Martha Ann Stephens

Female30 June 1807–10 April 1881

Brief Life History of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Stephens was born on 30 June 1807, in Canisteo, Canisteo, Steuben, New York, United States, her father, William Stephens, was 30 and her mother, Anna Ayers, was 29. She married Philip Lee in November 1825, in Canisteo, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Hornellsville, Steuben, New York, United States for about 30 years. She died on 10 April 1881, in Hornell, Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 73.

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Colin William Bennett
Martha Ann Stephens
Marriage: 18 March 1832
Harmon Bennett
Marshall Bennett
Anna M. Bennett
Mary Marinda Bennett
Miles Hawley Bennett

Sources (8)

  • Martha Bennett in household of William Bennett, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Ann Bennett, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Martha Bennett, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 March 1832Canisteo, Steuben, New York, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 5

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 20

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Stevens .

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

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