John K., a teacher who is single.