Mary Stephenson

Female10 July 1770–5 November 1849

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Stephenson was born on 10 July 1770, in Kent, Delaware, British Colonial America, her father, Edward Stephenson, III, was 31 and her mother, Margaret McNeal, was 40. She married Benoni Fleming in 1788. They were the parents of at least 12 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 5 November 1849, in Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fleming Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benoni Fleming
Mary Stephenson
Marriage: 1788
George Fleming
Nancy Fleming
Edward Fleming
Stephenson Fleming
Ann Fleming
Edward Fleming
Fielding Fleming
George Fleming
Margaret Fleming
Rhoda Fleming
Margaret Fleming
Boaz Fleming
John Stephenson Fleming
Matthew Fleming
Rhoda Fleming
Alfred Fleming
Benjamin Fleming
Fielden Fleming
Nancy A Fleming

Sources (12)

  • Mary Stephenson Fleming, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Benoni Fleming in entry for John W Kelly and Rhoda Fleming, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Mary Stevenson, "Delaware, Church Records, 1707-1939"

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  • Children (19)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    When the American Revolution began in 1775, the people of Delaware were not sure they wanted to split from England. When it came time to vote for the Declaration of Independence in 1776, even the delegates were split with two delegates in favor of independence and one against. The night before the vote, Caesar Rodney, who was for independence, was in the city of Dover. When he learned that the vote was taking place, he rode 70 miles at night through a thunderstorm to Philadelphia in order to vote so that Delaware would join the other colonies in declaring independence.


    Age 6

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 21

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Steffensen or Stephensen . Compare Stevenson 1.

    English (Durham): variant of Stevenson .

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

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