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Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Cyprian Stevens,Chelsea & Lancaster to New Hampshire. by Rev. H. Saundererson
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 18:13:37 EDT
Cyprian Stevens - England to Chelsea, MA to Lancaster, MA to NH
Source: The History of Charlestown NH by Rev. H. H. Saunderson
Col. Thomas Stevens of Devonshire England who in the latter part of the
reign of King Charles I or during the Protectorate, removed to London. Very
little is known of this ancestor but it may be inferred from his title that he was
a man of some
distinction as he lived in times when such offices were not easily
attainable, except through personal merit, or the influence of considerable wealth. He
had four sons, from Cyprian the youngest of whom is traced the decent of the
subject of this memoir.
The date of emigration of Cyprian Stevens to this country has not been
ascertained; but we find that Jan. 22, l67l he married Mary Willard, dau of Major
Simon Willard and his 3rd wife, Mary Dunster.
On arriving in this country, his lst residence was at Chelsea, MA but at the
time of his marriage he was of Lancaster at which place
afterwards he became a man of considerable consequence. He survived his wife
and married a 2d time. Cyprian and Mary Stevens had four children of whom
Joseph married Prudence Rice the dau of John Rice and settled in Sudbury.
Here he resided several yrs when he removed to Framingham. He was of
Lancaster from l7l6 to l7l9 where he had two children: Joseph and Isaac. The next
year he probably removed to Rutland where after its incorporation he became one
of its most prominent citizens being honored by his townsmen with various
important offices and with a deaconship with the church. He had children born at
Sudbury, Framingham and Rutland..eleven in all. Phineas was born in Sudbury
Feb 20, l706.
Capt Phineas Stevens was desc. from Col. Thomas Stevens of Devonshire,
England, (latter part of reign of Charles I) Thomas had 4 sons Cyprian Stevens the
youngest son and the ancestor of Phineas Stevens. In 1671he was married to
Mary Willard dau of Major Simon Willard and Mary Dunster his 3d wife. He
settled lst at Chelsea MA Ciprian married a second time. Ciprian Stevens and his
wife, Mary had four children one of whom was Joseph Stevens who married
Prudence Rice. Res: Sudbury, MA He was of Lancaster MA l7l6 to l7l9 then removed to
Rutland. He had eleven children in all born at Sudbury, Framingham and
Rutland. Phineas Stevens was born at Sudbury, Feb. 20, l706. On Aug 20, l723 five
Indians slew Samuel, Joseph, Phineas' brothers and took Phineas prisoner.
In l734 he married his cousin, Elizabeth Stevens of Petersham, MA Res:
They moved to Fort No. 4, Charlestown not earlier than l745. In l755 he
moved his family to Deerfield, MA where they were at the time of his death. Seven
of his children were born at Rutland, two at Fort No. 4 and one at Deerfield
His lst military commission was rec'd from Gov. Benning Wentworth (N.H.) in
l743.(commissioned as a Lieutenant of the foot company of Militia in the
Regiment of Col. Josiah Willard.
l. Samuel Stevens b. l735 at Rutland, MA m. Talitha (Polly) Bingham of
l. Solon Stevens b. l778 d. l809 Practiced law at Exeter NH and
2. Enos Stevens b. l780 m. l8ll Martha Hunt dau of Roswell Hunt
and Mary (Willard) Hunt of Charlestown. Martha b. l792.
l. Samuel Hunt Stevens b. l8l2 m. l836 Lucetta Putnam He
d. l839 a farmer at Rochester Illinois.
l. Samuel Phineas Stevens b. l838 m. Olive
Slater res: Missouri.
