William Stephens

Male1790–5 February 1876

Brief Life History of William

William Stephens was born in 1790, in Pennsylvania, United States. He married Phebe Coles about 1818, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Marion Township, Morgan, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Lawrence, Elizabeth Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 5 February 1876, in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Willow Wood, Windsor Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States.

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William Stephens
Phebe Coles
Marriage: about 1818
Samuel C. Stephens
Deborah Stephens
William M. Stephens
Rebecca Stephens
Anna D. Stephens
Samuel C Stephens
Anna Stephens

Sources (10)

  • William Stephens, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1818Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

    Age 1

    The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 29

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Stevens .

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

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