Edward Stevenson

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Stevenson was born on 1 May 1820, in Gibraltar, Gibraltar, his father, Joseph B. Stevenson, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Briggs Stevens, was 27. He married Nancy Areta Porter on 7 April 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Utah, United States in 1870. In 1880, at the age of 60, his occupation is listed as farmer in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 27 January 1897, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Stevenson
Emily Electa Williams
Marriage: 20 April 1857
Electa Melvina Stevenson
Henry Randall Stevenson
William Orlando Williams Stevenson
Emily Rozella Stevenson
Daniel Williams Stevenson
John Wells Stevenson
Eugene Edward Williams Stevenson
Lester Alanson Williams Stevenson
Hyrum Smith Stevenson
Ernest Extra Stevenson
Harriet Louisa Stevenson

Sources (120)

  • Edward Stevenson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Edward Stevenson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1908-1949"

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.


Gibraltar is declared a Crown Colony. The Royal Gibraltar Police is established.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Steven, Stephen (see Steven ) + -son. This surname is also very common in northern Ireland (especially Antrim and Down), where it has been interchangeable with Steenson and Stinson . In North America, this surname has also absorbed various European cognates, such as Danish, Norwegian, and North German Steffensen or Stephensen ; see also Stevens .

Scottish: variant of Stevenston, a habitational name from Stevenston (Ayrshire), Stevenson in Newlands (Peeblesshire), or Stevenson in Haddington (East Lothian). The placename in each case derives from the personal name Steven + Older Scots toun ‘farmstead, settlement’.

English: habitational name from Stevenstone (Devon), meaning ‘Stephen's farmstead’.

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

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Autobiography of Mary Stevenson Clark

My Father, Joseph Stevenson, was born at Ashby, Folirl, Barsly, Leicestershire, England, 15 October 1787. He died in Michigan Territory in 1831, aged 44 years. He married Miss Elisabeth Stevens in L …

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