William Stephenson

8 September 1796–5 September 1874
Virginia, United States

The Life of William

When William Stephenson was born on 8 September 1796, in Virginia, United States, his father, Isaac Stevenson, was 34 and his mother, Judah Kendall, was 24. He married Elizabeth Beall on 25 September 1817, in Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hendricks, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Marion Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States in 1870. He was buried in New Winchester, Marion Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States.

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William Stephenson
Elizabeth Beall
Marriage: 25 September 1817
Rebecca Stevenson
Mahlon Stevenson
Owen Stevenson
Mary Stevenson
Eliza Stephenson

Spouse and Children

25 September 1817
Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 16

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

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

Northern English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Stephen ( see Steven ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Stephenson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Stephenson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Stephenson, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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