Thomas Christian Stephenson

Male14 June 1825–22 May 1912

Brief Life History of Thomas Christian

When Thomas Christian Stephenson was born on 14 June 1825, in Jerslev, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Steffen Pedersen, was 37 and his mother, Anne Thomasdatter, was 36. He married Maren Simonsdatter on 29 December 1846, in Jerslev, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Jerslev, Jerslev, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark in 1840 and Ugilt, Ugilt, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark in 1845. He died on 22 May 1912, in Holden, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Holden, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Christian Stephenson
Maren Simonsdatter
Marriage: 29 December 1846
Stephen Peter Stephenson
Mette Johanne Stephenson
Simeon Stephenson
Anthony Stephenson
James Jasper Stephenson
Andrew Stephenson
Stephen Peter Stephenson
Anne Thomine Stephenson
Martine Stephenson

Sources (73)

  • Thue Chr Steffensen in household of Jens Jespersen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Christian Stephenson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Thomas Christenson Stephenson in entry for Annie Stephenson Stevens, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1846Jerslev, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 5

    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.


    Age 22

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


    Age 29

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Millard, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Millard, Utah, United States

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Steffensen or Stephensen . Compare Stevenson 1.

    English (Durham): variant of Stevenson .

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

    Possible Related Names

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    Biography of Thomas Christian STEPHENSON

    TESTIMONY OF THOMAS CHRISTIAN STEPHENSON Born 14 June 1825 at Bogen Hyor Denmark. Died May 22, 1913 at Holden [Utah] At one time when testimony meeting was held on the first Thursday in the mo …

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