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View Tree for Jerusha StevensJerusha Stevens (b. 21 Sep 1725, d. 23 Sep 1790)

Jerusha Stevens (daughter of David Stevens and Jerusha Hoyt) was born 21 Sep 1725 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, and died 23 Sep 1790 in New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut. She married Abraham Chichester on 05 Nov 1752 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, son of Daniel Chichester and Abigail Bishop.

 Includes NotesNotes for Jerusha Stevens:
Sources:

1. Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths of Stamford Families to 1825, Volume 1, Reverend Elijah B. Huntington, Stamford, April 6, 1797, available at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctfairfi/stamford/hr_c-d.htm & http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctfairfi/stamford/hr_s6.htm

Abraham Chichester and Jerusha Stevens were married on November 5, 1752
Martha Chichester, born September 10, 1753
Abraham Chichester, born September 8, 1755
David Chichester, born August 26, 1757
Nathan Chichester, born November 28, 1759
Jerusha Chichester, born February 4, 1762
Stephen Chichester, born August 26, 1770.

David Stevens and Jerusha Unknown married
David Stevens, born January 23, 1721
Elizabeth Stevens, born August 15, 1723
Jerusha Stevens, born September 21, 1725
Nathan Stevens, born January 8, 1727
Joseph Stevens, born April 8, 1730
Marcy Stevens, born May 16, 1732
Mary Stevens, born August 12, 1734
Rebecca Stevens, born November 2, 1739.

2. http://www.johnhoyt.com/history_of_ridgefield.htm

Contains picture of Benjamin Hoyt home built in 1713. There may be a more personal explanation as to why Abraham Chichester and his Children fought in the Revolutionary war. Abraham Chichester's wife, Jerusha Stevens was the daughter of Jerusha Hoyt. The Hoyt home in Ridgefield was hit by a Brittish cannon during the Revolutionary was Battle of Ridgefield.

3. Daughters of the American Revolution Patriot Index, Centennial Edition, part 1, Washington, 1990, page 554.

Abraham: born August 5, 1725, Connecticut, died October 25, 1807, Connecticut, married Jerusha Stevens, patriotic service.

4. The Stevens Family of Fairfield County, Connecticut, Descendants of Thomas & Ann Stevens of Stamford, Darien, 1649-1658, C.P. Stevens, 1921, page 8.

Jerusha Stevens, born September 21, 1725, married November 5, 1752, Abraham Chichester.

5. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Stamford 1641-1852, Greater Omaha Genealogical Society, Lorraine Cook White, pages 44 & 262.

Jerusha Stevens married Abraham Chichester, November 5, 1752, by Reverend John Eyels.

6. Unknown

Abraham Chichester and Jerusha Stevens were admitted into the Church in New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut on December 2, 1753, reaffirmed November 6, 1774. He was chosen ruling Elder of the New Canaan Church, August 2, 1754, and was sent as a delegate to the Presbytery at Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York.

He and his three eldest sons, Abraham, David and Nathan, served at the Battle of Ridgefield. One of the boys enlisted four different times. During the Battle of Ridgefield, the youngest son, Stephen, age 6, and his mother Jerusha Stevens had to hide in the caves for safety.

Audit: Parentage proven, Stamford Registers & Barbour Collection. Paper file exists.

More About Jerusha Stevens and Abraham Chichester:
Marriage: 05 Nov 1752, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 Includes NotesMarriage Notes for Jerusha Stevens and Abraham Chichester:
Jerusha and Abraham were married by Reverend John Eyels, in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut

Children of Jerusha Stevens and Abraham Chichester are:
  1. +David Chichester, b. 26 Aug 1757, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, d. 17 Nov 1803, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
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