Leonard Stevenson

Male27 August 1840–25 June 1904

Brief Life History of Leonard

When Leonard Stevenson was born on 27 August 1840, in England, United Kingdom, his father, Leonard Stevenson, was 28 and his mother, Mary Ann Beardsley, was 30. He married Catherine Jacobs on 11 July 1868, in Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Solon Township, Leelanau, Michigan, United States in 1894 and Kasson Township, Leelanau, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 25 June 1904, in Peninsula Township, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Mapleton, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Stevenson
Catherine Jacobs
Marriage: 11 July 1868
Amy Elizabeth Stevenson
Ada D Marion Stevenson
Mary Louise Stevenson
William Robert Stevenson
Wealtha Ann Stevenson
Arthur Benjamin Stevenson

Sources (51)

  • Leonard Stevenson in entry for William R. Stevenson, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Lenord Stevenson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Larned Stevanson in entry for Frank H. Baatz and Wealtha A. Vollet, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 July 1868Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1847 · Moving the State Capital

    Age 7

    The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.


    Age 23

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Steven, Stephen (see Steven ) + -son. This surname is also very common in northern Ireland (especially Antrim and Down), where it has been interchangeable with Steenson and Stinson . In North America, this surname has also absorbed various European cognates, such as Danish, Norwegian, and North German Steffensen or Stephensen ; see also Stevens .

    Scottish: variant of Stevenston, a habitational name from Stevenston (Ayrshire), Stevenson in Newlands (Peeblesshire), or Stevenson in Haddington (East Lothian). The placename in each case derives from the personal name Steven + Older Scots toun ‘farmstead, settlement’.

    English: habitational name from Stevenstone (Devon), meaning ‘Stephen's farmstead’.

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

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