John Henry Stevens

4 July 1822–9 February 1895 (Age 72)
Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Stevens was born on 4 July 1822, in Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, William Stevens, was 27 and his mother, Hannah Scofield, was 26. He married Mary Jane Buttery on 29 October 1843, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 9 February 1895, in Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Stevens
1822–1895
Mary Jane Buttery
1826–1904
Marriage: 29 October 1843
James H. Stevens
1844–1936
Josephine Stevens
1847–1914
Eliza Jane Stevens
1849–
William W. Stevens
1851–1925
Emma F. Stevens
1853–1889
Charles Etta Stevens
1855–1942
John Fremont Stevens
1857–1913
Sarah Elizabeth Stevens
1860–1945
Elmer E. Stevens
1863–1935
Robert Stevens
1864–1865
Samuel Francis Stevens
1866–1963
Arthur David Stevens
1870–1957

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 October 1843
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Stevens

    Male1795–1855Male

    Hannah Scofield

    Female1796–1871Female

siblings

(8)

    William Augustus Stevens

    Male1818–Male

    Male1820–1904Male

    Male1822–1895Male

    Hannah M. Stevens

    Female1824–1895Female

    Ann Elizabeth Stevens

    Female1827–1898Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 7

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1846

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Steven . It is also found in this spelling as a Dutch and North German name, and as an Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish name, as well as cognate names in other European languages such as Stefan and Steffen and their derivatives.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John H Stevens, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John H Stevens, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John H Stevens, "United States Census, 1860"

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