David Stephenson was my 3rd great grandfather. Born and raised in Johnston County, North Carolina, David was the fifth of seven children born to David Stephenson and Arey Amanda Johnson.
David married Annie Clifton on 24 February 1824. According to my research, they had nine children together:
- Enoch M. Stephenson (1825-1861)
- Quinton Stephenson (1827-1879)
- Kimmons Stephenson (1830-1898)
- David Stephenson (1832-1879)
- Cornelius W. Stephenson (1833-1900)
- John Stephenson (1837-1915)
- Doctor Stephenson (1840-1913)
- Edith Ann Stephenson (1845-1914)
- Israel Stephenson (1847-1927)
All eight of David's sons served in the Civil War. I'll write more about each of them as I continue my research.