William March Stevens

21 February 1829–December 1902 (Age 73)
Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life of William March

When William March Stevens was born on 21 February 1829, in Wayne, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph Stephens, was 30 and his mother, Anna Stephens, was 29. He lived in Berrien Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1850. He died in December 1902, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Stephens
1799–1880
Anna Stephens
1799–1875
Elizabeth Stephens
1825–1866
Nancy Stevens
1827–1897
William March Stevens
1829–1902
Anna Caroline Stevens
1840–1920
Isom C. Stephens
1831–1918
Calvin Stephens
1834–1880
Joseph Newton Stephens
1836–1910

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 7

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 22

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Steven . It is also found in this spelling as a Dutch and North German name, and as an Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish name, as well as cognate names in other European languages such as Stefan and Steffen and their derivatives.

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

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  • William Stephens in household of Joseph Stephens, "United States Census, 1850"

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