2. Mary Ellen Stevens b. l8l4 at Fort No. 4 m. l835 John
Swain MD b.Newburyport, MA Res: Ballardsville KY
3. Harriet Stevens b. l8l7 d. l826
4. Martha Ann Stevens b. l82l m. George Hubbard, 1839 son of
5. Sarah Elizabeth Stevens b. l826 m. at Ballardsville KY
in l846 Robert Greene Blakemore of KY b. l8l5 He d. l853 at Oldham Co., KY
6. George Enos Stevens b. l830 d. l832
7. Harriet Prudence Stevens b. l832
3. Polly Stevens dau of Samuel and Talitha (Polly) (Bingham) Stevens
b. l782 m. l808 James Hervey Bingham Res: Alstead, NH She d. l8l8
4. Samuel Bingham Stevens b. l783 m. l8l0 Joanna Folsom of Exeter b.
l787 He d. l824 She d. l873 Res: Exeter NH
l. Samuel Folsom Stevens b. l8ll d. l854 Island of St. Thomas (4
2. Elizabeth Stevens b. l8l6 m. l839 Prof. Wm. Norton son of
Heman Norton and Julia (Strong) Norton He b. l8l0 grad West Point
1831. Prof. of civil engineering at Yale
5. Elizabeth Stevens b. l788 d. l789
6. Tabitha Stevens b. l792 d. l873
7. Prudence Stevens b. l794 m. l8l7 Hiram Bingham of Claremont. She
d. at Charlestown NH l872
2. Willard Stevens son of Capt Phineas Stevens and his wife Elizabeth, was
of his brother, the Hon. Samuel Stevens. Willard b. at Rutland MA l735 m.
1773 Olive Willard Res: Barnet Vt. He d. l789 age 54
l. Dorothy b. 1774
3. Clory Allen Stevens b. l776
4. Olive Stevens b. l78l d. l786
3. Simon Willard Stevens b. l737 at Rutland MA
4. Enos Stevens b. l739 at Rutland MA m. l79l Sophia Grout dau of Elijah
and Mary (Willard) Grout b. Lunenburg, MA l765
5. Mary Stevens b. l742 at Rutland, MA m. Elijah King
6. Capt. Phineas Stevens, Jr. b. Rutland MA a physician
7. Catherine Stevens b. l747 at Rutland MA m. (1) David Stone Res: Windsor
She m. (2) Capt. Jonathan Willard who d. l832 age 88 She d. l824
8. Prudence Stevens b. l750 m. Hon. John HUBBARD
9. Solomon Stevens b. l753 Res Barnet Vt (born at Fort No. 4.)
l0. Dorothy Stevens b. l755 at Deerfield MA d. l758
Source: The Farnsworth Memorial
Martha Farnsworth b. l7ll dau of Benjamin Farnsworth and
wife, Mary (Prescott) Farnsworth of Groton, MA. Martha
Farnsworth m. Oct. 11, l728 Capt. John Stevens of Town-
send, MA He d. Apr. l7, l759 buried at Groton, MA Age 55
(see "Epitaphs" by Dr. Samuel A. Green p. 35)
Old Burying Ground, Groton, MA
Sybil Farnsworth b. l730 d. l75l dau of Aaron Farnsworth
and his 1st wife, Hannah Barron. Sybil Farnsworth m.
l750 William Stevens.
Joseph Farnsworth b. l809 son of Gen. Joseph Farnsworth
and wife, Asenath (Waters) Farnsworth of Sutton, MA and
Westfield, NY. Joseph Farnsworth Jr.m. Frances Stevens
dau of Erastus Finney Stevens of MA and settled in Wa-
bash, Ind. She d. l86l He d. l880. They had 6 children
listed p. 284 and 285.
David Albert Farnsworth b. l821 son of Samuel Farnsworth
and Tabitha (Barlow) Farnsworth of Eaton, P.Q. David
A. Farnsworth m. l848 Nancy Sophia Stevens. They had
eleven children b. at Eaton, Compton, Compton County,
P.Q. and are all listed p. 378.
Preston Adelbert Childs b. l928 son of Adelbert Allen
Childs and wife, Lillias H.(Stackpole) Childs of Frank-
lin, MA. Preston Adelbert Childs m. (1) Elizabeth
Stevens b. l932 at Roxbury, MA dau of Christopher V.
Stevens and wife, Ethel J. (Tutty) Stevens. He m. (2)
at Belmont MA Shirley E. Morash of Waltham MA dau of
Grover R. E. Morash and wife, Adelaide M. (Stevens)
Morash He had 6 children listed p. 408.
John Davis b. l776 son of Ephraim Davis and wife, Sarah
Farnsworth of Harvard, MA. John Davis m. l799 Sarah
Stevens Res: Washington, NH He d. l826 She d. l826.
They had 7 children listed p. 454.
Joseph Snow Farnsworth b. l822 son of Chauncey Farnsworth
and his wife Sylvia (Snow) Farnsworth of Washington, NH.
Joseph Snow Farnsworth m. l848 Judith M. Stevens b. l822
at Kennebunk, ME dau of James Stevens and wife, Susan
(Littlefield) Stevens (See p. 497 for their 3 children)
John P. Farnsworth b. l834 at Washington, NH son of
William Farnsworth and wife, Sarah (Mead) Farnsworth
John P. Farnsworth m. l864 Frances J. Stevens. Res:
Waukon IA. One child: Bert S. Farnsworth b. l868.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
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