Anyone else researching the STEVENS / STEPHENS families of the central Rappahannock Valley of VA(Caroline, Spotsylvania, and surrounding counties such as Hanover, Louisa, Essex, etc)?
My line descends from Joseph STEVENS, of Caroline and Essex Counties, d. 1766.Joseph's son and heir, Richard Stevens (d.1808, VA) m. at least twice, lastly to Mary Beverley (Carter) Stevens.
If you have a Stevens / Stephens in your line --especially originally from Virginia -- with the first name of...
Joseph(believed to have left VA before 1808) Charles(believed to have left VA before 1808) Thomas(believed to have left VA before 1808) John(believed to have left VA before 1808)
Lucy(Unmarried?) Lewis Robert Mary ('Polly') Richard Judith (Matildy?) Hiram Horace
… kindly contact me.
These are the known children of Richard and his two, known wives. (There is evidence of a possible child referred t, 'Starling' --though this reference may be to a middle name, or perhaps a name used only amongst the family -- in Richard's Last Will.)
Stevens folk from this geographical area are known to have married with:Wortham; Carter; Tyler; Chandler; Thornton; Winston; Kimbrough / Cimbrew (and other variant spellings) folk.
There is also a possible link of Joseph Stevens to the Davenports, via a possible marriage to Judah Davenport.
And in the next generation forward -- a Kimbrough and a Stevens may have married with a Campbell (?)and a Cobbs (?);
The line of Lewis B. Stevens (with his wife, Ann (Tyler) Stevens, and children, left the area for St. Louis County, Missouri, ca 1830s.
I am interested in all of the above surnames and lines, and welcome related replies.