I am particularly interested in the family of William H. Stephenson/Elizabeth McBeth. I believe William to be a son of Lemuel Stephenson and Florence Abraham Stephenson of neighboring Clermont County. That would make him a brother of my great-great-grandmother, Sarah Stephenson Wood, who came to Illinois abt 1830.
William and Elizabeth had the following children, with approximate birthdates:
Samuel Stephenson - 1839 Lemuel Stephenson - 1841 (spouse Margaret) Otho P. Stephenson - 1843 (spouse Martha Bolender; m. in Clermont County in 1871) Margaret Stephenson - 1844 Jonathan Stephenson - 1848 James M. Stephenson - 1850 Flora Belle Stephenson - 1852 (m. — Hook, probably between 1870/1875) Frances Stephenson - 1859 (I believe she married Franklin Carter, since her brother James was living with this family in 1880—and the wife's first name was Fanny) Lizzie B. Stephenson - 1857 William Stephenson - 1859
I am trying to determine the spouses and children for the above individuals—also the marriage dates. I hope that most of these marriages are in the Brown County marriage records.