"BUELL STEVENS, the oldest son [ed., of Leonard Stevens, Sr.], was born in New York, about the year 1796, as he was but 22 when his father came to Illinois in 1818. He died about the year 1836. His first wife was a ManvIlle, the date of whose death we have no means of ascertaining. His second wife was Polly Gray, who died about 1837. His children, by his first wife, were
Leonard Stevens, Jr., who was the first white child born within the limits of Macon County; Leonard Stevens, Jr., died in this county, and was buried by Col. E. D. Carter, as coroner; Ira Stevens, Ira was living in Stephenson County when last heard from; Clara Stevens is dead; and Perry Stevens; Perry was living, when last heard from, near Washington County, in this state.
Those by his second wife were, Dorus, James died during the late war, Truman C. lives near TaylorvIlle, Christian County; Hattie, married __________Kelso, near Washington. Mary and Elizabeth. [source:] Smith, J. W. (1876). History of Macon County, Illinois, from its organization to 1876. Springfield, Ill: Rokker's Printing House. P. 282. Transcribed and annotated by Judy Rosella Edwards."
1850 Wayne, Stephenson, IL Conner, Timothy 29 NY Cornelia 26 NY Henry 8 NY Cornelia 6 IL Charles 3 IL Helen 1 IL Pierce, Frederick 17 NY Stevens, James 20 IL Stevens, Dorus G. 23 IL
1860 Lexington, McLean IL Stevens, Dorus 31 IL Harness Maker Eliza J. 25 KY Burl B. 7 IL Anna V. 4 IL Charles 1 IL Baird, Oscar E. 7 IL
1880 Lexington, McLean Il Stevens, Dorus 50 Harness Maker IL NY VA Martha 34 OH VA VA Charles 32 IL IL KY Truman 18 IL IL KY Cora 8 IL IL KY[sic] should be OH
Death Cert: Cora Elizabeth Skinner b. 8/13/1871 d. 1/13/1940 Bloomington, IL spouse: William Skinner father: Doras G. Stevens b. Decatur (Macon) IL mother: Martha Hooten b. Ohio
Death Cert: Martha Stevens b. 3/27/1846 New Antioch Ohio d. 4/7/1930 Bloomington, McLean, IL Bur. Lexington, McLean IL father: Geo Huton b. KY mother: Elizabeth Swengley b. VA
Ill Marriages: Dorus Stevens md. Martha Houghton 7/27/1869 McLean, IL