Davis Uriah I | Born 1707

STEVENS, Henry Mains

Male 1841 - 1907  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name STEVENS, Henry Mains 
    Born Between Aug 1841 and Sep 1841  Probably West Milford, Passiac County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Feb 1907  Red Bluff, Tehama County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 5 Feb 1907  Red Bluff, Tehama County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8637  Uriah Davis I - Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 

    Father STEVENS, John Freeman,   b. Abt 1813, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1895, Sutter County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother FICHTER, Mary A.,   b. Aug 1819, Rockaway, Morris County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1901, Sutter County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 1837  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3032  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha A.,   b. Mar 1838, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1928, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married Abt 1866  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The 1900 census indicates the couple had been married for 39 years (1900 - 39 = 1861).
    Children 
     1. STEVENS, John Freeman,   b. Abt Jul 1867, Probably Morris County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1926, Martinez, Contra Costa County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     2. STEVENS, Lisa A.,   b. Abt 1869, Probably Sutter County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. STEVENS, Eliza Alice,   b. 1 Dec 1872, Probably Sutter County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1943, Shasta County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. STEVENS, Belle S.,   b. Abt 1873, Probably Tehama County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1895, Sutter County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
     5. STEVENS, Myrtle C.,   b. 4 Mar 1875, Probably Tehama County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1951, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. STEVENS, Sylvia,   b. Aug 1876, Probably Tehama County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. STEVENS, Henry Mains,   b. 23 Oct 1877, Probably Tehama County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1942, Glenn County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     8. STEVENS, Evalena,   b. Abt 1884, Probably Tehama County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1928, Portland, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F2384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Henry was from Rockaway, Morris Co., New Jersey.
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      The 1860 census finds an 18 year old Henry Stevens living in Rockaway, Morris Co., New Jersey, and working as a Laborer. He was at the residence of Alexander Merrit. (Roll 704, p. 39 / 449).
      Note: Alexander Merritt was the brother-in-law to Henry's mother Mary (Fichter) Stevens and the next door neighbor of Henry's father John F. Stevens in the 1850 census. Alexander Merritt married Sarah Ann Fichter.
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      The 1870 census finds living in Butte Township in Sutter Co., Californi
      Henry Stephens, 30, M, W, Farmer, b. NJ
      Martha Stephens, 25, F, W, Keeping House, b. NJ
      John Stephens, 2, M, W, at home, b. NJ
      NOTE:
      The census shows John as being born in New Jersey as do later censuses. This fact narrows the immigration date of Henry, Martha and John to between 1868 and 1870. Henry's father John had been in California since 1855.
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      Henry M. Stevens purchased 160 acres of land in Tehama Co., California on November 20, 1874;
      Military Scrip Warrant Patent
      Aliquot Sec/ Fract. Survey
      # Parts Blk Twnshp Range Sect. Meridian State Counties Nr.
      1 SW 10/ 23-N 3-W No MOUNT DIABLO CA TEHAMA ---

      Another purchase was made of 80 acres in the same county on April 15, 1880;

      Aliquot Sec/ Fract. Survey
      # Parts Blk Twnshp Range Sect. Meridian State Counties Nr.
      1 SNW 10/ 23-N 3-W No MOUNT DIABLO CA TEHAMA ---
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      On the 1880 census taken at Tehama Township, Tehama Co., California Henry stated he was 39 years old, a farmer who was born in New Jersey as were his parents. He indicated he could not read or wright. He is shown with;
      Martha (Marthia A.) his wife age 39 who was keeping house, and 6 children;
      John F. (14),
      Lisa A. (11),
      Bell (Belle) (7),
      Martie (Myrtle) (4),
      Celba (Sylvia) (2) and
      Henry (1).
      All children were born in California, except John who was born in New Jersey before the family moved to California (about 1867). Of the parents, only Martha could read and neither could write.
      (June 18, 1880. E.D. 16, p. 146)
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      Tehama County, CA 1885 Directory:
      Stevens, Henry M. - farmer.
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      On the 1900 census taken at Corning, Tehama Co., California
      Henry stated he was a fisherman, age 59 (Aug. 1840).
      Martha age 58, ( Mar. 1847), Had 12 children with 6 surviving to 1900.
      daughter Sylva (Sylvia ?) age 23, (Aug. 1876), and
      son Henry age 22, (Aug. 1877)
      with his wife Gertrude age 24, (April 1876)
      their new baby girl (un-named), (Mar. 1900)
      and two other children of Gertrude from a previous marriage;
      Agnes Ackley age 6, ( July 1893) and
      Charles Ackley age 4, ( Sept. 1895).
      NOTE: There was a comment indicating the family was living in a tent type of home.
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      An LDS file shows a Rosa B. Stevens born in Mendocino, California on October 24, 1870. The file is interesting because Henry stated he was a fisherman in the 1900 census and Mendocino was a fishing port. The parents listed on the file were Henry Stevens and Martha.
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      Lingenfelter Archives
      http://www.csuchico.edu/lbib/spc/lingenfelter/S/ling_s8.pdf
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      This file contains much of the information regarding the Henry Stevens family in Tehama Co., California. This file states he was born in New Jersey and was shown as a farmer in Corning, Tehama Co., California in 1902 and that he died in Red Bluff February 4, 1907. This file also contains a Joshua Sands Stevens who was also born in New Jersey about 1840, this man was Henry's older brother.