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Joshua Stephens (b. 02 Feb 1735, d. 06 Sep 1824)Joshua Stephens (son of John Stephens)506, 506 was born 02 Feb 1735 in VA, and died 06 Sep 1824 in GA.He married Elizabeth Dyer506, 506, daughter of John S. Dyer and Priscilla Elizabeth Buford.
Notes for Joshua Stephens:
Revolutionary Soldier South Carolina unit.
Served under Col Cleaveland and Battle of King's Mnt, Revolutionary War.
Moved before to Wilkes Co. NC
Moved Abt. 1993, Pendelton Co, SC
In 1830, Joshua and Rebecca, their son Johnathan and his wife Rebecca and their children, Martha, Rebecca, Nancy, Jonathan, and John T lived together in GA.
Name: Joshua STEPHENS
Given Name: Joshua
Birth: 2 Feb 1735 in , , Virginia, USA 1
Event: Military Service
Note: Revolutionary soldier - South Carolina unit
Event: Moved Bef 1776 , Wilkes Co., North Carolina, USA 2
Event: Moved Abt 1793 , Pendleton Co., South Carolina, USA 2
Served under Col. Cleaveland at Battle of King's Mtn, Revolutionary War.
Census: 1790 Pendleton Dist. SC
3 males 16 and over
4 males under 16
Father: John STEPHENS b: Bef 1700 in , , , Wales
"Joshua married an English lady named Dyer in Virginia early in the eighteenth century. Some time prior to the revolution he removed his family to Wilkes county North Carolina where he lived during this trying tim e. A staunch Whig, he served under Col. Cleveland and took part in the battle of King's Mountain and minor skirmishes of the war. As an incident of the battle of King's Mountain (October 7, 1780, near the North and South Carolina border), when Col. Ferguson, the British commander fell, his fine cream colored mare galloped down the mountain bearing the empty saddle and was captured by Joshua Stephens. Joshua Stephens' three oldest sons, John, Elisha, and Levi were in the Continental service during the War of the Revolution. Of John's family but little is known the writer. Elisha, was a Methodist preacher. Levi, his third son and Isaiah the fourth, Joshua the sixth and Hezekiah the seventh were in after years residents of Tennessee. Jeremiah the fifth son went to Kentucky on his attaining his majority. Joseph the eighth lived and died in North Georgia. Absalom the ninth died in Habersham County Georgia. Elijah the tenth son was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, August the 30th A.D. 1786 and died in Harralson (now Banks) County, Georgia June the 24th, 1871. Of Jo hn Stephens family but little is known as he returned to North Carolina after the family removed to Pendleton, South Carolina about the year 1793... .There were three daughters born to Joshua Stephens, one of whom married a McFarland in North Carolina. She had one son, whatever became of him we have no record." ." - Elijah John Stephens Journal, 1898
The Greenville district of SC was created from former Cherokee Indian lands by the State of Carolina in 1788 and about that time Joshua removed his family from Wilkes County, NC to the Greenville District of SC. He was found in the Greenville District in the 1790 Census:
DAR record for Joshua Stephens:
Birth: VA 2 Feb 1735
Death: GA 6 Sep 1824
Patriot Pensioned: No
Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No
Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) Elizabeth Dyer
17841787 State census of North Carolina, page 177
Joshua Stephens 1 WM 21-60,
5 WM under 21 & above 60,
5 WF all ages,
0 Blacks 12-50,
0 Blacks under 12 & above 50
The 1787 Wilkes County, North Carolina Tax List p. 177
Captain Trible's District
# Acres# Polls
Stephens, Joshua 1001
Stephens, Joshua SC GREENVILLE DIST. 069 1790 (34/6)
3 males 16 and over (possibly the 5th and 6th sons and Joshua)
4 males under 16 (this would likely be Hezikiah, Joseph, Absalom & Elijah)
6 females (3 dau plus wife accounts for 4 of the se 6 females)
Not listed in the census after 1790. He may be the Joshua Stephens listed on the Franklin County, GA tax lists for 1810, 1818, and 1819. Georgia is not listed in the 1800 or 1810 censuses.
Father: John Stephens b: BEF 1700 in South of England
Marriage 1 Elizabeth Dyer b: 1738 in Caroline County, Virginia
Married: ABT 1755 in Virginia 1
John Stephens b: ABT 1756 in Virginia or Wilkes County, North Carolina
Elisha Stephens b: ABT 1758 in Virginia or Wilkes County, North Carolina
Levi Stephens b: ABT 1760 in Virginia or Wilkes County, North Carolina
Daughter Stephens b: ABT 1761 in Virginia or Wilkes County, North Carolina
Isaiah Stephens b: 29 OCT 1762 in Virginia or Wilkes County, North Carolina
Jeremiah Stephens b: ABT 1764 in Virginia or Wilkes County, North Carolina
Joshua Stephens b: ABT 1766 in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Daughter Stephens b: ABT 1771 in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Hezekiah Stephens b: ABT 1775 in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Joseph Stephens b: ABT 1777 in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Absalom Stephens b: 1779 in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Daughter Stephens b: ABT 1782 in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Elijah Stephens b: 30 AUG 1786 in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Title: Elijah John Stephens Journal
Title: DAR Records
More About Joshua Stephens and Elizabeth Dyer:
Marriage: 506, 506
Children of Joshua Stephens and Elizabeth Dyer are:
- John Stephens, b. 1756, d. date unknown.
- Elisha Stephens, b. 1758, VA, d. date unknown.
- Levi Stephens, b. 1760, VA, d. date unknown.
- Isaiah Stephens, b. 28 Oct 1762, Wilkes Co., NC, d. 1784, Wilkes Co., NC.
- Jermiah Stephens, b. 1764, VA, d. date unknown.
- Joshua Stephens, b. 1766, Wilkes County, NC, d. date unknown.
- Betsey Stephens, b. 1768, VA, d. date unknown.
- Dicey Stephens, b. 1771, VA, d. date unknown.
- Hezekiah Stephens, b. 1775, NC, d. date unknown.
- Absalom Stephens, b. 18 Feb 1780, NC, d. date unknown.
- Nancy Stephens, b. 1783, VA, d. date unknown.
- +Elijah Stephens, b. 30 Aug 1786, Wilks Co., NC, d. 24 Jun 1871, Harrlson Co., GA.