Hezekiah Cortez Stevens

Brief Life History of Hezekiah Cortez

When Hezekiah Cortez Stevens was born in 1796, in Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States, his father, James Stevens, was 31 and his mother, Clarissa Stevens, was 21. He married Jemimah Diffey on 14 April 1808, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Warren Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died in 1835, in Oxford Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Oxford Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States.

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Hezekiah Cortez Stevens
Elizabeth Clow
Marriage: 30 November 1815
Sophia Stevens
Rebecca Stevens
Charlotte Stevens
William Stevens
Harriet Stevens
Margrett C Stephens
David Stevens
Hugh Stevens

Sources (7)

  • William Stephens, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Stevens, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Hezekiah Stephens, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.


Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English (London), Flemish, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Steven . The surname of Flemish origin is also found in the Walloon part of Belgium. In North America, the English form of the surname has also absorbed some like-sounding Jewish names and various other European cognates, e.g. Greek Stefanidis , Serbian Stevanović (see Stevanovic ), Slovenian and Slovak Štefanič (see Stefanic ).

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

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