24 June 2013

John Stephenson (aka Long John Stephenson)

John Stephenson was my second great grandfather. He was born 14 June 1837 in Johnston County, North Carolina to David and Ann Clifton Stephenson. He was the sixth of nine children. John, and all seven of his brothers, served in the Civil War.

John's siblings:

Doctor (aka Dock)
Edith Ann
Israel Omega

On 22 March 1868, John married Martha Marie Cannady (I have seen her surname spelled a variety of different ways including Canady, Kenedy, Kennedy, and Canada). He and Martha had seven children:

Selina Valerie
John Ajalon
Louis Golden
Zebulon Vance
Willie Horton
Martha Mariah (aka Mattie)
Rufus Ira

John died 20 February 1915. He is buried in the David Stephenson Family Cemetery in Johnston County, North Carolina.

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