I have been researching the Stevenson/Stephenson's of Craven and Jones Counties, and have
been reading and recieving rather convincing posts that most of these
Stevenson/Stephenson's in other counties, such as Iredell, Rowan, Bladen , Jones, Craven,
Edgecomb and others are all related.Does anyone have any convincing data to relate to
that fact? I am pretty well convinced that the Craven & Jones County Stevenson/Stephensons are mine,
and would certainly welcome all the others. To the best of my ability from what I can glean from posts and research, the following is
what I have.Any corrections or additions will be very greatly appreciated. It is a great possibility that this John Stevenson came from Antrim Ireland , being born in
Scotland.And could he be a brother to Henry from that same place and was in Iredell Co,
John StevensonA Mariner in PA, moved to Craven Co, N.C.died about 1756.
James Stevenson, b. 1724/25, died Craven Co, N.C. about 1784.His wife may have been named "Mary".
James had a son, Silas Sears Sr, Silas Sr, had a son Silas Jr.(have a tad bit more information)
James Stevenson had a brother Matthew Stevenson that married Mary Harrell. They had at least 3 sons, 1. William, who I can find out nothing. 2. James who married Elizabeth Francks, daughter of Martin Francks.James sold to William
200 acres for 80 pounds. 3. Silas b. 1774, N.C. m. (unknown) and had the following children; Council b. abt. 1803, N.C. m. in GA, 1. Jackie Ann Nobles, 2. Susan Jolly William M. b. abt 1811, GA d. Texasm. 1. Mary Elizabeth Lewis, 2. Mary Ann Johnson John H. b. 1812, GA Kindredb. 1814, GA m. Elizabeth Jane Willis, GA, 2. Mary (?) Matthewb. 1815, GAm. Mary Ann Otis, GA Hardyb. 1818, GAm. Sarah Reaves 1842, GA Zachariahb. 1823, GA Dorothy b. (?) There may be other children between Council and William, but they have not turned up. Silas's first wife died in GA, and he married 1/8/1847 Mary SAULS, widow of JohnSauls Stewart Co, GA They went into Barbour County, Alabama by 1840/50 except Zachariah, who stayed in GA.