Reuben Lyman Stevens

29 August 1838–28 February 1889 (Age 50)
Ray, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Reuben Lyman

When Reuben Lyman Stevens was born on 29 August 1838, in Ray, Missouri, United States, his father, Lyman Stevens, was 26 and his mother, Martha Durfee, was 26. He married Lydia Ann Gribble in 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 28 February 1889, in Burrville, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Reuben Lyman Stevens
Lydia Ann Gribble
Marriage: 1859
Lydia Ann Stevens
Abigail Amanda Stevens
Lucy Lorraine Stevens
Phebe Eliza Stevens

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  • Marriage
    1859Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 22
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 25
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Sons of the Utah Pioneers-Ancestor Histories, presented by members of the East Mill Creek Chapter. Pioneer Facts Presented During 1978-1983, by Members of the East Mill Creek Chapter SUP East Mi …

    Sources (31)

    • Reuben L Stephens in household of Lyman Stephens, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Reuben L. Stephens in entry for Lucy Stephens Hancock, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Reuben Stephens in household of Lyman Stephens, "United States Census, 1850"

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