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Descendants of Joshua Stephens


Generation No. 4


8. NANNIE5 STEPHENS (JAMES LAFAYETT4, ABSOLUM G.3, JOSHUA2, STEPHENS1 FATHER) She married WILLIAM SNIDER.
     
Children of N
ANNIE STEPHENS and WILLIAM SNIDER are:
  i.   BLANCHE6 SNIDER.
  ii.   GARLAND SNIDER.


9. LOUIS5 STEPHENS (NICHOLAS B.4, ABSOLUM G.3, JOSHUA2, STEPHENS1 FATHER) was born Bef. 1861.
     
Children of L
OUIS STEPHENS are:
  i.   BELLE PRICE6 STEPHENS.
  ii.   CORA LEE EMBERSON STEPHENS.
  iii.   ELMER STEPHENS.
  iv.   JULIA MCCRARY STEPHENS.


10. GRANVILLE EDWARD5 STEPHENS (NICHOLAS B.4, ABSOLUM G.3, JOSHUA2, STEPHENS1 FATHER) was born January 28, 1861 in Hill Knob, Tenn. He married MOLLY E. MARY ALMYRA PEARSON 1886 in Texas.
     
Children of G
RANVILLE STEPHENS and MOLLY PEARSON are:
  i.   FRED JACKSON6 STEPHENS, b. September 18, 1887, Orangeville, Texas; d. June 04, 1963, Oklahoma City, OK; m. ESTER AGNES WEAVER, June 05, 1921, Ardmore, OK.
  More About FRED JACKSON STEPHENS:
Burial: Rose Hill Cem., Oklahoma City, OK

  ii.   LUDELL STEPHENS, b. December 23, 1889; d. August 18, 1914.
  More About LUDELL STEPHENS:
Cause of Death: Died during childbirth

  iii.   ARTHUR J. STEPHENS, b. August 07, 1894, Bonham, Texas; d. July 07, 1969, Roswell, Chaves Co. NM; m. GRACE HALEY, August 27, 1919; b. December 04, 1900, Savoy, Texas; d. September 13, 1991, Roswell, Chaves Co. NM.
  iv.   CLAUDE C. STEPHENS, b. January 16, 1901; d. July 1940, Albuquerque, NM.
  v.   JAMES D. STEPHENS, b. March 30, 1904, Emett, Chickasaw Ind T., OK; d. February 10, 1979, Fredonia, KS; m. MABEL A. HAUER; b. February 07, 1903, Caddo, Nail Territory, OK.


11. MOLLIE5 STEPHENS (NICHOLAS B.4, ABSOLUM G.3, JOSHUA2, STEPHENS1 FATHER) was born Abt. 1863. She married FRED DOWNING.

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OLLIE STEPHENS:
Burial: Dennison, Texas
     
Children of M
OLLIE STEPHENS and FRED DOWNING are:
  i.   FRED6 DOWNING.
  ii.   RUTH BREWER DOWNING.
  iii.   BENNIE F. DOWNING.
  iv.   MINNIE SCAGGS DOWNING.


12. OTHAR COLUMBUS5 STEPHENS (NICHOLAS B.4, ABSOLUM G.3, JOSHUA2, STEPHENS1 FATHER) was born December 25, 1864 in Dalton, Maron Co. or Macon Co., Tenn, and died December 31, 1934 in Roswell, Chaves Co. NM. He married MOLLY ELIZABETH WATSON in Birma, Pima Co., Tenn, daughter of JACK WATSON and MARTHA HICKS. She was born December 31, 1873, and died January 30, 1907 in Elkins, NM.

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THAR COLUMBUS STEPHENS:
Burial: Elkins, NM

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OLLY ELIZABETH WATSON:
Burial: Elkins, NM
     
Children of O
THAR STEPHENS and MOLLY WATSON are:
  i.   OSIE LEE6 STEPHENS, b. November 21, 1890, Caddo, Randlette, OK; d. February 23, 1979, Odessa, Texas; m. HENRY ALONZO WHITE, October 13, 1907, Gainesville, Texas; b. May 05, 1884, Waldo, AR; d. August 23, 1973, Odessa, Texas.
  More About OSIE LEE STEPHENS:
Burial: Roswell, NM

  More About HENRY ALONZO WHITE:
Burial: Roswell, NM

  ii.   VERSA STEPHENS, b. December 29, 1889, Nail Crossing, OK; d. September 26, 1976, Roswell, Chaves Co. NM; m. HENRY CLAY SORRELLS, June 01, 1917, Roswell, Chaves Co. NM; b. December 16, 1892, Roodhouse, IL; d. September 26, 1976, Roswell, NM.
  iii.   KITTY MARTHA STEPHENS, b. December 02, 1895, Caddo, Nail Territory, OK; d. January 18, 1985, Fort Worth, Texas; m. GEORGE EDWARD MUNCY, March 1916, Elkins, NM; d. February 10, 1960.
  Notes for KITTY MARTHA STEPHENS:
Kitty Stephens: Photo provided by Iona Muncy Hopkins of area where Kitty Stephens Muncy was born shows road with sign that reads "Blue River" and a bridge with a metal overhead support. Under photo says "Caddo Okla Area, Where Kittie (Stephens) Muncy was born 1895".

  More About KITTY MARTHA STEPHENS:
Burial: Rosehill Cem.


13. THOMAS BIGGERSTAFF5 STEPHENS (NICHOLAS B.4, ABSOLUM G.3, JOSHUA2, STEPHENS1 FATHER) was born March 02, 1867 in Tennessee, and died September 16, 1899 in Whitewright, Texas. He married MARY CAROLINE DUNN, daughter of JOSEPH DUNN and MALINDA FERGUSON. She was born April 29, 1869 in Tellico Plains, TN, and died December 01, 1908 in 3 miles west of Sabinal, Texas.

