I am seeking information on ELISHA STEVENS who married ASENATH STEEN (1814-41).Rankin County, Ms. records show they were married in 1838.Family records show they had a son STIRING ELLIS STEVENS (1837-1876),,born one year and four months "before" ELISHA and ASANATH were married.
I am wondering if this could be an adoption situation or a "born out of wedlock,,,then got married" situation.
WWW information tells that ELISHA STEVENS was born about 1810, where ??, and died in Texas. ASENATH is buried in the Florence cemetery in Rankin County, Ms . STERING ELLIS STEVENS married REBECCA JAYNE DEAR and both are buried in Mountain Creek cemetery in Rankin County.
Information gathered shows ELISHA was in Mississippi at least from 1838 to 1846 when he supposedly left for Gonzales County, Texas with the MERRILL SMITH wagon train,,with new wife FRANCES STEPHENS STEVENS, son STIRING was not mentioned as going to Texas with ELISHA,,,,,if this is the same ELISHA.
ELISHA STEVENS' seem to have been plentiful in those days.
Any information on where this ELISHA STEVENS when/where born, his parents, siblings, wives, children, when/where died ,etc, will be greatly appreciated.