John Henry Stevens

Brief Life History of John Henry

When John Henry Stevens was born on 4 July 1822, in Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, William Stevens, was 28 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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John Henry Stevens
Mary Jane Buttery
Marriage: 29 October 1843
James H. Stevens
Josephine Stevens
Elizabeth Jane Stevens
William W. Stevens
Emma F. Stevens
Charles Etta Stevens
John Fremont Stevens
Sarah Elizabeth Stevens
Elmer E. Stevens
Robert Stevens
Samuel Francis Stevens
Arthur David Stevens

Sources (24)

  • John H Stevens, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John H. Stevens, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • John H. Stevens, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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

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.


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

Name Meaning

English (London), Flemish, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Steven . The surname of Flemish origin is also found in the Walloon part of Belgium. In North America, the English form of the surname has also absorbed some like-sounding Jewish names and various other European cognates, e.g. Greek Stefanidis , Serbian Stevanović (see Stevanovic ), Slovenian and Slovak Štefanič (see Stefanic ).

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

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