re: John Stephenson b: Ireland, mc.1720-30s ? 2.Son, William, Revolutionary War Soldier, B:1733 D:1798 M: ET Mills B:1734 D:1795 3.Son Joseph B:1765 D:1847 M:1786 Rebecca Jarret B:1763 D:1858 4.Son Mills Wilson B:1851 D:1904 M: Mathilda Henize .................................. I am not sure where your John and William lived, but would your John Stephenson have had son :
John Stephenson, b. Antrim, Ireland d. 12 Feb 1773 Bullocks Creek, York, SC, buried Bethesda Presbyterian, York, SC
Will of John Stephenson / Stevenson, 9 Feb 1773 Craven County, South Carolina (written by friend, Andrew Campbell). Sons, Robert and John Stephenson / Stevenson, lands to be equally divided. Daus, Agnes and Margaret. Wife, Jean (Jane). Dau, Mary Stevenson now married to Daniel McCleary / McClaren Grandson John McCleary / McClaren Executors: friends, John Patton, Joseph Hardin, and John Armstrong Witnesses: Patrick Laferty John Gibson Andrew Campbell Order 22 May 1773 from Lt.Gov. William Bull to Joseph Brown of Broad River to prove will of John Stinson / Stephenson dec’d and qualify the executors, 31 March 1773. Charleston Will Book 1771-1774 pp.382,383 ..................... I had a look through the Adair, Antrim files,but could not find a Stephenson.However, there may have been a Rev. Martin Stephenson from their area who emigrated and may have been known as Rev. Martin ?