Notes for T
HOMAS BIGGERSTAFF STEPHENS:
Thomas B. Stephens: Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery on the south side of FM 898 just inside Fannin County outside Whitewright, Texas. It is in the northeast corner. The headstone is about 7 feet tall with the following inscripton:

      "Woodmen of the World
      Dum Tacet Clamat

      THOMAS B.
      Husband of
      Mary C. Stephens
      born
      Mar 2, 1867
      died
      Sept 16, 1899

      Erected
      By the Woodmen
      Of The World

      STEPHENS

      Closed are thy sweet eyes
      from this world of pain
      But we trust in God
      to meet thee again"

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HOMAS BIGGERSTAFF STEPHENS:
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Fannin County just outside Whitewright, Texas

Notes for M
ARY CAROLINE DUNN:
Mary C. Dunn: 1900 Census has last name spelled Stevens (obvious misspelling), Grayson County, Whitewright, Texas. Mary is the head of household, occupation is Landlady, owns her own home with no mortgage. At this time they lived on Spruce Street. Another interesting fact is that it shows she is the mother of 7 children, 5 are living.

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ARY CAROLINE DUNN:
Burial: Hwy 90 Cemetery, Uvalde, Texas
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis La Gripe
     
Children of T
HOMAS STEPHENS and MARY DUNN are:
  i.   ETHEL BERTHA6 STEPHENS, b. December 1889; m. O.S. WALLACE.
  ii.   HARVE JOHN STEPHENS, b. December 1891; m. FAY -----.
  Notes for HARVE JOHN STEPHENS:
Harv Stephens: Harv died young leaving two boys which were raised in a Masonic Home in Fort Worth, Texas.

  iii.   EFFIE ALICE STEPHENS, b. December 01, 1894; d. January 15, 1919, Commerce, Texas; m. THOMAS JERRY CHAPMAN; b. October 10, 1886; d. December 23, 1974, Commerce, Texas.
  More About EFFIE ALICE STEPHENS:
Burial: Commerce, Hunt Co., Texas

  More About THOMAS JERRY CHAPMAN:
Burial: Commerce, Hunt Co., Texas

  iv.   HUBERT STEPHENS, b. June 12, 1896, Whitewright, Texas; d. August 15, 1972, Sherman, Texas; m. NINA EDNA REID, January 22, 1919, Sherman, Texas; b. November 27, 1895, Van Buren, Arkansas, now Faulkner County; d. August 02, 1967, Sherman, Texas.
  Notes for HUBERT STEPHENS:
Hubert Stephens, Sr: He was born in Whitewright, Texas and raised in Uvalde, Texas. He lived in Sabinal, Texas, Uvalde, County till age 14, then moved back to Whitewright. In World War I, he was a deep sea diver. For many years he was a salesman. When the depression hit, he sold and repaired Cotton Gins for Hardwick-Etter until he retired. He traveled much in the south and southwest. "He could make a cotton gin pur".

Built a home at 809 E. Jones. Paid builder who did not pay the lumbar yard for materials, so lost home in 1935 - moved to pecan Street house which is now part of Hardwicke-Etter Company (Now continental). Moved to West Houston Street for less than a year. House had a basement one of few in Sherman. Moved to 512 Walnut till 1950. Moved to 1310 N. Harrison till deaths.

He was in the Navy when they married. Hubert trained as a Deep Sea Diver. He was sent to France but Armistice was signed for WWI before ship got to France so they turned ship around and back to states. He always said he crossed the Atlantic, but never got anyplace. His picture is in the book "Up for Air" by Master Diver Frank Meier (E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc. 1940) between pages 64 & 65. Was a salesman for Decker, did crepe paper window displays, painted signs during depression. Helped unload box cars of beans. Got to keep beans from broken bags. Guys "accidentally" dropped bags. Swept up beans, brought home for family and friends. Went to work at Hardwicke & Etter in 1940's. Became Cotton Gin Erector. Built new and rebuilt old cotton gins from Tennessee to Arizona. During War H&E made morter shells. He was a foreman on the assembly line. Had 100 women on the line - said at any given time 50 were hot and 50 cold. After war, went back to erector job.

Was in a wreck sometime after February 1950, He was coming home from a job in mississippi and went to sleep and drove off the road.

1920 Census, Sherman Texas, Grayson County lists him as Truck Driver for mill.


  More About HUBERT STEPHENS:
Burial: West Hill Cemetary, Sherman, Texas

  Notes for NINA EDNA REID:
Edna Nina Reid: Was born in Arkansas. She came to Sherman from Plumersville, Ark. sometime between 1896 and 1900 with her parents in a covered wagon and lived there all her life. She was a member of the 1916 class of Sherman High School. She went to Kid Key College. She kept bubble gum for the grandchildren. She loved people and loved to visit. She lived at 1310 N. Harrison in Sherman at the time of her death.

Edna worked in Grandpa Reid's grocery and at a lumber yard till she married. She was engaged to another man when she met Hubert.

When the Reid family moved to Texas, another family, The Griffin family of Southmade came at the same time.

  More About NINA EDNA REID:
Burial: West Hill Cemetary, Sherman, Texas
Cause of Death: An apparent heart attack

  Marriage Notes for HUBERT STEPHENS and NINA REID:
Married in Nina Edna Reid's home in Sherman on corner of Jones and Maxey.

  v.   ILA JO STEPHENS, b. July 1899; d. 1990; m. BILL ED BLAKLEY.
  Notes for ILA JO STEPHENS:
Ila Jo Stephens: Had two sons Dale and Harry which were characters. They both flew, and got a kick out of flying down Main Street in Herford, Texas.


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