Shubel Stevens was born in March 1802, in Montpelier, Washington, Vermont, United States as the son of Hinkley Stevens and Priscilla Lumbard. He had at least 4 sons and 4 daughters with Matilda McClure Potter. He lived in Henderson, Jefferson, New York, United States for about 25 years. He died on 4 October 1879, in Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Henderson, Jefferson, New York, United States.
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 ).