| ||Notes for EDWARD STEVENS:|
Note that this Edward is not the Edward who became a general later in life. Marsha Bradshaw, <MListon@eDiscoveryPros.com>, January 2007, has found and shared court documents which prove that Edward had only one sister and no brothers. He had no children, either, and left everything to his sister's children. See notes under that Edward, and below.
Marsha Liston Bradshaw writes
"I have evidence taken directly from court case, Edmondson vs McNeal 1821, filed in Fredericksburg and I quote:
'Also your Complainants further show that the father & mother of the said Genl Edward Stevens departed this life in the life time of the said testator that they had but two children towit, the said testator & said Patty Edmondson his sister, the children of whereas before mentioned are the heirs at law of the said testator ascending to the laws of Virginia...'
"Other than bequeaths to his wife during her lifetime, his widowed daughter in law, George Pollard (the son of a friend), the Masonic Lodge, the Episcopal Church and the Presbyterian Church, all the rest of his whole estate both real and personal went to his sister’s 9 children or their heirs."Thanks, Marsha for this information.
For General Edward Stevens in these notes, I have retained him but unhooked him from these parents. Now where should we place him?