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John Stephens*

Male 1813 - 1890  (76 years)


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  • Name John Stephens*  [1, 2
    Born 25 Dec 1813  Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Jan 1890  [1
    Person ID I392  Brick Street Cemetery
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 

    Father J. Stephens 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother ? 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Betsy Ann Hayward*,   b. 1818,   d. 19 Mar 1867  (Age 49 years) 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Hall Stephens*,   b. 08 Apr 1840,   d. 24 Apr 1844  (Age 4 years)  [natural]
    +2. Mary Jane Stephens*,   b. 25 May 1842,   d. 10 Jan 1920  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     3. Mable Ann Stephens,   b. 1844,   d. 1916  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    +4. Louisa E. Stephens,   b. 1846,   d. 1907  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
     5. Sarah Stephens*,   b. Oct 1848,   d. 23 Aug 1852  (Age ~ 3 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Stephens 1
      -a very successful farmer; member of Church of England; never ran for office
      -3 daughters married Griffiths
      -parents came from Warwickshire, England; b. 1813 Nova Scotia, family returned to England c1815 where brother Richard was born, back to Canada (Nissouri) c1819, came to London area c1822.
      [Guy St-Denis - Byron: Pioneer Days in Westminster Township, p42] [John Stephens Jr.], who was born on Christmas Day 1813, continued to live on this farm [lot 47, C1] for close to 60 years. Although a life-long "Reformer" who was said to have taken a deep interest in politivcal and municipal metters, Stephens Jr. never occupied any public position except that of trustee of the Byron School.
      On January 27, 1890 he died and two days later the London Advertiser paid tribute to "his habits of industry, the skilful management of his farm, and his shrewd business talents" which culminated in making Stephens one of the wealthy men of not only Byron but Westminster as well. He was buried in the Brick street Cemetery beside his wife, Betsy Ann, who had predeceased him on March 18, 1867.

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Brick Street Cemetery marker.

    2. [S20] Glen Curnoe records.