Sam Benton Stephens

8 December 1890–16 July 1983 (Age 92)
Jamestown, Fentress, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sam Benton

When Sam Benton Stephens was born on 8 December 1890, in Jamestown, Fentress, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Savage Stephens, was 40 and his mother, Nancy Jane Tipton, was 39. He married Mary Lee Sims on 14 May 1922, in White, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Civil District 3, Fentress, Tennessee, United States in 1940 and Jamestown, Saint Helena in 1969. He died on 16 July 1983, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Jamestown, Fentress, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sam Benton Stephens
1890–1983
Mary Lee Sims
1907–1976
Marriage: 14 May 1922
Alma Jean Stephens
1923–1923
Evelyn H Stephens
1925–2008
Nora Lee Stephens
1929–2013
Warner James Stephens
1933–2008
George Nolan Stephens
1941–2012

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 May 1922
White, Tennessee, United States
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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Stephen ( see Steven ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sam Benton Stephens, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Sam Benton Stephens, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Sam Benton Stephens, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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